July 21, 2008 |
Jason Taylor is leaving the only NFL team he has known as he was traded by the Miami Dolphins to the Washington Redskins yesterday. The Redskins gave the Dolphins a second-round pick in 2009 and a sixth-round choice in 2010 for the defensive end. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive end - who was the 2006 NFL Defensive Player of the Year - fell out of favor in Miami after spending his offseason on the TV show "Dancing With the Stars" rather than...
February 1, 2010
OFFENSE Quarterback - Tom Brady, Peyton Manning. Running Backs - Shaun Alexander, Jamal Lewis, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson. Offensive Tackles - Walter Jones, Jonathan Ogden, Orlando Pace, William Roaf. Guards - Larry Allen, p-Alan Faneca, p-Steve Hutchinson, Will Shields. Fullback - Lorenzo Neal. Tight Ends - p-Antonio Gates, Tony Gonzalez. Wide Receivers - Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens. Centers - Olin Kreutz, p-Kevin Mawae.
December 11, 2002 |
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Tyrone Robertson was suspended for 1 year by the NFL yesterday for violating the league's substance-abuse policy for the second time this season. Robertson, Buffalo's seventh-round pick in last year's draft, served a four-game suspension from Oct. 2-28. His most recent suspension begins immediately. The NFL would not elaborate on the details of either violation. Robertson was unavailable for comment, and has not been with the team since the Bills placed him on their reserve/non-football illness list on Oct. 28. Noteworthy The adoptive father of Miami defensive end Jason Taylor is suing the NFL star and his mother, seeking undisclosed financial damages.
December 5, 2002 |
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to build a 5,600-seat, $10 million amphitheater next to Heinz Field on the city's North Shore. Workers could start to construct the privately financed, fabric-roof structure in the spring and it could be open in May 2004, Steelers vice president Art Rooney II said. The Pittsburgh Planning Commission will consider the proposal next month and must approve plans for the amphitheater, which will have tiered seating and be used for concerts, and an adjacent festival area, which will be used for gatherings such as tailgating.
January 8, 2007 |
Louisville coach Bobby Petrino agreed yesterday to become the new coach of the Atlanta Falcons, moving to the NFL less than a week after Jim Mora's firing. A Louisville spokesman said Petrino was leaving for Atlanta after guiding the Cardinals to a 12-1 season, capped off by a 24-13 victory over Wake Forest on Tuesday night in the Orange Bowl. Petrino had a 41-9 record in four years at Louisville, leading the school to the Big East title and its first Bowl Championship Series victory in the Orange.
August 10, 2002 |
The Miami Dolphins are glad next week's games don't count. They have to play twice because the NFL wants them on national television. The Dolphins open their exhibition season Monday at Tampa Bay. They play New Orleans on Thursday in Miami. "I feel like a baseball team," defensive end Jason Taylor said. "Unfortunately, we can't stand out in the outfield and rest. " The Dolphins were left with the peculiar schedule when their game at Tampa was pushed back 3 days to accommodate ESPN.
June 20, 2008 |
Kevin Jones darted to the right, planted a foot, pivoted and sprinted back across a patch of grass. "That is what teams can't believe I can do," Jones said yesterday in Saline, Mich., after doing a shuttle run in 4.3 seconds. Soon, NFL teams will get a chance to witness what seems like a remarkable comeback from ACL surgery. Jones, a product of Cardinal O'Hara High, has a workout scheduled for scouts on June 28 in Saline. In a town about 40 miles west of Detroit, the former Lions running back has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee.
June 2, 2008 |
Jason Taylor wanted to clear the air on numerous topics. No, he did not demand a trade from the Miami Dolphins. Yes, he wants to play one more season before moving on to an acting career. No, he still hasn't spoken with new Dolphins boss Bill Parcells. Yes, he believes Tony Sparano will be a good coach in Miami. No, he doesn't regret missing workouts to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars. " Yes, he desperately wants to leave football a winner. But on one issue - whether he will be at training camp with the Dolphins next month - Taylor showed he can dance while seated, too. "Do I want to be here?
May 22, 2008 |
The feud between Jason Taylor and Bill Parcells intensified yesterday, making it likely the six-time Pro Bowl defensive end will not play for Miami this season. Coach Tony Sparano said Taylor isn't expected to take part in any team activities through training camp. The revelation came less than 24 hours after Taylor finished second to Kristi Yamaguchi in the finals of "Dancing With the Stars" in Los Angeles. For weeks the new Dolphins regime, led by Parcells - the team's executive vice president of operations - has fumed while Taylor spent his offseason focused on his budding Hollywood career rather than the team.
July 24, 2001 |
Defensive end Jason Taylor, who had a career high of 14 1/2 sacks last season, signed a six-year, $42 million contract with the Miami Dolphins yesterday. The contract replaced a one-year $5.39 million deal the Dolphins offered Taylor, 26, in February when he was designated their franchise player. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound Taylor, who recently married Katina Thomas - the sister of a teammate, Zach Thomas - is coming off his first Pro Bowl season for the Dolphins. The Dolphins also signed four draft choices: wide receiver Chris Chambers, a second-round pick from Wisconsin; running back Travis Minor, a third-round selection from Florida State; linebacker Morton Greenwood, a third rounder from Syracuse; and quarterback Josh Heupel, a sixth-round pick from Oklahoma, the national champion.