OL Ephraim Salaam Signed

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  1. kiwitexansfan

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    More OL competition.

    Texans | Team signs E. Salaam
    Mon, 1 May 2006 16:23:56 -0700

    HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent OL Ephraim Salaam (Jaguars) to an undisclosed contract.

    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl
     
  2. bdiddy

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    Good signing, provides added depth. He could challenged Wand and/or Weigart for a starting Tackle position should the rookies not be ready.

    I think Winston will be able to play from day one at right tackle. Weigart and McKinney will battle it out for right guard spot.
     
  3. TheRealJoker

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    GAMES PLAYED
    Year Team G GS
    1998 Atlanta Falcons 16 16
    1999 Atlanta Falcons 16 16
    2000 Atlanta Falcons 14 10
    2001 Atlanta Falcons 14 13
    2002 Denver Broncos 16 16
    2003 Denver Broncos 14 14
    2004 Jacksonville Jaguars 15 12
    2005 Jacksonville Jaguars 5 2
    TOTAL 110 99

    Ephraim Salaam, T
    Height/Weight: 6-7/295
    Birthdate: 06/19/1976
    Birthplace: Chicago, IL, USA
    Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
    College: San Diego State
    NFL Experience: 9

    http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/12674
     
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    Anyone got a link to this guys NFL profile?
     
  5. hot pickle

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    i've never heard of him
    but...
    i like his size, and if hes got quick feet, he might be a line man we are looking for

    i like this signing
     
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    Ephraim is a solid lineman. I dont think he got to play very much last season because of Khalif Barnes but he has been good enough to start in this league for quite a long time. If he doesn't win the LT job he'll be VERY good depth on the line. I support this pick, its great to see our offensive line is not only getting better starters but better depth as well :yahoo:
     
  7. bdiddy

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    My only concern is how much he has left in the tank.
     
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    Wasnt eprhraim the guy lepsis replaced on Denvers line? he was the premeir LT during their Super Bowl run... Sounds like someone with a lot of knowledge to help our lineman adjust to the new blocking scheme. I don't think he has muched left in the tank as far as starting at LT maybe RT.. since he is aging..
     


  9. Grid

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    hes only like 30 years old. Thats still fairly young for an Olineman.
     
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    He is a Kubiak coached lineman, I dont believe Kubiak would've wanted him on our team if he didn't think Ephraim could help us out. He may be the starting LT on opening day. Spencer may be the starting LT though by the end of the year depending on how he develops. Ephraim is a very good guy to learn from though.
     
  11. bdiddy

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    This would be the ideal scenario.

    However, I think Spencer will need a two full training camps and an offseason before he is ready to take over. He has the tools and is a good athlete but needs time to improve his technique, as well as shed some weight.
     
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    Kubiak keeps on working his magic there will be no room for slackers on this team. :thumbup Looks like he is out to make sure he knows exactly what his line is capable of.
     
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    All these veterans will only make our two rookie tackles that much better
     
  14. Grid

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    Quote from a Bronco fan on another board.

     
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    From a jag fan. Sounds like one of those Denver style linemen that can be great in a zone blocking scheme..but looks terrible in a traditional setup.
     
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    I think I remember Salaam being an over hyped bust, I dont know i could be talking about someone else.
     
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    Geez, we're gonna see a lot of OTs in Preseason. :)
     
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    Don't know about overhyped bust--he was a 7th round pick. The Jags were underwhelmed by him so he got beat out by a rookie. Seems like a Denver connection and depth signing.
     
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    You're thinking about former Colorado and Chicago RB Rashaan Salaam...

    Anyway, I like this pick...Depth and competition is never a bad thing...
     

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