NFL Cuts Lead to Glut of Crappy Receivers


Thanks to a number of last-minute salary-dump moves, the wide receiver market has suddenly become flooded with guys who may or may not be of interest to a team like the Vikings.  The Buccaneers got the madness started today by saying goodbye to five veterans, including receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard, neither of whom made much impact in 2008.  The Rams, who figure to be dumping quite a few familiar names themselves, then got in on the act by jettisoning Drew Bennett, who signed a big free agent deal with them two years ago and ended up catching just 34 balls, only 1 in an injury-marred 2008.  And then the biggest name of all shook loose:  Just a short time ago, the Jets announced that they have parted ways – again – with Laveranues Coles, who had 70 catches and 7 touchdowns last year with Brett Favre throwing to him.  Coles was reportedly dumped because new coach Rex Ryan has instituted an iron-clad policy of not negotiating new deals with players who are under contract.  In other words, if you plan on being a pain in Rex Ryan’s ass, Rex Ryan will yank you from his ass like a splinter and toss you into the street.  Unless later on you decide to come back at a more reasonable price – then he’ll dig you.

Coles would be a great guy for the Vikes to sign up.  He had good chemistry with Favre last year, which will come in handy after the Vikes and Favre complete their secret plan to make the Jets cut him so they can sign him and have him lead them to the Super Bowl – while riding a unicorn.

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Tags: Brett Favre Drew Bennett Ike Hilliard Joey Galloway Laveranues Coles Minnesota Vikings New York Jets Rex Ryan St. Louis Rams Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    I think Coles could be that other receiver the Vikings need, to bolster the offense, he’s got good hands and good speed, plus he’s a proven veteran, and unlike Marvin Harrison, he doesn’t have a dark cloud hanging over his head. Now with Sage, a new OT, then throw in Coles with Berrian add the awesome Adrian Peterson, now were talkin’ playoff advancement, and more, if Sage becomes a leader, and our defense rises up again like last season.    

  • Mike

    The Vikes will stay clear of Coles.  He did nothing but complain about his contract.  He was always injured.  Most importantly, he made the great Favre look bad by quitting on routes.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Mike, remember Randy Moss did the same thing for us in his later years, that is, crying about getting the ball, quitting on routes, and pouting about injuries. To his credit, coach Childress is a pretty strict disciplinarian. Well, Patriots coach Belicheck is the same way, then look at how fast Moss changed his attitude, and overblown ego. See what i’m saying? Coles can be transformed from crybaby real quick, by the right coach. If not, then hit the road, there’s always another guy lookin’ for a job. 

  • Mike

    Bernie, I want Randy Moss back!

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Moss did give us hope for a title, but they jinxed our placekicker at that time, Gary Anderson, because the announcers doing the Vikings-Falcons NFC Championship game, just had to say that he had’nt missed one all year, of course he then hooks a 37 yard chip-shot, which with all intent and purposes would have sealed that game, and a chance at a  Superbowl win  for us, but all us fans know the rest of the story. At least we could’nt blame Randy Moss for that one. I guess i’m old fashioned being a fan since 1970, and having to go through the agony of defeat=as a fan of course, but i probably would’nt want either of these guys on my team, unless they left their piss-poor attitudes at home, instead of on the field.