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Mike Furrey was released by the Lions. If you remember the Lions/Pats game in 2006 you could reasonably say he was the best player on the field. He had nine receptions for 123 yards and 1 TD with Kitna at Qb. He finished that year with 98 catches so he wasn't a one game wonder.
He missed about half of 2008 on IR due to a concussion, a decision he disagreed with. He has veteran savvy along with good hands and route running and Belichick has to like that type of player so stay tuned.
You could make an argument that he was as good as Welker in 2006.
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I'd much rather pick up a guy like him for cheap $ than waste guaranteed $ to a WR in the 1st or 2nd round.
I know! I read that and edited it. I think I was reading about his 98 catches and my brain damage kicked in and made me write 1996. At any rate, he seems like he fits into the category of a Belichick type move. He can still move the sticks.
furrey is like 31.......I'd rather go for a guy like shaun macdonald although I would probably bring them both in for a workout........special teams is also a consideration........
id probably rather have mcdonald too, but keep in mind, he will probably be more expensive. furrey probably wont have that many good offers, so will come on the cheap. i think we should make a run at furrey. he seems very difficult to cover in open space
First off--he's not officially a free agent yet, although it sounds like he will be in due time.
If Furrey's willing to come cheap, he might be a good pickup. That said, I'd still rather have a good young WR than a WR on the wrong side of 30.
I'd take both if we have the roster spots.
There are some wide receivers I like in this draft - and in just about every area of the draft. I think its a must to grab one of them thinking long term, but as we know, wide receivers that contribute overnite via the draft are the exception (Branch) not the rule.
Furrey would be a good fit if he comes real cheap, but I don't think he's providing what this team needs most at that position, which is a 3B to Gaffney's 3A, a guy who can get to the intermediate part of the field faster than Jab.
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