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DBroncos4life
04-02-2010, 11:20 AM
The Dallas Cowboys started the purge of some underachieving veterans by cutting starting left tackle Flozell Adams and free safety Ken Hamlin on Friday, according to the players' agents.

Adams, 34, had the longest tenure of any Cowboys player. He was a second-round pick in 1998 out of Michigan State and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He missed only 14 games in his 13-year career with Dallas.

But in 2009, Adams wasn't as dominant, and the organization began looking at other options. Doug Free spent some time at left tackle during practices and games, and when Adams suffered a calf injury in Dallas' playoff loss to Minnesota, Free took over.

Adams was due a $2.5 million roster bonus in June and a base salary of $5 million this season. Jordan Woy, Adams' agent, confirmed that Adams has been released.

"Flo enjoyed his time in Dallas with his teammates and the Cowboys organization," Woy said. "Now it is time to move on to a new team to continue his outstanding NFL career."

Hamlin, meanwhile, was coming off an average season in which he finished with 74 tackles, no interceptions and four pass breakups. His 2010 base salary was scheduled to be $5.596 million. Hamlin's agent, Kennard McGuire, also confirmed that his client is being released.

"I would like to say to all my fans that I appreciate all the love that you have showed me in Dallas," Hamlin said via his Twitter page. "It was a good run..... Thanks."

Adams and Hamlin did not return calls seeking comment.

It was an interesting week for Hamlin, who missed the first day of voluntary workouts because his scheduled flight out of Los Angeles didn't allow him to get to Dallas on time. Hamlin, along with wide receiver Miles Austin and cornerback Terence Newman, had spent the weekend with several other NFL players attending the Playboy Golf Scramble at the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort in Industry Hills, Calif.


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Hamlin signed a one-year contract in 2007 after spending four seasons in Seattle. Hamlin earned his first Pro Bowl berth that year, compiling career highs in tackles (102) and interceptions (five). The Cowboys rewarded Hamlin with a six-year, $39 million contract.

But Hamlin's numbers declined in 2008, when he had 92 tackles and just one interception. Last season, he missed four games with a high ankle sprain and was replaced by Alan Ball. At the time, coach Wade Phillips praised Ball's work for getting the secondary in place and for making plays.

Hamlin returned for the final three games of the regular season and had 15 tackles and one pass breakup. Phillips said Hamlin was playing better toward the end of the season.

The Cowboys have a few options at safety in Mike Hamlin and Ball.

Ken Hamlin and Adams did not appear for workouts scheduled for Friday at Valley Ranch.

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Doggcow
04-02-2010, 11:21 AM
Pass

DBroncos4life
04-02-2010, 11:22 AM
Who gets him first the Bears or the Skins? I don't think he fits the ZBS that the Skins would run but it's a kick in the face for Dallas fans so Snyder could consider it.

DBroncos4life
04-02-2010, 11:34 AM
Pass

It actually makes Dallas a interesting trade partner for the first round. They now have a pretty big need at LT or maybe they would move to the 11th to get one of the top LT's or maybe even Earl Thomas who just had a impressive pro day.

ColoradoDarin
04-02-2010, 11:36 AM
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yerner
04-02-2010, 12:06 PM
Can he play guard?

PRBronco
04-02-2010, 12:21 PM
It actually makes Dallas a interesting trade partner for the first round. They now have a pretty big need at LT or maybe they would move to the 11th to get one of the top LT's or maybe even Earl Thomas who just had a impressive pro day.

Oh good point!

Also I would like to add that Slowzell would break off 2k in our system.

gyldenlove
04-02-2010, 12:37 PM
It actually makes Dallas a interesting trade partner for the first round. They now have a pretty big need at LT or maybe they would move to the 11th to get one of the top LT's or maybe even Earl Thomas who just had a impressive pro day.

Doug Free will probably get first shot at LT, he was pretty decent at RT last year.

DBroncos4life
04-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Doug Free will probably get first shot at LT, he was pretty decent at RT last year.

He took over in the playoffs as well. It's still something to keep an eye on. More then a few teams in the top ten could use a good tackle, and maybe one of them pick up Adams and hope he can play at a high level for a few more years giving them more flexibility in the draft. Wishful thinking ;D I'm just hoping someone falls so we can move out of the 11th spot lol.

Man-Goblin
04-02-2010, 12:56 PM
Looks like they checked out of that hotel.

epicSocialism4tw
04-02-2010, 01:42 PM
Flozell has been bad for years.

elsid13
04-02-2010, 01:56 PM
Can he play guard?

That all he can play at this point.

RonDaChamp24
04-02-2010, 03:27 PM
Flozell is terrible and one of the most penalized players in the league. No thanks to Flozell. Maybe he can go to the Raiders. He'll fit right in with all the holding calls and false starts and such.

gyldenlove
04-02-2010, 03:55 PM
That all he can play at this point.

He plays a mean game of pinnochle as well.

oubronco
04-02-2010, 05:06 PM
It actually makes Dallas a interesting trade partner for the first round. They now have a pretty big need at LT or maybe they would move to the 11th to get one of the top LT's or maybe even Earl Thomas who just had a impressive pro day.

Doug Free spent some time at left tackle during practices and games, and when Adams suffered a calf injury in Dallas' playoff loss to Minnesota, Free took over

They might have his replacement

Kaylore
04-02-2010, 05:09 PM
Can he play guard?

That was my thought, but he wouldn't want to and teams more desperate than us will try and sign him to play guard. In fact I bet he signs with the Bears for huge cash and sucks there just like Pace.