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Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:44 pm
 

Another NFLer on way to the AFL

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You might remember when I told you about Fabrizio Scaccia and his famed 68-yard field goal that was caught on film during a semipro game(see below). But if you don’t recall, yeah, I can’t really blame you (the only reason I remember him is because of his fabulous name).

Anyway, Scaccia – who was signed last year to the 49ers practice squad – made some news today, re-signing with the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers.

Scaccia is the fourth NFLer to sign with the AFL joining Browns WR Rod Windsor (a teammate of Scaccia’s last year with the Rattlers), Cowboys WR Troy Bergeron and Cardinals OL Cliff Louis as the lockout continues, and for now, he feels pretty good about it.

"Windsor did it first," Scaccia said, via CSNBayarea.com. "I did a little more investigating. I talked to my family and I see nothing but positives in joining the league."

When the lockout ends, Scaccia presumably will battle Joe Nedney for the starting kicking spot.

But for now, at least he’s got a job.



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Posted on: April 4, 2011 11:45 am
 

Hot Routes 4.4.11: Rams interested in Rice?



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • In this Pro Football Weekly report, sources tell the publication that the Rams could have some interest in Vikings WR Sidney Rice. Considering how lackluster the current crop of St. Louis receivers are, the move would make sense. But the Rams organization apparently also is leery of Rice’s hip injury that cost him much of last season.
  • The Boston Herald wonders how Tom Brady’s image will be affected by the upcoming Brady v NFL case. Apparently, he can expect a hit to his short-term marketability.
  • The creator of the Madden NFL video game is suing EA Sports for many, many millions of dollars. It could even reach into the b illions. And get this: Robin Antonick’s original game was released in 1988, and it was for Commodore 64, MS Dos and Apple II.
  • Further cementing the idea that Da’Quan Bowers could fall out of the top-10 is Peter King of Sports Illustrated reporting that only one head coach (Arizona’s Ken Whisenhunt) and two GMs (Atlanta’s Thomas Dimitroff and Buffalo’s Buddy Nix) were in attendance at his Pro Day last week.

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Posted on: March 16, 2011 10:55 am
Edited on: March 16, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Hot Routes 3.16.11: Still #WINNING



Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • What do Redskins GM Bruce Allen and Charlie Sheen have in common? WINNING, obviously. As in, “You should know that the current status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement will not disrupt our preparation for the 2011 season or swerve our focus from the Redskins’ objective -- WINNING.” What would have made this even more awesome? If Allen had added the word, “DUH.”
  • A woman has been convicted of killing the pregnant girlfriend of former Bears DB Shaun Gayle. A Lake County, Ill., jury found that Marni Young meticulously planned out an execution of a woman she considered a romantic rival for Gayle. The woman faces a 45-year maximum term. The victim was seven months pregnant with Gayle’s child.
  • Apparently, the Steelers are huge fans of the Pouncey family. As you know, C Maurkice Pouncey established himself as a huge presence for the Pittsburgh offensive line last year, and if Pittsburgh had the choice, it’d take Mike Pouncey in next month’s NFL draft and put him at right guard.

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