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Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:24:47 -0800
Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan won't return to the team next season, a source close to the coach confirmed Thursday, Jan. 5. Also, cornerbacks coach Rod Woodson, linebackers coach Greg Biekert and safeties coach Kevin Ross will not have their contracts renewed.
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:08:25 -0800
According to a radio report Tuesday, Jan. 3, Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan was fired, along with linebackers coach Greg Biekert and secondary coaches Kevin Ross and Rod Woodson. However, head coach Hue Jackson refuted the report on a Sacramento radio show, saying he met with his assistants Tuesday, and only that a decision was coming sooner rather than later, "because that's only fair to the coaches."
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 08:25:32 -0800
The Oakland Raiders have promoted defensive assistant Greg Biekert to their linebackers coaching position, reports Raiders.com.
Wed, 05 May 2004 20:03:03 -0700
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert has announced his retirement, according to Vikings.com.
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 13:08:32 -0700
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert is expected to announce his retirement within the next few weeks.
Sat, 17 Apr 2004 10:36:39 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports Minnesota Vikings MLB Greg Biekert is still considering retirement.
Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:48:56 -0800
Updating previous reports, Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings expect LB Greg Biekert to announce his retirement before training camp, likely in May or June.
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 12:13:36 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert is not expected to participate in the Vikings' offseason workout program that begins March 22. Biekert has not informed the team of his plans, but he is expected to retire.
Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:08:39 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press that Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert, who is considering retirement after 11 years in the NFL, is being given plenty of time to make a decision. Head coach Mike Tice said "we'll give him all the time he needs". Biekert's agent said that he is still about a month away from the decision.
Mon, 29 Dec 2003 08:25:33 -0800
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert is considering retirement so he can spend more time with his family. "It's something I have dealt with during the offseason the past couple of years," Biekert said. "It's something I've got to decide for myself." Biekert has one year left on his contract.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 08:04:20 -0800
Updating previous reports, Mark Craig, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert said he has no problem giving up time to rookie LB E.J. Henderson. "I'm at the end of my career, so it's not a big deal," Biekert said. "I know E.J. is the future of this team at (middle) linebacker. So he needs to get on the field more...All I'm worried about is helping the team win this week.""
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 18:12:39 -0800
Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson will rotate at MLB with veteran Greg Biekert in Week 14. Henderson will also stick at his nickel linebacker position, too.
Tue, 04 Nov 2003 08:29:45 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings LB E.J. Henderson will likely take same more time from starting LB Greg Biekert. The team likes his speed, as they have struggled to defend runs to the outside. The Vikings hope Henderson, who has seen some time in nickel packages, will eventually play in the nickel full time this season and take over for Biekert entirely next year. "They talked about E.J. playing more nickel, which is fine,'' said Biekert. "If they feel that's necessary, then it's necessary. I'm cool with it. I know I'm at the end of my career. I won't be playing in another five years.''
Mon, 06 Oct 2003 15:42:01 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) will benefit from the bye week, to rest his injured ribs.
Fri, 03 Oct 2003 15:47:31 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) is expected to play in Week 5.
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 14:55:09 -0700
Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) is expected to play in Week 5.
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 07:42:52 -0700
Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) will not practice on Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 19:30:33 -0700
Minnesota Vikings rookie LB E.J. Henderson will probably get some more playing time Sunday, Oct. 5, against the Atlanta Falcons in place of LB Greg Biekert (ribs), who will take as much time off as the game permits, so he can keep the pressure off of his ribs.
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 11:39:55 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) bruised his ribs in Week 4.
Mon, 29 Sep 2003 08:10:15 -0700
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) had to leave Sunday's, Sept. 28, game against the San Francisco 49ers after experiencing cramping near his ribs. Biekert, who injured his ribs during practice on Wednesday, Sept. 24, is expected to practice this Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Fri, 26 Sep 2003 08:45:24 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (ribs) sat out practice on Thursday, Sept. 25, because of a rib injury, but head coach Mike Tice he will play Sunday, Sept. 28, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Sun, 27 Jul 2003 12:42:51 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice plans to give veteran LB Greg Biekert time off during training camp to rest him for the regular season.
Tue, 10 Jun 2003 22:55:27 -0700
According to Greg Johnson of the Pioneer Press, Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (rotator cuff) was excused from this week's team practices because he is still recovering from rotator cuff surgery.
Mon, 24 Mar 2003 21:05:58 -0800
Kevin Seifert reports for the Star Tribune the Minnesota Vikings plan to play LB Chris Claiborne at strong-side linebacker. He is also is considered a long-term replacement for MLB Greg Biekert. His deal included a $750,000 signing bonus and it is contingent on him passing a physical on Tuesday. Claiborne did not make an official visit to the Vikings, helping the team mask how interested they were in signing him.
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 23:18:43 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (rotator cuff) said he has a small rotator cuff tear and will consider off-season surgery.
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:29:13 -0800
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com Minnesota Vikings MLB Greg Biekert (calf) practiced Friday and he should be able to start Sunday against the Saints.
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 21:48:18 -0800
Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings LB Greg Biekert (calf) was held out of practice on Thursday. He’s questionable for week fifteen.
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 19:56:15 -0800
According to the Associated Press, Minnesota Vikings MLB Greg Biekert (calf) strained his left calf and probably won't get much work in practice this week, coach Mike Tice said.
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 06:07:30 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings MLB Greg Biekert (calf strain) was injured during Sunday night's game.
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 15:17:38 -0700
Vikings.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have officially signed MLB Greg Biekert.
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 10:53:15 -0700
Updating an earlier story, John Clayton reports for ESPN.com the three-year contract agreed to with the Minnesota Vikings by MLB Greg Biekert is valued at $3.45 million. It also included a $1 million signing bonus. The Lions were reportedly willing to pay Biekert $1.75 million this year, but Biekert wanted to play for Vikings defensive coordinator Willie Shaw.
Mon, 02 Sep 2002 10:36:17 -0700
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com the Minnesota Vikings have reached a contract agreement with free agent MLB Greg Biekert (Raiders). He will sign a three-year contract. As expected, Biekert will shift into the starting middle linebacker spot with LB Henri Crockett moving to the weakside slot.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 22:57:56 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are in negotiations to sign MLB Greg Biekert. "We'd like to see if we could get something done with Greg Biekert," coach Mike Tice said. "He played for Willie Shaw (defensive coordinator) and he's had some good success underneath Willie Shaw. If we sign him, that would be great. But we'll coach the guys we've got." As noted earlier, the Lions are in the hunt too. According to the Tribune, the Lions are offering more money to Biekert.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 21:36:04 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com the Detroit Lions are reportedly one of the teams very interested in signing free agent LB Greg Biekert (Raiders).
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 21:34:57 -0700
As an update to a previous story, John Clayton reports for ESPN.com the Minnesota Vikings reportedly remain one of the teams very interested in signing free agent LB Greg Biekert (Raiders). He would take over the middle linebacker spot and allow Henri Crockett to play his more natural position of weakside linebacker.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 19:53:20 -0700
NFL.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released LB Greg Biekert.
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 21:54:28 -0700
As a follow up to an earlier story, Oakland Raiders MLB Greg Biekert did indeed start Thursday's pre-season game. He was cheered loudly when introduced before the game and he was in on the first two tackles of the game.
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 14:37:00 -0700
Updating a developing story, John Clayton reports for ESPN.com Oakland Raiders LB Greg Biekert practiced with the team Wednesday. Biekert is expected to play in Thursday's pre-season game against the Cardinals.
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 22:32:59 -0700
Updating an earlier story, John Clayton reports for ESPN.com agent Tom Mills said his client, Oakland Raiders LB Greg Biekert, has drawn some interest from the Vikings and a few other teams. As noted earlier, Biekert asked for his release, but the Raiders denied his request. However, the team told him to look around for jobs because he could be released after refusing his pay cut.
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 22:28:13 -0700
According to ESPN's NFL-2-Night, Oakland Raiders LB Greg Biekert has refused a $1.5 million pay cut and he has now asked to be released.
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 14:29:32 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com the Oakland Raiders have apparently asked LB Greg Biekert to take a pay cut. They would like him to reduce his pay from $2.5 million to approximately $1 million. It is possible that the Raiders might release him if he doesn't accept.
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 11:47:47 -0700
John Ryan reports for the Mercury News there will be quite a battle in training camp at linebacker for the Oakland Raiders. MLB Greg Biekert will be the starter when the team plays their 4-3 allignment. The outside spots will be a battle amongst Travian Smith, Eric Barton, Bobby Brooks, Bill Romanowski, Mike Jones and Gerald Dixon. The team wants more than last year's 9.5 sacks from their linebackers. "We're a little bit more versatile, and we're applying a little bit more power from that position," Coach Bill Callahan said Friday.
Sun, 20 Jan 2002 18:22:57 -0800
The AP reports Oakland Raiders LB Greg Biekert separated his left shoulder during Saturday night's game.
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 10:17:08 -0700
Dave Williams reports for the Press Democrat if Oakland Raiders MLB Greg Biekert (hamstring) can't play on Sunday, his most likely replacement is LB Bobby Brooks. Coach Jon Gruden said another option is moving Elijah Alexander from the strong side to the middle with either Eric Barton or Travian Smith filling in outside. Alexander has limited experience at the position.
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 08:36:31 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Oakland Raiders LB Greg Biekert (hamstring) practiced yesterday. "He is still questionable," coach Jon Gruden said. Gruden said he was on the "upside of questionable." DL Roderick Coleman (pectoral muscle) did not practice and is "very doubtful." WR Jerry Porter (shoulder) is improving but Gruden said he would be a game-day decision.