Ellis Johnson visiting today

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    Texans | E. Johnson Visited - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 12 Apr 2005 16:03:25 -0700

    Bill Williamson, of the Denver Post, reports free agent DT Ellis Johnson (Broncos) visited with the Houston Texans Monday, April 11.

    Hasn't been a starter since 01, isn't that big at 280lbs. 31 years old. Not to sure what he's doing here, maybe a little Payne insurance, although its a very very small policy.
     
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    He started a few times in 03 for the Falcons...His stats are pretty good for a situational player...He would most likely be a back-up for Walker and the 'Baire...If he comes cheap, then sobeit...
     
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    Didn't he get like 8 sacks as a NT as a falcon?
     
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    I'm not sure if it was as a NT, but yeah he had 8 sacks in 2003 and 3 sacks off the bench last year in Denver...I thought Jasper played NT for Atlanta when they used the 3-4, but I could be wrong...
     
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    well we need depth at the position so i'm not complaning, and wouldnt mind if we signed him and 20 other DL guys ! :thumbup
     
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    hmmm if he is going to be a piece of bubble gum in a leak, he better come at the league minimum.

    I just dont feel he is the free agent signing that Robaire was last year. But ill take him for cheap see if he can make it through camp.
     
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    We are looking at the next level FA now. I would not be surprised to see us sign a couple of vets. They would mainly compete for depth.
     
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    Yea Im all for increasing the body count at DL for this offseason. Unfortunately Trevor Pryce didnt ask for his release which a lot of teams including denver were gearing up for.

    Maybe we were goin to go after pryce if he was released.
     


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    We may have intended to go after Pryce, but we'll never know...All we can do is idly speculate about that...

    I think if Johnson is still the player he has shown to be through his career, he would probably beat out either Sears or Ioane for a back-up spot on our D-Line...
     
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    Hopefully Sears I kinda like Iaone.
     
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    Yeah, I like Ioane too. His tackle of Priest Holmes at the 1 yard line is what triggered our win against the Chiefs this year.
     
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    As reported by SI.com:SI


    Defensive tackle Ellis Johnson continued negotiations with the Texans. Johnson canceled a visit to Minnesota scheduled for Tuesday.
    -- Denver Post
     
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    I am all for adding depth to the D line as long as the price is right... :thumbup
     
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    1996 Indianapolis Colts 12 22 14.0 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
    1997 Indianapolis Colts 15 54 37.0 17 4.5 1 18 18.0 18 0 0
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    This is the kind of signing often worth making--an at or near league minimum deal to revive a 1st round guy for depth if nothing else. This is where the motivation/talent of a coaching staff stands out--making an underachiever perform rather than watching a star perform.
     
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    So is he going to be an end or a tackle?
     
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    Berman mentioned that Johnson is likely to resign with the Broncos according to league sources.
     
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    Based on his size, I would think that he'd be an end, but I may be wrong...
     

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