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September 20, 1989
The Chargers signed free-agent punter Hank Ilesic and released punter Lewis Colbert Tuesday. During 13 years with the Canadian Football League, Ilesic averaged 45.4 yards on 1,573 punts in 190 games. His longest punt was 90 yards. With the Toronto Argos, Ilesic averaged 44.0 on 142 punts, including a long of 77 yards in 1988. Ilesic holds CFL records for number of punts (165) and punting yards (8,004) in a single season. Ilesic punted his first six seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos.
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July 24, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a not-so-memorable case of international intrigue, Ram punter Hank Ilesic was whisked across the Canadian border last weekend and reported to training camp Monday, seven days after his initial attempt to enter the United States. It wasn't the stuff of spy thrillers, or even a case for Amnesty International, but it was a week that Ilesic won't soon forget. A Canadian citizen, Ilesic signed last spring as free agent with the Rams, who had good reason to expect him in training camp last week.
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March 24, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
One week after punter Dale Hatcher signed with the Green Bay Packers, the Rams announced Friday the signing of punter Hank Ilesic, who had been left unprotected by the San Diego Chargers. Ilesic, 30, joined the Chargers after the second game of the 1989 season and finished with an average of 40.1 yards on 76 punts. He came to San Diego after a 13-year career in the Canadian Football League, which he joined out of high school.
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May 25, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League, punter Hank Ilesic became a 30-year-old NFL rookie with San Diego last season. As a result, he says it was "my worst year ever in professional football." He averaged 40.1 yards on 76 punts, numbers that looked pretty good to the Rams, who had watched the alarmingly inconsistent Dale Hatcher stagger to his worst season in five years with the team. The Rams left Hatcher unprotected and he ended up in Green Bay.
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May 25, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League, punter Hank Ilesic became a 30-year-old NFL rookie with San Diego last season. As a result, he says it was "my worst year ever in professional football." He averaged 40.1 yards on 76 punts, numbers that looked pretty good to the Rams, who had watched the alarmingly inconsistent Dale Hatcher stagger to his worst season in five years with the team. The Rams left Hatcher unprotected and he ended up in Green Bay.
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July 24, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a not-so-memorable case of international intrigue, Ram punter Hank Ilesic was whisked across the Canadian border last weekend and reported to training camp Monday, seven days after his initial attempt to enter the United States. It wasn't the stuff of spy thrillers, or even a case for Amnesty International, but it was a week that Ilesic won't soon forget. A Canadian citizen, Ilesic signed last spring as free agent with the Rams, who had good reason to expect him in training camp last week.
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March 27, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH
The Chargers lost their fourth player to Plan B free agency Monday when cornerback Elliot Smith agreed to a $550,000, two-year contract with the Denver Broncos, his agent said. Smith, a 1989 fifth-round draft choice out of Alcorn State, spent most of last season on the developmental squad before being activated before the next-to-last game.
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July 13, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
The Rams signed Kent Elmore, their seventh-round draft choice, Thursday, kicking off a potentially hot summer battle for the team's punting position, left vacant when Dale Hatcher signed with the Green Bay Packers as a Plan B free agent in the off-season. Elmore, from Tennessee, was the second punter selected in last April's draft but is considered by some scouts to be the top prospect coming out of college.
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August 28, 1990 | JOHN WEYLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ram management and Kevin Greene have found common ground in their stalled contract negotiations, and patience seems to be wearing thin on a couple of fronts. Greene, appearing on an NBC television sports show Sunday night, said there was "dissension" among the Rams. And Monday, Coach John Robinson came as close to making a plea to the front office to sign his star linebacker as he has so far. "I haven't made a list of my worries from top to bottom, like this is worry No. 6 and this is worry No.
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March 29, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ram defensive end Shawn Miller, a Plan B free agent, has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Green Bay Packers, his agent said Wednesday. Miller's deal is reportedly worth $900,000 and includes a $100,000 signing bonus. Miller earned $225,000 with the Rams last season. Miller, 28, who started 12 games for the Rams in 1989, started 53 in his six-year career after signing as a free agent out of Utah State in 1984.
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March 24, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
One week after punter Dale Hatcher signed with the Green Bay Packers, the Rams announced Friday the signing of punter Hank Ilesic, who had been left unprotected by the San Diego Chargers. Ilesic, 30, joined the Chargers after the second game of the 1989 season and finished with an average of 40.1 yards on 76 punts. He came to San Diego after a 13-year career in the Canadian Football League, which he joined out of high school.
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September 20, 1989
The Chargers signed free-agent punter Hank Ilesic and released punter Lewis Colbert Tuesday. During 13 years with the Canadian Football League, Ilesic averaged 45.4 yards on 1,573 punts in 190 games. His longest punt was 90 yards. With the Toronto Argos, Ilesic averaged 44.0 on 142 punts, including a long of 77 yards in 1988. Ilesic holds CFL records for number of punts (165) and punting yards (8,004) in a single season. Ilesic punted his first six seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos.
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July 13, 1990 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Rams signed seventh-round choice Kent Elmore Thursday, kicking off a potentially hot summer battle for the team's vacant punting position. Elmore, from the University of Tennessee, was the second punter selected in April's draft but is considered by some the top prospect coming out of college. The Buffalo Bills took Arizona's John Nies a round earlier, but plan to use him both on punts and kickoffs. The Rams drafted Elmore despite signing free-agent veteran Hank Ilesic this spring.
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February 3, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Charger careers of offensive tackle James FitzPatrick, cornerback Elvis Patterson and linebacker Jim Collins apparently have come to an end. The three are among 17 players left unprotected by the Chargers in the NFL's Plan B limited free-agent program. And General Manager Bobby Beathard said they are not wanted back. "We figured we would be better without them," Beathard said Friday after the Chargers released a list of 37 players they had protected under the program.
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