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Old 07-10-2007, 05:16 PM   #31
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:21 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Danno View Post
Agree 100% on your Shanle take. But I'm not so sure Dhani even makes this team. We have Simoneau, who can back up all 3 spots, and Fincher, and Faulk, and Evans, and Mitchell and a couple other prospects.

I think one of tyhe youngsters will step up in TC and take that 5th/6th/7th LB spot from Dhani.

Remember, if Dhani is a last cut, he'll most likely be available as a street free agent all year similar to the Bellamy situation a year ago. There was virtually no action on this guy 1 month away from TC's.

I think he's simply insurance in case one or two of the youngsters disappoint in camp, or we suffer an injury to the top 4. His special teams play may be the only reason he makes this squad, because all I've heard from Eagles' fans is good riddance.
While I agree that he probably isn't going to start, take a look at those names that you said would take a roster spot from Dhani Jones. Alfred Fincher? Haha this guy will never see the field, he's terrible. Special teams player at very best. Is that Trev Faulk? Scrub. Won't play. Marvin Mitchell? Can't really say about this guy, but I remember being pretty upset about the pick because I didn't think he'd even make the roster. So while Dhani Jones might not start, he is a proven commodity in the NFL, a guy who can come in and be a decent starter which is ten times better than anything Faulk or Fincher can give you.
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Old 07-11-2007, 03:27 PM   #33
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This signing is strictly for depth. Shanle and Fujita are locks to start at OLB. Simmons and Simeneau will battle it out in the middle with the loser being the primary backup at all 3 positions. Evans probably makes the team because he is a very good special teamer. I think Jones will stick, but it will in no way be as competition to the starters.
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:07 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by Bobaganoosh View Post
This signing is strictly for depth. Shanle and Fujita are locks to start at OLB. Simmons and Simeneau will battle it out in the middle with the loser being the primary backup at all 3 positions. Evans probably makes the team because he is a very good special teamer. I think Jones will stick, but it will in no way be as competition to the starters.

And I doubt Dhani is the last LB we sign before the season starts too.
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