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  • Warrick gets his wish, dumped by Bengals

    Warrick asked to be released on Tuesday

    By Len Pasquarelli
    ESPN.com
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    Wide receiver Peter Warrick, the fourth player selected in the 2000 draft, was apprised Tuesday morning by the Cincinnati Bengals that he will be released later in the day as the club reduces its roster to the mandatory 65-player limit.

    The release of Warrick, who appeared in only four games in 2004 because of leg and shin injuries, was not altogether surprising. The five-year veteran missed much of camp as he rehabilitated from his injuries and appeared in just one of Cincinnati's three preseason contests.

    At various times in camp, coach Marvin Lewis hinted broadly that he felt Warrick might not have been as diligent as necessary in his rehabilitation. Lewis noted to ESPN.com in a training camp visit that the Bengals staff, at that point, was preparing as though Warrick might not be available.

    Certainly there were less than subtle hints that Warrick would not be a part of the team's plans for 2005, particularly given the Bengals' new-found depth at wide receiver.

    On Monday, when he returned to practice for the first time in a week, Warrick made a public request that, if the Bengals were going to jettison him, they do so in this first round of cuts, rather than wait until the weekend, when rosters must be pared to 53 players, the NFL regular-season limit.

    "If they're going to let me go, let me go [Tuesday]," Warrick said Monday after practice. "Don't let me go the last week. Don't do me like that. That's disrespectful to me. Let me go [Tuesday]. It's been decided. I just don't know what they've decided."

    Speculation has been rife for weeks that Warrick, with a base salary of $2.28 million for this season, would be either released or traded. It is believed that a few teams, notably the New England Patriots, showed some interest in acquiring Warrick, but a deal was never consummated. The former Florida State standout, if healthy, as he has claimed, should generate solid interest in the open market.

    Warrick, 28, enjoyed a career best season in 2003, with 79 receptions for 819 yards and seven touchdowns. For his career, Warrick has 264 catches for 2,811 yards and 18 scores, having appeared in 66 games, with 55 starts.

    Never as fast as advertised when he came out of college, Warrick nonetheless has good quickness and finally flourished when the Bengals moved him from an outside receiver spot and into the slot position.

    Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com

    "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
    Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
    -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

  • #2
    He's a great talent. Someone's going to take a flier on him.
    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law ~

    A.C.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by bombay@Aug 30 2005, 12:38 PM
      He's a great talent. Someone's going to take a flier on him.
      Philly?

      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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      • #4
        Originally posted by *007*+Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM-->
        QUOTE(*007* @ Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM)

      • #5
        Originally posted by bombay+Aug 30 2005, 12:45 PM-->
        QUOTE(bombay @ Aug 30 2005, 12:45 PM)
        Originally posted by *007*@Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM

      • #6
        Originally posted by *007*+Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM-->
        QUOTE(*007* @ Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM)

      • #7
        Originally posted by Nasty Nate+Aug 30 2005, 12:48 PM-->
        QUOTE(Nasty Nate @ Aug 30 2005, 12:48 PM)
        Originally posted by *007*@Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM

      • #8
        Originally posted by BringBackZezel+Aug 30 2005, 12:51 PM-->
        QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Aug 30 2005, 12:51 PM)
        Originally posted by Nasty [email protected] 30 2005, 12:48 PM
        Originally posted by *007*@Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM

      • #9
        Good thing to note:

        Who would have thought that the sidebar in the Warrick getting "special discounts" at Dillards while at FSU story would be a signifigantly better NFL receiver?

        In case you don't remember, that "other guy" who FSU cut for doing the same thing as Warrick was Laveranues Coles.
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        • #10
          Originally posted by BringBackZezel+Aug 30 2005, 11:51 AM-->
          QUOTE(BringBackZezel @ Aug 30 2005, 11:51 AM)
          Originally posted by Nasty [email protected] 30 2005, 12:48 PM
          Originally posted by *007*@Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM

        • #11
          Originally posted by *007*+Aug 30 2005, 12:53 PM-->
          QUOTE(*007* @ Aug 30 2005, 12:53 PM)
          Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2005, 12:51 PM
          Originally posted by Nasty [email protected] 30 2005, 12:48 PM
          Originally posted by *007*@Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM

        • #12
          Originally posted by *007*+Aug 30 2005, 01:53 PM-->
          QUOTE(*007* @ Aug 30 2005, 01:53 PM)
          Originally posted by [email protected] 30 2005, 12:51 PM
          Originally posted by Nasty [email protected] 30 2005, 12:48 PM
          Originally posted by *007*@Aug 30 2005, 11:42 AM

        • #13
          Originally posted by CSD@Aug 30 2005, 12:57 PM
          No. The Eagles are going to sign Westbrook and Michael Lewis to long term deals.
          What aboot Warrick? Any interest there...?

          "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
          Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
          -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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          • #14
            Originally posted by *007*+Aug 30 2005, 01:59 PM-->
            QUOTE(*007* @ Aug 30 2005, 01:59 PM)

          • #15
            Peerless Price was also cut today.
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