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Jets Sign Bust Who hasn't played in seven years

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  1. DGameguy

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    Andre Wadsworth, Number 3 overall to the Cardinals in the 1998 Draft.

    Adam Schefter and Profootballtalk confirm. No link available yet.

    Looks like theyre getting desperate in the Meadowlands...
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    I wouldn't say that at all. He's probably a training camp body. Signings like these during the season trigger desperation, but during the offseason that is not the case.
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    I think the Jets personnel computer wasn't Y2K compliant and it thinks its 2001.
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    Poeple on the "gang green" forum are claiming this guy was not a bust. Yikes!!!
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    Because all successful players are out of football two years after they were drafted. :rolleyes:
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    Early to say, but what if a player like Wadsworth could come back? I didn't think he was injuried. Wonder if he was playing elsewhere and what made the Jets jump on this guy. Maybe his agent is the agent of some other player or coach.

    crazy stuff.
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    It certainly is random. I'll give them that.
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    7 years is a long time. I think ESPN has announcers who've played more recently than that:bricks:
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    this is interesting. most likely he ends up training camp fodder but its low risk high reward. I remember wadsworth was a beast and he could surprise the second time around. here is hoping he sux...again.
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    Why sign him for training camp when you could give a young guy a chance. If you're looking for warm bodies there are better options than guys who have been on the street for seven years.
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    They're looking to catch lightning in a bottle and see if this guy can actually turn into something. Highly unlikely but I can't blame them for trying. Their are plenty of roster spots to go around so they can still sign young players to give them a chance. Some teams don't even fill up every roster spot going into training camp because there aren't enough players worth filling them with.
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    Oh and he's 32, has 8.0 career sacks, and three knee surgeries, but apparently Tampa Bay wanted to work him out, too.
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    What has he been doing for the 7 years?
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    It's a veteran minimum type of signing- hoping they catch a year of lightning in a bottle. Why not?
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    I like your signature, son! :)
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    A while back I read somewhere that he was looking to get back in the NFL. This isn't the Jets randomly dialing phone numbers in the NFL Alumni phonebook.

    I doubt he makes the team and doubt even more he does anything significant if he did make it.

    However, years back when we signed a former college wrestler that hadn't played football since high school to try out on the DL, I don't think many people expected him to be our starting RG right now.
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    He wasn't a bust with the Cardinals. He was not dominating but was getting better and then, if I remember correctly, he had microfracture surgery on his knee at least once.

    Probably not much going on there but he did have talent when he came out.

    I would have expected him to come back earlier if he was really serious about football. I can't figure out where his sudden desire came from.
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    :rofl: :rofl:

    That's the only explanation that makes sense to me.

    At least that bankruptcy should be cleared by now.;)
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