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Shawn
09-07-2010, 02:43 AM
Anyway you think we could steal him off the Titans PS and place him on ours? I know we had some predraft interest and I really like the way this guy runs. Thoughts?

spyboots
09-07-2010, 02:51 AM
He signed with Tampa Bay I think.

fordfixer
09-07-2010, 02:54 AM
Ex-Oregon RB LeGarrette Blount joins Buccaneers
http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... ccaneers/1 (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/09/ex-oregon-rb-legarrette-blount-joins-buccaneers/1)

Two days after he was cut by the Tennessee Titans, RB LeGarrette Blount was claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday.

Blount, who drew notoriety last year when Oregon suspended him for punching a Boise State player in the 2009 season opener, was originally signed by the Titans as a rookie free agent after the draft.

He was involved in another altercation in Titans camp when he punched teammate Eric Bakhtiari, but coach Jeff Fisher said he didn't have a problem with it.

In Tampa, he'll join a running back rotation that includes veterans Cadillac Williams and Earnest Graham atop the depth chart.

-- Sean Leahy

Shawn
09-07-2010, 03:07 AM
Thats a good situation for him.

Steelers>NFL
09-07-2010, 08:24 AM
We already have to young guys, Redman and Dwyer.
Why would we want another????

Oviedo
09-07-2010, 08:28 AM
Thats a good situation for him.

I agree it is a good opportunity for him. He just needs to keep his head on straight because he won't experience alot of team success there.

grotonsteel
09-07-2010, 12:01 PM
This guy has hot head...boy did he beat the smirk out of that trash talking Boise State player...i enjoyed it..

Shoe
09-07-2010, 12:56 PM
He should concurrently (to his NFL career) train brazilian jiu-jitsu in his leisure time... for his next career (after football). Guy already has good hands. :)

hawaiiansteel
09-07-2010, 03:23 PM
Anyway you think we could steal him off the Titans PS and place him on ours? I know we had some predraft interest and I really like the way this guy runs. Thoughts?


if we were to claim Blount off the Bucs' PS we would have to place him on our 53-man roster. teams cannot claim a player off another teams' PS and put them on their own.

SteelAbility
09-08-2010, 05:14 PM
Dang, we could have got back to punch-mouth football too! :P

Shawn
09-08-2010, 05:48 PM
Anyway you think we could steal him off the Titans PS and place him on ours? I know we had some predraft interest and I really like the way this guy runs. Thoughts?


if we were to claim Blount off the Bucs' PS we would have to place him on our 53-man roster. teams cannot claim a player off another teams' PS and put them on their own.

I do know this...but a player can choose to be on another PS from my understanding.

hawaiiansteel
09-08-2010, 09:42 PM
if we were to claim Blount off the Bucs' PS we would have to place him on our 53-man roster. teams cannot claim a player off another teams' PS and put them on their own.

I do know this...but a player can choose to be on another PS from my understanding.



I don't think so...see highlighted below:


NFL Practice Squad Rules & Waivers

By Cam Merritt, eHow Contributor
updated: June 18, 2010

A team in the National Football League actually maintains two rosters. One is the regular roster, the 53 guys eligible to suit up and play in games. The other is a shadow roster called the "practice squad," made up of young players trying to break into the league. The rules governing the practice squad are spelled out in the league's collective bargaining agreement with its players.

Number of Players
An NFL franchise can sign as many as eight players for its practice squad, sometimes called the "taxi squad" or "scout team." Players on this squad are eligible to practice with the team, but they do not play in games. Some may be players that the team hopes to develop; others may be there just to ensure that there are enough warm bodies to conduct a full practice.

Player Eligibility
Players who have never been on any team's 53-man roster are eligible to serve on a practice squad, as are players who have been on a 53-man roster in only one season and for fewer than nine games. Any player with more service than that is ineligible. Further, players are limited to three total years on practice squads.

Pay
Practice squad players are paid for every week they're on the squad. The collective bargaining agreement spells out the minimum amount they must receive, though teams are free to pay more. For example, the minimum in 2006 and 2007 was $4,700 a week; for 2008-10, that rose to $5,200.

Signing Rights
If a team likes a player on another club's practice squad, that team is free to sign him to a contract--but only for its 53-man roster, and it has to keep the player on the 53-man roster for at least three weeks. The team that signs the player doesn't have to pay any kind of compensation to the team that lost him. Practice squad players are pretty much fair game. There's one small exception, though: You can't sign a player off another team's practice squad in the week before you play that team.

Transfers
A team can promote a player from its practice squad to its 53-man roster simply by signing him to new contract. But to go the other way, to demote him, the team has to actually cut the player and then re-sign him. That involves putting him on "waivers."

Waivers
When a team cuts a player with less than four years' service in the NFL, which includes any player who could be assigned to a practice squad, that player doesn't immediately become a free agent. He must go through the NFL's waiver system, in which every other team gets a chance to "claim" him, assume his contract and add him to its 53-man roster. If no team claims the player, he becomes a free agent and is able to sign with any team. If another team does claim him, his original team has the right to pull him off waivers and keep him on the roster. So, to demote a player to the practice squad, a team must put him on waivers, then hope that he clears waivers, and then sign him to a practice-squad contract.

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Shawn
09-08-2010, 11:38 PM
You could be right but I thought I remember the Steelers wanting to place one of their guys on their PS and he selected another PS. I might have the story mixed up. Maybe it was a guy they wanted to sign to their PS but chose someone else.

steelsnis
09-08-2010, 11:51 PM
You could be right but I thought I remember the Steelers wanting to place one of their guys on their PS and he selected another PS. I might have the story mixed up. Maybe it was a guy they wanted to sign to their PS but chose someone else.

Shawn, you might be thinking of Sunny Harris last season. He was on the Steelers practice squad and Carolina wanted to sign him to their regular roster. He could have chosen to stay with Pittsburgh with the hopes that they would put him on their regular 53, but he chose to go w/the Panthers.

Eventually, Carolina got rid of him and the Steelers brought him back.

NJ-STEELER
09-09-2010, 12:23 AM
fred gibson declined signing with our PS and signed with the dlophins instead the year he was drafted and cut

RuthlessBurgher
09-09-2010, 01:33 AM
Didn't A.Q. Shipley choose to go on the Eagles practice squad instead of ours just last year?

hawaiiansteel
09-09-2010, 01:40 AM
fred gibson declined signing with our PS and signed with the dlophins instead the year he was drafted and cut


i think this is a bit different as Gibson had never signed with our PS and had the freedom to choose wherever he wanted to go.

Blount however, is already on the Bucs' PS. If he had chosen the Steelers before signing with the Bucs and going on their PS there would have been no problem. But now that he has signed on with them and we wanted to claim him we would have to put Blount on our 53-man roster for at least 3 weeks.

Dee Dub
09-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Every time I see the name LeGarrette Blount I think of the movie "Half Baked".

Wesley Pipes and Billy Bong-Thornton.

Ya ever see a running back run on weed man??? :lol: