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LT Corin Brooks to be signed today

GiantBlue : 8/9/2017 8:33 am
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Giants are signing OL Corin Brooks, per sources. He is from University of Texas from the Permian Basin. Giants
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I wonder  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/9/2017 8:36 am : link
if this means Dunker is hurt worse than we knew.

Strange time to sign an OL unless someone is being waived/injured.
Linked below is an interview with the kid from back in March.  
Klaatu : 8/9/2017 8:42 am : link
And this is what a Chiefs blogger wrote about him after the draft:

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Brooks comes from a small school where he started two years at offensive tackle. His average size allows him to be more athletic while blocking. The Chiefs love guys who can get out in front of their runners for screens and sweeps. Brooks compares himself to La’el Collins with his hands and speed. His issue can come from being too aggressive at times and overextending. Against NFL competition, he will have to play within his means to get a roster spot. The Chiefs usually keep only eight offensive linemen on the roster, so its a tough position to get.

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RE: I wonder  
Klaatu : 8/9/2017 8:43 am : link
In comment 13553568 Eric from BBI said:
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if this means Dunker is hurt worse than we knew.

Strange time to sign an OL unless someone is being waived/injured.


That would suck about Dunker. I figured him for the PS, but thought a year there would do him a world of good.
RE: I wonder  
Milton : 8/9/2017 8:45 am : link
In comment 13553568 Eric from BBI said:
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if this means Dunker is hurt worse than we knew.

Strange time to sign an OL unless someone is being waived/injured.
Could be they are releasing Draughn or Thomas from PUP. With 14 OL on the current roster, maybe they want three complete 5-man units for practice purposes. And with 15 DL currently on the roster, that's a place where they may feel they have too many bodies for practice purposes (when it's only a 4-man unit).
maybe more  
grizz299 : 8/9/2017 8:46 am : link
about Jones, Wheeler and Biz.
RE: maybe more  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/9/2017 9:07 am : link
In comment 13553577 grizz299 said:
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about Jones, Wheeler and Biz.


Not about Wheeler or Bisnowaty. They have a good chance to make it. The new guy is just a body. Could be about Jones.
Signings are not always a referendum on what the team  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/9/2017 9:08 am : link
thinks of the players it has.
RE: Signings are not always a referendum on what the team  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 8/9/2017 9:12 am : link
In comment 13553591 Ten Ton Hammer said:
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thinks of the players it has.


At this stage in camp, for a rookie to be signed this late, it usually means they are filling an upcoming vacancy.
RE: I wonder  
Beer Man : 8/9/2017 9:14 am : link
In comment 13553568 Eric from BBI said:
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if this means Dunker is hurt worse than we knew.

Strange time to sign an OL unless someone is being waived/injured.
Pat is also speculating (on a tweet) that Dunker will be the odd man out.
He's a rookie, so clearly getting him ready in time to play  
Ten Ton Hammer : 8/9/2017 9:16 am : link
is not the primary concern. What I mean is this is likely more about futures and practice squad.
RE: RE: I wonder  
Anando : 8/9/2017 9:35 am : link
In comment 13553600 Beer Man said:
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In comment 13553568 Eric from BBI said:


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if this means Dunker is hurt worse than we knew.

Strange time to sign an OL unless someone is being waived/injured.

Pat is also speculating (on a tweet) that Dunker will be the odd man out.


Dunker just waived
University of Texas from the Permian Basin?  
Marty in Albany : 8/9/2017 9:41 am : link
Sounds old school :-)
That *Is* an Unusual Name  
OntheRoad : 8/9/2017 10:10 am : link

Doesn't look especially Permian either:

...  
26.2 : 8/9/2017 10:30 am : link
Is Permian where the Friday Night Lights book/movie took place?
Brooks takes Dunker's number 65  
gidiefor : Mod : 8/9/2017 10:32 am : link
On new roster sheet today
Permian High School is in Odessa Texas ....  
Manny in CA : 8/9/2017 11:58 am : link

About 100 miles east of where I grew up in Abilene Texas.
It sucks that Dunker will lose a years worth of practices  
Jay on the Island : 8/9/2017 1:02 pm : link
and preseason games. This kid is very raw but he is extremely athletic. I hope he clears waivers and ends up on IR as he can still spend the year working out in the strength and conditioning program in order to earn a roster spot next year.
If Brooks can emerge as a Jonathan Cooper type ...  
Manny in CA : 8/9/2017 1:45 pm : link

At left (pulling ) guard, that would be a plus. We haven't been close to that since Seubert was here.

That could allow Pugh to go out and compete for the left tackle position that Flowers is struggling with.
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