Predictem NFL Archives: February through April 2008

Let Go! Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander was released today. Classic example of a guy signing a fat contract, getting paid and then sandbagging. What a travesty. One of the Seahawks all time best players and one hell of a RB becoming dust in the wind. He’ll likely sign somewhere and may even do well this year, but what an ugly situation sucking as bad as he did after GETTING PAID. - 4/22

McNair Retires: Raven QB Steve McNair has retired after 13 seasons in the NFL.

Bengals Take a Stand: The team has released troubled receiver Chris Henry after saying they will no longer tolerate his behavior. - 4/3

NFL Rule Change: A rule has been edited that will have a big impact on upcoming NFL games. Today the league did away with the “force out” rule when a receive catches a ball near the sidelines and gets pushed out. Receivers will now need to get both feet down in order for a catch to be deemed a reception. - 4/2

Rumors Swirling in Cinci: The Bengals media believes WR Chad Johnson will be traded on or before draft day. - 4/2

Vikings Ink Backup QB: Minnesota has signed QB Gus Frerrote to back up Tarvaris Jackson. One could only hope that they have plans of picking up a QB in the draft this year as Frerotte is not the answer to any question for any team. - 3/31

Panthers Signing: Carolina has signed WR D.J. Hackett two a 2 year deal. - 3/17

Free Agent Signings: The St. Louis Rams have signed QB Trent Green to a 3 year deal. The TB Bucs signed RB Warrick Dunn. Tampa Bay also signed WR Antonio Bryant. The Detroit Lions signed CB Brian Kelly. - 3/10

RB Shaun Alexander appears to be the odd man out after the Seahawks have signed RB’s Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett to long term deals. Rumors are that the Bengals may sign him if he’s cut by the Seahawks which appears to be likely. - 3/9

Raiders Make More Bad Moves: Will the Raiders ever get a clue? Today they signed WR Javon Walker to a huge six year deal. Walker is a great WR, however he can’t stay healthy. - 3/5

C-Town Continues to Make Waves: The Browns signed DT Shaun Rodgers away from the Detroit Tigers today. This team has made SERIOUS progress during the offseason. - 3/5

Falcon Flies Away: Atlanta has released QB Joey Harrington. - 3/5

It’s O.K. to Cry: Brett Favre has retired after 17 years in the NFL. - 3/4

Moss Staying Put: Patriots WR Randy Moss has signed a three year contract with the N.E. Patriots. - 3/3

Vince Young Gains BIG Target: The Tennessee Titans have signed TE Alge Crumpler which should be a huge addition for Vince Young. - 3/3

Release the Hounds! Atlanta has cut RB Warrick Dunn (at his request). They also signed former Charger RB Michael “The Burner” Turner which should be a very exciting addition to the Falcons running game. - 3/3

Big Ben a Steeler for Life: Steeler QB Ben Roethlisberger has signed a 8 year 102 million dollar deal that will likely make him a Steeler for his whole career. - 3/3

Saturday Free Agent Signings: The Minnesota Vikings signed WR Bernnard Berrian (formerly of Chi) to a 6 year contract. The Vikes also signed S Madieu Williams. The SF 49ers signed DE Justin Smith (formerly of Cin) to a 6 year deal. The NYJ signed G Alan Faneca (former Pro Bowler from Pit) to a 5 year deal. The Eagles have signed DE Chris Clemons (formerly of Oak) to a 5 year deal. The Eagles also made a huge signing acquiring Asante Samuel, arguably one of the NFL’s best defensive backs.

The Jags have signed CB Drayton Florence to a 6 year deal. The Cleveland Browns signed WR Donte Stallworth to a 7 year deal. The Broncos have signed WR Keary Colbert (formerly of Car) to a 3 year deal. - 3/1

Trade Announcement: The Buffalo Bills have acquired 3 time Pro Bowl DE Marcus Stroud from the Jaguars for undisclosed draft picks. - 3/1

Panthers Cut DeShaun Foster: The Carolina Panthers made it clear that their ready to make DeAngelo Williams their featued back which many feel was a move they should have made last year. - 2/21

Big Bucks: The Indianapolis Colts have signed TE Dallas Clark to a 6 year 36 million dollar contract extension. We don’t usually mention contract extensions here at Predictem because they are BOOOOORING but we got a chuckle out of this one as we can’t think of even one NFL TE worth 6 mill a year. - 2/20

No Justice: The Miami Dolphins released MLB Zach Thomas today. A sad day for Dolphins fans who this guy truly gave his heart and soul to for 11 GOOD years. - 2/14

On the Move? Sources are reporting that Bears speedy WR Bernard Berrian will likely be testing the free agent market on February 29th as the Bears are not expected to put the franchise tag on him. Berrian, who has above average speed, will be sought after by many teams lacking a deep threat. - 2/7

Seattle Seahawks 2009? Sources have stated that Jim Mora Jr. will take over the head coaching job in Seattle after Mike Holmgren completes the upcoming 2008/2009 season. - 2/5

Recap: Super Bowl XLII Review - 2/4

Odds to Win the 2008 Super Bowl (XLII) - The New York Giants and New England Patriots go head to head in the big game. Get the current side, total and moneyline odds here!

2008 Super Bowl Preview and Pick: New York Giants vs. New England Patriots by Badger

Past Super Bowl Matchups - Winners - Odds - See which teams have met previously and what the point spreads and final scores were!

Super Bowl XLII Preview - A truly super rematch says David Lane of Predictem.com - 2/3

2008 NFL Hall of Fame Inductees
Darrell Green
Art Monk
Fred Dean
Andre Tippett
Gary Zimmerman
Emmitt Thomas

Showing Some Heart: Chargers TE Antonio Gates has stated that he will play in the 2008 Pro Bowl despite his injured town. - 2/1