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Bills | Gregg Williams was soft as head coach

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."

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NFL | Ahanotu wanted on stalking charge

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu Unrestricted Free Agent

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu Practices, Probable for Week 16

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu Practices

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu to Move Back to DE

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu to Rotate on D-Line

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu May Play in Week 10

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.

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Buccaneers | Ahanotu Signed

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.

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Jaguars | Not Interested in Ahanotu

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.

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Dolphins | Ahanotu Released

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.

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Dolphins | Flemons Promoted to 53-Man Roster

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.

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Dolphins | Ahanotu Jumps Ship

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.

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Dolphins | Ohanatu Practices, Should Play Week 4

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.

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Dolphins | Ahanotu Practices, Questionable for Week 4

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.

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Dolphins | Ahanotu Signed to One-Year Deal

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.

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49ers | Shuffling D-Line Around

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.

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49ers | Ahanotu to See Significant Playing Time

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.

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49ers | Ahanotu to Sit Out Preseason Game

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.

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49ers | Ahanotu Contract Details

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.

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49ers | Ahanotu Signed

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.

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49ers | Agree with Ahanotu

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.

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Bills | Chidi Note

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.

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Bills | Chidi Update

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.

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Bills | Ahanotu Injury Update

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.

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Bills | Chidi Day-To-Day

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.

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Bills | Ahanotu Makes Debut

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.

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Bills | Ahanotu To Start

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.

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Bills | Chidi Practices

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.

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Bills | Ahanotu To Sit

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.

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Bills | Flowers To Be Released

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.

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Bills | Ahanotu Official

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.

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Bills | Ahanotu Signs

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.

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Bills | No Progress

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).

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Bills | Closing In?

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.

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Rams | Still Talking

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.

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Bills | DE Search

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.

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Bills | Looking for Defensive Linemen

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.

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Bills | Talking To Ahanotu

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.

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Colts | May Pursue Chidi

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."

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Rams | Lewis Note

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.

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Rams | Looking To Retain Their Key Free Agents

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."

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Rams | Defensive Line Notes

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.

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Rams | Lineup Note

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.

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Rams | More On Ahanotu

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.

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Rams | Ahanotu Signed

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.

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Jets | Defensive Line Notes

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.

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Bengals | Ahanotu To Visit

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.

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Panthers | Still Interested in Ahanotu

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.

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Panthers | Defensive Line Notes

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.

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