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Old 09-01-2006, 04:24 PM   #1
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Rounds NFL Cuts

Rams |.... released
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 13:17:19 -0700

OL Donovan Raiola.
OL Ben Noll.
OL Drew Strojny.
DL Matthew Rice.
LB Mike Goolsby.
CB Deandre Eiland
TE Alex Holmes.
WR Brad Pyatt.
WR Brandon Middleton.
WR Taylor Stubblefield.
WR Clinton Solomon.
P Andy Groom.
RB John David Washington.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Donovan Raiola Grade: 3.26
Position: C
Class: 5Sr
School: Wisconsin
Conference: Big Ten
Ht., Wt.: 6-2, 300
40 Time: 5.58
Grading System


BIO: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors after his junior and sophomore campaigns. Brother Dominic was a second-round pick of the Lions in 2001.

POSITIVES: Smart, explosive blocker who plays with a nasty attitude. Quick into blocks, gets out to the second level and walls opponents from the action. Plays with outstanding leverage, slides his feet in space and adjusts in pass protection. Effective in motion and works to finish blocks.

NEGATIVES: Powerful in the weight room but does not present himself as a strong lineman who drives opponents off the ball.

ANALYSIS: Flashing dominance throughout his college career, Raiola is coming off an uninspired senior campaign. Has the tools and intensity to play at the next level, yet must develop a complete game.

PROJECTION: Late Seventh Round

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Old 09-01-2006, 04:36 PM   #3
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Matthew Rice
Height: 6-4
Weight: 270
40 Speed: 4.90 E
Position: Defensive End
College: Penn State
Final Grade: J 5.5

SUMMARY
Rice is a defensive end who showed a knack for stepping up and making plays. He is a high-motor player who makes most of his plays because he reads the play well and hustles/works to make the play until the whistle. He is a good athlete who can move through traffic well, protects legs from low blocks well and can avoid blockers when on the move. He does a good job of containing the backside on runs away and once he secures vs. the cutback, he comes down the line of scrimmage well to make tackles on inside runs, but lacks the speed to make plays on outside runs. He is muscular and well built, which give him the playing strength to hold ground vs. run blocks. He has shown the ability to string out, shed and make tackles when he uses his hands aggressively vs. blockers. He is not an explosive pass rusher and struggles to consistently pressure the quarterback -- he can't get the corner and lacks pass-rush moves to defeat offensive tackles. Overall, Rice is a tough, competitive defensive end who is most productive when he attacks the offensive tackle/blocker aggressively and is consistently around the ball. Rice will likely be a backup defensive end and will struggle to make an impact rushing the passer. He will be the type of defensive end who sticks around the league for a while because of his strength, competitiveness and all-out effort on every snap and will also make plays on special teams.

STRONG POINTS
Rice is a highly competitive defender who consistently makes plays hustling and chasing after the ball. He has good playing strength for a defensive end. He can stack at the point of attack vs. run-blocking offensive linemen, strings out the outside run, and sheds and makes tackles. When he is unblocked on the backside, he does a good job of running down the line to make tackles on inside runs behind the line of scrimmage. He is an instinctive player who consistetnly reads and reacts to the play well. He reads the quarterback well and does a good job of getting his hands up to tip passes when he cannot get close to the quarterback.

WEAKNESSES
Rice is somewhat of a "tweener" who lacks the explosiveness and size of a defensive end, but lacks the athleticism and playing speed to make the switch to linebacker. He struggles to get consistent pressure on the quarterback because he lacks a burst off the ball to threaten the corner and has no real pass-rush moves. Even when he gets close to the quarterback, he does not have the closing burst to finish the sack. While he has the speed to chase down ball carriers in pursuit, he generally can only make plays on inside runs or down the field because he lacks the elite speed to catch ball carriers on outside runs away.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:38 PM   #4
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Mike Goolsby Grade: 3.27
Position: ILB
Class: Sr
School: Notre Dame
Conference: I-A Ind.
Ht., Wt.: 6-3, 249
40 Time: 5

BIO: Two-year starter who led the team in tackles as a senior posting 97/7.5/3. Sat out the .03 season recovering from a broken collarbone. Junior totals were 75/13/4.

POSITIVES: Competitive defender with solid size and instincts. Breaks down well, plays with knee-bend, and displays technique getting off blocks. Diagnoses the action, keeps the play in front of him and stays with assignments. Takes good angles to the action and consistently puts himself in a position to make a play on the ball. Scrapes well laterally, plays heads up football and wraps up tackling. Gets adequate depth on drops.

NEGATIVES: Not a nimble defender and has difficulty redirecting to the ballcarrier. Rarely makes plays on the pass and must improve his cover skills.

ANALYSIS: A prospect with growth potential, Goolsby offers potential at a number of linebacker positions. Needs to make gains in the weight room, yet has the underlying skills to be a reserve in the NFL.

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Old 09-01-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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Texans | ....released
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 13:51:12 -0700
LB Kenneth Pettway.
OG David Loverne.
TE Aaron Halterman.
CB Mark Estelle.
S Kevin Curtis.
LB Sam Cowart.
DE Earl Cochran.
DE Jeff Charleston.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:51 PM   #6
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Year Team .........G Total Tckl Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def
1998 Buffalo Bills 16 78 ....60.0 18 ....0 ......2 ...23 11.5 23 ..0 .....1
1999 Buffalo Bills 16 123 ...78.0 45 ....1 ......0 ....0 0.0 ...0 ...0 .....2
2000 Buffalo Bills 12 130 ...88.0 42 ...5.5 ....2 ....4 .2.0 ...2 ...0 ....4
2001 Buffalo Bills 1 ....2 ,,,,,0.0 ,,2 ,,,,,0 ,,,,,0 ,,,,,0 0.0 ,,,,0 ,,,0,,,, 0
2002 NY Jets ......16 127 ....91.0 36 ....2 .....0 .....0 0.0 ....0 ...0 ...8
2003 NY Jets ......15 140 ....96.0 44 ....2 .....0 .....0 0.0 ....0 ...0 ...2
2004 NY Jets ........9 25 ......20.0 .5 ....0 ......0 ....0 0.0 .....0 ...0 ...0
2005 Vikings .......15 85..... 72.0 13.... 2 ......0 ....0 0.0..... 0... 0... 2

Texans | Cowart to battle Rainer for starting role; Ryans could enter the fray
Sun, 2 Jul 2006 19:48:32 -0700

Megan Manfull, writing for the Sporting News, reports Houston Texans LB Sam Cowart missed all of the offseason workouts with minor injuries, but will likely push LB Wali Rainer early in camp for the middle linebacker starting job. It's the position most up in the air on the Texans. Rookie LB DeMeco Ryans could also possibly enter the fray in training camp. The coaches are high on Ryans, and still deciding between playing him at outside or inside.

now if heathy keep the 4 for edwards and sign him
TOTAL 100 710 505.0 205 12.5 4 27 6.8 23 0 19

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Old 09-01-2006, 04:53 PM   #7
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Kenneth Pettway
Position: Outside Linebacker/Defensive End
College: Grambling State
Height: 6-3 7/8
Weight: 255
Hometown: Gilmer, Texas
ANALYSIS
Pettway is an underrated talent as a bit of a tweener. He might be too small to play defensive end on every down in the pros and still lacks the pass coverage skills to do likewise as a linebacker. He is a solid rush end who will probably be best served as a situational pass rusher in a 4-3 alignment or as a weakside outside linebacker in a 3-4 alignment.

Despite size limitations on the line, he shows very good strength to stack and shed. He recognizes blocking schemes and reacts well to the inside run. He has enough natural power and leverage to stay under the blocker's pads and moves easily through trash to make plays on the outside.

Pettway is more of a drag-down tackler than a wrap-up type working in space, causing some of the slippery runners to escape. However, he is a solid hitter vs. plays in front of him and shows enough spin in his lateral movements to make plays outside the box.

Kenneth has exceptional acceleration working down the line and does a good job of colliding with the ballcarrier on contact. When he gets too high in his stance, he tends to pick a side rather than squaring up, making him an easy target to block. He showed marked improvement in 2004 in using his hands to shed instead of short arming a bit and letting blockers get into his chest too often. Pettway has good short area quickness and hand usage to mirror and reroute tight ends and backs.

While he gets adequate depth in his pass drops, he is a bit stiff changing direction and tends to backpedal on his heels. He has the ability to make plays in front of him, but when working in man coverage, Kenneth does not always react to the ball when it is thrown. He needs to refine his pass zone drops, but makes up for stiffness with good quickness.

Where he will perform at the next level depends upon what type of defense the team that drafts him is using. He could be a decent situational rush end in a 4-3 alignment or better served as a weakside linebacker in a 3-4 formation. Because of the level of competition he faced, Kenneth might not be drafted as high as his grade indicates, but there is no questioning his impressive athletic ability and potential.

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Old 09-01-2006, 05:08 PM   #8
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Patriots | ......released
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 13:37:55 -0700

Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have released

CB Eric Warfield. http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/12796
OLB Jeremy Mincey. http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/mincey_jeremy
DL Eddie Freeman.
CB Vernell Brown.
OLB Chad Brown.
WR John Stone.
TE Chris Luzar.
QB Corey Bramlet.
WR Eddie Berlin.
LB Monty Beisel http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/235021
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Texans | ......released
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 13:57:09 -0700

HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have released
DE Darrell Wright.
CB Tramon Williams. http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/williams_tramon
OL Chris Watton.
LB Courtney Watson.
S John Walker.
RB Antowain Smith.
WR Jake Schifino.
WR Richie Ross.
QB Quinton Porter.
QB Cody Pickett
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Bears | Cain waived injured
Fri, 1 Sep 2006 10:50:29 -0700

ChicagoBears.com reports the Chicago Bears have waived/injured LB Jeremy Cain.

ChicagoBears.com reports the Chicago Bears have released :
OL Travis Leffew.
S Jason Harmon.
RB Andre Hall.
CB Abraham Elimimian.
CB Dion Byrum. http://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/c ... 7bigc.html
WR Mark Philmore.
DL Delbert Cowsette.
CB Carlos Hendricks. http://blackandgold.net/site/index.p...wtopic&t=14364
WR Craig Bragg.
OL Steve Edwards. http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/arti ... 50401.html
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