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Panthers | Cam Newton says critics not racist

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:07:54 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he does not believe the amount of criticism he has received this season is based on his race. Former NFL QB Warren Moon came out recently and said race could be a factor. "I haven't heard (Moon's) remarks, but when it comes to race and this game, I don't think there is none at all," Newton said.

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Panthers | Criticism of Cam Newton based on race?

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:17:29 -0700

Former NFL QB Warren Moon believes Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is getting too much of the blame for the team's struggles this season and claims race could be a factor. "I heard somebody compare him to Vince Young. It's the same old crap - it's always a comparison of one black to another black. I get tired of it. I get tired of defending it," Moon said. "If you want to compare him to someone because of his demeanor, compare him to Jay Cutler. There are a lot of guys who whine and moan. Cam's not biting anybody's head off or pushing his linemen. He's just disgruntled, and not handling losing well, because, think about it, he basically didn't lose in college," Moon added.

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NFL | Cam Newton working with Warren Moon

Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:59:07 -0800

Auburn QB Cam Newton has been receiving mentoring from former QB Warren Moon as he prepares for the NFL Scouting Combine and NFL Draft this year, according to The Associated Press.

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NFL | Moon's sentence-review hearing continued until August

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 21:30:17 -0700

Danny O'Neil, of the Seattle Times, reports former NFL QB Warren Moon's sentence-review hearing for an earlier negligent-driving conviction has been continued until August. Moon is scheduled to begin trial June 12 after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in December.

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NFL | New hearing scheduled for Moon

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 11:31:51 -0800

Peyton Whitely, of The Seattle Times, reports a sentence-review hearing for former NFL QB Warren Moon was continued to April 14 at a brief courtroom session Thursday, Feb. 14. The hearing had been ordered to conduct a review of a negligent-driving sentence placed on Moon in August of 2007. A condition of the August sentence was that Moon have no further law violations and that he submit a blood-alcohol test if stopped by a law-enforcement officer. Moon declined to take a field sobriety test when he was arrested Dec. 28 for driving under the influence.

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NFL | Moon pleads not guilty in DUI charge

Mon, 04 Feb 2008 12:51:29 -0800

Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times, reports former NFL QB Warren Moon entered a not guilty plea Monday, Feb. 4, to a charge of driving under the influence. Moon was arrested around 2 a.m. on Dec. 28, after refusing to take a field sobriety and breath test. He was also cited for expired tabs. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for March 31.

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NFL | Moon charged with DUI again

Sat, 26 Jan 2008 07:14:10 -0800

ESPN.com reports former QB Warren Moon has been charged with driving under the influence stemming from a traffic stop in December. According to police, Moon was driving an SUV with expired plates when he was pulled over Dec. 28 in Medina, Wa. A police officer smelled "intoxicants" in the vehicle, and Moon refused a field sobriety test and a breath test. He was arrested for investigation of DUI and driving with a suspended license and was released later the same day. Moon is scheduled for arraignment Feb. 5. This is Moon's second alcohol-related incident in the last year. In August 2006, Moon pleaded guilty to negligent driving as a result of a DUI arrest in April.

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NFL | Moon arrested on suspicion of DUI

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 19:02:18 -0800

Casey McNerthney, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports former NFL QB Warren Moon was arrested early Friday, Dec. 28, for investigation of DUI and driving with a suspended license. Lt. Dan Yourkoski said Moon was stopped "because of issues with his driving," but he did not say whether police measured Moon's breath-alcohol content.

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NFL | Police and courts: W. Moon

Tue, 07 Aug 2007 07:05:41 -0700

Updating previous items, The Associated Press reports former NFL QB Warren Moon pleaded guilty Monday, Aug. 6, to negligent driving and was sentenced to 40 days of community service, a $350 fine and drug and alcohol awareness courses. Moon was arrested for driving while intoxicated April 6.

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NFL | W. Moon charged with negligent driving

Wed, 25 Jul 2007 09:58:15 -0700

Updating previous items, The Associated Press reports Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon has been charged with negligent driving. In announcing the charge Tuesday, July 24, prosecutors said tests showed Moon's blood alcohol level was .068 and .067, below the .08 legal limit for driving, when he was arrested in a Seattle suburb Apr. 6. Moon is scheduled for arraignment Aug. 6 in King County District Court.

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NFL | Moon's blood-alcohol level below legal limit during arrest

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 21:36:27 -0700

Updating a previous item, Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports former NFL QB Warren Moon was arrested last week on suspicion of DUI. State records show Washington State Patrol trooper Joe Gannon measured Moon's blood-alcohol level at .068 percent and .067 percent April 6. Both reading are below the .08 legal limit in the state of Washington. The prosecutor's office has not announced if it will file charges. Charges can still be filed even with both tests under the legal limit. The state could try to show that the person was impaired in a manner that made it unsafe for them to drive.

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NFL | Moon arrested for drunken driving

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:58:55 -0700

The Associated Press reports former NFL QB Warren Moon was arrested for drunken driving last week in a Seattle suburb after a trooper stopped him for speeding. Police will not release the test results of Moon's blood alcohol level until the King County prosecutor's office files charges.

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Vikings | Team to honor W. Moon this week

Wed, 25 Oct 2006 13:33:50 -0700

Mike Wobschall, of Vikings.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings will honor former QB Warren Moon with a pre-game ceremony in Week 8. Moon was inducted into the Hall of Fame this past August, and the team will celebrate this by having Moon function as the honorary team captain for the game. They will also show a video of Moon's career highlights prior to the game.

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Titans | Team honors W. Moon

Thu, 05 Oct 2006 21:48:36 -0700

TitansOnline.com reports the Tennessee Titans honored former quarterback Warren Moon Sunday, Oct. 1, retiring his jersey and presenting him with his Hall of Fame ring during halftime of the team's game against the Dallas Cowboys. Moon was also inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame.

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Titans | To retire W. Moon's jersey

Tue, 26 Sep 2006 14:52:46 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Tennessee Titans will retire Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon's No. 1 jersey during a halftime ceremony Sunday, Oct. 1. In addition, Moon will be inducted into the franchise's Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, Moon became the first African American quarterback to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and he is the fourth-leading passer in NFL history.

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Seahawks | Moon drops by and speaks to the team

Sun, 30 Jul 2006 17:27:29 -0700

Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon stopped by Seattle Seahawks practice Sunday afternoon, July 30. He addressed players after practice and they gave him two ovations.

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NFL | Moon chooses Steinberg for Hall of Fame induction

Sat, 08 Jul 2006 10:27:30 -0700

The Akron Beacon Journal reports former NFL QB Warren Moon has chosen agent Leigh Steinberg as his presenter for his Hall of Fame induction Aug. 5.

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Eagles | Hall of Fame game sold out

Tue, 04 Jul 2006 06:24:47 -0700

The Canton Repository reports tickets for the AFC-NFC Hall of Fame Game between the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles Aug. 6 at Fawcett Stadium have sold out. Although a sellout for the enshrinement ceremony is anticipated, a limited number of tickets remain available. The Class of 2006 is composed of QB Troy Aikman, LB Harry Carson, head coach John Madden, QB Warren Moon, DE Reggie White and OL Rayfield Wright.

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NFL | Moon first African-American quarterback in Hall of Fame

Sat, 04 Feb 2006 11:35:46 -0800

Barry Wilner, of the Associated Press, reports former Houston Oilers QB Warren Moon has become the first African-American quarterback to get elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Moon will be enshrined in August as part of the class of 2006.

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NFL | W. Moon elected to 2006 Hall of Fame

Sat, 04 Feb 2006 11:11:02 -0800

The NFL Network reports former Houston Oilers QB Warren Moon has been elected to the 2006 Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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NFL | HOF finalists announced

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:22:46 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman and former NFL DE Reggie White have been chosen for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Other finalists include RB Thurman Thomas, QB Warren Moon, LB Derrick Thomas, LB Harry Carson, DE L.C. Greenwood, DE Claude Humphrey, OL Russ Grimm, OL Bob Kuechenberg, OL Gary Zimmerman, WR Michael Irvin, WR Art Monk, OT Rayfield Wright and coach/broadcaster John Madden. A 39-member panel will vote on the finalists. Candidates must get 80 percent of the vote to be elected with a minimum of three and a maximum of six getting in. Results of the voting will be announced Feb. 4.

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NFL | Hall of Fame Nominee Eligibility List Revealed

Sat, 29 Oct 2005 19:32:02 -0700

The preliminary list of people eligible for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been revealed, according to the Associated Press. Players eligible for the first time include DE Reggie White, QB Warren Moon, QB Troy Aikman, RB Thurman Thomas, WR Andre Reed, and C Dermontti Dawson. The list also includes five former head coaches and 11 contributors, including league commissioner Paul Tagliabue and longtime owners Art Modell and Ralph Wilson.

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Chiefs | Andersen Closing in on Franchise Milestone

Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:25:51 -0700

KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen celebrated his 44th birthday on the field with his teammates Thursday, Aug. 19. Andersen will be 44 years, 24 days old on Opening Day 2004, which would make him the oldest player to wear a Chiefs' uniform in a regular season contest, bypassing QB Warren Moon (44 years, eight days in 2000).

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NFL | Former Black QBs Form Support Group For Current NFL Stars

Fri, 30 Jan 2004 10:57:52 -0800

The Associated Press reports former NFL QBs Warren Moon, Doug Williams and other former NFL quarterbacks said Thursday, Jan. 29, they have formed "The Field Generals" to serve primarily as a support group for black players. The group will help their modern-day counterparts deal with the extra scrutiny of being a high-profile minority player in the NFL. "As a quarterback -- I don't care who you are -- there's going to be some of those days," said Williams, the first black quarterback to win a Super Bowl. "As a black quarterback, sometimes they're a little tougher."

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Raiders | Gannon Sets Another Record

Mon, 23 Dec 2002 10:13:31 -0800

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon set yet another NFL record on Sunday. This time, he set the league’s record for completions in a season. He now has 404 completions on the season, which passed Warren Moon’s old record.

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Titans | Fast Fact

Sun, 27 Oct 2002 20:25:22 -0800

Associated Press reports Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair has thrown a touchdown pass in 20 consecutive games, one shy of Warren Moon’s club record.

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Dolphins | Contract Note For Ricky

Fri, 26 Jul 2002 00:59:38 -0700

Alex Marvez reports for the Sun Sentinel the Miami Dolphins met Thursday with agent Leigh Steinberg, along with associates Jeffrey Moorad and Warren Moon to discuss a contract restructuring for RB Ricky Williams. Williams is slated to earn $450,000 in 2002, the NFL minimum base salary for a player with four years of experience. The team has declined comment on negotiations.

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Buccaneers | Moon Lends A Hand

Mon, 10 Jun 2002 21:06:35 -0700

Buccaneers.com reports former NFL QB Warren Moon played a hand in WR Keenan McCardell winding up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCardell and Moon were coincidentally seated next to each other on a plane bound for Kansas City last week when the conversation turned to Tampa. Moon did Tampa fans a favor, selling the receiver on the Jon Gruden experience. "I told him my next visit was Tampa and he said, ‘(Gruden) can really excite you. His offensive mind, he's a genius, so you might want to take a look at that,'" said McCardell. After the conversation, McCardell's remaining time in Tampa sold him on the Bucs.

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Rams | Warner Milestone

Sun, 30 Dec 2001 21:54:06 -0800

According to the Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Rams QB Kurt Warner tied an NFL record, set previously by himself, Warren Moon and Dan Marino, with his ninth 300-yard passing game of the season.

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Chiefs | Fast Fact

Fri, 02 Nov 2001 20:35:43 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the last team to hold Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez without a catch was the San Diego Chargers - this week's opponent. The Chiefs played that day with Warren Moon replacing the injured Elvis Grbac at quarterback.

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Chiefs | Roster Moves

Thu, 22 Feb 2001 18:28:46 -0800

As an update to previous reports, KcChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs have placed QB Warren Moon on the reserve/retired list and released FB Donnell Bennett and LB Ron George.

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Bengals | Smith Needs a Mentor?

Thu, 15 Feb 2001 14:27:15 -0800

The Cincinnati Post reports Cincinnati Bengals QB Akili Smith's agent, Leigh Steinberg, is hoping the Bengals will bring in a veteran QB that will be able to help mentor Smith or giving Smith a coach that's willing to work with him more on a one-on-one fashion. Head coach Dick LeBeau recently spoke with former NFL QB Warren Moon about counseling Smith.

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Bengals | Moon Supports New Hire

Thu, 25 Jan 2001 20:06:36 -0800

Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com QB Warren Moon at his retirement news conference earlier today threw his support behind the Cincinnati Bengals new offensive coordinator, Bob Bratkowski. Moon had his last Pro Bowl season in Seattle when Bratkowski was the Seahawks offensive coordinator. He also shares agent Leigh Steinberg with Bengals QB Akili Smith and RB Corey Dillon. Moon threw 25 TD passes for Bratkowski in 1997, while the Bengals have thrown 24 - in the last two seasons combined. Steinberg had this to say about Moon's comments, "anything that will make the Bengals better will encourage Corey." Moon announced his formal retirement at the conference.

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Chiefs | Good Bye Moon

Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:57:39 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports QB Warren Moon, who threw for 435 touchdowns and more than 70,000 yards during his career, will retire Sunday at the age of 44. Moon will be the third-team QB and said he is unlikely to step on the field unless Elvis Grbac or Todd Collins were to get injured.

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Chiefs | Collins No. 2

Fri, 01 Dec 2000 13:22:39 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs have made No. 3 QB Todd Collins the No. 2 QB. Warren Moon now falls to the No. 3 role. Moon was ineffective in his lone start this year and could not drive the team to a touchdown last week in a loss against the San Diego Chargers.

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Chiefs | Refuse to Lose

Wed, 29 Nov 2000 18:17:36 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs will not go with a youth movement yet and try to begin analyzing players for the 2001 season. If QB Elvis Grbac can't play, Warren Moon gets the start, RB Kimble Anders will also start as well at the halfback position. Head coach Gunther Cunningham has stated he will do whatever he can to win.

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Chiefs | Various Notes

Mon, 03 Jan 2000 23:56:09 -0800

The AP reports the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff has plans of showing their kickers how to kick during the off-season ... their method will be kicking them all off of the Cheifs' roster. In other news, QB Warren Moon plans to talk with his family and take some time considering his future. Moon, 43, served as the backup to Elvis Grbac this year but still feels he's able to play.

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AFC Players Of The Week

Thu, 30 Dec 1999 08:23:40 -0800

The NFL has named Tennessee Titans QB Steve McNair, Pittsburgh Steelers LB Levon Kirkland and Baltimore Ravens PK Matt Stover as the AFC's Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played the 16th week of the 1999 season. McNair completed 23 of 33 passes for 291 yards and five touchdowns for a 136.5 passer rating in the Titans’ 41-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He completed nine of his 10 third-down attempts and also rushed for 34 yards on four carries. He is the third player in franchise history to throw five touchdown passes in a game (George Blanda, five times; Warren Moon, three times. This is McNair's first Player of the Week award. Kirkland had a team-high 10 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles in the Steelers’ 30-20 win over the Carolina Panthers. Eleven minutes into the first quarter with the Steelers leading 7-0 and facing a Carolina second-and-one on their own one-yard line, Kirkland stripped the ball from Panthers' RB Fred Lane on a rushing attempt. Pittsburgh safety Travis Davis recovered the fumble and returned it 102 yards for a touchdown, the second-longest fumble return touchdown in NFL history. This is Kirkland's second Player of the Week award. Stover connected on five of five FG attempts and one PAT for 16 points in the Ravens’ 22-0 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Stover has 113 points this season, matching his career high. This is Stovers third Player of the Week award and his second this season.

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Ravens | Still After Mitchel and Moon

Thu, 11 Mar 1999 09:15:00 -0800

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are still pursuing both QB Scott Mitchell and QB Warren Moon. Can they fit them both under the cap? According to owner Art Modell it is definitely possible. "If I have a voice and choice, then I would prefer to have both," Modell said. "I've been in contact with our coaches and front-office staff. They are pleased with what they know about Mitchell, and they believe Warren Moon can play for a year or two if used sparingly."

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Ravens | Running Out Of Options

Fri, 05 Mar 1999 10:25:00 -0800

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens expect to visit with QB Warren Moon next week. Moon has been telling everyone that he wants to start and the Ravens seem to see it both ways. VP Ozzie Newsome sees him as a starter while coach Brian Billick is not sure. "We'll talk about Warren as a starter. We'll also talk about the probability of him being a backup and the situation of having a good veteran like him in that role. We'll cover the gamut," Billick said. "Warren is very analytical. He's not rash. The fact that I can sit and talk to him and his wife directly is a plus." The Ravens don't want to be caught without a QB in case they can't work out a deal with the Lions for Scott Mitchell.

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Chargers | Call off Moon Talks

Thu, 04 Mar 1999 09:45:00 -0800

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that because of their interest in QB Jim Harbaugh and also their confidence they can get him they have all but broken off talks with QB Warren Moon. GM Bobby Beathard denied he offered a third or fourth-round pick for Harbaugh although he said he would send a late-round pick to Baltimore if it would help them in their efforts to obtain Scott Mitchell from Detroit.

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Ravens | QB Search Continues

Wed, 03 Mar 1999 09:50:00 -0800

The Baltimore Sun reports the QB wheel continues to spin in Baltimore. The Ravens and Lions continue to work on hammering out a Scott Mitchell trade while the article speculates that Jim Harbaugh could be given his release so he can join the Chargers, rather than being traded to SD. "Someone is going to pull their finger out of the dike, and it will all kick into place," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "Right now, the pivotal thing is what Detroit wants to do. The potential for Scott Mitchell being here is substantial. We're moving toward that." The hangup remains compensation for Mitchell. Billick has still not ruled out the possibility of signing Warren Moon as he wants to bring four QBs to training camp.

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Lions | Moon Pops Up Again

Wed, 03 Mar 1999 00:10:00 -0800

The Detroit Free Press reports that QB Warren Moon just completed a two-day visit with the Lions and he was impressed and may even be willing to accept a backup role with the Lions. "Warren had a very positive visit there," Leigh Steinberg, Moon's agent, said Tuesday. "He was impressed by the program." A final decision on where he winds up could be nearing. "I sense in him a certain desire for closure," Steinberg said. "But Warren's always been very deliberate. At his age, he's deliberate and selective, but he's impressed by what he saw" with the Lions.

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Ravens | Happy With Swayne

Sat, 27 Feb 1999 11:40:00 -0800

The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens are very happy with their signing of OL Harry Swayne as they can now focus their first-round draft pick on a different position. VP Ozzie Newsome says he has discussed trading up with the Colts at No. 4 and the Rams at No. 6 but that despite earlier reports he has not talked to the Redskins about moving to No. 5. (Strange we would like No. 4 or No. 6 but not No. 5?) Newsome remains optimistic the team can still swing a trade with the Lions for Scott Mitchell. "I spoke yesterday with Chuck Schmidt (Lions chief operating officer) and there is a willingness to make the trade," Newsome said. "We're still working on compensation, but I'm optimistic. As for the addition of Harry Swayne, this eliminates us taking an offensive lineman with the first pick and allows us to select a player who will have an impact on our future." At TE the team is still interested in Seattle's Christian Fauria, ex-Giants TE Aaron Pierce and possibly the Patriots Lovett Purnell (see below). Saints OL Clarence Jones cancelled his meeting with the Ravens when Swayne was signed. Coach Brian Billick also confirmed he has some interest in QB Warren Moon. The team has been discussing a trade with San Diego for QB Jim Harbaugh but acquiring Mitchell from the Lions may be a first step to dealing Harbaugh.

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Chargers | Harbaugh a Top Choice

Fri, 26 Feb 1999 21:45:00 -0800

XTRA and KFMB are reporting the Chargers are making Jim Harbaugh their top choice to be their QB next year. They have talked about a two-year contract with him. The team has put Warren Moon and John Friesz on the back burner so they can attempt to make a trade for Harbaugh. Last week the Chargers had said that Moon was the team's number one priority they wanted to sign. But after they met a few weeks ago with Moon he wanted to shop around a little more. This did not sit well with the Chargers. While Moon was looking at other teams Baltimore gave Harbaugh's agent the go ahead to talk to other teams about a trade, and San Diego was his first choice. It is not known what it would cost San Diego to trade for him as Baltimore would like to acquire another QB before trading Harbaugh. The Chargers have now said that it will probably be sometime next week before anything is done. San Diego still plans to bring in Mark Rypien next week.

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Browns | Moon Visiting

Fri, 19 Feb 1999 21:40:00 -0800

The AP reports that QB Warren Moon will meet with the Cleveland Browns next Tuesday and Wednesday. "He's intrigued by the intense fan fervor in Cleveland, and he had a previous relationship with coach Palmer," agent Leigh Steinberg said Friday. "Following that, he should be in a decision-making mode."

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Lions | Looking at Hostetler

Fri, 19 Feb 1999 03:40:00 -0800

The Detroit News reports the Lions are also interested in QB Jeff Hostetler as they continue to search for a potential experienced backup when they part ways with QB Scott Mitchell. QB Warren Moon's name is also still being mentioned as a possibility.

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Steelers | Moon Update

Thu, 18 Feb 1999 14:20:00 -0800

The AP reports that after visiting with the Chargers earlier in the week QB Warren Moon did confirm he would not mind playing for the Steelers and their offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride who is his old head coach. The Steelers however cannot offer Moon the two main things he is seeking - money and a starting QB job. The Steelers have said they are sticking with QB Kordell Stewart as their starter but they may want to replace Mike Tomczak as their backup. The Steelers may also want to talk with QB Jeff Hostetler who was just released by the Redskins. The Bucs, in addition to the Browns (already reported earlier) may be a team that would like to talk to Moon. Again, he'd only be a backup to Trent Dilfer.

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Lions | Free Agent Visits

Tue, 16 Feb 1999 13:45:00 -0800

Tom Kowalski reports in the Ann Arbor Times that DE Derrick Alexander (MIN) and DT Kelvin Pritchett (JAX) were scheduled for visits with the team today and the Lions intend to have QB Warren Moon in for a visit within the next week.

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Browns | Moon Update

Tue, 16 Feb 1999 02:47:00 -0800

The AP reports that QB Warren Moon also spoke with the Cleveland Browns via telephone on Monday.

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