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Jets | Haynes released

Sat, 01 Sep 2007 19:52:32 -0700

Eric Allen, of NewYorkJets.com, reports the New York Jets have released DE Michael Haynes.

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Jets | Haynes signs with team

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 15:34:08 -0700

NewYorkJets.com reports the New York Jets have signed free-agent DE Michael Haynes (Saints). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jets | Team could be interested in M. Haynes

Sat, 16 Sep 2006 06:36:13 -0700

The New York Daily News reports the New York Jets could be interested in free agent DL Michael Haynes (Saints). He was recently released by the New Orleans Saints. They placed a waiver claim on Haynes when he was cut by the Bears at the end of the preseason but he was awarded to the Saints because they were two spots higher in the waiver priority.

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Saints | Haynes released

Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:40:10 -0700

ESPNews reports the New Orleans Saints have released DL Michael Haynes.

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Saints | Haynes misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 13 Sep 2006 18:52:02 -0700

New Orleans Saints DL Michael Haynes (back) missed practice Wednesday, Sept. 13 and is questionable for the Week 2 game.

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Saints | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 09:33:14 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Aaron Stecker, FS Bryan Scott, CB DeJuan Groce, WR Lance Moore, DL Michael Haynes, OT Rob Petitti, DL Rodney Leisle, OL Zach Strief inactive for Week 1.

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Saints | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 09:33:14 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have declared RB Aaron Stecker, FS Bryan Scott, CB DeJuan Groce, WR Lance Moore, DL Michael Haynes, OT Rob Petitti, DL Rodney Leisle, OL Zach Strief inactive for Week 1.

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Jets | Team put in a claim for M. Haynes

Tue, 05 Sep 2006 21:00:41 -0700

Tom Rock, of Newsday, reports the New York Jets put in a waiver claim for DL Michael Haynes, but he was awarded to the New Orleans Saints instead.

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Saints | Team claims M. Haynes

Sun, 03 Sep 2006 13:02:45 -0700

John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports six teams placed waiver claims on former Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes, but the New Orleans Saints were the winners. "He is a healthy, great kid who needs an opportunity," said agent Brian Mackler. "He'll be the fourth end and this is a great opportunity for him and for the Saints. Michael Haynes was the 14th pick of the (2003) draft for a reason."

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Bears | Haynes not happy being released

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 19:57:18 -0700

John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports former Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes was not happy that he was released by the team Saturday, Sept. 2. "Lovie (head coach Smith) says I can't play in the system, but yet they won't trade me," Haynes said of the Bears' coach. "Think about that. Most teams, if you don't fit, trade you. Go figure. I've done everything they wanted me to do. They play me; they don't play me. They say in the off-season, go look for a trade, and then they're not going to trade me." Haynes was inactive for five games plus the playoffs last season when he was not playing in the defensive-line rotation or on special teams.

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Bears | Haynes released

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 18:28:16 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports the Chicago Bears released DL Michael Haynes.

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Bears | Haynes may be playing for a roster spot Thursday

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 06:12:12 -0700

Bob LeGere, of the Daily Herald, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes may be playing for a roster spot in the team's preseason finale Thursday evening, Aug. 31. He needs to climb over at least a couple of bodies to earn some meaningful playing time this season and to maybe even earn a roster spot. The Bears have discussed the possibility of trading Haynes. If Haynes were released, it would leave the Bears without either of general manager Jerry Angelo's top picks from his first two years running the draft. Haynes will get more than enough snaps against the Cleveland Browns Thursday in Cleveland, which shows how depleted the Bears are along the line and also how far out of favor and how low in the rotation Haynes has fallen. Haynes hasn't played a down yet in the preseason because of a back injury that rendered him a spectator for most of training camp.

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Bears | Haynes does not play Friday

Sat, 26 Aug 2006 10:12:27 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) did not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.

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Bears | Haynes on the bubble to make the team

Thu, 24 Aug 2006 10:47:35 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes is on the bubble to make the team's roster.

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Bears | Haynes limited to individual work Wednesday

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 23:58:49 -0700

K.C. Johnson and John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) was limited to individual work Wednesday, Aug. 23. He will not play in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25.

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Bears | Haynes remains sidelined

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 05:59:49 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DT Michael Haynes (back) remained sidelined at practice Tuesday, Aug. 22.

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Bears | Haynes sits out Friday

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 20:35:41 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) sat out the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 18.

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Bears | Haynes sits out Friday

Sat, 12 Aug 2006 10:55:24 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) sat out the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 11.

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Bears | M. Haynes nursing a sore back

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 23:37:07 -0700

K.C. Johnson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) continues to nurse a sore back.

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Bears | Team may consider trading Haynes for Lelie

Tue, 08 Aug 2006 15:27:55 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Chicago Bears apparently have a renewed interest in Denver Broncos WR Ashley Lelie. Although the Bears still don't appear ready to trade RB Thomas Jones for Lelie, they may be ready to trade DL Michael Haynes for Lelie. Published reports indicated that the Bears recently offered a fourth-round draft choice for Lelie, but that the Broncos are holding out for more, with several other potential suitors interested in Lelie. However, adding a player to the trade mix like Haynes, a player who seems to have fallen out of favor with Chicago coaches, might get the Broncos' interest. League sources said that the Bears might be willing to deal Haynes as part of a package to acquire Lelie. Denver may no longer need to acquire a running back, having seemingly unearthed another gem at the position, with head coach Mike Shanahan this week elevating undrafted free agent RB Mike Bell to the top of the depth chart. It is believed that Haynes would welcome the opportunity for a fresh start and that Chicago officials are hoping he plays well early in the preseason, to perhaps enhance his trade value.

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Bears | Haynes misses practice Saturday

Sun, 06 Aug 2006 09:37:46 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes (back) sat out practice Saturday, Aug. 5.

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Bears | Haynes misses practice Thursday

Fri, 04 Aug 2006 12:36:02 -0700

Chicago Bears DT Michael Haynes (back) missed practice, Thursday, Aug. 3, according to Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com. He was scheduled to return to practice Friday, Aug. 4.

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Bears | Haynes converted to DT

Tue, 18 Jul 2006 14:58:55 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears defensive line coach Don Johnson said that DL Michael Haynes has been converted from a defensive end to a three-technique defensive tackle. "Based on his ability, athleticism and strength, that could be an excellent move for him," Johnson said.

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Bears | M. Haynes part of rotation

Sat, 03 Jun 2006 20:50:35 -0700

John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes is part of a rotation that includes DLs Alex Brown, Tommie Harris and Adewale Ogunleye on the nickel defensive line. Haynes is being converted from a defensive end to a defensive tackle.

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Bears | Haynes bulking up; may remain in Chicago

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 05:51:12 -0700

The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes looks like he may now remain with the team after earlier reports he might not be back with the team. He was drafted into a defense using bigger defensive ends and was not a fit in the Bears defensive scheme using smaller edge rushers. Rather than try to shrink Haynes to fit, the team is letting him find a "natural" weight under a program with strength and conditioning coordinator Rusty Jones. Haynes is in the 280-pound range and projected now as a pass-rushing tackle, which is an area of need.

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Bears | Haynes could be moved to defensive tackle

Sun, 05 Mar 2006 06:29:22 -0800

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes has asked to be released and the team has not accommodated his request. They have also looked for a trade partner and found none. General manager Jerry Angelo isn't quick to give up on draft picks. One possibility remains that the Bears would keep Haynes and move him to defensive tackle. Weight has been an issue for Haynes, who is not as quick as head coach Lovie Smith prefers his ends to be. It might be worth a shot, particularly to Angelo, because there isn't a great savings if they do get rid of him. The Bears could also use some more depth at defensive tackle.

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Bears | Haynes not currently fitting in

Sat, 25 Feb 2006 06:01:15 -0800

Bob LeGere, of the Daily Herald, reports Chicago Bears DT Michael Haynes had the worst season of his NFL career in 2005, making just 17 tackles and failing to dress in five games. "I'm very disappointed, partly because I know he's a good player," general manager Jerry Angelo said. "When we drafted Mike, we were in a different scheme. We were the antithesis of what we are now." It seems doubtful Haynes will remain with the Bears for the length of his contract, which runs through 2008. Haynes might not make it through this year's training camp. "He probably doesn't (want to be back)," Angelo said. "I've talked to his agent. It hasn't worked out real well for him. I understand that. But we'll just see how things unfold."

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Bears | Haynes wants to move on

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 06:40:10 -0800

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DL Michael Haynes made it clear he desires to be released or traded after this season. ''Definitely,'' Haynes said. ''It's pretty clear it's time for me to move on.'' Halfway through his six-year contract that had a base value of $9.2 million, the Bears can wipe him off the books with a $2.6 million hit to their salary cap. Because his base salary for next season is $610,000 and climbs to $1.08 million in 2008, it's unlikely a team would trade for him without a new contract. ''I've made it clear and obvious to everybody I want to be a starter,'' Haynes said. ''I'm not in the NFL to collect a paycheck. If I'm in the league, I'm going to make it being a starter. I'm not a special-teams guy. I refuse to be labeled as such. I will do special teams. If I start for two years and I can't get it done, then I get into a reserve role. That's fine. I will happily accept that."

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Bears | Week 19 Inactives

Sun, 15 Jan 2006 12:37:20 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared FB Bryan Johnson, CB Daven Holly, QB Jeff Blake, LB Jeremy Cain, C Lennie Friedman, DL Michael Haynes, OT Qasim Mitchell, OG Terrence Metcalf inactive for Week 19.

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Bears | Week 14 Inactives

Sun, 11 Dec 2005 09:29:13 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared RB Cedric Benson, CB Chris Harris, QB Jeff Blake, C Lennie Friedman, DL Michael Haynes, SS Mike Brown, OT Qasim Mitchell, OG Terrence Metcalf inactive for Week 14.

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Bears | Week 13 Inactives

Sun, 04 Dec 2005 09:18:02 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared CB Brandon McGowan, RB Cedric Benson, CB Daven Holly, C Lennie Friedman, DL Michael Haynes, OT Qasim Mitchell, QB Rex Grossman, OG Steve Edwards inactive for Week 13.

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Bears | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 27 Nov 2005 08:46:50 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared WR Airese Currie, RB Cedric Benson, CB Daven Holly, WR Eddie Berlin, DL Michael Haynes, OT Qasim Mitchell, QB Rex Grossman, OG Steve Edwards inactive for Week 12.

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Bears | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 30 Oct 2005 09:13:11 -0800

The Chicago Bears have declared WR Bernard Berrian, CB Brandon McGowan, CB Daven Holly, QB Kurt Kittner, DL Michael Haynes, CB Rashied Davis, QB Rex Grossman, OG Ruben Brown inactive for Week 8.

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Bears | Smith Remains Supportive of Haynes

Tue, 18 Oct 2005 14:05:10 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith still thinks highly of DE Michael Haynes despite the backup defensive end being declared inactive in favor of DE Israel Idonije for the first time in Week 6. "We're not displeased with Michael Haynes, but there are only so many guys that can dress," Smith said, who noted Idonije offered more versatility. "Mike's what we're looking for in an end, but we have a few guys that we like. There were three others that we liked a little bit better (Sunday)."

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Bears | Idonije Makes Most of Opportunity

Tue, 18 Oct 2005 13:51:17 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DE Israel Idonije made the most of his opportunity in Week 6 when he was activated for the first time this season. Idonije, who took the active roster spot of DE Michael Haynes, recorded a sack and assisted on a tackle for loss while contributing on special teams during Sunday's game, Oct. 16. "We made the decision to go with Israel Idonije and I'm glad we did," head coach Lovie Smith said. "He was our top point getter on special teams. He really played well."

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Bears | Week 6 Inactives

Sun, 16 Oct 2005 09:05:45 -0700

The Chicago Bears have declared CB Brandon McGowan, CB Daven Holly, OT John Tait, QB Kurt Kittner, DL Michael Haynes, CB Rashied Davis, QB Rex Grossman, OG Ruben Brown inactive for Week 6.

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Bears | A. Brown does not Practice; Haynes Fills in

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:45:09 -0700

The Chicago Tribune reports Chicago Bears DE Alex Brown (ankle) did not practice Monday, Aug. 22, because of a sore right ankle. DL Michael Haynes stepped in for him at right defensive end.

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Bears | Haynes Practices With No. 1 Unit

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 23:18:38 -0700

K.C. Johnson and John Mullin, of the Chicago Tribune, report Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes worked with the first-team defense at defensive end Wednesday, Aug. 3. Haynes was replacing DE Adewale Ogunleye, who was given the day off.

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Bears | Haynes Looking to Land at Backup Defensive End

Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:58:06 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes looked good at practice Sunday, July 24. Haynes has a shot to wind up as a backup defensive end behind starting DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Alex Brown.

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Bears | Scott Could See Competition From Haynes

Mon, 18 Jul 2005 22:12:24 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DT Ian Scott could face some training camp competition from DL Michael Haynes for the starting tackle job. Scott, however, is believed to have the inside track at retaining the job. Haynes, who also plays end, could work at both positions during the season.

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Bears | Pierson Could Play Week 7

Sat, 23 Oct 2004 08:13:23 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DL Shurron Pierson could play in Week 7, according to coach Lovie Smith. Pierson would be the fourth defensive end behind DEs Alex Brown, Michael Haynes and Alain Kashama.

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Bears | Haynes to Start Week 7

Fri, 22 Oct 2004 13:44:13 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes will start in Week 7 at defensive end in place of DE Adewale Ogunleye (calf).

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Bears | Haynes Could Play DT on Passing Downs

Thu, 23 Sep 2004 15:06:50 -0700

Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes could be used inside at defensive tackle on some clear passing situations during the Sunday, Sept. 26, game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

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Bears | Haynes Comfortable at RDE

Thu, 19 Aug 2004 13:35:48 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes, who was shifted from left to right defensive end this week, is feeling comfortable in his new position. "I really feel comfortable being on the right side and I'm really excited to see how I do in a game situation," Haynes said. "It's one of those things where most defensive ends usually have a more natural side, and I think for me it just happens to be the right." Former RDE Alex Brown (calf), who is sidelined with a calf injury, has been shifted to the left side.

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Bears | Haynes Working at RDE

Mon, 16 Aug 2004 10:58:10 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears DE Michael Haynes was moved to right defensive end during practice Sunday, Aug. 15.

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Bears | Haynes Expected to Increase Sack Total

Mon, 26 Jul 2004 21:57:24 -0700

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith would like to see DL Michael Haynes increase his sack total—ideally to double-digits—this season, reports Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com.

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Bears | Inexperienced Defensive Line Has Talent

Wed, 21 Jul 2004 12:16:16 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo feels the defensive line has talent, despite not having many players with much experience. "We know Alex Brown," Angelo said. "Alfonso Boone's got a lot of play time. He's got to take that next step. I feel good that he will. Michael Haynes has got to take that step this year. And we have two talented rookies in Tommie Harris and Tank Johnson – really three rookies when you bring Claude Harriott into the mix. We have the pieces, the experience is what we're missing. But there's some good talent there."

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Bears | Kashama Determined to Make Team

Thu, 08 Jul 2004 12:52:43 -0700

Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears undrafted rookie free agent DE Alain Kashama (Michigan) is determined to make the Bears' final roster this summer and is battling for a backup spot behind DEs Michael Haynes and Alex Brown. "Even though I'm a free agent, I just see myself coming in through a different door," said Kashama. "My goals are very high even though I wasn't drafted. I feel I have no limits as far as my athletic ability. I feel like I'm a diamond in the rough. People don't know about me. But it's just a matter of time before people start taking me as seriously as I take myself."

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Bears | Big Turnover for 2004

Sun, 30 May 2004 08:06:06 -0700

Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, reports the Chicago Bears are expected to have 12 new starters to open the 2004 season, more than any other NFL team. The players projected to start are WR Justin Gage, OG Rex Tucker, OG Ruben Brown, OT John Tait, FB Bryan Johnson, QB Rex Grossman, RB Thomas Jones, DE Michael Haynes, DT Tommie Harris, LB Lance Briggs, LB Joe Odom and CB Charles Tillman.

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Bears | Need to Improve Sack Totals

Fri, 26 Mar 2004 06:12:17 -0800

The Chicago Sun Times reports the Chicago Bears need to improve on their sack total (18) from a year ago, which was the worst in the league and fewest amount of sacks the team has ever had. The Bears have talked about dealing for a veteran pass-rusher, but they may end up relying on DEs Michael Haynes and Alex Brown in 2004.

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