KGB Released

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  1. beerlover

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    Texans should bring him (Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila) in to workout. would feel a little more certain about it if Sherman was still here but still a pass rushing specialist remains a dire need.

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    he's a nine year vet.. what's the shelf life of an NFL Dlineman?
     
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    I think Zgonina's 38 or so. And he's one of our better linemen.
     
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    right, i was seriously asking... what's the avg. no. of yrs a d-lineman stays in the league?
     
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    Rick give him a call.
     
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    With Dlmen you have to consider the style of play. Guys who rely on technique and strength play at pretty high levels well into their 30s, Michael Strahan would be an example.

    Guys who rely on quickness and speed around the corner generally have shorter periods of elite play. KGB is this type of player.

    Essentially, KGB is N.D. Kalu with a better history of performance, and year or two younger. He is not a top level pass rusher any more and was never good against the run. Is he better than what the Texans have now rushing the passer? Not as sure as his reputation would suggest.
     
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    Texans often sign (even fringe players) before they face former team. Houston vs GB Dec 7th Lambeau Field :)
     
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    He had 9.5 sacks last year. He's fallen off a lot this year though. I would give him a look if the Texans think he has anything left.
     
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    If he had anything left, he'd still be with the team - the Packers aren't exactly loaded on the D-line... but they're probably better off than us.

    But hey, maybe a change of scenery would rejuvenate him? He's older, but he's not ancient. There's no way he wouldn't be an upgrade over Weaver given a few weeks to get in the system. I think that would mark the end of ND Kalu's time with the team, given that they play the same position and Kalu has been inactive several weeks in a row.

    KGB will probably get a look somewhere else for a lot more than we're willing to offer though.
     
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    Packers are on the hook for something like 6.1 million. anything else would just be icing on the cake :money:
     
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    he could def be of use here......why not..................

    is dline especially defensive end not the absolute weakest part of this team.??

    it wouldnt hurt...thats for sure with a rotation of weaver, kalu, cochran we could use an experiment

    he could fit the role we thought rosy colvin was gonna fit.........we brought him in so why not a traditional end with a resume like his....it wont cost much either

    sign him up rick
     
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    would we have to absorb this...??

    Scout.com analysis:

    If we replace KGB for Weaver, we could make an already suspect part of our defense worse. And at 31, you have to wonder how much can he have left as a pass rusher? Now if this were training camp time, he's definitely a guy I'd bring into camp and see if he could earn a spot.

    I'd get his cell number though.... just in case the injury bug hits us <knocks on wood>
     
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    key words in bold
     
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    why is he not our newest DE? 9 seasons? is that too many to help out?
     
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    there's already a thread on this release in the NFL section.

    http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55362

    but to answer your question;
    (a) KGB isn't considered very good against the run. We already have issues in that area as it is.
    (b) He's 31, how much does he have left? At best, he'd be a slightly younger (and probably quicker) version of N.D. Kalu. Then again, so was Stanley McGlover (remember him)
    (c) He represents a 7.72 million dollar cap hit to the Packers; the salary cap gurus will have to explain how much of that - if any - we'd have to pick up.

    but if one of our DEs comes up gimpy AND we don't have to pick up that entire $7.72 million....
     

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