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Possible WR3's to replace Gaff for reasonable $$

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  1. Mogamedogz

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    In no particular order...

    -Devery Henderson 5'11 200lbs - Still only 26 years old, deep threat speed with experience playing split end in a pass happy offense with the Saints.

    - D.J Hackett 6'2 210lbs - 27 years old with a ton of talent. Injury concerns could be an issue, but if he can prove healthy, he might make for a nice pick up with tremendous upside.


    - Armani Toomer 6'3 203 - No spring chicken @ 35, but still produced at a fairly high level for NY over the last two seasons. Reliable target, good hands, and could still have enough gas in the tank to put up quality WR3 #'s. may be able to sign him at the vet minimum.

    - Ronald Curry 6'2 210lbs - Still relatively young @ 29, but like Hackett, injury history needs to be considered. None the less, Curry is talented and posted back to back 700yrd seasons in '06 & '07 for some woeful Raider teams.

    - Mike Furrey 6'0 195lbs - 1000yrd campaign for the Kittens in '06. Versatile enough to step in a play emergency DB if called on, and like WWW, the guy has sure hands and can be a reception machine.
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    Out of those, I'd say Henderson or we draft a No. 3. I'd have to think the No. 3 should be a pretty fast guy since we have the tall receiver and slot receiver.
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    What about Laverneous Coles? I think hed be a good fit
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    Coles is looking to be stuck with Buffalo or no-one. Heck, Houshmazoo is having trouble getting paid.

    Coles would be a good move if it's affordable.

    I even like the idea of Galloway as a burner. He's still fast and rested up. nd he plans to keep playing. He's the Seau of WR's when it comes to longevity.
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    Money wouldnt be reasonable. He turned down $6m from the Jets because he thinks that he is worth more.
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    Henderson is one of the most woeful underachievers in the game. He's a (far) less productive Donte Stallworth clone. Don't want him.

    Hackett and Curry are possibilities (with question marks; I definitely like Curry better than Hackett), and Toomer is intriguing, even if he's probably out of gas. Furrey is probably better suited to backing up Welker/being the #4 WR, but he's definitely a guy I could see the team bringing in.

    I suspect the Patriots will draft someone. In terms of veterans, Coles would still be my personal preference, though he may cost too much.
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    Of that group I'd lean toward Henderson. I'd hate to draft a WR early. Its just so hard to judge ( Bethel Johnson/ Chad Jackson both high 2nd rounders ). I believe WR is the toughest position to evaluate in the draft.
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    or torry holt if he become available.
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    He's on the block for low picks already.
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    They're like the same guy.
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    So who is going to be the other starting WR?

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    Oops, looks like there is pretty much the same thread up that is pretty active. My bad.
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    Terrance Copper? Might be a good addition
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    Re: So who is going to be the other starting WR?

    Draft Marko Mitchell and let Randy and Wes tutor him. Problem solved.
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    I would be surprised if we brought in Henderson. Donald Hayes had better hands. He sure can run real fast though.
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    Get furrey he looks great.
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    Re: So who is going to be the other starting WR?

    No draft picks for a vet WR, please !

    With Brady. Pats were a few minutes from the SB in 06 : WR corps was digusting. Now, Pats have RFM and WFW + a few underachieving, but talented TEs.

    I'd prefer all 1st & 2nd rounders go towards defense or all but one (a 2nd they will no doubt flip for 2010 pick).

    Aiken, Slater, Ventrone, cheap no-name FA... none inspire, but they keep one extra DB away from the others - good enough for me.
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    I'd be looking at Nate Washington, personally.
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    He's not a FA, but I'd love to see the Pats go Welker Pt. 2 and sign Lance Moore to an offer sheet; it would cost them their own #2, but I think it would be worth it.

    And I'd be all for signing his teammate Henderson as a #4 just to stretch the field.
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    Trade with N.O. for WR Robert Meachem. 6' 2" 215, 4.42 in the 40, scored a great 37.5" vertical and a 6.97 in the three-cone agility drill. Was supposedly great hands at Tenn. but has had an issue. Improving. Supposedly a very good downfield blocker. Swap even up for Maroney anybody?
    N.O. needs a RB, NE needs a WR. They have both had injuries that are on the mend. Both first rounders.
    One unproven great potential player who has been dinged for another.
    DW Toys
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    Most of these type of fan-proposed player-for-player trade scenarios end up being so much ****amamie, but this one actually kind of makes sense for both teams.

    I'm actually not a huge Meachem fan, he really has developed slowly (even for a WR).
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    That's an interesting idea, but who would you trade for Meachem? Maroney? That would leave us with Sammy Morris (32 years old, FA after 2010), Fred Taylor (33, 2 year contract probably his last), Kevin Faulk (soon to be 33, FA after 2009) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (will be 24, FA after 2009). I can't see any of the others being trade bait, but Maroney, Morris and Taylor are our only RBs under contract past 2009 and Maroney and Law Firm are the only ones under 30.
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    Big deal. The team was, what, 2nd in the NFL in rushing last year despite Maroney being hurt for the majority of the year? Running backs are a dime a dozen, spending a 1st rounder on Maroney was one of the biggest mistakes Belichick's made.

    The Saints would laugh this deal off the table though. After Colston, the Saints' WR corps is almost completely bare, especially with Patten and Henderson gone. Colston, Meachem, Lance Moore, and Courtney Roby (who's a return specialist) are the only Saints WRs under contract. WR is actually a bigger need for the Saints than RB; I'd guess they're expecting Meachem to step up as a starter this year unless they make a play for one of the names still out there like Houshmandzadeh, Coles, or Washington.

    At RB, they have Bush and Pierre Thomas, who rushed for 625 yards and 8 TDs last year (4.8 yards/carry) when McAllister was hurt, and I suspect they'll go into the season with a rotation of those two and see no problem in it.
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    Ran better routes too. Or at least not as bad.

    I like Furrey out of the original list.

    Curry would be okay, too, as long as he isn't Doub Gabriel II. We KNOW he isn't Randy Moss II.
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    I like Furrey..I remember in 06 when they played Det...and..I liked him then...I would think he might be a good replacement...Toomer..maybe too old to play full time..not sure he'd fit Hacket..Currey MAYBE possibility..but only cheap money....Draft...but ONLY 2nd day...no wasting early picks...
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    Maybe Drew Bennett should be added to the list, good height and speed.
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    In a particular order :D

    When judging FA WR you must take into effect how good a QB they were working with and type of offense they run. So with this in mind here are my top 5.

    1. Ronald Curry, working with the QB's he as worked with the last few years and he still had production. He is 30 y/o and I would love to see him in a good offense.

    2. Nate Washington, I think with his skills, age and production should be my #1 but the money may be too steep.

    3. Devery Henderson, much like Washington he would stretch the field opposite Moss we just need to bring back stickum in order for him to hold on to the ball.

    4. Reggie Williams, When Garrard was playing well he had 10 TD's. He is athleatic and can block with that big frame. Maybe he could learn from Moss, even how to separate from defenders.

    5. Mike Furry, this guy is healthy now after concussion issues in 08. He has been productive with Kitna so with Brady I bet he does alright. He was a safety when he came into the league and he could play specials as well.

    I would say that BB is going to take at least one WR in the draft this year and maybe two with Moss contract up in 2010. Should be interesting but I agree that WR3 would be best filled by a veteran not a rookie.

    I still like the idea of giving up one of our draft picks to the Rams (rebuilding) for Tory Holt and hopes BB is on the same page.
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    Plenty of names to choose from, the 3rd WR is likely to only get 50-60 looks all year. Really more of a decoy.

    I think they draft someone in rounds 1-3 and sign a veteran minimum free agent. Some names, all have their warts but as a number 3 option for vet minimum they could work out, if they don't give the job to a draft pick.
    Scout.com: 2009 NFL Free Agency WR Rankings

    WR 5 Jerry Porter UFA 9 6-2/220 West Virginia Jacksonville
    WR 8 D.J. Hackett UFA 5 -/- Colorado Carolina
    WR 9 Drew Bennett UFA 8 6-5/206 UCLA St. Louis
    WR 10 Reggie Williams UFA 5 6-4/214 Washington Jacksonville
    WR 13 Ronald Curry UFA 7 6-2/210 North Carolina Oakland
    WR 14 Bobby Engram UFA 13 5-10/188 Penn State Seattle
    WR 17 Nate Washington UFA 4 6-1/185 Tiffin Pittsburgh
    WR 18 Malcom Floyd RFA 3 6-4.5/215 Wyoming San Diego
    WR 20 Mike Furrey UFA 6 6-1/185 Northern Iowa Detroit
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    Out of that list-
    Engram
    Furrey
    Washington
    All pretty good players.
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    Bobby Engram is my #1 choice plus draft one. BTW, is Bam Childress available?
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