Center John Wade and Safety Chris Crocker to Visit

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  1. Texans Pride

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    Crocker would be nice if we cant re-sign Demps.

    I havent seen much of him but he has been a starter for the last three years (2 with ATL, 1 with CLE).
     
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    Crocker would be a great pickup, either for depth or as insurance against losing Demps.

    Wade is 33. Meh. Maybe Hadnot won't get what he wants from Cleveland and he'll come groveling back to the Texans.
     
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    the browns are having a pretty good off season.
     
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    you should be saying that seeing as their off-season is already practically finished.... sucky year to be a browns fan stuck watching the draft
     
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    I am wary of this Wade character, per Wiki: :specnatz:

    In all seriousness, if the guy were not 33 there may be a few folks fighting for him. He has been relatively healthy and has started for two different teams that have been run focused - Tampa Bay and Jacksonville. 6'5',' 299 lb. with ten years of experience.

    I still hope that we go with a C in the draft.
     


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    Barrett, you must be a big Dan Snyder fan. The Browns have forfeited most of their draft picks and have nobody to play CB, while overspending on guys like: Donte Stallworth and Shaun Rogers... gross!!!
     
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    I'm sure they'll enjoy their 11-5 season though...or better.
     
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    Both are solid, but unspectacular players who will be ok until the Texans find longer term solutions at their positions.
     
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    Beat me to it..Dear Lord

    I do too. They need an guy who can be here a decade himself and who can run the line and make the calls for future years. I'm not sold on old Vets who in some cases might get their first set of injuries. I always get wary when I see phrases about "reliable" and "injury free" because I think their first will happen here. I guess you can't worry about it.
     
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    If the Texans sign a veteran, free agent C I don't think they will draft one. A vet combined with White, Chucky ans Eslinger should be able to hold down the C spot. ANd if noe of the young guys emerge as a potential starter, the can try again in FA or the draft in 09. I think Smith wants to sign a veteran C to remove the position from the list of holes that need to be addressed in the back half of the draft.

    Then again if one of the better Cs starts to fall in the draft, Smith just may pick him up.
     
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    i dont know.. im not sold on the browns at all.

    was DA a flash in the pan? his play detoriated alot later in the season
    jamal lewis? another yr older. good last yr but...
    their new d-line? both from 4-3 D? both questionable motor types especially rogers
    good division too... it wouldn't surprise me if the browns fell back to a .500 team next year
     
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    I liked Eslinger as a prospect and we do have bodies. However, we have always had bodies yet no consistent play at Center.
     
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    Crocker would be a an upgrade or something for insurance in case of demps decieding to go elsewhere.

    I'm thinking we're looking for a decent option behind Eslinger. With Flannigan and Hog cut White is the only experienced C option.
     
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    I'll gladly make a wager that Cleveland doesn't win 9 games this year. Interested?
     
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    Doubtful.

    Cleveland is in a tough division despite some not-so-stellar records last season, plus they play the entire NFC East, the entire AFC South and also Buffalo and Denver in 2008. If they win 10, they're very lucky, IMO... I can see them going 9-7 next year.
    It's really a little early to make predictions for the season, but it's not so early in Cleveland's case because they shouldn't be able to make many more significant roster moves this offseason.
     
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    Ouch brutal schedule.
     
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    Yeah, now that I think about it more, they might be lucky to break 8 wins...
     

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