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Old 03-06-2010, 07:33 PM   #1
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More veteran running back news filed to ESPN: Steelers free-agent RB Willie Parker is scheduled Monday to visit the Redskins."


He might actually get some playing time there since all they have is Portis I think...and he's falling apart nowadays. And its good to see the Skins may have changed their approach at throwing a ton of money to big FAs.
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More veteran running back news filed to ESPN: Steelers free-agent RB Willie Parker is scheduled Monday to visit the Redskins."


He might actually get some playing time there since all they have is Portis I think...and he's falling apart nowadays. And its good to see the Skins may have changed their approach at throwing a ton of money to big FAs.
You're right - Portis has been having a rough time as of late and I think the Skins may be a good fit for Willie. The only downside is that he'd have to deal with that spoiled butterhead Snyder and I wouldn't wish that egomaniacal control freak on anyone.
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i'm suprised portis hasn't announced his retirement yet. he's already mentioned leaning in that direction, plus with the hiring of shanny it should be inevitable.
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If he signs there then Snyder will have two injury prone players in Portis and Parker.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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If he signs there then Snyder will have two injury prone players in Portis and Parker.

I dont know about that....I think Parker is actually healthy now...towards the end of the season he looked pretty good again. But who knows.
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I dont know about that....I think Parker is actually healthy now...towards the end of the season he looked pretty good again. But who knows.
even if he is healthy the fact still remains that he is injury prone just like portis
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Default Re: Parker to make first FA visit...

Right now I would still take Willie over Portis. Their injury histories... Besides missing one game in his 2nd year Willie broke his leg in 07 (IR'd), missed 5 games in 08 with a knee injury and then missed a handful of games with turf toe in 09. Portis dislocated shoulder (06..but had nagging injuries all yr) and broke his hand in 06 or 07 and was IR'd...08 had various nagging injuries all year...and in 09 was put on IR due to a concussion (this is the big thing here...concussions are serious as we all know).

Yes willie had the broken leg and turf toe and both have had some nagging injuries the last few years...however at the end of 09 Willie looked good and ran hard...Portis was sitting on IR due to concussion...and who knows how he's doing now. I would rather take someone who looked good and was running hard than someone who wasnt playing at all...and may not be the same again due to a concussion.

Either way you should definitely have a good #2 RB behind him to spell Parker every so often...hell same with Portis but still.
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has everyone forgot about ladell betts?
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has everyone forgot about ladell betts?
The Skins released him.
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The Skins released him.


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