LenDale White gets reunited with his college coach and he reportedly shows up at camp at a playing weight he probably hasn’t seen since junior high.
Then, today, the Seahawks cut him. There is more to this whole thing than him not being “ready to be a member of the Seattle Seahawks.” That comment is from GM John Schneider in an Associated Press story. The vagueness is comical.
More details to follow, I’m sure. But in any case, the “LenDale White Comeback Experience featuring Pete Carroll” isn’t happening this season.
Will any other team out there pick him up? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Here are a couple other notable items from around fantasy football:
Ben Tate — Houston Texans rookie running back is day-to-day with a (hamstring) and the team is not sure when he will return. Awesome. Picked him in the first round of a rookie draft last weekend. He’s my Shonn Greene for 2010.
Patrick Crayton — NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora is saying the Cowboys have no intention of trading Crayton. The veteran WR doesn’t like the experts already talking about the Miles Austin-Dez Bryant pairing — so going to happen. All Crayton wants is an open competition… Which he’d lose. Crayton told a radio audience today he wanted to be released immediately, according to an ESPN report.
Ronnie Brown — Says his foot is around 80%. Did you/Will you label him a keeper for 2010? He is taking part in minicamp at least. RB’s health is a big story for a lot of fantasy owners out there. We’ll be following it all NFL preseason.
Chad Henne — According to a report on KFFL, the Dolphins are going to take more chances on big plays in the passing game in 2010. Brandon Marshall’s arrival will do that to a team. If Chad Henne completes his part of the equation he might live up to all the “sleeper” lists he’ll be on in June and July.
Jacoby Jones — Another report from KFFL: Jones will compete with Kevin Walter for a starting spot opposite Andre Johnson. A talented receiver could make a killing in single coverage on the other side in that offense. Jones will be on those “sleeper” lists. He might even be on mine.
Cadillac Williams — We’ll end with another running back. According to USA Today, via KFFL, Cadillac says he’s finally 100% after suffering through knee injuries in 2007 and 2008. He rushed for 821 yards last season. In his rookie season, 2005-06, he rushed for almost 1,200 yards and scored six TDs. He was among the most promising rookies of that season. He would need to find that form again for fantasy owners to pick him as anything more than one of the 5,000,000 RBBC backs that are out there. Still, “sleeper” anyone?
Ben Roethlisberger — Oh, sorry. Cadillac wasn’t the very end, but we all need to keep Roethlisberger as an afterthought at this point anyway. He was only reinstated so he could participate in team activities. Big Ben is still going to be suspended to start the season, and I saw one report that said it could be as many as eight games or as few as four. Eight games is a ton in fantasy. The length of the suspension is key. The ninjas, we’ll be here to let you know how to draft when we all know a little more.
A rare pile of fantasy football notes in May, I know, but the LenDale mess was too juicy to not give you. Stay deadly, ninjas.