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Old 09-03-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Waiver claims
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Saints | Team claims M. Haynes
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 13:02:45 -0700

John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports six teams placed waiver claims on former Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes, but the New Orleans Saints were the winners.
"He is a healthy, great kid who needs an opportunity," said agent Brian Mackler."He'll be the fourth end and this is a great opportunity for him and for the Saints.
Michael Haynes was the 14th pick of the (2003) draft for a reason."


Saints | Team claims Petitti off waivers
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 15:50:24 -0700

Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the New Orleans Saints have claimed OT Rob Petitti off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys


Saints | Team claims Copper off waivers
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 15:49:03 -0700

Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the New Orleans Saints have claimed WR Terrance Copper off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys


Saints | Team claims D. Groce off waivers
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:26:58 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have claimed CB DeJuan Groce off waivers from the St. Louis Rams.


Saints | Team claims Deloatch off waivers
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:26:18 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have claimed CB Curtis Deloatch off waivers from the New York Giants

practice squad
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Saints | Branch signed to the practice squad
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:31:06 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent RB Jamaal Branch (Saints) to their practice squad

Saints | Lyman signed to the practice squad
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:19:46 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent WR Chase Lyman (Saints) to their practice squad.


Saints | Villarreal signed to the practice squad
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:19:26 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent DT Brandon Villarreal (Saints) to their practice squad.


Saints | Kuale signed to the practice squad
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:17:00 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent LB E.J. Kuale (Saints) to their practice squad.

waived
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Saints | Team terminates Bryant's contract
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:23:05 -0700

The New Orleans Saints announced they have terminated the contract of DE Tony Bryant.

Saints | Team terminates Bouman's contract
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:22:26 -0700

The New Orleans Saints announced they have terminated the contract of QB Todd Bouman.


Saints | Archibald waived
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:21:07 -0700

The New Orleans Saints announced they have waived OT Ben Archibald.

Saints | Phillips waived
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:19:04 -0700

The New Orleans Saints announced they have waived CB Anwar Phillips.

Saints | B. Johnson waived/injured
Sun, 3 Sep 2006 16:24:01 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have waived/injured WR Bethel Johnson.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:41 PM   #2
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I think Haynes has potential. I posted a thread about him a couple of days ago. I liked bryant but he was getting long in tooth.

I thought being able to slide Lyman, Kuale, and BRANCH to the practice squad was either good fortune, guile, or both.
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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M. Haynes
PRO CAREER: Former first-round draft choice has developed into a versatile member of Chicago's defensive line rotation, contributing at the end and tackle positions& Has participated in 43 of 48 regular season games during his career, starting 4, while totaling 89 tackles with 5.5 sacks and 10 TFLs& Ranked 3rd on Bears D-line from 2003-04 with 72 tackles while adding 4 sacks... Contributed to team-record 6 defensive TDs in 2004 by tallying his first career TD with a 45-yard return of his first career INT... Ranked among team leaders in sacks in 2003 while being among 3 rookies to participate in all 16 games& Among 11 players from Chicago's impressive 2003 draft class that made the team's active roster out of training camp.
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http://www.chicagobears.com/team/teamRo ... jsp?id=345

Position: DE
Height: 6-4
Weight: 283
Born: 09/13/1980
College: Penn State
NFL Experience: 4

DEFENSIVE STATS

Year Team ..............G Total Tckl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def
2003 Chicago Bears 16 ..21 ..17.0. 4 ....2 ......0 ...0 ...0.0 ..0 ...0 ....1
2004 Chicago Bears 16 ..31 ..25.0 .6 ....2 ......1 ..45 .45.0 ..45. 1 ....2
2005 Chicago Bears 11 ...9 ....6.0 .3 ...1.5 .....0 ...0 ..0.0 ...0 ...0 ....0
TOTAL....................43 ..61 ..48.0 13 ...5.5 ....1 ..45 .45.0 ..45 ..1 ....3

2003 draft review
Notes: Father was in the military, and Haynes grew up in Panama, where he played soccer, volleyball and prep football. Redshirted as a fullback in 1998. Moved to the defensive line and backed up Courtney Brown at end in '99. Shared time and started two games in 2000. Started all but one game in '01 and led the team in sacks, but all it took was four. Had six tackles, one tackle for loss and half a sack in '99; 31-7-6 in 2000; and 41-11-4 in '01. Started all 13 games in '02, recording 80-23-15 with four passes broken up, one fumble recovery and seven forced fumbles.

Positives: Great quickness and movement rushing the passer. Good athletic ability and can shed on the move. Natural rusher. Above-average athlete with good movement skills. Flashes pass-rush ability. Has enough speed and playmaking ability. Makes plays.

Negatives: Does not have great power to beat first move and is not that fast. Has to improve at the point of attack against the run. Footwork improved in the last year-plus, but can get better. Lacks rare closing speed. Knows how to find the ball but could be better anticipating and adjusting.

Summary: Haynes' stock went up during his senior season and spiked further at the Senior Bowl. Has a chance to be a top-15 pick but has certain first-round talent.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:11 PM   #4
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Rob Petitti
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-6
Weight: 347
Hometown: Rumson, N.J.

ANALYSIS
Positives: Has a large, thick frame with good overall muscle development, but could stand to lose some body fat … Has thick arms, broad chest and shoulders, softness around the midsection, good bubble and outstanding leg thickness … Easily retains plays … Strong at the point of attack and shows good feet working near the line … Does a good job of sealing off and turning his man when working the corner … Hard to bring down thanks to his wide base, and while he may not move as well in the open, he has enough speed to get to the corner to neutralize the edge rusher … Shows good balance and will punch with authority … Plays with some nastiness and will look to finish blocks … Displays good knee bend and shows awareness to help inside on stunts or twists … Generates good pop on contact with his strong hands … Has the ability to pull and keep his feet on the move, which could see him shift to guard … Despite his size, he shows good acceleration getting to the second level and adjusting to the linebacker's movement while keeping his feet … Has a very strong anchor with good kick-slide agility and the foot quickness to mirror in pass protection … Has the quickness to recover when beaten … Can explode into his blocks and knows how to use his size and strength to move defenders out … Very competitive and will play hurt.

Negatives: Has had a running battle controlling his weight, which causes him to get "dead legs" when having to move into the second level late in games … Solid, durable prospect, but is not the type that will excel in one area … Needs to improve his lower-body strength to be capable of working effectively on the move … Can generate a very strong hand punch, but tends to get a little too wide with his hands, which lets defenders get into his chest to rock him back … His lack of foot speed could see him shift to right tackle at the pro level, but his solid pulling ability also makes him a guard candidate … Will struggle at times against a good edge rush, but does flash some quickness to run his feet and wash the defender by the quarterback … Has the tools to be a solid blocker, but he needs to improve his foot quickness … When run blocking, he fails to show his power sometimes, getting overextended as he lunges to make the play … Waist bender with good tenacity as a pass protector, but when he exposes his chest, he can be neutralized and thrown to the side … Slow out of his stance at times and this causes him to fail to gain initial advantage.

AGILITY
5.25 in the 40-yard dash … 400-pound bench press … 560-pound squat … 21 percent body fat … 34¾-inch arm length … 10-inch hands

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Old 09-03-2006, 10:16 PM   #5
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Haynes and our corners are very good additions along with Petteti

Now we need to go get Jacobs off of the Steelers PS
And Danny Clark, and C.Vaughn or Biesel
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clark and the DL that the tiexans released...
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Who, R.Smith...Yeah, that'll be good

I say release Whitehead at DT, put Haynes at DT, and Smith at DE or the other way around

And a corner, maybe
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Old 09-03-2006, 10:30 PM   #8
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Position: WR
Class: Sr
School: East Carolina
Conference: C-USA
Ht., Wt.: 6'0, 208
40 Time: 4.56
Grade: 3.17


BIO: Second-team all-conference selection as a senior after catching 87/897/2. Junior totals were 30/395/0, after 13/204/0 the prior season when he spent time at H-back. Used to return punts throughout college.

POSITIVES: Durable receiver prospect with terrific size-speed numbers. Uses the sidelines well, settles into the open spot on the field then extends his hands to catch the pass away from his frame. Quickly releases off the line, not afraid to go over the middle and makes the difficult reception in traffic. Works hard, competitive and leads by example on the football field. Quick-footed running after the catch and displays a burst as well as open-field speed if given the slightest bit of room to run.

NEGATIVES: Does not play to his timed speed or consistently stretch the defense as one would think. Has a sturdy frame yet tends to hear footsteps or gathers into receptions if he's going to get hit. Loses out in battles more times than he should.

ANALYSIS: Though not meeting expectations placed upon him, Copper has shown a steady line of progress in college. Displayed solid signs during his senior campaign then went on to have a good week of practice and impress scouts at the Blue-Gray game. Could fit into the late rounds and end up being a team's fifth receiver.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent
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RECEIVING

Year Team...................G ..GS No Yards Avg ..Lg TD 20+ 40+ FD
2004 Dallas Cowboys 10 0 ...7 ....84 ...12.0 ..22 ..1 ..1 ....0 ....5
2005 Dallas Cowboys 16 0 ...1 ......5 ......5.0 ...5 ...0..0 ....0 ....1
TOTAL...........................26 0 ...8 ....89 ...11.1 ..22 ..1 ..1.....0 ....6

Not a great WR threat

KICK RETURNS

Year Team ..................G No Yards Avg Lg TD 40+
2004 Dallas Cowboys 10 16 ...307 .19.2 .39 ..0 ..0
2005 Dallas Cowboys 16 ..2 ....32 .16.0 ..21 ..0 ..0
TOTAL........................26 18 ...339 .18.8 .39 ..0 ..0

So-So return man

DEFENSIVE STATS

Year Team ...................G Total Tckl Ast
2004 Dallas Cowboys 10 ...13 ..12.0 1
2005 Dallas Cowboys 16 ...11 ....9.0 2
TOTAL.........................26 ...24 ..21.0 3

Special Teamer is a big +
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:57 PM   #9
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ok so i haven't seen anyone mention this at all, amac gets waived, then bouman's contract is terminated....so who is qb3?
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ok so i haven't seen anyone mention this at all, amac gets waived, then bouman's contract is terminated....so who is qb3?
I guess it would be Fife... Or was he cut already?
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