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NFL | Aikman receives degree from UCLA

Sat, 13 Jun 2009 22:08:59 -0700

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman has graduated from UCLA 21 years after he stared as a quarterback for the Bruins. He earned his sociology degree and took part in the ceremony with 450 other graduates.

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Steelers | Another postseason win for Roethlisberger

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 02:52:03 -0800

ESPN.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger improved to 7-2 in the postseason with a victory in the AFC Championship game. His seventh win passed former QB Troy Aikman for the second-most playoff wins by a quarterback in his first five NFL seasons.

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NCAA | Aikman will be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

Thu, 01 May 2008 17:36:05 -0700

Scott Pitoniak, of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, reports former Dallas Cowboys and UCLA QB Troy Aikman will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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Cowboys | Aikman praises league's new testing for concussions

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 22:39:26 -0700

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman says he has not symptoms from the 10 concussions he suffered during his Hall of Fame career. He does get migraine headaches, but he says he's had them all his life and that they're not related to football. Aikman said, "I think people got the impression that [former NFL QB] Steve Young and I were forced out by concussions. For me, it was more my back." Aikman added, "I've had no problems since. From my perspective, I think I got off relatively lightly. I think defensive players are far more at risk than quarterbacks -- they get hit on every play and may often have concussions they don't know about." Aikman praised the league for its recent decision to run baseline tests on all players in training camp so the NFL can later determine if their brains have been damaged from hits to the head. "The fact that doctors will now have a record of how much change there has been is a huge step forward," Aikman said.

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Cowboys | Aikman helping influence who is hired in coaching process

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 20:32:09 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman has had a significant influence on who the team hires as it fills out its coaching staff for the 2007 season. The team appears to be leaning towards San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner to be their new head coach. Turner gave Aikman's Hall of Fame induction speech. The team has already hired offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, whom Aikman cited during his Hall of Fame acceptance speech as his greatest professional confidant.

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Giants | Manning discusses Aikman's comments

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 17:49:25 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Eli Manning discussed comments made by former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman, who said Manning needed more work with his top receivers during the offseason. Manning said, "I told him no. I told him what I told you all: that we have enough time during training camp and during minicamp that we've been around each other enough that we're going to get all of that down."

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Giants | Aikman says Manning needs work with his top receivers

Wed, 12 Jul 2006 05:24:06 -0700

Paul Schwartz, of the New York Post, reports Hall of Fame QB Troy Aikman said New York Giants QB Eli Manning needs more offseason work with his top receivers, WRs Plaxico Burress and Sinorice Moss and TE Jeremy Shockey. "I think it's unfortunate that here he is, as a quarterback going into his third season, and he's not given the opportunity to throw to his top three wide receivers throughout the offseason," Aikman said on a conference call. "I think that's a real mistake, for Jeremy Shockey, Plaxico Burress and Sinorice Moss not to be there with Eli Manning, getting some timing down. I don't think you can get that in just a minicamp, I don't think you can get it in four weeks of training camp." Aikman missed the mark with Moss because Moss, a rookie receiver from the University of Miami, did work out at Giants Stadium and attended all his required sessions. Overall Aikman feels Manning's development is going fine.

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NFL | Aikman chooses Turner for Hall of Fame induction

Sat, 08 Jul 2006 10:25:57 -0700

The Akron Beacon Journal reports former NFL quarterback and current broadcaster Troy Aikman has chosen San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner 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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Packers | Team's problems might cause Favre to retire

Sun, 19 Feb 2006 09:42:26 -0800

Chris Jenkins, of the Associated Press, reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre might retire due to the team's recent struggles, according to former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman. Favre has spoken to Aikman about advice for retirement. Aikman said, "Over the years, Brett and I have talked a lot about kind of what happened at the end of my career, kind of where he's at right now. And Brett has drawn some comparisons to what he's currently going through with what I went through at the end of my career - not from a health standpoint, but just kind of where the team is."

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NFL | T. Aikman elected to 2006 Hall of Fame

Sat, 04 Feb 2006 11:09:55 -0800

The NFL Network reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman 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 | List of Hall of Fame nominees down to 25

Tue, 22 Nov 2005 19:09:25 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman and DE Reggie White head a list of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2006 will be determined at the selection committee's annual meeting Feb. 4 in Detroit, the day before the Super Bowl. The list has narrowed from 112 to 25. The list of 25 will be reduced by mail ballot to 13 modern-era candidates. The list will increase to 15 finalist nominees with the inclusion of the two recommended candidates of the hall's seniors committee - this year's candidates are former Oakland Raiders head coach John Madden, and former Dallas Cowboys OT Rayfield Wright.

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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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Cowboys | Triplets Inducted into the Ring of Honor

Mon, 19 Sep 2005 22:43:27 -0700

Jayne Cursted, of the Houston Chronicle, reports the Dallas Cowboys "Triplets" WR Michael Irvin, QB Troy Aikman and RB Emmitt Smith were inducted into the Texas Stadium Ring of Honor Monday, Sept, 19, in halftime ceremonies. Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones introduced each man to the cheering crowd.

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NFL | Fox Lead Announcing Crew a Two-man Booth

Tue, 06 Sep 2005 17:00:53 -0700

Barry Jackson, of the Miami Herald, reports Fox's leading announcing crew will be the two-man team of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. Other Fox announcing teams: Dick Stockton-Daryl Johnston, Sam Rosen-Bill Maas, Kenny Albert-Brian Baldinger, Ron Pitts-Tim Ryan, Curt Menefee-J.C. Pearson.

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Cowboys | Aikman Visits Camp

Thu, 11 Aug 2005 22:19:19 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman visited the team's training camp Thursday, Aug. 11. "This team here has got some talent," said Aikman, who will be inducted into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor with former teammates Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin at a halftime ceremony at Texas Stadium Sept. 19. "If they can play good as a team, I think they can compete. They'll be competing obviously with the Eagles within the division, but they could get in (the playoffs) as a wild card and do something."

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NFL | Fox Sports Extends Aikman

Mon, 25 Jul 2005 16:06:03 -0700

Barry Horn, of the Dallas Morning News, reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman has agreed to a new seven-year deal with Fox Sports, but not before talking to ESPN about the possibility of moving to the Monday Night Football booth. Aikman will now continue working in the No. 1 booth alongside Joe Buck. Reportedly, ESPN talked to Aikman about working in a three-man booth, presumably with Al Michaels and Joe Theismann. Aikman met with ESPN executive vice president Mark Shapiro in California two weeks ago.

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Cowboys | Date Announced for Ring of Honor Ceremony

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:04:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, according to Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com, former Dallas Cowboys RB Emmitt Smith, QB Troy Aikman and WR Michael Irvin will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during the 2005 home opener Sept. 19 against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. The trio not only becomes the 13th, 14th and 15th members of the Ring of Honor, but will be the first players sent into this exclusive group having been identified with the Jerry Jones Era that began in 1989. "It's a humbling experience for me," said Aikman. "When I look at all the people who have made this organization what it is, it's such an honor to think that my name will be up there in the Ring of Honor and will allow players and fans to reflect back on some of the accomplishments that we had in our run. It was a special time for us, and being inducted will certainly be a special moment for all of us."

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Cowboys | Team to Add E. Smith, Aikman and Irvin to Ring of Honor

Wed, 20 Jul 2005 10:28:13 -0700

Jean-Jacques Taylor, of the Dallas Morning News, reports the Dallas Cowboys will hold a news conference at 6 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, July 20, to announce former Cowboy RB Emmitt Smith, QB Troy Aikman and WR Michael Irvin will be added to the team's exclusive Ring of Honor, according to several sources.

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Patriots | Aikman Praises Team's Run

Tue, 01 Feb 2005 18:55:16 -0800

Current FOX broadcaster and former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman said the if the New England Patriots defeat the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, it's a greater feat than the Cowboys winning three of four Super Bowls in the early '90s, reports Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. "Because of the parameters they're playing under," Aikman said. "I know that two years ago they failed to make the playoffs. The year we didn't win the Super Bowl we lost in the NFC championship game, but I think this would probably be a more meaningful accomplishment because of the parity in the league and how hard it is to win consistently." Aikman added that his Cowboy teams were much deeper than the current Patriots.

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Patriots | Fast Facts: Brady Ties Playoff Record

Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:47:53 -0800

John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle, reports with a victory in the AFC divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 16, New England Patriots QB Tom Brady joined former NFL QB Troy Aikman as the only quarterbacks in league history to win their first seven playoff games.

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Cowboys | Aikman Not Planning Cowboy Comeback

Thu, 30 Jan 2003 18:48:48 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman confirmed he’s not interested in making a comeback with the team. Aikman was in attendance at a Winston Cup event and spoke with the media. “The speculation about me, you can speculate about some other clubs, even as remote as that may be, but me playing for the Dallas Cowboys is not going to happen,” he said. “If I don’t come back this offseason, I will be done. But I don’t anticipate playing.”

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Dolphins | No Aikman

Wed, 29 Jan 2003 05:32:30 -0800

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt denied a report saying he spoke to former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman about joining the Dolphins as a player. He did say he spoke to Aikman at the Super Bowl, but just as a friendly conversation. “I asked him how he was feeling and we talked about a lot of different things, just as I would do with anyone I was friendly with who I haven’t seen for a while,” Wannstedt said. “Anyone who reads anything more into our conversation is making a mountain out of a molehill.”

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Cowboys | More On Aikman Talk

Fri, 17 Jan 2003 07:35:58 -0800

The Star Telegram reports speaking Thursday on his weekly show on Sporting News Radio, Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcells said this about QB Troy Aikman, "One of the things you do when you go somewhere new is try and increase the number of options that you have available to you. Certainly, that [talking to Aikman] would be something I would consider." However, Aikman's return is unlikely.

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Cowboys | More On Aikman

Tue, 14 Jan 2003 19:21:15 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones responded Tuesday to an earlier story about QB Troy Aikman's comments about a return to the Cowboys. Jones said, "I haven’t talked to Troy. He and I get to talk from time to time. And if that’s something we can talk about, we will." When asked if Jones had broached the subject with coach Bill Parcells, Jones said, "I haven’t. But, candidly, when we see some of these veteran quarterbacks like they are having success with in Oakland (Rich Gannon), then we know Troy, with his skill level, could have a lot of success in the NFL."

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Cowboys | Aikman Might Consider Comeback

Tue, 14 Jan 2003 08:35:49 -0800

The Dallas Morning News reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman said, while it isn’t a strong possibility, he would consider returning to the team if new head coach Bill Parcells asked him to. “I don’t think it would ever be much of a consideration,” Aikman said. “HOWEVER, if Bill Parcells were to come to my home and tell me how much he wanted me to play and how much I could help him and the team win…I think it would be worth considering. Don’t know then that I would do it, but how could you not at least hear him out?”

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Cowboys | Hutchinson Among Two

Sun, 24 Nov 2002 19:04:06 -0800

DallasCowboys.com reports Dallas Cowboys rookie QB Chad Hutchinson entered supreme company on Sunday when he became only the second rookie QB in team history to throw for more than 300 yards in a game, with his 301-yard performance. Troy Aikman (379 yards) is the only other Cowboys rookie QB in team history to accomplish the feat.

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Eagles | No Call?

Thu, 21 Nov 2002 04:20:13 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports agent Leigh Steinberg said the Philadelphia Eagles have not called him to inquire about the status of any of his clients, including QB Troy Aikman. He also represents QBs Steve Young and Ryan Leaf.

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Eagles | Troy Talk

Wed, 20 Nov 2002 22:08:26 -0800

According to the Associated Press, Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid reportedly contacted former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman to see if he was interested in coming out of retirement. Aikman said he wanted to continue working as a broadcaster with Fox.

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NFL | Aikman Speaks on Future

Fri, 15 Nov 2002 10:48:13 -0800

Former Dallas QB Troy Aikman said there’s still a chance he could return to the field, but said it isn’t a given even in the right circumstances. Aikman said he’s probably 95 percent sure that he’ll never play another down. He also added if he doesn’t play again this year he probably won’t play at all.

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Dolphins | Aikman Not Joining Team

Mon, 11 Nov 2002 07:46:31 -0800

The Sun-Sentinel reports former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman is not coming out of retirement to stage a comeback in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins or any other team. Aikman said he’s very happy working in the booth as an analyst with Fox. "I know that I am young enough and capable enough to play, and if a team wanted me, I would listen, but that doesn't mean that it's something that I would do,” Aikman said. He said the Dolphins did not contact him and he regretted that came out and became a distraction for them.

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Dolphins | More On Aikman

Wed, 06 Nov 2002 18:20:58 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins personnel boss Rick Spielman said the team has no interest in former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman. "I never even talked with Dave (Wannstedt) about it," Spielman said.

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Dolphins | Interested in Aikman

Wed, 06 Nov 2002 16:07:07 -0800

ESPN reports the Miami Dolphins have contacted QB Troy Aikman to find out whether or not he’d be interested in coming out of retirement to quarterback the team until Jay Fiedler (thumb) is healthy enough to return. Aikman has previously stated he’d only come out to play under Norv Turner, who happens to be the Dolphins’ offensive coordinator.

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Dolphins | No On Aikman

Mon, 21 Oct 2002 21:44:36 -0700

Updating earlier stories, the Associated Press reports Miami Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt shot down stories stating the team is interested in QB Troy Aikman. "That," Wannstedt said, "is not a consideration."

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Dolphins | Aikman Lurking?

Wed, 16 Oct 2002 21:34:12 -0700

According to Chris Perkins of the Sun Sentinel, former NFL QB Troy Aikman is available, if the Miami Dolphins decide to add a veteran QB. Aikman keeps in touch with Dolphins offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who coached him in Dallas, on a regular basis. "Troy has said in the past he still had an interest in playing if the situation was right and the situation being right means being with a team that could contend for the Super Bowl, him being a starter and the right environment," said Leigh Steinberg, Aikman's agent. Steinberg said Aikman is very happy being a broadcaster. Both Steinberg and Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said there's been no contact between the Dolphins and Aikman.

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Browns | Just Talk

Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:21:54 -0700

According to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com, there is some talk in Cleveland if QB Tim Couch (elbow) is sidelined for a long period, coach Butch Davis could pursue former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman as a potential replacement.

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NFL | Fox Has A New No. 1 And No. 2

Wed, 01 May 2002 16:36:29 -0700

The AP reports Fox has a new No. 1 announcing team for the 2002 season. Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth will join lead baseball announcer Joe Buck next season on the network's top game. Daryl Johnston and play-by-play announcer Dick Stockton will be Fox's No. 2 team in 2002.

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NFL | TV Note

Wed, 06 Mar 2002 22:05:35 -0800

As an update to previous reports, it does appear Fox is ready to name Joe Buck their primary broadcaster for NFL games. Buck would replace Pat Summerall in Fox's NFL No. 1 booth. Troy Aikman and Cris Collinsworth are the leading candidates as Fox decides whether to utilize a two-man or three-man team to replace their former No. 1 pairing of Summerall and John Madden. Fox has to decide if they want to pull Collinsworth out of the studio show on Sunday mornings.

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Dolphins | Turner Thinks Aikman Should Stay Retired

Wed, 06 Feb 2002 12:14:13 -0800

The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Norv Turner said he hasn't talked with former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman about coming out of retirement. Turner said if Aikman asked him for his opinion, he'd recommend Aikman stay retired.

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NFL | Aikman Still Ache-man with Back Pains?

Sat, 02 Feb 2002 09:39:12 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman, who has been surrounded with rumors about a possible return to the NFL after one-year off, is still suffering through back issues. During broadcasts in the booth, Aikman typically has to stand up because his back stiffens if he sits for too long. By the way, Aikman and his wife are now expecting their second child.

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NFL | Aikman Gets a Week Off

Tue, 29 Jan 2002 09:04:55 -0800

The Dallas News reports former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman is taking the week off from his Fox broadcasting duties. A Fox spokesman on Monday said Aikman was excused to take care of some family matters.

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Dolphins | More on the Aikman Front

Fri, 25 Jan 2002 09:20:25 -0800

The Miami Herald reports an NFL source indicated a comeback from QB Troy Aikman remains highly unlikely unless the Miami Dolphins have no alternative at the quarterback position.

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Redskins | George Interested in Returning; Aikman Interested?

Wed, 16 Jan 2002 21:05:12 -0800

The Washington Post reports agent Leigh Steinberg is already brewing a list of names for the Washington Redskins to mull over at the quarterback position. He said his client Jeff George would be interested in returning to Washington. George was cut early last season. Steinberg also hinted that currently retired Troy Aikman may be interested in playing for Spurrier.

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Dolphins | Wannstedt Shoots Down Aikman Rumors Again

Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:38:16 -0800

The Miami Herald reports Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt once again shot down the rumors of former Cowboys QB Troy Aikman coming to Miami. Wannstedt made it clear once again that QB Jay Fiedler is the team's starting quarterback. Wannstedt met with Fiedler and told him he wants him back in 2002. Fiedler is able to opt out of his deal and enter free agency. Regarding Aikman, Wannstedt said it's a rumor and Aikman isn't even on his radar screen.

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Dolphins | Carter Expressing Interest

Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:28:22 -0800

CNN/SI's Don Banks reports Minnesota Vikings WR Cris Carter has expressed interest in playing for the Miami Dolphins. He's currently pushing for QB Troy Aikman to come out of retirement and join the team along with the addition of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who is currently employed by the Chargers.

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Dolphins | Aikman's Retired According to Wannstedt

Mon, 14 Jan 2002 10:09:20 -0800

Miami Dolphins head coach Dave Wannstedt said he doesn't know anything about the Troy Aikman rumors and didn't have a response in regards to the speculation that he was close to a deal with the team. "Troy's doing TV and he's retired as far as I know," Wannstedt said.

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Dolphins | More on Aikman

Mon, 14 Jan 2002 09:17:55 -0800

As an update to previous reports, the Miami Herald's Ethan J. Skolnick reports ABC News Radio reported former QB Troy Aikman is 99 percent sure he wants to play again and is completing a deal with the Miami Dolphins. Aikman, who was forced into retirement because of concussion problems, sat out of the 2001 season. The Dolphins declined comment on Sunday.

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Dolphins | Aikman Headed to Miami?

Mon, 14 Jan 2002 06:52:27 -0800

Keith Olbermann reports for CNN that former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman is finalizing his return to the league. This time around it's likely to be with the Miami Dolphins. Aikman may join the team regardless for next year, but it is believed the deal would be cinched should Miami hire offensive coordinator Norv Turner, currently with the Chargers.

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NFL | More On Aikman

Sun, 06 Jan 2002 10:48:22 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the AP reports former NFL QB Troy Aikman called a report he is interested in returning to the NFL "speculation." "There has been no conversation whatsoever," Aikman said. "That's the first I heard about it." The report said Aikman would be interested in returning to the NFL next season but only if he could work with Norv Turner, who was with Aikman in Dallas. "The likelihood of all things working out to where it makes sense for me are not real good," Aikman added.

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