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Mon, 18 Jul 2005 22:18:48 -0700
Bret Borden, of Panthers.com, reports former Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka is still atop the Carolina Panthers' all-time rushing list, and no one is within 500 yards of him. But Biakabutuka, the Panthers top draft choice in 1996, doesn't think in terms of what he accomplished in six years with Carolina. Instead he thinks about the things he couldn't accomplish because of injuries that befuddled him throughout his six-year career. "Once Stephen Davis plays two more years, he's going to smash my records," said Biakabutuka, who remains in Charlotte and owns and operates one jewelry store with plans to open a second. "I never got a chance to do what I wanted to do. That was the frustrating thing. I never had a chance to have that good season."
Wed, 23 Jul 2003 11:58:33 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said RB Tim Biakabutuka's NFL experience is a bonus given the number of young running backs on the roster. Currently, Moe Williams is the only back with significant NFL experience. After working the seven-year veteran out, Biakabutuka was informed by Tice that the team could be in touch with him later this week.
Tue, 22 Jul 2003 09:58:54 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings will workout free agent RB Tim Biakabutuka on Tuesday, July 22.
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 19:28:44 -0800
Updating an earlier story, John Clayton reports for ESPN Friday's release of RB Tim Biakabutuka, CBs Jimmy Hitchcock and Doug Evans and LB Dean Wells saved the Carolina Panthers $9.16 million of cap room.
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:13:43 -0800
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have released RB Tim Biakabutuka.
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:54:17 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers have talked recently with RB Tim Biakabutuka and his agent but have not decided yet on what they'll do with him. He could be released or have his contract restructured. Biakabutuka is coming off of a severely broken foot and is still going through rehab at this time. The former first-round pick would save the team $1.541 million if the Panthers released him.
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 15:40:02 -0800
SportsLine.comís Jay Glazer reports the Carolina Panthers will release RB Tim Biakabutuka in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 09:36:03 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports the Houston Texans are unlikely to select RB Tim Biakabutuka, of the Carolina Panthers, because of concerns of his ongoing recovery from a severely injured foot. Biakabutuka, as reported, took a physical with the Texans previously. The Panthers also exposed CBs Doug Evans and Jimmy Hitchcock, DL Sean Gilbert and LB Dean Wells. However, none of them are expected to be taken.
Sat, 16 Feb 2002 09:33:55 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports the Houston Texans brought Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka in for a physical. Biakabutuka is recovering from reconstructive surgery and is the only player from Carolina under 30 who was placed on the expansion list. Biakabutuka said the Texans havenít said if they will draft him.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 23:07:57 -0800
ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have placed RB Tim Biakabutuka, CB Doug Evans, DT Sean Gilbert, CB Jimmy Hitchcock and LB Dean Wells on their expansion list.
Tue, 22 Jan 2002 09:21:32 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers DT Sean Gilbert has been confirmed as being on the team's five-man expansion list. He could be joined by high-priced CBs Doug Evans and Jimmy Hitchcock and possibly RB Tim Biakabutuka. Houston Texans coach Dom Capers brought Evans and Gilbert to Carolina in 1998, and drafted Biakabutuka in the first round back in 1996.
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 14:45:39 -0800
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka (foot) said he wants to return to the NFL and play again. A serious foot injury earlier this year put his future very much in doubt. Complete loss of the foot was a possibility at the time of the injury, too. It now appears Biakabutuka has a decent chance to return at some point. His foot was reconstructed, with screws inserted and a pin left in it to keep it sturdy.
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 13:35:02 -0800
Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka (foot) is considering a comeback to the NFL if all goes well with his rehab from a severely broken foot earlier this season. Biakabutuka said the surgery went well and the healing part of his injury has progressed well.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 05:51:30 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer that Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka (broken foot) won't be able to do anything football related until next summer at the earliest. The team said Biakabutuka's broken foot went well beyond just a broken bone. The metatarsals in his foot were raised out of position and jammed above the tarsals, causing dislocation. Ligaments were also torn. Head coach George Seifert said the ligaments, tendons and bone broke, so his entire foot needed to be put back together. Seifert said there's not any talk about it being career ending, though.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 21:16:24 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reoports the Carolina Panthers are expected to sign players to fill the roster spots of RB Tim Biakabutuka and OL Kevin Donnalley as early as today. Both those players will be placed on the injured reserve list with season ending injuries.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 13:42:46 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert stated RB Tim Biakabutuka (broken foot) had his foot operated on Sunday night. He's going on injured reserve and won't play again this season. "It will be some time before he will be able to be active," Seifert said.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 11:07:06 -0700
The Washington Post reports on Carolina's second play from scrimmage, Washington Redskins LB LaVar Arrington was hit in the head by Carolina RB Tim Biakabutuka, which completely knocked him out. Arrington was able to return from a mild concussion in the second quarter and had a terrific game.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 21:54:04 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports the Baltimore Ravens have reportedly been looking to trade for a running back this past week, shopping around DT Lional Dalton. The trading deadline is Tuesday. There had been earlier reports of interest in Carolina RB Tim Biakabutuka, but his foot injury will kill that interest, if it was there to begin with.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 18:08:04 -0700
As an update to an earlier story, the Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka broke his foot in the fourth quarter after rushing for 121 yards and a touchdown. He is to have surgery Monday and probably is out for the season.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 13:47:46 -0700
ESPN reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka suffered an undisclosed foot injury during Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 18:41:34 -0700
Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka said in a perfect world he would carry the ball 25 times a game. "But it's not a perfect world. Ten or 13 would be good," said the RB. Even those numbers would be higher than what Biakabutuka has been getting. "We're not running the ball a lot," Biakabutuka said. "We've been falling behind and throwing the ball."
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 16:16:46 -0700
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert stated RB Tim Biakabutuka is the team's starting halfback despite yet another fumble during Sunday's game.
Fri, 12 Oct 2001 14:27:00 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka is expected to get the start at RB again this week. He'll be backed up by Richard Huntley.
Mon, 08 Oct 2001 08:21:17 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka was back in the starting lineup after getting deactivated for last week's game against Green Bay. He had been struggling with a fumble problem. Last night he rushed for 45 yards on 10 carries and he caught two passes for 22 yards. Richard Huntley had three carries while rookie RB Nick Goings, who had started the past two games, was inactive.
Sat, 06 Oct 2001 18:22:09 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal there are some rumors about the league the Baltimore Ravens are showing interest again in Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka. An interesting twist on the rumor is the price of doing business is only a fifth-round draft pick.
Fri, 05 Oct 2001 22:30:07 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports Carolina Panthers coachj George Seifert is still not announcing his RB rotation for Sunday's game. It appears that Tim Biakabutuka may get a chance to start this week. Biakabutuka and Richard Huntley took most of the first team snaps. Seifert has to decide whether he wants to keep rookie Nick Goings, starter for the past two games on the active roster.
Mon, 01 Oct 2001 12:25:13 -0700
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert isn't saying what his plans are for RB Tim Biakabutuka, who was inactive over the weekend. Biakabutuka, because of fumbling problems, has been moved to the scout team during practice.
Sun, 30 Sep 2001 09:00:00 -0700
News Radio 620 reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka is inactive for today's game. RB Nick Goings will get the starting nod and be backed up by Richard Huntley.
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 22:41:28 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Richard Huntley (hamstring) stated he's ready to return to the field. However, the coaching staff isn't as confident about his return this weekend and head coach George Seifert added he's more inclined to give RBs Tim Biakabutuka and Nick Goings the majority of the workload again this weekend. RBs coach Chick Harris said Huntley is being evaluated daily.
Fri, 14 Sep 2001 22:51:18 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports Carolina Panthers RB Richard Huntley (hamstring) could have suited up for a game this weekend had they been played. Huntley likely would have also been asked to contribute during the game as his hamstring appears to finally have recovered significantly enough for him to return to the field. With Tim Biakabutuka continuing to have fumbling problems, the starting tailback job could be given to either Huntley or rookie Nick Goings in the upcoming weeks.
Sat, 23 Jun 2001 08:17:38 -0700
According to SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli, Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka has gained a sense of urgency this off-season. The team made it clear they wanted to upgrade the running back position. The signing of RB Richard Huntley took place and Biakabutuka has been really pushing himself during workouts. Panthers personnel director Jack Bushofsky stated that Biakabutuka looks more movitated this season.
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:03:55 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports RB Tim Biakabutuka is optimistic about having an injury-free season and about the changes the Panthers have made on their offensive line. Biakautukaís only concerns are about whether coach George Seifert will make the running game more prominent. Biakabutuka believes he can be one of the top four backs in the NFL if he gets enough carries.
Sat, 02 Jun 2001 10:36:08 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka is still working as the starting tailback for the team. The Panthers added free agent RB Adrian Murrell during the off-season and he's currently working as a backup with the team. It's not yet known as to what Murrell's role will be with the team as they haven't ruled out adding another back to the mix later this year.
Fri, 04 May 2001 14:48:25 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports RB Adrian Murrell is likely to compete with rookie RB Dadrian Brown, a sixth-round draft choice, for the backup job behind starter Tim Biakabutuka.
Thu, 29 Mar 2001 02:23:56 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert stated yesterday he's really considering taking a running back in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Panthers currently have RB Tim Biakabutuka penciled in as the starter at tailback with Chris Hetherington starting at fullback. Brad Hoover would serve as the backup to both positions. After that, the Panthers don't have anyone else.
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 01:19:15 -0800
Pat Yasinskas reports in the Sporting News free agency could play havoc with the Panthers offensive line. Starters Matt Campbell, Frank Garcia and Clarence Jones are all free agents, but Campbell and Garcia could re-sign with the team after testing the market. The team currently plans to switch ORT Chris Terry to the left side. The team will then look for an inexpensive free agent to compete with Jeno James as the starting right tackle. ORG Jamar Nesbit could also move to center. RB is another position that could be addressed. Although coach George Seifert said Tim Biakabutuka's roster spot is safe, the team would like another back to compete with him in training camp. The team could potentially pursue Seattle RB Ricky Watters if he is released or via trade. FS Eugene Robinson isn't likely to be re-signed. The team may not be able to afford re-signing WR Isaac Byrd.
Fri, 09 Feb 2001 22:51:14 -0800
Len Pasquarelli of SportsLine.com reports although nothing is ever certain, especially this time of year, the Carolina Panthers who have about reached the breaking point with RB Tim Biakabutuka may look to draft a RB in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft. That new RB could start 2001 as the team's starter. RB LaDainian Tomlinson of TCU is the one RB drawing a lot of attention lately from plenty of teams.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 12:34:14 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) and head coach George Seifert talked about Biakabutuka's future with the team when the year is out and Biakabutuka stated he doesn't know what is going to happen. Seifert stated he does expect the oft-injured tailback to be with the team again next year. Biakabutuka counts $2.6 million against the salary cap in 2001. His status for this weekend's game remains unclear, as well.
Sun, 17 Dec 2000 12:53:09 -0800
ESPN reports RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) will start for the Carolina Panthers today.
Sat, 16 Dec 2000 10:26:05 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers will start RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) this weekend. RB Brad Hoover is also expected to see action.
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 15:47:03 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panters RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) practiced again on Thursday and is likely to return to the field this weekend against the Chargers. Head coach George Seifert thought Biakabutuka looked better on Thursday but wasn't ready to make any promises that he'd play this weekend.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 06:58:50 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports the Carolina Panthers are optimistic RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) will be able to play this weekend. If he's able to, he'd likely be in the starting lineup but would split time with RB Brad Hoover.
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 03:20:03 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers LG Matt Campbell (ankle) sprained his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. He isn't sure if he'll be able to play this weekend and stated it depends on how his ankle responds to treatment as it was already sore entering the game. RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe), who did some work with the practice team last week, may be able to return this weekend.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 16:45:53 -0800
Larry Davidson, of the Charlotte Observer, has informed KFFL the Carolina Panthers have declared RB Tim Biakabutuka, FB William Floyd and WR Kerry Hood inactive for this weekend's game.
Thu, 07 Dec 2000 12:47:04 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) missed practice again on Wednesday and is not going to play again this weekend. It'll be his fourth-straight game on the sidelines. Rookie Brad Hoover is expected to get the starting nod once again. FB William Floyd (ribs), as reported, will be out again this week as well. DE Reggie White (flu) was sent home early.
Wed, 06 Dec 2000 12:57:47 -0800
Panthers.com reports Carolina Panthers RB William Floyd (ribs) is out again this week, RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) is doubtful and WR Isaac Byrd (hamstring) is probable for week 15.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 20:10:09 -0800
Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert, during his Monday press conference, stated he doesn't think RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) will play this weekend. WR Isaac Byrd (hamstring) will be evaluated later this week. WR Donald Hayes (groin) made it through Sunday's game fine and is expected to play. FB William Floyd (ribs) is out again this weekend but may begin to jog this week. OL Bryan Stoltenberg (knee) is headed to injured reserve and will soon undergo knee surgery.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 14:14:03 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers head coach George Seifert said RB Tim Biakabutuka (toe) is likely out again this week, which would be his fourth consecutive game out of the lineup. Team doctors are continuing tests to try and figure out the exact problem.
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 15:51:46 -0800
Larry Davidson, from the Charlotte Observer, has informed KFFL the Carolina Panthers have declared RB Tim Biakabutuka, FB William Floyd, OL Bryan Stoltenberg and DE Jason Peter inactive for this weekend's game.
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 07:20:53 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers RB Tim Biakabutuka (turf toe) will probably sit this weekend, which would be the third game in a row he isn't able to play in. "I'm starting to get a little worried now," Biakabutuka stated about the ongoing turf toe injury. He said the toe simply is not responding to treatment. Rookie Brad Hoover is likely to start at tailback again this weekend.