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Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:59:13 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles have named former Cleveland Browns linebackers coach Bill Davis at their defensive coordinator, Oregon graduate assistant Greg Austin as their assistant offensive line coach, Oregon defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro as their defensive line coach and assistant head coach, former Buffalo Bills wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell as their wide receivers coach, Oregon graduate assistant Erik Chinander as their assistant defensive line coach, Oregon graduate assistant Matt Harper as their assistant special teams coach, Cincinnati defensive backs coach John Lovett as their defensive backs coach, Oregon coaching intern Todd Lyght as their assistant defensive backs coach, former Boston College defensive coordinator Bill McGovern as their outside linebacker coach, former NFL TE Justin Peelle as their assistant tight ends coach and University of Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland as their offensive line coach.
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 14:12:19 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions CB Todd Lyght officially announced his retirement after 12 seasons in the NFL on Monday. Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg said Lyght had a distinguished NFL career.
Tue, 26 Nov 2002 08:30:25 -0800
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions CB Todd Lyght might be replaced in the starting lineup because of coverage problems. CB Andre Goodman would be the man to take his place.
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 18:34:43 -0700
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions rookie CB Andre Goodman will see more playing time on Sunday, replacing CB Todd Lyght in some situations. Coach Marty Mornhinweg said Lyght has played well, but that Goodman has earned some extra time.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:33:13 -0700
The Detroit Free Press reports Detroit Lions CB Todd Lyght (concussion) is suffering through a concussion. Mlive.com reports he should be able to play this weekend.
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 07:21:14 -0700
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com Detroit Lions CB Todd Lyght is bothered by a sore shoulder, but he is expected to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Starting LG Stockar McDougle (foot) and starting RT Aaron Gibson (knee) are both injured. Both injuries are sprains and neither player is expected to practice much this week. "Neither one is serious, but it'll be late in the week or a game-time decision (if either will play Sunday)," coach Marty Mornhinweg said. Tony Semple will play left guard if McDougle can't play and Matt Joyce will play right tackle if Gibson can't go.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 16:24:44 -0700
mlive.com reports Detroit Lions CBs Terry Fair and Todd Lyght took offense to Monday Night Football broadcaster Dennis Miller's question on how the Lions could beat the St. Louis Rams with two corners named Lyght and Fair. The players responded with the typical attack of Miller never playing the game and will use the comments as incentive to go out and have a good game. Miller also "cracked" on QB Ty Detmer. Detmer stated he learned in Philadelphia how to ignore those type of comments.
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 19:36:56 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press the Detroit Lions coaching staff has switched CB Terry Fair to the left side of the defense. He has switched sides with Todd Lyght. No big deal, said coach Marty Mornhinweg. "They'll move, especially in the nickel stuff," Mornhinweg said Monday. "Both of them should be able to play both sides."
Wed, 18 Apr 2001 01:44:40 -0700
As an update to previous reports, the two-year deal unrestricted free agent CB Todd Lyght (Rams) signed with the Detroit Lions will pay him base salaries of $500,000 (2001) and $750,000 (2002).
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 20:03:07 -0700
According to the team's official site, Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg said the team could use its first round draft pick on a QB, namely Drew Brees. He said their interest in a QB does not rest on the health of current starter Charlie Batch. Earlier reports had Batch missing some workouts because of his knee, but Morhninweg indicated that Batch is still going through his full workouts. "The knee is a non-issue at this point," Morhninweg said. "(Charlie) is working out and I just saw him a few minutes ago and he is back into his routine." The coach said they could select Brees or another young quarterback in the draft. He also acknowledged the team had other needs. He indicated the team will possibly look to acquire a TE and a pass-rush specialist in the draft. He did say offensive line is the priority. The coach added last week's signing of CB Todd Lyght had them more confident at that position.
Fri, 13 Apr 2001 14:00:41 -0700
The Ann Arbor Times reports the addition of CB Todd Lyght gives the Detroit Lions insurance in case CB Bryant Westbrook is unable to return from his ruptured Achilles' injury that he suffered late last season, which was his best year as a pro previous to the injury. Lyght thought he would end up with the Giants via free agency and was delighted when the Lions stepped up their interest. As reported, he'll serve as the team's nickel back if Westbrook is able to completely recover.
Fri, 13 Apr 2001 01:12:27 -0700
The Free Press' Curt Sylvester reports the deal signed by CB Todd Lyght with the Detroit Lions is a two-year contract worth $2.5 million, including a $1.1 million signing bonus. LB Allen Aldridge has heard the rumblings about the Lions wanting to reduce his $3.77 million salary cap number for 2001. He said neither he nor his agent, Jack Wirth, has been approached. He said he understands the team's situation and said, "if that needs to be done, I'm willing to do it. It's not a big deal to me."
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:14:38 -0700
The Associated Press reports newly signed Detroit Lions CB Todd Lyght is happy to be back home. He said he had offers from the New York Giants, Seattle and Kansas City, but decided to return to the Detroit area. "The chance to return home was a big determining factor," he said Thursday. "I'm really excited about playing in Michigan, and I'm really excited about playing for a team that is close to getting there." Lyght will provide the Lions needed depth in the secondary. If Bryant Westbrook cannot return from his Achilles' injury, Lyght would probably start across from Terry Fair. If Westbrook is healthy, Lyght will be a nickel back behind Westbrook and Fair.
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 13:31:37 -0700
As an update to earlier reports, DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have signed free agent CB Todd Lyght (Rams) to a two-year deal. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 09:19:27 -0700
Mike O'Hara reports for the Detroit News the Detroit Lions have reached an agreement with free agent CB Todd Lyght, formerly of the St. Louis Rams. The contract is reportedly for two years, but no financial terms were disclosed. The Lions are clearing salary-cap room so Lyght can sign the contract. An announcement will be made after he signs.
Sun, 01 Apr 2001 01:50:00 -0800
Jim Thomas reports for the Post-Dispatch the St. Louis Rams have not given up on signing free agent DT Cortez Kennedy, according to coach Mike Martz. "We're not done with Cortez," Martz said. They will probably review his situation after the NFL Draft. Some officials for the Rams and Saints personnel departments think Kennedy has nothing left to give. The team has asked backup RB Trung Canidate to add 10 pounds in upper-body weight. The Rams also want RB Marshall Faulk to get stronger in the upper body without adding more weight. Martz said Faulk's recent arthroscopic knee surgery showed that some cartilage was healing on its own. At this time it does not appear that he will need an additional surgery as the team had feared. Rams sources say CB Todd Lyght turned down a two-year, $7 million contract offer, with all $7 million guaranteed, before the start of the 2000 season.
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 01:20:42 -0800
The Free Press reports the Detroit Lions visited with free agent CB Todd Lyght (Rams) on Wednesday. The Lions are concerned with the depth in their defensive secondary as starting CB Bryant Westbrook continues his recovery from a ruptured Achilles' tendon. They previously visited with free agents James Hasty, formerly of Kansas City and Eric Davis, formerly of Carolina. Lions president Matt Millen and coach Marty Mornhinweg visited Saginaw Valley State University on Wednesday to get a tour of the team's training camp. The Lions could decided to change training camp locations after the 2001 season when their contract with Saginaw Valley State runs out.
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.
Fri, 02 Mar 2001 00:51:49 -0800
The Post Dispatch reports the St. Louis Rams have limited interest in re-signing any of their five unrestricted free agents, CB Taje Allen, LB Mike Jones, CB Todd Lyght, LB Lorenzo Styles and WR Chris Thomas, at this time. They may look at Allen, Jones, Styles or Thomas later in the free agency period if they are still available at a cheaper rate. As of early Thursday evening, coach Mike Martz said, the Rams had received no calls from the Chiefs regarding a trade for QB Trent Green. Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil spoke with Rams President Jay Zygmunt this week and said if Green is up for trade, the Chiefs "would be interested." Vermeil has never traded a first round pick so it would be a new experience for him.
Sun, 31 Dec 2000 18:59:51 -0800
R.B. Fallstrom reports the St. Louis Rams will look to rebuild their defense in 2001. The key players they will attempt to rebuild around look to be DE Grant Wistrom, LB London Fletcher and CB Dexter McCleon. The rest of the defense may not be safe. Players who could be gone from the defense include LBs Todd Collins and Mike Jones along with CB Todd Lyght. The team is not overly thrilled with the performance of DE Kevin Carter. They could possibly designate him their franchise player, sign him and then trade him. Most starting DTs who have question marks, Ray Agnew (age) and D'Marco Farr (knees), may not be back. The defensive coaching staff could be purged as well.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 15:07:09 -0800
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports St. Louis Rams CB Todd Lyght (bruised sternum) had his chest tested on Thursday, and was able to practice. G Tom Nutton experienced pain in his hip flexor in practice Thursday, but is expected to be able to play. S Rich Coady (neck) will sit out at least another game due to a bulging disc in his neck. DT D'Marco Farr (knee) practiced Thursday.
Thu, 07 Dec 2000 17:51:15 -0800
The Minneapolis Star/Tribune reports St. Louis Rams CB Todd Lyght (bruised sternum) missed practice on Wednesday and is expected to undergo an MRI on Thursday. DT D'Marco Farr (knee) is unlikely to start this weekend but should be able to play on a limited basis. He practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday. LB Todd Collins (ankle) took Wednesday off to rest his ankle but is expected to play. WR Az-Zahir Hakim (knee) is also expected to play.