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    Free Agent Running Backs ..

    The PFW staff compiled a list of all the free agent running backs available. Who do you think among the players listed is worthy of being our #2 running back?


    RUNNING BACKS
    Michael Bennett / San Diego / UFA
    Ladell Betts / Washington / UFA
    Chris Brown / Houston / UFA
    Ronnie Brown / Miami / RFA
    Justin Fargas / Oakland / UFA
    Samkon Gado / St. Louis / RFA
    Ahman Green / Green Bay / UFA
    Jerome Harrison / Cleveland / RFA
    Verron Haynes / Atlanta / UFA
    Kevin Jones / Chicago / UFA
    LaMont Jordan / Denver / UFA
    Jamal Lewis / Cleveland / UFA
    Xavier Omon / Seattle / UFA
    Adrian Peterson / Chicago / UFA
    Gary Russell / Oakland / RFA
    Chad Simpson / Indianapolis / UFA
    Chris Taylor / New England / RFA
    Pierre Thomas / New Orleans / RFA
    Brian Westbrook / Philadelphia / UFA
    Cadillac Williams / Tampa Bay / RFA
    DeShawn Wynn / Green Bay / UFA


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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    i like westbrook and fargas, not sure about anyone else there.

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    And since I'm new here, what type of running back would best complement SJ? Good receiver/runner? Good at running in traffic for short yardage? Scatback?

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    My preference would be a speed guy - scatback would be great, but if Jackson were to go down, we'd need more of a workhorse type. Maybe Spags will weigh in on this thread ..

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Quote Originally Posted by MACD View Post
    And since I'm new here, what type of running back would best complement SJ? Good receiver/runner? Good at running in traffic for short yardage? Scatback?
    yes I think we are all in favor of Westbrook. only concern is how he holds up on artificial turf. at any rate, i believe we are waiting on him. he probably would prefer playing for a team that has playoff possibilities and grass turf.
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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    I remember all of us wanting Bennett, I wonder if he's got anything left, he's been pretty quiet...


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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Of the guys we can actually get, if Betts recovers I think he's worth a look. I also don't think it would hurt to bring Wynn in and see what he can actually do. Westbrook would be fine with me, but he's got to be healthy enough to contribute.

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Didn't know Betts was a free agent. The last time I heard of him, he was playing pretty well. Well enough to get a decent contract extension anyway.

    He would certainly be worth a look.

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    Didn't know Betts was a free agent. The last time I heard of him, he was playing pretty well. Well enough to get a decent contract extension anyway.

    He would certainly be worth a look.
    Well he tore up his knee pretty good, and that was pretty late in the season, probably not realistic that he'll be ready to go by training camp.

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    I'd have to say:
    Ronnie Brown
    Justin Fargas
    Jamal Lewis
    Pierre Thomas
    Brian Westbrook
    Would all be great options at a number 2 RB. I'm SURPRISED Westbrook is the only one that is generating any interest by us...

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Did you check to see how many fo those guys were RESTRICED FAs? Pierre and Ronnie would both be worth a look if they weren't restricted. Fargas is old and not that appealing, same with Lewis.

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    Did you check to see how many fo those guys were RESTRICED FAs? Pierre and Ronnie would both be worth a look if they weren't restricted. Fargas is old and not that appealing, same with Lewis.
    ya good point didn't think of that, Could almost bet my house that both are restricted, I think Lewis would be servicable tho same with Fargas, better than Darby any day of the week!

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    ya i doubt any of the rfa's will come cheap. of the ufa's, top 3 names that jumped out at me were Lewis, Westbrook, & Fargas.

    i've always liked Lewis, but the tank may be empty. he'd be a nice backup workhorse, kinda like Stephen Davis when Rams had him for a year, but with better knees.

    Westbrook, check.

    Fargas may be 30, but Raiders didn't run him much his first few years. Bralidore may disagree, but i think he'd work out fine as a SJ backup if healthy. Guess it all depends where he went wrong on his physical. Raiders say he failed, he says he didn't... hopefully the Rams pick up Westbrook and it'll be a discussion we don't need to have

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    westbrook, fargas, bennet. in that order

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    Re: Free Agent Running Backs ..

    Quote Originally Posted by npow81 View Post
    Well he tore up his knee pretty good, and that was pretty late in the season, probably not realistic that he'll be ready to go by training camp.
    Ah. That'll do it.

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