Who will be where?

There are four players that have sparked my interest as to what jersey they will be wearing come September. These four players are Chad Johnson, currently a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Jason Taylor, currently a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins, Shaun Alexander, a running back who was released this off season by the Seattle Seahawks and Travis Henry, a running back who was just released today by the Denver Broncos. These players have been the most thought provoking for me because they are all capable of performing at a high level, and making an impact on any team they play for.

With all four of these players I know that I would be happy to see any of them play for the Colts, as unrealistic as it is. I’m just trying to say that they are all good enough that I would want them on my team. However I believe only one of these players has any likelihood of ending up in a Colts uniform next year, and that is Jason Taylor. The reason I say this is because he says he want to play for a contender, and the Colts need help along the defensive line, so it would be a good fit for him. Wherever he is playing in September, I don’t see it being with the Dolphins. Chad Johnson on the other hand I see staying put. As much as he wants to get out of Cincinnati, it doesn’t appear that it’s going to happen. There have reportedly been some pretty big offers sent their way, the most notable being from Dallas, and all trade proposals have been rejected. So I see Johnson staying with the Bengals. In Shaun Alexander’s and Travis Henry’s cases, they obviously can’t be staying with their team because they were released. The sad thing about these two is that there’s a chance that neither one of them find a team for next year. Alexander has been on the market now for about a month and nobody has signed him, and he has no off the field issues, and is about on the same level as Henry in terms of production. So with Alexander struggling to find a job, and having a clean record, it will probably be just as difficult or harder for Henry to find a team to sign him, because he has had some injury problems as well as off the field issues.

Well, I saw on ESPN.com that Travis Henry had been released and it got me thinking about these four players so I decided to write a post about it. If you have any additional thought please feel free to leave a comment. I’m curious as to where (if anywhere) these players will end up.

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2 Responses

  1. Travis Henry will be off the market before Shaun Alexander. The biggest question surrounding Henry is motivation, especially with the amount of illegitimate kids he has floating around the country. As far as physical tools go, he still has what it takes to be a primary ball carrier. On the other hand, the general consensus is that Alexander’s tank has run dry and being a tippy toe finesse back over the age of 30 is never a good combination. However I do think Alexander will be signed, but not until after training camp or even during preseason when the injury bug inevitably hits some team’s backfield.

  2. That’s a fair assessment… from what I’ve heard a lot of teams don’t want to sign Henry because of off the field issues… but all it takes is for one team to be interested, right?

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