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  • Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

    Fells is reportedly close to signing a deal with the Patriots. They like his versatility. I guess we'll see...

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    Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

    ramsgab says hes signed with Patriots, too productive for us I guess.

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    • #3
      Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

      No reason the rams need him when richard owens is available at the league minimum.

      ramming speed to all

      general counsel

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      • #4
        Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

        The pats have an eye for talent. They surprise me every year.

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        • #5
          Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

          I wonder who we have in mind to replace him. The move to not retain him surprises me...it's not like he was demanding a huge contract coming into RFA.

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          • #6
            Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

            Perhaps he wanted starter money and Spags dont see him as starter material..he has a considerable amount of potential..but in the whole the majority of that has been witnessed just on the practice field...Pats are infamous for recording other teams practices so they possibly have had their eye on him since prior to our game in Foxborough in `08.
            also the Pats get success with players that have some flaws to their game by using schemes that are less likely to expose those flaws.
            Spags wants players that are more complete than that i think. he certainly seems to with defensive players anyway.

            i would prefer us to have kept Fells but only as our number 2 TE..he has potential but i never thought of him as a number 1 TE and i doubt if the Pats do either...its pretty obvious that Spags& Co didn`t.

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            • #7
              Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

              I really liked Fells, I wish we could have re-signed him.

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              • #8
                Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                Originally posted by Ramblin` Ram View Post
                Perhaps he wanted starter money and Spags dont see him as starter material..he has a considerable amount of potential..but in the whole the majority of that has been witnessed just on the practice field...Pats are infamous for recording other teams practices so they possibly have had their eye on him since prior to our game in Foxborough in `08.
                also the Pats get success with players that have some flaws to their game by using schemes that are less likely to expose those flaws.
                Spags wants players that are more complete than that i think. he certainly seems to with defensive players anyway.

                i would prefer us to have kept Fells but only as our number 2 TE..he has potential but i never thought of him as a number 1 TE and i doubt if the Pats do either...its pretty obvious that Spags& Co didn`t.
                I would have to agree on both accounts. First, it is entirely possible Fells wanted starter money, and he might grow into being a good starter. But we need somebody with a higher ceiling. Maybe we sign a new TE maybe we take Graham in the draft. But I dont think Fells was the answer for this team right now.

                Second, the Patriots do have a knack for plugging players in to specific scheme's that they are meant to excel in. It seems no one knows how they do it. The most famous example is their passing scheme that they have, take Tom Brady not a really exceptionally gifted QB but he is in a scheme that allows him to succeed on a constant basis. Cassel gets plugged in and does well, gets shipped to the Cheifs and struggles. If I give Belicheat anything, its that he knows how to maximize the players he brings in. The Patriots might get something out of Fells we didnt, but remember, that doesnt necessarily mean we could have got the same thing out of him. It's just what the Patriots do.

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                • #9
                  Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                  dear pats,

                  suck 1.

                  Alec.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                    Rotoworld is reporting that the Rams are making a big push to sign Fells and that he is leaning towards us.

                    Take it for what it is worth.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                      Originally posted by Alec22 View Post
                      dear pats,

                      suck 1.

                      Alec.
                      lol
                      Dear Pats
                      Suck another one
                      The great one...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                        Originally posted by Rambunctious View Post
                        Rotoworld is reporting that the Rams are making a big push to sign Fells and that he is leaning towards us.

                        Take it for what it is worth.
                        Rotoworld got it from the PD..here is what has been put up on there..



                        Rams back in the picture with Fells
                        By Jim Thomas
                        St. Louis Post-Dispatch

                        The St. Louis Rams have made a strong push Tuesday to retain free-agent tight end Daniel Fells, although New England remains in the picture. Fells could make up his mind as early as Wednesday, according to league sources. Those familiar with the negotiations say Fells, in fact, may now be leaning toward the Rams because of his time spent with the program and familiarity with the coaches.
                        At the moment, Billy Bajema is the only other tight end with appreciable NFL experience on the St. Louis roster following the release over the weekend of Derek Fine. So Fells could have a real opportunity to compete for the starting job in St. Louis in 2010

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                        • #13
                          Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                          according to the boston herald..the Pats are getting Alge Crumpler in for a visit but i believe they have two TE roster spots to fill after the departure of Benjamin Watson & Chris Baker.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                            I like Fells, but he seems to be fit for the H-back role like Cooley plays in Washington.

                            Kevin Faulk may not be brought back, and Watson will be gone so there is a needs in NE.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Report: Pats close to signing tight end Fells

                              i see no reason not to keep Fells, he was certainly more productive than McMichael
                              @EssexRam_

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                                Answering questions after his official media availability, St. Louis Rams GM Billy Devaney revealed a little bit about the team's plans for one their pending free agents. Asked by TST whether they planned to bring back TE Danile Fells, Devaney expressed a desire to bring Daniel Fells back this season.
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                                Fells had career highs with 41 catches and 391 yards last year, but those numbers were marred by inconsistency. Regardless, bringing Fells back makes some sense for the Rams. Clearly he's lost his role as the starter, replaced by Michael Hoomanawanui, who the Rams hope stays healthy this season. Fells can catch the ball and block, functionally in both areas.



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                                At 6’4, 270 pounds, Daniel Fells is the type of player who instantly catches your attention when he steps off the bus.

                                When you see Fells run around the practice field with above average speed and you watch him catch everything in his vicinity as though he had a manicure at Elmer’s glue factory, you can’t help but think that when the football gods created a tight end, this is what he was supposed to look like.

                                “There is a lot to like,” Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “Danny is one of those quote-unquote athletic tight ends. The team we are getting ready to play has two of them. Guys that can run, guys that are big, and guys that factor in the pass game. I think Danny does all of that.”

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                                For whatever reason, Fells has been a standout in practices since he signed as a rookie free agent with Atlanta in 2006 but the success he’s had there has just never translated to Sundays.

                                Never, that is, until last week. After putting in plenty of long hours in meeting rooms and on practice fields, Fells finally got that feeling of accomplishment when he caught two touchdowns from quarterback Kyle Boller on consecutive drives against Green Bay.

                                After the game, Fells was inundated with about 45 text messages from friends old and new alike.

                                But even in his moment of triumph, Fells wasn’t much in the mood to celebrate. He went home and had dinner with his wife.

                                “I have been waiting for the opportunity and it’s real nice but it’s real tough to take because we lost the game,” Fells said. “We wanted to win. It’s tough for us as a team. It’s a personal thing but that’s not what it’s about.”

                                Coming out of the University of California-Davis, in 2006, Fells flew under the radar because he suffered a broken ankle that limited him to six games as a senior.

                                Fells went undrafted but signed with Atlanta. Rams general manager Billy Devaney worked in Atlanta at the time and was part of the group that discovered Fells.

                                Fells made the roster but never got a chance to play for the Falcons and spent the next year bouncing to Oakland’s practice squad before moving to Tampa Bay in Jan. 2008.

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                                Fells got a late start in getting acclimated to the offense and played in 12 games, making seven catches for 81 yards.

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