Earl Bennett getting released

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  1. mdbearz

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    Bennett catches the ball well and he was a very good #3 for us, but the problem is he was being paid as a #2 and the reality is that he was more like a #5 after B.Marsh, Jeffery, Forte, and The BU.

    Good Luck Earl,
     
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    The vet is Hixon right?
     
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    that is to bad, I really liked Earl. Before concussions and arrival of bmarsh. He was the only reciever consistant
     
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    Bottom line, we have a docents amount of WR talent.

    It's basically easiest to say they are a dime a dozen.
     
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    And that's the problem. We don't know that for sure.

    We are releasing a player who's proven to be a reliable #3 receiver with the best hands in the league and at the same time we are hoping that Wilson can step up and become the third guy behind Marshall and Jeffery. How can we be so sure about him? He only had two catches for 13 yards, what if he turns out to be a bust?
     
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    Basically he's too rich for our blood.

    It's not that he's not good, he's just making too much for what we need him to do.
     
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    I hear ya little bear. Earl does have great hands. If its within reach, he's usually going to catch it, however, he doesn't always get open, and from my perspective, he's never been the same since that 2011 (or maybe it was 2012) game against the Saints where they drilled him in the chest and he lost like 6 weeks. He plays tentative now, much like I would probably play if I got drilled that way, and that's only if you could get me out on the field. He used to be great at going across the middle, but not so much anymore. Perhaps he'll come out of it, but he's not worth that coin playing that way.

    I wish him the best, but money and the cap is part of the game now, and sometimes tough decisions have to be made, some of which come back to haunt you. I hope that is not the case for us, but at the same time, I wish him the best, unless we play him.
     
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    This move needed to happen IMO. Saves some cap with no dead hit and he was overpaid for what he did in our offense. Give Wilson a chance to come on and see what he can do in that role.
     
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    Sucks because he looked good after he got over the concussion issues, but he's replaceable.
     
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    Do players ever really get over concussion issues? One concussion isn't an issue, several in a couple of years with long spans of recovery......RED LIGHT.
     
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