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09 Jun 2011

ESPN: 10 Most Disappointing Free Agents

Our ESPN Insider "Most Disappointing" series continues with Andre Rison, Albert Haynesworth, and other free agent flops.

Posted by: Brian McIntyre on 09 Jun 2011

6 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2011, 5:19pm by ammek

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by MilkmanDanimal :: Thu, 06/09/2011 - 12:36pm

I recently watched the 10 Worst Free Agent signings on the NFL Network, and it was pretty much the same, except they amusingly lumped "everybody the Redskins have signed since Snyder bought the team" in at #1.

So the list contains Bucs' WR signings at #5 (Bert Emanuel) and #2 (Alvin Harper), along with a guy leaving the Bucs to go to Cincy at #3 (Antonio Bryant). See, this is why we love Mike Williams so much.

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by Jimmy :: Thu, 06/09/2011 - 2:22pm

Michael Timpson better be on this list.

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by Karl Cuba :: Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:53am

Gabe Wilkins?

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by Joe Johnson (not verified) :: Fri, 06/10/2011 - 9:03pm

Don't forget about me.
Regards,
Joe Johnson

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by tuluse :: Fri, 06/10/2011 - 9:39pm

Was anyone actually disappointed by Johnson? Didn't he give the Hawks exactly what anyone would expect?

I think that signing is reserved for top 10 front office decisions everyone saw coming from a mile away and still happened.

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by ammek :: Sat, 06/11/2011 - 5:19pm

Probably referring to his time in Green Bay, where he didn't play much because of injury. He was advertised as a great run-stopping DE but we never saw any of that, and it so happened that he joined the Packers in tandem with another expensive and unproductive end, Jamal Reynolds.