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Sun, 24 Dec 2006 19:07:13 -0800
Chris Pika, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen kicked his 539th career field goal during the Week 16 game. He is now the NFL's all-time leader in field goals, breaking former NFL PK Gary Anderson's mark of 538 career field goals.
Sat, 09 Dec 2006 11:54:15 -0800
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen is seven points away from breaking the NFL's all-time scoring record. The current leader is former NFL PK Gary Anderson with 2,435 points.
Sat, 17 Dec 2005 20:17:23 -0800
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos PK Jason Elam became the first NFL player to score 100 points in each of his first 13 seasons when he kicked an extra point in the third quarter of the team's Week 15 game. Elam is now one season short of matching the career record held by PKs Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson, who have 14 100-point seasons - but not consecutively.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 08:45:20 -0700
Rob Rossi, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers PK Jeff Reed converted a 27-yard field goal during the season opener Sunday, Sept. 11, marking his 19th consecutive field goal conversion, tying him with PK Gary Anderson for the franchise record.
Thu, 21 Jul 2005 23:00:11 -0700
Scott D. Jones, of AZCardinals.com, reports when Arizona Cardinals P Scott Player decides to retire from the league, it will mark the end of an era in the NFL. The pending retirement of PK Gary Anderson and last year's retirement of St. Louis Rams P Sean Landeta have left the Cardinal veteran as the lone remaining player to use the single (or one-bar) helmet. Player started wearing the "one-bar" when he joined the league in 1998 and doesn't apologize for his taste in equipment. "I got into a bad habit (with other mask styles) of holding the ball too high and it affected by kicks," Player said. "But with the 'one-bar', there's nothing blocking my vision, the ball or what's in front of me."
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 05:41:38 -0700
The City Paper reports it appears free agent PK Gary Anderson (Titans) is likely to once again to retire rather than sign with an NFL team.
Wed, 23 Feb 2005 10:20:33 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports after releasing PK Joe Nedney, the Tennessee Titans could look at bringing back 45-year old PK Gary Anderson. "Gary's experience down there has been so positive, it wouldn't take very much persuasion to get him to come back," said Anderson's agent, Don Mark. "He would be very interested in that. I don't think it would be a big stretch for Gary to come back again." The Titans have already worked out six kickers during the offseason.
Sun, 16 Jan 2005 10:15:24 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports veteran PK Gary Anderson is a fall back option for the Tennessee Titans if they are displeased with the performance of PK Joe Nedney this offseason.
Tue, 14 Sep 2004 15:39:31 -0700
ESPNews reports the Tennessee Titans have signed PK Gary Anderson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:12:43 -0700
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports retired PK Gary Anderson will rejoin the Tennessee Titans pending a physical. Anderson will not kick in the Saturday, Sept. 11, game against the Miami Dolphins.
Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:59:44 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Tennessee Titans have essentially agreed to a one-year contract worth $760,000 with retired PK Gary Anderson. Anderson will arrive in Nashville early next week for a physical exam, audition for the team and is expected to sign for the balance of the 2004 season. This will be the second consecutive year Anderson has come out of retirement to assist the team.
Fri, 10 Sep 2004 11:54:33 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Tennessee Titans, who are expected to sign free agent PK Aaron Elling (Vikings) Friday, Sept. 10, are uncertain how the place-kicking duties will be shared by Elling and P Craig Hentrich in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins Saturday, Sept. 11. The team is adding Elling after a season-ending injury to PK Joe Nedney (hamstring). Elling is viewed only as a stop gap for Week 1, as the team plans to sign PK Gary Anderson next week.
Mon, 30 Aug 2004 02:42:28 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Minnesota Vikings pondered bringing back PK Gary Anderson, but have decided to stick with PK Aaron Elling for the time being. However, if Elling continues to struggle the team could look a different direction.
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:34:27 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen needs only 88 points to pass PK Gary Anderson (2,346 points) as the leading scorer in NFL history. Andersen is entering his 23rd season in the league.
Sun, 11 Jan 2004 16:14:17 -0800
ESPNews reports Tennessee Titans PK Gary Anderson has retired from the NFL.
Wed, 31 Dec 2003 10:23:08 -0800
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans PK Gary Anderson has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 17. Anderson was good on all four of his field goal attempts in a 33-13 Titans' victory.
Mon, 22 Dec 2003 13:36:07 -0800
Indianapolis Colts K Mike Vanderjagt made his only field goal, a 40-yarder, in the Sunday, Dec. 21, game against the Denver Broncos to run the NFL's longest streak in the regular season to 39 kicks. If he makes his next field goal, it will tie PK Gary Anderson's record. Vanderjagt broke his own club record (145 points) with five on Sunday night, giving him 149 for season.
Mon, 08 Dec 2003 21:10:10 -0800
Indianapolis Colts PK Mike Vanderjagt made all five of his field goal attempts Sunday, Dec. 7, against the Tennessee Titans to extend his regular-season streak to 37, including 33-for-33 this season. He is now three shy of the NFL record set by current Titans' PK Gary Anderson. Vanderjagt said after the game that he will get the record; it is only a matter of time. He needs just nine points to break his own club record (145) for a season, a mark he set in 1999.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 14:39:30 -0800
Indianapolis Colts PK Mike Vanderjagt has made 28-for-28 on field goals and is among league leaders in scoring with 119 points. He's made a club-record 32 consecutive field goals in the regular season, which puts him second all-time. The consecutive record is PK Gary Anderson with 40.
Thu, 11 Sep 2003 16:07:01 -0700
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said he plans for Titans K Gary Anderson to handle all place-kicking duties.
Thu, 11 Sep 2003 15:53:21 -0700
Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports because of the NFL's minimum salary benefit, designed to promote the signing of veteran players, Tennessee Titans newly acquired K Gary Anderson is expected to count approximately $450,000 against the salary cap, even though his veteran-minimum salary will be $755,000.
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 16:50:41 -0700
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free agent K Gary Anderson (Vikings). Terms of the deal were not released. The 44-year old is the NFL's all-time leading scorer. Anderson worked out Wednesday, Sept. 10 and was signed shortly after.
Wed, 02 Jul 2003 17:41:38 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports for the Sporting News that former Minnesota Vikings PK Gary Anderson, who'll turn 44 this July, could be re-signed by the team.
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 15:29:23 -0700
As an update to previous reports, Vikings.com reports the Minnesota Vikings have officially signed PK Gary Anderson.
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:49:41 -0700
Updating earlier stories, Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com free agent PK Gary Anderson has agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. The contract is for $661,764, the prorated share of the veteran minimum base salary of $750,000.
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 07:04:32 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com free agent PK Gary Anderson is expected to sign a one-year, $750,000 contract that will count $450,000 against the cap, with the Minnesota Vikings.
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 13:15:35 -0700
ESPN reports free agent PK Gary Anderson is contemplating a contract offer from the Minnesota Vikings. If they sign Anderson, the Vikings probably will keep PK Doug B rien on the roster for kickoff duty.
Mon, 16 Sep 2002 11:37:17 -0700
ESPNews reports the Minnesota Vikings are ready to re-sign veteran PK Gary Anderson to replace Doug Brien, who is likely to be released. The team would also have to sign a kickoff specialist because Anderson doesn’t kick off.
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 10:27:19 -0700
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings PK Doug Brien is struggling, but coach Mike Tice is sticking with him, for now. Tice met Saturday with Brien. Brien has made 1 of 5 field-goal attempts in three pre-season games. "This isn't some punk. This is a grown man who is a pro," Tice said."I know he's having a hard time, but he's going to work it out. (Linebacker Henri) Crockett struggled early and we weren't going to cut him, so it's the same thing. I had a great talk with Doug, and I'm confident he'll get better." Sources say the team could re-sign PK Gary Anderson, if Brien is cut.
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 09:46:02 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports free agent PK Gary Anderson (Vikings) hasn't seen much attention on the free agent market. That may be because it appeared he would return to the Vikings, but that possibility ended on Monday when the Vikings went another direction.
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 20:39:33 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings plan to use newly signed PK Doug Brien on kickoffs as well as FGs and PATs. That ability convinced the team to sign him and not re-sign veteran PK Gary Anderson. Coach Mike Tice praised Anderson in part of a statement released today, "Gary obviously is a future Hall of Famer and deserved the process in which we took. Gary was very gracious when I spoke to him on the phone for the way the situation was handled." Brien agreed to a one-year contract worth $650,000, which according to a new NFL rule will count $450,000 against the salary cap.
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 09:36:49 -0700
As previously reported, the Minnesota Vikings expect to announce a decision on PK Gary Anderson's status with the team Monday. Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the team appears to be leaning to re-signing Anderson.
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 06:44:44 -0700
The Star-Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings will make a decision on whether or not they will bring back veteran PK Gary Anderson on Monday. The team is using this weekend's minicamp as an extended tryout for kickers, punters and long-snappers. If the team re-signs Anderson, they'd need someone else to handle the kickoffs.
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 21:35:32 -0700
The Star Tribune reports free agent PK Gary Anderson's future with the Minnesota Vikings is still not decided. Coach Mike Tice invited Anderson, a free agent, to Winter Park on Sunday to discuss his situation with special teams coach Jay Hayes. "We want Gary to come back," Tice said. "And we want Gary to be treated with the dignity of a future Hall of Famer. [If he signed], he would come in and compete and see how it falls with the kickoff situation." If Anderson turns down the Vikings offer, free agent Doug Brien (Bucs) remains a possibility.
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:24:28 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings held their scheduled kicking competition Monday. 10 players were in showing off their kicking and punting skills. The Vikings were impressed by a number of the candidates, notably veteran free agent P Tom Tupa (Jets). Coach Mike Tice said PK Gary Anderson will meet with special teams coach Jay Hayes to continue evaluations.
Wed, 06 Mar 2002 20:53:56 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings will hold a tryout for nine PKs/punters next Monday. They are: Leo Arguz, Rick Barrow, Ryan Denton, Brent Gordon, Jon Hilbert, Don Icsman, Cedric Oglesby, Matt Simonton and Tom Tupa. Free agent PK Gary Anderson, whom coach Mike Tice said the Vikings are attempting to re-sign, is scheduled to attend but will not kick. He will help evaluate the other kickers.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:22:43 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press that the Minnesota Vikings would like to re-sign free agent PK Gary Anderson and are also considering adding a kickoff specialist because Anderson doesn't kick off. The team plans to try out punters and kickers in the next month.
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 21:41:23 -0800
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said Wednesday the team remains interested in re-signing free agent PK Gary Anderson, but he hinted they will pursue another veteran kicker to compete in training camp with Anderson.
Tue, 25 Dec 2001 21:44:22 -0800
The Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Steelers PK Kris Brown, despite his struggles, is moving in on several team place-kicking records. He already has tied Gary Anderson for the longest field goal (55 yards). His 43 attempts equal Roy Gerela's single-season record set in 1973. He is five short of the record for most successful field goals in a season (34) set by Norm Johnson in 1995. He leads the NFL in scoring (115 points) and field goals (29).
Sat, 03 Nov 2001 09:40:59 -0800
The AP reports New York Giants PK Morten Andersen will join George Blanda and Gary Anderson as the only players ever to participate in 300 NFL games when he plays Sunday.
Mon, 07 May 2001 04:36:13 -0700
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings PK Gary Anderson, entering his 20th NFL season, hasn't had any thoughts about retirement yet. Anderson is in the final year of his contract with the Vikings.
Thu, 04 Jan 2001 09:21:15 -0800
The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings will be prepared if P/K Mitch Berger (groin) can't play this weekend. Berger did some work on Tuesday but is expected to serve as the punter at least this weekend. If he can't handle kickoffs, PK Gary Anderson would take over. The Vikings haven't ruled out using DB Robert Tate on kickoff returns during the playoffs. Troy Walters has been returning both kicks and punts in recent weeks and is making improvement but the team still wants to be more explosive on special teams.
Mon, 25 Dec 2000 00:03:19 -0800
Accrording to the Star-Tribune, Minnesota Vikings punter and kickoff specialist Mitch Berger pulled a groin muscle in pre-game warmups, but still managed to punt despite the pain. PK Gary Anderson took over kickoff duties for Berger who, despite the injury, had one of his best games of the season. He averaged 46 yards on seven punts, with a long of 56 yards. As reported earlier, OT Korey Stringer hyperextended his right knee. He is scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging test done today to assess the damage to the knee. However, the test is not expected to reveal a torn ligament, and some in the Vikings locker room were confident Stringer would be able to play in two weeks, Stringer included.