View Full Version : From Randy Covitz - Goodbye Kimble and Bennett

12-11-2000, 10:05 PM
Say good-bye to Kimble Anders and Donnell Bennett.

Both veteran running backs have sizable roster bonuses due in the offseason, and based on their production, use and age, it's unlikely either will be retained for 2001.

Bennett, 28, began the season as the starting fullback, but he suffered a sprained foot that kept him out for seven weeks and in a limited role for the next five weeks. Bennett returned for the game against Carolina Sunday but suffered a knee injury and will likely be out for the remainder of the season.

Bennett, who has carried 27 times for 24 yards in mostly goal-line and short-yardage situations, is due a $2 million bonus on Feb. 16, and the best he could hope for is a renegotiated deal.

Anders, 34, made a courageous comeback from a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in the second game of the 1999 season. He worked his way into the starting lineup in October, but lost the starting halfback job to Tony Richardson last week. <P>

12-11-2000, 10:27 PM
Too bad for Kimble, he was royally screwed over.

Bennett was once a decent role player. But he seems to have regressed. Hopefully he'll latch on with another team, but it's doubtful.