"Late" Signings the Norm

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  1. BornOrange

    BornOrange All Pro

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    I meant to post this several days ago before the signings of Molden, Slaton, and Okam; but real life intervened.

    A lot of people were concerned that so many draft picks weren't signed. However, it is normal for drafted rookies to sign shortly before training camp. In fact, of the 51 Texans draft picks before this year, 32 signed within 10 days of training camp. This year will make that 37 out of 57.

    2008 Season
    July 25 First Practice Day
    ?????? (1)Duane Brown
    July 21 (3)Antwaun Molden
    July 21 (3)Steve Slaton
    July 21 (5)Frank Okam
    July 16 (4)Xavier Adibi
    June 26 (7)Alex Brink
    June 19 (6)Dominique Barber

    2007 Season
    July 27 First Practice Day
    July 27 (1)Amobi Okoye
    July 26 (4)Fred Bennett
    July 26 (5)Brandon Frye
    July 24 (3)Jacoby Jones
    July 23 (5)Brandon Harrison
    July 23 (6)Kasey Studdard
    July 19 (7)Zac Diles

    2006 Season
    July 28 First Practice Day
    July 23 (3)Charles Spencer
    July 23 (3)Eric Winston
    July 13 (6)Wali Lundy
    July 13 (7)David Anderson
    July 12 (4)Owen Daniels
    July 07 (2)DeMeco Ryans
    April 28 (1)Mario Williams

    2005 Season
    July 30 (1)Travis Johnson
    July 30 First Practice Day
    July 29 (3)Vernand Morency
    July 29 (4)Jerome Mathis
    July 20 (5)Drew Hodgdon
    June 25 (6)CC Brown
    June 17 (7)Kenneth Pettway

    2004 Season
    July 31 First Practice Day
    July 30 (4)Glenn Earl
    July 28 (6)Vontez Duff
    July 27 (6)Charlie Anderson
    July 24 (1)Dunta Robinson
    July 21 (7)BJ Symons
    June 26 (1)Jason Babin
    June 23 (6)Jammal Lord
    June 21 (7)Sloan Thomas
    June 08 (7)Raheem Orr

    2003 Season
    July 26 First Practice Day
    July 25 (3)Dave Ragone
    July 24 (2)Bennie Joppru
    July 23 (3)Antwan Peek
    July 22 (1)Andre Johnson
    July 18 (3)Seth Wand
    July 17 (4)Domanick Davis
    June 06 (7)Chance Pearce
    June 04 (7)Curry Burns
    May 30 (6)Keith Wright

    2002 Season
    July 23 First Practice Day
    July 19 (2)Jabar Gaffney
    July 19 (4)Jonathan Wells
    July 19 (5)Jarrod Baxter
    July 17 (3)Fred Weary
    July 17 (5)Ramon Walker
    July 16 (2)Chester Pitts
    July 15 (3)Charles Hill
    July 13 (6)DeMarcus Faggins
    June 27 (7)Greg White
    June 27 (7)Ahmad Miller
    June 19 (6)Howard Green
    April 20 (1)David Carr
     
  2. Polo

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    All this thread does is remind me of the terrible picks we've made
     
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  3. Thorn

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    LOL, I was thinking the same thing.
     
  4. texan pride

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    Wow, this thread is depressing.
     
  5. The Pencil Neck

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    You should have only gone back to 2006. I don't care about the previous regime. And I'd like the opportunity to forget it.

    Thanks so much for reminding me.
     
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    Poor BornOrange, he was just trying to be helpful. LOL
     
  7. painekiller

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    BornOrange rep coming your way. Every year the masses start screaming about no signings, and every year the job gets done.

    Honestly the team can and seems to be able to do a contract a day, if you look at the last 3 drafts. With a full compliment of picks, that only covers a week, BTW I will allow the team a few extra days to get the 1st pick signed, those contracts are usually more involved, with voidable years and roster bonuses, the language has to be just right.

    So thank you for showing us this chart.
     
  8. Xetuoh1836

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    Agree with you PK! Thanks BornOrange for doing the homework and posting this.

    :tiphat:
     


  9. BornOrange

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    I included the past regime:
    1) To remind people that it has always been this way with the Texans
    2) To indicate that it is not just this way with Smith, but with other GM's
     
  10. BornOrange

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    To compile this list I went down the transactions lists each year from houstontexans.com. It was a sad trip down memory lane to see all the different signings and trades like those for Hollings, Wade, Babin, Buchanon, etc. Thankfully we have better decision makers now.
     
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    I was just teasing. Great work but it is a horrifying walk down memory lane.
     
  12. ATXtexanfan

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    wow the old regime sucked
     
  13. Insideop

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    Actually, I think the Texans are probably one of the better teams at getting all their picks signed before camp. I saw a list on another web site (sorry, can't remember where) a couple of days ago that had only 2 teams with all their draft picks signed. I think it was Washington and Philly. What really amazed me was there were some teams who hadn't signed even one player yet and others, like the "cowturds" who had only signed one! So, I think the Texans have one of the better FO for getting these things done. JMHO!
     
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    Found the other site. Here's the link http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2008/06/2008-nfl-rookie-signing-status.html

    It has been updated and the Browns and Giants have signed all their picks in addition to Washington and Philly. Also, all teams now have at least 1 player signed. Come on Texans, get Brown signed! :yahoo:
     
  15. PapaL

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    Great post...sad...but great. This should be the saddest stickey we have.

    I have faith that Brown will be signed by Friday.
     
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    thanks for doing the leg work!
    and thanks for reminding me of how much we've progressed in chosing personnel
     
  17. BornOrange

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    It looked like the Colts were going to be in trouble with holdouts because they only had one pick out of nine signed. However, they signed seven guys yesterday and just have a sixth round pick left unsigned.

    ESPN's AFC Central Blog
     

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