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The Turk Walks: Harringon, Rudi, Simms cut

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    From ESPN:

    In the first major surprise of the day, the Bengals informed halfback Rudi Johnson that his contract has been terminated.

    Rudi Johnson

    His agent, Peter Schaffer, confirmed that the Bengals notified him that his client will no longer be with the team. Johnson was in the fourth year of a five-year, $20.7 million contract. Hamstring problems bothered him this summer, and injuries have been a concern for the past couple years.

    Johnson came to minicamp in incredible shape. He added muscle and lost body fat.

    The release of Johnson gives Chris Perry the starting job. Johnson was scheduled to make $3.65 million this season.

    Offensive tackle Willie Anderson was also released by the Bengals. Anderson, 33, was the most tenured Bengal, having played 12 seasons in Cincinnati.

    In other cuts news on Saturday:

    • The Atlanta Falcons cut veteran quarterback Joey Harrington, who was the third pick overall in the 2002 draft by the Detroit Lions. D.J. Shockley is the Falcons' No. 3 quarterback behind rookie starter Matt Ryan and Chris Redman.

    • The Houston Texans released 10-year veteran linebacker Rosevelt Colvin.

    • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released former starting quarterback Chris Simms. Simms, 28, has not played in a regular-season game in nearly two years. Simms missed the final 13 games of 2005 after taking several hard hits and having his spleen removed hours after a loss to the Carolina Panthers.

    • Jerome McDougle, a former first-round pick, was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles. McDougle had a solid preseason, finishing with a team-high 2½ sacks. But that wasn't enough for the Eagles to keep the defensive end around. McDougle has just three sacks in 33 career games.

    • The San Francisco 49ers released underachieving receiver Ashley Lelie. Lelie signed a two-year, $4.3 million deal with San Francisco last year, including a $2 million signing bonus, but he made little impact on his third NFL team. Lelie had just 10 receptions for 115 yards last season while struggling with injuries including a strained quadriceps.

    • The Vikings cut quarterback Brooks Bollinger, which means rookie John David Booty is the third quarterback behind Tarvaris Jackson and Gus Frerotte.

    • Drew Henson, the former Michigan quarterback and New York Yankees prospect, was cut by Detroit. He signed last week when quarterback Drew Stanton injured a hand.

    • The New England Patriots released quarterback Matt Gutierrez on Saturday and kept Matt Cassel as Tom Brady's backup for a fourth season.

    • Cornerback Ricardo Colclough was released by the Carolina Panthers, hours after he was arrested and charged with driving while impaired. Safety Terrence Holt and defensive end Stanley McClover were also among the 22 players cut.

    • Former starting fullback Reagan Mauia was among 17 players released by the Miami Dolphins. Mauia was a sixth-round pick out of Hawaii last season and started nine games in 2007. He finished with 10 yards from scrimmage on six touches.

    • The Chicago Bears released a pair of 2007 first-day draft picks. Second-round draft pick Dan Bazuin, a defensive end from Central Michigan, and third-round pick Michael Okwo, a linebacker from Stanford, were cut.http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp08/news/story?id=3561014
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    In other news, a bunch of shitty football players that you heard of before got cut.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Next up for Drew Henson: Indoor lacrosse!
  4. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Rudi will land somewhere.
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Hell, he'd better. I drafted him for my fantasy team.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    To be honest, I'm more surprised about Willie Anderson being cut than Rudi.

    Rudi's legs are not 100 percent, and there was talk of trading him prior to the Indy game.
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Gus Ferotte still has a freaking job in this league. I'm better than he is.
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Not a good day to be a former Michigan quarterback.
  9. Is Tom Brady dead?
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    *fingers crossed*

    (too much?)
  11. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Simms would be a perfect signing for the Packers.
  12. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    I dunno, HB. I would think they drafted Brian Brohm and Matt Flynn for a reason. Brohm could develop nicely, and Flynn isn't a complete stiff. Who goes to make room for Chris Simms?
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