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Rams | Unrestricted free agents

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:23:48 -0700

The St. Louis Rams have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: WR Mark Clayton, DB Kevin Dockery, TE Daniel Fells, DT Gary Gibson, OG Adam Goldberg, DT Chris Hovan, TE Darcy Johnson, SS Michael Lewis, WR Laurent Robinson, DT Clifton Ryan and TE Derek Schouman.

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Rams | Chris Hovan placed on IR

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 12:14:33 -0700

Confirming a previous report, St. Louis Rams DL Chris Hovan (back) was placed on Injured Reserve Friday, Aug. 6, reports StLouisRams.com's Nick Wagoner.

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Rams | Chris Hovan to be placed on IR

Fri, 06 Aug 2010 11:42:45 -0700

The St. Louis Rams will place DT Chris Hovan (back) on Injured Reserve because of back issues, reports StLouisRams.com.

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Rams | Chris Hovan sits out Tuesday night

Tue, 03 Aug 2010 15:35:27 -0700

The St. Louis Rams announced DT Chris Hovan (back) was held out of the team's night practice Tuesday, Aug. 3, because of back issues. He was able to take part in the team's earlier practice, but the Rams wanted him to rest his back for the night session.

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Rams | Chris Hovan willing to take any role

Fri, 11 Jun 2010 08:22:36 -0700

St. Louis Rams DT Chris Hovan said he is willing any role the team gives to him this season, reports Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "Whatever [head coach Steve Spagnuolo] asks of me, I'm there to do. If it's a role player, that's fine. How many reps doesn't really matter to me. Whatever situation that he calls upon, I'll be there for Coach," Hovan said.

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Rams | Chris Hovan agrees to terms

Wed, 09 Jun 2010 09:23:32 -0700

The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with unrestricted free-agent DT Chris Hovan (Buccaneers), according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Buccaneers | Chris Hovan released

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:20:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released DT Chris Hovan, according to Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com.

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Giants | Could show interest in Chris Hovan

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 07:20:04 -0700

The New York Giants could express an interest in soon-to-be free-agent DT Chris Hovan (Buccaneers), reports Ralph Vacchiano, of The New York Daily News. Hovan is set to be released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Giants defensive line coach Rob Nunn was the co-defensive line coach with the Bucs last year.

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Buccaneers | Chris Hovan to be released Monday

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 05:19:56 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will release DL Chris Hovan Monday, April 26, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter, via Twitter.

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Buccaneers | Several could be candidates to be released

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 07:16:39 -0800

Charlie Campbell, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Byron Leftwich, DT Ryan Sims, DT Chris Hovan and CB Torrie Cox could be candidates to be released this offseason.

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Buccaneers | Faine, Hovan probable for Week 17

Fri, 01 Jan 2010 16:16:56 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers C Jeff Faine (back) and DT Chris Hovan (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1. They are listed as probable for Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Hovan misses practice Thursday

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 13:36:54 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. He should be able to play in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Three defensive players probable for Week 7

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:41:34 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle), DT Ryan Sims (hand) and LB Barrett Ruud (elbow) are listed as probable for Week 7 and are expected to play.

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Buccaneers | Hovan practices Thursday

Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:33:36 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 22. He should be able to play in Week 7.

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Buccaneers | C. Smith, Hovan miss practice Wednesday

Wed, 21 Oct 2009 14:45:16 -0700

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Clifton Smith (concussion) and DL Chris Hovan (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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Buccaneers | D. Moore could be used in Week 7

Mon, 19 Oct 2009 15:10:47 -0700

Charlie Campbell and Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Dre Moore could be used in Week 7 after being inactive for every game this season. "Maybe it is time to see more Dre Moore," said head coach Raheem Morris. "Maybe it is time to see a different rotation with the top four. The inside four so we can hold up on. We can't worry about Chris Hovan being smaller. That is who he is. That is who we are."

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Buccaneers | Hovan looking to have greater leadership role

Mon, 08 Jun 2009 19:31:48 -0700

Dave Scheiber, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan is looking to fill the leadership gap that was left when LB Derrick Brooks was released from the team. Hovan said, "I'm just trying to hopefully pick up the ball from Derrick. The most enjoyable experience I've ever had in my nine-year career was to be his teammate. I've never seen a veteran leader take such control over the locker room."

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Buccaneers | Hovan bulking up

Wed, 03 Jun 2009 20:21:13 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want DT Chris Hovan to bulk up. Hovan is looking to come to training camp at around 310 pounds. Hovan said, "I'm never going to be a guy that carries 330 pounds. But I can hold 305 pounds or 310 pounds and hold it well, and that's what I'm trying to get to."

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Buccaneers | Sims, Hovan likely would start if season began now

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:45:56 -0700

Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Ryan Sims and DT Chris Hovan likely would be the starting defensive tackles if the season started now.

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Buccaneers | Hovan expected to start in Week 17

Fri, 26 Dec 2008 08:11:11 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 26, and should start in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Hovan practices Thursday

Thu, 25 Dec 2008 12:55:00 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 25. He should be able to start in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Hovan practices Wednesday

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 11:57:18 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24. He should be able to start in Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Hovan should be ready for Week 17

Mon, 22 Dec 2008 08:29:29 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (knee) should be good to go for Week 17.

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Buccaneers | Hovan questionable for Week 16

Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:19:01 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 16 game.

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Buccaneers | Hovan should be good to go for Week 16

Thu, 18 Dec 2008 11:24:01 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 18, and he should be good to go for Week 16.

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Buccaneers | Hovan practices in full Wednesday

Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:55:04 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) practiced in full Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he should be good to go in Week 16.

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Buccaneers | Hovan misses Week 15

Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:04:21 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) did not play in the team's Week 15 game because of a knee injury. He is considered questionable for Week 16.

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Buccaneers | Wilkerson will start in Week 15

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 05:48:56 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Jimmy Wilkerson will start at nose tackle for DL Chris Hovan (knee).

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Buccaneers | Hovan a game-time decision for Week 15

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:09:09 -0800

Updating a previous report, Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 12. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 15 game and will be a game-time decision.

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Buccaneers | Hovan questionable for Week 15

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 06:19:00 -0800

PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (knee) is questionable for Week 15.

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Buccaneers | Hovan limited in practice Thursday

Thu, 11 Dec 2008 13:12:11 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 11, but he expects to play in Week 15.

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Buccaneers | Hovan misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:34:23 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 10. He probably will start in the team's Week 15 game and play regularly but may be limited.

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Buccaneers | Hovan injured in Week 14

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 10:55:04 -0800

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (knee) suffered a knee injury during the team's Week 14 game. He is considered questionable for the team's Week 14 game.

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Buccaneers | Hovan plays Week 2, should play Week 3

Mon, 17 Sep 2007 13:04:02 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) played in the team's Week 2 game and should be able to play Week 3.

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Buccaneers | Hovan misses practice, questionable for Week 2

Fri, 14 Sep 2007 13:48:23 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. Hovan will likely be a game-time decision.

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Buccaneers | Hovan held out of practice Thursday

Thu, 13 Sep 2007 16:18:14 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) was held out of the team's practice Thursday, Sept. 13, but he is expected to play Week 2.

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Buccaneers | Hovan limited in practice, should play Week 2

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 14:45:19 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 12, but should be able to play Week 2.

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Buccaneers | Hovan snaps sack streak

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 09:53:13 -0800

Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan registered a sack during Week 12, his first quarterback takedown as a member of the Buccaneers since joining the club as a free agent before the 2005 season.

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Buccaneers | Hovan practices, expected to play Week 3

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 13:27:34 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (ankle) practiced Friday, Sept. 22, and is expected to play in Week 3. He is listed as questionable this week.

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Buccaneers | Hovan limited in practice Thursday

Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:22:48 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 21 and is listed as questionable for Week 3.

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Buccaneers | Hovan limited in practice Wednesday

Wed, 20 Sep 2006 15:30:41 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20 and is listed as questionable for Week 3. DL Anthony Bryant could be promoted from the team's practice squad if Hovan can not play.

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Buccaneers | Hovan dinged; but returns

Sun, 17 Sep 2006 13:48:46 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (unknown) left the team's Week 2 game, but he was able to return.

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Buccaneers | Hovan returns to practice Wednesday

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 10:05:37 -0700

Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (leg) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 16. He said he expects to play Saturday, Aug. 19.

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Buccaneers | Hovan misses practice Tuesday

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 00:09:29 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (leg) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 15.

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Buccaneers | Hovan out with infection

Mon, 14 Aug 2006 10:04:09 -0700

Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan (infection) did not practice Monday, Aug. 14 due to an infection and could miss a few more days as well.

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Buccaneers | Hovan given Sunday off

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 11:06:14 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan was given Sunday, Aug. 6, off.

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Buccaneers | Contract update: Hovan

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:35:25 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chris Hovan signed a five-year contract with base salaries of $1.4 million (2006), $4.5 million (2007), $1.6 million (2008), $3.0 million (2009) and $4.0 million (2010).

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Buccaneers | Hovan re-signed; after he becomes a free agent

Sat, 11 Mar 2006 10:39:09 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed DL Chris Hovan Saturday, March 11, after he first became an unrestricted free agent for a very short period. In fact, he couldn't sign before today. Due to a lesser-known provision in the collective bargaining agreement that related to his 2005 contract, Hovan had to first become a free agent before he could re-sign with the Buccaneers.

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Buccaneers | More details on Hovan contract

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 19:20:12 -0800

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chris Hovan's new five-year, $17.5 million contract $8 million to $10.5 million of guaranteed money. "To be part of the No. 1 defense and to come back and be part of that again, that was the selling point," said Hovan, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.

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Buccaneers | Hovan agrees to five-year deal

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 12:24:35 -0800

Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and DT Chris Hovan have agreed in principle on a five-year contract worth $17.5 million.

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