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Seahawks | Alexander Climbing Rushing TD Record Book

Fri, 21 Oct 2005 13:36:20 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Seattle Seahawks RB Shaun Alexander has scored 12 rushing touchdowns after six games this season and has 74 for his career. Alexander is on pace to score 32 touchdowns this year and he is on the verge of surpassing former great RBs Tony Dorsett (77), Ricky Watters (78) and Otis Anderson (81) on the all-time rushing touchdowns list.

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Eagles | Team Not Signing Watters

Fri, 30 Apr 2004 09:23:53 -0700

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports a Philadelphia Eagles source said the team has no intention of signing former Eagles and current free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks). Watters claims on his Web site that the Eagles are among the teams he says have contacted him about making a comeback.

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NFL | Watters Nearing The End?

Sat, 08 Feb 2003 08:14:46 -0800

Jose Miguel Romero, of The Seattle Times, reports that former Seattle Seahawks running back Ricky Watters is going to wait one more off season to see if he can get a good contract offer from an NFL team. If not, Watters will retire officially. Watters said, "I could sign a whole new contract, or I could say, 'I'm pretty satisfied where I am right now.'"

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Buccaneers | No Way

Mon, 09 Dec 2002 06:20:57 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not considering signing free agent RB Ricky Watters. "We didn't talk about that in any seriousness at all," Coach Jon Gruden said in response to Sunday's reports suggesting the Bucs were interested in Watters. "We didn't talk about that at all that I know of." Assistant GM John Idzik said the Bucs discussed Watters briefly early last week, but only because the team was uncertain about the health of RBs Michael Pittman and Aaron Stecker.

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Buccaneers | Talked To Watters

Sun, 08 Dec 2002 22:18:30 -0800

Jay Glazer reports for SportsLine.com the Tampa Bay Buccaneers held talks this week with free agent RB Ricky Watters. According to several sources close to the sides, both coach Jon Gruden and GM Rich McKay tried to get something worked out with Watters, but were not able to meet the player's financial parameters. When contacted on the matter, Watters' agent Ralph Cindrich refused to divulge details of the talks. Cindrich did confirm the two sides spoke.

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Colts | Interested in Watters?

Wed, 06 Nov 2002 10:05:19 -0800

The Indianapolis Star reports it is believed the Indianapolis Colts have inquired about the status of free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks), who is currently retired. His agent, Ralph Cindrich, couldn’t comment in regards to whether or not the Colts have contacted him, but noted he’s received interest from several teams. "Many clubs have come after him," Cindrich said. "But he is retired and it appears he will remain retired."

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Packers | Checked On Watters Too

Fri, 20 Sep 2002 12:25:26 -0700

Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com the Green Bay Packers also recently checked into free agent RB Ricky Watters. He told team officials he is still retired until someone offers him more than the minimum base salary.

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Lions | Watters - Just A Thought

Wed, 28 Aug 2002 08:15:33 -0700

The Detroit News reports the Detroit Lions staff reportedly had some talks concerning free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seattle). At this time, there are no plans to sign him.

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NFL | Watters Won't Give In

Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:07:18 -0700

Len Pasquarelli for ESPN.com reports free agent RB Ricky Watters is sitting at home, waiting for a team to call with an offer – a serious offer. Watters believes he should be paid above the league minimum, and is not willing to compromise. “People might think he’s bluffing, but believe me, he isn’t,” his agent Ralph Cindrich said. “He feels he has a value beyond the minimum. If that’s all teams are going to offer him, he’s going to sit, and that will be it. Ricky will be retired and he is at peace with that.”

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Eagles | Watters Not an Option?

Thu, 16 May 2002 08:05:04 -0700

Bob Grotz reports for the Daily Times that free agent RB Ricky Watters' agent, Ralph Cindrich, doesn't believe the Philadelphia Eagles are a possible landing spot for Watters this year. He said he doesn't think the Eagles could hit on the price Watters is looking for. However, he noted that the call would be up to Williams.

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NFL | Watters Not Ready to Retire After All?

Thu, 16 May 2002 08:04:40 -0700

Updating previous reports, Bob Grotz, of the Daily Times, reports previous stories of RB Ricky Watters, a free agent, being ready to retire may not be entirely accurate according to his agent, Ralph Cindrich. Cindrich said he does not believe Watters is ready to hang up the cleats just yet. "It's more a case where he doesn't see himself as an average player, and he doesn't want to be paid that way," Cindrich said.

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NFL | Watters Talking Retirement If Big Deal Doesn't Come

Tue, 14 May 2002 18:25:34 -0700

ESPN's John Clayton reports free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks) would like to keep playing -- but it'll only come at his price, which appears to be a multi-million dollar deal. Watters has told teams that he'll retire from the league if he doesn't receive the right contract. His agent, Ralph Cindrich, said Watters has not filed his retirement papers. At least six teams, including Tampa Bay and Cleveland, have shown an interest in him thus far, but getting Watters to visit has been difficult because he hasn't wanted to fly since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States.

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Saints | Money Still the Issue

Sun, 05 May 2002 09:58:07 -0700

The Times Picayune reports although the New Orleans Saints would like to add a veteran backup RB, money is the issue. Free agents like Ricky Watters (Seahawks) or Dorsey Levens (Packers) still want to be paid starters money. Whomever the Saits sign will likely back up starting RB Deuce McAllister.

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Redskins | RB Notes

Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:59:14 -0700

According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins are not expected to re-sign RB Ki-Jana Carter after drafting Iowa RB Ladell Betts. Also, free agent RB Dorsey Levens (Packers) and Ricky Watters (Seattle) won't be pursued any longer.

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Saints | Looking At Watters?

Sun, 31 Mar 2002 10:08:19 -0800

Wayne D. Rowe reports for the Mobile Register New Orleans Saints GM Randy Mueller told the paper he would like to add free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks) to his roster, as long as the asking price isn't too high. "We like Ricky," Mueller said, "but only if the price is right. We will more than likely draft a back in this year's draft at some point to back up Deuce (McAllister) if we can't work out something with Watters. We're not done yet in free agency, so we will see how it all shakes out."

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Redskins | Looking At Another Back?

Mon, 25 Mar 2002 20:04:31 -0800

The Washington Post reports the Washington Redskins could turn their attention to free agent RBs Dorsey Levens (Packers) and Ricky Watters (Seahawks), if they can't get backup RB Ki-Jana Carter re-signed soon.

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Buccaneers | Pittman Close?

Sun, 24 Mar 2002 08:13:46 -0800

The St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be closing in on a contract with free agent RB Michael Pittman (Cardinals). Pittman is the back the Bucs want and he apparently wants to play in Tampa Bay. The Bucs are expected to have an announcement after they iron out final contract details with Pittman's agent, Kendall Kremer. Coach Jon Gruden said Pittman's hard running style and ability to catch the ball out of the backfield makes him a good fit. With Pittman close, the Bucs no longer will pursue free agent RBs Ricky Watters (Seattle) or Dorsey Levens (Green Bay).

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Buccaneers | RB Notes

Thu, 21 Mar 2002 19:53:19 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visited with ex-NFL RBs Byron Hanspard and Curtis Enis Thursday. The team has said they have no timetable for signing a running back. They are also expected to look at free agent RBs Ricky Watters (Seahawks) and Dorsey Levens (Packers) before entering into negotiations with anyone. As noted earlier, free agent RBs Robert Holcombe (Rams) and Michael Pittman (Cardinals) have already visited.

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Browns | RB Notes

Tue, 19 Mar 2002 19:18:56 -0800

According to Clark Judge of Fox Sports the Cleveland Browns have already talked to free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seattle), but his contract demands were considered exorbitant. If they don't sign or get a starting back in the NFL Draft, they could take another run at Watters. T.J. Duckett and William Green are two RBs the Browns could consider selecting with their 16th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.

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Buccaneers | RB Interests

Sun, 17 Mar 2002 19:37:46 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Tampa Tribune reports in addition to the previously reported visit by free agent RB Michael Pittman (Cardinals) scheduled for next Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are also interested in free agent RBs Lamar Smith (Dolphins), Ricky Watters (Seahawks) and Robert Holcombe (Rams).

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Lions | Running Watters?

Sun, 17 Mar 2002 16:01:27 -0800

Tom Kowalski of mlive.com reports for the Sporting News the Detroit Lions may make a move for free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks). If the Lions can't get him signed, the team may be forced to stick with RB James Stewart. Eventually Stewart will have to redo his contract to remain with the team.

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Buccaneers | Heading the List?

Fri, 15 Mar 2002 12:32:43 -0800

Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks) should head the list of free agent RBs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to look at as replacements for Warrick Dunn, now with Atlanta. As noted last night, one fallback possibility is RB Dorsey Levens, who definitely wants to play in Tampa and whose agent has taken a proactive approach to placing his client there. Levens apparently still trails Watters on the team's wish list.

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Buccaneers | Heading the List?

Fri, 15 Mar 2002 12:32:43 -0800

Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks) should head the list of free agent RBs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to look at as replacements for Warrick Dunn, now with Atlanta. As noted last night, one fallback possibility is RB Dorsey Levens, who definitely wants to play in Tampa and whose agent has taken a proactive approach to placing his client there. Levens apparently still trails Watters on the team's wish list.

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Buccaneers | RB Plans

Thu, 14 Mar 2002 20:44:08 -0800

According to the Tampa Tribune, Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden said the team would be turning to their contingency plans to replace RB Warrick Dunn. Although he mentioned no names, free agent RBs Ricky Watters (Seattle) and Dorsey Levens (Green Bay) could be candidates. Levens has expressed interest in playing for Gruden and the Bucs. "There are a number of backs that could become scenarios in our contingency plan,'' Gruden said. The Bucs have all but abandoned any thoughts, at least for now, of cutting or trading RB Mike Alstott. At this point, Gruden has not decided Alstott's role in the offense.

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Lions | Interested in Watters?

Fri, 08 Mar 2002 02:58:03 -0800

Mlive.com reports the Detroit Lions hope to visit with free agent RB Ricky Watters (Seahawks).

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Seahawks | No Interest in Watters

Sat, 02 Mar 2002 08:33:30 -0800

To no surprise, the Seattle Seahawks do not plan to re-sign RB Ricky Watters, an unrestricted free agent, according to Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune. Watters hadn't made his plans known as of Friday.

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Seahawks | Watters Unlikely to Return

Tue, 08 Jan 2002 20:22:02 -0800

Associated Press reports that Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said he thinks it's time that RB Shaun Alexander gets to carry the football in 2002. RB Ricky Watters, a free agent at the end of the year, is not expected to return.

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Seahawks | Watters on IR

Wed, 19 Dec 2001 09:17:54 -0800

Associated Press reports the Seattle Seahawks have placed RB Ricky Watters (broken ankle) on injured reserve.

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Seahawks | Watters Out for the Year

Mon, 17 Dec 2001 14:50:47 -0800

Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said RB Ricky Watters suffered a broken ankle during Sunday's win and is out for the remainder of the year. RB Shaun Alexander will jump back into the starting lineup in his places.

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Seahawks | More on Watters

Mon, 17 Dec 2001 11:08:53 -0800

As an update to previous reports, the Tacoma News Tribune reports Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (ankle) was on crutches and wearing a walking boot following Sunday's game. As reported, he'll be examined further today but is expected to be available for this weekend's game.

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Seahawks | Watters Note

Sun, 16 Dec 2001 19:19:05 -0800

The AP reports teams that have RB Ricky Watters on them when he rushes for 100+ yards in a game are 30-3 for his career.

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Seahawks | More on Watters

Sun, 16 Dec 2001 19:06:47 -0800

As an update to earlier reports, Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (ankle) was on crutches following Sunday's game. He said it was pretty sore but they'll wait until tomorrow before giving it additional tests. Head coach Mike Holmgren said he thinks he'll have Watters available for next week's game.

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Seahawks | Watters Injured

Sun, 16 Dec 2001 17:01:59 -0800

ESPN reports Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (ankle) suffered a sprained right ankle during Sunday's win over Dallas.

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Seahawks | Watters to Start

Wed, 12 Dec 2001 13:01:42 -0800

Seahawks.com reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren has announced RB Ricky Watters returns to the starting lineup ahead of Shaun Alexander this weekend.

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Seahawks | Watters the Man?

Wed, 12 Dec 2001 12:11:03 -0800

Mike Sando reports for the News Tribune that team sources indicated late Tuesday night that Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren was prepared to go with RB Ricky Watters for the remainder of the season. The official word is expected this afternoon.

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Seahawks | RB Note

Tue, 11 Dec 2001 19:05:40 -0800

Updating an earlier story, Chip Brown reports for the Dallas Morning News Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said he will probably announce Wednesday whether Shaun Alexander or Ricky Watters will start at running back for the team this weekend.

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Seahawks | Team Notes

Tue, 11 Dec 2001 13:49:06 -0800

The Seattle Times reports head coach Mike Holmgren has decided he will most likely go with one premier running back the rest of the season, leaving the other to fill a dramatically reduced supporting role. RBs Ricky Watters and Shaun Alexander combined for only 51 yards on 18 carries and neither player was able to get into any kind of flow.

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Seahawks | Watters Returns

Mon, 10 Dec 2001 14:12:08 -0800

The Seattle Times reports the plan called for RB Shaun Alexander to start and receive 40 plays and for Ricky Watters to get maybe 25, but Watters played slightly more than expected in his first game back after an eight-game layoff because of a shoulder injury. Watters finished with six carries for 23 rushing yards. He also caught two passes for 18 yards.

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Seahawks | More On Watters

Thu, 06 Dec 2001 06:59:02 -0800

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports although a decision on his playing status for Sunday won't be reached until later in the week, Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters looked good as he returned to practice yesterday. He split reps in practice with RB Shaun Alexander. He displayed his trademark high-knee lift while darting through the line. He also looked good catching passes out of the backfield from QB Matt Hasselbeck. "Ricky brings that extra level of intensity to practice, and he was flying," Hasselbeck said. "I have to make sure I turn around and look who is back there, so I can make sure I get him the ball. I missed him a couple of times."

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Seahawks | RB Notes

Wed, 05 Dec 2001 19:00:26 -0800

According to the AP, even if Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (shoulder) plays Sunday, Coach Mike Holmgren said RB Shaun Alexander will still be the starting running back. "You can't keep everybody happy all the time," Holmgren said. "They all want the ball. We're just trying to win games. That's all we're trying to do down the stretch." Alexander said he understands the situation and will gladly step aside for Watters if that's what Holmgren wants.

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Seahawks | Watters Returns

Wed, 05 Dec 2001 16:34:17 -0800

As expected, ESPNews reports Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (shoulder) returned to practice on Wednesday.

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Seahawks | Watters Ready to Roll Into Practice

Tue, 04 Dec 2001 01:26:42 -0800

The Seattle Times reports Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (shoulder) will return to practice on Wednesday. However, it's unlikely that he'd play this weekend. Head coach Mike Holmgren said it's going to be important to see how Watters and RB Shaun Alexander react to whatever decision the coaching staff makes regarding their use. Watters should be ready to return to the field in week fourteen.

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Seahawks | Inactives

Sun, 02 Dec 2001 12:52:43 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks have declared S Curtis Fuller, RB Ricky Watters, T Dennis Norman, T Floyd Womack, TE Russell Stewart, WR James Williams and DE Lamar King inactive for today's game. QB Brock Huard is the emergency QB.

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Seahawks | More on Watters

Tue, 20 Nov 2001 09:42:47 -0800

As an update to yesterday's story, Seattle Seahawks RB Ricky Watters (shoulder) is now aiming at returning Dec. 2 against San Diego or the following week against Denver.

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Seahawks | Running Back Notes; Watters Update

Mon, 19 Nov 2001 17:01:43 -0800

Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said the team has been looking at different ways to get RBs Shaun Alexander and Ricky Watters (shoulder) involved in the offense when Watters is able to return. "We've thought about a lot of scenerios," Holmgren said Monday. "I will deal with that head on when the time comes, we're not there yet." With Watters still out, the plans are still up in the air. Watters may miss another 2-3 weeks.

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Seahawks | Watters Close to Returning

Tue, 13 Nov 2001 04:58:57 -0800

The Seattle Times reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said RB Ricky Watters (shoulder) is expected to return in two weeks. However, he may not step right into the starting lineup. RB Shaun Alexander has had rushing games of 266, 176 and 142 yards replacing him and may have changed Holmgren's mind about who should be starting.

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Seahawks | RB Notes

Mon, 12 Nov 2001 22:23:30 -0800

Percy Allen reports for the Seattle Times Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said Sunday's game may not be the last start for backup RB Shaun Alexander. Alexander has been filling in for the injured Ricky Watters (shoulder). Watters is expected to return in two weeks, but regaining his starting job isn't the certainty it was a month ago. Said Holmgren: "We have one guy who is probably going to go in the Hall of Fame, I think. And we have another guy just starting his career. We're lucky to have both of them. When the time comes, I don't think it will be very controversial."

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Seattle | Inactives

Sun, 11 Nov 2001 16:55:05 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks have named QB Brock Huard their No. 3 QB for today’s game. The team has declared RB Charlie Rogers, S Marcus Robertson, RB Ricky Watters, T Dennis Norman, T Pork Chop Womack, TE Russell Stewart and DT John Randle inactive for today’s game.

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Seahawks | Inactives

Sun, 04 Nov 2001 12:30:34 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks have declared CB Paul Miranda, T Dennis Norman, S Marcus Robertson, RB Charlie Rogers, TE Russell Stewart, RB Ricky Watters and G Floyd Womack inactive for today’s game.

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Seahawks | Watters Update

Thu, 01 Nov 2001 08:15:30 -0800

The Post-Intelligencer reports the Seattle Seahawks are tageting their November 25 game against the Chiefs in Kansas City as the target for RB Ricky Watters' return. As the next stage in his rehab, trainers have begun manipulating Watters' right shoulder, where a bone was cracked back on September 30.

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