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Sat, 11 Feb 2006 09:19:19 -0800
Jason Cole, of the Miami Herald, reports Miami Dolphins secondary assistant Dameyune Craig has left the team for a position at Tuskegee State.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 22:48:19 -0700
Alex Marvez, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins have hired former NFL QB Dameyune Craig as a special teams assistant.
Wed, 12 Feb 2003 09:13:16 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Ottawa Sun reports former NFL QB Dameyune Craig has signed with the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL. He signed a two-year deal, with an option.
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 14:33:33 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Ottawa Sun reports the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL are close to signing former NFL QBs Dameyune Craig and Romaro Miller. "I'm somewhere between hopeful and optimistic we'll be able to sign Dameyune or Romaro, and quite possibly both, by week's end," Renegades GM Eric Tillman said Monday.
Wed, 22 Jan 2003 21:27:41 -0800
The Toronto Sun reports the Ottawa Renegades of the CFL are close to announcing the signing of former NFL QB Dameyune Craig.
Fri, 03 May 2002 10:14:57 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Washington Times reports the Washington Redskins have officially released QB Dameyune Craig.
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 19:38:35 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins released QB Dameyune Craig on Monday.
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 09:09:15 -0700
Paul Woody reports for the Times-Dispatch Washington Redskins QB Sage Rosenfels has the early lead in the four-horse race to be the team's starting QB. QB Danny Wuerffel is neck and neck with him and rookie QB Patrick Ramsey is more than "in the mix." QB Dameyune Craig is unofficially the No. 4 quarterback. Unofficially, Ramsey will be given every chance to win the starting job and the other three quarterbacks know that.
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 18:42:31 -0700
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins will have their second mini-camp this weekend. The camp opens Friday morning. QB Sage Rosenfels will get the first chance to work with the starting offense at quarterback, coach Steve Spurrier said Thursday, but QBs Danny Wuerffel, Dameyune Craig and rookie Patrick Ramsey also will get their opportunities.
Thu, 25 Apr 2002 06:45:18 -0700
According to the Washington Post, Washington Redskins head coach Steve Spurrier said on Wednesday evening that he does not plan to pursue veteran free agent QB Shane Matthews, who was released by the Chicago Bears on Wednesday. Spurrier plans to stick with his current QBs -- Patrick Ramsey, Danny Wuerffel, Sage Rosenfels and Dameyune Craig -- and not add any more QBs to the roster. Spurrier said it would be too difficult to train five QBs.
Thu, 04 Apr 2002 13:52:42 -0800
USA Today reports Washington Redskins second-year QB Sage Rosenfels looked better than veteran QBs Danny Wuerffel and Dameyune Craig during the Redskins' minicamp workouts.
Sat, 16 Mar 2002 00:41:35 -0800
According to the Washington Times, free agent QB Jeff Blake (Saints) passed a physical Friday for the Washington Redskins. Coach Steve Spurrier seemed intrigued about signing Blake instead of trading for former Florida QB Shane Matthews. "I think he's a good passer," Spurrier said. "He's got a good, strong arm. If I get the chance to coach him, I look forward to it." The big questions remaining now are is Blake's price right for the Redskins? and does Blake want to play for Washington? With Washington, Blake would have to beat out Danny Wuerffel, another Spurrier protege, and youngsters Dameyune Craig and Sage Rosenfels. Blake's response, "Who am I competing against?"
Thu, 07 Mar 2002 19:33:52 -0800
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins officially signed free agent QB Dameyune Craig to a one-year, $525,000 contract. He'll count $450,000 against next season's salary cap. Despite the signing, the team is expected to pursue another QB.
Wed, 06 Mar 2002 20:37:22 -0800
The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins have agreed to contract terms with free agent QB Dameyune Craig (Panthers). Craig's agent, Kevin Fitzpatrick, said Wednesday night that the one-year deal will be signed Thursday. Craig will have a salary of around $525,000 next season. "He looks forward to coming in and competing," said Fitzpatrick.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 22:54:45 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers did not tender an offer to restricted free agent QB Dameyune Craig, meaning his days with the team are probably over. He becomes an unrestricted free agent and he could catch on with the Houston Texans.
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 22:40:39 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers have given restricted free agent OL Jamar Nesbit a one-year, $1.227 million tender offer. He now carries a first-round draft pick as compensation. The team is also expected to tender QB Dameyune Craig and LB Hannibal Navies the lower amount at $563,000 before Friday. If the Panthers choose not to match the other teamís offer for Navies, they would get a fourth-round pick in return but get nothing in return for Craig, since he was not drafted. The team will continue to work on a long-term contract for Nesbit.
Wed, 07 Nov 2001 14:50:01 -0800
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said today QB Chris Weinke had a little bit more flexibility in his injured shoulder today, but QB Matt Lytle still took most of the reps in practice. Newly signed QB Jim Harbaugh practiced as well. QB Dameyune Craig (foot), now on injured reserve, had his surgery today and all went well. The coach is still not sure who his starting QB will be Sunday.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 20:35:50 -0800
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer an MRI on Carolina Panthers QB Chris Weinke's shoulder did not reveal any damage, but he is still questionable for Sunday. Backup QB Dameyune Craig will have surgery on his right foot Wednesday and as previously reported he will miss the rest of the season. After today's roster moves, the Panthers will stick with 51 players for now to remain under the salary cap. Newly signed QB Jim Harbaugh will practice for the first time as a Panther tomorrow. The team is still hopeful Weinke will be able to play Sunday.
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 17:58:35 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers signed veteran free agent QB Jim Harbaugh earlier today. They placed DE Jason Peter (neck) and QB Dameyune Craig (foot) on injured reserve. The team also waived OL Dwayne Ledford.
Mon, 05 Nov 2001 15:25:44 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Carolina Panthers rookie QB Chris Weinke (shoulder) couldn't lift his throwing arm at all on Monday and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Backup QB Dameyune Craig (foot) could miss at least a month of action with a sprained foot.
Sun, 04 Nov 2001 18:42:43 -0800
Scott Fowler reports for the Charlotte Observer rookie QB Chris Weinke said it's "too early to say" as to whether his shoulder injury will keep him out of the Rams game next week. Coach George Seifert said he believed backup QB Dameyune Craig would be out 4-6 weeks with an injured foot, although Craig didn't think it would be that long.
Sun, 04 Nov 2001 17:58:36 -0800
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers starting QB Chris Weinke left today's game in the third quarter with a sprained right shoulder. He was replaced by QB Dameyune Craig who went 4-for-8 for 34 yards before hurting his right foot. No. 3 QB Matt Lytle played the final six minutes. Weinke sprained the AC joint in his throwing shoulder in the first half, received a shot at halftime and threw two incomplete passes in the third period before coach George Seifert took him out.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 20:55:39 -0700
The Washington Post reports the status of Carolina Panthers QB Chris Weinke (thigh) for Sunday's game is up in the air, at this time. "It's a concern. I think he'll be all right, but it's a concern," Coach George Seifert said. The injury is more serious than the Panthers first expected. The coach does expect Weinke to return to practice on Thursday. His backup is QB Dameyune Craig, who has never thrown a pass in two-plus NFL seasons.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 15:45:40 -0700
The team's official site reports Carolina Panthers QB Chris Weinke missed practice today due to a variety of ailments. The worse injury, according to coach George Seifert, is Weinke's thigh injury. QB Dameyune Craig took the majority of the snaps today. Seifert does expect Weinke to be available for Sunday's game.
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:51:05 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers backup QB Dameyune Craig saw his first ever action during the regular season at quarterback during the team's final series against the Packers on Sunday. Craig had seen brief stints on the field last year at running back and on special teams.
Mon, 03 Sep 2001 20:38:44 -0700
The Charlotte Observer's Pat Yasinskas reports Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert announced Monday Dameyune Craig would be the team's No. 2 QB and Matt Lytle No. 3. Craig and Lytle only had limited action during the pre-season so it was not known which way the coaching staff was leaning.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 19:04:39 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert will announce on Monday his starting QB for the team's opening game. Barring any unforseen circumstances, it will be rookie Chris Weinke. Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle are the other quarterbacks on the roster and Seifert said the Panthers have no plans to bring in another quarterback. One QB that could intrigue the team is Eric Zeier, released by the Falcons. "Right now, I would say that we're set," Seifert said. "In any position in football, you always evaluate. But I would say right now these are our quarterbacks."
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:34:02 -0700
As an update to a previous story, the Charlotte Observer reports Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle will each get about a quarterís worth of action in tonightís pre-season finale against Cleveland. Both are battling for the No. 3 backup QB and could be battling for a roster spot unless the team decides to release Jeff Lewis.
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 19:19:06 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers QB Dameyune Craig ran with the starters because rookie Chris Weinke was not at practice Wednesday. Weinke was attending the funeral of his grandfather, who passed away earlier this week. Weinke was expected to return to Charlotte late Wednesday and he will practice Thursday.
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 00:20:22 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers plan to play QB Chris Weinke for the first half of Friday's pre-season game. Coach George Seifert said he's leaning toward letting Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle split the second half. Former starting QB Jeff Lewis may not play. "I wouldn't totally exclude Jeff at this time," Seifert said. "I think that would be a mistake. But I want to get a few reps with these guys."
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 18:04:57 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers QB Jeff Lewis, recently demoted from starting QB, worked with the team's fourth string offense in practice today. Lewis stood idly on the sidelines as rookie Chris Weinke, slated to start Friday's final preseason game against Cleveland, and backups Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle took most of the reps in practice. Coach George Seifert said it wasn't accurate to call Lewis the fourth-stringer. Seifert added he had no plans to release Lewis on Tuesday. Weinke will play the first half of Friday's pre-season game and Craig and Lytle are likely to play a quarter each.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 20:38:34 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said QB Jeff Lewis will start and play most of the first half of Thursday's pre-season game against Baltimore. Rookie QB Chris Weinke is expected to follow and it appears likely he'll play most of the rest of the game. The coach wouldn't say if Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle will play.
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 20:43:00 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert said he expects to get QB Matt Lytle some playing time in this weekend's pre-season game. Dameyune Craig, who played the fourth quarter last week, probably won't play this week.
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 20:44:24 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert has yet to set his QB rotation for this week's pre-season game, but he sent a signal Monday that it could be a two-man battle. QB Jeff Lewis will start Friday night's game and he implied the rotation might not extend much beyond Lewis and rookie QB Chris Weinke. Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle might not get much action. Lewis was back at practice Monday after missing Saturday with a sore right shoulder.
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 22:48:12 -0700
Steve Reed reports for the Gaston Gazette after one week of practice, the battle for positions on the Carolina Panthers depth chart at QB remains the same. Jeff Lewis remains the teamís starting QB. Rookie Chris Weinke, Matt Lytle and Dameyune Craig continue to battle for backup spots. Coach George Seifert did say he is keeping the starting spot open for competition. None of the four have stood out during the team's practices.
Fri, 01 Jun 2001 06:50:32 -0700
The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers backup QB Dameyune Craig realizes the pressure is on this year to impress the Panthers or he may find his way out of a job. The team has experimented with Craig at the running back position in the past, but he said that's not something he wants to do again. He's confident if he cannot make it with the Panthers that he can be cut and make it with another team.
Thu, 24 May 2001 12:43:26 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports although QB Jeff Lewis is penciled in as the starter for the Carolina Panthers, donít be surprise if the competition gets heated during pre-season. Owner Jerry Richardson said QB Chris Weinke isnít the typical first year player and his age could be an advantage. QBs Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle are also expected to compete but it will most likely be the backup job.
Thu, 17 May 2001 09:29:56 -0700
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers expect to have QB Jeff Lewis and QB Chris Weinke, a rookie, battle for the starting job this season while QBs Matt Lytle and Dameyune Craig compete for the No. 3 job.
Fri, 27 Apr 2001 17:02:11 -0700
David Monroe reports for Panthers.com the battle for the Carolina Panthers starting QB position is about to heat up. The team has a mini-camp this weekend to get the battle underway. Jeff Lewis and Chris Weinke are the primary contenders for the job, but there are two other quarterbacks on the Panthers roster who will be battling for the job: Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle. Both Craig and Lytle are familiar with the Panthers offense, having spent two seasons in coach George Seifert's West Coast offense. Craig demonstrated the ability to play other positions last year, but his future is at quarterback.
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 19:20:47 -0700
The Associated Press reports QB Chris Weinke, drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the NFL Draft earlier today, is a player who may be able to challenge for the starting position immediately. The Panthers have three QBs on their roster: Jeff Lewis, who has attempted only 55 passes in five seasons, Dameyune Craig and Matt Lytle. Coach George Seifert said Weinke would go into training camp fourth on the list. "We want to put the best quarterback on the field, but right now we have our pecking order," Seifert said. He said again Lewis is the starter, right now. New LB Dan Morgan listed Weinke as the best player he ever faced on the pre-draft questionnaire he filled out for the Panthers.
Mon, 19 Mar 2001 16:16:55 -0800
In a move that has been expected, the team's official site reports the Carolina Panthers have released QB Steve Beuerlein. "This was a most difficult decision because Steve has done everything we have asked of him and has played well under some unfavorable circumstances," said head coach George Seifert. The Panthers now have three quarterbacks remaining on the roster in Jeff Lewis, Dameyune Craig, and Matt Lytle.
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 08:52:04 -0800
Darin Gantt reports for the Rock Hill Herald it appears Carolina Panthers coach George Seifert reportedly informed QB Jeff Lewis he'd enter training camp as the team's starting QB. Seifert reportedly also told Dameyune Craig he'll be the No. 2 QB, and that there were no plans at this time to bring in another QB. It's a rather surprising move considering neither QB has ever started an NFL game and between them they have combined for just 54 career passing attempts, all by Lewis. The team's candidates for a potential veteran QB has dropped and the Panthers haven't made contact with any of the other QBs, including Baltimore Ravens free agent QBs Trent Dilfer and Tony Banks. There is also no movement on the Steve Beuerlein trade front. The Panthers have one other QB on the roster, Matt Lytle, who spent the 2000 season on the Panthers practice squad after a brief stay with Seattle. The Panthers could still select a QB in the upcoming NFL draft.
Mon, 12 Feb 2001 00:24:16 -0800
Pat Yasinskas of the Charlotte Observer reports for the Sporting News the Carolina Panthers will be looking to FB William Floyd and OL James Dexter and Bryan Stoltenberg to either restructure their contracts or face being released by the team. The team has three expensive CBs in Doug Evans, Eric Davis and Jimmy Hitchcock and may not be able to keep all three at their current price. The team is expecting to meet with DE Reggie White sometime in the next few weeks to talk about his future. The team will make a tender offer to WR Donald Hayes, but has not said at which level. The Panthers will be looking for QB Dameyune Craig to step it up in training camp to keep his roster spot. QB Matt Lytle has been re-signed and he'll compete with Craig in camp.
Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:47:07 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports police identified the fan who ran out on field in the fourth quarter as Michael Larry Deeb, 20, of Charlotte. Police said early today that he likely will be charged with second degree trespassing. Third-team QB Dameyune Craig played again as a backup running back. He had one carry for six yards to give the Panthers a first down. The Charlotte Observer reports coach George Seifert stated a big key to last night's victory was the much-maligned offensive line who had great push on many running plays, helping lead Brad Hoover to a 100-yard night and giving Steve Beuerlein enough time to throw three TD passes.