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Old 03-13-2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default free agent lb

Instead of using our top pick for a LB where we sort of have some descent back ups why not get one in free agency.

Someone like David Hawthorne in Seattle who is supposedly a great run stopper. He may be a mid-priced gem like Farrior was.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: free agent lb

First, we have to have money to sign a free agent. Right now we do not. I would rather have Hightower myself. But yes, Hawthorne is a decent linebacker.
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I dont see a FA LB coming in. Farrior was a rare find that worked in the system. I think they would prefer to groom the rookies so they do it only one way, the steeler way.
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Default Re: free agent lb

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First, we have to have money to sign a free agent. Right now we do not. I would rather have Hightower myself. But yes, Hawthorne is a decent linebacker.
So essentially, the AFC North is comprised of the Steelers, The Browns, The Browns, and The Browns. Got it.
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Default Re: free agent lb

We don't have the cash to sign anyone of note and besides rookies/undrafted are sooo much cheaper than FA.

Rookie minimum is what...250k? Veteran minimum is 1-1.5M depending on the years.
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We don't have the cash to sign anyone of note and besides rookies/undrafted are sooo much cheaper than FA.

Rookie minimum is what...250k? Veteran minimum is 1-1.5M depending on the years.
maybe we should resign patrick bailey on the cheap. too late! titans resigned him to a multi year deal.

i forget who we kept when he was the bubble player. i think it was carey davis.
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