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kevin burnett article from pfw

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by tvooz, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. tvooz

    tvooz Member

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    http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/07/29/burnett-among-chargers-vets-in-roster-trouble





    Burnett among Chargers' vets in roster trouble


    Posted July 29, 2010 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
    By Michael Blunda

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    Maybe the most surprising player we hear is in danger of being let go is ILB Kevin Burnett. Signing with the Bolts as a free agent prior to last season, Burnett became disgruntled late in '09 as his playing time began to decrease, not ending the season on the best of terms with the club. He then underwent neck surgery in the offseason and was unable to participate in any team activities. If San Diego gets productive outings from '10 third-rounder Donald Butler and its other young inside 'backers during exhibition action, it could be enough to push the former Cowboy onto the wrong side of the bubble, especially if his neck doesn't prove to be fully healthy.
     
  2. Temo

    Temo Well-Known Member

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    Still would have been an upgrade over Bobby Carp last year.
     
  3. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    He is a good player but has serious trouble staying healthy - I think that's about 3 knee surgeries, 1 hip surgery and 1 neck surgery now.
     
  4. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    For the vet minimum I'd probably take him back. *ducks*
     
  5. Mansta54

    Mansta54 Well-Known Member

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    If he's cut, he'll be a Redskin. They need LB's that can run after switching to the 3-4..
     
  6. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Made of glass.
     
  7. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Disgruntled and hurt... Whodathunkit.
     
  8. Idgit

    Idgit That sounds really boring Staff Member

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    I'm not so sure about that. He's also had a history of issues both with team management and with staying healthy. On the field, he's a role player who's a borderline starter on a good team. That's not too different from Carpenter. I'm glad we're clear of both players, because both developmental ILBs on the roster now have the potential to be regular starters and possibly even probowl players.
     
  9. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    nah, he's a FOB. Definitely will sign with the Fish IMO.
     
  10. JohnsKey19

    JohnsKey19 Well-Known Member

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    I always likes Burnett. Injuries aside, a very good role player.
     
  11. ninja

    ninja Numbnuts

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    Well, the Skins can have Burnett AND Greg Ellis.:)
     
  12. Everlastingxxx

    Everlastingxxx All Star

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    Surprised his back was hurt, he usually got run over on the front side of his chest.
     
  13. Apluz

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    Not with his history of injury and current neck problems. He would just be a progress stopper for a young LB.

    Too bad for him though I hope he can catch on with somebody if he is cut.
     
  14. cwboy1

    cwboy1 Member

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    :D :D :D :D I saw what you did there.....:laugh2:

     
  15. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    Repeatedly injured and angry at the coaching staff because they don't think he's nearly as great as he does.

    .... the more things change the more they stay the same.
     

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