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Friday, March 26, 2010

Fantasy Football Updates...

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-- Pierre Thomas Primed for Starting Role --

•The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports Saints RB Pierre Thomas used his relentless running style to break through to another level last season, combining for 1,095 yards rushing and receiving, with eight touchdowns in the regular season, then adding 254 combined yards and three touchdowns in the postseason. His 16-yard touchdown catch on a short screen pass from Drew Brees in the Super Bowl gave the Saints their first lead against the Indianapolis Colts in the third quarter. And now, heading into his fourth NFL season, Thomas is primed to take on even more of a starring role. Thomas said he still expects the Saints to add another tailback to help replace RB Mike Bell, either through free agency or the draft. And he expects third-year power RB Lynell Hamilton to play an increased role. And obviously he expects to share carries with all-purpose threat RB Reggie Bush.

-- Bathroom in Big Ben Incident was Guarded --
•ESPN reports the manager of the club where Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is accused of having sexually assaulted a 20-year-old Georgia woman said Thursday one of the woman's friends told him a bodyguard of Roethlisberger's had denied her entrance to the area leading to the bathroom where she believed the accuser and Roethlisberger were that night. The accuser told police later that night Roethlisberger had assaulted her in the club's bathroom.

-- Eagles Want a Top 42 Pick for McNabb --

•AP reports Teams interested in acquiring Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb will have to part with a high draft pick to get him. A person familiar with trade discussions involving McNabb said the Philadelphia Eagles will only consider a deal for the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback if it includes a pick among the top 42 in next month's NFL draft.

-- Leon Washington's Agent Reponds --
•The New York Daily News reports RB Leon Washington's agent, Alvin Keels, responded today to Rex Ryan's recent comments. Keels' reply came in the form of an e-mail to the Daily News. Keels didn't rip the Jets, but he made his points. "Leon is a bit taken back about the reports of him taking a reduced role in 2010, especially since we are 4 months from the opening of camp," Keels wrote. "However, Leon is focused on rehab right now so that he can be the dynamic player in 2010 that he has always been. How the Jets plan to use him is totally up to the coaching staff, he just wants to be totally prepared for whatever his role will be. Leon has always been a team player and that isn't going to stop now. Coaches tend to find a way to utilize a guy with his play making ability." Keels took issue with Ryan's contention that Washington is hurting his rehab by working out on his own and not under the supervision of the Jets' medical staff. "Leon is currently rehabbing in Florida at the Andrews Institute, one of the best facilities in the country. He would not be able to participate in team drills at this time, so basically he would be coming back to NY to rehab," Keels wrote. "He is a veteran and is familiar with the system so his time away shouldn't hurt much. Players choose to rehab away from the facility all of the time. Leon has simply gotten into a routine that has been working well for him. The Jets have been in constant contact with both he and his therapist throughout the rehab process. Him not signing his tender has absolutely nothing to do with being unhappy about a contract, but more to do with the fact that rehab is going well and the deadline for RFA's to sign offer sheets in April 15th. His progression in recovering from this injury will play a large role in possible offers, so why not do as much as you can as far as rehab goes before making any decision on a contract?"

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