Potential Free Agents of Interest

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  1. dalemurphy

    dalemurphy Hall of Fame

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    Well, one day until franchise tags and it looks like a lot of guys are going to hit the market. There will probably be a couple more tags and some more cuts as well but I thought I'd keep a running list of guys the Texans may have some interest in, so here we go:

    RB
    JJ Arrington
    Ced Benson
    Buckhalter
    Kev Jones
    M. Morris
    M. Pittman
    D. RHodes
    D. Sproles- franchised!
    A. Stecker
    D. Ward


    WR
    K. Colbert
    D. Henderson
    TJ Houshmanzadeh
    Bryant Johnson
    Brandon Jones
    Nate Washington
    Reggie Williams

    OL
    Jordan Gross- re-signed with Carolina
    Jake Groves
    M. Tauscher
    Stinchcomb
    Kalif Barnes

    DL
    Shaun Cody
    Albert Haynesworth
    Jovan Haye
    J. Peppers- turned down a huge contract offer and will only sign a long term deal w/ 1 of 4 teams- not us.
    Antonio Smith


    LB
    C. Crowder
    A. Crowell
    A Davis
    L. Hill- franchised
    Ray Lewis
    Bart Scott
    J. Vilma

    CB
    Asomugha
    Bodden
    Florence
    McCalister
    McFadden

    S
    Atogwe- franchised... dang it!
    Y. Bell
    J. Butler
    Consodine
    S. Jones
    J. Leonhard
    J. Phillips




    please help me update it when you hear news and maybe the mods would be willing to sticky it?
     
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  2. barrett

    barrett Hall of Fame

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    um you left of Dunta. :)
     
  3. steelbtexan

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    Going by that list the 4 FA's I would like to see signed that would fit our budget are

    1. McAlister 3 time all-pro, replaces Dunta (if we dont franchise him)
    2. Crowder Young tough LB that can play SAM
    3. S.Jones The hard hitting S we have been looking for, good @ creating turnovers
    4. Pittman Goal line short yardage back, Tough has good hands

    If we draft a LB our LB corps are set
    Draft a RB late5-7 rd With Slaton, Pittman, Moats,Rookie RB we have depth
    It would be nice to have a hard hitting vet. secondary McAlister& Jones give you that
     
  4. Cjeremy635

    Cjeremy635 Overtraining

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    Is Sproles the RB in San Diego? If so, I really liked watching him. He's young, fast, and shifty. I'd take him over someone a lot older. Probably not the best move though, but I like him.
     
  5. dalemurphy

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    I love him. However, I don't know if he fits with the Texans with Slaton here. Sproles will cost about $7 million per year to get him and Slaton will be looking for a new deal in a year. I just don't know if we can pay 2 smallish backs around $15 million per year. Plus, it would be hard to maximize both guys since they're so similar. We'd still need a bigger back to take some short yardage carries.
     
  6. Cjeremy635

    Cjeremy635 Overtraining

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    True, but he's still fun to watch. I wasn't seriously advocating getting him, but it would be cool to have him, minus the $7 million/year.
     
  7. TexansFan33

    TexansFan33 DW33

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    My Wish List:

    Corner CB - Asomugha(We would be taken seriously for the first time as an organization) McAllister he could be a good fit if we draft a corner and lose Dunta to FA.


    Saftey S- Sean Jones he's been solid for the browns the last couple of years.

    Running Back RB- Derrick Ward we need a between the tackles runner and his 41 receptions aren't bad either. I know he's 29 but a 2 yr deal isnt crazy. I also think former first round pick Kevin Jones could bring some added value to our backfield at age 26 i think he would do good in our zone blocking scheme. Both of these backs are around the 225 range. What do yall think about these Free Agents?
     
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  8. TheRealJoker

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    Atogwe from the Rams is the ballhawk safety we've never had. Would love to see him in a Texans uniform next year looking over Reeves' shoulder when the ball is in the air.

    Dont forget CB Dre Bly and DT Dewayne Robertson were also released. I doubt we'll go after either of them but just dropping names.
     


  9. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Do you think someone is going to make Darren Sproles the second highest-paid RB in the NFL? Right now according to the salaries released for computing the franchise tag numbers, the highest-paid RB in the NFL is LaDanian Tomlinson at 7.8 million. Second-highest is 6.75 million per.

    I like Sproles, but not for the Texans. We don't need a guy even smaller than Slaton.
     
  10. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Dre Bly is about to turn 32.

    Dre Bly was a starter on one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. Their pass defense is worse than Houston's. Much worse, if you go by the numbers.

    Dre Bly should be nowhere NEAR a desired FA pickup.
     
  11. El Tejano

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    Out of the list:

    RB
    M. Pittman
    D. Rhodes
    A. Stecker

    WR
    Late round draft pick

    OL
    Kalif Barnes

    DL
    Would love J Peppers or Haynesworth but that would take our money

    LB
    C. Crowder
    B. Scott

    CB
    Anyone of those guys

    S Atogwe.

    Anyone of these guys I would like.
     
  12. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    I'd like to see:

    D. Robinson CB HOU
    OJ Atogwe FS STL
    S.Jones SS CLE
    L.Bodden CB DET

    I think that is doable, and leaves the team in a good position come draft time. With the secondary sured up, the Texans can focus on their positions that need upgrades: DE, NT, C, or pick up a real difference maker at LB.

    J. Gross LT CAR would be on my wish list too, but the Texans aren't going to give up on Brown anytime soon.
     
  13. Mailman

    Mailman Pwned by Hakeem

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    Teams are taking their time with the franchise designations, eh? Hurry up and tell us already!
     
  14. dalemurphy

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    Derrick Ward was on the Jim Rome show today and mentioned playing for the Texans. He likes the idea of sharing carries with Steve Slaton. According to rotoworld.com, he's looking for $4 million a year for a contract.

    IMO, he is the perfect FA Rb for us. I'd really like to see this work out.
     
  15. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I would LOVE to have Ward, but not for $4 million.
     
  16. dalemurphy

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    I think a 4yr $16 million contract with $8 million guaranteed seems reasonable to me. I certainly don't think it puts us in salary cap trouble.
     
  17. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    I just think it's too much for a complimentary back. It's not a ridiculous amount of money by any means - but with all our other holes, I'd rather put that kind of money into other places.

    I wouldn't be upset if it went down, though.
     
  18. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    You know, the more I think about this - the more I'm okay with it. I still think it's too much for a complimentary back - but I think he'd be such a great fit... and hell, his comments on Rome today prove he's not demanding to go somewhere and be a starter.
     
  19. J-Russ

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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/02/18/peppers-picks-a-peck-of-possible-suitors/#comments

    The fact that he has two NFC-S teams on his wish list, with none of those teams running a 3-4, could mean that he might not be ruling out the option of playing for a 4-3 team. We still might have hope for landing Peppers. :cool:

    Although, I wouldn't give up a 1st and 3rd for him, which is probably the asking price for Carolina to trade him.
     
  20. b0ng

    b0ng Ooops

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    Did it come out that Peppers said that he wouldn't play for Houston. I know his 4 team list included one AFC team.
     

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