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Any Value in WRs who are cut by one team (1 Viewer)

Dirty Hairy

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This somewhat a question about NFL talent evaluators.

Once a WR is cut/released by one team, do they ever become fantasy worthy for another team.

Specifically, I'm thinking about Hixon for the NYG (originally drafted by DEN and released). If Burress leaves for some reason, does Hixon luck into a great opportunity?

Is there anybody who has gone from roster bubble to top 36 WRs in a later season for a different team?

 
Two good examples. Thanks.

Antonio Bryant was released because of non-talent related issues, so its hard to condemn the talent evaluators.

 
Willie Jackson, Bobby Shaw, Kevin Walter, Isaac Byrd and MarTay Jenkins and Brian Stablein are the best players I see that: a) were drafted; b) since 1993; and c) recorded zero receptions for their original team.

If you are a little more liberal with draft team production, you get another Denver cut (Patrick Jeffers) and Troy Walters.

If you are very liberal, you get guys like Joe Horn, Brandon Stokley, Derrick Alexander, Reche Caldwell, Corey Bradford and Tim Dwight. Obviously not all of those guys were cut, they just were much more productive with a second team.

 
Eddie Kennison had a pretty good rookie year for the Rams, then struggled and bounced around from New Orleans to Chicago to Denver in three straight seasons. He had only 15 catches through 8 games with Denver in 2001 and cut mid-way through the season after a conflict with Shanahan. He signed with the Chiefs that season and went on to be the top wide receiver for 5 seasons (though not the leading pass catcher).

 
Smith is a bit of an anomaly, since he was injured in 1993 and still recovering from his injuries when Philly cut him in 2004.
Dang, that's a long time to be recovering... :mellow:
He had a botched appendectomy in 1993 which prevented him from playing football for almost a year. When he came back in 1994 he just wasn't in game shape yet.
 
Steve Largent
He wasn't cut, he was traded.
My bad, but it was close-Despite an All-American career at the University of Tulsa, Largent was not selected until the fourth round of the 1976 NFL draft by the Houston Oilers. After four preseason games, he was slated to be cut, but was instead traded to the expansion Seattle Seahawks for a 1977 eighth-round pick.
Best deal in Seahawks history - and among the tops in NFL history.
 
Smith is a bit of an anomaly, since he was injured in 1993 and still recovering from his injuries when Philly cut him in 2004.
Dang, that's a long time to be recovering... :football:
He had a botched appendectomy in 1993 which prevented him from playing football for almost a year. When he came back in 1994 he just wasn't in game shape yet.
And 10 years later he was finally OK?
 
Smith is a bit of an anomaly, since he was injured in 1993 and still recovering from his injuries when Philly cut him in 2004.
Dang, that's a long time to be recovering... :lmao:
He had a botched appendectomy in 1993 which prevented him from playing football for almost a year. When he came back in 1994 he just wasn't in game shape yet.
And 10 years later he was finally OK?
:own3d: :loco: :lmao:
 
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