I spoke with Jordan Babineaux, who did not want to get into what he did to earn his one-game suspension. But he said he was surprised that he was suspended because his agents and several attorneys were in negotiations with the league to appeal the one-game suspension. He said the league was stout in its decision and he had to live with it. I asked him if he was playing for free this week since he also was hit with an additional game check fine, but he just kind of smiled on that one and said, "Whatever you say." I asked him to clarify that because his agent said they were trying to get that fine removed, but he never would say what that was about.
Jordan Kent was very classy about his demotion, saying they never really placed the blame on him but told him that the entire unit was too young and they needed more experience. He said he realizes that his way to help the team is to be the best scout team player he can be and his competition is now Wednesday thru Friday.
Bobby Engram said his rehab is going well, but when I asked when his target return date is he said he wants to err on the side of caution because you have to take into account that he is being slammed to the ground by 250 pound linebackers. Another way of saying that is: No extendy, no come back early.
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Bruce DeHaven was uncharacteristically quiet when speaking about Jon Ryan and Ryan Plackemeier. Of Jon Ryan, he said the good thing is, "He has played in the league." Of Ryan Plackemeier, he said, "I don't want to talk about somebody who is not here." I asked him if he felt like he invested all this time in developing Plack and it seems like a waste of time, and he said, "I don't want to talk about that either."
Jon Ryan said he was surprised he was cut by Green Bay because he had a good camp, but in this business you are never really surprised. He said it was a welcome call because you never know if it will come next week or next year. He definitely has a different body type than Plack.