Balmer goes AWOL

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Balmer goes AWOL

Postby 1niksder » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:46 pm

Balmer goes AWOL

Balmer missing from practice

Defensive end Kentwan Balmer was AWOL from the afternoon practice. The former first-round pick has the physical tools to be at least a solid NFL starter if not a star. But he has been an underachiever in the NFL and the Redskins are his third team in the last calendar year. He is fighting to make the team as a backup.

He won’t do that if he’s not at practice. Mike Shanahan sounded more mystified than angry when he told us yesterday that he simply didn’t know where Balmer was.

I don’t want to speculate as to why Balmer wasn’t there but it’s safe to say that there are very few good reasons to miss practice without the coaches knowing about it. We will see how this turns out.


Updated at 12:40 p.m.:
Balmer was not present at the 10:40 a.m. walkthrough. His agent did not return a call requesting comment. Stephen Bowen said that he did not know Balmer's whereabouts, saying "it bugs me out a little bit."
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Postby 1niksder » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:48 pm

Not a good way to earn a roster spot if you ask me.

Hope he is OK
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Postby ATX_Skins » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:54 pm

Has he been doing ok during camp? That could be a big indicator.
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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:01 pm

Hopefully all is well with the guy.
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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:03 pm

Maybe the Ravens would be interested in a no-show named Balmer. 8)
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Postby 1niksder » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:41 pm

AWOL Balmer apparently changed his phone number


When discussing the unexcused absence of defensive end Kentwan Balmer, coach Mike Shanahan said he hopes it’s nothing serious.

It likely isn’t, given that Balmer apparently has changed his phone number.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the number that the team has for Balmer no longer works.

We’ll pass along more details as we get them. For now, it’s looking like Balmer has simply decided to move on, and move out.
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Postby andyjens89 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:59 pm

See ya later, Balmer
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:59 pm

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Postby 1niksder » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:36 pm

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Lorenzo Alexander said AWOL Kentwan Balmer "decided to leave" training camp. Balmer did not like his situation, Alexander added.
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Postby Red_One43 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:40 pm

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The weird thing about Kentawn Balmer's AWOL from #Redskins training camp?....he did the same thing w/ 49ers in 2010.

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Postby Red_One43 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:45 pm

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RT @TarikElBashir Kentwan Balmer's agent, Tony Fleming, said he has "no comment at this time" regarding his client's status

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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:43 pm

1niksder wrote:
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Lorenzo Alexander said AWOL Kentwan Balmer "decided to leave" training camp. Balmer did not like his situation, Alexander added.


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Postby frankcal20 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:12 pm

Good. I don't want any of those UNC Losers on this team anyways. They're all cheaters, liars and lazy. He fits the mold.

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Postby SouthLondonRedskin » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:23 pm

To be honest, I didn't even notice he was here!
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Postby Countertrey » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:35 pm

^Perhaps you should have been more attentive... maybe he wouldn't have left.
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