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    Seattle Releases Alexander

    Seahawks release Alexander
    Former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander has been released by Seattle, NFL Network's Adam Schefter is reporting.



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    Re: Seattle Releases Alexander

    I'm not surprised. Someone will pick him up.

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    Shaun Alexander released?

    This may or may not be old knews to some of you, as the case with my last thread, however:

    Your friend and mine, Adam Schefter is reporting the Squawks have released Running Back Shaun Alexander. No official report yet, if you know more than I do please speak up.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    Ouch. Didnt see that coming. Then again, he's not producing much any more.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    Good news for the NFC West. I never liked that guy. Who do you guys think will sign him? Texans and Bears are a couple of quick teams that come to mind.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    alot of people saw this coming. They just signed Julius Jones to a big deal, so hes their feature back. Then they went and picked up T.J. Ducket, to gain those tough 1-2 yds. they still have maurice morris under contract, and hes not that bad. What they did to Shaun is what we did to Isaac.

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    Re: Seattle Releases Alexander

    I wonder if he likes winters in Denver
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    It's not quite what we did with Ike. The Squawks have players to replace Alexander and don't need do draft a running back. We have no one to replace Isaac Bruce.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    Well the Rams are under the impression that Drew B. is going to replace Ike.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    Not a surprise i wanted him to stay poison the team and there cap .

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    But the Rams didn't sign anyone to compensate for a loss at the position.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    Exactly RedArcher. We didn't have anyone replace Bruce. And Bennett isnt the option. We need a new WR, in the draft, he will be Bruce's replacement.

    And if he isnt immediately, I'm more than sure he'll beat Bennett out of the role.

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    Re: Shaun Alexander released?

    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    Good news for the NFC West. I never liked that guy. Who do you guys think will sign him? Texans and Bears are a couple of quick teams that come to mind.
    Actually, since he hasn't been producing, it would have been good for us if they hung onto him.

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    Re: Seattle Releases Alexander

    KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Seahawks released former MVP Shaun Alexander, just 26 months after he signed a $62 million contract as the franchise's cornerstone.

    Seahawks president Tim Ruskell said Tuesday the team released Alexander unconditionally hours after the running back passed a physical. It's been a rapid fall for the 30-year-old. When he signed that mammoth deal, he was coming off an MVP season in 2005 and a Super Bowl appearance. Now he's looking for work, coming off of two unimpressive and injury filled seasons.

    "Yeah, it's sad, really," Ruskell said after announcing a move that had been expected in Seattle for six weeks, since the signings of free agent running backs Julius Jones and T.J. Duckett. "He's been such an upstanding guy through my whole tenure here. I don't think we have that Super Bowl run if it wasn't for Shaun.

    "It shows you have tough this game is, how ever-changing it is, how you can't play forever. ... You just can't do it."

    Alexander will try again in 2008. The three-time Pro Bowl runner, whose last two seasons have been his worst, said he is not retiring.

    "I will be playing for another NFL team this fall, and doing everything I can to contribute," said Alexander, who ran for just 716 yards in 13 games last season -- his lowest total since he replaced Ricky Watters as Seattle's lead back in 2001.

    "I am healthy, energized and looking forward to beginning the next chapter of my NFL career," he said.

    "My family will remain in the Seattle area, and when my days in the NFL do eventually come to an end, I plan to retire here. Our hearts are woven into the fabric of this community, we are blessed to be part of it, and we enjoy contributing to it in every way we can. Thank you, Seattle."

    The Seahawks were waiting for Alexander's broken left wrist to heal before releasing him. He played the final 15 games of the regular season plus January's playoffs wearing a cast on that. Tuesday morning doctors declared the 19th overall draft choice in 2000 fully healthy to participate in minicamps this spring.

    Hours later, he was unemployed and released from the eight-year contract he signed weeks after the 2006 Super Bowl, which agent Jim Steiner at the time said was the richest ever for an NFL running back.

    That season Alexander set an NFL record with 28 touchdowns and a franchise record with 1,880 yards rushing. Then he severely bruised his left foot while getting tackled in the 2006 opener. He kept playing on it and soon broke it, the first major injury of his football career, and missed six games. Last season, he broke his left wrist in Week 1. In November, he missed three games with a sprained left knee.

    The cutback lanes he used to create began closing on him faster than he could run. His trademark hesitation, which used to deftly set up blocks, suddenly just invited defenders to swarm him in place -- and his home fans to boo him. Coach Mike Holmgren said the injuries and Alexander simply having nowhere to run were the reasons for his steep decline.

    He was scheduled to earn $4,475,000 this season on a deal that many around the league questioned at the time it was signed because 30 is an age at running backs' have historically slipped -- sometimes dramatically.

    "The contract was set up that you wanted to get at least three years," Ruskell said. "So we didn't get there. That part is disappointing.

    "I thought because Shaun had not been injured through his career, playing the odds I said ... 'If you are going to bet on a guy, bet on a guy who's not been hurt or had that propensity.' That was the case with Shaun."

    Ruskell said the Seahawks haven't decided whether to make Alexander a June 1 cut, which could save them money against this season's salary cap, or have all $6.9 million of his prorated signing bonus count this year by dating the transaction before June 1. Ruskell said Seattle is in good enough of a position under the cap to make the move in either manner.

    "While it really isn't a surprise, this news marks a major transition in my life," Alexander said. "I started my NFL career in Seattle and hoped I could remain with the team through the rest of my days as a player. "That said, things change."

    For both sides.

    "This is one of the toughest decisions I'll ever have to make," Ruskell said. "By the same token, you have to be able to make these tough decisions. We wanted to change the dynamic of the running game, from top to bottom."

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    Re: Seattle Releases Alexander

    While watching ESPN last night and catching the news of Shaun Alexander being released the story ended with the Colts and /or Patriots being his next destination.

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