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    Jets waive LB Matthias Berning (knee injury) and sign WR Raymond Webber

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    Jets waive LB Matthias Berning (knee injury) and sign WR Raymond Webber.


    The [URL="http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/NYJ/new-york-jets"]Jets[/URL] have signed WR Raymond Webber. He was originally signed by the Buccaneers in July 2011. He was placed on IR in September 2011 and was waived in May. Webber attended Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The team waived LB Matthias Berning.

    By Jets Media Relations Department

    The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Raymond Webber and have waived linebacker Matt Berning. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

    Webber (6'3", 220) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay on July 27, 2011. He was placed on injured reserve Sept. 3 before being waived on May 2. He was acquired on waivers by Seattle on May 3, then waived a week later. Before the NFL, Webber caught 101 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2010.

    Berning (6'0", 236) joined the Jets as an undrafted free agent July 28, 2011, and spent training camp with the team before he was waived Sept. 3. He was added to the practice squad two days later, then released Sept. 13, then was re-signed by the Jets to a reserve-future contract on Jan. 13. Berning, born in Germany, played in 53 games with 35 starts at Central Michigan and earned All-MAC first-team recognition.


    Wait for it..............The cries for Braylon
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    [B][SIZE=2]Top 10 Undrafted Free Agents For The Bucs [/SIZE][/B]

    May 5, 2011 @ 10:54 am

    [B]ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF WIDE RECEIVER RAYMOND WEBBER[/B]
    The Bucs hosted Webber before the draft and like his skill set. Webber is a very physical receiver. [B]He blocks defenders with violence[/B] and is very aggressive at winning jump balls in a similar manner to Bucs wide receiver Mike Williams.

    The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Webber has the size and speed that the Bucs look for. As a senior, he caught 101 passes for 1,429 yards and 10 touchdowns. In his collegiate career, Webber totaled 180 catches for 2,376 yards and 16 touchdowns. It wouldn’t be surprising at all for the Bucs to sign Webber with the plan of developing him on the practice squad.

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    [B] [URL="http://www.thejaggernaut.com/2011-articles/april/2011-nfl-draft-profile-wr-raymond-webber-arkansas-pine-bluff.html"]2011 NFL Draft Profile: WR - Raymond Webber - Arkansas-Pine Bluff[/URL] [/B]

    Written by Adam Stites | 09 April 2011

    Yesterday I talked about finding receivers late in the draft that have all the athleticism necessary to be successful at the NFL level, but are passed on due to their school. I use Marques Colston as the perfect example of a player that likely would've been drafted earlier had he not attended Hofstra and had instead gone to Florida, USC or Ohio State. Granted there are plenty of these unknowns that never made the transition; however, in the 6th and 7th round isn't it worth it to take a home run swing?

    With players like Marc Mariani, Julian Edelman, Marques Colston and Pierre Garcon all making impacts on their teams, the Jaguars can afford to take a swing for the fences on smaller school talents like Lester Jean of Florida Atlantic, Ricardo Lockette of Fort Valley State, Edmond Gates of Abilene Christian or Dwayne Harris of East Carolina. One more name that can be added to that mix as a player that the Jaguars have brought in for a visit is Arkansas-Pine Bluff's receiver, Raymond Webber.

    Gene Smith has shown a love for drafting players with great production at the collegiate level. Mike Thomas is still the all-time leader in Pac-10 receptions with 259 career receptions. Jarett Dillard holds the record for all-time NCAA touchdown receptions at 60. Webber fits the bill as his 101 receptions and 1,429 yards receiving both led the nation in 2010. He became only the the second receiver to ever crack 100 receptions in a season in SWAC history (Jerry Rice did so twice at Mississippi Valley State)
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    While Webber is certainly not the elite, track star-type athlete that Ricardo Lockette is, he did well for himself at his pro day according to small school expert, Josh Buchanan:

    [I]This workout wasn’t amazing or eye popping but it was better than most expected out of Webber. He was estimated to be a 4.6 or 4.7 guy by most but running 4.5s at the Central Arkansas pro day with 4.5 10-yard splits and solid strength (17 reps) helped his case for a free agent contract. The only concern is that his straight line speed is better than his change of direction skills with a 4.31 short shuttle and 7.26 3-cone.[/I]

    [LEFT]Most, including Buchanan, have projected Webber to be an undrafted free agent and that would seem the most probably route, but with eight visits with NFL teams pre-draft, it would be surprising if he didn't get a contract. The Jaguars, Rams, Seahawks, 49ers, Chargers, Packers, Buccaneers and Dolphins have all had or will have visits with Webber prior to the draft in 20 days.

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    [LEFT]Gene Smith always makes a point to say that he values tape more than anything else. While Webber may not have the ridiculous measurables to garner an early draft pick, or any draft pick for that matter, production like his cannot be ignored. Jerry Rice very famously made a name for himself as the epitome of a productive player that found success despite a slow 40 time. No one should expect Webber to be Jerry Rice, but he certainly has the potential to be a solid NFL receiver. [/LEFT]


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    Wow - good size, a great blocker and very productive at the small school level. You can't ask for a better practice squad player to develop.

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    Looks like Demario Davis can have number 56 now.

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    [QUOTE=lageman4ever;4495706]Wow - good size, a great blocker and very productive at the small school level. You can't ask for a better practice squad player to develop.[/QUOTE]
    I agree. He fits it to a tee. If he picks up the system, he sounds like the ideal candidate for a depth player

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    Cool we released a guy who will never see the field and replaced him with another guy who will never see the field.

    Let all the "he has great size and speed, which you can't coach and a lot of potential" posts begin. :D

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    [QUOTE=Jet Nut;4495797]Cool we released a guy who will never see the field and replaced him with another guy who will never see the field.

    Let all the "he has great size and speed, which you can't coach and a lot of potential" posts begin. :D[/QUOTE]

    Lol, scouting reports have already been posted...

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    More depressed people with nothing better to do than try to bring people down. Misery does love company. I'm surprised we don't have more pop up ads for psychologists, and suicide hotlines on this board. They would clean up.

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    nice pickup

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    You have to take fliers in this league. You never know. Berning was a flier, didn't work out, so they replace him with another. The chances are slim, but that's how you find the Victor Cruz, Colston types

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    [QUOTE=BamaJets;4495856]You have to take fliers in this league. You never know. Berning was a flier, didn't work out, so they replace him with another. The chances are slim, but that's how you find the Victor Cruz, Colston types[/QUOTE]

    If they knew anything about Chrebet at the time they would have said the same thing. The type of people that never learn from being wrong. You never know, that's why I'm glad to see our front office picking up and releasing those bottom 3 roster spots more than any other team in the league. They're just looking under every rock.

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    [QUOTE=NY's stepchild;4495823]More depressed people with nothing better to do than try to bring people down. Misery does love company. I'm surprised we don't have more pop up ads for psychologists, and suicide hotlines on this board. They would clean up.[/QUOTE]

    This is a message board.

    If you want a circle jerk, I'm sure there are boards out there that need a pivot man.

    People can be critical without it rising to the level of misery loves company or the other extreme scenarios you mentioned.

    Get a grip.

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    [QUOTE=BamaJets;4495856]You have to take fliers in this league. You never know. Berning was a flier, didn't work out, so they replace him with another. The chances are slim, but that's how you find the Victor Cruz, Colston types[/QUOTE]
    This is true.

    I'm disappointed about Berning though. I had hopes for him.

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    Unless Berning's knee injury is severe, I'm sure its not the last we've heard of him. The team likes him and seems to want to keep him around, at least on the periphery.

    He's one of those guys that a team bounces on and off their Taxi Squad that other teams don't quite make a move for unless they raise their profile.

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