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    Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Being reported by FFLiveWire.com as cited in the Boston Glove...

    The Rams have made outside linebacker/defensive end Tully Banta-Cain an early priority, as they are hosting him on a free-agent visit today in St. Louis.

    "The jet was smoking first thing this morning," said James Sims, Banta-Cain's agent.

    Sims said Banta-Cain is intrigued by the Rams.

    "They would bring out the best in Tully and allow him to do what he does best, use his versatility as a 4-3 end, or as a 3-4 linebacker," he said. "They like his versatility and they pose a great opportunity for him, which is very important to Tully in addition to a potential financial package. He?s been biding his time in New England.?

    Sims added that Banta-Cain has also received interest from the Steelers, Dolphins and *****, among others. He said Banta-Cain hasn't ruled out a return to the Patriots.


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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Being reported by FFLiveWire.com as cited in the Boston Glove...
    Can he play SLB?:\

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Here is the link to the bio of Tully Banta-Cain:

    http://www.patriots.com/team/index.c...rbio&bio=23766

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Hes got the youth everybody likes and comes from a winning organization, both things that can help out the rams. If hes got a decent set of wheels on him he could be real nice on the strong side.
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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Don't let him leave without a contract.
    JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS


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    Thumbs down Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    03/02/2007

    So much for that slow start for the Rams in the free agency and trading period.
    By mid-afternoon today at Rams Park, the team had already traded for Detroit defensive end James Hall, and brought in wide receiver Drew Bennett of Tennessee and defensive end-linebacker Tully Banta-Cain of New England for free agent visits.
    :l

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Not a big name, but if, that is IF the Rams made him an offer, would that be a small hint of Haslett wanting to play with the 3-4 hybrid situation. We kept hearing about it last year, but it never materialized (course with JK in the middle, how could it?).

    I'm just sayin.....
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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MASSIVE View Post
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
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    So much for that slow start for the Rams in the free agency and trading period.
    By mid-afternoon today at Rams Park, the team had already traded for Detroit defensive end James Hall, and brought in wide receiver Drew Bennett of Tennessee and defensive end-linebacker Tully Banta-Cain of New England for free agent visits.
    :l
    This is why I love this time of the year. Every coach and FO exec. turns into a poker player. Bluff after bluff after nose-growing bluff.
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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by HUbison View Post
    Not a big name, but if, that is IF the Rams made him an offer, would that be a small hint of Haslett wanting to play with the 3-4 hybrid situation. We kept hearing about it last year, but it never materialized (course with JK in the middle, how could it?).

    I'm just sayin.....
    Very possible, we could have a more balanced D.
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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MASSIVE View Post
    Can he play SLB?:\
    Quote Originally Posted by Revelstoke View Post
    If hes got a decent set of wheels on him he could be real nice on the strong side.
    His own agent said that the Rams like his versatility as a 4-3 defensive end and 3-4 outside linebacker. Thus, he probably would not be lining up as a SAM linebacker in the 4-3. If anything, as HUb said, this might be an indication of the Rams being willing to give more 3-4 looks.

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    If rams go to a 3-4 then iam for signing him.

    If they are looking at him in 4-3 LB or DE then dont bother.

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Unless they sign some big mofo for a NT, I wouldn't want to see them play a 3-4. Keep Smith instead, save the cash.

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    Bring in the DTs

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    well the kid is a 6"2, 250lb de-lb, who rushs the passer, the rams said he would be used as a bull hybrid , the position that roanall smith played. but the rams wanted to keep smith, (maybe as a backup lb), and have cain as a situation lb, who would be sent in for their blitz packages. but again, how much money for a part time player, if the starter, chillar, is getting the minimum. but it was mentioned maybe cain is taking chillars starting job and religating him to substitute duties.

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    Re: Rams bringing in Patriots DE/OLB Tully Banta-Cain for a visit?

    I think their are better pure SLB [prospects out there right now.

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