Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:39 am
Posted by Josh Katzowitz
We had some surprising, and plenty of not so surprising, names who were released today, the first day teams could actually waive players.
Here are a few of the most-significant pink slips handed out today (we already told you about Vince Young and Tennessee here and the Baltimore guys who have been cut and the Dallas players who are gone).
-Former Vikings S Madieu Williams: He didn’t play well last year, and he’s teetering on being a bubble player in the league. Although Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier originally said he wanted to see what Williams would do in training camp, he ultimately decided not to find out. The fact Williams was supposed to make $5.4 million this year didn’t help his chances.
-Former Saints CB Randall Gay: After missing most of last season while dealing with the effects of a concussion, New Orleans released Gay. He would have cost New Orleans $5 million, and considering he was stuck behind Tracy Porter on the depth chart, this seemed like an easy call.
-Former Eagles FB Leonard Weaver: The former Pro Bowler was caught off guard by this move. This is what he wrote in a series of tweets (sics, of course, apply): “Hey there eagles nation, I'm sorry to say but I just found out I was released by the Eagles. … The kicker behind that is that the organization didn't call me and tell me. I had to find out by a reporter. … Now I have mixed feeling about that because I gave everything I had to the organization, and I would think that they would atleast call... And Let me know what was going on, but as I have learned over the years fans, business is business. …However I wish the best for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
-Former Chiefs G Brian Waters: He was a Kansas City mainstay for more than a decade, and the news of his release was met by sadness from some of the city’s media. Said Waters, who played 163 games in a Kansas City uniform: “The Chiefs and I have mutually agreed on this decision and although I look forward to continuing my career, I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Kansas City."
-Former Giants RB Tiki Barber: I know it’s hard to believe, but for some reason, New York severed ties with the former NBC broadcaster.
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Posted on: May 3, 2011 11:02 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
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Posted on: October 21, 2010 12:19 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
The New Orleans Saints made two fairly significant moves to their defensive personnel Wednesday. Both moves involved injured players who made a name for themselves on a previous team. First, the Saints released linebacker Clint Ingram. The ex-Jaguar was signed during the offseason to potentially replace Scott Fujita. Ingram flashed tremendous closing quickness and ferocity early in his career, and he was a good fit for Gregg Williams’ scheme. However, he couldn’t stay healthy and never contributed in New Orleans.
The second move was placing former Patriots cornerback Randall Gay on Injured Reserve. Gay had been out with a concussion. The decision to shelve him for the season was likely influenced by the impressive progress first-round rookie Patrick Robinson has made. Robinson was stellar filling in for No. 2 corner Tracy Porter against the Bucs last week. Coaches have every reason to be excited about what his quickness can bring to the slot moving forward.
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