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Old 07-30-2008   #29
Rex King
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Default Re: the Early Returns Are In....

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Originally Posted by barrett View Post
when are the first cuts anyway?
IIRC, August 26 down to 75, then 4 days later down to 53. I still don't understand the logic behind that.

Just to play devil's advocaat on the Barber pick, they had Demps, CC, and Curome Cox as the only healthy guys with any significant experience at the position until Ferguson was signed. Earl was coming off a serious injury, Simmons as well and thus not tendered. Hutchins was gone and They didn't really know what they had in Mitchell and Harrison. I think it would be a bit different if either of the Brandons had played significant time and looked good. In any case, Demps and Ferguson (if he makes the roster) are short-term answers, and CC will be a UFA next year. If Barber can take over, they have the luxury of letting him walk or re-signing him for less money.
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