July 31, 2005 |
The 2005 NFL season isn't starting well for the teams that played for the championship last February. The latest misfortune came when Jerome McDougle, the former first-round pick who is supposed to start at defensive end for NFC champion Philadelphia, was shot in the stomach by robbers in Miami. He originally was listed as critical but later talked to police and walked in his room after surgery. Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko said his condition is good.
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.
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.
November 23, 2010 |
Tennessee Coach Jeff Fisher said that Vince Young needs season-ending surgery on his throwing hand and that the Titans are putting the quarterback on injured reserve within the next couple of days. Young saw a hand specialist Monday, and Fisher said team doctors recommended the surgery to repair Young's torn flexor tendon in his right thumb. Young suffered the injury late in the third quarter of Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to Washington. Fisher also said he didn't know ?