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Free agent Runnung Backs

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by mattresell, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. mattresell

    mattresell Cheesehead

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    Ahman Green UFA Packers
    Anthony Thomas UFA Saints
    Antowain Smith UFA Saints
    Arlen Harris RFA Rams
    Artose Pinner RFA Lions
    Aveion Cason UFA Rams
    Chad Morton UFA Giants
    Chester Taylor UFA Ravens
    David Allen RFA Rams
    DeShaun Foster UFA Panthers
    Edgerrin James UFA Colts
    J.R. Redmond UFA Cardinals
    Jamal Lewis UFA Ravens
    James Jackson UFA Cardinals
    Jonathan Wells UFA Texans
    Kenny Watson UFA Bengals
    LaBrandon Toefield RFA Jaguars
    Lamar Gordon UFA Eagles
    Maurice Morris UFA Seahawks
    Michael Bennett UFA Vikings
    Mike Cloud UFA Patriots
    Moe Williams UFA Vikings
    Musa Smith RFA Ravens
    Najeh Davenport UFA Packers
    Omar Easy UFA Raiders
    Reno Mahe RFA Eagles
    Rock Cartwright UFA Redskins
    Ron Dayne UFA Broncos
    Shaun Alexander UFA Seahawks
    Shawn Bryson UFA Lions
    Steve Bush UFA 49ers
    Tony Fisher UFA Packers
    Travis Minor UFA Dolphins
    Verron Haynes UFA Steelers

    A few more names could be added to the list after the first and second round of salary cap casulties are cut.

    Price is always the deciding factor, but my guess is that with this much talent there will be some guys signing cheap. It's called market saturation for anybody who's never taken an economics class.
     
  2. Philtration

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    That's not a very impressive list. The couple of standouts who are there are on the down side of their careers and the rest are pretty much back ups.
     
  3. tromadz

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    What about anthony thomas. I always liked him, even in Chicago. He is better than Thomas Jones.
     
  4. Philtration

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    He was okay but pretty much just a straight-ahead runner. He is still young but he is bouncing around now and that may be a hint that he will be a journeyman and then out of the game before long. By the way, he was given his shot in Chicago and never produced the same results that Jones has so why is he better?
     
  5. Robin Yount

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    This could get interesting within the Division. Rumor has it that the Queens may be looking at some of the top FA RB's this offseason too.

    Since we have alot of cap space this offseason like the Queens, there may be a battle for FA's. Both teams need to fill similer holes - RB's, OL, LB. It may come down to which team FAs want to play for and which team is willing to spend.

    Now I understand that Free Agency is not the end all be all to improve your roster, but a strategic signing or two of top quality players to fill holes can be worth it.
     
  6. hoos

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    Please share what you're smoking. Thomas Jones was a stud this year, Anthony Thomas didn't even see the light of day.
     
  7. tkpckfan

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    what in the world are you thinking jones is better by far than thomas. also check the stats
     
  8. Bobby Roberts

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    It's not the greatest list by far, but Edgerin James is a stud who is still going strong -- not on the downside yet. He's the best by far and should command the biggest contract of the group.
     
  9. ravage

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    I think of all the guys who would demand a moderate to modest contract the most interesting to me is Chester Taylor. He'd be a guy I would focus on if we're interested in a FA RB.
     
  10. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    DeMond Parker and Chris Darkins, where they!! Let's sign'em up!
     
  11. HatestheEagles084

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    Maurice Morris impressed me on saturday, he carved out some tough yards against a strong Washington defense this weekend--also he's a good pass reciever

    Moe Williams, same thing, he could get a decent load of carries as well as be a solid 3rd down back

    If the Ravens let Chester Taylor go, he'd be a potential guy to sign as a starting back

    Bring back Tony Fisher as a blocker, situational guy, he knows the team, one of the few actual veterans left on the team, and I think a young offense will need that

    Our depth chart...
    1. Samkon Gado
    1a. anyone who can contribute a solid 10-15 carries and other duties
    3. Tony Fisher

    Noah Herron is alright, but I see him making the practice squad and nothing more
     
  12. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    You give Samkon 20, 1a, 10 thats the min thats already 30 running plays a game. I think we topped 30 twice last year lol
     
  13. Miskito

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    I think I'll invest in silk football socks.
    :thumbsup:
     
  14. tromadz

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    didnt he have 1000 yards one year...then was..demoted? 1000 yards with the line AT THAT TIME is pretty amazing.
     
  15. tromadz

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    there arent stats to compare by, he didnt get attempts. there are a lot of people in chicago who still dislike thomas jones and wish anthony thomas was here. I think anthony thomas could be a 1500 yard back with the o-line theb ears have now.
     

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