No, you don't, sorry. Football is a business and the business of this team is to win, not to cater to every journeyman player on our roster. Diedrick was an ST guy for eight years. I appreciate the work he put in, but he got paid for it, and we don't owe him anything. We're not talking about cutting Ben Cahoon here, we're talking about releasing a career ST player who did very little but make mistakes whenever he was actually in the offense.
We could not dress him for Thursday's game... Ticats have been trying to acquire him for a while so had he been released he would have been picked up by them anyway.So hide him on the LTIR. No need to ship him to a division rival who has been spanking us in recent years and against who we need every advantage if we're to come out on top.
The biggest question for me is will Messam be able to contribute on a regular basis at some point because he's the guy we chose to keep...Good question, and your guess is as good as mine.