Archive for the ‘2008 NFL Draft’ Category

While Bucs Fighting To Stay Alive, Redskins Fighting For Roster Spots

The Bucs and Redskins are both teams in turmoil, one obviously in stronger turmoil than the other. But neither team’s emotional plights and difficult “big picture” tasks will be main factors when they strap on the helmets on Sunday. For sixty minutes, it won’t matter what this coach said about Haynesworth or what this newspaper […]

REPORT: Seattle Acquires Former First-Round Pick Balmer from San Francisco

Continuing to fuel Seattle’s competitive mindset under head coach Pete Caroll, the Seahawks acquired another former first-round draft choice. According to a report by Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, the Seahawks shipped a sixth-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers for 2008 first rounder Kentwan Balmer. In two years in the National Football League, […]

Michael Oher–Beating the Odds

Michael Oher isn’t the best offensive tackle rated in this draft. He isn’t the second best, or even third best. But Michael Oher, when all is said and done, will be the best offensive tackle to come from this draft. And it’s quite simple. He’s overcome so much in his life, that the NFL will […]

Signing Status Of 2008 NFL First Round Draft Picks

Folks, all of the first round picks drafted during the 2008 NFL Draft are signed and all of them should see action during Week 1 of the season; below are terms of their contracts: 1. Jake Long OT Miami Signed 5 years, $57.5 million ($30M guaranteed) 2. Chris Long DE St. Louis Signed 6 years, […]

Jaguars Last Offer to Derrick Harvey was $16.8M Guaranteed

The Florida Times-Union is reporting that the stalemate between holdout Derrick Harvey and the Jags is all about the money that the Jaguars have not upped since July 28th.  The report says that the team hasn’t changed the offer since the end of July, and that offer was for $16.885 million in guarantees. That amount […]

Buyer Beware: Jaguars Should Have Been Better Prepared w/ Harvey

The last unsigned first-rounder is in the NFL is none other than……Jaguars DE Derrick Harvey? What in the name of Hugh Douglas is going on here? The Jaguars went into April’s draft still smarting from the 26-for-28 passing performance that Patriots QB Tom Brady laid on the proud Jacksonville defense in the 2007 Divisional Round […]

Report Says Bears First Round Pick Williams May Miss Entire Season

The Bears were looking to get back to the basics of running this season, and were going to do it with an offensive line that hopefully was going to play better.  That plan may be a bit derailed, as word is first round draft pick Chris Williams may be missing the entire season.  ProFootballTalk.com is […]

Jaguars Coach Del Rio Takes a Shot at Rookie Pay

With Jaguars first round pick Derrick Harvey still not signed, head coach Jack Del Rio issued his most emphatic review of the current state of rookie contracts, and he didn’t hold much back. The Jaguars traded up in the draft in April to select Harvey with the 8th pick of the draft. What has made […]