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Postby mutantseabass » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:18 pm

Falcons consider Porter, Lelie
STEVE WYCHE
8/2/2006

Flowery Branch — The Falcons are exploring trade possibilities for a pair of disgruntled but productive veteran wide receivers: Oakland's Jerry Porter and Denver's Ashley Lelie.

Atlanta's personnel department has been doing due diligence on both players but probably will wait at least a week to decide whether to pursue a trade.

The Falcons are trying to figure out how to replace No. 3 wide receiver Brian Finneran, who suffered a season-ending knee injury at practice Sunday. They want to take an extended look at players already in house — they worked out cornerback DeAngelo Hall at wide receiver Wednesday — before exploring outside interests.

"We're still working through a lot of scenarios that could involve players from another team, players out on the street and players that are on our team," coach Jim Mora said.

Porter, a seven-year veteran who has been at odds with new coach Art Shell, has caught 140 passes for 1,940 yards the past two seasons. Lelie, mainly a deep threat, caught 42 passes for 770 yards last season. He has not reported to Denver's training camp with hopes of being dealt.

Whether either of those players would settle for being the No. 3 receiver could be another issue, but Mora said any player the Falcons bring in — if they do bring a player in — would not replace or even compete with Michael Jenkins and Roddy White, the team's starting wide receivers.

The agent for 17-year veteran free agent Ricky Proehl said Tuesday that he has spoken with the Falcons about Proehl's services, but the team wanted to wait at least a week before making a decision

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Postby gatorman1122 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 10:21 pm

(Gasp)....must draft Michael Vick.... 8-o
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Postby vickfan07 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:13 pm

speaking as a falcons fan i dont want ne trades because u will have to start whoever they get because they will complain and getting someone will impede progress of jenkins and white
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Postby mutantseabass » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:16 pm

vickfan07 wrote:speaking as a falcons fan i dont want ne trades because u will have to start whoever they get because they will complain and getting someone will impede progress of jenkins and white


Yeah and thats Vicks job to impede the progress of Jenkins and White :-b
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:23 pm

Nooooooo. Throw to White...all day....seriously....
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Postby Kilroy » Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:18 am

Oh yeah, I can TOTALLY see the logic of this:

"Let's overpay for a headcase wideout so that Vick can not throw to him."

Don't see how this idea can miss. :-D
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Postby Cupertino_11 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:14 am

It sure would be ironic to see Lelie move to the Falcons and be demoted to a #3 wideout after all the bitchin he did about not being the #1 receiver in Denver.

Porter has a better shot of landing in Atlanta, but his past injuries might cause a concern.
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Postby Vixtor » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:16 am

I can't imagine they would trade any more than a 5th rounder for either.
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Postby Popcynical » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:19 am

Vixtor wrote:I can't imagine they would trade any more than a 5th rounder for either.


I think Denver is asking for a 3rd round, though some teams have already offered a 4th.
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Postby Atog » Thu Aug 03, 2006 1:38 am

Kilroy1872 wrote:Oh yeah, I can TOTALLY see the logic of this:

"Let's overpay for a headcase wideout so that Vick can not throw to him."

Don't see how this idea can miss. :-D


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