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Old 08-04-2006, 05:46 PM   #11
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Here's a little something about Lyman:

Chase Lyman is hoping to reverse his star-crossed career with the New Orleans Saints.

The former Cal and St. Francis High standout -- who has undergone seven operations since 2000, including two reconstructive knee operations -- is participating in his first NFL training camp. To make the team, Lyman must stay healthy and find the form that briefly made him one of the nation's top college receivers.

``The first day was a little weird, putting on shoulder pads for the first time in two years,'' said Lyman, a fourth-round pick in the 2005 draft. ``I'm still adjusting, finding that feeling of comfort again. It's good to be here and have an opportunity. Now I have to stay healthy and keep working hard.''

Getting back on the field has been an arduous journey for Lyman, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound receiver. In October 2004, he was enjoying a breakout senior season at Cal when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, requiring surgery. Before the injury, Lyman made 14 catches for 414 yards and five touchdowns and was leading the nation in yards per catch (29.6).

Denied an appeal by the NCAA for a sixth season, Lyman finished his rehab in time for the NFL combine the following February. Despite his medical history -- Lyman hasn't played an entire season since 2001 -- the Saints took him with the 118th pick.

``We don't have a receiver who is 6-3,'' Saints director of player personnel Randy Mueller told the Times-Picayune after the draft. ``So if he brings something that we don't have, I think the talent level makes it worth it.''

In May, during his first workout as an NFL player, Lyman again tore the ACL in his left knee, requiring another operation. The former three-sport standout at St. Francis blames himself for that injury, saying he rushed back too quickly.

This time, Lyman was in no such hurry. He did his rehab in California and checked in with the Saints weekly. He rejoined the team in March for its off-season program.

``The second rehab was a little different because I had time,'' Lyman said. ``I had to be patient. A lot of times I couldn't push through pain and had to listen'' to his body.

``The knee is fine. The whole thing is trying to get back to where I was,'' Lyman said.

With good speed -- he ran a 4.46 in the 40-yard dash at the combine -- and a 6-4 frame, Lyman can stretch the field while providing a big target, an element the Saints have lacked in recent years.

Yet with 10 receivers on the Saints' training-camp roster, including veterans such as Joe Horn, Donte' Stallworth, Michael Lewis and Bethel Johnson, Lyman must stand out on special teams to make the cut.

``That's kind of what all the young guys have to do to make their money and earn a living,'' Lyman said. ``I'm definitely trying to make an impact on special teams. As far as receiver, knowing all the positions, knowing where to line up and catch the ball. Just be consistent.''

Lyman realizes his medical history could be a concern. When asked about the possibility of spending a season on the Saints' practice squad, Lyman said: ``It might be something I even need because I haven't played for a couple of years. Hopefully it does not come to that, but I think it would benefit me. Obviously no one wants to be in that position, but if that's what it took, I'd do it.''
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:10 PM   #13
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Old 08-05-2006, 05:22 AM   #14
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Don't get to down on our recievers. From what i've seen here at camp, we have some guys that can line up and play. Lyman,Moore,Hass,Colston and even Henderson have been impressive to me and others here at camp. The problem as I see it is who to cut and who to keep. All these guys can play, if you get the ball to them.
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:23 AM   #15
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The most impressive outta of the slackers were DH and Jones...Jones has blazing speed man, he catches acrobatic balls very nice...He seems to go after every ball and he runs good routes...Once, he snabb a terrific catch in traffic right in front of Foreman...
Payton and the WR coach wants to get DH the ball...They have been working with alot! He has been catching better, definitely, even coming from that injury, he has been running like lightning...Those deep balls, oh yeah he was getting opened and catching them with ease! Yeah, believe it, hes coming along this yr...Also he and AMAC have been staying extra late practicing on their skills, AMAC gunning them in their and he grabbing them...Now we all know how hard and fast AMAC can throw, AMAC will and has improved and DH will hae pure hands along with that speed if he keeps working hard like this

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Old 08-05-2006, 10:34 AM   #16
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You won't get any arguement out of me about how hard Devery is working. I'm seeing him every day. I just hope he doesn't try so hard that it hurts him. He's consentrating so hard, you can see it from a mile away. This young man wants badly to make this team and make an impact. I for one believe he'll make it.
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Old 08-07-2006, 08:45 AM   #17
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I don t like the reports I read of AMac making special teams tackles....Scary....The man is an athlete yes, but a tackler??? Say it aint so....I wanna see him making tackles like I wanna see Sully ahead of me at Picadilly
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