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Waiting For Next Year:
Scott Fujita’s career in Cleveland went out with a whimper as he missed significant time due to injury, but he apparently wanted to be remembered as a Saint anyway. Fujita reportedly signed a one-day deal with the team that he helped to win a Super Bowl so he could retire there.
In the end, Fujita’s time in Cleveland will be marred by his lack of play due to injury and unfortunately bringing the New Orleans bounty scandal with him. In the end, Fujita was fully exonerated, but it sure did bring an unwanted distraction to the team last year, at least for fans who follow team news all year long.
In the PFT post, Mike Florio talks about what kind of an impact that Fujita can make in his life after football, and even as Fujita wasn’t my favorite Browns player over the last few years, I can’t disagree. Fujita shines in the public eye when dealing with issues. Whether he chooses to move into politics or commentary on TV, he will be served well.
In fact, considering what we’ve seen over the past few years from the higher ups in the NFL Players’ association, it might even be wise to keep Fujita involved as a spokesman for NFL players as a labor group going forward.
[Related: Hooray! NFL Network and ESPN agree not to tip draft picks via Twitter]
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With the NFL Draft coming up on Thursday night, two of your Weekend Warriors, Jacob and Kirk, thought it would be a good idea to get the juices flowing and talk about what the Browns could potentially do at #6 (or wherever else they may land in the first round). Who will be wearing that lovely orange and brown cap pictured to the right come Thursday evening? We do hope you enjoy...
Many moons ago I happened to be living right outside of San Francisco when Joe Montana retired. I had nothing to do and had the means to get into the city so I went to the ceremony. I'll never forget it--this guy passed around a parody of some song pretty much praising Joe. When we sang it (we were right next to the stage) he looked over and commented--very cool.
Scott Fujita has been a very good football player for many years since being drafted in the 5th round by the Chiefs way back in 2002, but has been battling a neck injury he suffered during the week 5 game last season while with the Browns. He was placed on season ending injured reserve shortly after that injury and is possibly looking to have surgery in the near future.
Linebacker Scott Fujita called it a career Monday, after signing a one-day contract so he can officially retire a member of the New Orleans Saints.
Fujita, 33, spent four of his eleven NFL seasons with the Saints. During that time in New Orleans, Fujita played in two NFC Championship games and won Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts. He also spent time with the Kansas...
Veteran linebacker Scott Fujita announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.Fantasy Spin:He signed a one-day contract with New Orleans to finish his career as a Saint. Fujita, who spent his last three seasons with Cleveland, collected 767 tackles, 23.5 sacks and seven interceptions during his 11-year career.
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