October 25, 2012 |
THE PLAYERS UNION and the four players suspended in the Saints' bounties case filed motions Wednesday to have former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue removed from hearing their appeals. They asked in U.S. District Court in New Orleans that Tagliabue recuse himself because of a conflict of interest, and also asked for a neutral arbitrator to be appointed by the court. The NFL said it would oppose Tagliabue stepping aside. The players were suspended for their alleged role in a bounty program in operation from 2009-11 in which players received cash bonuses for intentionally inflicting injuries on opponents.
August 31, 2011 |
Carolina tight end Jeremy Shockey came to the rescue of Panthers teammate Ben Hartsock by performing the Heimlich maneuver at the team's cafeteria at Bank of America Stadium. The incident occurred Monday afternoon after Hartsock, a fellow tight end, began choking on a piece of meat. Hartsock said he signaled for help when he couldn't breathe, and after one teammate was unable to perform the Heimlich, Shockey took over and succeeded. Hartsock joked about the incident yesterday, saying, "We had to call in the reliever and that was Jeremy Shockey.
August 30, 2011 |
All it took was one little punch. Carolina's Ben Hartsock has been telling friends that Jeremy Shockey - usually known only as a loud-mouthed flake - helped save Hartsock's life on Monday. Hartsock, a fellow tight end, could not breathe in the team's lunch room after a piece of pork tenderloin lodged in his throat, the National Football Post reported. Hartsock tried drinking some water to clear his throat and when that didn't work it became evident to others in the room that he could not breathe.
August 27, 2009 |
Tony Gonzalez, Falcons: Showed no signs of slowing down with 96 catches and 10 TDs last season at age 32. He should make quarterback Matt Ryan's life even better, especially in the red zone. Antonio Gates, Chargers: Gets into the end zone more than most at this position and seems to be as healthy as he's been in a few years. San Diego ought to be the class of a bad AFC West, and Gates, thanks to Gonzalez' departure, will be the top tight end in the conference. Jason Witten, Cowboys: No T.O. should mean more opportunities - and less drama - for Witten.
July 22, 2008 |
Jeremy Shockey was traded to the Saints for two draft picks yesterday, giving New Orleans a disgruntled star tight end who watched from afar while injured as the New York Giants surged to the Super Bowl title. The Giants will get second- and fifth-round picks in the 2009 draft. The deal must be approved by the league and is contingent on Shockey passing a physical. The deal reunites Shockey, who will be 28 next month, with Saints coach Sean Payton, who was the Giants' offensive coordinator in 2002, when Shockey was rookie of the year.
December 30, 2006 |
Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey will miss the regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins tonight because of an ankle injury. Shockey didn't practice all week, and did not accompany the team to Washington yesterday, team spokesman Avis Roper said. The Pro Bowl tight end had been listed as questionable for tonight's game. A win at Washington would virtually assure the Giants (7-8) of a playoff berth. On Thursday, Shockey was seen walking through the locker room with a noticeable limp and appeared to favor his left ankle.
August 2, 2006 |
New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey missed practice with a mild concussion sustained Monday, courtesy of Giants safety Will Demps. Demps downplayed the collision, saying that both players were going for the pass thrown by Eli Manning and that there was contact. Replays showed Demps' elbow hitting Shockey's facemask, sending the receiver hard to the ground, where he lay for about a minute. When he got up, Shockey pointed angrily to Demps, who signed with New York in the offseason after four seasons in Baltimore.
November 29, 2004 |
The New York Giants were ready to prove themselves, salvage a season, and help rookie quarterback Eli Manning live up to the hype. One play by safety Quintin Mikell obliterated all those hopes. His second-quarter end-zone interception - the first of his two-year career - changed the course of the game, helping the Eagles clinch the NFC East with a 27-6 win yesterday. The Giants were trailing by 7-6, and Manning had just thrown a 52-yard bomb that had New York fans comparing him to big brother Peyton, taking his team to the Eagles' 3-yard line.
September 24, 2004 |
Washington Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington will miss Monday's home game against the Dallas Cowboys, having undergone arthroscopic surgery yesterday to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. Arrington will be evaluated on a weekly basis, the Redskins said on their Web site. He sprained the knee in a season-opening win over Tampa Bay. Earlier in the day, Arrington was fined $5,000 for a hit leveled on running back Tiki Barber in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
September 8, 2004 |
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin would not say "yes" or "no," but his abundant use of the word excited when asked about Jeremy Shockey's status was a good indication that the brash tight end will see action Sunday against the Eagles. He sat out every preseason game and most of training camp with injuries to his right foot and right hamstring, but on Monday Shockey declared himself ready for the season-opening game between the NFC East rivals. "I'm not going to make any statement about that right now," Coughlin said about Shockey's availability.