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Old 11-10-2007   #1
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I haven't heard any news regarding a Free agent cb signing. I know about von hutchins moving back to cb but seriously, does our GM think there is not a single free agent that can help this team, at least depth wise? And if so, signing someone at the beginning if the bye week gives 2 weeks to learn the system. Why wait until theres only one week to learn?

There can't be that many options to evaluate.

On a separate note, does anyone know if a team is provided any cap relief to replace a player placed on IR?

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We're secretly going into the "Draft McFadden" mode.
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I haven't heard any news regarding a Free agent cb signing. I know about von hutchins moving back to cb but seriously, does our GM think there is not a single free agent that can help this team, at least depth wise? And if so, signing someone at the beginning if the bye week gives 2 weeks to learn the system. Why wait until theres only one week to learn?

There can't be that many options to evaluate.

On a separate note, does anyone know if a team is provided any cap relief to replace a player placed on IR?
There is nobody worth signing, as most NFL teams are ectremly reluctente to cut players who can cover. It IS as simple as that, I just don't know why it's so hard for some people to except.

Our GM has a pretty good history of finding good talent off the waiver wire, so if he hasn't signed anybody it should be a fairly obvious sign that there is nobody worth signing.

I hate the bye week.
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Default Re: no FA cb signing yet?

If we are moving Hutchins to corner we would need to replace a safety spot, not CB. So I assume we'll move Harrison up from the PS sometime this week. Also, if we sign a CB it'll likely be McCleon who already knows the system, so there is no rush there.

Aren't we also supposed to make a decision on Spencer this week?
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Aren't we also supposed to make a decision on Spencer this week?
I think so.

I hate the bye week.
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I hate the bye week.

if there has to be a bye week, change it so AFC goes one week, and NFC goes the next.
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im guessing it will be demps and brown at safety... kinda hoping that bouleware would get in there... we'll see
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Default Re: no FA cb signing yet?

There should plenty of DBs out there on all the practice squads, so I don't think (IMO) it's a situation of not having anybody available...somebody out there on the practice squad is a star waiting to happen, even if it's a crap shoot as to "who" it is and whether we could be smart enough to know who it is. It's a gamble, and I really don't think the odds are in the favor of finding the diamond(s) in the rough.

Having said that, I would think it's obvious that three options are on the board:

1. Moving guys around into different spots (guys on our roster/PS squad)

2. McCleon, who is familiar with our team.

3. Some dude off the street or on another team's practice squad.

I prefer McCleon, myself. Our luck with rotating guys around into different spots is not that great, IIRC.

Are we the only team who rotates defensive players on such a consistent basis? It seems everyone has played 4 or 5 different spots over the past 4 to 5 years...as in "Our defense stinks, there's no better upgrade available, and so we gotta' mix it up and try to find the right combination" sort of thing.

Will there come a day when we lock down each position and quit this madness?

Musical positional changes is making my head hurt.
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Default Re: no FA cb signing yet?

I want the texans to win also, but with d-rob down ...and the way our secondary is, best chance IMO is for us running the ball and controlling the clock...however we can't seem to keep Green healthy either..


very tough for a team with little depth (and working on it)

Spencer..at this time in the season, if he isn't 100 percent...let him heal on the sidelines.
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Spencer..at this time in the season, if he isn't 100 percent...let him heal on the sidelines.
No. I say we bring him on. We have to know where we stand with Spencer and him being on the sidelines just isn't helping us. We're waiting on him and we just can't. Either he's going to be able to play some football or we're just going to have to move forward. That's all there is to it.
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No. I say we bring him on. We have to know where we stand with Spencer and him being on the sidelines just isn't helping us. We're waiting on him and we just can't. Either he's going to be able to play some football or we're just going to have to move forward. That's all there is to it.
I think Kubiak stated at the beginning of the season that Spencer in all likelihood would not play at all this season either. I can't see them playing him and risking him getting even more injured.
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Default Re: no FA cb signing yet?

In reality, there is no point in signing someone else. There is absolutely no one in the free agency bin that is any better than Faggins. We will most likely just switch Hutchins over and activate Harrison at the Safety spot. If we sign anyone, it will probably be McCleon. That isn't much more likely either though.
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Looks like somebody might be signed in the near future:
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/St...?story_id=3890

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(on potential moves in the secondary) “Well, I tell you where we’re at. First off, when I left the office before I came to practice, we’re in the process of signing a player. And I don’t want to say who that is right now because I don’t know if it went down or not, but we’re in the process of signing a player. If we get that done, then we will get him in here this evening, tomorrow morning and then we’ll make a decision between him and (Brandon) Mitchell as far as who that eighth DB that’ll be active. So let’s see what happens, let’s see if we were able to get it done and we’ll go from there. (General manager) Rick (Smith) could tell y’all this afternoon, though.”

(on if S Brandon Mitchell is definitely moving up) “Well no, it’s not definite. We’ll make a decision between him and the other guy. And then (Brandon) Mitchell is just a matter of we would have to activate him at some point this week.”

(on if the potential new player is practice-squad eligible) “No, this person is not practice-squad eligible, and like I said I’d tell y’all who it was but I don’t know if it’s going to happen, so let’s wait and see. (General manager) Rick (Smith)’ll let you guys know this afternoon.”
I wonder who it might be, and has anybody heard anything.
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Looks like somebody might be signed in the near future:
http://www.houstontexans.com/news/St...?story_id=3890



I wonder who it might be, and has anybody heard anything.
I'm sure it's McCleon.
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I'm sure it's McCleon.
I almost sarcastically posted in the list of FA CB's thread, hey, let's take McCleon.
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If it's McCleon then whats the hold up? Shouldn't a deal with McCleon happen fairly quickly?
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Aaron Glenn.
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Default Re: no FA cb signing yet?

If the comment about signing someone was in Monday's practice quotes, and if Kubiak said that they were working on signing someone and that Rick Smith would let everyone know that afternoon ("that" being Monday), can't we surmise that no one was signed?

This, coupled with today's Chronic story that states that Von and Fred and going to start at corner makes me think that we signed no one.

Von and Fred will be CB2 and CB1, respectively, with Petey playing nickel. Demps and CC will play safety.

That's just my $0.02.
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