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J.D Walton (signed)

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by 54Fins, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    over there
  2. KennyStang

    KennyStang Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    http://www.miamidolphins.com/news/p...D-Walton/3df489b5-305a-48f1-8f58-b94cf046c4f6

     
  3. LiferYank

    LiferYank New Member

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    Depth move?
     
  4. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    Giants released C J.D. Walton.
    Scheduled for a $2.565 million cap hit in 2015, Walton's release was inevitable. Now that he's gone, the Giants are expected to hand over the reins to 2014 second-rounder Weston Richburg at center. In Pro Football Focus' center ratings, Walton finished 38th out of 41 players last season. He'll have trouble finding guaranteed money in free agency. Mar 2 - 4:19 PM
    Source: Mike Garafolo on Twitter

    ESPN New York believes the Giants could move on from C J.D. Walton.
    PFF graded Walton as one of the worst starting centers in the league this past year. He's owed $2.5 million in salary and bonuses. Releasing Walton would allow 2014 second-rounder Weston Richburg to start at center. Jan 24 - 2:29 PM
    Source: ESPN New York


     
  5. LBsFinest

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    Horrible signing, he sucks...let's hope he never sees the field
     
  6. Not So Fast

    Not So Fast Well-Known Member

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    That PFF report is ugly.
     
  7. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    <Sigh>

    Just because the guy's durable do we honestly need someone who can't play? I know I wanted depth on the OL but if they can't play it isn't depth!


    I'm going to start collecting some fail train and face palm gifs because I've a feeling they're going to come in handy.
     
  8. jboogie

    jboogie The sky is NOT falling!

    What happened to Satele?? I thought we'd bring him back
     
  9. dWreck

    dWreck formerly dcaf

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    Good teams have hall of famers at every position with pro-bowl back ups.
     
  10. brandon27

    brandon27 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    :lol: you guys are hilarious. Hilarious.
     
  11. Phins Up Wins Up

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    I was so wanting a guard
     
  12. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Club Member

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    He has a lot of starting experience and is likely cheap. I'm fine with him as a backup. As was said, you can't have high quality players at every position. We would likely be able to get by with him for a few games if Pouncey had a minor injury.

    We still need at least two more guards, if not three, since we have nothing we can trust there now.
     
  13. Phoenician Fan

    Phoenician Fan Well-Known Member

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    This makes no sense at all.

    Sam Brenner is better than this dude.

    Seriously....Walton must be a relative of Ross or Tannenbaum.
     
  14. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    over there
    Not sure what I started here. :lol:
     
  15. finfansince72

    finfansince72 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Well he can't be worse that Dallas Thomas.
     
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  16. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    Wow, they just wasted money on a player who is considered one of the worse centers in the entire league.

    I guess Satele is looking for more money to be a backup than the Dolphins are willing to pay at this time.

    I see nothing good in this signing and I'll be totally surprised if Walton is still on the roster when the preseason ends.
     
  17. jw3102

    jw3102 season ticket holder

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    Well since he obviously sucks as a center, he will be better at guard. Pouncey sucked at the guard posion last year, but everyone assumes he will be an all pro when he returns to center this coming season.

    While I don't expect him to make the 53 man roster, maybe he will move to guard and surprise us all.
     
  18. Colmax

    Colmax Well-Known Member

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    I thought Satele did admirably last year. I was hoping he'd come back, but didn't he sign elsewhere already?
     
  19. NorFlaFin

    NorFlaFin Active Member

    If memory serves me right Walton was a highly thought of OC prospect in a ZBS. Why and how he ended up with the Giants and their power run schema had to be all about the Benjamin's
     
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  20. jcliving

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    (Edited)
    I was looking at the wrong information. He started 16 games for three of his seasons, and they signed him for depth at guard and center. I expect he is better than Brenner and Thomas.
     
  21. 77FinFan

    77FinFan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    League minimum?
     
  22. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    he isn't lol
     
  23. jcliving

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    I thought he was a ZBS player since Denver drafted him, and I was wary of PFF grades since they never consider if the team is misusing the player.
     
  24. jcliving

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    I assume you mean he is not better than Brenner and Thomas since it is an established fact that he started for five straight years. Why do you believe that he is not better than Brenner and Thomas?

    (Edited). Just finished watching 15 minutes of offensive highlights for the Giants. Walton is definitely better than Thomas and Brenner from last year. We will see if they improve, but I would place Walton ahead of those two.
     
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  25. 77FinFan

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    "Goodnight JD".
     
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  26. Galant

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    From Andrew Abramson:

    "J.D. Walton, who started at center for the New York Giants’ last year, has signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins. Financial terms were not immediately available.

    Walton, 27, has started all 52 games in his NFL career. And while he can also play guard and Miami needs one, the team is looking at him for depth, according to a team source.
    “He is a young, but experienced player who will be a positive addition to our offensive line,” general manager Dennis Hickey said.
    Walton was a third-round pick out of Baylor in 2010.
    He was graded last season by Pro Football Focus as the NFL’s No. 38 of 41 centers.
    Mike Pouncey is expected to move back to center and Walton would likely be his primary backup."
     
  27. jcliving

    jcliving Active Member

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    Name one team that has that level of talent.
     
  28. NolePhin15

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  29. Galant

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  30. VanDolPhan

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    He's a bench guy with plenty of exprience who was miscast in his last system. It's purely depth. Better then the years where we went into the season with some unknown UDFA.
     
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  31. mlb1399

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    So your assumption is he will suck at a position that he was a pro bowler at because he sucked at a position that he had never started at in the NFL coming off an injury....?
     
  32. dWreck

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    I'm in utter disbelief that you couldn't tell that was a joke aimed at the people complaining about the signing....lol..
     
  33. dWreck

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    literally LOLd. :lol:
     
  34. PhinFan1968

    PhinFan1968 To 2020, and BEYOND! Club Member

    The same exact *****es showed up about Satele when they first signed him last year...just throwing that out there.
     
  35. the 23rd

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    if you can play center, you can play guard...;)
     
  36. VanDolPhan

    VanDolPhan Club member Club Member

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    You guys are getting your panties up in a wad about a guy who might not even make the final cut. He's just a camp body at this point.
     
  37. Phoenician Fan

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    Then WTH!! didn't they sign Chris Meyers, one of the greatest centers the last ten years running??!!!
     
  38. mnfinfan

    mnfinfan Active Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Uhmm, do sarcasm much?? As DCA's post was dripping sarcasm...
     
  39. jcliving

    jcliving Active Member

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    You believe that was obviously .... Rofl. The purpose of communication is clarity.
     
  40. Vertical Limit

    Vertical Limit Senior Member

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    You based that off highlights? Even Brenner and Thomas has had good plays. There are highlight videos of even the worst offensive lines ever. Just because he started does not mean he is good. Marc Colombo started 90 something games in his NFL career, does that mean he's good too?
     

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