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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.
Wed, 25 May 2005 17:48:07 -0700
Dan Gelston, of the Associated Press, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, May 25. Ritchie is coming back from ACL surgery in late 2004.
Mon, 02 May 2005 18:54:12 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) is expected to compete for the team's starting fullback job this season provided his injured left knee has completely healed following surgery last October, reports PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
Fri, 08 Apr 2005 11:18:30 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles announced they have officially re-signed FB Jon Ritchie to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 06 Apr 2005 13:35:21 -0700
PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports the Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed free agent FB Jon Ritchie to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Thu, 24 Feb 2005 10:46:25 -0800
Roy Cummings and Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, report Tampa Bay Buccaneers could express interest in free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Eagles) as FB Mike Alstott's future with the team is uncertain and FBs Greg Comella and Jameel Cook are both free agents this year.
Sun, 20 Feb 2005 08:16:43 -0800
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles DB Jon Ritchie (knee) is set to become a free agent in March, but will likely return to compete with FB Josh Parry for the starting role in 2005. Ritchie is still not fully recovered from a torn knee ligament suffered early last year.
Fri, 26 Nov 2004 08:44:34 -0800
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the season.
Wed, 06 Oct 2004 10:05:19 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday, Oct. 5, to repair his injured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The surgery was performed at Hahnemann Hospital by team physicians Peter DeLuca and Paul Marchetto.
Sat, 02 Oct 2004 08:33:57 -0700
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Josh Parry will make his first career NFL start in the Week 4 game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Oct. 3. Parry is replacing injured FB Jon Ritchie (knee), who is out for the season.
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 13:45:22 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles have placed FB Jon Ritchie (knee) on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 12:29:38 -0700
Bob Kent, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to re-sign FB Josh Parry. The team needs to bolster the position after losing FB Jon Ritchie (knee) to a season-ending knee injury. The team has yet to decide if Parry will be added to the practice squad or the active roster.
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 09:39:03 -0700
ESPNews reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) will miss the remainder of the 2004 season with a knee injury.
Mon, 27 Sep 2004 09:28:43 -0700
Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) left the team's locker room on crutches and told teammates he believes he suffered a torn ACL, which would likely mean the end of his season. The Eagles said the injury was a sprained knee and he would be further evaluated Monday, Sept. 27.
Sun, 26 Sep 2004 19:13:52 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (knee) suffered a knee injury in the first quarter of Week 3's game against the Detroit Lions, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:20:52 -0700
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles rookie FB Thomas Tapeh (Minnesota), the team's 2004 fifth-round draft choice, is expected to make the final roster this year as a backup to FB Jon Ritchie due to his athleticism and pass-catching ability.
Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:19:58 -0700
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (shoulder), who underwent successful shoulder surgery earlier this year, is healthy and is projected as the team's starting fullback in 2004.
Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:19:15 -0700
Dave Spadaro, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Josh Parry is a longshot to make the final roster this season with FB Jon Ritchie as the starter and rookie FB Thomas Tapeh (Minnesota) as the likely backup.
Sun, 02 May 2004 21:34:02 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said FB Jon Ritchie (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery and the team hopes he'll be able to return for their next minicamp. Ritchie was working on conditioning during the team's current minicamp.
Mon, 29 Mar 2004 21:28:07 -0800
TitansOnline.com reports the Oakland Raiders have been awarded two compensatory draft picks in April's NFL Draft. Oakland received a pair of seventh-round picks (No. 245 and No. 255 overall) as compensation for the free agency loss of FB Jon Ritchie a year ago.
Tue, 27 Jan 2004 14:11:14 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced FB Jon Ritchie (shoulder) had surgery on his right shoulder to repair a cartilage tear. The surgery was performed at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia by team physician, Dr. Peter DeLuca. He is expected to be ready to practice for the start of training camp.
Wed, 15 Oct 2003 15:10:38 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (hamstring) practiced Wednesday, Oct. 15, and is listed as probable for the Sunday, Oct. 19, game against the New York Giants.
Mon, 13 Oct 2003 09:48:01 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid announced Eagles FB Jon Ritchie (hamstring) is expected to be fine.
Fri, 20 Jun 2003 11:39:05 -0700
PhiladelphiaEagles.com writer Bob Kent reports with the Philadelphia Eagles signing of FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders), look for the Eagles to expand the FB's role in the offense. Although FB Cecil Martin, now with the Raiders, paved the way for a pair of 1,000-yard rushing seasons for RB Duce Staley, he lacked the zip needed in a West Coast offense. Ritchie perfected the needed blocking and receiving skills of the West Coast offense with the Oakland Raiders over the last five years.
Wed, 04 Jun 2003 19:00:36 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress said FB Jon Ritchie is a very smart guy and a player they can move around on the field. He also added that Ritchie, in the 250-pound range, gives the team more mass than last year’s starting FB, Cecil Martin, brought to the field.
Mon, 02 Jun 2003 06:31:29 -0700
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Jon Ritchie will line up with the first team during this week's minicamp for the first time this off-season. He missed the first minicamp because it fell during his wedding weekend.
Thu, 27 Mar 2003 14:48:31 -0800
Mark Eckel, of the Trenton Times, reports for The Sporting News that FB Josh Parry has a chance to be the Philadelphia Eagles' backup FB behind Jon Ritchie if displays special-teams ability. Last year, Parry was in the Eagles' training camp as a linebacker.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 17:04:05 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the AP reports FB Jon Ritchie's new two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles is worth $1.5 million plus the potential for $1.6 million in incentives.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 13:44:01 -0800
Updating earlier reports, the Philadelphia Eagles today announced that they have signed free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders) to a two-year contract. As is club policy, terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 07:52:12 -0800
PhiladelphiaEagles.com reports the Philadelphia Eagles are visiting with free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders) on Friday.
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 05:39:40 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots have had conversations with free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders), but a visit has not been scheduled.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 01:37:01 -0800
Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals have called the agent for free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders), but no visit has been set up.
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 08:50:56 -0800
The Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots have interest in free agent FB Jerald Sowell (Jets) and FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders), if they don't sign free agent FB Richie Anderson (Jets). Ritchie might be out of the Patriots price range.
Sat, 01 Mar 2003 21:16:29 -0800
Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals contacted the agent for free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Raiders). "The Raiders would like to keep him, but we’ll see what happens," said agent Stephen Baker.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 23:01:54 -0800
According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Miami Dolphins were scheduled to visit with free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Radiers), but the visit was canceled when Miami re-signed FB Rob Konrad.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 23:00:33 -0800
According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the New York Jets have called free agent FB Jon Ritchie (Radiers) to setup a visit.
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 13:06:35 -0800
Updating previous reports, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie is scheduled to be a free agent unless the team re-signs him before Friday.
Sat, 26 Oct 2002 07:41:37 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie (elbow) practiced Friday and is expected to play Sunday.
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 05:05:02 -0700
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie (cellulites) was added to the team’s injury report after remaining hospitalized on Thursday. He’s expected to rejoin the team on Friday.
Wed, 23 Oct 2002 17:44:55 -0700
According to the Associated Press, Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie (cellulitis on his elbow) was hospitalized Wednesday. Ritchie was due to have his elbow drained and is expected to return to practice on Thursday.
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 06:09:30 -0700
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Oakland Raiders FB Jon Ritchie (foot) missed Wednesday’s practice.