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    Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

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    Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes may be a salary cap casualty this offseason. "Coming back from an Achilles is always difficult. Takeo didn't have a year equal to what he's had in the past. How does he fit? We're still in the process of evaluating all of that," Bills general manager Marv Levy told the Buffalo News Sunday.

    Of course he has had some serious injuries but still plays very well when healthy, say he's cut would you sign him? For a cheaper price?

    I would I tell you that.


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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    He just turned 31 and has suffered through Achilles', hamstring, and ankle injuries for the last two seasons. The Bills are said to be evaluating whether or not he can return to form. If they cut him, it probably means they don't think he can. I really wouldn't consider him much of an option. You can't count on him to start the whole year, meaning even if we signed him we'd need a contingency plan.

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    This belongs in the FA thread. (It seems fair to do the same to you that you did to F-T-C.)

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    if takeo gets cut i would be pissed if the rams dont pick him or at least try... could u imagine spikes lining up with pisa and spoon... wow...

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce4life View Post
    if takeo gets cut i would be pissed if the rams dont pick him or at least try... could u imagine spikes lining up with pisa and spoon... wow...
    Like I said not anything above $2mil a year. If he comes back healthy and can return to old form we'd have a nasty set of linebackers.
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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    I'd at least want to check him out. Let our medical staff evaluate whether they agree with the Bills. Last year Julian Peterson and Drew Brees were both injury risks and wound up being among the better FA signings in 2006 in retrospect.

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    It is the NFL, everyone gets injured. Injuries are part of the game. Spikes would bring big plays and respect to the Rams D.

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    How about Thomas from the Raven's ??? He's a big strong guy, that could also rush the passer on third down. This is the guy I hope the Rams make a big push for. The defense would be instantly upgraded.

    Now for a big SOB for the nose !!!!!

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenfleece View Post
    I'd at least want to check him out. Let our medical staff evaluate whether they agree with the Bills. Last year Julian Peterson and Drew Brees were both injury risks and wound up being among the better FA signings in 2006 in retrospect.
    Exactly. Julian Peterson was not attractive last year because of his injury but Seattle took a risk on him, and look how great he did last year. The NFL is a game of risks, why not take one on this great linebacker?
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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    Dan Morgan is also in risk f being cut and he is coming off of some concussions, but he and spoon played well together.

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamsFan16 View Post
    Exactly. Julian Peterson was not attractive last year because of his injury but Seattle took a risk on him, and look how great he did last year. The NFL is a game of risks, why not take one on this great linebacker?
    Julian Peterson wasn't attractive last year? That's why his own team wanted him back and six different teams were potentially interested in him? He wasn't attractive, which is why Seattle signed him to a huge seven year deal?

    I'm not sure how you guys can compare Spikes to both Peterson and Brees. Neither of the latter two players struggled for two years with injury issues only to get cut by their teams. They both played well in 2005 and left as free agents. The ***** were interested in bringing Peterson back and considered tagging him, and the Chargers released medical information about Brees that said he was ahead of schedule and would make a full recovery. That's a complete 180-degree reversal from what the Bills would be saying by choosing to cut Spikes, since they'd only do so if their evaluation was that he wouldn't recover and they didn't want him back.

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    If we are going to go after a Bills linebacker make it London Fletcher!

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    If we are going to go after a Bills linebacker make it London Fletcher!
    An undersized Middle Linebacker? We already have one.

    London is not for this team, he doesn't help us at all.
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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    id rather take a guy who will play then one who will be on the sidelines injured

    that said, id take Adalius Thomas out of the lot

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    Re: Could a Pro Bowl type SLB be hitting the market?

    I would rather have London.

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