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April 30, 2008 1:48 PM

Shaun Alexander to Bengals?

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Could be. It's the franchise to his hometown of Florence, Ky. Here's the report from Mark Curnutte of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Here's a link to the story right here.

The Seahawks released Alexander before the draft. Jim Steiner, Alexander's agent, indicated in an e-mail to the Enquirer the Bengals were one of the teams he was interested in. Here's the excerpt:

"Making calls to teams. Bengals are on our list!" Jim Steiner, Alexander's agent, told The Enquirer in an e-mail this morning.

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Posted by HawcFan

2:35 PM, Apr 30, 2008

what's the salary cap hit for releasing SA?

Posted by SouthernCoug

2:40 PM, Apr 30, 2008

I would like him in the AFC....I still think he as a little in the tank left and would hate to seem him have great year against Seattle!

Posted by bigmaq

5:20 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Who cares what "he" is interested in. The question is who might be interested in him? None at his $ rate and few even at a big discount.

Posted by Mac

5:49 PM, Apr 30, 2008

HawcFan,

Seattle opted to take the full cap hit on Alexander this year. His cap number in 2008 will be $6.9M, but he will be off the books in 2009 and beyond.

Posted by nature

6:02 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Mac - I'm wondering how you know that? Not that I don't believe you - just interested.

I like that they took the hit this year. Seems like letting him go was only a couple M difference (minus the salary of the player taking his roster spot).

Go Ruskell!

Posted by Mac

7:32 PM, Apr 30, 2008

Nature,

The decision to not designate Alexander as a post-June 1st cut was reported in last Wednesday's edition of the other daily newspaper in Seattle.

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