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Bengals released LB Brian Simmons

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  1. broadwayjoe

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    It comes as a surprise considering Cincy's thin LB group, but the warning signs were there. Simmons was due to make $3.3 million, couldn't stay healthy all season, and is recovering from knee surgery. He also wasn't a Marvin Lewis draft pick. The nine-year veteran should be able to get a job elsewhere.

    http://www.bengals.com/


    What do you think about taking a look at him.
  2. zippo59

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    And he didn't have a criminal record.

    (Or did he?)
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    real good player is a good character guy to , would fill the void in the middle until the young players get up to speed
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    If healthy, Simmons could be a very good fit in this defense having experience in the 3-4. He'd be the kind of veteran addition you'd expect the Pats to make, IMHO.
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    Looks like he would be worth a shot at ILB. The only problem is like all of our other LBs, he's on the wrong side of 30.
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    I agree that he would be worth a shot at the vet min or a little more.
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    Would be good stop gap. Same age as Fletcher-Baker.
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    That also means the Bengals may be drafting LB in the first.
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    Only a much better fit as a 3-4 ILB than Fletcher is.
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    Since he was cut he can be signed before the free agency period begins.
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    Stop it, we're not allowed to agree. :D
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    I'm thinking if Cincy cut him loose, he's likely not very healthy.
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    wow first moulds now simmons
    some solid vets being cut that i didnt expect
    id def take a shot on both honestly

    simmons has played outside and inside
    has decent size (6'3" 244 lbs)
    and would be a pretty good stopgap type player for us
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    He could be worth a shot for depth and possible rotation, but not as an every down starter.
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    well we need one vet inside linebacker
    wheter it be him, seau or edwards
    we cant just draft a couple
    we have to pair bru with a vet and a rookie at least one each
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    Of course we need one vet inside linebacker, but IMO, Brian Simmons or Seau DO NOT fit the bill. Both of those guys might be okay as situational players, but what we need is a starter. Donnie Edwards might fit the bill, but he is awfully small to play ILB in this defense.

    So I'm okay with bringing in a guy like Simmons, or maybe even bringing back Seau (he's gonna be 38 for crying out loud!), but they'd better bring in somebody that can be a viable starter as well.
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    That's why they got rid of him, he doesn't have one.....
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    One of the few class acts in Cincy, he probably wanted to leave with all the crap going on. I believe he is kind of getting up there in age though, and doesn't really fit the mold of a 3-4 LB.
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    Yes, that's what I was insinuating.
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    How about if we just agree to work out every single player who is cut by every team?

    Has there been a single player yet that has been cut or rumored to be about to be cut, or whose might be traded, that someone has not asked, "What do you think about taking a look at him?"

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