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Sun, 22 Aug 2004 16:30:16 -0700
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman (knee) will miss the remainder of the 2004 season after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee. An MRI showed a torn ACL and he'll need season-ending surgery Monday, Aug. 23, due to the injury. He also suffered a torn ACL in 2003.
Sat, 31 Jul 2004 13:26:24 -0700
Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman (knee) had arthroscopic surgery recently but should return to action soon.
Mon, 12 Jul 2004 10:39:55 -0700
Brett Borden, of Panthers.com, reports Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman (knee) has been rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and expects to play a major role on the defensive line. "The first thing I want to prove is that I can come back from (the injury)," Pittman said. "The second thing I want to prove is that I'm still a quality player. The third thing is to get back out there and make some things happen for this team. I felt like, in a way, that I let them down last year. It's hard to be better than what we were, but I just feel like I could have contributed."
Sun, 13 Jun 2004 08:59:25 -0700
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman (knee) is still angry over an illegal chop block by Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Keenan McCardell last year that resulted in a torn ACL in his knee. "I know it was a cheap shot," Pittman said. "The play went to the opposite side of the field. I was tied up with a guard and somebody hit me outside. It was a cheap shot. The guy still has never apologized, but I'm not looking for one. I'll just get him back on the field next year. I'll get him clean though, not dirty." Pittman believes sitting out last season has been beneficial. "I grew in a lot of ways," Pittman said. "First of all, I realized how much I really love this game. After playing for eight years and making quite a bit of money, I started thinking about retirement. But, after sitting out for a year, I realized that is not what I want."
Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:27:02 -0800
Updating previous reports, Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports the Carolina Panthers deal with DE Kavika Pittman is a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $785,000.
Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:15:32 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have re-signed unrestricted free agent DE Kavika Pittman. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sat, 20 Sep 2003 09:41:16 -0700
The Associated Press reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Keenan McCardell is appealing the $12,500 fine by the NFL for two illegal blocks. "The one on Kavika Pittman wasn't a high-low," McCardell said. "I really wasn't trying to hurt anybody. My intent is not to hurt anybody out on that field like that with an illegal block."
Fri, 19 Sep 2003 09:01:44 -0700
Updating previous reports, Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers, as expected, have placed DE Kavika Pittman (knee) on injured reserve.
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 08:39:52 -0700
Updating previous reports, Pat Yasinskas and Stan Olson, of the Charlotte Observer, report the NFL has fined Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Keenan McCardell $12,500 for a chop block on Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman. "I'm a little disappointed in the fine," McCardell said. "I'm going to look at (the play) again. From what they said, (Pittman) was engaged (with a blocker). He wasn't engaged. So I'm going to plead my case and see what happens." Pittman tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee on the play, and is out for the season.
Wed, 17 Sep 2003 16:54:54 -0700
Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman (knee) will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL injury. Pittman is expected to be placed on the injured reserve list in the next day or two.
Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:43:44 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said the team has lost DE Kavika Pittman (ACL) for the season after he suffered a torn ACL. He'll be placed on injured reserve.
Mon, 15 Sep 2003 06:26:59 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers DE Kavika Pittman (knee) had to be carted off the field on Sunday, Sept. 14, with what the team is calling a left knee sprain. Pittman will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury. "I felt something pop," Pittman said.
Fri, 23 May 2003 04:40:54 -0700
Pat Yasinskas for the Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free agent DE Kavika Pittman (Broncos) to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. He will count $475,000 against the salary cap this year.
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 05:22:39 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Denver Post reports if free agent DE Kavika Pittman (Broncos) does not sign with the New Orleans Saints, he could make a visit to the Buffalo Bills.
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 05:22:13 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Denver Post reports if free agent DE Kavika Pittman (Broncos) does not sign with the New Orleans Saints, he could make a visit to the New York Giants.
Sat, 08 Mar 2003 08:02:57 -0800
The Times Picayune reports free agent DE Kavika Pittman (Broncos) visited with the New Orleans Saints on Friday.
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 19:31:54 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the AP reports the Denver Broncos saved $1.5 million in salary cap space by releasing DL Kavika Pittman on Tuesday.
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 15:51:48 -0800
The Denver Broncos have announced the release of DE Kavika Pittman.
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 05:31:44 -0800
The Denver Post reports the Denver Broncos might decide to release DE Kavika Pittman. His release would save the team $1.5 million against the 2003 salary cap.
Fri, 23 Aug 2002 09:38:31 -0700
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman has been elevated to the starting right end position. He will start in the teamís preseason game this weekend, and will most likely remain there when the regular season begins. He was battling with second-year DE Reggie Hayward for the position.
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 02:04:03 -0700
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman returned to practiced Tuesday. He missed Mondayís action to attend to some personal matters.
Mon, 29 Jul 2002 04:09:01 -0700
Lee Rasizer and Lynn DeBruin for the Rocky Mountain News report Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman was excused from practice Sunday to attend a funeral.
Fri, 31 May 2002 08:20:30 -0700
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman remains on the bubble, however the team may wait until later this summer before making a decision on his future status with the team. He already took a big pay cut earlier this year.
Sat, 04 May 2002 13:58:55 -0700
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos DE Reggie Hayward is working as a starter ahead of Kavika Pittman. DT Jerry Johnson was working as a starter in place DT Chester McGlockton, who missed Friday's workouts to attend to a family matter.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:25:04 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports the Denver Broncos have convinced DE Kavika Pittman to accept a hefty pay cut to remain with the team. The move will free up almost $1.8 million against the salary cap. He'll now be paid $750,000 plus incentives based on sacks and playing time. He tore a calf muscle last year and his agent, Brad Blank, said he could pass a physical and is working hard to get back in shape.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:33:10 -0800
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan met with DE Kavika Pittman on Tuesday in an effort to work out a new deal with Pittman that would lower his base salary this year and save the Broncos about $1.5 million against the salary cap. The Broncos would like to hold onto Pittman instead of cutting him now. If they did, they'd only save $250,000 against the cap.
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 09:28:58 -0800
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman's future with the team is uncertain. He's set to make $2.5 million this year. Should the Broncos release him, they'd save $250,000 against the 2002 salary cap.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 20:22:59 -0800
According to ESPN, the Denver Broncos have placed DT Jerry Johnson, WR Phil McGeoghan, DE Kavika Pittman, LB Bill Romanowski and FB Detron Smith on their expansion list.
Sat, 19 Jan 2002 09:30:23 -0800
The Denver Post reports the Denver Broncos plan to expose DE Kavika Pittman, ST/FB Detron Smith, DT Jerry Johnson and WR Phil McGeoghan to the Houston Texans' on their expansion list.
Sat, 29 Dec 2001 10:51:49 -0800
The Daily Camera reports Denver Broncos DE Reggie Hayward will start at defensive end this weekend. He takes the place of injured Kavika Pittman, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this month.
Tue, 25 Dec 2001 09:30:23 -0800
The Daily Camera reports even with an extra weeks rest, Denver Broncos CB Denard Walker (knee) may not return to action this week. He did not practice yesterday. His backup, CB Jimmy Spencer, had an excused absence but will return to practice Wednesday. Rookie DE Reggie Hayward will take RDE Kavika Pittman's (calf/IR) place in the starting lineup.
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:56:44 -0800
USA Today reports the Denver Broncos have placed QB Gus Frerotte and DE Kavika Pittman on the injured reserve list.
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 15:16:35 -0800
DenverBroncos.com reports Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman (calf) suffered a torn left calf muscle in which the tendon was retracted. His season is over and he's likely headed to injured reserve. He'll need 6-8 weeks to recover.
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:25:25 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos CB Denard Walker (knee) suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday's game when he had his knee rolled up on. The injury isn't believed to be serious, but it could keep him out the remainder of the season. DE Kavika Pittman (calf) suffered a strained calf and didn't return.
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:33:59 -0800
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said OL Matt Lepsis (knee) underwent an MRI on his knee, which was negative. S Kenoy Kennedy (back) was quite sore on Monday but should be available to play this weekend. FB Tony Carter (sprained knee), DT Chester McGlockton (ankle), OG Dan Neil (ankle) and DE Kavika Pittman (bruised shoulder) should be okay. The team will evaluate WR/ST Kevin Kasper (ankle) on Wednesday; he was feeling better on Monday.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:25:12 -0700
According to Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan, WR Chris Cole suffered a sprained ankle and bruised shoulder on Sunday. He was feeling better on Monday. TE Desmond Clark (sprained ankle) will have his status updated on Wednesday. The team isn't sure how bad the ankle injury currently is. FB Detron Smith (concussion/neck) was banged up on Sunday, as was DL Kavika Pittman (bruised thigh). Pittman should be fine for this weekend's game.
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:37:22 -0700
The AP reports Denver Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey missed practice on Thursday because he was ill with the flu. DL Leon Lett and DT Chester McGlockton returned to practice after nursing injuries. DE Kavika Pittman did not work out because of a sprained ankle.
Sun, 06 May 2001 18:23:18 -0700
The Denver Post reports if the Denver Broncos were to take the field today, their starting defensive line would be Leon Lett at left defensive end, Chester McGlockton at left tackle, Trevor Pryce at right tackle and Kavika Pittman at right defensive end.
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 07:35:32 -0800
The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos LT Tony Jones (thigh/ankle), TE Billy Miller (shoulder), LB Keith Burnes (elbow/knee) are all expected to be able to practice this week and play this weekend. TE Desmond Clark (fractured forearm) felt better on Monday and DE Kavika Pittman (shoulder) and LB John Mobley (thumb) are expected to be fine.
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 17:02:58 -0800
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman briefly left Sunday's game holding his shoulder, an injury he has been nursing for a couple of weeks. The Broncos reported no other significant injuries.
Tue, 05 Dec 2000 13:47:19 -0800
The Daily Camera Reports TE Desmond Clark fractured his forearm late in the fourth quarter. However, he is not to expected to miss any playing time. LG Lennie Friedman has a thumb sprain. LB Keith Burns has got a forearm bruise. DE Kavika Pittman has a knee bruise. LB Ian Gold has swelling in the knee. WR Ed McCaffrey has a calf strain. WR Scottie Montgomery (knee) should return by Wednesday's practice after missing two weeks.
Sat, 02 Dec 2000 10:46:04 -0800
The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos DL Kavika Pittman (shoulder) and LB John Mobley (thumb) returned to practice on Friday. As previously reported, Mobley feels he'll be able to play with his hand in a cast. He joked that he could hit opponents in the chin a few times with his "legal weapon" and they'll stay away from him. Head coach Mike Shanahan also joked about it, stating it's unfortunate the "Deacon Jones head slap" was banned by the league. CB Terrell Buckley has taken rookie Deltha O'Neal under his wing and has been working extra with him. O'Neal is replacing CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) in the starting lineup.
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 15:54:13 -0800
The Denver Post reports LB John Mobley (thumb) had a small cast placed on his fractured thumb and is expected to practice Friday. DE Kavika Pittman (shoulder) is also expected to practice Friday for the first time this week.
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 18:05:50 -0800
The Denver Post reports the MRI on Denver Broncos DE Kavika Pittman's injured right shoulder was negative but his status for this weekend's game remains up in the air. FB Howard Griffith (sprained toe) was also injured during the weekend's game against Seattle but is expected to play.