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Old 04-13-2007, 03:58 PM   #1
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Broncos Release Al Wilson

I know he's a middle linebacker, I wonder how he'd play on the outside? Why would the Broncos release a 1st round pick, 4 time pro-bowler? I know he was due some money, but so what? He's only 29 and he's a team leader and a monster on the field. And since he's a free agent now, we wouldn't have to give up anything to get him. Granted we did just give a MLB a $25M contract, but it's intriguing nonetheless....

Here's a link to a press release:

SI.com - NFL - Reports: Broncos to release Wilson - Friday April 13, 2007 2:42PM
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Re: Broncos Release Al Wilson

I guess his injury last year was more serious than initially expected.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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Re: Broncos Release Al Wilson

Remind that if Wilson passed physicals would be a Giant right now...
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Steady.... Let's just stay put on this one.... I mean... Do we have to jump at everything that is released?
Nooooo, nor was I suggesting we go get him. But this is a significant thing, because Al Wilson is one of the best LBs in football. And since this is a Redskins fan forum, and since the Redskins have been actively pursuing LBs (Briggs, Fletcher, etc), it's worth mentioning.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:14 PM   #5
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Re: Broncos Release Al Wilson

He clearly can't play.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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He clearly can't play.
What was his injury anyway??
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:16 PM   #7
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Re: Broncos Release Al Wilson

No Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:17 PM   #8
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Re: Broncos Release Al Wilson

comin off a neck injury, maybe he's not recovering at a pace they're comfortable with considering his salary.

The good thing is that we didn't just bite on the trade offer earlier , although it sounded pretty good.

I don't like the idea of signing him overall, but if he would play backup mlb for vet. min it might be a great pickup. It wouldn't matter that he'd need time to learn the d & get healthy since LF would be starting. The reason I don't like the idea of signing him overall is simply roster space & chemistry would be impacted. We've gained some stability this year,let's not screw w/it.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:19 PM   #9
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Nothing too serious....just a NECK injury that caused him to fail a Giants physical. Note to self...don't sign LBs with neck injuries who could be paralyzed at any moment.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:22 PM   #10
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I hope everyone doesn't think that by me posting this thread I was suggesting we go sign the guy. I just thought it was interesting, especially since he was one of the names being discussed in that old Bly trade thing.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:23 PM   #11
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Re: Broncos Release Al Wilson

Might be worth it if he excepts less money or a back ended-non guarunteed contract to ensure he overcomes his injury. He was one of the better LB's.
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:24 PM   #12
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It's definately worth a thread. Wilson is a pretty significant player, even if his neck injury may ultimately end his career.
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Nothing too serious....just a NECK injury that caused him to fail a Giants physical. Note to self...don't sign LBs with neck injuries who could be paralyzed at any moment.
yeah, forgot about the failed physical. Good note to self!

If we sign him, would he get to wear #56 like he did in denver, or has the Danny already made plans to retire that no. & hang it from the rafters of Fedex?
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:36 PM   #14
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Well if we gave him 56 then he'd be doomed to be moody, injury prone and ineffective. But he'd be a leader!
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Old 04-13-2007, 04:37 PM   #15
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Well, he is a linebacker -- for that reason alone, I'll bet this front office has their eyes focused on him.

Gregg Williams could always institute a 2-5-4 defensive set this year, you never know. Maybe they figure if there are enough linebackers on the field it should help stop the run at some point.
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