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Thu, 08 Aug 2002 00:01:03 -0700
49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have released OL Ben Fricke.
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 18:43:46 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports the team has released veteran OL Ben Fricke and veteran WR Darrin Chiaverini. They also released rookie free agent RB Josh Ranek. None of the cuts came as a huge surprise.
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 04:31:18 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports the team has re-signed restricted free agent C Ben Fricke to his one-year, $563,000 tender offer. He is expected to backup Matt Lehr at center this year.
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 18:57:08 -0800
Dallas Cowboys.com reports the team has tendered MLB Dat Nguyen and DT Brandon Noble, both restricted free agents, first-round tenders for next season worth $1.22 million each. The team now have the right of first refusal and could match any deal or could let the player sign with that club and receive a first-round draft pick in compensation. The Cowboys also gave four more restricted free agents tender offers. TE Mike Lucky, WR Darrin Chiaverini, CB Duane Hawthorne and C Ben Fricke all received a $563,000 tender for next season. Only Lucky was drafted by the Cowboy, in the seventh round of 1999.
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:18:49 -0800
The Fort Worth-Star Telegram reports the Dallas Cowboys are expected to make tender offers to restricted free agents: WR Darrin Chiaverini, CB Duane Hawthorne, TE Mike Lucky, LB Dat Nguyen, DT Brandon Noble and C Ben Fricke. The tenders have to be extended by Thursday and have to be for at least $563,000.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 17:11:04 -0800
DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed C Mark Stepnoski, S George Teague, TE Johnny Huggins, G/C Ben Fricke and TE/LS Mike Solwold on their expansion list.
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 22:18:58 -0800
Nick Eatman reports for Dallas Cowboys.com there are several possibilities for the team to include on their expansion list. Several names mentioned are: C Mark Stepnoski, TE Jackie Harris, FS George Teague, G Ben Fricke, TE/LS Mike Solwold, G Alcender Jackson, FB Robert Thomas, QB Clint Stoerner, TE James Whalen and WR Darrin Chiaverini. Harris and Stepnoski can't be on the list together. Stepnoski's salary increases from $477,000 to $2.75 million next season.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 12:41:36 -0700
Mike McAllister reports for DallasNews.com the Dallas Cowboys starting offensive line at today's practice lined up this way: LT Larry Allen, LG James Wagstaff, C Ben Fricke, RG Alcender Jackson and RT Solomon Page.
Sun, 29 Jul 2001 21:47:53 -0700
According to Chip Brown of the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Cowboys may have a makeshift offensive line in place for next weekend's pre-season game. Coach Dave Campo said there's a chance rookie T Char-ron Dorsey, G Craig Page, C Ben Fricke, rookie G Matt Lehr and T Dan Collins could be the starters.
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 09:32:38 -0700
The official site of the Dallas Cowboys reports TE Ryan Collins will enter training camp as the man to beat at deep snapper. However, backup center Ben Fricke also has been working at deep snapper and plans to give Collins heated competition.
Sun, 29 Apr 2001 21:43:28 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports the release earlier this off-season of long-snapper Dale Hellestrae has the Dallas Cowboys looking for a new long-snapper. Their choices right now are OL Ben Fricke or TE Ryan Collins, who played in the XFL for the New York/New Jersey Hitmen.
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 21:11:17 -0800
According to their official site, the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed restricted free agent WR Jason Tucker and OL Ben Fricke. Both signed their tender offers valued at $389,000 for one-year.
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 13:30:10 -0800
According to their official site, the Dallas Cowboys have re-signed P Micah Knorr and PK Tim Seder to their one-year, $289,000 tender offers. WR Chris Brazzell and C Ben Fricke are expected to re-sign their tender offers on Tuesday. The team would like to sign their remaining tendered players by the end of the week.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 10:16:09 -0800
As a follow up to last night's story, the Star-Telegram reports the Dallas Cowboys did not offer exclusive-rights LB Brandon Tolbert a contract, making him an unrestricted free agent. Other players previously reported as tendered, received the following offers: WR Chris Brazzell ($418,000), OC Ben Fricke ($418,000), CB Duane Hawthorne ($418,000), WR Damon Hodge ($389,000), P Micah Knorr ($389,000), DT Brandon Noble ($418,000) PK Tim Seder ($389,000), and WR Jason Tucker ($418,000).
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 19:56:27 -0800
According to their official site, the Dallas Cowboys made minimum tender offers of $512,000 to LB Darren Hambrick, S Izell Reese, DT Michael Myers and FB Robert Thomas earlier today. The team also gave tender offers to eight exclusive-rights free agents: DT Brandon Noble, WR Chris Brazzell, OL Ben Fricke, WR Damon Hodge, CB Duane Hawthorne, WR Jason Tucker, P Micah Knorr and PK Tim Seder.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 19:46:32 -0800
Jean Jacques-Taylor reports in the Sporting News the Dallas Cowboys want to take a long look at TE James Whalen in mini-camp and training camp as an H-back. They feels he's too small and too slow to play as an every down TE. The team also wants to look at OC Ben Fricke as a deep snapper this off-season. Dale Hellestrae is due a $500,000 salary, but all he can do is deep snap. DE Greg Ellis had a screw removed from his leg and the Cowboys expect Ellis to be ready for training camp and at full strength. The team continues to look at the QB situation and is one of the teams contemplating signing CFL product Henry Burris.
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 16:25:23 -0800
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys S Darren Woodson (fractured forearm), TE Jackie Harris (sprained knee) and C Ben Fricke (personal reasons) missed practice on Monday. Harris stated that nothing will keep him from playing this week and he intends to practice on Thursday. Woodson is unlikely to play once again this week.