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Tue, 12 Nov 2002 07:45:59 -0800
The Star-Ledger reports the New York Giants will begin looking at WRs later Tuesday. Former Lions WR Herman Moore is due to fly in and, according to his agent Brad Blank, "they're going to kick each other's tires. But I think it could be a good fit for both of them." Blank got the impression that if Moore looks like he is in shape, the job is his. Another named mentioned was WR Sean Dawkins and Bob Glauber adds for Newsday WR Yancey Thigpen may be on the list too. WR Thabiti Davis said Monday the Giants rescinded an offer to him, saying they wanted to sign a veteran.
Tue, 09 Jul 2002 12:39:47 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons spoke with free agent WR Yancey Thigpen, who didn't play football in 2001, last week. However, he declined a visit to workout with the team because he was getting married at the time. The team may revisit their interest in him later when training camp begins.
Sun, 17 Feb 2002 09:13:27 -0800
According to the Tennessean, former Tennessee Titans WR Yancey Thigpen would like to play again in 2002. Despite missing all of the 2001 season, agent Jordan Woy said the WR is not retired. He continues to work out and Woy has been in contact with several teams, including the Texans, about next season.
Sun, 23 Dec 2001 15:59:34 -0800
Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward, with seven catches on Sunday, broke Yancey Thigpen's team single-season record of 85 catches. Ward has 87 catches on the season now.
Mon, 28 May 2001 22:18:57 -0700
Dan Pires, of the New Bedford Standard-Times, has informed KFFL that the New England Patriots have recently worked out free agent WR Yancey Thigpen (Titans). According to Thigpen's representatives, a meeting has taken place but they would not give any indications on the Patriots' level of interest in Thigpen.
Fri, 18 May 2001 12:10:39 -0700
The Post Gazette reports the Pittsburgh Steelers are no longer interested in signing free agent WR Yancey Thigpen after examining his medical records.
Thu, 17 May 2001 14:31:50 -0700
The Tribune-Review reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have not given up on signing WR Yancey Thigpen. His agent, Jordan Woy, said the Steelers are among a handful of teams interested in Thigpen. Woy said nothing will be finalized until after June 1.
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 00:52:02 -0700
The Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress (wrist surgery) caught soft passes at practice Friday, but he was not involved in the offense vs. defense drills. Coach Bill Cowher said he will try to increase the workload for Burress and QB Kent Graham when the coaching sessions start in mid-May. WR Troy Edwards said he would welcome the signing of free agent WR Yancey Thigpen. The Steelers have not contacted former Steelers and Eagles WR Charles Johnson, an NFL source said.
Fri, 27 Apr 2001 00:26:46 -0700
Ed Bouchette reports for the Post-Gazette the Pittsburgh Steelers visited with an old friend on Thursday as free agent WR Yancey Thigpen (Titans) dropped by. He had a physical and took a flight back home to Charlotte. The Steelers want to see how Thigpen is doing medically before moving forward with him. "I definitely think I can help this team," Thigpen said last night. He owns the Steelers single-season record with 85 receptions in 1995. Thigpen also paid a visit to the Indianapolis Colts last week.
Sun, 18 Mar 2001 11:05:59 -0800
The Tennessean reports several former Tennessee Titans free agents have drawn some interest from around the league, but have yet to sign. WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens drew some early interest from the Jets and Colts respectively, but nothing further developed. Agent Jim Steiner said nothing is brewing for FB Lorenzo Neal. Agent Michael Sullivan who represents RB Rodney Thomas said no one has expressed a strong interest in Thomas who is seen as a backup RB. The agent said he thought the Titans might want to re-sign Thomas, but not yet. FS Marcus Robertson has made two visits, Seattle and Oakland, and he has drawn interest from the Bills. Reportedly concern over a leg injury from last season has the Raiders shying away.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 16:52:37 -0800
Terry McCormick, of the Nashville City Paper, has informed KFFL the Titans have also released the following players to clear cap space: TE Larry Brown, PK Al Del Greco, LB Terry Killens, WR Carl Pickens, TE Michael Roan and WR Yancey Thigpen. The team has scheduled a press conference for 5 p.m. to announce the cuts.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 04:40:51 -0800
According to the Tennessean, the Tennessee Titans have some tough decisions to make today. By the end of the day, the team could be without WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens, PK Al Del Greco, RB Rodney Thomas, TE Michael Roan, S Marcus Robertson and LB Terry Killens as the team needs to make some cuts to get under the salary cap. The team is hoping to restructure the contracts of LB Eddie Robinson, WR Chris Sanders and S Blaine Bishop. OL Bruce Matthews and OL Brad Hopkins appear to be candidates for extensions.
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 03:31:20 -0800
The Tennessean reports the Titans may be able to work out a contract extension with LT Brad Hopkins, who has a $7.132 million hit on the salary cap this year. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, met with the team on Friday. The Titans, at the start of the week, were about $12 million over the salary cap. In addition to LB Randall Godfrey, TE Frank Wycheck and RT Fred Miller working out new deals, QB Neil O'Donnell and P Craig Hentrich will as well. The first three mentioned will save the team close to $5M; the latter two could save the team an additional $1M. Releasing WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens would save the team around $2.5M. With the team not expected to restructure the deals of any other players, that could put the likes of OL Bruce Matthews ($5.075M), S Blaine Bishop ($4.3M), LB Eddie Robinson ($3.25M) and DT Henry Ford ($3.08M) on the bubble.
Tue, 20 Feb 2001 08:05:10 -0800
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans are nearly complete with their strategy of getting under the NFL's salary cap. At this point Team President Jeff Diamond is closing ranks on which actions the team will take to get there. "It's really impossible to say, it's all contingent on what gets accomplished," he said. There are expected to be some cuts, potentially WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens, mixed in with some contract restructures. Two players that may see their contracts extended to more cap friendly deals are QB Steve McNair and OT Brad Hopkins.
Thu, 04 Jan 2001 09:10:00 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports even though WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens are not listed on the Tennessee Titans injury report, both players will remain as backups this weekend against the Ravens. WRs Derrick Mason and Chris Sanders, who have started the past 12 games, will remain in the starting lineup. Thigpen and Pickens, who were both injured most of the year, are expected to contribute.
Wed, 27 Dec 2000 23:36:00 -0800
Jeff Legwold reports for the Sporting News Tennessee Titans WR Yancey Thigpen is showing his best form in practice since the team signed him three years ago. He is expected to get more action in the postseason, especially in some three wide-receiver sets. Carl Pickens appears healthy and should see more action as well. Their playing time will come at the expense of Chris Sanders.
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 16:20:31 -0800
The Tennessean reports Titans coach Jeff Fisher said both Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens can expect more playing time but will not be the starting wide outs this Sunday.
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 16:18:54 -0800
The Tennessean reports Titans SS Blaine Bishop has a knee/thigh contusion and WR Yancey Thigpen has a mild case of knee bursitis. Coach Jeff Fisher said it shouldn’t be a problem and both will play Sunday. DE Kenny Holmes (knee) is out of the Cleveland game. CB Dainon Sidney (hamstring) could make his return from a two-game layoff in Cleveland. FS Marcus Robertson (shin) will probably not practice this week, but should be a game-time decision.
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 03:15:36 -0800
Titans Radio Network reports Tennessee Titans WRs Yancey Thigpen and Carl Pickens, who have both been slowed this year by injuries, contributed to the Titans offense finally on Sunday. The two combined for 4 receptions for 145 yards on the day. Thigpen hauled in a 56-yard touchdown reception.
Thu, 23 Dec 1999 09:14:34 -0800
The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans WR Yancey Thigpen looked better in practice yesterday, but head coach Jeff Fisher stated there's no guarantee that Thigpen will return this weekend. He's still hobbled by an ankle injury but Fisher said his progress is "encouraging." In other news, S Blaine Bishop (thumb) practiced yesterday and should be able to play this weekend. DL Josh Evans (knee/ankle) plans to play this weekend as well.
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 09:47:59 -0800
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans are expected to have S Blaine Bishop (thumb) back this weekend against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Doctors removed one of the pins from his thumb and he remains positive about playing this week. In other news, WR Yancey Thigpen (ankle) is finally expected to make his return this week.
Mon, 12 Jul 1999 13:13:00 -0700
Larry Woody, from the Tennessean, has told us WR Yancey Thigpen has recovered from his minor injuries of the off-season and is expected to be 100percent.
Wed, 09 Jun 1999 07:45:00 -0700
The Titans current minicamp will end on June 17th. Veterans attending yesterday were all six returning WRs from last season, including Yancey Thigpen who had some nice catches. TEs Frank Wycheck and Jackie Harris, RB Rodney Thomas and DB Steve Jackson were in attendance as well. Rookie WR Darran Hall of Colorado St. is wearing a brace on one hand to stabilize a ligament injury.
Sun, 06 Jun 1999 11:20:00 -0700
Paul Kuharsky reports in the Tennessean that head coach Jeff Fisher said he expects a lot of veterans to participate is this week's rookie minicamp. Those mentioned by name were WRs Yancey Thigpen and Kevin Dyson and LBs Terry Killens and Dennis Stallings.
Wed, 12 May 1999 22:00:00 -0700
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that agent Leigh Steinberg will be in Pittsburgh later today to attend a news conference to officially announce the signing of QB Kordell Stewart to his three-year contract extension. Why would the Steelers, a team with admitted salary-cap problems, commit themselves through the year 2003 to a player who has started two seasons at quarterback, the most recent a poor one? Steinberg's answer was patience when asked that same question two years ago as he predicted there would up and down times in the career of the young QB. Stewart had a great year in his first full year as a starter in 1997 but he struggled in 1998. "Even though he struggled," said Tom Donahoe, the team's director of football operations, "the whole team struggled. It's not fair to put all the blame on his shoulders. There were other circumstances." Those circumstances included the loss of WR Yancey Thigpen, a new offensive coordinator, a patched up offensive line and injuries to Jerome Bettis. The $8.1 million signing bonus is pro-rated over five years against the salary cap, costing them $1.62 million annually against their cap. But, he agreed to reduce his salary from $2.05 million this season to $400,000, in essence making it a $6.45 million signing bonus. He will play for $2.5 million in 2000, 4.4 million in 2001, $5.3 million in 2002 and $6.3 million in 2003, but the last three years are not guaranteed.
Fri, 07 May 1999 07:45:00 -0700
The Tennessean reports WR Yancey Thigpen (soreness in knee) missed time in practice due to his injury.