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Saints waive Joique Bell to make room for Will Smith

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; thinking of cutting ties with hartley is ludacris. hes a top 10 kicker in the league if not top 5. hes young and good. kasay is good as a hold over but he did get cut for olinde mare...

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Old 09-22-2011, 09:54 AM   #21
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thinking of cutting ties with hartley is ludacris. hes a top 10 kicker in the league if not top 5. hes young and good. kasay is good as a hold over but he did get cut for olinde mare
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:57 AM   #22
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I don't think anyone wants to cut ties with Hartley it's just that with his injury which could keep him out for 10 weeks, it just makes sense to place him on IR. He is our kicker for next 5 or so years but it just doesn't make sense to waste a roster spot when he is out for 7 more weeks.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:00 AM   #23
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I was hoping to see if Bell could get the next 3 and 1...nobody else can..
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:11 AM   #24
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There's a post on Nola.com that says Bell has been resigned to the practice squad after clearing waivers, the guy is a solid back.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #25
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I guess Bell wasn't "that good in other peoples eyes. I mean there are teams out there with a need at that position.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #26
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I was hoping to see if Bell could get the next 3 and 1...nobody else can..
He'd have no better luck than anybody else. Our short yardage issues aren't back related, they are line related.
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Old 09-22-2011, 09:30 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Budsdrinker View Post
I don't think anyone wants to cut ties with Hartley it's just that with his injury which could keep him out for 10 weeks, it just makes sense to place him on IR. He is our kicker for next 5 or so years but it just doesn't make sense to waste a roster spot when he is out for 7 more weeks.
He has PROVEN his value as a post-season kicker!

That is a VERY rare commodity.

That is why you keep a roster spot open for him.

I know that I am more comfortable with him in the playoffs and Super Bowl than I am with Kasay.
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:46 AM   #28
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I know that I am more comfortable with him in the playoffs and Super Bowl than I am with Kasay.
I am never comfortable with Hartley kicking. LOL. However, there simply is no reason or rush to IR him right now. Bell was inactive every week and was going to continue to be without an injury. The Saints have two fullbacks and an extra defensive lineman on the roster as well. Kasay has been great. But, he is 41. The only reason to IR Hartley would be if they needed the roster spot for someone who will be active on gameday.
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:05 AM   #29
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OK What happens when Ivory comes off of the PUP list? You have to make a move. What's it going to be?
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:28 AM   #30
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I second your thoughts... I hope Bell clears the waivers and can be put on the PS.
Nevermind...I see that he did clear and now on practice squad.

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