Friday, July 25, 2008

Kenny Irons Released...Ted Thompson Should Claim

In somewhat of a pre-training camp shocker, the Bengals announced this morning that they waived tailback Kenny Irons...

He failed a team physical earlier this week, the club said in a press release.
Irons played college ball at Auburn and was the Bengals' second-round choice in the 2007 draft.

He
has been unable to play or practice since suffering a torn left knee
ligament (ACL) in the 2007 preseason opener Aug. 9 at Detroit. He spent
the ’07 season on the Bengals injured reserve list.

If Irons were
to clear waivers -- meaning no other NFL team would claim his rights --
the Bengals could re-sign him and place him on a reserve list, but he
would not be eligible to play during the 2008 season.

I wanted the Packers to take Irons last year in the second round. They did not, and Irons got hurt. However, with a flash-in-the-pan threatening to hold out and a 2nd year guy with his own health problems, there is no reason the Packers should not take a flier on this guy.

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