The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
No Franchise for TJ
NFL.com's Adam Schefter reports that T.J. Houshmandzadeh will not get the Bengals' franchise tag this offseason.
Schefter says Cincinnati will instead try to sign Housh to an extension before his contract expires in late February. The Bengals have tried doing this previously, but couldn't get Houshmandzadeh to come to terms. If Housh hits the 2009 market, there won't be a better free agent wideout available.
I honestly feel the Bengals wont make any type of moves this off season, I can see them just letting TJ walk.
This is disheartening, to say the least. TJ is probably my favorite receiver just based on efficiency. He doesn't have an interest in re-signing here and I could hardly say that I blame him. Franchising him would be the only way to keep him around one more year.
1.He is in for a big payday.
2.He is going to be the top receiver on the market.
3.All signs regarding an extension have pretty much been non-existant.
If TJ wanted to stay in Cincinnati, he would have already signed a contract extension by now. My guess is he already has one foot out the door.
Bengals will have the 6th pick in the draft. Lions, Chiefs, Rams, Browns and Seahawks finished with worse records.
If I had to guess this early:
2.St Louis-Michael Oher(OT-Ole Miss)
3.Kansas City-Andre Smith(OT-Alabama)
4.Cleveland-Beanie Wells(RB-Ohio St)
5.Seattle-Michael Crabtree(WR-Texas Tech)
For those who will criticize Beanie to the Browns, he will be the first back taken, and if Marty Schottenheimer is hired as coach, he will want a Martyball type of back.
Maybe flip Oher and Smith and Bradford could end up passing up Stafford, but all in all I think this is a very likely outcome.
I would be pleased with Maualuga.
Adding him to the defense as well as an easier schedule and health and this team could be 8-8 or better next year.
draft ABB (Anybody But Beanie)