Early Look at FA Targets

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  1. arb729

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    http://www.footballsfuture.com/2010/fa/rb.html & http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d81561ba1&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

    A couple names that stand out to me :

    LenDale White - perhaps the physical back that can carry the goal line load?

    Fabian Washington - too expensive?

    Antoine Bathea - I'm not really sure which safety position he plays, but I know that I've always been a fan of the way he plays

    Logan Mankins - This kid is a great OG with a great work ethic and a lot of skill
     
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    Pass on LenWhale White.... Foster is better and less of a headache.
     
  3. Section516

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    I'm more interested in the Olinemen. Lots of interior linemen..
     
  4. mariowillshine15

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    Bethea is a really good safety wouldnt mind going after him.

    Mankins is a pro bowler who i doubt New England lets get away.

    Lendale White is a pro bowler at Mcdonalds. His fat ass i want no where near our team. Give Ron Dayne a ring if you want a fat back, much cheaper.
     
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    Patriots are very high on Mankins and probably will give him enough $$ to stick around.

    Pass on Lenwhale. Who knows if he'll keep his weight down.

    Now if Jahri Evans (OG) of the Saints is willing to leave, I say throw some serious cash at him to come to Houston. That guy is a run-blocking SOB!
     
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    LMAO!!!!!!

    That Makins kid sounds great. We need O guards BAD. New England may try and keep him, but I don't see why we can't outbid them. We have the cash. That is, if he wants to leave that team.
     
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    The Pats are also known for having so much depth that they're willing to let good players walk if the $$$ is more than they want to pay. We can afford Mankins.

    I forgot about that Evans guy. Yeah, I think I remember glancing at him during a game earlier this year. Seems like the real deal.
     
  8. Goatcheese

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    Pretty much every player you might want is going to be stuck as a RFA this year.

    Vince Wilfork is pretty much the only big target I can think of who could hit the open market.
     


  9. Hooston Texan

    Hooston Texan All Pro

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    These are the free agents I hope the Texans target:

    DeMeco Ryans
    Owen Daniels
    Bernard Pollard
    Kevin Walter
    Chester Pitts
    And, if his head is no longer in the clouds, Dunta Robinson

    After that, it's just gravy.
     
  10. BigBull17

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    And he would be nice. We need a fat **** to help clog thee middle of the field, though our run D has looked good the last half of the year.
     
  11. El Tejano

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    I think if the Texans were to sign a FA WR, now would be the time to do it. Malcolm Floyd, Steve Breaston are two I can see making good here.

    While on the subject of receivers Jabar Gaffney has done a good job with other teams.
     
  12. GuerillaBlack

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    Agree on all except Walter. I think we should look at other FA WRs this offseason. I would have said Marshall, but his attitude is horrible. Maybe TO (he behaved this year in Buffalo), but you never know how he will act. How about Braylon? Maybe Miles Austin? :shades:
     
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    I dont see the boys not resigning miles. TO and Marshall would be a huge distraction on this team because they would not be the number 1 receiver and would not get most of the targets
     
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    $10 says we go after FS Jarrad Page from Kansas City.

    He's worked with David Gibbs in the past, and before he went on IR this season, he's been pretty impressive in his first couple seasons.

    Texans could probably get him on the cheap as well.
     
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    I'm sure TO would understand that he has to be the number two. I mean, it's Andre Johnson...

    Marshall has too big of an ego, I think.

    Here is a list of FA wide receivers this year: http://www.kffl.com/static/nfl/features/freeagents/fa.php?option=WR&y=2010
     
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    So nobody on here remembers how Lendale White was able to get these 10-20 yard runs on top of being able to get 1-3 hard yards. Nobody remembers how that fool would bust out the whop dance when he scored from 1 yard away. Or better yet, how about his ability to take it to the house on a 70 yard run.

    Or everyone must've been real happy with our teams ability to run despite there being 8-9 in the box.

    I know we need offensive lineman so I would go there first but Lendale is a good back. With guys like Slaton and Foster pushing him, he wouldn't be a distraction. Plus I see it as weakening your division rival.
     
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    I actuallyt think T.O would be good here, if only for short term. He wants the ball, yes, but he just wants to win. He would have a pretty good situation here. That being said, AJ and JJ are our starting WR's next year.
     
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    Lendale White, unlike Chris Brown, can actually score on a goalline carry. He's shed poundage this past season but with the emergence of Chris Johnson just didn't get a ton of carries. He'd be a great value pickup and satisfy a tremendous need for our team. He hasn't gotten into any trouble in the NFL...hasn't been overly idiotic. I'd be more than happy to have him in a Texans uniform.
     
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    We may have the cash but how many pick would you be willing to give up for him. Thanks to the CBA situation Mankins will be a RFA and there is no way the Pats don't give him a high tender.
     
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    I wouldn't touch Lenwhale with a 10ft salami. Hopefully, we hang on to all our guys. That is job #1.

    At RB, I would make a run at Leon Washington or Jerious Norwood. Both are coming off injuries so you might be able to get a decent value. Washington also adds value as an excellent KR. Our return game was avg at best this year. Both to some extent are Slaton clones, but there is no guarantee that Slaton will return to his rookie success, and even if he does, if he gets injured again we have nobody with any explosiveness.

    Malcom Floyd would be a good target at WR. He has the size that could make him a good RZ threat.

    At TE, Ben Watson would be the ideal target imo. Scheffler is another good one and a possibility. We need some OD Insurance. We can't go into the season with Dressen as the top Back up imo.

    At Oline, I think it's a pipe dream that we would be able to land Mankins or Evans as great as that would be. Daryn Colledge would be a good fit at guard in our system and could be had at the right price. I liked him very much coming out and he is still young. He isn't great, but isn't bad and again an ideal fit in this scheme. Chris Kuper might be had on the cheap as well and he also fits.

    At K, I would love to get a hold of Jeff Reed. He is good. Gostkowski at NE may be too expensive imo. We can also bring in a couple of young bucks. They can be had late in the draft or as a UDFA. We can't go into 2010 without fierce competition with Kris Brown who looks to have lost it.

    Mark Anderson intrigues me at DE. At DT, Wilfork will be too much. Casey Hampton probably the same. Those are the premier guys that stand out to me. The others are a dime a dozen. Pick one and plug him in as depth.

    I doubt we do much to make a splash at LB, but I wouldn't mind a coverage guy with speed to add to our depth and ST. A Thomas Davis or Thomas Howard makes some sense if they decide to go that way.

    In the back 4, this is the only area I spend some real dough on besides interior oline to try and land a top guy. Carlos Rogers is my top target at CB. Richard Marshall is a close second. Chances are neither happen. So, midrange guys at CB that might fit imo would be Stanford Routt, Fabian WAshington and Ellis Hobbs. And of those 3 would be an upgrade.

    At safety, Nick Collins and Bethea are clearly 1a and 1b. Doubt they are available. Roman Harper or OJ Atogwe would be good targets. Any of those 4 likely start. Middling depth guys might be Daniel Bullocks, Tyvon Branch or Will Allen. Good depth. Nothing to write home about but clear upgrades over what we have as depth and can possibly push to start.
     

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