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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:52:12 -0800
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (hand) returned to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Nov. 14. Sproles was a full-go in shells and looked good, according to head coach Joe Vitt.
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:55:57 -0700
New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt is returning from his seven-week suspension as the team prepares to face the Denver Broncos in Week 8.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:15:40 -0700
New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton will attend the team's game against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5, but general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt will not be present.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:53:39 -0700
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees requested that suspended head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt be allowed to attend the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers, as he attempts to break the NFL record with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games. The NFL granted permission for the suspended coaches to attend, according to a source. "Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has granted that permission. Coaches Payton and Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be permitted to watch the game in a private area of the stadium and will have no contact with the team," the NFL said Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a statement.
Thu, 24 May 2012 07:22:32 -0700
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said the team has made progress on the field during voluntary practices. The focus has been on football instead of off-the-field issues. "Listen, I couldn't be more proud of the guys," Vitt said. "We've had a great tempo, we've been in and out of the huddle, we're up and down. We're running hard defensively. We're introducing a new system, but our guys have really responded."
Mon, 07 May 2012 11:15:11 -0700
Green Bay Packers DE Anthony Hargrove said in a written declaration to the NFL that he was told by St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt to deny the existance of the Saints' bounty program in 2010 when all were members of the Saints and were being investigated by the NFL. Hargrove denied the existence of the program when talking with NFL investigators in 2010 like the coaches told him.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:39:35 -0700
New Orleans Saints rookie WR Nick Toon could be asked to replace WR Robert Meachem, who left during the offseason as a free agent, in the team's offense. Interim head coach Joe Vitt said Toon has a great pedigree (his father is former NFL star Al Toon), is a polished route runner and can catch the ball outside of his framework while making big plays.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:25:08 -0700
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt must wait until Week 8 to return from his six-game suspension because his team has a bye in Week 6.
Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:52:08 -0700
New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees said Joe Vitt is "the obvious choice" to take over as interim head coach for the team while head coach Sean Payton spends the entire 2012 season serving a suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. "Joe Vitt is one of the most respected coaches I have ever been around," Brees said. "His ability to lead this team in an uncertain time throughout this offseason and for whatever term we have him during the regular season is undeniable in our locker room."
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:42:35 -0700
The New Orleans Saints have announced linebackers coach Joe Vitt will become the interim head coach once head coach Sean Payton begins his one-year suspension.
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 08:31:09 -0700
Former head coach Bill Parcells will remain retired and won't coach the New Orleans Saints in 2012 on an interim basis, according to sources. Assistant coach Joe Vitt is likely to become the team's interim head coach after he serves his suspension.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:47:25 -0700
New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, head coach Sean Payton and linebackers coach Joe Vitt will not be able to contact players or coaches during their suspensions and will not be allowed to visit the team's facility either.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:18:09 -0700
The NFL has upheld the suspensions given to New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and linebacker coach Joe Vitt for their involvement in the team's bounty program after hearing their appeal. Loomis will miss the first eight games of the season and Vitt will miss the first six games.
Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:16:45 -0700
The appeals of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, assistant coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis will be heard Thursday, April 5.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:52:18 -0700
New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt will appeal his six-game suspension regarding his involvement in the team's bounty program. It is not known when he will have his appeal heard.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 11:23:52 -0700
The New Orleans Saints may decide to name linebackers coach Joe Vitt as their interim head coach even though he has been suspended for the first six games of the 2012 season.
Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:04:18 -0700
New Orleans Saints assistant head coach Joe Vitt has been suspended six games and fined $100,000 for his involvement in the team's bounty program.
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 07:24:52 -0800
If New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is suspended over the team's bounty program, linebackers coach Joe Vitt would likely become the head coach and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael would probably run the offense in Payton's potential absence.
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:16:30 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have hired Joe Vitt as their assistant head coach and linebackers coach.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 18:04:17 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt is said to be drawing interest from the Green Bay Packers for an unspecified position with the team.
Fri, 20 Jan 2006 18:02:00 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt is said to be drawing interest from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for an unspecified position with the team.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 23:17:59 -0800
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports despite plenty of speculation to the contrary, league sources say the St. Louis Rams will not interview interim head coach Joe Vitt for their head coaching job.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 19:42:03 -0800
Ken Berger, of Newsday, reports the New York Jets interviewed St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt for their vacant head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 11. If Vitt does not get the job, he could be a candidate for defensive coordinator, hastening the departure of incumbent defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:33:07 -0800
Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports St. Louis Rams interim coach Joe Vitt will interview with the New York Jets Wednesday, Jan. 11, about the team's vacant head coaching position.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 19:32:19 -0800
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Rams assistant coach Joe Vitt was treated at a hospital for a lingering hand infection earlier this week, according to the Associated Press. What was originally disclosed as a staph infection turned out to be a "normal skin strep infection," a common ailment that wasn't healing, according to internal medicine physician Dr. Douglas Pogue.
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 17:40:19 -0800
Bill Coats, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the New York Jets will meet with St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt about their vacant head coaching position Monday, Jan. 9. The Rams don't consider Joe Vitt a candidate for their head coaching position.
Tue, 03 Jan 2006 09:56:24 -0800
The Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams assistant coach Joe Vitt has checked into a hospital for treatment of a lingering staph infection. Vitt is expected to be hospitalized for a few days, according to a team spokesman.
Mon, 02 Jan 2006 20:21:33 -0800
Steve Korte, of the News-Democrat, reports St. Louis Rams assistant coach Joe Vitt is not considered a candidate to fill the team's vacancy at head coach. Team president John Shaw said, "I think Joe, under the circumstances, did a great job for us. It's just that we really don't consider him a candidate right now." Shaw said his list of candidates does not include any college coaches, but that could change after the college bowl season ends.
Wed, 30 Nov 2005 18:48:49 -0800
ESPN.com reports St. Louis Rams president John Shaw said he would be shocked if head coach Mike Martz was medically cleared to return for the 2005 season. The Rams spent last week negotiating a contract adjustment for interim head coach Joe Vitt which would increase his salary to nearly $1 million for an entire season. It would be prorated to the first game Vitt coached in October of 2005.
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:39:06 -0800
St. Louis Rams intermin head coach Joe Vitt underwent a minor procedure to check the arteries leading to his heart, but it was determined his heart is in good shape. Vitt returned to the team's facility Monday afternoon, Oct. 31.
Mon, 31 Oct 2005 10:38:21 -0800
Updating previous reports, Associated Press reports St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt had angioplasty Monday, Oct. 31. He was expected to speak at his regular press conference later in the day, according to team spokesman Duane Lewis. Lewis said Vitt is doing fine and it was just a routine procedure. The Rams have a Bye Week during Week 9.
Sun, 30 Oct 2005 18:45:54 -0800
Nick Wagoner, of StLouisRams.com, reports St. Louis Rams interim head coach Joe Vitt is scheduled to have a procedure done to clear out some blocking in an artery Monday, Oct. 31. He isn't expected to miss much time.
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 12:01:24 -0700
ESPNews reports St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz (heart) will not be able to return as the team's head coach during the 2005 season. Joe Vitt will remain as the team's interim head coach.
Mon, 10 Oct 2005 14:07:14 -0700
The NFL Network reports St. Louis Rams assistant coach Joe Vitt will serve as the team's interim head coach while Mike Martz is away from the team.