Two former Notre Dame stars cut from NFL teams in same day



(Update: Cierre Wood cut due to smoking weed, reports say)

Today was a bad day for Notre Dame fans. Both the starting tailback on the 2012 National Title game team and the QB1 on the most recent Notre Dame BCS team prior to last year. Yes, if you forgot Brady Quinn was still in the NFL you’re not alone. Quinn’s NFL career is now over, as the New York Jets cut him today.

But as Sports Bank Blackhawks and St. Louis Cardinals writer Jeff Hicks said, “when did his NFL career ever start?”


Quinn was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (#22 overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, and New York Jets. Brady Quinn is best known for his unprecedented slide on draft day. He was considered a sure-fire top ten pick, possibly #1 overall. Many thought he’d go #3 to Cleveland, but he went to the Brownies at #22 instead.

Brady, who threw for just 12 TD passes in his career, with a QBR of 64.4, was released to make room for David Garrard.

Also today, Cierre Wood, the lead running back on last year’s Notre Dame team was cut from the Houston Texans. The Houston Chronicle that Wood was one of three Texans rookies cut due to a mysterious hotel room incident about which very little is known. Wood was suspended his final year at Notre Dame, so he’s gotten into major trouble before.

He left Notre Dame a year early, but went undrafted. He was signed by Houston but did not play.


When more information is known about the former Notre Dame tailback, and the other two player involved in The Show. The After Party. The Hotel, we’ll relay that along to you.


Stay tuned!

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. He’s also a regular analyst on news talk radio stations across the world; with weekly segments on NBC and Fox Sports Radio. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and RSS

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