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    Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/8540022

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL
    Here's a deal that quietly has been discussed, hasn't come to fruition, but should: The Jaguars should trade a third-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for Pro Bowl running back Shaun Alexander, a deal that makes sense for both sides. The Jaguars would get the insurance they need for Fred Taylor, as well a draw who is wildly popular in Alabama and would help boost attendance in Jacksonville, at a relatively modest cost. The Seahawks would get back a third-round pick in addition to salary-cap relief they need and want for a player who has vowed not to sign the tender that Seattle has given him. Makes great sense. Now it's up to both teams to make it happen. Problem is, the Jaguars -- not the Seahawks -- have balked at it. Right now, they're not willing to pay the Seahawks or Alexander.

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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    Interesting. Do the Seahawks have another RB that is any good?
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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    Quote Originally Posted by NickSeiler
    http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/8540022

    LET'S MAKE A DEAL
    Here's a deal that quietly has been discussed, hasn't come to fruition, but should: The Jaguars should trade a third-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for Pro Bowl running back Shaun Alexander, a deal that makes sense for both sides. The Jaguars would get the insurance they need for Fred Taylor, as well a draw who is wildly popular in Alabama and would help boost attendance in Jacksonville, at a relatively modest cost. The Seahawks would get back a third-round pick in addition to salary-cap relief they need and want for a player who has vowed not to sign the tender that Seattle has given him. Makes great sense. Now it's up to both teams to make it happen. Problem is, the Jaguars -- not the Seahawks -- have balked at it. Right now, they're not willing to pay the Seahawks or Alexander.
    Why would J-ville need a draw to fill the seats??? They are supposed to be a better football town than St. Louis. At least that was the excuse they used to keep a very well prepared St. Louis from getting an expansion francise. Sure St. louis had ownership questions (people fighting over who would get the honor), but that doesn't seem to be a problem putting a team in LA, so don't use that as an excuse.

    Of course, had the expansion team ended up in St. Louis, the RAMs might have ended up in Baltimore or J-ville.

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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtterBlitz
    Interesting. Do the Seahawks have another RB that is any good?
    If Alexander should leave, they will go with Maurice Morris. Morris is a talented 3-year back from Oregon who has had little opportunity to show it since being drafted by Seattle in 2002. He had a great career in Oregon before going to Seattle in Rd. 2 three years ago. He went 3 picks behind Portis and 2 spots ahead of Ladell Betts. He doesn't have Alexander's size, but he's quicker. However, his hands may be about on par with Alexander.

    Morris is also their current KR, so they would probably (though not necessarily) have to replace him on ST if he becomes the starter.
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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    the seahawks need to get rid of alexander,after those comments he made about the rushing title he will never again be accepted by coaches or teammates,no matter what they say.get what you can for him and be rid of that problem.

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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    why would the jags want alexander? taylor is much better.

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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtWarner2005MVP
    why would the jags want alexander? taylor is much better.
    Fred Taylor is getting old,and hes always been injury prone.Jags need a good back,and Taylor can take a Faulk type roll.
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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    Shaun isn't going anywhere. This is pure speculation that we (Seahawks fans) have been hearing for many months. This started at the draft and has slowly gained steam. The deal doesn't really make sense for either side. Taylor wants to be a feature back...Shaun wants to be a feature back. It makes no sense for them to trade for Shaun and risk upsetting Taylor. Although Taylor is getting old, Shaun is no spring chicken in RB terms (at least).

    The other problem is Seattle has no discernable reason to trade Shaun, other than he says he won't sign the franchise tender. Shaun has always produced good yards, and even more TD's. That remark he made was in the heat of the moment and he has apologized for saying it. Shaun has repaetedly said that he doesn't want to sign the tender because he wants a long term deal. He wants to get a deal worked out that will pay him over the course of 3 or 4 years. There is no reason to believe that he doesn't and a long term deal would mean cap relief for the team and it would mean that he was locked up long term. The problem they are having os that it is not July 15th and the national media is blowing this way out of proportion. There is no rift between Shaun and the team, in fact Shaun has repeatedly stopped by the offices to say hi. They are on friendly terms. I cannot see this trade happening.

    Morris is a serviceable 3rd down change of pace back. He is built in the mold of Barry Sanders, without the crazy legs. He is small quick, and hits the holes fast. He is a great change from Shaun's style of running which is what nets him a lot of yards.

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    Re: Seahawks RB Alexander to the Jags?

    I got this off the ESPN Jags message boards:

    Source: BuffaloBillsInsider.com

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    Friday, July 08, 2005 - 08:19 PM

    The latest word on Buffalo RB Travis Henry is that he will be traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars and that the deal is all but done. The Bills would be recieving a 3rd round draft choice in next years NFL draft and there could designated production benchmarks that, if met, could turn it into a 2nd round pick. If there is a hangup on the deal, it will be based on the conditions needed to transform it from a 3rd to a 2nd rounder. Henry is expected to take a physical in Jacksonville sometime next week, which he will pass, and it shouldn't be long after that the deal is made official.

    So it looks like Alexander won't be going to the Jags unless this trade hits a snag.

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