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Fri, 04 Aug 2006 01:40:37 -0700
Mike Triplett, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the retirement of New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons won't hurt the team financially because he did not receive a signing bonus when he signed with the team.
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 22:07:01 -0700
Updating a previous report, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons retired from the league due to family issues that required his attention and a wrist injury that flared up on him. The wrist was the same injury that kept him out of the entire 2005 season. A spokesman for Premier Sports, the agency that represents Simmons, claims Simmons informed Saints officials of his intention to retire and that he has filed the pertinent paperwork with the league office.
Thu, 03 Aug 2006 13:41:18 -0700
ESPNews reports New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons has announced
his retirement Thursday, Aug. 3.
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 19:10:00 -0700
Brett Martel, of the Associated Press, reports the New Orleans Saints still have not heard from LB Anthony Simmons who never reported to camp and is not excused. General manager Mickey Loomis said Simmons had contacted linebacker's coach Joe Vitt to discuss his reasons for not showing up. However, the Saints declined to excuse him and place him on the reserve/did not report list, meaning the Saints would have to formally reactivate Simmons if he decided to report. Loomis said the team has not decided to implement a fine of $14,000 per day for every day Simmons misses.
Sun, 30 Jul 2006 15:37:22 -0700
Larry Holder, of the Biloxi Sun-Herald, reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he has not been in contact with LB Anthony Simmons, who is missing from the team's training camp.
Sun, 30 Jul 2006 14:51:52 -0700
Sheldon Mickles, of the Advocate, reports the New Orleans Saints have placed LB Anthony Simmons, who was expected to open camp as a starter, on the reserve-did not report list. Head coach Sean Payton said the team has been in contact with Simmons, who is dealing with a personal issue.
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:22:00 -0700
Jimmy Smith, of the Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints absent LB Anthony Simmons is not excused from attending practice according to head coach Sean Payton, "I'll leave it at that."
Sat, 29 Jul 2006 01:24:15 -0700
Jimmy Smith, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons was missing from training camp Friday, July 28. Head coach Sean Payton said, "Anthony was not here and not excused. I'll leave it at that. He's in a different category than Jamie. I've spoken to Jamie and excused him. Anthony, on the other hand, was not excused. We'll play it by ear on that one."
Mon, 17 Jul 2006 08:52:54 -0700
Chris Pika, of NewOrleansSaints.com, reports New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons, who hasn't played football since his crippling wrist injury in 2004, used kickboxing to help him recover. The kickboxing helped him maintain the flexibility and physical fitness he would need to return to the football field once the wrist was healed.
Sun, 04 Jun 2006 16:35:10 -0700
NewOrleansSaints.com reports New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said LB Anthony Simmons has been a positive addition. "He's done well. We're giving him a lot. He's a year out from playing. He's in good shape. He's a good athlete and so, especially at that linebacker position, where we're a little thin, that's been good. It's been positive." Payton also said he is counting on Simmons, in terms of learning the defensive playbook to "get it and get it quick."
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