He had good reports earlier in the pre-season and I thought he would for sure make the Seahawks squad. Best of luck to all that were cut.
NFL cuts - Wolverine focus
We're all a bit disappointed today, though not as much as this time last year. A few of our fellow Wolverines are more disappointed than us, as they lost their jobs yesterday.
Here are the names I found, please add others in the comments if I've missed any:
- Rueben Riley (Panthers)
- Jamar Adams (Seahawks)
- Drew Henson and Ron Bellamy (Lions)
- Victor Hobson and Matt Gutierrez (Patriots)
- Tony Pape (Chargers)
- Ryan Mundy (yes, I count him - waived/injured list from the Steelers)
- Matt Lentz and Grant Mason (Steelers)
- Adam Kraus (Ravens)
- Shantee Orr (Browns)
- Adam Stenavich (Cowboys - released Friday so they could let Larry Allen retire a Cowboy)
- Tim Massaquoi (Bills)
- Markus Curry (49ers)
Best of luck to all these guys as they try to find spots on other rosters, practice rosters or move on with their lives.
All the players that were drafted made their teams. This is no surprise for Long (1st round), Henne (2nd), Crable (3rd) or Manningham (3rd) as it's rare that first day picks don't make the rosters. Manningham is reported to be struggling with the Giants, though. Hart (6th) and Arrington (7th) were more vulnerable. The Colts released Kenton Keith, which is relevant as he was predicted to be battling Hart for the 3rd RB spot behind Addai and Rhodes. I41 believe Hart will be the primary backup there sooner rather than later, but I'm biased.
Another big cut was Rudi Johnson, which has been publicised quite a lot. Too bad for you if you drafted him for your FFL. Perry will be the starter in Cincy, but will be splitting time with Watson.
Unfortunately, I was wrong about Arrington. He was placed on injured reserve on Friday. From NFL.com:
Arrington, a receiver from Michigan, had impressed coaches throughout
the spring and summer, but severely sprained his toe during New
Orleans' opening preseason game at Arizona.
He hadn't played since and coaches were uncertain how long it would
take for him to recover enough to compete for playing time on a team
already deep in receiving talent. The move means Arrington won't play
I read that Hart had signed a 4 yr contract with the colts. It seems that polian and the colts planned on keeping hart to begin with.
Wasn't Hobson a pretty decent starter for the Jets just last year before he got injured? How does a guy like that get cut?
I was looking forward to the Pats running out an all-UM linebacking corps of Crable, Hobson and Woods. Then they could have all blown contain at once, allowing some schlep RB to rip off an 80 yard TD.
The Patriots have a lot of linebackers on their roster, including three pretty high draft picks over the past two years (Ruud, Mayo, Crable). When you add their solid veterans like Adalius Thomas, Mike Vrabel, Tedy Bruschi, etc. to three good, young linebackers, there's not much room left.
I think a good amount of them will be sticking around on practice squads though, just in case somebody playing ahead of them gets hurt.
You really still count Matt "The Goot" Guitierrez as blue?
Got his degree from UM and played here for 4 years (not as a starter, but still). What's not blue about him?
He transferred to Idaho State once it became apparent that Michigan was going to stick with Henne. He graduated from there and signed with the Pats.
Yes I'm aware he transfered in his fifth year, but it doesn't mean that takes away the four years he was a Wolverine. He actually worked out a situation that allowed him to transfer his few ISU credits to Michigan and graduate from UM...he's a Michigan alum.
Hart will do more work for less money. You could trade Addai next year for an improved line and be a better team. Better because of pass protection and run blocking.