Felger on ESPN radio:Townsend in Foxboro
should make a decison within 24 hours
After Poole leaves? Looks like Townsend will be our first FA signing then. Anyone know anything about him really? I remember him on the Steelers, he was ok from as far as I know. Anything more to know?
If he's left one on one by himself he will be burned all day but if he's in an assignment then hes a much better player.
Good move he could turn out to be a very good player here.
All I know is a Steeler fan who said he's pretty good and certainly better than Chad Scott was. Certainly nothing to get excited about but with Hobbs, Samuel and Gay we would have decent depth . . . until they all start getting hurt.
When we played the Steelers, the one thing I never worried about was the Steelers CB's.
Name: Deshea Townsend Number: --
Height: 5-10 Weight: 190
Born: September 8, 1975 in Batesville, MS
Years Pro: 8
Drafted: Steelers, 1998 - Round 4, pick 25 [117 overall]
FBG 2003: 75
FBG 2004: 78
FBG 2005: 88
+/- 04 to 05: +10
FBG 2006: 88
PLAYER NOTES LOG:
Feb 8 2006 - CB Deshea Townsend is an unrestricted free agent expected to leave the Steelers.
Jul 21 2005 - CB Deshea Townsend's job as a starter is probably safe for a while, but he could become a No. 3 man again.
May 27 2005 - CB DeShea Townsend, scheduled to be a free agent next offseason, won't be approached by the Steelers until Hines Ward is either signed to an extension or talks reach a breakdown. "The focus is always going to be on Hines first," said Townsend, who enters his eighth year with the team, the past 1 1/2 as a starter. "That's how it goes. I want to sign a new contract and stay here. I have to go out there and prove myself on the field again, I guess."
Dec 21 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend tied with Buffalo's lawyer Milloy among defensive backs with four sacks.
Dec 15 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend leads all defensive backs with four sacks. He also has four interceptions and leads the Steelers with 14 passes defensed.
Dec 1 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend deserves a place in the Pro Bowl, according to teammate Willie Williams. "He reminds me of Ronde Barber. He's a great corner. He's been consistent all year. Hopefully, he will get a shot at the Pro Bowl." Townsend leads all defensive backs with four sacks and his four interceptions tie him for third in the AFC.
Nov 28 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend's interception in the fourth quarter was his fourth of the season to go with four sacks.
Nov 24 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend is playing at a Pro Bowl level. His four sacks are more than any NFL defensive back and his three interceptions ties him for eighth in the AFC.
Nov 23 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend leads the team with 11 passes defensed and also has four sacks and three interceptions.
Nov 9 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend leads the team with 10 passes defensed. Several players are tied for second with half that many. Townsend also has three sacks and leads the team with three interceptions.
Oct 14 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend returned to the practice field on Wednesday. He's become a key component of the Steelers' secondary since he replaced Dewayne Washington midway through last season. He is tied for the team lead with two interceptions, has two sacks and leads with seven passes defensed.
Oct 12 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend is tied for the team lead with two interceptions, tied for second with two sacks, leads the team with seven passes defensed and is only three off the solo tackle lead with 22.
Sep 29 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend not only leads the Steelers with two interceptions, he's tied for the lead with two passes defensed and ranks in a tie for second with 14 solo tackles. Townsend, a seven-year vet, did not become a starter until midway through last season.
Sep 27 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend, who became a starter midway through last season, leads the Steelers with two interceptions and also has a sack.
Jul 16 2004 - CB Deshea Townsend said the attitude of the players was different this spring. That's compared to the past few years when the Steelers were expected to challenge for a Super Bowl berth. "You should have something that's motivating you," Townsend said. "You should have a chip on your shoulder every year. But 6-10, you have to go out there and prove yourself and be ready to play."
Dec 22 2003 - CB Deshea Townsend has started only the past seven games but has 13 passes defensed. Townsend has more than the former starting duo of Chad Washington and Chad Scott combined, with 12.
Nov 9 2003 - CB Deshea Townsend made his first start of the season in place of benched Dewayne Washington. He sacked Arizona QB Jeff Blake, forcing a fumble that set up a Steelers TD. He also knocked down two passes, one in the end zone, and tied for third on the team with seven tackles.
Nov 3 2003 - CB Deshea Townsend took over for DeWayne Washington at the end of Sunday's game. Washington was benched for poor play. No word yet on wether the switch is permanent.
Jan 21 2006 - CB Deshea Townsend (knee) is listed as probable and will play Sunday.
Dec 15 2005 - CB Deshea Townsend, listed as questionable after a scary neck injury Sunday, has practiced all week and should start against the Vikings.
Dec 14 2005 - CB Deshea Townsend is questionable with a neck strain, but he practiced on Wednesday.
Dec 14 2005 - CB Deshea Townsend is listed as questionable this week after CT and MRI tests showed he had no concussion and no serious injury. He has a sprained neck from a hit he made Sunday.
Dec 12 2005 - CB Deshea Townsend was reportedly alright following a concussion and a neck injury from a hit he put on Bears QB Kyle Orton Sunday.
Thats my reaction, and what I thought 54 and BF. I don't see how this signing hurts us at all, he'll most likely be cheap, and he wont be like Mr. IR himself, Tyrone Poole. Good depth..Typical Pats signing =]
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