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Posted on: March 3, 2011 2:50 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Shockey chooses Panthers

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

After he was released by the Saints, TE Jeremy Shockey had at least two options: he potentially could have played for the Dolphins (he already lives in South Beach, so that would have been the convenient choice) or he could have signed a deal with Carolina to try to help the Panthers rebuild.

Apparently, he’s chosen the Panthers.

On his Facebook page, Shockey wrote, “Looks like I'm signing with Carolina. Time for the Next chapter. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am excited to play football. Lets hope we all have the chance to play this season.”

Shockey clearly has slowed down since the days when he could be counted on for 50-60 catches per season for at least 600 yards. And he’s been slowed by injuries the past few years, limiting his effectiveness. In Carolina, though, he’d unquestionably be the No. 1 TE in the offense.

Perhaps he can be reborn under new coach Ron Rivera.

UPDATED (2:56 p.m.): According to multiple reports, the conract is for a one-year deal.

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Posted on: February 24, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Shockey has interest in Titans, Dolphins

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You already know that Jeremy Shockey was released this week by the Saints, and earlier today, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Shockey passed a physical with the Dolphins, though it was unclear whether the two sides were negotiating a contract.

Now, it seems as though Shockey is expanding his horizons.

According to Titan Insider, Shockey has shown interest in talking to Tennessee, though it sounds like the organization hasn’t reciprocated that interest quite yet.

The reason a move to Nashville might make sense: Shockey and new Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer worked together on the 2007 Super Bowl champion Giants squad.

Still, it sounds like Shockey’s heart is with the Dolphins. Especially because it’s not a ludicrous idea to think that Miami might be one of only a few squads around who’s interested in the injury-prone Shockey’s abilities.

Plus, Shockey lives in South Beach, so technically, he’s ALREADY taken his talents there.

Said Shockey to the Miami Herald: “It’d be a dream to play for the Dolphins.”

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Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:08 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Saints terminate Jeremy Shockey's deal

Posted by Will Brinson

The New Orleans Saints are ready to move on without the services of Jeremy Shockey and have cut the tight end loose, the team announced on Tuesday.

The news, as first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, isn't terribly, um, shocking in all honesty.

Shockey played in 13 games -- just 11 where he started -- in 2010 and recorded just 41 catches for 408 yards, both career lows. Shockey dealt with injuries throughout the season, but also managed to record three touchdowns.

"Jeremy played an important role in helping our team bring a Super Bowl championship to New Orleans," coach Sean Payton said via a team statement. "He contributed to the success of our offense, both as a pass-catcher and run blocker, and we’re appreciative of his efforts."

The decision to scuttle the former Pro Bowler may have more to do with the emergence of Jimmy Graham (a fellow "U" alum) who caught 31 balls for 356 yards and five touchdowns in his rookie season.

Although the $5 million that Shockey was due in 2011 probably didn't help, either -- that's too much money to be paying a tight end whose name value greatly exceeds his production, particularly with a talent like Graham waiting in the wings.

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Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:42 am
 

Saints likely to be without TE Graham, FS Jenkins

Posted by Andy Benoit

It’s looking like the New Orleans Saints will be without one of their top young offensive and defensive contributors Saturday at Seattle. Tight end Jimmy Graham did not practice all week due to an ankle injury. Free safety Malcolm Jenkins also sat out with a knee problem.
Both are unlikely to take the field, though neither can be ruled out completely.

"The news with Jimmy has been good in that in a day and a half, he's feeling a lot better than earlier in the week there certainly was a lot more doubt," Sean Payton said of Graham, according to the Times Picayune. The head coach expressed similar sentiments about Jenkins.

But frankly, this is probably mere coach speak. In all likelihood, the Saints will be counting on Jeremy Shockey and Dave Thomas at tight end and Darren Sharper at free safety. That’s not all bad given that all three have starting experience (and Shockey and Sharper have Pro Bowl experience).

Nevertheless, given what happened with Graham and Jenkins, you wonder if Payton regrets playing his starters in Week 17 against the Bucs as long as he did.

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Posted on: January 3, 2011 9:27 am
 

Saints' FS Jenkins, TE Graham dinged in Week 17

Posted by Andy Benoit

Week 17 was not without damage for the NFC 5 seed New Orleans Saints. Bourgeoning tight end Jimmy Graham injured his ankle on a touchdown catch. (Graham still did that ridiculous mid-air chest bump that the players, for some reason, are fond of, but he was only able to get a few inches of lift.)

More concerning is that free safety Malcolm Jenkins, whom Gregg Williams has said is the defense’s best player this year, left with a knee injury. Pro Football Talk writes, “Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Jenkins will have an MRI today.  It’s believed to be an issue more with the knee cap than with the ligaments.  That said, we’re told that Jenkins thinks he’ll be fine.”

Fortunately for the Saints, they have great depth at both positions. Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas are great intermediate receiving tight ends (both sat in Week 17 due to injury, but both will likely be available Saturday). Veteran Darren Sharper is Jenkins’ backup.

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Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:58 pm
 

Week 17 injury report analysis Part III

Posted by Andy Benoit

Because a handful of teams have nothing to play for in Week 17, deciphering the injury report can be a very inexact – and, frankly, pointless – science. Thus, we’ll only bother analyzing the injury reports from games that carry playoff implications.

Panthers @ Falcons

CB Chris Gamble’s miserable season has already endedwith a thud, as he’s out this week with an ankle injury. WR Steve Smith is questionable and did not practice due to a bad calf.

The only player who is questionable and did not practice for Atlanta is DT Jonathan Babineaux. We’ll use this opportunity to once again state that Babineaux was a major Pro Bowl snub.


Buccaneers @ Saints

Because virtually all of Tampa Bay’s key injured players have already been placed on IR (Arrelious Benn, Jeff Faine, Aqib Talib, Davin Joseph, Cody Grimm), their injury report looks misleadingly thin. Only FB Earnest Graham is worth noting (out with a neck).
M. Hasselbeck (US Presswire)
The Saints placed KR Courtney Roby (head) on IR this week. Pierre Thomas, fresh at this point because he missed eight weeks in the middle of the season with an ankle injury, will likely continue to handle the kick returns now (though he missed some practice time this week with that ankle). Tight ends Jeremy Shockey (groin) and Dave Thomas (knee) missed practice all week, further opening the door for bourgeoning youngster Jimmy Graham. WR Marques Colston is “questionable” but, more likely, “doubtful” after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.


Rams @ Seahawks

The Rams are healthy – everyone practiced. The Seahawks had a somewhat surprising contributor at practice Friday: QB Matt Hasselbeck. Looks like he’ll try to play despite a strained left hip. Hasselbeck’s security blanket, WR Brandon Stokley, is questionable after not practicing with a head injury.

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Posted on: November 21, 2010 2:35 pm
 

Reggie Bush inactive for Saints Sunday

Posted by Will Brinson

All week long it seemed like Reggie Bush might play for the Saints on Sunday. Turns out, he will not, and he is inactive against the Seahawks.

Bush said he wanted to play, and multiple reports circulated throughout the week indicating he would be good to go against Seattle.

Even on Sunday morning, he was on the field warming up, but Sean Payton said he was going to run him hard and make sure Bush was 100 percent before activating the running back.

It appears that Bush didn't respond well enough to the warmups, as he's on the inactive list along with Pierre Thomas, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sharper, to mention a few notables.

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Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:02 pm
 

Hot Routes 9.27.10 box score tidbits

Posted by Andy Benoit

After Tony Romo said the Cowboys needed to get the running game going, Marion Barber had 17 carries for a hard-fought 55 yards against the Texans. Felix Jones showed most of the usual speed and quickness that he, for whatever reason, hadn’t displayed the first two weeks. Jnes gained 43 yards on seven carries.

The 49ers managed just 43 yards on the ground against a Chiefs defense that ranked 31st against the run last season. (Granted, it is a much-improved Chiefs defense. But still…)

Frank Gore didn’t get going on the ground, but he amassed yards on nine catches. Michael Crabtree, however, has just six catches for 81 yards…on the season.L. Tomlinson (US Presswire)

3 sacks for Chiefs underrated, over-energized OLB Tamba Hali. The fifth-year pro also recorded two tackles for a loss.

The Lions were 3/12 on third down against the Vikings. But the Vikings were 3/11 on third down against the Lions. Fun game.

The Patriots ripped off 200 yards rushing against the Bills. Forty two of those yards game from ex-Jet Danny Woodhead. Ninety eight came from BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who is fast become a favorite of the coaching staff.

Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez had another strong outing, leading the Patriots with six catches for 65 yards. He also set a tight end team record for longest run: 13 yards. (Eat your heart out Ben Coates…or whoever had the record to begin with.)

Great day for tight ends in New Orleans. Jeremy Shockey had eight catches for 78 yards and a score (most of the catches were of the usual manhood-validating variety that Shockey has mastered). Tony Gonzalez, not to be outdone, had eight catches for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Counting assists, every Saints linebacker posted double digit tackles against the Falcons.

Chris Johnson had 125 yards against the Giants, but it took him 32 carries to get it. He looked exhausted by the second quarter.

23:28 = Panthers time of possession against the Bengals. 23:28 might also equal Carson Palmer’s 40 time. Of course, with a cannon arm, Palmer doesn’t need to run. But does Palmer still have cannon arm? He was 19/37 for 195 yards, his second straight game under 200 yards passing. There are whispers that Palmer still doesn’t look like his pre-elbow surgery self.

Ryan Torain led the Redskins with 46 yards on seven carries. Remember the name – this guy will probably wind up being the team’s top rusher in the second half of the season.

David Garrard somehow threw 31 incompletion on 30 pass attempts. Just kidding. But seriously, Garrard was bad. 13/30 for 105 yards and a pick.

Michael Vick ran the ball only four times against the Jags (30 yards and a touchdown).

After Sunday’s game, 10 of DeSean Jackson’s 18 career touchdowns have been 50 yards or longer.

The Chargers had five turnovers and gave up two kickoff returns for touchdowns at Seattle. That’s what it takes to nullify a career-high 455 yards passing from Philip Rivers.

LaDainian Tomlinson has taken over as the No. 1 running back for the Jets. He had 15 carries against the Dolphins, five more than Shonn Greene had. Tomlinson managed a hearty 70 yards on the night.


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