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Chargers make Royal addition at receiver

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by CoronaDoug, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    The Chargers already signed one wide receiver this week.
    Now, they've added another.

    Eddie Royal arrived at Chargers Park on Thursday and clearly liked what he saw, agreeing to a contract. Its length and details were not immediately released.

    The slot receiver, who spent his first four seasons with the Broncos, projects as a No. 4 wide receiver and punt returner.

    On offense, Royal is a proven playmaker underneath out of the slot. He'll look to rebound from a rough 2011, slowed by groin and toe injuries before suffering a concussion on Dec. 4.

    In 2010, Royal caught 59 passes for 627 yards and three touchdowns. He ranked third among wide receivers with an average of 6.9 yards after the catch. His best season came in 2008 when he totaled 91 receptions, 980 yards and five scores as a rookie.

    Royal has averaged 11.9 yards per punt return since entering the league, third in the NFL over that span.

    On Tuesday, the Chargers reached a four-year contract with wide receiver Robert Meachem. He signed Wednesday.

    Royal joins Meachem, Malcom Floyd and Vincent Brown as the team's primary wide receivers.
    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/15/royal-visit-chargers-park/
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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  3. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Sir Edward Royal, welcome. :coffee:
     
  4. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    He is pretty goof for a #4 receiver. I think Vincent Brown will end up the #4 - barring a Floyd injury of course.
     
  5. Enormo

    Enormo BoltTalker

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    I like.

    Went from a bit of a downgrade w/ Jackson for Meachum, to a potentially very dynamic tandem. Gates + Meachum + Royal could be pretty fun to watch and hard to cover.
     
  6. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to hear AJ gloat about how people say he never signs FA's. You know he will have a smart @ss remark about it. ;)
     
  7. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Another guy who can't keep his number.

    Meachem 17 = Rivers
    Johnson 95 = Phillips
    McClain 44 = Brinkley (for now)
    Royal 19 = Alworth
     
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  8. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Yeah well, letting the roster fall apart might have something to do with that. haha AJ can stuff it up his *** for all I care.
     
  9. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    Numbers are overrated. ;)
     
  10. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    And some reasoned members of our board will respond regardless:
    But but but he didn't sign VJ and he didn't sign Mario, you're just happy with scraps and bad FAs and and and HE SUCKS!!11!!!elevnty!
     
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    But I wonder if Dean had something to do with it. Dean might have gave the nod for FA signings.
     
  12. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Or AJ realizes he sucks at building through the draft...:p
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Leave Conc out of this. :-P
     
  14. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    The less we have to depend on the draft, the better.... give me proven players.
     
  15. rickochey

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    Actually, I prefer Meachem and Royal over VJ. VJ did not add any ST to our team so I am glad we let him go.
     
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  16. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    Proven players are also expensive, and sometimes wasted and get frustrated when they're buried on the depth chart.
     
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    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    My $0.02 on this - we are hitting offense as hard as we can and we will carpet bomb defense in the draft
     
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  18. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    We have a depth chart??? :confused:
     
  19. Whooki Mane

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    i know "defense wins championships" but look at the last 3 super bowl winners.. Giants (Nicks, Cruz, Manningham), Packers (Jennings, Nelson, Driver, Finley, Jones), Saints (Colston, Meachem, Henderson, Moore, Bush, Jimmy Graham)
     
  20. !~BOLT~!

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    That's pretty interesting, maybe just the sort of voodoo type reverse super back flip hex we need.


    These numbers mean something.....
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Hey, leave me out of it!!!!!!!
     
  22. matilack

    matilack #therealagent47

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    I can't figure out what they mean, but its obviously super important. :cautious:
     
  23. Workplay

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    I still hope we draft a RT or OLB in the first, but it's looking more like the team is adding to the secondary through the draft and not free agency.
     
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    I have got to imagine Pass rushing OLB and SS are our top two targets, they have to be. I've been predicting we get a replacement RT for years and it never happens, so I'm just going to assume that we aren't going to do it this year
     
  25. Whooki Mane

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    we could use an athletic pass catching tight end as well
     
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  26. ThunderHorse17

    ThunderHorse17 Lone Wolf

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    You would be correct on RT.
     
  27. gettough

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    Is there any chance that DeAndre McDaniel is the answer at strong safety. And could Royal take over the third down back roll that Sproles use to have.
     
  28. Whooki Mane

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    Word is Darrell Stuckey is going to get a shot at playing time this season at strong safety for us he has been impressive on special teams for us last season... Seeing if they sign a safety or how early they draft one will show us just how confident they truly are in stucky
     
  29. gettough

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    But wasnt McDanile a star at Clemson. What is his deal.
     
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