Joe Smith via CFL?

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  1. Goldensilence

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  2. Lucky

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    The link you provided says nothing about the Texans. Where is that link?
     
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    The link does mention that the Texans were looking at Smith.


    Here's his history..........seems like he would be the perfect fit for our primary RB............Big bruiser with speed.......and not too old.........and he's a Texan........

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    OK, it's from an article in the Vancouver Province

    So, we should know by today if the Texans are bringing Smith in. Probably not a big money deal, as most CFL players make less than the NFL minimum.

    Here's Smith's BC Lion bio
     
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    He won't be a Texan

    http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=0589b3fe-c0ab-4509-9077-ad15b9839750&k=60360


     
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    Mendenhall looked better to me anyway.
     


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    Yeah, I know. But it isn't like there is this long tradition of great running backs in the CFL.
     
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    Ricky Willia... oh wait.
     
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    I'm assuming that guarantees we are going into camp with a roster of running backs that includes more than Ahman Green, Ron Dayne, Chris Taylor, and Darius Walker.
     
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    Yup, Feb 15 is the unofficial free agent running back signing drop dead date.
     
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    Ya I thought the same thing.
     
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    I think it's an example of "bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush". The Texans weren't guaranteeing Smith's contract, so the $300K+ he's getting in Canada is a safer bet than the possible $370K he might get in the NFL. That the CFL season begins in the summer (while NFL camps are ongoing) also is a consideration, as Smith would miss a big chunk of the CFL year if he were a camp casualty.
     

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