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Delmas Has Knee Surgery

Posted: 8th August 2012 by FFR Squad in Injury Updates, News & Notes
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According to the Detroit Lions Louis Delmas underwent surgery on his left knww. Delmas was not at practice Wednesday and hasn’t practiced for most of the past 10 days because of what the team said was knee soreness. The team didn’t specify the nature or severity of the surgery but said it was performed by [...]

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Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that the Cal product “remains in a holding pattern” regarding his return from two concussions suffered in 2011 (on top of multiple concussions previously). While speculation persists that Best may have played his last NFL down, the veteran of the group thinks No. 44 will be back [...]

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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Chicago Bears receiver Devin Thomas announced his retirement Sunday via a message on Twitter, and the team confirmed he indeed has called it quits. “I have decided to retire from the NFL,” Thomas wrote Sunday morning on his Twitter page. “God has blessed me (with) achieving a childhood dream,” Thomas wrote. “I [...]

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According to the Washington Times, Cooley is set to play some fullback against the Buffalo Bills in place of the injured Darrel Young. Cooley has proven his worth as an in-line blocker from the TE position, but can he handle the rigors of doing so out of the backfield? “As far as getting the blocks [...]

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Mat McBriar and Chas Henry have been in a battle for the punting job in Philadelphia. McBriar was listed as the starting P on the team’s depth chart for Thursday’s preseason opener, per the Philadelphia Inquirer, though the veteran cautions that nothing is yet set in stone. “I don’t know if it’s totally official,” McBriar [...]

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After not being able to find an NFL team last year, Terrell Owens ended up playing for the IFL’s Allen Wranglers.  It didn’t work out very well and T.O. was eventually cut.  After last year there haven’t been many rumors of anyone being interested in giving him a shot in the NFL. According to Seattle [...]

Andy Reid’s Son Found Dead

Posted: 6th August 2012 by FFR Squad in News & Notes
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday morning in his room at the club’s training camp at Lehigh University. He was 29. The police chief at Lehigh, Edward Shupp, said a 911 call was made at 7:20 a.m., and that Garrett Reid was dead [...]

Raiders sign WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Posted: 11th November 2011 by FFR Squad in News & Notes
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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP)—The Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons and both had their greatest NFL success when they were together. Houshmandzadeh, 34, had been out of the league since playing with [...]

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Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday he won’t announce a starting quarterback for the regular season until “right before” the opener against the New York Giants. Shanahan says John Beck and Rex Grossman are “very close right now” and that he’d feel “very comfortable” going into the season with either one. He also declined [...]

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Denver Broncos coach John Fox has seen enough to name Kyle Ortonhis starting quarterback. What he hasn’t determined is who’s No. 2.  Fox said Tim Tebow and Brady Quinn have two more preseason games to win the job as Orton’s primary backup. “Well, we’ve talked to the quarterbacks, in particular Kyle,” Fox said after practice [...]