Tag:Rashad Jeanty
Posted on: February 21, 2011 8:43 pm
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Rashad Jeanty could be a good find for Eagles

Posted by Andy BenoitR. Jeanty

The Philadelphia Eagles made a potentially very strong under the radar move Monday in signing former linebacker Rashad Jeanty to a one-year contract. The former Bengal was out of football in 2010 after suffering a horrendous left tibia/ankle fracture in the 2009 wild card round.

Early in his career, Jeanty was one of the nastier, more promising hitters in the game. He was in and out of the starting lineup in Cincinnati, thanks to the team’s outstanding linebacking depth. Bengals coaches loved Jeanty for his leadership, work ethic and special teams contributions.

In a best case scenario, in Jeanty the Eagles may have the answer to their revolving door at outside linebacker. Jeanty’s downhill style of play is a great fit in Philly’s 46 defense.

In a worst case scenario, the Eagles cut Jeanty and suffer a tiny financial hit.

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Posted on: February 20, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Hot Routes 2.20.11: Millionaires vs. billionaires



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • A nice story here by the Kansas City Star’s Kent Babb about Chiefs equipment manager Mike Davidson who, after working for the club for the past three decades, is retiring from his job.
  • Falcons WR Roddy White was all over Twitter the other day complaining that the labor dispute has become known as millionaires fighting with billionaires. White’s point was that it’s not an accurate statement, and here’s a New York Daily News piece that explains why White might be exactly right.
  • CBSSports.com’s own Clark Judge doesn’t think the Jets will make the playoffs next year. Or, for that matter, the Steelers.
  • LB Rashad Jeanty signed a contract with the Eagles today. He’s a good dude and a pretty good player as well, so bully for him.
  • I talked about this a few days ago, but here’s another article highlighting NFL assistants who could lose their jobs if the owners lock out the players.

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Posted on: August 31, 2010 9:59 am
 

Hot Routes 8.31.10: No retractions here

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Lawyers for Chargers WR Vincent Jackson are demanding a retraction from the San Diego Union-Tribune after publishing a story in which it claimed Jackson was receiving financial support from his agents while he’s not in training camp. Pro Football Talk has the story. I’ll refrain from saying anything more, because I certainly don’t want to receive any kind of correspondence from Jackson’s lawyers.

- Buccaneers starting QB Josh Freeman had the cast from his thumb removed , and Tampa Bay says he’s right on schedule to return for the season opener. When your backups are Josh Johnson and Rudy Carpenter, that’s a pretty good piece of news.

- Browns rookie RB Montario Hardesty finally will make his preseason debut Thursday, and to say his teammates are interested in seeing how he produces is a bit of an understatement. Though Jerome Harrison downplays it in this story, I’m sure he’s more interested than just about anybody.

- Former Bengals LB Rashad Jeanty, who was released by Cincinnati on Monday after failing a physical, is known as a good dude in the locker room and a great teammate. But man, his agents are pissed with the team’s training staff. This does not make Cincinnati’s trainers look very good, especially coming on the heels of the Antonio Bryant disaster.

- Before I read this story, I didn’t give credence to the thought that Vikings backup QB Tarvaris Jackson’s No. 2 job might be in jeopardy to Sage Rosenfels. Apparently, coach Brad Childress agrees. He says nothing most likely will change on his depth chart at the QB spot.

- Raiders QB Jason Campbell participated in Oakland’s walk-through on Monday and he performed the same drills as all other quarterbacks. Campbell suffered a “stinger” and a wrist injury during last Saturday’s game against San Francisco.

- Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner is officially a member of the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.” I don’t think he’ll be the odds-on favorite to win the competition, though. After all, Jennifer Grey from “Dirty Dancing” also is competing.

-Packets OLB Brad Jones likely only will play in one preseason game because the shoulder he injured Aug. 19 still is giving him problems. But despite the fact he’s been fitted with a shoulder harness, he says he feels great about where he stands. In fact, he said his new piece of equipment makes him look a little like Robocop. And as we all know, Robocop was pretty badass.

- It’s a big day for former Ohio State star RB Maurice Clarett, as he’s signed with the UFL’s Omaha Nighthawks . The NFL dream lives on. Not bad for a guy who spent more than three years in prison.

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Posted on: August 30, 2010 1:00 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2010 8:55 am
 

Bengals waive beloved leader Rashad Jeanty

Posted by Andy Benoit

Teams must trim their rosters from 80 to 75 by Tuesday afternoon. The Cincinnati Bengals are getting their work done early. After releasing wide receiver Antonio Bryant, Cincinnati waived linebacker Rashad Jeanty on Monday.
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Jeanty, winner of the team’s Ed Block Courage Award, was waived on the basis of injury (failed physical). The backup strongside linebacker broke his fibula on the opening kickoff of the Wild Card loss to the Jets this past January. He underwent a medical procedure in spring and missed training camp in order to rehab in Florida.

After entering the NFL as a former CFL star in 2006, Jeanty earned a reputation as a ferocious hitter and reliable leader. Coaches greatly appreciated the way he helped Rey Maualuga navigate his rookie season.

The Bengals have plenty of depth to replace Jeanty -- especially given that 2009 third-round pick Michael Johnson has turned heads since moving from defensive end to strongside linebacker.

In other Bengals news, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports that the team has also put backup safety Tom Nelson on PUP (ankle).

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