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    Will Work For Food

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    Will Work For Food
    By: Viking Update Staff

    Date: Jul 1, 2006

    With training camps counting down the days until all NFL teams are
    officially back to work by the end of the month, several big name
    players and those in the minds of Vikings fans remain on the
    unemployment line -- waiting for the call to come back to the game.

    It truly sucks getting old in the NFL.

    Unlike most professions, where knowledge of your chosen field is
    always a plus, the NFL is a young man's game and the promise of future
    many times outweighs more qualified candidates.

    With less than a month to go before training camps open around the
    country, there are still several free agents that, while currently in
    retirement (forced or unforced), would be likely be willing to step
    back into a lineup if the phone was to ring. That list includes
    several former Vikings.

    Free agency took a new spin this year, as the Vikings and Seahawks did
    their best to force the owners and players union to discuss the future
    of the transition tag. Steve Hutchinson was just the third player
    since the turn of the century to be slapped with the transition tag
    and, thanks to some intelligent manipulation of the existing rules,
    the Vikings made their contract with Hutchinson such a cap-buster for
    the Seahawks that most teams will likely be unwilling to use the
    transition designation again. Of the three players franchised in 2006
    – the first to hit the market since 1999 – only one (John Abraham) was
    deemed a true franchise player. He was traded to the Falcons. The
    other two, Jeff Backus and Nate Clements, remain with their former teams.

    As July dawns, several veterans remain on the open market with no
    place to call home. Need some former Vikings? How about defensive
    backs Ralph Brown, DeWayne Washington, Denard Walker and Dale Carter,
    linebackers Chris Claiborne, Artie Ulmer and Nick Rogers, defensive
    lineman Duane Clemons, offensive linemen Cory Withrow, Adam Haayer and
    Billy Conaty, kicker Paul Edinger and running back Harold Morrow.

    Not enough? Need a QB? Kerry Collins and Jeff Blake are available. At
    running back, Stephen Davis, J.R. Redmond and Jonathon Wells can be
    had. At wide receiver, how about Johnnie Morton, Dez White, Az Hakim
    or Kevin Johnson? A tight end? Chad Lewis is out there. Defensive line
    needs? Grady Jackson, Marco Coleman and Travis Hall aren't doing
    anything. Linebacker? Nate, Wayne, Peter Boulware and Michael Barrow
    don't have any short-term plans. Need a veteran d-back? Ty Law, Deion
    Sanders, Lance Shulters, Antuan Edwards, Jerry Azumah, Terrell
    Buckley, Ahmed Plummer and Terry Fair are all looking for work.

    Will the majority of these guys end up filing their retirement
    paperwork later this year? Most likely. But, when you go to war,
    sometimes the old dogs come out from under the porch for one last
    dust-up. When the need comes, you reach for a soldier of fortune. And
    there are several out there waiting to get the call.
    [move]"Our day WILL come!! I just hope I LIVE long enough to see it!"[/move]

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    Re: Will Work For Food

    Wow, that is actually a pretty deep list of unsigned players.. While there are several I wouldn't want, there are a few that I wouldn't mind having..

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    I still wouldn't mind us picking up another eexperienced MLB & giving hm a shot as well as a veteran QB who can show up McMahon.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    There are a few guys I wouldn't mind having on the team. We've seen the last few years that you can never have enough good D backs or linebackers. I read that Chester Taylor was overweight during mini-camp. Maybe we need someone else just in case. I agree that we could use another QB, McMahon sucks. I really think that was a poor pick-up. But Collins will want too much money and Blke is too old.

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    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    Not enough? Need a QB? Kerry Collins and Jeff Blake are available. At
    running back, Stephen Davis, J.R. Redmond and Jonathon Wells can be
    had. At wide receiver, how about Johnnie Morton, Dez White, Az Hakim
    or Kevin Johnson? A tight end? Chad Lewis is out there. Defensive line
    needs? Grady Jackson, Marco Coleman and Travis Hall aren't doing
    anything. Linebacker? Nate, Wayne, Peter Boulware and Michael Barrow
    don't have any short-term plans. Need a veteran d-back? Ty Law, Deion
    Sanders, Lance Shulters, Antuan Edwards, Jerry Azumah, Terrell
    Buckley, Ahmed Plummer and Terry Fair are all looking for work.
    how old is stephen davis.. i thought he was good, must have been misinformed if he's still open

    and collins would not be a smart choice..

    (come to think about it.. if you guys hate mcmahon so much, i dont know what to do about the qb situation)
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    Re: Will Work For Food

    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    Not enough? Need a QB? Kerry Collins and Jeff Blake are available. At
    running back, Stephen Davis, J.R. Redmond and Jonathon Wells can be
    had. At wide receiver, how about Johnnie Morton, Dez White, Az Hakim
    or Kevin Johnson? A tight end? Chad Lewis is out there. Defensive line
    needs? Grady Jackson, Marco Coleman and Travis Hall aren't doing
    anything. Linebacker? Nate, Wayne, Peter Boulware and Michael Barrow
    don't have any short-term plans. Need a veteran d-back? Ty Law, Deion
    Sanders, Lance Shulters, Antuan Edwards, Jerry Azumah, Terrell
    Buckley, Ahmed Plummer and Terry Fair are all looking for work.
    how old is stephen davis.. i thought he was good, must have been misinformed if he's still open
    He had a pretty good year for me in my fantasy league last year, untill he - once again - went down with injury. He might not have the body for it any more. But I think he'll find a team to be a backup, or redzone guy.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

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    Re: Will Work For Food

    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    Vikings Scout





    As July dawns, several veterans remain on the open market with no
    place to call home. Need some former Vikings? How about defensive
    backs Ralph Brown, DeWayne Washington, Denard Walker and Dale Carter,
    linebackers Chris Claiborne, Artie Ulmer and Nick Rogers, defensive
    lineman Duane Clemons, offensive linemen Cory Withrow, Adam Haayer and
    Billy Conaty, kicker Paul Edinger and running back Harold Morrow.

    Not enough? Need a QB? Kerry Collins and Jeff Blake are available. At
    running back, Stephen Davis, J.R. Redmond and Jonathon Wells can be
    had. At wide receiver, how about Johnnie Morton, Dez White, Az Hakim
    or Kevin Johnson? A tight end? Chad Lewis is out there. Defensive line
    needs? Grady Jackson, Marco Coleman and Travis Hall aren't doing
    anything. Linebacker? Nate, Wayne, Peter Boulware and Michael Barrow
    don't have any short-term plans. Need a veteran d-back? Ty Law, Deion
    Sanders, Lance Shulters, Antuan Edwards, Jerry Azumah, Terrell
    Buckley, Ahmed Plummer and Terry Fair are all looking for work.

    .
    Jerry Azumah reitred because of injury

    Just to let ya know



    Thank you Josdin for the sig

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    Re: Will Work For Food

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    Not enough? Need a QB? Kerry Collins and Jeff Blake are available. At
    running back, Stephen Davis, J.R. Redmond and Jonathon Wells can be
    had. At wide receiver, how about Johnnie Morton, Dez White, Az Hakim
    or Kevin Johnson? A tight end? Chad Lewis is out there. Defensive line
    needs? Grady Jackson, Marco Coleman and Travis Hall aren't doing
    anything. Linebacker? Nate, Wayne, Peter Boulware and Michael Barrow
    don't have any short-term plans. Need a veteran d-back? Ty Law, Deion
    Sanders, Lance Shulters, Antuan Edwards, Jerry Azumah, Terrell
    Buckley, Ahmed Plummer and Terry Fair are all looking for work.
    how old is stephen davis.. i thought he was good, must have been misinformed if he's still open
    He had a pretty good year for me in my fantasy league last year, untill he - once again - went down with injury. He might not have the body for it any more. But I think he'll find a team to be a backup, or redzone guy.
    so you think just old age?
    i m better than you, so just give up...

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    Re: Will Work For Food

    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "cogitans" wrote:
    "Potus2028" wrote:
    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    Not enough? Need a QB? Kerry Collins and Jeff Blake are available. At
    running back, Stephen Davis, J.R. Redmond and Jonathon Wells can be
    had. At wide receiver, how about Johnnie Morton, Dez White, Az Hakim
    or Kevin Johnson? A tight end? Chad Lewis is out there. Defensive line
    needs? Grady Jackson, Marco Coleman and Travis Hall aren't doing
    anything. Linebacker? Nate, Wayne, Peter Boulware and Michael Barrow
    don't have any short-term plans. Need a veteran d-back? Ty Law, Deion
    Sanders, Lance Shulters, Antuan Edwards, Jerry Azumah, Terrell
    Buckley, Ahmed Plummer and Terry Fair are all looking for work.
    how old is stephen davis.. i thought he was good, must have been misinformed if he's still open
    He had a pretty good year for me in my fantasy league last year, untill he - once again - went down with injury. He might not have the body for it any more. But I think he'll find a team to be a backup, or redzone guy.
    so you think just old age?
    Yes he is an 11 year veteran or so. This is allmost the end of the line for him. But he is a good player, and he could serve as a backup. I think he's done as a starter.

    The Panthers are now going with DeShawn Foster, and the newly drafted DeAngelo Williams, so thats why they didn't retain him.

    Thanks to PPE for the sig.

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    Re: Will Work For Food

    id be cool to have ty law but we dont need him
    woo out
    just two corn cobs shy of a bushel

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