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Fri, 23 May 2008 04:55:43 -0700
During an interview on ESPN's "NFL Live," free-agent OL Ross Tucker (Redskins) continued to contend the Patriots used injured players illegally. Tucker believed that the Patriots used players on the injured reserve list in practices, which violates league rules. Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh told NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week that a Patriots player on injured reserve practiced when he wasn't allowed to in 2001. In an article for SI.com, Tucker wrote: "I had heard the Patriots did this before I signed with them in 2005 and I saw it firsthand during my time there. I asked veteran receiver Troy Brown about it one time and he responded, 'Every team in the league does that.' I quickly let him know none of the three teams I played for previously had done so."
Tue, 28 Aug 2007 11:37:39 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Washington Redskins have released OG Ross Tucker.
Wed, 23 May 2007 18:50:44 -0700
Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins OG Ross Tucker is expected to compete for the left guard spot in training camp.
Thu, 08 Mar 2007 17:35:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins have signed unrestricted free-agent OL Ross Tucker (Patriots). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 10:11:48 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams worked out free agent OL Ross Tucker (Patriots) Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 11:43:44 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots will not receive a conditional draft pick from the Cleveland Browns for the trade involving OG Ross Tucker. The deal was contingent on Tucker making the team's final roster, but he was cut from the team Saturday, Sept. 2.
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 22:15:09 -0700
Mike McLain, of the Tribune Chronicle, reports the Cleveland Browns had to waive OL Lennie Friedman Monday, Aug. 28, to tweak his contract. Once the change was made, Freidman was re-signed and was on the practice field the last two days. "My contract was a little different than it was in Chicago," Friedman said. "They had to terminate the first contract and have the other one take hold. I think I was not with the Browns for about five minutes." Friedman should receive plenty of time coming off the bench in relief of OC Ross Tucker in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31, against the Chicago Bears. Browns' head coach Romeo Crennel has said that Friedman and Tucker are competing for the starting job.
Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:43:11 -0700
Steve King, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports Cleveland Browns C Ross Tucker worked with the second team offense at the right tackle position Tuesday, Aug. 22. The Browns have liked what Tucker has done so far and seem to be looking at future possibilities once pro bowl C LeCharles Bentley returns next season.
Fri, 18 Aug 2006 14:18:58 -0700
Tony Grossi, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports Cleveland Browns C Ross Tucker is excited to have the opportunity to be a starter. "I'm excited," Tucker said. "I look at it as a great opportunity to get my career back on track. I know it's unusual circumstances, but a lot of times when guys get an opportunity it's under unusual circumstances." Tucker will start at center in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 18.
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 13:34:15 -0700
The Associated Press reports Cleveland Browns C Ross Tucker is confident he can handle the team's center job. "I'm the best man for the job here, and really, the best man for the job anywhere." Rucker was acquired last week from the New England Patriots in a trade to ease some of the Browns' concerns over the center position.
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