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Old 07-28-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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article from Oregon on Hass signing & more

You must know by now I am a beavers fan and Hass is one of my favorites of all time so just keeping you guys posted on things coming out of Oreon. And if anyone is at camp I would love to know how he is doing. Thanks.


Saints sign Hass for three years; Clemens, Jets OK deal
The All-American wide receiver from OSU gets a $91,500 signing bonus with New Orleans
Friday, July 28, 2006
PAUL BUKER
The Oregonian

Mike Hass, the walk-on from Jesuit High School who became an All-American wide receiver at Oregon State, has signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints, and former Oregon quarterback Kellen Clemens reached a deal to join the New York Jets' training camp on time today.

Hass' agent, Scott Smith, would not disclose the terms of the contract, which gave the 2005 Biletnikoff Award winner a $91,500 signing bonus and base salaries for 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Hass was driving from New Orleans to Jackson, Miss., on Thursday for the start of the Saints' training camp and was unavailable for comment.

Clemens was picked in the second round with the 49th selection. His 7,555 passing yards and 8,090 yards total offense rank third in Ducks history. Although Clemens could end up as the Jets' No. 3 quarterback, some believe he could beat out fifth-year veteran Patrick Ramsey and be the backup for starter Chad Pennington.

The Jets' training camp begins today at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Hass was a sixth-round selection (No. 171) in the draft. This year, the NFL minimum salaries are $275,000 for first-year players, $350,000 for second-year players and $425,000 for third-year players.

New Orleans waived two wide receivers Wednesday -- Levon Thomas and Nathan Poole -- but 11 wide receivers remain on the Saints' roster, including starters Joe Horn and Donte' Stallworth.

Smith said Hass has been in New Orleans for two weeks getting ready for training camp, which begins today at Millsaps College. Smith said Hass worked out with Horn and Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson during his time in New Orleans and caught passes from Drew Brees, the Saints' new quarterback.

"Mike's very excited, and the Saints are excited to have him on board," Smith said Thursday. "He's made quite an impression in just a short period of time. I'm excited that Saints fans and the media in and around New Orleans will get to see firsthand how truly unique a player he is. . . . This is Mike's first opportunity to get out there in pads and really show what kind of ballplayer he is."

Hass broke nearly every receiving record at Oregon State. His three-year total of 3,924 yards ranks 11th in the Division I record books. More significant, perhaps, 170 of his 220 career catches went for first downs, the highest NCAA total in 30 years.

Among other 2006 draft picks from Oregon, former UO receiver Demetrius Williams signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday, and his past and future teammate Haloti Ngata -- the draft's 12th pick -- is said to be nearing a deal. Buffalo Bills sixth-round pick Keith Ellison from OSU signed July 17, and Oregon defensive back Justin Phinisee, a seventh-round pick of Tampa Bay, signed with the Buccaneers on Saturday.

Paul Buker: 503-221-8167; paulbuker@news.oregonian.com
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:33 PM   #2
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RE: article from Oregon on Hass signing & more

I really like Hass, everything I've read about him was promising.
I wonder how much playing time he'll get this season?
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RE: article from Oregon on Hass signing & more

He may not be the #3 WR this year. All depends on if henderson keeps dropping the ball. he and closton will be first of the bench.
J Horn, Stallwoth, C Horn as starter
Closton, Hass, and Bethal of the bench
Beerman is making to much money. I think if Bethel can show he can catch and run routes then he will get the knod. With all the one year contracts signed I see alot more turn over next year. you need money for that. I think smith was cut for money and medows is now the target for that money. length of contract may be the key here.

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