National Football League
Name  Phillip Buchanon
Born  9/19/1980
Height  5-11
Weight  190
College  Miami-Florida
4/9/2010 4:23:00 PM
Description: The Washington Post reports the Redskins are considering using Buchanon on punt returns this season.
Insight: The Redskins' punt returner job is open with this offseason's release of Antwaan Randle El, and Buchanon had some success doing it in college and earlier in his NFL career. (
3/29/2010 4:55:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Redskins have signed Buchanon to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with up to $750,000 more in incentives..
Insight: Buchanon could be a factor in the Redskins' CB rotation. (
3/24/2010 12:38:00 AM
Description: According to his Twitter feed, Buchanon is scheduled to visit the Redskins on Monday.
Insight: Buchanon was recently released by the Lions, which doesn't speak well of his ability to start anywhere else in the league. He would likely be a nickel back and punt returner wherever he ends up. (
3/8/2010 4:48:00 PM
Description: Pro Football reports the Vikings and Bengals are interested in Buchanon.
Insight: Buchanon would fill a need for CB depth for either of these two teams. (
3/4/2010 6:03:00 PM
Description: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, via Twitter, that the Lions have released Buchanon.
Insight: Given the fact the Lions are so weak at CB, this is fairly surprising considering Buchanon was their best at the position in 2009. (
2/25/2010 2:48:00 PM
Description: reports that Buchanon is not a lock to return to the Lions next season.
Insight: Buchanon is due $3.5 million next season, but has not performed consistently enough for some of the Lions' coaches. Still, given the team's lack of talent at CB he may be back. (
Steady7/22/2009 11:41:00 AM
Description: Buchanon will be one of the Lions starting cornerbacks, according to
Insight: Buchanon brings moderate value in IDP leagues, especially if he returns kicks and they count as points. He won't be the Lions' primary kick returned, but could be used in a pinch. Last year with the Buccaneers, he had 48 solo tackles and two picks (one he ran back for a score). (
3/4/2009 10:08:00 PM
Description: Buchanon reached a two-year deal with the Lions on Wednesday, according to
Insight: Buchanon should have little trouble earning a starting corner spot for the Lions. He has had some unproductive seasons and didn't put up great numbers last year. He did produce fairly well in his first season and a quarter with the Bucs, though. He's a lower-level IDP defensive back who will only carry value in deeper leagues. (