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Sun, 08 Mar 2009 09:53:48 -0700
NFL.com reports Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams has not officially said he plans to hold out, but Williams' agent, Rodney Williams, indicated it is a possibility, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Rodney Williams said, "There is no way I can go back to my player and say, 'Hey, just play it out, it's OK, don't worry about it.' Hopefully, we can get something that shows a little value where he's at. That's all we're looking for."
Mon, 03 Jul 2006 05:55:15 -0700
Jonathan Huntington, of the Edmonton Sun, reports the Edmonton Eskimos, of the CFL, have released P Rodney Williams. The team has not announced the move yet, but Williams told the Sun he was released Sunday afternoon, July 2. Williams previously punted in the NFL with the New York Giants.
Thu, 01 Sep 2005 06:28:24 -0700
The Advocate reports the New Orleans Saints have released P Rodney Williams.
Mon, 28 Feb 2005 22:06:04 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have signed free agent P Rodney Williams (Chiefs) to an undisclosed contract.
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 21:55:26 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the release of P Rodney Williams.
Sun, 25 Jul 2004 14:39:07 -0700
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs P Rodney Williams may have a stronger leg than P Jason Baker, but he'll need to be far more consistent to take over the starting punter duties during training camp.
Wed, 26 May 2004 12:28:09 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have agreed to terms with free agent P Rodney Williams on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 14:16:13 -0700
The Seattle Seahawks have announced they have released P Rodney Williams.
Sat, 16 Aug 2003 10:58:45 -0700
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren is starting to become concerned with the team's punters. Rodney Williams and Tom Rouen are battling for the job, but both were less than impressive in the team's latest pre-season game. Holmgren said the team is looking for consistency -- with that coming in the form of good consistency, not bad consistency.
Mon, 11 Aug 2003 06:55:27 -0700
Updating previous reports, Mike Sando of the Tacoma News Tribune reports no favorite has emerged in the punter competition between Seattle Seahawks P Rodney Williams and Tom Rouen.
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:52:25 -0700
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks P Rodney Williams is considered the incumbent because he's been with the team longer.
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 13:51:56 -0700
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks P Tom Rouen is by far the most experienced punter in camp, but Rodney Williams is considered the incumbent. "If Tom is going to be our punter, he's going to have to beat Rodney out," Seahawks special teams coach Pete Rodriguez said.
Sat, 26 Jul 2003 12:37:23 -0700
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post Intelligencer, reports for the Sporting News that Seattle Seahawks P Tom Rouen brings consistency to the punter position. Rouen also can hold for field goals and extra point attempts that add to his value as he competes with P Rodney Williams for the punting duties.
Mon, 14 Jul 2003 09:19:13 -0700
Updating previous reports, according to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com, free agent P Matt Turk (Jets) is scheduled to visit with the Seattle Seahawks. If the coaches feel he still has something left, Turk could sign. This is apparently in response to the inconsistency of P Rodney Williams, who they signed after losing P Jeff Feagles to the New York Giants.
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:40:46 -0800
The Seattle Seahawks announced they have signed free agent P Rodney Williams, formerly of the Giants, to a multi-year contract. "He's a talented young punter," said Special Teams Coordinator Pete Rodriguez. "He has a lot of potential and a great leg."
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 04:43:13 -0800
The Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks will work out free agent P Rodney Williams (Giants) on Wednesday.
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 10:27:07 -0700
Updating earlier stories, ESPN reports the New York Giants have released P Rodney Williams.
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 07:19:57 -0700
The NY Post reports the New York Giants brought in three punters to workout on Tuesday. They are looking to challenge P Rodney Williams, who has struggled. The three brought in were: Matt Allen (Falcons), Lee Johnson (Vikings) and Steve Cheek (Eagles). At this point, none were signed.
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 23:32:58 -0700
Giants.com reports New York Giants coach Jim Fassel said Sunday he is not sure if P Rodney Williams will keep his job. "That will still be determined," he said. ďI think he did some things. He had a 57-yard punt that didnít have the hang-time of a 57-yard ball. Again, it just scatters your coverage unit. Now, if we didnít cover real well, is that his fault? No. He didnít help the cause, but by getting our guys scattered, because the guy has his hands on the ball when we are not very far downfield. With that said, I think some of our coverage guys didnít do their jobs."
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 06:33:00 -0700
The New York Times reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams (wrist) may never regain full motion in the wrist he shattered last year, but he should be able to punt in training camp as long as he can withstand the pain of catching balls snapped from center. Williams has undergone multiple surgeries on his right wrist.
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 09:07:39 -0700
Updating previous reports, the New York Times reports New York Giants punter Rodney Williams (wrist) is sporting a cast after having a loose screw removed from his right wrist on Monday. Williams shattered his wrist last season.
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 16:34:18 -0700
Giants.com reports that New York Giants P Rodney Williams had surgery on his wrist resulting from an injury he sustained back in an early November game against the Cowboys. He should be ready to go for training camp.
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 06:14:30 -0700
The Tennessean reports Colorado undrafted free agent WR Cedric Cormier is going to sign with the Tennessee Titans. Earlier reports had him going to Tennessee - and the Pittsburgh Steelers. His agent, Rodney Williams, confirmed the WRs choice of Tennessee.
Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:30:36 -0800
The NY Times reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams is doing better as he recovers from wrist surgery. He caught a football thrown from 10 yards away the other day and he noticed for the first time in months it did not cause him any pain. He broke his wrist in a mid-season game against Dallas and has had to undergo three operations, one of them during the season. He should be fine by the time the Giants open training camp in July.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 12:46:16 -0800
CNN/SI reports St. Louis Rams P John Baker has punted 86 times over the last TWO seasons. Six punters had more than that this season: Chris Gardocki, 99; Sean Landeta, 97; Todd Sauerbrun, 93; Rodney Williams, 91; Bryan Barker, 90; and Brad Maynard, 87.
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 09:53:29 -0800
The Bergen Record reports P Rodney Williams (wrist) will continue to play with a cast on his right wrist and will almost definitely need more surgery at season's end. Williams has muffed a punt in each of the last two games. One he dropped, and the other he failed to get off after a high snap.
Thu, 13 Dec 2001 06:17:11 -0800
The Star-Ledger reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams said he further injured his right wrist last Sunday. He said he will play Saturday against Arizona. Coach Jim Fassel said Williams saw a hand specialist and "is fine." DE Michael Strahan(neck) and LB Brandon Short (knee) were added to the injury report as probable.
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 10:05:50 -0800
The Star Ledger reports X-rays on New York Giants OT Lomas Brown's knee were negative. Brown left Sunday's game when his knee kept locking up, but he was able to return. He said he plans to practice this week and play this weekend. P Rodney Williams (wrist) will visit a specialist to make sure he hasn't reinjured his wrist on Sunday. Williams was sore on Monday. DT Cornelius Griffin (knee/back) was walking around without a limp on Monday and said he felt fine.
Fri, 16 Nov 2001 21:09:07 -0800
The Bergen Record's Tara Sullivan reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams (wrist) has surprised doctors with his quick recovery from wrist surgery. He still has a chance of playing in Minnesota Monday night. He did not drop any snaps at Friday's practice.
Thu, 15 Nov 2001 15:35:46 -0800
Giants.com's Michael Eisen reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams (wrist) believes he'll be able to play on Monday night against Minnesota. However, he doesn't think head coach Jim Fassel will let him. The Giants signed free agent P Gabe Lindstrom earlier this week to punt against the Vikings. Williams caught snaps and did a little kicking at practice on Thursday. RB Joe Montgomery (Achilles') didn't practice during the 21-day period for players on the PUP, so he's headed to injured reserve.
Sun, 11 Nov 2001 12:40:47 -0800
The New York Giants have declared P Rodney Williams, CB Ralph Brown, S DeWayne Patmon, LB Kole Ayi, T Rich Seubert, DT Lance Legree and OL Mike Rosenthal inactive for today's game. QB Jessee Palmer has been named the team's emergency QB.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 16:07:40 -0800
Giants.com's Michael Eisen reports the New York Giants will go with PK Owen Pochman as their punter this weekend, filling in for injured Rodney Williams (wrist). If he struggles, the team would go with WR Joe Jurevicius as their punter. He did some punting early in his career at Penn State.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 09:44:53 -0800
The Bergen Record reports with the return of DT Keith Hamilton and his backup, Lance Legree, the New York Giants should have everyone back for this weekend's game except P Rodney Williams (wrist).
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 09:43:00 -0800
NY Newsday reports the New York Giants are expected to give rookie PK Owen Pochman a look at punter in practice today. The team is still seeking a temporary fill-in for the injured Rodney Williams. Pochman was an all-region punter at Mercer Island (Wash.) High.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:04:24 -0800
Michael Eisen reports for Giants.com the team has decided to not sign any of the four punters they worked out today - at this time. "We worked out four players today," coach Jim Fassel said. "At this point, we have not decided to sign any of those players. We'll take another day and consider all of our options." The team is looking for a short-term fill-in for P Rodney Williams (wrist), who is out two-three weeks.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 14:02:06 -0800
Michael Eisen reports for Giants.com P Rodney Williams underwent successful surgery to repair his fractured right wrist yesterday. Giants trainer Ronnie P. Barnes said the surgery was "very successful," and added that it is reasonable to think that Williams should be able to play with his wrist in a cast in two to three weeks.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 10:10:15 -0800
The Bergen Record reports the New York Giants have begun their search for a short-term replacement to step in for injured P Rodney Williams (broken wrist). Former Jets' P Tommy Parks has emerged as the leading candidate. Other candidates include Tony Ulmholtz, who was cut in training camp, Gabe Lindstrom and Stephen Cheek. Head coach Jim Fassel said he would like to sign somebody with NFL experience but the salary cap room might not make it possible.
Mon, 05 Nov 2001 12:28:50 -0800
New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel said P Rodney Williams (broken wrist) will likely have to undergo surgery. As reported, he'll be out 2-3 weeks. The team plans to bring in some free agent punters this week for a workout. He could have surgery in the next 24 hours.
Mon, 05 Nov 2001 11:58:42 -0800
ESPN reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams (wrist) will miss 2-3 weeks of action.
Sun, 04 Nov 2001 18:08:50 -0800
The AP reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams broke his right wrist in the second half of today's win over Dallas.
Sat, 06 Oct 2001 06:38:00 -0700
Neil Best reports for NY Newsday New York Giants backup QB Jason Garrett is now holding for kicks by Morten Andersen. He replaced P Rodney Williams after the season opener. Apparently Andersen is more comfortable with him. Garrett hadn't done it since high school, save for one year in the CFL, but he has handled the job well.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:24:02 -0700
New York Giants P Rodney Williams has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month. Williams leads the league with a 43.5 net-yard average, tops the NFC with a 49.4-yard gross average, and has placed six punts inside the 20, one shy of the NFL lead.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 04:43:11 -0700
Kimberly Jones of the Star-Ledger reports New York Giants P Rodney Williams was fortunate to walk away from a two-vehicle accident around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Williams said he lost control of his 1999 Land Rover, which flipped over several times, landed on its roof and was totaled.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 08:30:16 -0700
The Bergen Record's Tara Sullivan reports as the season opener draws near, the New York Giants are more worried about their injury situation than they are about their talent. "I'm not concerned about the quality of this team. I'm very worried about the physical situation," GM Ernie Accorsi said Sunday. "This is a good football team as long as it stays healthy," Accorsi added. The team is basically the same as last season's Super Bowl team with a few exceptions, LB Brandon Short takes over for Ryan Phillips, DT Cornelius Griffin takes over for Christian Peter, DE Kenny Holmes replaces Cedric Jones, PK Morten Andersen replaces the Brad Daluiso/Jaret Holmes tandem, and P Rodney Williams replaces Brad Maynard. WR Ike Hilliard may be the biggest concern right now along with nagging injuries to WRs Amani Toomer and Joe Jurevicius.
Sat, 01 Sep 2001 17:21:14 -0700
Chargers.com reports the San Diego Chargers have released CB Kecalf Bailey, WR Pat Batteaux, RB Jermaine Fazande, LB Eric Guenther, S Armon Hatcher, S Reggie Hunt, S Rob Pate, DT Scott Schultz, DT Dequincy Scott, RB Mukala Sikyala, G Jason Thomas, WR Nate Turner, DE Chris Ward, WR Rodney Williams and FB Terry Witherspoon.
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 09:00:19 -0700
Newsday reports New York Giants K Morten Andersen will decide during warm-ups whether he and holder Rodney Williams are ready to connect in a game setting. If Andersen decides he is not ready tonight, rookie John Markham will kick. He has not attempted a field goal in a game. Either way, he will be released by 4 p.m. Sunday.
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 21:54:46 -0700
Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers WRs Jeff Graham, Curtis Conway and Tim Dwight have the top three slots at receiver locked up entering the regular season. Behind them, the battle is much tougher. Reggie Jones appears to be the front-runner for the fourth receiver slot, but WRs Trevor Gaylor, Rodney Williams, Patrick Batteaux and Nate Turner are all in the mix as well. Head coach Mike Riley described the battle as close.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 00:10:04 -0700
The team's official site reports San Diego Chargers WRs Dondre Gilliam (hamstring) and Rodney Williams (hip flexor/groin), CBs Alex Molden (groin) and Troy Grant (bruised chest), RB Jermaine Fazande (ankle), FBs Terry Witherspoon (resting - knee) and Marty Maurer (knee), C Roman Fortin (knees), OTs Vaughn Parker (ankle) and Ed Ellis (knee), G Bobby Singh (quad), DTs Jamal Williams (knee) and Mike Mohring (knee), and DE Mike Pringley (resting Ė ankle) all missed practice on Monday. Coach Mike Riley said Molden is "pretty sore right now, but I think thereís a chance for him to play in the ballgame this weekend.Ē
Sun, 19 Aug 2001 16:18:26 -0700
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers held DE Marcellus Wiley out of Saturday night's game against the Dolphins because his hamstring was bothering him. The team also suffered a few injuries during the game as DT Jamal Williams sprained his knee and could be sidelined 2-3 weeks. However, he expects to return to practice this week. CB Alex Molden (groin), WR Rodney Williams (hip Flexor) and Dequincy Scott (back pain) all suffered minor injuries. LB Gerald Dixon also didn't play after suffering a minor knee injury on Thursday.
Mon, 07 May 2001 04:34:29 -0700
Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers TE Freddie Jones sat out of practice during Sunday's mini-camp because he hurt his toe during previous workouts. WR Rodney Williams suffered a knee injury on Sunday morning but the team's trainers don't believe it's serious. P Darren Bennett, WR Tim Dwight and C Roman Fortin did not take part in mini-camp as they're recovering from minor injuries. DL Michael Mohring also missed most of the mini-camp work due to injury.