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March 27, 2008 10:17 AM

Broncos make offer to Mare, kicker still looking at Seattle

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Kicker Olindo Mare left Denver with a contract offer in hand, the Rocky Mountain News reported, but the kicker is still expected in Kirkland for a free-agent visit. Here's a link to the story from Denver. The paper also reported the New Orleans Saints are in the mix for Mare's services.

President Tim Ruskell said Wednesday the team will take a look at veteran kickers and also is looking at college kickers. He indicated the ideal situation for the team would be a training-camp contest between a rookie and a veteran to replace Josh Brown as the kicker.

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Posted by Alex A

10:40 AM, Mar 27, 2008

Strong leg aside do we really need a guy who is less than 80% in his NFL Lifetime. Birng on the College kickers

Posted by StevefromIdaho

10:48 AM, Mar 27, 2008

I agree with Alex A, however Olindo has been around for quite awhile and could serve as a valuable mentor to a college kicker that we find through the draft.

Posted by Mike

11:14 AM, Mar 27, 2008

One guy with very impressive stats is Rob Bironas who is with the Titans. Is he not attractive to the Seahawks because he's a restricted free agent? Seems to me that he might be worth an offer sheet. Why not give it a shot?

Posted by No.12

11:16 AM, Mar 27, 2008

Mare, please sign with Denver!

Sign some scrub to help with kicking chores for training camp drills/preseason games & push the 6th or 7th round drafted rookie.

Hopefully we get someone like Serna from Oregon St.

Posted by fish93

11:52 AM, Mar 27, 2008

Bironas would be a good pick but it would cost us a third round pick. I think that that is a little to high a price for a kicker.

Posted by couger

3:05 PM, Mar 27, 2008

HELLO RUSKEL SIGN THIS GUY NOW WE NEED A KICKER!!!!!!!

Posted by huskiesjv

3:35 PM, Mar 27, 2008

Brandon Contu. The kids got a leg.

Posted by duce duce

3:55 PM, Mar 27, 2008

Please don't sign him. He sucks. He couldn't kick in a dome. How is he going to kick here?

Posted by Chrome Dome

10:28 PM, Mar 27, 2008

"Strong leg aside do we really need a guy who is less than 80% in his NFL Lifetime. Birng on the College kickers"

You may want to take a peak at Browns Stats- He is an 80% kicker for his career thus far

Posted by hawkeye

5:42 PM, Mar 29, 2008

Charlie Hebert Punter / Kicker
Height: 6-1 Weight: 210 Birthdate: 2-21-1978
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
College: McNeese State
Pro Experience: CFL Calgary, AAFL Arkansas

2008 Charlie was one of 25 players protected prior to the AAFL draft by Team
Arkansas. He will handle all the kicking duties for the first inaugural AAFL
season.

2007 Charlie has continued to expand his coaching efforts with local High
School and College specialists and now has coached over 50 athletes.
Additionally, He has spent several months with kicking guru Doug Blevins at
his facility in Virginia fine-tuning his technique and strength.

2006 Charlie was invited to workout with the New Orleans Saints in April and
stood out as the top kicker at the workout. He also spent time training with
Kicking Specialist Doug Blevins, focusing mainly on punting and kickoffs.
Charlie turned down several offers to kick in Arena Football to form his own
punting and kicking coaching clinic and tutors High School and College,
punters and kickers in Louisiana.

2005 Signed for the 3rd straight season with the Canadian Football League.
Released prior to training camp, due to Canadian signing. Played in the United
Indoor Football League under John Forecade’s Tupelo Fire Ants. Connected on
3 FG and 2 pats against Evansville. Demonstrated excellent leg strength,
booming a FG the entire length of the field from deep in his own end zone.
Charlie was contacted by the Baltimore Ravens and remained on their 2005
short list.

2004 Started 11 games for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football
League. Charlie connected on 19 of 27 FG’s (71%), 24 converts and 8 singles
for a total of 92points. Hebert possesses excellent range on his field goals
and kickoffs and also was second in the league for an average 44.2 on 81
punts. His longest FG was 50yds, and his longest punt 89yds. In his CFL
debut he connected on 3FG with a 44.3 yd avg. and two punt singles (75,89).
Hebert received the game ball and player of the game. After the second game,
Charlie avg. 49.5yds. punting and moved to first place punting in the CFL.
Connected on 4/4 FG vs. Hamilton and recovered his own onside kick, the third
game. Hebert received Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the whole
CFL after going 5/5 FG against Ottawa, including a 70yd punt single to seal the
game. Hebert received player of the game for 6 out of the 11 games that he
played. Against British Columbia, Charlie booted a 34yd FG to tie the game
and go into overtime. He was also mentioned on several occasions by Head
Coach and GM Matt Dunigan to be a nominee for “Rookie of the Year”.

2003 Charlie was signed by the Montreal Alouettes. He was a standout in
training camp with Head Coach Don Mathews admiring his leg strength. In his
1st game he hit a 48yd FG and avg. 65.5yds on kickoffs. He was releases
when a Canadian 5 year veteran became available.

College Bio Charlie was a walk-on and a two year letterman at Mcneese State.
He led his team in scoring, and the Cowboys were Conference Champions
and NCAA Division IAA playoff contenders in 2000 and 2001. Charlie double
majored in Animal Science and Pre-veterinary Medicine. He graduated in fall
2002.

Personal Bio Born in Lafayette, La where he attended Acadiana High and led
the soccer team to a State Championship. He was also a standout kicker on
the football team. Hebert played professional soccer for the Louisiana Outlaws
in 2000. Athleticism runs in Charlie’s family, he is the cousin of Jake
Delhomme and has two brothers that are U.S. Navy Seals. Charlie owns
Hebert’s Kicking and Punting, and trains high school and college kickers.
Charlie and his wife Ingrid have two sons, Rhett 5 and Rock 2. They reside in
Lafayette, LA.

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