Texans sign LB Freeman 11/4/09

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  1. whiskeyrbl

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    Texans | Freeman signs
    Wed, 04 Nov 2009 14:45:51 -0800

    Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Houston Texans signed free-agent LB Marcus Freeman (Bills) Wednesday, Nov. 4. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    Somebody remind me. Maybe Yankee can this guy was a 5th rd. draft pick out of Ohio St. Was he very good? I cannot remember the name.
     
  2. cj5776

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    Looks like he was a fifth round rookie that did not make it out of camp? I thought if you were drafted in the fifth round they would keep you for at least a season, thats odd.
     
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    According to Scout.com he was eligible for the 2009 draft.

    He must have went undrafted, since he isn't listed as one of their '09 picks.
     
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    He was Chicago's pick in the 5th
     
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    I liked him coming out of OSU. Thought he could be productive at this level.
     
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    Found this interesting...

    Why do you think Marcus Freeman was cut? --Danny Mack

    Marcus Freeman was a dud from the beginning. Bears scouts thought he would be pretty athletic based on his pre-draft testing, but Freeman did not play as athletically as he tested. He has a prototype NFL body, but he doesn't move like a prototype NFL linebacker. What's more, he didn't show a lot of intensity or fire. It wasn't even close with him, and even if the Bears had to put a linebacker on injured reserve, I would doubt if they would bring him back.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-bears-pompei-mailbag,0,1879171.column

    Funny he landed on the Bills practice squad not the bears and then was cut by the bills
     
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    Me too! He was a very good college LB. I gave him a late 3rd to fourth round grade. If he comes here with the right attitude he has the ability. Sometimes it jsut takes the right situation. Hopefully our coaches can get him to play up to tht ability where the others have failed.
     


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    the combine drills?
     
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    I think we're still trying to find more speed for our special teams.
    we've gone thru 3-4 LBs in the past month... five if you count Chaun Thompson.

    Oh and does anyone know about the TE we picked up, Dezmond Sherrod??
     
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    A blocking TE from Mississippi state, not much of a pass catcher
     
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    Coaching can only do so much, to me its more hoping he is tired of being cut and the light is finally going off. Sometimes you have to gamble that a player finally understands he can only have so many chances. If he finally has fire, he'll stick.
     
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    could have been overwhelmed in Chicago? thought he was good value in 5th, projected late 2nd early 3rd a week or two before the draft. I agree for now he is just special team fodder then see how hard he works to actually get pt. could be effective WILL - best in coverage not strong run defender but with Frank Bush success so far with this unit you really knows?

    I did get a kick out of this tidbit - Freeman 10th Cushing 7th - http://ohiostate.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=881765

     

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