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-RVD- 03-07-2004 08:28 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New Orleans Saints have reached a four-year contract worth slightly more than $10 million with DT Brian Young (Rams). He'll receive a signing bonus of $4 million.

www.KFFL.com

[Edited on 8/3/2004 by -RVD-]

saintz08 03-07-2004 08:39 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
Saw that earlier , laughed so hard I almost fell out of the chair .

He is not signed yet but an agreement in principle has been reached .

Quote:

ESPN.com\'s Len Pasquarelli reports the New Orleans Saints have reached a(n agreement on a ) four-year contract worth slightly more than $10 million with DT Brian Young (Rams). He\'ll receive a signing bonus of $4 million.
The missing words are in parenthenses .

-RVD- 03-07-2004 08:43 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
He\'ll sign.

Why did you laugh? Do you not think this is a good signing?

saintz08 03-07-2004 08:56 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
Brian Young looks like a good signing .

I laughed because KFFL botched the post .

Young is kind of a tweener , the Rams have tried to write him off a couple of times . He has the heart and the motor , just not all the tools and size you might want to see . He has the ability to get in the backfield and cause some chaos , but his downside is he sometimes gets rolled over by some more powerful backs .

Here is the E.S.P.N. write up on him ....

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

Grabbing a player who figures to be one of the best bargains in free agency, the New Orleans Saints have reached contract agreement with defensive tackle Brian Young, ESPN.com has learned.


Provided he passes a physical examination, which should be nothing more than formality, Young will sign a four-year contract worth slightly more than $10 million, including a signing bonus of $4 million. He becomes the second player rated among ESPN.com\'s top \"sleepers\" in free agency to move to the Saints, joining tailback Aaron Stecker.


Young, 26, is a big-motor player whose statistics belie his productivity. St. Louis chose the former Texas-El Paso standout with a fifth-round pick in the 2000 draft, and he started for the Rams in two of his four seasons.


Rams officials consistently tried to find players to supplant Young, but he could not be budged, and generally logged more playing time than first-round draft choices Damione Lewis and Ryan Pickett. St. Louis defensive line coach Bill Kollar loves players with Young\'s intensity and energy so the veteran\'s departure will be a loss.


Part of the avid interest of New Orleans officials, who began recruiting Young at the outset of the free agency period Wednesday, revolves around their desire import a veteran who could serve as leader and mentor to some of their young defensive linemen. Young should fit that description and be an active interior defender with good quickness and penetration skills.


New Orleans parted with two veteran tackles, Norman Hand and Grady Jackson, over the past year and was left with a young tackle corps. Young should be a good influence on those tackles and, in the bigger picture, on a team that has underachieved the past several seasons.


Young started in 31 of his 59 appearances with the Rams. He totaled 116 tackles, 10½ sacks, four forced fumbles, an interception and seven pass deflections.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/column...len&id=1753644


-RVD- 03-07-2004 09:01 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
Oh, ok.

Also, thanks for the info on Young. He looks to be a great signing.

ScottyRo 03-07-2004 09:01 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
Well, he\'s no CB, but at least he fills a need on D. I hope Len and the rest of the espn crew is correct about him being a \"sleeper.\" That\'d mean we got great value and that\'s something even WhoDat could appreciate! :P

BrooksMustGo 03-07-2004 09:49 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
I\'m all in favor of any free agency moves that keep Haz from trading up to take a DT in the draft.

But isn\'t Young strictly a 1 gap player?

Can we get a ruling from Tweeky on this?

Danno 03-08-2004 06:54 AM

Brian Young signed.
 
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I\'m all in favor of any free agency moves that keep Haz from trading up to take a DT in the draft.

But isn\'t Young strictly a 1 gap player?

Can we get a ruling from Tweeky on this?
I plead ignorance. I love his motor. He\'s not a true 2-gapper but I\'ve read some more info that a lot of DLines succeed without a true fat boy playing the 2-gap.
Besides, I think we\'ve had our fill of the fat boys in the middle.
I think John Pease might know a bit more about putting together a D-line than me...maybe.
I\'m just happy they addressed the D-line with a guy most experts think was a top D-line free agent. Who knows, we may move Sully to the nose. Thats what we drafted him for anyway.
Now, lets get after a CB and LB ASAP.

deadflatbird 03-08-2004 08:20 AM

Brian Young signed.
 
Yes snagging a sleeper in FA at DT seems to me the Saints are setting up to draft DJ WIlliams and a CB or 2

WhoDat 03-08-2004 04:00 PM

Brian Young signed.
 
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Well, he\'s no CB, but at least he fills a need on D. I hope Len and the rest of the espn crew is correct about him being a \"sleeper.\" That\'d mean we got great value and that\'s something even WhoDat could appreciate!
Amen. This isn\'t a signing that has me jumping for joy, but it may if this guy pans out. Right now I\'m mildly happy about this. Plus side - we signed a guy at a need position. Negatives - yet another ATHLETE not necessarily best-suited to play his position with a lot of POTENTIAL. I hope this guy turns out to be what he can be.


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