Shawn Barber signs (per 610am) with the Texans

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  1. Texans34Life

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    Texans | S. Barber will visit team Thursday
    Tue, 13 Mar 2007 22:06:19 -0800

    Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Houston Texans will visit with free-agent LB Shawn Barber (Eagles) Thursday, March 15. Barber would likely be signed to provide depth at the outside linebacker position.
     
  2. texman8

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    Would love to get Antwan Barnes or Zak DeOssie in draft as future teammate for Demeco.
     
  3. freedoggy77

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    i hope he signs, he had like 112 tackles in 03.
     
  4. ArlingtonTexan

    ArlingtonTexan Moderator Staff Member

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    that's 4 season ago at the absolute peek of his career. Barber is now a nice back-up who probably won't embarass if you're forced to start him.
     
  5. hadaad

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    I'd love to see us get a bunch of respectable guys to compete for the SLB spot. I love DeMeco at MLB and I don't have a problem (money aside) with Greenwood at WLB.
     
  6. cj5776

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    is he more sam or will
     
  7. Texian

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    Another one for the over the hill gang who plays SLB.
     
  8. cj5776

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    I wonder if Anderson and Orr are going to make the final roster, assuming Wong is gone. I can see the benifits of having a true Sams instead of the 3-4 leftover OLBs. I guess late round draft picks will chalenge Polk and Evens for thier spots.
     
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    Strong, Middle & Weak-side LBs
     
  10. B.Diddy

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    Do you guys think it would be possible to trade david carr and jason Babin for Lance Briggs (since he publictly stated that he will never take another snap with the bears and would rather sit out a season than play for them next year)
     
  11. hadaad

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    Or maybe Barber and Carr, if they sign Barber.

    Or maybe Zgonina and Carr and Green since they traded away Thomas Jones already. But then they could just give us CedBen too.

    No, I don't think so, BDiddy.
     
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    Why would they want Babin? They have a rush DE in Mark Anderson and Chicago is fine franchising Briggs....if he doesnt show up he doesnt get paid. The only thing that may interest the Bears is Carr and that is probably for a 2nd day draft pick...not a pro bowl LB...
     
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    Well if im the GM im going to look into getting briggs he already said he wants playmakers plus imagine how nasty our Defense would be if we had Briggs and Ryans @ linebacker
     
  14. El Tejano

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    How did Shawn Barber do with the iggles?
     
  15. Ole Miss Texan

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    Wow, could you imagine our Defense with Mario, Demeco, Briggs, Dunta, and then if we go D w/ our 1st rd pick? Branch/Okoye/Landry...that would be awesome.
     
  16. Lifetime Oiler/Texan Fan

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    This would be another good backup signing. It also could be a good pick up if one or two of the current starting and back LB become cap casualties.
     
  17. rickyb

    rickyb Scarlet is hot.

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    I have a concern about Briggs: he is leaving the Bears b/c he wants to be "the man". And Urlacher is "the man." What does that say about a man's willingness to put the team above self? And what would that say about his heart if he came to the Texans and realized that a sophomore named Ryans was already our leader on d?

    Just some things to think about. A divided house cannot stand.
     
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    Barber would be a solid addition. Clark's weakness is supposed to be Barber's strength...coverage
     
  19. TexanSam

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    He would provide good depth. Nothing flashy, but I'm all for it if we get him at a reasonable price.
     
  20. thunderkyss

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    Is that why Briggs is mad??

    I thought it had something to do with wanting a long term deal??

    I mean 7.2 million is cool & all, but I'd much rather a $12million signing bonus plus a $7.2 million salary to go along with it. The way it stands now, Briggs could play two games next season, and his career.... could be over.
     

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