Redskins release Jabar Gaffney

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Redskins release Jabar Gaffney

Postby 1niksder » Tue May 01, 2012 10:31 am

Redskins release Jabar Gaffney

Before the draft, wide receiver Jabar Gaffney said that the Redskins were trying to trade him.

That didn’t happen, but Gaffney is still gone from Washington. Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports first reported that the team has released Gaffney and PFT has confirmed the news.

Gaffney was Washington’s leading receiver last season, but the acquisitions of Pierre Garçon and Josh Morgan as free agents helped push him out the door. With Santana Moss still around and Leonard Hankerson on the way back from a hip injury, Gaffney just didn’t have a spot on a suddenly crowded wide receiver depth chart in Washington. It probably didn’t help that Gaffney had a strange little rant on Twitter last month, but the writing was probably on the wall before that ever happened
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Postby 1niksder » Tue May 01, 2012 10:33 am

Gaffney said Shanny told him there's a chance he can come back.
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Postby Deadskins » Tue May 01, 2012 10:39 am

Sorry, I don't understand this move at this time. Unless Mike truly wants to give Gaffney a chance to catch on somewhere else, why not keep him around until we need the cap room or roster space?
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Postby fetus » Tue May 01, 2012 10:45 am

Gaffney would have been extremely under utilized this year with our given wideout corps. I think the best thing to do, for him and the team, was to let him go. Cap space freed up and so is a roster spot, we are still getting young and Gaffney is on the wrong side of 25. Hope he finds somewhere, out side of ther NFCE, and does well.
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Postby 1niksder » Tue May 01, 2012 10:45 am

Rookie Pool was set at $7.484M last night

Gaff frees up $2.6M they needed the space
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Postby crazyhorse1 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:00 am

1niksder wrote:Rookie Pool was set at $7.484M last night

Gaff frees up $2.6M they needed the space


Bad decision. Gaffney is/was our best receiver.

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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:07 am

crazyhorse1 wrote:
1niksder wrote:Rookie Pool was set at $7.484M last night

Gaff frees up $2.6M they needed the space


Bad decision. Gaffney is/was our best receiver.


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I agree, but lets say Garcon is better, that still makes him our 2nd best WR!
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:14 am

Deadskins wrote:Sorry, I don't understand this move at this time. Unless Mike truly wants to give Gaffney a chance to catch on somewhere else, why not keep him around until we need the cap room or roster space?


I think you hit the nail on the head. MS feels that Gaffney's chances of makin gthe team are slight, so he wanted to give him a chance to "catch on" with another team.

If Gaffney can't find any takers maybe he does come back to compete for a small shot at making the roster.

I saw a Cowturd fan saying he would be a good #3 for them and he would. Heck he has had more production over the past two seasons than Austin and Bryant. Of course both of those guy missed time to injury, but Gaffney had a MUCH worse QB situation!
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:16 am

Other than they cap impact (and that is significant) I don't see how this improves the team.

Maybe they had to chose him or Cooley. If so, they made the right choice.
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 01, 2012 11:18 am

1niksder wrote:Rookie Pool was set at $7.484M last night

Gaff frees up $2.6M they needed the space


So when does the tema have clear that space? It obviously isn't before the draft! So whne is it? Is it before you sign your rookies?
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Postby 1niksder » Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 am

skinsfan#33 wrote:
1niksder wrote:Rookie Pool was set at $7.484M last night

Gaff frees up $2.6M they needed the space


So when does the tema have clear that space? It obviously isn't before the draft! So whne is it? Is it before you sign your rookies?

I still can't find that info
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Tue May 01, 2012 12:11 pm

I'd say rgiii is a lock at number ten now...
Not that he wasn't before, just want have to pay to wear it.
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue May 01, 2012 12:20 pm

cowboykillerzRED wrote:I'd say rgiii is a lock at number ten now...
Not that he wasn't before, just want have to pay to wear it.


Oh, he has to pay for it... He just lost one of his better WR!

$25-30K might have been a bargain!
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Tue May 01, 2012 12:37 pm

He's taller faster and better then garçon?
I understand why people aren't happy about this but I don't see how he'd even get on the field this year with
Hanktime- coming back he is just as tall w good hands and probably more speed
Garçon- is the same player just younger and faster
Morgan- is bigger I'd guess faster and was the leading wr on the niners before he got hurt
Tanna- personally I'd rather keep the skins vet vs a guy who had a decent year

Then we have our young guys that may or may not make the team in austin, bb, Robinson, and a whole slew of rookies.
AAA is probably gone too.
Who do you cut instead? He's just an older version of what we got.
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Tue May 01, 2012 1:07 pm

I don't really understand how you guys are confusing Gaffney with Garcon. One is clearly better than the other... If you haven't watched him, check his highlights out. Then check out Jabbars youtube highlights. Notice the difference.

If it's too difficult to discern, I'll make it easy. BIG PLAY ABILITY. Garcon is at 100. Jabbar is at -10.


Deadskins wrote:Sorry, I don't understand this move at this time. Unless Mike truly wants to give Gaffney a chance to catch on somewhere else, why not keep him around until we need the cap room or roster space?


As Redskin1 pointed out, cap space and there's this thing called professional courtesy. Do you think that Jabbar would give it 100% knowing that he's the odd man out and that he isn't part of the long-term plan here? Why have that dead weight in the facility? Why keep that negative attitude around your young team? Because he put up decent numbers on a terrible offense, numbers that aren't anything special on top tier offenses? He's an average WR at BEST.

crazyhorse1 wrote:Bad decision. Gaffney was our best receiver.


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