January 1, 2010
Buffalo Bills national scout Buddy Nix has been promoted to general manager in team owner Ralph Wilso n's first move to revamp his front office. Nix was introduced at a news conference Thursday as the Bills (5-10) prepare to close their season by hosting Indianapolis (14-1) on Sunday. Nix fills a void after Marv Levy stepped down as general manager following the 2007 season. Chief Operating Officer Russ Brandon , who had been filling the GM's role, was promoted to chief executive, reporting to Wilson.
January 22, 2005 |
A major winter storm projected to dump as much as a foot of snow on Philadelphia and Pittsburgh should pass in time for Sunday's NFL conference championship games. The approaching storm caused the New England Patriots to fly to Pittsburgh a day ahead of schedule Friday night to avoid expected travel delays today. Atlanta will fly to Philadelphia this morning, 4 1/2 hours ahead of schedule, in an attempt to avoid travel issues.
December 25, 2000 |
Georgia's players backed up their lobbying to have fired Coach Jim Donnan lead them into a bowl game. Terrence Edwards ran five times for 97 yards and caught eight passes for 79 yards and the Bulldog defense scored two touchdowns to give No. 24 Georgia a 37-14 victory over Virginia on Sunday in the Oahu Bowl. It was a school-record fourth consecutive bowl victory for the Bulldogs (8-4) in Donnan's final game.
November 15, 2004 |
The New England Patriots watched the Boston Red Sox show off their championship trophy, then played as if they're headed for another one of their own. In their most dominating performance of the season, the Patriots rolled over the Buffalo Bills, 29-6, on Sunday night at Foxboro, Mass. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked five field goals, and Corey Dillon rushed for 151 yards for the Patriots.
October 13, 2003 |
The New England Patriots proved that statistics don't win football games -- defense and perseverance do. Outgained 199-29 in a first half in which they had just one first down, the Patriots rallied behind Tom Brady and Kevin Faulk and beat the New York Giants, 17-6, on Sunday. "We're just an emotional team," said defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who had two deflections that were turned into interceptions and a sack that stopped what looked like a New York touchdown drive.
January 12, 2004 |
Kicker Gary Anderson retired Sunday, a day after his 22nd season ended in the Tennessee Titans' 17-14 divisional playoff loss at New England. "That's a great group of guys here, both coaches and players, that made it a lot of fun for me and my boys," Anderson said. "I'm really pleased that I came and played for the Titans." Anderson, at 44 the NFL's oldest player, left a trout stream in Colorado in September to sign with Tennessee for one last chance at the Super Bowl.
September 2, 2007
Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson was suspended for five games by the NFL on Saturday for buying and using performance-enhancing substances. Wilson, a 48-year-old former NFL quarterback, also was fined $100,000. He said he took the drugs to try to "improve the quality of my life" after living with diabetes for more than 20 years. He acknowledged he acted without "proper medical supervision." Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Wilson would return to his job after his suspension ends Oct.
October 25, 2007 |
The NFL added $10 million to its medical fund for retired players Wednesday, designating the money for joint replacement surgery, cardiovascular screening and assisted living. The sum will be added to a $7 million fund agreed upon in July by the league and its players' union. It will be supplemented by money from player fines, plus contributions from the NFL Players Assn. and other retired players groups. This is the latest step in a dispute concerning retired players and their pensions.