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BroncosB2B
03-03-2005, 07:52 PM
Jue signs three-year deal with Chargers
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Safety Bhawoh Jue escaped Green Bay's cold for San Diego's sunshine, signing a three-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday.

"Man, I've been waiting to get rid of my parka," joked Jue, who had been an unrestricted free agent.

Jue is expected to compete for the starting job at free safety, where the AFC West champion Chargers could have an opening. Jerry Wilson, who started there the last two seasons, is an unrestricted free agent.

"What's appealing is the opportunity for a starting job," said Jue, a backup at both free and strong safety last year. "I've been kind of a backup the first four years of my career, and at this point I'm ready for a fair shot at competing for a starting job."

San Diego was the first team Jue visited. He said St. Louis and the New York Jets also were interested.

Financial terms were not immediately available.

Return specialist Allen Rossum, a Pro Bowler for Atlanta last season, also visited the Chargers on Thursday. There was no word by late afternoon if he had agreed to a deal. General manager A.J. Smith didn't return a phone call seeking comment.

Jue played both safety and cornerback during four up-and-down seasons with the Packers.

He started the last seven games of his rookie season after strong safety LeRoy Butler's career-ending shoulder injury. In 2002, bothered by leg, hernia and chronic groin injuries, he went on season-ending injured reserve just five weeks into the season.

In 2003, he gave up game-winning touchdown passes at home against Philadelphia and Kansas City as a fill-in cornerback. He then became infamous in Green Bay as one of the dime backs who gave up a shocking 28-yard completion from Donovan McNabb to Freddie Mitchell on fourth-and-26 late in regulation in a divisional playoff game at Philadelphia. The Eagles tied the game, then won 20-17 in overtime.

Jue made four starts last season and played in all 16 regular-season games. He had 34 tackles, one interception and five deflections. He also played a significant role on special teams, with 11 tackles.

"I can't tell you why a starting position never came my way, but I'm still hunting one down, though," he said.

Jue joined the Chargers one day after the division rival Oakland Raiders added receiver Randy Moss in a trade with Minnesota.

"He's dangerous," said Jue, who will continue to face Moss twice a season. "With Moss on one side and Jerry Porter on the other side, they'll be a vertical team. Playing against a great player like that, you pretty much have to step your game up. I'm not saying I know him all that well in terms of how to defend him, but playing against him gave me a little bit of experience as to what he likes to do."


Jue was drawing interest from the Broncos. Maybe now Kenoy will become a higher priority.

rcsodak
03-03-2005, 08:01 PM
Jue was drawing interest from the Broncos. Maybe now Kenoy will become a higher priority.

Doubtful......its not like KK can cover!

HORSEPOWER 56
03-03-2005, 08:02 PM
Why would anyone in their right mind ever pick up Jue? The dude is not only not good, he's straight up bad. If we were looking at him, I'm really glad the Bolts took him before we did. I've seen a lot of Packer games the past couple of years and the only thing you ever heard about him was negative. I'd take my chances with any of the FS or CBs on our roster starting over that guy.

DenverFanInGB
03-04-2005, 06:53 AM
Why would anyone in their right mind ever pick up Jue? The dude is not only not good, he's straight up bad. If we were looking at him, I'm really glad the Bolts took him before we did. I've seen a lot of Packer games the past couple of years and the only thing you ever heard about him was negative. I'd take my chances with any of the FS or CBs on our roster starting over that guy.


Exactly my man! Dude just straight up sucks!! I'm happy the Dolts got him because i've seen him get burnt plenty of times up here in GB. Thank God we didn't get him.

OrangeShadow
03-04-2005, 07:04 AM
maybe we had interest to scare the chargers into signing him :goofy: