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People always make fun of sports games by saying that they're nothing but yearly roster updates, but Madden's latest roster update is big enough to be a game in and of itself.
Check out some of these details about the update from EA:
• 232 players released• 165 roster additions including new stars• 40 player ratings changes highlighted by Arian Foster of the Texans, Seattle's Mike Williams, and Derek Anderson in Arizona received ratings increases heading into Week 1 of the regular season. Tennessee's Kenny Britt and Washington's Devin Thomas received ratings decreases this week.• 17 player trades including Reggie Nelson on the Bengals, Josh Wilson to Baltimore, and Jarrad Page to New England.• 16 players moved to IR• Hundreds of depth chart changes• 13 players removed from depth chart (suspension, holdout, PUP, etc.) including Ben Roethlisberger, Santonio Holmes, Gerald Hayes, Ed Reed, Aqib Talib, Logan Mankins, Vincent Jackson, and more.• 3 new player contract deals highlighted by Nick Mangold and Andre Johnson's new deals.• 1 player retired
The Full Week 1 Madden NFL 11 Roster Update: Max Hall QB ARZ AddedMatt Leinart QB ARZ ReleasedDerek Anderson QB ARZ Increase, from 67 to 69OVRMonty Beisel MLB ARZ ReleasedAnthony Becht TE ARZ ReleasedHamza Abdullah S ARZ AddedCody Brown OLB ARZ ReleasedJim Dray TE ARZ AddedHerman Johnson OL ARZ ReleasedOnrea Jones WR ARZ ReleasedBrandon McDonald CB ARZ AddedGerald Hayes MLB ARZ Removed from depth chart (suspension)A.J. Jefferson CB ARZ AddedDominque Byrd TE ARZ ReleasedDerek Anderson QB ARZ Moved to QB #1 on depth chartStephen Williams WR ARZ Increase, from 61 to 64OVRDarnell Dockett DT ARZ New deal, 4yrs/48MIL/30MIL BONUSTrey Lewis DT ATL Increase, from 68 to 71OVRBrett Romberg OL ATL ReleasedRob Bruggeman OL ATL AddedJoe Hawley OL ATL AddedMatt Giordano S ATL ReleasedShann Schillinger S ATL AddedChevis Jackson CB ATL ReleasedRobert James MLB ATL AddedThomas Johnson DL ATL ReleasedTrey Lewis DL ATL AddedJonathan Babineaux DL ATL Removed from depth chart (suspension)Keith Zinger TE ATL ReleasedAntone Smith HB ATL AddedTroy Smith QB BAL ReleasedT.J. Houshmandzadeh WR BAL AddedDemetrius Williams WR BAL ReleasedMarcus Smith WR BAL AddedKen Hamlin S BAL AddedEd Reed S BAL Removed from depth chart (PUP)Josh Wilson CB BAL Traded to BAL from SEADavon Drew TE BAL ReleasedTravis Fisher CB BAL ReleasedShayne Graham K BAL ReleasedDavid Hale OL BAL ReleasedArthur Jones DL BAL addedCary Williams CB BAL addedJoique Bell HB BUF ReleasedLevi Brown QB BUF ReleasedKyle Calloway OL BUF ReleasedKirk Chambers OL BUF ReleasedCordaro Howard OL BUF AddedKraig Urbik OL BUF AddedAntonio Coleman OLB BUF AddedChristian Gaddis OL BUF ReleasedJames Hardy WR BUF ReleasedChad Jackson WR BUF ReleasedDavid Nelson WR BUF AddedDonald Jones WR BUF AddedCary Harris S BUF AddedJairus Byrd S BUF Moved to FS #3 (injury)Ellis Lankster CB BUF ReleasedDavid Martin TE BUF AddedDerek Schouman TE BUF ReleasedEd Wang OL BUF AddedTorrell Troup DT BUF Increase, from 63 to 66OVRTrent Edwards QB BUF Increase, from 70 to 72OVRRyan Fitzpatrick QB BUF Decrease, from 70 to 69OVREverette Brown DE CAR Increase, from 75 to 80OVRHunter Cantwell QB CAR ReleasedKenneth Moore WR CAR ReleasedTodd Carter K CAR AddedTim Duckworth OL CAR AddedAaron Francisco S CAR ReleasedMarcus Hudson S CAR AddedMortty Ivy MLB CAR ReleasedNic Harris MLB CAR AddedCorvey Irvin DT CAR ReleasedRobert McClain CB CAR AddedC.J. Wilson CB CAR ReleasedDerek Landri DT CAR AddedTank Tyler DT CAR ReleasedCharly Martin WR CAR AddedJosh Beekman OL CHI ReleasedTodd Collins QB CHI AddedDan LeFevour QB CHI ReleasedKellen Davis TE CHI AddedJarron Gilbert DE CHI ReleasedBrian Iwuh OLB CHI AddedJuaquin Iglesias WR CHI ReleasedJames Marten OL CHI ReleasedHenry Melton DT CHI AddedJ'Marcus Webb OL CHI AddedAl Afalava S CHI ReleasedTim Shaw MLB CHI ReleasedWill Ta'ufo'ou FB CHI IR - knee; releasedJerome Simpson WR CIN AddedAbdul Hodge MLB CIN ReleasedOtis Hudson OL CIN ReleasedRashad Jeanty OLB CIN ReleasedReggie Nelson S CIN Traded to CIN from JAXMarvin White S CIN ReleasedJ.T. O'Sullivan QB CIN ReleasedDan LeFevour QB CIN AddedDave Rayner K CIN ReleasedMike Nugent K CIN AddedFui Vakapuna FB CIN ReleasedBrian Leonard FB CIN Moved to FB from HBCedric Peerman HB CIN AddedAntonio Bryant WR CIN ReleasedLarry Asante S CLE ReleasedNick Sorensen S CLE addedBrandon McDonald CB CLE ReleasedGerard Lawson CB CLE ReleasedDeAngelo Smith CB CLE addedClifton Geathers DE CLE ReleasedChris Jennings HB CLE ReleasedC.J. Mosley DE CLE ReleasedDerreck Robinson DE CLE addedBrett Ratliff QB CLE ReleasedAlex Smith TE CLE addedMontario Hardesty HB CLE IR - torn ACLJames Harrison HB CLE CARRY Decrease, from 85 to 80John Bowie CB CLE ReleasedDavid Veikune MLB CLE ReleasedTravis Bright OL DAL ReleasedPhil Costa OL DAL AddedJosh Brent DT DAL AddedJunior Siavii DT DAL ReleasedCletis Gordon CB DAL ReleasedBarry Church S DAL AddedPat Watkins S DAL ReleasedSteve Octavian OLB DAL ReleasedScott Sicko TE DAL ReleasedJamar Wall CB DAL ReleasedDanny McCray S DAL AddedAlan Ball S DAL Increase, from 69 to 73OVRVictor Butler OLB DAL Increase, from 65 to 69OVRChris Baker DL DEN ReleasedJustin Fargas HB DEN ReleasedLenDale White HB DEN IRLance Ball HB DEN addedAndre Brown HB DEN addedJarvis Green DE DEN ReleasedJason Hunter OLB DEN addedDarrell Reid OLB DEN ReleasedSeth Olsen OL DEN ReleasedEric Olsen OL DEN addedDan Gronkowski TE DEN Traded to DEN from DETAlphonso Smith CB DEN Decrease, from 69 to 67OVRAlphonso Smith CB DET Traded to DET from DENDennis Northcutt WR DET ReleasedBrian Clark WR DET ReleasedDre Bly CB DET ReleasedEric King CB DET ReleasedDante Wesley CB DET ReleasedAaron Berry CB DET AddedVinny Ciurciu MLB DET ReleasedIsaiah Ekejuba MLB DET AddedCorey Hilliard OL DET AddedJon Jansen OL DET ReleasedStefan Logan WR DET AddedRandy Phillips S DET AddedDavid Roach S DET ReleasedKo Simpson S DET ReleasedJohn Wendling S DET AddedWillie Young DE DET AddedJahvid Best HB DET Increase, from 75 to 77OVRJared DeVries DE DET IR - kneeKevin Smith HB DET Decrease, from 80 to 78OVRKirk Barton OL FA RetiredMatt Flynn QB GB Increase, from 57 to 66OVRSpencer Havner TE GB ReleasedSam Shields CB GB AddedWill Blackmon S GB ReleasedEvan Dietrich-Smith OL GB ReleasedBreno Giacomini OL GB ReleasedCharlie Peprah S GB AddedAtari Bigby S GB Removed from depth chart (PUP)Morgan Burnett S GB Increase, from 70 to 73OVRC.J. Wilson DL GB AddedJarius Wynn DE GB ReleasedAl Harris CB GB Removed from depth chart (PUP)Frank Zombo OLB GB AddedTramon Williams CB GB Increase, from 75 to 77OVRDerrick Ward HB HOU AddedJeremiah Johnson HB HOU ReleasedKris Brown K HOU ReleasedJohn David Booty QB HOU ReleasedMatt Leinart QB HOU AddedAndre Davis WR HOU ReleasedGarrett Graham TE HOU AddedTim Jamison DE HOU AddedJeremiah Johnson HB HOU ReleasedAntwaun Molden CB HOU AddedJacques Reeves CB HOU ReleasedBrian Cushing OLB HOU Removed from depth chart (suspension)David Nixon OLB HOU AddedDeljuan Robinson DL HOU ReleasedShelley Smith OL HOU AddedJamar Wall CB HOU AddedChris White OL HOU ReleasedArian Foster HB HOU Increase, from 72 to 78OVRErvin Baldwin DE IND ReleasedColin Cloherty TE IND ReleasedTom Brandstater QB IND ReleasedVuna Tuihalamaka OLB IND ReleasedKavell Conner OLB IND AddedRay Fisher CB IND ReleasedSam Giguere WR IND ReleasedBrandon James WR IND ReleasedMitch King DT IND AddedTerrail Lambert CB IND ReleasedJustin Tryon CB IND AddedJacques McClendon OL IND AddedDavid Jones CB JAX Traded to JAX from CINTroy Williamson WR JAX ReleasedErnest Wilford TE JAX ReleasedGerald Alexander S JAX ReleasedAlvin Bowen OLB JAX ReleasedMichael Coe CB JAX addedScott Starks CB JAX ReleasedLandon Cohen DT JAX addedAtiyyah Ellison DT JAX ReleasedLeger Douzable DT JAX addedJacob Cutrera OLB JAX addedKynan Forney OL JAX ReleasedPaul McQuistan OL JAX ReleasedCecil Newton OL JAX ReleasedTony Gilbert MLB JAX ReleasedTeddy Lehman MLB JAX ReleasedJeremy Mincey DE JAX AddedZach Potter TE JAX AddedJulius Williams DE JAX ReleasedAaron Morgan DE JAX AddedD'Anthony Smith DT JAX IR - torn achillesColin Brown OL KC ReleasedMike Cox FB KC AddedDion Gales DT KC ReleasedAnthony Toriobio DT KC AddedQuinten Lawrence WR KC ReleasedIkechuku Ndukwe OL KC ReleasedTyler Palko QB KC ReleasedJarrad Page S KC Traded to NE from KCDonald Washington S KC Moved to SS #3 from CBMike Richardson CB KC ReleasedPierre Walters OLB KC ReleasedTravis Daniels CB KC AddedMaurice Leggett CB KC IR - neckJeramhe Urban WR KC IRJeremy Horne WR KC AddedJustin Cole MLB KC AddedDexter McCluster WR KC Increase, from 70 to 72OVRDwayne Bowe WR KC Increase, from 84 to 85OVRJackie Battle HB KC Increase, from 65 to 70OVRPat McQuistan OL MIA Traded to MIA from DALCharlie Anderson OLB MIA ReleasedIkaika Alama-Francis OLB MIA AddedRyan Baker DL MIA ReleasedAndrew Gardner OL MIA ReleasedBobby Carpenter OLB MIA AddedMarques Douglas DE MIA ReleasedClifton Geathers DE MIA AddedCharles Grant DE MIA ReleasedJoey Haynos TE MIA ReleasedMicah Johnson MLB MIA AddedJason Allen CB MIA Increase, from 64 to 71OVRPat White QB MIA ReleasedPatrick Turner WR MIA ReleasedMarlon Moore WR MIA addedRoberto Wallace WR MIA addedJoe Reitz OL MIA addedDonald Thomas OL MIA ReleasedNate Garner OL MIA IR - footIkaika Alama-Francis OLB MIA Increase, from 67 to 72OVRLogan Payne WR MIN ReleasedJavon Walker WR MIN ReleasedJeff Dugan TE MIN AddedEric Frampton S MIN AddedRhys Lloyd K MIN ReleasedMike Montgomery DE MIN ReleasedJayme Mitchell DE MIN AddedKenny Onatolu OLB MIN AddedAlbert Young HB MIN Increase, from 66 to 69OVRSam Aiken WR NE ReleasedZac Robinson QB NE ReleasedLogan Mankins OL NE Removed from depth chart (holdout)Kyle Arrington CB NE AddedDerrick Burgess OLB NE ReleasedGeorge Bussey OL NE ReleasedBrandon Deaderick DE NE AddedDamione Lewis DE NE ReleasedTyrone McKenzie MLB NE ReleasedTracy White MLB NE AddedRich Ohrnberger OL NE ReleasedBrandon McGowan S NE IR - chestQuinn Ojinnaka OL NE AddedMatthew Slater WR NE AddedLeigh Bodden CB NE IR - shoulderStephen Gostowski K NE New deal, 4yrs/14MIL/5MIL BONUSLadell Betts HB NO ReleasedStanley Arnoux OLB NO AddedClint Ingram OLB NO Removed from depth chart (PUP)Jonathan Casillas OLB NO IR - footSean Canfield QB NO ReleasedPatrick Ramsey QB NO ReleasedNick Leckey OL NO ReleasedBobby McCray DE NO ReleasedJeff Charleston DE NO AddedDeMario Pressley DT NO ReleasedChris Reis S NO AddedAl Woods DL NO ReleasedAnthony Waters MLB NO AddedTim Duckworth OL NO ReleasedRod Harper WR NO ReleasedAdrian Arrington WR NO AddedGarrett Hartley K NO Increase, from 76 to 80OVRAhmad Bradshaw HB NYG Moved to HB #1Bear Pascoe TE NYG ReleasedRhett Bomar QB NYG ReleasedSage Rosenfels QB NYG Traded to NYG from MINJay Alford DT NYG ReleasedDarius Reynaud WR NYG AddedSinorice Moss WR NYG IR - herniaKeith Bulluck OLB NYG Moved to ROLB #1Jim Sorgi QB NYG IR - shoulderLav Coles WR NYJ ReleasedAundrae Allison WR NYJ ReleasedDavid Clowney WR NYJ ReleasedPatrick Turner WR NYJ AddedSantonio Holmes WR NYJ Removed from depth chart (suspension)Tony Richardson FB NYJ ReleasedMarcus Dixon DE NYJ AddedMarquice Cole CB NYJ AddedRodrique Wright DT NYJ ReleasedTy Steinkuhler DE NYJ ReleasedLance Laury MLB NYJ AddedJoah Mauga MLB NYJ ReleasedKevin O'Connell QB NYJ ReleasedLaDainian Tomlinson HB NYJ Increase, from 82 to 84OVRShonn Greene HB NYJ Increase, from 81 to 82OVRNick Mangold OL NYJ New Deal, 7yrs/55MIL/20MIL BONUSTony Stewart TE OAK ReleasedTodd Watkins WR OAK ReleasedMichael Bennett HB OAK AddedWilliam Joseph DT OAK ReleasedRichard Seymour DT OAK Moved to DT #1 from LENick Miller WR OAK AddedDaniel Loper OL OAK AddedChris Morris OL OAK ReleasedBrandon Rodd OL OAK ReleasedSlade Norris OLB OAK ReleasedYamon Figurs WR OAK AddedStanford Routt CB OAK Increase, from 67 to 71OVRChris Johnson CB OAK Decrease, from 76 to 74OVRJorrick Calvin CB PHI Traded to PHI from ARZMacho Harris CB PHI ReleasedQuintin Demps S PHI ReleasedFenuki Tupou OL PHI ReleasedKelley Washington WR PHI ReleasedKeenan Clayton OLB PHI addedAntwan Barnes DE PHI Traded to PHI from BALReggie Wells OL PHI Traded to PHI from ARZBen Roethlisberger QB PIT Removed from depth chart (suspension)Dennis Dixon QB PIT Moved to #1 QBFrank Summers FB PIT ReleasedDavid Johnson FB PIT Moved to FB #1 from TEStefan Logan WR PIT ReleasedAntonio Brown WR PIT AddedPatrick Bailey OLB PIT ReleasedCrezdon Butler CB PIT AddedJoe Burnett CB PIT ReleasedAnthony Madison CB PIT AddedJustin Hartwig OL PIT ReleasedMaurkice Pouncey OL PIT Moved to C #1Doug Legursky OL PIT AddedScott Paxson DL PIT ReleasedIsaac Redman HB PIT AddedStevenson Sylvester MLB PIT AddedEmmanual Sanders WR PIT Decrease, from 66 to 62OVRJonathan Crompton QB SD ReleasedDedrick Epps TE SD ReleasedJames Holt MLB SD AddedShawnbray McNeal HB SD ReleasedMarcus Manson HB SD ReleasedVaughn Martin DE SD AddedJosh Reed WR SD ReleasedJeremy Williams WR SD ReleasedC.J. Spillman S SD AddedNathan Vasher CB SD ReleasedAdam Terry OL SD AddedMarcus McNeill OL SD Removed from depth chart (holdout)Brandon Hughes CB SD ReleasedPatrick Crayton WR SD Traded to SD from DALFred Bennett CB SD SignsDonald Butler MLB SD IR - achillesMike Williams WR SEA Increase, from 69 to 73OVRStacy Andrews OL SEA Traded to SEA from PHIJ.P Losman QB SEA ReleasedMike Williams WR SEA Moved to WR #1Jamar Adams S SEA ReleasedKevin Ellison S SEA ReleasedJordan Babineaux S SEA ReleasedCraig Terrill DT SEA ReleasedKentwan Balmer DT SEA Traded to SEA from SFKevin Vickerson DT SEA ReleasedJunior Siavii DT SEA AddedRaheem Brock DE SEA AddedNick Reed DE SEA ReleasedKennard Cox CB SEA AddedEvan Dietrich-Smith OL SEA AddedRay Willis OL SEA Removed from depth chart (injury)Mansfield Wrotto OL SEA ReleasedSteve Vallos OL SEA ReleasedOwen Schmitt FB SEA ReleasedQuinton Ganther FB SEA AddedMichael Robinson FB SEA AddedTyjuan Hagler OLB SEA ReleasedJoe Pawelek MLB SEA AddedNate Ness S SEA AddedRussell Okung OL SEA Moved to LT #3 (injury)Tyler Polumbus OL SEA Traded to SEA from DETDeon Butler WR SEA Increase, from 70 to 71OVRKentwan Balmer DT SEA Traded to SEA from SFJason Hill WR SF ReleasedPhillip Adams CB SF AddedKarl Paymah CB SF ReleasedAlex Boone OL SF AddedCody Wallace OL SF ReleasedNate Davis QB SF ReleasedTroy Smith QB SF AddedKhalif Mitchell DL SF ReleasedMatt Wilhelm OLB SF ReleasedDiyral Briggs OLB SF AddedMichael Robinson HB SF ReleasedAnthony Dixon HB SF Increase, from 67 to 69OVRChris Ogbonnaya HB STL ReleasedKeith Toston HB STL AddedKeith Null QB STL ReleasedDarcy Johnson TE STL ReleasedFendi Onobun TE STL AddedMark Clayton WR STL Traded to STL from BALVictor Adeyanju DE STL ReleasedHall Davis DE STL ReleasedRoger Allen III OL STL ReleasedKeenan Burton WR STL ReleasedQuincy Butler CB STL ReleasedChris Chamberlain OLB STL AddedCardia Jackson OLB STL ReleasedDominique Curry WR STL AddedPhil Trautwein OL STL ReleasedRenardo Foster OL STL AddedKevin Dockery CB STL AddedDarian Stewart S STL AddedCraig Dahl S STL Increase, from 67 to 75OVRJames Butler S STL Decrease, from 80 to 77OVRJosh Hull MLB STL AddedEugene Sims DE STL AddedDonnie Avery WR STL IR - Torn ACLMichael Hoomanawanui TE STL Increase, from 63 to 66OVRMichel Clayton WR TB ReleasedJonathan Compas OL TB ReleasedDerrick Ward HB TB ReleasedMarc Dile OL TB ReleasedNiko Koutouvides MLB TB AddedTed Larsen OL TB AddedKregg Lumpkin HB TB AddedAqib Talib CB TB Removed from depth chart (suspension)Cadillac Williams HB TB Increase, from 77 to 78OVREarnest Graham FB TB Increase, from 78 to 80OVRLaGarrette Blount HB TEN ReleasedAlvin Pearman HB TEN ReleasedChris Simms QB TEN ReleasedKenny Britt WR TEN Moved to WR #3Stanford Keglar OLB TEN ReleasedColin Allred OLB TEN Increase, from 57 to 66OVRLaGarrette Blount HB TEN ReleasedTye Hill CB TEN ReleasedRobert Johnson S TEN AddedMyron Rolle S TEN ReleasedMarc Mariani WR TEN AddedAlvin Pearman HB TEN ReleasedNick Schommer S TEN AddedTim Shaw OLB TEN AddedRusty Smith QB TEN AddedKenny Britt WR TEN Decrease, from 82 to 79OVRWillie Parker HB WAS ReleasedKeiland Williams HB WAS AddedTerrence Austin WR WAS ReleasedJohn Beck QB WAS AddedRichard Bartel QB WAS ReleasedBobby Wade WR WAS ReleasedMalcolm Kelly WR WAS IR - removed from depthBrandon Banks WR WAS AddedRoydell Williams WR WAS AddedChris Ivory HB WAS AddedRobert Henson MLB WAS ReleasedVonnie Holliday DE WAS addedWill Montgomery OL WAS addedChad Rinehart OL WAS ReleasedDennis Morris FB WAS ReleasedClint Oldenberg OL WAS ReleasedEdwin Williams OL WAS ReleasedDarrel Young FB WAS AddedDevin Thomas WR WAS Decrease, from 74 to 71OVR
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