I'm surprised the Bears made this move. I live in Chicago and have been hearing , on 670theScore for months about how thin the Bears are at TE and how they really wanted to give Rodriguez a bigger, better look this year in camp. I think this guy is totally a casualty of the new coach wanting to purge the roster as much as possible.
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WVdolphan "Ireland gets it.
And those who also get it, know that Ireland gets it. Those who are clueless are still concerned about cornfed and the running game"
WVDOLPHAN "The last thing this team should be worried about is the OC(offensive corn). When you add it all up, its really a pretty solid OC"
Strangely, I like this move. Though, I agree its purely for competition.
I like the flexibility/versatility the phins have at FB/H-back/TE.... see signing Tebow wasn't necessary.
If they truly want to clear holes for Lamar; they will sign Vonta Leach.
1 Z. Martin OL Notre Dame 2 Bucannon SS Wash St 3 Sankey RB Washington 4 Reid DT Princeton 5 Gilmore TE Colo St 6 Ikard C/G Oklahoma 7 Huff DB Wyoming
I had to hear this stuff about Clay. Inconsistent at "best".
Clay has to be the most frustrating player on the darn roster. Guy is a good athlete and someone I thought would be a real good pro but he can't catch the fricken ball!!!!
Please God, let me see 1 Dolphins Superbowl victory before I die.
I think Rodriguez is mainly comp for Lane, but if we bring in Vonta then I think we see a camp battle between him and Clay, who to this point has been struggling (doesn't mean much at this point, but hey the guy hasn't separated himself his entire career).
Retain: CB Grimes, FS Clemons
Sign: OT Veldheer, DT Joseph, OG Asamoah, RB MJD, CB T. Brown, OT R. Harris, FB Kuhn
Draft: 1. LB CJ Mosley 2. OT Brandon Thomas 3. WR Donte Moncrief 4. OG Trai Turner
LT Veldheer LG Asamoah C Pouncey RG Thomas RT Harris
He had a couple nifty catches last season. His issue is getting open consistently.
Clay is on the bubble because he is not consistent and he was not a Philbin pick. He better be appreciably better than Miller, Egnew, Sims etc. or he will get cut.