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Old 07-25-2008, 11:21 PM
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Default Mike Bell to visit??? [Bell Signed, Mitchell cut]

rumor: Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports free-agent RB Mike Bell (Broncos) is scheduled to work out for the Houston Texans.
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Old 07-26-2008, 01:08 AM
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well, the precedent has been set on exBroncos visiting Texans, so, no big surprize he's visiting. but, I don't see him replacing the RBs already in camp.
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:25 PM
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Nah. Me either.
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:52 PM
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No linkage yet, but it sounds like Bell will be a Texan.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:12 PM
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No linkage yet, but it sounds like Bell will be a Texan.
chron.com reports that Bell was signed and Brandon Harrison was cut.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:12 PM
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No linkage yet, but it sounds like Bell will be a Texan.
Wait, I thought his tryout was tomorrow. Was that just code for physical? And the other RB's just a smoke screen.

I doubt he wins a job here anyway. Most likely just a body, and probably the most familiar with the off. That means alot, especially at this time of year.

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I guess so then.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:29 PM
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Brandon Harrison was cut.
Surprising, but I always felt Brandon Mitchell was the better talent of the two Brandons at safety.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:31 PM
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Harrison was the Stanford one right?

I wonder if Bell was signed as a camp body or if he is here to push Brown for his spot given Brown's commitment lately. Or maybe Chris Taylor isn't working out as the RB/FB hybrid, because, otherwise, Bell would be a bit rendundant.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:38 PM
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Harrison was the Stanford one right?
Right. Very surprising.

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Let's see, Bell:

Denver reject - check

Battled injuries last year - check

He's in!

Sarcasm aside, he could be here just for training camp legs..
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:10 PM
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I think he is here for the legs, and maybe push for the last RB spot.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:27 PM
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I'm happy we signed him. You guys are gonna love this guy.

This means adios to Chris Brown in a matter of days.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:32 PM
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Megan Manfull's take on it

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Bell could stick on this roster until the beginning of the season if he can stay healthy. He could potentially end up knocking out Darius Walker or even Chris Taylor. Though, Taylor still has a good chance of making this team if he continues improving at fullback. That way the Texans could have him play both roles, instead of sticking with Jameel Cook.

It's hard to predict who will be on this team when the season starts at running back because one or two players are going to eliminate themselves with injuries.
I found the bolded curious...
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:47 PM
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Next on my list...John Lynch.

I don't care what you guys say, he can still stuff the run extremely well. And leave a bruise. We sign him, I think we're goning to the SB.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:57 PM
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super bowl? really?

their whole defense looked pretty shoddy last year....and since he's in the paper as "considering retirement for studio anchor job" i'd say he's probably not going to be on the texans.

i'm kind of surprised at the release of brandon harrison. he must've been doing terrible because there are worse players than him floating around the bottom of the texan barrel.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:35 PM
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I never saw enough of Harrison to have an opinion of him. I had high hopes for him when he was drafted, mainly because we had a dearth of young talent at the safety position. I actually saw a chance for him to do what Diles has done--get to be a solid player and push for starter.

I have to wonder whether the Texans knew of his plans to show up late last year. If they did, they must have had a very high opinion of him, seeing that it would probably mean he would be way behind in his development.


Since we drafted him, we have acquired Demps, who I think the coaches really like. Then this year we added Barber, and I guess they must be liking him too. So it came own to a numbers game for Harrison.

Assuming they don't bring him back, I think this makes him the highest draft pick Kubiak/Smith have missed on.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
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i'm kind of surprised at the release of brandon harrison. he must've been doing terrible because there are worse players than him floating around the bottom of the texan barrel.
I was too, but S was a pretty crowded spot. One of the chron writers said Mitchell had passed Harrison.


Kubiak wants to keep Green fresh (read: not injured yet). It' hard to do that if one of the RB's is going to miss an extended time in camp (read: Brown).

I think that this is all just a numbers game. If the Texans decide to get rid of Brown....and Harrison is still around he could be back.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:21 PM
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I am now reading that it is Brandon Mitchell, not Harrison, who was cut. Apparently the Chron made the mistake. I believe that's the second snafu they've had this week, the first one being the PUP list. Somebody over there needs to roll heads IMO. I guess their procedure now is just put something up and wait till someone calls them and tells them they screwed up.
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:28 PM
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Yeah, it was Mitchell that was cut.

Mistake of biblical proportions by the Chronicle. Seems they had a hard time mixing up the two Brandons like most people....
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:07 PM
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Surprising, but I always felt Brandon Mitchell was the better talent of the two Brandons at safety.
Okay, so I am less surprised now to know that it was Mitchell cut, but I still thought he was the better of the two Brandons.

I guess the least surprising thing here is that the Chronicle Sports department goofed yet again.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:38 AM
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our newest "set of legs"

Mike Bell- 6'0'', 225 lb., 4.6 40 yard dash, 21 bench presses (225. lb), 33 inch vertical, 9.6 broad jump, went to arizona

in his only real year of running the ball 677 yards on 157 attempts for a 4.3 per carry average. caught it 20 times for 8 yards a pop. 8 td, 1 fumble.

i think he's here for more than just practice reps. father shan moved him to fullback in 07 and he fell off. maybe kubiak is looking for the hb/fb hybrid like nero mentioned. maybe chris brown is about a back spasm from getting cut. maybe we'll just keep trying to find the overachieving rb that no one expects. maybe the denver pipeline thing is getting weird...
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