Texans sign UH HB Alridge to PS

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  1. JWarren14

    JWarren14 Beer Me

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/6621711.html

     
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    OH this guy is going to be starting by week 4. Gaurantee it.

    Buster needs to find somewhere else to play. He gets treated like a rag doll here.
     
  3. DiehardChris

    DiehardChris You betcha!

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    Whoa! Bad ass!

    So... this makes me think that the coaches are concerned about our running back situation... more than they're letting on?

    I mean, we have Slaton and his backup/similar style back Moats.

    We have Brown and his backup/similar style back Foster.

    Where does AA fit in?

    I love the move, though. Love me some Aldridge!
     
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    can he be a return man?
     
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    Quick 6 is a small quick back. 5'9" in the 175-185 range. Think Warrick Dunn.

    Too small for an every down back but has good bursts of speeds, catches well out of the backfield and can return kicks and punts.
     
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    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    kinda reminds me of the Chargers Sproles.
     
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    Guess since the O-line can only open crack-sized holes they had to sign someone small enough to fit thru them and fast enough to get to them before the close up.
     
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    That was my exact thought as well.
     
  9. Kaiser Toro

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    I am all for local guys making good, however, the value in the timing of this signing is purely PR in my opinion.
     
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    I don't think this is a RB signing. Just my opinion, but I think this is a bye bye Jacoby signing if Alridge proves he can play.
     
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    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Any players that have any real worth to them are on a team already, not being signed to a practice squad this late. I don't put out a lot of hope for any of the "freebies" left unsigned this late. Anybody you get now that's worth something you'll have to trade for.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I can agree with this. Although, I think Alridge might have the "potential to be a contributer to this team. I think the dude was injured last year too. Some little dudes have the body to withstand the pounding (Sproles) more than other little dudes.

    That said, I hope Buster can find a job in the league. The first day of camp I thought he was camp fodder for sure, but he impressed the heck out of me as camp progressed. Good luck to ya, Buster.
     
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    Maybe Andre's concussion or near concussion has them worried about returns... although I don't think he'll be added to the roster anytime soon
     
  14. gwallaia

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    He signed on with Denver last season as UFA, was doing well in camp until his tore a ligament in his foot if I recall correctly. The injury sidelined him for the year. He was cut by Denver and picked up by Washington but did not make the roster.

    We'll see what ends up back home in Houston.
     
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    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I'd think Jenkins would be their first choice to activate if that were the case. Or Martinez, who's already on the roster. Who knows?
     
  16. JDizzle

    JDizzle I'm a dude

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    I'm not sure how much of a presence UH has in the Texans fan base but I've always assumed that Longhorns and Aggies made up most of it, as evidenced by the 2006 draft. I think that has very little, if any, to do with the signing.

    What is interesting though is that this comes the day after Walter's return to the lineup. Jacoby Jones hasn't done much this year, other than perform well against guys who aren't in the nfl anymore, and fair catch a few punts. So this leads me to believe he's here for if or when Jacoby gets moved. But I could be wrong.
     
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    UH just had one of the biggest wins in its history on Saturday, and the next day the Texans had one of the biggest losses in its history. Signing a UH player to the PS gets the local media to write things other than the debacle that just happened.

    Jacoby was simply being Jacoby, the coaches/GM should already know what they don't have in him.
     
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    That seems rather cynical. It appears to imply the Texans are PR driven.
     
  19. GP

    GP Go Texans!

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    I was just about to say that.

    I drafted Sproles in my FFL this year. He's going to end up being their back.

    Maybe AA can help us out.
     
  20. JDizzle

    JDizzle I'm a dude

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    It would take more than a practice squad signing to divert any attention away from that even if it's a UH player. Only mention I have heard of it on local media is a brief comment by Matt Jackson on 610, but he's an alum so that doesn't surprise me. Pretty far-fetched imo.
     

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