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Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:57:18 -0700
Updating a previous report, according to Andrew Mason of DenverBroncos.com, free agent LB John Mobley (neck), recently released by the Denver Broncos, will sit out the entire 2004 season due to a spinal-cord contusion suffered last year. Mobley has left the door open for a potential return next season if the condition improves.
Tue, 27 Jul 2004 13:29:09 -0700
ESPNews reports the Denver Broncos have released LB John Mobley (neck), after he failed a team physical.
Wed, 09 Jun 2004 17:30:43 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (neck) may sit out the entire 2004 season. Head coach Mike Shanahan confirmed Wednesday, June 9, that if Mobley's condition doesn't change after further examinations later this summer, then the medical personnel will advise Mobley to sit out of the 2004 season due to a spinal-cord contusion he suffered last year. Shanahan said Mobley still has a spot on his neck and the doctor recommended he not play this year. While he'll be checked out again in a month or two, the doctors don't believe it'll change.
Wed, 02 Jun 2004 11:17:50 -0700
Lynn DeBruin, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist said the team does not have enough information regarding the health of LB John Mobley's (neck) to make any decision about his future with the club. Mobley, who suffered a spinal-cord injury midway through last season, is scheduled to travel to California next week to meet with a neck expert who has been monitoring his rehabilitation. Mobley then will meet with the Broncos' team doctors and coaches to discuss his options.
Mon, 10 May 2004 12:16:51 -0700
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (neck) did not participate in team's weekend minicamp, leaving his football future in doubt. "I think it will be in the middle of June, the late part of June, before the doctors really feel there is any chance to have any progress," Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said.
Fri, 23 Apr 2004 10:56:06 -0700
The Denver Post reports the jury weighing the criminal case of Denver Broncos LB John Mobley will continue proceedings Friday, April 23, following hearing testimony and closing arguments that lasted until nearly 10 p.m. MST on Thursday, April 22. Mobley is on trial for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in December 2002, which is his second DUI arrest in less than four years.
Wed, 21 Apr 2004 10:28:24 -0700
The Rocky Mountain News reports a defense attorney in the drunken driving trial of Denver Broncos LB John Mobley on Tuesday, April 20, has implied Mobley was pulled over by police because of his race. Mobley was arrested Dec. 28, 2002, by Parker, Colo., police officer Matt Stoneberger, who testified he stopped the All-Pro linebacker for driving 69 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Wed, 31 Mar 2004 14:11:05 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan has said LB John Mobley (back) has not been cleared to play. Mobley will not be allowed to participate in the team's offseason conditioning program until he passes a physical. Shanahan noted he is uncertain as to when Mobley will play again.
Thu, 04 Mar 2004 21:29:28 -0800
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said Thursday, March 4, LB John Mobley (neck) is still getting treatment. "John feels really good about his opportunity to come back and play, and I'm really excited about him coming back," Shanahan said.
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 03:29:32 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley restructured his contract. He was previously slated to have a $5.15 million salary cap hit this year.
Thu, 06 Nov 2003 17:05:06 -0800
The Denver Broncos have placed LB John Mobley (neck) on the injured reserve list, head coach Mike Shanahan announced Thursday, Nov. 6. Mobley, who suffered a spinal cord contusion in the Sunday, Oct. 26, game at the Baltimore Ravens, had an MRI Wednesday, Nov. 5, and the results came back negative. Despite not having to undergo surgery, Mobley's doctors, however, did say he would require a six-to-nine month rehabilitation period.
Wed, 05 Nov 2003 07:14:40 -0800
Updating ongoing reports, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (spinal cord), speaking publicly for the first time since he injured his spinal cord, said he is more concerned with returning to a normal way of life than when he would play again. When asked if he plans to play again this season, Mobley said: "I'm not certain about that right now. I'm worried about my personal health more than anything right now." Mobley, who has not received encouraging news from doctors thus far, is scheduled to meet with a specialist on Thursday, Nov. 6. Mobley said the ordeal has been "scary."
Tue, 04 Nov 2003 20:43:16 -0800
Sportsline.com reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (neck) hopes to play in the Broncos next game Sunday, Nov. 16, against the San Diego Chargers after bruising his spinal cord in Week 8 against the Baltimore Ravens. His status remains uncertain until after the team's Week 10 Bye.
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 17:30:10 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared DL Dorsett Davis, WR Ed McCaffrey, OT Ephraim Salaam, OT George Foster, QB Jake Plummer, TE Jeb Putzier, LB John Mobley, OT P.J. Alexander inactive for Week 9.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 22:01:59 -0800
Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (neck) has been ruled out for the Monday, Nov. 3, game against the New England Patriots with a bruised spinal cord. Mobley is awaiting more tests to see when he can play again.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 16:07:16 -0800
Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (back) was released from a Maryland hospital after spending the night for observation after suffering a bruised spinal cord. All tests were negative, though some swelling remains. He returned to Denver Monday afternoon, but his status is uncertain pending additional tests.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 08:10:04 -0800
Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (head/neck) suffered a bruised spinal cord Sunday, Oct. 26. He remained in a hospital Sunday evening.
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 13:39:33 -0800
Updating a previous story, DenverBroncos.com reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (head/neck) has regained feeling in his extremities after suffering a neck injury. Mobley was taken to the local area hospital's trauma center in Maryland.
Sun, 26 Oct 2003 11:40:44 -0800
During Sunday's game between the Denver Broncos and the Baltimore Ravens, Broncos LB John Mobley (head/neck) was carted off the field with an apparent head or neck injury. More details will be provided when they are known.
Fri, 22 Aug 2003 14:04:05 -0700
Patrick Saunders, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos want to find a way to keep Broncos special-teams captain and veteran LB Keith Burns on the roster. But with Broncos rookie LB Terry Pierce proving he's a worthy second-round pick, there's no longer room for Burns at middle linebacker. So the Broncos have switched Burns to strongside linebacker behind Broncos starting LB John Mobley, hoping Burns can make the adjustment, provide depth and stick around for his 10th NFL season.
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 13:52:55 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said LB John Mobley (knee) would play in their pre-season game Saturday, August 23. "He will probably play about a quarter," Shanahan said.
Thu, 14 Aug 2003 14:17:05 -0700
Patrick Saunders, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (knee) returned to practice Monday, August 11 after missing a week of practice and sitting out the pre-season opener. Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan said he expects Mobley to play in the Broncos' second preseason game, Saturday, August 16 against the Chicago Bears.
Wed, 06 Aug 2003 15:23:40 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos LB Jashon Sykes will replace injured LB John Mobley (knee) in practice.
Wed, 06 Aug 2003 15:22:39 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (knee) sat out practice Wednesday, August 6, due to knee inflammation.
Tue, 05 Aug 2003 08:04:25 -0700
Updating previous reports, Lynn DeBruin and Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, report the MRI tests done on Denver Broncos LB John Mobley's (knee) knees came out negative. While Mobley is relieved that nothing major is wrong, it is not known when he will return to practice. In the meantime, LB Jashon Sykes will start in his place.
Mon, 04 Aug 2003 15:27:06 -0700
Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (knee) sat out practice Monday, August 4, due to knee inflammation.
Sun, 03 Aug 2003 09:46:30 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley's trial for driving under the influence charges he incurred in December was pushed back from August 19 to December. 9. Mobley was granted the continuance Thursday, July 30, and motions are set for October. 9. "It is a relief to know that everything will be postponed until later on," Mobley said. If Mobley is convicted, he would be subject to an NFL-imposed suspension. But Mobley has said he does not expect to be suspended.
Sun, 03 Aug 2003 09:35:43 -0700
The Rocky Mountain News reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (inflamed knee) returned to practice Friday, August 1 after missing two days.
Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:11:34 -0700
Lee Rasizer, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (knee) missed practice after having fluid drained from his knee. The injury does not appear to be serious.
Fri, 25 Jul 2003 13:27:15 -0700
Adam Schefter, of the Denver Post, reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley is scheduled to go on trial in Castle Rock on August 19 for driving under the influence after being arrested December 28, the day before Denver's regular-season finale against Arizona. If Mobley is convicted, he will be subject to an NFL-imposed suspension. "If he's guilty, then he'll have to pay the consequences," Broncos HC Mike Shanahan said. "But I've got a strong feeling for John Mobley, what type of guy he is and how he works. And he's going to get my support until the courts prove something different."
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:02:42 -0800
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley (knee) is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Jan. 8.
Mon, 06 May 2002 08:24:46 -0700
The Denver Post reports Denver Broncos LB John Mobley spent this weekend's mini-camp getting used to his new position, strong side LB. He moved there after LB Bill Romanowski moved to Oakland. LB Ian Gold is now manning the weak side spot. "It's an adjustment, that's for sure," said Mobley, who never has played there. "I'm starting to get used to it a little bit. I felt like a fish out of water (Friday), but I feel a little bit better now." At 6-foot-1, 236 pounds, Mobley is bigger than Gold (6-0, 220), making Mobley better equipped to deal with big guys on the block.
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 06:48:44 -0800
The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys DL Peppi Zellner suffered a strained neck during yesterday's game when he was dragged down by the facemask by Denver LB John Mobley. LB Markus Steele strained his back.
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.
Sun, 18 Mar 2001 10:39:03 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports agent Tony Agnone has not heard from the Baltimore Ravens since Tuesday regarding negotiations for free agent LB Jamie Sharper. Agnone is sort of baffled since he said both sides were close to an agreement. Reportedly a five-year deal is on the table which is less than the contracts signed recently by Dwayne Rudd and John Mobley, two other free agent outside linebackers. Coach Brian Billick indicated last week that the team is going to take a break from the free agent market for now. Sharper's only visits were to the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins. He insists the Ravens are his first choice.
Wed, 07 Mar 2001 21:55:40 -0800
As a follow up to an earlier story, the Denver Broncos official site reports LB John Mobley has now officially signed his new contract. G Dan Neil, who agreed the same day as Mobley to a new contract, has yet to sign his. Also, the team released S/LB Christopher Jones who spent the 2000 season on the reserve/non-football injury list.
Sat, 03 Mar 2001 02:54:58 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports now that the re-signings of LB John Mobley and G Dan Neil are complete, the Denver Broncos can turn their attention to the free agent market. They have scheduled a Monday visit for free agent CB Walt Harris (Chicago). CBs Ray Crockett and Terrell Buckley are not expected back in Denver, so the team is looking for help at CB. Harris expects to make stops in Oakland and Cincinnati after his Denver visit. Agent Brian Levy called Harris and Denver a "great fit." Denver also has contacted representatives for CBs Denard Walker and Ronde Barber, though again no official visits have been scheduled.
Sat, 03 Mar 2001 00:11:48 -0800
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers officials and coaches have reportedly discussed the possibility of releasing or trading LB Levon Kirkland. They could then apply his $4.8 million salary to the signing of defensive help via free agency. The team had talked to the agent for Broncos LB John Mobley, but he re-signed on Friday. They have also had conversations with the agent for free agent LB Dexter Coakley. As previously reported, Coakley will visit Miami later today and then he may head to Pittsburgh. The Steelers would convert Coakley to the "Mac" inside linebacker position and move Earl Holmes into Kirkland's strong inside linebacker role. Kirland said he's heard nothing about this from the Steelers and the Steelers had no comment either.
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 12:05:22 -0800
1-on-1 Sports Radio reports the deal LB John Mobley agreed to with the Denver Broncos is worth $30 million over six-years.
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 11:56:16 -0800
DenverBroncos.com reports the Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with LB John Mobley and G Dan Neil on long-term deals. The official signings will happen early next week.
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 02:56:17 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports the Denver Broncos priorities remain the same - re-sign LB John Mobley and right guard Dan Neil. As previously reported talks with Mobley have gone well and a deal could be reached later today. Neil wants to stay with Denver and the two sides are expected to talk again today about a new contract for Neil. Denver should be in the market for a CB and possible targets could include Tampa Bay CB Ronde Barber, Tennessee CB Denard Walker, Chicago CB Walt Harris or St. Louis CB Todd Lyght. The team is about $6.8 million under the cap which leaves them in good shape to pursue free agents.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 20:49:26 -0800
Pete Prisco reports for SportsLine.com agent Brian Mackler told him Denver Broncos LB John Mobley is very close to signing a contract to remain with the Broncos. "I'm very optimistic that we can have something (completed) in 24 hours," Mackler said.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 23:57:26 -0800
Don Banks of CNN/SI reports the Cleveland Browns, with plenty of cap space, may be ready to make a quick strike to sign two probable free agents, LB Dwayne Rudd of the Vikings and San Francisco RB Charlie Garner, according to league sources. If signed Rudd would move to weakside linebacker. Rudd played the first three seasons of his career under Browns defensive coordinator Foge Fazio. If they don't land Rudd, as previously reported, they are expected to pursue Broncos LB John Mobley. Antother LB of interest is Darrin Smith of the Saints. It is looking more and more like the Browns won't pursue Corey Dillon. They feel Garner most resembles the type of RB they are looking for. He also has experience and success in the West Coast offense.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 10:50:53 -0800
Adam Schefter reports for the Denver Post if Denver Broncos LB John Mobley hits the free agent market, he's expected to be a marked man. All signs point to the Broncos not re-signing him before Friday's deadline to a new contract. At the NFL Combine multiple scouts, agents and coaches indicated teams are lining up to bid on Mobley. The Cleveland Browns, $10.5 million under the salary cap, appear to be the front-runners. Mobley could be the third speedy linebacker the team desires. The Rams need may need one or tow outside linebackers, and they may pursue Mobley. Three of his AFC West opponents, Oakland, Seattle and Kansas City, reportedly have varying degrees of interest in Mobley. The Broncos have been negotiating with Mobley's agent, Brian Mackler, but so far a new deal has not been reached. He wants to return to Denver.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 14:49:46 -0800
Patrick Saunders reports for the Sporting News the Denver Broncos are still undecided about the fate of soon to be free agent FB Howard Griffith. Coach Mike Shanahan has been unclear about whether he even wants Griffith back. Most players, including RB Terrell Davis, do want him back. One player who will be back and whom is expected to see a bigger role is LB Ian Gold. If LB John Mobley leaves via free agency look for Gold to start in his place. Even if Mobley comes back, Gold should see extensive playing time in his sophomore NFL season. Defensive coordinator Ray Rhodes likes his cornerbacks to be physical and to play the run well. Neither of the Broncos free agent CBs Ray Crockett and Terrell Buckley are that good against the run leaving their futures with the team up in the air.
Wed, 03 Jan 2001 11:59:52 -0800
The Rocky Mountain News reports Brian Mackler, the agent for Broncos LB John Mobley, is not happy with the first offer put on the table for his client. There is disagreement about coach Mike Shanahan's interpretation of the offer making Mobley paid as well as the "top linebackers in the league." The two sides remain pretty far apart, but both agreed to keep the lines of communication open.
Mon, 01 Jan 2001 17:43:38 -0800
AP reports the Denver Broncos expect a healthy RB Terrell Davis (lower leg) and RB Olandis Gary (knee) to join rookie sensation RB Mike Anderson in what will be a crowded backfield in 2001. QB Brian Griese (shoulder) is among several Broncos who will require off-season surgery. Backup QB Gus Frerotte, an unrestricted free agent, is expected to look for a starting job elsewhere. The team is hoping to sign starting OG Dan Neil to a long-term contract before March 2. Other free agents, including LB John Mobley, FB Howard Griffith, and CBs Terrell Buckley and Ray Crockett are expected to test the market. OL Mark Schlereth and OT Tony Jones both have hinted at retiring, although Jones is hedging.
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 17:30:03 -0800
The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports the Denver Broncos would like LB John Mobley to return in 2001 but for less money than he's currently looking for. Mobley is eligible for free agency at the end of the year and is likely headed that route as the two sides haven't spoken since the fall about a new deal. FB Howard Griffith, who the team was shopping before this year began, also is likely a goner from the Broncos.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 07:29:03 -0800
The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports the Denver Broncos and CB Terrell Buckley are close on a contract extension. Buckley only signed a one-year deal with the team but likes what he sees and is excited about a potential new deal. The Broncos also have lots of decisions to make in regards to other upcoming free agents. QB Brian Griese will be a restricted free agent so the team will have to get a new deal in the works for him. Both FB Howard Griffith and TE Byron Chamberlain are unrestricted free agents. LB John Mobley, who is an unrestricted free agent, will likely require a big deal to stick around.
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.