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Rams Sign former FSU CB Greg Reid

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  1. Memphis Ram Well-Known Member

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  2. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    championship :cheers:
    The crickets have stopped chirping for a day.
     
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  3. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    Alright!!! Who is he?
     
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  4. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    According to Wikipedia:

    He either really sucked or did something so unimaginably inexcusable that they couldn't cover it up.
     
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    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/spor...air-florida-state-fsu-20130501,0,7493862.post

    http://msn.foxsports.com/florida/st...d-looking-for-that-one-shot-to-the-nfl-032314
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  6. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    Major character issues? Former FSU star? Low risk high reward? Hard hitter? Big CB? Perfect Jeff Fisher guy! Hope we signed him for a 3 year contract, at least. :D
     
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  7. DR RAM Rams Lifer

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    Former FSU defensive star Greg Reid looking for that 'one shot' to the NFL
    Bob Ferrante
    FOX Sports Florida

    MAR 23, 2014 10:50a ET


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    Kim Klement / USA TODAY Sports
    Despite two surgeries on his knee, Greg Reid hopes to get a chance to showcase his skills.

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Greg Reid is hoping someone notices him.

    Once a cornerback and defensive star on the Florida State football team, it was hard not to notice him. But Reid is now two-and-a-half years removed from his last college football game. A dismissal from Florida State in August 2012 and two ACL surgeries later, Reid was back in Tallahassee last week working out for pro scouts.

    Reid ran, cut and jumped. He looked much like the old Greg Reid.

    "I'm blessed to be here," Reid said. "And I'm blessed to feel the way I feel."

    The dozens of NFL coaches and front office personnel that were at the Seminoles' pro day were there to see potential first-rounders like receiver Kelvin Benjamin and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan. And All-Americans like cornerback Lamarcus Joyner and center Bryan Stork.

    It would be easy to miss Reid. He's just looking for a chance, whether he'€™s drafted or offered a free-agent contract.

    "All I need is one shot," Reid said. "That's all I need."


    Reid is just 5-foot-8 but he had a big game, a fast corner who could cover one-on-one and was a vicious hitter. A Scout.com four-star prospect from Valdosta, Ga., Reid signed with Florida State in February 2009 after also taking visits to Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

    He had 23 tackles as a true freshman that fall but was electric on special teams. Reid led the Football Bowl Subdivision in punt returns with an 18.4-yard average. He had a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown in a win at Wake Forest and, the following week, had a 48-yard return in the final minutes to help the Seminoles rally to beat Maryland at home.

    Reid started 23 games the next two years. He continued to make plays, recording 97 tackles. But he also made game-changing plays. Reid was a one-man wrecking crew in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl, knocking the ball loose from South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore -- one of two fumbles he forced on a night in which he also had five tackles and broke up four passes in leading the Seminoles to victory.

    His junior season saw Reid have a pair of interceptions at Florida and a punt return for a touchdown at Miami.

    Reid was poised for a strong senior season in 2012 but off-field issues caught up to him. He had missed a September 2011 game against Charleston Southern as a result of a violation of team rules. And he was arrested in July 2012 for possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. A few weeks later, Reid was dismissed from the team.

    There's plenty of regret for Reid. He knows what could have been. But he thinks he's learned from his mistakes.

    "I believe I'm a better man than I was two or three years ago," Reid said.

    He went back home and enrolled at Valdosta State for the 2012 season, but just days into preseason camp tore the ACL in his knee. He went through the rehabilitation but, during pre-draft workouts in March 2013, doctors informed Reid that his ACL was torn again. He was stunned by the news.

    Disappointed, Reid went through another knee surgery and another rehab. But now, just in time for the 2014 draft, Reid is back. Last week, he took part in pro day along with his old teammates, including defensive backs like Joyner and Terrence Brooks.

    "He was a person I looked up to when I first came in," Brooks said. "Kind of wanted to model my game like him and the things he did. He still has it, too. I hope somebody takes a chance on him because they are going to get a good guy."

    Reid is definitely a longshot. At 5-8 and 178 pounds, he's far from the prototype size for an NFL corner. The best-case scenario for Reid is to land a spot on an NFL team that would use him as a nickel corner and returner.

    "I hope Greg gets a shot," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "That's as instinctive and one of the best football players I've ever been around. I think if somebody gets him in camp, they're going to be very happy."

    Just getting to camp is all Reid wants. A chance to show what he can do.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/florida/st...d-looking-for-that-one-shot-to-the-nfl-032314
     
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    He led college football in yards per punt return in 2009, and was named defensive MVP in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl.

    Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)Weight: 188 lb (85 kg) Link

    He will be 24 by the time the season starts.
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Reid
     
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  10. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    So what did he do between the arrest and being thrown off the team that caused him to be thrown off the team? :confused:
     
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  11. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    He's a spirited guy. Maybe threw a little additude the coach's way? IDK, man.
     
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    Every link I read gave the same reason, "violation of team rules."

    Although the university declined to provide further details, Reid's dismissal apparently is the culmination of a handful of missteps, with the latest being his July arrest on charges of marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license. LINK
     
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    Thank Bhudda we don't have to draft a CB now.
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    At the least a camp body.
     
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  15. Rams and Gators Well-Known Member Pit Boss

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    I didn't think we needed one to start with :fighting:.
     
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    he looks like joyner on tap. we might convert him to FS like AZ DID MATHIEU
     
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  17. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    Maaan, IDK about that. I'm itching to see what Cody Davis can do at FS. He's super athletic and was red shirted last year. I'm not big on drafting a safety at all anymore. What we need is a nickel CB and Reid can compete for that spot.
     
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    I don't get what people see in Davis, is it just the athleticism or is there something on tape that makes you think he could be a starter? And if so why did he go undrafted?
     
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    He's one of those guys that has all the tools. He's not considered a ball hawk, but he has the tools to be as good as he wants. Stewart leaving gives him opportunity. Plus if we don't draft a S we can focus on another position.
     
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    But the lowest of risks with Reid, and an almost off the charts possible reward with his signing, COLOR ME HAPPY!
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