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CloakNNNdagger
08-30-2006, 02:06 PM
[From Great Blue North Draft Report]

2006 NFL CUTDOWN DAY ROSTER MOVES
(Ed note: Cuts listed by the latest teams that we have; note that some cuts on each team may have been made in past couple of days. Most recent cuts listed last.)

75--man roster deadline - August 29th

Chicago: Released DB Dwayne Slay. Placed FB Bryan Johnson and DT Dusty Dvoracek on injured reserve.Waived WR Reggie Harrell, WR Bryan McClendon, OG Tyler McMeans, DT Mike Mendenhall

Tennessee: Released QB Cody Hodges, WR Sloan Thomas, WR O.J. Small, WR Tramain Hall, LB Jared Newberry, LB Colin Allred, DE Adam Roberts and DE Garrett McIntyre. Waived DT Marcus White, OG Derrick Warford and WR Jason Anderson. Placed CB Michael Waddell reserved non-football injury list.

San Diego: Waived DE Patrick Massey. Placed LB Phil Archer on injured reserve. Placed OT Roman Oben on the physically-unable-to-perform list; waived WR Mark Simmons, WR Gerran Walker, C Jimmy Martin, CB Anthony Mims, DB Jerrell Pippens, PK Kurt Smith and RB Bryson Sumlin.

Oakland: Waived K Tim Duncan, WR Rick Gatewood, QB Kent Smith, WR Burl Toler, DB Dennis Davis, TE Derek Miller; placed RB DeJuan Green, RB Joe Hall, LB Timi Wusu, DL Michael Quarshie on injured reserve. Signed QB Jeff George. Waived TE Marcellus Rivers, OT Rod Green, QB Reggie Robertson, DB Raymond Washington, PK David Kimball and P Glenn Pakulak.

New York Jets: Activated OG Trey Teague from the PUP. Placed DT Tui Alailefaleula on injured reserve.Waived DB Rayshun Reed, CB Jovon Johnson, DB Omowale Dada, CB D.J. Johnson, DB Mondoe Davis, LB Alonzo Jackson, LB Jamar Enzor, RB Terry Butler, FB Ben Moa, WR Mario Hill, WR Chris Baker, OT Pete McMahon.

New York Giants: Placed CB EJ Underwood on injured reserve. Released QB Rob Johnson and TE Boo Williams. waived FB Greg Hanoian, WR Harry Williams, WR Triandos Luke, DB Vontez Duff, DB Brandon Williams, DB Jason Shivers, T Ben Herrell, LB Thomas Carroll, DT Sir Henry Anderson, RB Little John Flowers and P Travis Dorsch.

Detroit: Placed DE Bill Swancutt on injured reserve and WR Scottie Vines on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Signed LB Clifford Dukes. Released OT Tom Kaleita; Released QB Joel Klatt, S Vernon Fox, TE Jed Weaver, P Adam Anderson, TE Kori Dickerson, WR Brett Fischer, WR Paris Hamilton, FB Will Matthews, DT Marcus Parker, PK Matt Prater and CB Harrison Smith.

Baltimore: Placed S B.J. Ward and WR Matt Cherry on injured reserve; Waived WR Brian Bratton, WR Rufus Skillern, DB Shannon James, DB Steve Paris, OG Kyle Roper, DE Benard Thomas and LS Landon Schrage.

Cleveland: Waived OT Walter Stith; Waived TE Paul Irons, RB Chris Barclay, P Kyle Basler, DL Ja'Waren Blair, QB Lang Campbell, K Jeff Chandler, OL Atlas Herrion, LB Kenny Kern, WR Brandon Rideau and DB James Thornton.

Tampa Bay: Released QB Jared Allen, PK Xavier Beitia, FB Robert Douglas, DE Jordan Hicks, TE Matt Kranchick, DT Kevin Lewis, OG Danny Martz, CB Justin Phinisee, WR J.R. Russell, P Brian Simjanovski and LB Jermaine Taylor.

Pittsburgh: Signed TE Tim Euhus; released TE Isaac Smolko; Released FB Doug Easlick, C Kyle Andrews, OT Nick Hagemann, OG Grayling Love, WR Isaac West, LB Malcolm Postell, DB Zach Baker and PK Mark Brubaker; placed OT Ulish Booker on injured reserve.

Denver: Placed WR Domenik Hixon on the non-football injury list; released FB Rashon Powers-Neal, OG P.J. Alexander, OG Martin Bibla, OT Cornell Green, OT Javiar Collins, C Rob Hunt, CB Willie Middlebrooks, CB Antwaun Rogers, DT Bryan Save, DT Patrice Majondo-Mwamba, LB Kevin Harrison and LB T.J. Hollowell

Green Bay: Claimed PK E.J. Cochrane off waivers from Philadelphia; released FB A.J. Cooper, LS Thomas Gafford, WR Chad Lucas, WR Calvin Russell, QB Brian Wrobel, DE Montez Murphy and DT Jerome Nichols; placed LB Kurt Campbell and DB Marviel Underwood on injured reserve.

New England: Released WR Keron Henry, WR Rich Musinski, C Brian Barthelmes, CB Hank Poteat, LB Freddie Roach and OG Nick Steitz.

Washington: Signed DB Vernon Fox and P Eddie Johnson; released DB Dimitri Patterson and RB Jesse Lumsden; Released DB Antuan Edwards, DB Aric Williams, DE Karon Riley, DT Chris Mineo, LB Kevin Simon, TE Robert Johnson, TE Calen Powell, QB Casey Bramlet, OT Jon Alston, OG Jim Jones, PK Tyler Jones and P David Lonie.

Jacksonville: Placed FB Greg Jones, CB Chris Roberson, DT Tony Williams, OT Mike Williams, TE Brian Jones and DE Elton Patterson on injured reserve. Released WR Troy Edwards, WR Felton Huggins, PK Seth Marler.

Carolina: Waived TE Sean Mulcahy, DE Otis Grigsby; placed CB Marcus Cassel, DE Devan Long and OG Scott Peters on injured reserve. Waived DE Kevin Carberry, CB DaShane Dennis, K MacKenzie Hoambrecker, WR Lynzell Jackson, LB Corey Jenkins, WR Terrance Metcalf, WR Daniel Smith, OT Albert Toeaina and OT Qasim Mitchell.

Philadelphia: Waived OG Adrien Clarke and LB Greg Richmond; placed WR Jeremy Bloom and FB Jason Davis on injured reserve. Released WR Carl Ford, WR Jermaine Jamison, WR J.J. Outlaw, OT Calvin Armstrong, DT Ed Jasper, DT DeJuan Skinner, CB Matt Clark, CB Brandon Pinderhughes, PK E.J. Cochrane, RB Marty Johnson, SS Scott Ware.

Atlanta: Released WR Cedric Bonner, WR Javarus Dudley, RB DeAndra Cobb and OG Ben Claxton; Waived CB Bill Alford, TE Klaus Alinen, DB Ryan Bowers, DB Chris Reis, OG Trevor Hutton, OT Garrick Jones, DT Brook Miller, QB Bryan Randall and LB Will Thompson.


Miami: Placed OG Seth McKinney on injured reserve, DT Rod Wright on the reserved non-football injured list and WR Eric Kimble on PUP; released OG Emmanuel Akah, QB Brock Berlin, WR Jamall Broussard, DT Steve Fifita, DT Howard Green, LB Travis Harris, PK Ola Kimrin, DB Norman LeJeune, LB Sam McGrew, WR Frank Murphy, P Thomas Olmsted, DB Siddeeq Shabazz, CB Art Thomas and WR Jason Willis

Cincinnati: Released LB Hannibal Navies and OG Steven Vierra

Seattle: Waived DB Shaunard Harts, DB Brandon Haw, CB Reggie Austin, CB Larry Frazier, DT Alex Guerrero, FB Ran Carthon, LB Evan Benjamin, C Taylor Schmidt, OG Jeff Bolton, TE Keith Willis, P Gabe Lindstrom, WR Taco Wallace, WR Tony Brown, WR Keenan Howry and QB Gibran Hamdan.

New Orleans: Released RB Fred McAfee; QB Jason Fife, CB Joey Thomas and TE Tim Euhus

Arizona: Waived DE Kenny King, RB Roger Robinson, QB Rohan Davey, PK Nick Novak, P Fred Capshaw and LB Lawrence Pinson. Placed DE Anton Palepoi on injured reserve.

Dallas: Waived WR LaShaun Ward, CB Lenny Williams, S Justin Beriault, WR J.R. Tolver and K Tyler Fredrickson.

Houston: Waived WR Derick Armstrong, LB Barrett Green, S Ramon Walker, TE Patrick Hape, G Mike Brisiel, DE John Chick, DT Devarick Scandrett, RB Damien Rhodes, WR Kendrick Starling, WR Donovan Morgan, S Anthony Floyd, CB Earthwind Moreland and LB Saleem Rasheed. Placed KR Jerome Mathis on the physically unable to perform list.

Indianapolis: Waived WR Montiese Culton, WR Ashlan Davis, DE Phillip Alexander, DE Jason Davis, DE Mark Word, DT Kader Drame, DT Justin Brown, DB Shannon Fitzhugh, DB Jammal Lord and TE Joey Hawkins.

Kansas City: Placed RB Priest Holmes and S William Bartee on the physically unable to perform list. Waived LB Nick Reid, WR Kyle Brown, WR Darrell Hill, WR Scott McCready, WR Craphonso Thorpe, CB Justin Perkins, CB Jerald Brown, QB Jeff Smoker, OG Steve Franklin, OG Peter Heyer, OG Tyler Lenda, TE Adam Johnson, TE Robert Docherty and DT Aarion Dixon.

St. Louis: Placed OG Claude Terrell on injured reserve. Released PK Remy Hamilton, WR Jeremy Carter, RB Antoine Bagwell, CB Kevin Timothee, TE Rod Trafford, LB Drew Wahlroos, OT Adam Haayer, and DT Jeremy Calahan

Buffalo: Released QB Kliff Kingsbury, OT Aaron Gibson, WR Chris Denney, WR Martin Nance, DE Joshua Cooper, DB James Bethea, CB Rob Lee, PK Nicholas Setta; placed OG Dylan McFarland on the waived-injured list.

San Francisco: Waived DT Jerry Deloach, CB Gabe Franklin, K Luis Berlanga, K Andrew Jacas, WR C.J. Brewer, LB Renauld Williams and TE Onye Ibekwe

Minnesota: Released WR Koren Robinson, DE Manase Hopoi, OT Sean Bubin, WR Aaron Hosack, FB Brandon Jones, LB Marcus Lawrence, DB Ahmad Treaudo, OG Mark Wilson

Double Barrel
08-30-2006, 02:07 PM
I see a couple of former Texans on that list.

Brandon420tx
08-30-2006, 02:08 PM
The gems are still battling for the final spots on the roster....

hollywood_texan
08-30-2006, 02:12 PM
I see a couple of former Texans on that list.

Yeah, I see some of them too.

Kind of off the subject, where is Todd Wade?

I can't find him on anyone's roster.

Did he just retire?

Good grief, if he just retired...

Texans_Chick
08-30-2006, 02:22 PM
Yeah, I see some of them too.

Kind of off the subject, where is Todd Wade?

I can't find him on anyone's roster.

Did he just retire?

Good grief, if he just retired...


He's been working out in Houston.

Last I heard he worked out for N.O. I haven't heard anything since.

texflex513
08-30-2006, 02:25 PM
How about giving CB Willie Middlebrooks a look from denver...

El Tejano
08-30-2006, 02:29 PM
Right now I just see decent receivers. WR Sloan Thomas, Koren Robinson, Troy Edwards and Pinkston.

If you ask me - Sloan or Pinkston would be my pick. Sloan has some KR experience.

real
08-30-2006, 02:31 PM
I hope we bring in Slay for a looksie...

Roughnecks
08-30-2006, 02:43 PM
Right now I just see decent receivers. WR Sloan Thomas, Koren Robinson, Troy Edwards and Pinkston.

If you ask me - Sloan or Pinkston would be my pick. Sloan has some KR experience.
The Eagles are weak at wideout so why would we wont to pickup a wideout they cut thats like them sighing Jabbar G. when we did not want him.

Sarg01
08-30-2006, 02:47 PM
WR Martin Nance might be worth something. I don't know how his ST play is, though, so he might just be a bigger version of Derick Armstrong.

The real prospects won't be cut until its time to go to 53.

19-10
08-30-2006, 02:51 PM
Cincinnati: Released LB Hannibal Navies and OG Steven Vierra

PLEASE tell me he uses his first name on his jersey. That is epic, especially for a LB. Reckon he's a scrub though. Oh well.

real
08-30-2006, 02:56 PM
http://football.about.com/od/nationalfootballleague/p/dwayneslay.htm

I think the Texans should bring in this guy...He could play special teams...Weakside LB, and safety if need be....

Bearfan Blue and Orange
08-30-2006, 02:57 PM
Pinkston is not released yet is he?

real
08-30-2006, 03:04 PM
Pinkston is not released yet is he?

He is...

Blake
08-30-2006, 03:06 PM
I hope the NFL has learned its lesson about drafting Texas Tech QB's...

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-30-2006, 03:07 PM
New York Jets: Placed DT Tui Alailefaleula on injured reserve.


We need to get this guy any way possible. I want to hear the commentators try and pronounce his name.

PhillyFan
08-30-2006, 03:11 PM
The Eagles are weak at wideout so why would we wont to pickup a wideout they cut thats like them sighing Jabbar G. when we did not want him.


Its a different situation. In the Eagles offense, Pinkston played a very specific role. He did well in that role.

He would probably fare much better in another teams offense statwise.

Gaffney was brought in as a slot receiver, which he will most likely lose to either a 4th round draft pick, or a UDFA.

Not very promising for Gaffney Im afraid.

Blake
08-30-2006, 03:13 PM
Gems: WR Derick Armstrong

What happened to this guy? WR Craphonso Thorpe

GP
08-30-2006, 03:13 PM
http://football.about.com/od/nationalfootballleague/p/dwayneslay.htm

I think the Texans should bring in this guy...He could play special teams...Weakside LB, and safety if need be....

Absolutely. Didn't even need to look at your link. I follow TTU failry closely, and Slay is a hitter.

Did you see him almost decapitate the Kansas State QB when the QB tried to run up the middle? Ugly stuff, man. It looked like something out of a movie where a stuntman has a wire hooked on his back and gets yanked backward.

If a player gets anywhere near Slay, he gets...well, "slayed."

He's pretty slow, but he can put people on a cart if he gets the chance.

STEEL BLUE TEXANS
08-30-2006, 03:17 PM
Todd Skinston? No thanks.


http://youtube.com/watch?v=jkOOn3o5XcI

Brandon420tx
08-30-2006, 03:18 PM
Gems: WR Derick Armstrong

What happened to this guy? WR Craphonso Thorpe

The #4,5 and 6 WRs need to be able to play ST as well as catch. Don't feel bad, Armstrong has the ability to be a good number 3 receiver and some teams are looking for that.

HomeBred_Texan
08-30-2006, 03:23 PM
There are NO gems in this wave of cuts. Why pick someone from this list? The next wave of cuts is where you will find some diamonds in the ruff...

powerfuldragon
08-30-2006, 03:33 PM
WR Taco Wallace, Seahawks, please.

real
08-30-2006, 04:09 PM
Absolutely. Didn't even need to look at your link. I follow TTU failry closely, and Slay is a hitter.

Did you see him almost decapitate the Kansas State QB when the QB tried to run up the middle? Ugly stuff, man. It looked like something out of a movie where a stuntman has a wire hooked on his back and gets yanked backward.

If a player gets anywhere near Slay, he gets...well, "slayed."

He's pretty slow, but he can put people on a cart if he gets the chance.

The Bears had converted him to LB...I was thinking he'd have decent speed for LB...6'3"..220...4.6-4.7 speed...that will get the job done...He can play special teams and WLB behind Greenwood...

*and yes I saw that hit...he is definitely a big hitter

http://football.about.com/od/nationa...dwayneslay.htm

BigDTexansFan
08-30-2006, 05:57 PM
The Eagles are weak at wideout so why would we wont to pickup a wideout they cut thats like them sighing Jabbar G. when we did not want him.

Pinkston was cut for health reasons, they not sure how long will be hurt. I think he will go to Vikings.

BigDTexansFan
08-30-2006, 05:59 PM
DB Vontez Duff, We had him before and I think he was tried at KR/PR.

I know Capers cut him but might be worth a look

Prospect Profiles


Vontez Duff
Position: Cornerback/Return Specialist
College: Notre Dame
Height: 5-10
Weight: 203
Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Analysis | Agility | High School | Personal

OVERVIEW
Exciting return specialist and big-play artist Was originally recruited as a running back, but moved to the defensive backfield as a true freshman, earning a starting job the following year Holds the distinction of being the only player in school history to score on an interception, kickoff and punt return in the same season Started 33 of 47 games for the Irish, recording 98 tackles (74 solos) with three stops for losses of 11 yards, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, 17 pass deflections and a blocked kick Also had seven interceptions for 129 yards in returns (18.4 avg.) with a touchdown Added 1,230 yards on 47 kickoff returns (26.2 avg.), including a pair of scores, the fourth-best career totals in school history behind Raghib Ismail (1,271 yards, 1988-90), Jim Stone (49 returns, 1977-80), Tim Brown (69 for 1,613, 1984-87) and Julius Jones (72 for 1,678, 1999-2003) Had 73 punt returns for 725 yards (9.9 avg.) and a touchdown Only Dave Duerson (869, 1979-82) and Frank Carideo (947, 1928-30) gained more yards on punt returns in school annals His total kick return yardage of 1,955 is surpassed only by Brown (2,089) and Jones (2,104) in Notre Dame history.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Has good overall muscle definition, with a thick chest, good shoulders and defined thighs and calves Shows adequate ability to read and react quickly to the play Shows a good backpedal and the ability to come out of his turn with no wasted motions through transition Shows effective speed and a closing burst to recover when beaten Has the range to make plays in front of him Comes up fast to lend support vs. the run and is a good drag-down tackler Has above-average flexibility and agility Shows the straight-line acceleration needed to "take it to the house" as a kickoff returner.
Negatives: Will have more value as a returner than a defender Gets fooled too often on double moves and will blow coverages due to his lack of ball concentration Struggles to mirror receivers, especially on crossing patterns Lacks awareness playing the zone, taking poor angles to the ball Charges hard in run support, but lacks the stop-and-go action to make plays (will overrun the play) Struggles when he has to make tackles in the box, lacking the strength to take on the ball carriers one-on-one Plays hard and gives good effort, but is not always under control Fails to adjust to the receiver's speed and movements after the catch.

AGILITY TESTS
4.6 in the 40-yard dash 330-pound bench press Bench presses 225 pounds 15 times 425-pound squat 1.65 10-yard dash 2.66 20-yard dash 4.07 20-yard shuttle 6.74 three-cone drill 32-inch vertical jump 10-foot-4 broad jump 29 5/8-inch arm length 8 5/8-inch hands Right-handed.

slamdunc
08-30-2006, 06:28 PM
I thought Triandos Luke had some time in Denver camp over the last year or so. I may be wrong though.

Farough
08-30-2006, 06:58 PM
DB Vontez Duff, We had him before and I think he was tried at KR/PR.

I know Capers cut him but might be worth a look

Prospect Profiles


Vontez Duff
Position: Cornerback/Return Specialist
College: Notre Dame
Height: 5-10
Weight: 203
Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas

Analysis | Agility | High School | Personal

OVERVIEW
Exciting return specialist and big-play artist Was originally recruited as a running back, but moved to the defensive backfield as a true freshman, earning a starting job the following year Holds the distinction of being the only player in school history to score on an interception, kickoff and punt return in the same season Started 33 of 47 games for the Irish, recording 98 tackles (74 solos) with three stops for losses of 11 yards, three fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, 17 pass deflections and a blocked kick Also had seven interceptions for 129 yards in returns (18.4 avg.) with a touchdown Added 1,230 yards on 47 kickoff returns (26.2 avg.), including a pair of scores, the fourth-best career totals in school history behind Raghib Ismail (1,271 yards, 1988-90), Jim Stone (49 returns, 1977-80), Tim Brown (69 for 1,613, 1984-87) and Julius Jones (72 for 1,678, 1999-2003) Had 73 punt returns for 725 yards (9.9 avg.) and a touchdown Only Dave Duerson (869, 1979-82) and Frank Carideo (947, 1928-30) gained more yards on punt returns in school annals His total kick return yardage of 1,955 is surpassed only by Brown (2,089) and Jones (2,104) in Notre Dame history.
ANALYSIS
Positives: Has good overall muscle definition, with a thick chest, good shoulders and defined thighs and calves Shows adequate ability to read and react quickly to the play Shows a good backpedal and the ability to come out of his turn with no wasted motions through transition Shows effective speed and a closing burst to recover when beaten Has the range to make plays in front of him Comes up fast to lend support vs. the run and is a good drag-down tackler Has above-average flexibility and agility Shows the straight-line acceleration needed to "take it to the house" as a kickoff returner.
Negatives: Will have more value as a returner than a defender Gets fooled too often on double moves and will blow coverages due to his lack of ball concentration Struggles to mirror receivers, especially on crossing patterns Lacks awareness playing the zone, taking poor angles to the ball Charges hard in run support, but lacks the stop-and-go action to make plays (will overrun the play) Struggles when he has to make tackles in the box, lacking the strength to take on the ball carriers one-on-one Plays hard and gives good effort, but is not always under control Fails to adjust to the receiver's speed and movements after the catch.

AGILITY TESTS
4.6 in the 40-yard dash 330-pound bench press Bench presses 225 pounds 15 times 425-pound squat 1.65 10-yard dash 2.66 20-yard dash 4.07 20-yard shuttle 6.74 three-cone drill 32-inch vertical jump 10-foot-4 broad jump 29 5/8-inch arm length 8 5/8-inch hands Right-handed.

I was thinking that too, he may be too slow to be playing CB. Although he could be a solid 4 or 5 corner.

Scooter
08-30-2006, 09:52 PM
i'd love to bring slay in to try and earn a spot. with our weak depth at both LB and DB, i bet he could earn a job as a backup & special teamer.

TexanFanInCC
08-30-2006, 10:26 PM
didnt kubiak say that one of the positions he wanted to add depth to was DT? if so, why not give jerry deloach another shot now that were in the 4-3?

GoTexans
08-30-2006, 11:55 PM
Wasn't Slay who tons of people we're furious we didn't draft. Give him a shot. If anything he can play special teams. Dude could lay out anyone when he was at Texas Tech.

Sloan Thomas, Koren Robinson seem like pretty good #4 reciever options.

Scooter
08-31-2006, 12:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pPb1lD2dL8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwU4IhCQI4c

people tend to come to a stop very quickly when slay hits them ... and the ball seems to keep disappearing when it happens.