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Bengals WR Kelley Washington compliments Tom Brady

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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Was just listening to Kelley minutes ago on Sirius and was talking about all the potential teams he may go to and he was especially complimentary when mentioning Brady as a QB that he may end up pairing with because he thinks he would be better just being on the same field with Tom.

    Sounds like a good guy who has his head on straight(thats RARE in Cincinnati).

    Would make a superb 2nd or 3rd string WR IMO.

    Just has to stay healthy to have a decent year..He definately has the talent.

    He would love to come here,might be worth a shot.
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    #12 Jersey

    With the serious void in WR talent on this Patriot team I think it might be best to take the "throw all you can at it and see which one sticks" approach.

    It can't be much worse than what it is now.
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    Too many good recievers over there for him to show anything.
    I`d pick him up price would be low
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    i was very angry when we took bethel johnson
    cuz i wanted kelley washington
    he had serious head and neck probs
    and i personally know how hard that can be while playing football, let me tell you that it has def hampered his play and taken away from his ability
    still, i would def love to take a shot on this guy
    he would prob come really cheap too
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    Washington came in for a pre-draft workout at Foxboro. I was surprised when we didn't draft him.
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    He looked like an emerging star in 2003 until Housch came out of nowhere. I'd say he's one of the most likely WR targets for us.
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    Is he a FA?
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    I remember that, spacecrime. Would be nice if he's healthy. Maybe BB's still interested. However, he's played in a total of 12 games the last two years, amassing 19 catches. Anybody know his health status????
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    Yes UP FOR SALE
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    Well its encouraging that he clearly "gets it." However, as patsox said, 12 games and 19 catches over the past two seasons doesn't look very promising. :(
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    which will help him come at vet min for his level
    and compte for a roster spot
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    Thats one way of looking at it. I sort of saw that and thought "injury problems" myself, though.
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    Remember he played behind Johnson, Housh, and Henry. Not all teams get the ball to the No. 4 receiver.
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    In terms of price, that's very promising. Offer vet minimum with incentives on a two year deal, let him prove himself.
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    My understanding, though, is that his lack of production over the past few years has been due to injury, rather than being outshined by the other receivers. He should've had a chance to gain some attention this year when Henry was benched due to his various, um, transgressions, yet he ended up doing little and then being put on IR when they picked up WR Skyler Green.
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    Washington is a very good ST player and is considered to be a good character guy, having turned his live around after being a knucklehead in his youth.
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    I just re-read the write up about him in Kipers guide for 2003. He had the same problems in college- couldn't stay healthy. But, he was spectacular when he did play.
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    if i remember correctly he had one good game this year then went awol. The game may have been close to the beginning of the season. at the time i thought he turned the corner, but nope.

    physically he is very talented 6'3 220 range. maybe he is a late bloomer.
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    Yes, he does have good size. He could be worth a look, I'm just saying that I wouldn't get your hopes up based on how he failed to materialize in Cincy, even though he should have had the opportunity. I know the Bengals aren't the best team overall, but he did have Carson Palmer throwing to him.
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    I understand what you mean. A good vet min would make me happy.
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    exactly
    just bring him in with a chance, but no promise, to make the roster
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    Good ol prospect profiles always interesting to take a look at:

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/washington_kelley

    "ANALYSIS
    Positives: Explosive breakaway threat with impressive leaping ability … Explodes coming off the line and uses his hands well to escape press coverage … Has an array of moves to elude defenders and shows proper crack-block techniques upfield … Sharp route-runner who is especially effective on underneath passes and crossing patterns … Has good field awareness and is very conscious of the sideline markers … Separates quickly from the defender in the open, showing that second gear needed to gain yardage after the catch … Natural hand extender going up for the ball and shows fluid body adjustments coming back for the off-target tosses … Very tough and physical going for the ball in a crowd … His upfield acceleration consistently allows him to break tackles … Gets in the defender's way when trying to block for the ground game.

    Negatives: Concentration on the ball needs improvement, as he does not always get his head turned around properly to track the ball in flight … Hesitates at times when he can't escape the press at the line, seeming to give up when his initial move does not work … While he shows quickness in and out of his breaks, he will run sloppy routes late in the game (tends to run out of gas) … Rash of injuries (back, knee, head) are a concern. "

    As for production, keep in mind:

    Caldwell's first 4 seasons in league:
    76 catches, 950 yards, 7 TD

    Washington's first 4 seasons in league:
    72 catches, 893 yards, 9 TD

    Caldwell's season with Pats:
    61 catches, 760 yards, 4 TD
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    I'd take a shot on him IF his health checks out. Otherwise we'd be wasting a roster spot on a guy that will go down midway during training camp. :rolleyes:
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    Thanks for the flashback, BM. I was pissed that the patsies threw away a 4th-round pick to move up 5 spots to draft Bethel. I, too, wanted Washington; I thought that Anquan Boldin's slow 40 (4.6) would prevent him from gaining consistent separation in the pros. I loved his smarts (a 31 Wonderlic) and toughness, but didn't see him as a (late)2nd-round value. Whoops.

    A caveat on Washington: even when healthy, he suffered from lapses in concentration, which resulted in sloppy routes and occasional drops. Still, if he could ever get it together...
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    i saw alot of his college games, and he's got talent, no doubt. but, the injury bug was naggin at him throughout school, and now in the pros. worth a shot, but only at vet min. i really liked what i saw out of gaffney this year, and i think he's gonna surprise alot of us next season...i hope:confused:
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    Perfect Pats type candidate. Respected as a football player, but for one reason or another (depth/injuries/other) isn't out there putting up numbers. I'd be surprised if the Pats don't at least make an attempt at signing this cat.
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    Seems like a typical Pats signing. Low risk, good value, high upside.
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    You heard it here first in my post :rocker:
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    Whose Brady's favorite reciever now? There will surely be more than 1 reciever open.
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    The one that is the most open.:rocker:

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