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« on: Feb 18, 2009 at 16:09 »

Jets | Washington to visit Wednesday
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:11:32 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent WR Kelley Washington (Patriots) is scheduled to meet with the New York Jets Wednesday, Feb. 18.

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 18, 2009 at 20:31 »

On a more serious post about Nate Washington...

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/notes-from-lombardi-free-agent-wrs/

2nd best FA WR???  I didn't realize he's only 25.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2009 at 20:48 »

I think Ant Bryant is getting the franchise tag.  Makes Nate the top by default.

I'd prefer the Steelers re-sign Washington than any of their other FAs, 'cept maybe McF (though I expect McF's $$$ demands to be much more difficult to meet than Washington's).

For as many passes as Nate drops, Ben seems to underthrow him as often.  Nate has greatly improved his blocking.

Ward is a FA at the end of next year.

Dev. Henderson could be a nice add if Nate leaves.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 08:31 »

On a more serious post about Nate Washington...

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/notes-from-lombardi-free-agent-wrs/

2nd best FA WR???  I didn't realize he's only 25.


Gawd, I'm so tempted to post this link on the Bengals ESPN board.  It would just eat at them to see Nate ranked above Housh...
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 09:05 »

On a more serious post about Nate Washington...

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/02/notes-from-lombardi-free-agent-wrs/

2nd best FA WR???  I didn't realize he's only 25.


Gawd, I'm so tempted to post this link on the Bengals ESPN board.  It would just eat at them to see Nate ranked above Housh...


It's about upside.  Housh is what, 31?  Nate's 25.  This assumes Nate will ever grab more than about half of the balls thrown his way.  I lie the kid, would love to see him stick and compete here, and he's the best #3 we've had in some time (remember Lee Mays?).  But I think Housh will get a better deal despite his age because of his productivity and hands.  Is his game predicated on speed, or is he more a Ward kinda guy, tough and crafty?  I say the latter.  I don't think he's a fit here, but for the Eagles, or Seahawks, yeah.

Frankly, I don't much like these FA WRs.  I don't know that Baker (or Nance) will ever really hit it in the bigs, but Sweed is certainly someone I think can come in this year.  Getting him that early experience, even those devastating drops, will help him in the long term.  His strength coming out of Texas was those hands, so when these beat reporters gleefully say he was dropping everything in practice, too, remember that a lot of that's in his head.  It takes a year, sometimes two.

So what we're looking at is getting someone in for that year or two, to push Sweed, and maybe take the #3 spot for a while.  Not a lot of guys will want to do that: if they were #3s, they'll be looking for more action.

IMO, Nate gets more money elsewhere, we sign a late rounder for the slot/KR, and maybe we bring in a cheap FA like Shaun MacDonald. 
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 09:26 »

Hines, Ton', Washington, Sweed (giving him another year to develop as our 4th WR)... pretty good receiving corps.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 09:42 »

I talked to Nate's uncle the day before the Super Bowl. At least he said he was Nate's uncle and had the Steelers guest pass. He only looked to be about 10 years older than Nate.

He said Nate wants to stay with the Steelers, but what else would a guy say? Get me the fuck off this Super Bowl team?
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 09:59 »

I haven't been a big fan of Nate, but sheesh...looking at the available options, we could certainly do worse. 

Maybe we have to take our chances with Sweed next year.  So be it.  I wouldn't want us to spend a lot of money on any of the guys on that list.
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« Reply #8 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 11:10 »

I think Nate is gone, and good for him.  I do not think he will get ARE money, but he will get paid.

That leaves us with

86  Ward, Hines  WR  6-0  205  3/8/76  12  Georgia 
10  Holmes, Santonio  WR_  5-11  192  3/3/84  4  Ohio State 
14  Sweed, Limas  WR_  6-4  220  12/25/84  2  Texas 
81  Baker, Dallas  WR_  6-3  206  11/10/82  2  Florida 
 ?? Williams, Brandon  WR_  5-11  170  2/24/84  4  Wisconsin

Does anyone think that Dallas and Limas can platoon as the number 3/4 receiver?


Secondly Nate does have the speed to stretch the field, who will replace that?
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 19, 2009 at 11:32 »

SING CEDRIC "THE ENTERTAINER" WILSON!!!!
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