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    Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Willie Parker still waits
    Posted by Mike Florio on March 17, 2010 8:36 PM ET
    Not long ago, Willie Parker was regarded as one of the best young tailbacks in the NFL. But then, late in the 2007 season, he broke a leg against the Rams, and he really hasn't been the same since.

    In 2008, injuries limited Parker to 11 games, and he rushed for under 800 yards for the first time since his rookie year of 2004. Last year, he lost his starting job after three games -- and he never started again.

    One of the younger free-agent tailbacks on the market, Parker has generated little interest in free agency. He visited the Redskins, who later signed Larry Johnson.

    Now, he'll be visiting the team against which his career became derailed more than two years ago: the Rams. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the visit will occur on Thursday and Friday.

    In St. Louis, Parker would serve as a backup to Steve Jackson. And this suggests that Parker has given up on any shot at being the top dog in 2010, or beyond.


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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    If hes healthy, he his a good lightning to Steven Jackson's thunder. I like it. That way we could do more with the 2nd rounder.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Noooo. The guy is washed up and fumbles more than AP. Bring in Fargas!

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Does Parker have good hands as far as receiving goes? If not I'll take a pass.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Hes a vet. FA, which is what we need behind SJ imo. He has some issues but he would be a lighter quicker counter to SJ. I think this could be a good move, and would become 1 less spot we have to draft for this year.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by peramoure View Post
    Noooo. The guy is washed up and fumbles more than AP. Bring in Fargas!
    you not mistaking Parker for Mendenhall by any chance?...Mendenhall has had troubles holding onto the ball.

    if not..some stats to back up that claim would be useful.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Could be a short term fix, but I'd rather just draft someone.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    I'd go with the short term fix because we have more positions where we are more dire need of a long term fix WR, QB, TE, DL, WLB to name a few.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    I wouldn't mind if we signed Parker. Would compliment Steven Jackson well.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Signing parker would be a solid move for the Rams, free's up our 2nd / 3rd round draft pick that we would have used and we get a running back to compliment Jackson. Barring the price of his signature, i'd sign him in a cyber heart beat. i didnt think parker would be interested here in a non-featured role, so i excluded him along with LT, TJ, LJ & BW. Although i'd rather have westbrook over Parker.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    I like this idea. As long as it doesn't cut into Kenneth Darby's carries.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    I'd rather get a young game breaker in this draft that is deep in runningbacks and has guys like jahvid best. I want short term fixes in the linebacking core or at safety or something. Not really at runningback.

    Willie Parker will be 30 in November and has already shown signs of hitting that wall and hasn't been the same guy since 08'. If he's signed so be it, but id rather get a genuine game breaker.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by Bralidore(RAMMODE) View Post
    I'd rather get a young game breaker in this draft that is deep in runningbacks and has guys like jahvid best. I want short term fixes in the linebacking core or at safety or something. Not really at runningback.

    Willie Parker will be 30 in November and has already shown signs of hitting that wall and hasn't been the same guy since 08'. If he's signed so be it, but id rather get a genuine game breaker.
    But we have Jackson... I realize he isn't going to play forever, but imo we have plenty of time to draft his heir. We don't need a long term replacement at BACKUP running back. This team has so many holes, we need to fill some in ways other than the draft.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by peramoure View Post
    Noooo. The guy is washed up and fumbles more than AP. Bring in Fargas!
    Checked on NFL.com, AP has 20 fumbles in his career, Parker has 17.

    Also Jackson has 20 in his career, so yeah, not everyone is Marshall Faulk. 'Backs fumble, it sucks. But Fast Willie doesn't fumble any more than the best.

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    Re: Willie Parker to visit Rams

    Quote Originally Posted by C-Mob 71 View Post
    Checked on NFL.com, AP has 20 fumbles in his career, Parker has 17.

    Also Jackson has 20 in his career, so yeah, not everyone is Marshall Faulk. 'Backs fumble, it sucks. But Fast Willie doesn't fumble any more than the best.
    Yeah none of the guys are Marshall Faulk, since Faulk had 36 career fumbles

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