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Old 07-09-2010   #1
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Default There seems to be plenty of time for Draft Signings

But, with 2 weeks left until TC, it's a little strange to see NOT ANY 1st Rounders and ONLY ONE 2nd rounder sewn up. Will this be a year of the "chicken." Here's hoping that, independent of what happens with the rest of the teams, our front office blinks first.

[From the NFL Labor site]

Two weeks ‘til camp: Nearly half of draft picks signed
With the first training camp opening in exactly two weeks


47 percent of this year’s draft choices have signed contracts.

Through July 8 (based on official notification to the league office), 119 of the 255 players selected in the 2010 NFL Draft have signed contracts – up from 39 percent of draft choices (101 of 256) signed as of July 8, 2009 and 29 percent of selections (73 of 252) signed as of July 8, 2008.

Below is a team-by-team list of the players drafted in 2010 who have signed with their clubs.


Club Player Pos College Rd
ARZ Dray, Jim TE Stanford 7
ATL Johnson, Mike G Alabama 3
ATL Peters, Corey DT Kentucky 3
ATL Hawley, Joe C Nevada-Las Vegas 4
ATL Franks, Dominique DB Oklahoma 5
ATL Schillinger, Shann DB Montana 6
BLT Pitta, Dennis TE Brigham Young 4
BLT Reed, David WR Utah 5
BLT Harewood, Ramon T Morehouse 6
BUF Easley, Marcus WR Connecticut 4
BUF Wang, Ed T Virginia Tech 5
BUF Batten, Danny LB South Dakota State 6
BUF Moats, Arthur LB James Madison 6
BUF Brown, Levi QB Troy 7
BUF Calloway, Kyle G Iowa 7
CAR Norwood, Eric LB South Carolina 4
CAR Gettis, David WR Baylor 6
CAR Hardy, Greg DE Mississippi 6
CAR Pike, Tony QB Cincinnati 6
CAR Pugh, Jordan DB Texas A&M 6
CAR McClain, Robert DB Connecticut 7
CAR Stanford, R.J. DB Utah 7
CHI Wright, Major DB Florida 3
CHI Wootton, Corey DE Northwestern 4
CHI Moore, Joshua DB Kansas State 5
CHI Lefevour, Dan QB Central Michigan 6
CHI Webb, J’Marcus T West Texas A&M 7
CIN Hudson, Otis G Eastern Illinois 5
CIN Briscoe, Dezmon WR Kansas 6
CLV Geathers, Clifton DE South Carolina 6
DEN Walton, J.D. C Baylor 3
DEN Cox, Perrish DB Oklahoma State 5
DEN Kirlew, Jammie LB Indiana 7
DEN Thompson, Syd’Quan DB California 7
DET Spievey, Amari DB Iowa 3
DET Fox, Jason T Miami 4
DET Toone, Tim WR Weber State 7
DET Young, Willie DE North Carolina St 7
GB Newhouse, Marshall T Texas Christian 5
GB Starks, James RB Buffalo 6
GB Wilson, C.J. DE East Carolina 7
HST Mitchell, Earl DT Arizona 3
HST Sharpton, Darryl LB Miami 4
HST McManis, Sherrick DB Northwestern 5
HST Holliday, Trindon KR Louisiana State 6
HST Smith, Shelley G Colorado State 6
KC Lewis, Kendrick DB Mississippi 5
MIA Edds, A.J. LB Iowa 4
MIA Carroll, Nolan DB Maryland 5
MIA McCoy, Chris LB Middle Tennessee 7
MIA Spitler, Austin LB Ohio State 7
MIN Triplett, Nate LB Minnesota 5
MIN D’Imperio, Ryan RB Rutgers 7
NE Price, Taylor WR Ohio 3
NE Hernandez, Aaron TE Florida 4
NE Mesko, Zoltan P Michigan 5
NE Larsen, Ted C North Carolina St 6
NE Welch, Thomas T Vanderbilt 7
NYG Jones, Chad DB Louisiana State 3
NYG Dillard, Phillip LB Nebraska 4
NYG Petrus, Mitch G Arkansas 5
NYG Tracy, Adrian LB William & Mary 6
NYG Dodge, Matt P East Carolina 7
NYJ Ducasse, Vladimir T Massachusetts 2
NYJ McKnight, Joe RB Southern California 4
NYJ Conner, John RB Kentucky 5
PHI Te’o-Nesheim, Daniel DE Washington 3
PHI Clayton, Keenan LB Oklahoma 4
PHI Harbor, Clay TE Missouri State 4
PHI Kafka, Mike QB Northwestern 4
PHI Lindley, Trevard DB Kentucky 4
PHI Sapp, Ricky DE Clemson 5
PHI Scott, Charles RB Louisiana State 6
PHI Chaney, Jamar LB Mississippi State 7
PHI Coleman, Kurt DB Ohio State 7
PHI Owens, Jeff DT Georgia 7
PIT Sanders, Emmanuel WR Southern Methodist 3
PIT Gibson, Thaddeus LB Ohio State 4
PIT Butler, Crezdon DB Clemson 5
PIT Scott, Chris T Tennessee 5
PIT Sylvester, Stevenson LB Utah 5
PIT Brown, Antonio WR Central Michigan 6
PIT Dwyer, Jonathan RB Georgia Tech 6
PIT Worthington, Doug DE Ohio State 7
SD Stuckey, Darrell DB Kansas 4
SD Crompton, Jonathan QB Tennessee 5
SD Epps, Dedrick TE Miami 7
SEA Thurmond, Walter DB Oregon 4
SEA Wilson, E.J. DE North Carolina 4
SEA Chancellor, Kam DB Virginia Tech 5
SEA McCoy, Anthony TE Southern California 6
SEA Davis, Dexter LB Arizona State 7
SEA Konz, Jameson WR Kent State 7
SF Dixon, Anthony RB Mississippi State 6
SF Williams, Kyle WR Arizona State 6
SF Adams, Phillip DB South Carolina St 7
SL Murphy, Jerome DB South Florida 3
SL Gilyard, Mardy WR Cincinnati 4
SL Davis, Hall DE Louisiana-Lafayette 5
SL Hoomanawanui, Michael TE Illinois 5
SL Sims, Eugene DE West Texas A&M 6
SL Hull, Josh LB Penn State 7
SL Johnson, Marquis DB Alabama 7
SL Selvie, George DE South Florida 7
TB Lewis, Myron DB Vanderbilt 3
TB Williams, Mike WR Syracuse 4
TB Bowden, Brent P Virginia Tech 6
TB Lorig, Erik DE Stanford 7
TB Watson, Dekoda LB Florida State 7
TEN Verner, Alterraun DB UCLA 4
TEN Rolle, Myron DB Florida State 6
TEN Smith, Rusty QB Florida Atlantic 6
TEN Howard, David DT Brown 7
TEN Mariani, Marc WR Montana 7
WAS Riley, Perry LB Louisiana State 4
WAS Morris, Dennis TE Louisiana Tech 6
WAS Austin, Terrence WR UCLA 7
WAS Capers, Selvish T West Virginia 7
WAS Cook, Erik C New Mexico 7
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Default Re: There seems to be plenty of time for Draft Signings

These things can get done in a flurry too though. I'm semi-expecting a 2 or 3 day holdout from Kareem just because we'll be waiting on Haden to get done which could take a while. I expect everyone else to be in camp on time though, especially Tate given the time he's already missed.
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I'm a bit surprised that Dickerson has not signed yet.
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I'm a bit surprised that Dickerson has not signed yet.
You know, reading through, that was the first thought I had. I would assume that most of the 7th rounders have signed by now. I wonder what the hold up is?
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You know, reading through, that was the first thought I had. I would assume that most of the 7th rounders have signed by now. I wonder what the hold up is?
Often the hold-u is no more than the team and agent communicating with later round draft picks. The 1st and 2nd rounders a litle more concern once it gets under a week or so.
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I'm a bit surprised that Dickerson has not signed yet.
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You know, reading through, that was the first thought I had. I would assume that most of the 7th rounders have signed by now. I wonder what the hold up is?

Can't think of any reason unless he's injured with a question mark.......or with his "change of position" or potential double duty, he has reassessed his value significantly above the Texans'.
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Can't think of any reason unless he's injured with a question mark.......or with his "change of position" or potential double duty, he has reassessed his value significantly above the Texans'.
From reading his twitter comments early on, I would say it was a combination of his (or his agent's) perceived value, and the Texans wondering about his maturity leve and ability to grasp the concept of the NFL.
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From reading his twitter comments early on, I would say it was a combination of his (or his agent's) perceived value, and the Texans wondering about his maturity leve and ability to grasp the concept of the NFL.

Could you elaborate?
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I'm a bit surprised that Dickerson has not signed yet.
Could have something to do with Mike Mayock calling him a 2nd round pick all through the draft process. He probably wants to be the highest paid 7th rounder and I doubt we're offering anything over slot $.
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Could you elaborate?
I can't remember specific posts, but I have been following him on twitter since the draft. He tweeted a whole bunch of stuff that made me say "Whoa, somebody needs to tell this guy that the Texans FO doesn't like to see this kind of stuff. Usually just immature stuff like cursing and showing pics of playing stupid pranks and what not. Nothing serious, but a little troubling and made me wonder about his maturity in the back of my mind. Could be that I'm just a bit old school and think that a rook should be quiet and humble.

Ya know, just a gut feeling for me. I could be totally wrong. Time will tell.
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I can't remember specific posts, but I have been following him on twitter since the draft. He tweeted a whole bunch of stuff that made me say "Whoa, somebody needs to tell this guy that the Texans FO doesn't like to see this kind of stuff. Usually just immature stuff like cursing and showing pics of playing stupid pranks and what not. Nothing serious, but a little troubling and made me wonder about his maturity in the back of my mind. Could be that I'm just a bit old school and think that a rook should be quiet and humble.

Ya know, just a gut feeling for me. I could be totally wrong. Time will tell.
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I can't remember specific posts, but I have been following him on twitter since the draft. He tweeted a whole bunch of stuff that made me say "Whoa, somebody needs to tell this guy that the Texans FO doesn't like to see this kind of stuff. Usually just immature stuff like cursing and showing pics of playing stupid pranks and what not. Nothing serious, but a little troubling and made me wonder about his maturity in the back of my mind. Could be that I'm just a bit old school and think that a rook should be quiet and humble.

Ya know, just a gut feeling for me. I could be totally wrong. Time will tell.
I saw all of this stuff on twitter too, I had trouble deciding whether it was harmless fun or a sign that he's kind of a bonehead and isn't worth the trouble since he is such a developmental prospect. We don't see the locker room though, he could be a really hard worker and a quiet learner and just happens to use twitter loosely and he's trying to be the cool new guy, I don't know. If you ask me I think the hold up is him wanting to be paid way over slot money.
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