Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)
In spite of their delays, the Texans reportedly are finally ready
to part ways with two players over whom several fans aren't likely
to shed many tears. Word leaked early that backup quarterback Sage
Rosenfels will be traded to the Vikings when the new league year
begins on Friday. The Texans are also preparing to release defensive
end Anthony Weaver this week as well.
Rosenfels, a justifiable punching
the trade comes a year late and a round short. Reportedly the Vikings
were willing to part with a third round pick to acquire Rosenfels
a year ago; instead, the Texans will come away with a fourth rounder.
I'm not sad. Even Toro thinks it's
a slam dunk. Getting ANYTHING in exchange for a backup, much
less one prone to the most tragi-comic turnovers in the history
of football at any level, is cause for the kind of naked, party-boy
antics favored by rock gods (at least the 80s versions of them).
Sage, nice knowin' ya. Say hi to Charley Casserly for me in Minnesota
(surely he's on the other end of this trade, right?). Midnight late
Thursday night can't quite get here fast enough. I don't want the
Purple to get cold feet and all.
for Weaver, I thought since he avoided the axe two weeks ago that
maybe he might have been given another chance here (yeah, I thought
maybe that might be the case, read my somewhat misguided reasons
While reasons for the delay in his departure aren't yet known, perhaps
it is because the team had been asking Weaver to take a pay cut,
and he finally chose not to accept it.
way, his days are numbered, and anticipation for Friday's open to
the free agent signing window is now at a fever pitch. With hints
dropped that the Texans might be poised to make a sizeable splash
this year, it's hard not to get a little antsy.
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