The release of Elliss was expected, the only consideration was if the Lions would release him now, or wait until June 1 to avoid have the pro-rated portion of his signing bonus accelerate into this year's salary cap. They decided to move now.
March 2, 2004
With the start of the NFL under way, with the Redskins defeat over the Jets, the end of the preseason, unfortunate injuries, and the roster cuts to 53, players that were once an afterthought are quickly being scooped up by owners that are diligent. Recognizing the shift in player's importance as the event happens will help you get the edge in grabbing these players first. E-mail me your questions for my weekly Fantasy Freebie Q&A at firstname.lastname@example.org, that I will post tomorrow afternoon.
September 5, 2003
OPEN LETTER TO JAMES STEWART: Thank you for giving three years of your career to the Detroit Lions. Thank you for rushing 713 times, for 2,890 yards, 15 touchdowns, and a 4.1 yard-per-carry average. Thank you for catching 101 passes, for 862 yards, and 4 more touchdowns.
September 4, 2003
The Detroit Lions today put running back James Stewart on the injured reserve list ending his season. The move today solves many roster issues and most likely ends the Detroit-tenure of the classy Stewart who was never too busy to talk or help out in the community. Also inside: Talks will Lawyer Milloy, or none at all? We know the truth. Plus, a deal with Alex Molden done?
September 2, 2003