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Jay
05-01-2007, 01:37 PM
http://blogs.tampabay.com/bucs/2007/05/panther_cut_key.html

Splat
05-01-2007, 01:39 PM
WOW that is crazy he was talking on draft day how he wanted to take DJ under his wing I guess that won't happen now lol.

Vince Lombardi
05-01-2007, 01:40 PM
Ouch, after all his talk of how Dwayne Jarrett is just like him and how he was gonna mentor him that's gotta hurt.

snobdmat
05-01-2007, 01:41 PM
and after all that talk on draft day about what his team should do and how the locker room is going to be more fun with all the sc players. im sure that some team will pick him up and put him to use cause hes still got a couple years left in him

Shiver
05-01-2007, 01:41 PM
Awesome, now Chris Houston can manhandle Dwayne Jarrett, just like he did in college.

Geo
05-01-2007, 01:42 PM
That should help them stop being such an overrated, underachieving team, I'm sure.

tEk
05-01-2007, 01:43 PM
wow. that is funny. kinda the same reason everyone else said.... he expected to be with the team. poor guy. seahawks could use a good possession receiver.

Non_Sequitur
05-01-2007, 01:45 PM
The Jets once traded this guy for 2 first round picks. :)






Hey! Maybe the Pats can sign him! Keyshawn and Moss with Stallworth at slot!

Jay
05-01-2007, 01:45 PM
The Patriots will sign him. Just wait for it, six WR sets are the wave of the future. http://www.machinehead1.com/board/lookout.gif

constant cough
05-01-2007, 01:47 PM
Yeah you almost feel sorry for him after he was so exicted to see the Panthers draft Jarrett and have the chance to play with him. Then you realize it's Keyshawn and you no longer feel sorry for him.

SeanTaylorRIP
05-01-2007, 01:50 PM
Welcome to the Redskins.

Geo
05-01-2007, 01:51 PM
LOL, well said.

slightlyaraiderfan
05-01-2007, 01:54 PM
wow. that is funny. kinda the same reason everyone else said.... he expected to be with the team. poor guy. seahawks could use a good possession receiver.
Are you a Seahawks fan?

TwOne
05-01-2007, 01:57 PM
i cant stop laughing about this, he said he wouldnt mind coming back to tampa.

Notredameleo
05-01-2007, 02:02 PM
I feel bad for him after hearing him on draft day..

ElectricEye
05-01-2007, 02:04 PM
Wow that sucks. Looks like Jarrett is more than the pupil...he's the replacement.

NGSeiler
05-01-2007, 02:06 PM
Yeah you almost feel sorry for him after he was so exicted to see the Panthers draft Jarrett and have the chance to play with him. Then you realize it's Keyshawn and you no longer feel sorry for him.

Pretty much how I feel, wow.

simmy1989
05-01-2007, 02:08 PM
I am a huge keyshawn fan and at this time I wouldn't call this story true as I can not find it on espn.com or panthers.com, even did a google search for it and the only website I found it at was the one linked in the post so for now I think someone has made it up

the_legend_killer
05-01-2007, 02:09 PM
Yeah, the whole "I'll be glad to take him under my wing" thing with him and Jarrett is kinda funny now that he's been cut. Although anytime somebody says they like a receiver because "The remind me of myself', it's funny, especially when it's Keyshawn.

Go_Eagles77
05-01-2007, 02:11 PM
I don't feel bad for him.

Number 10
05-01-2007, 02:11 PM
Terrible job by the Panthers. Didn't they pay his hefty bonus already this offseason?

DoWnThEfiElD
05-01-2007, 02:13 PM
I wonder if deep down he may have felt this was coming on draft day when they drafted Jarrett... So thats why he sounded all excited about mentoring hoping they would let him stay around to do so...

snobdmat
05-01-2007, 02:17 PM
probably, but because of the whole mentoring thing, you think that they would have kept him around just one more year and kept jarrett in the slot to develop a little bit

SchizophrenicBatman
05-01-2007, 02:17 PM
Terrible job by the Panthers. Didn't they pay his hefty bonus already this offseason?

Had to pay it no matter what. It was a deffered signing bonus, not a roster bonus

Still a dumb move. Drew Carter isn't a #3 WR and Keary Colbert shouldnt be on a team

22,895
05-01-2007, 02:17 PM
I don't see anything about him getting released. Not on ESPN not NFL.com Foxsports,etc. I think this is made up. If they did cut him that's a horrible move. They'll be lucky to win 6 games. Keyshawn is the man. Fight On! SC!

Moses
05-01-2007, 02:20 PM
ESPN or it didn't happen.

LionSmack
05-01-2007, 02:20 PM
Key is all good, he can go be in the media, he'll be better than Deion or Michael Irvin.

22,895
05-01-2007, 02:21 PM
Heck thay don't even have anything about him getting cut on the Carolina Panthers website.

Moses
05-01-2007, 02:22 PM
Looks like it did happen.

http://www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=NFL&id=2668

tEk
05-01-2007, 02:24 PM
Are you a Seahawks fan?not only a no. but a hell no!

ncst8fan83
05-01-2007, 02:25 PM
http://www.charlotte.com/209/story/105900.html

Charlotte Observer reporting it = truth

bigbluedefense
05-01-2007, 02:25 PM
I would consider this guy for the Gmen.

Contrary to popular belief, Keyshawn is an underrated and underappreciated player. He's not a 1, maybe not a 2 anymore, but he's a solid 3 slot receiver. Especially in a WCO.

He's a great blocker, great competitor, goes over the middle like nobody's business. He wouldve mentored Jarrett.

Big mistake. If we didn't get Smith, I wouldve looked into him. Keyshawn has been underappreciated his whole career.

If I were Jacksonville, Id look into him.

Notredameleo
05-01-2007, 02:27 PM
True, saw it on espnews..

tEk
05-01-2007, 02:28 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2855468

espn for ya.

22,895
05-01-2007, 02:29 PM
I would consider this guy for the Gmen.

Contrary to popular belief, Keyshawn is an underrated and underappreciated player. He's not a 1, maybe not a 2 anymore, but he's a solid 3 slot receiver. Especially in a WCO.

He's a great blocker, great competitor, goes over the middle like nobody's business. He wouldve mentored Jarrett.

Big mistake. If we didn't get Smith, I wouldve looked into him. Keyshawn has been underappreciated his whole career.

If I were Jacksonville, Id look into him.

Everything you just said is right on it. Everybody just likes to hate on Keyshawn because he's Keyshawn. He won't make the HOF because he's Keyshawn. That's messed up but true. I'm glad somebody realizes and understands what Keyshawn does and how hard he works.

Geo
05-01-2007, 02:30 PM
It wouldn't be the worst move by the Giants. Accorsi couldn't get it through his skull that top-flight talent doesn't mean **** if a young quarterback can't count on a receiver on every play - hence why the Steelers gladly let Burress walk although he made the most plays with Roethlisberger - but Reese seems more sensible. His pick of Steve Smith in the 2nd round was a good example of that.

eacantdraft
05-01-2007, 02:30 PM
Good. Another selfish locker room cancer waived.

And Meshawn ain't going into the Hall of Fame either.

supermario86
05-01-2007, 02:32 PM
WOW that is crazy he was talking on draft day how he wanted to take DJ under his wing I guess that won't happen now lol.

LOL!!!!!!!! That was the only thing I was thinking about when I heard this. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nitschke-Hawk
05-01-2007, 02:34 PM
Yeah that sucks to have it all swept out from under him, Panthers will probably regret it Jarret doesn't pan out. Welcome to ESPN Key.

Moses
05-01-2007, 02:34 PM
He'll be good for 800 receiving yards wherever he ends up. Very odd that the Panthers would let him go considering the problems they've had on 3rd down.

GB12
05-01-2007, 02:35 PM
Wow,that's great. LMAO

bigbluedefense
05-01-2007, 02:37 PM
He needs to go to a WCO to maximize his production. I like him in GB, as a checkdown for Favre.

He's not nearly the lockerroom cancer people make him out to be.

keylime_5
05-01-2007, 02:38 PM
Johnson isn't that good anyhow. Just a bunch of money for a mediocre possession receiver. Jarrett is gonna be good, he's younger and takes over Keyshawn's role, and has a lot more potential at this point.

GB12
05-01-2007, 02:38 PM
He needs to go to a WCO to maximize his production. I like him in GB, as a checkdown for Favre.

He's not nearly the lockerroom cancer people make him out to be.

I'd actually like that, but we have too many WRs as is. I don't know if TT would make an extra cut to bring him in.

Moses
05-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Johnson isn't that good anyhow. Just a bunch of money for a mediocre possession receiver. Jarrett is gonna be good, he's younger and takes over Keyshawn's role, and has a lot more potential at this point.

If Jarrett had a career even close to that of Keyshawn's he would be heralded as a great success.

gang_green03
05-01-2007, 02:46 PM
Wow dumb move. He was solid and he would've been a great mentor to Jarrett.

He's still a solid possession receiver. I'd take him.

geaux tigers
05-01-2007, 02:54 PM
probably too much money. roster bonus of 3mil, plus probably another few mil for salary.

SchizophrenicBatman
05-01-2007, 03:00 PM
He needs to go to a WCO to maximize his production. I like him in GB, as a checkdown for Favre.

He's not nearly the lockerroom cancer people make him out to be.

Early rumor is he got cut because he rubbed management the wrong way and wouldn't take responsibility for his mistakes (Jake's late game INTs vs Cincy and Philly)

If that's true it's very disappointing because the minor personal issues he causes are greatly outweighed by his production

D-Unit
05-01-2007, 03:04 PM
I see him trying to get revenge and signing with ATL or NOR for the minimum.

Vikes99ej
05-01-2007, 03:04 PM
I knew it was going to happen as soon as they drafted Jarrett.

JoeMontainya
05-01-2007, 03:04 PM
I want Keyshawn on the Browns. He would be our #2 guy to help out Quinn. But then again he would rip Quinn apart if he didnt get the ball.

THIZZorDIE
05-01-2007, 03:05 PM
Keyshawn sure as hell did not see this coming until maybe yesterday-

TheChampIsHere
05-01-2007, 03:19 PM
WOW that is crazy he was talking on draft day how he wanted to take DJ under his wing I guess that won't happen now lol.

yea I was thinking the same thing lol. Its a shame tho cuz I think Jarrett coulda learned a lot from keyshawn.

bearsfan_51
05-01-2007, 03:22 PM
Where is the Panthers fan that says the Panthers never make bad decisions in free agency?

senormysterioso
05-01-2007, 03:23 PM
yea I was thinking the same thing lol. Its a shame tho cuz I think Jarrett coulda learned a lot from keyshawn.

maybe that is why they cut him. keyshawn and keyshawn 2.0 would be unbearable.

D-Unit
05-01-2007, 03:26 PM
I knew it was going to happen as soon as they drafted Jarrett.
+ Rep!!!!!! Everybody Bow!

diabsoule
05-01-2007, 03:35 PM
That's a very unexpected move, especially with all of his talk about taking Dwayne Jarrett under his wing and tutoring him and his excitement about doing just that.

DragonMekha
05-01-2007, 03:48 PM
As much as most of the Eagles fans here would want nothing to do with him,I'd take him. Hmm Keyshawn or Greg Lewis? Easy pick for me.Alot of Eagles fans are scared of any WR thats had issues because of a certain past WR for us but I really dont see Keyshawn as being a timebomb like someone else.He could mentor Hank Baskett and provide us with a better looking WR core as long as he came for a decent price.And as mentioned,his best fit is the WCO.Plus theres some rumblings upon something Andy Reid said concerning Keyshawn during the draft.Right now I see possabilities as Green Bay/Tamp Bay or Philadelphia.I'd personally have no problem taking Keyshawn and sending Greg Lewis packing.

geaux tigers
05-01-2007, 04:00 PM
so do they get that $3mil roster bonus they gave him back??

ShutDwn
05-01-2007, 04:02 PM
Terrible job by the Panthers. Didn't they pay his hefty bonus already this offseason?

Let's clear up a little matter here before it gets too wide-spread: The Panthers DID NOT pay Keyshawn Johnson a $3 million roster bonus on April 1, as has been reported elsewhere and has fans scratching their heads.

The Panthers did pay Johnson $1 million April 1. But that was deferred money from the signing bonus he agreed to when he initially signed with the Panthers. Johnson also was due a $1 million reporting bonus at the start of training camp. Obviously, he won't get that money and it won't count against the salary cap.

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Although the receiver, who was followed by controversy in his previous stops, seemed to be a model citizen in his one season with the Panthers, there were some-behind the scenes issues.

Some very important people in the organization weren't happy when Johnson failed to stand up and take blame away from quarterback Jake Delhomme after some critical passes intended for Johnson were intercepted. At least one very important person in the organization urged Johnson to do that and he didn't.

Johnson also didn't endear himself to some key people by questioning some coaching moves. The Panthers are on the hook for $3.75 million in salary cap space because of remaining signing bonus prorations. They may designate Johnson as a June 1 cut and spread the cap hit over two years.

The decision to part ways with Johnson actually was made at least several weeks ago. When a rumor was circulating about this move last week, Panthers general manager Marty Hurney told The Observer that information was "not accurate.''

Apparently, the Panthers wanted to make sure their bases were covered before officially making the move, and the clincher came when they drafted USC's Dwayne Jarrett in the second round Saturday.

Not really a bad decision.

Moses
05-01-2007, 04:02 PM
so do they get that $3mil roster bonus they gave him back??

No. That's what's weird about this move.

soybean
05-01-2007, 04:06 PM
Awesome, now Chris Houston can manhandle Dwayne Jarrett, just like he did in college.

he'll be too out of breath from the beating meachem is gonna give him the week before.

Jimmy
05-01-2007, 04:07 PM
too bad for him.. i met him at the draft, and when the panthers drafted jarrett he looked up and pumped his fist

FinChase
05-01-2007, 04:18 PM
I see him trying to get revenge and signing with ATL or NOR for the minimum.

New Orleans could definitely be a possibility. He has a connection with Payton.

Shiver
05-01-2007, 04:20 PM
I don't understand this move, one bit. I made mention that Johnson would really help Jarrett out. Now he's immediately inserted into the lineup. I'm not sold on Jarrett at the P.O.A. Even if he succeeds down the line, this is a downgrade for the upcoming season.

soybean
05-01-2007, 04:23 PM
keyshawn only had about a year left before he was gonna retire. I didn't like the guy but this is a pretty dick move by carolina.

TwOne
05-01-2007, 04:38 PM
No. That's what's weird about this move.its not really weird, they didn't know Jarrett would drop to them in the 2nd.

Moses
05-01-2007, 05:01 PM
its not really weird, they didn't know Jarrett would drop to them in the 2nd.

The chances of Jarrett even coming close to Keyshawn's production are slim.

ShutDwn
05-01-2007, 05:11 PM
No. That's what's weird about this move.

Because they never paid it.

The Unseen
05-01-2007, 05:14 PM
looololoololololoololol

Oh, beautiful irony.

Eagles own the NFC East
05-01-2007, 05:20 PM
GO TITANS GO sign him for the benefit of Vince Young.

RaiderNation
05-01-2007, 06:04 PM
i wonder how he feels abouts Jarrett now

BlindSite
05-01-2007, 07:07 PM
I'm not really that worried, Jarrett will be fine.

BlindSite
05-01-2007, 07:08 PM
The chances of Jarrett even coming close to Keyshawn's production are slim.

70 receptions and 800 yards, stranger things have happened, but keep in mind Smith was out for two games, so Johnson probably got 10 catches and 150 yards he wouldn't have otherwise gotten.

Don Vito
05-01-2007, 07:10 PM
I feel bad for Keyshawn, especially after all of the things about mentoring Jarret on draft day. Jarret looks to play a pretty big role nest year I guess.

Donno
05-01-2007, 07:15 PM
I feel bad for Keyshawn, especially after all of the things about mentoring Jarret on draft day. Jarret looks to play a pretty big role nest year I guess.

Thats what I was thinking, he was soo excited and they release him.

Don Vito
05-01-2007, 07:19 PM
I hope he goes back to Tampa, that would be a hilarious reunion. Not sure how kindly Bucs fans would welcome back.

Ho0k Em'
05-01-2007, 07:26 PM
mark it down....he'll be a Chief.

jkpigskin
05-01-2007, 07:37 PM
wat in the world

did not see this coming

benroethlisberger
05-01-2007, 08:02 PM
This is kinda stupid IMO and here's why I think this I was watching tv and they were discussing this and they said on April 1st they paid him a 3 million roster bonus, I guess they like to throw money away at a old WR then cut, they should have cut him before they paid him the bonus.

Ho0k Em'
05-01-2007, 08:10 PM
they still had to play him the money. It wasn't a roster bonus.

ShutDwn
05-01-2007, 08:38 PM
No, read the posts earlier.

they still had to play him the money. It wasn't a roster bonus.
This is kinda stupid IMO and here's why I think this I was watching tv and they were discussing this and they said on April 1st they paid him a 3 million roster bonus, I guess they like to throw money away at a old WR then cut, they should have cut him before they paid him the bonus.

The following applies to both of you.


Let's clear up a little matter here before it gets too wide-spread: The Panthers DID NOT pay Keyshawn Johnson a $3 million roster bonus on April 1, as has been reported elsewhere and has fans scratching their heads

The Panthers did pay Johnson $1 million April 1. But that was deferred money from the signing bonus he agreed to when he initially signed with the Panthers. Johnson also was due a $1 million reporting bonus at the start of training camp. Obviously, he won't get that money and it won't count against the salary cap.

-Charlotte Observer


So, for once and for all, he was not paid the $3 million dollar bonus.

SaintsMan
05-01-2007, 09:35 PM
If what I'm hearing is true, he'll be a Saint soon. Not sure how I feel about this, but I'll trust Sean Payton on this one.

Stash
05-01-2007, 10:51 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up in TEN, SD, or KC. All those teams need help at WR and Keyshawn can be solid for a year at least.

doingthisinsteadofwork
05-01-2007, 10:55 PM
wow this is really funny.I hate Keshawn.I just hope he signs so he wont retire and that way I wont have to see him on ESPN for at least another year.
3,000 post.

Shahin
05-01-2007, 11:54 PM
Damn. I would have kept him for the sole purpose of mentoring Jarrett, disregarding the fact that he had a pretty good season last year.

BlindSite
05-02-2007, 12:15 AM
You all do realise that coaching staff's exist for a reason... Jesus christ you're acting like Keyshawn is actually a good leader.

wogitalia
05-02-2007, 12:33 AM
Ah Minny... You listening. Perfect fit, a sure handed possession guy for what is basically a rookie QB makes great sense. He is there for at most 2 years whilst TWill and Rice work it out and then it is there show, meanwhile TJ has a safety valve so he doesnt just capitulate.

Raider-Ken
05-02-2007, 02:05 AM
I wouldn't mind the Raiders picking him up... If he got a couple of more years I'm sure he bring something good to the team! He would be a good replacement for Moss (even though he is not the same type of receiver at all)

CC.SD
05-02-2007, 03:05 AM
Chargers make a lot of sense; the only real vet WR on the roster is Eric Parker.

d-dave
05-02-2007, 08:06 AM
As a Panther fan, I was perplexed yesterday afternoon when I found out what happened. I mean, he was going to personally mentor Jarrett to become a great player right?

Well, I feel bad for Key at having the rug pulled from his feet. After read what Hurney said, and other observations, I can understand the decision making process here.

It sucks, but this is the NFL. There is always someone younger who'se getting paid less chopping at the bit to take your job. In this case, even before he was signed, Jarrett's got Key's job.

I wouldn't worry too much about Jarrett's developement. Steve Smith works as hard as anyone on his breaks and dealing with defenders. I think Smith will have plenty to teach Jarrett as far as taking care of business as a reciever.

As good as key was, I think we might end up better without him. Call me a crazy homer if you want. I think the movement towards youth will be a good thing this year.

portermvp84
05-02-2007, 09:49 AM
I wouldn't mind him if he came to Oakland just to see what him and Lane kiffen could do.

Jimmy
05-02-2007, 08:42 PM
i love it.. its so ironic

keyshawn tells him to stay in school, his stock drops, and for that reason the panthers get a chance to get him and keyshawn looses his job because gave crappy advicce

Geo
05-18-2007, 01:01 AM
Watching the NFL Classics airing of the 2003 Bucs vs. Colts game reminded me of classic (and current) Meshawn.

Maybe he'll find a fifth NFL team to play for.