Recent BUSTS

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  1. Bucky

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    Good to see theyve got Munson and Fej. Fully agree in Fej, starter ability. Another athlete that has faced uphill battle his entire career and still sticking around.
     
  2. Tannehill17

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    They did sign Nate Holley, but I believe he's listed as a safety.
     
  3. Bucky

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    Plus Holley. Okay, Miami has some pieces.
     
  4. Leonardfan

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    Neither player is a big time bust perse but it's still pretty telling with both players that they are on the street. Ironically Clinton-Dix was brought in to replace Jeff Heath. Heath ends up on the Raiders and the Raiders cut Randall.

    Raiders released S Damarious Randall.

    Signed in April, Randall was guaranteed $1.5 million from the Raiders despite failing to make it through camp. A former first-rounder who totaled 61 tackles and a career-high 2.5 sacks in his final year with the Browns, Randall is still likely to sign elsewhere as a potential starter before the weekend comes to a close. The 28-year-old has 14 interceptions across five seasons.

    Cowboys released S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
    It's a surprise after Clinton-Dix signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal in March, one that included $2.25 million guaranteed. Clinton-Dix was expected to earn a starting job, but he was beaten out by Darian Thompson. Clinton-Dix's release creates $1.5 million in cap space. Fellow starter Xavier Woods has been battling a groin injury, but Clinton-Dix's release indicates Woods will be ready to go for Week 1.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    Everything I've been reading for months had Randall starting, so this is potentially great news for Heath as he should be the Raiders' starting strong safety now.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    One of the biggest busts of all time, and that's saying something given how many there's been in recent years.

    Falcons released WR Laquon Treadwell.
    The Falcons inked the ex-Viking early in free agency, but he predictably did not show out in training camp. Treadwell's draft pedigree will continue to earn him free agent workouts, but the 25-year-old doesn't have any untapped upside.
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Here's another one, but gotta love his hairdo:

    Browns waived DE Chad Thomas.
    The 67th overall pick at the top of the third round in 2018, Thomas appeared in just four games as a rookie but did manage four sacks across 16 appearances last year. He didn't test that well at the Combine, but Thomas can play along the defensive line at 6'5/278, so he should get another look elsewhere.

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  8. Don Wassall

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    And another one, the latest in a seemingly endless array of DBs taken early by the Steelers who turn out to be busts. Davis was a second round draft pick in '16. This is also more good news for Troy Apke:

    Washington released DB Sean Davis.
    Davis signed a one-year deal with a $2 million signing bonus in March. Washington saves $1.5 million from his release. With Davis gone, seventh-round rookie Kamren Curl is looking likely to make the final roster.
     
  9. Extra Point

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    I remember when the idiot Browns drafted Thomas over Sam Hubbard. What fools. There was nothing whatsoever about Thomas that would indicate he was a better prospect than Hubbard. It was pure black privilege. He was drafted over Hubbard because he's black.

    It's a good thing that John Dorsey, the Browns GM that took Thomas over Hubbard was fired. He deserved it.
     
  10. Bucky

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    Perfect example. The caste cucks live and die by this.
     
  11. Leonardfan

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    Giants release DeAndre Baker a year after wasting a 1st round pick on him in 2019. Baker was pretty bad on the field last year but his armed robbery attempt off the field is what got him cut.
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    DE Clelin Ferrell, drafted fourth overall last year by the Raiders, is playing 70% of the snaps this season and has rewarded his team with 0 sacks and just 13 combined tackles in six games after having a poor rookie season in 2019. Mike Mayock is a pretty good judge of talent compared to most Caste System scouts and GMs, but he whiffed big time with this pick.
     
  13. Bucky

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    I actually thought he'd be decent. Good college production and not the typical low IQ thug(it seems so). He was an average athlete/size at DE though. We all damn well know that's enough to knock a White DE to UDFA status.

    I don't mind him being a Bust though as it allowed them to be somewhat White Friendly elsewhere in The Draft. They need to win some games !
     
  14. Leonardfan

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    To steal the famous line from @Extra Point - Lurkers take note - He was the 10th pick of the draft and has had 4 chances. 4 Teams in five years for a top 10 pick that all the "experts" agreed upon - unreal. Giants for three years/Saints for Two years/Raiders did not even make it through the off season/Panthers did not make it halfway through the season


    Panthers released CB Eli Apple.
    Apple could not practice Tuesday, and it was apparently the final straw. Per The Athletic's Joe Person, Apple left Tuesday's session early after "telling coaches he couldn't go on his injured hamstring today." This sounds like a grievance in the making. Apple was active in Week 7 for only his second appearance all year after missing time with hamstring and ankle issues. It caps a bizarre year for Apple, who had a one-year, $6 million agreement with the Raiders fall apart after nearly one month. He then didn't land in Carolina until 56 days later. Never terribly effective, 25-year-old Apple was decent for the Saints in 2019. Perhaps he just needs another change of scenery.
     
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    Andrew Thomas could go here and in the "Sumo Watch" thread.
     
  16. Leonardfan

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    Giants have had awful to bad 1st rounders since 2015 - Ereck Flowers, Eli Apple, Evan Engram (bad but not a bust), DeAndre Baker and now Andrew Thomas. Look no further than that for their current woes.
     
  17. Don Wassall

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    lol

    49ers waived WR Dante Pettis.
    Pettis had played only three snaps on offense since Week 3. The final straw was his lost fumble on his first career kickoff return against the Seahawks in Week 8. Pettis suffered a shoulder injury in the process. The 49ers traded up for Pettis in the second round of the 2018 draft, while he finished his rookie year strong. It has been one disaster after another since, with the 49ers routinely hinting at disappointment with Pettis' preparation and focus. Still only 25, Pettis is a talented player, but if coach Kyle Shanahan can't make it work, it is difficult to imagine someone else will be able to revive Pettis' career.
     
  18. Leonardfan

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    Another high round draft pick that does not pan out. I am sure he will bounce around the league - the Pats may even try to sign him. He will probably end up another of the thousands of anonymous black players who end up as busts. Hopefully the 49ers start using Trent Taylor now.
     
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    Titans are cutting LB Vic Beasley - Won't label him a complete bust as he had one year with 15.5 sacks in Atlanta but only 37.5 sacks in his 6 year career.
     
  20. Bucky

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    Could bode well for Kerrigan. Supposedly Titans are interested.
     
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    A first round draft pick in '17, McKinley was a bust:

    Falcons waived DE Takk McKinley.
    It's a win-win situation since McKinley went on a social media rant after the Falcons were unable to find any suitors for him during last week's trade deadline. The 25-year-old is due $875,000 for the rest of the year if any organization chooses to claim him off waivers. He has just one sack this season and 17.5 over the course of his three-plus years in the league.
     
  22. Don Wassall

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    Great first round pick by the Titans this year:

    Titans suspended OT Isaiah Wilson for Week 13 against the Browns for violating team rules. Wilson was already ruled out for the game with an illness. The Titans' first-round pick in April, Wilson's career has experienced a very messy start. He was popped for DUI in September and has already had two stints on the COVID list. He's played four snaps this season.
     
  23. Leonardfan

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    Both he and the sumo Andrew Thomas the Giants selected 4th overall have all time bust upside! My guess is they both continue down there career trajectories they will just be swept under the rug like so many other black busts are.
     
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    Super-hyped as the best safety in the '16 draft class, Joseph has been a bust:

    Free agent S Karl Joseph is visiting the Raiders. The No. 14 overall pick of the 2016 Draft in Oakland, Joseph spent 2020 in Cleveland, making eight starts. It was his first season away from the Raiders. Headed into his age-28 campaign, Joseph had issues staying healthy with the Raiders. He was not effective last year in Cleveland, but a return back to the Silver and Black could be what he needs at this juncture of his career. It's all up to his health, of course.
     

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