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Old 08-08-2008   #81
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Default Salaam out for four weeks at least

Per 610, Ephraim Salaam had a procedure done on his knee and will be out at least until the season opener, if not longer.

Brown is definitely the starting LT.
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KGOW just reported that Salaam will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and be out for 3 -4 weeks.
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Default Re: Salaam out for four weeks at least

He is going to have to prove himself now.
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Apparently he woke up this morning and his knee had locked up on him. He was in a lot of pain, so much so that it required surgery to address the problem.
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Apparently he woke up this morning and his knee had locked up on him. He was in a lot of pain, so much so that it required surgery to address the problem.
Sheesh, you know its bad when Salami goes down. That guy has been a warrior for us, playing healthy and hurt
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This sucks about Ephraim, this thread sucks, really hating this 80 man roster limit change also. Who's going to back up Brown at LT? Butler/Frye?
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This sucks about Ephraim, this thread sucks, really hating this 80 man roster limit change also. Who's going to back up Brown at LT?
I'd guess Rashad Butler.
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Bring back Charles Spencer!

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Bring back Charles Spencer!

That sounds funny but it also makes sense. I mean he gets cut by us then by the team that signs him. It could mean that Spencer being a Texan was only meant to be.
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Apparently he woke up this morning and his knee had locked up on him. He was in a lot of pain, so much so that it required surgery to address the problem.
If that is indeed the case, there was probably a small piece of loose cartilage or bone fragment floating in the joint (most likely a medial meniscus) causing the lock up. If this is the case, if there are no complications, he should return as stated in good shape to go into the beginning of the season.
With a little rest the knee can many times unlock. But if it does, it is very likely to repeat, in time potentially causing severe joint damage. To the Texans credit this time, they have evidently hopped right on it, choosing not to taking chances having him play "through" his problem possibly leading to losing him over a longer period of time..........and a more important period of time.
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Meanwhile, general manager Rick Smith said today that the Texans could bring back guard Charles Spencer and sign him to the practice squad. After the Texans waived Spencer in July, Carolina claimed him. The Panthers waived him Thursday, saying he was too out of shape to contribute.

“The door’s still open,” Smith said. “We’ve been in contact with him. If he gets in shape, then another chapter in the Charles Spencer story could be written with our team.”


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thanks for combining these into one thread. it makes sense. and thanks for removing my ominous "begins". this looks much better.

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folks are talking about our injuries on the 0-line, and to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure I'm keeping up with all of it. Perhaps someone could explain it to me.

What I don't understand, if I am in fact understanding anything here, is why we are so short on left tackles if only one of them is injured? Shouldn't we be out signing some free agent left overs to take some reps if we are?

I've learned a lot about football over the year I've been here, but apparently not enough. LOL
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Some of these scopes can be relatively minor with fairly quick recoveries - especially when it's in the category of 'clean up' and not related to primary structure. If it was going to happen, I'm glad it happened now since Week 1 is still a month away. There's probably not an OL in the league past 5 yrs that hasn't had a few of these procedures. Pitts was telling a story earlier that Ephraim had this done before and was back on the field within a couple weeks. I doubt the Texans will allow him to come back that quickly but let's hope this one falls into the quick healer category.

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Meanwhile, general manager Rick Smith said today that the Texans could bring back guard Charles Spencer and sign him to the practice squad. After the Texans waived Spencer in July, Carolina claimed him. The Panthers waived him Thursday, saying he was too out of shape to contribute.

“The door’s still open,” Smith said. “We’ve been in contact with him. If he gets in shape, then another chapter in the Charles Spencer story could be written with our team.”


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he's been let go by two teams because of his weight, you'd think that would wake him up. Kid has talent, but the Angry Cherokee likes his guys more nimble than big.

Problem is, if we pick him back up - hoping he'll shape up - that means someone else has to go. Do you let Weary or Salaam or Butler go hoping that Spencer shapes up??
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he's been let go by two teams because of his weight, you'd think that would wake him up. Kid has talent, but the Angry Cherokee likes his guys more nimble than big.

Problem is, if we pick him back up - hoping he'll shape up - that means someone else has to go. Do you let Weary or Salaam or Butler go hoping that Spencer shapes up??
So why do we have to let another lineman go to sign a lineman? Can't we let another position go in an area we have debth and no injuries?
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folks are talking about our injuries on the 0-line, and to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure I'm keeping up with all of it. Perhaps someone could explain it to me.

What I don't understand, if I am in fact understanding anything here, is why we are so short on left tackles if only one of them is injured? Shouldn't we be out signing some free agent left overs to take some reps if we are?

I've learned a lot about football over the year I've been here, but apparently not enough. LOL
Salaam, obviously, out 3-4 weeks. That's one tackle.

Scott Jackson, has been out more than a week with a foot problem. They expected him to be back by now, but he's not. That's another tackle.

Fred Weary, having pain. That's a guard out.

Normally, they would let Duane play the first half at LT and Winston probably play the first quarter at RT. Then Salaam or Butler would come in at RT for the second quarter.

Then in the second half, Salaam would probably move to LT for a quarter and Butler play RT. Then Jackson and Butler or Frye would play the fourth quarter.

But now, it's going to be Duane and Winston probably for a half. And then Butler and Frye for the second half. Which is more work for Winston and probabl Frye than they planned.
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Salaam, obviously, out 3-4 weeks. That's one tackle.

Scott Jackson, has been out more than a week with a foot problem. They expected him to be back by now, but he's not. That's another tackle.

Fred Weary, having pain. That's a guard out.

Normally, they would let Duane play the first half at LT and Winston probably play the first quarter at RT. Then Salaam or Butler would come in at RT for the second quarter.

Then in the second half, Salaam would probably move to LT for a quarter and Butler play RT. Then Jackson and Butler or Frye would play the fourth quarter.

But now, it's going to be Duane and Winston probably for a half. And then Butler and Frye for the second half. Which is more work for Winston and probabl Frye than they planned.

So, in other words, we've had more injuries on the OLine that counted on, and the draftees/free agents/backups pool is being dipped into sooner than expected?

I'm beginning to see why this new 80 man rule sucks. I say drop a tight end or two, and get some OLinemen into camp.
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So why do we have to let another lineman go to sign a lineman? Can't we let another position go in an area we have debth and no injuries?
I thought said they could sign him to practice squad.
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he's been let go by two teams because of his weight, you'd think that would wake him up. Kid has talent, but the Angry Cherokee likes his guys more nimble than big.

Problem is, if we pick him back up - hoping he'll shape up - that means someone else has to go. Do you let Weary or Salaam or Butler go hoping that Spencer shapes up??
My guess is that they would expect him to show significant weight loss and conditioning improvement prior to contemplating bringing him back. They would probably not make such a move until the end of cuts when the practice squad is finalized. They could not possibly expect him to be in play condition by the beginning of the season. That is probably what they assessed prior to his release, but wanted to savor every player on the roster for evaluation prior to final decisions. I would also think by their statement that the "door is still open," they think that he has potential but do not know when he may truly be ready to be accurately tested to make that determination.
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