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In 2011 Pro Football focus had him rated as their 17th best CB with a 6th best QB ranking when thrown in his direction. It was a good year, his best but far from making him the 2nd best CB in the league. He is gone because of Hurney's mismanagment of the cap and his injuries.

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It's pretty risky to cut Chris..some would say, a gamble.

(sorry)

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Gamble was good, but not 7 million good. We honestly did better later on in the season on D when he was on IR, whether he was part of the problem, or we could just get by without him. I think Norman/Thomas are servicable, but we need to bring in a legit #1 or #2 corner and upgrade FS.Goodbye Gamble, enjoyed your years here.

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On PAPER this secondary looks bad.. but it has performed well when Chris went on IR. I'm not opposed to bringing in another CB via draft or FA but I don't think its the most dire need on the team. I like what Thomas did at CB, a lot. Who knows what he's capable of over 16 games. And honestly, I don't love our safety situation but Campbell, a lot like Thomas, played well.

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Whats our cap now?

Like $8 gazillions

But I ain't no cap genius

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stumbled across this on ESPN. I guess we released Gamble on the same day we released Hoover a few years ago

On this date in 2010, the Carolina Panthers released veteran fullback Brad Hoover.

The move stunned and angered fans because Hoover, who played high school and college football in North Carolina, was a fan favorite. He had spent 10 seasons with the Panthers and was a steady performer throughout that time.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/45749/today-in-nfc-south-history-7

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He was back to performing pretty pedestrian prior to his injury last year.

Pedestrian is a tad harsh IMO, but you're right, his early 2012 play wasn't on the same level. From a fan's perspective it's impossible to know exactly what's really going on with injuries and such, but he only made it to week 4 before taking a seat. I wouldn't put it out of the realm of possibility for his shoulder to cause problems leading up to that time. Those who have even just tweaked their shoulder know how much it can limit physical activity, and that pain will linger for a while too.

I'm not claiming Chris to be a HOFer or anything, but he was a solid player for us when he was healthy. Gotta make sure people appreciate that :D

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Yeah...even though I and most here envisioned this coming its still a little bit sad now that it actually happened

#20 gonna miss ya

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Yeah...even though I and most here envisioned this coming its still a little bit sad now that it actually happened

#20 gonna miss ya

Dont be sad we may end up signing him back.With the cowgirls and foreskins without cap and the teams with cap that never spend it some of these guys may not be getting what they want out of this FA market.

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I was hoping for a restructure with a deal that awarded games played, but I understand this move.

For me, this makes keeping Munnerlyn more important.

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I've hated Chris Gamble since the Minnesota game in 2006 (I believe that was the year???).

I for one, will never get over the backwards lateral play. It has left a deep scar.

and fwiw, I know it was Danny Crossman and John Fox's that called the play, but Gamble executed it (or lack thereof)

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This was expected 2 months ago. A no-brainer decision.

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