NFL Wide Receiver Notes
There was a trio of wideouts in the news today.
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.
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.
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.