Texans sign tackle Victor Riley

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  1. Betro

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    I just saw on ESPN that the Texans signed tackle Victor Riley to a 1 year deal. I'm going to look for a link.
     
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    Texans | Riley Signed - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 11 May 2005 15:37:04 -0700

    ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent OT Victor Riley (Saints) to a one-year contract. Complete financial details were not available, but it is believed Riley can earn about $1 million if he plays regularly. Riley will be given the opportunity to win the starting left tackle job with the Texans.
     
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    Thank you! He played Right Tackle for the Saints. Does anybody know if he has ever played LT?
     
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    Hmmm...interesting. Anyone got any info in reguards to his playing ability?
     
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    Looks like he is the 2005 version of Marcus Spears (Spears replacement), also he's really large @ 6'5 340. Looks like he started 15 games last year. I haven't paid much attention to him myself.

    GAMES PLAYED
    Year Team G GS
    1998 Kansas City Chiefs 16 15
    1999 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16
    2000 Kansas City Chiefs 16 16
    2001 Kansas City Chiefs 7 5
    2002 New Orleans Saints 14 2
    2003 New Orleans Saints 16 16
    2004 New Orleans Saints 16 15
    TOTAL 101 85

    http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/12651
     
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    Who is this guy? Any good, anyone know anything about him?
     
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    from what i've seen he was one of the better OT's in the game about five years ago...he is aging...but what he brings is a quality depth guy who can challenge wand for the starting LT job...i do not see him winning that job though...it's good to see the texans bring him in...he was the highest rated RT left on the free agent market...he's played in the league for a long time...he knows how to play the position really well...what i'm glad to see is that we are bringing in these veteran tackles that can help mentor our young o-lineman...guys like marcus spears, and victor riley are highly respected around the league because they are team players...they work hard and they know what it takes to make it in the league for a long time...i think seth wand would be wise to learn all he can from riley
     
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    From his NewOrleansSaints.Com profile...

    Seems to me that he'll be a back-up that will provide decent insurance if Wand or Wade were to go down...I'm not sure of his pass blocking ability, but it looks like he's a good run blocker...
     


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    1998 1st rd pick of the Kansas City with the 27th overall selection out of Auburn. never panned out, has moved around the league and suffered a major leg break in 01 I believe?
     
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    I know he was good enough for the Saints to draft Jamaal Brown. :whistle:
     
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    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/football/nfl/kansas_city_chiefs/5932627.htm
     
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    Sounds like a winner.


    Hopefully there is more to that story..

    I would like to say "At least he wasnt actually BEATING his wife.. since that would be worse than wrecking your car into hers, IMO"

    but the fact that his infant daughter was in the car with his wife just makes me mad.
     
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    I believe he led all offensive lineman in false start penalties last year. His false start penalties were in the double digits. He's a great run blocking tackle, but he got Aaron Brooks killed last year also including all of his false start penalties which took the Saints even further out of 1st down range. He also got beat up by Saints defensive rookie Will Smith. I don't think he'll beat out Seth Wand, but he should bring depth to the offensive line.
     
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    Texans | Riley Signed - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 11 May 2005 15:37:04 -0700

    ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent OT Victor Riley (Saints) to a one-year contract. Complete financial details were not available, but it is believed Riley can earn about $1 million if he plays regularly. Riley will be given the opportunity to win the starting left tackle job with the Texans.
    any one have any info on him other than he has played for the Saints
     
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    What are the odds that he doesn't make the final roster? I think he was brought in to compete with Wade and Wand, but if he can't win the starters spot, I think he will be released in the final round of cuts. JMO
     
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    I think Vinny hit the nail on the head when he said that Riley is more likely to fill Spears' role this season. He might be able to play RG if he's pressed into action due to injury, but I think he's got a legitimate shot at making the roster. I doubt he'll be the starter though.
     
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    Hey guys Victor Riley is a stud. He has size, power he is a great run blocker. He will make the team and probably be a starter somewhere on the line. Capers likes to run the ball and Victor Riley is his type of blocker. I would say he is the best FA OL availible. I am stoked that we got him. This tells me that we are gearing up for a major push towards the playoffs. :coolb: :bguitar: :bouncey: :piano:
     
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    Looks like backup O-line depth to me. Not a bad idea all told.
     
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    Hopefully with all this depth we won't have a repeat of last season. :brickwall
     

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