Tag:Kris Brown
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:47 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 3:51 pm
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Cowboys to cut Williams, Colombo, Barber, Davis

Posted by Will Brinson

Yesterday, the Baltimore Ravens drew a ton of attention by slashing prices cutting a slew of veterans including Derrick Mason and Todd Heap. Tuesday, it was the Cowboys turn, as reports started flying that Dallas had cut wide receiver Roy Wiliams, offensive linemen Marc Colombo and Leonard Davis, kicker Kris Brown and running back Marion Barber.

None of the cuts were that surprising, particularly Barber and Williams, who seemed like likely targets to be cut when colleague Ryan Wilson wrote about the very subject just a few weeks ago.

Williams (who, by the way, just got some bling back after the most notorious mailed-wedding-ring incident of the entire offseason) makes sense as a roster expense, particularly because now the Cowboys will simply start Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, both of whom are better than Williams anyway.

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And Barber's become the least effective back in Dallas' stable; even though Barber had more carries than Tashard Choice last season (113 to 66), he still on managed a feeble 3.3 yards per carry and an unimpressive 28.8 yards per game. Additionally, he found the end zone just four times.

The combination of just Barber and Williams will save the Cowboys nearly $10 million in terms of salary cap number, and it's become pretty clear -- based on all these cuts -- that they are in fact players in the Nnamdi Asomugha market this offseason.

Whether or not they land the coveted cornerback, though, they've probably made a slew of good roster decisions anyway.

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Posted on: December 31, 2010 1:31 pm
 

Hot Routes 12.31.10: Artest for Jets TE?

Posted by Will Brinson



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  • Ron Artest apparently said at Christmas time that he wants to play tight end for the Jets. All "could this guy actually make the transition from the NBA to the NFL" analysis aside, is there an NBA player who fits better for a particular NFL team better than Artest and the Jets? "Crazy Pills," as Artest is commonly known, wouldn't even be a blip on the radar for that organization.
  • Mike Tice's stock is quickly rising when it comes to assistants who are potential head coaches. This is logical -- the Chicago Bears have one of the least talented offensive lines in football and yet Tice and Mike Martz have managed to make them pretty, pretty productive ever since the Bears' bye week.
  • Would a rookie wage scale increase the number of underclassmen who bolt for the NFL? Well, not necessarily, but maybe so if that makes any sense. If not, check out Mike Florio's breakdown on how the changes in a future CBA would impact kids leaving college early.
Posted on: September 4, 2010 10:16 am
 

Texans trim roster

Posted by Andy Benoit

Kudos to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. He reported all of the players the Texans have decided to cut but are yet to fully announce.

The team’s most notable moves Friday were releasing cornerback Jacques Reeves and kicker Kris Brown, and placing wide receiver Andre Davis on Injured Reserve.

Regarding the other moves, McClain writes:

Placed on waivers were fullback Jack Corcoran, tight end Derek Fine, linebacker Isaiah Greenhouse, center Brett Helms, offensive tackle Steve Maneri, cornerback Mark Parson, linebacker Will Patterson, offensive tackle Cole Pemberton, safety Nicholas Polk, defensive tackle DelJuan Robinson, defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard, offensive tackle Adam Stenavich, receiver Derrick Townsel, defensive tackle Mitch Unrein, center Chris White, receiver Bobby Williams and safety Torri Williams.

The Texans also placed tight end Anthony Hill on PUP (knee).

Also from McClain’s article, an explanation about the decision to go with Neil Rackers over Kris Brown at kicker:

Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith got started early Friday. Their day began at 5 a.m. when they went over the roster and made their decisions.

The most difficult part was telling Brown they were keeping Rackers over him.

“That’s the toughest thing I’ve ever done,” Kubiak said. “It was miserable.

“The deciding factor was the kickoffs. I really like what Neil does from that standpoint. I think he drives the ball. It was a tough, tough call.”


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