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Mon, 28 May 2012 09:01:46 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor said he called former NFL QB Rich Gannon and hopes to work out with him and further pick his brain. "I called him and he gave me some wisdom on the game of football," Pryor said. Gannon said he would like to get together with Pryor, but they haven't been able to schedule anything yet.
Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:35:39 -0800
The Green Bay Packers could consider former NFL QB Rich Gannon if they hire a quarterbacks coach this offseason.
Mon, 07 Jun 2010 05:17:21 -0700
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez has been working on the mental side of his game by reaching out to former NFL QB Rich Gannon, according to Jim Corbett, of USA Today. Gannon worked with Sanchez for two days, studying film at the team's training complex. "The great thing about Mark is he doesn't just want to be good; he wants to be great," Gannon said. "And he's willing to put in the work to get there. He has a very bright future."
Thu, 07 Jan 2010 21:20:58 -0800
Aaron Wilson, of the National Football Post, reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon was rebuffed in his offer to assist the Oakland Raiders. Gannon said he would not extend a helping hand again. Gannon called Raiders owner Al Davis, but he got a rude response from team executive John Herrera. Herrera said that it was Gannon who needed help. "I won't make that call again," Gannon said Thursday, Nov. 7, during an appearance on a Sirius NFL Radio program.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 15:36:23 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon said he called Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis to offer his help in any way to the organization, head coach Tom Cable or QB JaMarcus Russell.
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 05:23:41 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Bay Area News Group, reports former Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon questions the way the team has handled QB JaMarcus Russell early in his pro career. Gannon wonders why the team did not instill a better sense of work ethic, particularly a commitment to film study, during his rookie campaign. "That's mind-boggling how, in this day and age, whether it be a coordinator, or a head coach or a position coach, wouldn't demand that the guy come in on Tuesdays and do the work, or watch the film and make the preparation." Gannon said in an interview on KNBR radio. "And to make this comment a couple of weeks ago, and say, 'Well, now we're going to make him learn how to be a pro.' Well, what were they doing the first year and a half that they had him?"
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 10:29:48 -0700
Steve Greenberg, of SportingNews.com, reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon does not think retired QB Brett Favre will be successful if he comes back to the NFL and joins a new team. "If Brett goes to a different team, the results will not be as pleasant. He'll struggle," Gannon said. "I think it'll be one (year) and done -- and he won't be happy with the way it ends."
Wed, 23 May 2007 13:22:06 -0700
Mike Wobschall, of Vikings.com, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has invited former NFL QB Rich Gannon to attend some of the Vikings' workouts to help the team's quarterbacks.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006 19:33:26 -0700
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins QB Mark Brunell set an NFL record for consecutive completed passes during the Week 3 game. Brunell completed his first 22 passes and broke the record held by former NFL QB Rich Gannon. Brunell finished the game 24-of-27 passing for 261 yards with one touchdown.
Fri, 16 Jun 2006 22:23:41 -0700
Todd Rosiak, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon visited with the Green Bay Packers young quarterbacks Friday, June 16. "I just shared with them some of the things that have helped me over my 17-year career, and I told them some of the things I wouldn't share when I was playing," Gannon said. Gannon also said he liked what he'd seen of QB Aaron Rodgers, the second-year backup.
Thu, 15 Jun 2006 19:59:39 -0700
Mike Spofford, of Packers.com, reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy recently invited former NFL QB Rich Gannon to speak to the team's young quarterbacks Friday, June 16. Gannon's dedication to film study and mental preparation impressed McCarthy when the two worked together from 1995-98 in Kansas City. With Gannon's visit, McCarthy expects his young quarterbacks, QBs Aaron Rodgers, Ingle Martin, Brian Wrobel and Tom Arth, to learn some valuable lessons in addition to whatever they can glean from watching and working with QB Brett Favre on a daily basis.
Mon, 05 Jun 2006 19:13:46 -0700
Sid Hartman, of the Star Tribune, reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon thinks the Minnesota Vikings did a wise thing by signing FB Tony Richardson. "I'll tell you what, Tony Richardson's a great (signing). He's physical, he's a beast," Gannon said. "The guy can still run, he's a strong guy, he's going to be great for what they want to do. More importantly, he's a quality character guy. He's going to be great for those guys in the locker room, he's great with the young players, he's got a great work ethic, and he's going to do a phenomenal job for that football team."
Wed, 17 May 2006 06:25:54 -0700
The St. Petersburg Times reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon said he has no intention of reviving his playing career as a veteran backup for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or in becoming a coach, preferring the schedule of his current job as CBS analyst to an 80-hour work week. Gannon retired because of a neck injury sustained in a regular season game against the Bucs in 2004 during a helmet-to-helmet collision with Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks.
Sun, 14 May 2006 16:58:04 -0700
Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, reports former NFL QB Rich Gannon is expected to attend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organized team activities that start Tuesday, May 16, at the request of head coach Jon Gruden. "We're going to have Rich Gannon out here on the 16th to help out our quarterbacks," Gruden told PewterReport.com at Tampa Bay's rookie minicamp. Gannon retired from football last year and has worked at NFL Network. He will begin his NFL color commentary career next year with CBS.
Sat, 15 Oct 2005 17:23:03 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports St. Louis Rams QB Marc Bulger is on pace for 5,274 passing yards, which would break Dan Marino's NFL record of 5,084 yards set in 1984. Through five games Bulger leads the NFL in attempts (215), completions (139), and passing yards (1,648). At his current pace, Bulger would complete 445 passes, which would break QB Rich Gannon's NFL record (418), set for Oakland in 2002. He's on track for 688 attempts, which would fall just short of QB Drew Bledsoe's 691 tosses, set for New England in 1994.
Tue, 06 Sep 2005 17:00:26 -0700
Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports CBS Sports has paired former NFL QB Rich Gannon with Craig Bolerjack on their No. 8 announcing team. Other CBS announcing teams: Jim Nantz-Phil Simms, Dick Enberg-Dan Dierdorf, Kevin Harlan-Randy Cross, Gus Johnson-Brent Jones, Ian Eagle-Solomon Wilcots, Don Criqui-Steve Tasker, Bill Macatee-Steve Beuerlein.
Sat, 06 Aug 2005 15:59:44 -0700
Raiders.com reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon officially announced his retirement Saturday, August 6. "I am entirely grateful to the organization, to all the coaches, to all the players, the great players that I was surrounded with for so many years here in Oakland," Gannon said.
Sat, 06 Aug 2005 06:22:50 -0700
Kevin Tresolini, of the Daily News Journal, reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon will announce his formal retirement from the NFL Saturday, August 6. Football has been such an important part of my life," said Gannon, who will head to a CBS-TV booth this fall. "I'm so passionate about the game that this is difficult. The neck injury made the decision simple, but it's still bittersweet."
Thu, 28 Jul 2005 21:55:30 -0700
USAToday.com reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon, once he retires, will team with CBS broadcaster Craig Bolerjack on six to eight NFL games during the 2005 season. "We audition a lot of people every year," CBS Sports President Sean McManus said. "He was the best." Gannon said: "I want to stay connected to the game."
Thu, 28 Jul 2005 11:19:29 -0700
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon will make his retirement official Saturday, Aug. 6, in Oakland. "It wasn't a hard decision to make," said Gannon. "When I suffered the broken neck the decision was made for me. It wasn't a situation where I would be able to play anymore. But I have no regrets."
Thu, 28 Jul 2005 11:18:06 -0700
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon has agreed to a one-year contract to serve as an analyst with CBS for the 2005 season. Gannon is expected to make his official retirement from the NFL on Saturday, Aug. 6, in Oakland.
Tue, 26 Jul 2005 06:23:03 -0700
Gregg Bell, of the Sacramento Bee, reports it appears Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon's official retirement announcement will come in Napa at training camp. Gannon likely will fail a team physical this week and then retire. At that point he will collect a one-time, $250,000 payment from the league for being unable to play following an injury from the previous season.
Sat, 23 Jul 2005 06:35:42 -0700
Jerry McDonald, of InsideBayArea.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon is expected to announce his retirement soon. The Raiders will clear an additional $765,000 of cap space when he does. The club is expected to hold a retirement ceremony for Gannon, possibly when the team convenes in Napa after July 28.
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 16:34:25 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) remains on roster with the team, but when the Raiders need salary cap room it is expected that Gannon will be released by the team due to failing a physical and then eventually retire. It is possible he could return to the team in a teaching role.
Wed, 29 Jun 2005 18:40:24 -0700
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon would have had an opportunity to sign with the Indianapolis Colts, once he was finished with the Raiders, but he opted to retire instead. He wasn't willing to risk his neck, and his future, to be a backup quarterback.
Wed, 29 Jun 2005 18:37:24 -0700
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) has been cleared to play, but he has still decided to retire from the NFL Gannon knows the potential exists to suffer another neck injury. There has been some speculation that the Raiders will release Gannon, but that's not going to happen. The Raiders are letting Gannon announce his retirement when he is ready to.
Sun, 19 Jun 2005 18:54:19 -0700
Steve Corkran, writing for the Sporting News, reports there is some speculation Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon is awaiting an announcement on his retirement so that he and owner Al Davis can find a position for Gannon on the coaching staff or in the front office. Gannon could take a position that allows him to work with the team's quarterbacks and then work his way up from there. As noted earlier, Gannon is also pursuing a broadcasting spot with CBS.
Fri, 17 Jun 2005 07:31:13 -0700
The New York Post reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon, who is expected to retire soon, impressed CBS Sports president Sean McManus at a recent audition to be a game analyst.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 06:28:46 -0700
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports nothing has been made official about the future of Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon. As noted previously, Gannon is expected to retire. Gannon still considers himself a Raider until further notice, he said Wednesday, June 8. "I still have nothing to say on the matter," he said, when reached by phone, "because I haven't had a chance to meet with Mr. Davis." Gannon said he feels he owes it to Davis and the Raiders organization to reach a resolution through a face-to-face meeting. He added that he has not decided whether to attempt a return to the field after sustaining a broken vertebra in his neck in the third game last season. The Raiders already asked Gannon to restructure his contract so that his base salary is at the veteran minimum of $765,000, and Gannon complied. Gannon said there isn't a timetable for his meeting with Davis. For now, he's focusing his efforts on "working out and trying to get my neck better."
Thu, 02 Jun 2005 14:59:13 -0700
Updating ongoing reports, ESPN's John Clayton reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon will not be released. Instead, Gannon will retire. He will remain on the team until they need additional salary cap room.
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 09:40:49 -0700
Jerry McDonald, of InsideBayArea.com, reports other than the expected release of QB Rich Gannon, the Oakland Raiders are not planning to release anyone over the next few days for salary cap purposes.
Tue, 31 May 2005 19:29:48 -0700
Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports the Oakland Raiders are expected to release QB Rich Gannon Wednesday, June 1.
Mon, 16 May 2005 06:10:44 -0700
Updating previous reports, Sid Hartman, reports for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon is close to making his retirement from the NFL official. "I have that neck injury and it's not going to be wise for me not to play any more football," he said Sunday, May 15. "I am flying out to California [today] to see the doctor who has treated me for the injury." "I owe a lot to Al Davis of the Raiders for giving me the opportunity he did," Gannon said. "I hope to continue to do some work for the Raiders. I also have been talking to some of the networks about doing some work on the NFL telecasts."
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 16:18:43 -0700
Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders head coach Norv Turner said he expects QB Rich Gannon (neck) to retire before training camp due to a neck injury. He went on to say while Gannon has not come out and publicly made any statements, it would be very difficult for him to play from a physical standpoint. Gannon, who turns 40 in December, will not attend the team's mandatory minicamp at the end of April.
Sun, 24 Apr 2005 12:58:59 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Norv Turner, during an interview on ESPN, would not say what QB Rich Gannon (neck) plans to do in terms of his future. He said he will allow Gannon to make that announcement when the time is right.
Sat, 26 Feb 2005 17:40:45 -0800
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders have restructured the contract of QB Rich Gannon. Gannon is likely to retire later in the summer. He dropped his $8 million base salary to $765,000, saving the team $7.35 million.
Fri, 18 Feb 2005 15:28:23 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) still is unsure whether or not he wants to attempt a comeback from a broken vertebra in his neck. He is scheduled to earn $8 million in 2005, a price the Raiders are not inclined to pay. By getting him to restructure his deal, the team could save up to around $7 million if he were to accept a veteran minimum amount. Raiders head coach Norv Turner said he will not comment on Gannon's future with the team until doctors provide enough information on his long-term outlook.
Sat, 22 Jan 2005 22:23:26 -0800
Bill Soliday, of InsideBayArea.com, reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon's contract calls for $8 million in 2005. Thus, the team may have no choice but to release him if he attempts to come back from a broken neck at the age of 39.
Thu, 09 Dec 2004 17:08:33 -0800
Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) was running sprints on artificial turf Thursday, Dec. 9. Head coach Norv Turner said Gannon met with doctors and he is making "normal progress" but remained vague about whether or not Gannon would attempt to play again during 2005.
Wed, 20 Oct 2004 18:45:16 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) has been placed on Injured Reserve, officially ending his 2004 season.
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 18:33:25 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) has been placed on Injured Reserve with a neck injury. His season is officially over.
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 13:44:27 -0700
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) announced he will not return for 2004, but did not retire and is not ruling out a possible return for the 2005 season.
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 12:10:56 -0700
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL shortly, possibly as early as Monday, Oct. 18.
Mon, 18 Oct 2004 10:01:11 -0700
Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) is expected to formally announce his retirement Monday, October 18.
Sun, 17 Oct 2004 16:57:28 -0700
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) recently made a fourth visit to a specialist for his neck injury. According to sources, the visit ended with the doctor telling Gannon his career is likely over. Gannon suffered a fractured vertebra at the base of his neck in a helmet-to-helmet collision back in Week 3.
Sun, 17 Oct 2004 12:44:29 -0700
The Oakland Raiders have declared DL Grant Irons, WR Johnnie Morant, QB Rich Gannon, OG Ron Stone, TE Teyo Johnson, DL Tommy Kelly, LB Travian Smith, RB Tyrone Wheatley inactive for Week 6.
Fri, 15 Oct 2004 13:54:06 -0700
According to sources in Oakland, KFFL has learned Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) is expected to be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve next week.
Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:56:15 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) recently returned from a visit with a specialist in Los Angeles for another opinion on his fractured vertebra. He did not meet with the media. A club spokesman said Gannon would be available for comment next week. He will likely be placed on injured reserve, which would end his 2004 season.
Wed, 13 Oct 2004 17:30:22 -0700
Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) went to see another specialist for an additional opinion on his fractured vertebra. A decision on his status is expected by the end of the week and it remains possible that he could be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.
Mon, 11 Oct 2004 09:16:26 -0700
ESPN.com reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon (neck) will seek a third opinion on his injured neck during the week of Monday, October 11. Gannon has already received two contradictory assessments, one saying his season and career were likely finished while the other said he could be ready to return in 6-8 weeks.