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Old 06-26-2012   #260
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Default Re: Cleveland Browns Rumors: Talks for Houston Texans RB Ben Tate Surface

From CND's link above:

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One player experts and fans have their eyes on is Tomlinson's replacement, Ryan Mathews. Highly graded out of college Mathews hasn't hit the superstar level yet. He also has some fumbling problems that won't go away and with Mike Tolbert in Carolina the burden has gotten heavier for him. Rivers has played his best football with a good running game, something he didn't have much of last year. It's why fans have pushed GM A.J. Smith to find some help like free agent Cedric Benson or even a trade. That's where Ben Tate comes in. The Texans backup is eager to prove he can start for any team but with an All-Pro like Foster in front of him his best chance is to leave for another team. San Diego would fit perfectly as his size and strength would compliment the speed of Mathews. If the price weren't too high Houston also might get another high draft pick to find more young talent.
First let me say, "Huh?". What constitutes "too high" and what would be a "high draft pick"? It's OK for the Texans to ask for a 1st for Tate, but not a 1st and a 2nd? What is he talking about?

Second, Ryan Mathews was 5th in the AFC in total yards behind the superstar RBs Foster, Rice, and Jones-Drew, along with the underrated Bills Fred Jackson. Plus, they signed veteran Ronnie Brown has a backup this offseason. The Chargers don't need to spend big in trade value on another RB. A ridiculous suggestion.
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