Falcon84
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NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:36 am

The Browns wasted no time in upgrading their offensive line, as free agency FINALLY gets under way.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2364025

The Bently signing is huge, and it makes Jeff Faine either a backup or expendable. And getting Shaffer along with Bently gives the Browns, for the first time since they came back, a lot of depth at the O-Line.

Next on their list is a nose tackle, a defensive end, an outside linebacker and another WR.

Post the takes from your teams as/if they sign free agents.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:47 am

The Giants signed CB Sam Madison. He will be a big help because the Giants were very weak in the secondary last year.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2362731
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:55 am

The Bengals' Duane Clemons is available. They terminated his contract to clear some cap room to find a QB if Carson Palmer isn't healthy, come opening day. My opinion: stupid move, terminating the contract of the best and most recognizable D-lineman the Bengals have.  no 

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.d...AID=/20060311/SPT02/603110355/1066

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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:02 am

Welcome to losing football Bently.

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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:16 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 3):
Welcome to losing football Bently.

Not for long!

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and GO 49ers !
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:47 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Thread starter):
The Bently signing is huge, and it makes Jeff Faine either a backup or expendable.

Jeff Faine: another in a long line of Browns' first round busts.

I see the Browns signed Joe Jerevicius as well. Bentley is a good signing, too. They could use all the O-Line help they can -- that line's only a half step above the Texans.

They have the cap space -- it looks like they're going to use it. Maybe they'll improve a little, sooner rather than later.  Wink


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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:19 am

I understand that the Dolphins might get Cullpepper. Seems like a decent QB except I recall that he fumbles often due to his small hands. Don't know if Miami would be a location where he could stay focused on the nfl game, and not the other game, if you know what I mean.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:42 am

Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 1):
The Giants signed CB Sam Madison. He will be a big help because the Giants were very weak in the secondary last year.

Their secondary hasn't been the same since Seahorn blew his knee out and lost all his speed.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:26 am

so, the Arizona Cardinals, of all teams, pick up Edgerrin James, eh? Not a bad pick-up for them.

The Browns continued their spree today by picking up Punter Dave Zastudal from the Ravens, and got nose tackle Ted Washington-all 6'5", 338 pounds of him-from the Raiders.

The Browns stupidly let go of Chris Gardocki, one of the best punters in the game, two years ago, and it's been a trouble spot since. And with Ted Washington, they finally get that space-eater, run-stuffing nose tackle that they've needed to anchor the defensive line.

Now, they need a pass rusher and another linebacker. I'm sure they have a few more move to do before the draft.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:29 am

Any rumours as to what's going to go down in Indy? Too bad we couldn't keep Edge in a Colts jersey.

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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:30 am

New stadium, new running back for the Cardinals. Now they need to fix the offense line or else Edgerrin James might want to check into disability insurance.
 
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:48 am

Looks like the Steelers are going to lose Randle-El to the 'Skins  mad 

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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:19 am

What's more embarrassing than being a Browns fan? misspelling embarrasing on national TV.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:52 am

Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 6):
I understand that the Dolphins might get Cullpepper.

I hope not.

Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 6):
Don't know if Miami would be a location where he could stay focused on the nfl game, and not the other game, if you know what I mean.

That's the problem with him. Oh, and he's not that good.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 7):
Their secondary hasn't been the same since Seahorn blew his knee out and lost all his speed.

As compared to when he had a good knee and still wasn't good?
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:09 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 13):
Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 6):
I understand that the Dolphins might get Cullpepper.

I hope not.

Now it looks like they're (Phins) getting Brees. My fingers are crossed.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:20 pm

Quoting Eatmybologna (Reply 14):
Now it looks like they're (Phins) getting Brees. My fingers are crossed.

Brees could use a change of scenery and we could use a real quarterback. Hopefull the two wishes can meet at an axis somewhere in the vicinity of Joe Robbie Stadium. Please no Culpepper or that jackass Owens.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:21 pm

Quoting N670UW (Reply 5):
. They could use all the O-Line help they can -- that line's only a half step above the Texans.

You guys planning on putting glue on his gloves so he dosn't drop balls.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Mon Mar 13, 2006 7:40 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 16):
You guys planning on putting glue on his gloves so he dosn't drop balls.

Who? Jurevicius? I'm not a Browns fan so he can drop all the balls he wants.



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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:18 am

Here are some updates

Giants sign WR R.W. McQuarters (and 3 others)
http://www.giants.com/news/eisen/story.asp?story_id=14656

Vikings traded QB Daunte Culpepper to Miami for a second round darft pick
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2368259

Saints sign QB Drew Brees
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2368304

Lions sign QB John Kinta
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2368184

Jaguars sign OT Mike Williams
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2368123

Eagles sign TE Matt Schobel
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2368123
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:50 am

Wow, the Saints spent some $$$ and got a quality QB for once. Hopefully Brees will stay relatively healthy. He is a proven winner....surely, he seems to be a more natural leader that Aaron Brooks was/will ever be.

Anyway, nice job Saints, and welcome back home...home sweet Dome!



 
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:27 pm

MSYTristar- That Brees could be a good QB or he could be a total bust. That torn labrum is potentially harmful. I like the pickup either way though. I think that the Saints will trade down and get a DE in the draft now; I just don't see them picking up a QB in the draft w/ this huge Brees contract now.

Culpepper was a good pickup for the 'Fins IMO. He has a cannon for the arm, and even though he is coming off of a huge knee injury, he is still large and you really don't have to be that mobile to be a QB. Look at Marino, he could hardly walk, and he was arguably the best passer of all time.

Now if Seattle would just pick up Keyshawn Johnson, they'd be in business.

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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:50 am

And the Browns keep on spending, and, at least on paper, vastly upgrading the talent on their team.

Welcome, Willie Mcginest!

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2369949

Heard the Browns might also be interested in Julian Peterson. I don't think they have the money left over to sign him, though, with the draft coming up and they have a relatively high pick.

Still, this has been a great week for Browns fans. First time since they came back in '99 that they really took a serious step to upgrade the talent on the team.
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RE: NFL Free Agency: The Browns Strike First

Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:08 am

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 21):
Welcome, Willie Mcginest!

McGinest is a clutch player. He'll jump offsides occasionally, take the occasional stupid penalty, and then make a play that wins you the game. At his age (~34), he may not have three $4 Million seasons left in him, so the Browns have likely overpaid for him, but he still has a lot left.

Good luck, Willie, and thanks for everything.
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