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NFL | Cortez receives extra incentive pay

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 08:07:09 -0700

Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports free agent PK Jose Cortez (Colts) received $924 through the NFL's performance-based pay system. The extra pay was for the amount of playing time he received while with the Indianapolis Colts.

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Colts | Cortez released

Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:05:46 -0700

Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Indianapolis Colts have released PK Jose Cortez.

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Colts | Cortez re-signed

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 18:13:20 -0800

Michael Marot, of the Associated Press, reports the Indianapolis Colts have re-signed PK Jose Cortez to a one-year, $585,000 contract. Cortez came to the Colts late last season as a kickoff specialist but is expected to compete with Dave Rayner for the placekicking job, assuming free agent PK Mike Vanderjagt is not re-signed. "I'm under the understanding that he'll be given the opportunity to win the job," said Cortez's agent, Bruce Tollner. "And they've kept a kickoff guy in the past and he's done that job before, too. But we're hoping he gets an opportunity to win both jobs."

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Colts | Cortez eligible for unrestricted free agency

Sun, 22 Jan 2006 08:56:44 -0800

Mike Chappell, of the Indianapolis Star, reports Indianapolis Colts PK Jose Cortez will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2005 season.

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Colts | Cortez signed

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 19:42:23 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent PK Jose Cortez (49ers) to be their kickoff specialist for the rest of the season and possibly into the playoffs.

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49ers | Cortez waived

Tue, 06 Dec 2005 17:09:39 -0800

SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have waived PK Jose Cortez.

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49ers | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 12:12:33 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared CB Ahmed Plummer, WR Arnaz Battle, DL Bryant Young, QB Cody Pickett, FB Fred Beasley, PK Jose Cortez, RB Kevan Barlow inactive for Week 13.

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49ers | Nedney sits out rainy practice

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 16:04:39 -0800

San Francisco 49ers K Joe Nedney (groin) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 1 in a rain-drenched session, but is expected to go Friday, Dec. 2. Head coach Mike Nolan said there is a 50-50 chance he will play in Week 13. The team plans to keep K Jose Cortez as an insurance policy at least through this week.

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49ers | Nedney misses practice, expects to return soon

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 17:07:20 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney (groin) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 30, but expects to do some kicking in Thursday's practice, Dec. 1. Nedney said his groin injury is improving, but the club will return PK Jose Cortez as an insurance policy this week.

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49ers | Nedney OUT for Week 12

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 09:29:29 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney (groin) is OUT for the team's Week 12 game. PK Jose Cortez will kick in his place.

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49ers | Cortez signed

Fri, 25 Nov 2005 14:16:51 -0800

San Francisco 49ers signed K Jose Cortez to take over for the injured K Joe Nedney. They had an open roster spot, so nobody was released to make space for the move.

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49ers | Team looking at Cortez and one other

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 14:11:25 -0800

SF49ers.com reports with San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney (groin) doubtful for Week 12, the team will work out free agent PK Jose Cortez (Eagles) either late Thursday, Nov. 24, or first thing Friday morning, Nov. 25. The team may look at one other place kicker as well. The team does have an extra roster spot open.

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Eagles | Cortez released

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 12:17:22 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles have released PK Jose Cortez.

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Eagles | Akers to Practice, Might Kick in Week 9

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 12:59:42 -0800

Philadelphia Eagles PK David Akers (hamstring) will practice Wednesday, Nov. 2, according to Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Akers will likely just handle field goals, while PK Jose Cortez will do kickoffs. Reid added that there is a chance Akers will play in the Week 9 game against the Washington Redskins Sunday, Nov. 6.

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Eagles | Cortez Better at Kickoffs

Wed, 26 Oct 2005 14:17:13 -0700

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles PK Jose Cortez appears better on kickoffs than PK Todd France, who was recently released.

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Eagles | Cortez Signed Because of Kickoff Abilities

Tue, 25 Oct 2005 18:28:11 -0700

Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have given indications that newly signed PK Jose Cortez will remain with the team even when injured PK David Akers returns to the team. The Eagles made the move because they believe that Cortez has a much stronger leg than PK Todd France, who struggled to get his kickoffs past the 10-yard line. By employing Cortez on kickoffs, the Eagles would make Akers' return from a torn hamstring less strenuous. 12 of Cortez's 34 kickoffs this season have gone into the end zone, and he has had five touchbacks. Nineteen of his kickoffs have been inside the 5-yard line, and all but six have been inside the 10.

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Eagles | Cortez Added

Tue, 25 Oct 2005 13:46:42 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have claimed PK Jose Cortez (Cowboys) off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.

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Cowboys | Cortez Released

Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:33:07 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have announced the team has released PK Jose Cortez.

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Cowboys | Cortez Out of Doghouse?

Thu, 13 Oct 2005 15:03:01 -0700

Dallas Cowboys PK Jose Cortez has seen his stock rise significantly in recent weeks after being able to convert eight consecutive field goal attempts and record five touchbacks on kickoffs.

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Cowboys | Cortez Misses PAT; Argues with Allen

Sun, 25 Sep 2005 17:01:36 -0700

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Dallas Cowboys PK Jose Cortez missed his first point-after-touchdown attempt of the team's Week 3 game. After the flubbed PAT, Cortez could be seen arguing with the OL Larry Allen, a man who can bench-press 600 pounds. Allen reacted angrily by popping Cortez in his facemask and driving his helmet upward. Teammates walked Allen away from the kicker back to the sideline.

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Cowboys | Parcells Still Concerned with Cortez

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 07:13:35 -0700

Rick Herrin, of the Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Jose Cortez's play remains a concern for head coach Bill Parcells. Cortez made two of three field-goal attempts, missing a 41-yarder on the opening drive Monday, Sept. 19. Parcells said that he will continue to look closely at rookie practice squad PK Shaun Suisham and that Suisham and Cortez are competing each week in practice.

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Cowboys | Cortez Gets Another Shot

Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:00:45 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will stick with struggling PK Jose Cortez for Week 3, according to head coach Bill Parcells.

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Cowboys | Cortez on Short Leash?

Tue, 20 Sep 2005 16:14:53 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys were in the red zone twice during Week 2 against the Washington Redskins, failing to come away with touchdowns. However, PK Jose Cortez did not help his standings with the team by missing a field goal on the team's opening drive. Due to the miss, he could be on a short leash with the team.

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Cowboys | Cortez Misses Field Goal

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 22:08:42 -0700

Rod Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Jose Cortez, who is the only kicker currently on roster, missed a 31-yard field goal Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Houston Texans.

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Cowboys | Cortez's Job to Lose

Fri, 26 Aug 2005 19:18:20 -0700

Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells says the team's place kicking job is PK Jose Cortez's to lose.

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Cowboys | Cortez Takes a Step Forward as Place Kicker

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 05:56:18 -0700

Chad Peters, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Jose Cortez might have shut the door on PK Billy Cundiff's career with the Cowboys in the team's 18-10 victory over Seattle Monday night, Aug. 22. Cortez made all three of his field goal attempts. Cortez took advantage of the opportunity not only by making his field goals but also by kicking off well throughout the game. Cortez had several kickoffs reach the end zone, including his second attempt which was good for a touchback.

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Cowboys | Cortez to Take Over

Sun, 21 Aug 2005 14:04:41 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Jose Cortez will handle the team's place kicking duties in place of injured PK Billy Cundiff (hip flexor). "He's going to do all the kicking," head coach Bill Parcells said of Cortez. "He'll sure get a good look now. It's probably his job to lose right now." Parcells said Cortez will likely remain with the Cowboys for the rest of the preseason games, although the coach said he expects more kickers to become available before the regular season begins. "We'll probably do something there - we'll work out some guys," Parcells said. "But I've got a sense that there will be some kickers available this summer, a little later on."

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Cowboys | Cortez Officially Signed

Sun, 07 Aug 2005 10:23:30 -0700

DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have officially signed PK Jose Cortez to an undisclosed contract.

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Cowboys | Cortez to be Signed

Sat, 06 Aug 2005 18:29:09 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Cowboys will be signing free agent PK Jose Cortez (Vikings).

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Cowboys | Cortez in for a Tryout

Sat, 06 Aug 2005 17:56:47 -0700

Matt Mosley, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys brought free agent PK Jose Cortez (Vikings) in for a tryout Saturday, August 6.

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Vikings | Cortez Released

Thu, 26 May 2005 05:56:16 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings have released PK Jose Cortez. Cortez kicked off in the final eight regular-season games and both playoff games of the 2004 season.

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Vikings | Cortez Re-signed

Wed, 13 Apr 2005 16:45:29 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed PK Jose Cortez to a one-year, $455,000 deal.

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Vikings | Cortez to Receive Tender Offer

Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:58:13 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to tender a qualifying contract offer to restricted free agent PK Jose Cortez.

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Vikings | Possibly Shopping for a Kickoff Specialist

Mon, 15 Nov 2004 21:58:46 -0800

Vikings.com reports the Minnesota Vikings may be looking to sign a kickoff specialist as early as this week, which could mean trouble for incumbent PK Jose Cortez, according to head coach Mike Tice.

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Vikings | Cortez Signed

Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:40:38 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent PK Jose Cortez (Vikings) to handle kickoffs.

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Vikings | Cortez Released

Tue, 28 Oct 2003 21:23:25 -0800

Updating previous reports, USAToday.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have released PK Jose Cortez.

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Vikings | Cortez Out?

Mon, 27 Oct 2003 15:42:22 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings still aren't sure whom they will demote in favor of RB Michael Bennett. One possibility is PK Jose Cortez, but they like the way he kicked off Sunday, Oct. 26, against the New York Giants.

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Vikings | Cortez Likely Cut After Week 8

Thu, 23 Oct 2003 15:39:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings K Jose Cortez will likely be cut after Week 8.

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Vikings | Cortez To Handle Kickoffs

Fri, 17 Oct 2003 12:53:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, KFFL has learned the free agent signing of PK Jose Cortez by the Minnesota Vikings is only a temporary solution for Week 7. Cortez is expected to mainly handle kickoffs as PK Aaron Elling (back) is suffering from a back injury.

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Vikings | Sign Cortez

Fri, 17 Oct 2003 12:30:34 -0700

ESPNews reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent PK Jose Cortez to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Giants | Auditioning Kickers Named

Tue, 07 Oct 2003 06:17:12 -0700

Updating previous reports, Tara Sullivan, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Giants have confirmed that PKs Brett Conway (Colts), Jeff Chandler (49ers), Neil Rackers (Bengals), Danny Boyd (Jaguar), and Jose Cortez (49ers) will try out for the team on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Giants kicker Matt Bryant (hamstring) is expected to miss three to four weeks with a pulled hamstring.

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Chiefs | Cortez Released

Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:46:02 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have released PK Jose Cortez.

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Chiefs | Andersen Kicking Off

Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:38:41 -0700

Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil initially wanted to save wear and tear on K Morten Andersen (knee), who will be 43 next month and in December had surgery to repair cartilage damage in his plant knee. The plan was to use either P Jason Baker or P Leo Araguz to kick off. But the Chiefs aren't confident either player can kick off as well as Andersen. An alternative is K Jose Cortez, the other kicker in camp. Cortez excels on kickoffs, but Vermeil is unlikely to use a roster spot for a player who does nothing else.

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Chiefs | Might Still Keep Cortez

Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:21:27 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs may still keep PK Jose Cortez on roster, even though they recently re-signed PK Morten Andersen. Cortez excels on kickoffs, and the team might decide to have him handle that duty and save Andersen for just place kicking.

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Chiefs | Cortez Claimed

Fri, 14 Mar 2003 05:49:06 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs have claimed PK Jose Cortez off waivers from the Washington Redskins.

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Redskins | Cortez Released

Tue, 11 Mar 2003 04:33:32 -0800

The Washington Times reports the Washington Redskins have released PK Jose Cortez.

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Redskins | Cortez Added

Mon, 02 Dec 2002 11:54:51 -0800

The Washington Redskins have signed PK Jose Cortez. Terms of the team have not been disclosed.

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Jaguars | Cortez - On the Backburner

Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:36:17 -0800

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars Coach Tom Coughlin said the team may workout free agent PK Jose Cortez, but he added, "I would hope that (Richie) Cunningham would be the answer." As noted earlier, Cunningham signed with the Jags on Wednesday.

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49ers | Cortez Released

Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:37:24 -0800

SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have released PK Jose Cortez.

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49ers | Week 12 Inactives

Mon, 25 Nov 2002 17:24:01 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have declared PK Jose Cortez, RB Jamal Robertson, S Zack Bronson, LB Saleem Rasheed, LB Jamie Winborn, G Craig Osika and DT Josh Shaw inactive for week twelve. QB Brandon Doman is the emergency QB.

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