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Titans | Unlikely to Re-Sign Ackerman

Sat, 18 Sep 2004 10:26:26 -0700

Jim Wyatt and Jessica Hopp, of the Tennessean, report free agent OG Tom Ackerman (Titans) is "pretty much retired," according to his agent, Cameron Foster, and is unlikely to re-sign with the Tennessee Titans.

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Titans | Ackerman Could be Retained

Tue, 02 Mar 2004 19:10:16 -0800

Larry Stone, of Titans Radio News, reports Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese said the team would consider re-signing C Tom Ackerman, who was recently released due to salary cap implications.

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Titans | Ackerman Released

Tue, 02 Mar 2004 17:45:51 -0800

The Tennessee Titans have announced the team has released OL Tom Ackerman.

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Titans | Ackerman Expected To Be Released

Tue, 02 Mar 2004 12:18:35 -0800

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans backup OL Tom Ackerman is expected to be released.

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Titans | Ackerman Could Handle Long Snapping Duties For Divisional Playoff Game

Tue, 06 Jan 2004 16:10:50 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports if Tennessee Titans LS Ken Amato (ankle, hamstring) cannot play, in the Saturday, Jan. 10, AFC Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots, then C Tom Ackerman will handle the long snapping. The Titans would likely directional kick more in the punting game with Ackerman in there because he isn't quite as fast in the middle of the field as Amato is.

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Titans | Amato Questionable

Mon, 05 Jan 2004 12:54:14 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans LS Ken Amato (ankle/hamstring) suffered injuries to his ankle and hamstring during the wild-card game against the Baltimore Ravens and is questionable for the playoff game against the New England Patriots. If Amato were unable to play, OL Tom Ackerman would handle the long-snapping duties this week.

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Titans | Ackerman To Play Guard

Mon, 15 Sep 2003 21:22:28 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans OL Tom Ackerman will play at right guard while OG Benji Olson is out. Ackerman is not as powerful at the point of attack as the 320-pound Olson is, but he is a savvy veteran who plays the angles well.

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Titans | Ackerman To Play Center If Needed

Mon, 15 Sep 2003 12:28:06 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman would play center, should C Justin Hartwig be moved to guard.

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Titans | Hartwig To Start Again

Mon, 25 Aug 2003 10:36:54 -0700

Updating previous reports, Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, reports Tennessee Titans C Justin Hartwig will start the final preseason game on Thursday, Aug. 28, against the Green Bay Packers. Hartwig, who stepped in when starting C Tom Ackerman (knee) needed surgery on his knee, will start his fourth straight game despite Ackerman's return to the lineup. "They haven't really told me much, but they're giving me an opportunity to win this job, and I think if I keep playing well, I have a chance," Hartwig said. Head coach Jeff Fisher said there was still "a chance" Ackerman could win the starting role.

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Titans | Ackerman Limited

Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:03:11 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) practiced Thursday, Aug. 21 on a limited basis.

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Titans | Ackerman Could Play In Bengals Pre-Season Game

Thu, 21 Aug 2003 13:07:10 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee), who has yet to play in the pre-season, could also see some action briefly in the Saturday, Aug. 23 pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Titans | Hartwig Battling For Starting Center Spot

Thu, 21 Aug 2003 13:05:39 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Justin Hartwig has started both pre-season games so far, but veteran C Tom Ackerman is back from arthroscopic knee surgery and is practicing on a limited basis.

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Titans | Ackerman Making Progress, Not Expected To Play Saturday

Fri, 15 Aug 2003 10:30:00 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) is making progress, but he's not expected to play Saturday, August 16 against the Buffalo Bills, according to Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. Ackerman is expected to return in time for the Saturday, August 23 pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Titans | Ackerman Returns to Practice

Thu, 14 Aug 2003 19:48:12 -0700

Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, August 14, after missing more than a week with a knee injury, according to J. Michael Moore of TitansOnline.com.

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Titans | Ackerman Surgery Goes Well

Thu, 07 Aug 2003 06:36:51 -0700

Updating previous reports, TitansOnline.com reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) is doing well after knee surgery according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

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Titans | Ackerman To Have Surgery

Wed, 06 Aug 2003 09:49:02 -0700

According to Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Ackerman, who had his knee scoped during the off-season to have a bone spur removed, will have the same surgery to repair a "flap tear" he believes happened over the weekend against the Miami Dolphins. Ackerman is expected to miss two weeks, possibly more. "I hope to get some game time in before the regular season starts," Ackerman said. "At the same time, I don't want to jeopardize the rest of the guys going into the regular season." OL Justin Hartwig, who is still learning the center position, will take over as the starter.

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Titans | Hartwig To Receive Reps At Center

Mon, 04 Aug 2003 15:22:49 -0700

J. Michael Moore, of TitansOnline.com, reports Tennessee Titans second-year OG Justin Hartwig may be given practice reps at center this week to add depth behind veteran C Tom Ackerman. Hartwig is excited about the opportunity to play center. "Not only is it making the calls and telling your other linemen what to do, it's the uncertainty of just the little technique things," Hartwig said. "You need lots of time, lots of practice, and lots of reps at it. You have to be able to develop over time. Hopefully if I get a lot of work in training camp I'll be alright come the season."

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Titans | Ackerman Being Worked

Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:06:30 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) has been on the field for every workout so far, while other veterans have only had to attend one practice a day during two-a-day practice sessions. This, apparently, is because he's the only experienced center on the roster. "Would one-a-days be great? In a perfect world, yes," Ackerman said. "But I feel fine. I wasn't sure when camp started because I hadn't really tested (the knee) with the pads on. In training camp, you're going to be sore and the knee specifically has been a little bit, but I'll be all right."

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Titans | Ackerman Competing To Be Starting Long Snapper

Mon, 28 Jul 2003 14:42:18 -0700

According to J. Michael Moore, of TitansOnline.com, Tennessee Titans starting center Tom Ackerman will also be competing for the starting long snapper position against undrafted free agents C John Garrison and FB R.J. Luke. "Tom would be fine, but he's also our starting center so that's the disadvantage," special teams coach Alan Lowry said. "With him having to play every snap in a game, and also snap and cover punts and that kind of stuff is really hard on him. It's a situation I really wouldn't like to have."

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Titans | Ackerman Still Not 100 Percent

Sat, 26 Jul 2003 09:59:35 -0700

Jeff Legwold, of the Nashville Tennessean, reports for the Sporting News that Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman (knee) is still suffering from knee problems after undergoing surgery on it. Ackerman aggravated the injury during minicamp this year.

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Titans | Ackerman Contract

Thu, 03 Apr 2003 05:49:30 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans C Tom Ackerman agreed to a three-year deal Wednesday. He will receive a $285,000 signing bonus and base salaries of $655,000 (2003), $750,000 (2004), and $1.5 million (2006).

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Titans | Ackerman Signed

Wed, 02 Apr 2003 14:33:46 -0800

Updating earlier stories, TitansOnline.com reports the Tennessee Titans have officially agreed to terms with the free agent C/G Tom Ackerman to an undisclosed deal.

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Titans | Ackerman Deal Close

Mon, 31 Mar 2003 22:28:03 -0800

Titans Radio Network reports a deal between the Tennessee Titans and OL Tom Ackerman is all but finalized. ''We’re down to the paperwork now,'' Titans GM Floyd Reese said.

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Titans | Ackerman Remains in the Picture

Sun, 30 Mar 2003 09:45:09 -0800

Updating ongoing reports, the Tennessean reports offensive lineman Tom Ackerman has been working out at the Tennessee Titans facilities and is doing so with the understanding that a new contract is almost completed. The starting job at center would also be his for the taking. A deal could be reached in the upcoming week.

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Titans | Looking for Center after June 1?

Thu, 27 Mar 2003 12:02:59 -0800

Jeff Legwold, of The Tennessean, reports for The Sporting News that the Tennessee Titans likely will try to sign a center after June 1, when more veterans may be available. As previously reported, the Titans currently don't have a center on the roster but are close to re-signing Tom Ackerman.

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Titans | Agent: Deal Close For Ackerman

Wed, 26 Mar 2003 05:01:22 -0800

According to the Tennessean, agent Cameron Foster said his client, C Tom Ackerman, is close to re-signing with the Tennessee Titans. Foster said his client is in Nashville ready to begin work in the team's off-season training program, which began this week.

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Titans | Ackerman Deal Close

Wed, 12 Mar 2003 04:32:54 -0800

Updating previous reports, the Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans and free agent OL Tom Ackerman (Titans) are close to a contract agreement. Ackerman’s agent, Cameron Foster, wants to finalize the numbers Wednesday. “I told him [Titans general manager Floyd Reese] I wanted to get this done quickly before other opportunities pass for Tom, and I think he is aware of that,” Foster said. “I hope we can agree on numbers or we could be looking elsewhere.”

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Titans | Trying To Re-sign Ackerman

Thu, 06 Mar 2003 00:31:07 -0800

The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans made a three-year contract offer to free agent OL Tom Ackerman (Titans). Ackerman's agent, Cameron Foster, said Titans GM Floyd Reese has informed him he wants Ackerman to be the team's starting center in 2003. Foster was scheduled to talk to Ackerman last night and get back to Reese Thursday. Several other teams have expressed an interest in Ackerman, but Foster said he's going to hold off making any other visits until he's had a chance to negotiate further with the Titans.

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Titans | Free Agent Center Notes

Sat, 01 Mar 2003 01:03:57 -0800

The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have an offer on the table in their efforts to re-sign free agent C Gennaro DiNapoli (Titans). The team is also watching to see what free agent C Tom Ackerman (Titans) does about re-signing. There's at least a possibility Ackerman could return as DiNapoli's replacement.

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Titans | Ackerman To Have Surgery

Wed, 22 Jan 2003 05:50:06 -0800

The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans OG Tom Ackerman (knee) will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee in the coming weeks.

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Titans | Ackerman Signed

Tue, 03 Sep 2002 13:40:40 -0700

Titansonline.com reports the Tennessee Titans have signed free agent C/G Tom Ackerman (Raiders).

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Raiders | Ackerman Released

Sun, 01 Sep 2002 19:41:19 -0700

NFL.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released C Tom Ackerman.

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Redskins | Trade Talking

Tue, 13 Aug 2002 11:49:35 -0700

According to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com, the Washington Redskins recently talked to the Oakland Raiders about a trade for OL Mo Collins. Some Redskins staffers who worked with Collins at the University of Florida weren't particularly sold on him. The Raiders, always loaded on the line, might be inclined to trade OL Matt Stinchcomb, OL Brad Badger or OL Tom Ackerman, all of whom would start for the Redskins.

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Raiders | One Official

Thu, 16 May 2002 19:17:26 -0700

Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have now officially signed OL Tom Ackerman.

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Raiders | Ackerman Added

Fri, 10 May 2002 07:20:04 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Oakland Raiders have added veteran OL Tom Ackerman (Saints). He signed a one-year, $525,000 deal with the Raiders.

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Texans | The Free Agent Visits Never Stop

Tue, 02 Apr 2002 22:19:17 -0800

The Houston Chronicle reports the Houston Texans will visit with free agent OL Tom Ackerman (Saints) and LB Allen Aldridge (Lions) on Wednesday.

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Saints | Ackerman Released

Tue, 12 Mar 2002 14:17:02 -0800

NewOrleansSaints.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released G/C Tom Ackerman.

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Saints | Complete Expansion List

Tue, 22 Jan 2002 16:42:10 -0800

ESPN reports the New Orleans Saints have placed QB Jeff Blake, OLT William Roaf, LB Darrin Smith, OG Wally Williams and OL Tom Ackerman on their expnsion list.

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Saints | Williams Banged Up

Mon, 15 Oct 2001 15:27:44 -0700

Jeff Duncan reports for the Times Picayune that New Orleans Saints OLG Wally Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained left ankle during Sunday's game. Tom Ackerman replaced him during the game.

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Saints | Ackerman Stays

Wed, 15 Aug 2001 21:32:41 -0700

Ricky Zeller reports for NewOrleansSaints.com OL Tom Ackerman finally decided to redo his contract to stay with the team. The move gives the Saints over $500,000 of salary cap breathing space. Ackerman returned to his usual role as the Saints top reserve at center during Wednesday's evening practice. "There's no doubt that we're a better team with him," said GM Randy Mueller.

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Saints | Ackerman Update

Tue, 14 Aug 2001 18:40:47 -0700

As an update to an ongoing storyline, Steve Wiseman reports for the Sun Herald New Orleans Saints OL Tom Ackerman and his agent, Cameron Foster, have proposed a counter offer to the team that would still lower his base salary this year but allow him a chance to be an unrestricted free agent after this season. Saints GM Randy Mueller said the team has yet to make a decision on the latest proposal. Neither side would discuss the proposal, but NFL sources said it would reduce Ackerman's base salary to $500,000 while paying him a $270,000 signing bonus. It would also include incentives that could void the final two years of the contract and allow Ackerman to be an unrestricted free agent next March.

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Saints | Ackerman Note

Tue, 07 Aug 2001 06:20:12 -0700

Jeff Duncan reports for the Times Picayune New Orleans Saints GM Randy Mueller said he has received a a handful of calls about the availability of veteran OL Tom Ackerman. Of course Ackerman recently refused a paycut from the team and may be released. The Dolphins, Patriots and Browns are reportedly the main suitors.

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Saints | Ackerman Makes It Official

Wed, 01 Aug 2001 22:21:21 -0700

The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints OL Tom Ackerman told coach Jim Hasslet on Tuesday night, what has been speculated to for weeks, he was rejecting a pay cut the team asked him to take last month. Ackerman decided over the weekend that he would not take the cut. The Saints will likely terminate Ackerman's contract, but not until the end of the pre-season in case one of the top six linemen was injured. At a news conference Wednesday, Haslett said, "There is no situation. He is part of this team, period. That's the only situation there is."

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Saints | Ackerman Won't Take Cut

Sat, 21 Jul 2001 18:55:45 -0700

Steve Wiseman reports for the Sun Herald agent Cameron Foster, representing New Orleans Saints OL Tom Ackerman, said his client will not accept a proposed pay cut from the team. Earlier this month, the Saints asked Ackerman to lower his base salary from $1.1 million to $500,000 in exchange for a $100,000 signing bonus. Saints GM Randy Mueller said the Saints plan to hang onto Ackerman for training camp, but a move will have to be made before the start of the regular season.

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Saints | Other Picks Should Sign In Time

Mon, 16 Jul 2001 09:21:04 -0700

The Sun Herald reports the New Orleans Saints expect to have their three remaining unsigned draft picks, excluding RB Deuce McAllister, signed in time for training camp. Third-rounder Kenny Smith, fourth-rounder Moran Norris and fifth-rounder Onome Ojo should have fairly simple deals to complete. The Saints don't need OL Tom Ackerman's money, from a possible pay cut, to get their four rookies signed.

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Dolphins | Interest In Ackerman?

Sun, 15 Jul 2001 01:40:15 -0700

Chris Perkins reports for the Sun-Sentinel the Miami Dolphins have shown in interest in New Orleans Saints reserve OL Tom Ackerman. He is currently weighing a pay cut from the Saints and could wind up being released if he refuses to take the cut.

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Saints | More On Ackerman

Sat, 14 Jul 2001 07:38:36 -0700

As a follow up to an earlier report, Steve Wiseman reports for the Sun Herald the pay cut the New Orleans Saints have requested OL Tom Ackerman to take would take his $1.1 million base salary to $500,000 along with a $100,000 signing bonus. The move would save the Saints $567,000 against this year's salary cap and give them enough room to sign all their draft picks and, if necessary, pursue a veteran kicker. GM Randy Mueller and Saints head coach Jim Haslett made it clear Ackerman can not remain on the roster and earn his $1.1 million salary this season.

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Saints | Ackerman Thinking Over Pay Cut

Fri, 13 Jul 2001 19:30:47 -0700

John Clayton of ESPN reports New Orleans Saints OL Tom Ackerman is still mulling over a pay cut from his $1.1 million salary the team has asked him to take. The Saints aren't doing anything yet to release him before the start of camp despite his non-decision.

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Saints | Three Restructure

Mon, 09 Jul 2001 15:50:56 -0700

ESPN's John Clayton reports the New Orleans Saints have reached agreements with CB Steve Israel and DT Martin Chase to restructure their contracts with the team to save close to $200,000 in additional room under this year's salary cap. OL Chris Naeole also reworked his contract and the team is talking with backup OL Tom Ackerman about also restructuring his contract.

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Saints | Williams Returns

Fri, 31 Dec 1999 15:26:39 -0800

RB Ricky Williams (flu) was able to return for the Saints two-hour workout yesterday after he missed Wednesday's practice due to illness. In other news, Tom Ackerman is expected to start at left guard.

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