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Old 04-22-2008, 05:41 PM   #1
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Default Breaking News - Seahawks Release RB Alexander

Seahawks release Alexander
Former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander has been released by Seattle, NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting.



i wonder will would he go
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Breaking News

Here's the link to the nfl.com website where the breaking news is being reported.

http://www.nfl.com/

If he can stay off of the injury list, he could be a decent back for several NFL teams. He's only 30 years old and I think he still has some fire left in him.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:06 PM   #3
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Could see this coming from a mile away.
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Old 04-22-2008, 06:25 PM   #4
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i dont care what you say. You put him in black and gold and have him back up willie parker........Our running needs are met for the next three years
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Further illustration of the dangers of paying big bucks to an RB with more than 5 years of NFL mileage
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:00 PM   #6
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Default Shaun Alexander ??

Hey if the price was right (unfortunately I dont think it will be) how about the soon to be release Alexander to back up Fast Willy?

I think that would be a great pick up for us. He aint what he once was, but in limited duty he could excel!!

Just my $.02
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Default Re: Shaun Alexander ??

I wondered how long it would take before the inevitable what do you think about so and so playing for the Steelers.
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Default Re: Breaking News - Seahawks Release RB Alexander

Here's the skinny:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3361271

Sources: Seahawks release former league MVP Alexander
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Running On Empty?

Shaun Alexander has lost a step the past two seasons. The running back's numbers are down considerably from his MVP season in 2005.

Before his release, Alexander had to take a procedural physical in order to facilitate the termination of his contract. He took that physical Tuesday afternoon. He's recovering from wrist surgery and has been waiting for his left wrist to heal before he can start visiting teams that might be interested in signing him.

Alexander's agent, Jim Steiner, told The Associated Press Tuesday that "an announcement is pending" about Alexander's future with the Seahawks.

Alexander is expected to issue a statement early Tuesday evening, and Seahawks management is expected to be available for comment after 7 p.m. ET. Alexander leaves Seattle on good terms after being the team's all-time leading rusher. Two years of injuries plus the fact he's 30 years old led to his exit.

General manager Tim Ruskell, a big supporter of Alexander, signed Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett to replace him. The only holdup in Alexander's release was his wrist, which plagued him most of the 2007 season.

Alexander, who is signed through 2010, is scheduled to make $4.475 million this season. The Seahawks have two possible ways of releasing him. They could simply terminate his contract. If they do that, they would have a cap loss of $125,000.

Or, Seattle could release him under a June 2 designation in which they would put the $4.475 million salary on the 2008 cap and then be responsible for $4.6 million on their 2009 cap. With more than $12 million of cap room remaining, the Seahawks may simply give him his outright release and take the cap hits this season.

A former first-round choice of the Seahawks, Alexander rushed for 9,429 yards and scored 100 touchdowns in eight seasons.

He's told teammates there might be interest from teams such as the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, although he's just beginning his first venture into free agency.
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i dont care what you say. You put him in black and gold and have him back up willie parker........Our running needs are met for the next three years
First of all, I like Shaun. I think he's a GREAT guy and a solid player, However, I can not agree with you there. Between FWP and Moore I think we have all the speed running backs we need. I'm not sure we need to bring in a running back at all, but if we do, I'd rather see us pick up a bruiser/3rd down/endzone type similiar to Bettis. IMO that can be done late in the draft or with an UDFA.
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Default Re: Breaking News - Seahawks Release RB Alexander

he can always go to the lions....lol. they need all the help they can get.
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