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Old 03-13-2012   #1
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"The Texans cut FB Lawrence Vickers, per league source."
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James Casey full-time FB now?
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Wow.. I liked Vickers alot, thought he came into his own towards the end of the season.
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This sucks... I liked vickers. Especially his attitude.
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Default Re: Vickers released

So now they are cutting lean before finishing trimming off the fat (Jacoby Jones).
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James Casey full-time FB now?
I doubt it. Probably just looking to find another diamond in the rough like they did with Leach.
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No loss. Casey can handle the role if we don't pick anyone up.
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I didn't think Vickers was a good fit for the offense. He was a bruiser no doubt but he wasn't very quick at all. This is just the impression I got and I have done zero research to back it up. Leach was quick to the hole and then knocked someone out, Vickers was a little slower to the hole if you ask me. Anyone know what we were paying him?

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What is going on? We have a roster of about 25 now. This is crazy!
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What is going on? We have a roster of about 25 now. This is crazy!
What's going on is that Rick Smith is doing Super Bowl or bust. He's laser-focused.

Also, I think they're planning something massive. I don't think all of these moves are JUST to sign Mario. There's some other kind of big splash they're about to make.
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meh... I was unrealistically optimistic about the Vickers signing.
Lawrence, you are free to fade into obscurity...
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I wish i knew what they planned to do with this.
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It's all part of the brilliant Smithiak master plan to sign Manning, Mario, and then trade Schaub even up for Tom Brady. Have to have a backup in case the ole neck doesn't hold up.
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Any word about about Jones and Barber?
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It would seem that we are getting rid of spare parts and players who have not lived up to their contract.

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Hmm not sure I like this cut.. vickers was a lot better than casey last year..
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Hmm not sure I like this cut.. vickers was a lot better than casey last year..
You can do more things with Casey, but he isn't close to being as good a straight up run blocker as Vickers.
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Hmm not sure I like this cut.. vickers was a lot better than casey last year..
Casey was great before he got injured. Hopefully that injury was just a fluke and he'll be able to give us a full season this year.
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Any word about about Jones and Barber?
How are you holding up with Winston being cut? You were the first thing that I thought of when I heard the news. I know he was really big with your charity. Hopefully he'll continue to give you his support, regardless of what team he goes to.
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