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LKelley67 02-21-2005 08:52 AM

wideout glut
with the redskins coles added to wide receivers on the market have you noticed the glut of quality ones available?

leveranues coles, wash
rod gardner, wash
t.j. houshmandzadeh, cin
david givens, ne
plaxico burress, pit
kevin johnson, balt
derrick mason, ten
mushin mahammed, caro
jerry porter, oak

add braylon edwards, mike williams, mark clayton, and troy williamson in the draft as 1st rounders pegged to start.

this might influence pathon to restructure rather than hit the street

papz 02-21-2005 10:21 AM

wideout glut
We need to sign another receiver to eventually replace Horn. Here is a come Coles info whom I think would be a good fit here as would Mason.

AP reports Redskins WR Laveranues Coles has had at least two extensive conversations with HC Joe Gibbs since the season ended which are expected to lead to his release from the team, according to sources familiar with the situation. Sources confirmed last night that Gibbs, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and Roosevelt Barnes, the agent for Coles, have reached an oral agreement that will likely lead to his release, making the 27-year-old wideout an unrestricted free agent. Coles met privately with Gibbs at Redskins Park to express his unhappiness with the offense and a desire to leave the club. Gibbs has acknowledged meeting twice with Coles, including earlier this month, but he turned reticent and cryptic when asked about the possibility of Coles\'s departure. \"We had a couple of good talks. That\'s the only statement I want to make,\" Gibbs said earlier this week. \"Me and Laveranues talked, and we have a good understanding.\" Coles caught a career-best 90 passes last season, the third-most in franchise history behind WR Art Monk. Yet the five-year veteran became frustrated by the lack of a deep passing game. The Redskins finished with the 30th-ranked offense in the league last season, and Gibbs\'s ball-control philosophy coupled with a 6-10 record made Coles miserable, said one person with knowledge of the situation. Gibbs, who also serves as team president, intends to accommodate Coles\'s request instead of keeping a player who prefers to be elsewhere, said two other sources who requested anonymity. Should Coles be released, one source said, he would return part of his $13 million signing bonus to minimize salary cap ramifications. Tomorrow is the first day that NFL teams are allowed to waive players. Sources said that late this past season Coles requested a trade after meeting with Snyder and Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerrato, since they were the two most responsible for acquiring him in 2003. But after discussions with Gibbs, a collective decision was made to likely waive Coles.

papz 02-21-2005 10:27 AM

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Also in other news...

AP reports the latest WR Randy Moss trade rumor is that Dallas Cowboys HC Bill Parcells, who prides himself on handling difficult characters, will get into the sweepstakes for the controversial wide receiver along with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The Cowboys have two first-round draft selections, Nos. 11 and 20 overall, and decent defensive players, so the pieces are there.

kevinn1972 02-21-2005 10:49 AM

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I think you\'re right about one thing papz. We do have to start looking at a possible replacement for Horn. But, remember, we\'ve got Stallworth and Henderson. Myself, I don\'t think either one of them can hold Joe\'s jock, but I think we\'ve still got about one more year left before we can decide either one of them are done. I don\'t think we ought to sign anybody to a long term contract. I do like the idea of Pathon staying around one more year. I just don\'t think we need to look real hard at our wideouts. Coaching can correct most of the problems that we saw there. I think we\'ve got larger problems than WR that need to be addressed first.

WhoDat 02-21-2005 11:10 AM

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I wouldn\'t mind seeing the team snatch one of these WRs, but it\'s not likely to happen. The Saints have a LOT of WRs on the roster and more pressing needs elsewhere. Not surprisingly, FOX reported that the team doesn\'t seem to think that LB is one of them. :casstet:

ScottyRo 02-21-2005 11:33 AM

wideout glut
We need a possession WR. We have plenty of speedsters who can\'t catch. Someone who is big, but can also get separation on intermediary routes. He should also have longer than average arms and have a knack for catching balls thrown behind him.

dberce1 02-21-2005 01:18 PM

wideout glut
Mason over Laverneus, most def.

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