PDA

View Full Version : Football Transaction Tuesday


LaChapelle
11-16-2009, 04:28 PM
EDIT II: Kansas City Signs Free Agent FB Tim Castille
Nov 17, 2009, 5:28:57 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed free agent FB Tim Castille.

Castille (5-11, 238) played in 14 regular season games with Arizona a year ago, catching four passes for 11 yards and recording 10 special teams tackles for the Cardinals. He also added one catch and a special teams tackle in two postseason games in 2008. He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Arizona in 2007, and was on the club’s 53-man roster for all 16 games.

The University of Alabama product played in 43 games for the Crimson Tide, rushing 155 times for 524 yards with 20 TDs and catching 59 passes for 363 yards. Castille’s father, Jeremiah, enjoyed a six-year NFL career as a defensive back with Tampa Bay (’83-86) and Denver (’87-88).


GREEN THREAD-RECYLCED - ACTIVE ROSTER 52

CHIEFS STATEMENT ON WR DWAYNE BOWE
Nov 17, 2009, 12:33:02 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs today confirmed that the National Football League has suspended WR Dwayne Bowe for four games for “violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.” Bowe’s suspension will begin immediately.

As a result of the league suspension, the team will have no further comment.

LaChapelle
11-17-2009, 01:30 PM
CHIEFS STATEMENT ON WR DWAYNE BOWE
Nov 17, 2009, 12:33:02 PM
The Kansas City Chiefs today confirmed that the National Football League has suspended WR Dwayne Bowe for four games for “violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.” Bowe’s suspension will begin immediately.

As a result of the league suspension, the team will have no further comment.

John_Wayne
11-17-2009, 01:32 PM
Thanks!


Thanks!

ClevelandBronco
11-17-2009, 01:35 PM
Two suspensions of four days each to be served concurrently?

LaChapelle
11-17-2009, 01:39 PM
Ex Pats, Cards, and Fins player phones are on standby.

wasi
11-17-2009, 04:37 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/11/17/chiefs_insider_blog_the_gambler/

CHIEFS SIGN RB/FB TIM CASTILLE
November 17th – 5:13 PM

The Chiefs have filled their open roster spot created by WR Dwayne Bowe heading to the Reserve/Suspended List.

Kansas City has signed free agent RB/FB Tim Castille - most recently a member of the Arizona Cardinals. The 5-11, 238-pound Castille played in 14 games under Todd Haley’s offense with Arizona in 2008.

Gonzo
11-17-2009, 05:18 PM
I'm gonna go get the paper, get the papers...
Posted via Mobile Device

LaChapelle
11-17-2009, 05:42 PM
Is he any kin to Mark Castle?

booger
11-17-2009, 05:53 PM
Tim Castille: In the ever-changing world that is the NFL, the newest fad is replacing a traditional blocking fullback with a more versatile weapon who can attack defenses with more than just his blocking. The coaching staff has praised Castille for bulking up a bit during his season on the practice squad after signing him as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama. Castille started at fullback his first two years at Bama but morphed into their short-yardage specialist his junior and senior seasons. By the end of his collegiate career he had totaled 21 touchdowns on 161 carries and added another 60 receptions. Many compared him to Zack Crockett after his senior season and thought that he could have the same kind of impact in the NFL . Castille's already made some news in mini-camps when he was running with the first team ahead of Smith, but Coach Whisenhunt and Castille himself were quick to point out that mini-camp practice were non-contact drills and that it was too early to make much out of the switch. His age and lower cap value could give him an edge over the older and more expensive Smith, if they're play is similar during camp and the preseason.

from a Cards fansite i guess kinda similar to AP for the chiefs fansite.
http://www.revengeofthebirds.com/2008/7/15/571771/arizona-cardinals-training

10 special teams tackles and was a combo FB/RB at Alabama as a short yardage guy. If he is an adequate blocker and reciever he is better than Cox who isn't an impressive special teamer and marginally worthy of a roster spot IMO.

booger
11-17-2009, 05:59 PM
I've also wondered since cutting LJ how important the role of FB is with the current crop of Charles, Smith, and Savage at RB. You could question whether or not they would be better out of 1 back sets. that along with potentially a more versitle fb than Cox could make him expendable.

TrebMaxx
11-17-2009, 07:56 PM
I have a hunch if Tim Castille comes in and shows something, Cox will be gone in 4 weeks.

LaChapelle
11-17-2009, 08:27 PM
Chiefs Sign Another Fullback
November 17, 2009 - Bob Gretz | 1 Comment

With a spot open on the active roster for four weeks due to the suspension of Dwayne Bowe, the Chiefs added FB Tim Castille to the roster.

Castille is 5-11,238 pounds and has played two seasons in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals. Last year he played in 14 games as the Cardinals won the NFC Championship. He did not have any rushing attempts and caught four passes for 11 yards. Castille also had 10 tackles in the kicking game. He was inactive for all 16 games of his rookie season in 2007. The Cardinals released him on the final cutdown before the start of the ‘09 regular season.

A native of Alabama, Castille signed with Arizona as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Alabama. With the Crimson Tide, he was a short-yardage specialist, laying in 43 games with 155 carries for 524 yards and 20 TDs. He also caught 59 passes for 363 yards.

His father Jeremiah was an All-America DB with Alabama who played six seasons in the NFL with the Broncos and Buccaneers. His brother Simeon played in nine games during the 2008 season for the Bengals.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

LaChapelle
12-05-2009, 04:28 PM
Jaguars released OL Maurice Williams.

Williams signed a $16 million contract two offseasons ago, but lost his starting job to Uche Nwaneri this year. Williams, who turns 31 next month, should draw some interest because he can play both guard and tackle.
Source: Michael C. Wright on Twitter

DBOSHO
12-05-2009, 05:36 PM
Jaguars released OL Maurice Williams.

Williams signed a $16 million contract two offseasons ago, but lost his starting job to Uche Nwaneri this year. Williams, who turns 31 next month, should draw some interest because he can play both guard and tackle.
Source: Michael C. Wright on Twitter

want.