Fantasy Football Notes – 9/1/09
Kansas City cut WR Amani Toomer, paving the way for Mark Bradley to start opposite of Dwayne Bowe. With Matt Cassel hurting, this offense has a chance to be pretty dreadful this year. Devard Darling is out for the year with a knee injury, and Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey got the boot. This is a work in progress, but lower your expectations of Bowe, Cassel, and Larry Johnson.
Rookie holdouts seldom have a happy ending. The contract typically isn’t much better than what originally offered. The player falls way behind in learning the system, and often injures himself as he tries to rush to get up to speed. That’s what happened with Cincinnati Tackle Andre Smith. The first-rounder fractured his foot before the ink even dried on his contract. He will miss a couple of weeks and could have a hard time getting on the field this season. The Bengals did get some good news, though, when Carson Palmer returned to practice.