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NFL | Three finalists named for Players Association director job

Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:36:26 -0800

The Associated Press reports former NFL Player Association presidents Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong as well as lawyer DeMaurice Smith are the three finalists for the vacant NFLPA executive director position, according to a source.

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NFL | NFLPA narrows list to five to succeed Upshaw

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:07:26 -0800

The Associated Press reports the NFL Players Association has narrowed its list to five candidates to succeed the late Gene Upshaw as executive director. NFLPA presidents Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong, former Chicago Bears OT Jim Covert, former NFL OG Ben Utt and attorney DeMaurice Smith are all candidates to take the job.

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NFL | Armstrong could be a candidate for PA executive job

Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:14:12 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports former NFL DL Trace Armstrong could be a candidate for the NFL Players Association's executive director position.

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Bills | Vincent Elected NFLPA President

Tue, 30 Mar 2004 21:04:33 -0800

Buffalo Bills CB Troy Vincent has been elected president of the NFL Players Association, reports Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com. Vincent replaces free agent DL Trace Armstrong, who had been union's leader for the previous eight years. Armstrong opted not to run for another term.

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Raiders | Armstrong Released

Tue, 02 Mar 2004 18:03:16 -0800

Associated Press reports the Oakland Raiders have released DE Trace Armstrong after he failed a physical with the team.

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Raiders | Armstrong Likely to Retire

Thu, 27 Nov 2003 13:51:10 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (shoulder) will likely retire after the end of the season following an injury-plagued tenure with the Raiders. "These three years have been the toughest of my career," Armstrong said. "I've never experienced anything like this. I'm tired of it. The biggest thing for me is I feel that I let this organization down. They brought me out here to do something, and I haven't been able to do it for them."

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Raiders | Armstrong Placed On IR

Wed, 19 Nov 2003 17:39:13 -0800

Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (Achilles) has been placed on injured reserve.

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Raiders | Armstrong Injures Shoulder

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 14:35:19 -0800

Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (shoulder) injured his shoulder during the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Minnesota Vikings. Armstrong, who watched the second half in street clothes, said he suffered a shoulder "sublux" and that it "didn't look good." He underwent and MRI on Monday, Nov. 17, but the results were not yet available.

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Raiders | Armstrong Injured

Mon, 17 Nov 2003 11:31:24 -0800

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (shoulder) suffered an injury to his left shoulder in Sunday's, Nov. 16, game against the Minnesota Vikings and was unable to return to the game. "It doesn't look good," Armstrong said. "It's what they call a subluxation, similar to what Rich (QB Rich Gannon) has." There is a good chance Armstrong could be put on injured reserve.

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Raiders | Brayton Sees Action

Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:23:28 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE Tyler Brayton both saw considerable playing time in the Sunday, Sept. 28, game against the San Diego Chargers, due to injured DE Trace Armstrong.

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Raiders | Grant Sees Action

Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:23:23 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE DeLawrence Grant saw considerable playing time in the Sunday, Sept. 28, game against the San Diego Chargers, due to injured DE Trace Armstrong.

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Raiders | Armstrong Bothered By Injury

Mon, 29 Sep 2003 22:35:42 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (ribs) was questionable with a rib injury for the Sunday, Sept. 28, game against the San Diego Chargers. Armstrong played in the game, although he did not play all that well.

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Raiders | Armstrong Practices

Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:34:53 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (ribs) practiced Friday, Sept. 26.

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Raiders | Armstrong Questionable

Wed, 24 Sep 2003 11:34:24 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have listed DE Trace Armstrong (ribs) as questionable for Week 4.

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Raiders | Armstrong Close To 100 Percent

Sat, 12 Jul 2003 12:58:49 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports for the Sporting News that Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (groin) is close to 100 percent and he is determined to regain the form that made him one of the best pass rushing ends. Armstrong has suffered season ending surgeries the past two seasons.

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Raiders | Question Mark at DE

Mon, 02 Jun 2003 09:00:00 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Contra Costa Times reports with Oakland Raiders projected starters DE Trace Armstrong (groin) and DE Tony Bryant (neck) recovering from season-ending injuries in 2002, the team is looking for depth at the position. Behind the starters, there is only unproven youth.

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Raiders | Brayton May Contribute Early

Sun, 27 Apr 2003 14:36:51 -0700

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports the Oakland Raiders may expect rookie DE Tyler Brayton to help immediately up front due to the team’s uncertain status with DE Tony Bryant (neck) and DE Trace Armstrong (groin). Head coach Bill Callahan noted the team likes his versatility, as Brayton is capable of playing both tackle and end on the defensive line.

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Raiders | Armstrong Restructures

Wed, 26 Feb 2003 12:54:47 -0800

Updating previous reports, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong has restructured his contract. Although no terms were released, but sources say the cut was significant. The difference could have been made up in a signing bonus or through incentives.

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Raiders | Long in the Tooth?

Mon, 27 Jan 2003 19:48:38 -0800

Greg Beacham reports for the AP that six of the mainstays from this year’s Oakland Raiders squad are at least 35-years-old: QB Rich Gannon, S Rod Woodson, LB Bill Romanowski, DL Trace Armstrong, WR Tim Brown and WR Jerry Rice.

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Raiders | Armstrong On IR

Wed, 15 Jan 2003 15:09:50 -0800

The AP reports the Oakland Raiders placed DE Trace Armstrong (groin) on IR.

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Raiders | Armstrong Has MRI

Mon, 13 Jan 2003 19:40:23 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the AP reports that Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (groin) underwent an MRI on Monday. Head coach Bill Callahan stated he wouldn’t know about Armstrong's status for this weekend’s playoff game until Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Raiders | Armstrong Injured

Mon, 13 Jan 2003 09:53:26 -0800

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (groin) strained a groin muscle during pre-game warm-ups Sunday and was not able to play.

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Raiders | Armstrong Injury Update

Fri, 10 Jan 2003 06:50:38 -0800

The Sacramento Bee reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (groin) practiced on Thursday.

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Raiders | Armstrong Update

Thu, 02 Jan 2003 08:13:44 -0800

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (groin) did some limited work in practice Wednesday. "He's progressing," coach Bill Callahan said. "It is day to day. You see positive signs." Armstrong isn't so sure he can practice fully, although he is confident he'll be ready for the playoffs.

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Raiders | Armstrong Sits

Wed, 01 Jan 2003 09:30:29 -0800

The Sacramento Bee reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (torn tendon in groin) did not practice Tuesday. The team has a playoff BYE this week.

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Raiders | Cooper To Start

Sat, 28 Dec 2002 13:07:02 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have announced DL Chris Cooper will start in place of DE Trace Armstrong, who is inactive.

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Raiders | Week 17 Inactives

Sat, 28 Dec 2002 13:06:30 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have announced CB Charles Woodson, OT Brad Badger, OT Chad Slaughter, WR James Jett, DE Kenyon Coleman and DE Trace Armstrong as inactive for week 17. Rick Mirer will be the team’s No. 3 QB.

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Raiders | Armstrong Dinged

Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:14:38 -0800

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (groin) suffered a groin pull during Sunday’s game.

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Raiders | Armstrong Dinged

Mon, 16 Dec 2002 12:17:28 -0800

Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan said DE Trace Armstrong (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during week fifteen’s game, but the injury does not appear to be severe. Both Callahan and Armstrong feel he should be fine for week sixteen but is going through tests on Monday just to be sure.

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Raiders | Armstrong Practices

Fri, 15 Nov 2002 06:28:41 -0800

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (ankle) practiced Thursday and he remains probable for Sunday's game.

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Raiders | Armstrong Injured

Wed, 13 Nov 2002 06:34:52 -0800

The Sacramento Bee reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (ankle) is expected to miss some practice time, but he should play on Sunday.

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Raiders | Armstrong To Start

Sun, 06 Oct 2002 09:17:22 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have announced DE Trace Armstrong will start in place of DE DeLawrence Grant.

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Raiders | Grant To Start And Share

Fri, 06 Sep 2002 08:10:42 -0700

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan said Thursday DE DeLawrence Grant will be the starter at left defensive end, with Kenyon Coleman seeing time there as well. DE Trace Armstrong will be used in pass-rushing situations on third downs.

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Raiders | Armstrong Ready to Return?

Sun, 11 Aug 2002 11:05:38 -0700

The Sacramento Bee reports Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan expects DE Trace Armstrong (Achilles’) to make his preseason debut on Thursday.

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Raiders | Lineup Look

Fri, 19 Jul 2002 22:02:03 -0700

John Clayton of ESPN reports the Oakland Raiders expect to start Chris Cooper at left defensive end and Tony Bryant at right defensive end. DE Trace Armstrong will be the pass-rushing specialist off the bench. S Johnnie Harris gets the start at strong safety, while Rod Woodson competes against Anthony Dorsett at free safety.

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Raiders | Chomping At the Bit

Sun, 16 Jun 2002 10:39:30 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong can't wait to "hit somebody" as he continues his rehab from last year's Achilles' injury. Armstrong returned to the practice field for the first time since the injury this week, but the Raiders are still holding him out of contact drills. "I'm close to being 100 percent," Armstrong said. "But I'm not hitting anybody. I'm very pleased with the progress I'm making. I've had a few minor bumps along the road, but overall I'm on target as far as where I want to be." Despite the injury to DE Regan Upshaw, Armstrong's role as pass-rushing specialist isn't expected to change.

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Raiders | Armstrong Moving Forward with Rehab

Sat, 15 Jun 2002 10:53:21 -0700

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong (Achilles’ tendon) was unable to participate in contact drills but is on schedule with his rehab of the Achilles’ injury.

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Raiders | Armstrong Limited

Sun, 28 Apr 2002 08:32:00 -0700

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong is practicing on a limited basis after suffering a ruptured Achilles’ tendon last season. Armstrong has been taking nickel-down snaps and will continue to do so until the team is sure there are no relapses.

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NFL | NFLPA Notes

Fri, 22 Mar 2002 15:25:30 -0800

Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong was re-elected as president of the National Football League Players Association. Brian Mitchell (Eagles), Robert Griffith (Browns), Troy Vincent (Eagles), Kevin Mawae (Jets) and Ernie Conwell (Rams) were elected to the executive committee. They will take vacancies filled by retired players Robert Smith, Lester Archambeau, Eugene Robinson, Mike Tomzak and Nolan Harrison. Executive committee members Ray Brown (49ers), Jason Belser (Chiefs), Robert Porcher (Lions), Tim Brown (Raiders) and Eddie George (Titans) were also re-elected. Player dues were increased from $5,000 to $10,000. The board also passed a resolution requiring any player going into the draft to wait at least 30 days before terminating a written agreement with an agent. Any agent who tampers with a player during that period will be subject to union discipline.

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Raiders | Armstrong Update

Mon, 08 Oct 2001 11:21:04 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stated DE Trace Armstrong (torn Achilles'), who is out for the year, has already begun his rehab and appears aimed to try and make a return to the team next year.

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Raiders | Look At Williams

Thu, 04 Oct 2001 20:40:49 -0700

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders worked out former Kansas City Chiefs DT Dan Williams earlier today. The Raiders defensive line lost DE Trace Armstrong to a season-ending injury and DTs Rod Coleman and Grady Jackson are banged up.

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Raiders | Armstrong - Surgery Goes Well

Thu, 04 Oct 2001 07:48:12 -0700

The Contra Costa Times reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong underwent surgery on his ruptured Achilles' tendon yesterday. "My understanding is the surgery went well," coach Jon Gruden said.

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Raiders | Defensive Line Woes

Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:18:53 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stated DT Grady Jackson (shoulder) is "questionable at best" for this weekend's game. He'll continue to be evaluated through out the week. DT Roderick Coleman (hamstring) is doubtful for this weekend's game. With the loss of DE Trace Armstrong (Achilles'), the team is concerned about their depth on the defensive line. Darrell Russell, currently suspended, will be back a week from now.

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Raiders | Armstrong Done for the Season

Mon, 01 Oct 2001 11:05:07 -0700

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden confirmed DE Trace Armstrong (ruptured Achilles') is done for the season. He'll undergo season ending surgery soon to repair the injury.

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Raiders | Injury Notes

Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:18:24 -0700

Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times in addition to the injury suffered by DE Trace Armstrong, the Oakland Raiders suffered the following injuries to the defensive line on Sunday: DTs Grady Jackson (shoulder) and Roderick Coleman (hamstring). Starting RG Mo Collins (right calf), ORT Lincoln Kennedy (right shoulder), RB Charlie Garner (shoulder) and TE Roland Williams (ankle) also aggravated or sustained injuries Sunday. Collins left the game early in the third quarter and did not return. Coach Jon Gruden said there was no way Collins could have returned, if needed.

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Raiders | Armstrong Injured

Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:10:41 -0700

The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders DE Trace Armstrong might have ruptured his right Achilles' tendon against the Seahawks, an injury that would probably end his season. The trainers' preliminary diagnosis was a ruptured Achilles', but Armstrong will be re-evaluated and tested. Coach Jon Gruden said, "it doesn't look good."

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Seahawks | Trying to Protect Hasselbeck

Sat, 29 Sep 2001 15:54:57 -0700

The Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks are looking to keep QB Matt Hasselbeck on his feet more often this weekend. He was sacked 7 times last weekend. Head coach Mike Holmgren said the Raiders, who have only two sacks this year, are a different style of defense than the Eagles were a week ago. However, he noted the team still has good pass-rushers on the front line, including DE Trace Armstrong.

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Raiders | Looking To Define Armstrong's Role

Sun, 15 Jul 2001 18:58:19 -0700

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders will be taking a long look in training camp at DE Trace Armstrong in an effort to define his role. "We have to determine his exact role," defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan said. "Will he be an every-down player? Just third down? That's what training camp and the pre-season games are for."

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Dolphins | Looking for Bromell to Step Up

Thu, 12 Apr 2001 12:15:29 -0700

The Palm Beach Post reports the Miami Dolphins are counting on a big year from DL Lorenzo Bromell. With the departure of DL Trace Armstrong to Oakland, Bromell will be given every opportunity to take over Armstrong’s spot on the defensive line.

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Dolphins | Team Notes

Tue, 27 Mar 2001 23:44:08 -0800

Alex Marvez reports for the Sun-Sentinel Miami Dolphins DE Kenny Mixon has lost 15 pounds as he hopes to show the team he can play in its nickel and dime packages in addition to other downs. Mixon and Lorenzo Bromell will compete to replace Trace Armstrong, the pass-rush specialist who signed with Oakland. If the team adds another RB, it may be to challenge J.J. Johnson and Autry Denson as third down back as opposed to competition for starting RB Lamar Smith. As of now, it seems unlikely that WR Tony Martin will be re-signed, which means the team will be looking for another veteran WR with Leslie Shepherd a leading candidate.

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