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Old 11-18-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Available Practice Squad Spot

With Wood going to the 53 man roster, we now have a slot open on the practice squad.

Any thoughts as to who would be a good player to add and develop?...Joel Bell?
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #2
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I'd normally say that they'd just replace the depth that was just vacated. So a LB would be my first suspect. And knowing their history of familiarity, they'll probably go with a guy like Schantz or Korte who they had in training camp this summer.

Maybe even Derrik Richardson at S. Although, they already have Tuff Harris.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: Available Practice Squad Spot

Keeping on the LB theme, is LB Antonio Appleby (Virginia) signed with anyone?
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With Wood going to the 53 man roster, we now have a slot open on the practice squad.

Any thoughts as to who would be a good player to add and develop?...Joel Bell?
I believe that Joel Bell is playing in Saskatchewan of the CFL under former Cowboys O line coach Bob Wylie. Wylie seems to praise Bell for being a quick learner and very athletic.

Maybe look for Bell to get signed by somebody in the offseason or after the CFL season is over.
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Shantz is on the BC Lions Practice Squad.
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I believe that Joel Bell is playing in Saskatchewan of the CFL under former Cowboys O line coach Bob Wylie. Wylie seems to praise Bell for being a quick learner and very athletic.

Maybe look for Bell to get signed by somebody in the offseason or after the CFL season is over.
You may be correct, but I thought the NFL/CFL Co-Operative Relationship Agreement allowed players to place an "option" into their contracts that allowed them to sign with the NFL. I know is some cases its been the duration of the contract and in other cases they allow "option years" on the backside of the contract.

I know they are not always allowed that clause, but it is a negotiable option.
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Shantz is on the BC Lions Practice Squad.
That's too bad. He was the better of the two.
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You may be correct, but I thought the NFL/CFL Co-Operative Relationship Agreement allowed players to place an "option" into their contracts that allowed them to sign with the NFL. I know is some cases its been the duration of the contract and in other cases they allow "option years" on the backside of the contract.

I know they are not always allowed that clause, but it is a negotiable option.
Once the CFL season is over I believe that option kicks in.
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I would look at a FB like Conredge Collins or Brannan Southerland
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I remember some Steeler fans wanting to take a flier on former Lions DE/LB Ikaika Alama-Francis when he got released. I think he's still available. Guy must just be considered a 2nd round bust league wide since that's the case though.
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