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Thu, 19 Oct 2006 08:40:54 -0700
Mike Corbo, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears rookie CB/PR Devin Hester has excelled on punt returns so far this year, as he currently leads the NFL in punt returns (27), punt return yards (367), punt return average (13.6) and punt return touchdowns (2). Hester is on pace to break the NFL single-season record for punt returns (70, Danny Reece, Tampa Bay, 1979) and punt return yards (875, Desmond Howard, Green Bay, 1996). In addition, Hester broke the club's single-game franchise record for punt return yards with 152 yards in Week 6. Former Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers (134 yards) held the previous team record set in 1965.
Wed, 05 Nov 2003 11:26:06 -0800
Jose Miguel Romero, of the Seattle Times, reports the Seattle Seahawks recently brought KR Desmond Howard in for a tryout, and will be looking at other return specialists over the next couple of weeks to build a talent pool should they decide to sign someone at that position.
Thu, 27 Feb 2003 16:40:08 -0800
ESPN.com's John Clayton, as an update to previous stories, reports the Detroit Lions saved $589,000 in salary cap room with the release of WR/KR Desmond Howard.
Tue, 25 Feb 2003 16:05:09 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have released WR Desmond Howard.
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 15:12:29 -0800
The Detroit Lions have announced they have placed WR Desmond Howard (neck) on injured reserve.
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 10:16:23 -0800
The Detroit Lions have listed WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) as doubtful for week eleven.
Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:13:21 -0800
The Detroit Free Press reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (ribs) isn’t 100 percent healthy. He’s feeling better but still needs to improve.
Tue, 05 Nov 2002 00:40:59 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg said WR/KR Desmond Howard (ribs) will be re-evaluated on Wednesday or Thursday. He said that Howard was close to returning to action last weekend.
Sun, 03 Nov 2002 09:23:05 -0800
The Detroit Lions have announced WR Eddie Drummond, S Lamar Campbell, TE Matt Murphy, LB Clint Kriewaldt, DE Antwan Lake, WR Desmond Howard and WR Larry Foster as inactive for week 9. Ty Detmer will be the team's No. 3 QB.
Sun, 27 Oct 2002 15:12:01 -0800
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (rib) was injured during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game.
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 23:26:09 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (right hand contusion) was injured during Sunday's game. He's probable for next Sunday's game.
Sat, 12 Oct 2002 07:26:00 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press Detroit Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg has yet to decide if he will use WR Desmond Howard (neck) on kickoff returns this weekend.
Fri, 11 Oct 2002 12:44:39 -0700
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) returned to practice on Thursday and handled returns on a limited basis. He may plan against the Vikings this weekend.
Thu, 10 Oct 2002 10:53:18 -0700
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) remains doubtful for this weekend’s game.
Tue, 08 Oct 2002 12:52:25 -0700
Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) didn’t take part in Monday’s practice.
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 22:27:46 -0700
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg said WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) is having an MRI on his neck Monday night.
Mon, 30 Sep 2002 01:04:01 -0700
The Free Press reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) re-injured his neck during Sunday's game. Apparently he was hit by teammate, DE Robert Porcher, in celebration of a 70-yard kickoff return. He will be re-evaluated later this week. The team has a BYE this week.
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 09:30:57 -0700
Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) has been upgraded from questionable to probable.
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 09:27:12 -0700
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions KR/WR Desmond Howard (neck) remains questionable for this weekend’s game.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:36:27 -0700
The Detroit Free Press reports Detroit Lions KR/WR Desmond Howard (neck) is still suffering through neck problems. Mlive.com reports he should be able to play this weekend.
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:19:36 -0700
The Detroit Lions have announced CB Eric Davis, CB Jimmy Wyrick, RB Aveion Cason, TE Matt Murphy, WR Desmond Howard, WR Bill Schroeder, and DT Shaun Rogers as inactive for week 3.
Thu, 19 Sep 2002 19:40:38 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (neck) was added to the team's injury report as questionable.
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 13:24:45 -0700
Detroit Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg said he expects WR/KR Desmond Howard (concussion) to be able to play in the team's Week 2 game.
Sun, 08 Sep 2002 20:07:01 -0700
Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (concussion) suffered a concussion during Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins.
Thu, 29 Aug 2002 22:09:18 -0700
The Associated Press reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) sat out Thursday's pre-season game.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 21:35:09 -0700
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) went through some limited work during Thursday's practice, but he didn't take part in team drills.
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 17:53:19 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have removed WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) from the PUP list.
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 17:59:57 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have placed KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) on the physically unable to perform list.
Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:35:48 -0700
According to DetroitLions.com, Detroit Lions KR/WR Desmond Howard (shoulder) should be at 100 percent health by the start of the season. He underwent shoulder surgery during the off-season.
Tue, 28 May 2002 06:16:58 -0700
According to the Detroit News, Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) won’t be able to participate in this week’s minicamp. He’s recovering from off-season surgery on his right shoulder.
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 21:22:25 -0700
Detroit Lions.com reports return specialist/WR Desmond Howard (shoulder) continues to sit out practice as he recovers from surgery on his shoulder.
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 00:34:58 -0700
The Free Press reports Detroit Lions KR/WR Desmond Howard (recent shoulder surgery) missed the start of the mini-camp on Friday.
Fri, 08 Mar 2002 02:52:59 -0800
The Detroit News reports newly signed WR Az-Zahir Hakim will take on a starting role with the Detroit Lions this year. He'll line up opposite of WR Johnnie Morton in the Lions' starting lineup. Head coach Marty Mornhinweg said WR/KR Desmond Howard will continue to return punts even though Hakim has also done so during his career.
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 14:42:40 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard has been named an alternate as the NFC's kick returner in this year's Pro Bowl.
Thu, 27 Dec 2001 14:11:05 -0800
The AP reports Detroit Lions starting QB Mike McMahon (foot) missed practice again today. RB James Stewart (ankle) also did not practice. Both players have been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday. LB Barrett Green (back) also missed Thursday's practice and was downgraded from questionable to doubtful. Starting FB Cory Schlesinger (flu) and WR/KR Desmond Howard (flu) practiced Thursday.
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 19:10:01 -0800
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press Detroit Lions QB Mike McMahon (foot) and LB Barrett Green (back) missed practice today. RB James Stewart (ankle) got to the practice field, but only as an observer. FB Cory Schlesinger and KR/WR Desmond Howard had to leave with the flu. The chances of McMahon, Stewart and Green playing are slim. Barring a miracle recovery by McMahon, Ty Detmer is expected to play quarterback. If Stewart cannot play, Lamont Warren and Schlesinger probably will get the opportunity to pick up the slack.
Sat, 08 Dec 2001 07:33:42 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions will make game-time decisions on the status of TE David Sloan (knee) and WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) this weekend.
Wed, 05 Dec 2001 16:50:16 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions WR Bert Emanuel (knee) is out again this week. WR/Returner Desmond Howard (shoulder) remains questionable and did a little bit of work during Wednesday's practice. Head coach Marty Mornhinweg said there's a good possibility he could be back this weekend. TE David Sloan (knee) is doubtful once again and probably won't play.
Thu, 22 Nov 2001 08:39:21 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared RB Aveion Cason, TE John Waerig, G Josh Lovelady, OT Stockar McDougle, WR Desmond Howard and WR Bert Emanuel inactive for today's game. QB Ty Detmer is the team's emergency QB.
Wed, 21 Nov 2001 17:31:33 -0800
ESPN reports the Detroit Lions may have to go with only three active wide receivers for this week's game. WR/KR Desmond Howard (shoulder) won't be able to start. Howard is listed as questionable. As reported, Bert Emanuel (knee) is out.
Tue, 20 Nov 2001 18:04:16 -0800
Curt Sylvester reports for the Free Press the Detroit Lions received better than expected news on the injury front today. WR Bert Emanuel might be recovered from his sprained left knee in four weeks. WR Desmond Howard is not expected to miss an extended period of time with his injured right shoulder. Howard is doubtful for Thursday's game, but he has yet to be ruled out. Emanuel, as previously reported, is OUT.
Mon, 19 Nov 2001 23:31:23 -0800
Mike O'Hara of the Detroit News reports for the USA Today Detroit Lions WR Bert Emanuel is OUT for Thursday's game with a sprained left ankle. Emanuel is not sure if he is finished for the season. WR/KR Desmond Howard could return from an injured right shoulder.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 22:41:34 -0800
Updating an earlier story, DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions WR/KR Desmond Howard suffered a bruised right shoulder on the game's opening kickoff and he never returned to the game. WR Bert Emanuel's injury has been diagnosed as a knee sprain. S Ron Rice is being treated for a neck and back stinger. WR Larry Foster's injury information has not been released, but it appeared to be a leg related injury.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 19:24:19 -0800
Detroit Lions rookie QB Mike McMahon was forced into action late in the game as a WR after WRs Desmond Howard (arm/shoulder), Bert Emanuel (leg) and Larry Foster (leg) were injured.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 18:30:03 -0700
The Detroit Free Press reports Detroit Lions QB Charlie Batch said WR Desmond Howard is going to have to become part of the passing game now that the Lions have lost both WRs Germane Crowell (knee) and Herman Moore (hip) over the last few weeks. Howard, a former first-round draft choice, has never had much success in the NFL for one reason or another. Howard said he'd like to catch more passes as long as it doesn't take away from his special teams play, which is where he's found his niche in the league.
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 19:50:32 -0700
Bill L. Roose reports for the Free Press now is the time for Detroit Lions WRs Desmond Howard, rookie Scottie Anderson and Larry Foster to step up their play due to the absence of WRs Herman Moore and Germane Crowell for the rest of the year. Howard and Foster have a combined 11 catches for 125 yards and one touchdown through five games this season and Anderson has yet to play this season. "We're struggling as a team, so it's real important for the three of us to come in and do well," said Foster, who has six catches for 58 yards. Foster is expected to start Sunday, and he has the speed to give the Lions a deep-ball threat.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 19:45:18 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg stated the team is getting thin at wide receiver. The team lost Herman Moore to a season-ending hip injury last week and now it appears Germane Crowell will be gone for the year with a knee injury. The team's remaining WRs are Johnnie Morton, Larry Foster, Desmond Howard and Scottie Anderson. Mornhinweg said the team would like to see what Anderson, a rookie, is able to do for them.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 12:30:14 -0700
Mlive.com reports Detroit Lions WR Herman Moore (hip pointer) has been demoted to the team's No. 5 wide receiver. WRs Larry Foster and Desmond Howard saw action ahead of him on Sunday. Moore said he's not going to question the demotion and he's ``perfectly fine'' with their decision.
Wed, 12 Sep 2001 23:04:14 -0700
The Free Press reports Detroit Lions SS Ron Rice (broken toe) and CB Robert Bailey (ankle) will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis. WR/KR Desmond Howard has a stiff neck after suffering a stinger in the Green Bay game.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 17:37:05 -0700
Curt Sylvester reports for the Detroit Free Press Detroit Lions WR Desmond Howard is getting some offensive opportunities at training camp. If coach Marty Mornhinweg sticks to his plan, there could be a few more receptions in Howard's future - and not only on the practice field. Howard has caught just two regular-season passes - total - in the past three seasons, but he has excelled on the return game. "Desmond's a fine football player," Mornhinweg said. "We'll use him on offense. It won't be to a great extent, but we'll use him situationally." Howard would welcome the opportunity, but he seems to be content returning kicks.