In order to make room for Campbell on the 80-man roster, the Cardinals released veteran DE Bo Schobel who, I’m sure, will find work quickly. When Rodgers-Cromartie signs, soon hopefully, Arizona will have to release another player.
On a positive note, Drew Rosenhaus -the agent of both Anquan Boldin and Darnell Dockett, who have both been in contract negotiations during the offseason, said the two will report on time for training camp despite missing the voluntary practice sessions earlier this summer.
And now for my rant:
Maybe Rodgers-Cromartie and the Chargers’ Antoine Cason ought to join oh, maybe Chad Johnson, and get a group of guys together who are either unproven rookies or washed up superstars-in-their-own-mind who think they are worth more than they really are and play some Monopoly or something. I don’t care how great one’s college career is, there is no guarantee as to greatness in the NFL. If you don’t believe me, I have just 2 words for you – RYAN LEAF.
Maybe the league ought to impose a salary restriction on first-round players so they can actually earn their paycheck before expecting that, simply by virtue of being selected early in the draft, they are automatically God’s gift to the league and should be compensated accordingly.
And for some examples (of early picks who didn’t quite meet expectations, by year/# pick overall):
2005 #6 Adam “Pacman” Jones (he won’t do anything in Dallas either)
2002 #1 David Carr
2001 #1 Michael Vick
2000 #11 Ron Dayne
1999 #1 Tim Couch, #2 Donovan McNabb (in my opinion…highly overrated), #3 Akili Smith, #5 Ricky Williams (My, this was a good year, eh?)
1998 #2 Ryan Leaf, #5 Curtis Enis
1995 #1 Ki-Jana Carter
I don’t want to go back too far, but there are far, far more players who ring a bell…most notably, Todd Marinovich, Jim Druckenmiller, Rae Carruth, Brian Bosworth, etc. etc. etc.