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You need not look any further than the next quote to give insight to why the Bengals will not draft Crabtree if he is there at #6.

Lewis, blaming the lost season on injuries, expects Simpson to be a "major" contributor going forward.

Everything else in that article was about where we thought we were. No suprises from what I read...

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he was a matador playing the C position...

I don't suppose Guycheck has got Spains shirt???? :rolleyes:

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Here are the Bengals free agents, at first glance just about all our LBs need to be resigned

http://www.bengals.com/team/Roster.asp

Unrestricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Andrews, Stacy 79 T 6-7 342 Mississippi 6 6/2/1981
Benson, Cedric 32 RB 5-11 220 Texas 5 12/28/1982
Blackstock, D 56 LB/DE 6-3 255 Virginia 5 5/30/1983
Crocker, Chris 42 S 5-11 200 Marshall 7 3/9/1980
Fitzpatrick, R 11 QB 6-2 225 Harvard 5 11/24/1982
Fletcher, Jamar 25 CB 5-10 185 Wisconsin 9 8/28/1979
Ghiaciuc, Eric 53 C 6-4 303 Central Michigan 5 5/28/1981
Graham, S 17 K 6-0 205 Virginia Tech 9 12/9/1977
Houshmndzdh 84 WR 6-1 199 Oregon State 9 9/26/1977
Thornton, J 97 DT 6-3 297 West Virginia 11 10/2/1976

Restricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Busing, John 40 S 6-2 221 Miami (OH) 4 9/1/1983
Dorsey, D 27 RB 5-11 203 Lindenwood 4 8/1/1984
Holt, Glen 16 WR 6-1 193 Kentucky 4 7/31/1984
Jeanty, R 93 LB 6-2 245 Central Florida 4 4/17/1983
Johnson, B 59 LB 6-5 245 Louisville 4 4/5/1983
Mays, Corey 51 LB 6-1 245 Notre Dame 4 11/27/1983

Unsigned Player (Bengals have exclusive rights)
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Coats, Daniel 49 FB/TE 6-3 264 Brigham Young 3 4/16/1984
Harris, Orien 95 DT 6-3 300 Miami (FL) 2 6/3/1983

I know this sounds nuts, but would you resign Thornton and put him at DE for a super discount contract???

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Here are the Bengals free agents, at first glance just about all our LBs need to be resigned

http://www.bengals.com/team/Roster.asp

Unrestricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Andrews, Stacy 79 T 6-7 342 Mississippi 6 6/2/1981
Benson, Cedric 32 RB 5-11 220 Texas 5 12/28/1982
Blackstock, D 56 LB/DE 6-3 255 Virginia 5 5/30/1983
Crocker, Chris 42 S 5-11 200 Marshall 7 3/9/1980
Fitzpatrick, R 11 QB 6-2 225 Harvard 5 11/24/1982
Fletcher, Jamar 25 CB 5-10 185 Wisconsin 9 8/28/1979
Ghiaciuc, Eric 53 C 6-4 303 Central Michigan 5 5/28/1981
Graham, S 17 K 6-0 205 Virginia Tech 9 12/9/1977
Houshmndzdh 84 WR 6-1 199 Oregon State 9 9/26/1977
Thornton, J 97 DT 6-3 297 West Virginia 11 10/2/1976

Restricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Busing, John 40 S 6-2 221 Miami (OH) 4 9/1/1983
Dorsey, D 27 RB 5-11 203 Lindenwood 4 8/1/1984
Holt, Glen 16 WR 6-1 193 Kentucky 4 7/31/1984
Jeanty, R 93 LB 6-2 245 Central Florida 4 4/17/1983
Johnson, B 59 LB 6-5 245 Louisville 4 4/5/1983
Mays, Corey 51 LB 6-1 245 Notre Dame 4 11/27/1983

Unsigned Player (Bengals have exclusive rights)
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Coats, Daniel 49 FB/TE 6-3 264 Brigham Young 3 4/16/1984
Harris, Orien 95 DT 6-3 300 Miami (FL) 2 6/3/1983

I know this sounds nuts, but would you resign Thornton and put him at DE for a super discount contract???

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He played better at DE the last few games of the year than he did his last 3 seasons at DT. I think it's good if he's cheap, which he should be. Marvin obviously loves him, too.

Since we're talking nuts suppose the Bengals fo resign Thornton to play DE and draft Raji to play NT in the 3-4. Sims/Peko/Fanene at the other DE. Shirley back up NT. We know that Geathers can stand up, but can Odom.? Do we have the ILBs? Both Marvin and Zimmer have hinted at wanting to do it, but said they need "3 or 4" players to make it work. Kinda interesting, if not crazy.

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I think they like the 4-3 too much, if you look at the guys they grab theyre all big dudes, their LBs are all 240-250, theyre DEs other than Odom are 270-290 the ones that they use anyway. They believe right now they need to stop the run first and then pick off a pass or create a turnover some other way, not rush the passer with 225-250 LB/DEs. I think theyll resign Thornton. Raji would be right in line with theyre thinking and theyre real quiet about who they want because of what happened last year when everybody jumped in front of them and grabbed guys they wanted.

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I hope we don't re-sign Thornton. The team will probably only carry 8 D-linemen. Right now it looks like Geathers, Odom, Rucker, and Fanene at DE. Peko, Sims, Shirley, and Harris would be the DTs. That's before any draftees or waiver wire pickups. Since Fanene can play both DE and DT, I don't see a spot for Thornton. If they do bring him back for veteran minimum, he'd be displacing someone with more upside.

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I hope we don't re-sign Thornton. The team will probably only carry 8 D-linemen. Right now it looks like Geathers, Odom, Rucker, and Fanene at DE. Peko, Sims, Shirley, and Harris would be the DTs. That's before any draftees or waiver wire pickups. Since Fanene can play both DE and DT, I don't see a spot for Thornton. If they do bring him back for veteran minimum, he'd be displacing someone with more upside.

I guess if they view him to more valuable in regards to his ability to play both DT and DE and is cheaper and better than one of the others, then he stays. Harris is the only one I would see as being affected by him staying...

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I hope we don't re-sign Thornton. The team will probably only carry 8 D-linemen. Right now it looks like Geathers, Odom, Rucker, and Fanene at DE. Peko, Sims, Shirley, and Harris would be the DTs. That's before any draftees or waiver wire pickups. Since Fanene can play both DE and DT, I don't see a spot for Thornton. If they do bring him back for veteran minimum, he'd be displacing someone with more upside.

I guess if they view him to more valuable in regards to his ability to play both DT and DE and is cheaper and better than one of the others, then he stays. Harris is the only one I would see as being affected by him staying...

thornton for the vet min would would be a good move, for his leadership and flexibility. he was never worth the 3+ mil/year we have been paying.

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Here are the Bengals free agents, at first glance just about all our LBs need to be resigned

http://www.bengals.com/team/Roster.asp

Unrestricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Andrews, Stacy 79 T 6-7 342 Mississippi 6 6/2/1981
Benson, Cedric 32 RB 5-11 220 Texas 5 12/28/1982
Blackstock, D 56 LB/DE 6-3 255 Virginia 5 5/30/1983
Crocker, Chris 42 S 5-11 200 Marshall 7 3/9/1980
Fitzpatrick, R 11 QB 6-2 225 Harvard 5 11/24/1982
Fletcher, Jamar 25 CB 5-10 185 Wisconsin 9 8/28/1979
Ghiaciuc, Eric 53 C 6-4 303 Central Michigan 5 5/28/1981
Graham, S 17 K 6-0 205 Virginia Tech 9 12/9/1977
Houshmndzdh 84 WR 6-1 199 Oregon State 9 9/26/1977
Thornton, J 97 DT 6-3 297 West Virginia 11 10/2/1976

Restricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Busing, John 40 S 6-2 221 Miami (OH) 4 9/1/1983
Dorsey, D 27 RB 5-11 203 Lindenwood 4 8/1/1984
Holt, Glen 16 WR 6-1 193 Kentucky 4 7/31/1984
Jeanty, R 93 LB 6-2 245 Central Florida 4 4/17/1983
Johnson, B 59 LB 6-5 245 Louisville 4 4/5/1983
Mays, Corey 51 LB 6-1 245 Notre Dame 4 11/27/1983

Unsigned Player (Bengals have exclusive rights)
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Coats, Daniel 49 FB/TE 6-3 264 Brigham Young 3 4/16/1984
Harris, Orien 95 DT 6-3 300 Miami (FL) 2 6/3/1983

I know this sounds nuts, but would you resign Thornton and put him at DE for a super discount contract???

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I had said in another thread that since he switch to DE he was playing better and wouldnt mind resigning him as a backup...
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Here are the Bengals free agents, at first glance just about all our LBs need to be resigned

http://www.bengals.com/team/Roster.asp

Unrestricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Andrews, Stacy 79 T 6-7 342 Mississippi 6 6/2/1981
Benson, Cedric 32 RB 5-11 220 Texas 5 12/28/1982
Blackstock, D 56 LB/DE 6-3 255 Virginia 5 5/30/1983
Crocker, Chris 42 S 5-11 200 Marshall 7 3/9/1980
Fitzpatrick, R 11 QB 6-2 225 Harvard 5 11/24/1982
Fletcher, Jamar 25 CB 5-10 185 Wisconsin 9 8/28/1979
Ghiaciuc, Eric 53 C 6-4 303 Central Michigan 5 5/28/1981
Graham, S 17 K 6-0 205 Virginia Tech 9 12/9/1977
Houshmndzdh 84 WR 6-1 199 Oregon State 9 9/26/1977
Thornton, J 97 DT 6-3 297 West Virginia 11 10/2/1976

Restricted Free Agent
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Busing, John 40 S 6-2 221 Miami (OH) 4 9/1/1983
Dorsey, D 27 RB 5-11 203 Lindenwood 4 8/1/1984
Holt, Glen 16 WR 6-1 193 Kentucky 4 7/31/1984
Jeanty, R 93 LB 6-2 245 Central Florida 4 4/17/1983
Johnson, B 59 LB 6-5 245 Louisville 4 4/5/1983
Mays, Corey 51 LB 6-1 245 Notre Dame 4 11/27/1983

Unsigned Player (Bengals have exclusive rights)
* Rookie
Player Name # Pos HT WT College Exp Birth Date
Coats, Daniel 49 FB/TE 6-3 264 Brigham Young 3 4/16/1984
Harris, Orien 95 DT 6-3 300 Miami (FL) 2 6/3/1983

I know this sounds nuts, but would you resign Thornton and put him at DE for a super discount contract???

HappyWave.gif

I had said in another thread that since he switch to DE he was playing better and wouldnt mind resigning him as a backup...

He is alot better at DE from what i was seeing.

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