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Old 03-10-2005   #21
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Acquiring franks would be a major boost to an already powerful offense. DD would continue to flourish and Carr would probably enjoy the reliable goaline hands.
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the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel speculated on Thursday that the Texans might have interest in tight end Bubba Franks. The five-year veteran had been deemed a transition player by the Packers, due a one-year salary of $2.095 million if no long-term contract is signed.

In using the transition tag on Franks, the Packers retain the right of first refusal if he signs an offer sheet from another team. The team would have up to seven days to match the offer or allow him to move elsewhere.


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ofcourse its all still speculation at this point but i have to wonder with miller,bruner ,and joppru in the mix is franks worth the pick and the money?

i dont think so.

if carr can get a little better protection this year from the line i believe our te will emerge once again as a threat downfield.

(admin note: sorry bout that...guess i was in a rush to get it out there after reading the article...thanks for the merge.)
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sounds like everyone has given up on bennie joppru...tough break for that kid
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If they didn't think Joppru was worth keeping they would have released him last year.
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Its time for Joppru to come in and play like the 2nd round pick he is. Its do or die for BJ.

It will kinda be like having 2 second round picks this year with BJ on the field.
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i have to wonder with miller,bruner ,and joppru in the mix is franks worth the pick and the money?
Do you mean the 2nd round pick we used on Joppru because transition tag does not warrant any picks if we get him...we just have to give an offer and GB has to either match it or not...

I think grabbing Franks would be helpful...especially if we end up freeing up more cap space after the ILB situation...In my mind Miller or Bruener could become expendable if we upgraded with Franks.
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as a transition tag player dont we lose a 1 if we were to sign franks because thats the round he was drafted in?

perhaps i have that confused with a restricted free agent. please correct me if im wrong.
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Read this...I don't think we have to give any picks

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appreciate it. maybe i didnt have enough coffee this morning yet to know that. didnt realize i was foggy on the matter. thanks.
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If they didn't think Joppru was worth keeping they would have released him last year.
When you havn't even seen your 2nd round draft pick play from the get go, you really have no choice but to wade it out.
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Joppru - Current status: Injured
2004: IR
2003: IR

As a physical speciman he certainly had the skills and talent to be a great TE. Now dont get me wrong - I think he still "Could be" a great TE but the injuries over the last 2 years and the fact he has never played in any of those games for those two years put a whole lot more IF's in his direction at this point. Essentially I feel he has to change some things in his game plan and get himself back to the game of football if he is to ever compete again. The longer time away the harder it will be for him and granted up to this point the staff has shown some faith in him obviously -otherwise he wouldnt still be keeping a roster spot. But honestly if he never plays a down and/or gets injured again in camp or pre-season how long do you think that will continue?Why would they continue to keep him around as a cap hit that never plays. It would be cheaper to cut hi mand put him on the practice squad for that matter as he is not an effective player.

We cant wish Joppru on the field anymore than we could Bosselli when he went thru the same thing. And just like then, there comes a time when the management and coaches have to make a judgement call - IMHO think that time comes this year for Benny. He certainly has the talent, but IMO you dont keep a perrinial injury prone player - it doesnt make good football sense to me nor does it do the guy much good in his long term life. Some guys just cant take the beating at the pro lvl. I hope he can make a believer out of me and a lot of folks by proving he was worth the pick we used on him.

If Benny can get healthy and if he can rehab himself into playing shape and if he can still compete and if he can make it thru a camp and if he can play during the regular season without being injured again he should get a chance to compete for a spot.

But honestly - thats a whole lot of IF's for me.
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I wouldn't mind if Joppru came back strong AND we signed a FA TE of note (like Franks). Teams are really emphasizing the TE these days.
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I guess Matt Murphy isn't listed under TE anymore?
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Japa who? And who said draft a tight end. Been there done that. I say give Bradford back to GB and we'll just try another player from them. Do we get a trial period on this one? JJ?
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Matt Murphy - never really seen him play for us except on some kickoff returns and punt returns as a hands guy for the most part - Not really an active TE on the roster since he was signed. Been pretty much a practice squad kind of guy for us and situational player. Certainly has not shown himself thusfar to be the answer for us at TE.
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Matt Murphy - never really seen him play for us except on some kickoff returns and punt returns as a hands guy for the most part - Not really an active TE on the roster since he was signed. Been pretty much a practice squad kind of guy for us and situational player. Certainly has not shown himself thusfar to be the answer for us at TE.
Murphy hasn't had a chance to show us what he's got so far. I liked what he did in the preseason. Also, I don't see them Signing B.Franks, they need to figure out what they are going to do with Joppru.
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Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the Houston Texans might be interested in Green Bay Packers transition player TE Bubba Franks, who has yet to make any free agent visits this offseason.

Are the Texans interested in Bubba Franks now? I think Bubba would be a great pickup because he is experienced and has played very good for Green Bay.

Also, has anyone heard anything about Rod Gardner? The Texans need a 2nd WR and Rod would be a great WR to play along side AJ.
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Id do my best attempt at a back flip if we signed Bubba Franks
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Also, has anyone heard anything about Rod Gardner? The Texans need a 2nd WR and Rod would be a great WR to play along side AJ.
I'll take Bubba Franks anyday of the week but no thanks I'll pass on Gardner...
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