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Old 03-14-2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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Default RFA NT Gabe Watson

Everyone keeps talking about depth at line positions in the draft, but what about a young free agent that still has a lot of upside! He played with LaMarr Woodley at Michigan on a great defense and was drafted by Arizona and is still on the market according to NFL.com! He's a big boy at 6'3" 332 lbs., a space eater like Hampton. Maybe a conditional draft pick would be worth it. Does anybody know what round pick we'd have to give up for him?
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:26 AM   #2
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Default Re: RFA NT Gabe Watson

I don't know what the Steelers would have to give up for him, but I don't remember the Steelers ever signing someone else's Restricted FA.

It probably won't happen.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:31 AM   #3
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NT is the 1 area we dont need depth on the d-line. we got the best a (and probably most expensive) back-up NT in the league.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:19 AM   #4
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Watson was the one that schooled Kemo on the QB draw play in the super bowl. But like Tony said, a big NT isn't a pressing need.
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Default Re: RFA NT Gabe Watson

Watson is tendered for a 2nd rd pick

http://proxy.espn.go.com/blogs/nfcwe...n-on-deck.html

RFA preview: Cardinals' Pope, Watson on deck

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The Cardinals' commitment to 3-4 principles as part of a hybrid defense means they'll want to keep nose tackle Gabe Watson from becoming an unrestricted free agent.

Watson and tight end Leonard Pope are restricted free agents this offseason. The Cardinals can retain rights to both by making minimum qualifying offers before the Thursday deadline.

The Cardinals would like more consistency at tight end. I would expect them to offer Pope at the minimum level. That would almost certainly be enough to dissuade other teams from making an offer, for if the Cardinals declined to match, the signing team would send a third-round choice to Arizona.

Arizona will likely take a safer approach with Watson. A minimum offer would return only a fourth-round pick to Arizona if the Cardinals declined to match an offer. The Cardinals could gain insurance by making a $1.545 million offer. In that case, Arizona would receive a second-round choice for failing to match offers on Watson.

The knee problems Watson overcame last season might dissuade other teams from valuing him as a second-round choice. But if Watson makes a full recovery and helps the Cardinals, he could be worth the $1.545 million investment.

Cardinals RFA Candidates Pos. Drafted Round Projected Tender Level Compensation if Lost
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DT 4 $1.545M 2009 2nd-round pick
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Not worth a 2nd-rounder IMO. We could put that pick to better use in the secondary for for a DE that's better built for our scheme.
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with hampton's weight issues, i feel hoke is the better of the two. hampton needs to get down to 320-330 again
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with hampton's weight issues, i feel hoke is the better of the two. hampton needs to get down to 320-330 again


i just hope he doesnt come to camp like he did last year.
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I would say no for a second rounder.
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NT is the 1 area we dont need depth on the d-line. we got the best a (and probably most expensive) back-up NT in the league.
Yeah but he's getting old for an NFL NT.
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