"Texans players say they had illegal contract drills at 2008 mini-camp"

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  1. nero THE zero

    nero THE zero Hall of Fame

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    This scrolled under ESPN's "The Lead" on the ticker this morning. I searched their website and didn't see anything. Anyone know what they're talking about?
     
  2. Errant Hothy

    Errant Hothy Hypermediocrity

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    If true, I'd be more curious as to which palyer leaked this.
     
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    Which team doesn't?
     
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    Hmmm. Well during mini-camps its usually the rookies and maybe some of the younger players. They practice in shorts and t shirts (no pads) thus its not to be considered a full contact practice. It's really just a time for the young players to run through some plays, learn new plays, do drills, refresh their memory, etc. An early look so the coaches can kinda see what they have to work with (concerning the rookies) going into more offseason workouts. This may have been the time when they noticed Demeco could make the switch to MLB (ability to learn the plays quickly, be a leader etc.) but I'm not sure.

    Maybe during a few drills they wore pads or they were rougher than they were supposed to be? For some reason I think some other team had a problem with this a few years ago and may have even been penalized somehow.
     
  5. TexanSam

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    So what are the potential repercussions of this if true?
     
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    Now they're scrolling this:

     
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    Crap, stupid BSPN all up in our biz.
     
  8. TexanSam

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    Here's the article

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=3885900

    Doesn't sound good.

    The article does answer my previous question though. It says there is no specific punishment for teams that disobey the rule.
     


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    OL Stephenson

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=3885900

     
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    Not sounding good since the practices were video taped to prove it.
     
  11. awtysst

    awtysst Draft Guru

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    Whats the worst that can happen? Will we get fined? Lose Draft picks?
     
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    omg Richard Justice was right.. ;)

    Oh well, let's see how this one plays out...
     
  13. ArlingtonTexan

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    One of the off-season bits at profootballtalk.com is finding pictures of teams which are in violation of contact rules. They have probably dozens of pictures from various teams. the Texans are not unusual in that regard, and if anything "normal" is this regard.
     
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    Damn, so I-65 had to blow it. I hope we don't suffer any severe consequences for this. This is Cowboyesque. :mcnugget:
     
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    That is the first thing I thought..."Justice will have a field day"
     
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    IIRC the Redskins lost some off season practice days for the year a few years back.
     
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    Meh, I don't think it's going to be a big deal. It sounds like sour grapes from 3 players no longer with the team. Even if it were to go against the Texans I wouldn't think the punishment would be too extreme.
     
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    Every team does this.
     
  20. Errant Hothy

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    Not only 3 players who are no longer Texans, but three players that had very little chance of making the team anyways.

    The team will more then likely lose some workout days early in the preseason, and McNair will likely have to fork over some cash to the three guys who got injure.

    For what it worth, Justice was wrong. If the trainer and S&C coach were the "best in the NFL" then these guys should not have gotten injured. Especally since two of them suffered the same injury.
     
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