Monday, August 29, 2005

Can't miss prospects at RB

We all know the Eagles wouldn't mind finding a running back to replace the oft-injured Correll Buckhalter, so how about this "can't miss" prospect:

Unable to practice much or play at all during the preseason, Maurice Clarett will be released by the Denver Broncos later this week, his agent said Sunday.

Agent Steven Feldman said Clarett, the troubled running back, whom the Broncos surprisingly chose in the third round of this year's draft, will be released when the Broncos make their first round of cuts.

"They didn't contact me, per se," Feldman said in a telephone interview. "The kid (Clarett) called me and let me know they're going to let him go."

Broncos spokesman Jim Saccomano said the team didn't plan to release anybody until Tuesday.

Some teammates questioned Clarett's commitment to training and as missed practices piled up, coach Mike Shanahan stopped defending Clarett to the media.

The Patriots, meanwhile, today released running back Cedric Cobbs. Cobbs, 6-foot and 221 pounds, is in his second year out of Arkansas. He rushed 22 times for 50 yards in 2004.

You said you wanted a short-yardage back, right?

OK, OK, probably not. Can't you tell when we type with tongue-in-cheek? Somewhere, as we speak, Dorsey Levens is working out.