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Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:12 pm
  • @brian_mcintyre: #Seahawks waived basketball player-turned-tight end Darren Fells today, according to the NFL's personnel notice.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:13 pm
  • That was quick.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:14 pm
  • Oh ok.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:17 pm
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:17 pm
  • Well...

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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:18 pm
  • There goes one of my adopted rookies. I'm tearing up on the inside.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:18 pm
  • I wonder if Fells is cut to open a slot on the 90 man ??
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:19 pm
  • This is surprising. Thought he would get a chance to compete in camp for sure. Especially since the depth at TE is extremely thin.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:19 pm
  • You win some, you lose some. What I liked about bringing him in was the fact that we will go any where to find a guy, and bring him back. Keep looking P and J!
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:31 pm
  • ah I had high hopes for him , makes me wonder what he did to earn a release.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:33 pm
  • No harm in kicking the tires, even if it didn't work out. Too bad, though. I had high hopes.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:33 pm
  • Wow.......thought we would have a chance in camp at least.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm
  • Next year we'll be reading about how Harbaugh is "expecting exciting things" from him just like Rikki Ricardo "The Rocket" Lockette!
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm
  • Strange to give up on him so quickly.

    I liked the thought of a 6'7", 280 pound athletic tight end!
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:37 pm
  • He must have done something stupid to not even make it to rookie mini-camp.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:41 pm
  • I think this has to do more with bringing in someone else taking his spot. I doubt he's done anything wrong. They probably have an eye on some player that they want to bring in
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:46 pm
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:49 pm
  • SeahawksFanForever wrote:I wonder if Fells is cut to open a slot on the 90 man ??
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    SeahawksFanForever wrote:I think this has to do more with bringing in someone else taking his spot. I doubt he's done anything wrong. They probably have an eye on some player that they want to bring in


    Roster was at 91, so they needed to get to 90 as the UDFAs officially signed their deals.

    I wouldn't be surprised if Fells stayed in town as a non-roster invite at mini-camp.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:50 pm
  • Hawkstorian wrote:
    SeahawksFanForever wrote:I wonder if Fells is cut to open a slot on the 90 man ??


    Roster was at 91, so they needed to get to 90 as the UDFAs officially signed their deals.



    Makes sense
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:51 pm
  • SeahawksFanForever wrote:I think this has to do more with bringing in someone else taking his spot. I doubt he's done anything wrong. They probably have an eye on some player that they want to bring in


    They have Miller, McCoy, McGrath, Helfet and now Willson on the roster.

    The timing just seems weird. There's no harm in keeping him around, at least through rookie camp.

    Must be more to it.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:52 pm
  • FlyingGreg wrote:
    Must be more to it.


    Just getting the roster to 90.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 1:52 pm
  • CANHawk wrote:For Sale: one customized XL Darren Fells Seahawks jersey. never worn.


    Lol I wonder is anyone actually did order one
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:05 pm
  • Welp, guess I wasted those 15 min making him on Madden.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:19 pm
  • Hawkstorian wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:
    Must be more to it.


    Just getting the roster to 90.


    Yeah...but odd to sign him at all without giving him a chance.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:37 pm
  • FlyingGreg wrote:
    Hawkstorian wrote:
    FlyingGreg wrote:
    Must be more to it.


    Just getting the roster to 90.


    Yeah...but odd to sign him at all without giving him a chance.


    Yeah, but he signed before the draft. Hawks had no idea how many picks they would really end up with or what positions would be addressed.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:45 pm
  • Sounds like Tebow Time to me, guys.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:48 pm
  • Hawknballs wrote:Sounds like Tebow Time to me, guys.


    You shut your mouth.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:51 pm
  • Don't go there bra, :)

    Tebow is not going to be a seahawk! We have plenty as is. I am not sure why so many want to bring in more QBs.

    Fells could pop back on the team, it happens. I hope so!
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:51 pm
  • in all seriousness though they must feel pretty good about Willson if they aren't even keeping him into camp.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 2:56 pm
  • Wilson took some hard hits and (did the right thing) and acted like it was nothing. He will be around! Everyone else will be wearing a cap or holding on to a clipboard.

    Now will some other team take Wilsons old weapon (Fells)? Yes.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 3:15 pm
  • Hawknballs wrote:in all seriousness though they must feel pretty good about Willson if they aren't even keeping him into camp.



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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 3:35 pm
  • Spokane wrote:Wilson took some hard hits and (did the right thing) and acted like it was nothing. He will be around! Everyone else will be wearing a cap or holding on to a clipboard.

    Now will some other team take Wilsons old weapon (Fells)? Yes.


    what are you even talking about? Fells and Wilson haven't even played together in a game.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 3:52 pm
  • SeahawksFanForever wrote:
    Hawkstorian wrote:
    SeahawksFanForever wrote:I wonder if Fells is cut to open a slot on the 90 man ??


    Roster was at 91, so they needed to get to 90 as the UDFAs officially signed their deals.



    Makes sense


    Except that it doesn't. The drafted rookies don't count against the roster until they sign their contracts, which I don't think any have yet . . .
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 3:53 pm
  • HawkFan72 wrote:Thought he would get a chance to compete in camp for sure. Especially since the depth at TE is extremely thin.


    We still have FIVE more TE's on the roster. Hardly thin.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 4:05 pm
  • Jazzhawk wrote:
    HawkFan72 wrote:Thought he would get a chance to compete in camp for sure. Especially since the depth at TE is extremely thin.


    We still have FIVE more TE's on the roster. Hardly thin.


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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 4:10 pm
  • HawkFan72 wrote:
    Jazzhawk wrote:
    HawkFan72 wrote:Thought he would get a chance to compete in camp for sure. Especially since the depth at TE is extremely thin.


    We still have FIVE more TE's on the roster. Hardly thin.


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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 4:12 pm
  • McGruff wrote:
    SeahawksFanForever wrote:
    Hawkstorian wrote:I wonder if Fells is cut to open a slot on the 90 man ??


    Roster was at 91, so they needed to get to 90 as the UDFAs officially signed their deals.





    Except that it doesn't. The drafted rookies don't count against the roster until they sign their contracts, which I don't think any have yet . . .


    It wouldn't be too surprising to start to see many of these guys sign deals. With the new CBA there isn't a lot of wiggle room to negotiate these deals and the further back you are drafted, the less room there is, so with our not having a first rounder, I think we'll sign our rookies relatively quickly.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 4:19 pm
  • kidhawk wrote:
    It wouldn't be too surprising to start to see many of these guys sign deals. With the new CBA there isn't a lot of wiggle room to negotiate these deals and the further back you are drafted, the less room there is, so with our not having a first rounder, I think we'll sign our rookies relatively quickly.


    I think the Ravens have all of there's already signed. The Bears too, IIRC.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 4:27 pm
  • Drafted players DO count against the 90 man now. That started last year. It's also the reason they are signing so early. In the past teams would put off signing picks because it was a way of have extra players before training camp. Not anymore.

    The hard rookie scale is another reason picks are signing in May, but really most picks had a hard scale anyway.

    Here's an article that supports that from NFL.Com: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... 90-players

    The 90-man roster will include active, inactive, practice-squad, exempt and reserve-list players. It also will house unsigned draft choices and franchise free agents, per Aiello.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 4:37 pm
  • Hawkstorian wrote:Drafted players DO count against the 90 man now. That started last year. It's also the reason they are signing so early. In the past teams would put off signing picks because it was a way of have extra players before training camp. Not anymore.

    The hard rookie scale is another reason picks are signing in May, but really most picks had a hard scale anyway.

    Here's an article that supports that from NFL.Com: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8 ... 90-players

    The 90-man roster will include active, inactive, practice-squad, exempt and reserve-list players. It also will house unsigned draft choices and franchise free agents, per Aiello.


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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 7:00 pm
  • I have to think having to cut down to the 90-man roster put him at direct odds with Willson, and Willson was the better choice. Makes sense. Both are athletic, raw, and unproven, but Willson is coming straight out of college football, and Fells is coming in not only athletic, raw, and unproven, but from a non-football background, with a whole lot tougher learning curve.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Wed May 08, 2013 8:00 pm
  • LOL! This topic made it 3 pages! Only on .net. ;)
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 2:03 am
  • The FO will pay for this! Fells gonna light it up with another team and make the Pro Bowl this season. Then and only then will 'hawks management realize they were wrong for not taking my advice. They'll prolly offer me a job again, but I'm not in this for the money. ;-) Ignore whom I adopt at your own peril, Sneider!
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 5:20 am
  • They could easily bring him back in a few weeks.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 5:53 am
  • Largent80 wrote:They could easily bring him back in a few weeks.

    Of course they could given the PS changes all the time. Either way there was no harm in seeing if he could have worked out.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 6:40 am
  • I was excited to see what the young fella could do as well, but i'm sure they had their reasons for releasing him...

    not sure why some folks on here feel TE is a weak/thin position, i personally think it's one of the positions that's pretty solid with Miller and McCoy being 1 and 2.. the others will fall in line where Pete and Bevell see fit.. the TE position is not a concern for me, i'm more concerned about how this new D line gels, and when Clem's is coming back...
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 6:46 am
  • Prediction . . . mcCoy will not make the final roster.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 6:59 am
  • I find it touching how people are taking this so hard.
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Re: Seahawks waive TE Darren Fells
Thu May 09, 2013 7:06 am
  • McGruff wrote:Prediction . . . mcCoy will not make the final roster.


    Prediction = Incorrect.
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