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Thu, 08 Jul 1999 18:50:00 -0700
The AP reports that the 49ers held several workouts for RBs as they are looking for insurance for the Garrison Hearst injury and that those workouts went well. Charlie Garner and Harvey Williams, as expected, worked out for the 49ers, while Terry Allen talked with team officials at the club's Santa Clara headquarters. Allen, who also has visited the Kansas City Chiefs and contrary to other reports, says he will now talk to New England Patriots, said there was no reason to work out for the 49ers. "If I go out and blow an ankle here and have to work out for someone else, what good does that do me?" Allen said. "Anyone can look good running through cones." Garner said he also plans to talk with Tennessee and Oakland, while Williams plans to visit with New England on Saturday. The highest praise for the RBs visiting was saved for Lawrence Phillips. "He did very well in Europe, not only on the field but off the field," the 49ers Bill Walsh said. "His behavior and his demeanor have been excellent."
Wed, 07 Jul 1999 18:05:00 -0700
SportsLine.com reports 49ers RB Garrison Hearst's career may be in jeopardy. "This is an ominous development,'' general manager Bill Walsh stated. "It's just hard to believe any difficulty could occur from this. The injury was healed. He's been told to stay on crutches.'' There is now fear that avascular necrosis (the death of a bone or part of it due to lack of circulation) may have set in. In a similar injury situation, RB Bo Jackson's career was ended. RBs Charlie Garner and Harvey Williams will be in town tomorrow for a workout. "We're not suggesting he (Hearst) can't play,'' Walsh said. "We just want to cover ourselves.'' Team physician Michael Dillingham said the team is going to seek other opinions.
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 09:15:00 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports RB Harvey Williams, who was cut by the Oakland Raiders a few days ago, was shocked by being released because "it came out of the blue ..." "I still want to play somewhere," Williams stated. "My agent said there are six or seven teams that are interested. I'm getting up in my career, and I want to get a ring."
Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:05:00 -0700
The AP reports that the Raiders have released RB Harvey Williams. "It was tough. Harvey's a good football player and I know he's going to play good football somewhere else," said coach Jon Gruden, who said he wanted to give several tailbacks on the roster a chance to get more playing time in minicamp.