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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Legree, Lance DT 6-1, 300 6yrs Palepoi, Anton DT 6-4, 297 5yrs Sims, Desmond LB 6-2, 230 R Those are some nice size camp bodies. I think they must have showed the coaches something in that mini camp or they ...

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Old 05-16-2007, 01:03 AM   #1
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Lil More Info On The New Guys...............

Legree, Lance DT 6-1, 300 6yrs

Palepoi, Anton DT 6-4, 297 5yrs

Sims, Desmond LB 6-2, 230 R

Those are some nice size camp bodies. I think they must have showed the coaches something in that mini camp or they wouldn't have received contracts. I don't know about the rookie, but one of those vets have a good chance of making the roster, especially Legree.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:31 AM   #2
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Anton Palepoi
6'4", 297, 4.81
Seattle 2nd round draft choice 2002
Positives: Well-built with thick thighs, long arms (33") and good overall muscle definition … Dynamic pass rusher who keeps his feet active flashing through traffic … Swings his hips around effortlessly and works hard to the ball in pursuit … Has the agility to plant and burst … Quick enough to explode around the corner and agile enough to counter in-line blocking … Uses his hands aggressively, delivering a punishing initial jolt … Displays an assortment of rush moves and the spin ability to redirect inside … Attacks the outside hard and keeps his balance while holding his ground firmly vs. the power charge … Comes off the snap with explosion and keeps his feet moving when attacking … Has excellent acceleration off the snap … Very agile, slipping through blocks fluidly.
Negatives: Battles a little too high on occasion and sometimes stops his feet, rather than driving through, when making the tackle … Tends to stay on the ground when leveled, rather than getting up quickly to bounce back into the play … Has to get lower coming off the snap to prevent blockers from getting their hands on him … While he generates a nice surge off the snap, he needs to vary his speeds as he sometimes over-pursues the play … Rather than giving the initial thrust and then slipping off the block, he will stay stationary and try to manhandle the guy … Has very small hands (8 inches).
Junior college standout who is one of the most intense pass rushers in the game … Has excellent short area quickness and a knack for making plays at the opposite end of the field … One of the fastest down linemen in the country, Anton was hampered by a knee injury in 2001, but still managed to record 56 tackles (38 solos) with 12½ sacks for minus 72 yards and 19 stops for losses of 87 yards in only seventeen games with the Rebels … Also caused three fumbles.
Waived by Seattle 9/14/04
best year 2004 with Denver - 12 games, 20 tackles, 2.5 sacks
• A fourth-year defensive end who has shown steady development as a pass rusher.
• Tied for the Broncos' second-highest sack total in 2004 with three quarterback takedowns despite playing only 12 games after joining the team as a free agent Sept. 22, 2004.
• Recorded a career-high two sacks in his Broncos debut at Oak. (10/17/04).
• Played his first two full NFL seasons with Seattle, appearing in 20 games (1 start) to total 20 tackles (11 solo) and one sack (7 yds.), before the team waived him Sept. 14, 2004.
• Dominated the college level as a pass rusher at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas with 12.5 sacks in two years and was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection in 2000.
• Selected by Seattle in the second round (60th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Seattle as a draft choice 7/26/02; Waived by Seattle 9/14/04; Signed by Denver 9/22/04.
2004: Palepoi, who was signed by the Broncos as a free agent Sept. 22, played 12 games (11 with Denver and 1 with Seattle) in 2004 to record 25 tackles (17 solo) and three sacks (19 yds.), which tied for the second-highest total on the Broncos. He also tallied three pass breakups and a special-teams tackle. He began the year with Seattle, playing on special teams only in its opener at N.O. (9/12) before he was waived Sept. 14. He signed with the Broncos as a free agent Sept. 22. Palepoi added three tackles (2 solo) to the Broncos' defensive effort in their AFC Wild Card Game at Ind. (1/9). Inactive for his first three games with Denver after the club signed him in late September, he turned in a huge day in his Broncos debut at Oak. (10/17) by recording two sacks (16 yds.) in the second half as part of a three-tackle (2 solo) game. He posted back-to-back three-tackle games at Cin. (10/25) on Monday Night Football and vs. Atl. (10/31). His pressure on Saints quarterback Aaron Brooks at N.O. (11/21) on a fourth-quarter pass resulted in a Reggie Hayward interception that was returned 76 yards to the Saints' 5-yard line. Palepoi frequently disrupted the Raiders' passing game vs. Oak. (11/28) and made two tackles (both solo) on the night. He had one of the strongest games of his career vs. Mia. (12/12) with four tackles (all solo) and a pass breakup. Palepoi posted three tackles in consecutive games at K.C. (12/19) and at Ten. (12/25), including a sack (3 yds.) against the Chiefs.
2003: Palepoi played as a reserve defensive end for the Seahawks while seeing consistent action on special teams, appearing in seven games (0 starts) and recording three tackles (1 solo) defensively. On kickoff and punt coverage, he made two tackles. He also returned one kickoff for 14 yards at Ari. (9/14). Palepoi played at defensive end as well as on special teams in the NFC Wild Card Game at G.B. (1/4), making one stop on special teams. At Min. (12/7), Palepoi had a season-best two tackles (1 solo).
2002: Selected by Seattle in the second round (60th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Palepoi showed promise in his rookie season and appeared in 13 regular-season games (1 start) to total 17 tackles (10 solo), one sack (7 yds.), two passes defensed and one forced fumble. He also played on the Seahawks' special teams unit, where he recorded three tackles and returned a kickoff eight yards vs. Den. (11/17). He posted his first career sack vs. Min. (9/29) when he pulled down Daunte Culpepper. Palepoi's first-ever forced fumble also occurred against the Vikings that day. He made three tackles vs. K.C. (11/24). At S.F. (12/1), Palepoi had his second-consecutive three-tackle game to tie a career high. He made his first career start vs. Phi. (12/8) in place of Lamar King but suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter that kept him out for the remainder of the game. As a result of the injury, Palepoi was inactive for Seattle's remaining three games.
The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced that the team has re-signed guard Jeremy Bridges, signed defensive end Anton Palepoi (PAL-a-poy), and promoted linebacker Isaac Keys from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

To make room, the Cardinals have placed defensive end Bertrand Berry (pectoral muscle) and guard Reggie Wells (ankle) on injured reserve and have released defensive end Antonio Cochran.

The 27-year old Palepoi (6-3, 283) has appeared in 32 career games (one start) over the past three seasons with the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks collecting 45 tackles (28 solos), 4 sacks, 5 passes defensed and 1 forced fumble. He appeared in 12 games in 2004 (11 with Denver, 1 with Seattle), collecting 25 tackles and three sacks. Originally drafted by Seattle in the second round (60th overall) of the 2002 draft out of UNLV, Palepoi played two seasons in Seattle appearing in 20 games. He was released by the Broncos on September 4.


Played in only 3 games in 2005

Aug. 28, 2006
Cardinals placed DE Anton Palepoi on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.
The former second-round pick has been a complete bust. The Cards later reached an injury settlement with him, so Palepoi can be an unrestricted free agent. We'll see if someone signs him; odds aren't looking great.

There maybe something there as a backup. Now that he has the starter bust label and second round money contract out of the way.
He maybe ready to be a backup. Shoulder issue is key, I guess. There maybe something here to work with.

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Old 05-16-2007, 07:56 AM   #3
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Desmond Sims DE/MLB/OLB
6025, 230, 4.48 to 4.65
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(New Madrid County Central HS- WR)

09/12/06 - Arkansas already thin depth at linebacker took a major hit on Saturday when The Razorbacks lost starting strong-side linebacker Freddie Fairchild to a season-ending knee injury. Fairchild, a sophomore from Little Rock, made several freshman All-American lists after starting as true freshman in 2005 and opened the 2006 season with 12 tackles in the opener against YSC. "I hate thinking about going out on the field without him," Nutt said. "He was 200 pounds last year, 221 now, playing at a different level. We’re going to miss him." To replace Fairchild, defensive coordinator Reggie Herring moved junior Weston Dacus from middle linebacker to the strong side. Dacus had been competing with senior Desmond Sims for the starting job in the middle. Sims started the opener and Dacus started last week against Utah State. True freshmen Wendel Davis and Adrian Davis will now become immediate backups.

OUTLOOK(06): He has been a solid contributor at every position he has manned for the Razorbacks in his career. He started as a linebacker in 2004, but switched to defensive end last season when the Hogs needed depth at that position. He responded with a monster season earning 63 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss (-77) and 5.5 sacks (-33). With increased depth at defensive end and a shortage of linebackers for the upcoming season, he moved back a row on the Razorback defense for his senior campaign. He adapted back to his old position quickly and has helped Arkansas fill the void left by Pierre Brown at mike (middle) linebacker. The pre-season All-SEC second team defender enters fall camp as the Razorbacks’ starting mike linebacker.

2005: He excelled at defensive end after moving from linebacker for his junior season. He started all 11 games for the Razorbacks at left defensive end. He tallied 63 tackles (35 solo, 28 assisted), including 10.5 tackles for loss (-77) and 5.5 sacks (-33). In addition, he forced two fumbles, broke up two passes and earned eight quarterback hurries. He ranked fifth on the team in tackles (63) and finished fifth among SEC defensive lineman with the same total. He led the Razorbacks in sacks (5.5) and tied for second on the squad in tackles for loss (10.5). He tallied three or more tackles in 10 of 11 games and four or more stops in eight of 11 contests including 12 tackles against South Carolina. He also garnered a career-high 4.5 tackles for loss (-49) and 2.5 sacks (-14) against the Gamecocks. He made at least eight tackles in three straight games (Alabama, ULM, Auburn) and in four of five contests (South Carolina). – He opened the season with three assisted stops and two quarterback hurries in the Razorbacks’ win over Missouri State. He followed with a quality outing in the SEC opener tallying five tackles, including four solo stops, against Vanderbilt. He also recorded his first sack of the season for a loss of four yards and two quarterback hurries. At No. 1 USC, he garnered a total of three stops. He made a then-career-best nine tackles at Alabama, including three solo stops. He nearly matched the total in the following game, earning eight tackles (four solo), including one tackle for loss (-2) in a victory over Louisiana-Monroe in Little Rock. He added three solo and one assisted tackle to his season totals against No. 4 Georgia. He earned a sack (-3), tackle for loss (-3) and one forced fumble against the Bulldogs. He had a spectacular outing against South Carolina, earning him Hogwired.com Defensive Player of the Week honors. He recorded a career-high and team-best 12 tackles with 4.5 tackles for loss (-49 yards) and 2.5 sacks (-14 yards). He made nine solo stops in holding the visitors to only 187 yards of total offense. He forced a fumble on one of his sacks against the Gamecocks that was promptly recovered by teammate Keith Jackson. He netted two tackles and three quarterback hurries in the Razorbacks’ conference win at Ole Miss. In the UA victory against Mississippi State, he garnered four tackles, a sack (-12) and a quarterback hurry. He concluded the season with four tackles, one tackle for loss (-2) and one pass break-up at No. 3 LSU.

2004: He appeared in all 11 games as a reserve at the stinger linebacker position. He was also a member of several UA special teams’ units including the punt, kickoff coverage and kickoff return squads. He earned 20 solo stops and 17 assists for a total of 37 tackles on the season. He ranked tied for third on the squad with six tackles on special teams. He made at least one tackle in all 11 contests. He has made three or more tackles in eight of 11 games. He racked up 27 of 37 tackles in the last six games. He recorded three tackles for loss (-10). – He tallied three solo tackles in the Hogs’ 63-13 win over New Mexico State. Against No. 7 Texas, he earned one assisted stop. He racked up two more assisted tackles against Louisiana-Monroe. He garnered three solo tackles and his first tackle for loss (-7) of the season in the Razorbacks’ 27-10 win over Alabama. He earned a tackle for loss (-1) and a quarterback hurry in the Hogs’ 45-30 loss at No. 16 Florida. He racked up five tackles, including three solo stops, in a 38-20 loss at No. 4 Auburn. He earned a TFL for the third consecutive game with a tackle for a loss of one yard. He tallied a season-high six tackles against No. 6 Georgia. Four of his six tackles were of the solo variety against the Bulldogs. He garnered five tackles, including three solo stops, in a road loss at South Carolina. He tallied three solo tackles in the Razorbacks’ 35-3 win over Ole Miss. He tallied five tackles, including two solo stops, in Arkansas’ road win at Mississippi State. He earned three tackles in the Hogs’ final game of the season against No. 12 LSU.

2003: After beginning the season as the top reserve at wolf linebacker, he moved inside to help the Hogs at the mike linebacker spot after Clarke Moore was lost for seven weeks with an injury. He appeared in all 13 contests. He started three contests, including the final two regular season games at the inside linebacker spot. He garnered 32 tackles on the season. Of his 32 tackles, 15 came in the last three regular-season games. He tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries. He also earned five tackles on special teams. With Jimarr Gallon out with a broken finger, he started at wolf linebacker in the season opener vs. Tulsa. It was his first collegiate game. His six-tackle total tied for second on the squad. He made one assisted tackle at No. 5 Texas. He tallied four tackles, including two solo stops, in a non-conference win over North Texas. He earned his first career TFL (-2) against the Mean Green. He also recovered a fumble in the second quarter. The Hogs scored a TD on the next offensive play following the recovery. He logged only five snaps and did not earn a tackle in Arkansas’ 34-31 double-overtime win at Alabama. He made three tackles (one solo) in the Hogs’ 10-3 loss to Auburn. He tallied two special teams tackles (one solo, one assisted) against Florida. He played seven snaps at outside linebacker, but did not make a tackle against Ole Miss. He earned one solo tackle on special teams vs. Kentucky. He saw snaps at linebacker and on special teams, but did not earn a tackle against South Carolina. He garnered three tackles and a sack (-3) in the Razorbacks’ non-conference win over New Mexico State. The sack was the first of his UA career. He tallied eight tackles in the Razorbacks’ 52-6 victory over Mississippi State. Five of his eight stops were solos. He also recovered a fumble and tallied a quarterback hurry. He started, but played only 17 defensive snaps in the Hogs’ loss at No. 3 LSU. He made four tackles (two solo) against the Tigers. He played, but did not earn a tackle against Missouri in the Independence Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: An all-state, all-district and all-conference selection as a senior, he was the only player in the state to earn all-state accolades on both sides of the ball. As a senior wide receiver, he made 24 catches for an average of 28.0 yards per catch and totaled 20 offensive touchdowns. He also tallied 17.5 sacks, six interceptions, six passes broken up and two fumble recoveries on defense. He was selected the Most Valuable Player at an Arkansas camp in 2001. He was rated as the No. 57 receiver in the country by Rivals100.com and was ranked as the No. 91 wide receiver in the nation by Max Emfinger. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was named to the Who’s Who in American High School Student-Athlete list. He was chosen as a delegate to 2001 Missouri Boys’ State. A multi-sport standout, he was a member of the two-time defending state championship basketball squad. He earned state runner-up honors in the state meet in the long jump as a junior. He was also recruited by Missouri.


Well he is definitly has some natural skills. The kid has played all over the place and has survived. DE to MLB to OLB all in 3 years. This kid could be a nice pickup. Nice size, good speed and a quick study.

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Old 05-16-2007, 08:21 AM   #4
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Lance Legree
The best thing I can see is he is an experinced backup that got most of his playing time as a backup. Though he was with the Giants from 2001 to 2004 and did see some good playing time. Playing time increased each year as did his production. 20+ tackles and 2+ sacks. NYJ picked him up and 2005 and he did the same type of results. He ended up in with SF for part of 2006

Posted Aug 6, 2006

Looking to shore up their depth along the defensive line, the 49ers signed sixth-year veteran Lance Legree on Saturday to come in and compete for a roster spot along their defensive interior. With Jerry DeLoach out with a knee strain, Legree will be tried on the nose in the team’s 3-4 system but also could see time at end in some situations.
Legree was not with the team during Saturday’s intra-squad scrimmage, but he will take part in Monday’s two-a-day practice sessions when the 49ers resume training camp after a player’s day off Sunday.
The 6-foot-1, 300-pound Legree spent his first four NFL seasons with the New York Giants, starting 21 of the 59 games he played with the team. He spent last season with the New York Jets, playing in all 16 games with four starts before being waived by the team in February.
Legree is a sturdy middleman who also can provide some push in the pass rush. He has 134 tackles and seven sacks in 75 career NFL games, including a career-high three sacks with the Jets last season.
With DeLoach out and his status uncertain with a medial collateral ligament strain - he‘s expected to miss the next 2-3 weeks of practice - Legree will put the heat on second-year veteran Ronnie Fields for the third nose tackle/swing end the


9/2/2006 49ers cut him so much for that.
back to NY because of injuries. then cut
back to SF because of injuries. then cut

2006 this guy got a ton of frequent flyer miles.

May 15, 2007: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Orleans Saints.
May 15, 2007: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Orleans Saints.
Apr 10, 2007: Released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mar 7, 2007: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a one-year contract.
Mar 7, 2007: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dec 21, 2006: Signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.
Dec 21, 2006: Signed as a free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.
Dec 2, 2006: Waived by the New York Giants.
Nov 16, 2006: Signed as a free agent by the New York Giants.
Sep 2, 2006: Waived by the San Francisco 49ers.
Aug 5, 2006: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.
Aug 5, 2006: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers.
Feb 22, 2006: Released by the New York Jets.
Mar 4, 2005: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Jets to a five-year contract.
Mar 4, 2005: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New York Jets.
Apr 27, 2001: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants.

That about sums it up. I am sure Shawn knows more about him than we do. They both have that NYGand NFC east conection.

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