Crumpler had been with the Falcons since 2001, was selected to five Pro Bowls, and has 316 career catches for 4,212 yards and 35 touchdowns.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said: "This is a difficult day for the entire organization. A number of these players have contributed to this organization on and off the field at a high level and we greatly appreciate their efforts. These decisions weren't easy, but we felt they were necessary to build a team in the long-term best interest of the Falcons and its fans."
What does this mean?
Well, the Seattle Seahawks need a Tight End. They made a splash yesterday by signing LG Mike Wahle to a 5-year contract, showing fans they are willing to make things happen. What if?
What if Crumpler signed with the Seahawks? The team would have upgraded their Offense immensely in just a few days. Why would he come here? Jim Mora was his head coach in Atlanta and is now in Seattle. Mora once said :
“He’s a not a real talker, but he’s a passionate player. He plays with great intensity, and he’ll make a play and he’ll jump and do the first down signal…and beat on his chest a little bit, but he’s a real leader. He has toughness, he walks the talk, he practices hard every day. If he drops a ball in practice, he’s libel to kick the ball 50 yards, he’s so pissed at himself. He really holds himself to a high standard. When your best players are your hardest workers and your most conscientious workers, and I think it kind of inspires everybody to try to reach their level, and that’s what Alge does.”
Crumpler knows the West Coast Offense. Crumpler has family in the area.
Why wouldn’t he want to be in Seattle?
Also, think about what that would do for the Hawks? You would have fixed two of the three major problems before the draft.
Pull the trigger Ruskell.