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Raiders | Rudd Released

Sun, 05 Sep 2004 18:23:19 -0700

Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released LB Dwayne Rudd.

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Raiders | Rudd Could Start Week 1

Sun, 05 Sep 2004 11:50:45 -0700

Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders LB Dwayne Rudd would start in Week 1 if LB Napoleon Harris (knee) isn't healthy enough to play.

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Raiders | Rudd to Fill In

Mon, 09 Aug 2004 23:52:13 -0700

Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders LB Dwayne Rudd will step into the starting lineup in place of injured LB Napoleon Harris (knee).

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Raiders | Rudd Signed

Sat, 13 Mar 2004 22:33:27 -0800

Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have signed free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Cardinals | Trying to Sign Rudd

Tue, 09 Mar 2004 20:12:53 -0800

Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals are trying hard to sign free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Buccaneers). Vice president of football operations Rod Graves said they're working on a deal, but he doesn't think it'll happen Tuesday, March 9, evening.

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Cardinals | Rudd on the Way

Mon, 08 Mar 2004 21:09:47 -0800

AZCardinals.com reports free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Buccaneers) has scheduled a visited with the Arizona Cardinals for Tuesday, March 9.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Released

Tue, 02 Mar 2004 16:14:13 -0800

PewterReport.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released LB Dwayne Rudd.

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Buccaneers | Could be Looking for LB Help

Mon, 26 Jan 2004 21:01:22 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be looking to upgrade their linebacker position in April's NFL Draft. MLB Nate Webster is a free agent and does not expected to be offered a contract to stay with the team, and backup OLB Dwayne Rudd could be a salary cap casualty in the offseason because of his current contract. If both men are lost, however, Buccaneers director of college scouting Ruston Webster believes the team can find a quality linebacker in the draft's early rounds. "You never know what you're going to do until you see how things fall in front of you, but a lot of [the linebackers] have not only the physical tools you're looking for but the mental part as well," Webster said. "The last three years haven't been very good, but this year is different. It's a particularly good year for linebackers this year.''

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Buccaneers | Nece to Start

Mon, 24 Nov 2003 17:44:54 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Ryan Nece will start in place of LB Dwayne Rudd in Week 12.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Practices

Fri, 14 Nov 2003 12:50:35 -0800

The Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd (knee) practiced Friday, Nov. 14.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Could Start Packers Game

Thu, 13 Nov 2003 21:46:06 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd will likely start for LB Ryan Nece in the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Practices, Probable For Packers Game

Thu, 13 Nov 2003 21:44:23 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd (knee) practiced Thursday, Nov. 13, and is probable for the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Green Bay Packers with a right knee sprain.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Practices

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 13:23:40 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd (knee) practiced Wednesday, Nov. 12.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Probable

Wed, 12 Nov 2003 08:11:41 -0800

Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have listed LB Dwayne Rudd (knee) as probable for Sunday's, Nov. 16, game against the Green Bay Packers.

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Buccaneers | Smith Could Be Promoted

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 19:01:53 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports with Tampa Bay Buccaneers LBs Dwayne Rudd and Ryan Nece nursing knee injuries, the team may promote LB Justin Smith from the practice squad.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Questionable For Packers Game

Mon, 10 Nov 2003 19:00:14 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd (knee) will be listed as questionable for the Sunday, Nov. 16, game against the Green Bay Packers with a right knee sprain.

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Buccaneers | Rudd To Start

Sun, 09 Nov 2003 08:09:18 -0800

Updating a previous report, ESPN reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd will start in Week 10.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Likely To Start

Fri, 07 Nov 2003 08:56:40 -0800

Roger Mills, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd will likely start in Sunday's, Nov. 9, game against the Carolina Panthers if LB Ryan Nece (ankle) is unable to play. Rudd worked with the first team during Thursday's, Nov. 6, practice.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Needs To Show Discipline

Sat, 12 Jul 2003 15:14:55 -0700

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports for the Sporting News that Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd is projected to start at strong-side linebacker and he must show enough discipline in the defensive scheme to be productive. Rudd has had the reputation of a roaming linebacker who likes to free lance on the field.

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Buccaneers | Contract Details: Rudd

Fri, 11 Apr 2003 13:34:38 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the contract free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was a two-year, $2.75 million deal. His base salaries breakdown as follows: $530,000 (2003); and $1.72 million (2004). Rudd will receive a signing bonus of $200,000 this year and a roster bonus of $300,000 in the spring of 2004.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Official

Tue, 08 Apr 2003 16:40:44 -0700

Updating previous reports, Buccaneers.com reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the official signing of free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) to a two-year deal. Financial terms were undisclosed.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Signs Two-Year Deal

Tue, 08 Apr 2003 05:06:26 -0700

Updating previous reports, the St. Petersburg Times reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Dwayne Rudd will sign a two-year deal with the team on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Landed

Mon, 07 Apr 2003 17:31:50 -0700

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed unrestricted free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) to an undisclosed deal.

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Buccaneers | Waiting on Rudd

Sat, 05 Apr 2003 23:56:56 -0800

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) is considering an offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend.

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Lions | Waiting on Rudd

Sat, 05 Apr 2003 23:56:43 -0800

John Clayton, of ESPN.com, reports free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) is considering an offer from the Detroit Lions this weekend.

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NFL | Decision Time for Rudd

Fri, 04 Apr 2003 15:28:07 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the agent for unrestricted free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) said his client will decide in the next 24 hours whether to try to reach an agreement with the Detroit Lions, the Green Bay Packers or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Lions | Rudd Visits

Wed, 02 Apr 2003 15:50:23 -0800

DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have announced free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) was in town for a visit on Wednesday.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Update

Fri, 28 Mar 2003 11:22:50 -0800

Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers still have not begun negotiating with unrestricted free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns), but it should begin soon.

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Buccaneers | May Begin Negotiations with Rudd

Thu, 27 Mar 2003 11:36:14 -0800

Updating previous stories, Roy Cummings and Ira Kaufman report for the Tampa Tribune that a Tampa Bay Buccaneers official said the club expects to begin negotiations with free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) Thursday, March 27. Tampa Bay is pursuing Rudd as a replacement for departed strong-side LB Al Singleton.

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Buccaneers | Rudd Visits

Wed, 26 Mar 2003 10:32:35 -0800

Katherine Smith, of the Tampa Tribune, reports free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) has visited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Packers | More On Rudd Visit

Tue, 25 Mar 2003 05:30:51 -0800

Packersnews.com reports agent Mitch Frankel said he has had only preliminary talks with the Green Bay Packers about a contract for his client, free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns). Frankel said another team has expressed an interest in bringing in his client for a visit, but he declined to name the team. He did visit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday.

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Packers | Rudd Visiting

Thu, 20 Mar 2003 20:26:50 -0800

The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers will visit with free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns) on Friday. Rudd is known primarily as a weak-side linebacker, but he played on the strong side one year in Minnesota.

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Buccaneers | Interested In Rudd

Mon, 17 Mar 2003 21:37:42 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are showing some interest in free agent LB Dwayne Rudd (Browns).

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Browns | Rudd Savings

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:10:03 -0800

ESPN.com's John Clayton, as an update to previous stories, reports the Cleveland Browns saved $1.89 million in salary cap room with the release of LB Dwayne Rudd.

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Browns | Rudd Released

Wed, 26 Feb 2003 14:53:03 -0800

The Cleveland Browns have announced the release of LB Dwayne Rudd.

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Browns | Rudd Redeems Himself

Mon, 30 Dec 2002 01:27:39 -0800

The AP reports Cleveland Browns LB Dwayne Rudd made two big plays on Atlanta's final drive Sunday, defending a pass in the corner of the end zone on second down before stopping RB Warrick Dunn at the Browns 1-yard-line on third down as Cleveland held on for a 24-16 win. Rudd's ill-advised helmet toss in Week 1 cost the Browns a win in the season opener that almost cost the team a playoff berth.

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Browns | Rudd Fined

Thu, 12 Sep 2002 16:24:39 -0700

The Ap reports Cleveland Browns LB Dwayne Rudd has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for throwing his helmet in last week's game. "I've learned from my mistakes and I definitely want to move on and get back to doing what I have to do,'' Rudd said Wednesday.

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Browns | Rudd Won't be Cut

Mon, 09 Sep 2002 14:13:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said the team will not release LB Dwayne Rudd following his mistake at the end of Sunday’s game that wound up costing the team a victory vs. the Chiefs.

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Browns | Rudd Strong Move

Tue, 11 Jun 2002 13:00:07 -0700

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns LB Dwayne Rudd may be shifted from his weak-side linebacker position to strong-side linebacker spot if LB Jamir Miller continues to no show due to his contract dispute. Head coach Butch Davis said the coaches have considered this move.

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Browns | More On Farrior

Thu, 28 Mar 2002 07:54:33 -0800

The Canton Repository reports the Cleveland Browns are thinking free agent LB James Farrior (Jets) may be their answer at middle linebacker. If the Browns sign Farrior, he would almost certainly move to the middle between LBs Dwayne Rudd and Jamir Miller. “I think there’s a strong reciprocal interest between us and the Browns,’’ Farrior’s agent, Ralph Cindrich, said Wednesday. “Both sides are looking to do something in the very near future.’’

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Browns | Holmes Offer Coming?

Tue, 12 Mar 2002 17:08:24 -0800

Don Banks reports for CNN/SI the Cleveland Browns are reportedly preparing a contract offer for free agent LB Earl Holmes (Steelers). Cleveland is seeking a middle linebacker to play between standout outside linebackers Jamir Miller and Dwayne Rudd. The Browns offer is expected to be in the range of four or five years at $3 million to $3.5 million per year, with about $4 million to sign.

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Browns | After Two Vikes

Mon, 04 Mar 2002 21:38:14 -0800

According to the Star Tribune, the Cleveland Browns were dining with Minnesota Vikings free agent S Robert Griffith and LB Kailee Wong Monday night. Griffith appears to be the Browns top free agent target. Former Vikings defensive coordinator Foge Fazio and LB Dwayne Rudd both joined Cleveland last off-season.

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Browns | Rudd - Just OK

Tue, 25 Dec 2001 16:57:31 -0800

Marla Ridenour reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis does not seem particularly pleased with the recent performance of LB Dwayne Rudd. "He's playing OK," Davis said. "I don't think he's been as consistent as Jamir Miller. Some weeks he's played exceptionally well, some weeks he's OK."

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Vikings | Battle At Linebacker

Mon, 30 Jul 2001 21:55:50 -0700

Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings expect a contested battle for their starting strong side linebacker position. Gabe Northern will try to hold off Craig Sauer and Lemanski Hall. The winner gets the chance to replace Dwayne Rudd, who left for Cleveland.

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Vikings | Nothern Getting Look at OLB

Fri, 04 May 2001 15:10:18 -0700

According to the Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Vikings plan to work Gabe Northern in at strongside linebacker to replace Dwayne Rudd, who left via free agency. Nothern missed seven games last year because of a shoulder injury.

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Browns | Agility Vs. Bigness

Mon, 16 Apr 2001 11:38:28 -0700

Tony Grossi reports for the Plain Dealer Cleveland Browns director of football operations Dwight Clark had visioned the team adding a couple of defensive tackles along the lines of Tony Siragusa and Sam Adams of the Baltimore Ravens, big guys who can clog the middle. Coach Butch Davis arrived and plans changed. Davis does not like his linemen in the 350-pound range. Davis liked what he saw at defensive tackle at the team's first mini-camp. According to Davis, "Orpheus Roye weighed 318 [up from 290]. Mark Smith was 322 [up from 294 with Arizona]. Marcus Spriggs was in the 320s. Darius Holland was probably 320." Davis does not believe he needs to add significant size inside to improve the team's defense against the rush. Speed at linebacker, namely Dwayne Rudd, will help against that problem. Changing the defensive scheme to move away from the "two-gap" system will help as well.

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Browns | News & Notes

Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:24:29 -0700

The Canton Repository reports the consensus is LB Dwayne Rudd and RB Jamel White were the defensive and offensive stars of the Cleveland Browns recently concluded mini-camp. Coach Butch Davis said he did not think there was one drill where Rudd "didn't get his hands on a ball or gotten an interception. You talk about team defensive speed. That's a huge upgrade." For the Browns he is expected to lineup at their 'will' linebacker position (weakside). Davis also been impressed with the defensive line. He said DT Mark Smith has "done some really, really special things." Davis has also been impressed by DL Marcus Spriggs. Davis said he will keep five to seven players who will do little except play special teams.

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Browns | Mini-camp Notes | One Signed

Wed, 11 Apr 2001 18:23:07 -0700

Zac Jackson reports for the team's official site the Cleveland Browns wrapped up their three-day mini-camp earlier today. RB Jamel White continues to earn the praise of coach Butch Davis. In this week's mini-camp, he's been returning kicks, running the ball and catching passes. Davis singled out several defensive players after today's practice sessions: DT Darius Holland, CB Lewis Sanders, DT Mark Smith, DT Marcus Spriggs and LB Dwayne Rudd. Davis reiterated his pleasure with CB Corey Fuller's coverage skills and RB Travis Prentice's hands. The team signed street free agent LB Michael Smith. He was a three-year starter under Davis at the University of Miami. He blew out his knee in 1999, but appears fully recovered.

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Browns | More On Mini-camp

Mon, 09 Apr 2001 18:55:38 -0700

Zac Jackson reports for the team's official site the Cleveland Browns worked FB Tarek Saleh at linebacker during today's mini-camp session. He was a linebacker for two years with the Panthers but changed his position when the Browns selected him in the Expansion Draft of 1999. When asked about new RB Curtis Enis, coach Butch Davis said, "He did OK. He’s out of shape, but he’s in twice as good a shape as he was a month ago when we first brought him in." Davis expects Enis to get better every day and knows he has the skills to make a difference. Davis singled out QBs Tim Couch, Ty Detmer and Kelly Holcomb, RB Jamel White, WR Bobby Brown, TE OJ Santiago, TE Rickey Dudley, DT Mark Smith, LB Dwayne Rudd and LB Wali Rainer as players he was especially impressed with on the first day of mini-camp.

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Browns | Mini-camp Update

Mon, 09 Apr 2001 15:27:15 -0700

During today's press conference, Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis stated the team is going to be mostly a multiple-tight end/H-back team. He feels the H-back position can be almost interchanged with that of the tight end in the team's offense. Davis was very upbeat about the team's current mini-camp and stated the team's quarterbacks all threw the ball very well. He was also impressed with the play of the TEs and H-backs, while also singling out TE O.J. Santiago for making a great catch. DE Courtney Brown is being worked at the right side of the defense, as the team is trying to see how comfortable he is at that position. Davis also gave high reviews of LB Dwayne Rudd and said he believes Rudd can be one of the league's best LBs.

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