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Lions | Fonoti released

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:03:29 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports the Detroit Lions have released OG Toniu Fonoti.

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Lions | Fonoti saw time at center during offseason

Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:39:44 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions OG Toniu Fonoti saw time at center with the second-team offense during offseason workouts. He likely will have to show he can be effective at guard and center to make the final roster.

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Lions | Fonoti signed

Tue, 05 May 2009 14:06:05 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Detroit Lions have signed unrestricted free-agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Panthers) to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Panthers | Team announces roster cuts

Sat, 30 Aug 2008 17:26:09 -0700

The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers have released QB Brett Basanez, RB DeCori Birmingham, S Joe Fields, FB Troy Fleming, WR Chris Hannon, DT Nick Hayden, OG Evan Mathis, DE Stanley McClover, OG Reuben Riley, OT Geoffrey Schwartz, LB Tim Shaw, CB Darren Toney, TE Chad Upshaw and DL Stephen Williams from the team. The team also terminated the contracts of OG Milford Brown, CB Ricardo Colclough, OG Toniu Fonoti, S Terrence Holt, WR Samie Parker, WR Travis Taylor and RB LaBrandon Toefield.

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Panthers | Fonoti appears to be favorite to win job at right guard

Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:21:42 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com, reports Carolina Panthers OG Toniu Fonoti appears to be the favorite to win the starting job at right guard.

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Panthers | Fonoti expected to compete for right guard position

Mon, 05 May 2008 21:48:25 -0700

Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers OG Toniu Fonoti is expected to compete for the right guard position in training camp.

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Panthers | Fonoti down to 340 pounds

Mon, 05 May 2008 21:46:20 -0700

Charles Chandler, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers OG Toniu Fonoti appears fit and said he now weighs 340 pounds, less than he has at anytime since college. Team officials are thrilled with Fonoti and are hoping he has learned from his mistakes. He has made an impression with his dedication in the weight room.

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Panthers | Team signs Fonoti

Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:31:29 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Carolina Panthers signed free-agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Falcons) Thursday, March 27. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Falcons | Fonoti waived

Sat, 04 Aug 2007 14:18:44 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have waived OG Toniu Fonoti.

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Falcons | Fonoti practices

Wed, 01 Aug 2007 15:58:28 -0700

Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OG Toniu Fonoti (foot) participated in practice Tuesday, July 31.

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Falcons | Fonoti misses practices

Mon, 30 Jul 2007 14:21:43 -0700

Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OG Toniu Fonoti (foot) did not participate in practice Sunday, July 29.

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Falcons | Fonoti to fight for starting job

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 14:59:06 -0700

D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OG Toniu Fonoti will compete with OL Justin Blalock for the staring left guard position.

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Falcons | Fonoti signs with team

Wed, 14 Mar 2007 17:29:43 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons announced free agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Dolphins) has signed with the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Dolphins | Fonoti could be activated Week 11

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 14:41:02 -0800

Miami Dolphins OG Toniu Fonoti could be activated for the team's Week 11 game as a replacement for injured OG Jeno James (knee).

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Dolphins | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 12 Nov 2006 09:37:01 -0800

The Miami Dolphins have declared QB Daunte Culpepper, DL Fred Evans, LB James Maxwell, OT Joe Berger, DL Kevin Vickerson, WR Marcus Vick, CB Michael Lehan, OG Toniu Fonoti inactive for Week 10.

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Dolphins | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 12 Nov 2006 09:36:37 -0800

The Miami Dolphins have declared QB Daunte Culpepper, DL Fred Evans, LB James Maxwell, OT Joe Berger, DL Kevin Vickerson, WR Marcus Vick, CB Michael Lehan, OG Toniu Fonoti inactive for Week 10.

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Dolphins | Fonoti signed

Wed, 08 Nov 2006 17:19:17 -0800

The Miami Dolphins have signed free agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Buccaneers).

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Buccaneers | Fonoti released

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 15:55:50 -0700

Jim Flynn and Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com, report the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released OG Toniu Fonoti.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti returns to the field

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 11:21:20 -0700

Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Toniu Fonoti (ankle) returned to the practice field Wednesday, Aug. 9.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti misses afternoon practice, considered day-to-day

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 20:08:28 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Toniu Fonoti (ankle) did not participate in the afternoon practice Sunday, Aug. 6. He is still considered to be day-to-day with a sprained ankle.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti carted off the field Sunday

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 11:08:02 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Toniu Fonoti (ankle) was carted off the field during the morning practice Sunday, Aug. 6. He appeared to suffer a sprain ankle midway through the practice.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti reports to camp lighter

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 16:15:50 -0700

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Toniu Fonoti reported to camp at more than 370 pounds, down from the 406 pounds he weighed during the offseason. Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer acknowledged that weight is an issue with Fonoti. However, part of the reason Fonoti is so big is because of his Samoan heritage. A diet laced with taro, a root vegetable that contains 500 percent more starch than an average potato, is one reason with genetics being another.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti back at practice

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 19:17:20 -0700

Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Toniu Fonoti returned to practice Wednesday, June 21, after missing Tuesday, June 20, for personal reasons.

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Buccaneers | Agent says family emergency caused Fonoti to miss practice

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 01:03:00 -0700

The St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Toniu Fonoti failed to report to Tuesday's opening practice, June 20, because a family emergency required his attention back home in California, according to his agent. There was some initial confusion because the Bucs weren't immediately made aware of the matter, prompting head coach Jon Gruden after the morning practice to indicate that Fonoti was absent without permission. Fonoti is reportedly on his way to Tampa for practice Wednesday, June 21.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti absence not excused

Wed, 21 Jun 2006 00:12:27 -0700

Jim Brockman, of the Bradenton Herald, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Toniu Fonoti was not excused from practice Tuesday, June 20. "We don't know where he is," head coach Jon Gruden said.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti misses practice Tuesday

Tue, 20 Jun 2006 21:58:39 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Toniu Fonoti missed practice Tuesday, June 20.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti will compete with Buenning for playing time

Wed, 17 May 2006 21:06:50 -0700

Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Toniu Fonoti will compete with OT Dan Buenning for playing time. Buenning started at left guard during the 2005 season. Fonoti said he still needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds in order to get to 370 pounds, his playing weight at Nebraska. While Fonoti has experience at both guard positions, the team is working him out almost exclusively at left guard during team activities.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti trying to get in shape

Tue, 16 May 2006 18:29:55 -0700

PewterReport.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OL Toniu Fonoti is still overweight and trying to get himself in shape. Fonoti, who is listed at 6-foot-4, 350 pounds on the team roster, indicated that he was much heavier than that. Fonoti wouldn't disclose his current weight to the media, but mentioned, "I can't really say anything other than that I am a big guy." Fonoti said that the Bucs had him playing exclusively at guard, and primarily on the left side, although he has taken some reps at right guard, too.

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Buccaneers | Contract update: Fonoti

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:39:36 -0800

Washington Redskins OG Toniu Fonoti signed a one-year contract with a base salary of $500,000 in 2006.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti's contract similar to Oakland deal

Sat, 18 Mar 2006 06:48:33 -0800

Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers OG Toniu Fonoti signed a one-year contract, similar to an agreement he had with the Oakland Raiders last week. That $1-million deal was voided when he reportedly failed a physical because he weighed almost 400 pounds. Apparently, the Bucs didn't use that criteria and passed him on the physical he took for them Friday, March 17.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti lands a one-year deal

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 17:22:23 -0800

Adam Caplan, of Pro Football News and Injury Report, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed free agent OL Toniu Fonoti (Vikings) to a one-year contract, after he passed a physical from the team. No financial terms were released.

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Buccaneers | Fonoti talking with team

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:32:10 -0800

Adam Caplan, of the Pro Football News and Injury Report, free agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Vikings) is talking with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Fonoti recently failed a physical given to him by the Oakland Raiders.

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Raiders | Fonoti fails physical

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:21:50 -0800

Adam Caplan, of the Pro Football News and Injury Report, free agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Vikings) failed his physical given by the Oakland Raiders.

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Raiders | Fonoti likely to play left guard

Wed, 15 Mar 2006 09:03:51 -0800

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders OG Toniu Fonoti will likely play at left guard for the 2006 season. OG Brad Badger would then shift to right guard to replace free agent OG Ron Stone (Raiders).

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Raiders | Fonoti agrees to terms

Tue, 14 Mar 2006 13:21:57 -0800

Adam Caplan, of the Pro Football News and Injury Report, reports the Oakland Raiders reached a one-year deal with free agent OG Toniu Fonoti (Vikings). He'll receive a base salary of $585,000 and $415,000 in guaranteed money.

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Raiders | Team closing in on signing Fonoti

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:39:32 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders are eyeing free agent OL Toniu Fonoti (Vikings) and should wrap up a one-year deal to sign him in the next day or two. Fonoti is looking at a one-year deal so he can try to hit a big contract in free agency in 2007.

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Vikings | Team still talking with Fonoti

Wed, 08 Mar 2006 05:29:46 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings are still holding talks with agent Steve Feldman about re-signing soon-to-be free agent OG Toniu Fonoti. "He loves the Vikings," Feldman said. "He was thrilled when he was traded there. We're working toward getting him back." That doesn't mean Fonoti will re-sign with the Vikings, and Feldman wouldn't speculate on the chances of a deal getting done before free agency begins.

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Vikings | Fonoti placed on IR

Fri, 02 Dec 2005 16:26:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) has been placed on the team's Injured Reserve list, ending his 2005 season.

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Vikings | Fonoti out

Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:22:56 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) is out for Week 13 and could be placed on the team's Injured Reserve.

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Vikings | Fonoti could go on IR

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 19:41:12 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) could go on the Injured Reserve list with a left groin injury.

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Vikings | Fonoti not close to returning

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 19:18:05 -0800

Dave Campbell, of the Associated Press, reports Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) does not appear close to returning anytime soon.

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Vikings | Fonoti to be replaced

Mon, 28 Nov 2005 16:00:24 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) will be replaced by LG Anthony Herrera unless Herrera struggles.

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Vikings | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 09:16:01 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adimchinobe Echemandu, CB Fred Smoot, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, TE Jeff Dugan, TE Richard Angulo, DL Spencer Johnson, OG Toniu Fonoti, WR Troy Williamson inactive for Week 12.

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Vikings | Fonoti doubtful for Week 12

Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:57:46 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) missed parts of practice Friday, Nov. 25, and is listed as doubtful for Week 12.

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Vikings | Fonoti downgraded to doubtful; not expected to play

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 14:27:07 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) has been downgraded to doubtful for the team's Week 12 game. As previously reported, he is not expected to play.

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Vikings | Fonoti has significant injury

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 07:46:22 -0800

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings trainer Chuck Barta said starting LG Toniu Fonoti (groin) has a "significant groin strain" that would make his availability unlikely Sunday, Nov. 27, against the Cleveland Browns.

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Vikings | Herrera will play left guard

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 20:18:46 -0800

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings C Anthony Herrera will be the new left guard after OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) injured his groin during the Week 11 game.

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Vikings | Fonoti misses parts of practice

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 15:30:04 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) missed portions of practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will not play in Week 12.

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Vikings | Fonoti may play

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 16:26:02 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti (groin) may play in Week 12, but his status is up in the air.

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Vikings | Fonoti will start Week 11

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 17:21:36 -0800

Minnesota Vikings OG Toniu Fonoti will start at left guard Week 11 in place of OG Chris Liwienski.

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