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Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:32:12 -0700
Former NFL QB Jeff George is in camp with the Minnesota Vikings as a guest instructor and mentor to QB Christian Ponder. "We told our players just to be able to pick his brain, our quarterbacks, and talk with him about some of the things he saw as a young quarterback and what he saw as a veteran and just his maturation over the course of his career," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "He was a very good player for a long time, high draft pick, and I think he can really help our players with some of his background and his knowledge as well."
Fantasy Tip: Ponder hasn't impressed in his time in the NFL, but in his defense, he hasn't had much to work with through the air besides Percy Harvin. He has a few more weapons after the signing of Greg Jennings and the selection of Cordarrelle Patterson in the draft, but the Vikes' offense still runs through Adrian Peterson. Ponder is a shaky backup option heading into draft season.
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 07:16:42 -0700
Free-agent QB Jeff George (Bears), who currently resides in Indianapolis, said he could pick up the Indianapolis Colts' offense in a matter of days.
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 07:26:25 -0700
Sean Leahy, of USA Today, reports former NFL QB Jeff George said he would like to make a return to the National Football League. "I feel like I can still play, and if there's someone out there to give me a shot, that would be wonderful," George said to IlliniHQ.com. "You look throughout the league, you see 20 teams that need quarterbacks – 20 teams need starters – and probably everybody needs a backup. In my opinion, there's just not a lot of quality quarterbacks out there these days."
Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:52:48 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he does not have any interest bringing in free-agent QB Jeff George (Raiders).
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 15:06:40 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports QB Jeff George, who last played in an NFL game in 2001, is interested in returning to the league for the Minnesota Vikings. "I know they're banged up," said George. "But with a running back like Adrian Peterson, I would be licking my chops. With that running back, you need someone who can throw that deep ball, and I know I still can. I don't care about the talent at receiver."
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 16:42:24 -0700
ESPNews reports Oakland Raiders QB Jeff George has been cut from the team.
Sat, 02 Sep 2006 06:47:00 -0700
John Clayton, of ESPN, reports the Oakland Raiders could cut QB Jeff George and then possibly re-sign after Week 1 when his salary would not be guaranteed for the whole season. The team sees that George still has a very strong arm.
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 00:34:02 -0700
The Associated Press reports Oakland Raiders QB Jeff George did not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 31.
Mon, 28 Aug 2006 14:32:43 -0700
Raiders.com reports the Oakland Raiders signed free agent QB Jeff George to a contract Monday, Aug. 28. Financial terms were not released.
Tue, 20 Sep 2005 10:25:01 -0700
Sports Radio 1130 WDFN AM in Detroit reports the Detroit Lions had free agent QB Jeff George (Bears) in for a workout Tuesday, Sept. 20. Head coach Steve Mariucci said with the team on a Bye Week, it's a good time to bring players in for a workout.
Tue, 22 Mar 2005 08:27:15 -0800
Don Pierson, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said QB Jeff George, who spent a brief time with the club late last season, will be an emergency option as a backup quarterback should the team strike out in the free agent market. George is currently an unrestricted free agent.
Thu, 24 Feb 2005 09:51:21 -0800
Terry Bannon, of the Chicago Tribune, reports the Chicago Bears will not re-sign QB Jeff George, according to sources. George will become an unrestricted free agent on March 2.
Tue, 04 Jan 2005 22:03:57 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jeff George is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, reports Larry Mayer of ChicagoBears.com.
Thu, 30 Dec 2004 09:53:54 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Terry Shea said he hopes QB Jeff George will be back with the team in 2005. If asked to return, George is likely to stick with the squad entering next summer.
Tue, 21 Dec 2004 13:00:28 -0800
Larry Mayer, of ChicagoBears.com, reports Chicago Bears backup QB Jeff George will remain the team's backup QB to starter Chad Hutchinson despite the struggles on offense. "We've all seen Jeff George play before and if an injury or something happens, then we'll get a chance to see Jeff," head coach Lovie Smith said. "But right now we're trying to win football games. Chad is our quarterback and he'll get the reps."
Sat, 11 Dec 2004 09:12:43 -0800
Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports Chicago Bears QB Jeff George is expected to be the team's backup QB to starter Chad Hutchinson for the Week 14 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. George took snaps with the first-team in practice this week and should unseat QB Jonathan Quinn for the backup role. Coach Lovie Smith said it will be a game-time decision on whether George is the No. 2 QB.
Sun, 05 Dec 2004 09:32:32 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared FS Cameron Worrell, LB Corey Jenkins, QB Craig Krenzel, QB Jeff George, OT John Tait, TE John Owens, LB Shurron Pierson inactive for Week 13.
Wed, 01 Dec 2004 17:35:11 -0800
Updating ongoing reports, Chicago Bears QB Jeff George may be the team's No. 2 quarterback during Week 13. Head coach Lovie Smith plans to wait until later in the week before choosing who the backup to starter Chad Hutchinson will be this weekend.
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 14:05:31 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jeff George could work his way to the team's No. 2 quarterback position as early as Week 13.
Mon, 29 Nov 2004 10:40:28 -0800
David Haugh, of the Chicago Tribune, reports Chicago Bears QB Jeff George, who is down to about 210 pounds and has focused heavily on weight lifting and conditioning, will cost the Bears about $250,000 over the remainder of the season. The Bears have not guaranteed George an opportunity to take any snaps during the rest of the season. As reported, George will serve as the team's No. 3 quarterback and is expected to begin practicing with the team Monday, Nov. 29.
Sat, 27 Nov 2004 19:44:33 -0800
The Chicago Bears have signed QB Jeff George to a one-year contract, according to Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com. Financial details were not immediately released, but it is believed that the deal is for the league minimum of $760,000, prorated over the final five games of the season. George is expected to begin his tenure with the Bears as their third-string quarterback, but could end up playing before the end of the year, and the team could also use this time as an audition toward possibly signing him for 2005. George, 36, has not played in the NFL since the 2001 season.
Fri, 25 Jul 2003 08:11:31 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Seattle Times reports the Seattle Seahawks could call on free agent QB Jeff George as a backup if QB Trent Dilfer (Achilles') is not ready to play.
Thu, 03 Jul 2003 11:17:35 -0700
Mike Bruton, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports that QB Jeff George is rumored to be an option for the Seattle Seahawks if QB Trent Dilfer doesn't come back soon enough from the Achilles' tendon injury he suffered last season
Thu, 20 Mar 2003 05:24:58 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press free agent QB Jeff George was reportedly looking for a contract from the Minnesota Vikings that would have payed him about $1.4 million a year over three years. The Vikings reportedly offered George a minimum-salary contract plus incentives Tuesday, but talks broke down after George asked for the higher salary.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 22:26:51 -0800
Updating previous stories, the Star Tribune reports free agent QB Jeff George turned down a two-year offer worth about the same as QB Gus Frerotte's from the Minnesota Vikings. George said earlier this week that four or five teams had expressed interest in signing him, but it is unclear whether any of them are for a No. 2 job.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 14:32:38 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports a major factor for the Minnesota Vikings agreeing to terms with free agent QB Gus Frerotte (Bengals) was his willingness to accept a less lucrative deal than free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks). Earlier on Wednesday the Vikings had offered George a deal, but decided to go with Frerotte instead.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:08:13 -0800
Updating previous reports, Bill Williamson for the Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Vikings have offered free agent QB Jeff George an undisclosed contract, a source close to the negotiations said Tuesday.
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 02:32:15 -0800
Updating ongoing reports, Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said he was pleased with free agent QB Jeff George’s (Seahawks) visit with the team. He noted he got a good feel for George and what he expects. “It works with what we want,” Tice said. However, he also noted the team likes free agent QB Gus Frerotte (Bengals), too. Now the team has to decide which one they want, as Tice feels one of them will be the Vikings’ No. 2 QB this year.
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 19:48:33 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are close to offering a contract to free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks). George's familiarity with the organization and his willingness to back up starting QB Daunte Culpepper have made him an attractive target. "It was good to come back and see a lot of familiar faces," George said. "We're just going to wait and see what happens. They know my feelings and I know their feelings. It's exciting."
Mon, 17 Mar 2003 05:38:47 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks) knows he can still be a starting QB, but he is willing to sign with a team that has a winning program. "Of course, I'd like to play like every other player in this league, but I also have a passion for helping younger players and helping them in any way. Young quarterbacks need someone, often another player, to talk to during the course of that game, and that was something I really enjoyed last year, and (I) look forward to doing it again," said George Sunday evening after his visit with the Minnesota Vikings. Coach Mike Tice is looking for a savvy veteran who can mentor QB Daunte Culpepper, especially on game days. The Vikings are said to be considering George and free agent QB Gus Frerotte (Bengals).
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 22:18:54 -0800
The Pioneer Press' Bill Williamson reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan took free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks) out to dinner Sunday. He is talking to the team about becoming their new backup QB.
Sun, 16 Mar 2003 07:29:11 -0800
Updating previous reports, Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings will have free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks) in town on Sunday and Monday.
Sat, 15 Mar 2003 06:13:04 -0800
Updating previous reports, Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks) will visit the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Vikings vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski said the team is not on the verge of signing George. Brzezinski said the team is still interested in signing free agent QB Gus Frerotte (Bengals) and not close to making a final decision on their backup QB. "This is very exploratory," Brzezinski said of George's visit. "Coach Tice wants to talk to him. They are going to sit down and see where everyone is at." George said he would be satisfied serving as a backup at this point in his career.
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 19:26:49 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings are bringing in free agent QB Jeff George (Seahawks) for a visit. George fired agent Leigh Steinberg and is now represented by Tom Condon and Kendall Kremer of the IMG agency. George will visit this weekend.
Wed, 11 Dec 2002 14:21:25 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (foot) missed practice on Wednesday and had to remain in a walking boot. He might be able to return to the field on Thursday. “Until he can go, Jeff George will get all the snaps,” head coach Mike Holmgren said. “I’m hoping he can play.”
Mon, 09 Dec 2002 19:04:49 -0800
Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (foot) suffered a sprained left foot during week fourteen and continued to play. He was having trouble walking on Monday and was fitted with a protective boot. He’s not expected to practice this week and backup Jeff George will take the snaps with the first-string offense in his place. Head coach Mike Holmgren wouldn’t say Hasselbeck is out this week and said he expects to list him as questionable for the game.
Sat, 09 Nov 2002 02:41:25 -0800
Mike Sando reports for the Tacoma News Tribune Seattle Seahawks backup QB Jeff George will be elevated to be the team's No. 2 QB for this week's game.
Tue, 05 Nov 2002 05:05:10 -0800
Seahawks.com reports Seattle Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren said QB Jeff George is scheduled to be the team’s No. 2 quarterback this weekend.
Sun, 03 Nov 2002 12:18:59 -0800
The Seattle Seahawks have announced QB Jeff George, CB Harold Blackmond, LB Anthony Simmons, C Dennis Norman, OG Steve Hutchinson, WR Darrell Jackson, TE Jeramy Stevens, and DE John Hilliard as inactive for week 9.
Sat, 02 Nov 2002 08:32:30 -0800
As an update to previous reports, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports Seattle Seahawks QB Jeff George will probably not be active for Sunday's game because he is still learning the team's offense. Rookie Jeff Kelly is expected to backup starter Matt Hasselbeck.
Fri, 01 Nov 2002 15:36:27 -0800
ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli reports Seattle Seahawks QB Jeff George showed no problems with his arm strength during his audition for the Seahawks. George zipped 30-yard comeback routes during the workout. Typically QBs are asked to throw that pass at 25-yards, not 30. Some in Washington were saying George had lost his arm strength.
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 07:13:55 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks newly added QB Jeff George practiced with the team on Wednesday for the first time.
Wed, 30 Oct 2002 12:41:50 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks newly signed QB Jeff George will serve as the Seahawks No. 2 QB.
Tue, 29 Oct 2002 14:15:03 -0800
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Seattle Seahawks have signed QB Jeff George to a one-year deal worth $750,000, which will be prorated down to $397,058 based over the balance of the season.
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 16:42:55 -0800
ESPN reports the Seattle Seahawks will work out free agent QB Jeff George (Redskins) this week.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 05:46:39 -0700
ESPNews reports the Seattle Seahawks do not have any interest in adding free agent QB Jeff George (Redskins).
Fri, 12 Jul 2002 14:38:10 -0700
Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, reports for the Sporting News the New Orleans Saints withdrew their interest in free agent QB Jeff George after he told the team he would not settle on being the No. 3 QB. Saints coach Jim Haslett was adamant that his top two QBs, starter Aaron Brooks and backup Jake Delhomme, are set.
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 07:32:38 -0700
The Times-Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints are considering bringing in free agent QB Jeff George, who was out of football after being released by the Redskins last year, in for a physical and workout. Head coach Jim Haslett said George called him and the two will talk again.
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:52:23 -0800
According to Don Banks of CNN/SI, agent David Dunn said he still believes his client, QB Jeff George, may have an opportunity to resume his career, with one of a couple teams that may be willing to give him a chance some time after the draft or in the June free agency market. Would Baltimore and former Vikings assistant Brian Billick be a good fit?
Tue, 12 Feb 2002 19:25:35 -0800
The Washington Post reports NFL sources said free agent QB Trent Dilfer is interested in signing with the Washington Redskins. It was not clear Tuesday whether the Redskins will pursue Dilfer when the league's free agent market opens March 1. Coach Steve Spurrier said he will invite incumbent starter Tony Banks and veteran backup Kent Graham to the team's first mini-camp next month but does not know if either will attend. The Redskins have reportedly informed QB Jeff George that they will not consider signing him. Agent Michael Sullivan said yesterday that Dilfer probably will be on the market this off-season, looking to start. Sullivan declined to comment when asked about Dilfer's potential interest in the Redskins.