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Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:29:07 -0800
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns P Kyle Richardson will be allowed to test the free-agent market as an unrestricted free agent. General manager Phil Savage said the team has not ruled out re-signing Richardson at a future date.
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 18:08:48 -0800
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns P Kyle Richardson is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2005 season ends.
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 11:50:50 -0800
Cleveland Browns P Kyle Richardson was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 9. Richardson had five punts for 203 yards and averaged 40.6 yards per punt during the 20-14 win against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Nov. 6. Richardson also had three punts inside the 20-yard line.
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:17:45 -0800
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports the Cleveland Browns might bring in some punters for a tryout this week, according to head coach Romeo Crennel. P Kyle Richardson had a bad game during Week 8, kicking one punt for ten yards and another for only 19 yards.
Mon, 29 Aug 2005 18:51:04 -0700
Patrick McManamon, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel said P Kyle Richardson won the punting job over P Derrick Frost because Richardson was more consistent. Richardson said he's had his best training camp. He said missing last season because of injury brought him to Cleveland rested and stronger.
Tue, 09 Aug 2005 17:52:55 -0700
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns P Kyle Richardson is currently working as the team's No. 2 punter.
Mon, 08 Aug 2005 20:39:56 -0700
Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns head coach Romeo Crennel says the battle for the punting job is dead even between incumbent P Derrick Frost and newly-signed veteran P Kyle Richardson. Crennel said he'll flip a coin to decide whether Frost or Richardson will punt first during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 13. He said the loser of the coin flip will start the game as the holder for field goals and PAT's.
Sun, 31 Jul 2005 18:34:30 -0700
Jeff Walcoff, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns P Kyle Richardson boomed several punts over the returners' heads during practice Sunday, July 31. One appeared to travel more than 70 yards. "You'd have to be blind not to notice that punt," head coach Romeo Crennel said. "He hit it very nicely."
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 20:41:37 -0700
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns Ps Kyle Richardson and incumbent Derrick Frost will compete for the punting job during training camp.
Sun, 05 Jun 2005 14:22:30 -0700
Steve Doerschuk, of the Canton Repository, reports Cleveland Browns P Derrick Frost will have his work cut out for him if he wants to hold onto his job in 2005. Free agent P Kyle Richardson is likely to take the job away from him and the Browns like his abilities, especially since they feel they'll need to rely on the punting game while the rest of the team gets up and running.
Sun, 03 Apr 2005 21:17:11 -0700
Denver Broncos P Kyle Richardson is one of 30 NFL players who will be attending an executive education program at the Harvard Business School, from April 6-8. The program is part of an ongoing NFL-NFLPA initiative to assist players in preparing for their post-playing careers.
Fri, 04 Mar 2005 14:47:25 -0800
Steve King and Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, report newly signed Cleveland Browns P Kyle Richardson (biceps) sat out all of the 2004 season with a torn left biceps and he is still not completely recovered. However, Richardson said he would be ready for the team's minicamps later this year.
Fri, 04 Mar 2005 14:24:33 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Cleveland Browns have signed free agent P Kyle Richardson (Bengals) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 04 Mar 2005 08:59:04 -0800
Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports the Cleveland Browns had free agent P Kyle Richardson (Bengals) in for a visit Thursday, March 3.
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 13:40:07 -0800
Bengals.com reports Cincinnati Bengals P Kyle Richardson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March.
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:16:55 -0700
The Cincinnati Bengals have placed P Kyle Richardson (torn bicep) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 13:51:14 -0700
Bengals.com reports Cincinnati Bengals P Kyle Richardson (bicep) won't play in the preseason game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Aug. 21.
Tue, 17 Aug 2004 13:10:40 -0700
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals P Kyle Richardson (biceps) indicated that he tore his biceps muscle in the Monday, Aug. 16, preseason game. Richardson added that he would likely require surgery.
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 13:13:21 -0700
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals P Kyle Richardson has credited special teams coach Darrin Simmons for familiarizing him with fundamentals. "I've let myself not pay attention to certain things, and I think with his help, it will get back to where it should be," Richardson said.
Fri, 06 Aug 2004 13:13:07 -0700
Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports Cincinnati Bengals P Kyle Richardson appears to have the edge for the team's punting duties.
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 19:04:49 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports Cincinnati Bengals recently signed rookie P Kyle Larson (Nebraska) will compete with veteran P Kyle Richardson for the starting job this season. "It's a position where we felt we needed some competition, so we're going to let the two Kyles go at it," special teams coach Darrin Simmons said. Larson averaged nearly two punts inside the 20 per game during his collegiate career.
Tue, 04 Nov 2003 10:23:41 -0800
Cincinnati Bengals P Kyle Richardson had his second straight poor game Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Arizona Cardinals. Arizona's first two scores were set up by short Richardson kicks 35 and 37 yards, respectively. Arizona's average drive start was its own 36-yard line, compared to Cincinnati's average drive start at its own 22. Richardson was signed Oct. 7 to replace P Nick Harris. Richardson was very good in his first Bengals game, Oct. 19 against the Baltimore Ravens, but has struggled since.
Wed, 08 Oct 2003 06:28:03 -0700
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cincinnati Bengals have signed P Kyle Richardson to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:03:36 -0700
Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, reports the Miami Dolphins will work out free agent P Kyle Richardson (Eagles) on Thursday, Sept. 25, according to Dolphins vice president of football operations Rick Spielman.
Sun, 24 Aug 2003 10:14:01 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the release of P Kyle Richardson.
Fri, 08 Aug 2003 10:55:07 -0700
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles special teams coach John Harbaugh said that the battle for the punting job between Eagles Ps Kyle Richardson and Dirk Johnson remains even.
Wed, 04 Jun 2003 18:57:22 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles special teams coordinator John Harbaugh said Ps Dirk Johnson and Kyle Richardson give the team two players they are comfortable with competing for the team’s punter position.
Tue, 13 May 2003 05:17:39 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports Philadelphia Eagles P Kyle Richardson signed a one-year contract on Monday that is believed to be worth $535,000.
Mon, 12 May 2003 12:16:15 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced the signing of free agent P Kyle Richardson (Vikings) to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not released.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 21:39:47 -0800
Neil Best reports for Newsday the New York Giants are reportedly interested in free agent P Kyle Richardson (Vikings).
Mon, 10 Jun 2002 06:56:53 -0700
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings special teams have seen a major overhaul over the off-season. They have a new place kicker this year in Doug Brien and a different punter in Kyle Richardson. Special teams coach Jay Hayes, also new to the team this year, said the team is just trying to get together right now and work on their timing.
Fri, 24 May 2002 12:00:08 -0700
Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said after the team's recent passing camp that he was impressed by the play of 4th round pick P Dave Zastudil, BaltimoreRavens.com reports. Zastudil will most likely take over for departed P Kyle Richardson (Vikings).
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 14:32:17 -0700
Vikings.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent P Kyle Richardson (Ravens) to an undisclosed contract. "We have signed Richardson as a punter to compete with Brian Morton," coach Mike Tice said. "We will also sign another punter. The draft isn't over but we have a couple of names we like."
Tue, 05 Mar 2002 19:59:50 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are trying to arrange a visit for free agent P Kyle Richardson (Ravens).
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:20:03 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are considering working out free agent P Tom Tupa, who was cut by the Jets earlier this week. Baltimore P Kyle Richardson, who will become a free agent on Friday, are two that the team appears to have interest in.
Mon, 25 Feb 2002 22:07:46 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have an interest in free agent P Mitch Berger, just released by the Vikings. Berger has worked six years under Gary Zauner, now the Ravens special teams coordinator. Kyle Richardson, the Ravens punter for the past four seasons, is an unrestricted free agent. The Ravens need WRs, but they are not sure they could talk free agent WR Cris Carter into coming to Baltimore. Coach Brian Billick is not sure the Ravens current situation is the best for Carter.
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 10:57:24 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Bill Billick complimented P Kyle Richardson, who averaged 48.4 yards on Sunday against Denver. Richardson had a 65-yard punt, second longest of his career. Richardson said he was seeing the ball really well and had good rhythm with his kicking motion.
Tue, 03 Apr 2001 13:14:18 -0700
As an update to previous reports, WR Germany Thompson's one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens is worth $209,000. DT Lional Dalton's one-year deal is worth $1.115 million. Punter Kyle Richardson will receive $500,000 in base salary this season.
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 01:50:48 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports agent Paul Sheehy has asked the Carolina Panthers to trade or release his client, P Ken Walter. Sheehy said Carolina's attempt to sign free agent P Kyle Richardson has made it clear Walter isn't in the team's future plans. If the Panthers release Walter, they would clear slightly more than $400,000 in salary cap space. At this point the team has had no comment. WR Isaac Byrd, who agreed to terms on Thursday, could be a candidate as a return man on special teams next season. The Panthers don't have a punt returner and kickoff returner Michael Bates is testing the free agent market.
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 23:08:08 -0800
As an update to an ongoing storyline, the Baltimore Sun reports after a week of negotiations the Baltimore Ravens appear to be moving closer to a contract with LB Jamie Sharper. Agent Tony Agnone and the Ravens exchanged contract proposals earlier today. Agnone said he entertained another offer for Sharper this week from the Philadelphia Eagles, but rejected it because it was for only one year. Despite it being only a one-year deal, Agnone said the Eagles "didn't try to lowball us." The Ravens formally matched Carolina's offer sheet for P Kyle Richardson. VP Ozzie Newsome said the team is working on a long-term deal for Richardson.
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:04:38 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports agent Michael Todd, who represents free agent RB Priest Holmes (Ravens), said Holmes was focusing on three offers in hand but had not ruled out a return to Baltimore. It's known Holmes has visited with Philadelphia, Cleveland and Kansas City. Reportedly Kansas City had not yet made a contract offer so based on the agent's comments they may have made an offer to him, there is a mystery team involved or he does not have three offers. Todd did say a return to Baltimore as a backup to RB Jamal Lewis is unlikely for Holmes, but still a possibility. P Kyle Richardson was still waiting for confirmation yesterday that the Ravens will match the offer sheet he signed in Carolina. Earlier the team said they would, but that they may wait until Friday's deadline to do so.
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 08:10:56 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Ravens VP of player personnel Ozzie Newsome said last night the team will indeed match an offer sheet signed with the Carolina Panthers by P Kyle Richardson. As of last night, Richardson's agent, Steve Weinberg, said he had not been informed by the club that it intended to match the offer. Newsome also said the team had resumed negotiations with their own free agent LB Jamie Sharper. Weinberg said two of his other contracts, DT Lional Dalton and WR Germany Thompson were close to re-signing with the Ravens. Dalton has agreed to accept the team's tender of $1.115 million for one year, and Thompson will sign a one-year, exclusive-rights deal for $298,000.
Mon, 26 Mar 2001 09:31:40 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens met together for nearly four hours yesterday and they now have a deadline for getting a new deal done for free agent LB Jamie Sharper. "We should have a resolution of this one way or another this week," owner Art Modell said. The team has not determined whether they'll extend another offer to Sharper but appear set to finalize their stance on the starting outside linebacker soon. After their meeting yesterday, Modell said it's possible to sign Sharper as well as match the Carolina Panthers offer on P Kyle Richardson despite being a reported $1.2 million under the salary cap. Sharper's agent, Tony Agnone, said he hasn't heard from the Ravens this weekend.
Sun, 25 Mar 2001 11:20:36 -0800
Sources have told the Charlotte Observer the Baltimore Ravens are expected to match the Carolina Panthers offer sheet to restricted free agent P Kyle Richardson. The Ravens likely will wait until Friday's deadline to make the announcement. The Panthers have yet to make an offer to free agent LB Jamie Sharper who they visited with last week. A Ravens source said the Ravens are likely to make another offer to Sharper soon. The Ravens would have to restructure contracts or release players if they keep Sharper and Richardson.
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 01:58:00 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers are expected to continue to pursue free agent OLB Jamie Sharper (Ravens), who visited the team on Thursday. To date the Panthers have not yet made a contract offer to Sharper. If the Baltimore Ravens don't match the Panthers offer sheet to P Kyle Richardson and he ends up with the Panthers, it would signal the departure of current P Ken Walter.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:53:42 -0800
Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com the exact terms of the offer sheet signed with the Carolina Panthers by Ravens restricted free agent P Kyle Richardson are it is a one-year, $850,000 contract which includes a $350,000 signing bonus. The Ravens might be forced to release a veteran player to match. The more likely scenario is that Baltimore will allow Richardson to leave and sign another punter to replace him. Since Richardson was an undrafted free agent when he entered the league, he carries no compensation for the Ravens. Agent Steve Weinberg said frustration over the lack of a long-term deal from the Ravens had Richardson looking around.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 19:13:21 -0800
As an update to a previous report, ESPN reports the offer sheet signed by P Kyle Richardson with the Carolina Panthers is a one-year deal that totals $850,000.
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 15:24:19 -0800
The team's official site reports the Carolina Panthers have signed Baltimore Ravens restricted free agent P Kyle Richardson to an offer sheet. The Ravens have until Friday, March 30 to match the offer. No terms of the offer were disclosed.
Fri, 09 Mar 2001 23:58:08 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens free agent plans are expected to come into focus on Monday. They appear to be focusing on re-signing LB Jamie Sharper and C Jeff Mitchell, along with OT Leon Searcy of Jacksonville. The Ravens have kept their priorities under wraps. Ravens coach Brian Billick said Monday should be the day the team makes some moves. Billick added, "It’ll become fully apparent probably by Monday what our intentions are next. Then we’ll go on from there." It's doubtful the Ravens could sign Searcy and Mitchell for their offensive line. Agent Ed Cunningham said Mitchell wants to stay in Baltimore, all things being equal. Sharper wants to come back too, but it's unclear if the team has the cap space to do so. P Kyle Richardson canceled his visit to Kansas City after the Chiefs signed Dan Stryzinski earlier today.
Wed, 07 Mar 2001 12:04:24 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports in addition to a previously reported visit to Cincinnati, Ravens free agent C Jeff Mitchell may meet with the Carolina Panthers by the end of the week. A potential visit to Pittsburgh could be set up for next week. Agent Ed Cunningham continues to exchange contract offers with the Ravens. "We thought a deal would be done by now," Cunningham said. Agent Steve Weinberg aid Ravens restricted free agent P Kyle Richardson expects to visit with the Bengals. Richardson was undrafted so he carries no compensation, but the Ravens can match any offer.