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Old 11-23-2004   #1
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Old 11-23-2004   #2
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Odd as it may sound I suspect that the Dolphins will be attempting to get exactly that (a franchise price) for him when it comes time to see where Ricky's going to be playing next. They may not get it but they're going to want something for him and it won't be a 4 or a 5.
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Yes... they might want a franchise price, but he wont come close to it because of the drug and the running situtation. They might get a 3rd round for him, and no one is going to pay 1/10th of what he got before... He is too much of a risk. Least in my oponion.
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ricky williams might feel right at home in texas again!
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its a shame jamaica doesnt have a team.

if williams can convince people that he really wants to play football.. he will get franchise money. hes a freak(in a bad way) but hes not a locker room cancer (as long as he doesnt quit on you) and hes a good RB
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yeah i dont think they should even let ricky back into the nfl, heck Kurt Warner bagged grocries before he made it to the NFL, Ricky can do it after ! He's to selfish and the coaches wouldnt want a guy like him on the team, he has no class !
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Ok, so it's true no doubt that if Ricky Williams was without a doubt right in the head and ready to play football AND ready to grow up and get past his weed "phase" then yes he'd be a guy you would want on your team. Monster back who can really effect any game he's in. How in the world could you be sure enough to get in with that though?

What could Ricky possibly do to convince a team, any team much less the Texans, that it's safe to aquire him. How could he, his agent, or any power on earth convince Charlie Casserly that Ricky Williams is the way to go after this year and the stuff he's pulled?

I just don't see it happening here. The guy who could sell the Houston Texans on Ricky Williams could sell ice to eskimos.
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He'll be in Oakland. I would think that he should be back to himself though, why would he come back so quickly?
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because of the clause in his contract that says Miami gets to take away all his money if he quits playing for them.
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Alot of teams will show interest in Williams. Alot. I would love to have him in a Texans Uni. Ok, ok, so he doesnt fit the current team player type. But he is a damn good back. Something we need desperatly. Eventually you are going to have to take a few bad apples with a less than stellar track record. Especially when they are named Ricky Williams.
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NEW YORK -- An agreement is close to completion where retired Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams will serve a four-game suspension beginning next month and then be reinstated to the team by the NFL, according to parties close to the negotiations.
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Looks like Ricky will be available next year. Seems kind of light from the league, but I had a suspician they would be light to get a star back.

As for the Texans, seems as if as a RB (personality aside) Ricky would be exactly what they are looking for and that Ricky would be happy in a more balanced offense where he wouldn't get 400 carries a year. Bet it takes a 2nd round pick to get him--maybe there is even a team willing to toss a 1st. This is one of those deals that fans from lots of teams are going to be very judgmental about saying no way my team should/would ever take that freak--and then after 3 more years of 1400+ yds a year, lots of fans will be wishing their team had him. Everyone knew Ricky was a nut case since college--he panicked and made a freak job decision. Get him back on his meds, have an almost zero signing bonus contract with lots of play incentives and Ricky will be in the highlight reels next year as one of the biggest off-season acquisitions.
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Looks like Ricky won't be available next year:

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Ricky Williams' career as a football player may be over after he decided not to accept a proposal to re-enter the NFL and serve a four-game suspension for violations of the drug policy, according to his attorney, David Cornwell.

Williams is currently on the league's reserve retired list and needed to make a decision by Thursday to try to be reinstated into the league. The league requires players on the retired list to be reinstated 30 days before the end of the season.

Williams met with Cornwell Wednesday night and Cornwell couldn't talk him into seeking reinstatement. More than a week ago, Cornwell worked out a proposal that would have allowed Williams to return this week and be suspended for the final four games of the season.

"Ricky is going to stay on the retired list and I have to conclude that his career is over," Cornwell said.
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