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Old 03-18-2009, 02:41 PM   #61
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I think at this point many teams (i guess us included? ) are waiting to see what happens in the draft, and once the draft shakes out, those in need will start picking up what's left.
Looks like it, but it still doesn't stop from killing us with all this mysteries!!
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:32 PM   #62
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Everyone is very eager to sign free agents. The guy was drafted in the 7th round, yet theres no faith we can draft a right tackle in the draft. Even using our later round picks. We have the best oline coach in the game give him a chance to do the same.

Its kinda hard to predict our draft this year. Who saw last years coming? Zorn changed the game plan. Who knows we might take a receiver again this year, turn into detroit. Maybe he wants to run 3 TE sets and needs anotehr one of them lol.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:20 PM   #63
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The problem is we don't have any cap room to sign him. If we cut Rabach that would save us 2.3 mil, and give us some money to sign him. But, I don't know why we (or anyone) haven't made any attempt to contact him, or schedule a visit because he's a decent player, with good size and let up 4.5 sacks last year. If we signed him, it would give us the luxury of drafting elsewhere like DE/OLB at 13 instead of RT.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:23 PM   #64
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The problem is we don't have any cap room to sign him. If we cut Rabach that would save us 2.3 mil, and give us some money to sign him. But, I don't know why we (or anyone) haven't made any attempt to contact him, or schedule a visit because he's a decent player, with good size and let up 4.5 sacks last year. If we signed him, it would give us the luxury of drafting elsewhere like DE/OLB at 13 instead of RT.
actually we do have enough cap room to sign him and take about a 3.5 mill hit (thanks to Schneeds Cap Status thread). I think this is just the FO playing a wait and see approach because they only get one shot at getting a FA OT.
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #65
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Any news on this guy or any other T we're looking at?
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:08 PM   #66
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Bears got him

Bears add veteran offensive tackle Shaffer - Inside the Bears
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Old 03-25-2009, 07:57 PM   #67
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This is perfectly fine... if we don't get a top OT in the draft there will be some vet talent to be had afterward...
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:14 PM   #68
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This is perfectly fine... if we don't get a top OT in the draft there will be some vet talent to be had afterward...
Yes. I was hoping the Redskins would grab Shaffer but he is no world beater and there should be other options later.
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Re: UPDATE: Bears Sign 29 Year Old RT Shaffer

I'm really starting to come around on Eben Britton. The only thing that concerns me though is his finesse nature as a run blocker but he seems like he has the quickness and smarts to overcome it. Either way he will improve our passing game by leaps and bounds. Plus I'm comforted by the fact that Samuals was seemingly a finesse guy in college, so it's definitely something that can be overcome.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:45 PM   #70
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I wish we would've gotten him but we can find a vet OT after the draft.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:02 PM   #71
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Has Marvel Smith signed with anyone yet? He might be the only OT of worth thats left.
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:28 PM   #72
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Has Marvel Smith signed with anyone yet? He might be the only OT of worth thats left.
No he hasn't but I think he might sign with the 49ers, and we haven't expressed any interst in him but it might happen.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:00 PM   #73
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I'm really starting to come around on Eben Britton. The only thing that concerns me though is his finesse nature as a run blocker but he seems like he has the quickness and smarts to overcome it. Either way he will improve our passing game by leaps and bounds. Plus I'm comforted by the fact that Samuals was seemingly a finesse guy in college, so it's definitely something that can be overcome.
Well, this signing makes trading down less dangerous in terms of still landing a first-round tackle.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:50 AM   #74
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Well, this signing makes trading down less dangerous in terms of still landing a first-round tackle.
Good point... although it somehow looks like Oher may fall further than i thought possible. Meanwhile it won't surprise me if Andre Smith goes in the top 10 now.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:42 PM   #75
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Re: UPDATE: Bears Sign 29 Year Old RT Shaffer

Since this can basically become the "NFL Franchise releases middle aged RT" thread, the Niners just got rid of Jonas Jennings

Jonas Jennings Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com

He doesn't make a whole lot of sense here, though.
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