The End of an Era – Scott Player Cut from Roster


That’s right fans, the Arizona Cardinals announced yesterday that they were releasing last of the old school football players, P Scott Player, after a 9 year stint with the club. Was it the bleaching of the facial hair that did him in? Or was it the old school football helmet he would always sport every Sunday? We can’t be sure, but Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt had these words to offer after the team announced their decision to let Player go:

“It’s never easy to part ways with a veteran who has contributed to the team for as long as Scott has……….. At the same time, you have to make decisions based on what’s in the best interests of the football team and we feel this move is.”

The 37-year-old appeared in 140 games during his days in the desert. He has punted 714 times for 30,752 yards and a 43.1-yard average. He was selected to the Pro Bowl three times as member of the Cards.

Player will be replaced by P Mike Barr, who was picked up on a waiver claim Tuesday. Barr was released Monday by the Pittsburgh Steelers and has never appeared in an NFL regular-season game. He punted six times for 270 yards, a 45.0-yard average, during the preseason for the Steelers. The Rutgers product spent the 2004-06 seasons in NFL Europe with the Frankfurt Galaxy.

Well, I will miss the face mask (or lack thereof) and I will miss the bleech-blonde ‘stache! Thanks Scott Player, here’s wishing you good luck in the future.

Mike Duggan