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Fri, 18 Aug 2006 16:10:29 -0700
The Canadian Press reports QB Doug Flutie closed the door Friday, Aug. 18, on a return to the CFL. Flutie admitted while his close friendship with Toronto Argonauts head coach Mike (Pinball) Clemons tempted him to return to the Argonauts earlier this month, he's very content to remain in retirement. "I was tempted only because of the friendship that we have and I love the game up there and it would have been an opportunity to say goodbye to the CFL," Flutie said Friday during a conference call.
Sat, 22 Jul 2006 18:19:30 -0700
The Canadian Press reports QB Doug Flutie almost returned to the CFL's Toronto Argonauts last week before having a change of heart. A league source requesting anonymity said Flutie had a plane ticket for Toronto and was scheduled to practice with the Argos last Sunday, July 16, before talks between himself and the Argos broke down. The source also said the plan was for Doug Flutie to re-sign with Toronto and serve as quarterback insurance while QB Damon Allen recovers from a broken finger on his passing hand. The source added that Flutie was aware he would only remain with the CFL club until Allen was healthy enough to resume playing. Talk of Flutie's potential return to Toronto is certainly likely to heat up once again with the devastating injury to Argos starting QB Spergon Wynn in Saturday's game, July 22, versus the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Wynn's helmet flew off from the impact of a helmet-to-helmet hit, leaving his head uncovered as he was taken down hard on to the turf at Mosaic Stadium.
Mon, 15 May 2006 18:23:34 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports retired NFL QB Doug Flutie will now work for ABC and ESPN as a studio analyst.
Mon, 15 May 2006 09:41:37 -0700
ESPNews reports free agent QB Doug Flutie (Patriots) has decided to retire from the NFL.
Mon, 15 May 2006 06:15:26 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have scheduled a press conference Monday, May 15, at noon ET with free agent QB Doug Flutie (Patriots) at Gillette Stadium. It is assumed that Flutie will announce his plans on whether to play another season, or retire and enter a career in broadcasting. The locker occupied by Flutie last season at Gillette Stadium is now occupied by Patriots' rookie PK Stephen Gostkowski, which may give an indication of which way Flutie is leaning.
Sat, 13 May 2006 19:00:44 -0700
The Associated Press reports free agent QB Doug Flutie (Patriots) is expected to make a decision on retirement and announce his decision within a week. Saturday, May 13, Flutie said he talked with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and would like to consider all of his options before making an announcement. An unlikely decision for Flutie is coaching, as he said, "I'm not crazy about coaching. I've seen that job. I don't like it."
Tue, 09 May 2006 06:48:11 -0700
Tom E. Curran, of the Providence Journal, reports free agent QB Doug Flutie's (Patriots) agent, Kristen Kuliga, said Monday, May 8, that the 43-year-old still hasn't decided if he's going to return to the New England Patriots in 2006 to back up QB Tom Brady. A decision was reportedly going to be made last week but that's on hold. Flutie currently is out of the country. The team's rookie minicamp is this weekend and passing camps for all the skill position players are in the offing, too. Earlier this month, Flutie said, "I'm just going to take my time to make my decision."
Thu, 04 May 2006 10:46:58 -0700
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots QB Tom Brady wants QB Doug Flutie to return for one more year with the Patriots. "I don't know how that's going to work out," Brady said Thursday, May 4, when asked at a news conference about Flutie, who is considering retirement. Brady said he was concerned about the team's other veteran players who left as free agents. "We lost a lot. There's a lot of value in those guys," Brady said. "The people that we bring in are going to have to find ways to contribute."
Tue, 02 May 2006 12:35:22 -0700
Jerome Solomon, of the Boston Globe, reports QB Doug Flutie will make his decision about whether or not to return to the New England Patriots for the 2006 season this week.
Sun, 30 Apr 2006 20:12:33 -0700
Steve Burton, of CBS4 Boston, reports New England Patriots QB Doug Flutie plans to inform Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick Monday, May 1, he is retiring from the NFL. Unless Belichick talks him out of it, Flutie is headed to the broadcast booth.
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