HoosierCat Posted April 11, 2004 Report Share Posted April 11, 2004 Are we having the best offseason is the division so far? Let's review (via espn.com & the Denver Post report today):Bengals (8-8):Player signed /// Player lost LB Nate Webster (Bucs) /// CB Artrelle Hawkins (Panthers) S Kim Herring (Rams) /// OL Mike Goff (Chargers) K Shayne Graham (re-signed) /// OL Matt O'Dwyer (Bucs) C Rich Braham (re-signed) /// CB Jeff Burris (released) WR Patrick Johnson (Redskins) /// LB Riall Johnson (Cardinals) CB Reggie Myles (re-signed) /// RB Brandon Bennett (Bucs) SS Rogers Beckett (re-signed) /// FS Mark Roman (Packers) OG Bobby Williams (Eagles) /// DT Oliver Gibson (Bills) OL Victor Leyva (re-signed) /// OG Scott Rehberg (released) DT Daryl Gardener (Denver)**Acquired via trade /// Players traded CB Deltha O'Neal, /// 1st round draft pick (17)1st round draft pick (24),4th round draft pick (Broncos)(** according to Denver Post reports)Browns (5-11):Player signed /// Player lost LB Brant Boyer (re-signed) /// RB Jamel White (Bucs) QB Jeff Garcia (49ers) /// OL Shaun O'Hara (Giants) DE Ebenezer Ekuban (Cowboys) /// P Chris Gardocki (Steelers) FB Terrelle Smith (Saints) /// CB Lewis Sanders (Jaguars) DT Michael Myers (re-signed) /// OL Barry Stokes (Giants) OG Kelvin Garmon (Chargers) Steelers (6-10):Player signed /// Player lost FB Dan Kreider (re-signed) /// CB Dewayne Washington (Jaguars) TE Matt Cushing (re-signed) /// TE Mark Bruener (released) K Jeff Reed (re-signed) /// P Josh Miller (released) WR Chris Doering (re-signed) /// RB Amos Zereoue (released) LB Clark Haggans (re-signed) /// DE Rodney Bailey (Patriots) P Chris Gardocki (Browns) /// RB Dee Brown (released) RB Duce Staley (Eagles) /// FS Brent Alexander (released) DT Travis Kirschke (49ers) C Chukky Okobi (re-signed) S Mike Logan (re-signed) DL Chris Hoke (re-signed) LS Mike Schneck (re-signed) Ravens (10-6):Player signed /// Player lost CB Chris McAlister (franchise) /// WR Marcus Robinson (Vikings) C Mike Flynn (re-signed) /// CB Tom Knight (Bucs) K Matt Stover (re-signed) /// TE John Jones (Dolphins) QB Anthony Wright (re-signed) OT Orlando Brown (re-signed) LB Adalius Thomas (re-signed) Acquired via trade 5th round draft pick (Eagles) (Voiding Terrell Owens trade)OK, I can understand the Ravens not making many moves. After all they went 10-6 while they are basically in quasi-rebuild mode, trying to bring Boller along at QB. And they did try to fill their one big hole at WR before getting shafted in the Owens deal (and yeah, I think they got screwed, tho I can't say I'm all that upset about it )But the Steelers? They had a horrible year last year, but just about all they've done is to resign their own guys. Uh...okay. The Staley pickup is a big one, but they have booted two members of the secondary and done nothing to replace them. And they seem to be eyeing Rivers in the first, meaning they can't even start to address their poor pass D until the second.The Browns brought in Garcia, which should be a good move short-term, but have still made few moves for a 5-11 team. Butch seems to be planning on tossing lots of youngsters (starting with Sean Taylor?) into the fire.Meanwhile, the Bengals, although they improved by 6 games over 2002, have ejected more players than any of the other teams and brought in more veterans from outside (6 counting Gardener) than anyone else.Dang. Looks like we're doing pretty good... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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