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Galloway cut confirmed

We heard earlier this morning a rumor that the Patriots have cut receiver Joey Galloway.

Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa tells us that, indeed, Galloway has been released.

Duemig contacted Galloway, who confirmed that he is indeed gone.

Galloway entered the league in 1995 as a first-round pick of the Seahawks.  He was traded to the Cowboys in 2000 for two first-round picks after holding out for a large chunk of the 1999 season. 

After four years with the Cowboys, Galloway signed with the Buccaneers, where he spent five years.

Galloway signed with the Patriots in the offseason.  In three appearances, he caught seven passes for 67 yards.

Because he was cut before the trade deadline, he becomes an unrestricted free agent.  He also is entitled to collect the balance of his $1.15 million base salary as termination pay, regardless of whether he signs with a new team.

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26 Responses to “Galloway cut confirmed”
  1. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Oct 20, 2009 10:36 AM

    Let’s hope whomever they bring in has a little more brains than Galloway and can pick up the O or D systems in a hurry.

  2. Grkboiler says: Oct 20, 2009 10:37 AM

    Flights to London are expensive man! Trim down that roster some more.

  3. RumorMongering says: Oct 20, 2009 10:42 AM

    Would they cut in training camp to keep Galloway again? Wasn’t there some controversy?

  4. hayward giablommi says: Oct 20, 2009 10:42 AM

    I was really intrigued by bringing Galloway in over the offseason. All I can say is…what a disappointment. Thanks for nothing, Joey.

  5. bake says: Oct 20, 2009 10:43 AM

    Dan Snyder here. i’ll give you 3 first rounders and 55 million………………………….

  6. Watson11101 says: Oct 20, 2009 10:45 AM

    Well atleast the Patriots did him right by cutting him before the deadline so he could collect on the termination pay.

  7. bigshow7575 says: Oct 20, 2009 10:45 AM

    Technically, he didn’t sign with the Bucs. He was traded for Keyshawn

  8. borg says: Oct 20, 2009 10:49 AM

    Tampa will scoop him up, without a doubt

  9. whywerule says: Oct 20, 2009 10:53 AM

    The Pats brass show a lot of class by releasing Galloway before 4pm, which allows him to choose his next team instead of being subject to waivers and getting picked up by any garbage team. Nice move by the, admittedly, not generally empathetic Belichick.
    Of course, are there really any teams still interested in Galloway?

  10. SJHesketh says: Oct 20, 2009 10:53 AM

    The Pats cut Greg Lewis and Alex Smith in training camp and kept Galloway.

  11. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Oct 20, 2009 10:57 AM

    “Well atleast the Patriots did him right by cutting him before the deadline so he could collect on the termination pay.”
    He would have collected his pay regardlessm, as he is a vested veteran who was on the roster in week one. The benefit he gets from them cutting him is that he gets to choose his next spot rather than going through waivers.

  12. ZombieRevolution says: Oct 20, 2009 10:58 AM

    “We’ve just picked up an unconfirmed rumor from a league source that the Patriots have released receiver Joey Galloway.”
    “Duemig contacted Galloway, who confirmed that he is indeed gone.”
    Another minimum effort by PFT to confirm an initial tip. PFT- sliding further into the quantity over quality side of reporting….

  13. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 20, 2009 10:58 AM

    very disappointing that Galloway did not pan out.

  14. SJHesketh says: Oct 20, 2009 11:00 AM

    Pats just cut Matthews too. 4 guys cut in the last two days.

  15. Richm2256 says: Oct 20, 2009 11:00 AM

    Wow, Pats fans had such high hopes when they signed this guy ……. imagine the damage he could have done alongside Welker and Moss. Can’t believe he was that bad that Belichick wouldn’t even dress him. Has he lost that much of his game?
    Can’t believe he’d even cash a single one of those paychecks that he didn’t earn.

  16. kravon says: Oct 20, 2009 11:00 AM

    I didnt know he played for New England

  17. Crowder911 says: Oct 20, 2009 11:12 AM

    how did Galloway get along with Parcells??? i guess would make sense for the Dolphins to sign him
    1) veteran wr can teach our very young wr corps
    2) knows the patriots playbook
    3) knows the patiots playbook
    4) knows the patriots playbook
    5) knows the patriots playbook
    did i mention that he knows the patriots playbook and the Flippers are soon playing the New England Video Directors ummm Patriots

  18. Ken1313 says: Oct 20, 2009 11:12 AM

    Brandon Tate will replace Galloway off of the PUP list

  19. Darth Jay says: Oct 20, 2009 11:14 AM

    Great move. He’s done. Sucks, because I wanted him to do well. He just couldn’t do anything right while he was here. Should have kept Greg Lewis…

  20. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Oct 20, 2009 11:18 AM

    LOL @ bake! I wouldn’t put it past him to be that stupid — trying to trade for a UFA.
    I’m sure Galloway would just LOVE to go to DC, wouldn’t he?? ;-)

  21. whywerule says: Oct 20, 2009 11:20 AM

    did i mention that he knows the patriots playbook…
    No, he does not know the Patriots playbook. If he actually knew the playbook, he might still be a Patriot.
    OTOH, the Dolphins and Pats probably have a pretty good idea regarding one another’s playbooks. Galloway would just confuse the Dolphins if he tried to explain what he thinks he knows.

  22. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Oct 20, 2009 11:22 AM

    @Crowder911
    Clearly, he does not know the Patriots playbook. Please do pick him up Dolphins and bleed him for every ounce of his lack of understanding of how the Patriots offense works. I am sure it would do nothing but cause confusion. If he knew the offense he’d still be on the team.

  23. overkil2 says: Oct 20, 2009 11:30 AM

    Maybe we can drop Gebril Wilson and pick him up.
    That was a terrible signing.

  24. WhoisMikeJones says: Oct 20, 2009 11:33 AM

    Knock! Knock! Who’s there? Joey Galloway! Joey Galloway who? Joey Galloway in a Bear’s uniform!

  25. rusH1023 says: Oct 20, 2009 12:03 PM

    Richm2256 says:
    Wow, Pats fans had such high hopes when they signed this guy ……. imagine the damage he could have done alongside Welker and Moss. Can’t believe he was that bad that Belichick wouldn’t even dress him. Has he lost that much of his game?
    Can’t believe he’d even cash a single one of those paychecks that he didn’t earn.
    _________________________________________________________________
    I don’t think it’s a question of him not having enough left in the tank. Our offense is complex and asks a lot of the players. Some just don’t get it. See Doug Gabriel in ’06 or Chad Jackson even more recently. He’s still really fast at any rate, and should be picked up by someone.

  26. footballnut says: Oct 20, 2009 1:27 PM

    @Crowder:
    Galloway doesn’t know the playbook, which is why he was not effective, and benched, and subsequently released…
    So please Dolphins sign him and listen to all of his inside info on the Pats playbook.
    This experiment was Donald Hayes all over again…talented, but not bright enough to grasp the playbook and schemes.
    I hated Galloway for the way he held out on the Hawks years ago, but while he was with Tampa I was warming up to him as he seemed like a good teammate to have. It’s a shame it didn’t work out as it hurts both the Pats and Galloway.
    Good luck Joey…sincerely.

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