Madden 08 gets a roster update

Just released yesterday in preparation for the first Sunday of NFL football action, EA released the second Madden NFL 08 roster update which should download the next time you play the game connected to Xbox Live. The roster update updates various teams' rosters (no, really?) and also switches up the overall rankings of a few players. You can view the complete roster changes that the update brings by downloading them from here (Word document) or by looking after the break.

And after giving the new Madden 08 roster changes a look through we noticed that Michael Vick has been removed due to a suspension. We're wondering what he could have possibly done to be suspended from the NFL and Madden. Can anyone throw us a bone and help solve this mystery?

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Madden 08 Roster Update #2

Bears
Added CB Trumaine McBride
Added CB Corey Graham
Released QB Chris Leak
DE Ban Bazuin placed on IR

Bengals
Added SS Nedu Ndukwe
Added TE Daniel Coats
Added QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (traded from Rams)
Released QB Doug Johnson
Added MLB Anthony Schlegel
Released LB Ed Hartwell
Added LB Lemar Marshall
Released DT Kenderick Allen

Bills
Released QB Craig Nall
Released TE Brad Cieslak
Released HB Shaud Williams
Added HB Josh Scobey

Broncos
Added DT Amon Gordon
Released DT Jimmy Kennedy
Added DE Simeon Rice
Added FS Hamza Abdullah
Added FB Paul Smith
Released FB Kyle Johnson
Added LB Wesly Mallard
Added WR Brian Clark
Added WR Domenik Hixon
Released WR David Kircus
Released FS Quentin Harris
Released WR Quincy Morgan

Browns
Released DT Babatunde Oshinowo
Released WR Syndric Steptoe
Released HB Chris Barclay

Bucs
Added CB Anthony Madison
Released CB Alan Zemaitis
Added DT Jovan Haye
Added DT Greg Peterson
Released DT Ellis Wyms
Released HB Kenneth Darby
Added MLB Jeremiah Trotter
Added QB Luke McNown
Added LB Adam Hayward
Added RT Chris Denman
Released LB Jamie Winborn
Released WR Mark Jones

Cardinals
Added DE Chris Cooper
Added DE Quentin Moses
Added S Oliver Celestin
Added TE Tim Euhus
Released TE Ben Patrick
Released WR LeRon McCoy
Released WR Michael Spurlock
Released LB Buster Davis

Chargers
Added LT Jeromey Clary
Added LB Tim Dobbins
Released S Bhawoh Jue
Released T Cory Lekkerkerker
Released WR Greg Camarillo

Chiefs
Added CB Dimitri Patterson
Added CB Tyron Brackenridge
Added CB Rashad Barksdale
Added QB Tyler Thigpen
Released QB Casey Printers
Released WR Chris Hannon
Released LB Rich Scanlon
Released DE Michael Heard

Colts
Added CB Michael Coe
Added LT Daniel Federkeil
Added LB Clint Session
Released HB Clifton Dawson
Released DE Bo Schobel
Released DE Ryan LaCasse

Cowboys
Released CB Aaron Glenn
Released S Abram Elam
Added LB Justin Rogers
Added FB Deon Anderson
Released FB Lousaka Polite
Released TE Adam Bergen

Dolphins
Added C Gene Mruczkowski
Added MLB Kelvin Smith
Added T Cory Lekkerkerker
Added WR Greg Camarillo
Released TE Courtney Anderson
Released LB Robert McCune
Released WR P.K. Sam
Released WR Az-Zahir Hakim
Released FB Cory Schlesinger

Eagles
Added DT Kimo von Oelhoffen
Added FS J.R. Reed
Added MLB Pago Togafau
Added P Saverio Rocca
Released CB Rashad Barksdale
Released WR Jeremy Bloom
Released FS C.J. Gaddis

Falcons
Added DT Montavious Stanley
Added DT Trey Lewis
Added HB Artose Pinner
Released G P.J. Alexander
Released CB Allen Rossum
Released DE Paul Carrington

49ers
Added CB Tarell Brown
Released DT Sam Rayburn
Released WR Bryan Gilmore

Giants
Added FS Michael Johnson
Added G Kevin Boothe
Added S Craig Dahl
Added WR Anthony Mix

Jaguars
Released FB Derrick Wimbush
Released CB Dee Webb
Removed HB Alvin Pearman (Traded to Seahawks)
Added DE Brian Smith
Removed QB Brian Leftwich
Added G Tutan Reyes
Added LB Brian Iwuh
Added S Chad Nkang
Added WR John Broussard
Added CB Aaron Glenn
Released S Josh Gattis
Released WR Charles Sharon

Jets
Added HB Danny Ware
Released DE Bobby Hamilton
Released DT Kimo von Oelfoffen
Released MLB Anthony Schlegel

Lions
Added FB Jon Bradley
Added S Eric Frampton
Added LB Johnny Baldwin
Added TE Sean McHugh
Released CB A.J. Davis
Released LB Donte Curry
Released CB Ramzee Robinson
Released DT Cleveland Pinkney
Released TE Darnell Sanders

Packers
Released CB Patrick Dendy
Released FB Brandon Miree
Added S Charlie Peprah
Added DT Johnny Jolly
Added LB Desmond Bishop
Released WR David Clowney
Released S Marquand Manuel
Released K Dave Rayner
Released TE Clark Harris

Panthers
Added CB Dante Wesley
Added HB Alex Haynes
Released HB Eric Shelton
Added LB James Anderson
Added S Marquand Manuel
Added WR Chris Hannon
Released WR Chris Horn
Released DE Dave Ball
Released D'Anthony Batiste
Released CB Christian Morton
Released S CJ Wilson

Patriots
Added T Wesley Britt
Added T Clint Oldenburg
Added LB Oscar Lua
Added P Chris Hanson
Released WR Reche Caldwell
Released TE Garrett Mills
Released CB Dante Wesley
Released LB Justin Rogers

Raiders
Added Gerard Warren (Traded from Broncos)
Added FB Oren O'Neal
Released FB Zach Crockett
Released S Donovin Darius
Added DE Chris Clemons
Added DE Jay Richardson
Released G Kevin Boothe
Released WR Alvis Whitted

Rams
Released C Dustin Fry
Released DT Keith Jackson
Added DT Cliff Ryan
Added HB Antonio Pittman
Added LB Tim McGarigle
Removed QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (Traded to Bengals)
Added TE Aaron Walker
Released LB Jon Alston

Ravens
Added WR Devard Darling
Released WR Clarence Moore

Redskins
Added S Reed Doughty
Added TE Tyler Ecker
Released QB Jordan Palmer
Released WR Corey Bradford

Saints
Added DT Antwan Lake
Released HB Antonio Pittman
Added LB Alfred Fincher
Added LB Marvin Mitchell
Released P Chris Hanson
Added TE Ronnie Ghent
Added WR Lance Moore

Seahawks
Released QB David Greene
Added DE Jason Babin (Traded from Texans)
Removed S Michael Boulware (Traded to Texans)
Added T Steve Vallos
Released CB Pete Hunter

Steelers
Released HB Verron Haynes
Released C Chukky Okobi
Released LB Rian Wallace
Added HB Gary Russell
Added HB Carey Davis
Added DE Nick Eason

Titans
Added DT Tony Brown
Released WR Jonathan Orr
Released WR Courtney Roby
Released QB Tim Rattay
Released S Lamont Thompson
Released S Bryan Scott
Added S Calvin Lowry

Vikings
Added DT Fred Evans
Released QB Tyler Thigpen
Added QB Kelly Holcomb (Traded from Eagles)
Added TE Garrett Mills
Released S Greg Blue
Released HB Ciatrick Fason
Released WR Billy McMullen
Released HB Artose Pinner

Texans
Removed DE Jason Babin (Traded to Seahawks)
Added S Michael Boulware (Traded from Seahawks)
Released WR David Anderson
Released WR Bethel Johnson
Released CB Dexter McCleon
Released WR Keenan McCardell
Released HB Wali Lundy
Added CB Dexter Wynn
Added FB Jameel Cook
Added DE Earl Cochran


Ratings Up
• HB Jerome Harrison – 74 to 77 OVR
• TE Marcedes Lewis – 80 to 81 OVR
• WR James Jones – 72 to 75 OVR
• QB Aaron Rodgers – 76 to 79 OVR
• WR Jacoby Jones – 69 to 73 OVR
• QB Tarvaris Jackson – 76 to 77 OVR
• HB Jesse Chatman – 73 to 77 OVR
• WR Lance Moore – 65 to 71 OVR
• WR Terrance Copper – 70 to 76 OVR
• WR David Patten – 69 to 75 OVR
• WR Marques Hagans – 67 to 69 OVR
• H.B. Blades – 66 to 70 OVR
• DE Patrick Chukwurah – 70 to 77 OVR
• CB Trumaine McBride – 68 to 70 OVR
• LB John DiGiorgio – 63 to 67 OVR
• HB Cecil Sapp – 73 to 75 OVR
• DE John Engelberger – 76 to 81 OVR
• HB Adrian Peterson – 85 to 87 OVR
• WR Calvin Johnson – 87 to 88 OVR
• DE Jimmy Wilkerson – 75 to 79 OVR
• DT Tank Tyler – 73 to 76 OVR
• HB Noah Herron – 73 to 75 OVR
• DT Kendrick Clancy – 75 to 79 OVR
• LB Omar Gaither – 78 to 81 OVR
• CB Eric Green – 75 to 78 OVR
• LB Calvin Pace – 69 to 70 OVR
• HB Darren Sproles – 76 to 77 OVR
• SS Clinton Hart – 70 to 73 OVR
• WR Vincent Jackson – 79 to 81 OVR
• S Jarrad Page – 74 to 76 OVR
• S Bernard Pollard – 80 to 81 OVR
• T Will Svitek – 67 to 70 OVR
• DE Darryl Tapp – 77 to 79 OVR
• S James Butler – 76 to 79 OVR
• WR Ben Obomanu – 61 to 68 OVR
• CB Fred Thomas – 76 to 77 OVR
• FB Ovie Mughelli – 91 to 92 OVR
• CB Chris Carr – 58 to 65 OVR
• DT Terdell Sands – 82 to 85 OVR
• TE Donald Lee – 74 to 77 OVR
• WR Dennis Northcutt – 74 to 77 OVR
• HB Derrick Ward – 68 to 72 OVR
• WR Taylor Jacobs – 68 to 75 OVR
• WR Bryan Gilmore – 69 to 71 OVR
• QB Joey Harrington – 76 to 79 OVR
• WR Jason Avant – 68 to 70 OVR
• CB Travis Daniels – 77 to 79 OVR
• LB Kevin Burnett – 75 to 77 OVR

Ratings Down
• QB Bruce Gradkowski – 72 to 70 OVR
• G Dan Buenning – 85 to 80 OVR
• FB Brandon Miree – 80 to 76 OVR
• DE Bryce Fisher – 84 to 80 OVR
• S Will Demps – 84 to 81 OVR
• WR Robert Meachem – 77 to 73 OVR
• CB Usama Young – 74 to 71 OVR
• CB Jason David – 80 to 77 OVR
• DT Justin Harrell – 80 to 78 OVR
• DeAngelo Hall – 94 to 92 OVR
• CB John Bowie – 68 to 66 OVR
• FB Zach Crockett – 82 to 80 OVR
• WR Dwayne Jarrett – 78 to 77 OVR
• CB Sam Madison – 87 to 84 OVR
• LB Joey Porter – 95 to 93 OVR

Contracts
• Darrelle Revis - 6 years
• Ty Warren - 5 years
• Larry Johnson - 6 years
• Aaron Schobel - 7 years
• Seneca Wallace – 4 years

Weapons
• Adrian Peterson – Becomes Elusive Back
• DeAngelo Hall – Loses Shutdown Corner

This article was originally published on Joystiq.