Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Some news from the National...Football League here while watching the 2003 Seahawks Yearbook on ESPN:
---The Jets have signed Quincy Carter. He was released by the Cowboys on Aug. 4. Carter is expected to be the backup to starting quarterback Chad Pennington, who still hasn't earned the hype that he's been given in his young career. Play all 16 games first, then we can talk about Pennington being an elite quarterback in the NFL.
---In other J-E-T-S news, defensive end John Abraham may have violated the NFL's substance abuse policy for the second time. Abraham was arrested last October for driving under the influence, and was suspended by head coach Herman Edwards for one game against the Bills.
---The Chargers have finally signed Philip Rivers. It remains to be seen whether Rivers will have a chance to be a significant player this season, since he is in camp so late. I think he can be a very good player in the next few years. Hopefully the Chargers will fire Marty Schottenheimer after the 2004 season so he won't ruin him.
---First round draft pick J.P. Losman will miss the first half of the season for the Bills due to a broken left fibula. Expected to take over for Drew Bledsoe in the coming years, Losman was selected by the Bills with the 23rd pick overall. Buffalo acquired the 23rd pick from Dallas in exchange for a 2005 first round pick.
---Free agent defensive end Kenny Holmes has signed with the Packers. Green Bay, desparate for any type of pass rush at this point, doesn't expect Holmes to be an every-down player, but hopes for him to have 8 to 10 sacks.
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As I conclude this post, I must leave you with this. From the 2003 Seahawks Yearbook:
"The Seahawks did what they were born to do........fly!"