Free agent O-lineman

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  1. Goldeagle

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    Who will be available next year to help our team solidify our O-line that you like?

    Am I right, did I hear Chris Samuels will be available??
     
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    Leonard Davis UFA Arizona Cardinals
    My Vote.
     
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    ....explain...the Cards fans seem to hate him.
     
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    Well I believe it was week 5 or 6 when they played the Bears.............My favorite Defensive Player in the NFL is Brian Urlacher, I was watching him 2 plays in a row he was put on his back by Leonard Davis, when you put The Lacher as I call him on his back, your pretty darn good in my book.

    Plus I could care less about what Fans think about Players anymore form other teams besides mine, I have played line and coach it, He is a good one, he could stand to loose some pounds but he can maul, Pass Protection is good as well. He moves well for a big guy.
     
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    Sign him ( if the price is right ) ... if we draft a OLT ... he or Spencer could play gaurd the other RT . Winston becomes the swing OT . Weary moves to center .
     
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    Hardly any of those guys will see the light of day and the ones that do may not be worth the effort or $$$$.
     
  10. Goldeagle

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    Thanks Mex-Tex for finding that link!!!!


    Other Free Agent Offensive Linemen
    Jordan Black, UFA, Kansas City Chiefs
    Dwayne Carswell, UFA, Denver Broncos
    Derrick Dockery, UFA, Washington Redskins
    Nat Dorsey, RFA, Cleveland Browns
    Chris Gray, UFA, Seattle Seahawks
    Norm Katnik, RFA, New York Jets
    Ryan Lilja, RFA, Indianapolis Colts
    Sean Locklear, RFA, Seattle Seahawks
    Vincent Manuwai, UFA, Jacksonville Jaguars
    Roman Oben, UFA, San Diego Chargers
    Brian Rimpf, RFA, Baltimore Ravens
    Eric Steinbach, UFA, Cincinnati Bengals
    Todd Steussie, UFA, St. Louis Rams
    Floyd Womack, UFA, Seattle Seahawks

    I like the 3 guys highlighted, Steinbach is pretty young and I was wondering how he would turn out.

    Also, a guy who is RFA like Starks, what does that cost the Texans to sign him, or does that give his old team a free pick in the draft?
     
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    But are any of them better than what we have now?
     
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    Its not hard to find better lol
     
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    Say we go after Starks. We offer his a contract to come play for us. The Steelers have 7 days to outbid our offer and if they do then Starks would play for the Steelers. If not, Starks is ours, and we would have to give up a pick to the Steelers for what round Starks was originally drafted (we would give up a 3rd round draft pick since that's when Starks was originally drafted). That's how we got Kevin Walter this year, the Bengals didn't top our offer so we had to give up a 7th round pick. :thumbup

    Let me know if I got anything wrong. :)
     
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    Steinbach is the only FA OL that I would heavily persue. I'd overpay because he is as good a OG as we can find and is just starting the prime of his career. He is the best interior OL we can find. If we move Weary to OC like has been floating around, we need an OG to replace him. It wouldn't hurt to actually upgrade 2 spots in that process.
     
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    I wouldn't touch a single one of Arizona's OL. I would not even consider them and would rather search the UDFA's for a OL from a sucessful college program. I don't want any players coming from another franchise that doesn't know how to win. I don't want any member of an OL that can rival ours for worst in the league the past 5 years. No sir, no thank you.
     
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    Thanks 881 for the answer, Is Starks worth a 3rd rounder? Guess we wont know till we know all who is in the draft


    I liked Steinbach coming out of college, but the Bengals line has not been up to par either and has suffered a ton of injuries, I wonder if Steinbach is as good as I am hoping he is
     
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    Leonard is worth pursuing. Sure he saw loosing season in AZ but he came into the NFL from winning program. He has root in Texas and quite frankly he is also good tackle who will not be pushed around by any one.

    My only concern with Leonard will be his mobility in Kubiak system. I don't know if he will fit into it or not. He is mauler type of tackle.
     
  18. MightyTExan

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    Since Atlanta is crashing and burning, can we get their line coach?(Gibbs) :hides:


    Edit: I don't remember if he's still a coach there. Didn't the texans try to get him in the offseason?
     
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    I would like to see Leonard in a Texans uniform next year myself. This guy is as big as a house. He moves good for his size. I also watched Davis in the Bears game you talked about and I thought he looked good too. I have read that motivation is an issue with him as well as keeping his weight reasonable. Reasonable for Leonard is around 370 lbs. He has been in the league 6 years so who knows....maybe he wouldn't mind moving back home again.
     
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    I asked Denver fans what they thought of the Texans starting Salaam at LT. They said he sucked at Denver but that he had to be better than anything here in Houston. And I have to tell you, IMO, Salaam su-ucks. He is a revolving door and we were better off without him.

    I'd rather the Texans push ahead with the tackles they have (Spencer and Winston) and draft a Center.
     

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