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#45 : March 06, 2011, 01:44:05 AM

He would immediately be the best DE on the Bucs if they picked him up.   But the Glazers are too cheap.

I have to assume this was sarcasm and/or some sort of inside joke because if not, it's the dumbest thing I've ever read on here.



Just ignore.....he is our resident troll.  Your instincts are right on.

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#46 : March 06, 2011, 01:48:19 AM

Gholston looks weak and pathetic.  But he is worth a flier...no harm no foul type of deal.

But Gholston truly looks like the real deal. 

the Real Deal dud.


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#47 : March 06, 2011, 03:06:17 AM

Careful Boid...that's my mellow your harshing... 8)

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#48 : March 06, 2011, 03:08:11 AM

Looks like he cleared waivers as expected.


Former No. 6 overall pick Vernon Gholston passed through waivers Thursday, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Gholston, 25, figures to get at least one more shot, but no one was going to claim him off waivers because of an impending $2.5 million roster bonus. 4-3 teams may give Gholston a look as a base defensive end, a position at which he starred at Ohio State. He was miscast at outside linebacker and five-technique end in New York, lacking physicality for Rex Ryan's defense.



Source:   Adam Caplan on twitter

When does this come off - after he clears waivers - or does he have to await June/new CBO?

My understanding is that if someone claims him of waivers, THAT new team is responsible for the $2.5 million roster bonus against their cap space. Since he cleared waivers, the Jets are responsible for that $2.5M and he now is available at whatever we can negotiate with him should we choose to sign him.

That's why the Jets released him, so they wouldn't have to pay the roster bonus regardless. It was due in March provided he was still on the roster. Not on the roster...no bonus.

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#49 : March 06, 2011, 04:35:51 PM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini knows of at least one team interested in signing free agent DE Vernon Gholston if he's willing to accept the league minimum.
Later the same article, Cimini points out rumors that the Patriots were "hot" for Gholston leading up to the 2008 draft. It's hard to imagine that remains the case. Gholston's best chance of success is as a base end in a 4-3 scheme.


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#50 : March 06, 2011, 05:05:50 PM

Careful Boid...that's my mellow your harshing... 8)
You like Carmelo Anthony?

You know I like reading your narratives, and you know I don;t bash Ohio State...but that was the last time Vernon has done anything worth talking about.  He has had years and years and years in the NFL to get it going, and he cannot come up with one sack?  That speaks, no, that SCREAMS volumes to me.

One man's treasure might be another man's junk, you get what I am saying?

A league min deal would be worth a look see, I have said as much.  Would love to see the Bucs sign him just to take a gander at what he might be able to do with his hand on the ground.  But he has looked so awful in the NFL, I cannot fathom him being anything more than what he is. 

But worth a gander.  No harshing intended.  Just my two pennies, and a coupon.


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#51 : March 06, 2011, 11:40:11 PM

I know, you're absolutely correct - I was hoping it had to with playing in the wrong system...I knew it was over for him when I heard the Jets gave up on him as an OLB and were moving him to 3-4 DE. He was never any good at anchoring against the run.

I always thought he would be a Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila type 4-3 DE pass-rush specialist...but he was never able to transition into a 3-4 OLB.

He was something else in OSU's 4-3 alignment, but it sure hasn't translated to the NFL...the guy has a great attitude and even volunteered to make a position change and a pay-cut to stay in New York.

For that reason I think he's worth a look.

and for the record - no, I am not a Carmello Anthony fan.

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#52 : March 07, 2011, 02:22:59 AM

I know, you're absolutely correct - I was hoping it had to with playing in the wrong system...I knew it was over for him when I heard the Jets gave up on him as an OLB and were moving him to 3-4 DE. He was never any good at anchoring against the run.

I always thought he would be a Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila type 4-3 DE pass-rush specialist...but he was never able to transition into a 3-4 OLB.

He was something else in OSU's 4-3 alignment, but it sure hasn't translated to the NFL...the guy has a great attitude and even volunteered to make a position change and a pay-cut to stay in New York.

For that reason I think he's worth a look.

and for the record - no, I am not a Carmello Anthony fan.
Totally worth the look, IMO.

If not, no big loss.  Dude was not that good IMO, as a pro.

But if dragged in, would be very very very piqued to see what he has as a defensive end.


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#53 : March 07, 2011, 09:15:03 AM

What a a story that would be huh? Biggest bust in the past decade (second only to Jermarcus Russell) comes to Tampa on a veteran minimum contract and breaks out recording 22 sacks in 2 years! lol


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#54 : March 07, 2011, 09:49:15 AM

JDub - from your fingers to Dom's eye's.

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