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Sat, 19 Jul 2003 11:44:32 -0700
Mike Mulligan, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports for the Sporting News that Chicago Bears RB Rabih Abdullah has shown solid potential as a special teams player as he led the team in tackles (20) in 2002. Abdullah's emergence allowed the team to let go S Larry Whigham.
Thu, 05 Jun 2003 07:50:48 -0700
The Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots have no interest in signing free agent S Larry Whigham (Bears) who used to play with the Patriots.
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 11:05:10 -0800
The Sun Times reports the Chicago Bears have told special teams ace/S Larry Whigham he will not be back with the team.
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 16:56:12 -0800
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears S Larry Whigham has been chosen to participate in the NFL Europe Coaching Program, a joint venture between NFL Player Development and the NFLPA. Whigham will be one of 12 current players working as a coaching intern during NFL Europe training camp in Tampa, Florida, from Feb. 23-March 23.
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 20:45:45 -0800
Larry Mayer reports for ChicagoBears.com Chicago Bears S Larry Whigham (knee) did not practice Thursday. He remained questionable for Monday's game.
Thu, 14 Nov 2002 06:14:02 -0800
The Daily Herald reports Chicago Bears S Larry Whigham was fined $5,000 by the NFL for writing 3:16 on his arm during the Philadelphia Eagles game. Whigham plans to appeal the fine. "I told them I play on third down," he said. "On third down, I've got to look up the No. 1 receiver for a six cut. We'll see what happens."
Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:27:00 -0700
The Sun Times reports Chicago Bears S/special teams player Larry Whigham was fined $5,000 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct in the pre-season finale August 29 at Miami. He leveled Dolphins WR Albert Johnson on an incomplete pass across the middle. After the play he celebrated the hit a little too much for the NFL. Whigham said he will appeal.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 09:59:58 -0700
The Daily Herald reports Chicago Bears S Larry Whigham will start Friday night's preseason game at free safety. The move was made to allow S Mike Green to get time at the strong safety position he will be starting at once injured S Mike Brown (hand) returns.
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 00:20:11 -0700
ChicagoBears.com reports Chicago Bears S Larry Whigham (illness) returned to practice Monday afternoon. He sat out the morning practice.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 07:51:34 -0700
Updating an earlier story, the Daily Herald reports Chicago Bears rookie S Bobby Gray moved into the team's starting lineup Wednesday at strong safety in place of the injured Mike Brown. Veteran Larry Whigham remained a backup. S Michael Green is sliding over to Brown's free safety spot. He's a very physical young man. He's worked hard," defensive coordinator Greg Blache said of Gray. "He's progressing; he's coming along. We stuck him in with the first unit and let him go. My impressions on the field were that the kid did a good job."
Thu, 17 Jan 2002 20:15:24 -0800
Chicago Bears.com reports CB Walt Harris (ankle), LG Rex Tucker (calf) and special teams standout Larry Whigham (hamstring) were all removed from the team's injury report Thursday. DE Bryan Robinson (sick) was added as probable.
Wed, 16 Jan 2002 21:34:33 -0800
Chicago Bears.com reports starting LG Rex Tucker (calf) returned to practice Wednesday and he should be good to go for Saturday's game. Special teams ace/S Larry Whigham (hamstring) and CB Walt Harris (ankle) both practiced for a second straight day Wednesday and are also expected to play Saturday.
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 18:54:57 -0800
Jimmy Greenfield reports for ChicagoSports.com Chicago Bears special teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday. "I'm back, baby," Whigham said. "It's playoff time."
Tue, 15 Jan 2002 12:25:17 -0800
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears head coach Dick Jauron said he anticipates that only two players, LG Rex Tucker (calf muscle) and special-teams player Larry Whigham (hamstring), will be question marks for Tuesday's practice session. CB Walt Harris (ankle) and WR Dez White (hamstring) are expected to practice.
Sat, 12 Jan 2002 10:02:29 -0800
The Sun Times reports Chicago Bears special teams standout Larry Whigham (strained left hamstring), CB Walt Harris (sprained left ankle) and LG Rex Tucker (strained right calf) all missed practice Friday.
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 08:53:34 -0800
The Daily Southtown reports Chicago Bears S/special teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring), CB Walt Harris (ankle), G Rex Tucker (calf) and T Blake Brockermeyer (knee) did not practice Wednesday.
Fri, 04 Jan 2002 21:47:22 -0800
Contrary to an earlier story, Chicago Bears.com reports TE Fred Baxter (ankle) was upgraded to probable Friday. CB Walt Harris (ankle) is questionable and he said he will try to play. S Tony Parrish (groin) is probable and also expected to play. Also, special teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring) was downgraded to doubtful Friday.
Fri, 04 Jan 2002 17:40:35 -0800
ESPN's John Clayton reports Chicago Bears CB Walt Harris (ankle), TE Fred Baxter (ankle), SS Larry Whigham (hamstring) and WR Dez White (hamstring) won't play this weekend. Baxter will be replaced by TE John Davis, CB Jerry Azumah will replace Harris, and WR D'Wayne Bates will replace White.
Thu, 03 Jan 2002 20:54:13 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports special teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring) will be a game-day decision Sunday. WR Dez White (hamstring) remains questionable. CB Walt Harris (ankle) and TE Fred Baxter (knee) are also questionable. Harris and Baxter were held out of practices this week.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 17:56:13 -0800
Chicago Bears.com reports Chicago Bears S/special teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring) missed practice earlier today.
Tue, 01 Jan 2002 19:25:22 -0800
John Mullin reports for the Chicago Tribune it will be tomorrow before the Chicago Bears will have a better idea on how their injured players are doing. TE Fred Baxter (ankle), DE Phillip Daniels (stinger), S/special teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring) and WR Dez White (hamstring) are all expected to try and practice. If Baxter can't play, TE Dustin Lyman may see extensive action.
Fri, 28 Dec 2001 20:04:06 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears Safety and special-teams ace Larry Whigham (hamstring) and DT Robert Newkirk (knee) did not practice today, and both are not expected to play Sunday.
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 22:03:26 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports with the exception of safeties Tony Parrish (groin) and Larry Whigham (hamstring), all other Chicago Bears took part in at least some portion of Thursday's workouts.
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 18:07:32 -0800
The Associated Press reports Chicago Bears special teams ace/S Larry Whigham strained his left hamstring during today's game. His status is not known at this time.
Sun, 11 Nov 2001 20:07:25 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears special teams ace/S Larry Whigham was ejected from today's game for throwing a punch at Packers S Chris Akins. The two were tangled on the play, and after knocking Whigham down, Akins appeared to throw a couple of punches. Whigham took exception and came up and gave Akins a shot.
Fri, 02 Nov 2001 17:48:37 -0800
According to ESPN's John Clayton, Chicago Bears' S Mike Brown (knee) hasn't experienced any problems with his sore knee during the past two days of practice. DB/ST Larry Whigham (hamstring) is a question mark for the team, though.
Sat, 13 Oct 2001 07:42:37 -0700
The Chicago Sun-Times reports Chicago Bears S Larry Whigham (ankle) has been upgraded from questionable to probable for Sunday’s game.
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 07:31:18 -0700
The Daily Herald reports Chicago Bears TE Fred Baxter (hip, neck), QB Shane Matthews (ribs) and S Larry Whigham all remain questionable for Sunday's game. RG Chris Villarrial did not practice on Thursday because of a hip injury but said he'd be fine for Sunday's game. Baxter, who did not practice and was walking very gingerly on Thursday, actually appears doubtful, as does Matthews, but Whigham could be available. Look for Matthews to be the team's No. 3 QB.
Tue, 09 Oct 2001 08:49:26 -0700
The Sun Times reports Chicago Bears TE Fred Baxter (hip) not be re-evaluated until later in the week. MRIs did not reveal a serious problem, but the nature of the injury has been difficult to pinpoint. ''It actually starts from the neck and goes down to the hip, but we list it as a hip because he couldn't run because of that,'' said coach Dick Jauron, who added that Baxter has improved. Backup SS and special teams ace Larry Whigham will be examined after leaving the field Sunday because of a sprained right ankle. QB Shane Matthews is still bothered by his rib injury and he is likely to remain the team's No. 3 QB this week.
Sun, 07 Oct 2001 18:29:52 -0700
The Chicago Tribune's John Mullin reports Chicago Bears special teams ace/S Larry Whigham left today's game with a sprained ankle in the first half.
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 20:58:16 -0700
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears S Mike Green took over at safety tonight while Tony Parrish (shoulder) sat out of the game to rest. It appears a roster spot may be at stake between DBs Larry Whigham and Frankie Smith.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 20:47:04 -0700
John Mullin reports for the Chicago Tribune Chicago Bears starting S Tony Parrish is expected to miss Saturday's game with a bruised rotator cuff. Larry Whigham likely will start in his place.
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 19:46:48 -0700
John Mullin reports for the Chicago Tribune Chicago Bears S Tony Parrish (shoulder) did not practice on Monday and was replaced by Larry Whigham. DT Ted Washington (ankle) also did not practice. RBs James Allen (hip flexor) and Anthony Thomas (knee) remained on the sidelines, neither participating in any drills. Coaches are not pleased with Allen's unavailability. Injuries at TE may force the Bears to try FB Scott Dragos at TE.
Mon, 23 Jul 2001 20:30:02 -0700
The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears WR D'Wayne Bates suffered a mild knee sprain, likely to cause him to miss several days of training camp, after taking a solid hit from S Larry Whigham at Monday's practice. DT Alfonso Boone suffered a cracked rib Monday and OT Chris Brown and FB/TE Scott Dragos both had calf strains.
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 13:15:05 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com the previously reported contract agreement with the Chicago Bears by S Larry Whigham is worth $950,000 over two-years.
Tue, 17 Apr 2001 21:59:29 -0700
Dan Pires, of the New Bedford Standard-Times, has informed KFFL the Chicago Bears have agreed to a three-year deal with free agent S Larry Whigham (Patriots). Financial terms have not been disclosed.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 23:34:29 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs turned their focus for a speed WR and kick-return specialist to Rams restricted free agent WR/KR Tony Horne on Tuesday. If the Chiefs want to sign him to an offer sheet, they must do so by Monday. If he is signed and the Rams don't match, there is no compensation. In other news, Florida WR John Capel, an Olympic sprinter, is expected to visit with the Chiefs this week. He hasn't played football since the 1999 season. He sat out last season to concentrate on the Olympics. The Chiefs will entertain two other free agents this week, both special team-type players, S Larry Whigham (Patriots) and CB Taje Allen (Rams).
Sun, 25 Mar 2001 23:38:52 -0800
The Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago Bears continue to negotiate with free agent DT Ted Washington. The two sides reportedly have come up with a signing bonus/first-year package that is acceptable to both sides. Salary proposals for the second and third years are below typical starter money. Agent Angelo Wright still feels the two sides can reach an agreement. "I felt some things had to be done structurally to the amounts in the second and third years and we'll back working on that this week," said Wright. Bears DB Frankie Smith, who led the Bears in special-teams tackles last season, has talked with the Oakland Raiders. The Bears have offered him a minimum-salary based contract. The Bears have talked about free agent Larry Whigham (New England) as an alternative to Smith.
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 00:07:12 -0800
As a follow up to an earlier story, the Boston Herald reports releasing DT Henry Thomas earlier today saved the Patriots $1.6 million against the salary cap. The release of S Larry Whigham saved the team $320,000. Whigham said the team never approached him about taking a pay cut. Whigham was due a $50,000 roster bonus tomorrow. Thomas could potentially be re-signed at a reduced rate. As previously reported Bills free agent DL Shawn Price is expected to visit the Patriots within the next few days. Agent Neil Schwartz said the team never made a serious offer for G Pete Kendall who eventually signed in Arizona.
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 19:01:16 -0800
Patriots.com reports the New England Patriots have released DT Henry Thomas, WR Tony Hamler and DB Larry Whigham. The team also re-signed exclusive-rights free agent DT Garrett Johnson.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 11:06:51 -0800
The Boston Globe reports as the New England Patriots continue to work on extending the contract of QB Dre Bledsoe, they also are eyeing a few free agents. The Patriots are expected to make a second round of veteran cuts to clear cap room to allow them to sign some free agents. They are eyeing former Jets DL Ernie Logan and LB Bryan Cox. The Patriots have had preliminary talks with Logan's agent, Ralph Vitolo, at the NFL Combine. The Pats can make some space by restructuring the contracts of Willie McGinest and Ted Johnson, who currently count $7.2 million and $6.2 million against the cap. Other restructure candidates include DT Henry Thomas, OL Max Lane, LB Chris Slade, and S Larry Whigham.
Sun, 24 Dec 2000 12:20:49 -0800
ESPN reports New England Patriots S Tebucky Jones (ankle) isn't able to play today and has been declared inactive. Larry Whigham will get the starting nod in his place. Antonio Langham and Otis Smith will be the team's starters at cornerback due to Ty Law's suspension.
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 19:50:00 -0800
The Miami Herald reports that Patriots Free Agent DB and special teams player Larry Whigham is due to visit Miami on Friday.
Sat, 13 Feb 1999 22:50:00 -0800
According to Don Banks, in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings are preparing for a loss of some of their own Free Agents by bringing in Free Agents from other teams. The six scheduled for visits over the next few days are Dolphins LB Robert Jones, Patriots DL Devin Wyman, Patriots S Larry Whigham, Redskins DE Jamal Duff, Jets LB Dwayne Gordon and Seattle DL Phillip Daniels (the only RFA in the lot). The Vikings, who are said to be between $3 and $4 million under the cap are focusing on re-signing LB Ed McDaniel. S Orlando Thomas who we reported earlier had a visit with Chicago scheduled is now expected to visit with the Chargers as well. The most popular Vikings Free Agent has been No. 3 DL Jason Fisk who had been contacted by at least 12 teams.