Biggs: Shockey doesn't think LeBron could cut it in NFL

Saints tight end says forget the wild idea Brad Biggs

Print This November 18, 2009, 10:31 PM EST

Jeremy Shockey doesn’t buy it.

King James wouldn’t cut it in the NFL on Sundays.

That is what the sometimes talkative New Orleans Saints tight end said via his Twitter account earlier tonight.

James said Tuesday night that he could be “really good” if he put the time commitment into playing the game, and he was a talented wide receiver in high school.

“I think he should come on down,” Browns coach Eric Mangini said today. “I know he's pretty busy right now, but if he wants to give it a shot, the guy is gifted. He's competitive and tough. I'm sure whatever he applied himself to, he'd probably be good in baseball or soccer or swimming.”

But Shockey isn’t convinced.

“Everyone trust me Lebron James could not play in the NFL,’’ he wrote on his Twitter account. “ESPN is crazy to even think he could even make a practice squad. He;s a 4.9 40 time.’’

Maybe a little quicker than that. Still, it wouldn’t take much to help the Browns, would it? Plus, the hardwood has turned out a couple of pretty dynamic tight ends in Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates.

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