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Tue, 21 Jan 2003 20:38:14 -0800
Tom Kowalski reports for Mlive.com that CB Eric Davis won’t return in 2003 with the Detroit Lions.
Sun, 24 Nov 2002 09:18:20 -0800
Detroit Lions S Eric Davis will start in place of S Brian Walker, who is inactive for week twelve.
Tue, 05 Nov 2002 00:41:20 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg said S Brian Walker (toe) was bothered by a toe injury during Sunday’s game and had to be replaced by Eric Davis late in the game. He said there is some concern over the toe injury but Walker has continued to gut it out during games despite not being able to practice during the week.
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:22:23 -0700
The Free Press' Curt Sylvester reports Detroit Lions CB Eric Davis (hamstring) is likely not to play this weekend.
Fri, 27 Sep 2002 09:52:20 -0700
The Detroit News reports it appears Detroit Lions rookie CB Chris Cash will continue to start at right cornerback, even when CB Eric Davis (hamstring) recovers fully from his injury.
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:27:20 -0700
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions CB Eric Davis (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend’s game.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:37:10 -0700
Mlive.com reports Detroit Lions CB Eric Davis (hamstring) should be able to play this weekend.
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:20:57 -0700
The Detroit Lions have announced CB Christopher Cash will start in place of CB Eric Davis.
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:19:36 -0700
The Detroit Lions have announced CB Eric Davis, CB Jimmy Wyrick, RB Aveion Cason, TE Matt Murphy, WR Desmond Howard, WR Bill Schroeder, and DT Shaun Rogers as inactive for week 3.
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:39:33 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions CB Eric Davis (hamstring) has been added to the team's injury list as questionable. If he can't play, rookie CB Chris Cash would likely take his place in the lineup.
Wed, 18 Sep 2002 23:14:02 -0700
The Free Press reports Detroit Lions CB Eric Davis (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 07:25:30 -0700
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com the Detroit Lions gave CB Eric Davis permission to stay in North Carolina after the team's game last Sunday. He does have family there, but there is also speculation that Davis might be contemplating retirement.
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 23:05:56 -0700
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com the Detroit Lions may name rookie CB Chris Cash a starter at cornerback ahead of veteran CB Eric Davis. Coach Marty Mornhinweg isn't sure CB Terry Fair, who is coming back from a troublesome foot injury, is 100 percent ready.
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 07:44:02 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press the addition of veteran CB Eric Davis has been a big help to the Detroit Lions secondary. "He has talent and he may have just a little bit more than I initially thought when we brought him in," coach Marty Mornhinweg said.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:59:37 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports because of concerns with the extreme heat, Detroit Lions CB Eric Davis was held out of Thursday's afternoon practice.
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 13:37:32 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have signed free agent CB Eric Davis (Broncos). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Wed, 06 Mar 2002 02:48:35 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have their eye on several free agent safeties. Victor Green (Jets), Brock Marion (Dolphins) Lance Schulters (49ers), Eric Davis (Broncos), Tony Parrish (Bears) and Chad Cota (Colts) all appear to be on the team's list to look at.
Sat, 01 Sep 2001 00:02:46 -0700
Cam Inman reports for the Contra Costa Times the San Franciso 49ers lost to the Denver Broncos 35-7 Friday night. Rookie RB Kevan Barlow provided the 49ers best offensive highlight when he powered his way into the end zone on a 7-yard TD reception in the first quarter. QB Tim Rattay started at quarterback and he threw an early interception that was returned 30-yards for a TD by Denver LB John Mobley. Rattay's second interception of the night resulted in a 24-yard return by CB Eric Davis, putting the Broncos ahead 21-7. Rattay finished 6-of-12 for 57 yards.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 14:54:12 -0700
The Denver Post reports the injured Denver Broncos who did not play last night include QB Steve Beuerlein (elbow), WR Keith Poole (hamstring), CB Eric Davis (groin), RB Terrell Davis (knee), and FB Howard Griffith (neck).
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 23:42:49 -0700
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos WR Rod Smith returned to practice on Tuesday after attending to a family emergency during the weekend. Smith was happy with the support he received from his teammates. CB Eric Davis moved another step closer to returning from a groin injury suffered last week. He reports he is getting better every day. WR Keith Poole saw his most extensive action to date at practice. Coach Mike Shanahan remained hopeful he could play against the Packers.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 07:52:50 -0700
DenverBroncos.com reports CB Eric Davis missed practice yesterday with a groin injury suffered last week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said that Davis is progressing and should be able to participate in Monday’s pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers. Shanahan said that Davis will have to miss the game if he is not at full speed by Thursday, but doesn’t think that will be the case.
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 18:24:51 -0700
According to the Associated Press three more Denver Broncos went dowm with injuries today at practice. CB Eric Davis has a groin injury, rookie DE Paul Toviessi injured his right knee, and TE Billy Miller hurt his shoulder. The Broncos scheduled an MRI on Toviessi's right knee to determine the severity of the injury. Miller hurt his shoulder in a collision with S Billy Jenkins in the afternoon.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 21:48:16 -0700
Kamon Simpson reports for The Gazette the continued struggles of Denver Broncos CB Deltha O'Neal in training camp could open the door for newly signed CB Eric Davis to become a starter. O'Neal is being forced to learn on the job after spending most of his rookie season returning kicks. He's looked green so far, providing one of the few areas of concern for a squad that is loaded at almost every position. "Did I come here planning on backing up? No," Davis said. "Should any guy be on this team if he's planning on backing up? No." O'Neal said he won't back down in the battle to win a starting job, a battle he feels he can win, regardless of the competition.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 07:22:23 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports former Carolina Panthers CB Eric Davis has agreed to a one-year, $500,000 deal with the Denver Broncos, according to league sources.
Fri, 08 Jun 2001 17:52:21 -0700
There are some team assistants in Cleveland pushing for the Browns to sign free agent CB Eric Davis, who was released by the Panthers earlier this year. However, the Browns are questioning making such a move as they're worried adding him could lead to potential setbacks for youngsters Lewis Sanders and Anthony Henry, who have both had solid showings this off-season.
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 00:10:52 -0700
Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals aren't likely to make a run after CBs Phillipi Sparks (Cowboys) or Carlton Gray (Chiefs). They've also lost interest in DeRon Jenkins and his one-year contract proposals. If the Bengals make a run after a veteran free agent corner, it'll likely be former-Panthers CB Eric Davis.
Mon, 02 Apr 2001 15:59:53 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Cleveland Browns are still interested in adding more help at the cornerback position. The Browns have aimed their target interest at free agent CB Eric Davis, who was released by the Panthers earlier this year. The Vikings have reportedly also expressed an interest in Davis.
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 14:31:58 -0800
According to their official site, after losing out on Pro Bowl left tackle Todd Steussie, the Bengals are now gearing up for a run at cornerbacks and defensive linemen. The Bengals still figure to try and sign a couple of solid players including these who have already visited in Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber, San Diego’s DeRon Jenkins and Chicago’s Walt Harris, as well as former Pro Bowler Eric Davis of Carolina.
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 01:20:42 -0800
The Free Press reports the Detroit Lions visited with free agent CB Todd Lyght (Rams) on Wednesday. The Lions are concerned with the depth in their defensive secondary as starting CB Bryant Westbrook continues his recovery from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. They previously visited with free agents James Hasty, formerly of Kansas City and Eric Davis, formerly of Carolina. Lions president Matt Millen and coach Marty Mornhinweg visited Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday to get a tour of the team's training camp. The Lions could decided to change training camp locations after the 2001 season when their contract with Saginaw Valley State runs out.
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 00:42:12 -0800
The Boston Herald reports after their recent free agent signings, the New England Patriots are reportedly about $5 million under the salary cap. About $3 million of that needs to be set aside for their draft picks. As previously reported, free agent DL Shawn Price (Bills) is due in town for a visit this week. Free agent CBs Terrance Shaw (Dolphins) and Eric Davis, formerly of the Panthers are also expected to make visits. The teams begins their formal three-month long off-season conditioning program next Monday.
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 08:24:47 -0800
NY Newsday reports the New York Giants visited with free agent DB Eric Davis, formerly of the Carolina Panthers on Monday. The Giants are looking for a cornerback, but are not believed to be close to signing one at this time.
Tue, 13 Mar 2001 08:11:06 -0800
The Boston Globe reports the New England Patriots are attempting to extend DT Henry Thomas's contract by two years to lessen the $2.7 million salary cap hit they are due to take. He has a $300,000 roster bonus payable March 29. The Patriots have set the limit on what they'll offer a free agent defensive tackle as something in the $2 million range and it's not clear from agent Neil Cornrich if DT Dana Stubblefield would sign for that amount. The team also has their eyes on former Carolina DB Eric Davis. No official numbers on the contract agreed to by LB Mike Vrabel, but he was thought to have gotten a four-year deal with minimum salaries and a six-figure signing bonus.
Wed, 07 Mar 2001 12:19:58 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports the agent for RB/KR Michael Bates said no major progress has been made in contract talks with the Carolina Panthers. Former Carolina CB Eric Davis, who has visited Detroit, is expected to visit New England in the next few days, weather permitting. The Panthers also have an interest in free agent G Frank Middleton (Bucs), although not visit has been scheduled.
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 18:23:37 -0800
As an update to previous reports, DetroitLions.com reports CEO Matt Millen confirmed the Detroit Lions have entertained visits from free agents G Tre Johnson (Redskins), T Pete Kendall (Seahawks), C Casey Wiegmann (Bears) and CB Eric Davis (Panthers).
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 10:35:40 -0800
The Plain Dealer reports the Cleveland Browns have made their list of team needs and now will attempt to address those via free agency and the NFL Draft. Although the Browns are guarding their intentions closely, coach Butch Davis and personell director Dwight Clark agree that the Browns will seek younger players. Their needs range from an outside linebacker to a running back to help in the secondary. Deciding to pursue RBs Corey Dillon or Charlie Garner via free agency is a key financial decision. Davis yesterday indicated OLB Rahim Abdullah’s future might be on special teams. The team could puruse Mike Minter and Eric Davis for their secondary. If they decide to go after a veteran TE, Rickey Dudley will be hard to ignore.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 00:38:05 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports the release earlier today of CB Eric Davis, FB William Floyd, LB Lee Woodall and OL James Dexter saved the Carolina Panthers close to $9.88 million in salary cap room. The is also expected to restructure the contracts of OL Bryan Stoltenberg, DL Sean Gilbert and CB Doug Evans. The team could free up an additional $2.15 million if DE Reggie White retires. Agent Jimmy Sexton was not available for comment, but he had earlier said White would decide before March 2.
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 17:53:54 -0800
According to their official site, the Carolina Panthers have released CB Eric Davis, FB William Floyd, LB Lee Woodall and OL James Dexter.
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 00:52:30 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports in addition to S Mike Minter, the Carolina Panthers may be in jeopardy of losing more of their 11 unrestricted free agents. KR/RB Michael Bates hasn’t even received an offer from the Panthers, sources said. The Panthers appear to have settled on retaining PK John Kasay, which means Joe Nedney will leave via free agency. The Panthers have asked OL Bryan Stoltenberg to take a paycut and a refusal will probably equal him being released. S Mike Minter said he talked to soon to be released CB Eric Davis and they’ve mentioned trying to sign with the same team next season.
Sat, 24 Feb 2001 18:39:49 -0800
Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com as soon as his name hits the waiver wire, the Cleveland Browns reportedly are going to make an immediate play for CB Eric Davis. Davis will be a free agent as soon as he is released by the Carolina Panthers next week. Pasquarelli adds forget any talk of the Browns pursuing CB Jason Sehorn of the Giants, if he hits the open market.
Fri, 23 Feb 2001 00:03:32 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers are expected to wait until early next week before they make any of their previously reported cuts. The Panthers will be at the NFL Combine until late Sunday night and didn’t want to announce the moves until next week when they return. As previously reported CB Eric Davis and FB William Floyd are expected to be released.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 01:24:31 -0800
As an update to a previously reported story, Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette DE Reggie White is expected to make a decision on whether he'll play this season or retire before March 2, his agent Jimmy Sexton said on Wednesday. There had been earlier reports he was leaning towards retiring, but Sexton gave no hints on White's plans. OL James Dexter or LB Lee Woodall could join the previously reported FB William Floyd and CB Eric Davis as ex-Panthers later today. League sources said the Panthers are expected to offer restricted free agent WR Donald Hayes a one-year tender of $1.115 million, which would force other teams to give up a first-round draft pick to get Hayes if the Panthers did not match an offer sheet for him.
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 14:32:24 -0800
As an update to previous reports, SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Carolina Panthers have notified FB William Floyd that his contract will be terminated within the next two weeks in a salary cap manuever. As previously reported, the team will also part ways with CB Eric Davis. The moves will save the team around $7 million against this year's salary cap. Floyd's hit against the cap this year will be $883,300 and Davis will cost $1.367 million against this year's cap.
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 11:57:58 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports sources tell them the Carolina Panthers are going to unload CB Eric Davis to save some salary cap dollars. The Panthers have not announced the move, but Davis met with coach George Seifert earlier this week and was told of the team's intention to release him. Due to league rules he can't be released until February 22. By waiving Davis, the Panthers will clear $4.95 million in salary cap room. They will owe him $1.367 million, the prorated amount of his signing bonus. Jimmy Hitchcock is expected to take over for Davis at CB. Deveron Harper appears to be the leading candidate to play nickel back. OL James Dexter and Bryan Stoltenberg are other candidates to be cut.
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 00:24:16 -0800
Pat Yasinskas of the Charlotte Observer reports for the Sporting News the Carolina Panthers will be looking to FB William Floyd and OL James Dexter and Bryan Stoltenberg to either restructure their contracts or face being released by the team. The team has three expensive CBs in Doug Evans, Eric Davis and Jimmy Hitchcock and may not be able to keep all three at their current price. The team is expecting to meet with DE Reggie White sometime in the next few weeks to talk about his future. The team will make a tender offer to WR Donald Hayes, but has not said at which level. The Panthers will be looking for QB Dameyune Craig to step it up in training camp to keep his roster spot. QB Matt Lytle has been re-signed and he'll compete with Craig in camp.
Tue, 26 Dec 2000 12:50:45 -0800
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert is leaning towards allowing offensive coordinator Richard Williamson, who doubles as the WRs coach, to stay with the team as their OC in 2001. QB Steve Beuerlein is pulling for him to remain. Williamson took over when Bill Musgrave quit earlier this year. The Panthers could be parting ways with FB William Floyd and CB Eric Davis due to salary cap restrictions. On the defensive line, DE Chuck Smith's (knee) future is in question as is that of DE Reggie White, who showed he's not capable of being the player he once was when coming out of retirement.
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 21:24:59 -0800
ESPN's John Clayton reports the Carolina Panthers allowed WR Muhsin Muhammad (hamstring) and CB Eric Davis (shoulder) to take Friday off of practice for additional rest. Both are expected to be able to play this weekend.
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 14:19:15 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers G Matt Campbell (ankle), LB Kory Minor (knee), RB William Floyd (ribs) are out for the season finale. RB Tshimanga Biakabutuka (toe), CB Eric Davis (shoulder) are probable.
Thu, 07 Dec 2000 10:39:36 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers woes may continue next year, simply because the defensive backfield may take a big hit due to salary cap restraints. The Panthers are about $10 million over the projected 2001 salary cap, which will make it difficult to keep their secondary together. CBs Eric Davis, Jimmy Hitchcock and Doug Evans combine for a $15.2198 million hit against the cap, so all three will likely be approached about re-working their contract. S Mike Minter is able to leave via free agency and may demand a salary between $3-$4 million per year on the open market, making it difficult for the Panthers to hold onto him.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 14:33:50 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports CB Eric Davis had another sensational game according to head coach George Seifert. Davis was in on three turnovers, causing two fumbles and making an interception. He also had three passes defensed. Rookie RB Brad Hoover was held to 63 yards on 22 carries and had to leave the game briefly to have a bloody lip tended to after LB London Fletcher of the Rams stuck a fist inside his facemask at the end of one particularly vicious tackle.
Wed, 14 Jul 1999 10:30:00 -0700
ESPN reports that the Dolphins have released rookie Free Agent DE Eric Davis (Georgia Southern).