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Joey Porter, Redskins to find out whether he fits new defensive scheme

News that the Redskins are hosting free agent linebacker Joey Porter this week is a bit surprising for a variety of reasons.

For starters, it seemed early in free agency that the Redskins might've been specifically targeting an inside linebacker to play next to London Fletcher, an important role in the 3-4 defense that no one on the current roster has extensive experience playing. In fact, it'll be quite an adjustment for Fletcher, too. While the Redskins first considered inside linebacker Larry Foote, who visited last week and eventually signed with Pittsburgh. Porter plays on the outside -- and for several years, he was among the league's best there.


There's also the question of where Porter would line up. He's made a career out of playing on the right side; that seems to be Brian Orakpo's territory. Orakpo will be entering his second season in the NFL and his second season as a linebacker. He's more experienced rushing the edge from the right side and slowly showed more comfort lining up as a linebacker on the strong side last season.

Plus, the Miami Dolphins essentially publicly declared that Porter, a 12-year veteran, has no more gas left in the tank, saying he was released because of his on-field limitations and not his off-the-field attitude and comments. (It's definitely worth noting, though, that Porter has posted 26.5 sacks in the past two season, including nine last year.)

But let's set aside the Redskins' perspective; it didn't seem like Washington was the perfect fit that Porter was looking for either.

During his visit with the Arizona Cardinals last week, he spoke with reporters, and according to the Arizona Republic's Kent Somers, Porter said: "My whole plan was to come back closer to California. Having [Ken] Whisenhunt and Russ [Grimm] and them guys be out here in Arizona, it was definitely one of the places I wanted to come look at. Me being from Bakersfield, Calif., I can be closer to home. I'm looking to play for a West Coast team I know everything that Whiz is about. He had me over there in Pittsburgh for eight years, so I don't have to be blindsided by new coaches and wonder how I fit. I know exactly how I would fit."

Of course, he does have some strong ties the Redskins coaching staff. Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett was the Steelers' coordinator who helped draft Porter into the league and coached him during his rookie season in 1999. And the Redskins' linebacker coach Lou Spanos was a long-time Pittsburgh assistant.

Porter turns 33 later this month. While the Dolphins felt he had little left to contribute to their defense, Porter isn't as convinced that his best days are behind him.

"I got a lot left. All you have to do is just turn on the tape," Porter said in Arizona last week. "I feel like I don't have to sell myself. What I did on the football field is going to sell that for me. With my role being reduced to the playing time that I did have, and missing three games...nine sacks, it's not one of my best years. But look around the league, there's full-time starters that's only giving you four and five. I don't feel like I fell off from a year ago, my playing time just decreased. I can't go out there and get the same numbers on the sideline."

Arizona could still be in Porter's plans, but for now, it seems there might at least be another option for him to consider. If that is indeed what the Redskins want.

By Rick Maese  |  March 17, 2010; 6:52 AM ET
Categories:  Free agency  
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Though he might be a bit hard to handle, there is no questioning the attitude he can bring to the defense. I look around at the Redskins' defense, and I don't see any players that can get everyone fired up. Portis could be that guy. He's old, but I think he still has something left. Sign him up. They'll make him fit, and he'll make the defense better.

Posted by: RedSkinHead | March 17, 2010 7:24 AM | Report abuse

Pass, for what he's got left and where the skins are at.....go with youth, either draft or FA from college - more upside - take your chances there....

Posted by: outsourced_in_va | March 17, 2010 7:54 AM | Report abuse

I get the feeling that this is just to get his dollars up.

He won't sign here.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

I get the feeling that this is just to get his dollars up.

He won't sign here.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:06 AM |

For once it doesn't look like that crap is gonna fly here. Nice for a change.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | March 17, 2010 8:11 AM | Report abuse

eh, not sure about this one, if this were 5 years ago, then by all means, but not sure what his role would be today...I'd prefer they took a pass...

cough, cough, atogwe, cough.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 17, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

He'll be better than trying to convert L Alexander to LB.....

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Can't believe that 217 people actually think this could be a good move for the 'skins.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:31 AM | Report abuse

This is consistent with the approach the Redskins have taken so far with positions where they have holes - sign a relatively cheap vet FA to a 2-3 year deal as a stop gap until the longer term replacements are acquired (either through the draft, UFA in futire years and trades) and aclimatised.

A guy like Porter fills a short term need.

Posted by: PCinOz | March 17, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

Lo Alexander has the speed to play linebacker. I'm not sure about his coverage skills, but the dude has speed for someone his size.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

red, are you serious? I mean, have you read some of the posts lately?? You know how Brn R is a child molester, etc...I mean, its not exactly a mensa meeting here lately....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 17, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

I get the feeling that this is just to get his dollars up.

He won't sign here.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:06 AM | Report abuse

Good call Red.. Seems like alot of the "big names" visit Ashburn for that very reason..

Wonder how long it will take the rest of the league to figure out that Was. is no longer a cash grab?
Pre

Posted by: skinsfanintampa | March 17, 2010 8:41 AM | Report abuse

California, MD can't be too far from FedEx. Problem solved.

I wouldn't mind having a fired up psychopath on our defense. Fletcher gets everyone lined up and doing the right thing and Porter calls them all weak, useless pu**ies and makes fun of their mamas. Good LB, bad LB...I like it.

Posted by: Section104 | March 17, 2010 8:43 AM | Report abuse

Lo Alexander has the speed to play linebacker. I'm not sure about his coverage skills, but the dude has speed for someone his size.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

Jarmon was surprisingly fast for his size too. I'd like to see him and lozo at OLB. Orakpo, Carter, and Wilson all seem to have what it takes to play the pass rush OLB spot. I think if we sign any linebackers it should be an ILB with solid coverage skills. London isn't bad and I know Rocky Mac used to have the speed but then who? H.B. Blades and the other scrubs on the roster worry me. If London or Rocky Mac go down then what?

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

Jarmon has speed but he looks as if he can get bigger and be a force at DE...if he work out like Phil Daniels

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 9:02 AM | Report abuse

The Eagles also announced that they'd traded defensive end Chris Clemons and a fourth-round draft pick next month to the Seattle Seahawks for defensive end Darryl Tapp.

They also signed Mike Bell to an offer sheet, and the Bills have signed Andra Davis, cut by the Donks last week.

Bell would have been a good get, I think, younger, low miles...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 17, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Now if this poll doesn't tell you how fickle skins fans are than nothing will. They complain about hiring big name free agents that are clearly on the downside of their careers, yet want to see Porter in a skins uniform. Go figure. This is at the end of next season the skins will probably be in a very familiar spot - last place in the NFC East and home watching the playoffs like the rest of us.

Posted by: keedrow | March 17, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

Joey Porter? Really. You think this guy is going to come in on the cheap when Foote wouldn't. Sure he can still get some sacks but won't play the run. Now all we need to do is trade for Vick and sign TO. For all this building the right way talk, I can't figure out what they are doing. Hope it is just a cursory visit like most of the others.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | March 17, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

haha, did anyone see Jamarcus Russell's mobile interview? LOL, dude never stopped the car.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | March 17, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 9:16 AM | Report abuse

Bell would have been a good get, I think, younger, low miles...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | March 17, 2010 9:07 AM


Also played for Shanahan in Denver...if he took a pass, that might be kinda telling.

Posted by: brownwood26 | March 17, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

You can bring him in @ $2Mil a year to back up OSackpo.....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Another aging veteran hoping to use the Redskins as leverage to get a final big contract with his primary choice team (Arizona, in this case).

Posted by: JohnWWW | March 17, 2010 9:21 AM | Report abuse

I'll waive my opinion on this one and defer to the intelligence of Shanallen. If they think its ok, its fine with me.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 17, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

Any and every over-the-hill player who once had game makes an obligatory visit to Washington because they know that Snyder is dumb enough to overpay for their services or at least set the salary bar higher for a more desirable team....

Posted by: randysbailin | March 17, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

Can't believe that 217 people actually think this could be a good move for the 'skins.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:31 AM

I am one of them....

...HE would be a back up playing 10-15 Snaps a game....

....HE would show the youngins how to play the position.....Straight up...This will be new to all the people from last year and JPeezy is a 12yr Vet....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

I'll waive my opinion on this one and defer to the intelligence of Shanallen. If they think its ok, its fine with me.

Posted by: Rypien11 | March 17, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

I can see Porter having a little value if we plan to move Carter. Orakpo and Wilson are pretty good depth but if one gets hurt then what? I'd be ok with signing him to a low ball low guarentee incentive laden deal.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Now if this poll doesn't tell you how fickle skins fans are than nothing will. They complain about hiring big name free agents that are clearly on the downside of their careers, yet want to see Porter in a skins uniform. Go figure. This is at the end of next season the skins will probably be in a very familiar spot - last place in the NFC East and home watching the playoffs like the rest of us.

Posted by: keedrow | March 17, 2010 9:09 AM |

To big money guaranteed contracts, not to very low money non guaranteed contracts.

Pay attention to whats going on, if we can get him for the right price then there is no problem.

This FA class sucks so there is not much to chose from, before you say they will be watching from home how about waiting I don't know for the draft. How about seeing who they pick up after the draft when teams start releasing players. Maybe let them play a game or to before you start to cry.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 17, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Any and every over-the-hill player who once had game makes an obligatory visit to Washington because they know that Snyder is dumb enough to overpay for their services or at least set the salary bar higher for a more desirable team....

Posted by: randysbailin | March 17, 2010 9:26 AM

Whaere have you been the last 3 months?

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Any and every over-the-hill player who once had game makes an obligatory visit to Washington because they know that Snyder is dumb enough to overpay for their services or at least set the salary bar higher for a more desirable team....

Posted by: randysbailin | March 17, 2010 9:26 AM |

Snyder has no say in who visits Redskins park anymore, if his coming he was invited by Shanny. If he signs it's because Shanny wants him.

Posted by: Flounder21 | March 17, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

Crap, my sleeper UFA QB prospect is no longer a sleeper. I doubt he goes undrafted now.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/11/qb-kafka-amazes-at-northwestern-pro-day/

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Lo Alexander has the speed to play linebacker. I'm not sure about his coverage skills, but the dude has speed for someone his size.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

They never said which LB spot Lorenzo would be playing. Inside or outside? He has the beef to play inside, but does he have the pure speed and agility to play outside?

Posted by: Devo2 | March 17, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

Any and every over-the-hill player who once had game makes an obligatory visit to Washington because they know that Snyder is dumb enough to overpay for their services or at least set the salary bar higher for a more desirable team....

Posted by: randysbailin

not this year...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

You can bring him in @ $2Mil a year to back up OSackpo.....

Posted by: 4thFloor


Porter doesn't strike me as someone who is willing to come off the bench.

PAskins, they have Henson. They need to see what they have with this guy.

Although I still think the guy is a deuchenozzle.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 9:33 AM | Report abuse

Really, for the right price anyone makes sense. A guy like joey, if signed to an incentive based contract, he wouldn't be the worst thing. I think Shanny should be able to handle his attitude... plus after his release from Miami hopefully he'll be looking to prove that he isn't the pain in the butt everyone thinks he is... but thats probably doubtful.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

Flounder21 - I'm not crying. I base my statement on their pathetic history of late. Unless McNabb is traded, you still have 3 excellent QBs in the NFC East and one mediocre one. I'll be glad to eat my words at the end of the season if they turn out to be something different, but until then I'm predicting that they'll be joining you and I on the couch come DEC.

Posted by: keedrow | March 17, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm trying to figure out why they are trying to convert Lorenzo Alexander to OLB.

With his size and limited experience in coverage, as well as the Skins' current needs wouldn't ILB be a better fit?

I guess I'm gonna have to trust the coaches on this one because it's a head scratcher.

Posted by: Original_etrod | March 17, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Anything is an upgrade over Rocky McIntosh.

Posted by: dc1020008 | March 17, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: keedrow | March 17, 2010 9:39 AM

are you including Romo in that excellent category? I think not...He's no better than Campbell. And he has a better Oline

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Now if this poll doesn't tell you how fickle skins fans are than nothing will. They complain about hiring big name free agents that are clearly on the downside of their careers, yet want to see Porter in a skins uniform. Go figure. This is at the end of next season the skins will probably be in a very familiar spot - last place in the NFC East and home watching the playoffs like the rest of us.

Posted by: keedrow | March 17, 2010 9:09 AM |

I don't think it's a bad idea *IF* we can sign him to an affordable 2 or 3 year contract @ $1.5 mil per year. We would all be complaining (in past Snyder-run offseasons) when Porter would have gotten a 5 year, $25 million ($15 guaranteed) deal on the 1st day of free agency. There's a difference.

Posted by: C-DubDC | March 17, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Rex Grossman!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: DreamOutLoud | March 17, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Why isn't there any talk of Porter coming here to play ILB? Granted he's been an OLB his whole career, but right now the best option we have for the ILB spot next to Fletcher is Rocky McIntosh, another OLB. Weak/strong side, I know there are differences, but Porter is a veteran and I'm sure, without a lot of other great options, he could be convinced to make the switch. He's definitely got the size for it and with all his experience in the 3-4 I think it could work. As long as we can get him for $3 mil/year or less.

Posted by: derek6 | March 17, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Can't believe that 217 people actually think this could be a good move for the 'skins.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 8:31 AM

I am one of them....

...HE would be a back up playing 10-15 Snaps a game....

....HE would show the youngins how to play the position.....Straight up...This will be new to all the people from last year and JPeezy is a 12yr Vet....

Posted by: 4thFloor

Why am I not surprised that you'd vote yes on that?

Typical bama stunt.

Porter isn't going to want to play back up. If he feels he's not getting his reps then he'll start pissing and moaning -- Book it!

Also not too sure about his "teacher" role either. He seemed to have a negative influence on Channing Crowder.

I don't mind controversy, sometimes it's good, and you know it sells. But with guys like Portis, LJ, Haynesworth, Rogers -- all guys who openly speak their mind -- I'm not sure if they can handle another outspoken dude on the team.

Then we become the Cowboys from '06 - '08 when they had T.O. and seemed like they had drama every week he was there.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Help me out here…..is Joey Porter a risk in that he gets in trouble with the league and faces fines and possible suspensions, or does he just shoot his mouth off a lot?

Posted by: dlhaze1 | March 17, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

If he comes at a low price its a good stopgap and frees us up to draft in other areas.

Posted by: alex35332 | March 17, 2010 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Help me out here…..is Joey Porter a risk in that he gets in trouble with the league and faces fines and possible suspensions, or does he just shoot his mouth off a lot?

Posted by: dlhaze1

I think he's just a blow-hard...i don't recall him in trouble with the league or the law...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

are you including Romo in that excellent category? I think not...He's no better than Campbell. And he has a better Oline

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 9:44 AM | Report abuse

Eli is pretty mediocre too. He just looks amazing against us because we're too stupid to change our defensive scheme. Eli knows more about our scheme than half the guys playing in it.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 9:53 AM | Report abuse

I have a feeling none of the coaches are depending on Rocky MAc....He seems like a classic 4-3 OLB. He could be trade bait.

Red - We gonna just defer on whether he'll come in as a back up or not......

Also, IF we draft CJ Spiller with #4 pick, look for Portis to maybe getting cut....

Posted by: 4thFloor | March 17, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Help me out here…..is Joey Porter a risk in that he gets in trouble with the league and faces fines and possible suspensions, or does he just shoot his mouth off a lot?

Posted by: dlhaze1


Both.

Which is another two reasons why they don't need him.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

beep for rex grossman

Posted by: AhsanFamily | March 17, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Eli is pretty mediocre too. He just looks amazing against us because we're too stupid to change our defensive scheme. Eli knows more about our scheme than half the guys playing in it.

Posted by: PAskinsfan17

excellent point...

Posted by: jcnjcnj | March 17, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

derek6- ILB is pretty different from OLB. Joey's skill is getting to the QB. That is what he does. He blitzes off the edge extremely well, uses his speed and his agility to outrun tackles. His strength is not running down the RB or getting off of blocks, especially from guards, who typically are stronger than tackles, which is the main thing an ILB is expected to do ina 3-4. Moving Joey inside would be as dumb as moving LL to FS.... so I wouldn't put it past us, but again we all know how well that turned out...

Thing with Joey, if hes happy hes not a pain... but its not so easy keeping him happy, and Red's right (wow thats twice... weird...) he will not tolerate a backup role, and especially if hes mostly in a mentor type role. Its just not who he is.

Posted by: peoplearestupid1 | March 17, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Crap, my sleeper UFA QB prospect is no longer a sleeper. I doubt he goes undrafted now.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/11/qb-kafka-amazes-at-northwestern-pro-day/

Posted by: PAskinsfan17 | March 17, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse
He wasn't much of a sleeper, PA. 25 teams sent scouts. He was expected to be drafted in 6-7 round. Maybe this will move him up to 5th rd.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 17, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

Dont do it Porter.... go West!

Posted by: rlomax67 | March 17, 2010 9:58 AM | Report abuse

4th, it's not that if he will come in as a backup.

It's if he'll accept that role.

I don't think he will.

He has said this offseason (previous thread) that while in Miami his play didn't drop off, he just simply didn't get the reps. He also made comments during the season about playing time.

Posted by: RedDMV | March 17, 2010 10:00 AM | Report abuse

They never said which LB spot Lorenzo would be playing. Inside or outside? He has the beef to play inside, but does he have the pure speed and agility to play outside?

Posted by: Devo2 | March 17, 2010 9:31 AM | Report abuse

I thought they mentioned OLB, but I agree with you, Devo, I think he would make a better ILB. Good bulk, better run stopper, not so much on coverage.

Posted by: frediefritz | March 17, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Pass...if Okung is unavailable then draft McClain he will help with the transition and eventually take over a leader when Fletch is gone or retires.

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 17, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

I dont mind Rex being our backup QB, I like him more than Colt, I hope they cut Colt and draft Pike in the late rounds.

I was really hoping they were going to make a play for the ILB from the Broncos that signed with the Bills...

Posted by: mhartz1 | March 17, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

I'm an Alabama fan and love McClain (nothing against Ingram, but McClain was the thinking man's Heisman pick, IMO). But, man, do we ever need OL help.

Posted by: closer44 | March 17, 2010 10:12 AM | Report abuse

Long time reader first time poster...
Don't see this being a good idea for the skins at all...another aging vet with an inflated ego coming from miami? Pretty sure I've seen that movie and the ending was on par with the sopranos... I know this is an intelligent fan base but do you all really see a locker room with portis haynesworth porter landry and larry johnson bein kept in check by anyone? Even if shanahan does manage to muster all his late 90s greatness, its one thing to have everyone show up and run around in march with a clean slate...its another when things get rough and the talking heads start chirping...not trying to be Debbie downer on the first post everyone, but all we have to go on is track records folks and ours with big name, or once big name vets is sub par to put it kindly...

Posted by: cmt84 | March 17, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

Porter is a cancer.

Chris Wilson, should be used as the 2nd Mike linebacker.

Additionally. Start drafting/ picking up some youth !!!!

Posted by: dashriprock | March 17, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

I don't think he'll sign here either...

We need so many holes filled it's rediculous... personally, I would insert a younger more promising talent in there but who's to say we can. If Porter is the best we can hope for then sign him to 1 year. But I do believe he'll sign with AZ.

Posted by: netdesigns | March 17, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Um...for those saying this is for sure a BAD pickup- do you know the guy had 17.5 sacks two years ago, and 9 last year?? Those are incredible numbers from the LB spot. This guy might not be the ideal candidate but that (Dansby) got away. If the price/yrs are right, I think we could do a lot worse. Def wouldn't commit more than 2-3 yrs.

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | March 17, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Lorenzo Alexander as a LB?? "You cannot be serious!!"

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | March 17, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

REDSKINS ENTERTAIN MORE FORMER STEELER LINEBACKERS

ASHBURN, VA -- Three more former Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers -- including Pro Football Hall of Famers Jack Lambert and Jack Ham -- are expected to visit the Washington Redskins this afternoon. Lambert and Ham will be joined by Steeler legend Andy Russell -- in an bid to reconstitute the linebacking corps of the Steelers Superbowl winning teams of the 1970s .

According to Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan, “These guys were beasts in their day -- and they won the Big Bling several times. And while they may have lost a step since then, they’re still a hell a lot better than any 20-something rookie we might be able to sign out of college.”

Presuming they can pass a team physical, the 60-something linebackers should be signed to the Redskins by the end of the day.

Posted by: Vic1 | March 17, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Sign Porter please! Dude is a beast. Since when is 32 old? How old is Ray Lewis, Jason Taylor?

Oh oh, my bad I guess some of you would rather have Lorenzo Alexander play LB instead. Come on!

Posted by: digger76 | March 17, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

If we can get porter thats good. You can never have to many good pass rushers. 9 sacks isnt to bad for a part time player last yr.

Posted by: wattsicon | March 17, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Question is, would he accept an incentive-laden deal like LJ and most of the other vets we're signing?

Posted by: shanks1 | March 17, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

They never said which LB spot Lorenzo would be playing. Inside or outside? He has the beef to play inside, but does he have the pure speed and agility to play outside?

Posted by: Devo2 |

Inside. I think they look at him and see Matt Millen in his prime.

Posted by: TheCork | March 17, 2010 12:12 PM | Report abuse

Good LB, bad LB...I like it.

Posted by: Section104

More like Bad LB Bad RB - with him and LJ we should have the spitting down

Posted by: ElYeah | March 17, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

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