Texans, Packers Trade Reserve RBs

The Houston Texans, still looking for help at tailback after passing over Reggie Bush in the NFL draft, swapped backup runners with the Green Bay Packers today.

The Texans sent Vernand Morency to the Packers for Samkon Gado.

By Mark Maske |  September 13, 2006; 8:22 PM ET  | Category:  Packers , Texans
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Mark, what was the point of this trade for the Packers? Samkon Gado seemed to be the one bright shining spot in a dark, dark place last year. Why would the Packers trade him away? Do they feel that his running style doesn't complement Ahman?

It seems to me that they just traded a solid, if not reliable, backup RB for an oft-injured backup RB, who will now run behind an oft-injured starting RB.

S-M-R-T if you ask me...

Posted by: Bucktown Skins Fan | September 14, 2006 9:19 AM

Responding to Bucktown - Gado was not thought to be a capable third down back, whereas Morency was (Travis Fischer, now on the Rams, was the third down back the last three years in Green Bay).

Posted by: nuclearbdgr | September 14, 2006 10:30 AM

Still an interesting trade. Gado had fumble issues, but other than that, was the better (all round) running back in my opinion. I guess the Packers traded insurance for more first downs ... I like Gado. I wish my team had traded for him.

Posted by: Gonzo, MD | September 14, 2006 12:16 PM

I also like Gado better. Don't ever underestimate the stigma that being labeled a fumbler puts on you with a coaching staff. But I'd still rather have him than Morency, who couldn't win the starting job in Houston that was right there to be won when the Texans didn't draft Reggie Bush and then placed Domanick Davis on the IR list.

Posted by: Mark Maske | September 14, 2006 12:42 PM

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