Rotoworld Whore Report: 6/27

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Rotoworld Whore Report: 6/27

This comes straight from http://ffwriterswithhair.blogspot.com/ For more fantasy football info and humor, go check out the site.

Yes. I'm a slacker. I waited until 8:30 eastern time to put up today's report from your resident Rotoworld whore. So unless any east coasters out there spend their friday nights researching fantasy football news, you're not going to enjoy my Pulitzer worthy content until the day after it's posted. Sucks, I know.

But alas, I live in California. It's 5 oclock here. I'm checking up on NFL news. And I can't imagine I'm the only person in the pacific standard time zone who is doing so. So, without further or do, here's your daily, humor injected football news piece of goodness.

 

Kurt's Contract Talks Remain Slow

The agent for Kurt Warner says talks with the Cardinals regarding an extension for his client remain slow.

Not many transactions will take place between now and July 4, when many NFL execs return from vacation. Warner wants two years added to his deal.

Source: East Valley Tribune

Wait, all the NFL execs return from vacation at the same time? What'd they all do, go on a cruise together or something? This kind of creeps me out. But it does explain why the negotiations haven't picked up yet. Because there's no one there to negotiate with at the moment. Why is this a story anyway? Warner wants a contract extension, but hasn't gotten it yet. It may be because the front office people are out of town. Enlightening...

 

3rd and 4th Receivers for Detroit Expected To Be Worthless

Shaun McDonald is expected to remain the Lions' third receiver this year.

McDonald is recovering from knee surgery and practiced little in the spring, but he's Detroit's best slot receiver. Mike Furrey will probably be the No. 4 option. The Lions will use more basic two-receiver sets under new coordinator Jim Colletto, so neither will be a fantasy asset barring injury.

Source: MLive.com

Jim Colletto's last two gigs were for the 6-7 UCLA Bruins and the historically pass crappy Baltimore Ravens. His qb is John Kitna. He has no running backs. I don't think the #1 and #2 receivers will be huge fantasy assets either.

 

Ricky Wants 4 More

Dolphins RB Ricky Williams plans on playing four more years of football.

Williams' temporary retirement due to violations of the NFL drug policy saved him a few years of wear and tear on his body, so he figures he can contribute into his mid-thirties. As he's a free agent after this season, Ricky could be taking his revival tour to a new city next year.

Source: NFL.com

In a related story, George Bush plans on serving four more years in the White House. Both have about the same chance of happening.

 

Miami Dolphin Garage Sale: Everything 50% Off

During an interview with WQAM in Miami, Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland said "Every player (on his roster) is for sale."

It doesn't sound like this was a direct reference to Jason Taylor. "We will be spending a ton of time in training camp, in the 53-man cuts, to try to steal a couple of players off waivers," Ireland continued. He added that the "prime trade window" comes right at the end of training camp. Miami is still looking to bolster its roster and will be active in early September.

Translation: Holy crap my team sucks. Losing players couldn't even make it any worse than it is now. I wish I was still a scout for the Cowboys. Miami sucks. Irish people make the best beer.

 

Al Davis Realizes He's An Idiot

Al Davis reportedly regrets some of his big-spending this offseason, according to Yahoo! Sports.

The Raiders, of course, call this "rumor mongering," which usually means it's true. But after blowing a huge amount of money on Javon Walker, Tommy Kelly, Gibril Wilson, and DeAngelo Hall, the Raiders are under a lot of pressure to win this season. If they struggle, perhaps Davis will consider giving up some decision-making power.

Source: YahooSports

The revelation came when Al saw Javon Walker practive and realized he wasn't Herschel Walker. Davis promptly told his GM to go out and sign "That other Walker guy," but was notified that Herschel has been out of the league for 11 years. It was right after these events that Al Davis made these comments to Yahoo!.

 

Goodell Thinks Rookie Contracts Are Too Big

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell believes rookie contracts at the top of the draft have become "ridiculous" and intends to take action.

"There’s something wrong about the system," he said. "The money should go to people who perform." Goodell said he wants to lower rookie salaries, but give them the option to renegotiate when they prove themselves. The key is getting the NFLPA to agree to something like this, which will be difficult.


People have said this Goodell guy was a genius. I didn't realize it until now. This is just a revolutionary idea. Lower rookie contracts? How can you not fall in love with Roger now that he announced this new idea?

 

Najeh On the Block

The Steelers are shopping Najeh Davenport in trade talks, according to NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

They won't get much for him. Davenport can play on third down and is an average short-yardage back, but is injury prone, has off-field question marks, and is unlikely to make the Steelers. Teams can just wait for Davenport to be cut rather than give up a draft pick or a player with potential for him.

Source: NFL.com

What would you rather do as an NFL general manager? Give up something for a player and then give said player money, or just wait a day and give said player money without having to give anything up? I think most guys would take the latter.

 

Najeh Cut

Steelers released RB Najeh Davenport.

Davenport doesn't lack talent and shouldn't go jobless through camp, but wasn't needed in Pittsburgh with Rashard Mendenhall and Mewelde Moore behind Willie Parker. We'd slot Najeh ahead of Shaun Alexander in terms of value. The Browns, Saints, and Titans are teams that need running backs. Davenport can return kicks, operate on passing downs, and has a career YPC average of 4.7.

Source: Profootballtalk.com

I guess my previous comments were wrong. You only have to wait 3 hours. Nice try Pittsburgh. I can't figure out why teams didn't offer you anything either...

 

Lynch Says Sorry

Marshawn Lynch formally pleaded guilty to "failure to exercise due care" -- a traffic infraction -- in Eric County court Friday.

As expected, Lynch admitted to being the driver in a hit-and-run that left a 27-year-old woman injured on May 31. He apologized to the victim and will avoid criminal charges. It would be a shock if Lynch faces any NFL discipline.

Source: Associated Press

This is good news for preschool teachers everywhere. Now they have concrete evidence for their lesson plans that saying sorry gets you out of trouble and solves everything.

 

Childress Raves About Edwards

Vikings coach Brad Childress says DE Ray Edwards has recovered nicely from a lower back injury he suffered at OTAs.

"He looks like a million bucks," Childress said. Edwards doesn't play a particularly sack-friendly position at LE, but should face few double teams due to the talented linemen adjacent him. He isn't a bad bet for ten sacks.


So Brad thinks Ray's muscular back looks like a million bucks. Speaking of people going on Rosie O'Donnell's cruise...

This comes straight from http://ffwriterswithhair.blogspot.com/ For more fantasy football info and humor, go check out the site.

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