Some Practice Squad Reshuffling

Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Add it to the ever-growing list of things that make me feel like an old, old man: in my day, we found out about roster moves the next day at the earliest, in the newspaper, and there was virtually no information whatsoever beyond basic press release stuff. Also, the newsprint came off on our hands, and it was dirty and disgusting, and later on the paper was useful for starting fires.

The internet has changed almost all of that, although you can still start a fire using your computer if you know what you’re doing.

Case in point: the Kansas City Chiefs signed LB Curtis Gatewood from our practice squad to their active roster. To fill the practice squad spot, the Redskins have signed Steve Octavien, an undrafted rookie LB out of Nebraska. Once upon a time, that’s all we would’ve known.


Thanks to the magic of the internet, we can now get a glimpse into Octavien’s personality, via his MySpace page. (Favorite books: “1-The bible 2-The power of your subconscious mind, and any 3-James patterson books. 4. Jesus Freak”)

We can get a detailed preview of his draft prospects. (Summary: oft-injured, aggressive, sometimes over-aggressive.)

We can watch highlights and an interview from his performance in Texas vs. The Nation.

And, if you STILL need more information, you can read a good interview and analysis from a Kansas City blogger after he signed with the Chiefs in training camp.

Which is, frankly, a staggering amount of information to have on a guy who may very well never take a snap here. Plus, no ink on your fingers. Another win for the future over the past!

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One Response

  1. Hey Matt, how did practice look today? Stay warm!

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