John Standeford

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  1. mattgianone

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    There has been a John Standeford sighting. He caught 2 passes in the Bengals preseason opener. I could have sworn he had bit out of football for 3 or 4 years. The last I heard of him he was on the Colts practice squad a while back. I wonder what this does for Ryan Whalens chances of making the 53 man roster?
     
  2. jaxvid

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    John Standeford! He was royally screwed years ago, good to see they brought him back to screw him again. Those crappy "Big Ten all-time leading yardage receivers" just don't know when to quit. Must be a high motor guy. He fits the Wes Welker prototype, short (6'5") and white.
     
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    :doh: It would be hilarious if it wasn't so sad.
     
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    After going undrafted out of Purdue (who didn’t see that coming?) and being efficiently Jewed-around (waived, cut, released, practice squad, etc) by the Redskins and Colts for 4 full seasons, Standeford was signed to Detroit’s active roster in 2008. He received some decent playing time opposite of Calvin Johnson (Jon Kitna was the QB) and recorded a series of lengthy receptions. I remember watching some Lions highlights on ESPN and thinking: “Yes, he’s finally found a home!” But alas, when the affirmative (bl)action scrubs returned from injury…he was immediately released.

    After missing the 2009 and 2010 season, he signed a UFL contract in 2011. After he’s unceremoniously cut by the Bengals (which, barring a miracle, he will be), he’ll likely play for UFL this year. Ironically, Standeford is wearing OchoHomo’s old #85 jersey.
     
  5. whiteathlete33

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    Has any player been kicked around the league more than Standeford?
    Bengals released WR John Standeford.

    Standeford is not an NFL-caliber talent. He'll need a rash of injuries to latch on somewhere as a special teamer and deep reserve at receiver. The Bengals also waived WR Landon Cox, WR Bart Johnson, RB Jonathan Williams and T Andrew Gardner.
     
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    Sad news, wa33. John is definitely one of the worst cases I know of.
     

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