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The local media is reporting the Claiborne signing in a very positive manner, sounds like a pretty cap-friendly deal. The Rams are definitely weak at linebacker, especially since they are moving Pisa Tinoisamoa to safety.

 

How 'bout some enlightenment from you Viking fans on this dude?

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He did play well for the Lions but couldn't wait to get out of town. Of course the fact his father was shot and killed outside a Detroit bar his rookie season may have had alot to do with that decision. That and of course it was the Lions.

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I don't think he did play that well with the Lions. He was over weight and out of shape most the time as I remember. Now he's off the Vikings, if he was that good, he'd still be there and Minnesota wouldn't have been in as much dire need of defensive upgrades. Personally, I feel he's overrated and was overhyped for whatever reason. After we drafted Boss, Lehman, and Alex Lewis all I can say is

Chris who????????

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His last year here he had 79 solo tackles and 102 total so I think that's an alright season. The year before he was even better(91/120). Of course those were some pretty lean years overall for the Lions. I also like our linebackers now but am worried about Baileys health as he has been a bit injury prone from college til now. Lehman should only get better and better. Now if we only had a QB!!

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Think a bigger London Flether

 

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Who sucks.

 

Exaggerating, this guy was on his way to being a stud. Then his dad died, and his weight started fluctuating . . . he's never ever ever been consistent, or even approached his potential.

 

That being said, he's a very good LB with a little upside left.

 

Peace

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He was a disappointment with the Vikings. You know, those guys with potential that flash a little here and there but never really put it together. I think the weight thing as stated above also hindered him. Didn't know the thing (or forgot it) about his dad. I'm sure that didn't help. Sometimes a new situation, fresh start, different scheme, etc. can bring out the best in a guy though.

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ps - as pathetic as the vikings LB's were last year don't you think they would have kept him if he showed anything? :D

 

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Yeah, the Vikes are known for their shrewd personnel moves...that little Herschel Walker trade comes to mind.

 

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can you say hert and a lack of drive to hit the training room

 

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That pretty much covers it I think. He was actually pretty good I thought... when healthy. But that wasn't very often. When he was, it was felt he put very little effort into rehab to get back.

 

I think the Vikes actually did want to sign him, but weren't going to make him their first priority. And would have probably had a lot of incentive clauses that he probably didn't want any part of.

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