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Miami Dolphins Running back Ricky Williams is facing the possibility of a 1 yr suspension

Ricky Williams busted again…. Reports are swirling around that Ricky Williams has failed a fourth drug test which will result in a 1 year suspension. I was a big fan of Ricky this year, but it’s obvious this guy is a idiot. If these reports are true this guys career will be over although im pretty sure he won’t care about that. To bad for Miami Dolphins who finished strong last season with a 9-7 record. Ricky was big reason why they went 6-1 in the last seven games. Now he has no trade value and no value to their team if he ends up getting suspended for the season.

Drew Brees will not get the franchise tag… This situation is mind boggling to me at the moment. If San Diego lets Brees hit the free agent market, he will be gone. He is one of the top 5-7 quarterbacks in the NFL. I expect Miami Dolphins to make a big pitch for him and if they obtain him this team could pass up the Patriots in the division

Chad Pennington looks finished in New York as he has refused to take a 8 million dollar pay cut. The sides have until March 3rd to work out a deal but it is unlikely a deal will be worked out. No teams have been mentioned yet as possible suitors for Pennington but Baltimore and Detroit as possibilities.

Steelers making free safety Chris Hope their main priority…. Len Pasqaurelli of espn has reported that Hope’s agent has been told by the Steelers that they will try to keep Chris Hope off of the free agent market. A reason there may be trouble with that is because of the lack of progress in a new CBA but don’t expect the Steelers to let him get away.

As for Antwaan Randle El….Word out of Chicago is that Randle El is leaning toward going home and signing with the Chicago Bears. “Certainly my family members want me to come here and play here. Also my friends and those who are involved in marketing and that sort of thing,” Randle El told the Chicago Tribune. Other potential suitors are the Redskins,Eagles and Partriots….. zero chance of the Steelers resigning him…..

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