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Potential Reinforcements for Depth

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Although it may be too late, Vrabel's comments about seeing what options are available made me look who is available in free agency at areas we are hurting (CB and EDGE) and there is a handful of players who could help in this stretch run.

 

EDGE Nick Perry - Surprised no one at all has looked into signing him this year. Although he was coming off an injury shortened season last year, he was very productive in 2016 and 2017. We are struggling to generate much of a pass rush opposite of Landry. Perry could be an interesting late addition. He got PFF overall grades of 76.3 (2017) and 78.3 (2016) in last two years that he played before the injury limited him to 9 games last year. 

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CB E.J. Gaines - A really weird career as he has played for 3 different teams over 4 seasons. He was released by the Bills earlier this year after reaching an injury settlement. He is said to be healthy now. Gaines has flashed ability at times, but the injuries mounted and now he is waiting for an opportunity. Had PFF overall grades of 78.5 in his season with Buffalo before injures kicked in.

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CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun - Recently released by the Texans, Boddy-Calhoun was a pretty solid player when he was with the Browns in 2016 and 2017. He had grades of 63.4, 74.7, 62.0 over the past three seasons. 

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26 minutes ago, titanskick8851 said:

Although it may be too late, Vrabel's comments about seeing what options are available made me look who is available in free agency at areas we are hurting (CB and EDGE) and there is a handful of players who could help in this stretch run.

 

EDGE Nick Perry - Surprised no one at all has looked into signing him this year. Although he was coming off an injury shortened season last year, he was very productive in 2016 and 2017. We are struggling to generate much of a pass rush opposite of Landry. Perry could be an interesting late addition. He got PFF overall grades of 76.3 (2017) and 78.3 (2016) in last two years that he played before the injury limited him to 9 games last year. 

image.png.f3b2fd8812354534789b4d2ed7bea529.png

 

CB E.J. Gaines - A really weird career as he has played for 3 different teams over 4 seasons. He was released by the Bills earlier this year after reaching an injury settlement. He is said to be healthy now. Gaines has flashed ability at times, but the injuries mounted and now he is waiting for an opportunity. Had PFF overall grades of 78.5 in his season with Buffalo before injures kicked in.

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CB Briean Boddy-Calhoun - Recently released by the Texans, Boddy-Calhoun was a pretty solid player when he was with the Browns in 2016 and 2017. He had grades of 63.4, 74.7, 62.0 over the past three seasons. 

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Boddy-Calhoun was balling for a little bit on the Browns. Wouldn't mind looking at him.

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 I was thinking about this as well and bringing anyone who has played for us or pees is the best idea I can think of. Even if they arn't the best our defense seems so different than most it would be better 2 have a player who knows the system than marginally better talent. though idk how smart the cbs you mentioned are and one could very well pick it up quickly.

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2 hours ago, Callidus said:

 I was thinking about this as well and bringing anyone who has played for us or pees is the best idea I can think of. Even if they arn't the best our defense seems so different than most it would be better 2 have a player who knows the system than marginally better talent. though idk how smart the cbs you mentioned are and one could very well pick it up quickly.

I don’t know. If you find a guy who’s really good or above average in man coverage you don’t need to teach them the whole playbook. Same for a pass rushing specialist.

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Rather see what be have in Orr and Smith as we could be losing both Simms and Ryan in free agency next year.  Most logical move is to bump Durden up from the practice squad.  Your not bringing anyone into this complex scheme in 1 week.

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47 minutes ago, Thrill said:

I don’t know. If you find a guy who’s really good or above average in man coverage you don’t need to teach them the whole playbook. Same for a pass rushing specialist.

Who is that good and are we gona telegraph 2 the other team that atleast 1 guy is in man all game? (Most)

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4 hours ago, tgo said:

Our best options for reinforcement are on the practice squad. 

 

Or maybe some other team's practice squad.

18 hours ago, Former_Fan said:

It is going to be very hard to make a run these last 4 games with the current injuries on defense. Definitely need Jackson back asap.

 

Not like we won't be getting Jackson back and who knows with Sims (ankle).  Sims isn't much if any better than Smith anyway. 

Wake is a big loss but we have won without him.  Someone like Finch needs to step up.

 

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5 hours ago, tgo said:

Our best options for reinforcement are on the practice squad. 

Pretty much this. The street free agents are bums, and at least our squad knows the playbook. Bringing a random guy off the street does nothing for us.

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5 hours ago, Callidus said:

Who is that good and are we gona telegraph 2 the other team that atleast 1 guy is in man all game? (Most)

Well for obvious passing downs it wouldn’t be a big deal. Any good qb can figure out man vs zone pre snap as it is. 
 

For edge rusher it would be totally fine to have an obvious rusher on the edge in 3rd and longs.

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