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Saints | Simmons retirement won't cost team

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.

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Saints | Family issues and wrist caused Simmons to retire

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.

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Saints | A. Simmons announces retirement

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 13:41:18 -0700

ESPNews reports New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons has announced his retirement Thursday, Aug. 3.

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Saints | Still no word from A. Simmons

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.

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Saints | Payton not in contact with Simmons

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.

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Saints | Simmons placed on reserve list

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.

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Saints | Simmons not excused from practice

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."

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Saints | A. Simmons missing from training camp

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."

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Saints | Simmons used different rehab to get in shape

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.

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Saints | Payton calls Simmons a positive addition

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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Saints | Team shuffles linebackers

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 10:55:10 -0700

Les East, of The Advocate, reports the New Orleans Saints shuffled their starting lineups during minicamp. LB Colby Bockwoldt moved from weakside linebacker to the middle. LB Scott Fujita was used at weakside linebacker and LB Anthony Simmons was used at strongside linebacker.

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Saints | Contract update: Simmons

Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:04:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints LB Anthony Simmons signed a one-year contract with a base salary of $1.5 million in 2006.

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Saints | Simmons signed

Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:58:09 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New Orleans Saints have signed free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Simmons did not play in 2005 as he was recovering from a broken wrist.

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Raiders | Team will visit with A. Simmons

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:58:53 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports the Oakland Raiders will be visiting with street free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks). He missed last season because of serious wrist problems.

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NFL | Simmons to Miss Most of 2005 Season

Mon, 25 Jul 2005 22:00:44 -0700

ESPN.com's John Clayton reports free agent LB Anthony Simmons (wrist) is now expected to miss most of the 2005 season because of his lingering wrist problems. Last week, Simmons underwent a second operation to repair problems with his left wrist. The surgery has a long recovery period and he might not be available until late in the season at best.

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Saints | Still Pondering A. Simmons?

Sun, 17 Jul 2005 09:13:44 -0700

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have expressed some interest in free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks), but some inside the organization are wary of his reputation as a high-maintenance player.

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Bears | Won't Pursue Simmons

Wed, 18 May 2005 10:26:26 -0700

Terry Bannon, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears have decided not to sign free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks), who has suffered from an assortment of injuries over the last three seasons.

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Bears | Simmons Has Good Workout

Fri, 13 May 2005 07:23:44 -0700

Terry Bannon, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears met with free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) Wednesday, May 11, and he had a good workout for the team and could be signed. However, the Bears are still concerned about the broken wrist that ended his 2004 season.

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Bears | Simmons Visits

Thu, 12 May 2005 06:06:33 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) visited with the Chicago Bears Wednesday, May 11. He underwent a physical and had a get-acquainted session with coaches and management. The Bears are looking for a two-down linebacker, someone who can play about 40 snaps a game with the base defense and will come out in nickel situations.

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Patriots | Conducted Negotiations with Simmons

Sat, 07 May 2005 06:09:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, Nick Cafardo, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have recently conducted contract negotiations with free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks). With the club recently signing LB Chad Brown to a contract, it is unknown whether they will continue to pursue Simmons.

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Patriots | Interested in Simmons?

Thu, 05 May 2005 08:20:07 -0700

Mike Reiss, of the Metrowest Daily News, reports the New England Patriots have expressed an interest in free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks).

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Bears | Still in Market for LB

Tue, 26 Apr 2005 12:22:14 -0700

Terry Bannon, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears remain in the market for a veteran linebacker after deciding not invest a draft choice on the position this year. Potential free agents include LBs Anthony Simmons (Seahawks), Warrick Holdman (Browns) and Nate Wayne (Eagles).

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Bears | Interested in Simmons?

Fri, 25 Mar 2005 10:48:17 -0800

The Seattle Times reports the Chicago Bears may be interested in free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) as a potential candidate to start at strong-side linebacker.

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Bears | Simmons an Option at LB

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 12:22:32 -0800

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears are in the market for a veteran linebacker and free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) is in the mix as a potential signing.

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Packers | Simmons Visits

Wed, 16 Mar 2005 08:28:10 -0800

Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers met with free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks), who left town without signing a contract.

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Saints | Simmons Departs Without Offer

Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:13:37 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) left the New Orleans Saints without a contract offer.

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Packers | Simmons to Visit

Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:10:45 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) is set to meet with the Green Bay Packers.

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Saints | Simmons Visited

Tue, 15 Mar 2005 10:10:32 -0800

Updating previous reports, Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) met with the New Orleans Saints.

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Saints | Simmons to Visit

Sun, 13 Mar 2005 09:29:56 -0800

Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports the New Orleans Saints have a visit scheduled with free agent LB Anthony Simmons (Seahawks) for Sunday, March 13, and Monday, March 14.

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Seahawks | Simmons Cut

Fri, 04 Mar 2005 14:04:25 -0800

Seahawks.com reports the Seattle Seahawks have released LB Anthony Simmons.

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Seahawks | Attempting to Trade Simmons

Thu, 03 Mar 2005 14:25:40 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks are attempting to trade veteran LB Anthony Simmons before he is due a $500,000 roster bonus Monday, March 7. As reported, Simmons is expected to be released soon.

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Seahawks | Simmons to be Released

Wed, 02 Mar 2005 12:24:04 -0800

Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Seattle Seahawks are expected to release LB Anthony Simmons before he is due a $500,000 roster bonus next week. The oft-injured linebacker is scheduled to count $5.25 million against the salary cap this season, including a base salary of $3.25 million. The Seahawks will save just $750,000 with the move, as Simmons will still count $4.5 million against the cap due to the remaining proration of his signing bonus.

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Seahawks | Simmons a Candidate to Restructure Contract

Fri, 25 Feb 2005 12:51:15 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons ($3.25 million) is a candidate to restructure his contract this offseason.

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Seahawks | Simmons on IR

Fri, 19 Nov 2004 20:17:07 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks have placed LB Anthony Simmons on injured reserve, according to Seahawks.com.

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Seahawks | Simmons Sits Out Practice, OUT for Week 11

Thu, 18 Nov 2004 17:16:12 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (wrist) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 18, and remains out for Week 11.

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Seahawks | Simmons to Undergo Surgery

Wed, 17 Nov 2004 17:23:03 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (wrist), who will miss the remainder of the 2004 season with a broken wrist, will undergo surgery Thursday, Nov. 18.

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Seahawks | Simmons Out for the Year

Wed, 17 Nov 2004 14:04:29 -0800

ESPNews reports Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (wrist) will miss the remainder of the 2004 season after suffering a broken wrist.

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Seahawks | Simmons Practices, Expected to Play

Fri, 12 Nov 2004 14:10:47 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (hip) practiced Friday, Nov. 12, and is expected to play in Week 10.

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Seahawks | Simmons Practices, Questionable for Week 10

Thu, 11 Nov 2004 16:39:33 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (hip) practiced Thursday, Nov. 11, but was added to the Week 10 injury report as questionable after missing practice Wednesday, Nov. 10.

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Seahawks | Simmons Misses Practice

Wed, 10 Nov 2004 16:00:19 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons was given the day off of practice Wednesday, Nov. 10, to rest.

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Seahawks | Simmons Ready to Return

Wed, 03 Nov 2004 16:51:37 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder), despite having surgery just two weeks ago, is not on the team's injury report for Week 9 and practiced with the starting unit Wednesday, Nov. 3. He is expected to start.

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Seahawks | Simmons Expected to Return Soon

Mon, 01 Nov 2004 17:20:13 -0800

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) is expected to return in the next week or two. His status will be known later in the week.

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Seahawks | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:12:12 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks have declared LB Anthony Simmons, WR Bobby Engram, OT Chris Terry, DL Craig Terrill, WR D.J. Hackett, DL Grant Wistrom, QB Seneca Wallace, OT Wayne Hunter inactive for Week 8.

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Seahawks | Simmons OUT 1-3 Weeks

Mon, 25 Oct 2004 17:58:00 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) is still out one-to-three more weeks.

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Seahawks | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 24 Oct 2004 12:24:52 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks have declared LB Anthony Simmons, WR Bobby Engram, LB Chad Brown, OT Chris Terry, WR D.J. Hackett, DL Grant Wistrom, QB Seneca Wallace, P Tom Rouen inactive for Week 7.

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Seahawks | Simmons Out 2-4 Weeks

Thu, 21 Oct 2004 13:49:36 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) will miss 2-to-4 weeks after having shoulder surgery Thursday, Oct. 21.

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Seahawks | Simmons Sits Out Practice, Questionable for Week 7

Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:58:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 7. Simmons is probable closer to probable then doubtful based on ability to play in Week 6.

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Seahawks | Simmons Practices

Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:32:19 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) practiced Friday, Oct. 15, and is listed as probable for Week 6.

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Seahawks | Simmons Continues to Sit

Thu, 14 Oct 2004 16:25:25 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 14.

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Seahawks | Simmons Sits Out

Wed, 13 Oct 2004 18:45:32 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Anthony Simmons (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 13, with a mild shoulder injury. He is probable for Week 6.

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