Friday, August 31, 2007

NFL News for August 31st

I was out of the house all day, and I come back to tons of football news!

First off, a nice break for the Giants, Michael Strahan is reporting to camp. Maybe he just wanted to skip camp? Was he ever really going to retire?

Huge news out of Jacksonville (now I sound like the announcer from Madden), Byron Leftwich has become the odd man out. David Gerrard was announced the starting quarterback. Coach Jack Del Rio said the team will likely trade or release Leftwich. If you have Leftwich on your fantasy team for some reason, he has zero value at this point. DROP Leftwich.

Injured veteran receiver Keenan McCardell was cut by the Houston Texans. The emergence of third-round pick Jacoby Jones, leaves McCardell without a job. The Texans also released running back Wali Lundy, who was on several sleeper lists last year except for mine. With Ahman Green, Ron Dayne, and Samkon Gado in the mix there is no room for Lundy.

The Oakland Raiders are keeping their starting quarterback a secret to try to give them an edge against the Lions. It's pretty hard to tell who they will chose, both had decent preseasons. I'd go with Culpepper, see what he can do.