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Steelers cut Bloom; Strahan to return?

Some odds and ends from this Monday afternoon... The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut return man Jeremy Bloom. Bloom, of course, was a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles back in 2006. He's still never played a regular-season down in the NFL after spending 2006 on injured reserve and getting cut by the Birds last season. You may remember seeing him in the first preseason game this year between the Eagles and Steelers. Meanwhile, the New York Daily News reports that the Giants are talking to Michael Strahan about a possible return. Giants DE Osi Umenyiora went down with a knee injury over the weekend. According to the article, Strahan would be looking for at least $8 million per season. He had nine sacks in 2007, one of which came in Week 4 against the Eagles. Umenyiora had 13 sacks last year. Six of those came in the now infamous Sunday night game against the Eagles and Winston Justice. While initial reports said Umenyiora would be out for the season, Tom Rock of Newsday -- who was a gracious guest on Moving the Chains a few weeks ago -- writes that there's a chance he could be playing by October. And finally, if you haven't had your fantasy draft yet, don't forget to check out my rankings: quarterbacks, running backs (part one), running backs (part two) and wide receivers.

Steelers cut Bloom; Strahan to return?

Some odds and ends from this Monday afternoon...

The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut return man Jeremy Bloom.

Bloom, of course, was a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles back in 2006. He's still never played a regular-season down in the NFL after spending 2006 on injured reserve and getting cut by the Birds last season. You may remember seeing him in the first preseason game this year between the Eagles and Steelers.

Meanwhile, the New York Daily News reports that the Giants are talking to Michael Strahan about a possible return. Giants DE Osi Umenyiora went down with a knee injury over the weekend. According to the article, Strahan would be looking for at least $8 million per season. He had nine sacks in 2007, one of which came in Week 4 against the Eagles. Umenyiora had 13 sacks last year. Six of those came in the now infamous Sunday night game against the Eagles and Winston Justice.

While initial reports said Umenyiora would be out for the season, Tom Rock of Newsday -- who was a gracious guest on Moving the Chains a few weeks ago -- writes that there's a chance he could be playing by October.

And finally, if you haven't had your fantasy draft yet, don't forget to check out my rankings: quarterbacks, running backs (part one), running backs (part two) and wide receivers.

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