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The Sudfeld thing worked so well, so they thought they'd try it again
Word is Sudfeld handed him the pen to sign the contract but dropped it. When Dowling went to pick it up, he broke his wrist.
To the Practice Squad.
A little surprised we didn't sign him to ours as he has PS eligibility left.
Either (A) the Pats gave up on him, (B) he just didn't want to, or (C) he just wasn't healthy enough to be worth it.
I'm guessing it's a combination of (A) and (C).
Re: Re: Ras IR Dowling signs with....
Humor aside I actually think it is a solid move by the Jets. Dowling was the 33rd overall pick just 3 drafts ago, giving a practice squad spot could result in a significant reward on their investment if he can get his career on track.
I think Jerry Thorton summed it up perfectly:
Jerry Thornton ā€¸@jerrythornton1 25m
NYJ sign Ras-I Dowling to practice squad. He's scheduled to land on IR by the weekend
I have a terrible feeling he gets healthy and becomes a stud.
Oh its Ras-I. Not very likely to happen now is it.
Ability not in question? This kid had one good game his rookie year, looked awful on the field in 2012, and looked bad in 2013 training camp.
BB didn't just cut him because he was made of glass. He was never a good football player after his first glass moment.
You follow Jerry Thorton on Twitter???
news on the street is that sudfeld is the one who gave the insights into the FG unit push to jets. if that is true, it has already worked our for the jets. take it for what its worth though ...
Could be a decent pickup for them. Granted, there's about a 5% chance of that and a 95% chance that he's injured before he ever plays in a game, but it's not like they have a done of depth at the bottom of the roster that it would cost them greatly to lose.
they signed a piece of glass...good for them
Ras IR Dowling signs with....
I tend to agree, it appeared that Dowling had lateral movement limitations resulting from the hip injury his rookie season. In my opinion if he has any NFL future he'd have to make a transition to safety and given he is as fragile as a chandelier he might not have the physicality needed to play there. Overall his talent level does make him an intriguing practice squad signing for the Jets. I will be interested to see how this pans out.
I thought the Jets drafted theuir version of Ras-I Dowling with the 9th pick in the draft.
Nailed it Kontradiction!
I thought it quite obvious that Sudfeld new nothing about how the Patriots play by watching him play for the Patriots.
Tired of waiting for players to get healthy one season to the next. Did that with Shawn Crable and it worked out splendid for this team.
It's a practice squad signing. Chances are they're just looking for another body to run on the scout team. He'll be released in a month.
I had high hopes for Dowling with the Patriots. Now, I cannot wish him well for the life of me.
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