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CupidStunt
06-11-2008, 12:55 PM
Browns | Bentley asks for release from team
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:22:10 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plains Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) asked for his release from the team Wednesday, June 11, and was granted his request, according to his agent Jonathan Feinsod.

King_Chief_Fan
06-11-2008, 12:56 PM
Browns | Bentley asks for release from team
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:22:10 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plains Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) asked for his release from the team Wednesday, June 11, and was granted his request, according to his agent Jonathan Feinsod.

let me be the first dumbass to say...."bring him in for a look":)

noa
06-11-2008, 01:05 PM
Here's an excerpt from a recent article about him:

Asked if heís 100 percent, Bentley said, "Iím as good as Iím going to get. Obviously I can get better at some things. The skyís the limit right now. I feel much better, much stronger, much more explosive than Iíve ever been."
Bentley participated only in individual drills Tuesday morning and was not on the field in the afternoon. But he looked good to teammates he barely knows.
"Heís in great shape," Fraley said. "Before his injuries, he was a great player. I think he still has that mentality, and youíre going to see something special out of him because heís going to keep working hard until he gets there.
"I wish I had his athletic ability. Heís very strong. Some of the things he does I canít ever do."

http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view.bg?articleid=1100094&format=text

RustShack
06-11-2008, 01:06 PM
Let him start at Center and move Niswanger to Guard? Or maybe Bently can play Guard im not really sure. I just know I would rather have him on our line than Jones, yeah hes missed 2 years but he should be well rested :p and hes only 28 which isn't bad for an Olinemen.

SPATCH
06-11-2008, 01:09 PM
i know he's not in quite the same situation that turley was, but....

alpha_omega
06-11-2008, 01:15 PM
Things sure can change fast...i remember when this guy was being talked about as a top flight center (not that long ago).

And....NO

little jacob
06-11-2008, 01:17 PM
'"I’m as good as I’m going to get. Obviously I can get better at some things. The sky’s the limit"

what does all that mess mean?

SBK
06-11-2008, 01:17 PM
Once was considered the best at his position.....If he can pass a physical why not?

RustShack
06-11-2008, 01:20 PM
He did pass his physical.

SBK
06-11-2008, 01:21 PM
He did pass his physical.

I meant with us.

RustShack
06-11-2008, 01:22 PM
ah yeah. I'm hopeing we give him a shot.

noa
06-11-2008, 01:24 PM
'"Iím as good as Iím going to get. Obviously I can get better at some things. The skyís the limit"

what does all that mess mean?

Even though he's maxed out his potential, he's going to make great strides and persevere. He's improved as much as he possibly can, but he has a lot of work to do to keep on improving.

StcChief
06-11-2008, 01:30 PM
and the problem with looking at him is what?

B_Ambuehl
06-11-2008, 01:31 PM
For what we can get him for it's well worth it. Before his injury he was considered heads and shoulders above every other center in the NFL. He's only 28 and could very well still be close to that level. Even at 50% of his best he's still better then every center on our roster. Our center spot is the weakest in the NFL. There's no reason not to take a look.

kepp
06-11-2008, 01:35 PM
Even though he's maxed out his potential, he's going to make great strides and persevere. He's improved as much as he possibly can, but he has a lot of work to do to keep on improving.

I thought it meant, "Oh, wooops! Did I say that first part out loud? I better backtrack so people think I'm fine."

SPATCH
06-11-2008, 01:51 PM
I thought it meant, "Oh, wooops! Did I say that first part out loud? I better backtrack so people think I'm fine."

that's what i was thinking too.

"what did my agent tell me to say again? oh yeah. lie."

Micjones
06-11-2008, 01:51 PM
and the problem with looking at him is what?

Exactly nothing. We should absolutely bring him in.

beach tribe
06-11-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm for it.

tomahawk kid
06-11-2008, 01:53 PM
Did Cleveland bring in / draft another center?

I'm assuming so, just curious who.

noa
06-11-2008, 01:54 PM
Did Cleveland bring in / draft another center?

I'm assuming so, just curious who.

I guess they are just sticking with Hank Fraley.

Micjones
06-11-2008, 01:58 PM
Something tells me they won't even call the man.

RustShack
06-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Something tells me they won't even call the man.

Don't you put that evil on us!

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06-11-2008, 02:04 PM
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kcchiefsus
06-11-2008, 02:06 PM
If he is healthy I would sure like him better than most of the options already on our roster. Adrian Jones at right guard does not excite me, although I would love for him to prove me wrong.

kcchiefsus
06-11-2008, 02:07 PM
Did Cleveland bring in / draft another center?

I'm assuming so, just curious who.

I believe they signed Rex Hadnot this offseason, who can play both center and guard.

tomahawk kid
06-11-2008, 02:10 PM
Something tells me they won't even call the man.

If nothing else, they'd get some competition for Niswanger.

I can't really see a down side here.

Micjones
06-11-2008, 02:11 PM
If nothing else, they'd get some competition for Niswanger.

Or better yet...
They can leave Niswanger at Guard (where he played well last year) and solidify two spots at once.

I can't really see a down side here.

Me either.

CoMoChief
06-11-2008, 02:21 PM
Bentley (healthy) is on the verge of being a Pro Bowler and he's young.

Sign him. Nuswinger can play RG, then I'd actually feel good about this season's Oline.

R&GHomer
06-11-2008, 02:26 PM
Why the hell would they not bring him in for a look. I wonder if he has been staying in shape?

Micjones
06-11-2008, 02:26 PM
Bentley (healthy) is on the verge of being a Pro Bowler and he's young.

Sign him. Nuswinger can play RG, then I'd actually feel good about this season's Oline.

I agreed whole-heartedly.
Larry and Brodie would buy Carl a house if he gets this done.

KCChiefsMan
06-11-2008, 02:26 PM
if he's healthy enough and can be ready for training camp, bring him in!

Micjones
06-11-2008, 02:30 PM
if he's healthy enough and can be ready for training camp, bring him in!

He's got time to get into shape.
Sign him Carl!

R&GHomer
06-11-2008, 02:31 PM
I'm lazy I know. But does anyone have anymore information on the injury he sustained.

Wa-Z
06-11-2008, 02:33 PM
I would be ecstatic if we got him

alpha_omega
06-11-2008, 02:34 PM
After backing out of an unofficial agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Eagles)<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference">[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeCharles_Bentley#cite_note-1)</sup>, Bentley signed with the Cleveland Browns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Browns) in 2006, and was regarded by ESPN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESPN) as the top-rated free agent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_agent).
Bentley suffered a serious knee injury in training camp (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Football_League_Training_Camp) on July 27, 2006 during the first play on the first 11 on 11 training camp session. Browns general manager (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_manager) Phil Savage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Savage) has confirmed Bentley suffered a torn patellar tendon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patella), which kept him out for the entire 2006 season (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_NFL_season). Bentley revealed that he had undergone four operations since getting hurt, the final two to clean out a staph infection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staph_infection) that ate away at his tendon and a virus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virus) that became so severe that doctors considered amputating (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amputation) his leg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeCharles_Bentley#2005

CoMoChief
06-11-2008, 02:35 PM
I'm lazy I know. But does anyone have anymore information on the injury he sustained.

2 years ago he had a knee injury that kept him from playing all season

Last season he had a staph infection, also prevented him from playing at all last season.

Micjones
06-11-2008, 02:35 PM
I'm lazy I know. But does anyone have anymore information on the injury he sustained.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2531239

R&GHomer
06-11-2008, 02:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LeCharles_Bentley#2005


:eek: Wow what are the odds of coming back from that.

Brock
06-11-2008, 02:42 PM
They just released him? I will bet he never plays again.

alpha_omega
06-11-2008, 02:48 PM
:eek: Wow what are the odds of coming back from that.

That's what i was thinking...IMO...we should have no interest in a dude who almost had his leg amputated!

El Jefe
06-11-2008, 02:53 PM
I'm lazy I know. But does anyone have anymore information on the injury he sustained.

He tore his patella tendon, and then got a serious staph infection and almost lost his leg. He was a pro-bowl player before this happened. The worst part was it was in shells practice it wasn't even full contact, never even saw the field for the Browns. If he is healthy I say we take him, before the injury he was one of if not the best center in the leage IMO. I met him while he played at tOSU he is one massive man.

R&GHomer
06-11-2008, 02:57 PM
That's what i was thinking...IMO...we should have no interest in a dude who almost had his leg amputated!


I wonder if he even has any desire to play anymore, he may have just asked to be released because he knew his playing days are over, but then again wouldn't he have just retired?

noa
06-11-2008, 03:00 PM
I wonder if he even has any desire to play anymore, he may have just asked to be released because he knew his playing days are over, but then again wouldn't he have just retired?

That article I linked to earlier in the thread indicates he still wants to play.

My guess is that he knows the Browns moved on with their plans since he got injured and he wants to find a new home.

chiefs1111
06-11-2008, 03:02 PM
bring him in for the league minimum,if he doesn't make it,no big loss

Micjones
06-11-2008, 03:16 PM
If the guy's healthy he'll be one hell of a Free Agent acquisition.

StcChief
06-11-2008, 03:18 PM
That's what i was thinking...IMO...we should have no interest in a dude who almost had his leg amputated!
get him a peg leg, let's see Donxs cut block that.

Sure-Oz
06-11-2008, 03:21 PM
If we can bring kyle turley in for a look and have him even start for us i think we can atleast look at Bentley

blueballs
06-11-2008, 03:23 PM
The question is
with the offers that may come his way
why would he choose KC

Sure-Oz
06-11-2008, 03:24 PM
The question is
with the offers that may come his way
why would he choose KC

He might have remorse since we are the peg leg of the league

blueballs
06-11-2008, 03:24 PM
or does hit the waiver wire

Bill Lundberg
06-11-2008, 03:26 PM
He should be on waivers if he was released which means unless the Dolphins, Rams, Falcons, or Raiders put in a request for him we could get him at his current contract.

Correct me if I'm wrong, it wouldn't be the first time. Just the first time this decade.

Micjones
06-11-2008, 03:26 PM
If we can bring kyle turley in for a look and have him even start for us i think we can atleast look at Bentley

Exactly.

Pasta Giant Meatball
06-11-2008, 03:43 PM
I think the IF in the if healthy is pretty big, but hell what's it gonna hurt?

Micjones
06-11-2008, 03:44 PM
I think the IF in the if healthy is pretty big, but hell what's it gonna hurt?

Sure.

Wade Smith's coming off an injury as well though.
As is Niswanger.

DJ's left nut
06-11-2008, 03:54 PM
The question is
with the offers that may come his way
why would he choose KC

He'll start here. His motivation for asking for the release was to find a place that will give him a better chance to start. No place in football is better for a center looking for a rehab gig than KC. He's a big guy, he's an earth mover type. He's exactly what we need at C.

Not bringing him in when we're eleventy billion under the cap would piss me off almost as much as drafting Kris Wilson did. It would be completely assinine to not even see if he has anything left.

Micjones
06-11-2008, 03:59 PM
He'll start here. His motivation for asking for the release was to find a place that will give him a better chance to start. No place in football is better for a center looking for a rehab gig than KC. He's a big guy, he's an earth mover type. He's exactly what we need at C.

Not bringing him in when we're eleventy billion under the cap would piss me off almost as much as drafting Kris Wilson did. It would be completely assinine to not even see if he has anything left.

Especially when considering his age, the state of our Offensive Line, and positions of need.

Sure-Oz
06-11-2008, 04:00 PM
He'll start here. His motivation for asking for the release was to find a place that will give him a better chance to start. No place in football is better for a center looking for a rehab gig than KC. He's a big guy, he's an earth mover type. He's exactly what we need at C.

Not bringing him in when we're eleventy billion under the cap would piss me off almost as much as drafting Kris Wilson did. It would be completely assinine to not even see if he has anything left.


This is the chiefs, possible moves that make sense don't happen....now if bentley was a shitty center in the first place then we'd have him locked up

Micjones
06-11-2008, 04:08 PM
This is the chiefs, possible moves that make sense don't happen....now if bentley was a shitty center in the first place then we'd have him locked up

*Dies*

Chief Chief
06-11-2008, 04:42 PM
I can safely say that I would be speaking on behalf of the majority of all Chiefs fans when I go to Arrowhead and, upon spotting CP at a distance, yelling at him, "GET BENT (then whispering: "lee")!!".

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06-11-2008, 06:58 PM
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RustShack
06-11-2008, 07:27 PM
The question is
with the offers that may come his way
why would he choose KC

Same reason he choose the shitty Browns two years ago. Money, and a starting job.

JASONSAUTO
06-11-2008, 07:34 PM
I COULD BE WRONG BUT didnt alot of browns end up with staph right around that time?

TRR
06-11-2008, 09:41 PM
Bentley played a couple of seasons at RG as well. I would rather see Bentley come in and battle Jones at RG. Niswanger has said before that he feels a lot more comfortable at Center than he does at RG.

Adrian Jones needs some competition at RG. If it's not Bentley, then I hope KC brings someone in to compete.

The Bad Guy
06-11-2008, 10:00 PM
Same reason he choose the shitty Browns two years ago. Money, and a starting job.

He chose the Browns also because he was from there.

The Bad Guy
06-11-2008, 10:01 PM
He should be on waivers if he was released which means unless the Dolphins, Rams, Falcons, or Raiders put in a request for him we could get him at his current contract.

Correct me if I'm wrong, it wouldn't be the first time. Just the first time this decade.

You are right, but there isn't a team in this league that's going to want to absorb that monster deal he got.

SBK
06-11-2008, 10:15 PM
You are right, but there isn't a team in this league that's going to want to absorb that monster deal he got.

He re-worked it, his pay was <$1MM this year.

TRR
06-11-2008, 10:20 PM
He re-worked it, his pay was <$1MM this year.

If true, it would be nice to pick him up off of waiver's. I can see Oakland making a move on him if that is the case.

ClevelandBronco
06-11-2008, 10:30 PM
Browns | Bentley asks for release from team
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 11:22:10 -0700

Mary Kay Cabot, of The Plains Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C LeCharles Bentley (knee) asked for his release from the team Wednesday, June 11, and was granted his request, according to his agent Jonathan Feinsod.

Plain Dealer.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-11-2008, 11:28 PM
If we can bring kyle turley in for a look and have him even start for us i think we can atleast look at Bentley

Thread's closed.

BryanBusby
06-12-2008, 01:59 AM
NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports free agent OL LeCharles Bentley would prefer to play guard for his next team.

It's surprising Bentley is already being choosy. He's coming off a bunch of knee surgeries and was apparently timed in the 7s when the Browns asked him to run forties for his physical. He should be willing to play wherever.
Slow and wants to be picky about what position he plays? I doubt Herm will even consider giving him a tryout. Granted 40's time isn't exactly important for an O-Lineman, but I can run it faster being a little overweight and a smoker. I'd question the durability of his knees and agility.

Ultra Peanut
06-12-2008, 03:51 AM
dooooooo eeeeeet