Roy Manning (LB) a new Texan

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  1. aj.

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    How did we get him?
     
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    Claimed off waivers I assume.
     
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    Didn't he suffer a shoulder injury last week?
     
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    Yep, that's what it looks like.

    It just seemed kinda late.
     
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    He was only released Saturday - one of their last cuts.

    There were reports of a shoulder injury in the Pack's game against Cincy, but it couldn't have been too serious because he played in their last preseason game against TN.
     
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    So, is he an OLB type or MLB one? Any good?
     
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    With the signing of AJ Hawk, he had to know this was coming...
     


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    They have three good LBs with Barnett, and the young Hawk and Hodge. Not sure about the guy who reportedly beat out Manning though - Tracy White who's a journeyman free agent. I would't go ga ga over Manning but hopefully he can help LB depth and special teams.
     
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    If he gets put on our 53 man roster, whod we get rid of then?
     
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    Bedell.
     
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    Wasn't Shantée Orr a GB cut?
     
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    I believe he was
     
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    We already had an open spot i believe, meaning we dont have to get rid of anyone else on the roster yet...i expect we will be trying to add more D-linemen and DB's, hopefully we'll find someone.
     
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    Both Orr and Manning are Michigan grads. Hopefully Manning will work out as well as the rest of the LB's from Ann Arbor- Orr, Ian Gold (Denver), Larry Foote (Pittsburgh), Cato June (Indy). If Joppru has a good year I can love the Texans even more (if that's possible).
     
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    That open spot was for Dayne. We had to cut Bedell for this.
     
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    Still haven't seen the announcement. He probably took his physical this morning.

    Here's some stuff I solicited from a Packers board fwiw:


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    The addition of Abdul Hodge, AJ Hawk and Ben Taylor led to Manning's being cut. It was a numbers game. Add to that his somewhat limited range and speed along with some limitations on special teams and he became the odd man out. I still think he could be successful in this league playing the strong side and being taken off the field on passing downs. Never gonna be a star, but can be decent back-up and occasional starter.

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    Good addition to your coverage teams as well. He always seemed to be at or near the ball.

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    I'd just reiterate what's already been said. He's not a great player by any means, but could be a competent backup.
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    Manning is a solid backup. Not the fastest guy, but a sure tackler. A quailty backup at the SAM and as been said good good contributer on special teams.

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