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o1higuy 03-11-2004 07:02 AM

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Looks like we need a full back now. This is a big loss for us. Smith is one of the best blocking full backs in the league. Maybe they will find someone that can be more involved in the passing game though.

deadflatbird 03-11-2004 07:24 AM

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Where did he go? post a link if he is signed.

[Edited on 11/3/2004 by deadflatbird]

o1higuy 03-11-2004 07:28 AM

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Here is the link on Smith. I read it this morning on ESPN.com.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1756466

Associated Press
CLEVELAND -- Free agent defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Cleveland Browns, the Associated Press has learned.



Ekuban, a first-round draft pick of Dallas in 1999, will get a three-year deal from the Browns, said a league source, speaking on the condition of anonymity.



The Browns did not return a phone message seeking comment.



Cleveland also signed fullback Terrelle Smith, a punishing blocker who spent the past three seasons opening holes for Deuce McAllister in New Orleans, to a four-year, $4.4 million contract.



Smith\'s agent, Leigh Steinberg, said the deal includes a $1.1 million signing bonus.



Cleveland didn\'t have a true fullback for much of last season, relying on tight ends to block for its backs in running situations. Smith will handle those duties now.


Danno 03-11-2004 07:30 AM

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GREAT FB\'s are hard to find
GOOD FB\'s are a dime a dozen
T-Rex was a GOOD FB.

deadflatbird 03-11-2004 07:36 AM

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I do hate to see him go... I got a feeling we maybe using a TE as a FB...

BlackandBlue 03-11-2004 07:53 AM

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Quote:

GREAT FB\'s are hard to find
GOOD FB\'s are a dime a dozen
T-Rex was a GOOD FB.
True! I have a feeling what our 5th round pick will be spent on now...

o1higuy 03-11-2004 08:02 AM

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I haven\'t even paid attention to what fullbacks are in the draft this year. I just assumed we would resign TS.

BrooksMustGo 03-11-2004 08:20 AM

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Maybe we should sign Warren Sapp to play both sides of the ball and be our FB too. Then he could block, be a receiving threat, and keep Brooks on task.

BlackandBlue 03-11-2004 09:23 AM

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I heard Mel Kyper say one morning that this will be a good draft for fullbacks. Now, consider the source and take it for what it\'s worth. This is basic info, so I tend to go with it. Any evaluation of individual talent done by Kyper, in my opinion, is worthless, as I think he is incredibly overrated.

o1higuy 03-11-2004 09:26 AM

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I agree with you on Kiper. It probably won\'t affect our draft strategy anyway. By the 5th we should be taking best available so maybe we can land a good one that way.


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