Archive for the ‘2008 Free Agency’ Category

No Takers for Benson; Former 4th Overall Pick in the Draft Clears Waivers

Things have gone from bad to worse for now former Bears running back Cedric Benson, who today cleared waivers, meaning no one picked him up.  Any of the other 31 teams in the league could have claimed Benson, but no one evidently wanted the baggage that comes along with the former number one pick that […]

Top 27 NFL Offseason Acquisitions

Breaking down the biggest moves heading into summer camps 1.) Jared Allen DE TRADE 6-6 270 4 Chiefs Vikings Contract: 6 yrs, $78 million with incentives ($31 million guaranteed) Traded with a 6th round pick in ’08 for a 1st round pick, two 3rd round picks and a 6th round pick The Hope: The high-motor […]

Some Quality NFL Running Backs Still Looking for Work

The NFL can be a cruel world if no one wants you. Just ask a couple of running backs that remain unemployed as we get closer and closer to training camps in July. Now of course cost and the fact that many teams seem to be set at the RB position have a lot to […]

Dolphins Sign OL McKinney

The Dolphins signed free agent offensive lineman Steve McKinney on Monday.  The 10-year veteran suffered a torn ACL in September of last season while playing for the Houston Texans and was placed on injured reserve.  The 32-year-old McKinney has appeared in 143 games with 133 starts as a center, left guard and right guard for […]

Raiders Continue Defensive Overhaul with LB Hartwell

The Raiders offseason of looking to upgrade their defense continued on Tuesday, as the team came to terms with free-agent linebacker Edgerton Hartwell. The 30-year-old hasn’t been much of a factor, as he has been hurt most of the last three years, and didn’t play at all last season after being cut by the Bengals […]

Raiders Say So Long to Rhodes Two Days After Drafting McFadden

Two years ago Dominic Rhodes rushed for over 100 yards vs the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl for the eventual champion Colts. Now, he’s out of a job.  After just one lackluster season in Oakland, the Raiders dumped Rhodes just two days after drafting Arkansas stud back Darren McFadden. The Raiders are more than […]

Drew Rosenhaus Talks About Chad Johnson, Jeremy Shockey And Marion Barber

The Musa Smith Story: Waiting to Exhale

It has been over a full month since former Ravens RB Musa Smith hit the free agency. Personally, I expected him to make a big splash. I expected owners to look past his injuries that have come off from serious hits and falls, and not Donovanesque-run-out-of-bounds injuries. I expected owners to check the stats (2007: […]