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    Steelers | Cobbs refuses to sign with team's practice squad
    Mon, 11 Sep 2006 22:39:41 -0700

    Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports free agent RB Patrick Cobbs (Steelers) refused to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad after clearing waivers. Cobbs is expected to sign with another team's practice squad.

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    I wonder why
     
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    Wow. I didn't know that he even had a choice. :eek:
     
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    Over here! Over here!! Here we are, Patrick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I dont know its exactly the Patriots. Broncos might give him a call. Seriously.
     
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    You have to wonder what the Steeler's locker room was like for him.

    What shmessy said - over here!
     
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    wow, that is interesting. I'd love to see him come back here. I'm not sure why he wouldn't sign with the Steelers, but I wonder if it was about getting the chance to play? If that's the case, I'm not sure he'd come back here; our backfield looks pretty solid.
     
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    YES!!!! Come on Patrick, we know we want you on that wall! (channeling Nickelson here)
     
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    Is there word on if Faulk was hurt on that Touchdown pass?

    I find it interesting that he got through waivers. Every team, including the Pats, had to pass on him before he the Steelers could make that offer.
     
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    I believe claiming him off waivers meant he was brought in on the roster, then he would just have to be waived again to get him to the Practice Squad.
     
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    I don't find any reference to waivers in the CBA re: practice squads. A player can always be claimed from the taxi squad but must be put on 53 for at least 3 weeks.
     
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    Maybe the Dolphins or Colts are looking at him. Their run games look pathetic.
     
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    I might be mistaken but I think there's nothing preventing players on the practice squad from negotiating salaries in excess of the minimum amount... basically allowing them to get a guaranteed bonus for signing with whatever team's practice squad.

    Given his pre-season production it wouldn't surprise me if Cobbs' agent is working to secure a hundred thousand or so guaranteed.

    None of that would chagne his status or prevent a team from signing him to the 53 man roster, but that would explain why a player like Cobbs is still not on a PS roster at the very least
     
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    I believe that is the case. A waiver claim signs the guy to the 53 roster but probably doesn't carry any requirement to keep him for any particular number of weeks.

    A player signed from another team's practice squad must be put on your active roster for 3 weeks.

    I believe that players always have a choice to refuse an offer to go on a practice squad. I also believe that a player has a choice to remain on a practice squad rather than accept an offer to go onto another team's active roster.

    I believe we only have 7 players on our practice squad right now. I don't happen to know if Jonathon Smith is eligible for practice squad or not.
     
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    Do we even have any spots on our squad?
     
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    Bell & Bell, Cobbs & Cobbs... I find this very interesting and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
     
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    I want Cobbs back! Pay the man a little extra and sign him to our PS!! Faulk isn't exactly Mr. durability.
     
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    Patrick is just trying to gamble here. When the Steelers signed Najeh "Scatback, LOL" Davenport and cut him it becomes apparent that with 4 other backs on the depth chart ahead of him he won't get much chance at playing time.

    So why come to NE where he'll have the same thing? I expect he'll sign on another team's PS.
     
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    He should head over to the Texans. I think they could use a good RB.
     
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