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Thu, 31 May 2012 05:15:27 -0700
Free-agent QB Kordell Stewart (Ravens) retired Wednesday, May 30, seven years after last stepping on an NFL field. He plans to sign a one-day contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers before officially stepping away from the game.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 13:00:33 -0700
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports former NFL RB Jerome Bettis said in his new book that he believes former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher helped Steelers' management run former NFL QB Kordell Stewart out of town because he was due a big contract after his Pro Bowl season in 2001. "You bench your Pro Bowl quarterback for a guy who had been out of football for years, who hadn't started an NFL game in 10 seasons? That just doesn't happen by accident. I think they pulled Kordell partly because they didn't want to pay him a big salary and signing bonus. It was cheaper for them if he didn't have success. If he recovered and had a huge year, then the public sentiment would be, 'Hey, you've got to re-sign him for whatever it costs.' I'm telling you, it was a monetary decision. The Steelers had no interest in paying Kordell his market value," Bettis said in his book.
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 11:34:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said the team has looked at free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Ravens). Reid noted the team is looking for another quarterback to add to their depth.
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 18:18:51 -0800
Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, citing FOXSports.com, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have considered signing free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Ravens) to be part of their quarterback rotation, if QB Donovan McNabb (hernia) has season-ending surgery.
Wed, 09 Nov 2005 17:28:28 -0800
The NFL Network reports the Baltimore Ravens have terminated QB Kordell Stewart's contract.
Tue, 08 Nov 2005 09:25:12 -0800
ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens are expected to release QB Kordell Stewart as early as Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Sun, 18 Sep 2005 09:01:32 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens have declared OT Adam Terry, FB Alan Ricard, OG Brian Rimpf, WR Devard Darling, DL Dwan Edwards, QB Kordell Stewart, QB Kyle Boller, LB Peter Boulware inactive for Week 2.
Fri, 16 Sep 2005 17:32:03 -0700
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Derek Anderson would most likely be the team's backup quarterback for Week 2. QB Kordell Stewart could also play if Anderson falters.
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 09:15:20 -0700
ESPNews reports the Baltimore Ravens have re-signed QB Kordell Stewart. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Wed, 14 Sep 2005 07:05:17 -0700
Brent Jones, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens are expected to re-sign QB Kordell Stewart Wednesday, Sept. 14. He will give the Ravens a veteran quarterback to back up QB Anthony Wright for Sunday's game, Sept. 18, against the Tennessee Titans. Stewart spent all day at the Ravens' complex yesterday, where he met with offensive coaches, including new quarterbacks coach Rick Neuheisel. Neuheisel was also Stewart's coach for a year at Colorado.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 22:32:53 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick said free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Ravens), who was the Ravens' backup last season, would be a "viable" option" to join the team with QB Kyle Boller (toe) injured. "I would love to have Kordell back here," Billick said. "But we're looking at all the usual suspects."
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 13:59:58 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports the Baltimore Ravens could be interested in free agent QB Kordell Stewart, who was with the Ravens last season.
Tue, 16 Nov 2004 18:46:15 -0800
Baltimore Ravens QB Kordell Stewart has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after filling in as the Ravens' emergency punter in Sunday's, Nov. 14, 20-17 overtime victory over the New York Jets, reports Adam H. Beasley of BaltimoreRavens.com. Stewart replaced P Dave Zastudil (shoulder), who left the game with a separated shoulder, late in the second quarter, and averaged 35.4 yards on five punts.
Sat, 18 Sep 2004 09:35:44 -0700
Brent Jones, of the Baltimore Sun, reports Baltimore Ravens backup QB Kordell Stewart could see some action, possibly near the goal line, in the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Sept. 19. "Slash is coming back, so get ready," Stewart said. The team could specifically design plays for Stewart this week.
Thu, 02 Sep 2004 19:30:54 -0700
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens QBs Kyle Boller and Kordell Stewart combine to complete 14-of-15 passes for 186 yards in the first half of the Ravens' 27-17 victory over the New York Giants Thursday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 13 Jul 2004 19:14:49 -0700
Baltimore Ravens QB Kordell Stewart will enter training camp as the backup to QB Kyle Boller this season, reports Adam H. Beasley of BaltimoreRavens.com. Stewart has replaced QB Anthony Wright (shoulder) as the top backup while Wright recovers from offseason shoulder surgery.
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 15:01:23 -0700
The Associated Press reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kordell Stewart, who was recently signed to backup starting QB Kyle Boller, received a crash course of the team's playbook during minicamp, which concluded Thursday, June 10. "It's like going south on I-695 doing 150 m.p.h., and you're new to this country so you have to read every single sign,'' Stewart said. "I'm trying to see them on the go. Some of them I have to reverse and take a peek at before going again. Eventually, I'll get it.'' Head coach Brian Billick is confident Stewart will grasp the system. "It's like learning a new language,'' Billick said. "But when he comes back for training camp, he should have enough of a base underneath him so that he can put his best foot forward.''
Thu, 03 Jun 2004 18:51:05 -0700
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kordell Stewart spent much of the team's Thursday, June 3, passing camp practice on the sidelines watching starting QB Kyle Boller take the vast majority of repetitions. The workout was Stewart's first since signing with Baltimore as a free agent.
Thu, 03 Jun 2004 18:34:38 -0700
Adam H. Beasley, of BaltimoreRavens.com, reports Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller has already made a friendly bond with newly acquired QB Kordell Stewart. "He seems like a great guy," said Boller, from the team's passing camp Thursday, June 3. "He's got to learn the offense. I'll help him as much as I can, so he can be my backup. He's a good dude."
Wed, 02 Jun 2004 18:17:55 -0700
Associated Press reports the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) on a one-year deal worth the league minimum $760,000. He was signed to serve as the Ravens' backup quarterback.
Wed, 02 Jun 2004 10:34:30 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports should free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) sign a one-year offer with the Baltimore Ravens, he will only be a quarterback with the team. Stewart was nicknamed "Slash" for his versatility to play different positions while with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "He's not interested in doing that, and that's not what he'll do for us," Ravens head coach Brian Billick said of using Stewart at receiver.
Wed, 02 Jun 2004 10:15:56 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have extended a one-year, $760,000 offer to free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears). Stewart, who decided to stay in town for an extra day after meeting with the Ravens' coaching staff, could join the team as soon as Wednesday, June 2, and immediately suit up for the team's passing camp if he agrees to the deal. Stewart would fill in for injured QB Anthony Wright (shoulder). "Things are progressing well," Ravens head coach Brian Billick said of Stewart. "He certainly fits the situation. We're looking for a guy with veteran experience, been in the spotlight and who can assimilate an offense quickly if need be. He's the right guy at the right place."
Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:12:19 -0700
Updating ongoing reports, according to Adam H. Beasley of BaltimoreRavens.com, the Baltimore Ravens hosted free agent QB Kordell Stewart Tuesday, June 1, and a deal between Stewart and the team could be reached in the next day or two. "We had a very good visit," head coach Brian Billick said. "We're in conversations with he and his agent, and hopefully something can happen. He knows what we're about. He's competed against us, he knows a number of our players. I think he's extremely optimistic about the opportunity to join us." If a deal is reached Tuesday night or early Wednesday, June 2, it is possible that Stewart will participate in the team's voluntary passing camp practices June 2-3.
Sat, 29 May 2004 10:38:39 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens are trying to set up a visit with free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) for next week. Stewart is the leading candidate to become the Ravens' backup quarterback to starting QB Kyle Boller. The team wants a new backup signed before their June 7 minicamp and will also look at any veteran quarterbacks who become available after June 1.
Thu, 27 May 2004 09:57:33 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports free agent QB Kordell Stewart's (Bears) agent, Leigh Steinberg, said his client is ready to take on a backup role with the Baltimore Ravens as well as be a positive influence on starting QB Kyle Boller. Stewart is the leading candidate to fill in for injured QB Anthony Wright (labrum) as the Ravens' No. 2 quarterback. "Kordell is realistic about what the situation is and understands what that role would be," Steinberg said. "I think he would be an outstanding teacher as someone who has been in the league since 1995 and has a tremendous amount of football acumen."
Thu, 27 May 2004 09:07:10 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports Baltimore Ravens officials have denied a recent report from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, May 25, the paper reported that the Ravens had given a contract offer to free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears), although they indicated talks have been positive between the sides. However, there's no urgency to sign Stewart because he isn't being pursued by any other team.
Thu, 27 May 2004 08:40:59 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports with the news of Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon remaining with the team as the starting quarterback, the odds of the Baltimore Ravens signing free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) have increased. Oakland was thought to have likely released Gannon after signing QB Kerry Collins, which could have set a chain reaction in moves – resulting in Gannon heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs could have then released QB Brad Johnson, who would have been a likely candidate to join the Ravens and head coach Brian Billick. Billick served as Johnson's offensive coordinator when the two were with the Minnesota Vikings.
Mon, 24 May 2004 09:27:54 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports with free agent QB Kerry Collins (Giants) reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Oakland Raiders, the Baltimore Ravens will look to free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) as their backup quarterback. Ravens officials contacted Stewart's agent on Friday, May 21, when it was announced backup QB Anthony Wright (shoulder) would have surgery on his right shoulder. The team believes Stewart's athletic style would fit in an offensive system wrapped around starting QB Kyle Boller.
Fri, 21 May 2004 10:03:43 -0700
Jamison Hensley, of the Baltimore Sun, reports with Baltimore Ravens QB Anthony Wright (shoulder) possibly out until the first month of the 2004 regular season, the Ravens could be interested in free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears).
Fri, 14 May 2004 19:25:37 -0700
SF49ers.com reports that free agent quarterbacks Kerry Collins and Kordell Stewart are among the most prominent names to have been linked to the San Francisco 49ers, especially following the groin injury to starting QB Tim Rattay on Friday, May 7, but general manager Terry Donahue claims the team has not talked to any free agent quarterbacks at all. "Ever since Tim Rattay's injury, we have looked at a lot of possibilities at the quarterback position, beginning with staying right where we are to considering veteran quarterbacks who are available or will be after June 2," Donahue said. "We have not made any decisions nor have we invited anyone to visit us at this time. We will continue to evaluate the situation and will make decisions based on what is best for the team."
Thu, 08 Apr 2004 07:45:14 -0700
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) remains a candidate for the Buffalo Bills to sign as a veteran backup quarterback, according to Bills head coach Mike Mularkey.
Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:43:28 -0800
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) will continue to explore his options and may have other visits scheduled.
Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:36:23 -0800
Allen Wilson, of the Buffalo News, reports free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) still wants to be an NFL starting quarterback, but said he was willing to accept the role as Buffalo Bills QB Drew Bledsoe's understudy. Stewart, who visited the Bills on Wednesday, March 24, has shown serious interest in Buffalo, since he's familiar with Bills president and general manager Tom Donahoe, head coach Mike Mularkey and offensive coordinator Tom Clements – all formerly with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Donahoe was the Steelers' director of pro personnel when Stewart was drafted in 1995, while Mularkey and Clements served as the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, respectively, during the final two years of Stewart's tenure at Pittsburgh.
Wed, 24 Mar 2004 19:18:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) visited the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, March 24.
Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:11:07 -0800
ESPNews reports free agent QB Kordell Stewart (Bears) will visit the Denver Broncos on Tuesday, March 16.
Mon, 01 Mar 2004 15:06:06 -0800
ESPNews reports the Chicago Bears have released QB Kordell Stewart.
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 06:51:53 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart could go to the Buffalo Bills after he gets released. Stewart would be a good fit as the backup due to his history with head coach Mike Mularkey and offensive coordinator Tom Clements.
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 14:43:43 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Associated Press reports Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart is not expected to return to the team next season. "My contributions to the team won't be worth much, not being the guy," Stewart said. "You've got to move forward. It wasn't the easiest situation to be in, it wasn't the fairest, but it was what it was. The reality of it is, if I'm not in the plans, with one year left on my deal, the only fair thing to do is give me the opportunity to back out and shop at the mall." The Bears plan to start QB Rex Grossman in 2004.
Tue, 17 Feb 2004 11:29:42 -0800
David Haugh, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo confirmed Monday, Feb. 16, that the release of Bears QB Kordell Stewart could happen before the NFL free-agency period begins. Stewart and his agent, Leigh Steinberg, have begun discussions with the Bears so the quarterback could find a better fit elsewhere.
Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:07:17 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart will serve as the backup to QB Rex Grossman for the Sunday, Dec. 21, game against the Washington Redskins.
Fri, 05 Dec 2003 09:27:27 -0800
KFFL has learned Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart will start in Week 14.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 14:14:33 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart took the majority of reps in practice Thursday, Dec. 4.
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 13:51:04 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Chris Chandler (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday, Dec. 3, but QB Kordell Stewart got more than half the practice reps with the first-team offense. Coach Dick Jauron is still not naming a starter, but as reported earlier, it would be a surprise if Stewart did not start vs. Green Bay on Sunday.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 12:44:46 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron said the team would wait to until later in the week to decide on who will be the team's starting quarterback for the Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers. With QB Chris Chandler (shoulder) nursing a sprained shoulder, QB Kordell Stewart enjoyed his best game as a Chicago Bear by passing for 284 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for another touchdown in the Week 13 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. At this point, it would seem unlikely for Jauron to switch back to Chandler, but the team wants to force Green Bay to prepare for two quarterbacks.
Fri, 28 Nov 2003 10:57:17 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart will start in place of QB Chris Chandler (shoulder) in Week 13.
Fri, 28 Nov 2003 01:35:35 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart once again took the majority of the reps as the starting quarterback during practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Mon, 24 Nov 2003 06:58:43 -0800
Updating previous reports, Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun Times, reports Chicago Bears QB Chris Chandler (shoulder) may have partially separated his right throwing shoulder in Sunday's, Nov. 23, game against the Denver Broncos. If that ends up being the case, Chandler could miss the rest of the season. QB Kordell Stewart will likely start in his place.
Mon, 24 Nov 2003 06:46:12 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun Times, reports with the injury to Chicago Bears QB Chris Chandler (shoulder), QB Kordell Stewart will likely start this week's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Chandler, who may have partially separated his right throwing shoulder, could miss the rest of the season if that is the case. With the team's playoff hopes technically still alive, rookie QB Rex Grossman likely won't start yet.
Wed, 05 Nov 2003 14:21:16 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Kordell Stewart (leg) has been elevated to second-string QB ahead of rookie QB Rex Grossman now that his leg injury has completely healed. Grossman will now assume the third quarterback position.
Sun, 02 Nov 2003 09:05:33 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Adrian Peterson, OG Corbin Lacina, DL Keith Traylor, QB Kordell Stewart, WR Marty Booker, SS Mike Green, OT Scott Sanderson, DL Tron LaFavor inactive for Week 9.