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Burnett close to signing with Chargers?

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  1. TBF

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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?
    Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:03:47 -0800

    Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports unrestricted free-agent LB Kevin Burnett (Cowboys) said he is close to signing with the San Diego Chargers.

    I like it...
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    I'm changing the title of this to reflect that Burnett is close to signing with the CHARGERS
     
  3. TBF

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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    Thanks Ant...

    Also...

    Packers | Interested in Burnett
    Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:17:19 -0800

    Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers are expressing interest in unrestricted free-agent LB Kevin Burnett (Cowboys) but have not scheduled a visit.
     
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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    If we're close to signing him, unless the Pack just offers him insane money then this won't amount of anything. Besides the Packers have Barnett and Hawk and I think Poppinga (or whatever his name is) at ILB. So why add another?

    And if we do add Burnett he could be the 'pass coverage LB' to Cooper's good run and mid range defense. Could turn out to be a nice move
     
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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    Can he thump in the middle too?
     
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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    What is the scouting report on Burrnet? Isnt he a back up?
     
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  7. AnteaterCharger

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    I posted this in the last Burnett thread but I'll repost. Truth be told he's never really been given a chance to step up and play fulltime even though he was drafted in the second. So its unknown how he'll do full time but he's a good addition to a Cooper player


    2008 Scouting Report - Scouts Inc.
    Grade: 59 | Key
    Alert: None

    Comment: Burnett is a backup linebacker who plays primarily in sub personnel. He's a better overall pass-defender than run-defender at this time. Against the run, he lacks quick recognition and good hand use. He shows limited vision in traffic, while attempting to read and play off contact. He will get narrow with his base in a tight area and can be chipped or washed off his path to the ball. He will take chances using quickness and tries to penetrate and make plays behind the line, which can jeopardize gap control and scheme design. He is an inconsistent tackler in space due to his late break down against quick change-of-direction runners. As a pass-defender, he can react quickly over the middle in short zones. He does a good job gaining depth to keep vision on routes in front of him. He can read and drift to take away throwing lanes or undercut routes across his area. He has good lateral closing ability on short throws. He is inconsistent with his burst when forced to change direction, but he accelerates well once he clears his feet to drive. He has shown good awareness to break up plays and arrive with good timing. He will provide good wrap on tackles when he's not isolated versus quickness in space. He plays primarily in dime personnel because he has good reactions as a pass-defender.
     
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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    They also have Chillar who > Poppinga - they don't need this guy.
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    That sounds like a pizza chain. :icon_shrug::icon_huh:

    Burnett sounds like an experiment. He may turn out to be a pro bowler but can we wait?????
     
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    Have to admit I always find something better to do that watch the Boyz unless they happen to be playing the Chargers... Trying to find out more about Burnett - looked at the Boyz meltdown in week 17 against the Eaglez and didn't find him credited with a single tackle - did Burnett play in that one or just ride pine? Anybody?
     
  11. Showmeyourbolt

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    Meh. Below average player who I wouldn't really expect much out of.
     
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    I've been floating around some Cowboys boards and a lot of them are not real happy about losing this guy....Plenty of their fans think he has the skill / physical ability to become an elite player if given the chance.

    As long as he can cover someone and wrap up when he tackles, he's an upgrade over Wilhelm.
     
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    Sounds like Matt Wilhelm.

    Because of that I am not too big on this guy. Matt when healthy can probably perform as good as Burnett.
     
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    Cowboys | Burnett close to signing?

    I like linebackers that can THUMP! :yes:
     
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    He excels in coverage, which is more then I can say about any other LB currently on the roster. Last season we got killed by other teams TE's.

    Burnett would be perfect for this role. At the very least sign him in to play in nickel and dime packages. AJ could still pick up a MLB in the draft or use Siler against the run.
     
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    You're correct... and it was both depressing and infuriating. :tdown:

    I'm in no position to judge whether Burnett is The Solution"... he sounds more like a role player, but if he's solid in coverage, he'd still be a huge improvement over what the club currently has.
     
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    very good point, then u can draft a cushing too to make the depth at mlb very nice
     
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    Chargers meet with Burnett

    http://chargers.com/news/headlines/chargers-meet-with.htm


    For the second time this week, the Chargers hosted a free agent that could potentially bolster their defense.

    After chatting with safety Jermaine Phillips on Tuesday, the Chargers visited with linebacker Kevin Burnett Wednesday. The 6-3, 242-pound inside linebacker just completed his fourth season with the Dallas Cowboys.

    “Kevin is a talented young player that has played in a system very similar to ours,” Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith said. “We enjoyed spending some time with him.”

    Throughout his career, Burnett has excelled on special teams and thrived as a reserve on defense. He’s started four games in four years, including two last season. Burnett tallied 38 tackles and two sacks in 2008, and his 19 special teams tackles were the second most on the squad. He also finished second on the team in special teams tackles in 2006 and tied for third in 2007.

    Burnett is familiar with the Chargers’ defense, having spent the past two seasons playing under former San Diego defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Last season he was listed second on the Cowboys’ depth chart at the “Mo,” or weak inside linebacker spot.

    Burnett grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended high school in Compton. He was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference performer at the University of Tennessee before the Cowboys drafted him in the second round in 2005.
     
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    Phiiplis Resigns

    Safety in Numbers: Bucs Re-Sign Phillips, Others

    Mar 05, 2009 - As the 2009 free agency period reaches the end of its first week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue on their mission to build talented, productive depth at every corner of the roster. Sometimes that means looking first to the team's own list of free agents.

    Safety Jermaine Phillips was considered perhaps the premier player on the open market at his position, but teams will have to look elsewhere after the Buccaneers re-signed their own starter on Thursday. The team also reached agreement with two other returning players who had become unrestricted free agents last Thursday, tight end Jerramy Stevens and wide receiver Cortez Hankton.

    Phillips missed three games in midseason and the last two contests in December due to forearm fractures. In the 11 games in which he played, however, Phillips was a force, racking up 86 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed. Known as one of the league's hardest hitters, he also has proven to be a turnover producer, tying for second on the team with his three picks. He has a total of nine interceptions over the last three years, an impressive total for a strong safety.


    Re-signing Phillips allows the Buccaneers to keep most of their very strong secondary from 2008 intact. Starting cornerback Phillip Buchanon left for the Detroit Lions but the team will retain Phillips, rising star free safety Tanard Jackson, Pro Bowl cornerback Ronde Barber and rookie standout cornerback Aqib Talib.

    Phillips was a fifth-round draft pick in 2002 and he played primarily on special teams as a rookie during the Bucs' run to the Super Bowl XXXVII championship. He moved into the starting lineup midway through his second campaign and has since opened 71 games among his 93 appearances, amassing 535 tackles, 11 interceptions, 34 passes defensed, three sacks and 50 stops on special teams.



    Stevens and Hankton also provide the team with valuable depth on the offensive side of the ball. The former was the team's top pass-catcher at that position in 2008 while the latter, a former Jacksonville Jaguar, spent the season on injured reserve.

    Though the Buccaneers' tight end corps has changed dramatically since Friday's trade for former Cleveland Brown Kellen Winslow, the return of Stevens still provides intriguing depth at the position. Stevens led all Buccaneer tight ends in 2008 with 36 catches for 397 yards and two touchdowns.

    A talented pass-catcher who originally entered the league as a first-round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2002, Stevens has the speed and athleticism to work the seams and stretch the field from the tight end position. His career totals include 184 receptions for 2,044 yards and 21 touchdowns, and his 36 grabs last year marked his second-highest single-season total since a 45-catch 2005 campaign in Seattle.

    Stevens has played two seasons in Tampa since signing in April of 2007. In 29 games and six starts he has contributed 54 receptions for 586 yards and six touchdowns.

    Hankton has yet to catch a pass as a Buccaneer but his four seasons in Jacksonville (2003-06) suggest he could be a valuable member of the receiving corps. The 6-0, 200-pound wideout entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2003 but made the team as a rookie and played in all 16 games, posting a career-best 17 receptions for 166 yards. Over his four seasons in Jacksonville, Hankton appeared in 46 games and recorded 34 receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns.

    Hankton followed those four years by signing as a free agent with the Vikings in 2007, but he was released in the final roster cut-down. He signed with the Buccaneers the following January but suffered a groin injury in the preseason and was placed on injured reserve on September 1.

    Phillips, Hankton and Stevens were three of 10 Buccaneers who became unrestricted free agents last Friday. Five of those 10 have already signed back on in Tampa, with wide receiver Michael Clayton inking his pact on Sunday and following suit on Monday. Quarterback Luke McCown and defensive tackle Ryan Sims, two other potential unrestricted free agents, re-signed with the Buccaneers before the start of free agency and wide receiver Antonio Bryant accepted his franchise-player tender offer and is thus under contract for 2009 as well.

    The Buccaneers' remaining unrestricted free agents are defensive end Kevin Carter, defensive end Patrick Chukwurah and quarterback Jeff Garcia. Buchanon and defensive tackle Jovan Haye (Tennessee) have signed with other teams.
     
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    Camp fodder. :yes:
     
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    Chargers | Still want Burnett
    Thu, 05 Mar 2009 19:59:00 -0800

    Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the San Diego Chargers are still trying to sign free-agent LB Kevin Burnett (Cowboys).

    http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl
     
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    jesus, what the hell is this guy asking for?
     
  24. BLITZED56

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    No ****! Hopefully he makes up his mind by Saturday.

    Packers | Burnett has visit scheduled
    Thu, 05 Mar 2009 22:23:41 -0800

    Tom Silverstein, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports free-agent LB Kevin Burnett (Cowboys) has a tentative visit scheduled with the Green Bay Packers Saturday, March 7. He is also receiving interest from the Houston Texans, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.
     

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