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30 Aug 2005

"I Hate Y'all" -- Falcons Cut Peerless Price

Not to be confused with "He Hate Me." The Falcons have cut Peerless Price, the guy they acquired from the Bills for a first-round pick back in 2003. Peter Warrick, another big name wideout, was also given his walking papers today. I'm guessing both of these guys will end up in New England, where it seems washed up players go to revitalize their careers. (Free registration/Bugmenot required)

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 30 Aug 2005

18 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2005, 12:12pm by BillinNYC


by jim's apple pie (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 5:21pm

No, no, Price signs with Cincinnati, Warrick with Atlanta.

I bet the Chiefs and Eagles are going to take a look at Price, he would seem to be a fit for both of those teams.

by B (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 5:24pm

Price would be a great 3rd receiver for the Eagles.

by Larry (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 5:50pm

I don't expect either of these two guys to end up with the Eagles. They have not been in the game of signing guys who's names are bigger than their talent. The Eagles are a little thin at kick returner, which I guess could make Warrick a bit more attractive, if he could be had for the minimum.

by Ray (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 5:56pm

The Eagles should look into them. Just make sure that either could be had for a close-to-minimum salary and they can play team ball (that might eliminate Price, who probably still thinks he can be a #1). Their names may be bigger than their talent, but, as much as I pull for guys like Carlos Perez (Eagles current #5 WR), Warrik and Price are probably better players.

Somehow I get the feeling the Eagles won't go for either of them though.

by Carl (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 6:22pm

He was, in the end, a most aptly named player.

"a $37 million contract ($10 million signing bonus) after being acquired from the Buffalo Bills for a first-round draft pick in 2003."

As cap hits go, he carried, indeed, a Peerless Price. A -27 DVOA doesn't help, even on a team that should be using the wishbone.

by Jeff F (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 6:34pm

In other news about cut players, Rohan Davey was reported cut by the Manchester Union Leader today. Woo!

by DNL (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 6:47pm

I wonder what kind of team one could make with cut fodder.

by buddha (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 6:48pm

Tomorrow's headline:

Lions sign Price and Warrick. With five first round picks at receiver, Joey will have no more excuses!

by Mike (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 7:01pm

Anyone think Dallas might make a play for Price? Bledsoe's best year since the Pats let him go was the year when he was throwing to Price. Of course, he had Eric Moulds as well, but I could see him lobbying Parcells to give Price a look.

If the Eagles are looking for a cheap, veteran backup kick returner, the Patriots just cut Chad Morton (and probably will be cutting at least one of the umpteen kick returners they acquired this off season before Sept 4th).

by Sean D. (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 7:36pm

Re: 7

One that could almost put up a good fight against Bowling Green.

by BillinNYC (not verified) :: Tue, 08/30/2005 - 11:46pm

#9 Mike - A WR that gets openly called out by his still fairly Jr coach for not being able to throw blocks on running plays doesn't sound like a Parcells-kind-of-guy.

by Ruben (not verified) :: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 1:24am

"When Mora and offensive coordinator Greg Knapp installed a version of the West Coast offense, which is a less vertical passing game — Price's strength — the former Tennessee star's numbers plummeted."

I think I've read about this item at FO, but wouldn't a "vertical," pass-happy deep-ball game keep the DBs and OLBs away from the flats, allowing "Mike to be Mike" (translation: let your crummy overhyped QB scramble for 20 yards instead of pass for 40+)?

Alternatively, does scheming for the deep bomb make your client's hands any surer? I seem to recall Price dropping his share of balls in his last year at Buffalo also, but I could be mistaken...

by Jerry Garcia (not verified) :: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 10:00am

Hmmmm, if they were older and slower Parcells might be more interested...

by benjy (not verified) :: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 10:18am

I think it was the local FOX affiliate here in Atlanta that used the headline "He Hate We" when running the Price story yesterday. Funny ha ha.

Ruben -- sorta. Many of us (FO folks as well as Atlanta folks) have been wondering why an offense starring a young running QB with a not-always-accurate gun of an arm runs a quick-decision short-passing keep-the-defenders-close type of gameplan. I really think they ought to spread the game out more to not only give Vick the chance to air it out more, but also to spread the defense deeper to give him the chance to run more effectively.

by Johonny (not verified) :: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 12:21pm

Price to Dallas to team with Bledsoe again?

by geoff (not verified) :: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 1:52pm

Profootballtalk.com says that Warrick will sign in Seattle, which I think would be a good fit if the rumor is true.

I think these two guys are very different - I think Warrick still has some skills and would accept a reduced role, while Price is, to steal from profootball talk again, this generation's Alvin Harper.

by Mike B. (not verified) :: Wed, 08/31/2005 - 4:14pm

Re #11 -

That would almost seem to rule him out in Philly.

Wait, they don't run, do they?

by BillinNYC (not verified) :: Sun, 09/04/2005 - 12:12pm

Mike - Good call.