Cowboys Part Ways With WR Glenn
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#1 Jul 31, 2008
Who needs Glenn. Amendola will do for Dallas what Welker(sp) has done for New England. Wake up Cowboys!
#2 Jul 31, 2008
Amendola is a different kind of player than Welker. The only thing they have in common is that they were both extremely productive at Texas Tech.
But Glenn's release certainly opens a door for him. Here's a look at the current WR depth chart:
It is unclear whether the Cowboys will carry 5 or 6 WR's on the final 53-man roster. If it is only 5, Amendola will have to supplant Austin, as well as beat out Jefferson (who has been just as impressive as Amendola in camp). Austin is probably expendable, since Felix Jones will likely take over kickoff return duties, and Austin would have to show great improvement in catching the football to justify his presence after the final preseason game. Still, no one on the WR depth chart can match his speed.
Amendola's best chance to make this team is if the Cowboys decide to keep 6 WR's (which means one of those very promising young CB's would have to go). Given Owens age, keeping 6 is probably a good idea. I think if Austin has a good camp, Amendola doesn't make the team.
Jefferson has a year's experience on the practice squad and the coaching staff thinks very highly of him. If Austin shows enough improvement to justify keeping him on the roster without being the team's primary KR, the Cowboys will likely roll the dice on trying to get Amendola past waivers and onto the practice squad. They are certainly not doing a good job of hiding him, so that would be some stroke of luck.
If he does make the team, I wouldn't expect much this season (which makes it all the more likely that Jefferson's experience would be a tie-breaker for that last spot). Rookie WR's who make an immediate impact are rare, especially when they go undrafted and do not have 4.3 speed.
If nothing else, the battle for the last WR spot could be very entertaining.
Since: Jul 08
#3 Jul 31, 2008
It may be interesting. But Glenn is pretty good. Kind of a shame he had to part ways
#4 Jul 31, 2008
It's easy to assume that, but the truth is, Glenn WAS pretty good. He declined surgery last season which was strongly suggested on his knee. He ended up contributing all of 4 plays last season before showing up as a shadow of his former self in the divisional round against the Giants.
To make matters worse, he was suspiciously reluctant to sign the injury waiver agreement, which only would have kicked in if the same injury was revisited this year. Once he did come to his sense, he showed up completely out of shape. It is no wonder Jerry Jones said "Nevermind".
Glenn is done. He may not even make it out of training camp with the Dolphins. He is one bad step away from that knee giving the wrong way, and will never be the player with that ultra-quick burst and change of direction ability that made him so special. Now, he's just a little guy with hands...until his knee buckles.
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