The Buzz: Player News

Find out what we're hearing about players from around the league, including some tryout news in today's edition of "The Buzz".

ColtPower will be following up with more on the news we broke early Wednesday evening regarding Tyjuan Hagler's surprising move to injured reserve. Be sure to check in late Thursday night or Friday morning for more on that story. It will be a premium members' exclusive.

Former Colts defensive back Donald Strickland is soon going to earn the nickname "The Wanderer" as he left Dallas this week without a contract offer and has now worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For everyone who thought this guy was worth snatching back up, the number of teams who have talked to him without signing him should be a solid indicator that the Colts didn't take a huge loss here with his release. No word out of Tampa Bay yet as to whether or not they will be offering him a deal.

Another defensive back who was coming off of a serious 2004 injury, 10-year veteran Ken Irvin, was waived by Minnesota putting more competition into the market against Strickland.

Former Colts cornerback Raymond Walls wasn't unemployed very long. After the Cardinals had to put defensive tackle Langston Moore on injured reserve, they quickly re-signed Walls.

Rams QB Jeff Smoker, who the Colts worked out earlier this season was released from the Rams practice squad. Another notable quarterback that has been put on waivers is Ravens quarterback Kordell Stewart.

Two well-known veterans were placed on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Jets WR Wayne Chrebet, who has a history of concussions, banged his head on the turf late in Sunday's game and was prone on the turf, blinking his eyes slowly. Characteristically, the gritty player didn't drop the ball. But the Jets placed him on IR and there is speculation that this might be the end of his NFL career. He reportedly was so dazed after the game that he needed help untying his shoes and getting his jersey and pads off.

Meanwhile, wide receiver David Boston (knee) landed on injured reserve for the third time in four seasons. The Dolphins are unlikely to waste more time on him, but they are being non-commital at the moment regarding whether Boston will return to the team next year.

Some fans were wondering if the Colts might be interested in taking a look at former Steelers and Patriots RB Amos Zereoue, but so fare we haven't heard of any interest by the Colts. Zereoue did have a tryout this week with the Panthers, though.

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