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Redskins | Team gives Blade a tryout

Mon, 08 May 2006 10:54:57 -0700

Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports the Washington Redskins gave free agent DT Willie Blade (Cowboys) a tryout at their weekend minicamp.

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Cowboys | Blade officially released

Thu, 02 Mar 2006 18:22:49 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys have officially released DT Willie Blade.

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Cowboys | Blade to be released

Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:05:46 -0800

Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the Dallas Cowboys will release DL Willie Blade, according to a source.

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Cowboys | Blade on Injured List

Thu, 23 Jun 2005 18:21:25 -0700

Mickey Spagnola, of DallaCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed DT Willie Blade (Achilles' tendon) on NFLE injured, which leaves him one step away from his anticipated release.

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Cowboys | Blade Suffers Serious Injury

Mon, 14 Mar 2005 20:59:05 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade (Achilles') suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon while participating in training camp for NFL Europe in Orlando, Fla. The injury is expected to sideline Blade for the NFLE season, but most likely for the entire 2005 NFL season as well. Blade is expected to spend the next several months rehabbing the injury in Birmingham, Ala., where NFLE sends its injured players.

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Cowboys | Fast Fact: NFL Draft

Thu, 10 Mar 2005 21:02:02 -0800

Mickey Spagnola, of DallasCowboys.com, reports from 1994 through 2001, a total of eight drafts, the Dallas Cowboys selected 66 players, only three of whom have since gone to the Pro Bowl. Furthermore, just five of the aforementioned 66 draftees—OG Larry Allen, DL Greg Ellis, OT Flozell Adams, LB Dat Nguyen and DL Willie Blade—are still on the team.

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Cowboys | Blade a Possibility for NT Spot

Mon, 28 Feb 2005 20:43:43 -0800

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DL Willie Blade could be a good fit for a 3-4 nose tackle should the team decide to implement the defensive alignment next season.

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Cowboys | Blade Receives NFLE Assignment

Mon, 14 Feb 2005 21:25:03 -0800

Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade will play for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe this spring, reports DallasCowboys.com.

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Cowboys | Blade Headed to NFL Europe

Tue, 01 Feb 2005 12:24:19 -0800

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Dallas Cowboys have allocated DL Willie Blade to NFL Europe for the 2005 season.

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Cowboys | Blade Signed

Fri, 21 Jan 2005 19:04:49 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys have signed DT Willie Blade, who will represent the team in NFL Europe this summer, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com. Terms of the deal were not released.

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49ers | Blade in for a Tryout

Tue, 30 Nov 2004 22:18:55 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers had free agent DT Willie Blade (Jaguars) if for a workout Tuesday, Nov. 30, reports SF49ers.com.

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Cowboys | Not Interested in Re-signing Blade

Wed, 17 Nov 2004 10:45:21 -0800

Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells said the team is not currently interested in free agent DL Willie Blade (Jaguars).

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Dolphins | Blade Works Out

Wed, 17 Nov 2004 09:56:17 -0800

Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins worked out free agent DT Willie Blade (Jaguars) Tuesday, Nov. 16.

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Jaguars | Blade Waived

Tue, 09 Nov 2004 20:09:13 -0800

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived DT Willie Blade, according to Jaguars.com.

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Jaguars | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 31 Oct 2004 09:05:26 -0800

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared FB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, CB Chris Thompson, CB David Richardson, DL Elton Patterson, TE George Wrighster, WR Jermaine Lewis, QB Quinn Gray, DL Willie Blade inactive for Week 8.

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Jaguars | Blade Questionable for Week 8

Fri, 29 Oct 2004 15:13:51 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars DL Willie Blade (back) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 29, and is questionable for Week 8. Blade is a game-time decision.

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Jaguars | Week 7 Inactives

Sun, 24 Oct 2004 09:18:37 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared DL Brandon Green, FB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, CB Chris Thompson, CB David Richardson, TE George Wrighster, WR Jermaine Lewis, QB Quinn Gray, DL Willie Blade inactive for Week 7.

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Jaguars | Blade Suspended for Team Rules Violation

Wed, 20 Oct 2004 16:09:18 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Willie Blade has been suspended one week for violating team rules and will return to the team Monday, Oct. 25. Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio would not elaborate on what rules were violated.

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Jaguars | Blade's Status Uncertain for Week 7

Mon, 18 Oct 2004 15:09:56 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars DL Willie Blade (back), who was inactive against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6, will be evaluated Wednesday, Oct. 20, to determine his availability for Week 7.

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Jaguars | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 17 Oct 2004 09:31:39 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared C Brett Romberg, CB Chris Thompson, CB David Richardson, TE George Wrighster, RB LaBrandon Toefield, DL Lionel Barnes, QB Quinn Gray, DL Willie Blade inactive for Week 6.

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Jaguars | Blade Questionable, Game-Time Decision for Week 6

Fri, 15 Oct 2004 13:02:40 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars DT Willie Blade (back) practiced Friday, Oct. 15, and was added to the injury report as questionable for Week 6. Blade will be a game-time decision.

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Giants | Blade Released

Fri, 30 Jul 2004 19:28:21 -0700

The New York Giants have released DT Willie Blade, according to Giants.com.

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Giants | Awarded Blade Off Waivers

Tue, 27 Jul 2004 21:25:10 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the New York Giants have been awarded free agent DT Willie Blade (Cowboys) off waivers.

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Cowboys | Blade Released

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 15:09:59 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have announced the release of DT Willie Blade.

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Cowboys | Blade Has Competition

Thu, 15 Jul 2004 20:37:14 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade may have a difficult time retaining his starting job this season because of the presence of DTs Daleroy Stewart and Jermaine Brooks, who are pushing for his roster spot.

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Cowboys | Brooks Competing at Nose Tackle

Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:25:47 -0700

Sarah Piland, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DL Jermaine Brooks is expected to challenge DT Willie Blade for the starting nose tackle position this season.

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Cowboys | Stewart Competing at Nose Tackle

Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:24:12 -0700

Sarah Piland, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DL Daleroy Stewart is expected to challenge DT Willie Blade for the starting nose tackle position this season.

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Cowboys | Carson Competing at Nose Tackle

Thu, 24 Jun 2004 12:23:26 -0700

Sarah Piland, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Leonardo Carson is expected to challenge DT Willie Blade for the starting nose tackle position this season.

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Ravens | Blade Re-signed

Tue, 20 Apr 2004 01:46:43 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed restricted free agent DT Willie Blade to a one-year, $628,000 deal.

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Cowboys | Blade Expected To Sign Tender

Thu, 08 Apr 2004 12:31:13 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports the Dallas Cowboys expect restricted free agent DL Willie Blade to sign his one-year $628,000 tender offer soon.

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Cowboys | Blade Given Tender

Wed, 03 Mar 2004 18:32:01 -0800

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Dallas Cowboys have given a minimum ($628,000) one-year tender offer to restricted free agent DT Willie Blade.

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Cowboys | Blade Making Strides

Fri, 03 Oct 2003 13:00:30 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade has been making strides and has significantly contributed to the fourth-ranked rush defense this season. Blade feels more comfortable within the defensive scheme and more confident in his abilities this year. "Things look a lot better for me right now," said Blade. "It just took me a while to know what was going on. But I think I understand things a lot better now. I can recognize formations now and I have more confidence than I ever had before."

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Cowboys | Defensive Line Pressured To Stop Run

Wed, 24 Sep 2003 20:15:23 -0700

New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards said the Jets will feature RB Curtis Martin this Sunday, Sept. 28, against the Dallas Cowboys in an attempt to run the ball better than they have the first three weeks, which will put a lot of pressure on the Cowboys defensive line. Cowboys DT Willie Blade faces a difficult test in Jets C Kevin Mawae, whom Cowboys DL La'Roi Glover believes is among the top three at his position in the league.

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Cowboys | Blade Practicing

Thu, 11 Sep 2003 18:21:07 -0700

Clay Fowler, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade (knee) has practiced the past two days, and according to Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, Blade could be available for the Monday, Sept. 15, game against the New York Giants. If ready, there certainly is a chance Blade could return to his first-team duties, where he left off nearly a month ago after spraining his left knee in practice. Blade is listed questionable on the injury report, but it appears he will be able to contribute in some capacity against the Giants.

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Cowboys | Blade Back Practicing, Questionable For Giants Game

Wed, 10 Sep 2003 21:29:05 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade (knee) is back practicing this week, but is listed as questionable for the Monday, Sept. 15 game against the New York Giants. His return would help boost the run defense because at 315 pounds he is the largest linemen among the regulars that play.

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Cowboys | Blade Should Practice

Tue, 09 Sep 2003 12:23:42 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade (knee) should be able to practice this week and play in the Monday, Sept. 15 game against the New York Giants. He's suffering from a sprained MCL.

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Cowboys | Blade Inactive

Sun, 07 Sep 2003 12:32:29 -0700

The Cowboys have declared DL Willie Blade inactive for week 1.

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Cowboys | Blade Strains MCL

Mon, 18 Aug 2003 19:06:52 -0700

According to Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells, DL Willie Blade (knee) will miss approximately one month after straining his medial collateral ligament, reports Cliff Cook of DallasCowboys.com.

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Cowboys | Myers Gets Start At DT

Sat, 16 Aug 2003 16:40:16 -0700

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys DT Michael Myers started at defensive tackle in place of Cowboys DT Willie Blade in the Friday, August 15 pre-season game against the Houston Texans.

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Cowboys | Parcells Refuses To Praise Blade

Tue, 05 Aug 2003 10:15:10 -0700

DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys DL Willie Blade emerged as a potential answer at nose tackle with his relentless pursuit of the Houston Texans quarterbacks during the Saturday, August 2 scrimmage. But Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells still refuses to give Blade praise this early, perhaps to keep the big guy motivated. When asked to comment on Blade's progress in camp, Parcells said, "Not yet."

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Cowboys | Blade Putting Pressure

Mon, 04 Aug 2003 10:39:51 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade helped force six straight three-and-out possessions during the Saturday, August 2 scrimmage against the Houston Texans. Blade's relentless pressure on the quarterback was a continuation of his impressive play since joining the first team at nose tackle.

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Cowboys | Blade In Good Shape

Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:30:47 -0700

Jean Jacques-Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade is in good shape and practicing hard.

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Cowboys | Blade Getting Looks

Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:05:56 -0700

Jean Jacques-Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells has looked at Cowboys DL Willie Blade to play nose tackle in the Cowboys' scheme.

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Cowboys | Blade Impressing

Wed, 04 Jun 2003 04:34:27 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys DT Willie Blade has made an early impression on head coach Bill Parcells. Blade has lost about 30 pounds from last season and is positioning himself to be a valuable backup.

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Cowboys | Blade Added

Tue, 07 Jan 2003 16:44:25 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys have signed DT Willie Blade.

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Texans | Blade Gone

Sat, 28 Dec 2002 01:15:15 -0800

HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have released DT Willie Blade.

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Texans | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 22 Dec 2002 09:14:02 -0800

The Houston Texans have declared CB DeMarcus Faggins, WR Antaf Harris, WR Jermaine Lewis, DT Shawn Worthen, DT Willie Blade and DT Howard Green as inactive for week sixteen. Mike Quinn is the team's third QB.

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Texans | Week 15 Inactives

Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:12:08 -0800

The Houston Texans have announced WR Jermaine Lewis, WR Atnaf Harris, CB Demarcus Faggins, SS Ramon Walker, OG Milford Brown, DT Shawn Worthen and DE Willie Blade as inactive for week 15. Mike Quinn will be the team’s No. 3 QB.

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Texans | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 08 Dec 2002 09:04:19 -0800

The Houston Texans have announced CB DeMarcus Faggins, S Ramon Walker, OG Milford Brown, WR Atnaf Harris, WR Avoin Black and DT Willie Blade as inactive for week 14. Mike Quinn will be the team’s No. 3 QB.

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Texans | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 01 Dec 2002 12:13:22 -0800

The Houston Texans have announced CB Demarcus Faggins, S Ramon Walker, G Milford Brown, WR Atnaf Harris, WR Avion Black and DT Willie Blade as inactive for week 13. Mike Quinn will be the team’s No. 3 QB.

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