How does the Texans getting first pick of FA's work?

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  1. Hottoddie

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    I've heard that they get first dibs. Does that mean they get the first shot at claiming every player (within the 53 man roster limit limitation) off the waiver wire? Or, does it mean they get the first shot at only one player?
     
  2. texanfan2100

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    First pick on any and every player that is waived.
     
  3. jerek

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    I believe we get first shot at every player.
     
  4. EF55

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    1st shot at any player... but what does that actually mean, any player cut can still play anywhere he wants, Do they get the right to match other teams offers?
     
  5. Hottoddie

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    Thanks guys.
     
  6. texanfan2100

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    No, I think that if the player goes through the waiver wire unclaimed, then they become an unrestricted free agent. If they're claimed, they go to the team that claims them. No choice, no negotiations. I'm not totally sure about this though.
     
  7. |The.Brand0n|

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    So maybe I have this wrong... there is a difference between being cut and being waived... if a player is CUT he has say in where he ends up, but if a player is waived then the Texans have first pick @ him... If this is the case, then my hopes for Charles Rogers are pretty much done... - Brand0n
     
  8. DRAMA

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    Are the freaking Broncos EVER gonna make their cuts? Or will they wait until
    :02 left before announcing it - kinda like their starting lineups each week at RB.
     


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    The Texans do have the first chance at Rogers.
     
  10. Wolf

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    :redtowel:
     
  12. Maddict5

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    and his #2 overall contract...im going to guess he makes it through the waiver wire:cool:
     
  13. Wolf

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    well I was looking at his scouting report.. willing to block stands out(a must in a kubiak system) ..yet weaknesses :hmmm:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfldraft/tracker/player?id=7195
     
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    dont mind pre-draft scouting reports...he was cut for a reason...corey bradford among others beat him out
     
  15. Sarg01

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    Actually he can be had for just his base salary. The Lions have to cover the cap space for all his signing bonuses, even if he's not playing for them anymore. So the Texans only have to pay his actual salary. Most early draft picks get huge amounts of bonuses and a relatively small salary - since the bonus are guaranteed, they're much more desirable for the player than salary, doubly so for unproven rookies.
     
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    I believe we have to cut a player, in order to claim a player. So my question is who do we want to cut from our current 53 to claim a new player?
     
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    This is BEFORE his history of injury, injury, injury and more injury............he's reinjured during TC. There is no mention of his PREDRAFT substance abuse........... and, of course, he learned from his 1st round.........just to subsequently REPEAT it in the NFL. He MAY have lost one of his "negatives," i.e., "cockiness," but the rest listed have continued to plague him during the little amount of time that he has been able to get on the field.
     
  18. wolf123

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    Apparently we only have priority until 11:00 this morning.

    (on the deadline to make waiver claims) “Eleven tomorrow morning is our deadline to make claims.” - houstontexans.com (latest news, post-practice comments)
     
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    and that time is passed...

    Edit: Unless Rick Smith is still on Denver Time...
     
  20. Ibar_Harry

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    I'm probably the lone wolf out there, but who has Smith brought in so far that we really like. They say he is doing a good job, but I'm trying to figure out at what. The draft class was a reflection of Kubiak and Casserly, not Smith. From what I have seen so far, I think Kubiak and Casserly were on page better than Smith and Kubiak. Right now I have Capers' vibes about Smith. I hope I'm wrong, but I wasn't on Capers. By the way that's not what I want. I hope Smith turns out great, but there is just something that doesn't seem right to me and I can't totally put a finger on it.
     

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