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Fri, 28 Sep 2001 14:31:53 -0700
The Boston Globe reports that the team decided not to sign either QBs Billy Joe Tolliver or Eric Zeier. The team will go with WR Bert Emanuel as it's third string QB. Emanuel was a QB at Rice. NT Jace Sayler (knee) has had a knee problem for a while and is the back up to Richard Seymour (leg) who has a leg injury. If C Damien Woody (neck) can't play, look for Grey Ruegamer to play in his place.
Wed, 26 Sep 2001 07:47:24 -0700
Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com the New England Patriots also brought in free agent QB Billy Joe Tolliver on Tuesday night for a workout. As reported, the team also brought in former Falcons QB Eric Zeier. Both QBs are in New England this morning.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 19:44:51 -0700
Packers.com reports on the same day the team was officially awarded QB Michael Bishop off waivers from New England, the team waived veteran QB Billy Joe Tolliver. The team also acquired DL Giradie Mercer off waivers from the Patriots. TE Troy Drayton was also waived. DT Matt Keneley, waived injured August 19, has been placed on injured reserve.
Sun, 19 Aug 2001 16:19:22 -0700
The Press-Gazette reports QB Doug Pederson is clearly winning the battle for the No. 2 quarterback spot in Green Bay during practice but the team still plans to let QB Billy Joe Tolliver run with the second-string offense on Monday night.
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 19:59:52 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Michael Cunningham reports the Green Bay Packers gave QB Brett Favre the day off today. Favre rested his arm for the first time in nine days of training camp. Backups Doug Pederson, Billy Joe Tolliver and Henry Burriss took all the snaps in the morning and afternoon practices. Favre said he was in agreement with the plan, designed to help him avoid the elbow problems that plagued him early last season.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 22:28:48 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the QB rotation for Saturday night's scrimmage for the Green Bay Packers was Brett Favre, followed by Doug Pederson and then Billy Joe Tolliver. Henry Burris, the CFL import, did not play. Favre was sharp, completing seven of eight passes for 91 yards, in the full-contact portion of the scrimmage.
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 10:52:01 -0700
The Green Bay News-Chronicle reports Green Bay Packers QB Billy Joe Tolliverís contract is for one year and will pay him the minimum salary of $477,000. Tolliver is expected to battle with Doug Pederson for the back up job to Brett Favre.
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 08:06:43 -0700
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have signed QB Billy Joe Tolliver to a one-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 13:05:07 -0700
The Green Bay Post-Crescent reports the Green Bay Packers have made an agreement in principle with QB Billy Joe Tolliver. Tolliver will be competing with QB Doug Pederson in training camp.
Fri, 06 Jul 2001 07:30:34 -0700
The Green Bay News-Chronicle, citing ESPN's John Clayton, reports the Green Bay Packers may be interested in signing free agent QB Billy Joe Tolliver, who was recently released by the Chicago Bears. Calls from the Chronicle to the Packers and Tolliver on Thursday were unanswered.
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