December 26, 1994 |
Only three of the 112 Penn State players are from west of the Mississippi and none are from California. The three are fullback Brian Tupa of Rolla, N.D., cornerback Shino Prater of Arlington, Tex., and punter Scott Stephens of North Little Rock, Ark. But that could change. "Maybe playing in Pasadena will catch the eye of some young men from California," Coach Joe Paterno said. "We know there are lot of good ones and they'd be welcome at Penn State."
December 8, 1993 |
The Rams were dealt a setback Tuesday upon learning that starting guard Tom Newberry will remain sidelined for a few more weeks with a knee injury. Coach Chuck Knox said he also will keep starting tackle Jackie Slater sidelined for Sunday's game at New Orleans. Slater has been bothered by a torn chest muscle. "It's not good news," Knox said of Newberry's latest exams. "And we have a lot of other people with bumps and bruises, which means we won't be able to go in full pads (today)."
November 27, 1993 |
Linebacker Shane Conlan, who has played in three Pro Bowls, believes Ram teammate Roman Phifer is having the kind of season that should earn him Pro Bowl consideration. "I don't know if he's getting overlooked, but I've played with a lot of great outside linebackers, and Roman Phifer is playing as well as any of them," Conlan said. "He's definitely a Pro Bowl type of player." Phifer leads the Rams with 78 tackles, including 61 solo.
April 4, 1993 |
Kevin Greene, unsatisfied with his role with the Rams, has found happiness and a three-year, $5.25-million contract in Pittsburgh. "He's a proven pass rusher," Pittsburgh Coach Bill Cowher said. "Statistically, when he's had his big numbers it was in a defense similar to what we can provide him. "He also wanted to be here, and I think that played a big role into getting this done."
August 21, 1990 |
The linebacker situation got worse in Buffalo and better in Phoenix on Monday. The Bills, who are missing starter Shane Conlan because of a holdout, lost regular Darryl Talley indefinitely because of arthroscopic knee surgery. Meanwhile, Phoenix reached contract terms with starter Anthony Bell, a four-year starter who had a career-high 115 tackles last season. Bell held out for 29 days. Talley damaged cartilage in his right knee during Buffalo's 24-13 loss to Detroit on Friday.
August 31, 1993 |
Ram running back Jerome Bettis ran at full speed in practice Monday and reported himself to be 100% and ready to play, if needed, against Green Bay Sunday. "The ankle is fine," Bettis said. "No pain. No problems. I pushed myself hard just to make sure I was ready. I ran, I cut and I drove off my ankle and everything was fine. At least now I've put myself in position to be available." Bettis ran eight times for 29 yards in exhibition play before the injury.
August 4, 1993 |
Linebacker Shane Conlan underwent a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test on his injured hip Tuesday, and Coach Chuck Knox said that the results were negative. "He ought to be ready in a couple of days," Knox said. Wide receiver Todd Kinchen, who practiced for the first time Monday after undergoing knee surgery, extended himself further Tuesday without apparent problem. Wide receiver Phillip Bobo, however, was unable to work out after his knee reacted unfavorably to Monday's practice.