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Sat, 02 Feb 2008 13:51:00 -0800
John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports former NFL CB Darrell Green has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2008.
Fri, 01 Feb 2008 16:26:49 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green is a 2008 Hall of Fame finalist. Green holds the record for consecutive seasons with an interception (19), and had 54 INTs for 621 yards and six TDs. He is a member of the 1990s All-Decade team and appeared in seven Pro Bowls.
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 18:20:28 -0800
Former NFL WR Cris Carter and former Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green have been named finalists to be considered for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include DE Fred Dean, DE Richard Dent, RB Marshall Goldberg, LB Randy Gradishar, OG Russ Grimm, P Ray Guy, OG Bob Kuechenberg, OG Randall McDaniel, WR Art Monk, WR Andre Reed, commissioner Paul Tagliabue, LB Derrick Thomas, CB Emmitt Thomas, LB Andre Tippett and OT Gary Zimmerman. The Board of Selectors will meet Saturday, Feb. 2, to elect the Hall of Fame Class of 2008.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 07:36:40 -0800
Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys CB Aaron Glenn, a 14-year NFL veteran, has no plans to end his career anytime soon. "I think I can play for six or seven more years," Glenn said. (Former Washington Redskins CB) Darrell Green went 20. I am shooting for it. Darrell is a real good friend of mine. He is from Houston. I continue to pick his brain." Glenn is serving as the club's nickel back this season.
Sun, 16 Apr 2006 08:39:39 -0700
The Washington Post reports leading Northern Virginia Republicans are urging former Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green to run for the state Senate from Loudoun County next year. Green lives in Loudoun and has been running a nonprofit foundation since he left the team three years ago. The Republicans are hoping he can use his fame on the football field to oust newly elected Democrat Mark R. Herring.
Thu, 08 Sep 2005 08:50:34 -0700
Rick Stroud, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Derrick Brooks understands the business aspect of his profession, but says that it is "very important" for him to retire as a member of the Buccaneers. "Let's not be naive to the system. For the countless examples of people who have changed teams, there are countless of examples of people who haven't changed teams," the 32-year old Brooks said. "Darrell Green finished his career with the Redskins and he always was one of the highest-paid cornerbacks in the league. Brett Favre got a $100-million contract a few years ago and they found a way to keep him, so it can be done. Is it important to me? Yes. Is it in my hands? No." Brooks has five years remaining on his contract, which calls for a $12.7 salary-cap hit by 2009, a number the club will likely be forced to restructure at some point.
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 15:11:42 -0800
Ben Nuckols, of the Associated Press, reports a 29-year old Maryland man is facing multiple charges of theft and identify theft after stealing or attempting to steal from NFL players QB Donovan McNabb (Eagles), DT Warren Sapp (Raiders) and retired CB Darrell Green (Redskins). Lewis Sills made phone calls and claimed to be a random NFL player while requesting money from those players. Sills was arrested after Sapp found the request suspicious and contacted his financial manager, who preceded to contact local authorities. In addition to the theft charges, Sills is also charged with resisting arrest and assaulting officers after a chase and struggle when he tried to retrieve wired money from Sapp.
Thu, 13 May 2004 15:02:56 -0700
The Associated Press reports former Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green, who retired in 2002 after 20 NFL seasons, is headed to the College Football Hall of Fame. Green, who played for Texas A&I, now known as Texas A&M-Kingsville, will be inducted in August.
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 07:12:41 -0800
The Associated Press reports that Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green played the last game of his career. Green played a remarkable 20 seasons with the team.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 22:05:09 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green, who plans to retire at the end of the year, will be playing in the final game of his 20-year career with the Redskins on Sunday. He’s scheduled to speak to the crowd before the game and he’s going to be added to the team’s “Ring of Fame” during the pregame ceremony.
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 19:56:11 -0800
According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins plan to retire CB Darrell Green's No. 28, probably in a ceremony before or at halftime of a game next season, sources close to the situation said yesterday. Sources also said the Redskins don't plan to make retiring Green's number part of the pre-game ceremony honoring him before their season-ending game in two weeks. One source said the decision to retire the number was not final but "very, very, very likely."
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 07:43:12 -0800
The Washington Post's Mark Maske reports the Washington Redskins are worried DT Dan Wilkinson (calf) could be lost for the season. Wilkinson was limping on a torn calf muscle. As noted earlier, he will have an MRI Friday. Wilkinson hobbled to the sideline after a third-quarter play on which he didn't get hit, he said. CB Darrell Green told Wilkinson that he likely was facing a three- to four-week recovery period.
Wed, 27 Nov 2002 19:33:46 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (hip) said Wednesday he expects to play, in at least a limited role during Thursday's game. "I'm looking to try to get out there," Green said after the team participated in a light walk-through at Redskins Park before traveling to Dallas. "I don't know what level. But I'm sure I'll be out there."
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 09:49:06 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins have listed CB Darrell Green (hip) as questionable for week 13.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 21:01:05 -0800
Updating earlier stories, the Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (hip) jogged on the practice field Monday. He has not ruled out playing this Thursday. Coach Steve Spurrier said he was hopeful Green would play. Spurrier called Green's injury a hip flexor. Green said he felt "a lot better" Monday than he did Sunday.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 14:58:03 -0800
Washington Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier said there’s a chance CB Darrell Green (hip) could play in week thirteen.
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 21:01:44 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (hip) said he expects to play again this season. Team officials seemed skeptical Green will be able to play in Thursday afternoon's game at Dallas, and neither they nor Green, offered a specific timetable for when they expect him to return. Green said he underwent X-rays following the game but declined to discuss the details of the injury.
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 17:17:40 -0800
Updating previous reports, Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (hip) suffered a bruised hip according to the Associated Press.
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 14:45:00 -0800
ESPN reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (unspecified) was forced to leave the game on Sunday with an unspecified injury.
Tue, 27 Aug 2002 07:46:02 -0700
According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (neck) returned to practice Monday.
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 21:45:51 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (neck) will sit out Saturday's pre-season game at Tampa Bay. He does expect to play on a limited basis in the team's pre-season finale next Thursday against the New England Patriots. "I'll probably play the next game after this one," Green said. "The last [pre-season] game, I probably wouldn't play that much anyway."
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 08:18:09 -0700
As an update to previous reports, The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (neck) will not play in the team’s next preseason game Saturday night. Team trainer Dean Kleinschmidt said he should resume practicing next week.
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 10:01:19 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (shoulder) participated in Friday's light practice, but his status for this weekend's pre-season game is still uncertain.
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 20:51:06 -0700
Updating an earlier story, the Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (shoulder) is OK and he has been cleared to practice. Doctors attributed his shoulder and neck soreness to general wear and tear instead of a major injury. He underwent an MRI exam on his shoulder and was examined by a spine specialist, trainer Dean Kleinschmidt said.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 20:47:29 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green (shoulder) is set to undergo and MRI to determine the extent of his injury. He has been experiencing pain for the last week. He missed practice Wednesday. "It's been kind of irritating," Green said. "I want to make sure I'm on top of whatever it is." Green said he suspects the injury might be a pinched nerve.
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 20:56:10 -0700
Redskins.com reports veteran CB Darrell Green will start this week's pre-season game in place of injured CB Champ Bailey (broken pinkie).
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 11:55:33 -0800
Redskins.com reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green announced he will return to the team in 2002 instead of retire.
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:41:08 -0800
The Washington Post reports one Washington Redskins source said earlier yesterday it was virtually certain that CB Darrell Green would return to play another season and an announcement probably will come as early as Tuesday barring a last-minute snag or a change of heart by Green.
Wed, 12 Dec 2001 19:42:06 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green said earlier today he remains steadfast in his intent to end his professional football career at the end of this season. "No, I'm not rethinking anything," Green said when asked if he had given thought to coming back for his 20th season with the Redskins.
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 09:59:21 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer said he'd welcome veteran CB Darrell Green back for a 20th season if Green elects not to retire. Schottenheimer hasn't talked with Green about it yet but said he intends to do so.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 22:11:13 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins rookie CB Fred Smoot regained his starting job earlier today. Veteran CB Darrell Green moved back to the team's No. 3 CB spot. Green played on nickel packages.
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 20:12:29 -0800
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer said he would not announce until Sunday who would start at cornerback alongside Champ Bailey. It will either be rookie Fred Smoot or veteran Darrell Green. Smoot said he took the bulk of snaps with first-team offense yesterday and expects to start Sunday. "No doubt in my mind," Smoot said, asked if he was ready to start.
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 13:38:23 -0800
Associated Press reports Washington Redskins rookie CB Fred Smoot (knee) practiced again on Friday, and has been upgraded from questionable to probable for this weekend's game against the Seahawks. Head coach Marty Schottenheimer said CB Darrell Green will probably get the start again, but Smoot is also likely to play.
Fri, 26 Oct 2001 20:34:27 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green will start Sunday for the injured Fred Smoot (knee). Smoot said he had his injured knee drained, a measure that he hopes will enable him to play November 4. "It means I'm definitely playing next week," Smoot said. LB Antonio Pierce has been plagued by a strained groin muscle but will start Sunday. Starting LT Chris Samuels (leg) and DT Dan Wilkinson (leg) practiced Friday and should start Sunday. Starting DEs Bruce Smith and Marco Coleman are also scheduled to return to the lineup.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 19:27:24 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins C Mark Fischer tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Wednesday's practice and will undergo season-ending knee surgery. Cory Raymer is the starting center and he will be backed up by rookie OL David Brandt. The Redskins could be without two rookie defensive starters Sunday, CB Fred Smoot (knee) and LB Antonio Pierce (groin). Pierce would be replaced by Robert Jones and Smoot would once again be replaced by CB Darrell Green.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 17:10:19 -0700
Washington Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer stated QB Tony Banks suffered a bruise on his left hand, which isn't believed to be serious. Schottenheimer said he's been suffering through the injury for about four weeks and it becomes aggravated every now and then. CB Darrell Green (nose) was also banged up, but should be fine.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 07:27:29 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins CB Fred Smoot (knee) has been ruled out for today’s game. Smoot will be replaced by Darrell Green in the starting lineup.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 19:00:27 -0700
According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins CB Champ Bailey sat out Wednesday's practice because of his sprained ankle but said he plans to play Sunday. DE Bruce Smith participated in portions of yesterday's practice, but again said his dislocated shoulder will keep him out of the lineup until October 28. The team has not said rookie CB Fred Smoot (bruised tibia and strained muscles around the knee) is OUT, but Smoot seems to think he will not play. If Smoot is OUT, Darrell Green would get the start at cornerback.
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 22:20:07 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins TE Stephen Alexander is now expected to miss at least two weeks due to his high ankle sprain suffered Monday. Rookie CB Fred Smoot (knee) was still on crutches Tuesday. He also underwent an MRI. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said he was hopeful the injury was just a bruise, but Smoot likely will join three other injured defensive starters on the shelf. CB Darrell Green would start in Smoot's place.
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 20:00:55 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer named rookie second-round draft pick Fred Smoot a starter at cornerback opposite of Champ Bailey. Veteran CB Darrell Green will be the team's No. 3 CB.
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 14:05:41 -0700
CNN/SI reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green, as expected, announced his retirement effective at the end of the 2001 season.
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 05:26:08 -0700
The Washington Times reports when the Washington Redskins announce their starting lineup later today, rookie CB Fred Smoot will be announced as a starting cornerback joining Champ Bailey. He edged out veteran Darrell Green to win the job. By showing that he will not make too many mistakes in the short-term, Smoot gave the team confidence to allow him to begin reaching his sizable potential. Other apparent victors in competitions for starting jobs are undrafted rookie RG David Brandt, MLB Kevin Mitchell and FS David Terrell.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 10:50:50 -0700
As an update to previously reported stories, the Associated Press reports Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green will hold a news conference tomorrow to announce his retirement after the 2001 season. Green refused to comment on a potential retirement over the weekend. A source said that Green did not want to comment until he had talked with coach Marty Schottenheimer. The coach is expected to announce tomorrow if Green won a starting position at cornerback. "I'm getting sick of it, actually ... I'm just going to go out and play," Green said when asked about the competition during camp. "I'm a big boy, and just let the chips falls where they may."
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 02:43:24 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer said he is giving "serious consideration" to starting rookie Fred Smoot ahead of Darrell Green at cornerback this season. "It's been given serious consideration," Schottenheimer said. "I've made up my mind, but we'll talk about it Tuesday." Smoot worked with the starters during yesterday's light practice. Green practiced but remained on the sideline during full team drills.
Sat, 01 Sep 2001 11:12:00 -0700
The Washington Times reports sources close to Washington Redskins CB Darrell Green said he will announce in the coming days his retirement following his team-record 19th season. He wants to use a farewell tour as a fundraiser for the Youth Life Foundation that helps troubled children through educational centers. Green couldn't be reached for comment yesterday. However, sources close to Green said the cornerback is ready to move on to "his life's work."
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:28:38 -0700
The Washington Post reports Washington Redskins KR/PR Michael Bates the team's kick returner, as well as its principal punt returner. WR Kevin Lockett will more than likely be the second punt returner. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said yesterday he would like to give CB Darrell Green at least one opportunity to return a punt in the preseason, but is leaning against putting rookie CB Fred Smoot in the mix any more.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 22:29:51 -0700
The Washington Post reports at least one starting spot in the Washington Redskins secondary is still be up for grabs. Darrell Green, Donovan Greer and rookie Fred Smoot are still competing for the team's one available cornerback spot opposite Champ Bailey. S David Terrell remains as the starter at free safety, although Keith Lyle may give him a run for the position. "I'm very pleased with his progress," coach Marty Schottenheimer said of Terrell. "Is he where he needs to be? I'm not sure that he is. But I'm very pleased."
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 21:01:54 -0700
The team's official site reports Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer said CB Donovan Greer is expected to start Friday's pre-season game in place of CB Darrell Green, though the coach said the move was not permanent nor an indication of Green's play. Greer suffered a twisted ankle in Wednesday afternoon's practice, but he is expected to be fine. CB Fred Smoot continues to excel in practice. "Fred had a good day today. He was very impressive," Schottenheimer said.
Thu, 09 Aug 2001 10:42:33 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins have named CB Darrell Green as a starting cornerback for Sunday night's exhibition game against the Chiefs. However, the competition between Green, rookie Fred Smoot and Donovan Greer remains open for the starting job when the regular season begins.
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 19:53:09 -0700
The Washington Post reports an early version of the Washington Redskins depth chart shows veteran Darrell Green as one of the team's starting CBs next to Champ Bailey. Coach Marty Schottenheimer did say the competition between Green and Donovan Greer, who is listed just behind him on the depth chart, is "neck and neck."