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Report: Will Herring deal off with Cowboys

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Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Will Herring agreed to a contract to join the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.

Now that deal is off.

According to Todd Archer of the ESPNDallas.com, the two sides mutually agreed to walk away from the deal. Unlike Rodger Saffold with the Oakland Raiders and O’Brien Schofield with the New York Giants, the reason isn’t due to a failed physical.

Herring, a Saints’ special teams captain last season, remains a free agent.

Herring appeared in all 16 games for New Orleans in each of the last two seasons after signing as a free agent in 2011 following four years in Seattle. Herring played mainly on special teams and sparingly as a reserve linebacker. Herring started one game and had 13 tackles and an interception for the Saints on the year.

Over the course of his seven-year career, Herring has posted 144 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and one sack.

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16 Responses to “Report: Will Herring deal off with Cowboys”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Mar 14, 2014 3:39 PM

    He would rather play for Americas toilet boy than join the mike zimmer led vikings.Vikings don’t need you anyway.we are the worlds team.SKOL

  2. chad504boy says: Mar 14, 2014 3:42 PM

    Where will Will Herring fly to?

  3. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 14, 2014 3:45 PM

    Red herring.

  4. kst2074 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:46 PM

    Redskins

  5. cowboys8819 says: Mar 14, 2014 3:57 PM

    Thank goodness

  6. jjackwagon says: Mar 14, 2014 4:08 PM

    Skoal Vikings

  7. norseyapper says: Mar 14, 2014 4:14 PM

    That’s strange. What happened, did Jerry sign the deal on Thursday and insist that he restructure on Friday?

  8. tinbender2000 says: Mar 14, 2014 4:21 PM

    I don’t know what “America’s toilet boy” is but anything has to be better than that Semi-Pro team known as the Vikings.

  9. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Mar 14, 2014 4:38 PM

    Herring decided that he’d rather play pro football.

  10. dirtydrynn27 says: Mar 14, 2014 4:58 PM

    Epic Fail!!!! The 2013 32nd ranked defense is getting worse everyday!

    But since they have the most fans and more popular than anybody else They will be picked to win the NFC east and go deep in the playoffs

    Just like they pick them to do every year…..Losers!!!!

  11. bunjy96 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    Think I read Tampa lost two special team starters-both LB

  12. flexx91 says: Mar 14, 2014 5:22 PM

    Probably called off the deal after he found out Jerry Jones was going to be his position coach.

  13. blueballzny says: Mar 14, 2014 5:22 PM

    On behalf of all Giants, Redskins and Eagles fans, I would like to thank Jerrah for allowing our teams to start the season 2-0.

  14. slobberknocker says: Mar 14, 2014 5:33 PM

    Stay out of the liquor cabinet Jerry, that way you can remember what you agreed to on Thursday.

  15. russrpm says: Mar 14, 2014 5:48 PM

    I don’t want to interfere with everyone’s comedy. but this probably had to do with the injury protection clause that the Cowboys put in most contracts. Of course, the only protection is for the team, the player loses a major part of his salary if he is unable to play.

  16. teamtillar says: Mar 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    Wow so many COWBOY HATERS!!!! Vikings? Really? They stink 9 out of 10yrs

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