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Archive: February, 2009

Combine winners and losers

Thursday, February 26, 2009, 8:07 AM
It's time for our weekly chat with draftcountdown.com's Scott Wright. This week, Scott breaks down the combine, identifying winners and losers from Indy. Q: Which players most helped their causes at the combine? A: I could literally name dozens of players who helped themselves but I’ll try... Read more

Jets to cut ties with WR Coles

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 9:58 PM
Whenever a wide receiver with any kind of ability becomes available, it draws interest from the crowd here at MTC. The Jets will part ways with wide receiver Laveranues Coles, according to Dave Hutchinson of NJ.com. This is not your normal case of a team cutting a player though. Technically, the... Read more

Are Giants in the mix for T.J.?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 8:26 AM
If you're a football junkie, you've gotta be loving this. With the start of free agency about 42 hours away, rumors are swirling in all different directions. As I was brushing my teeth this morning, I heard a radio report citing The Sporting News, which said Bengals receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh is... Read more

'Skins to offer Haynesworth $100M?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 5:26 PM
With the start of free agency about 55 hours away, things are starting to heat up. Lance Zierlein of The Houston Chronicle reports that the Washington Redskins are prepared to break the bank to go after defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Haynesworth is considered one of the crown jewels of this... Read more

ESPN's Smith talks about McNabb report

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 8:12 AM
It looks like I picked the perfect time to return from vacation. Yesterday, ESPN.com's Michael Smith reported that the much-discussed meeting between Donovan McNabb and the Eagles' front office has already taken place. The part of the story that has caught everyone in Philadelphia off-guard is that... Read more

Harrison, Boldin and the Combine

Monday, February 23, 2009, 8:28 PM
I'm back from vacation, and there's quite a bit to cover. We'll do this in rapid fire mode. ** The Colts have agreed to release Marvin Harrison, agent Tom Condon tells the Associated Press. Harrison was asked to take a pay cut, but refused. At 36 years old, he did not have an especially good season... Read more

Five draft, combine questions

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 10:47 PM
It's once again time for five questions with draftcountdown.com's Scott Wright. This is our third installment. If you missed the first two, click here and here. This week, Wright talks about the possibility of the Eagles taking a running back with their first pick and breaks down the NFL scouting... Read more

The combine experience

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 8:49 AM
Last year, I had the opportunity to follow the path of an NFL draft prospect, from the end of his senior season all the way to draft day, through a series of articles I wrote with friend and recruiting guru Matt Bracken. The player we followed was Joey Haynos, a tight end from the University of Maryland... Read more

Garcia open to backup role

Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 7:48 AM
Jeff Garcia will be fair game next week when the free-agency signing period begins. The ex-Eagles quarterback said yesterday he will not be returning to Tampa, where he spent the last two seasons. "I'm not under contract and I'm about to hit free agency and that means it's time again for me to... Read more

Housh thinks days in Cincy are over

Monday, February 16, 2009, 5:29 PM
The Bengals today slapped kicker Shayne Graham with the franchise tag. That is news you would usually care less about here at MTC. But there is a greater significance. It means T.J. Houshmandzadeh will not be getting the franchise tag. According to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com, Houshmandzadeh now... Read more
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