Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
4 years ago

Redskins waived DE Kentwan Balmer.

The 49ers' first-round pick in the 2008 draft, Balmer has not appeared in a game since the 2011 season. He went AWOL from Redskins camp last July and spent all of 2013 on the reserve/left squad list. Balmer is still only 27.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
6 years ago1 Comment

Redskins DE Kentwan Balmer has been located by the team.

Balmer cleaned out his hotel room and went AWOL from training camp nearly two weeks ago. The team was recently able to get in touch with him by phone, but no reason for his disappearance has been given. Balmer remains on the reserve/left camp list.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
6 years ago2 Comments

Coach Mike Shanahan assumes that DE Kentwan Balmer doesn't want to play football anymore.

Balmer has gone AWOL from training camp, cleaning out his hotel room. The Redskins can't get in touch with him or his agent. Balmer also went AWOL while with the Niners during 2010 training camp.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
6 years ago

Redskins DE Kentwan Balmer has been AWOL from training camp the past two days.

Coach Mike Shanahan has no clue as to Balmer's whereabouts, confirming that the absence was unexcused. "Hopefully it's nothing very serious," Shanahan said. This is nothing new for the 2008 first-rounder. Balmer was traded by the 49ers after going AWOL in August of 2010.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
7 years ago

Redskins declared DE Kentwan Balmer, RB Roy Helu, LB Markus White, C Erik Cook, TE Rob Myers, WR David Anderson, and DE Doug Worthington inactive for Week 16 against the Vikings.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
7 years ago

Redskins signed DL Kentwan Balmer and CB Domonique Johnson.

Balmer lasted just a week with the Panthers after being claimed off waivers in late August. He was reportedly out of shape at the time. The Redskins can afford to take a flier on the 2008 first-rounder now that their season is circling the drain.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
7 years ago

Panthers waived DL Kentwan Balmer.

That was quick. Balmer was just claimed a week ago. The experiment with Balmer at three-technique tackle predictably did not go well. Perhaps the Panthers are set to sign Pat Williams for depth inside. The Broncos and Redskins also claimed Balmer a week ago.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
7 years ago

Panthers claimed DL Kentwan Balmer off waivers from the Seahawks.

Though two organizations have already thrown in the towel on the 29th overall pick in the 2008 draft, "multiple teams" put in claims. The Panthers have their own defensive end draft bust in Everette Brown, so Balmer could end up in a rotational role behind RDE Greg Hardy.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
7 years ago

Seahawks waived DL Kentwan Balmer.

Balmer was an 11-game starter at left defensive end last season after Red Bryant's year-ending knee injury. A huge disappointment as the 29th overall pick in the 2008 draft, Balmer has struggled mightily as a run defender and provided nothing as a pass rusher. Two NFL franchises have now given up on him.

Kentwan Balmer
DT FA
7 years ago

According to Pro Football Focus, Seahawks DL Kentwan Balmer was the NFL's least productive edge pass rusher in 2010.

Balmer created just 12 quarterback disruptions (zero of which were sacks) on the 271 snaps he was deployed as a pass rusher on last season. The 2008 first-round pick will be a candidate for release this summer.