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  1. pats1

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    Re: Geno to IR, Mickens signed

    wow didn't expect this to happen
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    Wilson to IR..Per Reiss

    December 04, 2006
    Pats move

    The Patriots placed defensive back Eugene Wilson on injured reserve today, and signed defensive back Ray Mickens.
    Wilson played in four games this season, starting the first three contests of the season. He injured his hamstring in the third game, against the Broncos, and missed the next two contests. Wilson, now in his fourth season, suffered another injury in his first game back, Oct. 28 against the Bills.


    Mickens at least has experience in our system. :(
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    Re: Geno to IR, Mickens signed

    Oh Well what can you do. Mickens I don't know much about. Does anybody know how good or bad he is?
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    You beat my thread by a minute. I checked right before I started it.
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    Re: Geno to IR, Mickens signed


    He used to be a solid safety and he played under BB in NY and under Romeo last year. He is familiar with our scheme, other than that its a mystery to me.
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    I remember Mickens with the Jets, I think he played under BB/Parcells. He's a really small nickel CB.
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    Ray Mickens
    Position: CB
    Height: 5-8
    Weight: 180
    Born: 01/04/1973
    College: Texas A&M
    NFL Experience: 11

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    ...

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    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/players/scouting?statsId=3573

    Scouting Report (Scouts, Inc)

    "Undersized for CB position, but plays bigger than physical size...better fit as nickel/dime back...excellent foot quickness and speed...explosive out of back pedal with hip flexibility to run with most receivers...excellent body control and change of direction skills...can make up for a mistake in coverage by getting into a second gear well...good upper body strength...uses hands to shed and get to ball...takes good angles...good wrap-up tackler...plays with high level of energy...great awareness in coverage...great job in press in man-to-man...good recognition skills...gets good breaks on ball...lacks ideal height to win jump balls...mismatched against bigger slot WRs in red zone...aggressive hitter, but can get run over by RBs...fundamentally sound, but doesn't make big plays...performs valuable role in special teams...fully recovered from 2004 knee injury..."
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    I remember him, he's a good fit. He's a tenacious small CB.
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    Sounds like a good pickup for us.
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    Maybe it is because he replaced Geno on the roster but I remembered him as a safety.

    I guess this means Scott will be holding down the safety spot until Rodney comes back and Mickens would be the nickel with Troy being the dime back.
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    our yearly musical chairs with the secondary continues ....this secondary is snake bitten
    on the +ve side ..it was wilson not rodney.
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    Re: Geno to IR, Mickens signed

    When you said he used to be a solid safety, at first I thought you were talking about Geno.

    For a guy who started so well he's become a major disappointment.
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    Nope, I just had a brain fart. ;)
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    Re: Geno to IR, Mickens signed

    wow.. me either.:confused:
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    Does anyone know if he re-injured that hammy...or was it a new injury he suffered?

    BTW, I like the Mickens signing. He's a pesky kind of DB.
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    Good pickup in an emergency.

    Guess we're really going to have Sanders coming out party.
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    Obviously, we haven't had a healthy Eugene in a while so this should help us.

    A career Jet brings some familiarity for the former HC of the NYJ.
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    man, this sucks. as much as some dont like geno and he has dissapointed to date, him being back for the playoff run would have been a help.
    knowing that Mickens was out there I am somewhat surprised they didnt bring him in earlier especially with Troy playing DB again
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    At this point we have more depth at Safety with Hawkins, Sanders and Scott hopefully Harrison is coming back soon. It was been 4 weeks since the injury and I heard 4-6 weeks as the ETA.
    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=166257

    With 4 weeks left if everything goes well we should see #37 in week 15 or 16. This is a very tight time table, I would not be shocked if he can't quite make it back.

    ST experience & position versatility sounds like a good player to have as your 53rd roster spot.

    Too bad I was hoping to see Wilson get some reps at CB.

    Has Andrews been playing much? I haven't heard his name a lot.
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    Wilson on IR

    Ray Mickens signed.
    Discuss
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    Re: Wilson on IR

    No way! Who told you?
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    Re: Wilson on IR

    Whoops - missed other thread. Already noted and posted.
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    Re: Wilson on IR

    if some of you dislike this thread because it is a repeat of another thread, why do you refresh it and put it at the top of the page by posting links and dumb comments in it?

    kind of ironic. This thread belongs nowhere according to some of you, yet you make sure it is seen with your comments in it.

    and the never ending circle jerk continues.
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    Pesky is just fine for the role he'll play.

    And if you don't like Hobbs as the starting CB, then tell the Pats FO what you want for Christmas. Maybe they'll package some picks for one of those early elite CBs. Or better yet, tell BB to leave the mousetraps at home so we can scratch the season, save our picks, and select early. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Wilson on IR

    For it can be merged?

    (Love the hypocrisy)
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    Re: Wilson on IR


    That happens sometimes.:D

    Maybe the mod can merge this with the other two.
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