NFL Wide Receiver Notes

Mar 1, 2009

There was a trio of wideouts in the news today.

The Good
Instead of running on an injured foot, NFL Draft prospect Michael Crabtree has decided to have his surgery next week.  He will have a screw inserted to repair a stress fracture in his left foot.  Crabtree will have two or three months of rehab to get ready for the OTAs.  It’s hard to say at this point what effect his injury will have on his draft stock.  Considering he is shorter than anticpated and more injured than anticipated, he could lose his grip on top wideout drafted.  Regardless of his draft position, I think the young man is using good judgement nipping this problem in the bud.

The Bad
Tampa Bay signed Michael Clayton to a five-year extension.  Yes, the same Michael Clayton who 125 receptions over the past four years for 1513 yards and 2 TDs.  That’s an average of 31.25 receptions for 378.25 yards and 0.5 TDs per season if you’re keeping track at  home.  Hardly the production that would merit a $26 million payday.

The Ugly
Stop me if you heard this before.  Brandon Marshall was arrested.  It was only his fourth time being arrested since 2006.  If you recall he had a three game suspsension, which was later reduced to one game, for his Pacman Jones-like behavior.  I don’t think Roger Goodell is going to be as forgiving this time around.  Couple this with the Jay Cutler mess, and one has to think this is karma for signing Brian Dawkins away from Philadelphia.

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4 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    March 2nd, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    crabtree’s stock plummeted! karma, could be: but i’d say this signing of my beloved dawk is going to HURT the eagles more then anyone thinks. good luck with that eagles fans, let me know how it works out for ya! I’m drinkin orange kool aid , bandwagon, maybe…..but ask yourself DILLIGAF? the eagles FO sure doesn’t!

  2. LestersLegends
    March 2nd, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    they sure don’t is right CK.

  3. CK0712
    March 2nd, 2009 at 8:06 am #

    i’m waiting for a bronco fan to get back to me, about this whole mess. i’m not so sure, everything about the “trade” is true!

    and no, no they don’t lester’s~!~

  4. LestersLegends
    March 2nd, 2009 at 8:08 am #

    whatever it is, there sure is a mess. Lot of time to mend the relationship though. I guess Bill didn’t like his guy leaving him.

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