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Armond Armstead, from the CFL Argos, signed by Patriots


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#1 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

http://espn.go.com/n...s-radar-sources

In the 6-foot-5, 300-pound, Armstead an NFL team twill be getting the equivalent of a high draft pick months before the April draft.
The 22-year-old former USC standout went to Canada to prove he was healthy enough to play football again after suffering a heart attack, the subject of a lawsuit against the school in which Armstead alleges the attack was brought on by painkillers.

Armstead played three seasons for USC (2008-10), starting 17 games and recording 59 tackles. He did not suit up for the Trojans in 2011 because he was not medically cleared for competition and then went undrafted in the 2012 NFL draft.

Playing for Toronto this season, Armstead had six sacks and helped the Argonauts win the Grey Cup. Toronto released him earlier this month, reportedly so he could pursue a spot in the NFL.
Wake has 43 sacks since signing with Miami before the 2009 season, including 15 this season. Freeman had 145 tackles, 2 sacks and an interception in his rookie season with the Colts in 2012.

The Bills should pursue this guy to add to the D-line rotation.

Edited by 26CornerBlitz, 30 January 2013 - 04:28 PM.


#2 peterpan

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:37 AM

Who is Freeman?

But yea sure, sign him and give him a shot.  We suck, so he has to have a good shot at making the team.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

No thanks. With pettines defense, we need more lbs and cbs. Dline is the last thing we need.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Dude already has had a heart attack and is embroiled in a bogus lawsuit?  Let's sign him now--he can go right to IR!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:35 PM

The Patriots signed this kid:

Sources: Pats sign Armond Armstead

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

Toradol (ketorolac) gave him a heart attack?  Yeah, okay.  Good luck with the short playing career.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

View PostDoc, on 29 January 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

Toradol (ketorolac) gave him a heart attack?  Yeah, okay.  Good luck with the short playing career.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

View PostDoc, on 29 January 2013 - 02:47 PM, said:

Toradol (ketorolac) gave him a heart attack?  Yeah, okay.  Good luck with the short playing career.

If anything, due to its anti-platelet effects, I could see ketorolac as protective.

More like the coke he was snorting.

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 13 January 2013 - 10:04 AM, said:

Playing for Toronto this season, Armstead had six sacks and helped the Argonauts win the Grey Cup.

Just as a comparison, wake had 16 sacks in 2007 and 23 sacks in 2008 while playing in the CFL. He was a man among boys. This kid had 6?

Edited by kas23, 29 January 2013 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

View Postkas23, on 29 January 2013 - 05:41 PM, said:



Just as a comparison, wake had 16 sacks in 2007 and 23 sacks in 2008 while playing in the CFL. He was a man among boys. This kid had 6?

You have to remember that Wake is 30, while this kid is only 22 y/o.  Best football lies ahead.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 29 January 2013 - 05:50 PM, said:

You have to remember that Wake is 30, while this kid is only 22 y/o.  Best football lies ahead.

There's also that wake is a rush end/backer  and 2 inches shorter and 40lbs lighter. Armstead is a defensive tackle. Of course he's not gonna match wakes sack total in the CFL or the NFL or anywhere. They're different players at different positions

Edited by Stealth, 29 January 2013 - 06:05 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

View PostStealth, on 29 January 2013 - 06:05 PM, said:

There's also that wake is a rush end/backer  and 2 inches shorter and 40lbs lighter. Armstead is a defensive tackle. Of course he's not gonna match wakes sack total in the CFL or the NFL or anywhere. They're different players at different positions

Excellent point. :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

View Postkas23, on 29 January 2013 - 05:41 PM, said:

If anything, due to its anti-platelet effects, I could see ketorolac as protective.

More like the coke he was snorting.



Just as a comparison, wake had 16 sacks in 2007 and 23 sacks in 2008 while playing in the CFL. He was a man among boys. This kid had 6?
Actually there is an association with antiinflammatory stuff like ketorolac with heart problems, think  Viox that has anti-Cox2 inhibition effects.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

What NFL teams saw in CFL sensation Armond Armstead:

http://www.nationalf...-Talk-6583.html

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

View PostBuffaloBillsMagic1, on 29 January 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

Actually there is an association with antiinflammatory stuff like ketorolac with heart problems, think  Viox that has anti-Cox2 inhibition effects.

The Bills had that too until he retired. Never liked that guy.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Patriots from the CFL Argos signed him? Were they American Patriots or Canadien Patriots?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

View PostbuffaloboyinATL, on 30 January 2013 - 04:12 PM, said:

Patriots from the CFL Argos signed him? Were they American Patriots or Canadien Patriots?

Fixed that for you. :nana:

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

View Post26CornerBlitz, on 30 January 2013 - 04:28 PM, said:



Fixed that for you. :nana:
Thanks, now I get it. Damn that Bill Belicheck!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

So, he'll turn into a good player for the Pats and we can again second guess the Bills' FO which is located closest to Toronto.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

View PostBuffaloBillsMagic1, on 29 January 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

Actually there is an association with antiinflammatory stuff like ketorolac with heart problems, think  Viox that has anti-Cox2 inhibition effects.

That association is only for selective Cox-2 inhibitors used for greater than 5 months. Ketorolac is not a selective Cox-2 inhibitor, nor is it used for greater than 5 months. It is an acute analgesic usually only used for 3 days at most.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

View PostLittleJoeCartwright, on 30 January 2013 - 07:46 PM, said:

So, he'll turn into a good player for the Pats and we can again second guess the Bills' FO which is located closest to Toronto.
You can't force a player to sign with you.  IIRC, the Bills offered Wake more money.  As for Armsteaf, the odds of him being a good player are against him.  But it was a low risk move for the Pats.  Hopefully he doesn't have another coronary event.