Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Jul 2009

Drew Bennett Retires

Just three days after signing with the Ravens to ostensibly replace the recently retired Derrick Mason, former Titans and Rams receiver Drew Bennett has himself retired due to a persistent knee injury. The retirement was first reported on Adam Schefter's Twitter page.

Posted by: Doug Farrar on 26 Jul 2009

13 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2009, 2:44pm by BigCheese

Comments

1
by Key19 :: Sun, 07/26/2009 - 11:09pm

And NFL.com still has the headline of "Ravens look to WR Bennett to fill Mason void."

2
by Dice :: Sun, 07/26/2009 - 11:21pm

Mason now dramatically unretires?

3
by discostu :: Sun, 07/26/2009 - 11:34pm

What's going on in Baltimore? I mean as a Steeler fan I'm OK with how everybody seems to want out of there, but it's getting weird.

4
by cisforcookie (not verified) :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 12:51am

the ravens will overcome. I still have them as the best team in that division. of course, from top to bottom there isn't a team in that division with good receivers anymore.

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by Theo :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 5:40am

The Steelers are also in that division. So the Ravens are the second best.

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by jonnyblazin :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 12:14pm

"The Steelers are also in that division. So the Ravens are the second best."

The Steelers had .5% more DVOA, while the Ravens were one of the most injury plagued team and a rookie QB. So these two teams were roughly equal, and the Ravens could easily be better next year.

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by BD (not verified) :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 8:17am

I'm not saying they're the best team in the division, but have you taken a look at Cincinnati's WR corps recently?

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by Theo :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 10:54am

Yes, they've got to love practice there.

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by billsfan :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 9:22am

Other than the two recent Super Bowl MVP receivers on the Steelers.

FWIW, FO has Ward as 7th in DYAR last season; 10th in DVOA

(I also like the Eagles)

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by cisforcookie (not verified) :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 1:15pm

I'm not saying the ravines have the best receivers in the division. I just don't think there's a truly dangerous receiver group in that division. The steelers, ravens, and bengals are all run first at this point for a reason.

Ward is a pale shadow of the receiver he was 5 years ago, and holmes is coming off an awful year and doesn't have elite physical skills. Chad Johnson and Coles have big names but were both awful last season and both are into their 30s and the downsides of their careers.

5
by Yaguar :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 1:02am

But he had those two games in that one season like 4 years ago, so he's obviously still an elite receiver.

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by Israel P. - Jer... :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 2:40am

How do your doctors let you sign a guy whose knees are bad enough that he is even considering retirement?

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by BigCheese :: Mon, 07/27/2009 - 2:44pm

Is this going to be like Seattle last year? Only instead of eveyr reciever they sign geting just hurt they get hurt enough to retire....

- Alvaro