September 27, 2010 |
The winless Buffalo Bills released fourth-year quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday. Edwards, 26, was selected by the Bills in the third round of the 2007 NFL draft but has struggled with injuries and consistency. The Bills' offense ranked last in the NFL in yards and points after Buffalo lost its first two games when Edwards was then benched in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills lost again, 38-30, to the New England Patriots, on Sunday, but Fitzpatrick completed 20 of 28 passes for 247 yards with two touchdowns and two late interceptions.
August 12, 2010 |
They're No. 1. Twice. With David Carr backing up Alex Smith, the San Francisco 49ers have the unusual distinction of having two No. 1 overall draft pick quarterbacks on their roster. Smith was drafted first by the 49ers in 2005, three years after the Houston Texans took Carr in the same spot. Both Smith and Carr have struggled to prove themselves as dependable, consistent players. Although a quarterback's "starting record" is a dubious statistic — these aren't pitchers, after all; games are lost all kinds of ways — it's worth noting that teams quarterbacked by Smith have gone 16-24 (.400)
September 23, 2009 |
It didn't take long for the Minnesota Vikings to figure out Brett Favre 's best play. Walk up to the line. Take the snap. Hand it to Adrian Peterson . After two weeks, Peterson leads all NFL rushers with 272 yards and four touchdowns, and has been the driving factor in Minnesota's 2-0 start. Sunday, the showdown: The Vikings play host to the surprising San Francisco 49ers, also 2-0, who have the NFC's No. 2 rusher in Frank Gore . Against Seattle on Sunday, Gore rushed for 207 yards, with the two longest touchdown runs of his career, 79 and 80 yards.
March 25, 1998 |
And now, from the same manager who brought the world the Spice Girls, it's . . . Spice Boy? Well, no. English rockabilly phenom Jimmy Ray, unlike the Spice Girls, is not a creation of manager Simon Fuller--and he seems perfectly content with the stage name he has adopted for himself. He repeats it often enough in his debut hit single, "Are You Jimmy Ray?"
January 8, 1998 |
San Francisco 49er running back Garrison Hearst, out since Nov. 30 because of a broken collarbone, practiced Wednesday for first time since his injury. "He looked good running straight ahead," San Francisco Coach Steve Mariucci said. Hearst, the 49ers' leading rusher, will undergo a bone scan today to determine whether the break has healed.
May 8, 1992 |
Former San Diego State wide receiver Jimmy Raye was among five free agents signed by the Chargers on Thursday. The club also released two players. Joining Raye, who played for the Rams last year, was wide receiver Keith McDonald, who has played three seasons in the NFL after attending San Jose State. The other three free agents, all rookies, are linebacker Chris Collins (Southern Methodist), guard Donald Walkinshaw (Portland State) and cornerback Wayne Williams (Louisiana State).