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Tue, 20 Dec 2005 20:12:17 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have released P Darren Bennett. He is expected to now retire from the NFL.
Sun, 18 Dec 2005 09:38:28 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have declared RB Adimchinobe Echemandu, P Darren Bennett, LB Heath Farwell, QB J.T. O'Sullivan, TE Jeff Dugan, LB Keith Newman, TE Richard Angulo, CB Ukee Dozier inactive for Week 15.
Sat, 17 Dec 2005 06:50:38 -0800
Jon Ralph, of the Herald Sun, reports Australian Football League P Anthony Rocca is hoping to follow in the footsteps of NFL punters Ben Graham (New York Jets), Darren Bennett (Minnesota Vikings) and Mat McBriar (Dallas Cowboys) and land in the NFL. "I have always had a bit of an interest in it," he said Friday, Dec. 16. Like Graham, Rocca is aligned to Ricky Nixon's Flying Start management group, which could help set up trials with NFL clubs.
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 20:44:03 -0800
Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said P Darren Bennett will remain on the roster for the team's Week 15 game in case P Chris Kluwe (knee) can't play. Tice is hoping Kluwe can recover by Sunday, Dec. 18, but Bennett will be available if Kluwe has a setback.
Mon, 12 Dec 2005 17:06:25 -0800
Minnesota Vikings P Darren Bennett will handle punting duties in Week 15 if P Chris Kluwe (knee) is unavailable.
Tue, 06 Dec 2005 16:46:57 -0800
SportsNetwork reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed P Darren Bennett. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Mon, 05 Dec 2005 18:46:23 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings are going to invite free agent P Darren Bennett (Vikings) for a tryout Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 22:00:27 -0700
Alex Marvez and Kevin Lerner, of the Sun-Sentinel, report the Miami Dolphins worked out free agent P Darren Bennett (Vikings) Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Sun, 04 Sep 2005 20:03:30 -0700
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said P Darren Bennett, cut Sunday, Sept. 5, could return to the team for their Week 2 contest. The Vikings will keep looking at punters, but Tice said Bennett will definitely not be re-signed for Week 1. Releasing him now gave the Vikings additional financial flexibility for this season; had Bennett been on the roster for the opening game, the Vikings would have been required to guarantee his $765,000 base salary for the season. If they re-sign him after the first game, they will be responsible only for the prorated portion of that salary.
Sun, 04 Sep 2005 16:42:58 -0700
ESPN.com reports Minnesota Vikings P Darren Bennett was released from the team.
Sat, 03 Sep 2005 07:11:27 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice indicated P Darren Bennett, despite two poor punts during the team's preseason game Friday, Sept. 2, was not in danger of losing his job.
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 22:06:36 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said the competition at punter between P Darren Bennett and P Travis Dorsch is close, but Bennett may be starting to pull away in the race. Tice is enamored with Dorsch's leg strength, but Dorsch has been unable to show any form of consistency in practice or in games.
Sun, 21 Aug 2005 05:40:11 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said P Darren Bennett (knee) was fine after hyper-flexing his left knee while making a tackle during the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 19.
Sat, 13 Aug 2005 06:51:33 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings P Travis Dorsch is now expected to challenge incumbent P Darren Bennett for his job. "Going into the game, I didn't think there was a competition," head coach Mike Tice said, indicating that he expected Bennett to handily win the job. "It is now, and that's just the way it's going to be." Things seemed to change after Bennett's first punt during last night's preseason game traveled 29 yards.
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 17:23:03 -0700
There remains a battle between Minnesota Vikings backup QB Gus Frerotte and P Darren Bennett to handle PK Morten Andersen's field goal attempts. Andersen will ultimately pick who he's more comfortable with.
Mon, 09 Aug 2004 07:14:19 -0700
Brian Gomez, of the Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings P Darren Bennett has been working with kicking guru Doug Blevins, who is trying to correct Bennett's flaws in mechanics.
Tue, 20 Apr 2004 02:52:50 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings P Eddie Johnson's agent, Ken Harris, said the Vikings let him speak with other teams about Johnson. Harris said he spoke to four teams, but he doesn't expect the Vikings to trade him before the NFL Draft. The Vikings have told Harris that Johnson won't be released and will compete with Darren Bennett for the starting job during training camp.
Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:14:53 -0800
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to keep second-year P Eddie Johnson on the roster to compete with veteran P Darren Bennett during the team's training camp.
Sat, 20 Mar 2004 10:36:03 -0800
Updating a previous report, Jim Trotter, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers) on a two-year deal worth $1.9 million.
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 13:01:54 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers) appears to be leaning toward signing with the Minnesota Vikings.
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 12:55:46 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports the San Francisco 49ers are pursuing free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers).
Tue, 16 Mar 2004 10:43:51 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings will bring in free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers) on Thursday, March 18.
Sat, 13 Mar 2004 20:36:57 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Vikings are expected to sign free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers) next week.
Sat, 13 Mar 2004 20:36:41 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports if the Minnesota Vikings are unable to sign free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers), they could turn their attention to P Toby Gowin (Cowboys).
Thu, 11 Mar 2004 12:14:02 -0800
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports free agent P Darren Bennett (Chargers) will visit the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, March 15, or Tuesday, March 16, according to Vikings head coach Mike Tice.
Fri, 24 Oct 2003 12:38:49 -0700
San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett (ankle) practiced Friday, Oct. 24, and is expected to play in Week 8.
Thu, 23 Oct 2003 20:23:24 -0700
San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett (ankle) took it easy in practice Thursday, Oct. 23, but he is expected to play Monday, Oct. 27, against the Miami Dolphins.
Wed, 22 Oct 2003 13:21:01 -0700
San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 8, according to MiamiDolphins.com.
Mon, 20 Oct 2003 18:57:48 -0700
San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett (ankle) will go easy in practice this week in preparation for the Monday, Oct. 27, game against the Miami Dolphins.
Sun, 19 Oct 2003 17:18:48 -0700
Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett (ankle) suffered a left ankle injury in the second quarter of Week 7. He did return to the game later in the second quarter and punted for the rest of the game.
Sun, 15 Jun 2003 09:22:53 -0700
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett is expected to handle punting duties for the team in 2003, however the punting job remains wide open at this time for competition.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 14:50:57 -0700
San Diego Chargers head coach Mike Riley stated he's not concerned with P Darren Bennett's recent struggles. Riley said Bennett, who is coming off a bad back, simply is not in a groove but will hit it eventually. Bennett has the talent and mindframe to get through it.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 13:00:43 -0700
The North County Times San Diego Chargers P Darren Bennett (back) is still ailing. Coach Mike Riley said Bennett has told him he'll be fine by Sunday.
Mon, 07 May 2001 04:34:29 -0700
Chargers.com reports San Diego Chargers TE Freddie Jones sat out of practice during Sunday's mini-camp because he hurt his toe during previous workouts. WR Rodney Williams suffered a knee injury on Sunday morning but the team's trainers don't believe it's serious. P Darren Bennett, WR Tim Dwight and C Roman Fortin did not take part in mini-camp as they're recovering from minor injuries. DL Michael Mohring also missed most of the mini-camp work due to injury.
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 13:56:14 -0800
According to their official site, the Chicago Bears have allocated 10 players to NFL Europe. They are: P Brent Bartholomew, CB Todd McMillon, OC Brad Williams, RB Brian Edwards, WRs Corey Bridges, Ahmad Merritt and Gerald Williams, SS Pedro Cirino, CB Lamar Grant, and DT Jerome King. Bartholomew should be pleased to learn that both of last season's Pro Bowl punters, Arizona's Scott Player and San Diego's Darren Bennett, previously played in NFL Europe.
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 15:53:01 -0800
The North County Times reports San Diego Chargers, at the tail end of a horrible season, had a few individual players receive some honor as LB Junior Seau and P Darren Bennett were both voted into the Pro Bowl. DT John Parrella, TE Freddie Jones and SS Rodney Harrison were all named as Pro Bowl alternates this year.