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Friday, August 29, 2008

A few words about the Washington guys

There are a pair of Washington natives trying to make it in the NFL this season, with center Dan Mozes in camp with Minnesota, and running back Travis Thomas working with the Browns.

Word is, Mozes received news Friday night that the Vikings were cutting him on Saturday, when teams have to trim their rosters to 53 players. But he has a good shot of landing on the team's practice squad.

Starter Matt Birk is a free agent at the end of the season and the only other center on the roster is John Sullivan, a sixth-round draft pick this year.

Thomas' situation is a little more unsettled in Cleveland.

The Notre Dame product gained 70 yards on 11 carries Thursday night in a loss to Chicago. But he's buried behind starter Jamal Lewis and backups Jason Wright and Jerome Harrison on Cleveland's roster.

Thomas' saving grace may be that he's a solid special teams player.


Anonymous said...

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Josh Soltis said...

It does appear that Dan has been cut.

adamg said...

Apologies if you reported this elsewhere, but Bouchette reports the Steelers may be looking to move Mahan, Starks or Essex. My money would be on Mahan as he is signed for several more years. Even though Essex and Starks can be UFAs, my bet would the Steelers sign Essex to a contract extention. They can use the transition tag on Starks again next year if they want.