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CloakNNNdagger 05-22-2008 04:59 PM

Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
Are we just wholesaling warm bodies prior to camp? This latest acquisition of Tim Carter somewhat scares me. Isn't he the blazer who's "hands" can't be helped with roach baited adhesive gloves?

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Also in Texans news: general manager Rick Smith continues to tweak the roster.

Seven-year veteran receivers Jimmy Williams and Tim Carter were each added this week, along with receiver Mark Simmons and tight end Ryan Krause.

Williams joined the Texans for mini-camp two weeks ago on a tryout basis. Carter participated in practice for the first time Thursday.

"I think that's the first thing you think about is the experience," Smith said. "They are guys who understand the game, know how we work. I think they are still good football players. In the case of Tim — with (Ryan) Grice-Mullen and Andre (Johnson) nursing a couple of injuries — we needed a couple of more players. And I think he's a guy who can really compete with our group.

Insideop 05-22-2008 05:15 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger (Post 923733)
Are we just wholesaling warm bodies prior to camp? This latest acquisition of Tim Carter somewhat scares me. Isn't he the blazer who's "hands" can't be helped with roach baited adhesive gloves?

My guess is "warm bodies" CND. But you never know, if one of them makes enough of an impression.... JMHO!

76Texan 05-22-2008 05:19 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
How many ex-Browns do we have on our roster now?
Scary!

b0ng 05-22-2008 05:33 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
Everybody remember Keenan McCardell? What about Roc Alexander, Chukki Okobi? Etc etc? I don't mind obvious fodder being brought in to compete with the vets and the rooks and whomever.

Isn't the "warm bodies" operation how we got Anthony Maddox in '06? Yeah, I'm not worried about it. The more the merrier!

Maddict5 05-22-2008 05:34 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
what happened grice mullins?

Double Barrel 05-22-2008 06:26 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
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Originally Posted by b0ng (Post 923761)
What about Roc Alexander...

I remember him, but only because I got two signatures on one of my Texans hardhats at last year's All Access. Roc's and Mario Williams, who was sitting with him. (My buddy has already removed Roc's sig from his hardhat!)

I think it's CND's 'warm body' take with Tim Carter, too.

kiwitexansfan 05-22-2008 07:35 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
Its all about the team speed with Carter. Kubiak says he want to get faster, Carter is fast.

I figure that is why he got the phone call, not saying he wins a roster spot, in fact I doubt he does, but I guess that is why that 'warm body' was chosen.

Hooston Texan 05-22-2008 07:36 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
Signing off the street an ex-Brown, second-round-pick in 2001 whose had, to date, a disappointing career so that he can compete for a WR spot? That'll NEVER work, I tell you. Never!

V3rm0nt3r 05-22-2008 08:14 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
Im with b0ng on this one.

Maybe none of them make the team in the end but how will they know that they have the best 11 out there if they don't take chances on these guys. AD wasn't exactly highly thought of as a WR coming of that season with the Bills.

ocd 05-22-2008 09:50 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
Signing Tim Carter...we just locked up the Division.

drewmar74 05-22-2008 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ocd (Post 923922)
Signing Tim Carter...we just locked up the Division.

Tim Carter? Championship!

Big Lou 05-22-2008 11:36 PM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
I think its the warm bodies thing.

The 8o man roster limit is hurting teams with out NFL Europa. Teams don't want to burn out thier recievers with too many reps in camp.

barrett 05-23-2008 01:25 AM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
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Originally Posted by Maddict5 (Post 923762)
what happened grice mullins?

yeah, anybody got anything on this?

kiwitexansfan 05-23-2008 02:08 AM

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Originally Posted by barrett (Post 923990)
yeah, anybody got anything on this?

Elective surgery to have a 3rd nipple removed.

Porky 05-23-2008 07:07 AM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
I don't know the Williams guy, but Tim Carter has been a decent WR, although not what a 2nd rounder should be probably. Didn't he play for the Giants though or have I got the wrong guy?

CloakNNNdagger 05-23-2008 07:33 AM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
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Originally Posted by Porky (Post 924006)
I don't know the Williams guy, but Tim Carter has been a decent WR, although not what a 2nd rounder should be probably. Didn't he play for the Giants though or have I got the wrong guy?

You've got the right guy, but the label of a "decent" WR may be stretching it.

Back in college, he had some spectacular returns on special teams for Auburn. But the Giants and Browns don't seem to have used him as such.
Who knows if they don't want to see what he can do in that capacity.
Check out this video of his return against LSU.

threetoedpete 05-23-2008 08:38 AM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
and exactly what were they digging around for in a.j.'s knee ?

edo783 05-23-2008 08:46 AM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
My guess is that he is a camp guy. They need someone to do runbacks on punts and kickoffs practice without running down JJ & AD with that duty. If he shows really, really well doing it, he might make the team. I doubt it, but you never know if he does great and they want to take some load off of JJ and/or AD during the season. Plus, he gives another speed guy to throw to and for the DBs to work against during TC.

Goldensilence 05-23-2008 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by edo783 (Post 924046)
My guess is that he is a camp guy. They need someone to do runbacks on punts and kickoffs practice without running down JJ & AD with that duty. If he shows really, really well doing it, he might make the team. I doubt it, but you never know if he does great and they want to take some load off of JJ and/or AD during the season. Plus, he gives another speed guy to throw to and for the DBs to work against during TC.

I'm forgetting atm who was back with AD on kickoffs?

HOU-TEX 05-23-2008 08:55 AM

Re: Come one come all---But Tim Carter?
 
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Originally Posted by Big Lou (Post 923974)
I think its the warm bodies thing.

The 8o man roster limit is hurting teams with out NFL Europa. Teams don't want to burn out thier recievers with too many reps in camp.

I agree with the "warm bodies theory too. Just another moving target.

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Originally Posted by kiwitexansfan (Post 923994)
Elective surgery to have a 3rd nipple removed.

*ahem, I would've kept it. :specnatz:


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