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Old 03-31-04, 02:33 PM
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Why did the Redskins sign Thrash?

Why did the Redskins sign Thrash? I am not clear on why they would make this move .. except that he played good for washington the last time he was there, 6 y ago? Especially now that they resigned Mccants, who is a much better wideout hands down.

Thrash kind of....sucks..
anyone have any insider info as to the reason.. back up?

edit: i actually read they might be getting rid off Gardner so that could be one reason.
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Old 03-31-04, 02:45 PM
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Cause they won't stop till they get every FA in the whole league.
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Old 03-31-04, 03:19 PM
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Well first of all he wasn't a FA. Secondly he's a very good special teams player with a great work ethic which Gibbs likes. And probably third they might be thinking about getting rid of Gardner.
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Old 03-31-04, 03:23 PM
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Timber pretty much hit it on the head. Thrash makes a fair amount of money for a back-up, so I wonder if he will restructure at all. I'm not really a big fan of the move, but it should improve special teams and maybe Gardener will be traded?

Giving up a 5th rounder isn't too much considering some 5th rounders don't even make the team their first year (but they do go to the practice squad)
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Old 03-31-04, 04:11 PM
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He did restucture so his cap hit for next season is only 1 million. I'm not sure about the year after that though. He only had 2 years remaining on the contract so I'm not sure how they worked out the year after.
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Old 03-31-04, 04:32 PM
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Well, I like this trade as I am fond of Philly and I hate the Redskins.

Redskins = for this move.
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Old 03-31-04, 04:35 PM
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Originally posted by Bushdog
Well, I like this trade as I am fond of Philly and I hate the Redskins.

Redskins = for this move.

Keep in mind that he will not have to serve as the #1 WR in Washington like he had to in Philly. How funny was that. He will be the #4 (unless they deal Gardner) and this move was more to sure up special teams, something he excelled at as a Redskin previously.
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Old 03-31-04, 04:54 PM
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he is a kick returner for special teams.. that's Morton's job. What else is he good for on special teams?
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Old 03-31-04, 06:18 PM
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There are usually 2 kick returners, gunner was already mentioned. Morton proved to be a little fragile last season (mainly because he had to play a little offense) so he'll be the back up punt returner as well. I don't know what's funnier. Trading a fith round pick for a 3rd-4th reciever or going into the past 2 seasons with said 3rd-4th reciever as your number 1 reciever. With the Skins day 2 draft picks the last few years I'd much rather have a known commodity then watch them waste it again.
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