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Breaking News: Keyshawn "deactivated" by Tampa Bay!!!!

Postby DUKE » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:41 pm

I'm sure some better links will be available soon enough.

Breaking News
Bucs Release Keyshawn
The Tampa Buccaneers have released wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, reports ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli. Losers of the three straight games, the defending champions are 4-6 and in danger of missing the playoffs.
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Postby greenman » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:44 pm

WOW, i thought this was B.S. but is in fact on ESPN.com
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Postby hayesb26 » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:44 pm

Thats amazing! Im sure he'll get picked up right away by somebody though :-o
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Postby PBRmeASAP » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:47 pm

No they're saying he's been deactivated, but I'm guessing he'll be cut soon.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/index
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Postby fntsyrookie » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:48 pm

What the heck is going on?

Why are they releasing or deactivating him?
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Postby emaja » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:48 pm

Here's the text on the ESPN.com homepage.

Bucs Deactivate Keyshawn

The Tampa Buccaneers have deactivated wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson for the rest of the season, reports ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli. Losers of three straight games, the defending champions are 4-6 and in danger of missing the playoffs.


I am unsure of the difference between "deactivating" and releasing, but he is still on the roster - right? He just won't be dressing on Sundays, I assume.
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Postby Keith » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:49 pm

I'm watching ESPN right now and the screen says that he has been deactivated for the remainder of the year. I'm not sure what exactly this means; but there is no mention of them releasing him
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Postby DUKE » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:53 pm

Hmm. They changed it from "released" to "deactivated" within like 2 minutes. Still is pretty shocking, and like what was said in the earlier post; he could very well get released at any time.
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Postby hayesb26 » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:53 pm

Deactivate usually is followed by a release... im not sure in this case though
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Postby senseiosin » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:54 pm

What it means is simple. he is deactivated, meaning he is still a member of the bucs, still collects paychecks but wont play any more this season. its a move done in order to ship him out at the end of the season for whatever reason (salary cap, he just plain sucks, they are tired of his off the field antics, etc..), and let jurevicous get some playing time to get back to speed following his injury. They dont want someone else getting Keyshawn this year, but they dont want him anymore and are thinking towards next year becasue they know their season is over.

What it means to fantasy football? Well Keenan McKardell just became the hottest free agent out there on the off chance he's still available, which I doubt. keenen's numbers will skyrocket, now why the hell did I drop him 4 weeks ago?????????? :~(
The only thing we have to fear is.... another injured Denver RB!!!!!!!!
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