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NFL | Mathis Believes NFL is Not Vet Friendly

Sun, 15 May 2005 06:23:30 -0700

Tommy Hicks, of the Mobile Register, reports former NFL WR Terance Mathis believes the NFL's current salary system unfairly pushes battle-tested veterans to the unemployed line prematurely. "After eight or nine years (of service), you have to pay some guys more, and some teams think that salary is too much," Mathis, a 13-year NFL veteran said. "Veteran players are being punished by the salary cap, and I think that's wrong. Guys 30-, 31-, 32- (years-old), now they're out of the league." Mathis was released by the Atlanta Falcons in 2002 due to his salary cap figure and played his final year with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Steelers | Still Interested in Mathis

Mon, 05 May 2003 12:55:42 -0700

Updating a previous story, Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports for the Sporting News the Pittsburgh Steelers are still interested in re-signing unrestricted free agent WR Terance Mathis.

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Steelers | Mathis Might Come Back

Mon, 28 Apr 2003 06:04:57 -0700

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the Pittsburgh Steelers might try to re-sign WR Terance Mathis, according to head coach Bill Cowher.

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Steelers | Edwards Solid

Mon, 29 Jul 2002 10:01:34 -0700

Steelers.com reports Pittsburgh Steelers WR Troy Edwards is having solid performances during training camp. Edwards is competing for a roster spot against WRs Terance Mathis, Lee Mays, Lenzie Jackson and Demetrius Brown.

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Steelers | Mathis Agrees to 1-year Deal

Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:42:39 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided on which veteran free agent receiver they want and that man is former Falcons' WR Terance Mathis, who has reached a one-year deal with the team. Mathis will get a contract worth $775,000, which includes a $25,000 signing bonus.

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Steelers | Moore or Mathis?

Thu, 13 Jun 2002 09:18:00 -0700

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting the Pittsburgh Steelers are this close to choosing between free agent wide receivers Herman Moore (Lions) and Terance Mathis (Falcons) for the open WR slot on the squad. Mathis, who led the Atlanta Falcons in receptions every season since 1994, visited the team Wednesday and was put through rigorous screening by team doctors. Both Moore and Mathis have indicated they are willing to play for the league-minimum $750,000 salary.

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Steelers | Mathis Visits

Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:01:24 -0700

Updating previous reports, Steelers.com reports free agent WR Terance Mathis (Falcons) visited with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday.

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Steelers | Mathis Up Next

Tue, 11 Jun 2002 22:41:28 -0700

The Post-Gazette, updating previous stories, reports the Pittsburgh Steelers will now visit with free agent WR Terance Mathis (Falcons).

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Steelers | Mathis To Visit

Sat, 08 Jun 2002 08:44:27 -0700

The Tribune Review reports the Pittsburgh Steelers will host a visit for free agent WR Terance Mathis (Falcons) next Wednesday. "He has caught a lot of balls," his agent Steve Zucker said. "He wants to get that ring." Coach Bill Cowher said Friday that talks with WR Herman Moore and Mathis are merely attempts to upgrade the team's depth at wide receiver.

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Saints | Mathis Interest?

Wed, 20 Mar 2002 21:15:56 -0800

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the New Orleans Saints are showing some interest in free agent WR Terance Mathis (Falcons). He was released by the Falcons about three weeks ago.

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Falcons | Mathis Released

Mon, 25 Feb 2002 13:19:39 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have released WR Terance Mathis.

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Falcons | Mathis to be Released

Wed, 20 Feb 2002 15:35:43 -0800

As expected, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons will indeed release veteran WR Terance Mathis before March 1. His agent, Steve Zucker, said Mathis still wants to play and feels he still has two to three productive years left in him. After being released, Mathis will become an unrestricted free agent.

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Falcons | Mathis' Future with Team in Question

Tue, 08 Jan 2002 14:26:27 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves said if WR Terance Mathis remains with the team, it's going to be a long, drawn-out process to see where the team stands at the end. Reeves said he'd like to have Mathis back, but Mathis understands that it may not be able to work out.

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Falcons | Injury Notes

Mon, 31 Dec 2001 07:58:11 -0800

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons DB Elijah Williams (sprained right knee), OT Ephraim Salaam (sprained right ankle/sprained right knee), DT Travis Hall (hip flexor) and WR Terance Mathis (calf strain) suffered injures Sunday.

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Falcons | WRs Banged Up But Expected to Play

Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:20:34 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WRs Terance Mathis (tight back) and Brian Finneran (shoulder) were banged up over the weekend but are both listed as probable for this weekend's game.

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Falcons | Injury Updates

Fri, 23 Nov 2001 14:06:43 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WRs Terance Mathis (concussion) and Brian Finneran (shoulder), TE Reggie Kelly (knee/ankle) and DT Travis Hall (elbow) were able to practice on Friday and appear ready to play this weekend.

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Falcons | Injury Updates

Thu, 22 Nov 2001 12:33:53 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports S Johndale Carty continues to see most of the work with the first-team defense. Indications continue to be he will replace S Gerald McBurrows (knee) in the starting lineup. TE Reggie Kelly (knee) practiced today and he was upgraded to probable. He is expected to be in the starting lineup against the Panthers Sunday. DL Travis Hall (elbow) also practiced today after missing practice Wednesday. He is still questionable for Sunday. WR Terance Mathis (concussion) is showing no ill effects from his injury. RB Maurice Smith (neck) and WR Brian Finneran (shoulder) also practiced and are expected to play Sunday.

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Falcons | Injury Updates

Wed, 21 Nov 2001 14:47:06 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons TE Reggie Kelly (knee/ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday. S Gerald McBurrows (knee), who is out 1-2 weeks, missed practice today. WR Brian Finneran (shoulder), RB Maurice Smith (neck) and WR Terance Mathis (concussion) all practiced on Wednesday and are expected to play. DT Travis Hall (elbow), who is questionable, missed Wednesday's workouts.

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Falcons | Injury Notes

Mon, 19 Nov 2001 07:08:27 -0800

The Macon Telegraph reports Atlanta Falcons S Gerald McBurrows will have an MRI on his right knee today to determine the extent of his injury. The team said WR Terance Mathis suffered a mild concussion. QB Chris Chandler took a rough shot late in yesterday's game and walked off slowly. "I thought as long as I didn't get crushed or hit real hard in that sore area, I'd be all right, said Chandler who already had injured ribs. Other injuries, RB Maurice Smith (neck), DT Travis Hall (left elbow) and WR Shawn Jefferson (right shin).

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Falcons | Mathis Injured

Sun, 18 Nov 2001 21:33:45 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Terance Mathis (head) took a vicious hit to the head during Sunday's win over Green Bay. He laid on the field motionless for two minutes before walking off the field wobbly.

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Falcons | Mathis Dinged

Mon, 12 Nov 2001 04:35:58 -0800

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Terance Mathis (finger) suffered a finger injury during Sunday's game. His status will be updated on Monday.

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Falcons | Wide Receivers Update

Fri, 19 Oct 2001 14:47:51 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Shawn Jefferson (toe/ankle) and WR Terance Mathis (hand) practiced again on Friday. Both WRs were able to practice all week and are expected to start this weekend.

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Falcons | Wide Receivers Update

Thu, 18 Oct 2001 14:14:10 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Shawn Jefferson (toe/ankle) practiced on Thursday, his second day in a row, and was upgraded to probable for this weekend's game. WR Terance Mathis (sprained hand) also practiced again on Thursday and didn't show any signs of lingering problems. WR Tony Martin (clavicle) remained out of practice and won't play this weekend.

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Falcons | Mathis and Jefferson Return

Wed, 17 Oct 2001 15:59:56 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WR Shawn Jefferson (toe/ankle) and WR Terance Mathis (hand) returned to practice today after suffering injuries in Sundayís game. Mathis and Jefferson didnít have any apparent problems in todayís practice.

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Falcons | Mathis Injured

Mon, 15 Oct 2001 11:38:11 -0700

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons WR Terance Mathis suffered a sprained hand during Sunday's game.

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Falcons | Some Injury Updates

Thu, 11 Oct 2001 12:46:41 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports QB Chris Chandler (concussion) practiced today with no signs of headaches, just a bit fatigue. WRs Shawn Jefferson (back), Brian Finneran (back) and Terance Mathis (hip) also practiced for a second day in a row without any setbacks.

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Falcons | Wide Receivers All Practice

Wed, 10 Oct 2001 15:10:07 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons WRs Terance Mathis (hip), Shawn Jefferson (back) and Brian Finneran (back) were all able to practice on Wednesday. Mathis remains probable for this weekend's game, while Jefferson and Finneran remain questionable.

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Falcons | Depth at WR Could be Thin

Mon, 08 Oct 2001 15:22:59 -0700

AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Reeves stated WR Shawn Jefferson (back) is questionable right now. Jefferson had his back bent back and if he's unable to practice on Wednesday, Reeves' stated he'd be doubtful for this week's game. WR Brian Finneran (back) is also suffering through some back problems and had an epidural today. WR Terance Mathis (hip) is okay.

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Falcons | Injury Notes

Mon, 08 Oct 2001 08:17:07 -0700

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons suffered some injuries during yesterday's game. WR Terance Mathis (strained hip flexor), C Todd McClure (bruised ribs), and LB Keith Brooking (sprained knee) were reported as injured after the game. As previously reported, QB Chris Chandler suffered a concussion and WR Shawn Jefferson injured his back.

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Falcons | Team Record

Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:25:16 -0700

The AP reports with his two TD catches in today's game, Atlanta Falcons WR Terance Mathis passed Andre Rison as the Falcons career leader with 57.

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Falcons | Seeking A Starter

Wed, 22 Aug 2001 07:28:58 -0700

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Reeves has not picked his starting split end yet. Shawn Jefferson and Tony Martin are competing to start opposite Terance Mathis. "We'll probably use them like that (alternately) in the regular season," Reeves said. "We'll keep them fresh."

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Falcons | Looking For A Punt Returner

Sat, 21 Jul 2001 21:00:20 -0700

Dan Levak reports for AtlantaFalcons.com Atlanta Falcons WR Terance Mathis, WR Vinny Sutherland and CB Darrick Vaughn took all the reps fielding punts during special teams drills Saturday morning and afternoon.

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Falcons | Battle at Wide Receiver

Mon, 02 Jul 2001 06:28:03 -0700

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons will have WRs Shawn Jefferson and Tony Martin battle for a starting job during training camp. After Martin left the team, Jefferson was signed to replace him in the lineup. Now, Martin's back in the mix but neither is a lock for the starting job right now. The team would like to use Martin and Jefferson at the outside slots at times while lining Terance Mathis up in the slot.

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Falcons | Battle at Wide Receiver

Fri, 29 Jun 2001 13:02:29 -0700

Charles Odum, of the Ledger-Enquirer, reports for the Sporting News that the Atlanta Falcons young wide receivers could be in for a heated battle come training camp. With the recent addition of Tony Martin, the Falcons have three established veterans in Martin, Terance Mathis and Shawn Jefferson. There may be only one or two roster slots for the younger WRs, as Jammi German, Eugene Baker and Brian Finneran will all be in a battle. Rookies Vinny Sutherland and Quentin McCord will also have to step up come training camp to make sure they make the team.

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Falcons | Looking For WR Help

Sun, 29 Apr 2001 18:12:21 -0700

Len Pasquarelli reports for SportsLine.com the Atlanta Falcons are looking to add some veteran help at WR for Terance Mathis. Atlanta officials last week phoned the representatives for free agent WRs Sean Dawkins and Charles Johnson and are expected to chat with them again in the next few days. Agent Joel Segal had a handful of calls in the wake of Johnson's release last week. He said the Falcons and Seattle Seahawks seemed most interested.

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Falcons | Looking at the Draft

Fri, 20 Apr 2001 15:49:23 -0700

Falcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons national scout Mike Hagen said the Falcons coaching staff is prepared and fired up for the NFL draft. Hagen said the wide receiver position is on top of the list of major needs for the team. Hagen said WRs Shawn Jefferson and Terance Mathis are getting up there age wise while WR Tim Dwight has other responsibilities with special teams. The plan is to go wide receiver first and defensive linemen second, according to Hagen. The team would also like to pick up a backup RB in the middle rounds of the draft.

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Falcons | Looking at the Draft

Sat, 14 Apr 2001 13:57:55 -0700

Associated Press reports the Atlanta Falcons haven't taken an offensive player in the first-round of the draft since 1993 (OL Lincoln Kennedy) but the general feel in Atlanta is that is going to change this year. WR Terance Mathis is one of the players on the team hoping the Falcons take an offensive player as he feels the team needs more help on that side of the ball. The Falcons haven't had a lot of luck in the draft the last few years; as only 18 of the 33 players drafted the past four years remain on the team.

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Falcons | Team Notes

Sun, 08 Apr 2001 12:17:06 -0700

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons OT Ephraim Salaam worked out at UCLA under the tutelage of Bob Kersee before joining the Falcons off-season workout program. He rehabilitated his right knee and worked on quickness and strength. Salaam said he's not 100 percent yet, but he's a lot better than last year. He missed most of training camp last season after tearing cartilage in his knee and having surgery. Speaking of Salaam, he's hoping Falcons add another offensive tackle in the NFL Draft. WR Terance Mathis feels differently, he'd like more company at WR. Mathis would like to see the team add an impact player with their No. 5 overall pick.

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Falcons | Team Notes

Sun, 04 Feb 2001 20:39:55 -0800

Charles Odum reports for the Sporting News the signing of free agent S Chris Hudson was not a huge move by the Atlanta Falcons but it does give them some insurance in case they lose backup FS Gerald McBurrows to free agency. The team has a little bit of a glut at the WR position. Terance Mathis, Shawn Jefferson and Tim Dwight are the big three for the team but behind them on the depth chart are Eugene Baker, Brian Finneran, Jammi Germann and Mareno Philyaw whom the team just re-signed. Germann has been injury prone and Finneran has lost the confidence of the coaches.

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Falcons | Looking for Same Type of WR Production

Mon, 12 Jul 1999 02:50:00 -0700

Just because WR Tony Martin is no longer with the team, the Atlanta Falcons don't expect their passing game to slow down. The AP reports the team is very comfortable with WR Chris Calloway and Terance Mathis as their starting WRs. The players have been joking with each other on who will be the possession WR for the Falcons this year, but Mathis put it best when he stated, "You've got to understand if you're called upon to catch balls on certain routes, that's what you catch. If they pay you to go deep, that's what you catch ... it's just a matter of making some adjustments."

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