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SouthStndJunkie
03-18-2009, 04:34 PM
CHIEFS “TERMINATE” DAVID MACKLIN

Posted by Mike Florio on March 18, 2009, 4:36 p.m.

The new Kansas City Chiefs don’t mess around.

Two players have been arrested since Scott Pioli became the G.M. And both players have been cut.

Or, in the case of cornerback David Macklin, terminated.

The release from the team bears the headline, “Chiefs Terminate CB David Macklin.”

The two-sentence statement reads as follows: “The Kansas City Chiefs terminated the contract of CB David Macklin on Wednesday. Macklin played in four games with the Chiefs in 2008.”

Macklin was busted five days ago for DUI.

Earlier in the offseason, tight end Michael Merritt was arrested for possession of marijuana. He was later released.

It remains to be seen whether the new-look NFLPA fights the decision to “terminate” Macklin. Under the substance abuse policy, the league has exclusive jurisdiction to discipline players for criminal charges arising from alcohol use or abuse. Thus, the union could choose to argue that the Chiefs were not permitted to take action of any kind against him.

Then again, the fact that the move came in the offseason greatly reduces Macklin’s potential losses. He played in only four games last season, and likely wasn’t a lock to make the 53-man roster.

SouthStndJunkie
03-19-2009, 10:08 AM
VIKES ANNOUNCE ARRIVAL OF HOLT, PAYMAH

Posted by Mike Florio on March 19, 2009, 12:42 p.m. EDT

As expected, the Vikings have announced the acquisition of receiver/kick returner Glenn Holt and cornerback Karl Paymah.

There had been speculation that Paymah ultimately punked the Vikings, but his signed contract apparently arrived.

Holt, a former Bengal, likely will become the primary kick returner. Paymah, who previously played for the Broncos, likely will compete for playing time in the nickel and dime packages.

Both players signed one-year deals. With a new CBA in place by next year, both would be eligible for unrestricted free agency. Without a new CBA, they will only be restricted free agents.

SouthStndJunkie
03-21-2009, 05:59 PM
RAMSEY WEIGHING OPTIONS

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 21, 2009, 4:11 p.m.

In a piece of Denver Broncos quarterback news that doesn’t involve the drama surrounding disgruntled starter Jay Cutler, former backup Patrick Ramsey is considering whether he’ll sign with the New England Patriots or the Tennessee Titans.

According to Lindsay H. Jones and Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Ramsey is weighing his options.

A former first-round draft pick with the Washington Redskins, Ramsey was replaced in Denver by Chris Simms.

Ramsey, 30, saw limited action during two seasons in Denver, appearing in three games and throwing one touchdown with one interception.

A former Redskins starter, Ramsey has completed 56 percent of his career passes for 5,930 yards, 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions with a 74.9 cumulative rating. He has 24 career starts.

Ramsey set multiple passing records at Tulane.

SouthStndJunkie
03-22-2009, 10:22 AM
REPORT: RAIDERS’ CORNELL GREEN BEAT WOMAN WITH MOP HANDLE

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 22, 2009, 12:35 p.m. EDT

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Cornell Green was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in Tampa, Fla., after beating the mother of his two children with an aluminum mop handle, according to an Associated Press report published in the Tampa Tribune.

Green was reportedly arrested while waiting to board an airplane to Oakland on Saturday. The 32-year-old former Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman is being held without bail, according to jail records.

According to police, Green allegedly ”slammed” Teriyonal Flowers against a wall before hitting her with the mop handle at least once on the right arm at their home in Tampa.

Green left the scene following the domestic incident, but police became aware of his plans to catch a flight and arrested him at Tampa International Airport.

According to NFL.com, Green started every game last season for the Raiders. The former University of Central Florida player has previous stints with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets.

SouthStndJunkie
03-23-2009, 11:49 AM
The Miami Dolphins have traded one-time starting center Samson Satele to the Oakland Raiders for a draft choice.

SouthStndJunkie
03-23-2009, 02:50 PM
SIXTH-ROUND PICK AND A FOURTH-ROUND SWAP FOR SATELE

Posted by Mike Florio on March 23, 2009, 5:05 p.m. EDT

And the Miami Dolphins continue to squander second-round draft picks.

Over the past few years, they have traded second-round selections for players like A.J. Feely and Daunte Culpepper.

The Fins exercised a second-round selection in 2007, taking center Samson Satele. Less than two years later, he has been shipped out of town, reportedly for a sixth-round draft pick.

According to David White of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders and Dolphins also swapped fourth-round picks, moving Miami up 18 spots, from No. 122 overall to No. 104.

Still, most teams aspire to get something more than that from a second-round draft pick, especially after getting only two years of service out of him.

SouthStndJunkie
03-23-2009, 11:15 PM
Browns Announce Acquisition of Patten

Posted by Mike Florio on March 23, 2009, 10:08 p.m. EDT

On the same day that G.M. George Kokinis indicated that the Browns would be signing receiver David Patten, the Browns did just that.

The team announced the move earlier this evening.

Patten returns to the Browns nine years after a one-season stint with the club, during which he started eleven games.

The next year, Patten jumped to the Patriots, and participated in the team’s three Super Bowl championship seasons.

Patten’s 12-year NFL career was actually preceded by a one-season stint with the Albany Firebirds of the AFL.

He spent the past two seasons with the Saints, and two seasons prior to that with the Redskins.

oubronco
03-24-2009, 06:11 AM
REPORT: RAIDERS’ CORNELL GREEN BEAT WOMAN WITH MOP HANDLE

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 22, 2009, 12:35 p.m. EDT

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Cornell Green was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in Tampa, Fla., after beating the mother of his two children with an aluminum mop handle, according to an Associated Press report published in the Tampa Tribune.

Green was reportedly arrested while waiting to board an airplane to Oakland on Saturday. The 32-year-old former Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman is being held without bail, according to jail records.

According to police, Green allegedly ”slammed” Teriyonal Flowers against a wall before hitting her with the mop handle at least once on the right arm at their home in Tampa.

Green left the scene following the domestic incident, but police became aware of his plans to catch a flight and arrested him at Tampa International Airport.

According to NFL.com, Green started every game last season for the Raiders. The former University of Central Florida player has previous stints with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets.


Biatch I said get me a beer

SouthStndJunkie
03-25-2009, 09:07 AM
Mike Vick Is Out Of Jail

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2009, 11:55 a.m. EDT

Falcons quarterback Mike Vick has been released from prison.

According to WSB-TV, Vick currently is making the trip to Virginia, where he’ll serve the rest of his prison term on home confinement.

Vick was supposed to finish his time in federal custody in a halfway house, but due to space limitations he’ll get to stay in his home.

Vick is due to be released from federal custody on July 20. At that point, he’ll presumably apply for reinstatement to the NFL.

He was sentenced to 23 months after pleading guilty in 2007 to federal conspiracy charges relating to gambling and dogfighting. He also pleaded guilty last year to dogfighting charges under Virginia law, which entailed no additional jail time and which paved the way for his release from prison.

Under federal law, a player can’t serve the balance of a prison term outside of prison if there are pending criminal charges against him.

Beantown Bronco
03-25-2009, 09:10 AM
Home confinement?

If he wants to market himself to the other 31 teams in the league, maybe he should invite the media over to watch him do situps in his driveway.

oubronco
03-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Home confinement?

If he wants to market himself to the other 31 teams in the league, maybe he should invite the media over to watch him do situps in his driveway.

:rofl: Baby T.O.

SouthStndJunkie
03-25-2009, 02:41 PM
Strickland To Sign With The Jets

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2009, 1:11 p.m.

Free-agent cornerback Donald Strickland has agreed to terms with the Jets, a league source tells us.

Per the source, the former 49er is expected to sign a three-year contract in New York.

The seven-year veteran has spent the past three seasons in San Fran. Prior to that, he played for the Eagles (2005) and the Colts (2003-05).

He appeared in 14 games, starting three, in 2008.

Strickland entered the league as a third-round pick, and he started a career-high eight games as a rookie, making the only two interceptions of his entire career.

SouthStndJunkie
03-25-2009, 02:45 PM
Bears, Browns Complete De Facto Tackle Swap

Posted by Mike Florio on March 25, 2009, 4:39 p.m.

Earlier this month, the Browns cut right tackle Kevin Shaffer.

To potentially replace him, they signed Bears free-agent tackle John St. Clair.

And, of course, the Bears have now replaced St. Clair by signing Shaffer.

The Bears announced the transaction moments ago. It’s a three-year deal.

Shaffer has started all but two games over the past five seasons, which include his three-year tenure in Cleveland and the back half of his four seasons with the Falcons.

SouthStndJunkie
03-26-2009, 09:22 AM
Saints Add Another Safety

Posted by Mike Florio on March 26, 2009, 11:56 a.m. EDT

A week or so after signing free agent Darren Sharper, the Saints are shoring up their last line of defense with another veteran safety.

According to Adam Caplan of Scout.com, the Saints have agreed to terms with Pierson Prioleau.

Prioleau will serve as a backup to Sharper and Roman Harper.

The move reunites Prioleau with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams; they have worked together in Jacksonville, Washington, and Buffalo.

In ten NFL seasons, Prioleau has played primarily as a reserve. In 2002, however, he was a 16-game starter for the Bills. And he began the 2006 season as a starting safety with the Redskins, but suffered a torn ACL on the opening kickoff of the team’s Week One game.

In Jacksonville last season, Prioleau appeared in 16 games, starting once.

SouthStndJunkie
03-26-2009, 09:33 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/03/the-wedge-fails-nfl-safety-test/

The Wedge Fails NFL Safety Test

SouthStndJunkie
03-26-2009, 11:25 AM
Boom Or Bust for JaMarcus in 2009?

Posted by Mike Florio on March 26, 2009, 12:44 p.m.

The modern NFL carries with it some harsh realities. For coaches, the grace period doesn’t last too long beyond the introductory press conference.

Players face even more pressure to perform quickly or else — especially when they play the quarterback position. And especially when they arrived amid much hype and fanfare.

Let’s face it, under today’s standards Terry Bradshaw would have been pumping gas in South Carolina long before securing his first Super Bowl ring.

So for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007, his third year could be his last chance to show that he’s the real deal.

But it’s not getting off to a great start for Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell. He skipped the first week of offseason workouts, and as far as we can tell he hasn’t shown up yet for week two.

Recently, coach Tom Cable tried to give Russell some public coaxing.

Said Cable: “If he can accept the responsibility of being an NFL quarterback, I think that’s working more, working harder, working longer than everybody else, accepting the responsibility that his teammates look to him as the face of the organization, that he has to go above and beyond almost on a daily basis, I think that comes with that position, whether that’s right or wrong, that’s what it is. . . . If he can accept that and become that, he’ll be fine. He’ll be great, I think. Has he done that? I think during the last six weeks he started to, during the season. I think thus far in the offseason he’s been around more than ever. He was never around like this on his own, just watching tape, studying, so that’s a step in the right direction. I think he has to embrace that, though, for him to be what he should be.”

The fact that Russell hasn’t been around when the studying stopped and the sweating started surely is discouraging for Cable.

“In college, it’s easy,” Cable said. “At this level, I think there’s so much on that position, so much you ask him to do. That’s why they’re so critical to your success. You really look at it and it’s him wanting to be as good as he can be and understanding what it takes to do that.”

And that really is the key, in our view. Though raw athletic ability can carry players far at most other positions, a quarterback has to be fully and completely immersed in being the best quarterback he can be.

Making the throw is the easy part. Figuring out where to deliver the ball after comparing the play called by the sidelines against the pre-snap defensive alignment and deciding while the play clock counts down through single digits whether to change the play and trying to predict which of the defenders might blitz and which ones might not and then taking the ball and trying to notice and process the movements of eleven large, strong men while scanning for teammates who might or might not be doing what they’re supposed to be doing while making sure that one or more of the defensive players hasn’t broken free with designs on breaking his neck is the hard part.

Cable mentioned that Russell is “motivated to not be a failure, to not be the kid from Mobile that couldn’t get it done.” As we see it, fear of failure isn’t enough, because it’s easy to accept failure when you’ve got millions in the bank telling you otherwise.

Great quarterbacks have an unflinching desire not to “not fail,” but to be great. It’s a passion that permeates everything they do.

They assume ownership of the fate of the team, and they become fully and completely emotionally invested in whether the franchise rises or falls.

Though we can debate endlessly whether NFL players should be expected to attend optional workouts, the ones who truly aspire to be great don’t view it as work — they view it as an opportunity to achieve the goals they’ve set for themselves.

We’re not writing Russell off just yet. But whether it’s him or Matt Leinart or Vince Young or Brady Quinn or any other former big man on campus who is content with being rich and moderately famous, it takes something deeper than that to drive a man to make the kind of commitment required to be a truly great NFL quarterback.

SouthStndJunkie
03-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Saints Sign Rod Coleman

Posted by Mike Florio on March 27, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

The New Orleans Saints continue to overhaul a porous 2008 defense by signing a guy who didn’t play football in 2008.

The Saints announced on Friday afternoon the acquisition of free-agent defensive tackle Roderick Coleman.

Coleman was cut in February 2008 by the Falcons after four seasons with the team. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Raiders in 1999.

SouthStndJunkie
03-29-2009, 08:38 PM
Could Jason Taylor Return To Dolphins?

Posted by Aaron Wilson on March 29, 2009, 4:45 p.m. EDT

Although it’s widely believed in NFL circles that the relationship between the Miami Dolphins and veteran defensive end Jason Taylor eroded to the point of no return last year, the coldness has apparently thawed.

According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Taylor and V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells have mended fences to the point where Taylor potentially rejoining the Dolphins after spending last season with the Washington Redskins following a high-profile trade is no longer out of the question.

Taylor and Parcells reportedly are on good terms now, chatting at a local country club since the trade.

And the Dolphins could definitely use a pass rusher to work in tandem with outside linebacker Joey Porter.

As the article noted, though, Taylor would probably have to commit to attending offseason workouts for a formal reconciliation to be negotiated.

Taylor has also been mentioned as a strong free agent possibility for the New England Patriots. Also, Taylor is friends with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

SouthStndJunkie
03-31-2009, 02:54 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/03/ravens-gregg-calls-out-ufcs-lesnar/

Ravens’ Gregg Calls Out UFC’s Lesnar

SouthStndJunkie
04-01-2009, 12:19 PM
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Receiver Isaac Bruce is postponing retirement for another season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Bruce, the second-leading receiver in NFL history with 14,944 yards, informed coach Mike Singletary on Wednesday of his decision to return for his 16th NFL season.

SouthStndJunkie
04-02-2009, 05:36 PM
Bears agree to terms with Orlando Pace

And now it looks like Cutler's blind side will be covered. In addition to acquiring a franchise quarterback, Angelo also found time to hammer out a deal with seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Pace, who agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $15-million. Pace picked the Bears over the Ravens after being released by the Rams last month.

SouthStndJunkie
04-03-2009, 12:28 PM
NEW YORK -- The New York Giants have released wide receiver Plaxico Burress, the team announced Friday.

SouthStndJunkie
04-03-2009, 03:03 PM
Titans Sign Patrick Ramsey

Posted by Mike Florio on April 3, 2009, 5:10 p.m. EDT

As it turns out, the Titans were seriously interested in a first-round quarterback who finished the 2008 season with the Broncos.

They’ve signed Patrick Ramsey, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, who has written perhaps the most succinct blog entry we’ve ever seen.

“The Titans agreed to terms on Friday with quarterback Patrick Ramsey.”

Since we’re merely piggybacking off Jim’s work (yeah, Chris, we’ve got eyes and ears everywhere), we’ll elaborate a bit.

Ramsey entered the league in 2002 as a first-round pick of the Redskins. He started five games in 2002, eleven in 2003, seven in 2004, and one in 2005.

In three years since (one with the Jets and two in Denver) he has appeared in only four games, starting none.

Last year, he threw only three passes, completing two of them.

In Tennessee, Ramsey joins a depth chart with Kerry Collins and Vince Young.

Ramsey will be replaced in Denver by Chris Simms, who spent most of 2008 with the Titans.

SouthStndJunkie
04-04-2009, 12:19 PM
Texans Sign Cato June

Posted by Mike Florio on April 4, 2009, 2:19 p.m.

He was dumped by the Bucs as part of a late February purge. And he has remained available ever since.

But he finally has a new home.

Linebacker Cato June, a Tampa Two weakside specialist for his entire career, has agreed to terms with the Texans, according to the Houston Chronicle.

He has signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with a $500,000 signing bonus. The deal can be worth as much as $2 million, with incentives.

June started his career in Indianpolis before joining the Bucs in 2007.

SouthStndJunkie
04-04-2009, 02:25 PM
Rams Ink Kyle Boller

Posted by Mike Florio on April 4, 2009, 5:04 p.m. EDT

Veteran quarterback Kyle Boller, a 2003 first-rounder who has spent his entire career in Baltimore, has agreed to terms with the Rams.

Boller’s new team announced the move this afternoon.

“We are happy to add Kyle to our roster,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a release. “We feel that he will be a valuable addition to our team.”

The move possibly closes the door on a return by veteran Gus Frerotte, who recently had been in negotiations with the Rams. Frerotte lives in St. Louis, and spent last season with the Vikings, starting eleven games.

The other quarterbacks currently on the Rams’ roster are Marc Bulger, Jeff Otis, and Brock Berlin.

If/when Boller actually plays, he’ll be taking snaps from former Ravens center Jason Brown. But Brown might think twice before bending over for Boller, given that Brown called Boller “gun shy” during Brown’s introductory press conference with the Rams.

Bronx33
04-04-2009, 02:26 PM
Titans Sign Patrick Ramsey

Posted by Mike Florio on April 3, 2009, 5:10 p.m. EDT

As it turns out, the Titans were seriously interested in a first-round quarterback who finished the 2008 season with the Broncos.

They’ve signed Patrick Ramsey, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, who has written perhaps the most succinct blog entry we’ve ever seen.

“The Titans agreed to terms on Friday with quarterback Patrick Ramsey.”

Since we’re merely piggybacking off Jim’s work (yeah, Chris, we’ve got eyes and ears everywhere), we’ll elaborate a bit.

Ramsey entered the league in 2002 as a first-round pick of the Redskins. He started five games in 2002, eleven in 2003, seven in 2004, and one in 2005.

In three years since (one with the Jets and two in Denver) he has appeared in only four games, starting none.

Last year, he threw only three passes, completing two of them.

In Tennessee, Ramsey joins a depth chart with Kerry Collins and Vince Young.

Ramsey will be replaced in Denver by Chris Simms, who spent most of 2008 with the Titans.


Boy that was a mistake by the titans.

SouthStndJunkie
04-04-2009, 02:36 PM
Boy that was a mistake by the titans.

At least it is somebody that VY can beat out for 2nd string on the depth chart.

Bronx33
04-04-2009, 02:37 PM
At least it somebody that VY can beat out for 2nd string on the depth chart.


LOL!

SouthStndJunkie
04-04-2009, 10:17 PM
Garcia Heading Back To The Bay?

Posted by Mike Florio on April 4, 2009, 11:11 p.m.

Quarterback Jeff Garcia, a former starter for the San Francisco 49ers, could soon be playing for the team that resides on the other side of the Bay.

We’re told that Garcia has drawn the interest of the Raiders, and that he possibly could be added to the team in the not-too-distant future.

No deal has been done yet, and as far as we know no offer has been made. But it’s the closest Garcia has come to signing with a new team since hitting the market on February 27.

Garcia, 39, played in the CFL before joining the 49ers in 1999. After five years in San Fran, during which he started 71 of 80 regular-season games, he spent a disappointing year in Cleveland followed by a disappointing year in Detroit.

He seemed to revitalize his career by leading the Eagles on an unlikely playoff run in 2006, after Donovan McNabb was lost for the year with a hernia. Suddenly the toast of Philly, the Eagles didn’t bring Garcia back for a second season — possibly because McNabb felt threatened by Garcia’s popularity.

Garcia signed a relatively modest two-year deal with the Bucs in early 2007, and created a stink last year, wanting more money. Benched early in the 2008 season, Garcia nearly led the Buccaneers to the playoffs for a second straight season, but the team opted to sever ties with him.

In Oakland, Garcia would join a roster that currently includes JaMarcus Russell, Andrew Walter, and Bruce Gradkowski.

SouthStndJunkie
04-05-2009, 09:46 AM
Texans Sign Buster Davis

Posted by Josh Alper on April 5, 2009, 9:45 a.m.

Cato June wasn’t the only former Colts linebacker to sign with the Texans on Saturday.

The team also announced that they’ve come to terms with Buster Davis.

Davis signed a one-year deal worth $445,000, according to Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com. He was an exclusive rights free agent entering the offseason and signed a tender with the Colts on March 13, but he was waived on March 31.

Davis played six games for the Colts in 2008, and he started three as middle linebacker in place of the injured Gary Brackett.

Davis was originally drafted by the Cardinals out of Florida State in the third round of the 2007 draft. He didn’t make the team, however, and played one game with the Lions during the 2007 season.

Davis and June join DeMeco Ryans, Xavier Adibi, Zac Diles, Kevin Bentley, Chaun Thompson, and Kevis Coley in the Texans linebacker corps.

broncos-rock
04-05-2009, 11:12 AM
Garcia Heading Back To The Bay?

Posted by Mike Florio on April 4, 2009, 11:11 p.m.

Quarterback Jeff Garcia, a former starter for the San Francisco 49ers, could soon be playing for the team that resides on the other side of the Bay.

We’re told that Garcia has drawn the interest of the Raiders, and that he possibly could be added to the team in the not-too-distant future.

No deal has been done yet, and as far as we know no offer has been made. But it’s the closest Garcia has come to signing with a new team since hitting the market on February 27.

Garcia, 39, played in the CFL before joining the 49ers in 1999. After five years in San Fran, during which he started 71 of 80 regular-season games, he spent a disappointing year in Cleveland followed by a disappointing year in Detroit.

He seemed to revitalize his career by leading the Eagles on an unlikely playoff run in 2006, after Donovan McNabb was lost for the year with a hernia. Suddenly the toast of Philly, the Eagles didn’t bring Garcia back for a second season — possibly because McNabb felt threatened by Garcia’s popularity.

Garcia signed a relatively modest two-year deal with the Bucs in early 2007, and created a stink last year, wanting more money. Benched early in the 2008 season, Garcia nearly led the Buccaneers to the playoffs for a second straight season, but the team opted to sever ties with him.

In Oakland, Garcia would join a roster that currently includes JaMarcus Russell, Andrew Walter, and Bruce Gradkowski.

So do you think they release Walter and would he be a good fit for McDaniels offense?

Beantown Bronco
04-06-2009, 10:00 AM
Plaxico Burress, released Friday by the Giants amid an ongoing gun-possession case in New York, cursed out a police officer in Florida during a recent traffic stop, telling the cop he was going to be in trouble because Burress knew the sheriff "personally," the New York Post has reported.

Burress, who faces a 3½-year prison sentence on the gun charge, replied to each of the officer's questions and commands with an "[expletive] you" during the stop, the newspaper reported, citing police.

Broward County Deputy Sheriff Donald Harris pulled Burress over around 10:30 a.m. on March 18 for speeding on Interstate 95 near Fort Lauderdale, the Post reported. Harris opened the door of Burress' black 2008 Toyota Sequoia when the officer couldn't see inside the player's SUV.

"[Expletive] you," Burress said, according to the Post. "You can't open my [expletive] door."

Burress, who the police report said was driving like "he was going to kill somebody," was issued a $150 speeding citation, his fifth traffic ticket in Florida in the past month, the report said.

According to the police, a "violent and aggressive" 31-year-old Burress was asked to get out of his car in order to be checked for weapons.

"You're going to hear about this by the end of your shift," said Burress, who has a house in South Florida, as he returned to his car, according to the newspaper report.

Burress also received tickets for going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone, improper tags, improper lane change and improper window tinting on March 1, the Post reported.

His gun-possession case was adjourned last Tuesday until June 15.

__________________________________________________ _________

You say classy, Plexiglass.

SouthStndJunkie
04-06-2009, 04:11 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4047667

Winslow signs largest TE deal in history

SouthStndJunkie
04-06-2009, 04:15 PM
That is a lot of coin for someone with his knee condition and injury concerns.

Beantown Bronco
04-07-2009, 06:27 AM
He simply can't stay healthy.

And he's averaging 80 receptions for 894 yds and 4 TDs per 16 games. Good, but hardly league-leading in any way.

How does that justify the highest contract in history for a TE?

TB has lost its marbles.

SouthStndJunkie
04-07-2009, 03:48 PM
Bengals Bag Tank Johnson

Posted by Mike Florio on April 7, 2009, 5:06 p.m. EDT

In hindsight, we aren’t really surprised.

The Bengals have shown a soft spot for players with troubled pasts. They added another one on Tuesday, signing free-agent defensive tackle Tank Johnson.

In 2007, Johnson was suspended eight games by Commissioner Roger Goodell due to multiple violations of the personal conduct policy.

Johnson also served two months in prision that year for violating the terms of probation.

Cut by the Bears, Johnson signed with the Cowboys, and spent the balance of the 2007 season and all of 2008 in Dallas.

He joins a roster that includes receiver Chris Henry, who also was suspended eight games in 2007, and running back Cedric Benson, who was cut by the Bears last year after two DUI arrests (one by land, the other by sea) in roughly a month.

The roster includes various other players with legal entanglements, including Mike Doss (firing a gun in the air), Kyries Hebert (assault), Johnathan Joseph (marijuana), Frostee Rucker (battery and vandalism), and Jason Shirley (DUI).

So maybe Johnson can persuade the team to give his good friend (and Chris Henry’s former college teammate) Pacman Jones another shot.

And then maybe Mike Vick can be the appropriately-named Wildcat quarterback in Cincinnati.

oubronco
04-07-2009, 05:26 PM
At least it is somebody that VY can beat out for 2nd string on the depth chart.

are you sure about that?

SouthStndJunkie
04-07-2009, 06:42 PM
are you sure about that?

Uncle Rico can throw a football over them mountains.

oubronco
04-07-2009, 07:32 PM
Uncle Rico can throw a football over them mountains.

but he can't hit them there mountains

SouthStndJunkie
04-08-2009, 10:07 AM
Two Major Hurdles For Edwards-To-Giants Trade

Posted by Mike Florio on April 8, 2009, 11:18 a.m. EDT

A rumor is making the rounds that the Browns might soon send receiver Braylon Edwards to the Giants, for a first-round pick and a fifth-round pick.

Several readers have pointed this one out to us, attributing it to ESPN 950 in Philly.

One of the producers we know at ESPN 950 has explained that drive-time host Mike Missanelli was merely commenting on a video speculating on the situation, and that ESPN 950 isn’t “reporting” anything about a possible trade.

As one source with knowledge of the discussions tells us, any talks between the two teams would properly be characterized as “exploratory.”

The problem, as the source explained, is that the Browns want a lot for Edwards, and that Edwards wants a lot by way of a new contract.

The source tells us that the Browns are believed to be requesting at least a first-round pick and a third-round pick for Edwards — which makes sense since the Cowboys gave up a first-round pick, a third-round pick, and a sixth-round pick for former Lions receiver Roy Williams and a seventh-round pick.

Also, Edwards (who is entering the final year of his rookie contract) is looking for a Larry Fitzgerald-style deal, with a value of $10 million per year.

As the source points out, Edwards is no Fitzgerald. If he were, the Browns wouldn’t be willing to even discuss trading him.

So barring a major change in the position of the Browns and Edwards, the Giants won’t be biting on Braylon.

Beantown Bronco
04-08-2009, 10:18 AM
Giants would be better off going for Anquan Boldin at this point. At least he'd be worth the $ and draft picks they'd have to fork out. Braylon "miserable hands" Edwards? Not so much.

GloomyWeather
04-08-2009, 12:53 PM
Interesting video:
http://deadspin.com/5185467/tonight-youre-partying-with-vince-young-and-albert-haynesworth

Tonight You're Partying With Vince Young And Albert Haynesworth
By Dashiell Bennett

We didn't get invited to LenDale White's birthday party—must have been some mixup—but thankfully all the memories of hanging out with the Tennessee Titans have been preserved forever via YouTube.

LenDale's birthday was in December, when Albert Haynesworth was still in Nashville and Vince Young was still ... whatever it was he was doing back then. After the usual shout-outs and big ups and whatnot, it's just a couple guys hanging out at the club, not getting drunk on premium water sponsorships and maybe some friendly teammate bonding.

Also, I'm not sure, but I believe Haynesworth mentions Roger Goodell "having" some girl in his office? I didn't actually catch most of that, but I do like how Albert brags about being Goodell's first "real" suspension. Suspensions must have been on his mind, because this party must have taken place about a week after the car accident that left another driver in a wheelchair, which itself was just a few days after Haynesworth had been placed on probation by judge. (Hence all the water?)

But, hey, as long as Vince keeps his shirt on, no one is going to complain.

Bronx33
04-08-2009, 04:26 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver Rodney Wright and long snapper Tanner Purdum.
Wright, as a seventh-round draft pick of Buffalo in 2002, spent portions of the 2002 and 2003 seasons on the Bills' practice squad. He played four seasons with the San Jose Sabercats (2005-08) of the Arena Football League, where Wright caught 292 passes for 3,229 yards and 42 TDs to go with five TDs rushing and 113 kickoff returns for 2,450 yards and four scores.
Purdum was a four-year letterman as a long snapper and quarterback at Baker University (2004-07) in Baldwin City, Kansas. He served as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats in 2008, working with the wide receivers

The Joker
04-08-2009, 04:52 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver Rodney Wright and long snapper Tanner Purdum.
Wright, as a seventh-round draft pick of Buffalo in 2002, spent portions of the 2002 and 2003 seasons on the Bills' practice squad. He played four seasons with the San Jose Sabercats (2005-08) of the Arena Football League, where Wright caught 292 passes for 3,229 yards and 42 TDs to go with five TDs rushing and 113 kickoff returns for 2,450 yards and four scores.
Purdum was a four-year letterman as a long snapper and quarterback at Baker University (2004-07) in Baldwin City, Kansas. He served as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats in 2008, working with the wide receivers

Honestly, I think you should have given this news it's own thread.

SouthStndJunkie
04-09-2009, 03:44 PM
Bills Shopping Roscoe Parrish

Posted by Mike Florio on April 9, 2009, 6:33 p.m. EDT

With a glut of wide receivers and a 2008 first-round defensive back (Leodis McKelvin) who can return kicks on the roster, the Buffalo Bills are testing the waters for interest in Roscoe Parrish.

According to a league source, the Bills are shopping Parrish, primarily as an exploratory measure.

Parrish was a second-round pick in the 2005 draft, and he has appeared in 55 of a possible 64 career games. He has served primarily as a kick returner, with only 1,097 total receiving yards in four NFL seasons. He also has more fumbles (seven) than receiving touchdowns (five).

Signed for three more seasons, Parrish is due to earn base salaries of $1 million in 2009, $1.025 million in 2010, and $1.025 million in 2011.

The Bills currently have nine receivers on the roster: Parrish, Terrell Owens, Lee Evans, Josh Reed, James Hardy, Felton Huggins, Justin Jenkins, Steve Johnson, and C.J. Hawthorne.

PRBronco
04-09-2009, 03:56 PM
Bills Shopping Roscoe Parrish

Posted by Mike Florio on April 9, 2009, 6:33 p.m. EDT

With a glut of wide receivers and a 2008 first-round defensive back (Leodis McKelvin) who can return kicks on the roster, the Buffalo Bills are testing the waters for interest in Roscoe Parrish.

According to a league source, the Bills are shopping Parrish, primarily as an exploratory measure.

Parrish was a second-round pick in the 2005 draft, and he has appeared in 55 of a possible 64 career games. He has served primarily as a kick returner, with only 1,097 total receiving yards in four NFL seasons. He also has more fumbles (seven) than receiving touchdowns (five).

Signed for three more seasons, Parrish is due to earn base salaries of $1 million in 2009, $1.025 million in 2010, and $1.025 million in 2011.

The Bills currently have nine receivers on the roster: Parrish, Terrell Owens, Lee Evans, Josh Reed, James Hardy, Felton Huggins, Justin Jenkins, Steve Johnson, and C.J. Hawthorne.

OMG Roscoe dont' go to camp! Demand a trade now! Also cry!

In all seriousness though, do those 7 fumbles include special teams duty? Or is that just as a receiver? He's a pretty good return guy isn't he?

oubronco
04-09-2009, 04:02 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -The Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver Rodney Wright and long snapper Tanner Purdum.
Wright, as a seventh-round draft pick of Buffalo in 2002, spent portions of the 2002 and 2003 seasons on the Bills' practice squad. He played four seasons with the San Jose Sabercats (2005-08) of the Arena Football League, where Wright caught 292 passes for 3,229 yards and 42 TDs to go with five TDs rushing and 113 kickoff returns for 2,450 yards and four scores.
Purdum was a four-year letterman as a long snapper and quarterback at Baker University (2004-07) in Baldwin City, Kansas. He served as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats in 2008, working with the wide receivers

them New England boys sure like their long snappers

TonyR
04-10-2009, 07:32 AM
Apparently Mr. Bowlen isn't the only owner who doesn't like to be blown off...

Giants Owner Confirms That Burress Was Ignoring The Team
Posted by Mike Florio on April 9, 2009, 10:28 p.m. EDT

We heard several weeks ago that the Giants had been unable to get in touch with receiver Plaxico Burress after the 2008 season.

During a Thursday interview with Chris Russo of Sirius XM Radio’s Mad Dog Unleashed, Giants co-owner John Mara confirmed that Burress wasn’t being responsive. And Mara didn’t like it.

“[G.M.] Jerry Reese had attempted to contact him on a number of occasions and was not able to get a hold of him which, to be honest with you, irritated me quite a bit,” Mara said.

Mara also explained that the decision to sever ties with Burress resulted from the fact that his pending legal entanglement has not yet been resolved — and that no resolution was in sight.

“[T]he case was postponed again so we felt like that would continue to leave us in limbo,” Mara said. “We were attempting to settle one of the two grievances out there with him, one of which was decided in his favor just the other day, and we were not having much success in those settlement discussions and we just felt like enough was enough and it’s time to just move on.”

In the end, the outcome wasn’t unexpected. Mara explained that the relationship likely was heading for a divorce, regardless of the outcome of the legal proceedings.

“I was fairly certain, to be honest with you, at the end of the ’08 season that he was probably not coming back to us,” Mara said.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/09/giants-owner-confirms-that-burress-was-ignoring-the-team/

Beantown Bronco
04-10-2009, 08:20 AM
Apparently Mr. Bowlen isn't the only owner who doesn't like to be blown off...


I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot more of this in the future. It's been proven that you can't get what you want by crying to the media, but now that the precedent has been set for getting what you want by giving the "silent treatment" to the bosses, why not try it? It's easy.

SouthStndJunkie
04-10-2009, 08:55 AM
Old rich white men don't like being ****ed with.

SouthStndJunkie
04-11-2009, 06:41 AM
Bills Want At Least A One And A Three For Peters

Posted by Mike Florio on April 11, 2009, 12:10 a.m.

Though there’s a sense in some circles that the Buffalo Bills will trade disgruntled left tackle Jason Peters before the draft, Tim Graham of ESPN.com reports that the team wants at least a first-round pick and a third-round pick in exchange for his rights.

The Eagles have been linked to Peters, but Graham reports that no discussions have occurred between the two franchises.

Peters sustained more than $600,000 in fines last season for holding out of training camp and the preseason. He eventually reported, and didn’t miss any of his $191,000 game checks.

Under contract for two more years, Peters supposedly wants a contract that averages $10 million per year.

And that would be a huge raise; per NFLPA records, he is due to earn base salaries of $3.8 million and $3.4 million in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

SouthStndJunkie
04-11-2009, 06:42 AM
Jason Peters was terrible in 2009.

SouthStndJunkie
04-12-2009, 08:41 AM
Report: Leftwich To Join Buccaneers

http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 12, 2009, 10:12 a.m.

Veteran unrestricted free agent quarterback Byron Leftwich has struck a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Michael Smith of ESPN.com.

Per the report, which cited an unnamed source, the former Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons backup and Jacksonville Jaguars starter will sign a two-year contract.

Leftwich also drew interest from the Steelers and the Washington Redskins, but opted to join the Buccaneers. Now, he’ll be competing with Tampa Bay quarterbacks Luke McCown, Josh Johnson, and Brian Griese.

Operating as Ben Roethlisberger’s backup last season in Pittsburgh, Leftwich completed 21 of 36 passes for 303 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions.

For his six-year career, Leftwich has passed for 9,624 yards, 54 touchdowns and 38 interceptions for an 80.3 quarterback rating.

SouthStndJunkie
04-12-2009, 06:19 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/notes-from-lombardi-sunday-edition/

Notes From Lombardi: Sunday Edition

Some good tidbits in this article.

bap454
04-12-2009, 08:35 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/04/notes-from-lombardi-sunday-edition/

Notes From Lombardi: Sunday Edition

Some good tidbits in this article.



Good read... looks of intresting tidbits. I think we will see alot of trades from now until the draft. Even alot more than normal on draft day. Have to believe we will be involved some where.... Peppers, Quinn, Shefler,....Just a gut feeling, but we will not be making two picks in the first round this year. Bank on it.

SouthStndJunkie
04-12-2009, 08:44 PM
The Falcons are seriously considering trading for Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez and might even give up their second-round pick to make the deal.

SouthStndJunkie
04-13-2009, 08:47 AM
Steelers linebacker James Harrison cashed in on his incredible 2008 season by agreeing to a new contract Monday that is worth $51.175 million over the next six seasons, according to a source.

Harrison was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year last season and had a 100-yard interception return before the half in the Steelers' Super Bowl victory over the Arizona Cardinals. He was scheduled to make $1.4 million this season, the final year of his contract.

Included in the contract is about $20 million in bonuses, the source said.

SouthStndJunkie
04-14-2009, 12:40 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=jc-giantspursueedwards041409&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

Sources: Giants expected to land Edwards

worm
04-15-2009, 12:10 PM
Not bad for a midget.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4070094

Source: Deal worth $8.2M per year

Maurice Jones-Drew agreed Wednesday to a four-year extension that will make him one of the three highest-paid running backs in football.

According to a source, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jones-Drew have agreed on a deal worth more than $8.2 million a year.

The contract is believed to top the six-year, $49.1 million deal signed by Clinton Portis of the Redskins in 2006. Steven Jackson of the Rams is the highest-paid running back. He signed a five-year, $48.5 million deal last season. Larry Johnson of the Chiefs is next. He has a five-year, $43.14 million contract.

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 12:15 PM
The Falcons are seriously considering trading for Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez and might even give up their second-round pick to make the deal.

I thought the Deal was Done?

baja
04-15-2009, 12:17 PM
Well if it falls through at least he will have a clean locker.

ohiobronco2
04-15-2009, 03:22 PM
Spoiler Alert At Chargers.com
Posted by Mike Florio on April 14, 2009, 10:47 p.m.
On one hand, we’re surprised that more teams haven’t already done this.

On the other hand, the strategy potentially has “epic fail” written all over it.

The Chargers plan to disclose each of their picks via Chargers.com before the picks are announced at the podium in New York — and thus before the pick is disclosed via ESPN or NFL Network.

We’re assuming that the Chargers have cleared the approach with the league office.

If they haven’t, this could get interesting.

What say you, PFT Planet? Should teams let the cat out of the bag via the Internet before the Commish or his designee make the walk to the microphone?

baja
04-15-2009, 03:29 PM
Bad idea why ruin the fun.

SouthStndJunkie
04-15-2009, 05:52 PM
Sources: Schefter To ESPN

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/15/sources-schefter-to-espn/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 15, 2009, 8:39 p.m. EDT

Several league and industry sources have told us that Adam Schefter, who still is under contract with NFL Network, will join ESPN later this year.

Schefter is still under contract with NFLN, but he has not appeared on the air since early March. Schefter told Neil Best of Newsday on March 23 that he remains under contract with NFL Network until the middle of August.

It remains to be seen whether and to what extent Schefter’s arrival affects the current NFL insider lineup at ESPN. At a minimum, it could make for a spirited-to-the-point-of-awkward in-house rivalry between Schefter, Chris Mortensen, John Clayton, Michael Smith, and the army of beat-writers-turned-bloggers who compete to break news.

SouthStndJunkie
04-15-2009, 05:59 PM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin may get his wish to be traded. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wednesday the team is willing to listen to offers.

Boldin has asked to be traded since last season after teammate Larry Fitzgerald received a four-year, $40 million contract. Boldin has two years remaining on the six-year, $33.99 million deal he signed in 2005. Though the team wants to give him an extension, the Cardinals aren't expected to give him a Fitzgerald-type deal.

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 07:36 PM
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin may get his wish to be traded. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Wednesday the team is willing to listen to offers.

Boldin has asked to be traded since last season after teammate Larry Fitzgerald received a four-year, $40 million contract. Boldin has two years remaining on the six-year, $33.99 million deal he signed in 2005. Though the team wants to give him an extension, the Cardinals aren't expected to give him a Fitzgerald-type deal.

to DA BEARS for their 2nd this year, swap 3rds their 2nd next year and a 5th round pick from the Cards?

SouthStndJunkie
04-16-2009, 09:50 AM
Cards Want A One And A Three For Boldin

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/16/cards-want-a-one-and-a-three-for-boldin/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 16, 2009, 11:25 a.m. EDT

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports that the Arizona Cardinals are telling prospective suitors for receiver Anquan Boldin that at least a first-round pick and a third-round pick will be needed to get the deal done.

Per Paolantonio, the Eagles, Giants, Jets, and Ravens have shown interest.

Boldin said recently that he’d love to play for the Dolphins, but it’s unknown whether Miami will get into the mix. Other teams that could (or should) be interested include, in our estimation, the Jaguars, Vikings, Titans, Colts, Chiefs, 49ers, Browns (if they trade Braylon Edwards) and Rams.

We also think that, if any current NFL receiver other than Hines Ward screams out “Pittsburgh Steeler” in the way he plays the game, it’s Boldin. And with Ward possibly inching toward the end of the rope, it might make a lot of sense to add his eventual replacement sooner rather than later.

The Eagles have the most ammunition to get a deal done, with a couple of first-round picks and ten other selections. The Giants have the clearest need, but they’d be better off with a guy with the kind of speed to stretch the field. The Eagles potentially have a player like that in DeSean Jackson. Boldin and Kevin Curtis would provide a formidable duo for the underneath routes. If opposing defense lock onto either of them, Jackson will face single coverage at best

ohiobronco2
04-16-2009, 08:46 PM
Racism is apparently funny at USC. Now I'm convince more than ever that I want these high caliber guys on my team. tsk tsk

Matthews, Cushing Might Have Had Some Explaining To Do
Posted by Mike Florio on April 16, 2009, 9:44 p.m.
One of our more astute readers pointed out to us tonight a controversy that first arose in 2007. If we knew about it at the time, we’d forgotten about it completely.

Former USC linebackers Clay Matthews, who is regarded as potential first-round draft pick, created two years ago a Facebook group called “White Nation,” which among other things advocated the “arrest [of] black babies before they become criminals.” Former USC linebacker Brian Cushing, another potential first-round prospect, joined the Facebook group.

It was all a joke, an unnamed administration source previously told the Daily Trojan (which coincidentally was the working title of Wilt Chamberlain’s autobiography).

Apparently, the joke arose from the fact that Matthews, Cushing, and other white teammates were dubbed “White Nation” by one or more non-white USC players.

It’s unknown whether and to what extent Matthews and/or Cushing have been grilled about the incident during pre-draft interviews. But if the Niners deemed it appropriate to ask Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford about the divorce of his parents, it’s more than fair game for NFL teams to revisit the issue with Matthews and/or Cushing in order to confirm that it really was a joke — and then to attempt to discern the humor in it.

SouthStndJunkie
04-17-2009, 10:40 AM
Report: Bills Trade Peters To Eagles

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/17/report-bills-trade-peters-to-eagles/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 17, 2009, 1:32 p.m. EDT

The Buffalo Bills have traded Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jason Peters to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com.

In exchange for Peters, the Bills receive the Eagles’ 28th overall pick of the first round as well as a second-day draft pick in this year’s draft and a late-round draft pick in 2010.

Peters has been unhappy with his contract and hasn’t been attending the Bills’ offseason activities after staging a holdout last summer at training camp.

Presumably, Peters will be seeking a new deal from his new employers.

The Eagles needed an offensive tackle after starter Tra Thomas left in free agency. Jon Runyan is a free agent and has been battling injuries.

Inkana7
04-17-2009, 10:50 AM
Wow. The Eagles just got better. Peters played like poo last year, but he's still a talent.

SouthStndJunkie
04-17-2009, 10:55 AM
I expect a lot of player for draft pick(s) trades this year.

Rohirrim
04-17-2009, 11:01 AM
The Giants admitted they had had enough of dealing with Plaxico Burress, and when a player doesn’t want to help himself, it makes it very hard to help him. John Mara, the team president, speaking to Sirius XM radio’s Chris Russo, made that clear. The Giants have always been a very fair club when dealing with their players. But failing to return the team’s calls was a lack of respect by Plaxico for the people who were in his corner. Burress left them little choice, and the Giants had to make this move to keep their team together.

Ooops. A lot of that going around lately. ;D

bap454
04-17-2009, 11:11 AM
The Eagles trading for Peters just eliminates them trading up for Oher. One option of trading down out the window.

SouthStndJunkie
04-17-2009, 01:15 PM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/17/mandarich-i-was-never-sober-in-green-bay/

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4073575

Mandarich: I Was Never Sober In Green Bay

Posted by Josh Alper on April 17, 2009, 3:55 p.m. EDT

Former Colts and Packers offensive lineman Tony Mandarich finally came clean about his drug use last year, but he offered further details into his painkiller addiction in an interview with ESPN.com’s Kory Kozak.

“I spent four years in Green Bay and never [had] a sober day,” Mandarich said. “Every day I was ever in Green Bay I was not sober.”

Mandarich also told Kozol that he would shoot himself up with painkillers — Stadol, Fiorinal #3, Valium, Percodan, Percocet and Valium are mentioned — during practice and then return to the field.

“I was getting really paranoid about people finding out, so what I would do with that bottle and a syringe, I would put it in my jock strap,” Mandarich said. “I’d say ‘Hey, I’ve got to go to the bathroom,’ lock myself in the bathroom, take a shot, and then come back out to practice and get ready for one-on-one pass drills with the defensive line, and I’m half in the bag.”

Mandarich switched from injections to pills over time, because they were cheaper, and after he left the Packers he was taking up to 70 pills a day and washing them down with alcohol. He went to rehab in 1995 and joined the Colts the next year. He played until 1998, and says he’s been clean ever since his initial trip to rehab.

SouthStndJunkie
04-17-2009, 10:56 PM
Rhodes Headed To Buffalo

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/17/rhodes-headed-to-buffalo/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 17, 2009, 9:22 p.m. EDT

The Buffalo Bills have struck a two-year deal with unrestricted free agent running back Dominic Rhodes, according to Steve Wyche of NFL.com.

Per the report, Rhodes’ contract is filled with incentive clauses.

A former Indianapolis Colts starter, Rhodes rushed for 538 yards and six touchdowns last season.

As a third-down back last year, Rhodes caught 45 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns.

For his career, Rhodes has rushed for 3,114 career yards and 26 touchdowns.

UPDATE: In an interview with Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com on Sirius NFL Radio, Rhodes said he was informed by Bills team officials that he could be called upon to start the team’s opening game of the regular season Sept. 14 against the New England Patriots.

Bills Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch has been hit with a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

“They’re looking for big production out of me,” Rhodes said. “I am ready.”

Rhodes expressed concern that he may have gotten the cold shoulder in free agency due to a 2007 DUI arrest.

“I was getting a little nervous,” Rhodes said. “I was like, “Didn’t I do a good job last year?’”

SouthStndJunkie
04-18-2009, 05:15 PM
The Jacksonville Jaguars are nearing a deal for free agent wide receiver Torry Holt, but it has not yet been finalized, sources tell ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

oubronco
04-18-2009, 06:55 PM
<TABLE width=630 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bills | Kelsay on the block?
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sat, 18 Apr 2009 13:58:04 -0700
Allen Wilson, of The Buffalo News (http://www.kffl.com/link/255), reports the Buffalo Bills (http://www.kffl.com/team/9/nfl) have floated DE Chris Kelsay (http://www.kffl.com/player/5948/nfl)'s name as a trade possibility, according to a league source.

oubronco
04-18-2009, 06:57 PM
<TABLE width=630 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Broncos | Hillis says he is close to full strength
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:35:02 -0700
Gray Caldwell, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) RB Peyton Hillis (http://www.kffl.com/player/18433/nfl) (hamstring) said he is about 95 percent healthy now and should be completely healthy by the team's next minicamp.

SouthStndJunkie
04-18-2009, 08:08 PM
<TABLE width=630 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Broncos | Hillis says he is close to full strength
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sat, 18 Apr 2009 12:35:02 -0700
Gray Caldwell, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) RB Peyton Hillis (http://www.kffl.com/player/18433/nfl) (hamstring) said he is about 95 percent healthy now and should be completely healthy by the team's next minicamp.

I am glad to see that McDaniels has been mentioning the versatility of Hillis as an asset to the offense.

Good to see he is getting healthy and close to 100%.

SouthStndJunkie
04-18-2009, 09:07 PM
Waters, Gonzalez Not At Chiefs’ Minicamp

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/18/waters-gonzalez-not-at-chiefs-minicamp/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 18, 2009, 1:12 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ roll call at minicamp today didn’t include either offensive guard Brian Waters or tight end Tony Gonzalez raising their hands and exclaiming: “Here!”

According to a Twitter report from Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star, neither Waters nor Gonzalez is at practice.

Both players have expressed their respective displeasure with the Chiefs this offseason.

Meanwhile, as expected, running back Larry Johnson is participating in the minicamp.

SouthStndJunkie
04-18-2009, 11:08 PM
http://www.esquire.com/print-this/todd-marinovich-0509

Todd Marinovich: The Man Who Never Was

Good read.

broncos-rock
04-19-2009, 07:50 PM
Ronnie Brown Anyone????
Maybe for a 3rd!
Ronnie Brown On The Block?
Posted by Mike Florio on April 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. EDT

As the 2009 draft approaches, Braylon Edwards isn’t the only top-five pick from 2005 who could be available via trade.

According to Michael Lombardi of NFP, the Dolphins “might be interested” in discussing a trade of running back Ronnie Brown, the second overall selection from that same draft.

Brown is signed through 2010, at base salaries of $3.6 million this year and $5 million next year. It’s also possible that the sixth and final season of his rookie deal is voidable, which is a common facet of rookie contracts given to players taken in the upper reaches of round one.

He rebounded from a torn ACL during 2007 to play in every game last season, rushing for 916 yards and scoring ten touchdowns.

In four seasons, Brown has rushed for 1,000 yards only once, racking up 1,008 yards in 2006.

If Brown were to be moved, the Dolphins likely would try to replace him with a rookie, possibly a mid-round pick who could be counted on to move the chains, if adequate blocking is provided to him.

The Fins currently have $7 million in base salary devoted to the top two spots on the depth chart; Ricky Williams is due to earn $3.4 million this year, the final season of his contract.

AddThis

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Ronnie Brown Anyone????
Maybe for a 3rd!
Ronnie Brown On The Block?
Posted by Mike Florio on April 19, 2009, 8:04 p.m. EDT

As the 2009 draft approaches, Braylon Edwards isn’t the only top-five pick from 2005 who could be available via trade.

According to Michael Lombardi of NFP, the Dolphins “might be interested” in discussing a trade of running back Ronnie Brown, the second overall selection from that same draft.

Brown is signed through 2010, at base salaries of $3.6 million this year and $5 million next year. It’s also possible that the sixth and final season of his rookie deal is voidable, which is a common facet of rookie contracts given to players taken in the upper reaches of round one.

He rebounded from a torn ACL during 2007 to play in every game last season, rushing for 916 yards and scoring ten touchdowns.

In four seasons, Brown has rushed for 1,000 yards only once, racking up 1,008 yards in 2006.

If Brown were to be moved, the Dolphins likely would try to replace him with a rookie, possibly a mid-round pick who could be counted on to move the chains, if adequate blocking is provided to him.

The Fins currently have $7 million in base salary devoted to the top two spots on the depth chart; Ricky Williams is due to earn $3.4 million this year, the final season of his contract.

AddThis

Not sure what his trade value would be....a 3rd round pick sounds about right....with a late round pick tossed in.

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2009, 08:37 PM
The Dolphins probably figure that Ronnie Brown will be looking for a huge deal next year and they don't want to invest franchise money in a back that will be looking at 30 in a few years....they may be thinking of snagging a 3rd and some change for him before he walks with no compensation.

If I were the Dolphins, I would keep him.

Hercules Rockefeller
04-19-2009, 08:40 PM
Another quality piece by Florio. Repeating the rumor that he may be moved, he may have a voidable final year in his deal (completely forgetting that he'd still be an RFA with only 5 years of service), and he's got no idea what his value might be so he throws out a mid-round pick.

SouthStndJunkie
04-19-2009, 08:45 PM
Another quality piece by Florio. Repeating the rumor that he may be moved, he may have a voidable final year in his deal (completely forgetting that he'd still be an RFA with only 5 years of service), and he's got no idea what his value might be so he throws out a mid-round pick.

Florio throws out a lot of **** and then sees what sticks.

Broncoman13
04-20-2009, 04:15 AM
I'd take Ronnie Brown in a heartbeat! Two years removed from his ACL and he wasn't bad last year. For a 3rd... He'll yeah! He is as good as anyone in this draft at the position and has very good hands.

baja
04-20-2009, 06:56 AM
I'd take Ronnie Brown in a heartbeat! Two years removed from his ACL and he wasn't bad last year. For a 3rd... He'll yeah! He is as good as anyone in this draft at the position and has very good hands.

I hear McDaniels is getting a place in Cabo I'll tell him about Brown when I see him. ;D

Beantown Bronco
04-20-2009, 08:06 AM
The Dolphins probably figure that Ronnie Brown will be looking for a huge deal next year

I'd have to ask: based off what?

In four seasons, Brown has rushed for 1,000 yards only once, racking up 1,008 yards in 2006.

His best season was three years ago and wasn't even as good as a Tatum Bell type season when Tatum was sharing his carries. That doesn't exactly scream "huge deal" to me.

Beantown Bronco
04-20-2009, 08:10 AM
I'd take Ronnie Brown in a heartbeat! Two years removed from his ACL and he wasn't bad last year. For a 3rd... He'll yeah! He is as good as anyone in this draft at the position and has very good hands.

He doesn't impress me at all. Take away his one monster game against NE last year when they broke out the wildcat offense that had NE completely baffled and he had 800 yds and 6 TDs on the season. He only had 3-100 yard games on the season. Hardly "blow up the skirt" type production if you ask me.

SouthStndJunkie
04-20-2009, 08:10 AM
I'd have to ask: based off what?

In four seasons, Brown has rushed for 1,000 yards only once, racking up 1,008 yards in 2006.

His best season was three years ago and wasn't even as good as a Tatum Bell type season when Tatum was sharing his carries. That doesn't exactly scream "huge deal" to me.

Looking for and getting are two different things.

Broncoman13
04-20-2009, 08:39 AM
He doesn't impress me at all. Take away his one monster game against NE last year when they broke out the wildcat offense that had NE completely baffled and he had 800 yds and 6 TDs on the season. He only had 3-100 yard games on the season. Hardly "blow up the skirt" type production if you ask me.

Take away a few games for the Broncos Defense and they didn't suck so bad. Take away a couple wins by the Cardinals and they don't even make the playoffs, let alone the superbowl. That's such a stupid argument, IMO. Even if we did play your game, Ronnie Brown still averaged 4 yards per carry and had over 30 receptions (which he has every year in the league). Keep in mind, he was just coming off an injury. Typically, year two is when a player truly gets back to health. Did I mention he is #230, can break tackles, and runs in the 4.40 range (4.35 combine). If you're all about stats then you probably didn't care for Elway's career passer rating either.

Inkana7
04-20-2009, 11:27 AM
Ronnie Brown was a one man wrecking crew for the hapless 1-15 Dolphins before he got hurt. He had 900+ all purpose yards by like Week 5. And he's been splitting carries with Ricky Williams since then.

SouthStndJunkie
04-20-2009, 04:52 PM
Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Torry Holt agreed to a three-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday that could be worth as much as $20 million, according to a source.

Beantown Bronco
04-20-2009, 05:36 PM
Take away a few games for the Broncos Defense and they didn't suck so bad. Take away a couple wins by the Cardinals and they don't even make the playoffs, let alone the superbowl. That's such a stupid argument, IMO. Even if we did play your game, Ronnie Brown still averaged 4 yards per carry and had over 30 receptions (which he has every year in the league).

I'm not talking about a couple of games. I'm talking about ONE game. Big difference there.

And is 4 yds per carry really a benchmark we want to use? Because well over 20 rbs (not even counting the guys with less than 150 carries) accomplished that last season.

If you're all about stats then you probably didn't care for Elway's career passer rating either.

Passer rating? Really? That's a poor analogy. Nobody outside of announcers and some media folk EVER talk about passer rating in a serious discussion. QBs still get graded on meaningful stats: TDs, INTs, yards, wins, etc. Tailbacks are no different. You HAVE to take stats into account. Blocking is great but it will only get you so far.

In four years, he's done nothing in this league to indicate he can dominate and take over games. Seriously. Half the journeymen Denver has brought in since TD retired have dominated more games in one season than this guy has in 4 years in the league. And he's injury prone. Why do we need to roll out the red carpet for that when we can easily draft a guy like that in the 3rd round, for a TON less $?

Keep in mind, he was just coming off an injury. Typically, year two is when a player truly gets back to health. Did I mention he is #230, can break tackles, and runs in the 4.40 range (4.35 combine).

Let's not bring up the injury. He was 100% last season. He, the team trainers and his coaches all said so early on (when he didn't seem to struggle at all against NE BTW).

Beantown Bronco
04-20-2009, 05:52 PM
Ronnie Brown was a one man wrecking crew for the hapless 1-15 Dolphins before he got hurt. He had 900+ all purpose yards by like Week 5. And he's been splitting carries with Ricky Williams since then.

His 2007 stats need to be put in some context. Lots of garbage time yards (when they were already out of the game) and not a lot of scores outside of one dominating game (seems to be a trend).

And pretty much every rb in the league splits carries now. Relative lack of production is not an excuse for them.

SouthStndJunkie
04-20-2009, 11:18 PM
Shanahan Eventually To Surface With ‘Skins?

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/20/shanahan-eventually-to-surface-with-skins/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 20, 2009, 9:59 p.m.

As the Washington Redskins continue to prepare for the second year of the Jim Zorn era, we’re hearing ongoing chatter that, come 2010, the head coach of the team will be former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan.

Of course, the ‘Skins might not end up getting a clear shot at Shanahan. With Cowboys coach Wade Phillips entering the final year of his contract and a new deal unlikely, Jerry Jones likely will be looking for a new head coach, too.

In the end, Shanahan’s final destination might come down to money. Specifically, the question will be the extent to which any team is willing to exceed the $7 million that Shanahan is due to receive from the Broncos regardless of whether he works next season.

So maybe, just maybe, the team’s flirtation with USC quarterback Mark Sanchez has less to do with making an impact in 2009, and more to do with helping set the table for Shanahan in 2010.

baja
04-20-2009, 11:23 PM
Shanahan Eventually To Surface With ‘Skins?

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/20/shanahan-eventually-to-surface-with-skins/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 20, 2009, 9:59 p.m.

As the Washington Redskins continue to prepare for the second year of the Jim Zorn era, we’re hearing ongoing chatter that, come 2010, the head coach of the team will be former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan.

Of course, the ‘Skins might not end up getting a clear shot at Shanahan. With Cowboys coach Wade Phillips entering the final year of his contract and a new deal unlikely, Jerry Jones likely will be looking for a new head coach, too.

In the end, Shanahan’s final destination might come down to money. Specifically, the question will be the extent to which any team is willing to exceed the $7 million that Shanahan is due to receive from the Broncos regardless of whether he works next season.

So maybe, just maybe, the team’s flirtation with USC quarterback Mark Sanchez has less to do with making an impact in 2009, and more to do with helping set the table for Shanahan in 2010.

Ha, maybe that has something to do with Bowlen steering Cutler away from Washington, did not want to reunite Cutler with Shanahan. Nah!

Broncoman13
04-21-2009, 04:30 AM
I'd rather see Shanny go to Dallas than Washington, but either one has "lose" written all over it. Tough decision. Who would you rather coach, the Skins with Snyder or the Cowboys with Jerry Jones?

Broncoman13
04-21-2009, 04:32 AM
His 2007 stats need to be put in some context. Lots of garbage time yards (when they were already out of the game) and not a lot of scores outside of one dominating game (seems to be a trend).

And pretty much every rb in the league splits carries now. Relative lack of production is not an excuse for them.


You can make an argument either way for Ronnie Brown. Last year he was not at full health. It was a surprise that he was able to play as well as he did early in the season. By the time the Pats game came around people were pretty much done talking about his injury, but that doesn't mean he wasn't still feeling the affects from it. Do you disagree that it typically takes a player two years to fully return from an ACL?

peacepipe
04-21-2009, 04:46 AM
Not sure what his trade value would be....a 3rd round pick sounds about right....with a late round pick tossed in.It's not as if he was a total bust. The 3rd or 5th overall pick in his draft isn't getting shipped anywhere unless there is a 2nd rd pick at the least involved in what they get in return.

Broncoman13
04-21-2009, 04:52 AM
What in the hell have you been smoking in your peacepipe dude?

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2009, 06:34 AM
Do you disagree that it typically takes a player two years to fully return from an ACL?

With the strides made in "treatment" in the last few years, and the fact that I can no longer name any recent cases where it took that long, I'd say yes that I disagree.

Rodney Harrison, Carson Palmer and Ronnie Brown.....all on the field less than 12 months after said injury and all at least arguably performed at or above their previous levels.

Broncoman13
04-21-2009, 10:25 AM
With the strides made in "treatment" in the last few years, and the fact that I can no longer name any recent cases where it took that long, I'd say yes that I disagree.

Rodney Harrison, Carson Palmer and Ronnie Brown.....all on the field less than 12 months after said injury and all at least arguably performed at or above their previous levels.


Ha! Hilarious! LOL

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2009, 10:49 AM
Ha! Hilarious! LOL

Solid rebuttal. What part of my post do you disagree with, specifically?

Palmer had surgery for that injury in Jan of 2006. He started all 16 games in 2006 and passed the 4,000 yard mark for the first time in his career, finishing the season with a franchise record 4,035 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, only 13 interceptions and 93.9 rating. He also made the Pro Bowl for the second year in a row, becoming the first Bengals quarterback to do this since Boomer Esiason in 1988 and 1989. Palmer was named Most Outstanding Player at the Pro Bowl, leading the AFC down the field in the final two minutes for the win. He completed 8 of 17 passes for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns, one to his Bengals teammate Chad Johnson.

Rodney Harrison was back in the starting lineup for the Pats only 10 months after his surgery. He was 100%, but had his season cut short by an unrelated shoulder injury about halfway through the year.

Brown pretty much threw up career best numbers last season, less than 12 months after his surgery.

Back in the day, perhaps it took two full seasons to bounce back from that surgery. I suppose that belief had to come from somewhere. Maybe it still does for some. I just can't name them......(and it certainly wasn't the case for the guys listed above)

baja
04-21-2009, 11:06 AM
Isn't micofracture surgery what ended Lepis' career.

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2009, 11:24 AM
Isn't micofracture surgery what ended Lepis' career.

He admitted his play regressed....combine that with the fact that he had two knee surgeries (one on each knee) in less than 2 years (one in 06 and one in 07).

azbroncfan
04-21-2009, 12:25 PM
Isn't micofracture surgery what ended Lepis' career.

I think getting old combined with the surgeries did him in.

Broncoman13
04-21-2009, 12:54 PM
Solid rebuttal. What part of my post do you disagree with, specifically?

Palmer had surgery for that injury in Jan of 2006. He started all 16 games in 2006 and passed the 4,000 yard mark for the first time in his career, finishing the season with a franchise record 4,035 passing yards and 28 touchdowns, only 13 interceptions and 93.9 rating. He also made the Pro Bowl for the second year in a row, becoming the first Bengals quarterback to do this since Boomer Esiason in 1988 and 1989. Palmer was named Most Outstanding Player at the Pro Bowl, leading the AFC down the field in the final two minutes for the win. He completed 8 of 17 passes for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns, one to his Bengals teammate Chad Johnson.

Rodney Harrison was back in the starting lineup for the Pats only 10 months after his surgery. He was 100%, but had his season cut short by an unrelated shoulder injury about halfway through the year.

Brown pretty much threw up career best numbers last season, less than 12 months after his surgery.

Back in the day, perhaps it took two full seasons to bounce back from that surgery. I suppose that belief had to come from somewhere. Maybe it still does for some. I just can't name them......(and it certainly wasn't the case for the guys listed above)


Palmer yes, Ronnie Brown had nearly 1000 yards (total offense) when he went down 5 or 6 games into the 07 season. He has barely the same #'s in a full season the year after his reconstruction and you say he was better upon his return. Lots of fail in that statement.

Rodney Harrison had 138 tackles in 2004. He also had 3 sacks, 10 or so passes defended and another 5 turnovers (ff, fr, ints). He played 3 games in 05 and then went down with injury. In 2006 he had 50 tackles with only 1 interception and only 1 forced fumble. Certainly not "at or above his previous level" as you stated.


Finally, you are comparing apples to oranges with the different positions. The amount of cutting a QB does vs a RB is vastly different. You are right though that the "medicine" for today's athletes is much better than in years past. I think a better example of that would be Philip Rivers who incorporated a QB's routine movements into his rehab program. That allowed him to gain the functional strength (and more importantly confidence) in his knee that he would need for the QB position. Something that is not possible with a RB b/c of the position's requirements for continuous cutting. Anyhow, here's something I found just for you...

Major leg injuries and running backs do not mix, and it takes time (typically two full years from the season when the major leg injury occurred) to recover to the pre-injury form that these backs enjoyed when punishing NFL defenses on a regular basis. Deuce McAllister and Jamal Lewis are the only two backs to produce numbers extremely similar to their pre-injury form on their first year back from a major leg injury. For Lewis, there are two possible explanations that could help account for this. The first lies in the fact that Lewis tore his ACL during the preseason in the summer of 2000, hence Lewis had longer to rehab the injury and prepare for the 2002 season when compared to previous backs that tore their ACL during the regular season. The second possible explanation lies in the fact that Lewis had previously torn his ACL during his sophomore year of college while playing at Tennessee; consequently, he already experienced the recovery process and knew both physically and mentally what it would take to rehabilitate his knee and return to a high level of play. As for McAllister, he is the exception to the norm as we have no concrete reason why he was able to return to his preinjury form so quickly. He did injure his knee in 2005 relatively early in the season (week 5), but that is not early enough to consider it a significant advantage in terms of recovery time. In every data set there are always a few points outside the data band, and McAllister to his credit is one of those points. Hearst also had one of the better years on his return (70% of his previous fantasy performance based on a standard performance scoring system), but similar to Lewis, Hearst also had more time to rehabilitate his injury compared to other players (in fact, he had an additional year to recover). Regardless, the overall trend illustrates that some of the best backs in the game struggled on their first year immediately returning from a major leg injury.

Why does this RB two-year injury rule seem to exist?
In a word---hesitation. When returning to the gridiron after recovering from a significant leg injury, it is almost impossible for a running back to not hesitate when running with the ball. Minor leg injuries such as sprains and pulled muscles can and should be expected for running backs in the NFL, but major leg injuries such as a torn ACL can be devastating to a RB and delay their progress to returning to their pre-injury form. The key to this immediate one-year slump lies in the function of the ACL itself. The ACL holds the femur and tibia in place and is one of the most critical ligaments to athletes because of its primary function of stabilizing the knee joint during deceleration. Without the ACL, players would fall to the ground due to the knee buckling when applying pressure from either stopping or changing direction. It is only natural for a RB to be hesitant when running during the first year after an ACL injury. Given the speed of the NFL, there is no room for there to be any kind of hesitation and still expect a running back to put up big numbers.

By the way, for those that have endured a significant leg injury and played some ball, we’re preaching to the choir. For those that haven’t, go talk to someone who has. Physical therapy is brutal and requires not only considerable time to “fully” recover, but also requires tremendous determination and sheer guts. The mental anguish on a player can at times prove to be as strenuous as the physical anguish. It is not uncommon for a player to ponder thoughts of retirement when going through this process, and it is a credit to those that made it all the way back to be able to play at the level the NFL demands.

Beantown Bronco
04-21-2009, 01:17 PM
Palmer yes, Ronnie Brown had nearly 1000 yards (total offense) when he went down 5 or 6 games into the 07 season. He has barely the same #'s in a full season the year after his reconstruction and you say he was better upon his return. Lots of fail in that statement.

I dealt with the inflated 7 game - 2007 numbers earlier (just look at what he did the prior two full seasons.....it was the same as what he did last year, if not worse overall). But please continue to ignore things like TDs because they don't fit your argument. Focus only on those isolated 7 games instead of his entire 4 year career.

Rodney Harrison had 138 tackles in 2004. He also had 3 sacks, 10 or so passes defended and another 5 turnovers (ff, fr, ints). He played 3 games in 05 and then went down with injury. In 2006 he had 50 tackles with only 1 interception and only 1 forced fumble. Certainly not "at or above his previous level" as you stated.


Again, you are the master of numbers with no context. He only played in 8 full games in 2006 (the year after his surgery). He was out the other 8 due to unrelated injuries. While he was in there though, he performed roughly on par with what he was doing immediately pre-injury. Of course if you go 2+ years before that, when he was in his prime and played a full season, the numbers are going to seem way off. But in reality, other than a slight dip, which is normal due to age and wear and tear, his performance didn't suffer because of the ACL. That was my point. His age HAS to be taken into account.

The rest of your post is anecdotal and doesn't even have a link. It also doesn't help me in my quest for a list of guys in the past few years who required two full years to get back into top shape instead of one or less.

SouthStndJunkie
04-21-2009, 01:46 PM
It's not as if he was a total bust. The 3rd or 5th overall pick in his draft isn't getting shipped anywhere unless there is a 2nd rd pick at the least involved in what they get in return.

I said a 3rd round pick with a late round pick tossed in.

I don't think they could get a 2nd round pick in return.

SouthStndJunkie
04-23-2009, 08:22 PM
Titans Talking To Cardinals About Boldin

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/23/titans-talking-to-cardinals-about-boldin/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 23, 2009, 10:47 p.m. EDT

The Tennessee Titans are exploring the possibility of a trade for Pro Bowl wide receiver Anquan Boldin, making inquiries with the Arizona Cardinals about a prospective deal, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

Citing sources, the report states that the two sides aren’t on the verge of striking a deal two days prior to the NFL Draft.

The Titans could definitely use a proven wide receiver to boost a dormant passing game. Tennessee recently made a bid for Torry Holt, but he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Holding 10 draft picks, the Titans are capable of wheeling and dealing to try to obtain Boldin.

“It’s safe to say we’re always trying to get the team better, so we’ll continue to monitor various situations,’’ Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt said. “But there’s a numbers of players that are discussed at this point and time, that’s kind of the way it works.”

Other receivers that are reportedly of interest to the Titans via trade: Braylon Edwards, Roscoe Parrish and Chad Johnson.

“There’s always that potential,’’ Reinfeldt said. “I wouldn’t rule it out. … It would have to be a situation of equity and you’d consider it then.’’

The Titans signed former Pittsburgh Steelers third wide receiver Nate Washington to a free agent deal this offseason, but want to continue to bolster their receiving corps with a potential No. 1 wideout.

SouthStndJunkie
04-26-2009, 07:56 AM
Drafting Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry in the first round triggered an immediate ripple effect on the Seattle Seahawks’ roster.

According to Eric Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune, the Seahawks have rescinded the franchise tag on linebacker Leroy Hill in a move that immediately frees up salary cap space and makes him an unrestricted free agent.

Hill hadn’t shown up for minicamps after not signing his $8.3 million one-year tender and reportedly turned down a six-year, $36 million offer sheet. However, team officials said that they plan to continue to negotiate with Hill even now that the tag has been removed.

Per the report, the transaction was executed just hours after the Seahawks tabbed Curry, the Dick Butkus Award winner, as the fourth overall pick. Of course, the cap money that was assigned to Hill will be taken up in large part by Curry’s pending rookie deal.

Arrested in January on a marijuana possession charge in Atlanta, Hill apologized for the incident. That off-field incident doesn’t seem to be the reason behind the decision to pull the tag.

montrose
04-26-2009, 08:42 AM
Drafting Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry in the first round triggered an immediate ripple effect on the Seattle Seahawks’ roster.

According to Eric Williams of the Tacoma News-Tribune, the Seahawks have rescinded the franchise tag on linebacker Leroy Hill in a move that immediately frees up salary cap space and makes him an unrestricted free agent.

Hill hadn’t shown up for minicamps after not signing his $8.3 million one-year tender and reportedly turned down a six-year, $36 million offer sheet. However, team officials said that they plan to continue to negotiate with Hill even now that the tag has been removed.

Per the report, the transaction was executed just hours after the Seahawks tabbed Curry, the Dick Butkus Award winner, as the fourth overall pick. Of course, the cap money that was assigned to Hill will be taken up in large part by Curry’s pending rookie deal.

Arrested in January on a marijuana possession charge in Atlanta, Hill apologized for the incident. That off-field incident doesn’t seem to be the reason behind the decision to pull the tag.


Sucks for Hill. Much of the salary cap money for teams is gone, teams have filled needs through the draft and the tender is off the table.

SouthStndJunkie
04-28-2009, 06:55 PM
Cards Cut Edgerrin James

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/04/28/cards-cut-edgerrin-james/

Posted by Mike Florio on April 28, 2009, 6:45 p.m. EDT

As expected, the Arizona Cardinals have released running back Edgerrin James.

James, a ten-year veteran who joined the Cardinals three years ago, began lobbying for his release not long after he was benched for rookie Tim Hightower during the 2008 regular season. Even after James regained his starting job for the postseason run, he wasn’t regarded as a guy who would remain with the team for the final season of his four-year deal.

And he still wanted out.

Once the Cardinals picked Ohio State running back Chris “Beanie” Wells in round one, it became obvious that the defending NFC champs would move on.

The transaction frees up $5 million in cap space, which in theory could be used to sign receiver Anquan Boldin to a new contract.

The Cardinals also cut defensive end/linebacker Travis LaBoy and cornerback Rod Hood.

“It’s never easy to release veteran players who have contributed to the team’s success and these three individuals certainly fall into that category,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said in a team-issued release. “But like every decision we make, it simply comes down to what is in the best interest of our football team and what gives us the best chance for success. We’re grateful to all three of them for their contributions and wish them nothing but the best in the future.”

SouthStndJunkie
04-29-2009, 10:19 PM
Veteran blocking fullback and special-teams player Andrew Pinnock was cut today, the Denver Broncos announced.

The transaction accompanied the official signing of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Nick Greisen, a move we reported last night.

OrangeRising
04-29-2009, 10:36 PM
Veteran blocking fullback and special-teams player Andrew Pinnock was cut today, the Denver Broncos announced.

The transaction accompanied the official signing of former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Nick Greisen, a move we reported last night.

Boy, you'd better not be an out-of-work NFL LB or DT. Josh McDaniels darn well might break into your home at 3 AM and force you to sign a contract.

How many of these people are we going to bring in?

Now, we've started kicking them out the exit while we're dragging them in through the front door.

OABB
04-29-2009, 10:39 PM
how dare he work after hours!

Sassy
04-29-2009, 10:39 PM
Why the hell is Favre on my tv AGAIN!

SouthStndJunkie
04-30-2009, 09:55 PM
Veteran unrestricted free agent center Eric Ghiaciuc has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced today.

Contract terms weren’t disclosed, as per club policy.

A former Cincinnati Bengals fourth-round draft pick, Ghiaciuc has started 42 career games.

Drafted in 2005, the 6′4″, 303-pounder was picked 119th overall out of Central Michigan.

ohiobronco2
04-30-2009, 10:05 PM
Report: Seahawks Strike Deal With Leroy Hill
Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 30, 2009, 9:48 p.m.
Less than a week after the Seattle Seahawks lifted the franchise tag on linebacker Leroy Hill, the NFC West club struck a deal with him tonight on a six-year, $38 million contract, according to John Clayton of ESPN.com.

The contract reportedly includes $15.5 million in guaranteed money, and it follows Seahawks coach Jim Mora forecasting in a radio interview earlier today that a deal is imminent.

Per the report, Hill’s deal includes a specific addendum to the contract language that would allow him to keep his guaranteed money even if he is possibly suspended by the NFL as a consequence of a recent off-field incident involving possession of marijuana.

Citing a source, Clayton reports that Hill is now assured of receiving that money regardless of whether he is disciplined by the league.

Hill received $2 million more over the course of the entire deal than the six-year offer he declined to sign before having the tag rescinded.

ohiobronco2
04-30-2009, 10:06 PM
Why the hell is Favre on my tv AGAIN!

Is this an episode of Blind Date with Brett and Madden?

SouthStndJunkie
05-04-2009, 08:20 AM
Herm To Be The Next Coors Light Former Coach

Posted by Mike Florio on May 4, 2009, 10:25 a.m. EDT

NFL rules prevent current head coaches from hawking beer. And so when a current NFL head coach becomes a former NFL head coach, he becomes a candidate for the Coors Light commercials featuring old footage augmented with smartass questions and comments about beer and other stuff not about football.

The latest former NFL head coach to join the crowd? Herm Edwards of the Chiefs, according to Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Journal.

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ohiobronco2
05-04-2009, 12:18 PM
Herm To Be The Next Coors Light Former Coach

Posted by Mike Florio on May 4, 2009, 10:25 a.m. EDT

NFL rules prevent current head coaches from hawking beer. And so when a current NFL head coach becomes a former NFL head coach, he becomes a candidate for the Coors Light commercials featuring old footage augmented with smartass questions and comments about beer and other stuff not about football.

The latest former NFL head coach to join the crowd? Herm Edwards of the Chiefs, according to Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Journal.

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LOL Hilarious! And the Chiefs traded picks for him.

SouthStndJunkie
05-06-2009, 09:58 AM
Bengals Cut Levi Jones

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/06/bengals-cut-levi-jones/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 6, 2009, 12:17 p.m. EDT

The Cincinnati Bengals have released veteran left tackle Levi Jones. The team announced the move earlier today.

Jones was a first-round pick in 2002, and he quickly became a fixture on the left side of the line.

Signed through 2012, Jones was due to earn a base salary of $3 million this year. (Frankly, it’s a reasonable amount for a guy who by all appearances can still play.)

The Bengals held onto Jones until they could obtain his replacement, Alabama’s Andre Smith, with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft.

The departure of Jones means that both starting tackles from 2008 are now gone. Right tackle Stacy Andrews signed with the Eagles early in free agency.

The Bengals reportedly informed Jones after picking Smith that the team would try to trade Jones before cutting him. They found no suitors.

Now that Jones is on the market, look for the Bills to make a run at him, given that Buffalo traded left tackle Jason Peters and didn’t replace him with either of their first-round draft picks.

SouthStndJunkie
05-06-2009, 04:07 PM
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is reporting that former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison is planning on retiring.

King mentions that Harrison’s injured knee and his inability to get it healthy is the reason.

Inkana7
05-06-2009, 04:12 PM
What a terrible way to end a great career.

I salute you, Starvin' Marvin.

SouthStndJunkie
05-06-2009, 04:46 PM
What a terrible way to end a great career.

I salute you, Starvin' Marvin.

It's better than stumbling around and struggling for another team....at least he will have only played for the Colts.

Tombstone RJ
05-06-2009, 04:53 PM
Bengals Cut Levi Jones

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/06/bengals-cut-levi-jones/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 6, 2009, 12:17 p.m. EDT

The Cincinnati Bengals have released veteran left tackle Levi Jones. The team announced the move earlier today.

Jones was a first-round pick in 2002, and he quickly became a fixture on the left side of the line.

Signed through 2012, Jones was due to earn a base salary of $3 million this year. (Frankly, it’s a reasonable amount for a guy who by all appearances can still play.)

The Bengals held onto Jones until they could obtain his replacement, Alabama’s Andre Smith, with the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft.

The departure of Jones means that both starting tackles from 2008 are now gone. Right tackle Stacy Andrews signed with the Eagles early in free agency.

The Bengals reportedly informed Jones after picking Smith that the team would try to trade Jones before cutting him. They found no suitors.

Now that Jones is on the market, look for the Bills to make a run at him, given that Buffalo traded left tackle Jason Peters and didn’t replace him with either of their first-round draft picks.

The Bills picking up Jones just make sense.

broncosteven
05-06-2009, 06:09 PM
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King is reporting that former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison is planning on retiring.

King mentions that Harrison’s injured knee and his inability to get it healthy is the reason.

Now he will have more time to shoot bitatches.

SouthStndJunkie
05-06-2009, 08:51 PM
Despite Injury, Tyrone McKenzie Will Still Get A Contract

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/06/despite-injury-tyrone-mckenzie-will-still-get-a-contract/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 6, 2009, 10:05 p.m. EDT

A league source explained to us this afternoon the payment procedure that will apply in the wake of linebacker Tyrone McKenzie’s season-ending injury during a rookie minicamp held less than a week after he joined the Patriots via round three of the 2009 draft.

Other than Detroit’s Matt Stafford, who signed a contract before he was picked first overall, and the undrafted free agents who sign deals as they come through the door, every rookie who participates in offseason workouts as a member of the team does so without a contract.

The players routinely choose to practice pursuant to a “letter of protection,” which promises that in the event of a season-ending injury the player still will be offered a fair contract.

McKenzie was the 97th overall selection. Thus, he will get a deal that fits within the slot between the 96th pick (cornerback Keenan Lewis of the Steelers) and the 98th position (tight end Chase Coffman of the Bengals).

It could get dicey if Coffman signs a three-year deal and Lewis inks a four-year package, or if either player has a “split salary” that provides lower base pay in the event of a season-ending injury. But, for the most part, it will be easy to determine the value of McKenzie’s contract, which by the bottom of round three essentially consist of a signing bonus and minimum base salaries for the duration of the deal.

Regardless of the specifics, the reality is that the Patriots will be compelled to treat McKenzie fairly. Otherwise, agents would begin to refuse to allow unsigned rookies to participate in New England’s underwear practices, which as McKenzie has learned can be as hazardous as full-pads double-sessions.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 10:35 AM
Bengals Announce Arrival Of Roy Williams

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/07/bengals-announce-arrival-of-roy-williams/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 7, 2009, 1:30 p.m. EDT

A day after the Bengals officially parted ways with the 10th overall pick in the 2002 draft, they welcomed the guy taken two spots earlier.

As expected, veteran safety Roy Williams has signed with the Bengals. The team announced the move earlier today.

Williams, a former Cowboy, is a five-time Pro Bowler. He made it to Hawaii four times while playing for defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, who now serves as the defensive coordinator in Cincinnati.

“Roy had his best years when we were together in Dallas,” Zimmer said in a team-issued release. “I think we can take advantage of all his strengths in our [4-3] scheme. I don’t think the scheme in Dallas fit him quite as well when they switched to a 3-4, but he still went to the Pro Bowl in 2007.”

(Yes, Williams went to the Pro Bowl in 2007. Via airplane and his reputation.)

“Roy is a big hitter, a very tough player who lends a physical presence to a defense, and he makes plays,” Zimmer added. “He has also been very durable, with just the one injury that cost him last year, and that was a broken bone that’s healed now.”

Williams missed 13 games last year due to a broken forearm.

Despite the accolades, Williams long has been regarded as a liability in pass coverage. Thus, if rookie linebacker Rey Maualuga lands a starting job in his first year, look for teams to look to pass on the Bengals on first down and second down, given that both men are regarded as guys who need to come off the field when it’s time for the offense to throw the ball.

SouthStndJunkie
05-07-2009, 07:13 PM
Bengals Trade For A Running Back

From Joe Reedy of The Cincinnati Enquirer:

The Bengals made a trade with St. Louis, sending DT Orien Harris to the Rams in exchange for RB Brian Leonard.

Leonard started in seven games as a rookie in 2007 and finished with 303 yards on 86 carries. His best game came on Oct. 7, 2007, against Arizona when he had 102 yards on 18 carries.

He was limited by injuries last year, playing in only two games with seven yards on two carries.

Beantown Bronco
05-08-2009, 06:54 AM
Rumor has it the Bengals were afraid the Broncos were going to swoop in at the last minute and sign him.

bowtown
05-08-2009, 07:06 AM
Rumor has it the Bengals were afraid the Broncos were going to swoop in at the last minute and sign him.

THE PLAN IS FALLING APAAAAAAAAAAAAART!!!!

SouthStndJunkie
05-08-2009, 12:24 PM
Lorenzo Neal Joins The Raiders

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/08/lorenzo-neal-joins-the-raiders/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 8, 2009, 2:23 p.m. EDT

Several outlets, including RaiderBeat.com, report that veteran fullback Lorenzo Neal has agreed to terms with the Raiders.

There is no mention yet of the transaction on the team’s official web site. Typically, the Raiders announce such moves merely by updating the “Transactions” page.

Neal, 38, played most recently for the Ravens, appearing in all 19 regular-season and playoff games and starting seven times.

Before that, he spent five years with the Chargers, two with the Bengals, two with the Titans, one with the Buccaneers, one with the Jets, and four with the Saints.

SouthStndJunkie
05-08-2009, 12:25 PM
Rams Release Tinoisamoa

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/08/rams-release-tinoisamoa/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 8, 2009, 2:59 p.m. EDT

In a somewhat surprising move, the St. Louis Rams have released veteran linebacke Pino Tinoisamoa.

The team announced the move on Friday.

“This was a difficult decision based on a lot of factors,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a team-issued statement. “I have a great deal of respect for Pisa and wish him all the best.”

Per Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the move creates $2.25 million in 2009 cap room. Signed through 2011, Tinoisamoa was due to earn a base salary of $3.25 million of this year.

Thomas, who cites Tinoisamoa’s lack of size as a factor of the move, also points out that the transaction will result in middle linebacker Chris Draft sliding to an outside position, and second-round rookie James Laurinaitis starting in the middle.

Tinoisamoa was a second-round pick in 2003; he’s now an unrestricted free agent and he likely will find opportunities elsewhere. But probably not at the $3.25 million base salary he was due to earn this year.

SouthStndJunkie
05-08-2009, 08:27 PM
49ers Interested In Horn?

From Kevin Lynch of The San Francisco 49ers:

I also heard of the 49ers’ interest in Joe Horn, who sat out last year because of a contract dispute with the Falcons. NFLnetwork termed the investigation of Horn “at a low level.” The 49ers already have a logjam at receiver with the signing of former Titan Brandon Jones and the drafting of Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree plus they have youngsters Josh Morgan, Jason Hill, and Dominique Zeigler. Where would Horn fit, especially with Isaac Bruce deciding to return?

SouthStndJunkie
05-08-2009, 08:28 PM
Why would any team be interested in Joe Horn?

He is 37 and has not done squat for a few years.

s0phr0syne
05-10-2009, 10:28 AM
WR Drew Bennett Still an FA?

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090510/SPORTS01/90510009/1027/WR+Bennett+to+visit+Titans+on+Monday

He's visiting Tennessee, but how has this guy not already been taken off the market? He was a great wide receiver from 2001-2006 with the Titans. He's very tall, and has great ball skills--he really fights for the ball well when it's in the air.

It's perplexing to me that after 2 years on a totally s**t Rams team, that his value has depreciated this much.

TheReverend
05-10-2009, 10:37 AM
WR Drew Bennett Still an FA?

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090510/SPORTS01/90510009/1027/WR+Bennett+to+visit+Titans+on+Monday

He's visiting Tennessee, but how has this guy not already been taken off the market? He was a great wide receiver from 2001-2006 with the Titans. He's very tall, and has great ball skills--he really fights for the ball well when it's in the air.

It's perplexing to me that after 2 years on a totally s**t Rams team, that his value has depreciated this much.

I'm not sure I'd throw the word "great" around in association with Drew Bennett outside of one game...

s0phr0syne
05-10-2009, 10:41 AM
hmm, maybe I just thought he was way more awesome than he was. It would certainly seem like 32 teams agree with your evaluation.

dbfan21
05-13-2009, 11:02 AM
Taylor returning to Dolphins with one-year, $1.5M deal

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8104bfd6&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

MIAMI -- Jason Taylor has rejoined the Miami Dolphins.

The 34-year-old linebacker signed a $1.5 million, one-year contract Wednesday with Miami, said his agent, Gary Wichard.

Taylor played his first 11 seasons with Miami before being traded to the Washington Redskins. He was released by Washington last winter after one injury-plagued season.

The New England Patriots courted Taylor, but he wanted to return to South Florida, where he still lives.

"My heart has always been in Miami, and so I'm truly excited to call myself a Dolphin once again," Taylor said in a statement. "I was presented with a number of different opportunities, but in the end the combination of this being the best situation for my family, my love for this community and my tremendous loyalty to a great organization made this an easy decision."

The Redskins released Taylor after he turned down a chance to play another season with them for $8.5 million. He could give Miami's pass rush a much-needed boost at outside linebacker opposite Joey Porter, who led the AFC with 17.5 sacks last year.

Taylor was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Dolphins in 2006 and made the Pro Bowl six times. After the regime led by Bill Parcells took over the Dolphins early last year, Taylor was traded to Washington for two draft picks.

Taylor, who missed only four games in his 11 seasons in Miami, was unable to stay healthy in Washington. He sprained his knee during the preseason and hurt his calf in a win over Arizona on Sept. 21. Taylor required an operation to have blood drained from his calf and a second procedure a month later.

The calf injury hampered Taylor much of the season, and he struggled to fit into a Redskins' defensive scheme that gave him less freedom than he had with the Dolphins. He had only 3.5 sacks for the Redskins, his lowest total since 1999.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

bowtown
05-13-2009, 01:24 PM
Taylor returning to Dolphins with one-year, $1.5M deal

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8104bfd6&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true

MIAMI -- Jason Taylor has rejoined the Miami Dolphins.

The 34-year-old linebacker signed a $1.5 million, one-year contract Wednesday with Miami, said his agent, Gary Wichard.

Taylor played his first 11 seasons with Miami before being traded to the Washington Redskins. He was released by Washington last winter after one injury-plagued season.

The New England Patriots courted Taylor, but he wanted to return to South Florida, where he still lives.

"My heart has always been in Miami, and so I'm truly excited to call myself a Dolphin once again," Taylor said in a statement. "I was presented with a number of different opportunities, but in the end the combination of this being the best situation for my family, my love for this community and my tremendous loyalty to a great organization made this an easy decision."

The Redskins released Taylor after he turned down a chance to play another season with them for $8.5 million. He could give Miami's pass rush a much-needed boost at outside linebacker opposite Joey Porter, who led the AFC with 17.5 sacks last year.

Taylor was the NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Dolphins in 2006 and made the Pro Bowl six times. After the regime led by Bill Parcells took over the Dolphins early last year, Taylor was traded to Washington for two draft picks.

Taylor, who missed only four games in his 11 seasons in Miami, was unable to stay healthy in Washington. He sprained his knee during the preseason and hurt his calf in a win over Arizona on Sept. 21. Taylor required an operation to have blood drained from his calf and a second procedure a month later.

The calf injury hampered Taylor much of the season, and he struggled to fit into a Redskins' defensive scheme that gave him less freedom than he had with the Dolphins. He had only 3.5 sacks for the Redskins, his lowest total since 1999.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

That's one of the most long and complex contract renegotiations in the history of football.

SouthStndJunkie
05-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Willie Anderson Retires

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/13/willie-anderson-retires/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on May 13, 2009, 5:38 p.m.

Baltimore Ravens veteran offensive tackle Willie Anderson, who had been battling injuries, was placed on the reserve/retired list, Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome announced today.

Anderson, 33, is a four-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle who signed with the Ravens prior to last season after being cut by the Cincinnati Bengals.

Anderson didn’t participate in the Ravens’ recent full-team mandatory minicamp, and coach John Harbaugh cited knee problems as the reason for his inactivity.

Anderson had contemplated retirement during the offseason as the Ravens pursued free agent offensive tackle Orlando Pace, who wound up signing with the Chicago Bears.

Ultimately, the Ravens traded up in the first round to land Ole Miss consensus All-American offensive tackle Michael Oher. Oher lined up with the first-team offense at right tackle during minicamp.

oubronco
05-14-2009, 12:26 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9569938/Sources:-Bucs-expected-to-cut-Griese-loose


<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> //document.getElementById('number_of_comments').inne rHTML = commentCount+" Comments"; </SCRIPT><!-- // Story Content // --><SCRIPT> if(fanid.length > 0 && typeof(nflDefaultLeague)!= "undefined") { leagueId = nflDefaultLeague; //find teamId of default league (if exists) for(var i=0; i < teamsInfo.length; i++){ if(teamsInfo[i][4] == leagueId){ defaultTeamId = teamsInfo[i][0]; } } var fantasyLeaguePlayerJsPath = 'http://msn.foxsports.com' + '/nugget/200002_' + leagueId + '|||' + fanid; } </SCRIPT>The crop of veteran free-agent quarterbacks is about to grow by one.

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 width=240 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>http://msn.foxsports.com/id/9570290_36_1.jpg</TD></TR><TR><TD class=caption>Brian Griese played three of the past five seasons for the Bucs. (Al Messerschmidt / Getty Images)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
Brian Griese is expected to be cut by Tampa Bay later this week, two sources told FOXSports.com. Details of the release are being finalized, one of the sources said.
The parting will be long overdue. The Buccaneers added two quarterbacks last month by signing ex-Jacksonville starter Byron Leftwich and using a first-round draft choice on Kansas State's Josh Freeman. Tampa Bay re-signed five-year veteran Luke McCown earlier this offseason and still has 2008 fifth-round pick Josh Johnson on the roster.
Griese hasn't reported to offseason workouts and hasn't participated in this week's OTA sessions held at Bucs headquarters.
Griese, 34, played three of the past five seasons in Tampa under former coach Jon Gruden. Griese started four of the Bucs' first five games last season — posting a 3-1 record — before being sidelined by an elbow injury. He returned in December to start in a 13-10 loss to Atlanta. A rusty Griese was sacked four times but still completed 26 of 37 passes for 269 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
With the Bucs undergoing a youth movement under a first-year head coach (Raheem Morris) and general manager (Mark Dominik), Griese's departure seemed inevitable. Tampa Bay, though, paid Griese a $300,000 roster bonus earlier this offseason as insurance in case the team couldn't add new quarterback talent. Griese's agent Ralph Cindrich declined comment Wednesday.
McCown and Leftwich are considered the frontrunners to start for Tampa Bay this season, although Freeman is considered the team's quarterback of the future.
Because of his late release date, it seems unlikely that Griese will have the chance to compete elsewhere for a starting position in training camp. Griese, though, could have value as a proven backup.
One possibility is New England. Griese was a college teammate of Tom Brady at Michigan and the Patriots are without an experienced backup after trading Matt Cassel to Kansas City earlier this offseason. Kevin O'Connell (a 2008 third-round pick), Matt Gutierrez and rookie free agent Brian Hoyer are the only quarterbacks on the team's roster. Rookie Julian Edelman, a Kent State quarterback selected in the seventh round, is listed as a wide receiver on the Patriots' web site.
A 1998 third-round draft pick by Denver, Griese became the heir apparent to the retiring John Elway the following season. Griese started 51 games for the Broncos until his 2003 release. Griese spent that season with Miami, where his father Bob was a Hall-of-Fame quarterback during the 1960s and 1970s.
Griese then played with Tampa Bay in 2004 and 2005 before spending the next two seasons in Chicago. The Bucs reacquired Griese in a trade with the Bears last offseason. For his 11-year career, Griese is 45-38 as a starter with 119 touchdowns, 99 interceptions and a 62.7 completion percentage. He was selected for the Pro Bowl in 2000.

SouthStndJunkie
05-17-2009, 08:57 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4171440

Fullback charged in Florida incident

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Buffalo Bills fullback Corey McIntyre was arrested in Florida on accusations he fondled himself outside a Port St. Lucie woman's home.

The incident allegedly happened on March 20 at about 8:30 a.m. ET, but the 30-year-old McIntyre was arrested Thursday and charged with exposing sexual organs.

The charge is a misdemeanor and required a warrant for his arrest, which led to the lag time before McIntyre was jailed.

A spokesman for the Port St. Lucie Police said the woman, 59, claimed the player knocked on her window during the act, then fled after she looked outside. Police later spotted him on a bicycle and stopped him based on the description the woman gave.

BigPlayShay
05-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has reached out to Plaxico Burress, and agent Drew Rosenhaus recently said at least two teams are seriously interested in signing the former New York Giant.

more: http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/103270-cutler-reaches-out-to-plaxico

Inkana7
05-19-2009, 11:01 AM
It appears that Cutler got a good look at his receivers in Chicago.

SouthStndJunkie
05-20-2009, 01:32 AM
Report: Brady’s Comeback Nearly Complete

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/19/report-bradys-comeback-nearly-complete/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on May 19, 2009, 6:43 p.m.

In the wake of being sidelined last season with torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is now operating with no restrictions, according to Albert Breer of SportingNews.com.

Brady is reportedly, “more than excited,” about his medical progress, according to the report, which cited sources close to Brady.

“He’s full-go,” a source told Breer.

Brady’s rehabilitation has received strong reviews from his teammates.

“It’s been great to see him,” wide receiver Wes Welker said. “He looks like the same guy to me.”

Patriots coach Bill Belchick told reporters last month that Brady has been able to work without any limitations.

However, Brady will likely need to wear a knee brace, according to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. That’s a standard precaution following the kind of severe injury that Brady suffered.

SouthStndJunkie
05-20-2009, 01:33 AM
Two More Seasons For Ricky?

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/19/two-more-seasons-for-ricky/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 19, 2009, 4:48 p.m.

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since Mike Ditka and Ricky Williams dressed up like the scariest thing ever placed on the top of a wedding cake.

But, yeah, more than a decade has elapsed from the day on which Ditka, then the head coach of the Saints, gave up his entire draft and a first-rounder the next season for Williams, the Texas running back who actually was picked after the Colts took Edgerrin James.

Now 32 and playing younger than that due to a one-year retirement, a four-game suspension, and a one-year suspension, Williams says that he plans to play two more seasons and then to pack it in.

“I want to be one of the guys who can walk away from the game on my own terms,” Williams said, according to the Palm Beach Post (via Rotoworld).

“As far as when the ball is snapped, I don’t feel 32. Maybe after when I get home I feel 32, but on the field I don’t feel it. I think I’m in a good situation where I’m not going to be asked to carry the ball 30 times.”

Williams is due to earn a base salary of $3.4 million in 2009, the last year of his current contract.

Arkie
05-20-2009, 04:01 PM
Vick got out of prison today. I started thinking about the unnecessary and sick ways he executed dogs--hanging, drowning, picking them up and slamming them down onto the driveway, etc. Killing them was wrong, but he could have at least done it more humanely. I'm not sick enough to do something like that. I couldn't even do the same thing to Vick himself, but I bet others could. I beginning to realize that if Vick comes back to a public stadium, its a real probability he gets assassinated.

SouthStndJunkie
05-20-2009, 05:24 PM
Report: 49ers’ Walt Harris Tears ACL

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/20/report-49ers-walt-harris-tears-acl/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on May 20, 2009, 3:59 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers veteran cornerback Walt Harris tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee Tuesday and will probably be sidelined for the entire season, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

Per the report on Maiocco’s Twitter account, Harris will undergo surgery.

Harris, 34, recorded 54 tackles, one sack and three interceptions last season.

Entering his 14th NFL season, Harris has registered 393 career tackles, 35 interceptions and 85 pass deflections.

Harris has previously played for the Washington Redskins, Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears.

In three seasons with the 49ers, Harris has intercepted 15 passes.

cutthemdown
05-20-2009, 06:55 PM
http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/20/bly-to-visit-49ers/

Reacting quickly to veteran cornerback Walt Harris’ season-ending knee injury, the San Francisco <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%;" id="itxt_nobr_0_0">49ershttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</nobr> (http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/20/bly-to-visit-49ers/#) have targeted Dre’ Bly (http://blog.pressdemocrat.com/49ers/2009/05/niners-scheduled-to-visit-with-dre-bly.html) as his potential replacement, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.
Citing a league source, Maiocco reports that Bly is set to sit down with 49ers team officials on Thursday.
Bly played for the Denver <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%;" id="itxt_nobr_4_0">Broncoshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</nobr> (http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/20/bly-to-visit-49ers/#) for the past two seasons, but the 32-year-old was cut in February. Bly intercepted a total of seven passes in 2007 and 2008.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Bly has registered 40 career interceptions in 10 NFL seasons. A former St. Louis <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%;" id="itxt_nobr_5_0">Ramshttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</nobr> (http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/20/bly-to-visit-49ers/#) second-round draft pick from the University of North Carolina, Bly has also played for the Detroit Lions.
According to the report, Bly wouldn’t be guaranteed a starting job if he’s signed. He would reportedly have to beat out Shawntae <nobr style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 100%;" id="itxt_nobr_6_0">Spencerhttp://images.intellitxt.com/ast/adTypes/mag-glass_10x10.gif</nobr> (http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/20/bly-to-visit-49ers/#) and Tarell Brown.
Meanwhile, the 49ers announced that Harris will have to undergo surgery after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Tuesday.

cutthemdown
05-20-2009, 06:56 PM
Harris out Bly in. I'd say they are about the same quality. Avg number 2, but on the way to below avg.

SouthStndJunkie
05-21-2009, 04:57 PM
Former Broncos cornerback Dre Bly has signed with the San Francisco 49ers.

San Francisco is Bly's fourth team. An 11-year pro, he spent the previous two years with the Broncos. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection with St. Louis in 2003-04.

Details on Bly's new contract weren't immediately available.

The 32-year-old Bly led the Broncos with five interception in 2007 after a trade brought him to Denver from Detroit.

Since he joined the league in 1999, Bly ranks third in the NFL in interceptions. His 40 interceptions over that span trail only Minnesota's Darren Sharper (54) and the Broncos' Champ Bailey (43).

SouthStndJunkie
05-21-2009, 06:44 PM
Cowboys Are Shopping Greg Ellis

Posted by Mike Florio on May 21, 2009, 9:42 p.m. EDT

The Dallas Cowboys have placed linebacker Greg Ellis on the trading block, according to Calvin Watkins of FanHouse.com.

Ellis, a first-round pick in 1998, is due to earn a base salary of $4.15 million in 2009. He has a cap number of $6.25 million.

SouthStndJunkie
05-26-2009, 11:44 PM
NFLN, ESPN Chasing Lynch

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/26/nfln-espn-chasing-lynch/

Posted by Mike Florio on May 26, 2009, 9:58 p.m. EDT

With Jon Gruden gone to ESPN after reportedly having a handshake deal in place with NFL Network, we’re hearing that the league’s in-house network has turned its attention to former Bucs and Broncos safety John Lynch.

If hired, Lynch likely would be assigned to NFLN’s Sunday pregame show.

Of course, now that NFLN is chasing Lynch, there’s word that ESPN could be diving into the fray as well.

If so, it’ll be the second straight occasion in which ESPN has opted, in somewhat brazen fashion, to make a move for a guy on whom the league has set its sights.

Maybe ESPN wants to pay $2 billion per year the next time the Monday Night Football rights are put out to bid.

s0phr0syne
05-27-2009, 08:27 AM
Former Bronco Brian Clark Making Noise in TB's camp

http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/story/mystery-candidate-emerges-at-wr/

...
“Now, we aren’t playing tackle yet, and sometimes things change when we do,’’ Mann said. “But the guy that has really caught my eye, the guy that has really looked good to me, is Brian Clark.

“I’m thinking now that we probably should have looked at him a lot more in the past. Maybe that was a coaching error on my part. What I’ve seen of him on the practice field in shorts, he looks like an excellent candidate to play there.’’...

SouthStndJunkie
05-27-2009, 02:30 PM
http://blogs.startribune.com/vikingsblog/?p=2895?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_ Yyc:aULPQL7PQLanchO7DiUsX

Tarkenton: Favre’s actions ‘despicable’

SouthStndJunkie
05-27-2009, 04:27 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/2009/05/clarett-wants-to-play-football-again/

Clarett Wants To Play Football Again

SouthStndJunkie
05-27-2009, 04:28 PM
I want to bang 19 year old girls again....but that ain't happening either.

oubronco
05-27-2009, 04:38 PM
I want to bang 19 year old girls again....but that ain't happening either.

LOL me too

SouthStndJunkie
05-29-2009, 06:13 PM
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Free agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa agreed Friday to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears after leading the St. Louis Rams in tackles four of the past six seasons.

worm
05-30-2009, 04:02 PM
Ojinnaka accused of fighting with wife
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka is free on bond after being accused of fighting with his wife over his Facebook activity, police said Friday.

Ojinnaka, a fourth-year reserve drafted out of Syracuse in the fifth round of 2006, was charged with simple battery, said police spokesman David Schiralli in suburban Gwinnett County.

Police said Ojinnaka's wife confronted him about contact with a female friend on Facebook. Police said he tossed her down some stairs and threw her out of their house in Suwanee late Tuesday.

Ojinnaka, who has started seven of 30 career games, told police his wife began the fight by attempting to stab him with a pen.

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Friday that coach Mike Smith had talked with Ojinnaka, but the team would have no further comment.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4216519

watermock
05-30-2009, 04:47 PM
Gotta love the internets.

SouthStndJunkie
05-30-2009, 09:18 PM
DETROIT (AP) Jon Jansen’s search for a new team lasted less than a day. Jansen said Friday, the same day the offensive tackle was cut by the Washington Redskins, he will sign a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions if he passes a physical.

SouthStndJunkie
05-31-2009, 12:50 PM
Report: Rams Interested In Vick

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/05/31/report-rams-interested-in-vick/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on May 31, 2009, 12:54 p.m.

The St. Louis Rams have emerged as a potential landing spot for suspended quarterback Michael Vick if he’s reinstated, and team officials have been performing their “due diligence,” according to Michael Lombardi of NFP and NFL Network.

Per the report, the Rams have “genuine interest” in Vick, who’s on house arrest in Virginia after serving 18 months in federal prison.

“Several people in the NFL told me not to rule out St. Louis as a possible destination for Vick,” Lombardi writes. “If [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] reinstates him, look for them to actively pursue him. It makes sense, a new coach with an older quarterback who hasn’t played well. Playing in a dome on carpet would highlight Vick’s speed and athleticism.”

Of course, the Rams being up for sale complicates Vick’s prospects because new ownership could be opposed to pursuing Vick.

Plus, Vick must show “genuine remorse,” in Goodell’s words, to gain reinstatement to the league.

Lombardi portrays Vick as having his head on straight and ready for a second chance.

“According to people I’ve talked to who are close to him, Vick is in great spirits and looking forward to the future,” Lombardi writes. “I’m told he’s in great ‘non-professional football shape’ and is determined to prove he can regain his superstar status in the NFL.

“He intends to spend more time studying the game, more time preparing to play, more time working on his game. Two years alone with nothing but your thoughts can be a powerful motivational tool.”

Beantown Bronco
06-01-2009, 06:20 AM
Ojinnaka accused of fighting with wife
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka is free on bond after being accused of fighting with his wife over his Facebook activity, police said Friday.

Ojinnaka, a fourth-year reserve drafted out of Syracuse in the fifth round of 2006, was charged with simple battery, said police spokesman David Schiralli in suburban Gwinnett County.

Police said Ojinnaka's wife confronted him about contact with a female friend on Facebook. Police said he tossed her down some stairs and threw her out of their house in Suwanee late Tuesday.

Ojinnaka, who has started seven of 30 career games, told police his wife began the fight by attempting to stab him with a pen.

Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts said Friday that coach Mike Smith had talked with Ojinnaka, but the team would have no further comment.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4216519

He should've just taken it out on the bedpost instead.

SouthStndJunkie
06-01-2009, 09:20 AM
After Landing Jansen, Lions Dump George Foster

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/01/after-landing-jansen-lions-dump-george-foster/

Posted by Mike Florio on June 1, 2009, 12:04 p.m. EDT

The Lions’ decision to sign tackle Jon Jansen promptly after he was cut by the Redskins proves that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

The only problem in the NFL context is that, when reeling in someone else’s garbage can, the team must then must designate someone else as solid waste.

In the Lions’ case, the victim is tackle George Foster, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.

Foster came to Detroit two years ago in the trade that sent Dre’ Bly to Denver. Foster signed a one-year deal after the 2008 season to stick around.

In 2007, Foster appeared in 15 games, starting nine. His contribution to the 0-16 season was less extensive, playing in four games and starting three.

The six-year veteran becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Maybe he’ll sign with the Redskins.

Per Kowalski, the Lions also cut fullback Jon Bradley.

SouthStndJunkie
06-01-2009, 09:24 AM
Bi-curious George Foster.

dbfan21
06-01-2009, 10:11 AM
After Landing Jansen, Lions Dump George Foster

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/01/after-landing-jansen-lions-dump-george-foster/

Posted by Mike Florio on June 1, 2009, 12:04 p.m. EDT

The Lions’ decision to sign tackle Jon Jansen promptly after he was cut by the Redskins proves that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

The only problem in the NFL context is that, when reeling in someone else’s garbage can, the team must then must designate someone else as solid waste.

In the Lions’ case, the victim is tackle George Foster, according to Tom Kowalski of Mlive.com.

Foster came to Detroit two years ago in the trade that sent Dre’ Bly to Denver. Foster signed a one-year deal after the 2008 season to stick around.

In 2007, Foster appeared in 15 games, starting nine. His contribution to the 0-16 season was less extensive, playing in four games and starting three.

The six-year veteran becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Maybe he’ll sign with the Redskins.

Per Kowalski, the Lions also cut fullback Jon Bradley.

I never cared for Foster. He sucked so bad for Denver...looks like he didn't do much for a pathetic Lions team either!

SouthStndJunkie
06-04-2009, 01:57 PM
Ralph Wilson Picks Chris Berman For HOF Presentation

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/04/ralph-wilson-picks-chris-berman-for-hof-presentation/

Posted by Mike Florio on June 4, 2009, 4:27 p.m. EDT

Bills owner Ralph Wilson will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this year.

His presenter won’t be a former player or coach or family member or executive.

His presenter will be Chris Berman.

As in ESPN’s Chris Berman.

“I’ve known him for a long, long time. His kids followed the Bills growing up. We’ve been friends for years and years,” Wilson said, according to Mark Gaughn of the Buffalo News.

SouthStndJunkie
06-15-2009, 09:13 AM
Greg Ellis Picks The Raiders

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/15/greg-ellis-picks-the-raiders/

Posted by Mike Florio on June 15, 2009, 11:48 a.m. EDT

Former Cowboys linebacker/defensive end Greg Ellis, whom some linked to the Patriots because: (1) he can play outside linebacker in the 3-4; and (2) he’s over 30, will sign with the Raiders, according to Calvin Watkins of FanHouse.

It’s a three-year deal, and it’ll be signed later today.

Ellis reportedly visited the Raiders on Friday, and he agreed to terms Sunday night.

We thought Ellis might land in Cincinnati, where former Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer now arranges the X’s.

Since the Raiders primarily run a 4-3 defense, Ellis likely will play defensive end exclusively — further greasing the skids of Derrick Burgess’ exit, possibly via trade to the Patriots.

After all, Burgess can play outside linebacker in the 3-4, and he’s over 30.

SouthStndJunkie
06-15-2009, 11:39 PM
Cardinals’ Patrick Suspended

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/15/cardinals-patrick-suspended/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on June 15, 2009, 6:23 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick has been punished by the NFL under its policy governing banned substances, according to Adam Caplan of Scout.com.

Per the report, Patrick has been given a four-game suspension for using Adderall, a drug commonly used to stay awake.

“Ben made an innocent mistake in taking the banned substance in question one time,” said agent Kevin Omell, who represents Patrick. “He honestly took it to stay awake on a drive back to Phoenix from Flagstaff one evening during the 2008 NFL season. He’s never been in trouble, is very remorseful about this incident and eager to serve the penalty and move forward with the Cardinals.”

A former seventh-round draft pick from Delaware, Patrick remains eligible to practice during training camp and play in preseason games.

SouthStndJunkie
06-18-2009, 03:01 PM
Stallworth Suspended Indefinitely

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/18/stallworth-suspended-indefinitely/

Posted by Mike Florio on June 18, 2009, 4:36 p.m. EDT

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy has announced, via Twitter, that Commissioner Roger Goodell has suspended Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth indefinitely, without pay, in the wake of Tuesday’s guilty plea to felony DUI manslaughter.

Per McCarthy, Goodell said that Stallworth has “caused irreparable harm to the victim and his family, your club, your fellow players and the NFL.”

Stallworth has been sentenced to 30 days of jail time and two years of house arrest/controlled custody.

It’s possible that, like Falcons quarterback Mike Vick, Stallworth will remain on indefinite suspension until his full and complete term ends, including house arrest.

SouthStndJunkie
06-18-2009, 03:01 PM
Chiefs Bringing Training Camp Back To Missouri in 2010

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/18/chiefs-bringing-training-camp-back-to-missouri-in-2010/

Posted by Mike Florio on June 18, 2009, 4:15 p.m. EDT

The Kansas City Chiefs announced today that, after two decades in Wisconsin, they’ll return to Missouri for training camp in 2010.

They’ll conduct camp at the Missouri Western State University campus in St. Joseph, Missouri, for at least five years. In all, they’ll conduct training camp in Missouri for at least ten years. (It sounds like there are still potential “inconsistencies” regarding the extent of the committment to Missouri Western.)

“We are very excited about bringing training camp back to the state of Missouri,” Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said. “Given the increased year-round interest in the Chiefs, it was important to our family to conduct camp closer to our fans in Mid-America. We appreciate the support of the State of Missouri and Missouri Western State University, and we look forward to expanding our role in the St. Joseph community next summer.”

This project will include a climate-controlled, 120-yard indoor field, team and position meeting rooms, and office space for the Chiefs coaching and football operations staff. Also, two 120-yard, regulation NFL grass fields will be installed.

Missouri Western will be only the fifth training camp in the team’s history, and the Chiefs will be returning to Missouri after 20 years at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

SouthStndJunkie
06-22-2009, 07:45 AM
Six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle La'Roi Glover is retiring after 13 NFL seasons.

Glover, who turns 35 on July 4, started nine of 16 games in 2008 during his third season with the St. Louis Rams, three years removed from a stretch in which he was selected to six straight Pro Bowls.

SouthStndJunkie
06-22-2009, 11:59 AM
From PFW:

Sources say Al Davis is willing to cut maligned Raiders S Michael Huff if he doesn’t show improvement in the near future. Huff, the team’s 2006 first-round pick (seventh overall), has been working at strong safety during OTAs and minicamps, and we hear he’s likely to be released if he doesn’t earn a starting spot. The 26-year-old has been a major disappointment and was demoted from the starting lineup to the bench midway through last season. He has yet to show signs of figuring things out this offseason.

s0phr0syne
06-22-2009, 12:03 PM
Does Huff have the athleticism to play corner? (I assume if he did, the Raiders would have already tried him there like they did with Nmandi.)

Seems like he must've put up some freak combine numbers to get drafted that high, but doesn't have enough going on upstairs to handle the complexities of being a safety. Wouldn't corner (man coverage especially) be simple enough for him to handle?

Killericon
06-22-2009, 12:11 PM
Oakland = A Black Hole.

ColoradoBuff
06-22-2009, 12:37 PM
bring him in!

oubronco
06-22-2009, 12:40 PM
hell if all he has to do is play a little crappy to get out of Oaktown then I say get-r-done

SouthStndJunkie
06-22-2009, 11:23 PM
T.O. Gets T-Owned

Posted by Mike Florio on June 22, 2009, 10:55 p.m.

Finally, someone has done something that Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, and Tony Romo have each failed to do.

Terrell Owens has been put in his place.

The author of the T.O. verbal smackdown is Joanna Krupa, a Polish-born model who is T.O.’s teammate on the ABC ’70s-throwback reality competition Superstars.

For the first time in his life, Owens is speechless.

But Krupa isn’t speechless, and so we suggest turning down the speakers or ushering the kids out of the room before she makes like Kramer at the dentist’s office.

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SouthStndJunkie
06-22-2009, 11:24 PM
That chick pulls that stunt with B-Marsh and he might feed her the back of his hand and give her some Chicklet teeth.

SouthStndJunkie
06-22-2009, 11:26 PM
In all reality, probably a nice little marketing ploy for the show.

oubronco
06-23-2009, 01:42 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bears | Cutler has spoken with Marshall
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 23 Jun 2009 07:56:25 -0700

Marty O'Brien, of The Newport News Daily Press, reports Chicago Bears (http://www.orangemane.com/team/11/nfl) QB Jay Cutler (http://www.orangemane.com/player/13538/nfl) said he has spoken with disgruntled Denver Broncos (http://www.orangemane.com/team/15/nfl) WR Brandon Marshall (http://www.orangemane.com/player/13696/nfl) and would not have a problem reuniting with Marshall if the Bears (http://www.orangemane.com/team/11/nfl) were able to land him. "I talked to 'B' a few days ago. Just checking in on him and seeing how he's doing, because I went through a similar thing that he's going through," Cutler said. "I played with Brandon for three years and I think he's one of the best receivers in the NFL (http://www.orangemane.com/team/77/nfl). I think he can be one of the greatest ever to play. He's big and fast, and can do everything you want him to do, on the field and in the meeting room. I don't know what we're going to do. That's up to the guys upstairs. If we make a run at him, we make a run at him."

gyldenlove
06-23-2009, 01:54 PM
Does Huff have the athleticism to play corner? (I assume if he did, the Raiders would have already tried him there like they did with Nmandi.)

Seems like he must've put up some freak combine numbers to get drafted that high, but doesn't have enough going on upstairs to handle the complexities of being a safety. Wouldn't corner (man coverage especially) be simple enough for him to handle?

He doesn't even have the athleticism to play FS.

He is just another in a long line of Longhorns who look brilliant in that Mack Brown machine but fall flat when the reach the pros. He isn't fast enough to be a FS and not a good enough tackler and lacks instincts to play SS.

He might fit in with a cover 2 team as a safety, but that seems to be it.

SouthStndJunkie
06-23-2009, 05:48 PM
The Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Greg Jennings are in the process of finalizing a three-year contract that will keep him with the team through 2012.

According to a source, Jennings could make $27 million in new money with the deal, but if he performs at a Pro Bowl level, his new contract could be worth as much as $30 million. Jennings was in the last year of his rookie contract and was scheduled to make $535,000.

SouthStndJunkie
06-24-2009, 09:25 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Report-Favre-to-attend-training-camp.html

Report: Favre to attend training camp

The Vikings and the former Green Bay Packer quarterback have reached an agreement

oubronco
06-24-2009, 10:39 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Report-Favre-to-attend-training-camp.html

Report: Favre to attend training camp

The Vikings and the former Green Bay Packer quarterback have reached an agreement

Damn here comes the media's knobslobbing

SouthStndJunkie
06-24-2009, 11:26 AM
I don't mind the Favre circus.

It makes for an interesting sideshow....especially now that it looks like he will be a Viking.

The way I look at it....Brett Favre playing for the Vikings makes for a lot more interesting games than Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels playing for them.

Minnesota versus Green Bay suddenly becomes 2 must see games.

I think it would be funny if he won a Super Bowl for the Vikings....Green Bay fan would have a perpetual pouty face.

It would be like John Elway leaving the Broncos at 38 or 39 because the GM did not want him anymore and watching him sign with the Raiders or Chiefs....and then win a Super Bowl with one of them.

I would have walked around for years with a look on my face like I just smelled fresh dog ****.

SouthStndJunkie
06-24-2009, 12:01 PM
Mike Brown Lands With Chiefs

Posted by Mike Florio on June 24, 2009, 12:27 p.m. EDT

On the same day that they agreed to terms with rookie Colin Brown (a development that nearly provoked an Abbott-and-Costello-style IM exchange between yours truly and Rosenthal over who would be writing this specific blurb), the Chiefs have agreed to terms with veteran safety Mike Brown.

According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, the former Bear will be officially joining the Chiefs.

Brown was a second-round pick in the 2000 draft, and he spent the first nine seasons of his career in Chicago, qualifying for the Pro Bowl in 2005.

Per Teicher, Brown is expected to challenge either Jarrad Page or Bernard Pollard for a starting job.

As Teicher also points out, durability is an issue for Brown. Though he started every game in 2008, he appeared in only one game in 2007 and only six in 2006, missing the team’s first Super Bowl run in more than two decades.

Brown also was limited to 12 games in 2005 and two in 2004.

For the first four seasons of his career, Brown was an iron man, appearing in all 65 games, including the postseason.

Earlier this month, Brown visited the Cleveland Browns, a development that prompted some Cincinnati fans to think (hope) that the Bengals were trading their owner.

SouthStndJunkie
06-27-2009, 12:24 AM
Report: Northcutt Traded To Lions

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/26/report-northcutt-traded-to-lions/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on June 26, 2009, 8:03 p.m. EDT

Dennis Northcutt is no longer a Jacksonville Jaguar.

According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Jaguars have traded the veteran wide receiver to the Detroit Lions.

And the Lions have compensated the Jaguars by sending them safety Gerald Alexander.

Alexander and Northcutt share the same agent, Jerome Stanley. Per the report, which cited sources, Stanley was surprised that Alexander was included in the trade.

Per the report, the Lions were unwilling to give up a draft pick. So, that’s how the rare player-for-player swap developed.

According to Clayton, the trade terms were completed today. However, the deal won’t be official until next week when it’s ratified by league officials.

SouthStndJunkie
06-27-2009, 11:15 AM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Harrell-still-hopeful-for-shot-in-NFL.html

Harrell still hopeful for shot in NFL

Former record-breaking Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell is currently working out with his younger brother, Clark, in Abilene, said their father Sam Harrell, Ennis' football coach.

Clark Harrell is a quarterback at Abilene Christian University, where he's been joined by Graham as he continues to prepare for a shot with an NFL team.

Sam Harrell said that Graham and Clark are working out with a strength and conditioning coach at ACU. Sam Harrell said that Graham is hopeful that the Cleveland Browns will sign him to a free agent contract and bring him into training camp with a shot to make the team. Harrell spent a few days with the Browns after he wasn't selected in the NFL Draft. As of now, however, Graham has yet to hear from the Browns about a possible training camp spot.

SouthStndJunkie
06-27-2009, 11:17 AM
I am pretty surprised that Harrell is not even on a team, fighting for a chance in training camp.

oubronco
06-27-2009, 03:45 PM
I am pretty surprised that Harrell is not even on a team, fighting for a chance in training camp.

McD ought to give him a shot in camp it's not like we have all pro QB's on the roster

SouthStndJunkie
06-27-2009, 05:45 PM
Three Players To Watch In NFL Supplemental Draft

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2009/06/27/three-players-to-watch-in-nfl-supplemental-draft/

Posted by Aaron Wilson on June 27, 2009, 8:40 p.m. EDT

As the NFL supplemental draft approaches, at least three players are considered intriguing enough to potentially be drafted, according to Gil Brandt of NFL.com.

University of Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon headlines a list that also includes Central Michigan offensive tackle Joe McMahon and Florida State wide receiver Corey Surrency.

Jarmon is an All-Southeastern Conference pass rusher who was declared ineligible by the NCAA after testing positive for a diuretic, a banned substance under NCAA rules.

Jarmon is scheduled to hold a Pro Day campus workout on July 9 prior to the draft, which is set for July 16.

And the Philadelphia Eagles have displayed interest in Jarmon, bringing him in for a visit, according to Joe Schad of ESPN.com.

At Kentucky, Jarmon registered 13 1/2 sacks and 100 tackles over the past two seasons. Jarmon, who’s listed at 6′3,” 280 pounds, has 4.76 speed in the 40-yard dash.

A 6′5,” 210-pound junior college transfer, Surrency caught 12 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns during his lone season at Florida State.

Surrency started twice last season, but was suspended for two games.

He was suspended for the Georgia Tech game for violating team rules. He was also suspended for the Boston College game because of his participation in a fight outside the student union.

Surrency, who had trouble with the law growing up in Miami, was declared ineligible by the NCAA due to playing two seasons of semi-pro indoor football in Florida after attending junior college. He lost a subsequent appeal.

McMahon is a two-time Golden Gloves boxing champion who attended Central Michigan after playing junior-college football at Joliet (Ill.) Junior College.

McMahon started at offensive guard and center for the Chippewas, but his academic problems derailed his collegiate career.

SouthStndJunkie
06-27-2009, 06:04 PM
http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Cowboys-charging-for-tours-of-new-stadium.html

Cowboys charging for tours of new stadium

From the Associated Press:

Fans concerned about affording to see a game or a show at the new $1.15 billion Cowboys Stadium in Arlington can still check out the place. For a fee.

Tours began Friday at the retractable-roof venue of the Dallas Cowboys, the same day as thousands of hopefuls for the Fox TV show "American Idol" showed up for auditions.

Stadium tours, at $15 for adults and $12 for children, will be conducted every half-hour and last up to 75 minutes.

The tour includes the high-tech scoreboard control room, the press box, the Cowboys locker room and limited field access.

oubronco
06-27-2009, 06:09 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">I found this interesting




Packers | Raji working exclusively at defensive end


</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Sat, 27 Jun 2009 05:22:24 -0700

Kevin Seifert (http://www.orangemane.com/link/195), of ESPN.com (http://www.orangemane.com/link/9), reports Green Bay Packers (http://www.orangemane.com/team/17/nfl) DL B.J. Raji (http://www.orangemane.com/player/19339/nfl) worked exclusively at defensive end during practice this week.

OrangeRising
06-28-2009, 12:09 AM
..

A 6′5,” 210-pound junior college transfer, Surrency caught 12 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns during his lone season at Florida State.

Surrency started twice last season, but was suspended for two games.

He was suspended for the Georgia Tech game for violating team rules. He was also suspended for the Boston College game because of his participation in a fight outside the student union.

Surrency, who had trouble with the law growing up in Miami, was declared ineligible by the NCAA due to playing two seasons of semi-pro indoor football in Florida after attending junior college. He lost a subsequent appeal.

..

McDaniels is interested in investing in this idiot?

Good heavens. At best, he might catch more than the paltry 12 he managed for Florida State.

At worst, he and Marshall could become a real life 'Law and Order' reality circus.

oubronco
06-29-2009, 05:13 PM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">the kiss of death

Seahawks | Houshmandzadeh guarantees playoffs

</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:24:27 -0700

Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks (http://www.kffl.com/team/33/nfl) WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (http://www.kffl.com/player/412/nfl) said during an interview with the Sporting News that the team will make the playoffs this season. Houshmandzadeh also predicted Pro Bowl nominations for himself and QB Matt Hasselbeck (http://www.kffl.com/player/1713/nfl). "I just want to let everyone know that Matt Hasselbeck (http://www.kffl.com/player/1713/nfl) and I will be leading the Seahawks (http://www.kffl.com/team/33/nfl) to the playoffs this season," Houshmandzadeh said. "And we'll be going to the Pro Bowl as a tandem. We're both going to have top five seasons: He'll have a top five quarterback season, and I'll have a top five receiving season. I'll put up stats I've never had before yards-wise because they're allowing me to be a complete receiver."

broncosteven
06-30-2009, 01:51 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">the kiss of death

Seahawks | Houshmandzadeh guarantees playoffs

</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Mon, 29 Jun 2009 09:24:27 -0700

Greg Johns, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks (http://www.kffl.com/team/33/nfl) WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (http://www.kffl.com/player/412/nfl) said during an interview with the Sporting News that the team will make the playoffs this season. Houshmandzadeh also predicted Pro Bowl nominations for himself and QB Matt Hasselbeck (http://www.kffl.com/player/1713/nfl). "I just want to let everyone know that Matt Hasselbeck (http://www.kffl.com/player/1713/nfl) and I will be leading the Seahawks (http://www.kffl.com/team/33/nfl) to the playoffs this season," Houshmandzadeh said. "And we'll be going to the Pro Bowl as a tandem. We're both going to have top five seasons: He'll have a top five quarterback season, and I'll have a top five receiving season. I'll put up stats I've never had before yards-wise because they're allowing me to be a complete receiver."

Meanwhile back at dove valley:

Kyle Orton conspires to regrow the neck beard if suckage occurs this year. "it worked in Chicago" Orton was heard to mumble as he got into a limo with 2 bottles of jack and a drag queen with a digital camera.

SouthStndJunkie
07-02-2009, 01:06 PM
Jets defensive end/linebacker Calvin Pace, one of the crown jewels of the team's 2008 class of high-priced free agents, will be sitting out for the first four games of the 2009 season.

Pace has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances.

ohiobronco2
07-02-2009, 02:43 PM
Jets defensive end/linebacker Calvin Pace, one of the crown jewels of the team's 2008 class of high-priced free agents, will be sitting out for the first four games of the 2009 season.

Pace has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy regarding anabolic steroids and related substances.

Time for Gholston to shine?

SouthStndJunkie
07-04-2009, 09:32 AM
Happy 80th birthday to Al Davis....born on the 4th of July in 1929.

SouthStndJunkie
07-04-2009, 09:33 AM
I know what you are thinking....SSJ always busts out Melissa Midwest and her birthday picture for everyone.

You don't think I would leave Al Davis out....do you?

SouthStndJunkie
07-04-2009, 09:34 AM
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SouthStndJunkie
07-06-2009, 05:57 PM
Detroit Lions Hall of Fame offensive lineman Lou Creekmur has died, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Creekmur, who was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996 after spearheading the Lions' offensive line on three NFL championship squads between 1950 and 1959, was 82.

oubronco
07-07-2009, 11:40 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bears | C. Bailey has high praise for Cutler
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 07 Jul 2009 08:17:01 -0700

Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) CB Champ Bailey (http://www.kffl.com/player/1900/nfl) said during a Chicago radio interview that he believes Chicago Bears (http://www.kffl.com/team/11/nfl) QB Jay Cutler (http://www.kffl.com/player/13538/nfl) has the ability to be the NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl)'s top quarterback. "Well he's definitely in the top 10 as far as what he's done to this point,'' Bailey said. "Now where he can be, he can be the best in the game, he has that ability. The guy is very smart, very sharp, a good arm; he has all the stuff you'd want. He reminds me of a Marino, Elway type of guy, and he's going to be a great winner for them. It's unfortunate for us that we had to lose a guy like that, but we've got to move on, we've got some quality guys back there that can definitely get the job done so we've just got to go out and handle business as necessary."
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Champ seems to think Cutler is better than Orton as well as a bunch of us on here

cousinal11
07-07-2009, 11:44 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bears | C. Bailey has high praise for Cutler
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 07 Jul 2009 08:17:01 -0700

Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) CB Champ Bailey (http://www.kffl.com/player/1900/nfl) said during a Chicago radio interview that he believes Chicago Bears (http://www.kffl.com/team/11/nfl) QB Jay Cutler (http://www.kffl.com/player/13538/nfl) has the ability to be the NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl)'s top quarterback. "Well he's definitely in the top 10 as far as what he's done to this point,'' Bailey said. "Now where he can be, he can be the best in the game, he has that ability. The guy is very smart, very sharp, a good arm; he has all the stuff you'd want. He reminds me of a Marino, Elway type of guy, and he's going to be a great winner for them. It's unfortunate for us that we had to lose a guy like that, but we've got to move on, we've got some quality guys back there that can definitely get the job done so we've just got to go out and handle business as necessary."
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Champ seems to think Cutler is better than Orton as well as a bunch of us on here

Well, he's right.

SouthStndJunkie
07-07-2009, 11:56 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bears | C. Bailey has high praise for Cutler
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 07 Jul 2009 08:17:01 -0700

Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl) CB Champ Bailey (http://www.kffl.com/player/1900/nfl) said during a Chicago radio interview that he believes Chicago Bears (http://www.kffl.com/team/11/nfl) QB Jay Cutler (http://www.kffl.com/player/13538/nfl) has the ability to be the NFL (http://www.kffl.com/team/77/nfl)'s top quarterback. "Well he's definitely in the top 10 as far as what he's done to this point,'' Bailey said. "Now where he can be, he can be the best in the game, he has that ability. The guy is very smart, very sharp, a good arm; he has all the stuff you'd want. He reminds me of a Marino, Elway type of guy, and he's going to be a great winner for them. It's unfortunate for us that we had to lose a guy like that, but we've got to move on, we've got some quality guys back there that can definitely get the job done so we've just got to go out and handle business as necessary."
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Translation: WTF were we doing trading Jay Cutler. The guys we have now are mediocre and we are stuck with them, so lets make the best of it.

2KBack
07-07-2009, 11:56 AM
Champ also said Slowick was the best coach he's ever had...grains of salt my friends

broncofan2438
07-07-2009, 11:59 AM
Translation: WTF were we doing trading Jay Cutler. The guys we have now are mediocre and we are stuck with them, so lets make the best of it.

Translated= We are screwed

gyldenlove
07-07-2009, 11:59 AM
Champ also said Slowick was the best coach he's ever had...grains of salt my friends

Don't kid yourself, Slowich is a really good DB coach, just a horrible DC.

2KBack
07-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Don't kid yourself, Slowich is a really good DB coach, just a horrible DC.

I thought the same at one point. Now I find that excuse highly suspect

broncosteven
07-07-2009, 12:03 PM
Translation: WTF were we doing trading Jay Cutler. The guys we have now are mediocre and we are stuck with them, so lets make the best of it.

And they cut my brother...

Beantown Bronco
07-07-2009, 12:04 PM
Champ also said Slowick was the best coach he's ever had...grains of salt my friends

If you don't see the difference between giving your opinion of your superior and giving your opinion on another player on a different team in the league that recently left your team in a less than stellar manner, when he has nothing to gain by doing so, then I don't know what to tell you.

2KBack
07-07-2009, 12:13 PM
If you don't see the difference between giving your opinion of your superior and giving your opinion on another player on a different team in the league that recently left your team in a less than stellar manner, when he has nothing to gain by doing so, then I don't know what to tell you.

Wrong is wrong, no matter the motivation. Posting the opinon of the all knowing all powerful Champ doesn't make that opinion correct...just like he was wrong about the promotion of Bob Slowik. Giving the standard answer about a coach is not the same thing as stating...

"To tell the truth, I think this is a year too late," Bailey said Wednesday at the Pro Bowl. "Nothing against (Jim) Bates, but Slowik is the right fit for this defense."

Champ is not infallible is the point.

Beantown Bronco
07-07-2009, 12:20 PM
He may not be infallible, but he is clearly not wrong here. Do you somehow disagree with the belief that Jay is a better QB than Orton? If you do, then I can state with some degree of certainty that you are the only person on the planet that thinks so.

2KBack
07-07-2009, 12:31 PM
He may not be infallible, but he is clearly not wrong here. Do you somehow disagree with the belief that Jay is a better QB than Orton? If you do, then I can state with some degree of certainty that you are the only person on the planet that thinks so.

I honestly can't comment on Orton, I haven't seen much beyond highlight films, and those are no way to judge a player. Not to mention circumstance is very important. I am more than willing to state that Cutler is not a top QB in this league though. I think he is very physically capable, but far from a top QB. What remains to be seen is whether both his problems and his successes were a result of the team and coaching staff around him. This goes for Orton as well.

I'm on record here stating that I was never a big fan of Cutler, and this was before the trade fiasco. Maybe I won't like Orton either, we'll see.

So essentially I am more than willing to restate my claim. Just because Champ thinks that Cutler is a top 10, 5, or 1 QB in the NFL, that doesn't make it so. Champ has been very wrong in the past.

Beantown Bronco
07-07-2009, 12:48 PM
I honestly can't comment on Orton, I haven't seen much beyond highlight films, and those are no way to judge a player.

Well, the guys who knew anything and everything about Orton and literally saw every move he made on the field for a few years decided that Cutler was 2 first rounders and a third rounder better than him. Any sane person would come to the conclusion that Cutler was/is a much better player. If not, then why did Chicago include the draft picks in the trade? It would have been a straight up trade or the Broncos having to give up picks if the opposite were true.

TonyR
07-07-2009, 12:54 PM
"Well he's definitely in the top 10 as far as what he's done to this point,'' Bailey said.

As far as what he's done? What's he done?

broncosteven
07-07-2009, 12:57 PM
How about keeping the Cutler love/hate sheet out of this thread please.

SSJ has done a great job keeping this going and I hate to see it get bogged down in another SOB vs Jake vs Jay vs QB TBD argument.

2KBack
07-07-2009, 12:57 PM
Well, the guys who knew anything and everything about Orton and literally saw every move he made on the field for a few years decided that Cutler was 2 first rounders and a third rounder better than him. Any sane person would come to the conclusion that Cutler was/is a much better player. If not, then why did Chicago include the draft picks in the trade? It would have been a straight up trade or the Broncos having to give up picks if the opposite were true.

Ummmm...the capacity for misjudgment has no boundaries. Read the Mane a bit and you'll see a lot of people at odds about the perceived atrocious mistakes of our own front office. Look at the Draft busts over the years. Look at the annual Player A is playing over player B, but then it turns out Player B is superior given the opportunity. Coaches, Staffs, Scouts, other Players, and fans misjudge players constantly. Michael Vick got a 100 million dollar contract, and as far as I can tell still hasn't played QB in the NFL. Drew Brees was allowed to walk and is probably a top 3 QB in the league now.

Expensive compensation is not proof of football ability. That is to be determined on the field over the next couple seasons.

2KBack
07-07-2009, 12:58 PM
How about keeping the Cutler love/hate sheet out of this thread please.

SSJ has done a great job keeping this going and I hate to see it get bogged down in another SOB vs Jake vs Jay vs QB TBD argument.

point taken, I'm done

Beantown Bronco
07-07-2009, 12:59 PM
Find me one single sane person on the entire planet who thinks that Orton is a better QB than Cutler and can support said argument in any tangible way.

And then post it in a new thread.

SouthStndJunkie
07-07-2009, 06:29 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/07/edwards-partied-with-stallworth-on-night-of-accident/

Edwards Partied With Stallworth On Night Of Accident

Edwards spent $3,443 at the club, including $1,500 on Perrier-Jouet Rose champagne and $695 on Grey Goose vodka. (No word on whether he dropped any bottles.)

SouthStndJunkie
07-07-2009, 06:30 PM
These guys are willing to drop $3,443 on a bar tab, but won't pony up $40 for a cab ride.

These guys routinely spend that kind of money out on the town....some day, when they are 50 years old, they are going to wonder what in the heck happened to all their money....

oubronco
07-07-2009, 07:55 PM
pleasin the hoes

azbroncfan
07-07-2009, 08:05 PM
These guys are willing to drop $3,443 on a bar tab, but won't pony up $40 for a cab ride.

These guys routinely spend that kind of money out on the town....some day, when they are 50 years old, they are going to wonder what in the heck happened to all their money....

The stat is unbelieveable. It's something like 80 percent of these athletes are broke within 5 yrs after retiring or washing out of these leagues. I can't remember the exact number but it is super high.

broncosteven
07-07-2009, 08:07 PM
The stat is unbelieveable. It's something like 80 percent of these athletes are broke within 5 yrs after retiring or washing out of these leagues. I can't remember the exact number but it is super high.

I wonder if they really buy their mom a house 1st.

oubronco
07-08-2009, 08:46 AM
<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bears | Cutler has offense down
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:35:50 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears (http://www.kffl.com/team/11/nfl) QB Jay Cutler (http://www.kffl.com/player/13538/nfl) has worked very hard in the classroom this offseason to pick up the team's system. Not only has he been able to grasp it, he is also able to execute the offense on the field. Some of the verbiage and reads in the offense are the same as they were with the Denver Broncos (http://www.kffl.com/team/15/nfl), allowing him to pick things up quicker. Quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton (http://www.kffl.com/player/11536/nfl) has been impressed with his arm strength.


<TABLE border=0 width=630><TBODY><TR><TD width="80%">Bears | Looking to work the deep passing game?
</TD><TD width="20%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Tue, 07 Jul 2009 20:34:43 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears (http://www.kffl.com/team/11/nfl) QBs coach Pep Hamilton (http://www.kffl.com/player/11536/nfl) said he wouldn't be surprised to see the team try to utilize QB Jay Cutler (http://www.kffl.com/player/13538/nfl)'s strong arm and WR Devin Hester (http://www.kffl.com/player/13468/nfl)'s game-breaking speed together this season by trying to get Hester behind the secondary on deep routes.

They should be fun to watch at least and should make the playoffs

Flex Gunmetal
07-08-2009, 09:53 AM
Why should the bears make the playoffs? No one is saying the same thing about cincy and to me those teams are a very close comparison.

DBroncos4life
07-08-2009, 10:12 AM
Why should the bears make the playoffs? No one is saying the same thing about cincy and to me those teams are a very close comparison.

I sure do think of good hard nosed D when I start to think about the Bengals.

gyldenlove
07-08-2009, 10:20 AM
I sure do think of good hard nosed D when I start to think about the Bengals.

I know, I get the same feeling ever someone says young runningback with pro-bowl potential I just keep picturing Cedric Benson.

Beantown Bronco
07-08-2009, 10:21 AM
Not to mention the fact that, if we are talking playoffs, the Bengals are in a much tougher division and conference than the Bears are.

DBroncos4life
07-08-2009, 10:28 AM
I know, I get the same feeling ever someone says young runningback with pro-bowl potential I just keep picturing Cedric Benson.

If you substitute pro-bowl with community service......

Flex Gunmetal
07-08-2009, 10:30 AM
I sure do think of good hard nosed D when I start to think about the Bengals.

Bears D ranked 16th in pts, 21st in total yds and 30th in pass yds. They only played well vs the run, against which they ranked 5.

Flex Gunmetal
07-08-2009, 10:31 AM
I know, I get the same feeling ever someone says young runningback with pro-bowl potential I just keep picturing Cedric Benson.

Forte is promising, but they worked him quite a bit to get those 1200 yds. He averaged under 4 ypc.

2KBack
07-08-2009, 10:34 AM
I sure do think of good hard nosed D when I start to think about the Bengals.

Think what you want, but in 2008 The Bengals defense was 12th in yards compared to Chicagos 21st. As for points, Chicago was better, they gave up a whole .8 points per game less.

The Bengals have a decievingly solid defense.

DarkHorse30
07-08-2009, 10:36 AM
As far as what he's done? What's he done?




reminded some people of Elway?

Beantown Bronco
07-08-2009, 10:50 AM
Think what you want, but in 2008 The Bengals defense was 12th in yards compared to Chicagos 21st. As for points, Chicago was better, they gave up a whole .8 points per game less.

The Bengals have a decievingly solid defense.

I think it has more to do with the fact that the Bengals played some God-awful offenses last year. Here are some their opponents' rankings on offense from last year:

division:

31, 22, 18

out of division:

24, 21, 20, 19 and 16

And only one game against a top 5 offense. That's awful.

2KBack
07-08-2009, 10:57 AM
I think it has more to do with the fact that the Bengals played some God-awful offenses last year. Here are some their opponents' rankings on offense from last year:

division:

31, 22, 18

out of division:

24, 21, 20, 19 and 16

And only one game against a top 5 offense. That's awful.

I'm sure that's part of it, but at the same time there wasn't an offense in the league that put more pressure on their defense than Cincy. Seriously Bengal fans would have loved to have the Chicago offense last year.

Of course the Bengals are a cursed team (though I follow them a bit because I have ohio roots) and no team outside of Detroit should be compared to them. I just wanted to defend their honor a bit, defense is the one thing they played last year.

gyldenlove
07-08-2009, 11:56 AM
Forte is promising, but they worked him quite a bit to get those 1200 yds. He averaged under 4 ypc.

That could be because he was facing 8 people in the box consistently because his QB couldn't take the pressure off him. But at least they got rid of that QB.....

gyldenlove
07-08-2009, 11:57 AM
I'm sure that's part of it, but at the same time there wasn't an offense in the league that put more pressure on their defense than Cincy. Seriously Bengal fans would have loved to have the Chicago offense last year.

Of course the Bengals are a cursed team (though I follow them a bit because I have ohio roots) and no team outside of Detroit should be compared to them. I just wanted to defend their honor a bit, defense is the one thing they played last year.

Oakland easily put more pressure on their defense, that offense was so pedestrian you couldn't tell if it was actually alive most of the time.

SouthStndJunkie
07-09-2009, 08:22 AM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/08/goodell-mora-climb-mt-rainier/

Goodell, Mora Climb Mt. Rainier

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora, Seahawks executive Tod Leiweke as well as other NFL personnel achieved their climbing goal, making it to the top of Mount Rainier today, according to the Associated Press.

Proceeds from the fund-raising climb went toward a local United Way organization in the state of Washington.

"Commish reached summitt," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello wrote on his Twitter account. "So did mora and leiweke. What an achievement!"

According to the report, the NFL group reached the top of the towering volcano earlier today.

And the special fundraising effort raised $380,000 for the United Way.

Through a vigorous training regimen, Goodell had prepared for months to make the climb. Goodell discussed the effort with the AP last month.

"I've never done any mountaineering," Goodell said. "I've barely climbed a hill. Well, I always love a good challenge. I must say, I'm not exactly sure what I'm in for."

oubronco
07-09-2009, 05:56 PM
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Hennepin County District Judge Gary Larson granted the players' request for a temporary restraining order that keeps the NFL from suspending them until their case is decided. The order also prohibits the league from subjecting them to extra drug testing.

The Williamses "would suffer a significant loss of playing time" without the restraining order, the judge wrote, and they have shown "some likelihood" of winning their lawsuit.
Peter Ginsberg, an attorney for the two players, called the order a "major victory" and said that at a minimum it should allow them to play for the early part of the upcoming season. He said it also protects them from stepped-up drug testing that they consider to be retaliation for standing up to the NFL.
The NFL still wants to enforce the players' four-game suspensions at the start of the season. The first preseason game is Aug. 14 and the season-opener is Sept. 13 at Cleveland.
The judge also scheduled a July 22 hearing on whether he should put the state court proceedings on hold while a federal appeals court considers other issues in the case. The federal appeals process could take several months and could further delay any suspensions if Larson decides to wait.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the court order "effectively exempts" the Williamses from the league's collective bargaining agreement.
But the order "illustrates the critical importance of a uniform policy for all teams in the league and why this matter should be governed exclusively by federal law," Aiello said. He said the NFL believes its federal appeal, which argues that the players' state claims are barred by the union contract, should be resolved before the start of the season.
Ginsberg said he and the Williamses are ready to go to trial. He said it wouldn't be fair to anyone to have a trial that conflicts with the season.
The defensive tackles, who are not related, tested positive last summer for a banned diuretic that can mask the presence of steroids, though they've never been accused of taking steroids. They took the weight-loss supplement StarCaps, which contained a diuretic, bumetanide, that wasn't listed on the label.
The NFL has acknowledged it knew StarCaps contained the banned drug, and the players say the NFL wrongly failed to share that information.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson last month dismissed most of the Williamses' original lawsuit and a related case filed by the NFL Players Association, but sent the Williamses' case back to state court to resolve two remaining claims under Minnesota law. Those claims involve whether the NFL violated the players' rights under a state law that regulates drug and alcohol testing in the workplace, and under another state law that governs disciplining employees for consuming legal products off their employer's premises during non-working hours.
The Williamses, the players union and the NFL are all appealing various parts of that order. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments for Aug. 18 in St. Paul.
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SouthStndJunkie
07-12-2009, 09:48 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4319729

Two key Big 12 players and perhaps the top prospect available have declared for NFL's supplemental draft next week.

Several sources have confirmed that Texas Tech defensive end McKinner Dixon and Kansas State wide receiver Deon Murphy will be among the pool of eligible players when the draft is conducted on Thursday.

SouthStndJunkie
07-12-2009, 09:48 AM
Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon, who performed well enough during his Thursday pro day-style session for representatives from 22 league franchises, also will receive strong consideration. Jarmon was listed at 6-feet-3 1/8 and 278 pounds for the workout and timed in the 40-yard dash at between 4.75 and 4.84 seconds.