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NFL | Two free agents suspended

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:28:57 -0700

The NFL has suspended free-agent DT Pat Williams (Vikings) and DE Charles Grant (Bears) for two games without pay and fined an additional two game checks for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

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Redskins | Work out five Tuesday

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 14:41:35 -0700

The Washington Redskins worked out free-agent DL Charles Grant (Bears), DL William Joseph (Raiders), CB Justin Miller (Cardinals), CB Tye Hill (Titans) and QB J.P. Losman (Seahawks) Tuesday, Nov. 2, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

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Bears | Charles Grant released

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 10:50:56 -0700

The Chicago Bears released DL Charles Grant Tuesday, Oct. 19, according to the Chicago Tribune's Vaughn McClure.

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Bears | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 08:46:38 -0700

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Charles Grant, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, LB Lance Briggs, FS Major Wright, DL Marcus Harrison, OG Roberto Garza, QB Todd Collins inactive for Week 6.

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Bears | Week 5 Inactives

Sun, 10 Oct 2010 08:55:16 -0700

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Charles Grant, OT Chris Williams, TE Desmond Clark, QB Jay Cutler, CB Joshua Moore, RB Kahlil Bell, FS Major Wright, DL Marcus Harrison inactive for Week 5.

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Bears | Charles Grant could see time at DT

Thu, 07 Oct 2010 09:19:49 -0700

Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said DE Charles Grant could see time at defensive tackle during the season, according to Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.

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Bears | Charles Grant added

Tue, 05 Oct 2010 12:32:25 -0700

The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent DE Charles Grant (Dolphins) to a one-year deal, reports Jason La Canfora, of The NFL Network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Dolphins | Terminate three players contracts

Sun, 05 Sep 2010 09:57:55 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have announced they have terminated the contracts of DE Marques Douglas, Charles Grant and OL Cory Procter.

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Dolphins | Charles Grant performs well Saturday

Sat, 07 Aug 2010 13:05:35 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Charles Grant recorded three sacks during the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 7, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Mike Berardino. Grant worked with the third-string defense.

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Dolphins | Agree to deal with Charles Grant

Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:22:39 -0700

The Miami Dolphins have agreed to a deal with free-agent DE Charles Grant (Saints), reports The Miaim Herald's Armando Salguero, citing a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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NFL | Charles Grant pleads down in involuntary manslaughter case

Mon, 10 May 2010 08:48:02 -0700

An involuntary manslaughter charge against unrestricted free-agent DE Charles Grant (Saints) was dropped Friday, May 7, after Grant agreed to plead no contest to a misdemeanor public fighting charge, reports Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Grant will have to pay a $1,000 fine, one-year probation and agreed to pay $20,000 in restitution for the cost of the investigation. Grant was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter because he was allegedly involved in a brawl outside a nightclub that led to the death of a bystander.

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NFL | C. Grant has three teams he'd like to play for

Wed, 10 Mar 2010 18:06:39 -0800

D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports free-agent DE Charles Grant (Saints) said on Sirius NFL Radio that he would like to play for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers or Tennessee Titans.

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Saints | Three players released

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 15:34:00 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have released OG Jamar Nesbit, DE Charles Grant and LB Mark Simoneau.

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Saints | Grant could be released

Thu, 11 Feb 2010 07:44:37 -0800

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints could release DE Charles Grant during the offseason if he does not agree to a pay cut. Grant is scheduled to make a $4 million base salary in 2010.

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Saints | Defense took a turn for the worse in second half

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:41:11 -0800

Larry Holder, of CBSSports.com, reports the New Orleans Saints were plus-12 in turnover margin during their first 11 games, but are minus-1 in their past five outings. While the Saints may want to downplay injuries on defense, they played a significant role in the nose dive the defense took down the stretch. Outside of losing DE Charles Grant (triceps), who was placed on Injured Reserve recently, the Saints will be the healthiest on defense they have been since Week 9.

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Saints | Grant placed on IR

Tue, 05 Jan 2010 10:01:36 -0800

Nakia Hoagn, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant (triceps) has had surgery to repair a torn triceps and has been placed on Injured Reserve, the team confirmed Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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Saints | Grant probable for Week 3

Fri, 25 Sep 2009 13:26:43 -0700

New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 25. He is listed as probable for Week 3 and is expected to play.

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Saints | Three players limited Thursday

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:54:17 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Jolonn Dunbar (hamstring), DE Bobby McCray (back) and DE Charles Grant (hamstring) were limited during practice Thursday, Sept. 24. McCray and Grant should be able to play in Week 3, while Dunbar's status is uncertain.

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Saints | Two limited in practice Wednesday

Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:07:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints LB Jolonn Dunbar (hamstring) and DE Charles Grant (hamstring) were limited during the team's practice Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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Saints | Suspensions to W. Smith, Grant deferred

Tue, 15 Sep 2009 15:21:07 -0700

Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, reports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has deferred the four-game suspensions of New Orleans Saints DEs Will Smith and Charles Grant because of competitive balance issues.

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Saints | Grant, Smith could start suspension next week

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 09:08:48 -0700

Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant and DE Will Smith may begin their four-game suspensions next week.

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Saints | Grant, Smith will be allowed to play Week 1

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 13:07:17 -0700

Nakia Hogan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant and DE Will Smith will be allowed to play in Week 1 and will not be suspended this week, according to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. The two Saints players were suspended because they are involved with the StarCaps situation.

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Saints | Several players will not travel for preseason game

Thu, 27 Aug 2009 13:11:20 -0700

Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (hamstring), LB Stanley Arnoux (Achilles'), OT Jammal Brown (sports hernia), TE Darnell Dinkins (ankle), OT Anthony Davis (elbow), SS Chip Vaughn (knee) and WR D'Juan Woods (neck) will not travel with the team for their preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

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Saints | Grant, Miller practice Wednesday

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 15:01:43 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (hamstring) and TE Billy Miller (knee) participated in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26. He is listed as questionable for the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

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Saints | Four miss morning practice Wednesday

Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:44:18 -0700

Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (hamstring), TE Darnell Dinkins (ankle), OT Zach Strief (knee) and TE Billy Miller (knee) did not participate in morning practice Wednesday, Aug. 19.

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Saints | Three sit out Sunday afternoon

Sun, 16 Aug 2009 17:04:51 -0700

CBSSports.com reports New Orleans Saints TE Billy Miller (knee), OG Tim Duckworth (concussion) and DE Charles Grant (hamstring) sat out the team's afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 16.

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Saints | C. Grant misses practice Sunday

Sun, 16 Aug 2009 10:02:37 -0700

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (hamstring) missed the team's morning practice Sunday, Aug. 16. Grant rode an exercise bike during practice and is out for one to two weeks.

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Saints | C. Grant leaves early Friday

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 23:52:45 -0700

Les East, of The Advocate, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant (hamstring) left the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 14, in the second quarter with an apparent hamstring injury.

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Saints | Several excused from practice Thursday

Thu, 18 Jun 2009 11:04:03 -0700

Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush, DE Will Smith, DE Charles Grant and FS Darren Sharper were excused from practice Thursday, June 18.

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Saints | Likely will look into staggering suspensions

Sun, 24 May 2009 10:25:34 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints likely will ask the NFL to stagger the suspensions of DE Charles Grant and DE Will Smith if their suspensions are upheld.

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Saints | Grant, Smith may appeal suspension ruling

Sun, 24 May 2009 10:25:11 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DEs Charles Grant and Will Smith are considering appealing the ruling that dismissed the lawsuit brought by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Grant, Smith and three other players against the NFL regarding their suspensions for testing positive for a banned substance.

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NFL | League appeals order that blocked five suspensions

Tue, 23 Dec 2008 05:36:04 -0800

The Associated Press reports the National Football League wants an appeals court to reconsider a federal judge's order that blocked the suspensions of Minnesota Vikings DL Kevin Williams and DL Pat Williams, New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant, RB Deuce McAllister and DL Will Smith for violating the league's anti-doping policy, according to court documents filed Monday, Dec. 22, in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. Attorneys for the NFL filed notice they were asking the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to take up the issue after U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson in St. Paul, Minn., earlier this month cleared the way for the five players to continue playing.

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NFL | Judge will not rule on suspensions until at least Friday

Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:15:59 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, Brian Murphy, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports an aide for U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson said the earliest the judge will rule on the NFL's suspensions of five NFL players who violated the league's policy on steroids and related substances will be Friday, Dec. 12. New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister and DE Will Smith will be able to play Week 15 but Minnesota Vikings DT Kevin Williams and DT Pat Williams are still in danger of being suspended before their Week 15 game. Saints DE Charles Grant, the other player suspended, is currently on Injured Reserve.

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NFL | Judge blocks suspensions of five players

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 09:33:47 -0800

Chris Williams, of The Associated Press, reports U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson has blocked the suspensions of the five NFL players who tested positive for a banned diuretic that is a masking agent for steroids. Magnuson said he needed more time to consider the case after hearing hours of arguments from the NFL and the NFL Players Association Friday, Dec. 5. The five players involved are Minnesota Vikings DL Kevin Williams and DL Pat Williams as well as New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister, DL Charles Grant and DL Will Smith.

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NFL | Union asks for injunction against suspensions

Fri, 05 Dec 2008 06:53:01 -0800

Simon Evans, of Reuters, reports the NFL Players Association has filed a lawsuit challenging the suspensions of New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant, DL Will Smith and RB Deuce McAllister and Minnesota Vikings DL Kevin Williams and DL Pat Williams for breach of the league's steroids policy. The lawsuit, filed with the Federal District Court in Minneapolis, asks for an "immediate injunction" to allow the players to take part in Week 14 games.

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Saints | Smith suspended four games

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:24:03 -0800

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy. He is eligible to return to the team for the postseason if they qualify.

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Saints | Grant suspended four games

Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:22:31 -0800

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's anti-doping policy.

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Saints | Suspensions for three players appear to be on hold

Wed, 26 Nov 2008 08:40:24 -0800

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister, DL Will Smith and DL Charles Grant likely will not be suspended this week since the NFL usually announces suspensions early in the week. According to a report by Fox Sports, the league won't make its decision until sometime after briefs are filed on the players' behalf Sunday, Nov. 30.

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Saints | Lawyer says accused Saints players took no steroids

Wed, 19 Nov 2008 06:20:14 -0800

The Associated Press reports David Cornwell, the lawyer for New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister and defensive linemen Will Smith and Charles Grant, says none of the three took steroids. Cornwell said the doctor who administers the steroid program testified that he didn't inform players the substance they were taking contained bumetanide.

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Saints | NFL to hear Grant's appeal Tuesday

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 10:04:13 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the NFL will hear New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant's appeal of his possible suspension for testing positive for water pills Tuesday, Nov. 18. If his appeal is denied, he could be suspended as early as next week.

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Saints | Grant placed on IR

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 09:46:45 -0800

Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports the New Orleans Saints have placed DL Charles Grant (triceps) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2008 season.

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Saints | Suspension appeal will be heard in November

Sun, 26 Oct 2008 08:17:03 -0700

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports New Orleans Saints RB Deuce McAllister, DL Charles Grant and DL Will Smith have decided to band together and appeal their suspension as one. All three players have tested positive for a water pill and face a four-game suspension. Their appeal will be heard in the middle of November.

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Saints | Hearing in Grant's case continued

Sat, 16 Aug 2008 04:24:46 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant was scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Aug. 15, in Early County, Ga., for the arraignment in his involuntary manslaughter case, but the hearing has been continued. Grant's attorney said the arraignment will likely be rescheduled for later this month, and it will be up to the judge to decide if Grant will need to be present.

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Saints | Grant used inside in dime packages

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 10:45:45 -0700

Bradley Handwerger, of WWLTV.com, reports New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant was being used as an inside lineman during dime packages.

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Saints | C. Grant to face charges Aug. 15

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:30:31 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant's involuntary manslaughter case is scheduled for Aug. 15 in Early County, Ga., according to the county clerk's office. Grant's attorney, Edward Tolley, said Grant would enter a plea of not guilty.

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Saints | Woman's family reportedly files lawsuit against Grant

Fri, 04 Jul 2008 00:33:24 -0700

Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant reportedly is facing a $5 million civil lawsuit in addition to legal charges stemming from his alleged involvement in a fight that led to the shooting death of a pregnant woman outside of a nightclub in Blakely, Ga., in February. The aunt of victim Korynda Reed filed the lawsuit, according to WGNO-TV.

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Saints | C. Grant pleads not guilty to charges

Fri, 23 May 2008 04:56:59 -0700

The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant posted $10,000 bond Thursday, May 22, after his indictment on an involuntary manslaughter charge from a February nightclub fight in which a woman died. Grant appeared before a judge and was presented with the charges and read his rights, according to assistant district attorney Ron Smith. Grant's lawyer, Ed Tolley, said Grant entered a plea of not guilty and waived his right to arraignment. A preliminary hearing has not been scheduled.

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Saints | Grant working out with team

Thu, 22 May 2008 09:24:25 -0700

The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints DL Charles Grant participated in the team's offseason training session Wednesday, May 21. Grant was indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter Tuesday, May 20. Head coach Sean Payton said he also expects Grant to be at the team's minicamp unless legal matters cause a conflict.

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Saints | C. Grant indicted on involuntary manslaughter

Tue, 20 May 2008 20:20:02 -0700

John Murphy, of Yahoo! Sports, reports New Orleans Saints DE Charles Grant has been indicted on involuntary manslaughter charges Tuesday, May 20, following a Georgia nightclub fight in February, according to several local area sources. Grant was stabbed during the incident, and Laquient Macklin was charged with felony murder and feticide in the shooting death of Korynda Reed. An Early County, Ga., grand jury indicted several other people involved in the fight in which shots were fired outside the nightclub following an altercation that took place inside the club. The Saints had no immediate comment on the charges or how Grant's status on the team could be affected.

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Saints | Ellis expected to push for playing time

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 01:49:24 -0700

The Associated Press reports New Orleans Saints rookie DT Sedrick Ellis is expected to push DTs Hollis Thomas and Brian Young for playing time while also taking pressure off of DEs Will Smith and Charles Grant. The Saints feel they are going to have an outstanding defensive line with his addition.

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