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August 19, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT
Former Cal State Fullerton kicker Vince Abbott's hopes of returning to the NFL were dashed when the San Francisco 49ers signed former Ram Chuck Nelson to handle kickoffs in Monday's exhibition game against the Denver Broncos. Abbott and Nelson had tryouts last week at the 49ers training camp in Rocklin, Calif. The 49ers had been seeking a kicker since Mike Cofer missed last Saturday's exhibition against the Raiders because of a pulled left hip muscle.
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August 19, 1990 | STEVEN HERBERT
Former Cal State Fullerton kicker Vince Abbott's hopes of returning to the NFL were dashed when the San Francisco 49ers signed former Ram Chuck Nelson to handle kickoffs in Monday's exhibition game against the Denver Broncos. Abbott and Nelson had tryouts last week at the 49ers training camp in Rocklin, Calif. The 49ers had been seeking a kicker since Mike Cofer missed last Saturday's exhibition against the Raiders because of a pulled left hip muscle.
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August 27, 1989
Former Cal State Fullerton kicker Vince Abbott, former Ram tight end Tony Hunter and running back Lionel James were among eight players waived Saturday by the San Diego Chargers. Abbott, 30, was the team's starting kicker most of the past two years. But he missed his two field goal attempts this preseason--including a 27-yarder in the Chargers' 17-14 loss in San Francisco Wednesday--and couldn't beat out Chris Bahr or Steve DeLine.
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August 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Former San Diego Chargers and Cal State Fullerton kicker Vince Abbott was given a tryout by the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday as the team continued to be concerned about the condition of kicker Mike Cofer. Cofer has been limited in his work by a pulled muscle in his left hip and is listed as probable for Monday night's game with Denver. "Looking at Abbott was just a precautionary measure," said John McVay, director of football operations.
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November 17, 1988 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
Charger kicker Vince Abbott's injured right knee will need arthroscopic surgery. That was the announcement Wednesday from special teams coach Wayne Sevier. Sevier said Steve (Toe) DeLine will replace Abbott until he can return. Abbott injured the knee running downfield after a kickoff in Atlanta Sunday during the second quarter of the Chargers' 10-7 victory. DeLine, beaten out by Abbott in the preseason, worked out for the coaching staff Wednesday.
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August 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Former San Diego Chargers and Cal State Fullerton kicker Vince Abbott was given a tryout by the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday as the team continued to be concerned about the condition of kicker Mike Cofer. Cofer has been limited in his work by a pulled muscle in his left hip and is listed as probable for Monday night's game with Denver. "Looking at Abbott was just a precautionary measure," said John McVay, director of football operations.
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November 16, 1988
The Chargers will give free-agent kicker Steve DeLine a tryout today as insurance in case Vince Abbott is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Charger officials said Tuesday. Abbott twisted his right knee on a second-quarter kickoff after a 23-yard field goal in Sunday's 10-7 victory at Atlanta. His status remained uncertain Tuesday. "We don't know how serious (the injury) is at this point," Coach Al Saunders said. "We're going to wait until (today) to find out how it is.
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December 19, 1987 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
This is just a little thing, but when you're Charger kicker Vince Abbott, and it has taken eight years and considerable sanity to find your place, you notice the little things. Two Fridays ago, the Charger kicker and his wife, Sarah, were sitting in an ice cream parlor. An elderly man and his 7-year-old grandson were in the next booth talking about the Chargers. Abbott's wife leaned over, pointed to her husband and asked the boy if he knew who he was. He didn't. She told him.
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November 7, 1988 | DON PATTERSON
Vince Abbott did three times as much work Sunday night in the Chargers' 13-3 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium as he did in the Chargers' last home game 2 weeks ago against Indianapolis. Of course, that isn't saying too much. He kicked three times Sunday--on the opening kickoff, with 4 minutes left in the first quarter, when he drilled a 40-yard field goal, then finally to kick off again. And that was that.
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August 3, 1989 | SCOTT MILLER
They're off on their own while the linemen fire their 300-pound bodies at each other and grunt. Sometimes they kick, sometimes they run and sometimes it looks as if they're just standing around waiting. Meanwhile, cracking pads echo across the Chargers' UC San Diego practice field. From a distance, they look pretty casual. But in their own way, the three kickers on the Charger roster are waging as fierce a job competition as anyone.
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August 27, 1989
Former Cal State Fullerton kicker Vince Abbott, former Ram tight end Tony Hunter and running back Lionel James were among eight players waived Saturday by the San Diego Chargers. Abbott, 30, was the team's starting kicker most of the past two years. But he missed his two field goal attempts this preseason--including a 27-yarder in the Chargers' 17-14 loss in San Francisco Wednesday--and couldn't beat out Chris Bahr or Steve DeLine.
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August 3, 1989 | SCOTT MILLER
They're off on their own while the linemen fire their 300-pound bodies at each other and grunt. Sometimes they kick, sometimes they run and sometimes it looks as if they're just standing around waiting. Meanwhile, cracking pads echo across the Chargers' UC San Diego practice field. From a distance, they look pretty casual. But in their own way, the three kickers on the Charger roster are waging as fierce a job competition as anyone.
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November 17, 1988 | BRIAN HEWITT, Times Staff Writer
Charger kicker Vince Abbott's injured right knee will need arthroscopic surgery. That was the announcement Wednesday from special teams coach Wayne Sevier. Sevier said Steve (Toe) DeLine will replace Abbott until he can return. Abbott injured the knee running downfield after a kickoff in Atlanta Sunday during the second quarter of the Chargers' 10-7 victory. DeLine, beaten out by Abbott in the preseason, worked out for the coaching staff Wednesday.
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November 16, 1988
The Chargers will give free-agent kicker Steve DeLine a tryout today as insurance in case Vince Abbott is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Charger officials said Tuesday. Abbott twisted his right knee on a second-quarter kickoff after a 23-yard field goal in Sunday's 10-7 victory at Atlanta. His status remained uncertain Tuesday. "We don't know how serious (the injury) is at this point," Coach Al Saunders said. "We're going to wait until (today) to find out how it is.
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November 7, 1988 | DON PATTERSON
Vince Abbott did three times as much work Sunday night in the Chargers' 13-3 loss to the Los Angeles Raiders at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium as he did in the Chargers' last home game 2 weeks ago against Indianapolis. Of course, that isn't saying too much. He kicked three times Sunday--on the opening kickoff, with 4 minutes left in the first quarter, when he drilled a 40-yard field goal, then finally to kick off again. And that was that.
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December 19, 1987 | BILL PLASCHKE, Times Staff Writer
This is just a little thing, but when you're Charger kicker Vince Abbott, and it has taken eight years and considerable sanity to find your place, you notice the little things. Two Fridays ago, the Charger kicker and his wife, Sarah, were sitting in an ice cream parlor. An elderly man and his 7-year-old grandson were in the next booth talking about the Chargers. Abbott's wife leaned over, pointed to her husband and asked the boy if he knew who he was. He didn't. She told him.
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November 3, 1987 | CHRIS DE LUCA and STEVE BEATTY
Ralf Mojsiejenko, Charger punter, was arrested by San Diego police Monday evening on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a police spokesman. Mojsiejenko, 24, was arrested at 7:30 p.m. in the 7800 block of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. He was booked at County Jail and had not been released by 11 p.m., police spokesman Stephen Margetts said. Steve Ortmayer, Chargers director of football operations, said he was unaware of the arrest when contacted late Monday night.
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