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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:57:10 -0700
The Chicago Bears are concerned with P Adam Podlesh's (hip) left hip flexor injury. He is expected to see a specialist in the next few days to examine his ailment, and there is no timetable for him to return to the field. "I'm very concerned," special teams coach Dave Toub said. "It's a bad injury for a punter to have, a hip flexor, whether it's the kicking leg or it's the opposite leg, we're concerned. He's going to see a couple of specialists and we'll figure out what we need to do." PK Ryan Quigley will have first-team punting duties in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24, but the team will look at other options. Free-agent P Matt Dodge (Giants) tried out Tuesday.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:37:57 -0700
The New York Jets brought in free-agent P Matt Dodge (Giants) for a workout Wednesday, Oct. 26. It is the first specialist the team has tried out since selecting P T.J. Conley over P Chris Bryan in training camp.
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 16:38:54 -0700
The New York Giants waived P Matt Dodge Saturday, Sept. 3, meaning P Steve Weatherford takes over as the team's punter.
Sat, 03 Sep 2011 11:04:43 -0700
The New York Giants have released RB Charles Scott, TE Daniel Coats, DL Adrian Tracy and Justin Trattou and S Jerrard Tarrant. The team is trying to trade P Matt Dodge but will release him if they are unsuccessful.
Fri, 02 Sep 2011 20:19:45 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will make a decision on which punter to retain, P Matt Dodge or Steve Weatherford, when the team announces its final roster cuts Saturday, Sept. 2.
Sat, 13 Aug 2011 21:47:56 -0700
New York Giants Ps Matt Dodge and Steve Weatherford both saw time in the preseason opener Saturday, Aug. 13, against the Carolina Panthers. Dodge had two punts for a total of 54 yards, while Weatherford averaged 43.5 yards per punt in six kicks, dropping two inside the 20-yard line.
Thu, 10 Feb 2011 14:16:23 -0800
The New York Giants likely will add another punter this offseason to compete with P Matt Dodge for the punter job next season, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:12:28 -0800
New York Giants P Matt Dodge is still confident in his abilities after failing to punt the ball out of bounds in the final seconds of the team's Week 15 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley. "(My confidence) is good. I'm still here, obviously. I came in and my locker was still here, so that was good. I'm a confident guy," Dodge said. "Football doesn't define me. I know it's my job and everything, and I didn't get it done. But I still walked out with my head high." Head coach Tom Coughlin said he is still committed to Dodge as the team's punter.
Sat, 16 Oct 2010 07:19:23 -0700
New York Giants P Matt Dodge said he is ready to kick off and attempt field goals if the team needs for him to do so in Week 6 because of the injury to PK Lawrence Tynes (ankle), reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. Dodge was a kickoff specialist during college but missed his only field goal attempt.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 16:53:32 -0700
The New York Giants are looking for more hang time and consistency from P Matt Dodge, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. Dodge averaged 58.3 yards on four punts during practice Monday, Aug. 9, but his hang time wasn't great. Head coach Tom Coughlin said, "He's very talented, very strong-legged. But basically what it is right now is a 65-yarder and a 40-yarder, and the 40-yarder doesn't have much hang time. His goal is consistency."
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 08:26:28 -0700
The New York Giants may look to add a veteran punter before training camp that would compete with P Matt Dodge for the job, reports ProFootballWeekly.com.
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:08:04 -0700
The New York Giants have agreed to terms with fifth-round draft choice OG Mitch Petrus and seventh-round draft choice P Matt Dodge, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:51:21 -0700
New York Giants P Matt Dodge likely will be the team's punter this season after they released P Jy Bond, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger.
Sun, 23 May 2010 11:47:21 -0700
New York Giants P Matt Dodge is struggling as a holder, reports Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger. Dodge has never held before, and he has had trouble adjusting to the job so far.
Sun, 28 Feb 2010 21:13:39 -0800
East Carolina P Matt Dodge was asked at the NFL Scouting Combine what his greatest strength is as a punter. Dodge said, "I've always had a strong leg. That's always kind of what's carried me through when my consistency hasn't been there. I've made the transition into being more of a finesse punter, where I'm not trying to kill it. I'm trying to hit the same punt every time as opposed to hitting a bomb here and there and then shanking one."
Tue, 02 Feb 2010 19:44:55 -0800
NFLCombine.net reports East Carolina P Matt Dodge, DT Linval Joseph, DT Jay Ross and DE Clifford Wilson have been invited to participate in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 24 to March 2.