Colts cut Bob Sanders

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  1. texanfan2002114

    texanfan2002114 Subscribed Contributor

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    "Bob Sanders, the safety whose tremendous talent has been overshadowed by his inability to stay healthy, has been released by the Indianapolis Colts.

    Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed the news on Twitter, using 140 characters to thank Sanders for his contributions to the Colts and note that Sanders had earned a Super Bowl ring, picked off a pass in the Super Bowl and won a defensive player of the year award during his time in Indianapolis.

    When he was healthy, Sanders was nothing less than one of the best players in the NFL. He had an impact on the Colts’ defense that few players in the league could match, which is why at the end of the 2007 season he was named the NFL’s defensive player of the year and rewarded with a contract that made him the league’s highest-paid safety.

    But he just hasn’t been able to stay on the field since then: In the last three seasons Sanders has played in nine regular-season games and missed 39.

    Sanders knows he’s going to need to take a pay cut for his career to continue, and the Colts may still be able to re-sign him at a significantly reduced salary. But first he’ll test the free agent market. He’s free to sign, right now, with any team that’s willing to take a chance on a talented but injury-plagued former star"


    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/18/colts-cut-bob-sanders/
     
  2. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    I guess they couldn't deal with him being injured every year. I'd love to have him, but him staying healthy is next to impossible.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/02/18/colts-cut-bob-sanders/
     
  3. False Start

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    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    He'd be a good addition if he could say healthy. But he can't.

    And believe you me, someone will pay him as if he was healthy.
     
  5. Doppelganger

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    If he was healthy, the Colts would have signed him to a BIG deal.
     
  6. NitroGSXR

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    I don't think that's necessarily true considering that resigning Manning is going to be sickeningly expensive. In fact, it probably played a factor into their decision to cut Sanders and his mega-contract.
     
  7. ChampionTexan

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    If he could stay healthy, he wouldn't be available.
     
  8. BullNation4Life

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    :bravo: what I was thinking....

    so question is, do you take a calculated risk on him and hope he can stay healthy and maybe seek a bit of revenge on the Colts...
     
  9. CloakNNNdagger

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    I don't know how many of you realize it, but Sanders has only played in more than 6 games in 1 season TWICE!........including only 2 games in 2009.............and only 1 game in 2010. He may be as likely to play 0 games in 2011 with or without an NFL season.:kubepalm:
     
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    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    Can we sign him to the practice sqaud?
     
  11. Ole Miss Texan

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    For me, I almost want to sign him regardless of if he plays or not. I'd pay him just to have the veteran mentorship in practice. Sounds crazy... but it just might work!
     
  12. TexansBlood

    TexansBlood The CUSH!

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    Nothing to see here folks, move along.
     
  13. The1ApplePie

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    Isn't he famous for hurting people in practice?

    Bob Sanders is the rare example of a non-stop motor being a bad thing.
     
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    Disagree. When Sanders is healthy he is in the same class of discussion as Ed Reed and Troy Polamalu. The Colts won their only Superbowl with Manning when Bob Sanders was out there.
     
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    Can he play TE?

    Mike
     
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    From Stampedeblue.com:
    Why The Indianapolis Colts Cut Bob Sanders

     
  19. SoCalTexanFan

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    I know this guy has had some injury issues but at the right price he sure would look good on our side of the ball. Pollard and Sanders at safeties would scare anyone coming accross the middle.
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    Obligatory thread for every FA.

    Look i'm sure he'd be an upgrade if he were healthy, and if he wasn't healthy with the Colts, there is no way in hell he will be with us.
     

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