The seventh roster update for Madden 09 is being targeted to be out as early as tomorrow morning. This latest one seems to be more substantial than the last couple of updates. While it can be debated whether one or two point ratings changes really mean anything it is great to have the consistency of weekly roster updates which has led to them being more accurate than ever before.
CB Simeon Castille Released by Bengals
LB Abdul Hodge Signs with Bengals
WR Steve Sanders Released by Browns
S Hamza Abdullah Signs with Browns
G Enoka Lucas Added to Cardinals (Practice Squad)
T Kelly Butler Released from Cardinals/Removed
S Oliver Celestin Added to Cardinals
DT Brandon McKinney Released by Chargers/Removed
DE Andre Coleman Added to Chargers (Practice Squad)
LB Antwan Applewhite Added to Chargers
LB Weston Dacus Added to Chiefs
DT Marcus Dixon Added to Cowboys (Practice Squad)
TE Joey Haynos Added to Dolphins
K Rhys Lloyd Added to Panthers
RT Seth Wand Released to Free Agents (IR)
TE John Madsen Signs with Raiders
WR Eddie Kennison Released by Rams
QB Joey Harrington Released by Saints
DT Remi Ayodele Signs with Saints
TE Jeb Putzier Added to Seahawks
LB Patrick Bailey Released by Steelers
DT Scott Paxson Added to Free Agents
HB Najeh Davenport Signs with Steelers
C Fernando Velasco Added to Titans (Practice Squad)
QB Kyle Orton Bears 78 to 79 Looks pretty serviceable at the QB position for the Bears.
S Kevin Payne Bears 76 to 77 Took a starting safety job in his second year out of college.
LB Dhani Jones Bengals 78 to 81 The NFLs leader in tackles after 5 weeks.
LB Keith Rivers Bengals 82 to 83 Made a very nice INT against the Cowboys in week 5 and looks very fluid running it back.
WR Antonio Chatman Bengals 74 to 76 Has emerged as the Bengals slot receiver and looks pretty quick.
WR Lee Evans Bills 91 to 92 Now 99 speed after connecting on a long bomb with JP Losman for an 80+ yard TD.
HB Fred Jackson Bills 79 to 80 The Do-it-all man for the Bills. Backs up at HB, catches a ton of passes and occasionally returns kicks and punts.
LB Wesley Woodyard Broncos 65 to 68 Played safety in college and has put on a lot of weights, Shanahan says he has a future at Linebacker and broke up a pass in Week 5.
RT Ryan Harris Broncos 78 to 79 Cutler has been sacked only 2 times all year. Tackle out of Notre Dame.
LT Ryan Clady Broncos 79 to 81 Looks very good starting at LT for the Broncos.
LB Nate Webster Broncos 78 to 79 Takes over at MLB as DJ Williams slides outside.
S Mike Adams Browns 75 to 77 Playing extensively for the Browns due to injuries.
WR Steve Breaston Cardinals 75 to 78 Stepped it up last week in place of Boldin and caught everything thrown at him.
LB Travis LaBoy Cardinals 79 to 81 Had a couple of sacks in a win vs. the Bills in week 5.
QB Kurt Warner Cardinals 87 to 88 Throw out the fumbles and INTs, an absolute monster season in the works.
DT Jay Ratliff Cowboys 84 to 85 Budding monster in the middle or outside for the Cowboys.
WR Miles Austin Cowboys 69 to 71 - #3/#4 receiver for the Cowboys.
SS Yeremiah Bell Dolphins 83 to 84 Gotta be the best player in the Dolphins secondary.
HB Ronnie Brown Dolphins 91 to 92 Looks all the way back from a knee injury.
T Jake Long Dolphins 85 to 86 - #1 pick out of Michigan, what a pick for the Dolphins in turning an weakness into a strength.
G Ike Ndukwe Dolphins 79 to 80 Starting guard after injuries, this guy looks good in this scheme.
QB Chad Pennington Dolphins 82 to 84 Making smart decisions in back to back wins for the Dolphins.
LT Sam Baker Falcons 78 to 79 Good looking rookie LT for the Falcons, just came back from a concussion.
DE John Abraham Falcons 93 to 94 NFL leader in sacks, dominated the Packer.
RT Tyson Clabo Falcons 75 to 78 Shut down Kampman and the Packers in Week 5.
WR Roddy White Falcons 89 to 90 Legitimate #1 receiver, future star after being the butt of many hands jokes early in his career.
CB Brent Grimes Falcons 75 to 77 Starting at corner, good looking player.
WR Isaac Bruce 49ers 85 to 86 Having a nice year in the Mike Martz offense.
FS Kenny Phillips Giants 80 to 82 Getting more and more playing time as the heir apparent at the free safety position.
WR Domenik Hixon Giants 74 to 76 Filled in for Plaxico Burress last week for 100 yards.
WR Mike Walker Jaguars 75 to 77 Knee swelled up after he went for 100 yards vs. the Steelers.
LB David Bowens Jets 69 to 72 Picked up a couple sacks in the shootout vs. the Cardinals.
DE Shaun Ellis Jets 86 to 87 Playing nicely as a 3-4 end in the Jets new defense.
CB Pat Lee Packers 73 to 74 Had a nice game vs. the Falcons including a questionable pass interference, the Packers might get something out of this draft class after all.
TE Tory Humphrey Packers 74 to 76 Looks to get more playing time with footballs hitting starting TE Donald Lee in the facemask.
QB Jake Delhomme Panthers 85 to 86 Looks good with a great run game and his main man Steve Smith back.
DT Maake Kemoeatu Panthers 83 to 84 Starting nose tackle and run plugger for the Panthers.
DT Damione Lewis Panthers 76 to 79 Starts opposite Kemoeatu for the Panthers.
DT Justin Bannan Ravens 83 to 85 Ravens havent missed a beat with him in there for injured Kelly Gregg.
HB Clinton Portis Redskins 91 to 94 Looks like the best running back in the NFL right now.
RT Jon Jansen Redskins 82 to 87 Got his job back after injury, know its probably his.
SS Chris Horton Redskins 74 to 78 Looks like the real deal at safety for the Redskins.
TE Chris Cooley Redskins 92 to 93 The only reason hes not open is because he is blocking, great pass catching threat when allowed to go out.
LB Rocky McIntosh Redskins 88 to 89 Was all over the field in week 5 vs. the Eagles.
DE Demetric Evans Redskins 72 to 76 Filled in for Jason Taylor in a big win vs. the Eagles.
CB Tracy Porter Saints 76 to 77 Rookie season just lost to injury, had started before that.
DT Kendrick Clancy Saints 77 to 79 Plugged the middle vs. Vikings on Monday night.
LT Jamaal Brown Saints 94 to 95 Neutralized pass rushing bull Jared Allen on Monday night.
RT Jon Stinchcomb Saints 82 to 85 Does a great job in keeping Drew Brees upright.
LB LaMarr Woodley Steelers 83 to 84 Forms a formidable pass rushing duo with fellow OLB James Harrison.
LB Zac Diles Texans 76 to 77 Starting now in his second year out of Kansas State, picked up Peyton Manning in Week 5.
RT Eric Winston Texans 82 to 85 Did a fine job against Robert Mathis of the Colts.
LT Duane Brown Texans 76 to 78 Has picked it up since a rocky start, locked up with Dwight Freeney last week.
FS Michael Griffin Titans 88 to 89 Has 4 INTs and looks like a star.
LT Michael Roos Titans 88 to 91 An up and coming star for the Titans at LT, both tackles were signed to lucrative contract extensions this past offseason.
RT David Stewart Titans 88 to 90 A monster at RT who holds his own.
TE Bo Scaife Titans 82 to 84 Has overtaken Alge Crumpler on looks from the QB in passing situations.
CB Antoine Winfield Titans 91 to 92 Was Mr. Everything on Monday night, a hard hitting corner who plays the run.
LB Ben Leber Vikings 81 to 82 Had a nice pass breakup deep in coverage in Week 5, role likely to expand after the loss of MLB EJ Henderson.
HB Kenny Watson Bengals 83 to 80 Cut last week and re-signed by the Bengals the next week.
HB Chris Perry Bengals 82 to 81 Has fumbled 5 times on the year averaging 2.8 YPC.
TE Ben Utecht Bengals 81 to 78 Looks slow and soft out there.
DE Tim Crowder Broncos 80 to 76 Gameday inactive in his 2nd season.
DE Elvis Dumervil Broncos 90 to 89 Has done nothing when the Broncos need any kind of pass rush.
C Nick Hardwick Chargers 94 to 92 Just came back last week and opened some good holes early on vs. the Dolphins. Not the same offensive line.
CB Patrick Surtain Chiefs 89 to 87 Just came back and played nickel giving way to Brandon Carr.
LB Donnie Edwards Chiefs 93 to 92 Injured now and on the decline.
DE Tamba Hali Chiefs 86 to 81 Has no sacks this year and opponents frequently targeted his side on running plays.
S Ken Hamlin Cowboys 90 to 88 Has not carried the momentum from last year when he played very well.
S Roy Williams Cowboys 88 to 85 Hurt now and only a 2 down player because he cant cover a glass of water.
LB Zach Thomas Cowboys 93 to 92 0 tackles for loss and probably will stay that way. Cant run anymore and sets up 5-7 yards off the LOS and waits to tackle a ball carrier after a 4-5 yard gain.
CB Domonique Foxworth Falcons 78 to 74 Traded to Falcons and cant get on the field.
WR Reggie Williams Jaguars 83 to 82 TD machine last year, now cant get any looks.
WR Jerry Porter Jaguars 86 to 84 Just came back off injury and did nothing in his first game.
QB Jon Kitna Lions 84 to 83 Has been battered too often, last year as a starting QB.
WR Mike Furrey Lions 84 to 79 Not involved in the offense anymore.
WR Shaun McDonald Lions 87 to 83 Hasnt picked up the momentum from last year.
DT Cory Redding Lions 91 to 88 Like the rest of the Lions defense, not doing a whole lot.
TE Michael Gaines Lions 79 to 74 Product from UCF not doing much with the extra playing time.
LT Chad Clifton Packers 94 to 93 Had a heck uv a time with John Abraham, left with a bad hamstring but could have been a benching.
KGB Packers 88 to 85 Now a pass rushing specialist, does little when in the game.
RT Mark Tauscher Packers 93 to 92 Commits too many penalties and can barely move anymore.
WR DJ Hackett Panthers 86 to 84 Always hurt, got hurt in his first play back in Week 5.
TE Todd Heap Ravens 91 to 89 All you fantasy players know how soft and bad he has been.
FS Josh Bullocks Saints 81 to 78 Safety benched for the Saints, nothing more to say.
C Kevin Mawae Titans 94 to 91 Getting up there in age, still a good player.
SS Darren Sharper Vikings 92 to 91 Not the playmaker he once was, Vikings pass defense is far from its strength.
TE Randy McMichael Rams IR
DT Kelly Gregg Ravens IR
CB Tracy Porter Saints - IR
LB E.J. Henderson Vikings - IR
WR Lee Evans Bills 5 years