September 3, 1991 |
The Eagles quietly have relinquished the rights to holdout offensive tackle Matt Darwin, who has begun working out with interested teams in hopes of returning to the NFL. Darwin, attempting to come back from a pair of knee surgeries last year, told the Daily News last night that the Eagles notified his agent late last week of his release. An official announcement has yet to be made by the Eagles. The 28-year-old, five-year veteran did not wish to reveal the teams that have contacted him, but it was learned that Darwin took a physical and worked out yesterday for the New York Jets.
August 16, 1988 |
Randall Cunningham was supposed to have been the tough one, the guy who could sit out weeks and weeks of training camp. The Eagles gave him $4 million over three years, and he missed just a single practice. Keith Jackson, the No. 1 pick, was supposed to be the next Kelly Stouffer, a guy who was ready to sit out an entire year to get what he thought he was worth. The Eagles gave him $2.1 million over four years, and he missed just a few weeks. And all those other players the Eagles had to sign, all the draft picks and veterans, the tough nuts and the easy ones, they all have come in. Save one. Seth Joyner, a man hardly surrounded by holdout speculation just weeks ago, is the only remaining Eagle who has not come to terms with the team.
September 30, 1990 |
A year ago, placekicker Rich Karlis had just salvaged his career when he signed on with the Minnesota Vikings for Game 4. This season, after having his best year ever in the NFL, the eight-year veteran finds himself in limbo again after another holdout that backfired. In 1989, Karlis was a no-show Denver Bronco; that move allowed rookie David Treadwell to gain a toehold on the kicking job there. Eventually, Denver rescinded its contract offer to Karlis and Treadwell went on to enjoy a Pro Bowl season.
August 2, 2005 |
More than 18 months after his last collegiate game, first-round draft pick Mike Williams of the Detroit Lions, a former Southern Cal wideout, signed a contract and ended a brief holdout. Terms were not disclosed. After a court ruled in February 2004 that running back Maurice Clarett was eligible to play in the NFL, Williams hired an agent and tried to follow him. But an appeals court overturned the earlier ruling and upheld the league's right to bar players who had been out of high school less than three years.
October 26, 1994 |
Clifford Robinson said his 11-day holdout in Portland was worth it, even though he rejoined the team without getting the contract extension he wanted. The All-Star forward was an hour late for practice yesterday, saying he was delayed because he was locked out of his house. After the workout, he said he doesn't regret the holdout, but was back with the team for good this season. Robinson agreed to return after meeting with Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen Monday at Allen's home in Seattle.
September 7, 2008 |
Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters ended his holdout and reported to the Buffalo Bills. A Bills spokesman said that questions about Peters' physical and roster status would not be answered until after today's home game against Seattle. Peters, who declined to talk to reporters, won't play against the Seahawks. He had off-season surgery to repair a sports hernia and is required to pass a team physical. Right tackle Eric Winston, a third-round pick in 2006 out of Miami (Fla.
October 23, 2002 |
Goalie Evgeni Nabokov agreed to a 2-year, $7.15 million contract yesterday with the San Jose Sharks, ending his holdout after five games. Nabokov, the franchise's career victories leader with 71 over his first two NHL seasons, sat out all of training camp and the first 2 weeks of the regular season while seeking a dramatic increase from the $575,000 he earned last season. Though the sides weren't far apart in negotiations, general manager Dean Lombardi conceded that he gave in to Nabokov's desire for a big raise and a relatively short-term contract - violating many of the principles he established while building the Sharks into a small-budget Stanley Cup contender.
September 3, 2012
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, the NFL's leading rusher in 2011, ended his holdout on Sunday - and he isn't sorry about taking the 38-day break. "I did something I felt was right, and I'm always going to feel right," the pocket powerhouse said. "And that's why I can come back and not have a negative attitude. I think if you regret things, you're going to come back salty, be a distraction, things like that. " (Our new motto: Never be salty.) After a 40-minute talk with coach Mike Mularkey, MJD answered media questions about his holdout for half an hour.
August 1, 1994 |
Unsigned rookie quarterback Heath Shuler is nearing a point where he won't be able to compete for the starting job because of missed practice time, Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner said. Shuler, the third player taken in the first round of the draft, has been a holdout since training camp began July 21. "If he got here in the next day or two, we still have a good week of practice with a lot of learning, a lot of teaching, not being concerned about a game," Turner said. "But then we go a period of 11 days when we play on Monday night, we play on Friday night and we play on Thursday night.
September 11, 1998 |
Andre Wadsworth, who ended his preseason holdout on the eve of the Arizona Cardinals' first regular-season game, already is a starter for Game 2. Wadsworth, the third overall pick of the draft, who joined the team after a 44-day holdout that kept him out of training camp, saw limited action as the Cardinals lost to Dallas, 38-10, on Sunday. But the rookie from Florida State will start at left defensive end when the Cardinals travel to Seattle on Sunday, coach Vince Tobin said yesterday.