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1st He hired Mike Smith.

2nd He is filling the staff.Coaches and other scouts,trainers etc.

3rd Freeageancy............

Oline-Tackles I like.George Foster 6-5 338 Wesley Britt 6-8 320

They are both unrestricted and in the top 5 or so tacles in freeagency.You dont need both but you will need to pursue both.

Guards-Stacey Andrews 6-7 342 Ruben Brown 6-3 300

Both are unresticted and in the top 5 guards available.Again pursue both but one of them or someone close is essential.

Center-I really think this one can be addressed in the draft and develop.Jeff Faine from N.O. is available if Thomas wants more.

These guys will not break the bank but they will be in demand.One of these guys at each position and a solid draft will go a long way towards the post season in the future.You can go to phase 4 in the draft with a lot of options.

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George Foster

Ht./Wt.: 6-5/338

Position: T

Born: 6/9/80, Macon, GA.

High school: Southeast (Macon, Ga.).

College: Georgia.

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2007 scouting report

Strengths: Has excellent size and strength. Can be an explosive run blocker when he bends his knees. Has good athletic ability and is light on his feet. Gets good depth when he sets up to pass block.

Weaknesses: Must improve his mechanics to optimize his strength. Has a narrow base when run blocking. Exposes his chest and sets up too wide in pass protection.

Bottom line: Foster still is on the rise and continues to grow as a player.

Career data

Transactions/career notes: Selected by Denver Broncos in first round (20th pick overall) of 2003 NFL draft. ... Signed by Broncos (July 24, 2003).

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Wesley Britt

Ht./Wt.: 6-8/320

Position: T

Born: 11/21/81, Cullman, AL.

High school: Cullman (Ala.).

College: Alabama.

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Career data

Transactions/career notes: Selected by San Diego Chargers in fifth round (164th pick overall) of 2005 NFL draft. ... Signed by Chargers (June 24, 2005). ... Released by Chargers (September 3, 2005). ... Signed by New England Patriots to practice squad (September 5, 2005).

Honors: Named offensive tackle on THE SPORTING NEWS Freshman All-America fourth team (2001).

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Stacy Andrews

Ht./Wt.: 6-7/342

Position: G

Born: 6/2/81, Camden, AR.

High school: Fairview (Camden, Ark.).

College: Mississippi.

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Career data

Transactions/career notes: Selected by Cincinnati Bengals in fourth round (123rd pick overall) of 2004 NFL draft. ... Signed by Bengals (July 30, 2004).

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They had him ranked about 7th.

Jordan Gross

Ht./Wt.: 6-4/300

Position: T

Born: 7/20/80, Fruitland, ID.

High school: Fruitland (Idaho).

College: Utah.

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2007 scouting report

Strengths: Plays with a mean streak. Has the upper-body strength to knock defenders back and enough lower-body strength to hold his ground against bull rushers. Rarely takes false steps and has good range. Plays under control in space; rarely lunges and has good lateral mobility. Maintains separation and is fundamentally sound.

Weaknesses: Struggles to anchor when he loses leverage off the line. Lacks an explosive first step and struggles to prevent penetration.

Bottom line: Though Gross has only adequate size, he is an explosive drive blocker who plays with a nonstop motor.

Career data

Transactions/career notes: Selected by Carolina Panthers in first round (eighth pick overall) of 2003 NFL draft. ... Signed by Panthers (July 26, 2003).

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The Cush (2/5/2008)
We need a LT and RG more than anything right now (on the O-Line). You won't find a good pure LT in Free Agency.
A decent Right tackle will do for this line at left tackle.We had a undrafted rooky at left tackle.How could we do worse?Well.....Gandy could come back but thats about it.Im just looking for someone to hold his own.
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Nat Dorsey

Ht./Wt.: 6-7/335

Position: T

Born: 9/9/83, New Orleans, LA.

High school: St. Augustine (New Orleans, La.).

College: Georgia Tech.

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Career data

Transactions/career notes: Selected after junior season by Minnesota Vikings in fourth round (115th pick overall) of 2004 NFL draft. ... Signed by Vikings (July 29, 2004). ... Traded by Vikings to Cleveland Browns for G/C Melvin Fowler (September 3, 2005).

Honors: Named offensive tackle on THE SPORTING NEWS Freshman All-America first team (2001).

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bigduke633 (2/5/2008)
1st He hired Mike Smith.

2nd He is filling the staff.Coaches and other scouts,trainers etc.

3rd Freeageancy............

Oline-Tackles I like.George Foster 6-5 338 Wesley Britt 6-8 320

They are both unrestricted and in the top 5 or so tacles in freeagency.You dont need both but you will need to pursue both.

Guards-Stacey Andrews 6-7 342 Ruben Brown 6-3 300

Both are unresticted and in the top 5 guards available.Again pursue both but one of them or someone close is essential.

Center-I really think this one can be addressed in the draft and develop.Jeff Faine from N.O. is available if Thomas wants more.

These guys will not break the bank but they will be in demand.One of these guys at each position and a solid draft will go a long way towards the post season in the future.You can go to phase 4 in the draft with a lot of options.

I think we are good with Forney and Blaylock but I am having issues determining what to think of Weiner.
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bigduke633 (2/5/2008)
1st He hired Mike Smith.

2nd He is filling the staff.Coaches and other scouts,trainers etc.

3rd Freeageancy............

Oline-Tackles I like.George Foster 6-5 338 Wesley Britt 6-8 320

They are both unrestricted and in the top 5 or so tacles in freeagency.You dont need both but you will need to pursue both.

Guards-Stacey Andrews 6-7 342 Ruben Brown 6-3 300

Both are unresticted and in the top 5 guards available.Again pursue both but one of them or someone close is essential.

Center-I really think this one can be addressed in the draft and develop.Jeff Faine from N.O. is available if Thomas wants more.

These guys will not break the bank but they will be in demand.One of these guys at each position and a solid draft will go a long way towards the post season in the future.You can go to phase 4 in the draft with a lot of options.

Well, to be fair to Mike Smith, Dimitroff didn't fill out the coaching staff; Coach Smith did. But regarding your FA list, not bad. I would be stoked to get Jeff Faine here. Ruben Brown would be good too. But for some reason I was thinking he was a T.

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