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Is Shipley A Lock?

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  1. Sean says:

    I say put Shipley on the PUP list and trade him before the deadline. Let the new guy (Sanu) have the slot, because of his versatility.

    1. alekccincy says:

      We will not see a return on investment (3rd round pick) by trading Shipley at this point. That’s crazy talk. Sanu could very well end up on the outside as the #2 with Shipley in the slot (in pro formations). People need not forget that Jermaine Gresham is also a vertical threat, so having a prototypical vertical threat #2 receiver isn’t as critical. That’s not to say Sanu couldn’t prove to be a deep threat, or that he may very well win the slot receiver position. Either way, definitely keep Jordan Shipley with his upside when health, or as excellent depth.

      1. Sean says:

        Before last year I would have agreed with you about the ROI of a trade, but don’t forget that MB shocked the world with the Palmer trade. If Shipley is healthy in the middle of the season and another team is in need of a receiver, oh wait, nevermind, Hue Jackson is back coaching for the Bengals….you are completely right.

  2. Eric says:

    I do have reservations about Shipley due to his injury history. The knee is bad, but something that can be overcome. the concussions, however, are another matter. I hope he overcomes this, and can have a highly productive career, but I have my doubts. I’d like Hawkins to get more of an opportunity in the slot as well. Sanu, I believe, will do more work on the outside.

    At any rate, it’ll be an interesting battle