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Old 05-12-2009, 04:14 PM
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In a move to deepen their special teams unit, the Texans signed fullback Boomer Grigsby on Tuesday. Grigsby is entering his fifth year in the NFL and has made a name for himself as a tenacious tackler on kick coverage.

Grigsby began his career in Kansas City, where he was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round (138th overall) in 2005 out of Illinois State. In his rookie season with the Chiefs, he played in all 16 regular season games in a reserve role and finished third on the team with 19 special teams tackles.

Before the 2007 season, Grigsby converted from linebacker to fullback, a transition that was documented on the HBO reality series "Hard Knocks." Grigsby finished that season with two receptions for 14 yards and was third on the team in special teams tackles (12) for the third consecutive season.

Grigsby signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2008 and won a starting job at fullback in the preseason, but he was released by Miami after the first regular season game.

The Texans will look to add Grigsby to a special teams unit that allowed 22.3 yards per return on kickoffs, which ranked 11th in the league.

“Grigsby brings us a toughness that I like,” special teams coordinator Joe Marciano said. “He's a veteran special team guy, he’s had his bell rung a few times and he knows how to hit a guy. I’m excited about working with him and getting him into our system.”
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:00 PM
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I guess we had two FB last year with Cecil Sapp who is an FA now. And looks like this puts our current roster at 82 which is where need to be at start of training camp. Likely will bring in a few other veterans is my guess.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:01 PM
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Better late than never. I like the idea of him as LB more than FB but, oh well. His real job will be to run straight ahead for 40 yards and decleat somebody, hopefully the one with the ball. Too bad Glanville's "Hit the Beach" Award isn't still around.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:24 AM
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In a move to deepen their special teams unit, the Texans signed fullback Boomer Grigsby on Tuesday.
YEAH!!!!

What's his jersey number? I want one!
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:01 PM
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YEAH!!!!

What's his jersey number? I want one!
46...might want to wait post training camp though
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:25 PM
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YEAH!!!!

What's his jersey number? I want one!
i thought you would be happy
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:19 AM
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i thought you would be happy
I know he's kind of short and squatty, but I think he'd be a hell of a WILL in Frank Bush's system. He's the fastest LB on the roster, unless they are going to have him be a FB only and ST contributor.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:18 PM
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I know he's kind of short and squatty, but I think he'd be a hell of a WILL in Frank Bush's system. He's the fastest LB on the roster, unless they are going to have him be a FB only and ST contributor.
A 4.7 fourty is our fastest LB? Now I know why suck.
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Old 05-14-2009, 05:14 PM
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A 4.7 fourty is our fastest LB? Now I know why suck.
He ran a 4.59 - 40, 7.10 - Cone, 4.13 - Shuttle
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:48 PM
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He ran a 4.59 - 40, 7.10 - Cone, 4.13 - Shuttle
OK, thehuddlereport has him a little slower.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:15 PM
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OK, thehuddlereport has him a little slower.
Yeah, THR has a tendency to round things and use "projected" times as official. Back when I had DraftScout subscription, I recorded their "official" times. You know how that goes though, when 32 scouts with stopwatches all look at each other and say, "what did you get?" after a guy runs.

At any rate, I'm happy to have Capt America on the team. I'm just wondering if I can get that on the back of a #46 Jersey.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:37 PM
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ok, where does the nickname come from? looks like a possible good pickup
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:13 PM
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Roy P. was identifying draft sleepers and then finding the names of those sleepers had begun circulating all throughout cyberspace so they weren't sleepers anymore. He wanted Grigsby so badly that he decided to nickname him Captain America as a secret identity to try to supress discussion of him at other sites.

Can't say whether it worked or not but it became something of a minor legend at the old HPF board. Heck, it was spring and we were bored and easily amused.
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