October 29, 1997 |
Buffalo Bill linebacker Chris Spielman will sit out the remainder of the season because of a herniated disc in his neck, an injury that could threaten his 10-year career. Spielman was put on the injured reserve list Tuesday, two days after he played in Buffalo's 23-20 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. He would not speak with reporters. "Our doctors advised he shouldn't play any more this season," Coach Marv Levy said.
September 30, 1987
Running back Chuck Sanders, who played at Slippery Rock, was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers in training camp. He said at the time he wouldn't accept the $1,000 offered him to return in case of a strike. It was later revealed that Sanders had accepted the money even before he told a reporter he wouldn't cross a union picket line. After arriving at the non-union camp, Sanders issued a terse "No comment" when asked about the remarks. But Sanders' comments didn't escape his new teammates.
November 25, 1987
Ohio State linebacker Chris Spielman, Syracuse nose guard Ted Gregory, Auburn defensive tackle Tracy Rocker and Oklahoma tight end Keith Jackson were named finalists for the Lombardi Award, presented to the top lineman in college football.
January 16, 1992 |
Linebackers Greg Lloyd of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chris Spielman of the Detroit Lions were named to the Pro Bowl. Spielman has led the Lions in tackles in each of his four seasons. Lloyd had 76 tackles, eight sacks and five forced fumbles with the Steelers.