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Sun, 16 Apr 2006 08:39:18 -0700
Marc Narducci, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports FB Jon Ritchie has decided to retire from the NFL. He is pursuing other endeavors. One of them is television work, and Ritchie has served as an analyst on two NFL Europe games for the NFL Network - while sitting in the Mount Laurel studios of NFL films. As a way to trim costs, one game each week has announcers in person while the other two has the announcers working off a monitor in the studios of NFL Films. "It definitely makes things a little bit more of a challenge," Ritchie said of doing the games from a studio. "You don't have a chance to see the whole field as you would normally. You are basically seeing what cameras are showing instead of getting to see the entire situation." Ritchie is concentrating most of his energies on breaking into television.
Fri, 09 Sep 2005 05:40:39 -0700
Jerry McDonald, of InsideBayArea.com, reports free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Eagles) said he is flying to Cincinnati Monday, Sept. 12, for a workout with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Sat, 03 Sep 2005 20:10:25 -0700
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports the release of FB Jon Ritchie by the Philadelphia Eagles means FB Josh Parry will be the Eagles' starting fullback. Parry became the starting fullback and signed a three-year contract last season after Ritchie suffered his knee injury in week three.
Sat, 03 Sep 2005 13:01:56 -0700
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie has been released from the team.
Thu, 01 Sep 2005 09:02:44 -0700
Jon Marks, of the Trenton Times, reports Philadelphia Eagles FBs Jon Ritchie and Josh Parry are still battling for the starting fullback spot. "I'll tell you, they are both very close right now," said Eagles head coach Andy Reid. "They are both playing well and they are battling that thing out. We'll see how it goes."
Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:48:05 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) has a knee contusion on his surgically repaired knee, according to head coach Andy Reid. "It is swollen up and we will see when the swelling goes down exactly how that is," Reid said.
Mon, 15 Aug 2005 23:36:17 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (quad) suffered a quad injury during the team's preseason game Monday, Aug. 15, according to head coach Andy Reid.
Thu, 11 Aug 2005 23:04:19 -0700
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie clearly has the lead in the race for the starting fullback job heading into the first preseason game Monday, Aug. 15.
Mon, 06 Jun 2005 14:53:49 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress said it was nice to see FB Jon Ritchie (knee) back on the playing field. "Just because of his experience and his knowledge within this system, he gives you a level of toughness," Childress said.
Sat, 28 May 2005 00:22:26 -0700
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) continues to work his way back from a torn ACL. Ritchie said he isn't quite full strength yet, but will be by Aug. 1, when veterans report to Lehigh for training camp. "I have to strengthen my lower body and gain some confidence," said Ritchie, who was injured covering a kickoff in Detroit last September. Ritchie said his time on the sidelines gave his body time to heal from other ailments.
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