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    Davenport signed

    http://news.steelers.com/article/69125/

    The Steelers added size and experience to their backfield today when
    they signed veteran running back Najeh Davenport to a one-year
    contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

    Davenport (6-1, 247), a fifth-year veteran from the University of
    Miami, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers. In
    39 games, Davenport has rushed for 1,068 yards and seven touchdowns on
    217 carries (4.9 avg.). He also has caught 17 passes for 107 yards
    (6.3 avg.).

    I await your analysis..but I love this guy..just what we need? we shall see
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    WTH! Why the hell did we give up a draft pick for Cobbs just to turn around and release him? I'm happy we got Davenport but this whole thing at RB makes no sense.

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    I think its a good move but its really a great move

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    Do you think they signed him to "replace" Bettis? Willie did look (little) last night.
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    The Steelers have been very unorthodox lately. First they trade with NE for Patrick Cobbs, then they let Chidi the ST specialist go, and now they sign another back....

    Actually though, I kind of like this signing... just a little bit. He's not 250 pounds but he's pretty darn close! This guy is a big bruiser and is what the Steelers need to close out games because they are going to run Parker into the ground with 30 carries a game!

    My only concern is he has more fumbles in his short career than the Bus had in his entire career! Probably not quite as many but it's close, 7 Fumbles with 2 being lost according nfl.com. When you break it all down, the Bus had 41 fumbles in 192 games and lost 2... Najeh has 7 in 39 games and has lost 2 and when you look at how many times he has carried the ball... it's realy not to impressive.

    I feel llike the Steelers are grasping at straws right now trying to find that one back to replace the Bus... Staley needs to wake up and smell the coffee and leave the donut in the box!
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    Now, I am stratching my head big time here. I am tickled over signing Davenport to the Steelers. This guy comes with a grave concern for injuries.

    AZ wrote:

    I feel like the Steelers are grasping at straws right now trying to find that one back to replace the Bus... Staley needs to wake up and smell the coffee and leave the donut in the box!
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    I can't agree with you more, AZ. Great concept. Still, what made you believe the Front Office reasoning for this signing? I am lost for words cause, quite frankily, Trading for Cobbs and now this??? WOW!! Very UNSTEELERLIKE!

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    Trade For Davenport



    PITTSBURGH — The Steelers added size and experience to their backfield today when they signed veteran running back Najeh Davenport to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.

    Davenport (6-1, 247), a fifth-year veteran from the University of Miami, spent his first four NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers. In 39 games, Davenport has rushed for 1,068 yards and seven touchdowns on 217 carries (4.9 avg.). He also has caught 17 passes for 107 yards (6.3 avg.).

    Originally drafted by the Packers in the fourth round (135th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Davenport missed most of the 2005 season after breaking his ankle on Oct. 9 against New Orleans. The 27-year-old Davenport, whose first name is pronounced "NAH-jay", set a personal best with 178 rushing yards on Nov. 29, 2004, against the St. Louis Rams.

    The Steelers made room on their roster for Davenport by releasing rookie running back Patrick Cobbs, who the team claimed off of waivers from the New England Patriots on Sept. 1.
    http://news.steelers.com/article/69125/

    So we got rid of Cobbs and so we traded away some draft picks for nothing. Thats just wonderful. Devenport could really help but on the other hand he could totally bomb and not can many carries at all.
    :: Whoa, where the hell was I for 2 years?::

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    I merged these two threads Pitt. Lyn had posted this one in the Pittsburgh Sports section.

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    I'm not sure how to feel about this...big back, yeah, but troubled and from one of the felonious Florida programs. Remember when this dude was in the news for taking a dump in some chicks room after he was wasted? Not exactly a high character type, if you know what I mean...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suitanim
    I'm not sure how to feel about this...big back, yeah, but troubled and from one of the felonious Florida programs. Remember when this dude was in the news for taking a dump in some chicks room after he was wasted? Not exactly a high character type, if you know what I mean...
    you mean like but without the toilet!!!

    I had forgotten all about that... my mind is officially made up. I'm not pleased with this signing one bit, the dude has a case of fumble-itis and he has some baggage that he's brining along too! I have no idea what the FO is thinking

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