There have been rumors for sometime now that Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth would be traded.
With who the Redskins signed today a trade for Haynesworth is coming soon.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, via ProFootballTalk.com, the Redskins signed nose tackle Howard Green.
Green started for defensive coordinator Jim Haslett when he was New Orleans Saints head coach.
Green will be a stop gap until they draft a permanent replacement.
Haynesworth isn’t thrilled with the notion of playing nose tackle as he feels it wouldn’t be a good fit for him.
In the end, trading Haynesworth is the best thing to do for both parties.
Good night and good luck.
The Buffalo Bills have never been a big mover up or down in the National Football League Daft.
However, that may change this year as Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Bills are one of the teams calling around to move down in the Draft.
To be honest I am not surprised Bills general manager Buddy Nix believes in building through the Draft.
The Bills do have some good football players, but they are lacking depth.
That was apparent last year as they were not as good once their starters went down with injuries.
However, the Bills probably will be hard pressed to find a partner as this draft is supposedly deep and the amount of guaranteed money that someone would have to shell out at ninth overall is a lot.
Last year’s ninth overall picks was Green Bay Packers defensive lineman B.J. Raji who signed a five year $22.9 million contract with $17.7 million guaranteed.
In the end, unless there is a player that a team really wants they think won’t last until they pick the Bills will be stuck at ninth.
It was revealed yesterday that former Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer tested positive for amphetamines as he was prescribed them to treat his attention deficit disorder.
For Dwyer to make it this far is an accomplishment in itself.
Any person that has a neurological disorder faces an uphill battle to make it in the National Football League and with Dwyer having ADD his is even tougher.
NFL is a league where every little detail matters and where a player must stay in control at all times.
Unfortunately, for Dwyer now that every team knows that he has this it will cause him to slide in the upcoming NFL Draft as teams don’t want to waste a high draft pick on a person that is dealing with a big medical issue.
Does Dwyer have a chance to be great?
Yes, but he will have to work extra harder to do that.
In the end, any team that takes him better be willing to work with him and give him a little extra help, or they are wasting a draft pick.
One of the rumored trades involved Denver Broncos tight end Tony Scheffler.
That rumor was apparently true as he was traded Monday, which means there is one less trade for possible to happen on the day of the National Football League Draft.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via ProFootballTalk.com, the Broncos traded Scheffler to the Detroit Lions how then in turn traded linebacker Ernie Sims to the Philadelphia Eagles and the Eagles then are sending an undisclosed draft pick to the Broncos.
The puzzling thing to me is why the Lions traded for Scheffler when last year in the first round?
My theory is that they are going to move him to wide receiver to play the slot as you don’t need a really fast player there as. Also, the fact that he is 6’5″ , which is the same as fellow Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and is list 20 pounds heavier as Scheffler is 255 pounds and Johnson is 235 pounds.
If that is their plan I will give them some credit for out of the box thinking great teams find ways to get good players out on the field and Scheffler is that as back in 2007 he caught 49 passes for 549 yards and five touchdowns.
As for the Eagles they get a quality young outside linebacker to replace Will Witherspoon who they cut in March.
As for the Broncos they get an extra draft pick in a draft that is supposedly deep and with head coach Josh MacDaniels being a Bill Belichick protege they value those more than anything.
In the end, the trade should benefit everyone.
Through out the history of the National Football League Draft there have many big debates about quarterbacks that would first and second overall.
However, I cannot recall a single quarterback as highly debated over as former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow.
Listening to WGR 550 a host was adamant that Tebow is talking a good game after seeing the segment that he did with current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden.
However, what he should be judged on is his merits.
The fact of the matter is responsibility is a huge factor as it is apart of the driving force that makes quarterbacks like Inidanapolis Colts Peyton Manning and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady great, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana.
The thing that blows me away is people are judging him solely on his throwing motion that he used in college even though he showed at his Pro Day a new throwing motion.
However, the thing that pisses me off the most is the fact that expert forget the fact that Montana was a third round draft pick and Brady was a sixth.
What made them overcome the odds was the fact that both were hell bent on proving people wrong.
In the end, with Tebow having the same drive as them teams that don’t take him will come to regret it.