Dunn’s Done and Big Ben Is Now Making The Big Bucks

Today, Veteran HB Warrick Dunn was released by the Atlana Falcons. This really comes no surprise with the Falcons picking up Michael Turner (who was reported to be given a six-year contract that is worth $34.5 million, with approximately $15 million guaranteed). Dunn has been a class act as a Falcon as he has earned everyone’s respect in and out of the field. I still think there’s still some gas in the tank, I just hope he gets to close his last years in a playoff caliber team.

In other news, congratulations to the Steelers and Big Ben! The Pittsburgh Steelers and QB Ben Roethlisberger have agreed to a new eight-year, $102 million contract. Roethlisberger will now be joining the $100 milling QB club along with other big names like Favre, Manning, Vick, McNabb, and Palmer.

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Asante Samuel Now An Eagle! And Possibly A Return of 1/2 Of The Greatest Show On Turf…

Kudos to Philly for picking up one of the best players in free agency. Everyone knows that Asante Sameul is one hell of a player. He’s almost like Champ Bailey, you never want to throw in his direction. I think with the Eagles picking, they’ll return to Playoff caliber form. That Eagle defense now has a much a more dangerous secondary with players like Brian Dawkins, Lito Sheppherd, and now Asante Samuel.

On another note, I don’t know how I feel about Isaac Bruce getting picked up by the 9ers. I mean see it… Sure he’s got good hands and the ability to run the routes, and sure he’s got the knowledge to understand our new Offensive Coordinator’s (Mike Martz) book… But he’s just too old. I was kinda hoping the 9ers would pick up someone more explosive…

Zach Thomas– Really? And The 49ers Pick Up Rossum

┬áSo the big news in football today was that former Dolphins LB, Zach Thomas signed with the Cowboys. My response: big F*****G DEAL! Are the Cowboys really getting something special with this guy? I mean, sure he’s got the numbers, and good track record (having more tackles than any linebacker currently in the Hall of Fame), but he’s simply doesn’t give his team an edge. He hasn’t exactly helped the Fins garner the reputation as a team with a defense to watch out for either. Plus he’s simply too old. Also, he’s 34, and the past few seasons, he’s been quite an injury-case. I honestly don’t see what more you can get out of this guy. I’m frankly surprised that a team even picked him up.

In more minor news in football, the 49ers are set to sign former DB & KR Specialist Allen Rossum from the Falcons and Steelers. I personally like this pick up because I’ve seen Rossum do his thing in ATL and in Pittsburgh. Plus I like how he was once named as the Fastest Man in the Pro Bowl.

What A Shame, Brandon Lloyd…

It was too bad Brandon Lloyd didn’t prove himself in Washington. I honestly thought he was gonna make some noise over there in the NFC East. But I guess being the #3 wideout just wasn’t enough for him. His time as a Redskin truly was a disappointment. He failed to register 1 receiving touchdown in 2/3 seasons, and he didn’t get a lot of balls thrown to him. But since he was an awesome 9er, I’ll pay some respect. Check out some of his cool catches below.

Good Luck Derek Smith

Thank God, Derek Smith found a new team in the Chargers. I honestly thought no team would’ve been interested in him. But I’m glad San Diego saw how much of an underrated LB he is. He’s got good strength, great tackling abilities, and good speed. I think he’ll mesh well with that 3-4 defense.

Too Bad– Marcus Trufant Franchised

I was really hoping this one would be like Darell Jackson– one Seahawk moving to S.F. Too bad the Seattle tagged this guy. I think he would’ve been a perfect fit in the 49ers defense. We’ve already got Nate Clements, and I’m sure we could’ve been able to afford this guy. It’s unfortunate, now I still gotta watch him play for our NFC rival.

Dallas Clark Franchised

Awesome awesome awesome move by the Colts to designate this guy as a franchise player. He can run block, pass block, and catch the ball like a receiver. We’ve seen be a factor and straight up turn games around. I think he was a big reason why the Colts were winning without Harrison last season.