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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.
Mon, 03 Apr 2006 17:05:46 -0700
Adam Schefter, of NFL.com, reports the Indianapolis Colts have released PK Jose Cortez.
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."
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.
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.
Tue, 06 Dec 2005 17:09:39 -0800
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have waived PK Jose Cortez.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2005 12:17:22 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have released PK Jose Cortez.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 09:33:07 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have announced the team has released PK Jose Cortez.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Sun, 07 Aug 2005 10:23:30 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have officially signed PK Jose Cortez to an undisclosed contract.
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).
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.
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.
Wed, 13 Apr 2005 16:45:29 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed PK Jose Cortez to a one-year, $455,000 deal.
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.
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.
Wed, 10 Nov 2004 18:40:38 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have signed free agent PK Jose Cortez (Vikings) to handle kickoffs.
Tue, 28 Oct 2003 21:23:25 -0800
Updating previous reports, USAToday.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have released PK Jose Cortez.
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.
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 15:39:42 -0700
Minnesota Vikings K Jose Cortez will likely be cut after Week 8.
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.
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.
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.
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 12:46:02 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have released PK Jose Cortez.
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.
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.
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.
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 04:33:32 -0800
The Washington Times reports the Washington Redskins have released PK Jose Cortez.
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 11:54:51 -0800
The Washington Redskins have signed PK Jose Cortez. Terms of the team have not been disclosed.
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.
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:37:24 -0800
SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have released PK Jose Cortez.
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.