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    Darin Gantt's Panthers Blog | The Herald - Rock Hill, SC

    I had a feeling about this when I heard about the Raiders cutting him. Wouldn't it be EXTRA blissful to see him come here and play well?
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    Re: Sulak works out for Pats.

    expected at least a workout when he was cut. We will see what happens
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    The Patriots may still get a linebacker complements of the

    Oakland Raiders.
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    Would be hilariously ironic if he signed with us, considering they acquired that pick in a trade with NE on draft day. Hey, maybe he turns into the next #199 to take the league by storm. :p
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    I wonder if Ingram's worried about this.
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    I love it when the Patriots are first in line. That's how we landed Bodden and Taylor, right?
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    The more I read up about this kid, the more he sounds like a good PS guy. He's got good size and speed, was a pretty decent pass-rusher in college, and is slowly learning how to play in coverage. He's behind all our other conversion guys, but there's no harm in developing young talent. I wouldn't complain in the least if we signed him.

    Question for the capologists out there: how would signing him affect our rookie pool? If it comes down to it, would we have to choose between, say, him or Ingram? Interesting questions to to consider.
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out (Tuesday) for Pats.

    if he signs, and if he turns into a good lb.......that would be epic lol
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out (Tuesday) for Pats.

    I would fear for the health of Al Davis if that happened. :eek:
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    If he was drafted and then released before signing a contract, wouldn't he be a FA. I don't think he would count against the rookie pool.
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    Sulak was originally covered by Oakland's rookie salary cap allocation.
    Now, he has been waived and was not claimed. I wonder if the
    rookie salary cap still applies to him and whether the allocation goes
    from one team to another?
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    Your answer might be the correct answer.
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out (Tuesday) for Pats.

    Seriously - they draft him and cut him... what's going on there ? And how did they win more games than the Lions ?
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out (Tuesday) for Pats.

    Released by the Raiders, I think he will be a ProBowler for the Patriots within 2 seasons :D
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    Great point because signing Sulak would count against rookie pool.

    I think Sulak would be a solid addition and good competition at OLB. No doubt he was a terrific pass rusher/playmaker in college, he finished 2nd in Mizzou history with 22.5 sacks and also forced 14 fumbles. Only Brandon Williams and Brian Orakpo had more sacks in the Big 12 last yr. We do need playmakers/pass rushers from the edge. He doesn't have to be a full-time player in his first year, he could be a situational rusher until he is comfortable playing OLB full time. Could also play on special teams.

    Draftcountdown scouting report:
    Stryker Sulak | Missouri Scouting Report - 2009 NFL Draft Prospect
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    He still hasn't signed? Do we have a holdout? Who'd a thought it would be a long snapper!?!?!?!
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    I stand corrected, he would not count towards rookie pool since he's already cleared waivers:

    "Oakland waives Sulak in bizarre move" - Behind the Stripes - ColumbiaTribune.com
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    Since the Pats didn't draft him but rather signed him as a FA, my guess is that only his signing bonus would count, same as the other rookie FAs they signed this year after the draft was over. But I really don't know, and it is always dangerous to apply logic to a negotiated agreement (CBA).
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    Re: Stryker Sulak (DE/OLB) works out for Pats.

    I corrected myself. He will not count towards the rookie pool since he cleared waivers.
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