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Giants | Knight placed on IR

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:21:40 -0800

The Associated Press reports the New York Giants have placed S Sammy Knight (hip) on season-ending Injured Reserve.

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Giants | Knight questionable for practice Wednesday

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 10:56:16 -0800

Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants SS Sammy Knight (hip) is questionable to return to practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.

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Giants | Knight questionable for Week 12

Fri, 21 Nov 2008 11:34:25 -0800

Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants SS Sammy Knight (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 21. He is listed as questionable for the team's Week 12 game and is not expected to play.

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Giants | Knight misses practice Thursday

Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:23:53 -0800

Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports New York Giants SS Sammy Knight (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 20. He should be able to practice Friday, Nov. 21.

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Giants | Knight feels he can still contribute

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 09:20:06 -0700

Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports New York Giants SS Sammy Knight feels he can still contribute in the NFL. "I think I have a lot left," Knight said. "I haven't missed any games, I haven't had any major injuries, I led my team in tackles last year, second in interceptions, I've been really productive. It's not a matter of me being on my last leg or being banged up."

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Giants | Team signs Knight

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 14:49:49 -0800

Updating a previous report, the New York Giants signed free-agent S Sammy Knight (Jaguars) Monday, March 3.

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Giants | Team close to signing Knight

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 12:46:45 -0800

Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports the New York Giants are close to signing unrestricted free-agent SS Sammy Knight (Jaguars). Knight is reportedly close to signing a three-year deal worth $5 million. The deal also includes a $1 million signing bonus.

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Giants | Team scheduled to meet with Knight

Sun, 02 Mar 2008 15:49:35 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the New York Giants were scheduled to meet with unrestricted free-agent SS Sammy Knight (Jaguars) Sunday, March 2.

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Jaguars | Knight saved touchdown in Week 6

Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:35:31 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars SS Sammy Knight knocked the ball out of Houston Texans WR Andre' Davis' hands just before Davis crossed the goal line for a touchdown in the first quarter.

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Jaguars | Knight fighting for backup spot

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:02:35 -0700

Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports Jacksonville Jaguars SS Sammy Knight is a candidate for one of the backup jobs at safety.

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Jaguars | Knight contract details

Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:55:30 -0700

Michael C. Wright, of the Florida Times-Union, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed unrestricted free-agent SS Sammy Knight (Chiefs) to a one-year deal worth $820,000.

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Jaguars | Knight signed

Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:23:09 -0700

The Sports Network reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent S Sammy Knight (Chiefs) to an undisclosed deal.

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Chiefs | S. Knight released

Wed, 21 Mar 2007 22:04:33 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have released S Sammy Knight. The release came after the two sides could not agree on a reworked contract.

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Chiefs | Knight expected to play in Week 14

Fri, 08 Dec 2006 13:56:44 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 8, and he is expected to play in Week 14. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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Chiefs | Knight practices Thursday

Thu, 07 Dec 2006 16:48:29 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 7, and his status for Week 14 is uncertain.

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Chiefs | Knight uncertain for Week 14

Wed, 06 Dec 2006 13:09:54 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 6, and is uncertain for Week 14.

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Chiefs | Knight should play this week

Fri, 17 Nov 2006 16:13:13 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight (ankle) practiced Friday, Nov. 17, and he should play in Week 11. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.

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Chiefs | Knight practices, should play Week 11

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 15:19:41 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Sammy Knight (ankle) practiced Thursday, Nov. 16, and is likely to play during Week 11.

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Chiefs | Knight misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 15 Nov 2006 14:53:22 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Sammy Knight (ankle) missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, and his status for Week 11 is uncertain. S Bernard Pollard would replace Wesley if he is unable to play.

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Chiefs | Knight takes a seat

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 07:17:04 -0700

Adam Teicher and Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, report Kansas City Chiefs S Jarrad Page played most of the second half at safety in place of veteran S Sammy Knight. The Chiefs were unhappy that Knight blew coverage on a couple of pass plays, but it's unclear whether the change is permanent.

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Chiefs | Knight will try to hold off Pollard

Sun, 23 Jul 2006 19:14:11 -0700

Adam Teicher, writing for the Sporting News, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Sammy Knight will attempt to hold off rookie S Bernard Pollard for the team's starting strong safety job in training camp. Knight is an intelligent player who lines up his teammates in the proper spots and makes plays with his instincts, but he is slow, making him a liability in pass coverage. Knight will likely only be keeping the spot warm until Pollard proves he is ready to play. Pollard is a bigger hitter than Knight.

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Chiefs | Pollard could start over Knight at strong safety

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 10:34:36 -0700

Adam Teicher, writing for the Sporting News, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Bernard Pollard has a reasonable chance of unseating SS Sammy Knight as the team's starting strong safety this season.

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Chiefs | Woods would not accept pay cut so he was released

Fri, 19 May 2006 08:25:06 -0700

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports S Jerome Woods would not accept a pay cut from the Kansas City Chiefs so he was released. The drafting of safeties Bernard Pollard in the second round and Jarrad Page in the seventh round made Woods expendable. They also have incumbent starters S Greg Wesley and S Sammy Knight and veteran backup S William Bartee. Woods was not participating in the Chiefs' offseason workouts. When contacted at his offseason home in Memphis, Tenn., Woods said he would try continuing his career elsewhere.

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Chiefs | Knight not expected to play

Fri, 02 Dec 2005 17:13:22 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight (ankle) practiced Friday, Dec. 2, but is not expected to play during Week 13.

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Chiefs | Knight practices, likely for Week 13

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 15:32:37 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight (ankle) practices Wednesday, Nov. 30, and is likely for Week 13.

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Chiefs | Knight injured Week 12

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 17:05:35 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs S Sammy Knight (left ankle sprain) was injured during the team's Week 12 game.

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Chiefs | Vermeil Praises Surtain and Knight

Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:10:19 -0700

Brad Kuhbander, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil is quick to sing the praises of CB Patrick Surtain and S Sammy Knight. "Neither one of them missed a minute of practice, neither one of them missed a meeting and their performance on the field has been outstanding," Vermeil said. "You can see why they've been successful in the league and have the respect of everyone in the league."

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Chiefs | Warfield Likes Defensive Upgrades

Tue, 28 Jun 2005 09:57:14 -0700

Richard Thomas, of the Texarkana Gazette, reports Kansas City Chiefs CB Eric Warfield said he likes the acquisitions the Chiefs have made on defense this past offseason. "I feel very good about the team bringing in (LB) Kendrell Bell, (DE) Carlos Hall, (SS) Sammy Knight, (CB Patrick) Surtain (cornerback), and for drafting (LB) Derrick Johnson from Texas. I know every other team has made upgrades to their team, but I like our chances. "I mean when you've got the No. 1 offense, that means you're always going to put points on the board. But whenever you can go out there with a strong defense, it helps you that much more to know that you can go out and stop high-caliber teams like New England."

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Chiefs | Knight Banking on Communication

Tue, 17 May 2005 20:37:07 -0700

KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs SS Sammy Knight believes communication will be the biggest key in helping turn around the team's defense. "I think so," said Knight. "It is not just one guy, it's all 11. You all just have to be on the same page and that is what our aim is in this camp."

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Chiefs | Excited with Knight Addition

Sat, 26 Mar 2005 07:27:38 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil is thrilled with the addition of veteran S Sammy Knight this offseason. "He's a coach on the field. He can take charge," said Vermeil. "I think the team will have the respect, in terms of Sammy's knowledge of the game, to start attracting attention right off the bat." As reported, Knight is projected as the Chiefs' starting strong safety next season.

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Chiefs | Knight Contract Breakdown

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 09:11:58 -0800

Updating previous reports, the five-year deal S Sammy Knight signed with the Kansas City Chiefs has base salaries of $665,000 (2005), $835,000 (2006), $2 million (2007), $1.75 million (2008) and $1.5 million (2009).

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Chiefs | Knight Projected as Starting Strong Safety

Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:23:25 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs project S Sammy Knight to be the team's starting strong safety next season.

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Chiefs | Woods to Compete for Starting Role

Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:22:22 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Jerome Woods will compete with S Greg Wesley for the starting free safety spot alongside SS Sammy Knight.

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Chiefs | Wesley to Compete for Starting Role

Sat, 12 Mar 2005 11:17:55 -0800

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs S Greg Wesley will compete with S Jerome Woods for the starting free safety spot alongside SS Sammy Knight.

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Chiefs | Knight Contract Update

Fri, 11 Mar 2005 10:35:40 -0800

Updating a previous report, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the contract agreed to by S Sammy Knight with the Kansas City Chiefs is a five-year deal worth $11 million with $2.7 million in signing and option bonuses.

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Chiefs | Knight Agrees to Five-Year Deal

Fri, 11 Mar 2005 10:09:05 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson announced the team has agreed to a five-year deal with free agent S Sammy Knight (Dolphins). Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Chiefs | Knight to Visit

Thu, 10 Mar 2005 13:23:54 -0800

Updating a previous report, Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to meet with free agent S Sammy Knight (Dolphins) Thursday, March 10.

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Chiefs | Knight to Visit

Sat, 05 Mar 2005 08:22:43 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, reports the Kansas City Chiefs have a scheduled visit with free agent S Sammy Knight (Dolphins) next week.

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Packers | Interested in Knight?

Sun, 20 Feb 2005 08:17:50 -0800

Pete Dougherty, of PackersNews.com, reports the Green Bay Packers could express interest in free agent S Sammy Knight (Dolphins) this offseason as he has played the past two seasons under new defensive coordinator Jim Bates in Miami.

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Dolphins | Knight Playing on Punt Coverage Team

Mon, 27 Sep 2004 19:04:26 -0700

MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins starting SS Sammy Knight is being forced to play on punt coverage due to injuries on special teams. "He's all the sudden starting on the punt team as a personal protector," head coach Dave Wannstedt said. "He hasn't done that in five years. It all kind of runs down hill with the injuries and things that have happened."

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Dolphins | Knight Getting Opportunity To Make Secondary Calls

Thu, 20 May 2004 08:57:36 -0700

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins S Sammy Knight is getting his first chance at making the calls in the secondary, taking over for departed S Brock Marion, who is with now the Detroit Lions. Knight, along with MLB Zach Thomas, is responsible for making the calls that help the defensive backs know their responsibilities. Knight, with the help of coaches on the sideline, must determine the opponent's personnel package before the play, then receive the coverages and fronts the Dolphins will use, as well as potential audibles in response to the offense. Once the offense lines up, Knight must recognize the formation and call out any adjustments that need to be made.

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Dolphins | Knight Looking to Finalize Extension

Tue, 20 Apr 2004 01:15:21 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Palm Beach Post reports Miami Dolphins S Sammy Knight said he wants his agent to finalize a contract extension with the team.

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Dolphins | Edwards To Battle For Starting Safety Position

Mon, 12 Apr 2004 08:00:48 -0700

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports newly acquired Miami Dolphins S Antuan Edwards will compete for a starting position at either free safety or strong safety, battling both starters FS Arturo Freeman and SS Sammy Knight.

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Dolphins | Knight Could Be Signed To Extension

Wed, 31 Mar 2004 08:58:49 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins SS Sammy Knight could be signed to contract extensions during the offseason, which would create cap room that could be used to sign Dolphins WR Chris Chambers and DE Adewale Ogunleye to long-term deals.

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Dolphins | Freeman Wants Traded?

Wed, 20 Aug 2003 09:59:50 -0700

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins SS Arturo Freeman's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, approached the team on Monday, Aug. 18 about trading Freeman, who lost his starting position to Dolphins SS Sammy Knight early in the pre-season. Rosenhaus said he was denied permission to seek a deal. "It's pretty simple," Rosenhaus said. "He's not in on any of the defensive packages, and he's too good to be sitting on the bench." Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt said Tuesday, Aug. 19 he doesn't want to lose a player who can start at either safety even though it appears FS Shawn Wooden has moved ahead of Freeman in the pass-defense packages. Freeman, who said Tuesday morning that he had not asked for any trade himself, started all 16 games last season. Rosenhaus said Freeman plans to meet with Wannstedt on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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Dolphins | Knight Injures Elbow

Mon, 18 Aug 2003 10:08:18 -0700

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins SS Sammy Knight (elbow) missed four defensive snaps in the first quarter after hyper-extending his right elbow Friday, Aug. 15 in the pre-season game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Knight re-entered the game briefly before leaving for good.

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Dolphins | Knight to Start in Exhibition Opener

Tue, 05 Aug 2003 06:51:09 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt officially elevated S Sammy Knight to the first-team defense ahead of incumbent S Arturo Freeman in anticipation of Friday night's exhibition opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pro Player Stadium.

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Dolphins | Knight Becomes Starting Safety

Mon, 04 Aug 2003 19:22:50 -0700

MiamiDolphins.com reports that Miami Dolphins S Sammy Knight has dislodged S Arturo Freeman as the team's starting strong safety. Freeman started all 16 games at strong safety in 2002 for the Dolphins, but Knight, a free agent who played with the New Orleans Saints last season, was able to take over his position.

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Dolphins | Knight Splits First Team Snaps

Sat, 02 Aug 2003 12:03:03 -0700

Alex Marvez, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, reports Miami Dolphins FS Sammy Knight split snaps at the strong safety position with the first-team defense against the Tennessee Titans on Friday, August 1.

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Dolphins | Knight Playing Well Thus Far

Tue, 29 Jul 2003 07:10:25 -0700

The Miami Herald reports Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt said S Sammy Knight has played well thus far in camp. ''I'm very encouraged with how he's picking things up, which you hope for,'' Wannstedt said. "Everybody tells you that the guy is really smart, he studies, he's conscientious, but you don't know that until you get him. He has proven [himself]. He's caught up, and it's almost like he's been here the whole time. I'm real happy.''

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