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Sun, 08 Dec 2013 23:05:55 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu's 19-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins was the fifth defensive touchdown of his career, one shy of the franchise record held by Rod Woodson. Three others also scored five defensive touchdowns -- Carnell Lake, Dwayne Woodruff and Jack Butler. The interception was the 32nd of Polamalu's career, tying him with Jack Ham and Darren Perry for seventh most in team history.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 07:19:20 -0800
The Green Bay Packers are still waiting for progression from S Morgan Burnett. "He's a good football player, and we have no doubts about him," Packers safeties coach Darren Perry said. "We just have got to keep him going and making sure as a unit that we're playing together and we're not giving up the big play, because that's where you want to make sure that you're not slipping, because that just demoralizes a defense."
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:24:16 -0700
Green Bay Packers FS M.D. Jennings will start at free safety in the team's Week 5 game, and there are no plans to rotate anyone into the lineup. "M.D.'s earned it," said Darren Perry, who coaches the safeties. "M.D. has been more consistent than all of them. He's made plays. He's been consistent in his tackling."
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:15:05 -0800
Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin is expected to show interest in adding Green Bay Packers inside linebackers coach Winston Moss, safeties coach Darren Perry and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac to their coaching staff.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:16:46 -0800
The Oakland Raiders will interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their head coaching position this weekend, according to a league source. Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice will interview for the same position Tuesday, Jan. 24. Other candidates include Green Bay Packers linebackers coach Winston Moss, offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, defensive coordinator Dom Capers, quarterbacks coach Tom Clements and secondary coach Darren Perry.
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:11:53 -0800
Green Bay Packers secondary coach Darren Perry could be a candidate to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
Mon, 07 Feb 2011 09:35:46 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals are interested in talking to Green Bay Packers inside linebackers coach Winston Moss and secondary coach Darren Perry about their defensive coordinator position, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 07:35:59 -0800
A high-ranking league official with knowledge of the Philadelphia Eagles' thinking said Green Bay Packers assistant coach Darren Perry is not atop the team's defensive coordinator wish list, according to Reuben Frank, of CSNPhilly.com. Although the Eagles like Perry and may very well interview him, he is not the assistant coach head coach Andy Reid and general manager Howie Roseman covet.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:42:23 -0800
Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry said he has not been contacted about the defensive coordinator openings with the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders, reports Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:16:52 -0800
The Oakland Raiders are interested in talking to Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry about their defensive coordinator position, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers.
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:36:39 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping to interview Green Bay Packers safeties coach Darren Perry for their defensive coordinator position, a source told Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 09:46:40 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals may look to interview Green Bay Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, inside linebackers coach Winston Moss and safeties coach Darren Perry for their defensive coordinator position, reports Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.
Fri, 28 Jan 2011 07:37:21 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles could be waiting to interview Green Bay Packers defensive backs coach Darren Perry for their defensive coordinator vacancy, according to Reuben Frank, of CSNPhilly.com. The Eagles have their eye on a specific candidate from one of the two Super Bowl teams, and it's possible that an informal deal has already been reached with that candidate.
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 08:09:36 -0800
Jason Jones, of the Sacramento Bee, reports Oakland Raiders players have begun calling managing general partner Al Davis to express their displeasure with head coach Lane Kiffin. Kiffin's insistence on wanting to fire defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, defensive line coach Keith Millard, linebackers coach Don Martindale and defensive backs coach Darren Perry is considered a reason for the players' displeasure.
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 06:03:52 -0800
Steve Corkran, of the Contra Costa Times, reports Oakland Raiders assistant coach Willie Brown is expected to remain in his role as a defensive backs coach, although it is unknown whether Brown or assistant coach Darren Perry will assume the lead role. Perry was hired Monday, Feb. 5, as the team's defensive backs coach.
Mon, 05 Feb 2007 19:16:08 -0800
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have hired Darren Perry as their defensive backs coach. Perry has been the defensive backs coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2003.
Thu, 25 Jan 2007 10:16:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers secondary coach Darren Perry has resigned from the team following a meeting with new head coach Mike Tomlin.
Wed, 12 May 2004 09:13:01 -0700
Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Darren Perry and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are attending the George Young Coaches Career Development Symposium in Orlando, Fla., this week. The symposium is a workshop for 100 NFL assistant coaches on how to become a head coach in the NFL.
Thu, 22 Jan 2004 14:28:28 -0800
ESPN.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have promoted Darren Perry to defensive backs coach.
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 19:20:36 -0800
Updating an earlier report, Jerry DiPaola reports for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review the Pittsburgh Steelers will have two defensive backs coaches for the first time in franchise history. New hire Darren Perry will assist secondary coach Willy Robinson and will work primarily with the safeties.
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 11:20:45 -0800
Steelers.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have hired former Steelers S Darren Perry as an assistant defensive backs coach.
Thu, 23 Jan 2003 05:45:37 -0800
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Bill Cowher has talked to former Cincinnati Bengals Coach Dick LeBeau about returning to the team and serving as a secondary coach/defensive assistant to coordinator Tim Lewis. As part of the deal, the Steelers would hire former S Darren Perry to serve as safeties coach, a position he held with the Bengals this season. As noted, LeBeau also is scheduled to talk to the Buffalo Bills.
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 21:11:16 -0800
The Post Gazette reports the Pittsburgh Steelers Jerry Olsavsky, the assistant strength coach at the University of North Carolina and a former NFL player, will interview for Mike Archer's old job as Steelers LBs coach. The team also will consider hiring Darren Perry to coach the secondary and move secondary coach Willy Robinson to linebackers.
Mon, 13 Jan 2003 13:54:29 -0800
Bengals.com reports the Cincinnati Bengals gave permission to the Pittsburgh Steelers to meet with safeties coach Darren Perry. He planned to meet with Steelers’ officials Monday.
Thu, 07 Feb 2002 11:16:48 -0800
Updating a previous story, Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com the Cincinnati Bengals have hired former NFL S Darren Perry as the team's new safeties coach. He replaces Ray Horton in his first coaching job since retiring from the Saints after the 2000 season.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:20:57 -0800
Geoff Hobson reports for Bengals.com Cincinnati Bengals coach Dick LeBeau interviewed former NFL S Darren Perry for the vacant job of safeties coach. Perry played for LeBeau when LeBeau coordinated the Steelers defense that lost to the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX after the 1995 season.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 14:20:31 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins have signed free agent S Keith Lyle this afternoon. He signed a contract that apparently will pay him around $477,000 this season, the veteran's minimum, and was in uniform and on the field for the team's afternoon practice today. The Redskins picked Lyle over fellow free agent S Darren Perry.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 00:40:00 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are still mulling over a veteran safety to their roster. They have told safeties Keith Lyle and Darren Perry to be in shape and ready if needed. Reportedly, both would like to sign with the Redskins.
Tue, 12 Jun 2001 02:37:03 -0700
The Washington Post, as an update to ongoing stories, reports the Washington Redskins spent Monday finalizing a deal with free agent LB Robert Jones and could announce his signing later today. The team is also negotiating with free agent OL Ben Coleman (Chargers) and continuing to consider potential safeties, including Darren Perry and Keith Lyle, to add to the mix.
Sat, 09 Jun 2001 12:59:41 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins entertained free agents OL Ben Coleman (Chargers) and S Darren Perry (Saints) on Friday. The Redskins, who are looking for help at safety now that they released veteran Mark Carrier, may also consider free agents Jason Belser (Colts), Scott Shields (Steelers) and Keith Lyle (Rams).
Thu, 07 Jun 2001 19:31:14 -0700
According to the Washington Post, free agent S Darren Perry is scheduled to visit with the Washington Redskins on Friday. He spent last season with New Orleans after seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team is looking for a replacement for the recently released Mark Carrier.
Wed, 06 Jun 2001 20:22:22 -0700
As an update to a previous story, the Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins are in deliberations with S Brock Marion and other free agent safeties as a potential replacement for the released Mark Carrier. Agent Jordon Woy, who represents Marion, said he is talking to the Redskins and three other teams about Marion. The Redskins may also look at free agents Keith Lyle, Jason Belser, Darren Perry and Scott Shields.
Thu, 05 Apr 2001 09:56:01 -0700
Jeff Duncan reports for the Times Picayune the addition of S Jay Bellamy helps the New Orleans Saints when it comes to the NFL Draft as well. Coach Jim Haslett said the team no longer has any specific needs, and they can focus on the best player available in the early rounds. As previously reported, Bellamy will replace Darren Perry at free safety and team with Sammy Knight to give the Saints a nearly interchangeable pair of hard-hitting veterans. Bellamy's deal included a minimum level salary ($477,000) for this season, making his 2001 cap hit a modest $627,000.
Thu, 05 Apr 2001 01:30:10 -0700
Steve Wiseman of the Sun Herald reports today's signing of S Jay Bellamy almost completes the starting defense for the New Orleans Saints. Bellamy will probably replace S Darren Perry, who remains a free agent, across from S Sammy Knight in the team's secondary. Kevin Mathis should start at one cornerback position while, pending an arrival in the NFL Draft, Steve Israel or Fred Weary should start at the other cornerback spot. The starting linebackers should be Darrin Smith, Keith Mitchell and Charlie Clemons. The Saints will have the same starting front four as last season DEs Joe Johnson and Darren Howard and DTs La'Roi Glover and Norman Hand. NFL sources said Bellamy's four-year contract was worth $4.4 million with a $600,000 signing bonus.
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 20:57:34 -0800
Jeff Duncan reports for The Sporting News the New Orleans Saints will now be able to focus on other areas than wide receiver in the NFL Draft because of the signing of free agent Albert Connell (Redskins). The team may still add another WR in the draft, but they won't have to look for one with their first-round pick. S, LB, FB, RB, DT and TE remain areas the team would like to improve at. The team is likely to retain either safeties Rob Kelly or Darren Perry, who are both free agents. The team also needs a new kicker, but aren't looking at it as a high priority.
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 11:31:24 -0800
The Times Picayune reports because of the limited funds, Saints GM Randy Mueller and coach Jim Haslett said the Saints' free agent haul this season will be limited to "two or three players" at best. For the Saints that's OK because they could have close to 20 starters returning from last year's team. They already have 17 of the 22 players who started last year's opener under contract. Three more are due back from injuries. "We don't have any 'have-to's' this year," Saints Mueller said. The team has to make some moves to get under the cap. As previously reported, WR Jake Reed and TE Andrew Glover will be released. LB Mark Fields may join them as ex-Saints too. The Saints top The top priorities are re-signing LB Darrin Smith, CB Kevin Mathis, WR Willie Jackson and S Darren Perry.
Sun, 07 Jan 2001 23:29:08 -0800
Jeff Duncan of the Times Picayune reports for the Sporting News one need the New Orleans Saints would like to fill for the 2001 season is signing another top-flight WR to join Joe Horn. There should be plenty of candidates with Eric Moulds and Derrick Mason leading the way. Buffalo, if it has the money available, may franchise Moulds. The team would also like a better backup RB behind star RB Ricky Williams. The Saints will deal with free agent issues of their own including TE Cam Cleeland (coming off surgery), CB Kevin Mathis, S Darren Perry, WR Willie Jackson and LB Darrin Smith.
Sat, 05 Jun 1999 21:40:00 -0700
As the Steelers gather for their five-day minicamp next Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports not to ask Steelers defensive coordinator Jim Haslett if the defense will be better in 1999. He'll probably answer with an irritated yes because he believes the defense was not that bad in 1998. "I believe we played pretty well last year," Haslett said. The Steelers did drop from the sixth rated defense in the NFL to the twelfth best. The defense was the victim of a struggling offense and also the fact that Carnell Lake had to play the whole season out of position at cornerback. "People keep saying, `Are you getting better?' '' Haslett said. "We played good defense last year. It is not like we went from sixth in the league to 30th. We dropped a few spots, but I think that was a combination of different things. We were on the field a lot more than usual." The Steelers feel they have improved their secondary's athleticism by signing Travis Davis (JAX) to replace Darren Perry who left for San Diego and also the return of Chad Scott from injury to replace Lake at CB. The team is looking for Mike Vrabel to push for more playing time at outside LB. Haslett finished by saying, "I believe we have more depth right now than we have had. We have some young guys who are willing to learn and be pretty good football players, speed-wise we are better than we have been the last couple years. Athletic- wise we are better. We will play good defense. We always have."
Thu, 03 Jun 1999 07:55:00 -0700
The San Diego Union Tribune reports S Darren Perry was excused from yesterday's voluntary workouts.
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 16:45:00 -0800
The team has signed former Steeler S Darren Perry to a two-year contract. The AP is reporting the contract is a two-year deal worth almost $3.2 million.
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 09:30:00 -0800
The San Diego Union Tribune reports that negotiations between the Chargers and Steelers Free Agent S Darren Perry are continuing. The latest proposal, from the Perry side, is a two-year contract. The two sides will talk again today.
Wed, 10 Mar 1999 11:00:00 -0800
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that negotiations are continuing with S Darren Perry (PIT) but the length of the contract is the hang-up. The Chargers are no longer interested in a one-year deal.
Fri, 05 Mar 1999 10:35:00 -0800
The Arizona Republic reports that after turning down Steelers S Darren Perry, who reportedly asked for too much money, the Chargers have offered a three-year contract to Cardinals Free Agent S Kwamie Lassiter.
Thu, 04 Mar 1999 09:45:00 -0800
The Pittsburgh media reported that S Darren Perry had rejected a contract offer from the Chargers but this report said the Chargers are expecting to hear back from Perry today on their offer (maybe it's a counter offer?)
Wed, 03 Mar 1999 11:00:00 -0800
Real Pittsburgh.com reports that S Darren Perry has rejected an offer from the Chargers and he will now shop his services around the league.
Fri, 26 Feb 1999 19:00:00 -0800
Real Pittsburgh.com reports that Steelers Free Agent S Darren Perry may be close to signing a deal with San Diego for a contract close to the one signed by Lethon Flowers with the Steelers. The Chargers have been hot on signing Cardinals S Kwamie Lassiter so this is an interesting twist to the story.