Barlow the latest 49er to be traded
In the past 14 months, the 49ers have traded away nine players, mainly former draft choices of former general manager Terry Donahue. Barlow is just the lastest. They've traded away quarterbacks Tim Rattay, Ken Dorsey and Cody Pickett, defensive end John Engelberger, wide receivers Brandon Lloyd and Rashaun Woods, cornerback Mike Rumph and linebacker Jamie Winborn. The 49ers made significant upgrades with the acquisitions of cornerback Sammy Davis and quarterback Trent Dilfer. They are also stockpiling draft choices for next year that can be used to upgrade the defense.
Robinson done for season? The feeling I get out of the Vikings is that wide receiver Koren Robinson won't be playing for them this year because of his recent driving incident, which reportedly involved alcohol. The team won't comment and it shouldn't because a lot of things are going on in Robinson's life. The Vikings won't make any rash decision. First, they will wait to see if the NFL determines that he violated anything within the substance abuse policy. Robinson already has been hit with a four-game suspension and could be facing a one-year suspension. Robinson also has problems in Seattle, where a judge could rule that Robinson violated probation, thereby activating a 364-day jail sentence. Once Robinson gets through that -- if he can get through that -- the team has to decide whether to take him back or not, and it doesn't appear the Vikings will bring him back.