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Old 08-27-2008   #21
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Kevin Everett(also a special teamer) was all over the place when he got hurt and even on the Espy's.

What's the difference? The Texans not being on the east coast?
The difference is that in the hours immediately following his injury, Everett and his family (and the nation via media reports) were not only told he might never walk again, they were told he might not live. He couldn't breathe without assistance and the situation was so grave that the docs did that semi-controversial cold saline IV to help relieve the pressure on his spinal cord before emergency surgery was performed the next day to realign the dislocation.

Harry's injury was obviously very serious and quite scary, but from what Kubiak said, he regained movement in all extremities by the time the game was over and his situation was never considered life threatening nor was it being treated as an emergency like Everett's situation.

Yes it's a damm shame that it's a career ender (like Killings last year) but at least he - apparently - will regain full function and be able to lead a normal life physically. Hopefully Bob will pay him whatever his full base salary would have been this year to help get him back on his feet so to speak. Maybe Coach Joe can find an opening for a special assistant.

My brother in-law recently had cervical spine surgery at Methodist for a different reason. It included fusion (with metal strips and screws) involving C3 and C4 and a bone graft from his hip into C4. It was two separate surgeries a few days apart - one from the front and one from the back complete with the brain probe and electrical impulse sensors on his extremities during the procedure (they did the one from the back with him in a sitting position leaning forward). It's pretty amazing what these neuro/orthopedic guys can do when working right on top of the spinal cord. And he got some pretty cool x-rays to show family and friends afterward ...

As far as roster cuts, no real surprises yet. There are some interesting decisions coming...

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The cuts actually have to be in on Saturday, I think. But Smithiak has said that they're going to decide the cuts on Friday and tell the guys then.

The official deadline for the final Saturday at 3 p.m. central time.


And after the final cutdown, the eight-player practice squad may be established as early as Aug. 31.

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What is the thought behind bringing Abbatte back at this time? Seems to me if he was better than others on the team, he would have been brought back before and some one else let go in an even swap. We seem to be deep at linebacker and maybe they want him for FB. If so, does that say anything about Taylor not being the back up at FB? Puzzling move to me.
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What is the thought behind bringing Abbatte back at this time? Seems to me if he was better than others on the team, he would have been brought back before and some one else let go in an even swap. We seem to be deep at linebacker and maybe they want him for FB. If so, does that say anything about Taylor not being the back up at FB? Puzzling move to me.
A fill in for Thursdays game maybe? His odds of making the team is slim to none.
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What is the thought behind bringing Abbatte back at this time? Seems to me if he was better than others on the team, he would have been brought back before and some one else let go in an even swap. We seem to be deep at linebacker and maybe they want him for FB. If so, does that say anything about Taylor not being the back up at FB? Puzzling move to me.
I still think it's special teams. Williams excelled at it and there was a spot for him just for that. They had to let Cook go because of his 'issues' and he was around mainly for special teams. I think they brought back Abbate to see if he can still get it done on ST. If he shows he can against the Bucs, I think there's a spot for him.
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What is the thought behind bringing Abbatte back at this time? Seems to me if he was better than others on the team, he would have been brought back before and some one else let go in an even swap. We seem to be deep at linebacker and maybe they want him for FB. If so, does that say anything about Taylor not being the back up at FB? Puzzling move to me.

With Cook and Williams leaving, we needed another body at fullback and we needed someone to play special teams. I think that Abbate fills both of those roles. He's probably not going to make the 53 but he could make the PS.
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Who's Abbate?
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John Abbate, an undrafted Free Agent last year. He played linebacker at... um... Wake Forest? They converted him to fullback last year and I think he was on the bubble when he got injured. They put him on the IR. They cut him earlier this offseason and then when Cook got busted and cut, they re-signed Abbate to take his place.

There was a pretty touching piece about how he remembers his brother every game by lifting his hand in the air with his fingers spread to represent his brother's jersey number 5.

I hope he makes the team on the strength of his special teams play.
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My obvious cuts:

Chris Brown
Alex Brink
Boyd
Abbati (sp?)
Fry
Wynn
Bulman
Jenkins
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Simmons
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Earl
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While watching sportscenter tonight I saw stories of chad johnson's torn labrum, brady's boot, umenyiora's knee, manning's whatever, merriman's pcl........

But NOTHING about this poor guy's career being over. Kevin Everett(also a special teamer) was all over the place when he got hurt and even on the Espy's.

What's the difference? The Texans not being on the east coast?

The man's career was ended and it just scrolls along the bottom, as if they are saying, "no biggie, but some guys neck got broken and career was ended this weekend...". Makes me sick.

Sorry, I just had to get that out.
I boycotted the Olympics coverage this time around for a similar reason. The Army and Marines are doing an amazing job in Iraq but nobody wants to tell the world about that. But let someone win a medal and its 2 weeks of non stop coverage.

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My obvious cuts:

Chris Brown
Alex Brink
Boyd
Abbati (sp?)
Fry
Wynn
Bulman
Jenkins
Eslinger
Simmons
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Earl
Barber
Colvin
I'm thinking these three make the team, just for argument's sake.
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We're trying to reserve this thread for the actual cuts (and discussion). There's a thread opened here where you can make your predictions on who stays and goes.
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Don't forget the cuts are announced live today at 3:30 pm
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Chris Brown stays lol interesting..
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Cuts:
Rosevelt Colvin
Glenn Earl
Darius Walker
Marcel Shipp
Alex Brink
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Well they but both Boyd and Brink. there goes my theory they'd keep three active QBs. Well, who ever survives the wavier wire between these two will be on the practice squad then.
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Rosevelt Colvin- too bad he didn't work out
Glenn Earl- wow
Darius Walker- aaww man!
Marcel Shipp- okay
Alex Brink- looked good, PS hopefully
Shane Boyd- didn't look bad
Anthony Maddox- aaaw man!
D Roberson- aawww man!
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Jamar Fletcher is gone
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Fletcher being cut is the biggest surprise to me thus far.
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