Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Peter Warrick's Disappointing Career Will Continue

Disappointing...that is definitely the word to describe the professional football career of one Peter Warrick. The 4th overall pick in the 2000 draft has just 275 receptions for 2,991 yards and 18 TDs in his six seasons of play in the NFL. He's been out of the league since 2006 and now with the Arena league suspending play for the 2009, he has signed with the Bloomington Extreme of the 4 year old Indoor Football League for the 2009 season.

Yup...that's about as low as you can get. I'm not sure how this league can be a jumping off point to getting back into the NFL, but I guess it is better than the alternative. I just hope the Extreme built in some explicit clauses in his contract telling him that he actually has to show up to the team since he's had some trouble doing that in the past. In 2007 he signed with the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena Football League, but never showed up. In May of 2008 he was signed by the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League...he was released from the team on June 3rd.

The IFL is pretty psyched to have an ex NFL'er of such great expectations with nothing delivered in their league however
“He’s huge, not just for our organization, but for our league,”[Extreme coach Kenton] Carr said. “It’s an indication of where this league is going.”

“For us and the level that we’ve played at the last couple of years, it’s tremendous marketing-wise,” Extreme general manager Bart Rogers said. “He’s, for sure, a big-time player who we can market around.”

I'm not sure how huge it is to get a wide receiver that couldn't hang on with the Bengals when even Chris Henry and all his baggage can get resigned with them or get signed by the Seahawks after their entire receiving corps was in the hospital...even the backups...or couldn't even be bothered to show up to the AFL and CFL teams he signed with. Yea, huge.

I think Warrick said it best with this

"Warrick was unavailable for comment Monday."

Smart move Peter...just blend in.


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