In today's NFL Blog: Bobby Engram takes a walk for a good cause, some surprises surface among the final cuts, Rodney Harrison gets the pole position on a huge news day, and Marcus Tubbs' status will most likely be made official very soon.
The first draft pick Jack
Del Rio made as an NFL head coach was Marshall QB Byron Leftwich,
who Del Rio's Jacksonville Jaguars chose with the 7th overall pick in the
2003 NFL Draft. After less than 5 seasons, the
relationship is over.
New England Patriots safety Rodney Harrison took HGH, but
denies ever taking steroids.
The amount of money it will cost New York Giants DE Michael Strahan
to contemplate retirement is a figure
that is still being negotiated.
The Seattle Seahawks are expected to announce today that DT Marcus Tubbs tore the anterior
cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the 2007 NFL season.
Free agent DE Simeon Rice
between Denver and St. Louis, but hasn't ruled out a return to Tampa Bay.
this notebook in the Indianapolis
Star, Colts rookie CB Dante Hughes (formerly Daymeion)
finally gets a chance to play and the Colts may have Charlie Johnson,
a backup offensive lineman, to a sprained knee last night.
Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Levi Jones, who signed a $40M extension
last summer, thinks
he might be traded.
Atlanta Falcons rookie DE Jamaal Anderson could
easily play some power forward for the Hawks.
Reigning Heisman trophy winner Troy Smith displayed creativity and
a strong arm, but that
might not be enough to win a roster spot with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Buffalo Bills have made
contact with free agent guard Keyrick
The Providence Journal breaks down what
the Patriots roster might look like after cut-down day.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald dusted off his aqua and
coral pom-poms to write his opinion column this morning.
The Arizona Cardinals released
21 players on Friday, including LB Buster Davis, the 69th pick
of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Rams second-year linebacker Tim McGarigle
some late-inning heroics to earn a roster spot. (Remember, St. Louis is, and always will be, a baseball town. This even applies
to those who cover the Rams)
Reason #6,839 to like Seattle Seahawks WR Bobby Engram: Tomorrow is
the second annual "Walk
for Sickle Cell Disease", which Engram created.
A pair of 49ers rookie defenders may be
lost for the entire 2007 season.
Derek Anderson may be the better quarterback, but Ken Dorsey's
mentoring of Brady Quinn and familiarity with the offensive coordinator
keep him in Cleveland.
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ricardo Colclough, a second round choice in
2004, is on the
It's not official yet, but a group of Vikings
veterans have been told they'll be cut, including RB Ciatrick Fason and
WR Billy McMullen.
The Packers are attempting to trade backup safety Marquand Manuel,
who lost his starting
job in training camp.
Chicago Bears rookie DE Dan Bauzin could
land on IR.
Detroit Lions WR Brandon Middleton hopes
nobody reaches out and touches him today.
Texans have released 11, including Fiesta Bowl hero and NCAA '08 cover
boy, QB Jared Zabranksy.
Titans rookie WR Chris Davis is
the next Pacman Jones, minus the
off-field incidents involving shootings, strip clubs and spitting in women's
New Orleans trimmed
9 from their roster, including veteran LB Dhani
Buccaneers center Matt Lehr and cornerback Alan Zemaitis
among those on the Buccaneers bubble today.
In addition to having a nickname worthy of an interior defensive lineman,
Chiefs rookie DT Tank Tyler had a solid camp.
Broncos CB Karl Paymah was released from the hospital
on Friday, and his long-term prognosis is excellent. (Paymah had a concussion)
Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin has made his decision on which QB will
start the season opener, but wants
to keep it a secret from the Detroit Lions. (I guess Kiffin has never
heard of Adam Schefter, Peter King, John Clayton, Jay Glazer, Adam Caplan,
etc...because there's no chance it'll remain a secret for 8 days.)
Cowboys rookie LB Anthony Spencer could
open the season in the starting lineup.
The Eagles haven't released their list of released players, but
it's expected to include KR Jeremy Bloom and veteran punter Dirk Johnson.
Mike Wise of the Washington Post suggests that the
Redskins should safeguard the future by not trading QB Mark Brunell.