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Steelers | Two former players interviewing for coaching job

Thu, 21 Jan 2010 14:51:18 -0800

Ed Bocuhette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have interviewed former NFL LBs Jerry Olsavsky and Earl Holmes for their defensive assistant position.

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NFL | E. Holmes fully recovered from wrist injury

Sun, 18 Jun 2006 09:13:25 -0700

Nick Cafardo, of the Boston Globe, reports free agent LB Earl Holmes (Lions) is fully recovered from last season's wrist injury. He may draw some interest from NFL teams as training camps get closer.

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Lions | Team has 14 remaining free agents

Sun, 16 Apr 2006 20:28:54 -0700

The Detroit Lions have 14 remaining free agents; six unrestricted, three restricted, one exclusive-rights and four players that were released. Unrestricted free agent LB Earl Holmes and WR Kevin Johnson head the list of remaining free agents.

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Lions | E. Holmes eligible for unrestricted free agency

Thu, 02 Mar 2006 19:52:48 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes is eligible for unrestricted free agency on March 6.

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Lions | Holmes placed on IR

Fri, 16 Dec 2005 12:31:07 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) was placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2005 season.

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Lions | Holmes misses practice, doubtful for Week 15

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 12:52:11 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 15, and is doubtful for Week 15.

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Lions | Holmes misses practice, doubtful for Week 15

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 13:06:37 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 14, and is doubtful for Week 15.

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Lions | Holmes injured Week 14; questionable for Week 15

Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:01:50 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (quad) was injured during the team's Week 14 game. He is questionable for the team's Week 15 game.

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Lions | Week 12 Inactives

Thu, 24 Nov 2005 08:56:02 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Bill Swancutt, QB Dan Orlovsky, LB Earl Holmes, LB LeVar Woods, DL Marcus Bell, CB Stanley Wilson, WR Troy Edwards inactive for Week 12.

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Lions | Holmes not ruling himself out

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 19:08:53 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) said he hadn't ruled himself out for Thursday's game, Nov. 24.

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Lions | Holmes misses practice, unlikely to play

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 14:04:38 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) is doubtful for Week 12 and missed a portion of practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

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Lions | Holmes unlikely

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 16:03:29 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) is unlikely to play in Week 12. Head coach Steve Mariucci referred to him as a "long shot" to play.

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Lions | Holmes OUT for Week 11

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 09:24:22 -0800

Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) is out for Week 11.

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Lions | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 20 Nov 2005 09:23:14 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Bill Swancutt, LB Boss Bailey, QB Dan Orlovsky, CB Dre' Bly, LB Earl Holmes, LB Teddy Lehman, FS Terrence Holt inactive for Week 11.

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Lions | Holmes misses practices, doubtful for Week 11

Fri, 18 Nov 2005 12:07:38 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 18, and is doubtful for Week 11. Holmes is not expected to play.

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Lions | Holmes does not practice

Thu, 17 Nov 2005 12:38:57 -0800

Steve Pate, of the Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions MLB Earl Holmes (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 17 and is out for Week 11.

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Lions | Holmes misses practice, out for Week 11

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 14:21:45 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions MLB Earl Holmes (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 16, and is out for Week 11.

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Lions | Holmes week-to-week, out for Week 11

Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:04:24 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions MLB Earl Holmes (knee) is listed as week-to-week with a Grade 2 knee sprain. Holmes will not play in Week 11.

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Lions | Holmes being evaluated

Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:20:19 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) suffered a knee injury during Week 10 and the team will know more about his condition Monday, Nov. 14.

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Lions | Holmes injured, questionable to return

Sun, 13 Nov 2005 11:39:30 -0800

FOXSports.com reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (knee) left the Week 10 game with a left knee injury and is questionable to return.

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Lions | Holmes practices, probable for Week 10

Thu, 10 Nov 2005 14:24:01 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) practiced Thursday, Nov. 10, and is probable for Week 10.

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Lions | Holmes Probable for Week 10

Wed, 09 Nov 2005 16:16:01 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 9, and is probable for Week 10.

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Lions | Holmes Questionable for Week 10

Mon, 07 Nov 2005 13:35:26 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) played in the Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Nov. 6, with a soft cast on his wrist. Holmes is listed as questionable for Week 10.

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Lions | Holmes Practices, Questionable for Week 9

Thu, 03 Nov 2005 13:13:46 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) practiced Thursday, Nov. 3 and is listed as questionable for Week 9.

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Lions | Holmes Practicing

Wed, 02 Nov 2005 16:52:06 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 2, and is questionable for Week 9. He is dealing with a sprained wrist.

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Lions | Holmes Undergoing Tests

Tue, 01 Nov 2005 12:21:34 -0800

Updating previous reports, Associated Press reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) underwent medical tests Monday, Oct. 31.

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Lions | Holmes Questionable for Week 9

Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:11:12 -0800

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (wrist) has a sprained wrist and will see a specialist about the injury. Holmes is listed as questionable for the Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Nov. 6.

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Lions | Bly Injured; Might Need Surgery

Sun, 23 Oct 2005 17:19:15 -0700

ESPN.com reports Detroit Lions CB Dre' Bly (wrist) suffered a wrist injury Week 7 against the Cleveland Browns. Bly collided with LB Earl Holmes and may need surgery to fix the injury.

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Lions | Holmes Battling for MLB Spot

Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:23:13 -0700

FOXSports.com reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes is battling LB Teddy Lehman for the middle linebacker position. Holmes is the team's best run stopper on the interior and has been strong in stopping first- and second-down running plays. However, Holmes isn't strong in one-on-one coverage skills against running backs, which puts his starting role in jeopardy.

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Lions | Lehman May Play Middle Linebacker

Tue, 31 May 2005 05:59:31 -0700

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman may make the switch to middle linebacker, if LB Boss Bailey is 100 percent ready to take over at strongside linebacker and if LBs James Davis and Alex Lewis can handle weakside linebacker. If moved, Lehman would challenge LB Earl Holmes to be the starting middle linebacker. When drafted in 2004, Lehman was called the "middle linebacker of the future." The question for the Lions is does that future start in 2005?

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Lions | Holmes Off Injury List

Fri, 15 Oct 2004 12:25:57 -0700

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (Achilles) has been removed from the injury list for Week 6.

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Lions | Holmes Practices

Thu, 14 Oct 2004 15:44:25 -0700

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (Achilles') practiced Thursday, Oct. 14, and is probable for Week 6.

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Lions | Holmes Leaves Practice Early

Wed, 13 Oct 2004 18:50:07 -0700

Steve Pate, of The Daily Oakland Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (Achilles') left practice Wednesday, Oct. 13, with an Achilles' tendon injury. He is, however, probable for Week 6.

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Lions | Lehman Getting First-Team Reps at MLB

Sun, 08 Aug 2004 09:17:24 -0700

Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions rookie LB Teddy Lehman has been sharing first-team practice reps with LB Earl Holmes at the middle linebacker spot this week. Holmes still holds the edge for the starting role this year.

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Lions | Holmes Excused From Practice

Sun, 08 Aug 2004 09:16:32 -0700

Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (personal) was excused from Friday's practice, Aug. 6, due to personal reasons.

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Lions | Lehman Battling at Middle Linebacker

Sat, 24 Jul 2004 12:30:38 -0700

Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Teddy Lehman will line up behind veteran MLB Earl Holmes during training camp. Lehman was moved to middle linebacker during minicamp and some believe his talent and athletic ability could allow him to play in his rookie year so a competition will begin in camp.

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Lions | Holmes Sits Out

Sun, 17 Aug 2003 10:04:53 -0700

Mlive.com reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (hamstring) was held out of the team's pre-season game Saturday, Aug. 16.

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Lions | Holmes Pulls Hamstring

Sun, 10 Aug 2003 13:09:25 -0700

Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Detroit Lions LB Earl Holmes (hamstring) left the game early in the second quarter of the Saturday, August 9 pre-season game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Holmes pulled a hamstring while chasing Steelers WR Hines Ward on an end around.

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Lions | Middle LB Spot Unknown

Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:03:13 -0700

James Royer, of DetroitLions.com, reports over the course of the Detroit Lions mini-camps, it looked as though Lions LB Earl Holmes would lock up the starting spot at the middle linebacker spot. Now that pads are on in training camp, Lions defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer has quickly discovered the competition between Holmes, LB Wali Rainer and even rookie LB James Davis has intensified.

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Lions | Holmes Likely to Start at MLB

Fri, 25 Jul 2003 00:24:37 -0700

The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions MLB Earl Holmes is likely to start at middle linebacker for the team.

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Lions | Holmes Officially Agrees

Wed, 09 Apr 2003 10:43:53 -0700

DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have officially agreed to terms with free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns) to a three-year deal. As previously reported, Holmes is expected make $1.75 million in 2003.

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Lions | Holmes Agrees to 3-year Deal

Wed, 09 Apr 2003 00:07:58 -0700

ESPN.comís John Clayton reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns) on a three-year deal. Holmes will make $1.75 million in 2003, which is about $250,000 more than he was being offered by the Seahawks.

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NFL | Holmes Wants to be Every-Down Player

Fri, 21 Mar 2003 10:02:53 -0800

In a Q & A with Seahawks.com, visiting free-agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns) said he has lost 10 pounds, down to 242 pounds, because he wants to play on third down, something he didn't get to do last year in Cleveland. "Stopping the run is what I do, but I can do a lot more than that," he said. Holmes, who visited the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, described the trip as "positive" but declined to speculate whether he would sign with Seattle.

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Seahawks | Holmes Visits, As Expected

Thu, 20 Mar 2003 14:38:40 -0800

Seahawks.com reports free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns), as expected, visited with Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.

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Seahawks | Holmes Visit Is Thursday

Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:45:49 -0800

Updating previous reports, Mike Sando reports for the Tacoma News Tribune free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns) will visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday.

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Seahawks | Holmes to Visit

Tue, 18 Mar 2003 02:37:50 -0800

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks will visit with unrestricted free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns) this week.

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Lions | Holmes in Town

Wed, 12 Mar 2003 14:20:43 -0800

Updating earlier stories, DetroitLions.com reports free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns) visited the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 12th.

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Lions | Millen Eyeing Holmes?

Tue, 11 Mar 2003 05:42:47 -0800

The Free Press reports it is believed Detroit Lions president Matt Millen wants to talk to free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns).

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Rams | Holmes To Visit

Tue, 04 Mar 2003 22:12:33 -0800

The Post-Dispatch reports free agent LB Earl Holmes (Cleveland) will visit the St. Louis Rams next week.

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Rams | Holmes To Visit

Fri, 28 Feb 2003 23:19:58 -0800

The Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports the St. Louis Rams will visit with free agent LB Earl Holmes (Browns).

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