PDA

View Full Version : Pinkston set to leave the Eagles


pr_capone
08-29-2006, 08:50 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2565423

The Monday trade that brought the Philadelphia Eagles speedy fifth-year veteran Donte' Stallworth has suddenly created a bit of a logjam at wide receiver, and the team could be looking to move some bodies.

Starting with former starter Todd Pinkston, the six-year veteran who missed the entire 2005 season with a torn right Achilles, and who has been limited for much of training camp.

ESPN.com has learned that Eagles officials have granted Pinkston and agent Joel Segal permission to speak with other teams about a potential trade. It is not certain what Philadelphia would be seeking in return for Pinkston, who could be extraneous, given the glut of receivers on the roster.

As of Tuesday afternoon, three teams had indicated an interest in Pinkston, a second-round selection in the 2000 draft. At least two of the three receiver-needy franchises would likely view Pinkston as a starter, if he is healthy. Pinkston has conceded, though, he is not pain-free yet as he continues to recover from the Achilles injury suffered last summer in training camp.

Even teams legitimately interested in Pinkston will have some concerns about his health and also might be willing to gamble that he will be released this weekend, when teams must reduce their rosters to the regular season limit of 53 players. Philadelphia is set at the two starting wideout spots, with Stallworth and second-year veteran Reggie Brown, and the coaches like some of the youngsters they've brought in, too.

The teams interested in Pinkston likely are attracted by his outstanding deep speed and career average of 15.3 yards per catch.

During camp this summer, Pinkston has battled tendinitis in both Achilles, and he has missed considerable practice time. Not until last week was Pinkston able to log an entire week of full-speed practices, and his appearance in last Friday night's exhibition victory over Pittsburgh was his first of the preseason. He had one reception for four yards.

A former Southern Mississippi standout, the reed-thin Pinkston has played in 78 games, including 68 as a starter, and has 184 receptions for 2,816 yards and 14 touchdowns. His best season was in 2002, when he had 60 catches for 798 yards and seven touchdowns.

Pinkston to Kansas City rumors in 5...... 4...... 3...... 2......

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 08:52 PM
...1...0.

I wonder if we'll try to pick him up.

pr_capone
08-29-2006, 08:55 PM
I personally would not mind seeing Pinkston in the 2 or 3 spot depending on wether Parker can hold on to the bal or not.

DaFace
08-29-2006, 08:55 PM
I'm all for looking into new WR's, but they'd better be damn good if we give up anything in a trade. Unless of course we can convince someone to take Hicks and Siavii off our hands, I guess.

chagrin
08-29-2006, 08:55 PM
Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston, Stinkston. Stinkston, Stinkston!!!!!!

Brock
08-29-2006, 08:55 PM
Don't call him Stinkston.

Deberg_1990
08-29-2006, 09:00 PM
I garuantee a decent veteran WR will get cut in the final cut downs next week. The Chiefs are just waiting.......

chagrin
08-29-2006, 09:02 PM
"You ever caught a pass across the middle in the NFL?"

You're slipping Brock

:p

TRR
08-29-2006, 09:03 PM
Have you ever gone over the middle against an NFL secondary?

chagrin
08-29-2006, 09:05 PM
Have you ever gone over the middle against an NFL secondary?

Yeah, that too!

hypersensitiveZO6
08-29-2006, 09:11 PM
No receiver caught a pass in the Lambs game besides EK and Parker.

Something needs to be done.

Basileus777
08-29-2006, 09:25 PM
No receiver caught a pass in the Lambs game besides EK and Parker.

Something needs to be done.

Todd Pinkston is not the answer. He sucked before he got hurt.

Rain Man
08-29-2006, 09:49 PM
My enduring memory of Pinkston is a story about Donovan McNabb holding a press conference about getting a Bobblehead doll modeled after him, back when Bobbleheads were somewhat unusual. I read an article that he kept laughing because Pinkston was standing with the reporters bobbing his head during the conference.

John_Wayne
08-29-2006, 09:53 PM
Let's MOVE ON or MOVE OUT!!

chop
08-29-2006, 10:22 PM
Red rover, red rover send Charles Rogers on over.

I don't think that he'll be cut but he would be a better option than Pinkston.

Bowser
08-29-2006, 10:25 PM
Pinkston is a little bit taller version of Snoop Minnis.

John_Wayne
08-29-2006, 10:33 PM
Speaking of Snoop Minnis, I think he's a free agent, right?

Hoover
08-29-2006, 10:39 PM
David Boston might get cut by the Dolphins

Bwana
08-29-2006, 10:45 PM
Pinkston is a little bit taller version of Snoop Minnis.

Heh! Exactly, with one good leg. No thanks.........

noa
08-29-2006, 10:49 PM
Todd Pinkston hasn't had a good season since 2002. Even in his last healthy season, he only had 36 catches and one TD. That's awfully similar to Dante Hall's numbers to justify spending money on this guy instead of keeping Hall in at #3.

pr_capone
08-29-2006, 10:54 PM
Todd Pinkston hasn't had a good season since 2002. Even in his last healthy season, he only had 36 catches and one TD. That's awfully similar to Dante Hall's numbers to justify spending money on this guy instead of keeping Hall in at #3.

The idea is to get Hall out of the WR position with the expection of certain formations.

As a full time reciever, his return yardage (punt and kick return) suffered greatly. He is entirely too valuable to the team as a return specialist.

Not saying to not throw anything to him... just a hell of a lot less than last year.

noa
08-29-2006, 11:38 PM
The idea is to get Hall out of the WR position with the expection of certain formations.

As a full time reciever, his return yardage (punt and kick return) suffered greatly. He is entirely too valuable to the team as a return specialist.

Not saying to not throw anything to him... just a hell of a lot less than last year.


I would also like to see Dante's roll lessend in the passing game, but why waste money on a guy who is statistically worse than Dante? I get the point of saving Dante's energy for returns, but I'd rather hold out for a player who at least has the potential to put up better numbers than Dante, not Stinkston.

Demonpenz
08-29-2006, 11:45 PM
we need to get more touches to dante hall on short passes he is too explosive not too

noa
08-29-2006, 11:51 PM
we need to get more touches to dante hall on short passes he is too explosive not too


we also need to trade trent green to the raiders for jeff george

ChiefFan31
08-30-2006, 12:04 AM
Todd Pinkston - sure, why not have his rail skinny ass as our 4th wide.

I still would like to see Webb, and use Pinkston as our 3rd to help minimize Dante's exposure/playing time.

I know we only want to keep four wides, but he would be a good fill in as well if one of our top two got nicked and had to miss a couple of games.

Im concerned with having our 3 and 4 being Dante or Webb/some other uproven WR currently on our roster.

Ari Chi3fs
08-30-2006, 01:19 AM
Sign Harvey Williams and Snoop Minnis. We need some neck on this team. THis is a neckless team if I ever saw one.

CoMoChief
08-30-2006, 01:24 AM
Freddie Mitchell is better. jk

Mecca
08-30-2006, 01:49 AM
As bad as Todd Pinkston is, he's better than anything we have as backups. Those backup WR's are horrid, people may like Jeff Webb but he looks like a moron out there, not getting 2 feet in on easy ball, getting an offensive PI when all he had to do was turn and jump for the ball.

pr_capone
08-30-2006, 02:04 AM
As bad as Todd Pinkston is, he's better than anything we have as backups. Those backup WR's are horrid, people may like Jeff Webb but he looks like a moron out there, not getting 2 feet in on easy ball, getting an offensive PI when all he had to do was turn and jump for the ball.
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

StcChief
08-30-2006, 07:26 AM
A Vet Worth a look. bring him in. our WR after EK,Parker
are very suspect.

Would love to see McIntrye, Webb step up.

Bill Parcells
08-30-2006, 07:29 AM
I personally would not mind seeing Pinkston in the 2 or 3 spot depending on wether Parker can hold on to the bal or not.
pinkston has alligator arms over the middle...he is 6 ft 5 and 155 lb's soakin wet with change in his pockets..he stinks!!!..I would not give up AJ feeley's jock for him!!!

chop
08-30-2006, 07:44 AM
As bad as Todd Pinkston is, he's better than anything we have as backups. Those backup WR's are horrid, people may like Jeff Webb but he looks like a moron out there, not getting 2 feet in on easy ball, getting an offensive PI when all he had to do was turn and jump for the ball.


This is the "grass is always greener" mentality. Pinkston has done nothing in his time in the league.

Webb made some mistakes in the game the other night but he has a much bigger upside over Pinkston.

Mecca
08-30-2006, 07:47 AM
This is the "grass is always greener" mentality. Pinkston has done nothing in his time in the league.

Webb made some mistakes in the game the other night but he has a much bigger upside over Pinkston.

Jeff Webb will likely be Todd Pinkston if he's even that lucky........he was picked at the end of a draft for a reason. If he had tremendous upside he'd show it on the field. So far all he's shown is a severe lack of awareness for anything going on and a lack of ability to catch the ball.

If anyone really thinks the Chiefs should get into the season with Jeff Webb as the 4th WR, that means you're comfortable with a guy who didn't get 2 feet in on an easy ball makes tons of mental errors and frankly can't catch getting on the field if anyone gets hurt.

The Chiefs need another WR pretty badly.

Chiefnj
08-30-2006, 09:15 AM
Apparently not only have radio commentators not gone over the middle in the NFL, Pinkston himself hasn't gone over the middle to catch a pass either.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ls794MhIkU4&mode=related&search=

htismaqe
08-30-2006, 09:18 AM
Jeff Webb will likely be Todd Pinkston if he's even that lucky........he was picked at the end of a draft for a reason. If he had tremendous upside he'd show it on the field. So far all he's shown is a severe lack of awareness for anything going on and a lack of ability to catch the ball.

If anyone really thinks the Chiefs should get into the season with Jeff Webb as the 4th WR, that means you're comfortable with a guy who didn't get 2 feet in on an easy ball makes tons of mental errors and frankly can't catch getting on the field if anyone gets hurt.

The Chiefs need another WR pretty badly.

In light of your feelings on Antonio Cromartie, this post is pretty funny.

Mecca
08-30-2006, 09:21 AM
In light of your feelings on Antonio Cromartie, this post is pretty funny.

I don't really know what Jeff Webb and Antonio Cromartie have to do with each other.

noa
08-30-2006, 10:02 AM
When he was trade bait, I thought we should just ignore Pinkston, but now that he is a free agent, and we might be able to sign him for the vet. minimum, I'd say he's worth a look.

ncognito
08-30-2006, 10:16 AM
Todd Pinkston-WR-Eagles Aug. 30 - 11:57 am et


Eagles waived Todd Pinkston.

That didn't take long. After checking around the league, the Eagles are likely doing their long-time player a favor by releasing him before an avalanche of cuts happen this weekend. Look for the Vikings to show some interest. The team also cut backup QB Koy Detmer and signed A.J. Feeley.