STILLERS SIGN THARPE, CODIE
The Stillers added two players Tuesday, signing free agent offensive tackle Larry Tharpe and free agent safety Nakia Codie.
Here is a little something about these players from various on-line media:
Tharpe, a 6-foot-4 and 305-pound offensive tackle, will enter his eighth NFL season this year after sitting out all of 1999. He most recently played with the Detroit Lions in 1998, but was not offered a contract last season.
Originally drafted by the Lions in 1992, Tharpe remained with the Lions through the 1995 season before signing with the New England Patriots in 1996. He re-signed with the Lions in 1997 and played two seasons as the starting right tackle.
Codie, a 6-foot-2 and 208-pound safety, spent the 1999 season on the Detroit Lions' practice squad after signing with the team as a rookie free agent from Baylor. A three year starter in college, Codie played both safety spots and finished with 283 career tackles, including 90 during his senior year.
I guess Kevin Colbert has a desire to add old Lions. This is not a particularly good sign. I also find it bizarre that a 6-10 team thinks it can improve significantly by simply adding a plethora of former benchwarmers, castoffs (ie, Sullivan), and players who have been out of football for a while. I'm still of the opinion that adding 2 true impact players would aid our team more than adding a dozen sluggos�
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