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    AFC veterans who didn't enjoy Draft Day

    Joseph Addai was a No.1 draft pick in 2006 and posted 1,000-yard, 8+ TD seasons in each of his first two years.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Draft Day is sometimes a time of joy, as when your fantasy quarterback gets another weapon to use and sometimes it's a time of consternation when a team drafts your player's replacement.

    Let's look at the players in the AFC who didn't like what they saw on Draft Day and see how it will effect their future fantasy value.

    Joseph Addai, RB, Indianapolis - Addai was a No.1 draft pick in 2006 and posted 1,000-yard, 8+ TD seasons in each of his first two years. Last year he was limited to 544 yards rushing on just 155 carries. So he can't be happy that the team spent a high draft pick on Connecticut running back Donald Brown. Brown should bring an explosiveness that Addai hasn't displayed of late and one can't help but feel that at best they will share the position.

    Thomas Jones, RB, New York Jets - Jones has played at least 14 games a year in eight of the last nine NFL seasons and produced 1,000+ yards rushing in the last four. Even before the draft, he was holding out for a new contract, so the selection of Iowa running back Shonn Green has to really annoy him.

    Kellen Clemens, QB, New York Jets - Clemens probably thought he was finally getting his shot to run the offense with Brett Favre retiring (stop laughing), but then the Jets traded up to get Mark Sanchez. Goodbye big contract, goodbye commercials, goodbye fantasy value, hello clipboard.

    Reggie Kelly, TE, Cincinnati - Not that Kelly had much fantasy value after catching 31 balls for 340 yards and two scores, but the thought of getting Carson Palmer behind center might have made Kelly a borderline starter. Now that the team has drafted Chase Coffman, a tight end with great hands, both Kelly and Ben Utecht better learn to play special teams.

    Joshua Cribbs, WR, Cleveland - Cribbs is a great special teams player who can also run and catch a little. With Kellen Winslow in Tampa Bay and Donte Stallworth having legal problems, Cribbs might have been in line to play some offense. Alas, the team drafted, not one, but two wide receivers - Brian Robiskie from Ohio State and Mohammed Massaquoi out of Georgia.

    Justin Gage, WR, Tennessee - Gage, like the rest of the Titans receiving corps, did catch many balls, but he sure made them count - 34 catches for six TDs and a 19.1 yards-per-reception average. Apparently Coach Fisher and the Titans management wanted to upgrade and added first-round selection Kenny Britt (Rutgers) and a third-round pick in tight end Jared Cook (South Carolina). That will mean even fewer passes towards Gage and his fantasy value will end up near zero.

    Correll Buckhalter, RB, Denver - Buckhalter signed a big contract in the off- season to get out from under Brian Westbrook in Philadelphia and prove that he can be a No.1 running back. Then the team drafted Knowshon Moreno, a talented and versatile back out of Georgia and "Buck" is right back where he started - sitting behind a No.1 running back. At least he'll have a big check to keep him warm at nights.

    Lamont Jordan, RB, Denver - Jordan left the crowded backfield in New England for the crowded backfield in Denver. I can't see him having much fantasy value now that the team used the No.12 overall pick for a running back.

    J.J. Arrington, RB, Denver - Arrington left Arizona for the crowded and confused situation in Denver. I guess he thought he could work his way into the lineup. Oops, the team just drafted their No.1 running back for the future in Moreno.

    Johnnie Lee Higgins, WR, Oakland - The receiving situation in Oakland couldn't get much worse when your top-two pass catchers are a running back and a tight end. Higgins did have a three-game consecutive scoring streak during last year's fantasy playoffs, but his future opportunities to shine took a huge dip when the Raiders made Darrius Heyward-Bey their top selection.

    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

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      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

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      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
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      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

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      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

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      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

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      • Perfect pirate parade weather in Tampa Bay

        Perfect pirate parade weather in Tampa Bay

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        The weather for the rest of your Saturday is looking pretty nice! Temps this morning are around 50 degrees with a light wind. This afternoon we will have partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and temps around 71. Temps this evening will be in the 60s.
        The weather for the rest of your Saturday is looking pretty nice! Temps this morning are around 50 degrees with a light wind. This afternoon we will have partly cloudy skies, dry weather, and temps around 71. Temps this evening will be in the 60s.
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