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  1. rookBoston

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    Hester lost his job in San Diego to LaRon McClain who they brought in as a FA. He's a bulldog FB, great team guy, good hands receiving and was the STs captain for the Chargers last year.

    Hell, what's not to like?! Bring him in! We can make Norv Turner regret that decision.
     
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    I think that most of us would like this idea, but being the 31st team on the waiver wire order isn't going to make this a realistic possibility, unfortunately.
     
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    He was all the rage when the Chargers first drafted him. A Mike Tolbert-type before they had Tolbert. Yeah, I think some team high on the waiver wire list will snatch him up.
     
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    meh... how many offenses even play a FB anymore? Any team that does probably already has had theirs in their system all offseason. FBs are not in high demand... although Detroit just cut theirs.

    Everyone knows double TE sets are all the rage, now that the Pats have set the model. While the copycat league is busy copying that, we can add another wrinkle.
     
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    Hester was the guy that SD traded us their 2009 2nd round pick for. We ultimately used that pick after a trade up to take Ron Brace. Funny how things work out.
     
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    He was the 69th pick in 2008. He signed a 1 year deal in the offseason to return to the Chargers. He would not be subject to waivers, unless I'm missing something. I think he'd be a great addition, since many Chargers fans appear to be upset about this.
     
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    Yes, quite possible since he should have 4 yrs credit.

    Good catch.
     
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    Found this on a Chargers board:

     
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    From what's been said in the media Josh is determined to have a FB on the roster. Whether Bolden moonlights there or we bring someone in remains to be seen. I think we see that position utilized this year regardless.
     
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    They had a FB on the roster yesterday morning, after all.
     
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    no. hester is a veteran who does not have to go through waivers...
     
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    Simple question Cousins. Would you rather have Hester who can do a little of everything and appears to be a "Patriots-I can do more than one thing" Guy? Or Bolden who probably get through waivers and can slide to the PS? Bolden is risky at best on K.O.s and punts. Hester was ST Captain and is of all things....a Fullback. I understand he is not a bad lead blocker either!

    From the "Charger Blue" site:

    What the Chargers like about Hester is his versatility. He may not be great at any one thing, but he does a lot of things well. He's developed into a steady lead blocker. You can trust him to catch a couple balls in the passing game. He can run the ball for a yard when you need a yard to get a 1st down. He can fill in at RB in a pinch. He can take charge on punt coverage units and play on his share of Special Teams units. Having one guy that takes on those different roles saves you roster space. Of course, the rest of the NFL knows this too.

    Does this guy sound "Belichickian" or not? Josh gets his FB toy. Bolden would sneak to the P.S.

    Maybe a superb pick up for the Pats, Cousins!
    DW Toys
     
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    I agree... the Pats seem to have good luck with former Chargers such as Rodney Harrison and now Stephen Gregory.

    Oh yeah, and don't forget one of my all-time favorites... Shawn Jefferson! :)
     
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    Not to dump cold water on the 'special team' player. It was San Diego's special teams, just sayin.
     
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    No way, bring in Chris Cooley, if healthy, instead. He can play some fullback, but also wingback and tightend.
     
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    He sounds exactly like what we would want in a FB on this squad.

    Some good looking video highlights: Jacob Hester, RB for the San Diego Chargers at NFL.com

    But I don't accept the premise that it's a choice between Bolden and Hester. I would try to get Fortson onto the PS, and keep Bolden handy.
     
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    I'd be surprised if Belichick wasn't very interested. They wanted to keep a fullback and Hester seems like the type of guy the Pats love.
     
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    What if Spenser Larsen heals up? Otherwise, he does seem like a logical fit for the Pats.
     
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    Yeah I agree! Just like when the Pats signed Randy Moss from the pathetic Raiders and their suckass offense. What were the Pats thinking! This Hester guy has GOT to be a bum.
     
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