-- George Not a Good Fit in Dallas? --
Wed Jul 21, 2004
The Dallas Morning News reports Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George would unlikely be a good fit with Dallas because he is 30 and wants a two-year deal worth more than the $1.5 million per season the Titans have offered. He also doesn't play special teams, which would probably leave the Cowboys with three running backs George, RB/FB Richie Anderson and rookie RB Julius Jones who don't play special teams. HC Bill Parcells wants backup running backs to play special teams. Finally, George averaged 3.3 yards on 312 carries and had only five touchdowns last season. Last December, George became the 17th back to surpass 10,000 yards.
-- George May Not be Good Fit for Bucs --
Wed Jul 21, 2004
The St. Petersburg Times reports Tennessee Titans RB Eddie George does not appear to be a good fit for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers considering his limited receiving skills. George mentioned the Bucs as one of the teams he'd be interested in playing for if the Titans released him. Tampa Bay already has Charlie Garner, the team's projected starter who is coming off knee surgery, Michael Pittman, Mike Alstott, Jamel White and Brandon Bennett on the roster, but Pittman was suspended for the first three games and Alstott has not had full contact since surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. Plus, Bucs HC Jon Gruden has an affinity for veteran Pro Bowl players like George. The Orlando Sentinel adds Bucs officials had no comment Tuesday about George's statements indicating the Bucs were among the teams he'd like to join in the event of his release from the Titans. Because George remains under contract with the Titans, other league clubs are forbidden from commenting on his expected availability.