Archive for June, 2009

Steelers sign Starks; Bryant announces retirement

The Steelers locked up their long-term solution at left tackle on Tuesday, announcing the signing of Max Starks to a four-year contract. The team also announced the retirement of veteran CB Fernando Bryant.

Who will be the top fantasy receiver in SF?

Josh Morgan looks like he could end up being the top target in San Francisco.

Hightower No. 1 RB in Arizona for now. Do you care?

Cardinals maven Darren Urban reports on the team’s official website that RB Tim Hightower is at the top of the depth chart. For now. But does it really matter?

Can fantasy players trust Winslow?

The early reports out of Tampa on TE Kellen Winslow are good. Glowing, actually. But we’ve heard this before, right?

Winslow living up to early hype for Tampa Bay

So far, so good for TE Kellen Winslow in Tampa Bay. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Winslow is fitting in well with his new teammates since being acquired in February and will be used extensively under new Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Jagodzinski.

Roundup: Mangini wants to use ’46’ in Cleveland

The Browns could be using more of the “46” defense this season under new coach Eric Mangini who has been a fan of the defense for quite some time.

Glover to retire after 13 seasons, six Pro Bowls

According to a Monday report in The Times-Picayune, veteran unrestricted free agent DT La’Roi Glover has announced his retirement. Glover, 34, was the 2000 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and played 13 seasons, including stints with the Raiders (1996), Saints (1997-2001), Cowboys (2002-05) and Rams (2006-08).

Five sexiest stories of 2009

From Josh McDaniels to Terrell Owens, here’s a look at what I believe will be the most interesting storylines entering the 2009 season. What say you?

Saturday roundup: Panthers’ Stewart aims to be ready

The Panthers had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL last year and hope to repeat the feet with the duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart leading the charge. However, Stewart missed all of Carolina’s OTAs due to a sore left Achilles, but told the Shelby Star he should be ready to go come training camp.

Roundup: Kubiak says this is best Texans team yet

The Texans finished 2008 with an 8-8 record for the second consecutive year. But coach Gary Kubiak told the Houston Chronicle that being average is no longer an option.

Falcons QB Ryan should be scary for fantasy players

Teammates of Matt Ryan have said that the quarterback’s improvement has been scary. The ones who should be scared are fantasy players.

Fantasy players, be bullish on Palmer, Ochocinco

QB Carson Palmer told reporters that this current Bengals team is as good as any he’s had during his seven years in Cincinnati. This time of year is full of hyperbole, but fantasy owners should take notice of the Bengals.

Roundup: St. Louis braces for tough training camp

St. Louis coach Steve Spagnuolo close the team’s Offseason Team Activities with the promise of a tough training camp.

Reality check on Plax

After careful reflection on the Plaxico Burress situation and in light of the Donte’ Stallworth saga, I have to admit the scales of justice are a little askew.

Chemistry coming together for Cowboys

Many people have expressed apprehension about the Cowboys this offseason. But after the final day of the Cowboys’ three-day minicamp, Gil Brandt came away impressed.

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