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  • Bengals franchise K Shayne Graham

    The Bengals' first major move of the offseason Monday all but guaranteed kicker Shayne Graham's services for the 2009 season and wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh's entry into free agency.

    When he heard that the Bengals had given Graham the franchise tag, Houshmandzadeh jacked the odds at him playing elsewhere in 2009 to "99.2 percent."

    Graham told the Bengals public relations department he had no comment.

    In Houshmandzadeh and Graham, the Bengals are looking at their two most consistent players of the last five seasons. Graham, who became the Bengals' first Pro Bowl kicker in 2005, has a slew of Bengals' records while moving into second on the all-time scoring list with 682 points, behind only Jim Breech's 1,151.

    In franchising Graham, the Bengals had to tender him a one-year deal worth nearly $2.5 million and drop the idea for franchising Houshmandzadeh at $9.88 million.
    Source: http://www.bengals.com/news/news.asp?story_id=7503



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  • #2
    Who the hell tags a kicker?


    RIP TheManInBlack

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
      Who the hell tags a kicker?
      The Seahawks.

      No comment= pissed off.

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      • #4
        Atlanta did this year, also Elam was transition tagged a couple seasons ago in Denver, not common but not out of the ordinary eithor

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        • #5
          The Patriots tagged Vinatieri a few seasons ago.

          Still the Bengals should the used the tag on their only offensive weapon, Houshmandzadeh.

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          • #6
            Well, hopefully Marvin thinks he has a replacement for Housh in one of the many young receivers on our team. There really isn't a replacement for Graham readily available.

            Housh doesn't show up to voluntary work outs, he's unwilling to put the extra effort into the team that is needed to get us over the hump in a division full of good defenses. I'm happy with this move, and I'm excited to see who lines up opposite of chad in 2009.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Brodeur View Post
              Who the hell tags a kicker?
              The Falcons franchised their punter this year.

              "He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players." - John Elway on Matt Ryan

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bengalsrocket View Post
                I'm excited to see who lines up opposite of chad in 2009.
                Thats a question that probably depends more on where Chad goes, instead of who becomes the #2 WR in Cinci.

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                • #9
                  When you don't have a kicker it can become a pretty big problem, and the financial investment is minimum, so it makes sense.

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                  • #10
                    wat.

                    I'm actually stunned they didn't franchise Housh. Bad move imo.

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                    • #11
                      very bad move- kickers are easily replaceable i dont care how good they are. consistent 100 rec/year WRs are not...

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                      • #12
                        Stacy Andrews will hit the market?

                        Wow.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SenorGato View Post
                          Stacy Andrews will hit the market?

                          Wow.
                          his injury could possibly have been career ending. Not to mention, he's said he wanted to play with his brother in Philly already so he's not the long term answer.

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                          • #14
                            This isn't too strange imo. The price for kickers and punters is actually kinda reasonable compared to what it would have cost them to tag Housh or Andrews. And this way they at least make sure one of their free agents stays with the team.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bengalsrocket View Post
                              his injury could possibly have been career ending. Not to mention, he's said he wanted to play with his brother in Philly already so he's not the long term answer.
                              Plus he was terrible

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