BACK-UP RB

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  1. Sweetness1982

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    I am just wondering everyones views on Michael Ford being our back-up RB. I have not seen many mock drafts having us drafting a RB in the later rounds.

    I would like to see an experienced vet brought to back up Forte - not that I dont think Ford is capable, but with Forte having some injury history, I do not see Ford being able to carry an entire work load if Forte misses any time.

    The free agents I would like to see signed, in order are LeGarrett Blount, Andre Brown, or Knowshon Moreno. I could see some potential of Willis McGahee signing a 1 year deal here if he came at a CHEAP price tag.

    Hoping everyone can share their thoughts on our RB situation heading into 2014-15.
     
  2. Bearstuff

    Bearstuff Yes, in the woods.
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    Like Ford and find the RB position to be the easiest to fill in the NFL.

    That said, I think it is likely that we will sign someone.....but the determinant factor will be price. Blount would be a very nice compliment, but likely too expensive.
     
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    I would probably go with Ford, but we need to have 3 RB's on our roster so we will absoloutely sign one
     
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    Or draft one in the late rounds.
     
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    don't waste anymore cap on "vet rb's". Grab one in the 6th round or in UDFA
     
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    Ford looks good as a back-up, but we do need a third that can be a ST help. Pretty sure that Ford was a UDFA, so we could go the same route for the #3
     
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    I like Ford. I'm not very high on Blount to be honest. I don't know. I'm biased with Andre because I know him...so I won't offer an opinion on him. Knowshon would be a good one...great pass blocker, can catch out of the backfield and a solid locker room guy. I'd be ok picking him up.
     
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    Yup. Every vet RB we bring in to back him up turns to shit
     
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    Yeah I agree, I'd rather us roll the dice on a young guy with ford...either young cheap FA or mid-late draft
     
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    I'm just assuming Khalil Bell will end up in Chicago again, it's like tradition now.
     
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