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NFL | Willie Parker to retire

Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:35:59 -0700

Free-agent RB Willie Parker (Redskins) will announce his retirement from professional football.

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Steelers | Will not bring back Willie Parker

Sun, 22 May 2011 13:11:50 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are not interested in signing free-agent RB Willie Parker even though has expressed a desire to return to the team.

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Redskins | May need to re-sign a running back

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 02:21:35 -0700

The Washington Redskins could look to re-sign RBs Larry Johnson or Willie Parker, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. The Redskins are thin at running back currently due to a groin injury sidelining RB Clinton Portis.

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Packers | Considered some veteran free agent backs

Tue, 14 Sep 2010 23:41:39 -0700

The Green Bay Packers considered signing free-agent RB Willie Parker (Redskins), as well as Justin Fargas (Broncos), Kolby Smith (Chiefs) and J.J. Arrington (Eagles), reports Tom Silverstein, of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. However, general manager Ted Thompson viewed them as poor fits for the team's zone running game.

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Redskins | Willie Parker toast in D.C.

Sat, 04 Sep 2010 07:02:30 -0700

The Washington Redskins released RB Willie Parker, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post.

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Redskins | Willie Parker to start Thursday

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 13:23:31 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker will start Thursday, Sept. 2, reports NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora. Parker has long odds to make the team, according to sources, but by starting Thursday, Parker could be looking to get some decent film out as an audition for other teams.

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Redskins | Larry Johnson widening lead?

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 06:20:46 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson may have widened his lead ahead of RB Willie Parker in the race for the team's backup running back duties, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Johnson rushed for a team-high 42 yards Saturday, Aug. 28, while Parker managed just 16 yards on eight carries.

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Redskins | Willie Parker needs to impress Friday

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:17:23 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker will be given extended action Friday, Aug. 27, and a good performance could help him pass RB Larry Johnson on the team's depth chart, reports Rich Tandler, of CSNWashington.com. If Parker fails to impress, he will be on the bubble for even making the team's final roster. Not only does he have to impress running the ball, but he also has to impress with his pass protection. Head coach Mike Shanahan said that is an area Parker knows he needs to improve.

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Redskins | Willie Parker listed as No. 4 RB

Mon, 09 Aug 2010 07:41:34 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker is listed as the No. 4 running back on the team's unofficial depth chart, according to The Washington Post's Rick Maese and Paul Tenorio.

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Redskins | Interchangeable running backs?

Sun, 01 Aug 2010 09:44:49 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis has received the most reps with the first-string offense, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Head coach Mike Shanahan sees Portis and RBs Larry Johnson and Willie Parker as almost interchangeable veteran backs. Johnson and Parker are in the mix for prominent roles with the squad.

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Redskins | Willie Parker not a lock

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:38:44 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker is not a lock to make the team's final roster, reports John Keim, of the Washington Examiner.

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Redskins | Clinton Portis may be third-down back

Mon, 26 Jul 2010 06:38:20 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis may have to serve as the team's third down back in 2010, reports John Keim, of the Washington Examiner. The Redskins do not have a lot of speed at running back, and RBs Larry Johnson and Willie Parker have never filled the third-down role during their careers. Plus, neither back is considered a good blocker. The Redskins could be forced to use Portis as their third down back and spell him with other backs more on first and second down.

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Redskins | Ryan Torain could make final roster

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 04:34:08 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Ryan Torain could get an opportunity of making the team's final roster if RB Willie Parker is released, according to Rich Tandler, of CSNWashington.com.

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Redskins | Willie Parker losing a step?

Sat, 03 Jul 2010 04:25:42 -0700

There was little evidence of much pep in the step of Washington Redskins RB Willie Parker during OTAs, according to Rich Tandler, of CSNWashington.com. Although Parker did seem to get quicker towards the end of the offseason workouts, he will have to find that lost step if he's going to make the team in training camp.

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Redskins | Not concerned about carries for running backs

Wed, 28 Apr 2010 05:42:53 -0700

The Washington Redskins are not concerned with how the carries will be distributed between RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker this season, reports Zach Berman, of The Washington Post. "That's the least of our concerns right now," running backs coach Bobby Turner said, when asked about dealing with the personalities of the three running backs. "We want them competing and we're still installing, meaning we're still putting in our offense. That's the least of my concerns right now. Once we decide who makes the team and you start game-planning, that's a different a deal. But that's so far down the line." Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan added, "It's very rare that you have just one back and that one back plays in all 16 games. So to have three backs is going to make all three of them better. It's a matter of time, but all three of them will help us."

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Redskins | Shanahan sees top three RBs on final roster

Tue, 06 Apr 2010 12:54:12 -0700

Ryan O'Halloran, of CSNWashington.com, reports Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he sees RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker being on the Week 1 roster.

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Redskins | Three to compete for starting RB job

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 12:14:34 -0700

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis, Larry Johnson and Willie Parker will compete for the starting running back job.

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Redskins | Parker agrees to terms

Fri, 02 Apr 2010 12:08:55 -0700

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers) on a one-year deal. The deal could be worth as much as $3.1 million.

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Steelers | Parker no longer wants to play for team

Mon, 29 Mar 2010 08:05:28 -0700

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers) is so bitter towards the Pittsburgh Steelers about his treatment last season, according to a person close to Parker, that he would rather sit out the 2010 season than re-sign with the team.

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Steelers | Could re-sign Parker

Thu, 25 Mar 2010 14:33:04 -0700

Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers could re-sign unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker.

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Rams | Will continue to talk with Parker's agent

Sat, 20 Mar 2010 16:21:38 -0700

Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams will continue to talk with Douglas Henderickson, agent for unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers), next week about a potential contract.

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Rams | W. Parker scheduled to visit Thursday

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:29:54 -0700

Adam Schefter, of ESPN.com, reports free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers) is scheduled to visit the St. Louis Rams Thursday, March 18.

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Buccaneers | Not interested in Parker

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 11:30:00 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not interested in unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers), according to a high ranking team official.

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Chiefs | Cancel meeting with Parker

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:50:13 -0800

Updating a previous report, Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have cancelled their scheduled meeting with unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers).

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Chiefs | Parker to visit

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 14:02:30 -0800

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers) Thursday, March 11.

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Vikings | Not showing interest in Parker

Mon, 08 Mar 2010 15:57:08 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings not interested in unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers).

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Redskins | Parker scheduled to visit

Sat, 06 Mar 2010 13:00:55 -0800

Mike Vukovcan, of KDKA.com, reports the Washington Redskins are scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers) Monday, March 8.

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Buccaneers | Showing interest in W. Parker

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 23:36:03 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have shown interest in free-agent RB Willie Parker (Steelers).

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Steelers | Parker wants to test free agency

Thu, 25 Feb 2010 12:48:37 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers director of player personnel Kevin Colbert said they have not closed the door on re-signing impending free-agent RB Willie Parker, but Parker wants to see if there is a starting opportunity in free agency.

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Steelers | Will allow Parker to test free agency

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 11:08:50 -0800

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert said the team will not offer impending free-agent RB Willie Parker a contract before the start of free agency. Colbert said the Steelers could offer Parker a contract at some point during the offseason if he does not sign with another team.

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Steelers | Parker practices in full Friday

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 20:16:22 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 1, and he is listed as probable for Week 17. Head coach Mike Tomlin said that Parker would not play, but Parker has vowed to play in the game.

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Steelers | Parker practices in full Thursday

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 18:40:57 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 31. Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Dec. 29, that Parker would not play Week 17, but Parker has vowed to play in the game.

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Steelers | Parker's Week 17 status uncertain

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 12:27:42 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his press conference said the team will see how RB Willie Parker (shoulder) improves during the week before deciding on his status for Week 17.

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Steelers | Parker limited Wednesday

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:08:20 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

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Steelers | Parker will not play in Week 17

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 07:38:57 -0800

Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) has been ruled out for the team's Week 17 game.

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Steelers | Parker to miss practice early in week

Tue, 29 Dec 2009 10:59:33 -0800

NFL.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (shoulder) will not practice to start the week.

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Steelers | Parker probable for Week 16

Fri, 25 Dec 2009 15:29:31 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 25. He is listed as probable for Week 16.

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Steelers | Parker practices Thursday

Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:09:27 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 24.

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Steelers | Parker misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 15:28:31 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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Steelers | Parker probable for Week 12

Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:04:43 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (hip) participated in practice Friday, Nov. 27. He is listed as probable for Week 12.

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Steelers | Parker limited Thursday

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 14:04:55 -0800

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (hip) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 26. More about his status will be known Friday, Nov. 27.

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Steelers | Parker to see action every third series

Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:38:34 -0800

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker will likely be utilized every third series at least on offense for the time being. "Get back to work every third series,'' Parker said of the plan. "I just have to do something." Parker said he is over his toe injury, although he will continue to wear the special Nike shoes built for him the rest of the season. "I'm ready to get on that field now. It's just a matter of time. I'm waiting patiently. I'm waiting and, when my time comes, my number is called, I have to make the best of it."

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Steelers | Parker's toe likely an issue for rest of season

Fri, 06 Nov 2009 09:48:00 -0800

Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said the bye week helped RB Willie Parker's toe, but Parker is not 100 percent and likely will not be for the rest of the season.

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Steelers | Parker misses practice Monday

Mon, 02 Nov 2009 11:57:35 -0800

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (illness) did not practice Monday, Nov. 2.

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Steelers | Parker says toe getting better

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 09:08:10 -0700

John Harris, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (toe) said his toe is still swollen but is getting better. "I'm starting to plant, cut and do all that stuff because it's starting to heal up. It's still swollen, but it's getting a lot better. This week is the best that it's been," Parker said.

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Steelers | Mendenhall atop depth chart at running back

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:49:06 -0700

Jason Cato and Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has surpassed RB Willie Parker (toe) atop the team's depth chart at running back, head coach Mike Tomlin said. "It's great to have Willie back," Tomlin said, "but Rashard has the hot hand if you will."

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Steelers | Mendenhall expected to start, Parker to be worked in

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:10:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (illness) is expected to start in Week 6, while RB Willie Parker (toe) will be worked in slowly during the game. RB Mewelde Moore will continue to be the third-down back.

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Steelers | Parker probable for Week 6

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:05:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 16. He is listed as probable for Week 6.

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Steelers | Parker practices Thursday

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 17:17:37 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (toe) practiced Thursday, Oct. 15, and he is expected to play Week 6. He might start the game, but only if RB Rashard Mendenhall (illness) is unable to.

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Steelers | Parker wearing special shoe to protect injury

Thu, 15 Oct 2009 08:18:18 -0700

Mark Kaboly, for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker (toe) is wearing shoes with extra protection to protect his injured toe during practice. He is not sure if he will be able to play in Week 6.

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