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Old 10-19-2010   #1
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Default Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

Not sure if there is an all-encompassing work out thread, but I just saw this.

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The Houston Texans are auditioning former Arizona Cardinals running back Alphonso Smith(notes) today, according to a league source with knowledgeof the situation.

The Texans are also expected to work out several linebackers today after the season-ending torn Achilles tendon suffered by middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans(notes).

Smith started nine games at the University of Kentucky, rushing for 974 career yards and eight touchdowns.

He aso had 28 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on special teams and caught 30 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns.

Plus, he returned 15 kickoffs for a 22.4 average.
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Not sure what to think, I guess we need to take Bentley, Sharpton, or Adibi off of special teams to try and prevent further injuries, but....?
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Not sure what to think, I guess we need to take Bentley, Sharpton, or Adibi off of special teams to try and prevent further injuries, but....?
Or maybe Slaton is involved in trade talks?
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

Interesting, depth or are we finally getting rid of Slaton?

Atm all I want for christmas is a LB that can cover... and a bunch of other things
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Not sure what to think, I guess we need to take Bentley, Sharpton, or Adibi off of special teams to try and prevent further injuries, but....?
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Or maybe Slaton is involved in trade talks?
Two very interesting theories. My gut says its the former but I'd love to see the latter.
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

Well, if your defense sucks what else would you do? It only makes sense to bring in a RB
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Well, if your defense sucks what else would you do? It only makes sense to bring in a RB
I was really hoping we would bring in a kicker.
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Interesting, depth or are we finally getting rid of Slaton?
Did Slaton ever get on the field Sunday besides returning KOs ?
Is he injured ?
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Did Slaton ever get on the field Sunday besides returning KOs ?
Is he injured ?
I don't think he played other than returning kickoffs and he's not listed on the injury report.
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

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I don't think he played other than returning kickoffs and he's not listed on the injury report.
He's on the "I suck at returning kicks" report though..

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I don't think he played other than returning kickoffs and he's not listed on the injury report.
Foster and Ward are better than Slaton, and they can both catch the ball out of the back field. That makes "Speed" Slaton expendable. He could be traded.
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

If we can do a Slaton for A.J. Hawk.. I'll do it.. Ward has really impressed me, and JJ needs to be on KR anyway
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If we can do a Slaton for A.J. Hawk.. I'll do it.. Ward has really impressed me, and JJ needs to be on KR anyway
Yeah, Ward has earned the back up spot. He is a great runner, blocker, can catch, and doesn't give me a heart attack when he has the ball. He can also out run people, which is shocking.
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

If I were the Packers, I would be asking for Ward for AJ Hawk, not Slaton. Or if it is Slaton, I would want a 5th round pick to go with him.
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I was really hoping we would bring in a kicker.
I literally had snot fire out of my nose. Thanks, man, I needed the giggle
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Did Slaton ever get on the field Sunday besides returning KOs ?
Is he injured ?
He might have been in on some plays, but I did not notice it. My bet is that it's returning only...

So, according to Kubiak, you can't get a roster spot for being a returner only, unless you're VERY special (his words on Holliday).

I'm guessing Slaton is traded/cut to make room for another RB, hopefully a returner too.
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

Steve Slaton did not play in any offensive plays. If you noticed, our drives didn't stall because of it. It would be penalties that killed us yesterday.

Steve Slaton to Oakland makes alot of sense. Right now, I believe, Mcfadden is showing some injuries and all they really got is Michael Bush. Steve Slaton would be a good back up, and we all know that Al Davis loves speed. You accompany Steve with a pick or two for Asomouagh and that is a done deal and hopefully that solves the secondary issue. By name alone Asomouagh is only going to shut down half the field.

You bring in the Alphonso Smith guy to basically do what Steve did.

You move the guys you got around at the LB position and sign a guy for depth.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Alphonso Smith the guy that just ran back that kick for Detroit and did the Carlton?
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Alphonso Smith the guy that just ran back that kick for Detroit and did the Carlton?
You're talking about Alphonso Smith the cornerback
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Default Re: Work Out: Alphonso Smith, RB

If we're really looking at RB's, why wouldn't we bring Jerimiah Johnson back? I reckon he's be healthy by now.
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If we can do a Slaton for A.J. Hawk.. I'll do it.. Ward has really impressed me, and JJ needs to be on KR anyway
Why would the Packers get rid of AJ Hawk?
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