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Tue, 25 Mar 2003 14:08:07 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins and free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) have broken off contract talks. The two sides were unable to agree to a contract structure that would have adequately addressed the possibilities of Ismail getting hurt or deciding to retire. "Both sides worked really hard and in good faith to come up with a contract structure that fairly allocated the risks and potential rewards of the situation," said Ismail's Washington-based attorney, Lon Babby. "It wasn't the fault of the Redskins or Rocket. We just couldn't come up with a solution to the issues."
Sat, 22 Mar 2003 21:56:19 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) is still mulling his future. The Washington Redskins and Ismail resumed negotiations last week and were close to an agreement at one point, but Ismail still has not made a final decision about whether he intends to play next season, according to sources.
Fri, 21 Mar 2003 19:06:15 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins continued working Friday to try to finish a deal with free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys). The two sides are having trouble applying the finishing touches to a contract, and it was unclear Friday night whether a deal would be completed. The sides were struggling to work out a contract structure that would adequately address the possibilities of Ismail getting hurt or retiring.
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 19:46:36 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins believed they were on the verge of adding WR Raghib Ismail to their group of wide receivers. The team continued exchanging contract proposals yesterday with Ismail's Washington-based representative, Lon Babby. The two sides had the basic financial terms in place, sources said, but were trying to agree on a contract structure that would address Ismail getting hurt or retiring.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:10:21 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Redskins are about to sign free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) to serve as their third wide receiver. The deal likely will be completed within a few days. "It looks like we're going to get Rocket, too," coach Steve Spurrier said. "Now we'll really have some speed."
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 18:08:19 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins resumed discussions with free agent WR Raghib Ismail's (Cowboys) agent, Lon Babby, on Monday. They are waiting for the free agent wide receiver to decide if he will play next season. The Redskins are apparently willing to sign Ismail if he wants to play next season, but Ismail was still weighing his options Monday.
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 22:05:09 -0800
Updating previous reports, Mark Maske reports for the Washington Post the Washington Redskins could move early this week to attempt to sign free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys), who would be penciled in as their No. 3 WR. The Redskins initially were uncertain whether they still were interested, but Sunday they seemed to be leaning toward resuming negotiations.
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 22:28:46 -0800
According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, WR Raghib Ismail might reverse his decision to retire. If he does, the Washington Redskins will once again pursue him. Ismail has reemerged as a candidate to serve as the team's No. 3 WR, after contacting Redskins officials recently to say he might play next season, sources close to the situation said. Redskins officials are trying to decide whether Ismail still fits into their plans even as he mulls his future.
Tue, 04 Mar 2003 17:53:37 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins pursuit of free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) ended abruptly on Tuesday when he told the team he plans to retire. Ismail missed all of last season after undergoing surgery in August for a neck injury.
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 10:58:14 -0800
Updating previous stories, Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Washington Redskins are close to finalizing a deal with unrestricted free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys).
Sat, 01 Mar 2003 19:05:18 -0800
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are still working to sign free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys). The Redskins continued to negotiate with Ismail's agent on Saturday, but sources said the Atlanta Falcons also were in pursuit.
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 19:08:58 -0800
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com free agent WR Raghib Ismail (Cowboys) huddled Thursday with Washington Redskins medical officials. The Redskins want to determine how his rehabilitation from a neck injury has progressed before making a solid contract offer. Results of the Thursday physical examination were still being reviewed.
Wed, 26 Feb 2003 15:34:56 -0800
Updating previous stories, DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have released WR Raghib Ismail. The Cowboys will save $1.9 million against the cap.
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 05:11:51 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones and WR Raghib Ismail will meet next week to decide the player’s future. The team will try to bring Ismail back at a reduced salary, but might also release him outright.
Fri, 31 Jan 2003 05:23:38 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Star Telegram reports Michael Steinberg, the agent for Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail, has had talks with the team about retaining his client for next season. If Ismail does return to the Cowboys, it would most likely be at a much-reduced rate.
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 08:02:13 -0800
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail is expected to count $4.7 million on the salary cap in 2003, but $4 million of that is his base salary, and Ismail already said he would be willing to restructure his deal to stay around. It appears either Ismail takes a significant pay cut or the Cowboys will likely release him.
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 07:12:27 -0800
The Star Telegram reports there are people other than Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo on the hot seat. Some players could be in their final season with the Cowboys as a result of salary issues: FB Robert Thomas ($1 million), TE Tony McGee ($755,000), WR Raghib Ismail ($4 million), TE Jeff Robinson ($1.1 million) and CB Dwayne Goodrich ($437,000). The players aren't necessarily going to be cut, but could all be asked to restructure their contracts if they want to stay in Dallas. The Cowboys are approximately $5 million under the salary cap for 2003.
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 17:10:29 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail said he would be willing to restructure his contract to remain with the team in 2003. Ismail, who is signed through 2005, knows that he would probably have to restructure his contract to return to the Cowboys. Ismail said he wants to play football again next year. He would also consider playing for another team if things didn't work out in Dallas.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 16:37:37 -0700
As expected, DallasCowboys.com reports the Dallas Cowboys have placed WR Raghib Ismail (neck) on IR.
Sun, 01 Sep 2002 07:35:43 -0700
The Star-Telgram reports two weeks after having surgery, Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (neck) is doing well. He said he won't play this season, but he won't retire either. Ismail is confident he will be able to see his career through after talking to the Cowboys doctors and trainers the past couple of days. Owner Jerry Jones wanted to talk to Ismail before ruling him out for the season. The two have spoken and Ismail will be placed on injured reserve in the next few days, Jones said.
Wed, 21 Aug 2002 20:40:50 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (neck) underwent successful surgery Wednesday. His surgery was to remove a herniated disk in his neck.
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 14:16:13 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Antonio Bryant will likely step into the starting lineup due to the injury to Raghib Ismail (neck).
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 13:15:53 -0700
Updating previous reports, Dallas Cowboys team physician Dr. Dan Cooper said WR Raghib Ismail (neck) will undergo surgery on Wednesday. Ismail, as reported, will be out for the remainder of the season. Cooper said it would be at least 12 weeks before Ismail could undergo any contact in a best-case scenario.
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 11:12:32 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (neck) will be lost for the season due to a herniated disk in his neck. The team will have more information on his pending surgery when they hold a press conference later Tuesday. Doctors have informed owner/general manager Jerry Jones that Ismail’s injury – which was the same injury that ended FB Daryl Johnston’s career – will not be career threatening.
Fri, 16 Aug 2002 15:11:33 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (neck) will probably not play in this weekend's pre-season game.
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 17:47:07 -0700
The AP reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (neck) was held out of Thursday's practice for precautionary reasons. His status for Saturday's pre-season game at Carolina was unclear. "We're going to rest him. It's nothing severe,'' coach Dave Campo said. "His status is day to day.''
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 22:15:07 -0700
Mickey Spagnola reports for DallasCowboys.com Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (strained neck) was injured at practice Wednesday night. He left practice early and he will be re-evaluated Thursday morning.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 07:05:59 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports the Dallas Cowboys are likely to spread the field more often on offense this season, allowing their speedy WRs Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail to catch more long passes. “We need more big plays,” said head coach Dave Campo. “If you’re not making plays down the field you’re not scoring points.”
Sun, 14 Jul 2002 09:28:11 -0700
The Start-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys WR Randal Williams recently had the team, including WR Raghib Ismail, raving about his speed. Why? He ran a 4.04 in the 40-yard dash, which he hopes helps him land a roster spot.
Thu, 23 May 2002 11:50:22 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail participated in drills at practice on Wednesday after spending two days with his wife in the hospital.
Thu, 23 May 2002 11:48:38 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Antonio Bryant impressed the coaching staff with his route running and pass-catching ability at his first minicamp and quarterback school that ended Wednesday. Bryant's performance has already allowed him to move up on the team's depth chart to No. 3 behind starters Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail.
Tue, 21 May 2002 21:17:09 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports QB Quincy Carter, who missed Monday's practices due to personal reasons, returned to practice Tuesday. WR Raghib Ismail missed practice again Tuesday to be with his wife. She is pregnant and was recently hospitalized.
Mon, 20 May 2002 19:22:39 -0700
Mickey Spagnola reports for Dallas Cowboys.com WR Raghib Ismail missed practice Monday to be with his pregnant wife who was feeling ill.
Mon, 13 May 2002 16:15:30 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Antonio Bryant could very well become the team's No. 3 receiver, behind starters Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail, this year.
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 08:51:04 -0700
The Star-Telegram reports Dallas Cowboys rookie WR Antonio Bryant is ready to show the league he should have drafted higher than the tenth best WR in the NFL Draft. "I expected to go higher," Bryant said Friday, the first day of a three-day mini-camp for Cowboys rookies and first-year players. While making no apologies for his edgy demeanor, Bryant said things were "blown out of proportion" by the media about a few off-field incidents. Bryant is excited to be in Dallas, maybe too much so as his excitement caused some dropped passes Friday. Bryant is expected to complement WRs Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail as the team's No. 3 receiver, but he won't be handed the job.
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 13:53:22 -0800
According to USA Today, the Dallas Cowboys are looking to upgrade their wide receiver position. They need a big receiver to make the tough catch over the middle. While both WRs Joey Galloway and Raghib Ismail return, both are small, speedy receivers. An addition of a bigger receiver would round out their receiver corps. and could push Ismail for a starting job.
Sun, 06 Jan 2002 20:14:20 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys owner/GM Jerry Jones is reportedly considering doing away with the timing-based passing offense that helped them win three Super Bowls in the 1990s and shifting to the West Coast offense. A source said the Cowboys have talked to members of Oakland's organization twice and Seattle's once about potential assistant coaches who could help the Cowboys install the West Coast offense. Jones would not comment on the future of offensive coordinator Jack Reilly with the team. The team has the weapons in WRs Raghib Ismail and Joey Galloway and TE Jackie Harris to consider the new offense.
Mon, 24 Dec 2001 21:29:03 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys starting G Kelvin Garmon (foot) is day-to-day. WRs Joey Galloway (hip) and Raghib Ismail (mild concussion) are expected to practice and play this week.
Mon, 24 Dec 2001 07:14:16 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail suffered a mild concussion during yesterday's game.
Sun, 09 Dec 2001 22:05:28 -0800
The Houston Chronicle reports Dallas Cowboys' WR Raghib Ismail's 10 receptions Sunday were the most by a Dallas Cowboy since Michael Irvin had 12 receptions on Oct. 27, 1996 against the Dolphins.
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 18:22:27 -0800
Frank Luksa reports for the Dallas Morning News that Dallas Cowboys LB Dexter Coakley has caught more touchdown passes via interceptions (2) than the team's leading wide receiver, Raghib Ismail, has (1). Injured PK Tim Seder and injured QB Clint Stoerner have both rushed for more TDs (1) than RB Emmitt Smith (0), who is the NFL career leader in rushing TDs with 145.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 18:28:45 -0800
Mickey Spagnola reports for Dallas Cowboys.com RB Emmitt Smith is realizing he has little, if any, chance of playing Sunday against Atlanta. Judging from the swelling and stiffness in his knee, Smith is unlikely to actually practice this week. "I try to work on it, and it's not responding in the manner you think it should," Smith said. Cowboys assistant trainer Britt Brown compared Smith's sprain to that of WR Raghib Ismail, who ended up missing two starts over three weeks earlier in the year. Smith finally admitted as much Wednesday, all but saying he would not play this Sunday in Atlanta. Smith very well could be out until after Thanksgiving because of the team's schedule.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 16:00:29 -0700
Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo stated WR Joey Galloway (sprained left foot) did not workout on Monday and will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. "I feel okay about it," Campo said regarding Galloway's return for this week's game. WR Reggie Swinton (hamstring) worked on a limited basis on Monday, and plans to practice Wednesday. WR Raghib Ismail (head/knee) practiced on Monday and should be fine. WR Darrin Chiaverini missed Friday's practice with an undisclosed injury but was back at work Monday and is fine.
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 12:20:45 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports WRs Raghib Ismail and Darrin Chiaverini took most of the first-team reps at wide receiver during Wednesday's practice, with Ken-Yon Rambo and RB Michael Wiley working with the second team.
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 15:52:34 -0700
The Associated Press reports, as an update to a previous story, Dallas Cowboys WRs Joey Galloway (sprained left foot) and Reggie Swinton (strained right hamstring) who were both injured in Monday night's game will rest this week and be re-evaluated next Monday after the team's BYE. WR Raghib Ismail appeared dazed after taking a hard hit Monday night but was back on the field for the final drive. FB Robert Thomas sprained his left ankle in the game, and the Cowboys were waiting for the results of an MRI.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 23:11:38 -0700
The AP reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail returned punts for the first time in his NFL career Monday night.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 10:22:50 -0700
DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (knee) should be able to return to tonight's game. He's missed the last few games with a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Sun, 14 Oct 2001 06:49:06 -0700
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys WR Raghib Ismail (knee) had another strong practice Saturday and may start Monday against Washington, coach Dave Campo said.
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 19:44:23 -0700
According to Dallas Cowboys.com, WR Raghib Ismail did some more work at practice today and he's on his way to playing Monday night. He has been moved from doubtful to questionable, which means, technically, he has a 50-50 chance to return Monday. In all likelihood, the Cowboys would ease Ismail back onto the field, possibly still starting Joey Galloway and Reggie Swinton, but bringing Ismail in on nickel downs.
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 19:37:12 -0700
Dallas Cowboys.com reports WR Raghib Ismail returned to practice Thursday, getting in limited work. The team feels there is an outside chance he can play Monday night. "Rocket had a good day today - he felt good today," head coach Dave Campo said. "We're not ready to make a definite decision. But I wouldn't rule him out to play Monday night." With the bye week following the Redskins game Monday night, the team may hold him out Monday.