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  1. salty

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    As it were...

    Year Gms Rec Yds TDs
    2003 16 22 299 4
    2004 16 31 378 3
    2005 7 10 101 1
    2006 5 9 115 1

    12 games and 19 receptions in the past two seasons.

    Can we PLEASE stop talking about this guy being a starter? He'll be lucky if he makes it out of training camp.
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    Honestly, I think he has more ability than anyone we had last year. He has some pretty good guys ahead of him.
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    the question is ..... is this guy better than david terrell?
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    That's the right question to ask, because this is a Terrell type signing. I suspect the contact is set up so that the team takes minimal risk should he be cut in camp.

    The flipside is that Washington showed a couple of brilliant flashes in Cincy and could be a valuable piece of this offense if he gets it together.
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    The Bengals made no effort whatsoever to resign him though. I know, I know, its the Bengals, but they have obviously been pretty good at finding offensive talent, so I have to figure that is not a good sign.
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    Give him a break.

    The guy was injured for a couple of years.

    I was none too happy about Colvin's 2003 perfomance, but I'm glad we didn't bail on him.

    Belioli believes that he has some serious upside. I'd like to see if they are right.
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    Please take a good look at the guys that were in front of him in Cinnci - that explains why he was buried down on the roster - not to mention his injuries.

    They guy has talent and for a measley $300,000 signing bonus could end up being the steal of free agency if he puts it all together.

    Both Stallworth & Washington have the type of deal that to means they will play their tails off for money & a ring.
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    Let's see Washington was buried behind 2 all-pros in Chad Johnson and Housh then the Bengals have another talented wideout named Henry. Plus he wasn't exactly 100% healthy all the time.

    A lot of people liked Washington's talent coming into the draft. If he is healthy now he is poised to have the kind of breakout year that Caldwell had for the Pats last season. His positives are that he is a big and physical wideout. Something that breaks the typical smurfy Pat receiver mold.

    6-2, 220, 4.5 40. Yeah if he can take it to that next level I'd say there's something to be excited about here.
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/washington_kelley
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    FWIR this guy has problems running fastidious routes. If that's still true he'll be next to useless in this offense. Washington seems to be an If... signing: If someone else gets injured, If he can make adjustments, If he can stay healthy...

    He's seems to have all the talent in the world, but does he have the skill?
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    This is a 2001-like signing, not a certainty of anything.
    If you step back from it, I would not think I filled a hole if Kelly washington was being relied on to contribute a lot. But, if you are looking for a guy with a high upside for the price, no doubt he fits that bill.


    As far as I'm concerned, if you say his production was what is was because of the other WRs on the team, you should probably expect him to get cut, because ANY good healthy WR would have found his way to catching passes on the Bengals the last 2 years. If you chalk it up to injuries (which I believe is more accurate) then you have a guy with potential, who hasn't been able to stay healthy, but if he had probably would have some nice production in Cincy, then its a gamble with a decent chance of paying off.

    To me Washingtons signing is Patten-Chas Johnson-Torrance small-Bert Emanuel of 2001. We signed all of them as possibilities (I think washington is closest to Patten since the others were on the declining part of their career).
    Some were going to make it some werent. The ones that did were also questionable what they would produce. We lost nothing by bringing in the guys who didnt make it and won a SB with Patten as a major contributor, and Johnson as an unproductive 3rd WR.

    Where will Washington fall? Quite frankly, if my understanding of his ability, upside, issues, and downside is correct, he could be anywhere from our leading receiver next year to cut, or anywhere in between. I couldn't guess at the most likely.

    Remember, coming out of college, Washington was a potential Superstar #1 WR, and surefire top half of round 1 pick, but he had a potentially career threatening injury that dropped him to the 3rd round. IIRC, when he was drafted there were still questions of whether he would be able to play as a rookie if ever.

    I am ALL for bringing in a guy who has that kind of upside, and the downside of being cut at almost no cost. I feel a little more confident in him because apparently other teams were interested, so I dont think its certain that his potential of 4 years ago can never be realized.
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    It's all going to play out in TC....Best WR win and play on Sunday....If BB&SP see something in the guy,I say go with it....:rocker:
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    Being behind a gangsta thug like Chris Henry on the depth chart is Washington's fault.

    If the FO was looking for untapped, underperforming potential, and size, then they should have signed the higher-character Justin Gage.
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    Low risk high reward signing. I don't think he will see the field but have no problem taking the chance.

    As I have said the team needs to add 1 or 2 other receivers before camp.
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    I agree. Washington isn't just injury prone, he is supposedly a bad seed as well. I'm sure Belichick and Pioli looked into that, but I still would've preferred that they went a different route. Those of you that think this guy is going to contribute anything to this team will be sorely dissapointed. He won't make it past a pre-season game or two, if that.
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    Other than a bit of ego and ****iness, I know nothing about him being a bad guy.
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    FYI he played 4 years in the Marlins Organization before he went with Tenn. @ age 22 there he played 2 years, was a preseason all american. Tremendous upside, big 6'3", 218lbs. plays big and not afraid to go over the middle. This guy might be a real sleeper, if he plays to his potential and does not get hurt.

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