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Tue, 01 Mar 2005 10:49:28 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports the Oakland Raiders have released S Ray Buchanan.
Sat, 22 Jan 2005 22:18:05 -0800
Bill Soliday, of InsideBayArea.com, reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan is expected to become an unrestricted free agent off a club option.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 01:05:18 -0800
Darren Sabedra, of the San Jose Mercury News, reports the Oakland Raiders must decide whether or not they want to retain FS Ray Buchanan during 2005. His salary jumps to $1 million for 2005 and he has said he wants to return to the team. However, he managed just one interception at the free safety position. Buchanan, however, was second on the team with 91 tackles.
Fri, 31 Dec 2004 14:40:57 -0800
Oakland Raiders S Brock Williams will join S Stuart Schweigert along with starting Ss Ray Buchanan and Marques Anderson in nickel and dime defenses for Week 17.
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:06:16 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Sporting News that Oakland Raiders CB Denard Walker is the leading candidate to be the team's nickel back in 2004 if CB Ray Buchanan moves to the free safety position as expected.
Fri, 25 Jun 2004 09:31:09 -0700
Gregg Bell, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan will be getting the bulk of early training camp as the team's starting free safety, in place of FS Rod Woodson (knee).
Fri, 14 May 2004 10:29:02 -0700
The Sacramento Bee reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan says his new team has the right formula for stopping his old team, the Atlanta Falcons. Buchanan said the Raiders' offseason acquisition of DT Warren Sapp was the formula to stop Falcons QB Michael Vick. He added that Vick struggled against Sapp's former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the two NFC South games Atlanta had each season. "Sapp always got the best of [Vick]," Buchanan said. "[They would get Sapp and] guys up front and close all the gaps in the line. Mike had nowhere to run. Mike is fast and talented, but he can be gotten."
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 14:51:33 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports Oakland Raiders FS Ray Buchanan, while able to work as the team's third corner, will play at free safety for the Raiders.
Tue, 06 Apr 2004 14:42:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have officially signed CB Ray Buchanan (Falcons). Athough terms of the deal were undisclosed, Buchanan's deal was previously reported to be for five years and worth $12 million. "We're very pleased to add a player the caliber of Ray Buchanan who is both versatile and productive," said Raiders head coach Norv Turner.
Sat, 03 Apr 2004 10:40:56 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Oakland Raiders have agreed to terms with free agent CB Ray Buchanan (Falcons) on a five-year deal worth $12 million. "I walked out of the building wearing a Raider hat with the shield on it," Buchanan said. "It's a great feeling." Because Oakland has only about $125,000 in available cap funds, the team must clear some salary cap room before it can officially sign Buchanan to a contract, according to officials close to the situation. The Raiders project Buchanan as a free safety and could also use him in his traditional cornerback role as well. "I have a goal and my goal is to get double-digit sacks for a team," Buchanan said. "I think that could happen at free safety."
Mon, 01 Mar 2004 13:32:26 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have released CB Ray Buchanan.
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 09:47:17 -0800
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons will likely cut CB Ray Buchanan before free agency begins March 3. Buchanan is owed a $2 million roster bonus on the eve of the free agency period.
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 15:37:29 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan was a healthy scratch for the Saturday, Dec. 20, game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time in his career. Buchanan will almost certainly be let go after the season.
Mon, 08 Dec 2003 20:46:21 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan could move into the starting lineup in Week 15 if CB Juran Bolden (back) is unable to play.
Fri, 05 Dec 2003 11:09:12 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (thumb) practiced Friday, Dec. 5, and is expected to play in Week 14.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 17:30:36 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (thumb) practiced Thursday, Dec. 4, and is listed as probable for the Sunday, Dec. 7, game against the Carolina Panthers.
Thu, 04 Dec 2003 08:45:44 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have listed CB Ray Buchanan (thumb) as probable for Sunday's, Dec. 7, game against the Carolina Panthers.
Wed, 03 Dec 2003 14:18:13 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (thumb) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 3, and should play Sunday, Dec. 7, against the Carolina Panthers.
Mon, 01 Dec 2003 08:06:10 -0800
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (thumb) suffered an injury to his thumb in Sunday's, Nov. 30, game against the Houston Texans. The injury does not appear to be serious.
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 08:15:03 -0800
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Kevin Mathis, after missing two games with a strained hamstring, returned to his role as nickel cornerback in Sunday's, Nov. 16, game against the New Orleans Saints. CB Ray Buchanan, who was filling in, was reduced to playing as the "dime" safety.
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 16:10:16 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (back) was put at nickel back for Week 9.
Thu, 30 Oct 2003 08:55:33 -0800
Ken Sugiura, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan recently voiced his displeasure with being benched. "You hear, 'Keep this thing together, and let's not point fingers, let's keep it tight knit,'" Buchanan said. "'But here's our way of pointing fingers. The secondary, we're going to snatch all four of 'em and bench 'em...I've always bent my back for this team. To find out you're not even playing in that spot, it's like, 'Dang, are you all saying I'm not even a part of this organization?'" The Falcons recently benched all four of the starting secondary.
Wed, 29 Oct 2003 17:15:06 -0800
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan has been benched for Week 9.
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 21:17:44 -0800
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan could be benched in favor of CBs Juran Bolden or Tod McBride.
Sun, 21 Sep 2003 18:46:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan left the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Sept. 21 with 5:04 remaining in the third quarter after having the wind knocked out of him, according to AtlantaFalcons.com. He lay on the turf for several minutes before walking off the field unassisted by trainers, and later returned to the game.
Tue, 09 Sep 2003 12:24:36 -0700
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (thumb) sustained a mildly sprained right thumb in the Sunday, Sept. 7 game against the Dallas Cowboys. His status for the Sunday, Sept. 14 game against the Washington Redskins has not been disclosed.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 14:53:00 -0700
Charles Odum reports for the Sporting News that Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan has worked diligently on his conditioning during the off-season and should have a better season in 2003.
Thu, 03 Jul 2003 21:54:06 -0700
Updating previous reports, Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Sheree Buchanan and Monica Ambrose were eliminated this week as contestants on the CBS reality TV show "The Amazing Race." Buchanan is the wife of Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan, and Ambrose is the wife of New Orleans Saints CB Ashley Ambrose.
Fri, 30 May 2003 23:47:51 -0700
According to Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the wife of Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan is a contestant on the CBS reality TV show "The Amazing Race."
Sat, 18 Jan 2003 22:56:55 -0800
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the fate of CB Ray Buchanan with the Atlanta Falcons for the 2003 season has yet to be determined. His play, torn abdominal muscle and scheduled salary of more than $4 million, might dictate his pending release, but Buchanan's salary is guaranteed in 2003, meaning, "He's definitely going to be a part of it," coach Dan Reeves said. Buchanan might be moved to free safety. "That's to be determined further down the road," defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said.
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 08:44:17 -0800
The Ledger-Enquirer reports the Atlanta Falcons might have a difficult decision regarding CB Ray Buchanan’s future with the team. It is speculated he could be let go.
Sat, 11 Jan 2003 10:45:53 -0800
The Ledger-Enquirer reports that Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan may not start. Buchanan was beaten last week in the second half consistently by Green Bay Packers WR Javon Walker. Buchanan may fill in for S Gerald McBurrows in some passing situations.
Sat, 04 Jan 2003 10:23:42 -0800
Matt Winkeljohn of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Atlanta Falcons will start Ray Buchanan at left cornerback, and in passing situations he's likely to replace strong safety Gerald McBurrows, with Juran Bolden at left corner and Fred Weary or Kevin Mathis playing nickel back.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 05:55:45 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdominal strain) was able to practice Tuesday and is listed as probable for week seventeen.
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:45:29 -0800
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports if Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdomen) can play Sunday, it will likely be at safety. It's not clear if he will start or come off the bench. Playing safety is less painful for his stomach. CB Juran Bolden is likely to start in Buchanan's spot at left cornerback.
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 10:54:01 -0800
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said the team will have to assess CB Ray Buchanan’s (abdominal) abdominal injury this week to make sure he’s alright for week sixteen’s game.
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 19:15:28 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdomen) was injured during Sunday's game. His condition will be updated Monday.
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 23:36:10 -0800
Udpating an earlier story, the Ap reports NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue has rescinded a $5,000 fine for Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan. He was fined for his "pass the magic" dance during the December 1 game at Minnesota. The league had deemed their dance a "prolonged, excessive and premeditated celebration" Atlanta coach Dan Reeves said Thursday he called Tagliabue to complain that players were never warned the dance could merit a fine.
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 08:09:30 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan was fined $5,000 by the NFL for his part in a premeditated celebration during week fourteen.
Fri, 06 Dec 2002 12:42:07 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdominal muscle/knee) was able to practice Friday. It looks like he will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Thu, 05 Dec 2002 22:03:50 -0800
The Ap reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdominal strain, injured knee) did not practice again on Thursday. He remained doubtful for Sunday's game.
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 21:58:33 -0800
As an update to previous stories, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (torn abdominal muscle and sprained left knee) did not practice Wednesday. "Monday, I felt I got thrown off an airplane. Today, I feel like I got a lot more healing going on," Buchanan said. "It's frustrating. I feel like I can go Sunday. I'll probably get [the knee] drained Friday, and maybe get a shot in my stomach if it's that serious."
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 12:34:53 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdomen/knee) is doubtful for this week's game.
Mon, 02 Dec 2002 11:23:42 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said CB Ray Buchanan (abdominal/knee) not only has an abdominal strain, he also suffered a knee injury during week thirteen. Reeves said that there was swelling and blood in his knee, which points to him tearing something. Buchanan will undergo an MRI but his status for week fourteen doesn’t look promising – he’s being viewed as questionable to doubtful for this week.
Sun, 01 Dec 2002 16:15:29 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (abdomen) suffered a lower abdominal strain in the second quarter of Sunday’s game, but was able to return in the fourth quarter.
Fri, 18 Oct 2002 11:03:04 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have activated CB Ray Buchanan from the suspended list.
Mon, 14 Oct 2002 11:53:50 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan is ready to return to the team after serving a four-game suspension.
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 09:03:01 -0700
Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves said CB Juran Bolden (hamstring) is questionable for this week's game. If he can play, he is expected to start in place of the suspended Ray Buchanan at cornerback.
Wed, 11 Sep 2002 08:10:19 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy for anabolic steroids.
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 07:56:35 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (sprained right shoulder) was injured during Sunday's game.