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Quick analysis on the Crayton to Chargers trade

Posted on: September 3, 2010 4:05 pm
Edited on: September 3, 2010 4:55 pm

Posted by Andy Benoit

A couple of birds were killed with one stone Friday. One of the birds was Patrick Crayton’s disenchantment in Dallas. The other bird was San Diego’s dearth of wide receivers (a product, of course, of the Vincent Jackson holdout). The stone that killed these birds: a trade.
P. Crayton (US Presswire)'s fantasy guru Dave Richard informed us that the Cowboys sent Crayton to San Diego for a mere seventh-round draft pick. The entire NFL knew the Cowboys were set to release the veteran wideout, which explains why Jerry Jones should be able to write off the Crayton trade as a donation.

This fills a significant need for the Chargers. Crayton is a precise route runner and one of the softest-handed interior receivers in the game. He's well-equipped to fill the underneath role in Norv Turner's downfield offense.

Crayton can operate in the slot receiver role vacated by versatile athlete Legedu Naanee (Naanee is now starting in Jackson’s spot). Malcom Floyd remains the No. 1 receiver.

Crayton’s arrival might spell the end for former Bill Josh Reed or disappointing former first-round draft pick Buster Davis. And, of course, many are speculating that this opens the door for a Vincent Jackson trade. As's Clark Judge explains, Crayton's arrival takes some of the pressure off the Chargers on the Jackson front.

Finally, for what it's worth, in response to our article yesterday, this trade means the Cowboys did not stab Crayton in the bank after all. Looks like he'll still get his $2 million in 2010.

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Quick analysis on the Crayton to Chargers trade

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Quick analysis on the Crayton to Chargers trade

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Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2010 5:20 pm

Quick analysis on the Crayton to Chargers trade

How many catches does Dez Bryant have? Is Jerry drinking Al Davis coolaid now? Bad move. We should keep him until we no what bryant can do!!!

Since: Apr 28, 2007
Posted on: September 3, 2010 5:15 pm


This is a Win/Win situation.  Patrick goes to a solid team where he will get a chance to play.  He would have been the 4th WR in Big D.  He is a good guy on and off the field.  San Diego will get everything from this guy on every play.....

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