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DenBronx
09-13-2007, 10:45 PM
ok as of right now he is on the cowboys radar but why wouldnt we also take a look? im sure chicago isnt expecting much in return for him and with tanks issues his contract could be incentive based with options for us to back up if there ever is a problem again. Tank is good a run support....I say plug him in next to Sam Adams and NO ONE is getting through. Denvers D would be pretty scary.

Just my idea....

Thoughts?



http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/football/cowboys/stories/

Tank Johnson on Cowboys' radar

07:47 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
By TODD ARCHER and CALVIN WATKINS / The Dallas Morning News


IRVING As the Cowboys look to bolster their nose tackle position with Jason Ferguson out for the season with a torn right biceps, former Chicago Bears tackle Tank Johnson's name has come up, according to sources.

On Tuesday, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones would not comment on the team's potential interest in Johnson, who is serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, but acknowledged that any player's off-field behavior is discussed.



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"That's part of the equation," Jones said. "On the field, off the field, medical, we look at all of that before we decide whether to sign anybody."

The Cowboys made two roster moves Tuesday, placing Ferguson on injured reserve and signing nose tackle Remi Ayodele.

Ayodele, the younger brother of Cowboys starting linebacker Akin, was one of the last preseason cuts by the Cowboys. Remi signed with Atlanta but was released last week.

"He was definitely somebody we wanted to have around," Jones said. "We thought he was definitely good enough to play, but not as good as Ferguson or [Jay] Ratliff."

Meanwhile, Johnson is eligible for reinstatement Oct. 29.

In December, Lake County (Ill.) police discovered six firearms, including two assault rifles, in Johnson's home. He was placed on home confinement, which prevented him from leaving the state of Illinois. In March, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating probation.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnson's eight-game suspension June 4, but almost three weeks later, Johnson was pulled over for driving while impaired in Gilbert, Ariz. The charges would be dropped, but the Bears released Johnson on June 25.

Jerrold Colton, Johnson's agent, would not comment on whether he has heard from any teams. He said Johnson is working out in Tempe, Ariz.

"He's determined to be in the best shape of his life and report to whatever team he signed with ready to help them as soon as he's eligible," Colton said. "He's very hopeful that this season that's off to an unpleasant start can end in a triumphant way."

DenBronx
09-13-2007, 10:54 PM
EDIT: forgot that CHITOWN released him....this makes him fair game.

TXBRONC
09-13-2007, 10:56 PM
ok as of right now he is on the cowboys radar but why wouldnt we also take a look? im sure chicago isnt expecting much in return for him and with tanks issues his contract could be incentive based with options for us to back up if there ever is a problem again. Tank is good a run support....I say plug him in next to Sam Adams and NO ONE is getting through. Denvers D would be pretty scary.

Just my idea....

Thoughts?



http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/football/cowboys/stories/

Tank Johnson on Cowboys' radar

07:47 PM CDT on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
By TODD ARCHER and CALVIN WATKINS / The Dallas Morning News


IRVING As the Cowboys look to bolster their nose tackle position with Jason Ferguson out for the season with a torn right biceps, former Chicago Bears tackle Tank Johnson's name has come up, according to sources.

On Tuesday, Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones would not comment on the team's potential interest in Johnson, who is serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, but acknowledged that any player's off-field behavior is discussed.



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"That's part of the equation," Jones said. "On the field, off the field, medical, we look at all of that before we decide whether to sign anybody."

The Cowboys made two roster moves Tuesday, placing Ferguson on injured reserve and signing nose tackle Remi Ayodele.

Ayodele, the younger brother of Cowboys starting linebacker Akin, was one of the last preseason cuts by the Cowboys. Remi signed with Atlanta but was released last week.

"He was definitely somebody we wanted to have around," Jones said. "We thought he was definitely good enough to play, but not as good as Ferguson or [Jay] Ratliff."

Meanwhile, Johnson is eligible for reinstatement Oct. 29.

In December, Lake County (Ill.) police discovered six firearms, including two assault rifles, in Johnson's home. He was placed on home confinement, which prevented him from leaving the state of Illinois. In March, he was sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating probation.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Johnson's eight-game suspension June 4, but almost three weeks later, Johnson was pulled over for driving while impaired in Gilbert, Ariz. The charges would be dropped, but the Bears released Johnson on June 25.

Jerrold Colton, Johnson's agent, would not comment on whether he has heard from any teams. He said Johnson is working out in Tempe, Ariz.

"He's determined to be in the best shape of his life and report to whatever team he signed with ready to help them as soon as he's eligible," Colton said. "He's very hopeful that this season that's off to an unpleasant start can end in a triumphant way."

He was released Den the whoever signs him wont owe the Bears anything in compensation.

That being said most teams are going want to pay his just sit and collect checks for the next seven weeks while not contributing anything.

DenBronx
09-13-2007, 10:59 PM
He was released Den the whoever signs him wont owe the Bears anything in compensation.

That being said most teams are going want to pay his just sit and collect checks for the next seven weeks while not contributing anything.

im pretty sure no one will sign him until weeks 6-8. maybe pick him up a couple of weeks before to make sure hes in football shape. a guy like that could come handy down the stretch.

TXBRONC
09-13-2007, 11:08 PM
im pretty sure no one will sign him until weeks 6-8. maybe pick him up a couple of weeks before to make sure hes in football shape. a guy like that could come handy down the stretch.

I kind of doubt Goodell is going reduce Tank's suspension so any where from about the 6th week on teams interested in him will try to sign him at that point. While he wont be able to practice with the team it would give two weeks to start getting ready to play.

Retired_Member_001
09-14-2007, 06:14 AM
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Please no, Marcus Thomas was a risk. Not another questionable (actually more than questionable) player at DT.

:tsk:

TXBRONC
09-14-2007, 09:00 AM
http://blogs.rockymountainnews.com/denver/drew/archives/drew0501toon.gif

Please no, Marcus Thomas was a risk. Not another questionable (actually more than questionable) player at DT.

:tsk:


Right now I don't think they have any interest in Johnson.

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