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MinnesotaFin
08-31-2012, 07:52 PM
Omar Kelly ‏@OmarKelly (https://twitter.com/OmarKelly)
RT @MrArmstrong13 (https://twitter.com/MrArmstrong13): #RedskinNation (https://twitter.com/search/?src=hash&q=%23RedskinNation) Ty for embracing me, unfortunately my time has come to an endĽ Anthony Armstrong was released. Waiver wire

mikefinfan
08-31-2012, 07:54 PM
If true sign now.... We now have nothing to lose in a trade for him

Nublar7
08-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Either Armando was full of it, or the Redskins or Dolphins wanted picks in addition to the players.

foozool13
08-31-2012, 08:03 PM
Put a claim in and cross ur fingers now. It is what it is. Not like we CRAZY missed out.

SQuinn17
08-31-2012, 08:03 PM
Either Armando was full of it, or the Redskins or Dolphins wanted picks in addition to the players.
I'm thinking we wanted picks. If we didnt want picks, I figured this would have been done already.

footsteps_falco
08-31-2012, 08:09 PM
reggie bush can not play every single down all game long. when he comes off the field, splits out wide, tweaks something, or (knock on wood:crazy:) gets hurt..... i like having slaton. i think hes a better option than thomas, thigpen, and miller at this point.

Predaphin
08-31-2012, 08:21 PM
I continue to see Armstrong as a lateral move. This is not an upgrade by any means....I mean we let him go before and he was younger back then.

datruth55
08-31-2012, 08:23 PM
Why would Armstrong be a waiver wire claim when he's got more than 4 years in the league? Wouldn't he just be a free agent? Free to sign with whoever he wants?

Edit: Never mind he only has 3 seasons accrued.

robfila
08-31-2012, 08:33 PM
And to the fans, i know y'all are harsh and critical, but it all comes from your passion to be great. Thank you for the memories.

anyone know?

Daytona Fin
08-31-2012, 08:35 PM
If he is worried about harsh and critical fans, miami is not the place for him.

BigCityCat
08-31-2012, 08:42 PM
I agree a lot of fans are very harsh and critical. I just hope these fans are not judged with the same judgment they use. It makes me uncomfortable to hear people refer to other people as scrubs and other comments like it.

BigCityCat
08-31-2012, 08:44 PM
If he is worried about harsh and critical fans, miami is not the place for him.

I agree Miami has a lot of classless fans. It's probably like that everywhere though.

gregorygrant83
08-31-2012, 08:51 PM
Scrubs is polite compared to a lot of things you hear. And it gets very personal and hateful. I can't beleive how many people hate Ted Ginn or Chad Henne as people just because they didn't work out to be great players.

Elliott 1
08-31-2012, 08:53 PM
If he is worried about harsh and critical fans, miami is not the place for him.

He didn't say he was worried about it. He said the opposite. He said he understood that with the passion the criticism will naturally come.

Very mature well balanced attitude.

Daytona Fin
08-31-2012, 08:56 PM
I agree Miami has a lot of classless fans. It's probably like that everywhere though.
Are you calling the 1st amendment classless? :lol:

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He didn't say he was worried about it. He said the opposite. He said he understood that with the passion the criticism will naturally come.

Very mature well balanced attitude.

I didn't know what to make of it. That's what i read into it. Good thing i'm not a beat writer.

BigCityCat
08-31-2012, 08:57 PM
Scrubs is polite compared to a lot of things you hear. And it gets very personal and hateful. I can't beleive how many people hate Ted Ginn or Chad Henne as people just because they didn't work out to be great players.

Yeh I do my best to ignore it and try to enjoy the people here that have interesting positive things to say. It's the way of the world I guess. People are generally much better face to face. Being behind a keyboard on the Internet allows people to be a little disconnected from the things they say.

Michael Fei
08-31-2012, 09:00 PM
***Didn't realize this was already known (showed up as twelve minutes ago on Google). This topic can be closed.***

Per Mike Jones (Washington Post)



After failing in their attempts to trade him to the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Redskins informed wide receiver Anthony Armstrong (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2012/08/31/redskins-discussing-trade-involving-wr-anthony-armstrong-rb-steve-slaton/) Friday that he will be released.
Armstrong, who was entering his third season with the team, announced the news via his Twitter account (https://twitter.com/MrArmstrong13/status/241682309227626496), saying “#RedskinNation (https://twitter.com/search/?q=%23RedskinNation&src=hash) Ty for embracing me, unfortunately my time has come to an end. GL to @RGIII (https://twitter.com/RGIII) @DezBriscoe89 (https://twitter.com/DezBriscoe89) & the rest of the team.”

Armstrong was the odd man out in a crowded wide receiver unit that the Redskins upgraded with free the agent signings of Pierre Garcon and Josh Morgan. The anticipated development of second-year pro Leonard Hankerson and the return of Santana Moss left Armstrong to battle with Dezmon Briscoe, Aldrick Robinson, Terrence Austin and Brandon Banks for two of the final spots at their position.

Briscoe recorded six catches for 117 yards and two touchdowns this preseason, and Robinson had eight catches for 132 yards and a touchdown. Austin, who had five catches for 52 yards, was released Friday, well before Armstrong (three catches for 76 yards) received word of his fate. Brandon Banks (91-yard punt return for a touchdown, three catches for 54 yards) also made the team.

The final decision came down to Armstrong and Briscoe. Just before 8 p.m., Armstrong learned of his release and sent out the announcement over twitter.

The receiver had been the subject of trade talks between Washington and Miami. The Redskins were trying to deal Armstrong for running back Steve Slaton, according to people with knowledge of the situation. But the two sides were unable to come to terms on an agreement and the Redskins cut Armstrong.

Armstrong was the character of a rags to riches story, who worked in a shopping mall while playing in lower-tier indoor football leagues before catching on with the Dolphins’ practice squad in 2008. He made Washington’s practice squad in 2009, and in 2010 broke out with 44 catches for 871 yards and three touchdowns — the second-highest total for a wideout on the team. Injuries derailed his season last year, however, and he recorded only seven catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns.

Armstrong’s release eliminated 21of the 22 players the Redskins were required to shed by 9 p.m. Friday. The team also cut receiver Terrence Austin; quarterback Jonathan Crompton; offensive linemen Tom Compton, Erik Cook, Grant Garner and Willie Smith; running backs Tim Hightower and Tristan Davis; and tight end Richard Quinn. On defense, the team released cornerback Travon Bellamy and Brandyn Thompson; linebackers Brian McNally and Donnell Holt; and linemen Delvin Johnson, Marlon Favorite, Doug Worthington and Darrion Scott. The team was attempting to trade backup linebacker Bryan Kehl, but planned to release him if it was unsuccessful.

The team also was negotiating an injury settlement and release with backup fullback Dorson Boyce, who hurt his shoulder Wednesday.
Tanard Jackson will go on the suspended reserve list.


Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2012/08/31/redskins-release-wr-anthony-armstrong/

I say we get him. Now.

MinnesotaFin
08-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Sorry bro I posted this hours ago

http://www.finheaven.com/forums/showthread.php?324283-No-trade-for-Armstong-He-was-just-cut

Michael Fei
08-31-2012, 09:03 PM
Sorry bro I posted this hours ago

http://www.finheaven.com/forums/showthread.php?324283-No-trade-for-Armstong-He-was-just-cut
My bad. This can be closed. :crazy:

TheDeadGirl_666
08-31-2012, 09:04 PM
He sucks anyway

gregorygrant83
08-31-2012, 09:04 PM
Yeh I do my best to ignore it and try to enjoy the people here that have interesting positive things to say. It's the way of the world I guess. People are generally much better face to face. Being behind a keyboard on the Internet allows people to be a little disconnected from the things they say.

It use to bother me a lot. Then I came to realize that's just the way some people are. If 5 good things happen and 5 bad things happen they're going to dwell on the bad. It doesn't make them evil people they're just wired different than I am.