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Tue, 19 May 2009 19:37:20 -0700
The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell announced Frank Winters will be an assistant coach helping with the offensive line and Ron Johnson will be an assistant coach helping with the wide receivers.
Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:15:14 -0700
Andy Nelesen, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, reports retired QB Brett Favre is expected to attend the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame induction banquet Saturday, July 19. He is scheduled to induct former teammate and retired C Frank Winters into the team's Hall of Fame.
Fri, 13 Jul 2007 13:39:17 -0700
The Green Bay Press Gazette reports former NFL C Frank Winters lost his Super Bowl XXXI and 1997 NFC Championship rings when his home was burglarized July 5.
Mon, 01 Sep 2003 09:43:03 -0700
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have released C Frank Winters.
Sat, 03 May 2003 09:47:48 -0700
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers C Frank Winters (knee) did not practice on Friday.
Thu, 01 May 2003 21:44:47 -0700
Associated Press reports the Green Bay Packers have re-signed C Frank Winters to a one-year, $755,000 deal. Heíll only count $450,000 against the teamís salary cap this year.
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 02:59:12 -0700
The Journal-Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers will have a battle at backup center once Frank Winters is re-signed. Heís slated to battle with Grey Ruegamer, Bill Ferrario and David Brandt for a backup position.
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 02:59:03 -0700
The Journal-Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers release of C Frank Winters on Monday was merely a formality while the team works on reducing his $2 million base salary to the veteranís minimum of $755,000. Heís expected to show up at the teamís minicamp this week and he could get his new deal done as early as this week, too.
Mon, 28 Apr 2003 14:59:21 -0700
ESPNews reports the Green Bay Packers have released C Frank Winters.
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 04:58:19 -0800
PackersNews.com reports the Green Bay Packers could open up $2 million on the salary cap by releasing C Frank Winters. However, the team is expected instead to re-sign him to the league minimum of $750,000.
Thu, 09 Jan 2003 20:28:28 -0800
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers OL Frank Winters (knee) underwent surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee. "For as much as I played, I still feel pretty good," Winters said. "I still feel like I can compete."
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 22:03:58 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Green Bay Packers have moved C Mike Flanagan to right guard and will now start OL Frank Winters at center.
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 17:27:23 -0800
The Green Bay Packers will start Mike Flanagan at left tackle in place of Chad Clifton (knee). With Flanagan moving over to tackle, Frank Winters will start at center in his place.
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 09:20:53 -0700
Green Bay Packers C Frank Winters will start in place of Mike Flanagan for the Packers today.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 05:58:10 -0700
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers center Mike Flanagan (hand) suffered a broken right thumb during Friday's practice. Veteran Frank Winters will replace him in the starting lineup. Flanagan plans to try snapping with his left hand on Monday.
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 17:48:59 -0800
Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com Green Bay Packers C Frank Winters helped the team find cap space to sign DE Joe Johnson by restructuring his contract. He reduced his base salary of about $1.5 million to $750,000.
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:29:21 -0800
Mark Eckel of the Trenton Times reports for the Sporting News Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid may want to take a look at a couple of his players from the Green Bay Packers that were there when he was an assistant. If the Packers release C Frank Winters and RB Dorsey Levens, as expected, Reid could be interested in seeing just what they have left, and if they could help the Eagles.
Wed, 20 Feb 2002 09:40:45 -0800
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers C Frank Winters is likely to be released even though he's informed the team he doesn't plan to retire. Winters' agent, Anthony Agnone, believes Winters release will happen in the next few days. The Packers could still re-sign him at a cheaper price down the road.
Fri, 25 Jan 2002 06:08:15 -0800
The News Chronicle reports the Green Bay Packers will probably approach RB Dorsey Levens and C Frank Winters about restructuring their contracts again. Levens is scheduled to make $2 million in salary and has a $500,000 roster bonus while Winters has a 2002 salary of $1.5 million.
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 21:17:36 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports some potential candidates for the Green Bay Packers expansion list are DT Santana Dotson, DE John Thierry, WR Antonio Freeman, RB Dorsey Levens and C Frank Winters. Dotson attended Baylor University in Houston, lives in Houston in the off-season and would be an ideal statesman for the expansion team. Asked if he would be upset if the Packers put him on the list, Dotson said no although he added he was happy being with the Packers. Dotson and Winters could not be on the list together because both have played 10 or more years.
Mon, 21 Jan 2002 10:12:49 -0800
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers backup C Frank Winters, 37, won't decide for at least a couple of weeks on whether or not he'll retire during the off-season.
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 06:44:08 -0700
The News Chronicle reports barring injuries or unforeseen developments the Green Bay Packers offensive line appears to be set heading into the regular season. Mark Tauscher has held off veteran Earl Dotson to start at right tackle, and Mike Flanagan has edged Frank Winters for the starting center spot. They join LT Chad Clifton, LG Mike Wahle and RG Marco Rivera. Green Bay offensive line coach Larry Beightol did say Wednesday the starting right tackle job is Tauscher's to lose, but he's not counting Dotson out just yet.
Thu, 03 May 2001 12:44:35 -0700
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it appears the Green Bay Packers will have plenty of competition and battles going on during training camp for starting jobs on the offensive line. Mike Flanagan and Frank Winters are both expected to compete for the starting job at center while Mark Tauscher and Earl Dotson may battle it out for the starting right tackle job. Rookie Bill Ferrario has caught the team's attention and could work his way up the depth chart at the guard position. Veteran Mike Wahle is currently working as the starting left guard, but his hold on the starting job could be pulled loose if one of the younger players really impresses the team.
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 08:50:58 -0800
The Press Gazette reports Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman said he expects RB Dorsey Levens (swelling in his knee) to be back for the team's April mini-camp. "He ran out here (Wednesday) and looked OK. I anticipate him to be available for the next camp, but I don't know," Sherman said. C Frank Winters, one of Mark Chmura's best friends, said he believes the former Packers tight end will be back in the NFL this season. Separately, the News-Chronicle reports restricted free agent WR Corey Bradford is at the team's mini-camp. His desire still is to re-sign with the Packers. The Saints and Eagles have been mentioned as being interested in Bradford, but both teams have since added other free agent WRs.
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 00:18:56 -0800
According to the Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers WR Antonio Freeman continued to avoid the media after practice. Coach Mike Sherman said that Freeman looked sharp during workouts and that he was impressed with his route-running. S LeRoy Butler said he spent time with Freeman this off-season and Freeman is committed to the team. C Frank Winters, scheduled to be a backup this season, told offensive line coach Larry Beightol he wants to still be a starter this season. Currently, Mike Flanagan is slated to be the team's starting center.
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 02:03:40 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports because the Green Bay Packers didn't add many new faces during the off-season, the team is working with an advanced mini-camp format right now. The coaches plan to introduce some new wrinkles to the offense. The Packers offense, minus players they'll draft next month and a few practice players they'll likely sign later this summer, are pretty much set as far as their roster goes. The biggest battles to watch for this year are: running back, where RBs Ahman Green and Dorsey Levens will battle for the starting job; center, where Frank Winters and Mike Flanagin will battle for the starting job; and at receiver where WRs Corey Bradford, Donald Driver and Charles Lee will try to unseat starters Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder.
Wed, 14 Mar 2001 23:14:42 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers S Antuan Edwards and P Josh Bidwell helped the team's salary cap cause today by restructuring their contracts. The team guaranteed a $305,000 due to Edwards in the form of a signing bonus. Edwards' base salaries of $389,000 in 2001, $418,000 in 2002 and $448,000 in 2003 remain the same. Bidwell received a $10,000 signing bonus in exchange for adding a year to his existing contract. He is now under contract through 2002. The paycut C Frank Winters took last week cut his salary from 1.25 million to $500,000, but he also received a $250,000 guaranteed roster bonus.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 17:24:46 -0800
According to their official site, Green Bay Packers C Frank Winters has signed a renegotiated contract to remain with the team. No terms were released.
Thu, 01 Mar 2001 04:14:36 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Green Bay Press Gazette reports Green Bay Packers RB Dorsey Levens and C Frank Winters must agree to pay cuts today or the team will be forced to release them. Leven's agent, Hadley Engelhard, continues to try and work out an incentive-based deal for Levens. In other news, and as an update to previous reports, QB Brett Favre remains on the verge of landing a new long-term deal that would also help the team open more room under the salary cap.
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 23:09:17 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf said the team is looking to Mike Flanagan as their starting center for next season regardless of whether Frank Winters is back. The team wants Winters back as a backup and mentor to Flanagan. Wolf said the team won't know the status of Winters or RB Dorsey Levens, both being asked to take paycuts, until Thursday. The deadline for waiving players is 4 p.m. Thursday and for renegotiating contracts today is midnight tomorrow.
Wed, 28 Feb 2001 09:32:17 -0800
As a follow up to an ongoing story, the Press Gazette reports agent Hadley Engelhard who represents Packers RB Dorsey Levens suggested there's at least a 50 percent chance he and the team will agree on an incentive-laden deal that will keep the Packers from cutting Levens. The Packers have until 3 p.m. Thursday to cut close to $10 million from their payroll to get under the 2001 salary cap. As reported last night, a decision is expected today. OC Frank Winters' status is less clear and of the three players asked to take substantial pay cuts, he has taken the strongest public stance against accepting the reduction.
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 23:49:26 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports as of Monday evening, the Packers were still awaiting word from RB Dorsey Levens, OC Frank Winters and OT Earl Dotson on whether they have accepted paycuts to avoid being let go. QB Brett Favre's new contract may be announced this Thursday. As previously reported, CB Tyrone Williams and DT Santana Dotson have been notified they may potentially need to restructure their deals. If Levens, Winters and Dotson take their paycuts, then Santana Dotson and Williams may be safe.
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 04:10:42 -0800
The Press Gazette reports agent Bus Cook representing Packers QB Brett Favre said talks on a new contract for Favre went well and that he might meet again with Packers negotiator Andrew Brandt this morning before heading home to Mississippi today. The Packers don't have to finish the deal until Thursday afternoon and Cook said, "It will be done by the time it has to be done." There still have been no details released on the new contract. ORT Earl Dotson and OC Frank Winters are facing pay cuts and if the Packers can't work out new contracts with them, they will cut them for cap purposes.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 08:19:51 -0800
The Green Bay Press Gazette reports Green Bay Packers RB Dorsey Levens is mulling over whether or not he wants to reduce his salary to $1 million for the upcoming year with the potential to earn more in incentives. It's possible that Levens could be cut today in a salary cap manuever, but it's not expected to happen. The team could be parting ways with Levens, LB Brian Williams, OT Earl Dotson and C Frank Winters as early as today. If all four were released, the team would open roughly $9 million under this year's salary cap.
Fri, 16 Feb 2001 01:17:17 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have talked to CB Tyrone Williams about restructuring his contract to open some salary cap room. The team still would like to keep players like RB Dorsey Levens, OT Earl Dotson, C Frank Winters and LB Brian Williams but may have to cut some of them to get under the cap. Other than S Darren Sharper, the team has marked re-signing PK Ryan Longwell and RB Ahman Green as priorities, too.
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 20:55:47 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have yet to inform OC Frank Winters of their plans for him for 2001. According to agent Tony Agnone chances that Winters would be willing to accept a reduction from his cap salary of $1.89 million in 2001 don't appear promising. Team negotiator Andrew Brandt has left telephone messages recently for Agnone but the two haven't been able to speak.
Sun, 11 Feb 2001 16:00:09 -0800
Tom Silverstein of the Sporting News reports the Green Bay Packers are expected to tender WR Corey Bradford the lowest restricted free agency offer, which means another team can sign him for only a fifth-round pick as compensation. The team faces a tough decision on OC Frank Winters and his 1.86 million cap hit. They are confident in backup Mike Flanagan and it appears they can't keep both. Silverstein speculates, despite some potential interest from Astroturf teams, RB Dorsey Levens would probably not consider teams who play on the surface. He's had nagging knee and ankle injuries and playing on turf would greatly reduce his durability. The team may attempt to entice Levens to stay with the Packers after a contract restructure by including incentives to compensate him if he becomes the lead back again.
Wed, 24 Jan 2001 22:36:45 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports it looks almost certain the Green Bay Packers will not have the same starting offensive line in 2001 as they did in 2000. The team is reportedly $4 million to $5 million over the 2001 salary cap and they have said they probably won't re-sign OL Ross Verba, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on March 2. Earl Dotson's injured back and salary cap number leaves him as a question mark as well for 2001. OC Frank Winters could be a cap casualty as well, but he has stated he wants to be back in Green Bay next season. Youngsters Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher played well last season and should be able to step in again this season if any of the above players do leave.
Thu, 28 Dec 2000 14:38:58 -0800
The Green Bay Press Gazette reports the Green Bay Packers are ready and expecting an overhaul on the offensive line in 2001. It appears that LT Chad Clifton may be the only player from this year to return at the same position. The team still hopes OL Earl Dotson (back) is able to return while both LG Ross Verba and C Frank Winters may not return due to salary cap issues. Verba is a free agent, who the team would like to re-sign, but may not be able to afford him.
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 13:12:20 -0800
The Green Bay Press-Gazette Green Bay Packers CB Tyrone Williams (neck), who suffered spasms in his neck on Saturday night, wasn't able to make it through the game against Detroit on Sunday. Head coach Mike Sherman isn't sure of Williams' status for this weekend's game. C Frank Winters (biceps) stated he was feeling better than he thought he would after the game. LB Na'il Diggs (ankle) played on Sunday and said his ankle is about 75 percent healthy. Backup FB Matt Snider (ribs) was also banged up on Sunday.
Sat, 09 Dec 2000 18:59:45 -0800
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers LB Na'il Diggs (ankle) appears to be ready to return to the starting lineup this weekend. He practiced again on Friday and barring a setback, will start at the strong-side linebacker position. C Frank Winters (biceps) also practiced all week and will start this weekend.
Fri, 08 Dec 2000 15:06:21 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers LB Na'il Diggs (ankle) took part in practice for the second consecutive day on Thursday and said he expected to play against the Lions Sunday. WR Antonio Freeman is suffering from a mid-back sprain and only took part in a limited portion of practice. CB Tyrone Williams (knee), who sat out the final part of Wednesday's practice after his hamstring tightened up, did not participate in Thursday's practice. RB Ahman Green returned to practice after getting the day off Wednesday. C Frank Winters practiced for a second consecutive day despite a biceps muscle strain.
Tue, 05 Dec 2000 14:58:59 -0800
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers C Frank Winters (biceps) has the team concerned; although they believe the biceps is strained and not torn. If he can't play this weekend, he'll be replaced by Mike Flanagan. RB Ahman Green (knee) appears to be fine. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports WR Corey Bradford (knee) probably won't play this weekend.
Mon, 04 Dec 2000 15:50:37 -0800
The Green Bay News-Chronicle reports rookie DT Steve Warren tore his right quadriceps in the third quarter and is out for the remainder of the season. C Frank Winters suffered a strained right bicep in the third quarter. Packers head coach Mike Sherman didn't know if Winters would be able to play Sunday at home against Detroit. RB Ahman Green injured his right knee but had the knee wrapped and returned to start the second half.
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 00:45:00 -0700
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the Packers are expecting a very spirited battle on the offensive line this year. Currently, the team is planning on starting Ross Verba at LT, Raleigh McKenzie at LG, Frank Winters at Center, Marco Rivera at RG and Earl Dotson at RT. However, John Michaels, Joe Andruzzi and Mike Wahle all have other plans and would like to crack the starting lineup. "Nothing is etched in stone," according to offensive line coach Larry Beightol.