|A look at key offseason NFL moves|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 28 August 2008 04:53|
By The Associated Press
A look at offseason changes in the NFL that could affect fantasy football rosters, with rookies designated by (R):
-ARIZONA: ADDED: TE Jerame Tuman. GONE: WR Bryant Johnson, RB Marcel Shipp, T Oliver Ross.
-ATLANTA: ADDED: RB Michael Turner, QB Matt Ryan (R), TE Ben Hartsock, K Jason Elam, TE Jason Rader, TE Marcus Pollard, C Alex Stepanovich, T Sam Baker (R), coach Mike Smith, offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, QB coach Bill Musgrave. GONE: RB Warrick Dunn, TE Alge Crumpler, QB Byron Leftwich, WR Joe Horn, TE Dwayne Blakley, OL Wayne Gandy, coach Bobby Petrino, offensive coordinator Hue Jackson.
-BALTIMORE: ADDED: Coach John Harbaugh, offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, QB Joe Flacco (R), RB Ray Rice (R), FB Lorenzo Neal. GONE: QB Steve McNair, RB Musa Smith, OL Jonathan Ogden, coach Brian Billick, offensive coordinator Rick Neuheisel, RB Mike Anderson, WR Devard Darling, C Mike Flynn.
-BUFFALO: ADDED: TE Courtney Anderson, FB Darian Barnes, QB coach Turk Schonert promoted to offensive coordinator, WR James Hardy (R). GONE: Offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild, RB Anthony Thomas, WR Peerless Price.
-CAROLINA: ADDED: RB Jonathan Stewart (R), WR D.J. Hackett, WR Muhsin Muhammad, WR Samie Parker, RB LaBrandon Toefield, G Keydrick Vincent, G Milford Brown, G Toniu Fonoti, T Jeff Otah. (R). GONE: QB David Carr, RB DeShaun Foster, WR Drew Carter, WR Keary Colbert, G Mike Wahle, C Justin Hartwig, WR Steve Smith suspended for first 2 games.
-CHICAGO: ADDED: RB Matt Forte (R), RB Kevin Jones, WR Marty Booker, WR Brandon Lloyd, T Chris Williams (R). GONE: RB Cedric Benson, WR Bernard Berrian, WR Muhsin Muhammad, QB Brian Griese, T Fred Miller, G Ruben Brown, G Mike Jones.
-CINCINNATI: ADDED: WR Chris Henry cut then re-signed but suspended for first 4 games, WR Doug Gabriel, TE Ben Utecht, WR Jerome Simpson (R). GONE: WR Tab Perry, C Alex Stepanovich, RB Kenny Irons.
-CLEVELAND: ADDED: WR Donte' Stallworth, OL Rex Hadnot.
-DALLAS: ADDED: RB Felix Jones (R), TE Martellus Bennett (R), FB Ronnie Cruz. GONE: RB Julius Jones, WR Terry Glenn, TE Anthony Fasano, Assistant offensive coach Tony Sparano, G Kyle Kosier out injured at least the first few games.
-DENVER: ADDED: WR Eddie Royal (R), WR Darrell Jackson, WR Keary Colbert, RB Michael Pittman, RB Ryan Torain (R), Rick Dennison promoted to offensive coordinator/line coach, C Casey Wiegmann, T Ryan Clady (R), K Matt Prater. GONE: RB Travis Henry, WR Javon Walker, RB Mike Bell, WR Rod Smith, K Jason Elam, C Chris Myers, offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, WR Brandon Marshall suspended for first 3 games, RB Ryan Torain (R) out with elbow injury until about November.
-DETROIT: ADDED: RB Kevin Smith (R), RB Artose Pinner, TE Michael Gaines, G Corey Hulsey, T Gosder Cherilus (R), Jim Colletto promoted from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator. GONE: RB Kevin Jones, RB T.J. Duckett, OL Damien Woody, offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
-GREEN BAY: ADDED: QB Brian Brohm (R), WR Jordy Nelson (R), OL Joe Toledo. GONE: QB Brett Favre, TE Bubba Franks, RB DeShawn Wynn.
-HOUSTON: ADDED: offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (Mike's son), OL coach Alex Gibbs (of Denver fame), RB Chris Brown, RB Steve Slaton (R), RB Marcel Shipp, C Chris Myers, T Duane Brown (R), T Torrin Tucker. GONE: RB Ron Dayne, TE Jeb Putzier, OL Jordan Black, C Mike Flanagan, G Fred Weary out for season with leg injury.
-INDIANAPOLIS: ADDED: RB Dominic Rhodes, G Mike Pollak (R), QB Quinn Gray, QB Jared Lorenzen. GONE: TE Ben Utecht.
-JACKSONVILLE: ADDED: WR Jerry Porter, WR Troy Williamson, QB Cleo Lemon. GONE: WR Ernest Wilford, RB LaBrandon Toefield, QB Quinn Gray, RB Ciatrick Fason, OL Chris Naeole, C Brad Meester out at least first few weeks with biceps injury.
-KANSAS CITY: ADDED: RB Jamaal Charles (R), offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, WR Devard Darling, T Anthony Alabi, G Branden Albert (R), T Wade Smith. GONE: WR Eddie Kennison, FB Kris Wilson, G John Welbourn, OL Kyle Turley, offensive coordinator Mike Solari.
-MIAMI: ADDED: QB Josh McCown, QB Chad Pennington, WR Ernest Wilford, QB Chad Henne (R), OT Jake Long (R), WR Tab Perry, TE Anthony Fasano, TE Sean Ryan, G Justin Smiley, head coach Tony Sparano, offensive coordinator Dan Henning, K Dan Carpenter (R). GONE: coach Cam Cameron, RB Jesse Chatman, QB Cleo Lemon, QB Trent Green, WR Marty Booker, RB Lorenzo Booker, OL Rex Hadnot, T Joe Toledo. T Anthony Alabi, OL Chris Liwienski, C Steve McKinney, K Jay Feely.
-MINNESOTA: ADDED: WR Bernard Berrian, QB Gus Frerotte, RB/KR Maurice Hicks, QB John David Booty (R), FB Thomas Tapeh. GONE: WR Troy Williamson, RB Mewelde Moore, QB Kelly Holcomb, FB Tony Richardson.
-NEW ENGLAND: ADDED: RB LaMont Jordan, T Oliver Ross, G John Welbourn, WR Sam Aiken. GONE: WR Donte' Stallworth.
-NEW ORLEANS: ADDED TE Jeremy Shockey, QB Mark Brunell, OL Matt Lehr. GONE: TE Eric Johnson, K Olindo Mare.
-NY GIANTS: ADDED: QB David Carr, WR Mario Manningham (R). GONE: TE Jeremy Shockey, QB Jared Lorenzen, WR David Tyree out at least first 6 weeks.
-NY JETS: ADDED: QB Brett Favre, RB Jesse Chatman, RB Musa Smith, G Alan Faneca, OL Damien Woody, TE Bubba Franks, TE Dustin Keller (R), FB Tony Richardson. GONE: QB Chad Pennington, WR Justin McCareins, TE Sean Ryan, G Adrien Clarke, T Wade Smith, QB Marques Tuiasosopo.
-OAKLAND: ADDED: RB Darren McFadden (R), WR Javon Walker, WR Drew Carter, QB Marques Tuiasosopo, T Kwame Harris, C John Wade. GONE: WR Jerry Porter, RB LaMont Jordan, RB Dominic Rhodes, QB Josh McCown, QB Daunte Culpepper, WR Tim Dwight, RB RaShard Lee, C Jeremy Newberry, WR Drew Carter out for season with injury, FB Oren O'Neal out for season with injury.
-PHILADELPHIA: ADDED: RB Lorenzo Booker, WR DeSean Jackson (R), FB Kris Wilson. GONE: FB Thomas Tapeh.
-PITTSBURGH: ADDED: RB Rashard Mendenhall (R), RB Mewelde Moore, WR Limas Sweed (R), QB Byron Leftwich, C Justin Hartwig, KR Eddie Drummond. GONE: G Alan Faneca, WR Cedrick Wilson, TE Jerame Tuman, KR Allen Rossum, QB Charlie Batch out at least first few weeks of season.
-SAN DIEGO: ADDED: RB Jacob Hester (R), T L.J. Shelton, C Jeremy Newberry. GONE: RB Michael Turner, FB Lorenzo Neal, WR Eric Parker, T Shane Olivea.
-SAN FRANCISCO: ADDED: WR Isaac Bruce, WR Bryant Johnson, RB DeShaun Foster, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, G Chilo Rachal (R), KR Allen Rossum, T Joe Toledo, offensive coordinator Mike Martz, Ted Tollner promoted to QBs coach. GONE: WR Darrell Jackson, QB Trent Dilfer, RB Maurice Hicks, offensive coordinator Jim Hostler, G Justin Smiley.
-SEATTLE: ADDED: RB Julius Jones, RB T.J. Duckett, TE Jeb Putzier, G Mike Wahle, TE John Carlson (R), K Olindo Mare, OL coach Mike Solari. GONE: RB Shaun Alexander, WR D.J. Hackett, TE Marcus Pollard, K Josh Brown, WR Bobby Engram out at least first three games.
-ST. LOUIS: ADDED: Offensive coordinator Al Saunders, WR Reche Caldwell, WR Donnie Avery (R), QB Bruce Gradkowski, QB Trent Green, TE Anthony Becht, K Josh Brown, OL Jacob Bell. GONE: WR Isaac Bruce, QB Gus Frerotte, K Jeff Wilkins, offensive coordinator Greg Olson, T Todd Steussie, G Milford Brown, C Andy McCollum, G Mark Setterstrom out for season with knee injury, OL Brandon Gorin out for season with shoulder injury.
-TAMPA BAY: ADDED: RB Warrick Dunn, WR Antonio Bryant, TE Ben Troupe, QB Brian Griese, WR Dexter Jackson (R), TE John Gilmore, C Jeff Faine. GONE: RB Michael Pittman, FB Mike Alstott, QB Bruce Gradkowski, T Luke Petitgout, TE Jerramy Stevens suspended for first 2 games.
-TENNESSEE: ADDED: RB Chris Johnson (R), TE Alge Crumpler, WR Justin McCareins, TE Dwayne Blakley, OL Jake Scott, former Denver assistant Mike Heimerdinger as offensive coordinator. GONE: RB Chris Brown, WR David Givens, WR Eric Moulds, TE Erron Kinney, TE Ben Troupe, G Benji Olson, offensive coordinator Norm Chow.
-WASHINGTON: ADDED: Head coach Jim Zorn, who plans to install a version of the West Coast offense and call the plays; offensive coordinator Sherman Smith, WR Devin Thomas (R), WR Malcolm Kelly (R), TE Fred Davis (R), QB Colt Brennan (R). GONE: WR Brandon Lloyd, WR Keenan McCardell, WR Jerome Mathis, coach Joe Gibbs, offensive coordinator Al Saunders, QB Mark Brunell, OL Ross Tucker.