I thought that when the Bengals cut him he would picked up by someone. What happened to him?
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Drafted in the UFL draft by the Florida Tuskers (WHO???)
Wherever he is at ..He is a Michigan Wolverine
dude just couldn't stay healthy, it's a bummer. I think he could have been great.
Wheatley, Biakabutuka, and now it looks like Hart.
I still weep at the thought of what Touchdown Tim could have been in the pros. Even during his shortened playing career with the Panthers didn't he have a ridiculous number of 60+ yard runs? What a talent. And a great guy, too.
When I was living in DC and subjected to the Redskins on a regular basis.
He had something like 5 carries for 148 yards & 2 TDs over 60 yards in the first half, then got injured. Epitomizes his pro career nicely.
I would have loved to see what Perry could have done under Barwis. He may have been a little faster and had less nagging injuries.
Roster Update on madden 10 he is still a free agent.
There are a handful of free agent running backs that are better than Perry (the Edge, Deuce), so I doubt that Perry will make it back to the NFL this season.
James and McAllister are also older and would probably require more money to sign than Perry, so NFL teams might not be willing to invest in them. They are both near the age when RBs tend to undergo a huge decline in production. I'm not saying that Perry will be signed or anything. I'm just pointing out that past success is not always what NFL GMs are looking for and money and age are a big factor.
Just close your eyes...
and he'll be there.
He's a Florida Tusker. I wouldn't mock the UFL, they have a solid business plan... teams of former NFLers in big non-NFL cities (Orlando, Hartford, Las Vegas) is a solid idea. Sure it failed in the past WLAF, but this is now and football is god.
It's really a shame injuries derailed his career. The guy had a ton of talent and could have been a star in the NFL.
He had talent for sure, but I'm not sure he had the necessary speed to succeed in the NFL. Of course it's hard to tell because he was injured so often, but still, the last couple years the Bengals were not exactly stacked at RB, and he still didn't do much when healthy.