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Friday
Mar132015

Chiefs Release Dwayne Bowe

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs cut receiver Dwayne Bowe Thursday.

Bowe has spent his entire eight-year NFL career with the Chiefs and is the second leading pass-catcher in team history.

"On behalf of my family and the entire Chiefs organization, I'd like to thank Dwayne for his contributions over the last eight seasons," Cheifs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement. "During his time with the Chiefs, Dwayne established himself as one of the best receivers in club history. We wish Dwayne nothing but the best as he moves forward."

The 30-year-old Bowe played in 15 games last season, catching 60 passes for 754 yards and zero touchdowns.

If the Chiefs would have kept him, Bowe would have been a $14 million cap hit.

"It's been a pleasure working with Dwayne the past two seasons," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. "He showed up every day with a great attitude and did everything we asked of him. He was a productive player for a number of years here, and I have a lot of respect for what he was able to accomplish."

Earlier in the week, the Chiefs signed free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin, making it easier to release Bowe.

Bowe finishes his time with the Chiefs with 532 catches for 7,155 yards and 44 touchdowns.


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Friday
Mar132015

Colts Release RB Trent Richardson

Al Bello/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indianapolis Colts released running back Trent Richardson Thursday.

Richardson was traded to the Colts by the Cleveland Browns a few games into the 2013 season. Since then, the former No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft has disappointed.

During his time with Indianapolis, Richardson played in 29 regular season games, rushing for 977 yards on an average of 3.1 yards-per-carry.

Richardson, 23, did nothing for the Colts in their three playoff games last season. After not receiving a carry in the team's wild card win against the Cincinnati Bengals, he was inactive for the following game against the Denver Broncos and the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. It was later found out that Richardson was actually suspended for two games, the first one being the team's game against the Pats.

The Colts have a slew of running backs on their roster: They signed Frank Gore this week, and have Daniel Herron, Zurlon Tipton, and Vick Ballard returning.


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Friday
Feb272015

RB Steven Jackson Released by Falcons

Leon Halip/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Atlanta Falcons released the NFL's active leader in rushing yards (11,388) running back Steven Jackson on Thursday.

The 31-year-old Jackson still had one year left on the three-year contract he signed with the team. The move saves the Falcons $3.75 million against the salary cap.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Jackson originally was selected with the 24th overall pick of the 2004 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He played nine seasons in St. Louis before playing the last two in Atlanta. During that time he's carried the ball 2,743 times, averaging 4.2 yards per touch while scoring 68 touchdowns. He also caught 460 balls for 3,663 yards and nine touchdowns. Jackson had 190 carries for 707 yards and six touchdowns last season.

With Jackson gone, the Falcons are left with youngster Devonta Freeman as their only signed running back. Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith are about to become free agents.

The Falcons ranked 24th in the NFL with 93.6 rushing yards per game last season.


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Friday
Jul182014

Uggla Released by Braves

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Three-time All-Star Dan Uggla was told by the Atlanta Braves Friday that he would be given his unconditional release.

The 34-year-old Uggla was acquired by the Braves through a trade with the Marlins in November 2010. Uggla proceeded to sign a 5-year, $62 million contract.

Uggla had a good first season in Atlanta, hitting 36 home runs while driving in 82 runs. In 2012 he was selected as an All-Star for the third time, but Uggla struggled the last two seasons and lost his starting job this May to Tommy La Stella.

Uggla is still owed over $18 million by the Braves through the end of 2015.

Tyler Pastornicky has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Uggla's place.


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Thursday
Mar062014

ESPN: Rams Will Release Cortland Finnegan

David Welker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Saint Louis Rams will release former Pro Bowl corner back Cortland Finnegan, according to ESPN.com's Nick Wagoner.

The 30-year-old Finnegan took to Twitter Wednesday to post what appeared to be a goodbye:

"St.Louis thank you for your letting me play for a classy franchise and coach fish nothing but love thank you all."

Finnegan had a rough 2013 season. He broke his orbital bone on Sept. 26 in a game against the San Francisco 49ers. He played in three more games with the injury until he eventually was placed on the injured reserve.
                       

The Rams gave Finnegan a five-year, $50 million contract in 2012. Finnegan would have earned a $3 million roster bonus on March 13.

Despite the looming cut, Finnegan's time in St. Louis may not be over. The St. Louis Dispatch reports Rams head coach Jeff Fisher says the team is interested in re-signing Finnegan at a lower salary.

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Friday
Sep282012

Kellen Winslow Jr. Released by Patriots

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Kellen Winslow's time as a New England Patriot was short. The 29-year-old tight end, who signed a one-year contract with the team Sept. 19, asked for his release and the Patriots granted his wish.

Winslow, who was brought in after tight end Aaron Hernandez went down with an ankle injury during Week 2, had one catch for 12 yards in his only game as a Pat.

Winslow has chronic knee pain, which may have been a factor in his decision.

The Patriots still have tight ends Rob Gronkowski, Daniel Fells and Michael Hoomanawanui on the roster, and New England hopes to get Aaron Hernandez back in a couple of weeks.

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Friday
Jul202012

Luis Castillo Released by Chargers

NFL via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- Defensive end Luis Castillo was released by the San Diego Chargers Thursday.

Last season Castillo broke his left leg in the Chargers' Week 1 game, forcing him to miss the rest of the season.

Castillo has spent his entire seven-year career as a Charger. During that time he played in 82 games recording 276 tackles and 19 sacks.

Castillo signed a one-year $1 million contract with the Chargers in April after first visiting with the Chiefs and Patriots.

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Wednesday
May302012

Patriots Release Receiver Anthony Gonzalez

National Football League (NEW YORK) -- The New England Patriots released newly signed wideout Anthony Gonzalez Tuesday.

Gonzalez signed a one-year contract with the team May 17. The contract would have been worth $701,000 if he made the roster, but would have been reduced to $368,000 if he was placed on injured reserve.

Gonzalez was a first round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2007. The 27-year-old has had an injury riddled career and has played in only 11 games over the past three seasons.

Since being drafted, Gonzalez has 99 receptions for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns.

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