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Thu, 17 Jul 2008 10:00:41 -0700
ESPN.com reports free-agent TE Kevin Everett (neck) won the Jimmy V ESPY Award for Perseverance after suffering a spinal cord injury last season.
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:14:57 -0700
Richard Justice, of the Houston Chronicle, reports free-agent TE Kevin Everett (neck) said he is still feeling the effects of his spine injury from Week 1 of the 2007 season. "It's the spasms," Everett said. "They say it could be like this for the rest of my life. They don't know. I'm not 100 percent. I don't know if I'll ever be 100 percent. I've just got to pray every day and try to keep doing the right things." Everett also said he can barely write and gets tired very easily during the day.
Tue, 13 May 2008 08:03:19 -0700
ESPN.com reports the Buffalo Bills placed TE Kevin Everett on the team's waived/physical list Tuesday, May 13, enabling him to pursue long-term disability benefits from the National Football League, according to The Buffalo News. Now that he has been officially waived, Everett may apply for a long-term disability payment of $224,000 per year over the life span of his injury.
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 10:53:11 -0700
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett won the Halas Award. The Halas Award is given to the individual in the NFL who overcame the most adversity to succeed last season.
Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:16:19 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (neck) had minor neck surgery to relieve pain in his neck, which is related to the severe spinal cord injury that almost paralyzed him last season. "He's doing OK," Eric Armstead said. Armstead is an attorney and associate of Everett's agent, Brian Overstreet. The surgery was scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, but was pushed up to Monday, April 7.
Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:45:23 -0700
The Associated Press reports a golf tournament and tailgate party are planned to benefit Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett's Foundation. Everett's foundation was started to advance spinal cord injury research. The Kevin Everett Golf Classic and 12th Man Tailgate Party will take place July 6 and July 7.
Mon, 07 Apr 2008 11:26:09 -0700
Albert Breer, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett has been nominated as a finalist for the Halas Award. The Halas Award is given to the player that overcame the most in the NFL to succeed, as voted on by the Pro Football Writers Association.
Fri, 28 Mar 2008 13:03:50 -0700
The Associated Press reports former Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (neck) visited the Miami research facility Friday, March 28. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is credited with helping him recover from his life-threatening spinal cord injury.
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 18:09:42 -0800
Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett has written a book with Philadelphia Inquirer sports columnist Sam Carchidi entitled "Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Story." Everett will appear on the Oprah Winfrey show Thursday, Jan. 31. The book will look into Everett's entire life and then recount the traumatic injury he suffered Sept. 9. It will also detail the measures taken to save his life and the recovery he has made.
Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:41:06 -0800
Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett has been named the team's 2007 Ed Block Courage Award winner.
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 10:42:48 -0800
The Associated press reports Buffalo Bills general manager Marv Levy has invited TE Kevin Everett (neck) to attend the team's Week 16 game and it appears he will accept the invitation.
Fri, 07 Dec 2007 10:12:39 -0800
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) is walking on his own at a Houston rehabilitation center, which is the latest significant progress in his recovery from a serious spinal cord injury. "He doesn't have a full natural stride but, yeah, he's walking," a person close to the family said Friday, Dec. 7. "He's not driving or anything like that, but he is walking. He's not running. He is walking,'' the person said.
Sun, 18 Nov 2007 20:26:32 -0800
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) has been released from a Houston hospital to resume his next phase of rehabilitation. Everett will continue his rehab at Houston's Memorial Hermann/TIRR as an outpatient.
Thu, 18 Oct 2007 10:40:04 -0700
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) thanked the fans for their support in a statement he released Wednesday, Oct. 17. "I am deeply humbled by all of your support, your thoughts, and your prayers during this trying period in my life. As you may already be aware, I have shown significant progress in my recovery. But, I am also fully aware that the recovery from the type of injury I have sustained is filled with peaks and valleys. While the road to recovery is long and hard, I am determined to fight through it each and every day. This week, with the assistance of a walker, I was able to take steps, and I have been able to move in my wheelchair, both of which are great triumphs for me. I maintain a positive attitude and feel fortunate every day that I am alive and well. I value and appreciate the unfailing support of my family, my friends, my doctors, and my fans," Everett said.
Tue, 16 Oct 2007 10:02:16 -0700
ESPN.com reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) has been able to walk to some extent as part of his rehabilitation, according to a Buffalo television station. Doctors in Houston, where Everett's rehab has been ongoing since mid-September, are optimistic that once Everett completes his rehab he will regain his ability to walk independently.
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:40:00 -0700
Sal Maiorana, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports the locker of Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) has been cleared out because of the lack of space the team has in the locker room. "He's definitely not forgotten; we'll never forget about him. We only have so much locker space, and with a lot of new guys coming in, we have to make space for guys," TE Robert Royal said. Everett's belongings are being sent to Houston where he will be rehabbing.
Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:29:31 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) lifted his right arm slightly and sat up in his bed for hours over the weekend, according to Dr. Teodoro Castillo. It was by far the longest he has been able to sit up.
Fri, 21 Sep 2007 10:22:06 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) was transferred to a hospital in Houston for the next step of his rehabilitation.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 12:57:53 -0700
The Associated Press reports the doctor of Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) said he plans to have Everett stand up on his own and believes that he could be walking within weeks. Everett sat up in his hospital bed under his own power this week.
Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:03:49 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) could be moved to a hospital in Houston, TX, to begin the next phase of his rehabilitation, according to a person close to the family.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 20:54:28 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) is showing movement in both of his hands and greater strength in his leg muscles. Bills doctor John Marzo said, "Kevin demonstrated increased strength in the muscles of his legs. In addition, he was able to show some movement in both hands." Marzo added that doctors are starting to focus on his neurological and muscular system rehabilitation.
Sun, 16 Sep 2007 08:02:13 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) was able to slightly move three of his fingers on his right hand, according to a source.
Thu, 13 Sep 2007 09:11:17 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Dr. Kevin Gibbons, the director of the neurological ICU at Millard Fillmore Gates hospital, said Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) has significantly improved his motor function in his legs and to a lesser extent, one of his arms. "He had clear improvement in the motor function of his legs. He was able to move his legs together and apart, wiggles his toes and had slight movement from his ankle. He was able to kick out his lower leg against gravity with his knee raised. He was able to slightly extend his elbow with his triceps muscle," Gibbons said. Gibbons has stressed that Everett has a long way to go on the road to recovery.
Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:49:37 -0700
ESPN.com reports the doctor who performed the surgery on Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (neck) told Buffalo TV station WIVB that Everett has voluntary movement of his arms and legs and as a result, he is optimistic that Everett will walk again. Dr. Andrew Cappuccino said Everett's sedation levels were lowered on Tuesday, allowing him to respond to verbal commands. WIVB also reported that Everett's latest MRI shows only a small amount of swelling on his spinal cord. Cappuccino said, "A best-case scenario is full recovery, but not likely. I believe there will be some permanent neurologic deficit."
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 16:23:13 -0700
The Buffalo Bills' doctors said TE Kevin Everett (neck) suffered a fracture of the spine between the third and fourth vertebrae near his neck. The doctors have said the injury is "catastrophic" and "life threatening." Everett is currently on a respirator in intensive care at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital in Buffalo. Everett has some feeling in his body, but he is paralyzed. One doctor said a full recovery should not be ruled out, but it looks "bleak."
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 14:32:00 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, ESPNews reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (neck) will likely be paralyzed for the rest of his life.
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:24:02 -0700
Updating previous items, ESPN.com reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) will spend one to two days under sedation as doctors evaluate the extent of a severe spinal injury that could leave him paralyzed. Everett is in the intensive care unit at Buffalo's Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital after a four-hour operation performed hours after he was hurt Week 1.
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 07:07:48 -0700
ESPN.com reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) had surgery Sunday, Sept. 9, and at this time there is concern he may never walk again. "He's had some sparse movement," Everett's agent Brian Overstreet said. "The next couple of days is going to be critical. Our concern is for him to come out of this healthy and, hopefully, be able to walk again." Doctors told members of the team that bone chips were removed during surgery. After the procedure, Everett was stabilized and put on a respirator in intensive care.
Sun, 09 Sep 2007 16:23:22 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (spine) suffered a spine injury during the team's Week 1 game. Everett was loaded onto a backboard and lifted into an ambulance that was driven onto the field. He did not move any of his extremities as he was taken into the vehicle and transported to a hospital. Head coach Dick Jauron said Everett has a cervical spine injury, and that the team would know more Monday, Sept. 10.
Sun, 09 Sep 2007 12:13:57 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (head, neck) was injured during the team's game Sunday, Sept. 9. Everett lowered his head during a special team tackle and knocked himself out.
Fri, 13 Oct 2006 10:17:31 -0700
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports the Buffalo Bills have received just five receptions this season from TE Robert Royal and TE Kevin Everett. Royal has recorded four receptions while Everett has just one reception.
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 20:34:28 -0700
Chris Brown, of BuffaloBills.com, reports the Buffalo Bills involved their tight ends more in the passing game during practice Saturday, July 29. TE Robert Royal was the most frequent target among the tight ends though TEs Kevin Everett and Brad Cieslak had catches as well. Royal seems to do a good job of separating from the defender or finding a spot in a zone.
Thu, 01 Jun 2006 15:44:58 -0700
Jay Skurski, of the Niagara Gazette, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett is ready to compete for the team's starting tight end spot. He missed all of 2005 after tearing the ACL in his left knee during a preseason workout. "It's feeling good man," Everett said of his surgically-repaired knee. "I'm just trying to get it back to 100 percent. That's why I'm out here working, lifting every day." After the Bills released TE Mark Campbell, last season's starter at tight end, Everett realized he had a chance to get significant playing time in 2006. The opportunity for extended playing time has him excited. The Bills signed TE Robert Royal, a member of the Washington Redskins last season, to compete with Everett for the tight end spot. The team also has three other tight ends on the roster.
Mon, 08 May 2006 09:21:15 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (knee, groin) is still trying to get in shape, physically and mentally, after the Bills recent minicamp. "I'm still trying to get in shape and get my body right so I can be in a position to get back out there," he said. "It's just the mental stuff right now, doing a whole lot of learning and getting comfortable again."
Sun, 07 May 2006 08:24:55 -0700
Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett will contend with TE Robert Royal for the starting tight end role. Royal was signed for starter money and has a reputation for being a strong blocker.
Mon, 10 Apr 2006 06:36:57 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (groin) was unable to return to the field for the team's weekend minicamp because he aggravated a groin injury during an on-field workout prior to the camp. "He was disappointed, we were disappointed," Bills head coach Dick Jauron said Sunday, April 9. "As soon as he heals he'll be back out working." Although the Bills signed veteran and projected starting TE Robert Royal, they still have high hopes for Everett, whose size, speed and athleticism could be an asset on offense.
Sun, 09 Apr 2006 18:44:48 -0700
WGR550.com reports Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron spoke to the media at the conclusion of the team's three-day minicamp Sunday, April 9. When asked if TE Kevin Everett (groin) would attend the next minicamp after missing this one Jauron replied: "Yea we do. He had done a nice job in some of our on-field work previous to this camp. And just unfortunately he aggravated a groin. He was disappointed. We were disappointed and as soon as he heals, he'll be back working."
Sun, 09 Apr 2006 10:26:05 -0700
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (knee) is not participating in workouts during this weekend's minicamp. Everett is recovering from a knee injury.
Thu, 30 Mar 2006 10:25:13 -0800
Gregg Pastore, of BuffaloBills.com, reports after waiting nearly a year to return to the practice field, it won't be long before Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (knee) begins to see some on-field results. Everett is expected to participate in a three-day veteran minicamp April 7-9. To be better prepared for his return, Everett joined his teammates March 20 for the start of the offseason strength and conditioning program.With four other tight ends on the roster vying for the starting role, Everett will have fierce competition, but tight ends coach Charlie Coiner says he expects him to be in the mix.
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 15:17:04 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills have decided not to activate TE Kevin Everett (knee) to their 53-man roster from the PUP list. Everett injured his knee during the team's first minicamp. "It happens, and unfortunately it happened in his rookie year," head coach Mike Mularkey said.
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 18:10:23 -0800
Gregg Pastore, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (knee) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the first time since April. Everett was very limited during practice.
Tue, 30 Aug 2005 18:05:44 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills announced they have placed TE Kevin Everett (knee) on the PUP list.
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 18:43:53 -0700
Gregg Pastore, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills rookie TE Kevin Everett (knee) was inactive for Friday's, Aug. 26, preseason game.
Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:51:35 -0700
Packers.com reports Buffalo Bills TE Kevin Everett (knee) is out for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 20, with a knee injury. He is on the team's PUP list.
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:34:26 -0700
Gregg Pastore, of BuffaloBills.com, reports Buffalo Bills rookie TE Kevin Everett (knee) continues to hang around the team's training camp practices while he waits for his surgically repaired knee to completely heal. "Whether you're taking reps or not, you're seeing what we call a mental rep," tight ends coach Mike Miller said. "That's very important to everybody learning. Even if you're not in the play you can still pay attention and get something out of it." Everett remains on the physically-unable-to-perform list and will likely miss the start of the season.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 13:30:17 -0700
Leo Roth, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports the Buffalo Bills placed TE Kevin Everett (knee) on their PUP list. He suffered a knee injury and had surgery earlier this year.
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:32:31 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports the Buffalo Bills have officially signed rookie TE Kevin Everett to an undisclosed contract.
Wed, 10 Aug 2005 15:44:37 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills have signed their third-round pick TE Kevin Everett. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 29 May 2005 16:57:11 -0700
Allen Wilson, writing for the Sporting News, reports Buffalo Bills rookie TE Kevin Everett's (knee) operation to repair a torn ACL in his left knee did not require the major reconstruction surgrey that other Bills have had to have. The team hasn't ruled out the possibility that he'll return before the upcoming season is over, although that may be optimistic. If the Bills other tight ends can come back healthy, there will be less pressure to get Everett back on the field.
Thu, 26 May 2005 17:43:47 -0700
BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills rookie TE Kevin Everett (knee) has undergone reconstructive knee surgery, but no date has been set for his return to action.