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Mon, 09 Apr 2012 05:49:39 -0700
Former NFL DL Chidi Ahanotu said former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was much different as head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Ahanotu said Williams was softer. "He was the softest coach I've been around," Ahanotu said. "It was to the point, really, where I said, 'Man, this guy's really not made out to be a coach.' Honestly, that's what I always felt in Buffalo - this is not football. His approach was very cerebral."
Wed, 19 Sep 2007 11:41:34 -0700
Josh Poltilove, of the Tampa Tribune, reports ex-Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Chidi Ahanotu has a warrant out for his arrest. He is wanted for a charge of aggravated stalking. Ahanotu's attorney, David Stamps, was unavailable for comment.
Tue, 15 Feb 2005 18:32:05 -0800
Jim Flynn, of PewterReport.com, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Chidi Ahanotu is an unrestricted free agent.
Thu, 23 Dec 2004 14:21:58 -0800
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Chidi Ahanotu (hip) practiced Thursday, Dec. 23, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Wed, 22 Dec 2004 14:27:58 -0800
The Tampa Tribune's Roy Cummings reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Chidi Ahanotu (hip) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 22, and is probable for Week 16.
Thu, 16 Dec 2004 16:16:54 -0800
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports with the position changes of Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Dewayne White and DT Greg Spires, DT Chidi Ahanotu will also move back to defensive end. However, Ahanotu will play much less.
Thu, 18 Nov 2004 22:14:05 -0800
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Chidi Ahanotu is expected to rotate between nose tackle and defensive end in Week 11, according to head coach Jon Gruden.
Wed, 10 Nov 2004 16:56:59 -0800
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Chidi Ahanotu may be pressed into duty in Week 10, if DT Anthony McFarland (triceps) is unavailable.
Wed, 10 Nov 2004 16:56:54 -0800
Roy Cummings, of the Tampa Tribune, reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free agent DT Chidi Ahanotu (Dolphins). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Thu, 21 Oct 2004 19:16:56 -0700
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have no interest in signing free agent DL Chidi Ahanotu (Dolphins), according to head coach Jack Del Rio.
Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:10:15 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have released DL Chidi Ahanotu, who walked out on the team the previous week because of unhappiness with his playing time.
Sat, 16 Oct 2004 18:39:59 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have promoted DE Ronald Flemons from their practice squad to the 53-man roster, according to MiamiDolphins.com, after receiving a commissioner's exemption for DE Chidi Ahanotu.
Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:54:11 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Miami Dolphins DE Chidi Ahanotu has gone AWOL from the team and requested to be traded to another team. While he has appeared in all five games this season, he has only logged about 25-30 snaps total.
Fri, 01 Oct 2004 15:43:58 -0700
Miami Dolphins DE Chidi Ahanotu (knee) practiced Friday, Oct. 1, and should play in the Sunday, Oct. 3, game against the New York Jets.
Thu, 30 Sep 2004 17:45:35 -0700
Miami Dolphins DL Chidi Ahanotu (knee) was added to the injury report Thursday, Sept. 30, after being injured during practice Wednesday, Sept. 29. Ahanotu, who is questionable for the Sunday, Oct. 3, game against the New York Jets, practiced Thursday and is expected to start.
Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:22:15 -0700
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins signed free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu (49ers) to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 31 Oct 2003 15:14:56 -0800
The San Francisco 49ers plan to shift around their defensive lineman for Week 9 to compensate for the injuries suffered to two of its starters. Rookie DT Anthony Adams will start in place of injured DT Travis Kirske (knee) and DE John Engelberger will start at the right defensive end spot in place of injured DE Andre Carter (back). DE Chidi Ahanotu will start at the left defensive end position.
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 21:46:52 -0700
Recently acquired San Francisco 49ers DE Chidi Ahanotu will see significant playing time in the team's exhibition finale against the San Diego Chargers on Friday, Aug. 29, according to SF49ers.com.
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 20:41:50 -0700
San Francisco 49ers DE Chidi Ahanotu will not play in the team's exhibition game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, Aug. 23, according to SF49ers.com.
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 07:17:53 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Sacramento Bee reports San Francisco 49ers DE Chidi Ahanotu signed a one-year contract worth $755,000.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 21:03:33 -0700
Updating previous reports, the San Francisco 49ers have signed DE Chidi Ahanotu to a one-year contract, with a $25,000 signing bonus, according to the Associated Press. Additional financial terms of the deal were not released.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 06:23:21 -0700
Jay Glazer of Sportsline.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a deal with free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu (Bills). Terms of the agreement were undisclosed.
Fri, 18 Oct 2002 08:47:44 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu (sore ankle) rested some during Thursday's practice, but he is expected to be fine for Sunday's game.
Fri, 11 Oct 2002 19:02:33 -0700
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu (ankle) practiced some Friday and he expects to play Sunday.
Fri, 11 Oct 2002 12:44:28 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu (ankle) may practice Friday. He didnít practice Thursday but is making improvement. He may be able to play Sunday.
Mon, 07 Oct 2002 19:27:55 -0700
The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu (sprained left ankle) is day-to-day with a sprained left ankle.
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 14:13:51 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu had a nice showing in his first game as a member of the Bills. He recorded 1 sack and had 4 tackles.
Thu, 05 Sep 2002 07:12:07 -0700
The Democrat and Chonicle reports the Buffalo Bills have named DE Chidi Ahanotu their starting left defensive end.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 23:58:11 -0700
The Ap reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu practiced with the team for the first time, Thursday. "But I'm a seven-day guy. In about seven days, I'll get back to my old magic," Ahanotu said. He is not expected to play on Saturday.
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 06:31:14 -0700
The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills DE Chidi Ahanotu will not play in the team's preseason game this weekend. Head coach Gregg Williams said he wants to give Ahanotu and his family time to get settled in Buffalo.
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 06:29:45 -0700
The Buffalo News reports the Buffalo Bills have told former first-round draft pick DE Erik Flowers he will be released following the signing of free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu.
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 12:22:54 -0700
As an update to previous reports, BuffaloBills.com reports Buffalo Bills head coach Gregg Williams announced at a press conference today the team has officially signed free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu.
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:34:17 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills have signed free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu to a one-year deal. Financial terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 13:44:54 -0700
The Ap reports the Buffalo Bills reported no progress Thursday in their negotiations with free agent DL Chidi Ahanotu (Rams).
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:53:12 -0700
John Wawrow reports for the Associated Press the Buffalo Bills are negotiating to sign free agent DL Chidi Ahanotu. They are hoping to bolster their young defensive line. "It's not done yet, but it's looking positive," Ahanotu's agent Scott Langley said on Wednesday, updating the progress of contract talks. "I know it's close." Bills coach Gregg Williams didn't have an update on contract talks, but noted that Ahanotu visited the team's training camp facility for a workout Tuesday.
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 00:08:43 -0700
The Post Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams continue to talk with free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu about returning to the team for another season. He recently visited Buffalo, and Denver is reportedly interested, although their signing of DE Michael Sinclair Wednesday may drop them from the battle.
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:34:22 -0700
As an update to previous reports, Len Pasquarelli for ESPN.com reports the Buffalo Bills still remain interested in signing a veteran DE. Free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu (Rams) still remains on the teamís wish list.
Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:05:01 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Buffalo Bills may take a look at free agent DE Marco Coleman (Redskins). The team is already looking at free agent DL Chidi Ahanotu, too.
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 20:10:53 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills have opened preliminary contract talks with free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu (Rams). He visited Buffalo Thursday. Ahanotu's agent Scott Langley said that while he is considering an offer from one other NFL team, Ahanotu likes Buffalo.
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:15:05 -0800
The Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas reports the Indianapolis Colts may pursue free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu (Rams), according to coach Tony Dungy. "We need to get some defensive linemen," Dungy said. "Chidi knows our system. ... .I don't know how much money we have left, or what we can do financially."
Sun, 17 Feb 2002 19:37:13 -0800
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports for the Sporting News the St. Louis Rams are considering playing DT Damione Lewis at left end in some situations next season. Lewis was having a good 2001 season as part of the team's defensive line rotation until he was injured in the Rams Nov. 18 regular-season victory over New England. Lewis needs to spend some time in the weight room this off-season to work on his upper-body strength. With unrestricted free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu not expected to return, Lewis potentially could handle the run-down duties at left end, then slide inside to tackle in passing situations, giving way to Leonard Little at end.
Thu, 10 Jan 2002 19:49:31 -0800
The Post Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams will look to retain most of their key free agents this off-season. The team has 16 restricted or unrestricted free agents which is about 30 percent of their roster. Only three players in that group are starters: DE Chidi Ahanotu, LB London Fletcher and FB James Hodgins. Several of their free agents are key reserves: DE Leonard Little, WR/PR Az-Zahir Hakim, WR Ricky Proehl and TE Jeff Robinson. The Rams will focus on their own this off-season and not pursue other free agents. "We're in a situation where the key is going to be retaining players," Zygmunt said. "We're going to be dealing with our own (free agents) and that's basically going to be it."
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 15:30:19 -0700
The St. Louis Rams official site reports DE Chidi Ahanotu started the game at left defensive end in front of Leonard Little. DT Brian Young started in place of Damione Lewis, and right defensive end Sean Moran started for Grant Wistrom who was inactive.
Fri, 07 Sep 2001 05:43:08 -0700
The Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams DE Chidi Ahanotu will start at defensive end on Sunday in place of Leonard Little.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 16:29:10 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports DE Chidi Ahanotu's one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams is worth $600,000 and includes a $100,000 signing bonus.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 13:24:05 -0700
StLouisRams.com reports the St. Louis Rams have signed DE Chidi Ahanotu to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 20:13:50 -0700
Randy Lange reports for the Bergen Record the New York Jets plan to start training camp with Shaun Ellis playing at the 3-technique tackle spot, similar to the Warren Sapp role in Tampa Bay. He could still move to defensive end later. Jason Ferguson is at nose tackle while John Abraham can move from right end to left, while the other end spot will be a battle among Rick Lyle, Shane Burton, and Eric Ogbogu. The team has not ruled out pursuing free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu at a future date.
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 08:01:18 -0700
Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals have scheduled a physical Friday for former Tampa Bay DE Chidi Ahanotu. The team also spent Wednesday negotiating with the agent for free agent DT Bernard Whittington, who worked out for the team Tuesday. Agent David Levine said he is also waiting to hear from the Chicago Bears, who are also interested in Whittington.
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 21:30:48 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers remain interested in signing free agent DE Chidi Ahanotu (Buccaneers). They've continued negotiations with his agent for the last few weeks, but no deal appears close at this time.
Fri, 01 Jun 2001 10:36:09 -0700
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers are still expected to release DL Tim Morabito and may also cut DE Chuck Smith, who is still having knee problems. The Panthers worked out free agent DL Dorian Boose (Jets) on Thursday and, as reported, may have free agent Chidi Ahanotu in for a visit.