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Postby Gunslinger » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:33 pm

Here's the link:
George Released
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Postby Buckychudd » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:33 pm

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Postby Gunslinger » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:33 pm

Buckychudd wrote:Yup it's official.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1843937


Beat ya' :)
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Postby Buckychudd » Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:50 pm

Gunslinger wrote:
Buckychudd wrote:Yup it's official.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1843937


Beat ya' :)

Crike.....you're a quick draw Gunslinger.
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Postby Canacuna » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:43 am

ESPN.com is saying that Bill Parcells does not want to add Eddie George to the team because his presence would slow the progression of Julius Jones. Looks like Jerry Jones is interested in him, though.

ESPN.com wrote:George has said he wants to play for a team with a chance to win the Super Bowl, specifically mentioning Tampa Bay, Dallas and his hometown of Philadelphia. The Cowboys, however, have only minimal interest in pursuing him at this point, team sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Anticipating George's release, Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones had seemed to be an advocate of trying to sign him to a free agent contract. While Jones has the power to overrule his football people, Bill Parcells and his coaching staff advised against it, the sources told Werder, believing that it would interfere with the development of Julius Jones, the team's top draft choice.


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Postby Gunslinger » Thu Jul 22, 2004 5:21 am

Canacuna wrote:ESPN.com is saying that Bill Parcells does not want to add Eddie George to the team because his presence would slow the progression of Julius Jones. Looks like Jerry Jones is interested in him, though.

ESPN.com wrote:George has said he wants to play for a team with a chance to win the Super Bowl, specifically mentioning Tampa Bay, Dallas and his hometown of Philadelphia. The Cowboys, however, have only minimal interest in pursuing him at this point, team sources told ESPN's Ed Werder.

Anticipating George's release, Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones had seemed to be an advocate of trying to sign him to a free agent contract. While Jones has the power to overrule his football people, Bill Parcells and his coaching staff advised against it, the sources told Werder, believing that it would interfere with the development of Julius Jones, the team's top draft choice.


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This could tell us a lot about whether or not Parcells is really in control or not. If (Jerry) Jones stays away from him then we know he really is letting Bill run the show. If he signs George anyway, this could be the beginning of the end for Parcells in Dallas.
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Postby kvnhbbrd » Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:25 am

Eddie has been reported to be talking with the Philadelphia Eagles. The supposed deal with Oakland has been dropped, and Dallas is a close second for Eddie.
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Postby maddog60 » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:14 am

Eagles have already reported that they have no interest in him, and frankly if you look at their team, they have no need for him.
The onyl thing George would be good for is having a guy on the practice squad that could be activated should Westbrook or Buckhalter go down. There's certainly no reason to give George the ball when you could hand it to either of those 2.
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Looks like the Titans option is gone

Postby Bowie » Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:19 am

[quote]By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

They may never replace Eddie George, but the Tennessee Titans have wasted little time filling his roster spot, reaching a contract agreement in principle with free agent tailback Antowain Smith on a one-year deal.

Smith visited with Titans officials on Tuesday, one day before the release of George, and will sign a contract that is believed to include a $25,000 signing bonus and a base salary of $660,000, the NFL minimum for a seven-year veteran. The contract will count only $475,000 against the Tennessee salary cap.


The New England Patriots' leading rusher each of the last three seasons, Smith played a significant role in the club's two Super Bowl victories in that stretch, but was released early in the spring for salary cap considerations. Several other teams, notably Tampa Bay, had indicated interest in Smith in recent weeks.


It appears the Titans still plan to turn the starting tailback job over to second-year veteran Chris Brown, who suffered through nagging injuries the first half of his 2003 rookie season and carried 56 times for 221 yards. But acquiring Smith provides the Titans an excellent insurance policy, and another veteran to go along with the versatile Robert Holcombe.


Even with the presence of tailbacks like James Stewart and Dorsey Levens in the free agent market, Smith was by far the top choice of Tennessee officials to help solidify a backfield in flux, with the departure of George after eight seasons.


Smith, 32, entered the league with the Buffalo Bills in 1997 as a first-round choice. He played four seasons with the Bills, then was released in the spring of 2001, and signed with the Patriots. Known as a power runner between the tackles, Smith has displayed a knack for coming up big in big games, as demonstrated by his Super Bowl performances.


The former University of Houston standout has carried 1,481 times for 5,713 yards and 47 touchdowns. He posted 1,000-yard seasons in 1998 and 2001. Last year, Smith ran for 642 yards on 182 carries. He has appeared in 102 games and started in 65 of them.


Len Pasquarelli is a senior writer for ESPN.com.
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Postby Buckychudd » Thu Jul 22, 2004 12:09 pm

Early rumor is that despite Parcell's objections the Cowboys have signed Eddie George.

Again rumor only......but this will kill the value of J Jones.
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