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Former Buckeye Updates (Jul-Aug) - LONG!

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Clarity, Aug 19, 2003.

  1. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE ARE UPDATED IN THIS THREAD:


    BARTHOLOMEW
    BENTLEY
    --new post
    BOSTON
    BULLARD
    CLEMENTS
    --new post
    COOPER
    DOSS
    DUDLEY
    GALLOWAY
    GLENN
    GRANT
    GROOM/TUPA
    --new post
    HOPKINS
    MURPHY
    NICKEY
    PACE/SPRINGS
    PETERSON
    PLUMMER
    RAMBO
    ROSS
    --new post
    SPRINGS/PACE
    VRABEL
    WALTER
    WELLS
    WESTBROOKS
    WILEY
    WILHELM
    --new post
    WILKINSON
    GERMAINE


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    BRENT BARTHOLOMEW

    Redskins | Bartholomew Released - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 18 Aug 2003 20:15:45 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports that the Washington Redskins have officially released P Brent Bartholomew.


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    Redskins | Bartholomew Expected to be Released - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 18 Aug 2003 07:56:31 -0700

    Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins plan to release P Brent Bartholomew on Monday, Aug. 18.


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    Redskins | Barker, Bartholomew To Share Punting Duties - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 8 Aug 2003 11:37:26 -0700

    Mark Maske, of the Washington Post reports Washington Redskins Ps Bryan Barker and Brent Bartholomew will share the punting duties for the Saturday, August 9 pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers, Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier said.


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    Redskins | Two Competing For Punting Duties - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 4 Aug 2003 07:43:18 -0700

    Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins worked out a young punter Sunday, August 3, but coach Steve Spurrier said he is set to enter the preseason with P Bryan Barker and P Brent Bartholomew competing for the job.

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    LECHARLES BENTLEY

    Saints | Bentley Returns To Practice - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 14 Aug 2003 09:01:55 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints OG LeCharles Bentley (pectoral) returned to practice on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Head coach Jim Haslett said his status for the team's next preseason game will be determined later in the week.


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    Saints | Bentley Will Sit - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 11 Aug 2003 07:56:52 -0700

    The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints OG LeCharles Bentley will not play in the team's preseason opener on Monday, Aug. 11.


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    Saints | Bentley Returns - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 6 Aug 2003 12:11:42 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints OG LeCharles Bentley (pectoral) returned to practice Tuesday.


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    Saints | Bentley Sits - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 4 Aug 2003 07:09:45 -0700

    The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints OG LeCharles Bentley (pectoral) sat out of the team's intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday as a result of a strained pectoral muscle.
     
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  2. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    BOSTON, BULLARD and CLEMENTS

    DAVID BOSTON

    Chargers | Boston Supposed to Play - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 14:45:02 -0700

    Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (heel) is supposed to be on the field Saturday, Aug. 16 against the Arizona Cardinals in pre-season action.


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    Chargers | Boston Out, Expects To Play - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 14 Aug 2003 10:29:23 -0700

    Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (foot) did not participate in team drills Wednesday, August 13 because of a bruised heel. Boston expects to be play in the Saturday, August 16 pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals.


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    Chargers | Boston Returns to Practice - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 7 Aug 2003 21:16:18 -0700

    San Diego Chargers WR David Boston returned to practice on Thursday, August 7 after being sidelined for nearly one week with a strained side muscle, according to the Associated Press.


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    Chargers | Boston Sits Out - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 15:04:22 -0700

    David Neville, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (oblique) sat out practice Monday, August 4, due to an oblique injury.


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    Chargers | Boston Remains On Sideline - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 4 Aug 2003 06:13:47 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (oblique) remained on the sidelines during Sunday's practice to rest a sore oblique muscle.


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    Chargers | Boston Sits Out Afternoon Session - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 2 Aug 2003 22:21:31 -0700

    Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (knee) sat out of the Friday, August 1 afternoon session.


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    Chargers | Boston Limited - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 31 Jul 2003 02:29:33 -0700

    Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (hip pointer) was limited during practice Tuesday, July 29.


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    Chargers | Boston Injury Update - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:54:54 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (hip) is suffering through a hip pointer. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer said that Boston could play if it were a game situation.


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    Chargers | Boston Misses Practice - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:53:34 -0700

    Joel Goetzinger, of Chargers.com, reports San Diego Chargers WR David Boston (hip) missed practice Monday, July 28, due to a hip bruise.

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    COURTLAND BULLARD

    Rams | Bullard To Work At End - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 12 Aug 2003 07:54:34 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz said LB Courtland Bullard will line up just at defensive end this week.


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    Rams | Bullard Pulling Double Duty - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 23:54:10 -0700

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams LB Courtland Bullard has been splitting time in practice at linebacker and defensive end. Bullard has bulked up to 243 pounds during the off-season, after weighing in around 227 pounds last year.

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    NATE CLEMENTS

    Bills | Clements Returning Punts - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 19:12:23 -0700

    According to BuffaloBills.com, Buffalo Bills CB Nate Clements was one of five players on the team returning punts in practice on Wednesday, July 30.


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    Bills | Keeping Clements Off Punt Duties? - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:42:28 -0700

    The Buffalo Bills reports Buffalo Bills starting CB Nate Clements is an explosive option at returning punts, but the Bills don't want him exposed to extra pounding.
     
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  3. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    COOPER, DOSS, DUDLEY, GALLOWAY, GLENN, GRANT and GROOM / TUPA

    JOE COOPER

    Rams | Cooper Cut - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 22 Jul 2003 15:07:47 -0700

    The St. Louis Rams have released LB Joe Cooper, according to StLouisRams.com.

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    MIKE DOSS

    Packers | Diggs Injured - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 21:54:50 -0700

    Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports Green Bay Packers LB Na'il Diggs (shoulder) bruised a shoulder in the first half of the Friday, Aug. 15 pre-season game against the Cleveland Browns and didn't return.


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    Colts | Doss Agrees to Terms - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 31 Jul 2003 02:32:09 -0700

    The Indianapolis Star reports Indianapolis Colts second-round pick S Mike Doss has agreed to terms with the team. Terms of the deal were not available.


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    Colts | Doss Holdout Continues - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 15:35:00 -0700

    Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts rookie S Mike Doss, a second-round draft choice, missed his fourth straight day of practice Wednesday, July 30. He has yet to sign a deal with the team.


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    Colts | Doss Must Take It or Leave It - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 28 Jul 2003 07:54:09 -0700

    Updating a previous report, John Oehser, of Colts.com, reports Indianapolis Colts President Bill Polian has told the agent of rookie S Mike Doss that the deal he has been offered is final. This is after the agent informed the team the offer wasn't good enough. Polian and the Colts feel their offer was fair and reasonable. Doss' agent wanted incentives the team was unwilling to offer. "We said all along we normally give Pro Bowl (incentives) and stuff like that. We'd consider it. But anything else, no. We've never done it and we're not going to do it now," Polian said.


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    Colts | Doss Remains Unsigned - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 25 Jul 2003 07:26:53 -0700

    The Indianapolis Star reports a day before training camp, Indianapolis Colts rookie S Mike Doss, a second-round selection, remains unsigned.

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    RICKEY DUDLEY

    Buccaneers | Dudley Needs To Improve - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:34:43 -0700

    Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports for the Sporting News that if Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rickey Dudley does not improve his hands and concentration in the red-zone drills during camp, the team may bring in free agent TE Wesley Walls (Panthers). Walls had already worked out for the team recently.


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    Buccaneers | Dudley Suffers Dehydration - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 21 Jul 2003 14:24:42 -0700

    Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rickey Dudley (dehydration) suffered from dehydration during practice Monday, July 21, and had to be treated with fluids.


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    JOEY GALLOWAY

    Cowboys | Galloway To Miss Pre-Season Opener - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 8 Aug 2003 09:52:46 -0700

    DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Joey Galloway (personal reasons) will miss both Friday, August 8 practices and the Saturday, August 9 pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals so he can attend his grandmother's funeral.


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    Cowboys | Galloway Competing As Punt Returner - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:38:53 -0700

    Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports for the Sporting News that Dallas Cowboys WR Joey Galloway is competing for the punt return duties this season.


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    TERRY GLENN

    Cowboys | Glenn Shaken Up - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 10 Aug 2003 00:35:23 -0700

    According to the Associated Press, Dallas Cowboys WR Terry Glenn (shaken up) was knocked woozy after taking a hard hit from an Arizona Cardinals player during the team's exhibition game Saturday, August 9. After being helped off the field, Glenn later returned to the game.

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    CIE GRANT

    Saints | Grant Sits Out of Practice - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 6 Aug 2003 12:45:23 -0700

    The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints LB Cie Grant (hamstring) sat out of practice on Tuesday.


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    Saints | Excited About Grant’s Potential - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:32:03 -0700

    Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports for the Sporting News that the New Orleans Saints are excited over the potential of rookie LB Cie Grant, who has played safety, linebacker and defensive end in college. Grant will be tried at middle linebacker initially. Grant has increased his weight to 240 pounds through an intense training regimen and should be well prepared physically to handle the position. His quickness and anticipation has been compared to Baltimore Ravens MLB Ray Lewis.


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    Saints | Grant Signs - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 25 Jul 2003 13:56:54 -0700

    The New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with third-round draft pick LB Cie Grant. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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    ANDY GROOM / TOM TUPA

    Buccaneers | Battle at Punter - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 27 Jul 2003 08:18:41 -0700

    Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ps Tom Tupa and rookie Andy Groom are battling for the team's punting duties in training camp.


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    Buccaneers | Groom Impressive - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 27 Jul 2003 08:08:13 -0700

    Buccaneers.com reports rookie P Andy Groom has been impressive early in training camp thus far. Groom is competing with P Tom Tupa for the team's punting duties in 2003. "He is a good prospect," said head coach Jon Gruden. "He gets the ball off quickly, and he's got a powerful leg. We're going to put him in a lot of situations on the practice field and in the preseason games and try to see exactly where he is as a situational punter and how he handles the game-like situations."
     
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  4. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    HOPKINS, MURPHY, NICKEY, PACE / SPRINGS, PETERSON, PLUMMER, RAMBO and ROSS

    TAM HOPKINS

    Giants | O-Line Looks Better - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 17:15:36 -0700

    Tara Sullivan, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Giants' offensive line, with Giants rookie OG David Diehl inserted in place of Giants OG Tam Hopkins at right guard, looked much better Friday, Aug. 15 against the Carolina Panthers than it did in the pre-season opener. The Giants line created bigger holes for Giants RB Tiki Barber and providing more protection for QB Kerry Collins.


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    Giants | Offensive Line Concerning Fassel - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 10:20:22 -0700

    Steve Popper, of the New York Times, reports the play of the New York Giants offensive line continues to concern Giants head coach Jim Fassel. Fassel said Monday, August 11 that he had no intention of moving OG Tam Hopkins and OT Ian Allen out of their spots on the right side of the line. "They've got the talent right now, but they've got to play better than they did in the first game," Fassel said. "They're the best guys we have. Until someone beats them out, they're going to stay there. They just have to improve."


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    Giants | Hopkins Facing Challenges - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:54:37 -0700

    Tara Sullivan, of the Bergen Record, reports New York Giants OG Tam Hopkins is facing more challenges from a deeper depth chart at right guard, but he's already shown he understands his assignments better than he did in a mistake-prone 2002.

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    ROB MURPHY

    49ers | Searching For a Backup Center - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 07:57:32 -0700

    The Sacramento Bee reports the San Francisco 49ers are searching for a backup center. The team has given starting left guard Eric Heitmann, Dwayne Ledford and Rob Murphy reps at the position.


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    Colts | Murphy Waived - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 06:12:07 -0700

    According to Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis Colts have waived OL Rob Murphy.

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    DONNIE NICKEY

    Titans | Nickey To Learn Both Safety Spots - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 19 Jul 2003 10:13:39 -0700

    Jeff Legwold, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports for the Sporting News that Tennessee Titans rookie S Donnie Nickey will be learning both safety spots during training camp this summer.


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    Titans | Nickey Agrees to Terms - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 17 Jul 2003 02:42:32 -0700

    The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with rookie S Donnie Nickey, a fifth-round selection. He received a three-year deal, with base salaries of $225,000 (2003), $305,000 (2004) and $380,000 (2005) and the signing bonus is in the $113,000 range.


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    Titans | Nickey Contract Coming Soon - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:06:50 -0700

    The Nashville Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans are on the verge of agreeing to terms with rookie S Donnie Nickey. Nickey's deal is expected to be for three years with minimum salaries of $225,000 (2003), $305,000 (2004) and $380,000 (2005). The deal is expected to be completed by the end of the week, possibly as early as today.

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    ORLANDO PACE / SHAWN SPRINGS

    Seahawks | Quelling Jones Trade Rumors - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 18 Aug 2003 07:04:17 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks have denied rumors that they are ready to trade OT Walter Jones and CB Shawn Springs to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for OT Orlando Pace. Both Jones and Pace are in contract disputes with their respective teams, who placed the franchise tag on them in the off-season.

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    KENNY PETERSON

    Packers | Peterson Sits Out Practice - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:36:30 -0700

    Green Bay Packers DL Kenny Peterson (neck) did not practice on Sunday, Aug. 17 because of a neck injury, according to Jeff Harding of Packers.com.


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    Packers | Peterson Moving Around - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 28 Jul 2003 14:25:52 -0700

    Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports with injuries to the DL position, Green Bay Packers rookie DL Kenny Peterson has had to help out at nose tackle.


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    Packers | Peterson Official - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 23 Jul 2003 07:29:07 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Green Bay Packers have announced they have officially signed third-round draft choice DL Kenny Peterson.


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    Packers | Peterson Contract Details - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:27:27 -0700

    ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the contract signed by Green Bay Packers rookie DT Kenny Peterson is a three-year deal worth $1.405 million with a $495,000 signing bonus. Peterson, who was the team's third-round selection this year, will receive base salaries of $225,000 (2003); $305,000 (2004); $380,000 (2005). Peterson will count $390,000 against the 2003 salary cap.


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    Packers | Peterson Signed - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 18 Jul 2003 20:13:36 -0700

    According to ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli, the Green Bay Packers have signed DL Kenny Peterson (Ohio State), their third-round draft pick, to a three-year deal. The deal is worth $1.405 million, and includes a $485,000 signing bonus and the standard rookie minimum base salaries.


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    Packers | Peterson Negotiations Update - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 16 Jul 2003 09:31:44 -0700

    Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers expect rookie DT Kenny Peterson, a third-round selection, to be signed in a timely fashion.

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    AHMED PLUMMER

    49ers | Plummer Injures Ankle - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 15 Aug 2003 07:06:10 -0700

    Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports San Francisco 49ers CB Ahmed Plummer (ankle) had to be carted off the field during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14. He underwent X-rays, which came back negative. The team is not sure how long Plummer will be out at this time.


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    49ers | Plummer Returns - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 07:59:14 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Sacramento Bee reports San Francisco 49ers CB Ahmed Plummer (ankle) returned to practice Monday.

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    KEN-YON RAMBO

    Cowboys | Rambo Fighting For Spot - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:03:43 -0700

    Kathleen O'Brien, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ken-Yon Rambo is one of six receivers fighting for a spot on the team.


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    Cowboys | Rambo Could Return Punts - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 22 Jul 2003 06:37:34 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Cliff Cook, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys WR Ken-Yon Rambo is being considered as a potential punt return candidate this season.

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    DEREK ROSS

    Cowboys | Ross Gets Start At CB - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:40:33 -0700

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys CB Derek Ross started at cornerback in front of incumbent starter CB Mario Edwards in the Friday, August 15 pre-season game against the Houston Texans.


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    Cowboys | Ross Pushing Edwards For CB Spot - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:38:14 -0700

    Kathleen O'Brien, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Mario Edwards is being pressed hard by second-year CB Derek Ross for the starting right cornerback job.


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    Cowboys | Ross Working With First Team - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 4 Aug 2003 11:28:02 -0700

    Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Derek Ross worked with the first-team defense during practice Saturday, August 2.


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    Cowboys | Ross Has Excellent Hands - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:55:36 -0700

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys CB Derek Ross has impressed Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells with his hands, which the coach called "excellent," and his instincts. But Parcells thinks Ross' technique needs some work and told him so before the Tuesday, July 29 morning practice.


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    Cowboys | Ross To See Extensive Action - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:14:28 -0700

    Jean-Jacques Taylor, of Dallas Morning News, reports for the Sporting News that Dallas Cowboys CB Derek Ross could see a lot of action this season due to the likelihood that team's will shy away from throwing towards rookie CB Terence Newman.
     
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  5. Clarity

    Clarity Will Bryant Staff Member

    SPRINGS / PACE, VRABEL, WALTER, WELLS, WESTBROOKS, WILEY and WILHELM

    SHAWN SPRINGS / ORLANDO PACE

    Seahawks | Quelling Jones Trade Rumors - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 18 Aug 2003 07:04:17 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks have denied rumors that they are ready to trade OT Walter Jones and CB Shawn Springs to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for OT Orlando Pace. Both Jones and Pace are in contract disputes with their respective teams, who placed the franchise tag on them in the off-season.


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    Seahawks | Springs Out - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 31 Jul 2003 14:01:57 -0700

    Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks CB Shawn Springs (hamstring) sat out practice Wednesday, July 30. Springs, who has suffered from hamstring injuries in the past, received a precautionary day off as part of his scheduled rehabilitation.


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    MIKE VRABEL

    Patriots | Vrabel Misses Practice - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 26 Jul 2003 22:08:38 -0700

    New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel missed practice again on Saturday, July 26, but was suited up in full pads and spent a long period of time on the Stairmaster in full uniform, according to Andy Hart of Patriots.com.


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    Patriots | Vrabel Sits Out - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:13:46 -0700

    The Providence Journal reports New England Patriots LB Mike Vrabel sat out the evening practice on Thursday, July 24.


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    Patriots | LB Update - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 24 Jul 2003 07:38:11 -0700

    Updating previous reports, the Boston Herald reports New England Patriots LBs Ted Johnson and Roman Phifer worked at middle linebacker with the first team at camp on Wednesday, July 23. LBs Rosevelt Colvin and Mike Vrabel were at outside linebacker.

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    TYSON WALTER

    Cowboys | Rotation At Center - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 09:37:18 -0700

    DallasCowboys.com reports if a knee injury does keep Dallas Cowboys C Al Johnson (knee) out of the preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals Saturday, August 9, the Cowboys will use a rotation of C Matt Lehr, C Tyson Walter and C Dustin Keith at the center position.


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    Cowboys | Walter At Guard - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 09:35:34 -0700

    DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys C Tyson Walter, who had been competing with C Al Johnson at center, remained at left guard and also worked with the first team during practice Monday, August 4.


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    Cowboys | Walter Practicing at Guard - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 12:41:01 -0700

    The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys C Tyson Walter has been practicing at left guard instead of center.

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    JONATHAN WELLS

    Texans | Wells Suffering Turf Toe - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 17 Aug 2003 09:49:45 -0700

    HoustonTexans.com reports Houston Texans head coach Dom Capers said RB Jonathan Wells (turf toe) will be held out of practice with turf toe.


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    Texans | Wells Doubtful, Has MRI Exam - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 15 Aug 2003 13:44:49 -0700

    Carlton Thompson, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans RB Jonathan Wells (toe) did not practice Wednesday, August 13 and went for a MRI exam following the morning workout. Wells is doubtful for the Friday, August 15 pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys.


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    Texans | Wells Working On Special Teams - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 02:04:50 -0700

    According to Carlton Thompson, of the Houston Chronicle, Houston Texans RB Jonathan Wells has been working as a blocker on the Texan's punt team. With a very competitive race at running back, Wells is looking to improve his chances of making the team. "He knows (competing on special teams) is going to be one of the key factors in all of our evaluations," head coach Dom Capers said. "The more you can do on special teams, the more you enhance your chances. Because of the situation and what he was doing last year, we really didn't ask him to play special teams. We've asked him this year."

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    JERRY WESTBROOKS

    Packers | Westbrooks Released - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 16 Jul 2003 21:58:43 -0700

    The Green Bay Packers have released FB Jerry Westbrooks (Ohio State), according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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    MICHAEL WILEY

    Cowboys | Team To Sign Murrell - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:41:25 -0700

    Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys are finalizing a contract with free agent RB Adrian Murrell, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed Wednesday, August 13. Murrell is expected to be in uniform for Wednesday's afternoon practice. Jones said the Cowboys' interest in Murrell has more to do with the injury to RB Michael Wiley (rotator cuff) than a dis-satisfaction with Cowboys RB Troy Hambrick. Murrell, who has not played in two years, weighs 222 pounds. Jones says he would have to lose 7-8 pounds.


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    Cowboys | Wiley Out - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:35:56 -0700

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys RB Michael Wiley (shoulder) did not practice Tuesday, August 12. According to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Wiley is seeking a second opinion on a rotator cuff injury that kept him out of the Saturday, August 9 pre-season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Wiley and the Cowboys, however, appear to be differing over the severity of the injury.


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    Cowboys | Wiley Still Sitting - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:05:13 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Michael Wiley (shoulder) missed practice on Tuesday, Aug. 12, while he continues to nurse a shoulder injury.


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    Cowboys | Wiley Out - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 9 Aug 2003 09:23:46 -0700

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys RB Michael Wiley (shoulder) has been ruled out for the Saturday, August 9 pre-season game against the Arizona Cardinals.


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    Cowboys | Wiley To See Limited Action - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 6 Aug 2003 15:20:45 -0700

    Cliff Cook, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Michael Wiley (shoulder) will see limited action in the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals.


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    Cowboys | Hambrick Favorite, But Faces Competition - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:20:16 -0700

    Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys RB Troy Hambrick is the favorite to become the Cowboys' starting halfback, but he faces competition for RBs Michael Wiley, Aveion Cason and ReShard Lee.


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    Cowboys | Agility Might Help Wiley - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:19:32 -0700

    Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the agile moves of Dallas Cowboys RB Michael Wiley might put him in the starting mix.

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    Chargers | Schottenheimer Likes Wilhelm - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:16:52 -0700

    Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer is very high on MLB Matt Wilhelm, the team's fourth-round draft pick in this year's draft. "He's got very good instincts and a command of what is going on,'' said Schottenheimer. "He is very, very bright."


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    Chargers | Wilhelm Signs 3-year Deal - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 19 Jul 2003 15:48:41 -0700

    The San Diego Chargers have announced the signing of LB Matt Wilhelm, a fourth-round selection from Ohio State, to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.


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    Chargers | Wilhelm The Favorite To Start At MLB - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 19 Jul 2003 10:24:18 -0700

    Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports for the Sporting News that San Diego Chargers rookie LB Matt Wilhelm will receive every opportunity to start at middle linebacker this season. Wilhelm has shown surprising athletic ability this off-season.
     
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    Lions | Wilkinson Has Strong Ties In Detroit - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 18 Aug 2003 13:19:23 -0700

    DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions DT Dan Wilkinson, who signed with the team Sunday, August 17, had many reasons to join the Lions over several other interested teams. "I think I talked to about seven teams, and there were probably three or four that were in top consideration,'' Wilkinson said. "There were a lot of reasons for me to come here, including the work I did with Kurt in Washington, but the first goes way back. My grandparents lived here, and I traveled up here many times from our home in Dayton.''


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    Lions | Wilkinson Agrees to Terms - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 17 Aug 2003 12:50:00 -0700

    Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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    Lions | Closing in on Wilkinson? - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 17 Aug 2003 10:12:39 -0700

    Mlive.com reports the Detroit Lions are closing in on a deal with free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins).


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    Packers | Drop Out of Wilkinson Race? - from www.KFFL.com
    Sun, 17 Aug 2003 10:12:26 -0700

    Mlive.com reports the Green Bay Packers have reportedly dropped out of the race for free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins).


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    Packers | Team Close To Contract With L. Smith - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 16 Aug 2003 21:51:26 -0700

    Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports the Green Bay Packers are close to a contract agreement with free agent DT Larry Smith (Jaguars) that is contingent on the team not signing free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins). Norm Nixon, Smith's agent, said he's making arrangements for Smith to come to Green Bay this weekend if the Packers don't sign Wilkinson.


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    Lions | Wilkinson's Agent To Submit Contract Proposal - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 11:35:39 -0700

    Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Brig Owens, the agent for free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins), told Detroit Lions team president Matt Millen that he would submit a contract proposal by Wednesday, August 13.


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    Packers | Wilkinson Visits - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:21:37 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins) visited the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, Aug. 12, and the Packers were expected to begin contract talks with his agent soon.


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    Redskins | Wilkinson Update - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 12 Aug 2003 07:24:41 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier said he believes it's unlikely that the Washington Redskins will re-sign DT Dan Wilkinson who was released by the team on the second day of camp.


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    Packers | Might Be Interested In Wilkinson, Again - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 11 Aug 2003 06:26:08 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Len Pasquarelli for ESPN.com reports the Green Bay Packers might rekindle interest in free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins) now that DT Gilbert Brown (biceps) is likely lost for the season.


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    Lions | Not Close With Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 7 Aug 2003 08:08:30 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Mike O'Hara, of the Detroit News, reports negotiations between the Detroit Lions and free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins), have failed to produce a contract. Wilkinson's asking price apparently is more than the Lions are willing to pay.


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    Redskins | Door Open For Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 4 Aug 2003 07:48:25 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins are keeping the lines of communication open with DT Dan Wilkinson but might reduce their contract offer to him if he receives only minimum-salary proposals from other clubs, sources said.


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    Patriots | Interested In Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Sat, 2 Aug 2003 10:26:52 -0700

    Nick Cafardo, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have expressed interest in free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins), according to Wilkinson's agent, Brig Owens. According to Owens, Wilkinson visited with the Detroit Lions on Friday, August 1 and plans to investigate all of his options. "Many teams have called, and the Patriots are an excellent organization, so we'll wait for Dan to get back from his visit, discuss how that went before we move on to other teams," said Owens.


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    Lions | Wilkinson Will Visit - from www.KFFL.com
    Fri, 1 Aug 2003 15:50:12 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press reports, free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins) will visit with the Detroit Lions on Friday, August 1.


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    Redskins | Cerrato Leaves Door Open For Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 12:11:21 -0700

    Redskins.com reports Washington Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato spoke Tuesday, July 29 about the team's release of veteran DT Dan Wilkinson, saying a return was possible. "The door's open for (Wilkinson) to come back if he goes out there and can't get what he's looking for," Cerrato said. "We just have to move forward. We couldn't continue this any longer. You only have so much money, and you only have so much cap space. For us to do the things we need to do in the future, with other people's contracts, we could not afford to pay Dan Wilkinson the money he was after."


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    Cowboys | Team Intrigued By Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:35:52 -0700

    Jean Jacques-Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys are intrigued by free agent DT Dan Wilkinson, who was released by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday, July 29. But they aren't interested in his massive contract, which is supposed to pay him $17.2 million over the next four seasons, including $3.5 million this season.


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    Lions | Interested In Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 09:55:19 -0700

    Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions are interested in free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins), who was recently released by the Washington Redskins.


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    Packers | Not Interested In Wilkinson - from www.KFFL.com
    Wed, 30 Jul 2003 09:54:19 -0700

    Dylan Tomlinson, of PackersNews.com, reports the Green Bay Packers are not showing interest in signing free agent DT Dan Wilkinson (Redskins).


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    Redskins | Release Frees Cap Room - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 13:50:30 -0700

    Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins cleared $3.5 million in salary cap space with the release of DT Dan Wilkinson.


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    Redskins | Wilkinson Cut - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 11:45:54 -0700

    ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Washington Redskins have released DT Dan Wilkinson, after the two sides failed to agree to a restructured contract. "We tried to accommodate him with a deal we felt was fair," said Redskins vice president of football operations Vinny Cerrato. "He still would have been, with what we proposed, our highest paid (defensive) lineman. But we just couldn't agree on the thing."


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    Redskins | Wilkinson Decision Coming Soon - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 29 Jul 2003 07:25:55 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins were negotiating with DT Dan Wilkinson's new agent last night and expected to know by their July 29, morning practice whether they will be able to agree to a restructured contract to keep Wilkinson with the team.


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    Redskins | Wilkinson Switches Agents - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 28 Jul 2003 07:47:25 -0700

    Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins DT Dan Wilkinson informed the team that he was switching agents, from George Mavrikes to Brig Owens. The Redskins had been at an impasse with Wilkinson and Mavrikes after demanding that Wilkinson reduce his club-high $3.5 million salary or risk being cut.


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    Redskins | Wilkinson Update - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 22 Jul 2003 13:42:08 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins will offer DT Dan Wilkinson a chance to recoup his lost income through incentive clauses if Wilkinson agrees to take the pay cut the team is asking for. At this point, Wilkinson has refused to take a pay cut. Wilkinson and his agent have offered to rework his contract to keep his income the same, but reduce his impact on the salary cap, without having to reach incentives.


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    Redskins | Wilkinson Needs to Take Pay Cut? - from www.KFFL.com
    Mon, 21 Jul 2003 07:33:50 -0700

    Updating previous reports, Mark Maske, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins officials have told veteran DT Dan Wilkinson that he could be released if he refuses to take a cut in his team-high $3.5 million salary for the upcoming season.

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    Bills | Winfield's Agent to Meet with Donahoe - from www.KFFL.com
    Thu, 7 Aug 2003 06:54:34 -0700

    Updating previous reports, WNSA Sports Radio reports Buffalo Bills CB Antoine Winfield said that he had fired his agent and hired new representation that will meet with Bills' president and general manager Tom Donahoe next week. Winfield went on to say that he doesn't want to test the market and that if the numbers were right he would happily sign an extension.

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    JOE GERMAINE

    Seahawks | Germaine Works Out - from www.KFFL.com
    Tue, 5 Aug 2003 07:08:32 -0700

    Mike Sando of the Tacoma News Tribune reports the Seattle Seahawks worked out free agent QB Joe Germaine (Bengals).
     

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