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Wed, 28 Dec 2005 18:17:06 -0800
Chris Harry, of the Orlando Sentinel, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Carnell Williams needs 15 yards to surpass RB Errict Rhett's team rookie record of 1,011 rushing yards in a season set in 1994.
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 21:41:35 -0700
Buccaneers.com reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Michael Pittman is currently seventh on the franchise's all-time rushing list with 2,395 yards, but another 663 yards would leapfrog him past former RBs Errict Rhett (2,853) and Ricky Bell (3,057) and into the team's top five.
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 14:35:09 -0800
According to the AP, former Cleveland Browns RB Errict Rhett is suing the team doctor and the Cleveland Clinic. He believes there was a misdiagnosis of the foot injury that ended his career. John Bergfeld, a team doctor affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic, did not perform the surgery but cleared Rhett to play in July 2001. Rhett argues that his foot was not completely healed, and he needed at least two additional months of recovery time. The lawsuit seeks at least $25,000 in damages.
Tue, 13 Aug 2002 11:45:53 -0700
According to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com, former NFL RB Errict Rhett wants to come back to the NFL. He has phoned a few agents seeking representation and leads on any potential roster openings.
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 07:00:03 -0800
The Canton Repository reports agent Gene Mato said RB Errict Rhett is working hard and would like to try a comeback in the NFL. Mato hopes to talk to Redskins coach Steve Spurrier and anyone else willing to give the 31-year-old Rhett a fair shot. "Errict has always performed well under adversity," Mato said.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 22:14:10 -0700
The Washington Post reports free agent RB Errict Rhett took a physical with the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday. However, the the team decided not to sign him. SVP of football operations Ozzie Newsome is expected to make one more pitch to retired Minnesota Vikings RB Robert Smith about joining the Ravens.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 22:50:44 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have also decided not to pursue free agent RB Errict Rhett, in addition to the previously reported Chris Warren. The team will sit pat for two weeks and then possibly pursue a RB already in training camp with a team. Also, coach Brian Billick denied an earlier report he contacted retired RB Robert Smith. "I have not talked to Robert Smith," Billick said. "I would love to have Robert Smith. But I have not talked to Robert Smith." RB Terry Allen, who recently signed, practiced for the first time but only in non-contact drills. He fumbled his first carry.
Thu, 09 Aug 2001 20:45:14 -0700
Updating previous reports, Don Banks reports for CNN/SI the Baltimore Ravens will bring in free agent RBs Chris Warren and Greg Hill for workouts on Friday as the team attempts to replace Jamal Lewis. Earlier reports had Terry Allen and Robert Chancey visiting as well. The also team talked with the agent for RB Errict Rhett on Thursday, and while he isn't expected to work out with Baltimore, he may in the next day or so take a physical and possibly sign. Adrian Murrell is another name lurking in the background.
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 21:29:11 -0700
The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars visited with free agent RB Errict Rhett as expected, but they have decided not to sign him. Rhett passed his physical with the team, despite lingering concerns about a torn ligament in his foot, but he didn't impress the team during a brief workout.
Sun, 05 Aug 2001 07:29:58 -0700
The Times-Union reports a visit to the Jacksonville Jaguars by free agent RB Errict Rhett has been delayed until Monday. He remains optimistic about signing with Jacksonville. "It's looking like a great opportunity for both sides," Rhett's agent, Eugene Mato.
Thu, 02 Aug 2001 22:23:09 -0700
The Times-Union reports free agent RB Errict Rhett will visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday. He will be in for a physical and workout and they could sign him to be Fred Taylor's backup by this weekend. Agent Eugene Mato said the Jaguars want to look him over because of lingering doubts about a torn ligament in his foot suffered last year.
Wed, 01 Aug 2001 23:06:45 -0700
The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have confirmed an earlier report they are interested in free agent RB Errict Rhett as a backup to Fred Taylor. He has the Jaguars on his short list and expects to decide today, agent Eugene Mato said. Tennessee, as previously reported, is also interested. The Jaguars are $606,000 under the salary cap, and it would cost them at least $477,000 of that to sign Rhett.
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 08:22:18 -0700
The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt reports one of the names discussed by Tennessee Titans GM Floyd Reese yesterday was RB Errict Rhett, just released by Cleveland. Eugene Mato, who represents Rhett, said he spoke with Reese yesterday. Mato said the Titans indicated they'd like to have Rhett come to town for a physical in the next day or so. With their injury situation at RB, the Titans could use some help. "We called to see what he is going to do and what his plans are," Reese said. Reese called it a "long shot," but worth pursuing. Mato said the Jaguars are interested in Rhett too.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 15:55:21 -0700
The team's official site reports Cleveland Browns RB Jamel White has switched from No. 30 to No. 23 in honor of his mentor RB Errict Rhett who was released over the weekend.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 18:33:41 -0700
In a somewhat surprising move, the Associated Press reports the Cleveland Browns released RB Errict Rhett earlier today. Browns coach Butch Davis said the move was made so the team could better evaluate its younger backs. "We wanted to be fair to Errict and we felt he would have a better opportunity to join another team if we released him at this time," Davis said.
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 21:07:28 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Akron Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns RB Errict Rhett will be full speed on the first day of training camp. He missed a lot of last season when he needed foot surgery in October. Director of football operations Dwight Clark said Rhett is 100 percent, but that his foot will be closely monitored during practices.
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 09:15:50 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns director of football operations Dwight Clark said the team doesn't appear to have a dominate running back right now. RBs Errict Rhett, Travis Prentice, James Jackson and Jamel White are all trying to stick out and become the team's featured back. If none do, the committee approach is expected. Clark said he likes the way Jackson talks and runs low to the ground, so he'll be rooting for him. He feels Prentice has become bigger and stronger and noted Rhett, who's not 100% recovered from a foot injury, showed some flashes of old.
Wed, 13 Jun 2001 13:08:43 -0700
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports RB Errict Rhett (foot) practiced at full strength for the second day and his only complaint was being a little sore.
Mon, 11 Jun 2001 10:24:02 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns RB Errict Rhett (foot) is expected to take part in this week's mini-camp with no restrictions.
Sun, 13 May 2001 15:15:33 -0700
Tony Grossi reports for the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Cleveland Browns are holding off for the time being on adding another running back to roster because they want to see what their guys on roster look like with pads on during training camp. RBs Errict Rhett, Travis Prentice, James Jackson and Jamel White are all in a battle for playing time this season.
Mon, 07 May 2001 04:35:23 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis is starting to feel more confident about his group of running backs. Davis stated RB Travis Prentice is improving every day and he's excited about the direction the running backs, as a whole, are going. The team is optimistic about RB Errict Rhett's return from a broken foot, too. He was able to contribute more during the team's mini-camp over the weekend than they expected. Rookie James Jackson added an element of speed according to Davis.
Sat, 05 May 2001 15:25:42 -0700
According to their official website, Cleveland Browns RB Errict Rhett (foot) is taking part in the team's mini-camp this weekend. While he's still limited, Rhett is showing progress from where he was during the team's mini-camp last month.
Mon, 30 Apr 2001 15:20:23 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns running back situation for the upcoming season remains a bit cloudy now that RB Curtis Enis has retired. RB Errict Rhett has the most experience but is returning from an injury he suffered last year while RBs Travis Prentice and Jamel White showed flashes of talent last year. The team also can throw RB James Jackson, a rookie, into the mix this year, too.
Sun, 29 Apr 2001 14:00:07 -0700
Tony Grossi reports for the Plain Dealer a key ingredient for the RB that will start for the Cleveland Browns in offensive coordinator Bruce Arians' scheme is the ability to catch the ball. Sixty catches a season out of Arians' starting back might be the norm. That is one reason the team reportedly prefered Deuce McAllister over LaDainian Tomlinson in the NFL Draft. It may be another factor in them not pursuing Bengals free agent RB Corey Dillon. Dillon has averaged only 26 catches a year for the Bengals. One back who fits the mold they are seeking is Ricky Watters who averages 51 catches a season. If no running back is added, the contenders for the starting position in training camp will be Errict Rhett, Travis Prentice and rookie James Jackson. Prentice did have 37 catches last season. Rhett's career high is 24.
Wed, 11 Apr 2001 09:38:54 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis is happy with the play of CB Corey Fuller, calling him "one of the best cover corners in the NFL." Davis was also happy with the catching abilities of WR Darrin Chiaverini and RB Travis Prentice. RB Errict Rhett continues his rehab from his foot injury. The Browns hope, but aren't sure, that he'll be ready for the June mini-camp. "This isn't a football injury," Rhett said at yesterday's minicamp. "It's a falling-off-a-horse-injury, a car-accident injury." If he's healthy, the team might feel a little more comfortable going to training camp with a group of Rhett, Curtis Enis, Travis Prentice and mini-camp standout Jamel White. If Rhett is not healthy, they may need to add to the position via free agency or the NFL Draft.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 10:07:45 -0700
The Canton Repository reports both Cleveland Browns QB Tim Couch and RB Errict Rhett said it has become clear to them changing head coaches was a good idea. Both pointed to locker room division last season as one big reason a change was needed. S Percy Ellsworth’s starting free safety job is in jeopardy after he made just one interception in 16 starts last year. He acknowledged he had a poor season in 2000, but the he will play better this season. He said he felt sorry for former coach Chris Palmer, who was fired. DE Keith McKenzie knows there is a strong possibility he will go back to the passing-down role he had with the Packers. Courtney Brown will be one starter at defensive end and Stalin Colinet could join him in the starting lineup. Coach Butch Davis said MLB Wali Rainer practiced well on Monday.
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 03:19:10 -0700
Jeff Schudel reports for the Morning Journal Cleveland Browns QB Ty Detmer strained his left hamstring on the final play of the morning practice of Monday's mini-camp. He was able to return for the afternoon session. G Jeremy McKinney sustained a slight knee injury in the morning and did not practice in the afternoon. As expected neither RB Errict Rhett nor OL Ross Verba praticed during either session. Neither is expected to practice all week. DT Orpheus Roye is up 12 pounds to 315. In addition to the previously reported use of DE Courtney Brown on the right side of the defensive line, Keith McKenzie, the right end last season, lined up at left end with the first team yesterday.
Fri, 06 Apr 2001 18:28:31 -0700
Zac Jackson of the Cleveland Browns official site reports the team will hold the first of three off-season mini-camps starting next week. Players will go through two-a-day practices on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9-11. Other mini-camps will be held May 4-6 and June 12-14. Coach Butch Davis said 10-12 players will be limited at the first mini-camp due to injuries. RB Errict Rhett recently had the pins removed from his broken foot but isn't expected to be back and running for 2-3 weeks. Both QB Tim Couch and WR JaJuan Dawson look to be 100 percent and both should participate fully in the mini-camp.
Wed, 07 Mar 2001 11:29:42 -0800
According to the Canton Repository, agent Gene Mato said yesterday Cleveland Browns RB Errict Rhett "plans to be the Browns starting running back." Mato said Rhett is doing great with his rehab from last season's foot injury. The Browns say Rhett’s foot might not be far enough along for him to participate in a pre-draft mini-camp next month. Mato said he may be ready. The team has either discussed or brought in several free agents. The NFL Draft also remains an option. For now, Priest Holmes (Ravens) is said to be at the top of their list. He and Rhett played together with the Ravens in the past. Mato said, no problem with that because "Errict and Priest got along fine. They’re good friends."
Tue, 06 Mar 2001 03:37:49 -0800
Jeff Schudel reports for the News-Herald free agent LBs Twan Russell (Dolphins) and Darrin Smith (Saints) concluded their visits to Cleveland and both left town without signing contracts. The Browns would not confirm earlier reports RB Curtis Enis, released by the Bears, is visiting the team later this week. As previously reported, free agent RB Priest Holmes (Ravens) was in Cleveland for a visit earlier today. The fact they're closely at Holmes is an indication they are not 100 percent sure how Errict Rhett will come back from his foot injury.
Sun, 18 Feb 2001 11:19:56 -0800
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal many of the Cleveland Browns injured players from the 2000 season are rehabbing just fine. "Everybody is ahead of schedule," Director of Football Operations Dwight Clark said. QB Tim Couch (thumb) has been throwing for two weeks while his backup Ty Detmer (Achilles') should be ready for mini-camp. OC Jim Pyne (knee) may not be ready for the first mini-camp but will return in time for later mini-camps. Only Errict Rhett (foot), despite doing great in his rehab, is a concern for the team. His type of injury takes a while to come back from and he is going to have the screws removed from his surgically repaired right foot in March. As previously reported he'll be limited for a bit after that.
Sat, 17 Feb 2001 10:18:48 -0800
The Beacon Journal reports, as a follow up to an ongoing storyline, the Cleveland Browns continue to look closely at their RB situation. Last year's starter for the first five games before he was injured, Errict Rhett, is doing great in his rehab according to director of football operations Dwight Clark. The problem is he won't have the screws out of his foot until March and then he won't practice for at least a month after that. Last year's other key RB, Travis Prentice fits more of a role as a third-down back. That leaves the Browns pondering the free agent market. As previously reported there is some interest in Charlie Garner, but also some doubts he can be the every down back they are looking for. The NFL Draft may not get them the RB they seek either. Where does it all lead? To deciding on whether or not to go after the Bengals Corey Dillon. We'll all know the answer by March 2.
Sun, 31 Dec 2000 16:36:35 -0800
Jeff Schudel reports for the News-Herald Cleveland Browns director of football operations Dwight Clark and current coach Chris Palmer have begun to look at the team's needs for the 2001 season. They would like to get bigger on the offensive line and defensive line and find someone better than Errict Rhett to carry the ball, although Palmer keeps saying he likes Rhett. The Browns are looking for guys that can cause an immediate positive impact to the team. The Browns have about $10 million to spend on free agency. RB Corey Dillon is expected to be a target if the Bengals don't re-sign him. As reported earlier the Browns pick third in the upcoming NFL draft and if Clark gets his wish, he will not stay in that third slot. The Seattle Seahawks pick seventh and 10th in the first round and are the only team with multiple first-round picks, as of today.
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 07:30:00 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports that RB Priest Holmes and CB DeRon Jenkins are the only two Ravens not to accept their tender offers. The Ravens have offered him the standard one-year, $325,000 offer to Holmes which reportedly would make him the lowest-paid starting running back in the league and the lowest-paid of any runner who had more than 1,000 yards rushing last year. Holmes, despite that fact, has no plans to holdout. The team and his agent have had some discussions around a long term contract, but the Ravens would like to see him have one more impressive year before they do so. "If he has another year comparable to last year, we'll enter into a long-term agreement, the same way we did with Jermaine Lewis," said Ravens VP Ozzie Newsome. "He has shown the ability we ask of our running backs. He can run inside, outside and pass protect." Currently it looks lilke Holmes could wind up the starter with Jay Graham and Steve Broussard playing third downs with Errict Rhett as the short yardage back.
Fri, 05 Mar 1999 10:25:00 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports that negotiations with the agent for RB Errict Rhett should begin next week.
Wed, 03 Mar 1999 09:50:00 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports RB Errict Rhett wants to stay with the Ravens -- if he's given a chance to compete for the starting RB job.
Sat, 20 Feb 1999 10:55:00 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports that Ravens head coach Brian Billick says he is looking to keep RB Errict Rhett in the Ravens fold.
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 03:00:00 -0800
The Baltimore Sun reports new head coach Brian Billick has stated he'd like to try and keep RB Errict Rhett. Rhett would then compete for the starting job, but Billick feels he'd be more valuable in the same role that RB Leroy Hoard is used as in Minnesota.