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Wed, 23 Jul 2003 08:45:07 -0700
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports former Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson formally announced his retirement after 10 seasons in the NFL, all with the Packers.
Tue, 29 Apr 2003 02:58:13 -0700
The Journal-Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers have not invited OT Earl Dotson, an unrestricted free agent, to attending their upcoming minicamp. Dotson had hoped to continue playing, but the Packers are not interested in re-signing him. He could, however, be an injury policy for the team down the road.
Thu, 02 Jan 2003 17:07:07 -0800
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said OT Earl Dotson (back) has had a great week of practice.
Sun, 22 Dec 2002 09:37:12 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have announced WR Kartsten Bailey, OT Earl Dotson, TE David Martin, CB Tod McBride, DE Keith McKenzie, DT Steve Warren and LB Marcus Wilkins as inactive for week 16. Craig Nall will be the teamís No. 3 QB.
Fri, 20 Dec 2002 17:57:12 -0800
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (back) missed practice on Friday due to back ailments. The team is hopeful heíll be available in at least a back up role this weekend.
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 22:14:06 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers RT Earl Dotson (back) could not practice Wednesday, but he may return to practice on Thursday. Rookie OT Kevin Barry, last week's starter, continued to work at right tackle. Dotson is listed as questionable for Sunday.
Mon, 16 Dec 2002 18:01:47 -0800
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers RT Earl Dotson (back) was to undergo an MRI on his sore back, which forced him to miss Sunday's game. Coach Mike Sherman said that team doctors didn't expect to find any new damage, but hoped to discover a clue that might help in rehabbing Dotson.
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 12:35:38 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have announed OT Kevin Barry will start in place of OT Earl Dotson.
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 12:35:02 -0800
The Green Bay Packers have announced RB Maurice Smith, LB Marcus Wilkins, OT Earl Dotson, WR Karsten Bailey, TE David Martin, DT Gilbert Brown and DE Jamal Reynolds as inactive for week 15. Craig Nall will be the teamís No. 3 QB.
Thu, 12 Dec 2002 23:03:44 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (back) practiced Thursday and he is probable for Sunday's game.
Fri, 29 Nov 2002 21:23:55 -0800
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (swollen hip) missed practice Friday, but he said he would play Sunday.
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 14:25:53 -0800
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (hip pain) won't practice on Wednesday.
Mon, 14 Oct 2002 00:31:06 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (finger) dislocated his finger during Sunday's game.
Fri, 04 Oct 2002 08:09:43 -0700
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson returned to practice Thursday.
Wed, 02 Oct 2002 23:44:33 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson was given Wednesday's practice off to rest. OL Kevin Barry filled in for Dotson.
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 22:11:22 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers RT Earl Dotson (knee) returned to practice Thursday. He looked to be moving around gingerly. If he can't play Sunday, newly signed OT Barrett Brooks or rookie OT Kevin Barry would get the start.
Wed, 25 Sep 2002 21:31:45 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (swelling in his surgically repaired knee) missed practice Wednesday. He is being counted on to start Sunday. "He's sore and beat up," offensive line coach Larry Beightol said. "But he knows what he has to do. He'll get ready to play."
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 18:22:39 -0700
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have removed OT Earl Dotson from the PUP list. Dotson also started to practice with the team Wednesday.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 20:10:37 -0700
The Ap reports the Green Bay Packers may have to wait another week to get OT Earl Dotson (hamstring) back at practice. The Packers had hoped to get Dotson on the field this week, but he hasn't been cleared by the medical staff. He appears to be fully recovered from off-season knee surgery, but his latest problem is a bothersome hamstring.
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 23:33:01 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (knee surgery) is expected back at practice this week. He has missed all of training camp after having had arthroscopic repair of knee cartilage June 7.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 21:41:10 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (knee) sat out Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:05:26 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson (knee) missed practice Thursday.
Thu, 13 Jun 2002 09:11:49 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Green Bay Packers tackle Earl Dotson (knee) had his knee scoped Friday due to continuing problems with arthritis. Offensive line coach Larry Beightol said there was some concern about Dotson's availability in training camp.
Wed, 12 Jun 2002 09:08:47 -0700
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers right tackle Earl Dotson bowed out of the teamís latest minicamp to get his knee scoped. He has been riddled with injuries the last three years. Mike Wahle will fill in at tackle if Dotson is not ready to go.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 21:31:04 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson is having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday. Dotson said he didn't expect this latest setback to be serious. "It's to clean up some cartilage," said Dotson, who said that the knee was not swollen and that it was not giving him any pain. "It's right under the kneecap. We just want to clean it out." Dotson said he expects to be ready for July's training camp.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 11:30:33 -0700
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers OL Earl Dotson (knee) has been sidelined during workouts. Dotson has slimmed down to 318 pounds, which is 10 pounds lighter than he was in the April minicamp. Heís been bothered by tendonitis in his knee.
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 21:00:35 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers DT Gilbert Brown (court hearing) missed another day of practice Wednesday. OT Earl Dotson has yet to appear on the practice field because of a knee problem.
Tue, 04 Jun 2002 21:35:13 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers rookie OL Kevin Barry (hamstring) did not practice and he is day-to-day. DE Joe Johnson (sore foot) was on a stationary bike for Tuesday's practice. He is also day-to-day. OT Earl Dotson (tendinitis) also missed practice Tuesday. OT Kevin Jordan (knee surgery) will miss the entire mini-camp.
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 09:30:38 -0700
Christopher Walsh reports for PackersNews.com OT Earl Dotson (knee tendinitis) and DT Steve Warren (quadriceps) sat out Saturday's practice.
Fri, 19 Apr 2002 21:50:21 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers actually had to release OT Earl Dotson Friday after they found out the one-year, $675,000 contract he recently signed was not legal. The Packers and Dotson had agreed to a split contract, which means if Dotson landed on injured reserve he would receive a reduction in base salary from $650,000 to $300,000. To receive the veteran's exemption, the split had to be written at $250,000. Agent Jack Bechta agreed to the new split, which will go into effect only if Dotson goes on the injured list during training camp. The team is expecting Dotson to quickly sign the new contract.
Mon, 15 Apr 2002 18:48:18 -0700
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have announced the official re-signing of OT Earl Dotson to a one-year contract.
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 20:02:38 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Journal Sentinel reports the one-year deal OT Earl Dotson signed with the Green Bay Packers on Friday is worth $675,000, including a $25,000 signing bonus.
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 23:19:48 -0700
Updating an earlier story, Christopher Walsh reports for PackersNews.com the contract agreed to by OT Earl Dotson with the Green Bay Packers is a one-year, $650,000 contract. Only $450,000 will count against the salary cap because of the veteran-signing exemption.
Wed, 10 Apr 2002 19:50:18 -0700
The AP reports the Green Bay Packers have reached a contract agreement with free agent OL Earl Dotson on a one-year contract. Dotson's agent, Jack Bechta, confirmed Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached, but no financial terms were disclosed.
Sun, 31 Mar 2002 08:18:18 -0800
The News-Chronicle reports the signing of Green Bay Packers free agent OL Barry Stokes with the Browns could pave the way for the Packers to re-sign free agent OL Earl Dotson. Dotson hasn't received much interest in the free agent market, probably because of back problems the last two seasons. "He will end up in Green Bay," a source said. "He'll find out nobody else wants him, especially at his age."
Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:42:30 -0800
PackersNews.com reports Green Bay Packers OL Earl Dotson would like to be a starter in the league again so he plans to shop himself around to other teams. If there isn't an interest in him, Dotson could then re-sign with the Packers. Team officials have told him they'd like him to return. Agent Jack Bechta said Dotson would love to spend his entire career in Green Bay, but he has to explore other options because he wants to start.
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 21:09:01 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers RT Earl Dotson (knee tendinitis) was limited in practice Friday, but he is expected to play Sunday in his normal rotation with Mark Tauscher. NT Gilbert Brown (toe), LB Na'il Diggs (calf) and QB Brett Favre (side, back) all practiced Friday and all are expected to play Sunday.
Fri, 21 Dec 2001 11:53:59 -0800
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers DE Jamal Reynolds (knee) was added to the injury list Friday. He is listed as probable. TE Bubba Franks (ankle) and T Earl Dotson (calf) returned to practice and are expected to play Sunday.
Wed, 19 Dec 2001 20:31:28 -0800
Michael Cunningham reports for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Green Bay Packers LG Marco Rivera might get a smaller cast for his broken left hand this week. The Packers might continue to rotate Rivera and RT Mark Tauscher at left guard and play Earl Dotson at right tackle. CB/KR Allen Rossum (knee) fielded kicks today, but did not practice with the defensive backs. Coach Mike Sherman said he wouldn't let Rossum play unless he was certain he could help the Packers win. NT Gilbert Brown (toe) and DE John Thierry (knee) participated fully in practice Wednesday. LB Nate Wayne (back/questionable) did not practice Wednesday and appears to be a long shot to play on Sunday. TE Bubba Franks (ankle) and OT Earl Dotson (calf) both sat out practice today.
Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:10:24 -0800
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman said OL Earl Dotson (bruised calf) and WR Corey Bradford (cramps) should be okay for this weekend's game. Dotson may be limited a little this week. The team may elevate LB Nate Wayne (back) to the "doubtful" category this week. The team is hopeful DT Gilbert Brown (toe), CB Allen Rossum (knee) and DE John Thierry (knee) will be able to play this weekend.
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 07:25:46 -0800
PackersNews.com reports the Green Bay Packers expect to move OL Mark Tauscher to right guard and play Earl Dotson at right tackle for about half the game Sunday to help adjust to the fact OL Marco Rivera (hand) won't play the whole game.
Sat, 10 Nov 2001 08:10:28 -0800
Packernews.com reports OL Barry Stokes will replace Chad Clifton (sprained left ankle) as the team's starting left tackle Sunday. Clifton still probably will suit up in case of emergency. "Barryís taken all the reps this week and has done a really nice job last week against (Tampa Bayís) Simeon Rice,Ē coach Mike Sherman said Friday. If Stokes gets hurt and Clifton canít replace him, then RT Mark Tauscher is the emergency left tackle, and Earl Dotson would replace Tauscher on the right side.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:48:46 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the trade winds around the Green Bay Packers are quiet. VP of football operations Mark Hatley said Monday the Packers were exploring possibilities to upgrade the team but had nothing hot going. The team has reportedly been attempting to trade OT Earl Dotson for a fifth- or sixth-round pick, but a personnel director for a National Football League team said he had not heard of any deals involving Dotson and thought the Packers would be fortunate to get a sixth-round pick.
Fri, 19 Oct 2001 21:25:21 -0700
The Journal Sentinel, citing NFL executives, reports the Green Bay Packers are shopping OT Earl Dotson. He has become something of a forgotten man because of his long injury history and the development of Mark Tauscher. "If we can make a move that would help our football team win this year, then we would do something," Sherman said. "If not, then we won't." Dotson will become an unrestricted free agent March 1.
Thu, 18 Oct 2001 04:26:23 -0700
The Press-Gazette reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson said on Wednesday said he is healthy and that he again wants to be a starter in the NFL. He also realizes that Mark Tauscher, the Packers starter at right tackle, isnít going to relinquish the job unless he incurs a major injury, leaving Dotson little choice but to move on after this season. ďIf I have to move on, then Iíll move on," said Dotson. Dotson, who missed Wednesdayís practice with the flu, said his time with the Packers always will be special.
Thu, 04 Oct 2001 15:16:23 -0700
The Post Gazette reports Green Bay Packers C Mike Flanagan (knee) had an MRI on his twisted right knee and the results came back negative. However, he is still sore and was kept out of most of Wednesday's practice as a precaution. OT Earl Dotson (ankle) re-aggravated his sprained ankle and LT Chad Clifton (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring. Offensive line coach, Larry Beightol stated he doesn't think the injuries are serious and are just the usual nicks and bruises.
Sat, 01 Sep 2001 10:18:47 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OT Earl Dotson played a pain-free game last night in Oakland. He was in the game for more than a half. Rookie WR Robert Ferguson could not remember much about the game after suffering a mild concussion in the fourth quarter. He was hit by Raiders S Raymond Perryman before the ball arrived. Perryman suffered a jaw injury and mild concussion. TE David Martin sat out last night after he suffered a separated shoulder Wednesday when he fell attempting to catch a pass.
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.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 21:07:08 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers CB Tyrone Williams left practice on Monday when he aggravated a groin injury. Williams felt his groin tighten during one-on-one coverage drills and took himself out of practice. He described the problem as minor and said he would play Friday night in Oakland. Earl Dotson returned as the backup right tackle and participated in the entire two-hour practice two days after he had back spasms and was forced to leave the Miami pre-season game. DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila left practice with an ice pack on his right foot after it was stepped on early in practice. The injury is not thought to be serious. Also sitting out were RB Rondell Mealey (ankle), DE Jamal Reynolds (knee) and defensive DT Santana Dotson (thigh).
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 22:36:28 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers OL Mark Tauscher will be the team's starting right tackle opening day, barring any unforeseen circumstances. Offensive line coach Larry Beightol said Sunday that he expected Tauscher to be the starter "unless something drastic happens." Injuries have kept OL Earl Dotson from reclaiming his job.