Originally posted by pelos21:Originally posted by frankie:Originally posted by okdkid:Originally posted by teeohh:
did the texans get to pick anyone?
No. Teams have to offer up any 5 players who were on their 53 man roster. However, the expansion team can only take up to 2 players from any one team.
The benefit for the offering team is that the player that is chosen has his salary completely wiped away from that team. Meaning, no dead money. So a team can clear space very easily. Thus, there is an incentive for teams to offer up solid role players, possibly a few starters. And the expansion team can acquire NFL-worthy talent to build around.
That's how the texans got mr badass tony boselli. Argueably the best at the time for the LT position. Then he got his season ender! Wow imagine if carr had him blocking his blindside all those yrs. It coulda been a different ball game for carr
What other bad ass players did they get that year? I only remember Boselli and of course Carr. Did they also get the number one pick that year?
Carr was their first pick in the draft.
The players selected via the expansion draft were as follows (previous team is listed as well)
1 Tony Boselli OT Jaguars
2 Ryan Young OT Jets
3 Aaron Glenn CB Jets
4 Gary Walker DT Jaguars
5 Jamie Sharper LB Ravens
6 Jermaine Lewis WR Ravens
7 Marcus Coleman CB Jets
8 Seth Payne DT Jaguars
9 Matt Campbell OG Redskins
10 Matt Stevens S Patriots
11 Jeremy McKinney OG Browns
12 Ryan Schau OT Eagles
13 Charlie Rogers RB Seahawks
14 Sean McDermott TE Buccaneers
15 Jabari Issa DE Cardinals
16 Avion Black WR Bills
17 Danny Wuerffel QB Bears
18 Brian Allen LB Rams
19 Johnny Huggins TE Cowboys