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Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 8:21 pm
  • Fells is at camp. He's in a picture for the day 3 photo gallery. If he was waived how/why is he still there?
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 8:26 pm
  • This is a guess, but maybe he was waived just for clerical reasons but he was still invited to camp to tryout.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 8:26 pm
  • Because these minicamps also include free agent tryouts.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 8:32 pm
  • Either way it's pretty slick. I like how they keep talent around as long as possible even if not on the official roster. I remember seeing RRR vids with Roy Lewis in the locker room when he wasn't on the roster as well.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 8:37 pm
  • He is there on an invite tryout basis. If he looks good enough, they will re-sign him.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 8:52 pm
  • My guess is that the original contract Fells signed was more of a placeholder until rookie minicamp so no teams could poach him. Then the Seahawks had to sign some UDFAs they liked and put over the 90 man roster limit so they "waived" Fells. Sounds like nothing has really changed for Fells because he still has to impress to make the team or PS. Only thing different now is that another team could poach him if they wanted.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 9:43 pm
  • fridayfrenzy wrote:My guess is that the original contract Fells signed was more of a placeholder until rookie minicamp so no teams could poach him. Then the Seahawks had to sign some UDFAs they liked and put over the 90 man roster limit so they "waived" Fells. Sounds like nothing has really changed for Fells because he still has to impress to make the team or PS. Only thing different now is that another team could poach him if they wanted.


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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 9:53 pm
  • It's no grand conspiracy. He was singed before the draft as a TE prospect. We didn't know what we would get in the draft. They looked at the talent we had and decided the guarenteed spots were better served with other players locked up for the time being. You can't keep everyone. Since he is a free agent, any other team could sign him.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 10:07 pm
  • I think he was considered some designation of FA where he had to be signed rather than UFDA/camp tryout. So they did, then waived him to get under the 90 man limit and invited him back.
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Re: Fells at camp
Sun May 12, 2013 11:21 pm
  • Right, all makes sense. No one said it was a conspiracy....





























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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 12:21 am
  • Do these guys get any compensation for these tryouts?
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 7:08 am
  • noflyzone wrote:Do these guys get any compensation for these tryouts?


    I think they get airfare, lodging and per-Diem.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 7:16 am
  • v1rotv2 wrote:
    noflyzone wrote:Do these guys get any compensation for these tryouts?


    I think they get airfare, lodging and per-Diem.


    Hopefully they can keep the Seahawks jersey with their name on it too.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 7:21 am
  • Not looking good for my adoptee. He wasn't mentioned at all in the post mini camp pressers.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 7:47 am
  • HawKnPeppa wrote:Not looking good for my adoptee. He wasn't mentioned at all in the post mini camp pressers.


    Which one?
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 10:33 am
  • I wish him the best but if Wilson is our project/athlete tight end I don't see them keeping Wilson and Fells.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 10:52 am
  • WestcoastSteve wrote:I wish him the best but if Wilson is our project/athlete tight end I don't see them keeping Wilson and Fells.

    Wilson plays QB why would we have to choose between a qb and te as far as who we keep?





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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 11:03 am
  • WestcoastSteve wrote:I wish him the best but if Wilson is our project/athlete tight end I don't see them keeping Wilson and Fells.

    Could be that the Seahawks have seen enough athleticism, and potential from Fells and are maybe trying to find a way to stash him.
    It's also a possibility that the Hawks may want to have him for a backup if one of our other TE's either get released, or maybe injured.
    Maybe some times what we fans see as cannon fodder, the Seahawks see as stash players, I'd be surprised if this isn't happening all over the League,, Not saying it's a fact, just a possibility.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 4:15 pm
  • After rookie camp the Seahawks signed a different TE so that closes the book on Fells.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 9:23 pm
  • Hawkstorian wrote:After rookie camp the Seahawks signed a different TE so that closes the book on Fells.


    Closed book? Haven't you ever seent that Never endin' story? Goonies never say die, you know......
























    I'm just messin' 'round. :thirishdrinkers: All things being equal I'd rather have the local kid anyway. Obviously signed for a reason.
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Re: Fells at camp
Mon May 13, 2013 11:48 pm
  • FlyingGreg wrote:
    HawKnPeppa wrote:Not looking good for my adoptee. He wasn't mentioned at all in the post mini camp pressers.


    Which one?


    Fells, LOL! I like to pick a long shot every year.
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