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Old 01-18-2012, 07:07 PM   #11
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #12
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Kind of like an invite to training camp.
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Good stuff, interested in what defensive free-agents will be available in the league also, especially at LB.
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Good stuff, interested in what defensive free-agents will be available in the league also, especially at LB.

Well I wrote about this in the "search for a new D coordinator thread:"


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Talking about free agency... there are some good tackling LBs out there this FA period.

London Fletcher #1 in NFL among LBs
Curtis Lofton #3
David Hawthorne #7
Stephen Tulloch #10
E.J. Henderson #11
DeAndre Levy #12

...to name a few.

Especially, ATL's Lofton would be an intriguing option to take a closer look at.
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Well I wrote about this in the "search for a new D coordinator thread:"





Especially, ATL's Lofton would be an intriguing option to take a closer look at.

There is NO way Atlanta is not signing Lofton. Forget about it! He is just coming off his rookie contract and the kid has been real good.
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There is NO way Atlanta is not signing Lofton. Forget about it! He is just coming off his rookie contract and the kid has been real good.

Yeah, but it might not be up to them if he signs or not, because he is UFA not RFA, so he might not want to sign if they f.e. try to low-ball him with a weak offer.

But, I'm willing to correct my earlier statement: if he makes it to the FA market then he'd be a player that might be an option to take a closer look at.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #18
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Thanks, Papz!

According to the website, the six has increased to ten:

QB Sean Canfield,
G Nick Howell,
DT Mitch King,
CB Kmaal McIlwain,
DB Cord Parks,
WR Andy Tanner,
RB Chris Taylor,
T Phil Trautwein,
T Fenuki Tupou,
DB Josh Victorian
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There is NO way Atlanta is not signing Lofton. Forget about it! He is just coming off his rookie contract and the kid has been real good.
Is he a fit in the 3-4? They may not wanna pay him as much as a 3-4 ILB versus a 4-3 MLB.

He's gonna get paid pretty well. If he's a bad fit in a 3-4, I'd be hesitant to sign him to a huge deal.
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Is he a fit in the 3-4? They may not wanna pay him as much as a 3-4 ILB versus a 4-3 MLB.

He's gonna get paid pretty well. If he's a bad fit in a 3-4, I'd be hesitant to sign him to a huge deal.

Nolan is going to keep the 4-3 in ATL, so that won't be the deciding factor.


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