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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.
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:17:34 -0700
The Chicago Tribune reports the Chicago Bears have waived QB Billy Joe Tolliver, CB Cedric Donaldson and C Ty Wise.
Wed, 16 May 2001 13:36:03 -0700
The New York Daily News reports the New York Jets are still in the hunt for a veteran backup quarterback. The team will work out several free agents in the next two weeks, including former Giant Mike Cherry. The team was interested in QBs Steve Beuerlein and Billy Joe Tolliver, but both signed elsewhere forcing the Jets to change strategies.
Tue, 08 May 2001 23:29:31 -0700
Associated Press reports the Chicago Bears have signed QB Billy Joe Tolliver and released QB Mark Hartsell.
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 23:27:05 -0800
According to Jeff Duncan of the Sporting News the New Orleans Saints would like to land another big-play WR via the NFL Draft since the free agent pool at WR is shallow. There other priorities are safety and fullback, while depth at defensive tackle and tight end are possibilities. One free agent who could attract interest from the team is Dallas WR James McKnight. He played under GM Randy Mueller when they were both in Seattle. Mueller liked Jay Bellamy while in Seattle and might try to bring him to New Orleans. The team may wave farewell to some of their own free agents including, CB Alex Molden, S Rob Kelly, DL Jared Tomich, RB Terry Allen, FB Brian Milne, DB Chris Canty and QB Billy Joe Tolliver. WR Jake Reed, about to be released may be back at a cheaper salary, but TE Andrew Glover is not expected back.