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papz 07-23-2005 08:42 AM

Bye Bye Rodgers...
Saints release linebacker Rodgers

The Saints released linebacker Derrick Rodgers on Friday, ending his two-year relationship with the team.

Rodgers, who experienced a season-ending back injury last November, was waived injured, which entitles him to an injury benefit.

An eight-year veteran, he had surgery in February to repair a bulging disc in his back, but he was not healthy enough to compete in offseason practice sessions.

The team did not think he would be ready for training camp, which begins Friday.

CHACHING 07-23-2005 09:56 AM

RE: Bye Bye Rodgers...
Don't let the door hit cha.....

saintswhodi 07-23-2005 01:59 PM

Again I ask, where is the "they signed a contract, they should honor it crowd?" :wink:

Oh by the way, this was a good move.

dannymac909 07-23-2005 02:50 PM

Hodge should be next

papz 07-23-2005 03:47 PM

I doubt it... we re-signed him this offseason. He'll provide good depth and insurance should James Allen regress. I think Allen will continue to improve. He has the size and speed teams want and just needs to provide some consistency. Hodge probably will come in on third down passing situations and be a solid special teams contributor.

FireVenturi 07-23-2005 06:43 PM

i agree.....hodge should be next. sedrick"i make no plays" hodge!

Euphoria 07-24-2005 10:57 AM

Well if they don't meet expectaions on the playing field then it should be considered breech of contract and the team can release the player. I think there is going to be a change in the system they way its heading... where you take the teams cap and just divide it up due to performance but then that'll open a can of worms... "I did better than so and so".

ScottyRo 07-25-2005 10:02 AM


Originally Posted by saintswhodi
Again I ask, where is the "they signed a contract, they should honor it crowd?" :wink:

Oh by the way, this was a good move.

Again, teams are contractually allowed to cut players at any time just as players are allowed to retire at any time (financial considerations aside). A player does not have a contractual right to hold out.

Thus, the team is honoring the contract.

And, yes, good move.

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