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HouSportsWriter
02-13-2010, 10:12 PM
theres is alot of good free agents that i would take a look at if i was smithak

heres just a few






rbs


1 Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings. Age: 30.
Chester Taylor has been one of the top reserve running backs in the NFL over the past few years. He can run in between the tackles and catch the ball out of the backfield. The problem is that he'll be 31 in September.

2 Kevin Faulk, RB, Patriots. Age: 34.
A reliable third-down back, Kevin Faulk averaged 5.4 YPC and caught 37 balls in 2009. Even at 34, Faulk should be brought back as an important piece in New England's offense.


WR
1 Brandon Marshall (RFA), WR, Broncos. Age: 26.
Brandon Marshall is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL. He's a head case, but he's well worth the trouble. I DOUPT HE would wana be a #2 wr tho

2 Nate Burleson, WR, Seahawks. Age: 29.
Nate Burleson is coming off a very solid year, catching 63 balls for 812 yards in 13 games. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that once Burleson signs an overpriced contract, he'll revert to Sloth Mode.


center

1 Kevin Mawae, C, Titans. Age: 39.
Even at 39, Kevin Mawae just keeps getting it done. He's not the center he once was, but he's still playing at a high level.

he is a must sign


defencive tackles
these dt are beter then what we could get from the draft

Casey Hampton, NT, Steelers. Age: 32.
Casey Hampton isn't the player he used to be, but he's still one of the top nose tackles in the NFL. He'll be 33 on Sept. 3.

Aubrayo Franklin, NT, 49ers. Age: 30.
Aubrayo Franklin had a great year - something that pretty much came out of nowhere. Was he playing for a big signing bonus?

Ryan Pickett, NT, Packers. Age: 30.
Ryan Pickett thrived in Green Bay's new 3-4. He'll be a hot commodity; talented nose tackles are rare and always in demand.

cb

Leigh Bodden, CB, Patriots. Age: 28.
What I wrote last year: "One of the top press corners in the NFL, Leigh Bodden struggled last year because Matt Millen foolishly decided that Bodden could play in a zone scheme. Chad Ochocinco recently called Bodden the top corner in the NFL." Well, Bodden just had an amazing season and should be awarded with a massive contract.



safty

Darren Sharper, FS, Saints. Age: 34.
Darren Sharper's age is a concern, but he still has one or two years left of top productivity. Sharper is one of the smartest defensive players in the NFL, and would be a huge upgrade for almost any secondary.


kicker

Sebastian Janikowski, K, Raiders. Age: 32.
Sebastian Janikowski nailed 24-of-27 field goal attempts in 2009, including a whopping 6-of-8 from 50-plus. Kind of makes you wonder how all of those teams in the first round passed on him before he fell to Al Davis.


Jeff Reed, K, Steelers. Age: 31.
Jeff Reed has failed to hit at least 82.8 percent of his field goals only once since 2004. This is really impressive considering that he's kicking at Heinz Field, one of the toughest kicking venues in the NFL.


guard

Bobbie Williams, G, Bengals. Age: 33.
At 345 pounds, Bobbie Williams is a dominant mauler. He's also a great guy in the locker room. The only concern is age (34 on Sept. 25).


Rob Sims, G, Seahawks. Age: 26.
One of the few bright spots on Seattle's offensive line.

IBleedTexans
02-13-2010, 11:04 PM
theres is alot of good free agents that i would take a look at if i was smithak

heres just a few






rbs


1 Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings. Age: 30.
Chester Taylor has been one of the top reserve running backs in the NFL over the past few years. He can run in between the tackles and catch the ball out of the backfield. The problem is that he'll be 31 in September.

2 Kevin Faulk, RB, Patriots. Age: 34.
A reliable third-down back, Kevin Faulk averaged 5.4 YPC and caught 37 balls in 2009. Even at 34, Faulk should be brought back as an important piece in New England's offense.


WR
1 Brandon Marshall (RFA), WR, Broncos. Age: 26.
Brandon Marshall is one of the most talented receivers in the NFL. He's a head case, but he's well worth the trouble. I DOUPT HE would wana be a #2 wr tho

2 Nate Burleson, WR, Seahawks. Age: 29.
Nate Burleson is coming off a very solid year, catching 63 balls for 812 yards in 13 games. There is no doubt in my mind, however, that once Burleson signs an overpriced contract, he'll revert to Sloth Mode.


center

1 Kevin Mawae, C, Titans. Age: 39.
Even at 39, Kevin Mawae just keeps getting it done. He's not the center he once was, but he's still playing at a high level.

he is a must sign


defencive tackles
these dt are beter then what we could get from the draft

Casey Hampton, NT, Steelers. Age: 32.
Casey Hampton isn't the player he used to be, but he's still one of the top nose tackles in the NFL. He'll be 33 on Sept. 3.

Aubrayo Franklin, NT, 49ers. Age: 30.
Aubrayo Franklin had a great year - something that pretty much came out of nowhere. Was he playing for a big signing bonus?

Ryan Pickett, NT, Packers. Age: 30.
Ryan Pickett thrived in Green Bay's new 3-4. He'll be a hot commodity; talented nose tackles are rare and always in demand.

cb

Leigh Bodden, CB, Patriots. Age: 28.
What I wrote last year: "One of the top press corners in the NFL, Leigh Bodden struggled last year because Matt Millen foolishly decided that Bodden could play in a zone scheme. Chad Ochocinco recently called Bodden the top corner in the NFL." Well, Bodden just had an amazing season and should be awarded with a massive contract.



safty

Darren Sharper, FS, Saints. Age: 34.
Darren Sharper's age is a concern, but he still has one or two years left of top productivity. Sharper is one of the smartest defensive players in the NFL, and would be a huge upgrade for almost any secondary.


kicker

Sebastian Janikowski, K, Raiders. Age: 32.
Sebastian Janikowski nailed 24-of-27 field goal attempts in 2009, including a whopping 6-of-8 from 50-plus. Kind of makes you wonder how all of those teams in the first round passed on him before he fell to Al Davis.


Jeff Reed, K, Steelers. Age: 31.
Jeff Reed has failed to hit at least 82.8 percent of his field goals only once since 2004. This is really impressive considering that he's kicking at Heinz Field, one of the toughest kicking venues in the NFL.


guard

Bobbie Williams, G, Bengals. Age: 33.
At 345 pounds, Bobbie Williams is a dominant mauler. He's also a great guy in the locker room. The only concern is age (34 on Sept. 25).


Rob Sims, G, Seahawks. Age: 26.
One of the few bright spots on Seattle's offensive line.

Good Post Kid , good to see ur paying a little more attention in class.Id love to have Brandon Marshall but never gonna happen.Nice to dream tho.............

V3rm0nt3r
02-13-2010, 11:27 PM
Good Post Kid , good to see ur paying a little more attention in class.Id love to have Brandon Marshall but never gonna happen.Nice to dream tho.............

agreed he'd be ridiculous to have across from Dre but ole Bob doesn't do questionable character and drama queen receivers.

i'd love to have Janikowski most out of that list in all honesty.

DexmanC
02-14-2010, 02:11 PM
kicker

Sebastian Janikowski, K, Raiders. Age: 32.
Sebastian Janikowski nailed 24-of-27 field goal attempts in 2009, including a whopping 6-of-8 from 50-plus. Kind of makes you wonder how all of those teams in the first round passed on him before he fell to Al Davis.


Al Davis was the only personnel man crazy enough to take a kicker with a
1st round draft pick, although Janikowski was a phenom coming out of
Florida State.

CloakNNNdagger
02-14-2010, 02:34 PM
Leigh Bodden, CB, Patriots. Age: 28.

If the Pats don't franchise him (which is not very likely) we could pry him away from the Pats. For the money that we will have put out to franchise Dunta Robinson x 2 years, we can throw some decent money to a top notch CB.

Line_Producer
02-14-2010, 03:39 PM
rbs
1 Chester Taylor, RB, Vikings. Age: 30.
2 Kevin Faulk, RB, Patriots. Age: 34.
Both these backs are over aged 3rd down backs, though Taylor used to have 1000 yard rushing seasons. No thanks. We've tried that.

WR
1 Brandon Marshall (RFA), WR, Broncos. Age: 26.
2 Nate Burleson, WR, Seahawks. Age: 29.
I'd love to have either of these guys actually, though the Broncos will get something in trade for Marshall. And part of the reason that Nate caught so many balls is that the only other weapon on their offense is John Carleson.

center
1 Kevin Mawae, C, Titans. Age: 39.
he is a must sign <-- for the Titans. To get him we'd have to throw a multi year contract at him. Not going to happen at 39.

defencive tackles
Casey Hampton, NT, Steelers. Age: 32.
Aubrayo Franklin, NT, 49ers. Age: 30.
Ryan Pickett, NT, Packers. Age: 30.
Stop me if I'm wrong, but don't all of these fellows play in a 3-4?

cb
Leigh Bodden, CB, Patriots. Age: 28.
I would love to get this guy away from the patriots. I don't know if he would arrive any cheaper than Dunta, but he sure as hell ain't injured.

safty
Darren Sharper, FS, Saints. Age: 34.
He fits the Saint's scheme perfectly. Not only is he older, but I don't believe that he would match up as well in a different scheme. Greg Williams uses him perfectly.

kicker
Sebastian Janikowski, K, Raiders. Age: 32.
Jeff Reed, K, Steelers. Age: 31.
Bring Sebas here! No way that the raiders get rid of him. He's actually the highest scoring Raider...ever...
Only one bad season? That's what they said about Kris Brown too...

guard
Bobbie Williams, G, Bengals. Age: 33.
I don't know anything about this guy. Just sounds older and he'd have to learn a new blocking scheme.

Rob Sims, G, Seahawks. Age: 26.
Hmm...again, don't know him, count me in.

m5kwatts
02-14-2010, 06:43 PM
The Texans will not sign any free agents of any significance, certainly not a starter. We have too many of our own future free agents that need or will need new contracts.

dalemurphy
02-14-2010, 09:54 PM
The Texans will not sign any free agents of any significance, certainly not a starter. We have too many of our own future free agents that need or will need new contracts.

That was the case last year as well and we still signed Antonio Smith.

Guys I like:

Leigh Bodden
Antrel Rolle (he's likely to be cut!)
Ryan Pickett
Aaron Kampman

m5kwatts
02-14-2010, 11:51 PM
That was the case last year as well and we still signed Antonio Smith.

Guys I like:

Leigh Bodden
Antrel Rolle (he's likely to be cut!)
Ryan Pickett
Aaron Kampman

That wasn't the case last year, resigning our own was much less of a pressing need which is why we let OD and Demeco dangle in the wind (and still are). Throw in Walter and Pitts, Pollard and Diles will need raises eventually, we have too many of our own that will command raises to be spending any free agent money of significance.

record
02-15-2010, 08:53 AM
I think the Texans will sign at least one FA interior offensive lineman. I think they will draft some in the middle rounds as well, but they won't see much if any playing time as rookies. I don't see them giving a big money contract to a UFA nor do I see them signing a RFA which requires them to compensate with draft picks. Going by their history and stated goals, I would assume it would be someone on the younger side of 30, who they can get at a relatively good price, and has ZB skills. I believe whether they target a G or C in FA depends on where they plan to play Caldwell next season, although where he plays may be determined by who they get in FA. I think someone on the following list will be a Texan next year:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/02/13/free-agency-primer-offensive-linemen/#cntnt

I would love for the Texans to sign Mawae, but I don't see that happening. Who do ya'll think are the most likely OL to be targeted by the Texans in FA?

HOU-TEX
02-15-2010, 09:17 AM
I'd use the 5th or 6th rounder we got for TJ to get G Chris Kuper if he's tendered that low. I doubt he will though, unless McDaniels under values him.

playa465
02-15-2010, 04:10 PM
Aubrayo Franklin, can probably be removed from this list:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4916593

Quote:

Only 10 days from the deadline for teams to franchise players, the first prospective free agent is about to be removed from the market.

The 49ers will franchise defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin, according to NFL sources. The franchise tag for defensive tackles this year is $7 million, and teams must designate their franchise players by Feb. 25.

Until the tag is applied to Franklin, the 49ers will try to work out a long-term contract for their standout defensive tackle.

Their newest long-term offer for Franklin is expected to come in this week. However, one league source highly doubted that any type of long-term agreement could be struck and the 49ers will franchise Franklin, who would have been one of the most desirable free agents had he been allowed to test the market.

It is what could be the start in a string of franchise tags for defensive tackles. The New England Patriots are reportedly expected to slap their franchise tag on defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and the Pittsburgh Steelers could do the same with defensive tackle Casey Hampton.

At the age of 29, Franklin specializes in freeing up blockers for 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. Franklin started all 16 games for the 49ers last season and had 36 tackles.

badboy
02-15-2010, 04:22 PM
I think the Texans will sign at least one FA interior offensive lineman. I think they will draft some in the middle rounds as well, but they won't see much if any playing time as rookies. I don't see them giving a big money contract to a UFA nor do I see them signing a RFA which requires them to compensate with draft picks. Going by their history and stated goals, I would assume it would be someone on the younger side of 30, who they can get at a relatively good price, and has ZB skills. I believe whether they target a G or C in FA depends on where they plan to play Caldwell next season, although where he plays may be determined by who they get in FA. I think someone on the following list will be a Texan next year:

http://nfl.fanhouse.com/2010/02/13/free-agency-primer-offensive-linemen/#cntnt

I would love for the Texans to sign Mawae, but I don't see that happening. Who do ya'll think are the most likely OL to be targeted by the Texans in FA?Chester Pitts.

JWarren14
02-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Aubrayo Franklin, can probably be removed from this list:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4916593

Didnt realize we were 10 days away from the deadline.

El Tejano
02-16-2010, 11:35 AM
Take Janikowski off the list. He signed a 4 year deal with Oakland.

www.kffl.com

m5kwatts
02-16-2010, 05:40 PM
Not free agent news but DT Kyle Williams (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7883) of the Bills could be available via trade. He'd fit in perfectly here.

Where a talented player like Kyle Williams fits is tough to say as he does not appear to be the typical two-gap nose tackle in a 3-4 system. But those decisions are up to Edwards and his defensive staff and they do not intend to miscast talented players.


http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-3/Edwards-taking-3-4-task-head-on/795df81b-9f19-43ca-9639-62b253d14305

Could be a casualty of not fitting the Bills new 3-4 look.

El Tejano
02-17-2010, 02:32 PM
He's not on this list but if you have him on your list you can scratch off Richard Seymour. Raiders say they are going to franchise him if no long term deal can get done.

Raiders | Will use franchise tag on Seymour if no long-term deal
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:19:08 -0800

Updating a previous report, David White, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports the Oakland Raiders will place the franchise tag on impending free-agent DE Richard Seymour if they are not able to reach an agreement on a long-term contract, according to a source.

http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

gary
02-17-2010, 06:38 PM
I do not get why Oakland wants to keep Seamore he is good but I do not think he is in their long term plans. I might be wrong though.

hot pickle
02-17-2010, 06:56 PM
not sold on leigh bodden

BigBull17
02-18-2010, 10:58 AM
I think Chester Taylor is a shoe in for us. Mark it down. Taylor + Spiller is a good sounding tandem.

El Tejano
02-18-2010, 11:21 AM
I think Chester Taylor is a shoe in for us. Mark it down. Taylor + Spiller is a good sounding tandem.

We still have to include Arian Foster. Until that guy shows he sux. So Taylor, Spiller, Foster and what the heck let Ryan Moats stay. That's a pretty good list of RBs there.

BigBull17
02-18-2010, 12:26 PM
We still have to include Arian Foster. Until that guy shows he sux. So Taylor, Spiller, Foster and what the heck let Ryan Moats stay. That's a pretty good list of RBs there.

Slaton over Moats. I just think Slaton is at best PUP list at start of year. He could even be IR'ed, so maybe Moats stays there. Just think they want a vet and a young guy.

painekiller
02-19-2010, 11:05 PM
Lendale White is my 1st shot.

write one of these guys guys down, they are all our new OCs boys, Rick Dennison will IMO grab one of his guys to follow him here
OGRuss Hochstein UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OG Ben Hamilton UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OG Damion Cook UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OL Chris Kuper RFA Denver Broncos Free Agent He was a 5th round pick might be a low tender.

dinkatoid
02-22-2010, 01:17 PM
What about Ryan Clark from the Steelers to help fill the saftey void?

HuttoKarl
02-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Lendale White is my 1st shot.

write one of these guys guys down, they are all our new OCs boys, Rick Dennison will IMO grab one of his guys to follow him here
OGRuss Hochstein UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OG Ben Hamilton UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OG Damion Cook UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OL Chris Kuper RFA Denver Broncos Free Agent He was a 5th round pick might be a low tender.

Kuper would make me really happy.

HOU-TEX
02-22-2010, 02:57 PM
He wasn't on this list, but there have been a few that have mentioned him.

Wilfork has been tagged!

Patriots designated NT Vince Wilfork as their franchise player.

The move guarantees that he'll receive a $7.003 million salary in 2010. Wilfork has made it clear, though, that he didn't want the tag and it's believed the sides reached a stalemate in long-term contract talks last week. Still, the Pats were never going to let their 28-year-old defensive centerpiece leave. The deadline for franchise players to sign multi-year deals is in mid-July.

http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/HeadLines.aspx?sport=NFL&hl=167929

painekiller
02-22-2010, 03:55 PM
Kuper would make me really happy.

Watch for Hamilton. If Pitts is healthy we might see a Pitts, Hamilton, Caldwell, or Pitts, Caldwell, Hamilton with Meyers and Studdard backing them up.

As much As I am hoping we draft a OL in the 1st 3 rounds, I am not holding my breath.

Big Poundcake
02-22-2010, 06:12 PM
What about Titans Center Kevin Mawae ??

Texan4Ever
02-22-2010, 08:55 PM
I do not get why Oakland wants to keep Seamore he is good but I do not think he is in their long term plans. I might be wrong though.

Gary, its because the Raiders traded their 1st round 2011 pick to get him as far as I know.

DocBar
02-22-2010, 09:07 PM
Chester Taylor may have the 30 yr old stigma on him, but certainly not the mileage and corresponding beating that goes with the mileage. He's averaged 128.5 carries a season with a high of 303 in '06. I say he's worth a look.

I like Bodden and Janokowski, also. Everyone else, but Sims is getting up there in football years and I would hate to see the Texans spend a ton of money to see if they have 1 or 2 years left in them. With the Texans that tends to end up as 0-1 year left.

painekiller
02-22-2010, 09:28 PM
I like ....Janokowski, also. .

He signed a longterm deal two weeks ago.

DocBar
02-22-2010, 10:16 PM
He signed a longterm deal two weeks ago.I still like him. Haven't paid attention to football in a few weeks, either. Thank for the correction.

m5kwatts
02-23-2010, 09:01 PM
Lendale White is my 1st shot.

write one of these guys guys down, they are all our new OCs boys, Rick Dennison will IMO grab one of his guys to follow him here
OGRuss Hochstein UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OG Ben Hamilton UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OG Damion Cook UFA Denver Broncos Free Agent
OL Chris Kuper RFA Denver Broncos Free Agent He was a 5th round pick might be a low tender.

Throw Casey Wiegmann into that group, the pro bowl center (last year) was cut

mussop
02-24-2010, 05:33 AM
Justin Hartwig (C/Pittsburgh), UFA: Started every game (including Super Bowl) for Steelers the last two seasons.

threetoedpete
02-24-2010, 06:47 AM
Watch for Hamilton. If Pitts is healthy we might see a Pitts, Hamilton, Caldwell, or Pitts, Caldwell, Hamilton with Meyers and Studdard backing them up.

As much As I am hoping we draft a OL in the 1st 3 rounds, I am not holding my breath.

With two back up centers already on the team why would you waist a roster spot on Myers ? I still say Myers isn't going anywhere. The odds are Pitts will get offered and the Texans won't match.

painekiller
02-24-2010, 11:14 AM
Throw Casey Wiegmann into that group, the pro bowl center (last year) was cut

got him added to my Don't be Surprised list.

painekiller
02-24-2010, 11:19 AM
With two back up centers already on the team why would you waist a roster spot on Myers ? I still say Myers isn't going anywhere. The odds are Pitts will get offered and the Texans won't match.

I agree, so I see Meyers being here because he is under contract and a Dennison draft pick/Kubiak favorite.

Either a FA, or Caldwell or a high draft pick is our LT IMO.

Right now I would love to be on the war room wall to see the teams thoughts. Because as I see it the interior OL is a mess.

HOU-TEX
02-24-2010, 11:21 AM
I agree, so I see Meyers being here because he is under contract and a Dennison draft pick/Kubiak favorite.

Either a FA, or Caldwell or a high draft pick is our LT IMO.

Right now I would love to be on the war room wall to see the teams thoughts. Because as I see it the interior OL is a mess.

I assume you meant to say LG? :)

painekiller
02-24-2010, 04:08 PM
I assume you meant to say LG? :)

Good asumption, my bad.

Another FA we need to watch is Marshal Yanda OG Ravens FootballFutures shows him as FA.

ProFootballFocus (http://profootballfocus.com/by_position.php?tab=by_position&season=2009&pos=G&stype=r&runpass=&teamid=-1&numsnaps=25&numgames=1) had him rated the 12th best OG in the league based on their ranking system.

FYI I know most of us want him gone but Chris Meyers is the 8th best center in the NFL bases on pff's numbers. For comparison Mawae is #31. Mangold is #1.

Another restricted guy to watch is Rob Sims, Seattle Seahawks (26) he is #8 based on PFF's numbers.

Brown, Sims, Meyers/Caldwell, Yanda, Winston could be a top OL.

m5kwatts
02-24-2010, 04:25 PM
Good asumption, my bad.

Another FA we need to watch is Marshal Yanda OG Ravens FootballFutures shows him as FA.

ProFootballFocus (http://profootballfocus.com/by_position.php?tab=by_position&season=2009&pos=G&stype=r&runpass=&teamid=-1&numsnaps=25&numgames=1) had him rated the 12th best OG in the league based on their ranking system.

FYI I know most of us want him gone but Chris Meyers is the 8th best center in the NFL bases on pff's numbers. For comparison Mawae is #31. Mangold is #1.

Another restricted guy to watch is Rob Sims, Seattle Seahawks (26) he is #8 based on PFF's numbers.

Brown, Sims, Meyers/Caldwell, Yanda, Winston could be a top OL.

Myers' mid to end of the season was actually pretty darn good. Our guards were consistently bad all year. Studdard's ratings on that site are cringeworthy. Can't believe this guy was our starter and Schaub still put up league leading numbers.

Mike Kerns
02-24-2010, 04:50 PM
Wasn't going to start a new thread for it. Just thought it was interesting:

Given his choice, LaDainian Tomlinson would sign with Houston. But Texans haven't fared well with veteran backs, so deal there not likely.

Per Adam Schefter's twitter