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Friday, May 08, 2009

Comings and goings

In case you missed it in the past couple of days, former Steelers draft pick Orien Harris was traded from Cincinnati to St. Louis as part of the Brian Leonard deal, while running back Gary Russell signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Harris was a fourth-round draft pick of the Steelers in 2006 who just didn't quite fit as a 3-4 end as the team had hoped.

He was signed by Cleveland off Pittsburgh's practice squad later that year and has continued to kick around the league as a reserve.

Russell, meanwhile, is on his third team in a month, having signed with Cincinnati soon after being released by Pittsburgh. The Bengals released him last week.


Anonymous said...

What's the word on Nappy? Offer; rejection; hasn't left yet; we'll keep your card on file; just in town to take Trai out for donuts; any of the above?

Dale Lolley said...

Nothing happening on that front yet. I'm sure they were checking him out to make sure he was physically OK.

schnifin said...

Did we ever find out what was up with Martin Nance?

Dale Lolley said...

I haven't. In fact, the team hasn't released anything and the staff was away this past week.
They'll be back in action in OTAs this week, so I'll check into it.

drinkyourmilkshake said...


Did you hear any further information about Gary Russell's release? I heard rumblings that he was linked to a drug bust. Seems kind of fishy that he was released to save cap room when he made chump change.