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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The Washington Redskins have cut veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney after unsuccessful attempts to trade him. Gaffney, 31, caught 68 passes for 947 yards and five touchdowns last season. Gaffney is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound former University of Florida standout who ...

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Question Possible replacement for Meachem?

The Washington Redskins have cut veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney after unsuccessful attempts to trade him.

Gaffney, 31, caught 68 passes for 947 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Gaffney is a 6-foot-2, 200-pound former University of Florida standout who has also played for the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots and the Houston Texans.

For his career, he has caught 443 passes for 5,622 yards and 24 touchdowns.

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Old 05-01-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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I'm with Seer on this.

We drafted a guy for this spot.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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Toon and Joe Morgan should be able to fill that spot, hopefully.

I was never impressed with Gaffney.
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Morgan is going to be hobbled going into camp I would imagine. It takes a while to get your speed back after knee surgery. I do want to see him excel this year.
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I wasn't the biggest Meachem fan, but when you look at his numbers it's clear he made some big plays... When healthy.
I wasn't worried he left, but I still think the offense lost their only over the top threat.
Meachem ran the Go in most of the read based pass plays.
Can Morgan replace that spot? It's not about catches... it's about threat.
When we are in trips and run something like "verticals"... the reason Colston and Graham get open over the middle is the safeties are split...
Covering the outside deep threats...
Who do we have on the roster that can test deep safety?

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #7
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Morgan is going to be hobbled going into camp I would imagine. It takes a while to get your speed back after knee surgery. I do want to see him excel this year.
It was only a two week meniscus injury, but they decided to IR him anyway. Think of it as a redshirt year.

I can't imagine him not being 100%.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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I always liked Meachem... guy stretched the field for us. Toon is a GREAT route runner though so hopefully he will be a nice fit for the option routes we have for our WRs. I'm worried about who is going to fill the "deep threat" role... Devery? Dude can still fly but we haven't seen much of him in the last two years (probably because of Meachem).
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Gaffney is allright but a 10 year veteran, I rather go for a younger guy here.
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Gaffney is allright but a 10 year veteran, I rather go for a younger guy here.
Wow! He's been in the league 10 years? Damn I'm getting old.
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