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Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:25:29 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White has set a new career-high for receptions in a season with 91 catches, surpassing his previous best of 88 back in 2008, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. White is just nine catches shy of becoming the first Falcons receiver to catch 100 balls in a season since former RB Eric Metcalf in 1995.
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 02:57:21 -0700
The Journal-Sentinel reports free agent KR/WR Eric Metcalf will not return to the Green Bay Packers this year.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 22:04:24 -0800
During a conference call on Thursday, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said itís going to be a wait and see situation as to whether or not PR/WR Eric Metcalf will play in week seventeen. He had a good practice on Wednesday and the team is continuing to work with him.
Wed, 25 Dec 2002 23:02:44 -0800
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have signed veteran WR/KR Eric Metcalf to an undisclosed deal.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 20:19:24 -0800
The Associated Press reports Philadelphia Eagles PR Brian Mitchell set an NFL record Monday night. He has a combined 13 touchdowns from kickoff and punt returns to break the record of 12 set by Eric Metcalf.
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 21:59:37 -0800
Laurence Miedema reports for the San Jose Mercury News Oakland Raiders WR Tim Brown (age 35) became the oldest player in NFL history to return a punt for a touchdown, breaking the record Eric Metcalf (age 33) held for a little more than a month.
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 15:25:50 -0800
The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins return specialist Eric Metcalf set an NFL record with his 12th kick or punt return for a touchdown in Sunday's game against the New York Giants. He took a punt back 90 yards earlier today. It was Metcalf's 10th punt return for a touchdown, extending his NFL record.
Thu, 25 Oct 2001 11:10:33 -0700
The Washington Post reports head coach Marty Schottenheimer said return specialist Eric Metcalf, who the team signed yesterday for special team duties, may also play some at wide receiver down the line. Metcalf can also play the running back position but no word if Schottenheimer will use him there as well.
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 12:54:03 -0700
According to the Washington Post, the Washington Redskins have signed WR/RB and return specialist Eric Metcalf. Agent Brig Owens said Metcalf signed a contract with the Redskins for the remainder of this season. The deal probably will pay Metcalf $291,500, a prorated portion of the veteran's minimum salary of $477,000. He was scheduled to practice with the Redskins this afternoon and likely will be the team's punt returner in Sunday's game against the New York Giants.
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 20:14:41 -0700
Yesterday we reported the Washington Redskins were going to workout several candidates for their punt returner position. Today, the Washington Post reports the workouts were given to free agents Eric Metcalf and Nate Jacquet. The team did not sign either player.
Tue, 18 Sep 2001 23:02:29 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers held tryouts for several free agents on Tuesday. They were: former Minnesota Vikings KR David Palmer, former Kansas City Chiefs KR J.J. Moses, former Oakland Raiders RB/KR Eric Metcalf and former New York Jets RB/PR Leon Johnson. The team may need to sign a kick-returner if CB/KR Allen Rossum does not recover in time from his hamstring pull.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 22:00:33 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times the Oakland Raiders have 10 of 11 starters returning on both sides of the ball. On offense, WR Jerry Rice likely will replace incumbent James Jett opposite Tim Brown. On defense, Regan Upshaw is expected to replace Lance Johnstone at defensive end. (Roderick Coleman will fill in at defensive tackle during Darrell Russell's absence.) The release of veteran Eric Metcalf means David Dunn will handle return duties on kickoffs and punts, coach Jon Gruden said. WR Tim Brown and CB Charles Woodson might work on returning punts in practice Wednesday.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 15:05:05 -0700
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders have released QB Rodney Peete, RB Derek Combs, RB Eric Metcalf, WR Andy McCullough, S Raymond Perryman, T Toby Myles, G Tony Hutson, TE Andrew Glover, LB Ryan Phillips and OL Aaron Graham.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 03:21:58 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he wants to expand his search for a punt returner beyond David Dunn and Eric Metcalf. "I'm not going to say it's not a major concern of mine," Gruden said Saturday, "Because it is." Gruden did not rule out Dunn and Metcalf altogether. WR Tim Brown and CB Charles Woodson look to be internal candidates for the punt return position.
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 05:43:31 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports Oakland Raiders WRs David Dunn and Eric Metcalf continue to battle for the team's spot as kick returner and punt returner. Whomever wins the battle would also be the team's sixth WR. Dunn needs to stop fumbling to win the job. If the team decided not to keep six WRs, they may have to look at RB Terry Kirby as a kick return guy. As for punt returns, coach Jon Gruden brought up Charles Woodson. "He's in the bullpen getting ready," Gruden said.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 14:59:03 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said WR Jerry Porter (separated shoulder) has a chance to be ready for the final pre-season game against Green Bay. The team is optimistic about Porter starting in the season opener against Kansas City. Gruden said WR James Jett, WR Andy McCullough and running back/receiver Eric Metcalf would likely see more playing time against the Cowboys with Porter out. Porter left the team to attend the funeral of his brother, but he is scheduled to return Thursday night.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 23:22:44 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden will face some tough decisions after this week's pre-season game in Mexico City. The Raiders must reduce their roster from 88 players to 65, plus NFL Europe exemptions by next Tuesday afternoon. Keeping three or four QBs is one of the coaches decisions. RBs Eric Metcalf, Zack Crockett and rookie Derek Combs likely battling for one spot. Eric Johnson, Calvin Branch and Raymond Perryman are battling for the final one or two spots in the defensive backfield. There are other tough choices as well with P Shane Lechler and PK Sebastian Janikowski secure in their positions.
Sun, 19 Aug 2001 16:23:00 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders have a lot of decisions to make at the wide receiver position in the coming weeks. They currently have twelve receivers on roster; plus Eric Metcalf, who is playing both RB and WR. The team is likely to keep no more than seven receivers, but could keep as little as five. WRs Tim Brown and Jerry Rice are locks, and James Jett appears to be safe on the roster, too. WR Jerry Porter has impressed the team this summer but will need to continue to do so.
Thu, 09 Aug 2001 20:38:49 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News' John Ryan reports Oakland Raiders WR Yatil Green continues to struggle with a hamstring injury. "It's too bad, because the lights were really starting to come on for him," coach Jon Gruden said. Frank Middleton will start at left guard Saturday while Steve Wisniewski gets in football shape. TE Roland Williams, who missed a week due to a funeral, returned Thursday afternoon and will play Saturday. Due to a shortage of WRs, Eric Metcalf could see some action at WR this weekend.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 00:28:27 -0700
The San Jose Mercury News reports Oakland Raiders KR Eric Metcalf will start as the kick returner and Reggie Barlow as punt returner in tonight's pre-season game. Rookie WR Ken-Yon Rambo will get a chance at both positions, and RB Terry Kirby might return a kick.
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 23:26:14 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times several Oakland Raiders players missed practice on Tuesday. They included RBs Tyrone Wheatley (hamstring) and Eric Metcalf (personal matter), WR Andy McCullough, TE Eric Bjornson (hamstring), OL Steve Wisniewski (precautionary measure), Barry Sims (foot), Nate Parks (knee) and Josh Tucker (knee) and DL Grady Jackson (shoulder) and Darren Mickell (knee). TE Jeremy Brigham participated in limited drills.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 17:11:51 -0700
Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden said in his post-practice news conference RB/KR Eric Metcalf was excused from practice today due to a personal issue. G Steve Wisniewski did not dress as the team eases him into a full workload. RB Zack Crockett (funeral) returned to practice and Gruden said the team will ease him back into the swing of things.
Sun, 22 Jul 2001 22:21:55 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times Oakland Raiders TE Pete Chryplewicz returned to practice on Sunday after missing the first day with a hamstring injury. He was able to practice on a limited basis. KR/RB Eric Metcalf also returned to practice after missing two days because of a personal matter.
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 20:41:57 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Oakland Raiders opened training camp on Friday missing OL Steve Wisniewski. He was at a "seminary function" in Southern California. Coach Jon Gruden, who said he has not heard that Wisniewski doesn't plan on playing this season, expected to talk to him in the next few days. The only other no-show was RB Eric Metcalf, who was excused for personal reasons.
Sun, 15 Jul 2001 09:47:37 -0700
Steve Corkran reports for the Contra Costa Times the Oakland Raiders will take a long look in training camp for a new punt returner. Reggie Barlow, Eric Metcalf, Jerry Porter and a cast of others are in line to take his place. Barlow and Metcalf are the odds-on favorites due to their previous experience at the position. David Dunn will continue to be the kickoff return man.
Fri, 08 Jun 2001 17:53:05 -0700
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports veteran WR/KR/PR Eric Metcalf has continued to impress the Oakland Raiders coaching staff. The team has been working him at tailback so far because they have so much depth at wide receiver. Metcalf always liked the running back role over the receiver role anyway, so he's excited about the opportunity. Even though the Raiders have plenty of depth at running back, Metcalf may get a chance to stick with the team.
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 11:11:59 -0700
The San Francisco Chronicle reports the Oakland Raiders have some tough decisions to make now. For starters, should they bring WR Andre Rison back and then have three receivers well over the age of 30? With the addition of WR Jerry Rice, the Raiders now have a large surplus of receivers. Tim Brown remains the focus of the team's passing game, while James Jett, David Dunn, Terry Mickens, Eric Metcalf and rookies Ken-Yon Rambo and Derek Combs are also on roster. One Raiders source notes head coach Jon Gruden will have to make sure the egos of Rice and Brown don't clash while noting that Rice brings a lot to the team's receiving corps.
Sun, 29 Apr 2001 18:02:03 -0700
The Oakland Tribune reports Eric Metcalf has been showing some of his pre-1999 form at the Oakland Raiders mini-camp. Metcalf admits he is a ways from reclaiming his status as one of the NFL's most explosive talents and at age 33 it may not happen. He's looked good returning the ball, catching the ball, and running from scrimmage. He has flourished as a return specialist, having returned nine punts and two kicks for touchdowns. If Metcalf can come close to his old form, coach Jon Gruden envisions a little of everything for Metcalf with the Raiders.
Tue, 13 Feb 2001 22:22:08 -0800
The Times Star reports the Oakland Raiders are hoping DL Jon Harris whom they recently signed will be able to revitalize his career as a Raider, the same hope they have for RB Eric Metcalf and WR Alex Van Dyke. LBs coach Robin Ross left the staff for the University of Oregon. Four 2000 season practice squad players were signed to the regular roster, WRs Yatil Green, Marcus Knight and Brock McGrew and RB Jabari Jackson. RB Marques Brigham, RB Corey Walker and OL Josh Tucker and Jason Watts were also signed to the roster. The team will try to convert Brigham from DB to RB. Walker played with the Eagles, Tucker on the Colts practice squad and Watts was last with the Broncos practice squad. Also, recently signed S Clifton Black will be allocated to NFL Europe.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 21:40:08 -0800
Len Pasquarelli of SportsLine.com the Oakland Raiders have signed RB/WR/KR Eric Metcalf to a one-year, $484,000 contract. It gives Metcalf the opportunity to resume his career after a one-year hiatus and gives Oakland leverage in anticipated contract talks with several players. The Raiders have not yet announced his signing. Metcalf gives the Raiders insurance in the return game. The team's primary kickoff returner from 2000, David Dunn, is eligible for unrestricted free agency next month and Oakland definitely wants him back. PR/CB Darrien Gordon must restructure his deal to stay with the Raiders.
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 09:05:00 -0700
The Baltimore Sun reports the deal between WR Eric Metcalf and the Baltimore Ravens is a two-year deal worth about $800,000, plus incentives. "We'll bring Eric in to compete with Steve Broussard as our third-down back and put him in the mix at wide receiver," Ravens vice president of player personnel Ozzie Newsome stated. "He has been an outstanding big-play player at three different positions, running back, receiver and return specialist."
Thu, 01 Jul 1999 15:50:00 -0700
The Baltimore Ravens and ex-Cardinal WR Eric Metcalf have agreed to terms on a contract. "He can be a David Palmer-type player on our offense," head coach Brian Billick said. "There's a role for him here if he can still play at a high level."
Sun, 23 May 1999 14:20:00 -0700
The Plain Dealer reports that the Cleveland Browns have been in contact with WR Eric Metcalf about every ten days and are quite interested in signing him. Metcalf has made it clear in the past that he'd love to return to Cleveland.
Mon, 17 May 1999 00:00:00 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports the Cleveland Browns still have some what of an interest in WR Eric Metcalf but have not talked to him. They're considering bringing him in after June 1st and are keeping his name on the list of potential players to try and acquire. Metcalf, an ex-Brown, has been speculated to return to them for several months.