We often derive entertainment out of the manner in which NFL teams word their press releases. (Yeah, we need a new hobby.)
Earlier today, the Jaguars sent out word via e-mail that they have “activated” rookie fullback Brock Bolen. (Actually, “activated” is rarely used in this context; Bolen was signed to the active roster from the practice squad. And he’ll only be “activated” on game day if he’s not on the “inactive” list.)
Also mentioned in the e-mail was the fact that the Jags have waived cornerback/kick returner Brian Witherspoon, who joined the team as an undrafted rookie in 2008. But for reasons not known nor apparent, the title to the release referred only to the activation of Bolen. (Again, we need a hobby.)
Witherspoon played in 14 games last year and seven games in 2009. In 2008, he returned 24 kickoffs for an average gain of
568 23.5 yards and 17 punts for an average of 11.3 yards.
This year, Witherspoon returned 24 kickoffs for a gain of 23.7 yards per attempt, along with seven punts for an average of 11.1 yards.