Key FA signings for 2008

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  1. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    In my own opinion I think the Texans need to worry about there own before pursuing outside players.

    The following Texans are FA for next year who I believe we should keep.

    Will Demps, this man solidifies our secondary and brings an attitude to our team. Don't let this turn out to be another Marlon McCree situation.

    Andre Davis, stretches the field and has a knack for the End Zone. So he can't block for the run as well as KW, but I thought the WR was supposed to catch and score TD's. Silly me.

    Salaam, no not as a starter, but as a solid leader and spot fill in. I don't think he has enough left in the tank to start another 16 game season, but he does have enough left to help the Texans with there future. All he has been is reliable.

    Dayne. For the record if Dayne is our leading rusher at the end of next season I think I will commit Harry Karry. Dayne's best days are in the late half of the season so I believe once we get a solid starter he will be an invaluable number 2 in the winter months. And like Salaam, he has been reliable since being here, he may not be setting the world on fire but he is consistent.

    With the exception of Demps the other 3 mentioned are solid depth for this team and can contribute.

    Am I missing anyone?
     
  2. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    I agree. Demps has been a great pick up. Imagine how much better he would be without that bionic arm brace.
     
  3. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    According to Houston Pro Football:


    Unrestricted Free Agents
    Alexander, Roc
    Anderson, Charlie
    Barry, Kevin
    Bruener, Mark
    Clark, Danny
    Davis, Andre'
    Dayne, Ron
    Demps, Will
    Earl, Glenn
    Hutchins, Von
    Kalu, N.D.
    Killings, Cedric
    Simmons, Jason
    Turk, Matt
    Weary, Fred
    Wynn, Dexter

    Restricted Free Agents
    Brown, C.C.
    Maddox, Anthony
    Mathis, Jerome
     
  4. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    I think all the RFA's will be back - yes Mathis included - they'll cost next to nothing. I'm also going to predict that most, not all, of the UFA will also be back - at least the should be back.
     
  5. Mr PC

    Mr PC Hall of Fame

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    RESIGN:
    Kalu, Demps, Clark, Davis, Salaam, Turk, (plus at least one of the following players: Simmons, Earl, Hutchins)

    As long as we pick up a real running back in free agency (like M. Turner) the Texans dont need to resign Dayne. We would have Turner, Green, Taylor, Walker there is no room for Dayne. Dayne is not that good as a no 2 back, he is only productive when getting enough carries to wear down the defense. Unless we are planning on making Dayne our feature back next year he doesnt need to be resigned.
     
  6. PapaL

    PapaL Loose Screw

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    I'm probably the biggest Dayne detractor around here and even I say he deserves to come back next year; hopefully in a limited role as was originally intended.
     
  7. Maddict5

    Maddict5 Hall of Fame

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    weary is a tough one, same with earl

    id bring nd, salaam, clark, ad, breuner.. actually id bring them all back as squad players except barry and maybe alexander, killings, simmons (and get rid of black)
     
  8. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    I am in the same boat.

    He hardly (if any) turns the rock over
     
  9. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    No Turk? or go with Stanley? (if healthy)
     
  10. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    Unrestricted Free Agents
    Alexander, Roc - let'em, walk
    Anderson, Charlie - let'em walk
    Barry, Kevin - who?
    Bruener, Mark - Thanks for the memories
    Clark, Danny - To old
    Davis, Andre' - Resign
    Dayne, Ron - Resign
    Demps, Will - Resign
    Earl, Glenn - Thanks for the injuries
    Hutchins, Von - Resign for depth
    Kalu, N.D. - You were my favorite Eagle, but not my favorite Texan
    Killings, Cedric - You can still walk, get out while you still can
    Simmons, Jason - See ya
    Turk, Matt - Resign
    Weary, Fred - Resign
    Wynn, Dexter

    Restricted Free Agents
    Brown, C.C.
    Maddox, Anthony
    Mathis, Jerome

    I would like to see what we can get for all three of these guys. Although I thought that Maddox was a SFA so nada would be the answer for him.

    Mathis was a 3rd pick so what would we get for him?
     
  11. ATX

    ATX Hall of Fame

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    Ideally Dayne comes back as our 3rd string RB. I seriously hope the Texans drop Green and pursue Michael Turner next year and let Taylor, Echemandu, and Walker battle it out for 2nd string. As far as the other FAs, we need to sign Demps, Davis, and Weary before the others.
     
  12. painekiller

    painekiller Hall of Fame

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    Mathis was a 4th rounder, depending on which tender offer they give him is what we can get. The same goes for all the restricted players.

    Got this from Wikipedia and the dollar amounts will be a little higher this season as the minimums pay has risen, the basic concept is the same.

    I would offer Maddox the middle offer at least other wise we risk losing him just like we almost lost Leach last year.
     
  13. threetoedpete

    threetoedpete Hall of Fame

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    That's the first guy I resign. I don't give him crazy money. But I'd give him a contract that is favorble over most role players in the NFL. We give him his bonus for carring the team While A.J. was down. Pay him his money and lock him up long term. He is what he is. He will never be able to carry the #2 long term. But he is a great player who compliments what we already have on the roster. Pay the guy and let him know we love him. Just don't go crazy. You have an NFL home here if you want it Andre Davis.
     
  14. threetoedpete

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    They have six picks plus a little cap room to get a couple of guys. I'd be really careful about chopping the depth off the roster especilly at DT. And especailly when you've already lost one guy. Do all the hacking your purposing up there there will be a price in the middle of '08. There is nothing that says in '08 the injury bug will not hit the DTs and not the C/Gs on the roster. No one forsaw all the injuries at DB. I even fussed about it back in August. They had DBs stacked like a cord of wood. Turns out they need all of them. If you chop it, you gotta replace it there big guy. I always prefer the devil I know over the devil I don't know. Maddox isn't sexy. But he is cheap and he gets his job done in the rotation. Where you going to find that in the DT pool next year ? Inquiring minds wish to know.

    He is not on the list...me I redo Travis Johnson this year. I get the contract more in line to what he brings to the table. He seems happy here, just get the money right. Pay him a bonus and lock him up long term.
     
  15. PapaL

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    If by Squad players you mean practice squad - they all have too much time to be eligible for the PS.
     
  16. TEXANRED

    TEXANRED Texan-American

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    I thought he was a third rounder, shows what I know.

    No wonder we have sucked for the last, oh I dont know, better half of a decade. Look at the 04/05 draft. Wow, just wow.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2004/draft/teams/texans.html

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2005/draft/teams/texans.html

    The Texans should pin this up in there war room each year to see what not to do.
     
  17. Texans34Life

    Texans34Life I BLEED TEXANS!

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    I'm surprised a lot of you want Salaam back. I think Spencer will come back healthy and we should either draft or find in free agency a good LT to back up Spencer.

    I hate the guy's play.....always getting beat.
     
  18. Kaiser Toro

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    I agree with this assessment. Nail down the DE depth now. Keep Demps, A. Davis, Weary, Hutchins and Turk.

    Draft time needs to be C, FS, T, G, RB and LB.
     
  19. Second Honeymoon

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    i am on exactly the same page as you except I think we can forego going after Guard depth in the draft if we can keep Weary. He is going to get some interest around the league...even after his injury.

    it's gonna be tough getting a quality OT in the draft though and still be able to address our other needs. Maybe we can find a project in the 5th round and hopefully make a better selection than we did with Brandon Frye.
     
  20. Maddict5

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    no i mean backups/ guys fighting for roster spots
     

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