Lester’s NFL Leagues Notes
Feb 25, 2009
The Jets cut WR Laveranues Coles. He had 70 receptions for 850 yards and 7 TDs last year. Not only will the Jets have a new starting QB next year, but they also have to replace their #1 wideout. That shouldn’t be hard as Jerricho Cotchery has averaged 78 receptions and 983 yards the past three seasons. Chansi Stuckey will likely become the #2 WR. He had 32 grabs for 359 yards last year. Brad Smith should see an increase in playing time as well. Coles is a solid WR and will land on his feet. Let the Coles to the Eagles rumor start right now. I don’t see that happening though.
The other big news in New York was Giants related. Brandon Jacobs signed a four-year, $25 million extension with the Giants. $13 million of it was guaranteed. Jacobs had 1089 yards and 15 TDs. This almost ensures that Derrick Ward will not be back.
Tampa Bay got younger by cutting RB Warrick Dunn and WRs Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard. Earnest Graham, Cadillac Williams, and likely a Rookie RB will carry the load for Tampa. Clifton Smith could get some play as their Third Down WR. The Bucs could also lose Michael Clayton to free agency so they’ll be active this offseason getting wideouts.
The Rams cut QB Trent Green and WR Drew Bennett. At 38 with a history of concussions, Trent should hang it up. Bennett never lived up to the six-year, $30 million deal he signed with St. Louis. Neither of these moves have fantasy implications.
Trent’s former team, Kansas City, cut Damon Huard. That also doesn’t have fantasy implications.