March 6, 1996 |
The word in Green Bay was that Ray Rhodes was the reason the Packers used the fifth selection of the 1992 draft on Florida State cornerback Terrell Buckley instead of Wisconsin's Troy Vincent. Vincent was selected seventh by the Miami Dolphins. Rhodes set the record straight on that one yesterday as Vincent, the Eagles' new starting left cornerback, was introduced at a Veterans Stadium news conference. Buckley never panned out as a star in Green Bay and was traded to the Dolphins in 1995.
December 20, 2002 |
The New England Patriots placed starting cornerback Otis Smith on injured reserve and released defensive tackle Steve Martin yesterday. Both players are former Eagles who also used to play for the New York Jets, the Patriots' opponent Sunday night. Smith, 37, sustained a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of New England's 24-7 loss at Tennessee on Monday night. He started 13 of the team's 14 games and had two interceptions. He also forced two fumbles and recovered one. With Smith out for the season, his spot could be taken by Terrell Buckley, the primary backup at cornerback.
September 9, 2004 |
Travis Henry will be the Buffalo Bills' starting running back on opening day vs. Jacksonville, leaving Willis McGahee to settle for a backup role. McGahee said yesterday he can live with the role, but he doesn't have to like it. Henry is coming off his second straight 1,300-yard rushing season. McGahee, the Bills' first-round pick in 2003, missed all of last year recovering from a severe left knee injury. Bills safety Lawyer Milloy could miss two games because of a broken right forearm.
February 15, 2013 |
After leading the Minnesota Vikings to a surprising playoff berth last season, Leslie Frazier has reached an agreement on a contract through 2014. The Vikings exercised the fourth-year option on his contract Wednesday, helping Frazier avoid what would have been a lame-duck season in 2013. He was entering the final year of his deal, and talks of an extension started to become an issue publicly as the Vikings mounted a stunning December run to the playoffs. Stuck at 6-6 and without injured receiver Percy Harvin, the Vikings rode running back Adrian Peterson to four straight victories, including a thriller over Green Bay in the regular-season finale to thrust them into the postseason.
July 14, 2001 |
Hale Irwin wasn't about to let the wine-and-cheese crowd near the 17th fairway ruin his round. As fans in corporate tents created a steady buzz of noise, apparently oblivious to the fourth and final Senior PGA Tour major being played around them, Irwin was bothered enough to only par the par-5 17th, a hole 26 others birdied yesterday. Irwin regained his composure enough to make a 30-foot birdie putt on 18 to complete his 7-under-par 65, which tied him with Tom Watson at 9-under after two rounds in the Senior Players Championship in Dearborn, Mich.
February 15, 1995 |
Bill Walsh, the NFL's consulting "genius," suggested that if the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers chose players well, they might win as many as six games next season. "He said that? He really said that?" asked Bill Polian, the Panthers' general manager. Then Polian laughed. The Jaguars and Panthers get their first shot today at the players with whom they will begin to build new franchises at the NFL's first expansion draft since Tampa Bay and Seattle joined the league 19 years ago. The draft will be carried live from New York on ESPN, starting at noon.
March 14, 2003 |
Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart agreed to a 2-year deal with Chicago yesterday. Stewart had spent 8 years with the Steelers before being released last month. The Bears needed a quarterback after releasing veteran Jim Miller earlier this month. With Miller battling injuries last season, the Bears finished 4-12. Stewart was 46-30 as a starter and twice led the Steelers to the AFC title game. He lost his job to Tommy Maddox last season. In other free-agency news: The New York Jets matched Washington's 5-year, $8 million offer to kick returner Chad Morton.
November 26, 1991 |
The Daily News has occasionally assessed the race for college football's Heisman trophy. Here is sports writer Dick Weiss' final ballot: 1. Desmond Howard, junior wide-receiver, Michigan. The ballot boxes closed a long time ago on this one. Howard is averaging 159 all-purpose yards and has scored 23 touchdowns, at least one each game. "If I was voting, I'd mark the thing down 10 times, Desmond Howard," Michigan coach Gary Moeller said. 2. Shane Matthews, junior quarterback, Florida.
November 15, 1991 |
Miami wide receiver Lamar Thomas was still asleep at 8 a.m. Monday when he got an unexpected wakeup call from a friend. "It's time," said the voice on the other end, flamboyant Florida State cornerback Terrell Buckley. "Are you ready?" It's time, all right. The No. 1 Seminoles (10-0) vs. No. 2 Miami (8-0) tomorrow at Florida State's Doak Campbell Stadium (Channel 6, noon). The biggest game of the season. The winner should have the inside track on the national championship.
October 12, 2000 |
Bruce Matthews, who holds the NFL's current longest consecutive-starts streak, was wearing a heavy brace on his right knee yesterday while he watched the Tennessee Titans run through a light practice. Matthews, 39, suffered a sprained knee ligament Sunday and was listed as questionable for Monday night's game against Jacksonville. The left guard has started 202 consecutive games. Chiefs. Dave Szott was placed on injured reserve, possibly ending his outstanding career. The return of the 11-year veteran guard, out for the remainder of this season, seems unlikely.