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what do you mean get his head on straight?, what did he do?  I missed the memo.... LOL - he is a great special teamer for sure.

He was in court in Florida they day before he was cut on Marijuana possession charges .

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holy crap, i didn't know about all that. can't he have a 2nd chance like we have given other players?

 

Purifoy got in major trouble at U. Florida -- the reason he went undrafted.

 

Rogers got in a lot of trouble at U. Tennessee -- the reason he went undrafted.

 

Both of these players were signed by us at UDFA's because they had a ton of potential upside if they could stay out of trouble.  They were kept on a short leash and they failed.  Purifoy was the passenger in Rogers' car when he got a DUI a while back -- I was surprised we didn't cut Purifoy then, to be honest (I imagine if Rogers got a DUI that Purifoy wasn't just his 'sober' passenger). After the release of Rogers, all Pagano said was something like "this is not a difficult environment to thrive in" -- but I also remember Pagano or Grigs saying that Rogers would be on a short leash when we signed him last season.  Not that making a bad decision makes someone a bad person, but after seeing Rainey get cut (allegedly for playing with a fire extinguisher) in the pre-season, you would think the guys on the team would do everything they could to be on their best behavior, especially the guys who know they are on a short leash because of their past.

 

Brazzill, to my knowledge, didn't have a past history of being a knucklehead when we drafted him, which, I think, is why we gave him a second chance.  Rogers, Rainey, and Purifoy all had their second chance when we signed them in the first place.

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Well I mean he had a concussion, I don't know what they were expecting.

That's why I don't think that was the reason. Makes no sense. And I doubt they discovered a hidden knee injury, something like that. I think something else came up and they prefer not to talk about. JMO.

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Better than Gordy

Funny how one plays in the NFL the other former police informant given chance after chance now out of a job and probably headed for the penal league. I was surprised they kept him around after he was with Rodgers when he got his.

 

Purifoy was undrafted out of the University of Florida in part because of a history of off-field character flags, including a narcotics arrest in 2013 and another reported drug-related run-in with police earlier this year that did not result in charges when Purifoy agreed to cooperate with a police investigation ie turned informant. Low character guys you can have them.

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Little to none. Hasn't been the MO of this team to resign a troubled player back to PS unless I'm forgetting someone

There is a little bit of precedent with Weslye Saunders. We cut him last year after getting suspended for PED's then picked him back up later. However, I tend to agree with you. 

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Funny how one plays in the NFL the other former police informant given chance after chance now out of a job and probably headed for the penal league. I was surprised they kept him around after he was with Rodgers when he got his.

Purifoy was undrafted out of the University of Florida in part because of a history of off-field character flags, including a narcotics arrest in 2013 and another reported drug-related run-in with police earlier this year that did not result in charges when Purifoy agreed to cooperate with a police investigation ie turned informant. Low character guys you can have them.

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There is a little bit of precedent with Weslye Saunders. We cut him last year after getting suspended for PED's then picked him back up later. However, I tend to agree with you.

Good call. Didn't reslize Saunders had issues. Thanks for the fact check on me though cause I couldnt recall anyone
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There is a little bit of precedent with Weslye Saunders. We cut him last year after getting suspended for PED's then picked him back up later. However, I tend to agree with you. 

 

 

Good call. Didn't reslize Saunders had issues. Thanks for the fact check on me though cause I couldnt recall anyone

 

To my knowledge, Saunders had no trouble prior to his PED use.  Not that PED use is good, but it is quite different than recreational drug use and partying (this may be a big assumption, but when Rogers got his DUI, Purifoy as his passenger was probably not sober).  Purifoy also has a history of getting busted for drugs in his days at U. Florida, so I think the fact that we signed him was something our coaches/front office considered a second chance.  Saunders and Brazzill (as far as I know), both had no prior trouble and I think that is why they (and Robert Mathis and Laron Landry) have been given second chances in the past.

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Yes they were stupid give him time then if he don't improve then get rid of him.

Exactly how much time do you need to figure out a guy is more trouble than he is worth? The front office's stupidity is based on what? I think there is one person who was stupid in this situation the same person that has continually made stupid decisions since his time at Florida. He obviously can't follow rules and keep his act together. You can't fix stupid

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