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lamberts-lost-tooth
05-19-2008, 12:44 PM
Espn just reporting that Odell Thurman is to be released by the Bengals

Dino 6 Rings
05-19-2008, 12:50 PM
Wow. Lewis must really be worried about his job. He's going to have to clean house over there.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-19-2008, 12:52 PM
Wow. Lewis must really be worried about his job. He's going to have to clean house over there.

They mentioned that the bengals were a little "miffed" about Odell missing significant time with his suspension...being reinstated...and immediatley taking an unexcused week off during camp last week.:doh:

Dino 6 Rings
05-19-2008, 01:02 PM
They mentioned that the bengals were a little "miffed" about Odell missing significant time with his suspension...being reinstated...and immediatley taking an unexcused week off during camp last week.:doh:

Some guys just don't get it. Of coarse, if I was forced to wear a Bengals uniform, I may take unexcused time off as often as possible before they finally cut me.

fansince'76
05-19-2008, 01:02 PM
I would imagine that if they're going to release him it will be on/after June 1st to minimize the cap hit as much as possible....

EDIT: Then again, maybe not.

Bengals release Thurman, suspended last 2 years

May 19 11:48 AM US/Eastern

Cincinnati (AP) - Troubled linebacker Odell Thurman has been released by the Cincinnati Bengals, one month after he was reinstated by the NFL from a two-year suspension.

The Bengals said Monday that Thurman wasn't meeting expectations. The Bengals are holding voluntary workouts in preparation for the team's mandatory minicamp next month.

The move comes one month after the Bengals released receiver Chris Henry following his fifth arrest.

Thurman was suspended for the 2006 season by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after he skipped a drug test and was arrested for drunken driving. The suspension was extended through the 2007 season.

Thurman Released (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90OQ40G1&show_article=1)

CantStop85
05-19-2008, 01:10 PM
They mentioned that the bengals were a little "miffed" about Odell missing significant time with his suspension...being reinstated...and immediatley taking an unexcused week off during camp last week.:doh:

In Odell's defense, his grandmother just died and he had been missing OTA's for that. A lot of fans are pretty pissed about it.

:noidea:

Very perplexing timing.

UK CANDY BEE
05-19-2008, 01:18 PM
Some guys just don't get it. Of coarse, if I was forced to wear a Bengals uniform, I may take unexcused time off as often as possible before they finally cut me.

Now there's something we can agree on !!


I would imagine that if they're going to release him it will be on/after June 1st to minimize the cap hit as much as possible....

EDIT: Then again, maybe not.



Thurman Released (http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D90OQ40G1&show_article=1)

:thumbsup:FINALLY.......... a link !! I was beginning to think I wouldn't see one at all in this thread.... LOL !!

Most places I go, if you can't provide a link, then you better not try and report SQUAT !!

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-19-2008, 01:31 PM
In Odell's defense, his grandmother just died and he had been missing OTA's for that. A lot of fans are pretty pissed about it.

:noidea:

Very perplexing timing.

Espn was saying that the Bengals didnt have a problem with him going to the funeral...but had a problem with his not notifing anyone in the organization.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-19-2008, 01:35 PM
:thumbsup:FINALLY.......... a link !! I was beginning to think I wouldn't see one at all in this thread.... LOL !!

Most places I go, if you can't provide a link, then you better not try and report SQUAT !!

Well in this case..I was the one who reported it...and since I specifically said it was an ESPN television report...(correctly identifying the source)....No link was needed or required.

(But then again,...if most the people I knew were Browns fans...I may be skeptical of what I heard...I mean..they think they are contenders...right?)

UK CANDY BEE
05-19-2008, 02:06 PM
(But then again,...if most the people I knew were Browns fans...I may be skeptical of what I heard...I mean..they think they are contenders...right?)

Don't misunderstand.......... I had no doubt what you said was true......... I wondered what on earth took the Bungholes SO LONG to do it, but didn't everyone know this was what would happen somewhere along the way from a couple seasons ago up til now ??


......and it's not JUST Browns fans thinking they are contenders !!!

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-19-2008, 02:22 PM
Don't misunderstand.......... I had no doubt what you said was true......... I wondered what on earth took the Bungholes SO LONG to do it, but didn't everyone know this was what would happen somewhere along the way from a couple seasons ago up til now ??


......and it's not JUST Browns fans thinking they are contenders !!!

I think that they caught even more crap when three of their current draft picks have questionable character...this is probably a knee-jerk reaction from Marvin to show that he has "changed" his mentality...NOW he is a tough guy when it comes to character!!

lilyoder6
05-19-2008, 03:04 PM
he still draft players w/ issues.. doesn't matter what he does now.. he royally f'ed the bengals w/ players and the CJ thing.. they were good but sadly those days were short lived

Texasteel
05-19-2008, 06:27 PM
All I know is that if you get cut by the Bengals, who is going to sign him. Someone may sign him but I wouldn't think they would give him much.
Isn't Henry still looking for a job?

CantStop85
05-19-2008, 07:06 PM
All I know is that if you get cut by the Bengals, who is going to sign him. Someone may sign him but I wouldn't think they would give him much.
Isn't Henry still looking for a job?

Odell will get a job somewhere...he'll be cheap talent for someone and he's not facing the possibility of a suspension like Henry.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-19-2008, 07:23 PM
Odell will get a job somewhere...he'll be cheap talent for someone and he's not facing the possibility of a suspension like Henry.

hmmmm

Thurman's career prospects uncertain after release
By Mike Wilkening (mwilkening@pfwmedia.com)
May 19, 2008

The Bengals welcomed Odell Thurman back from suspension. But they never depended upon him. There is a difference, and it was underscored today when the Bengals cut the one-time standout linebacker.

Thurman’s release apparently stems from his infrequent participation in the team’s offseason program. Per The Cincinnati Enquirer, Thurman missed three voluntary workouts. According to profootballtalk.com, the issue apparently came to a head last week, when Thurman was in Monticello, Ga., for his grandmother’s funeral. One of his agents, Safarrah Lawson, told the Bengals’ Web site today that Thurman was still in Monticello.

“The NFL provided Odell the opportunity to earn his way back onto our team, but we have not seen the right steps taken by him,” Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday. “With our offseason work in progress and new talent added at our linebacker position, we’ve determined it’s best to keep moving in a direction that does not include Odell.”

The Bengals were within their rights to cut Thurman, who missed the 2006 and ’07 seasons. There is certainly reasonable doubt as to his ability to contribute at a high level. The specific language in Thurman’s contract is unknown, but the standard player contract contains this clause allowing clubs to terminate contracts for a variety of reasons:

“Player understands that he is competing with other players for a position on Club’s roster within the applicable player limits. If at any time, in the sole judgment of Club, Player’s skill or performance has been unsatisfactory as compared with that of other players competing for positions on Club’s roster, or if Player has engaged in personal conduct reasonably judged by Club to adversely affect or reflect on Club, then Club may terminate this contract. In addition, during the period any salary cap is legally in effect, this contract may be terminated if, in Club’s opinion, Player is anticipated to make less of a contribution to Club’s ability to compete on the playing field than another player or players whom Club intends to sign or attempts to sign, or another player or players who is or are already on Club’s roster, and for whom Club needs room.”

The 24-year-old Thurman will likely clear waivers and become a free agent, but the market for him is unlikely to be robust. Yes, he’s talented, but he is one misstep away from another NFL suspension. Also, evaluators who contemplate taking a flier on Thurman will be asked to make projections based on his 2005 form. At best, it is guesswork. At worst, it is an utter waste of time. And, as a longtime NFL assistant told me recently, the Thurman we last saw three seasons ago was playing far from error-free football. His ample talent allowed him to get by.
Whether Thurman has it any more is anyone’s guess. The Bengals’ decision to cut him may speak volumes to the 31 other clubs. One could surmise Thurman may be finished — or, even worse, he’s not willing to do the work needed to prove he’s not finished.

Any way you look at it, the reasons for not signing Thurman are at least equal to, if not greater than, the reasons for signing him.

Here is hoping Thurman can have a happy, healthy, successful life. He had made the strides necessary for commissioner Roger Goodell to reinstate him less than a month ago. So there is hope.

But there is no guarantee of another NFL job for him.

CantStop85
05-19-2008, 07:53 PM
hmmmm

I didn't say teams will be lining up at his door to sign him, but some team will take a chance on him. Two teams have already been in contact with his agent.

Tankus_Maximus
05-19-2008, 11:27 PM
He'll be a Raider by the end of the week.

Galax Steeler
05-20-2008, 04:46 AM
He'll be a Raider by the end of the week.

Don't forget the ratbirds.

lamberts-lost-tooth
05-20-2008, 04:52 AM
I didn't say teams will be lining up at his door to sign him, but some team will take a chance on him. Two teams have already been in contact with his agent.

I'd almost bet Odell will end up with the Ravens or the Dolphins...(Still think Chris henry will end up with the Titans)

atlsteelers
05-20-2008, 03:37 PM
Heck, i would not mind if the steelers signed him. we need depth at the linebacker position. He has satisfied Goodell's bizare NFL discipline system that allows a headcoach to cheat his way to multiple superbowls without a suspension but a player who supposely had a problem with alcohol to miss a whole season and some. give the kid a break, he has a tough time. for some folks it takes them a little longer to mature. if he messes up agian and the NFL suspends him permanenlty, he deserves it.

fansince'76
05-20-2008, 03:42 PM
Heck, i would not mind if the steelers signed him. we need depth at the linebacker position.

You're kidding, right?

millwalldavey
05-20-2008, 03:58 PM
Maybe he can head to Dallas?

The Duke
05-20-2008, 03:59 PM
Heck, i would not mind if the steelers signed him.

:screwy:

leave him for the lesser teams like the raiders

BlastFurnace
05-20-2008, 05:12 PM
Heck, i would not mind if the steelers signed him. we need depth at the linebacker position.

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atlsteelers
05-21-2008, 03:27 PM
yeah, i would give him a look. check into his alcholism, if he has put that demon behind him i would consider it. i am an odell fan, grew up watching him play for the dogs and i would like to see the young man have another oppurtunity to change his life around. he has met the league requirements. i hope somebody will give him a look.