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Koopa
04-22-2008, 06:28 PM
Two seasons after being the NFL's MVP, Shaun Alexander is looking for work. The Seattle Seahawks released the franchise's all-time leading rusher on Tuesday, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

There has been talk of the Seahawks cutting ties with Alexander since the team signed running backs Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett in free agency last month.

After Alexander set a then-NFL record with 28 touchdowns and a franchise record of 1,880 yards rushing, he signed a $62 million, eight-year contract before the 2006 season.

Alexander, 30, was scheduled to earn $4,475,000 in 2008.

Alexander has had two injury-filled and ineffective seasons since signing his deal, including last season in which he ran for just 716 yards in 13 games. That was his lowest total since he replaced Ricky Watters as Seattle's lead back in 2001.

Jones signed a four-year deal worth up ot $16 million, while Duckett got a five-year deal. The team also has Maurice Morris, who rushed for 628 yards last year, back.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d807e8d82&template=with-video&confirm=true

it's crazy how fast he went from mvp to bum

Black@Gold Forever32
04-22-2008, 06:29 PM
Age can catch up with a RB fast....The writing was the wall for Shaun when the Seahawks signed both Jones and Duckett....

Prosdo
04-22-2008, 06:49 PM
No big surprise here. You are right Koopa. All that in what two years?

TEEMONT
04-22-2008, 08:35 PM
I wonder how much was guaranteed?

steelcityrockers
04-22-2008, 09:18 PM
He may be one of the most overrated runningbacks ever.

DIESELMAN
04-22-2008, 10:01 PM
Like Koop said, its amazing how fast a player can go from the top to rock bottom.

Hburg
04-22-2008, 10:51 PM
So who will sign him now? He will find work before the start of the '08 season. Question is where?

BuFu

ARKIESTEEL
04-23-2008, 08:42 AM
Would any here want him if he came cheap??

K Train
04-23-2008, 11:06 AM
I wonder how much was guaranteed?

i think around 30 mil


i think hes got a locker with his name on i tin chicago

steelcityrockers
04-23-2008, 05:13 PM
Would any here want him if he came cheap??



HELL NO!

Ambridge
04-23-2008, 08:34 PM
i think hes got a locker with his name on i tin chicago

Chicago already has a Bum/Bust in Cedric Benson.

IMO I always thought Alexander was a "Soft" running back anyways.

Hawk Believer
04-24-2008, 12:36 AM
There were rumors today that the Patriots might be looking at him.

K Train
04-24-2008, 04:07 PM
everyone ends up a patriot...i hate everything about them lol

SteelerBee43
04-25-2008, 12:13 AM
I'll give it a try,don't laugh !

Hawk Believer
05-01-2008, 06:42 PM
Alexander's agent said today that they are in very preliminary talks with Cincinatti. My guess is that, if the agent is making press statements to that effect after two weeks of no news, teams aren't exactly beating down the door to sign Alexander.

SteelerSteve
05-02-2008, 05:07 PM
Alexander's agent said today that they are in very preliminary talks with Cincinatti. My guess is that, if the agent is making press statements to that effect after two weeks of no news, teams aren't exactly beating down the door to sign Alexander.
If he signs with cincy, he'll have to face the Steelers and Ravens D twice a season......He'll be dead before retirement.

Stlrs4Life
05-02-2008, 09:08 PM
If he signs with cincy, he'll have to face the Steelers and Ravens D twice a season......He'll be dead before retirement.


You failed to mention the Browns Defense.........oh, carry on.:greengrin:

ItAintEasyBeingPeazy
05-02-2008, 09:58 PM
If he signs with cincy, he'll have to face the Steelers and Ravens D twice a season......He'll be dead before retirement.

Yea no doubt, The AFC North isn't the place for a HB looking to prolong his career.You better pack a lunch and bring your "A" game every week in this division, you can ask Ricky Williams that one,lol..what did he last 4 plays??