When it came to durability and longevity, David Binn may have been the best long snapper in the history of the NFL.

“May have been” because on Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers released Binn, after 17 seasons with the team. He played in 256 regular season games. The last one was at Arrowhead Stadium last September, when he was snapping for the Chargers against the Chiefs. That night, he suffered a pulled hamstring that ended his season.

“He’s like the Michael Jordan of long snapping,” Chargers kicker Nate Kaeding told the San Diego Union-Tribune. “I don’t know if there has ever been anyone better than him in the league.”

Binn suffered a pulled calf muscle last week and that had the Chargers concerned about his durability. They went with Mike WIndt, who helped replace Binn last year.

He was part of the Chargers 1994 Super Bowl team and the last player remaining from the tenure of former GM Bobby Beathard. Binn also at one point dated buxom actress Pamela Anderson of Baywatch fame. The picture above right features Binn with Anderson, of course who would have noticed Binn.

Here are the league roster moves reported on Tuesday as the teams got down to the league’s 80-man limit:

BILLS – released LB Brad Jefferson.

BROWNS – placed G Eric Steinbach on the IR-list after he underwent surgery for a back injury.

CHARGERS – released LB J Leman, WR Vidal Hazelton, RB Shawnbrey McNeal, OT Ryan Otterson, WR Travon Patterson, WR Cameron Kenney, LS David Binn.

CHIEFS – placed OT Ryan O’Callaghan on the IR-list; released K Todd Carter.

COWBOYS – signed K Dave Rayner; placed LB Bruce Carter and K Kai Forbath on the Non-Football Injury List.

DOLPHINS – placed OT Allen Barbre on IR-list; released OL Tyler Donahue.

EAGLES – released CB Isaiah Trufant.

FALCONS – signed C Brett Romberg; released RB Philip Sylvester, LB LaMarcus Thompson, WR Tim Buckley, WR Doug Beaumont, CB Kirk Belgrave, LB Youri Yenga..

49ERS – agreed to a 3-year contract extension with RB Frank Gore, bringing him $21 million in new money with $13 million guaranteed; released ILB Scott McKillop, P Sam Paulescu, RB Seth Smith, WR Tyler Beiler, OL Donovan Edwards, G Nick Howell, WR Kevin Jurovich.

GIANTS – placed DT Marvin Austin on the IR list; placed WR Ramses Barden and OT Adam Koets on the PUP list; released WR Duke Calhoun.

JAGUARS – released C Bradley Vierling, DE Marc Schiechl.

JETS – released K Nick Novak, P Chris Bryan, WR Courtney Smith.

LIONS – released FB Jerome Felton.

PACKERS – released WR Antonio Robinson.

PANTHERS – placed TE Gary Barnidge, OL Geoff Schwartz, WR David Gettis and OL Zack Williams on the IR list; released QB Tony Pike, G Duke Robinson, LS Chris Massey.

PATRIOTS – released LB Marques Murrell, WR Jeremy Ross.

RAIDERS – placed LB Travis Goethel and OL Alan Pelc on the IR list; released S Josh Bullocks, WR Damola Adeniji, WR Steve Goulet, FB Bryson Kelly, OL Ben Lamaak, OL Lou Eliades, DT Derrick Hill.

RAMS – released CB Mikail Baker, CB Dionte Dinkins.

RAVENS – placed RB Matt Lawrence on the IR list.

REDSKINS – released WR Malcolm Kelly, QB Ben Chappell, K Clint Stitser, OT Xavier Fulton, LB Eric McBride, TE Joe Torchia, S Dante Barnes, DB Tyrone Grant, OL Corey O’Daniel.

SAINTS – signed K John Kasay; released DE Alex Brown, WR John Chiles, WR Jarred Fayson, S DeAndre McDaniel, G Roger Allen, CB Mark Parson, OT Dan Gay, LB Ezra Butler, C Ryan Taylor, FB Kolby Hurt, RB Chris Taylor..

SEAHAWKS – lost TE John Carlson, who will miss the 2011 season because of surgery to repair a torn labrum – he’s headed for the IR list; released DT Jay Alford, S Rickey Thenarse.

STEELERS – released OLB Chris Ellis, NT Anthony Gray, CB Niles Brinkley, WR Terrence McCrae.

TEXANS – signed OT Andrew Gardner; placed G Shelley Smith, WR Lester Jean, WR Devard Darling and G Kasey Studdard on the IR list; released WR Paul Williams, G Darius Morris, CB Antwaun Molden, LB Matt Marcorelle, SS Antonio Baker, FS Maurice Rolle, CB Jason Teague, P Brett Hartmann.

3 Responses to “MOVING NFL PERSONNEL – 8/30”

  • August 31, 2011  - txchief says:

    Great gratuitous pic of Pam Anderson, Bob!

  • August 31, 2011  - jim says:

    Yea, great pic of PA. Who did you say the guy was in the pic? lol

  • August 31, 2011  - the other dave says:

    Want more subscriptions? Add some Anderson pics to the photo gallery on the home page.

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