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Wed, 03 Dec 2003 16:27:17 -0800
Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have signed TE David Sloan, who was with the team in 2002, to serve as a backup at tight end due to injuries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 31 Aug 2003 14:15:13 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have announced the release of TE David Sloan.
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 10:50:49 -0700
Brian Allee-Walsh, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (shoulder), who has been sidelined much of camp after undergoing shoulder surgery Aug. 4, could be the odd man out. Sloan entered camp as the team's No. 2 tight end, but that spot now technically belongs to Saints TE Boo Williams.
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 08:07:05 -0700
Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (shoulder) returned to practice on a full-time basis on Monday, Aug. 18.
Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:59:16 -0700
Updating previous reports, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (shoulder) returned to practice on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Head coach Jim Haslett said his status for the team's next preseason game will be determined later in the week.
Tue, 05 Aug 2003 09:38:34 -0700
The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (shoulder) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder on Monday and will miss one to two weeks of action. "He had some pieces floating around, so we wanted to get them out now," Saints head coach Jim Haslett said. "They tell me it will be a week before he can go out and start catching the ball and then another week before he can put on the pads and start playing again."
Fri, 04 Jul 2003 09:59:37 -0700
Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports for the Sporting News that New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (toe/knee), who suffered toe and knee injuries throughout the 2002 season, should be ready for the upcoming season.
Fri, 09 May 2003 11:58:11 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (toe) is still recovering from off-season surgery on his toe.
Sun, 23 Mar 2003 06:27:57 -0800
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (toe/knee) is expected to miss the May 1-3 mini-camp while rehabilitating from off-season toe and knee surgery.
Sun, 01 Dec 2002 07:08:00 -0800
Jeff Duncan of the Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (back) is expected to play Sunday night.
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 08:12:35 -0800
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints TE David Sloan (back) was added to the team's injury report as questionable.
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 10:08:41 -0700
Brian Allee-Walsh reports for the Times Picayune, despite the addition of WRs Donte Stallworth and Jerome Pathon and TE David Sloan, New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Mike McCarthy said the team's offensive philosophy remains the same. "We're not changing our offense," McCarthy said. "Our emphasis may change from one week to the next, but we'll always stay within our offense. It doesn't matter who the 11 guys are that we march out there; our first priority is always to run the football. The foundation of our offense is built around running the football." Coach Jim Haslett agreed adding he believes in running the football.
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 21:33:12 -0700
TE David Sloan's four-year, $7.05 million contract with the New Orleans Saints included the following base salaries: $650,000 (2002), $1 million (2003), $1.2 million (2004) and $3 million (2005). As previously noted, it also included a $1.2 million signing bonus.
Wed, 03 Apr 2002 11:06:28 -0800
NewOrleansSaints.com reports the team has announced the official signing of free agent TE David Sloan.
Tue, 02 Apr 2002 06:56:34 -0800
The Times-Picayune reports TE David Sloan is expected to report to New Orleans Saints camp Wednesday for off-season workouts. He will take a physical and participate in the off-season conditioning program, coach Jim Haslett said.
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 10:07:01 -0800
Wayne D. Rowe reports for the Mobile Register New Orleans Saints GM Randy Mueller told the paper he expects TEs Boo Williams and recently signed Johnny Mitchell to battle for the No. 2 TE spot behind David Sloan. Mueller said Sloan brings a complete game to the Saints, including effectiveness in the red zone. "We still might draft a tight end in the middle rounds in the draft," Mueller said. "There's a lot of good tight end prospects in the this year's draft."
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 08:25:13 -0800
Jeff Duncan reports for the Times-Picayune the New Orleans Saints are very happy with the addition of free agent TE David Sloan. "We haven't had a full-time tight end since I've been here," Saints coach Jim Haslett said. "He can play every down for you and brings a lot of qualities to our team. He knows the system and is the perfect fit for our offense." GM Randy Mueller said the signing gives the team more flexibility in the NFL Draft. He added the team still has a few more things it would like to do in free agency.
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 08:23:30 -0800
Jeff Duncan reports for the Times-Picayune the New Orleans Saints will have about $4.7 million of salary cap space remaining after they sign TE David Sloan. They'll need about $3 million to sign their nine-player rookie class.
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 19:19:21 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the New Orleans Saints have landed free agent TE David Sloan (Lions). The two sides agreed on a four-year, $7.05 million deal that includes a $1.2 million signing bonus.
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 00:06:04 -0800
The Detroit Free Press reports the Detroit Lions' main focus now appears to be the tight end position. TE Ken Dilger (Colts) and TE David Sloan (Lion) continue to appear as the top two candidates.
Tue, 12 Mar 2002 20:40:17 -0800
The Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings reports free agent TE David Sloan (Lions) visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:21:47 -0800
Mlive.com reports the Detroit Lions are unlikely to re-sign any of their unrestricted free agents before Friday. That includes TE David Sloan. Sloan, however, could be re-signed down the road.
Sat, 08 Dec 2001 07:33:42 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions will make game-time decisions on the status of TE David Sloan (knee) and WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) this weekend.
Wed, 05 Dec 2001 16:50:16 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions WR Bert Emanuel (knee) is out again this week. WR/Returner Desmond Howard (shoulder) remains questionable and did a little bit of work during Wednesday's practice. Head coach Marty Mornhinweg said there's a good possibility he could be back this weekend. TE David Sloan (knee) is doubtful once again and probably won't play.
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 18:15:10 -0800
Bill Roose reports for the Free Press Detroit Lions TE David Sloan stepped up for the team today, despite their loss to the Bengals. Critics have called him "Hands of Sloan" because of the passes he dropped in the Lions first five games. "I try not to listen too much to the criticism, the same way I try not to listen too much to the praise," said Sloan. He had two one-yard TD catches today and his second touchdown and a two-point conversion late in the third quarter put the Lions in front, 27-24, for the first and only time in the game. It was his first multiple-TD game ever in the regular season. Sloan said he hasn't felt this healthy since his rookie season in 1995.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 08:02:22 -0700
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com the Detroit Lions real focus real hard tonight on cutting down on their turnover problems. "Turnovers are always going to be a key statistic," said Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg. "If you don't win that stat, you're not going to win a lot of games." This year, the Lions are already minus minus-seven in turnovers and have intercepted just two passes. The team's interception problem is so bad right now the WR trio of Germane Crowell, Larry Foster and David Sloan have combined for nine catches -- and six tackles.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 04:56:58 -0700
The Free Press reports Detroit Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg has called the NFL to let them know his unhappiness with the play calling last Sunday. "I will tell you that I've been on the phone every day since that game about some of those (calls), with discussions," Mornhinweg said Wednesday. Reportedly, he was particularly upset with the play that resulted in QB Ty Detmer's first interception late in the first half. Replays showed tight end David Sloan was held up and knocked off his route by a Cleveland safety 10 yards down the field.
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:36:48 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press Detroit Lions WR Germane Crowell (knee) expects to play for the first time in the Lions final pre-season game, Thursday night against Tennessee. "I made it through this week's practice without any pain or discomfort," he said. "And the swelling didn't come back, so that was a good sign for me." Also expected to play are WR Herman Moore (shoulder) and TE David Sloan (hand). Both starting safeties will miss the game with injuries - Ron Rice with a broken left big toe and Kurt Schulz with a sore back. DE Tracy Scroggins (knee) won't play as well.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 23:15:56 -0700
The Free Press reports Detroit Lions WR Herman Moore (shoulder) and TE David Sloan (broken hand) are expected to play Thursday night in the final pre-season game against Tennessee. WR Germane Crowell (knee) probably won't play until the regular season. RB Amp Lee may finally see some action. He was a late scratch last week when he said his injured hamstring wasn't ready. Lee will spend time this week with the hamstring specialists who assisted FB Brock Olivo earlier in training camp.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 06:36:23 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press Detroit Lions SS Ron Rice (toe) will not play this week. Lamar Campbell is expected to start at strong safety in Rice's place. The Lions medical staff apparently doesn't think the injury will keep Rice out of the Sept. 9 season opener at Green Bay. WR Herman Moore (shoulder), TE David Sloan (hand) and RB Amp Lee (hamstring) may see action in Saturday's pre-season game. G Stockar McDougle (groin) and DT Shaun Rogers (ankle) definitely will play.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 18:39:27 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press Detroit Lions CB Bryant Westbrook (Achilles') apparently will be on the Lions' 53-man roster when the season begins and might even have a chance of playing early in the season. Coach Marty Mornhinweg said Westbrook is progressing "very well." Several injured Lions, including DE Tracy Scroggins (knees), rookie DT Shaun Rogers (ankle), WR Herman Moore (shoulder), TE David Sloan (hand), RB Amp Lee (hamstring) and OL Stockar McDougle (groin) saw their workload in practice increase on Tuesday. WR/KR Larry Foster (sore right Achilles') practiced, while WR Germane Crowell still is resting his right knee.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 18:10:47 -0700
The team's official site reports the following Detroit Lions players were at least partially held out of the team's practice session on Tuesday: LB Allen Aldridge, WR Germane Crowell, DE Tracy Scroggins, S Kywin Supernaw, OL Stockar McDougle, CB Bryant Westbrook, G Kerlin Blaise, TE David Sloan and OT Ray Roberts.
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:40:56 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Detroit Free Press in addition to TE David Sloan's broken hand team doctors confirmed backup LB Joe O'Neill suffered a similar break in his right hand. If the Lions were in the regular season, coach Marty Mornhinweg said, "They would wrap 'em up and play. And the players know that." O'Neill will continue conditioning, but won't get into the contact work.
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 17:06:16 -0700
Updating yesterday's story, the Detroit Lions official site reports TE David Sloan did suffer a fractured bone in his left hand during the morning workout yesterday. Sloan will continue to participate in team practices, but will be held out of the contact portions of practice for approximately the next 3-4 weeks. With Sloan's injury, free agent acquisition Pete Mitchell will have an opportunity to show his game to the coaches.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 18:22:55 -0700
According to the team's official site, two Detroit Lions players suffered hand injuries at practice on Saturday. TE David Sloan suffered a fracture to his left hand and LB Joe O'Neill fractured a bone in his right hand. Both will be further evaluated by team doctors Sunday to determine the extent of each player's injury.
Thu, 14 Jun 2001 11:41:46 -0700
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions TE David Sloan, who was hampered most of last year with a toe injury, appears to be recovered from the bothersome toe.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 00:31:37 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are reportedly in discussions with veteran free agent TE Walter Rasby (Lions). Coach Marty Schottenheimer confirmed last night that the Redskins have been in contact with Rasby, but declined further comment. Rasby, if signed, would give the Redskins another TE to go along with Stephen Alexander. His blocking skills would also help make up for the loss of Mike Sellers to the Cleveland Browns. Rasby is used to being a backup having backed up Wesley Walls in Carolina and David Sloan in Detroit. In other news, the team probably will not select a training camp site until next week. The front-runners appear to be the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg and Dickinson College in Carlisle. The University of Richmond also remains in the picture.
Fri, 09 Feb 2001 07:43:06 -0800
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions Head Coach Marty Mornhinweg will not give any thought to signing former Green Bay Packers TE Mark Chmura until after the player meets with NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Mornhinweg would not speculate on his direction with Chmura even after the NFL decides its direction with Chmura. The Lions ended the 2000 season with David Sloan and Walter Rasby as the only veteran tight ends on the roster. On the coaching staff, five openings remain to be filled -- linebackers, defensive line, tight end, offensive assistant and Mornhinweg's administrative assistant. The Lions took no action Thursday on "tagging" any free agents. There has been speculation OG Jeff Hartings is a candidate for the transition tag. The Lions will have two mini-camps, both after the NFL Draft in April.
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:55:00 -0800
The Bergen Record reports that TE Pete Mitchell (JAX) apparently has moved to the top of the Giants Free Agent list at TE. He is reportedly more cap-friendly than the other TEs the team looked at, Jamie Asher (WAS) and David Sloan (DET). They also feel he is less of an injury risk and he can also be a long snapper if needed.
Sat, 27 Feb 1999 22:00:00 -0800
The Newark Star-Ledger reports the New York Giants will have Jaguars UFA TE Pete Mitchell in for a visit on Monday. The Giants are still interested in David Sloan (DET) and Jamie Asher (WAS) as well but they have been waiting for someone like Christian Fauria (SEA) to sign so they can set their market value. The Giants have decided to look at Mitchell in the meantime.
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 01:55:00 -0800
The Bergen Record reports the Giants will be bringing in Free Agent TEs David Sloan (DET) and Jamie Asher (WAS) for visits this week. One TE who they like, Christian Fauria (SEA) may cost too much for them to sign.