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Fri, 14 Jun 2002 22:16:28 -0700
Packers.com reports the team has waived reserve QB Josh Heupel. He signed with the Packers as a free agent in February.
Wed, 29 May 2002 10:00:36 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports a hearing on a grievance filed by the Miami Dolphins against QB Josh Heupel will be held by the NFLPA in October. It had been scheduled for June. The Dolphins are trying to recover about $83,000 they paid Heupel, contending that he had lied about a wrist injury before the team selected him in the 6th round of the 2001 draft. Heupel has also filed a grievance hoping to receive the $107,000 he believes he’s due for the 16 weeks he wasn’t on the roster last year.
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 20:53:32 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers coach Mike Sherman said he may bring as many as five QBs to training camp. Based on their performances at mini-camp this weekend, QBs Josh Heupel and Dave Meyer won't be among them. There aren't a lot of available quarterbacks, so it's possible Sherman won't have any choice but to stick with them.
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 05:50:43 -0700
The Press Gazette reports Green Bay Packers No. 3 QB Josh Heupel has struggled so far in minicamp and has a long way to go to unseat veteran Doug Pederson as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind starter Brett Favre. He may still be affected by a wrist injury, but hasn't shown the mechanics the other QBs on roster have.
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 23:08:51 -0700
According to the Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Packers rookie QB Craig Nall will be given a shot to win the team's No. 2 QB slot. "Obviously, that's what you're shooting for," coach Mike Sherman said. "But that's a long jump." The team's other QBs are Josh Heupel and current No. 2 Doug Pederson. Offensive coordinator Tom Rossley feels Nall has a much stronger arm, quicker feet and a more durable body than Heupel.
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 17:15:47 -0700
Associated Press reports the Miami Dolphins have filed grievance with the NFLPA and are asking Josh Heupel to repay about $83,000 in signing bonus, training camp pay and base salary for the two games he was on injured reserve for. Heupel has also filed grievance and is asking for $107,000 in base salary for the 16 weeks he wasn’t with the team for. The Dolphins think Heupel didn’t reveal a pre-existing wrist injury on forms given out before and after the draft. Heupel claims he injured the wrist during an exhibition game. Both cases will present their grievances in June.
Tue, 02 Apr 2002 07:17:57 -0800
Christopher Walsh reports for PackersNews.com the Green Bay Packers remain interested in re-signing free agent QB Doug Pederson. “We want to bring Doug Pederson back,” coach/GM Mike Sherman said Monday. Currently, Josh Heupel is the only quarterback other than Brett Favre on the roster. "I would think he’s going to end up back in Green Bay," Pederson agent Benjamin Geller said of his client. "He wants to be back in Green Bay."
Mon, 11 Mar 2002 14:08:59 -0800
The three-year contract signed by free agent QB Josh Heupel with the Green Bay Packers has base salaries of $225,000 (2002), $300,000 (2003) and $380,000 (2004).
Fri, 08 Feb 2002 11:35:55 -0800
As an update to Thursday's report, the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports QB Josh Heupel will receive a three-year deal from the Green Bay Packers. He'll receive a small signing bonus in the range of $5,000. Heupel will compete for one of the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback position.
Thu, 07 Feb 2002 18:05:21 -0800
Packers.com reports the Green Bay Packers have signed QB Josh Heupel. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 24 Oct 2001 09:56:18 -0700
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati Bengals have an interest in signing rookie QB Josh Heupel to their practice squad. However, Heupel's agent Ross Levin said Tuesday Heupel can't work out for the team because his surgically repaired left wrist is taking longer than expected to heal.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 05:03:58 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers had free agent rookie QB Josh Heupel in for a physical on Tuesday. As previously reported, the team remains interested in signing him at least to the practice sqaud. One issue - it appears he will undergo surgery on his left wrist that will sideline him for about three months. "All indications are that that is what he is going to do," said Packers director of pro personnel Reggie McKenzie. "He will rehab it and then see if he can latch on at season's end."
Thu, 20 Sep 2001 22:49:08 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the Green Bay Packers were in contact with Ross Levin, the agent for rookie QB Josh Heupel, but it does not look like anything will be done soon to bring him to Green Bay. Levin said Heupel, who was cut Wednesday by the Miami Dolphins, probably needs surgery on a tendon in his left wrist. If surgery were necessary, Heupel would be in a cast for two months and would need another five to six weeks to heal. Levin said the Packers interest would probably be with the practice squad, although they might choose to wait until after the regular season and sign him to the roster.
Thu, 20 Sep 2001 22:46:33 -0700
The Journal Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins waived rookie QB Josh Heupel off the injured reserve list.
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 20:12:47 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel's Craig Barnes reports the Miami Dolphins continue to attempt to reach an injury settlement with QB Josh Heupel, but they are at a stalemate. There is a dispute over whether his wrist injury was a pre-existing one and something he should have told the team. Apparently, Heupel didn’t make the Dolphins aware of the previous problems with his wrist, and it is the point of contention as the two sides attempt to reach an agreement on the injury settlement.
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 15:05:34 -0700
Miami Dolphins.com reports the team has waived/injured WR LaVell Boyd and rookie QB Josh Heupel this afternoon. Also, LB Nate Hemsley was put on waivers.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 21:39:52 -0700
Chris Perkins reports for the Sun-Sentinel Miami Dolphins QB Josh Heupel, LB Nate Hemsley and WR LaVell Boyd weren’t at practice Monday and might have been cut. Their lockers have been cleaned out. Stories have been out both ways, but the team may be working on an injury settlement for Heupel (wrist) and Boyd (ankle).
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 11:03:02 -0700
The Sun Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman said the team is not negotiating an injury settlement with rookie QB Josh Heupel, at this time. Heupel has a sprained left (throwing) wrist and hasn’t practiced since week one of the pre-season schedule. He’s expected to be cut this week.
Sun, 26 Aug 2001 05:42:38 -0700
Todd McMahon reports for the News-Chronicle the Green Bay Packers may have an interest in current Miami Dolphins rookie QB Josh Heupel, if he is waived by the Dolphins as expected this week. Former Packers GM Ron Wolf had indicated the team had an interest in Heupel during the NFL Draft in April. "We would look at him just like we look at everybody else out there," said Mark Hatley, Packers VP of football operations. "We'll just have to wait and see." The Packers may not be content with Henry Burris as their No. 3 QB. Last night he only played the final series as the Packers ran out the clock to close their 17-12 win.
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 07:20:18 -0700
The Miami Herald reports Miami Dolphins WR Oronde Gadsden (pneumonia) did not join the team for the trip to Green Bay for tonight's pre-season game. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by rookie WR Chris Chambers. QB Cade McNown is expected to dress, but he probably won't play. Rookie QB Josh Heupel stayed behind too as the team attempts to workout an injury settlement with him before releasing him before Tuesday's roster cutdown day.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 10:04:27 -0700
The Miami Herald reports Miami Dolphins K Olindo Mare (foot), DT Tim Bowens (knee), OT Anthony Cesario (knee), FB Deon Dyer (hand), LB Morlon Greenwood (foot), QB Josh Heupel (wrist), CB Patrick Surtain (knee), WR Dedric Ward (foot), RB J.J. Johnson (knee), S Shawn Wooden (hamstring), WR Oronde Gadsden (pneumonia), TE Alonzo Mayes (shoulder) and WR O.J. McDuffie (big toe) did not practice Thursday.
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 14:29:38 -0700
The team's official site reports Miami Dolphins QB Josh Heupel was excused from this afternoon's practice.
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 21:12:28 -0700
Chris Perkins reports for the Sun Sentinel Miami Dolphins QB Mike Quinn will now have to compete with newly acquired QB Cade McNown for the team's No. 3 QB job. "I'm not going to let this affect the way I practice or play," Quinn said. "I plan on working just as hard as I always have." Rookie QB Josh Heupel hasn't practiced in more than a week and his future with the Dolphins doesn't seem as though it will extend past Tuesday, when rosters have to be down to 65. Earlier reports said the Dolphins might consider keeping four QBs on the roster, but coach Dave Wannstedt quickly shot that idea down. "We won't keep four quarterbacks on the 53-man [roster]," Wannstedt said.
Wed, 22 Aug 2001 16:10:35 -0700
MiamiDolphins.com reports Miami Dolphins RB Travis Minor (knee sprain), S Brian Walker (hamstring), and QB Josh Heupel (wrist) returned to practice Wednesday afternoon.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 18:19:09 -0700
The team's official site reports Miami Dolphins DT Tim Bowens (right knee), T Anthony Cesario (right knee), FB Deon Dyer (right hand), LB Morlon Greenwood (left foot), RB J.J. Johnson (left knee), K Olindo Mare (plantar fasciitis, right foot), RB Travis Minor (right knee sprain), CB Patrick Surtain (left knee), S Brian Walker (sore left hamstring), WR Dedric Ward (left foot), and S Shawn Wooden (right hamstring), did not practice this afternoon. QB Josh Heupel (left wrist) participated on a limited basis. G Todd Perry was able to return to practice this afternoon, while TE Alonzo Mayes (right shoulder) and WR O.J. McDuffie (left great toe) remain on the PUP list.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 09:11:00 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins DT Tim Bowens (right knee), T Anthony Cesario (right knee), FB Deon Dyer (right hand), LB Morlon Greenwood (left foot), TB J.J. Johnson (left knee), G Todd Perry (back), K Olindo Mare (right foot), TB Travis Minor (right knee), CB Patrick Surtain (left knee), S Brian Walker (left hamstring), WR Dedric Ward (left foot), S Shawn Wooden (hamstring), WR O.J. McDuffie (toe) and TE Alonzo Mayes (shoulder) didn't practice. QB Josh Heupel (left wrist) was limited.
Mon, 20 Aug 2001 23:37:33 -0700
Mark Long reports for the Associated Press rookie QB Josh Heupel's chances of making the Miami Dolphins final roster are fading. He sprained his left wrist Aug. 6 against the St. Louis Rams in the Hall of Fame game. He has missed two weeks and two pre-season games, severely limiting his chances of making the team as the No. 3 QB. "Obviously, it's disappointing for me," Heupel said. "It comes at a bad time. Training camp is the most important time, especially for a rookie." Coach Dave Wannstedt said Heupel would not play in this weekend's pre-season game. "As soon as he gets healthy, we'll try to get him out there and get him back in some drills," Wannstedt said.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 20:42:04 -0700
Ethan J. Skolnick reports for the Miami Herald Miami Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said Tuesday he hopes FB Deon Dyer can start working in a week or two, with a cast on his fractured right hand. Rookie QB Josh Heupel had a second opinion on his left wrist: no surgery, and wait a couple of weeks for the range of motion to return. S Shawn Wooden (hamstring) will not practice on Wednesday. RB Lamar Smith (back) is expected to practice on Wednesday.
Sat, 11 Aug 2001 07:20:18 -0700
Updating an earlier story, the Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt said Friday Dolphins rookie QB Josh Heupel will be out at least one to two weeks with a left wrist injury. The injury hinders his chance to make the team's final roster. He is competing against Mike Quinn to become the Dolphins third-string quarterback. An MRI test taken on Heupel’s wrist Thursday was negative, but he will get a second opinion on Monday.
Thu, 09 Aug 2001 21:01:51 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports Miami Dolphins rookie QB Josh Heupel missed practice on Thursday because of a sprained left wrist he injured in Monday’s pre-season game against the St. Louis Rams. "He sprained his wrist and he went for some MRIs," coach Dave Wannstedt said. "He will be seeing the doctors, and we’ll see where he’s at [Friday]."
Sun, 05 Aug 2001 21:32:18 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins plan to use the following QB rotation for tomorrow night's Hall of Fame pre-season game: Starter Jay Fiedler should play one or two series, with backup Ray Lucas finishing the first half and playing into the second half. Mike Quinn will play part of the third quarter and rookie Josh Heupel is scheduled to play the fourth quarter.
Mon, 23 Jul 2001 15:51:18 -0700
The Sun-Sentinel reports the Miami Dolphins announced the official signing of rookie QB Josh Heupel today. As expected they also signed RB Travis Minor and LB Morlon Greenwood to three-year contracts. No finacial terms were released.
Sun, 22 Jul 2001 13:28:00 -0700
Todd Archer reports for the Palm Beach Post the Miami Dolphins have reached a contract agreement with rookie QB Josh Heupel. Heupel will receive a three-year deal believed to be worth $963,000, including a signing bonus of around $67,000. Heupel will receive base salaries of $209,000, $298,000 and $389,000.
Sat, 21 Jul 2001 06:52:47 -0700
The Miami Herald reports the Miami Dolphins are closing in on contracts with several draft picks. The agent for QB Josh Heupel said a deal might be done today. The agents for third-round picks RB Travis Minor and LB Morlon Greenwood said they were close to finalizing contracts with the Dolphins.
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 13:45:32 -0700
Todd Archer, of the Palm Beach Post, reports for the Sporting News that Miami Dolphins rookie QB Josh Heupel has made great strides since joining the team. He mostly worked out of the shotgun formation during college, so he's had to work on his mechanics. He's now throwing the ball much better. The Miami Herald reports Heupel and Mike Quinn will battle for the No. 3 QB job in Miami this year.
Fri, 18 May 2001 10:45:31 -0700
The Miami Herald is reporting there’s a battle going on for the No. 3 QB position between veteran Mike Quinn and rookie Josh Heupel. The Dolphins plan on carrying only 3 QBs this year so one will have to be cut from the team. Quinn is the front-runner at the moment because he knows offensive coordinator Chan Gailey’s offensive scheme.
Sun, 22 Apr 2001 23:30:08 -0700
Craig Barnes reports for the Sun-Sentinel Miami Dolphins QB Josh Heupel is ready to compete for playing time with the team. "I’m not going there with thoughts of never competing for a job and sitting behind everybody for the rest of my career, but you don’t focus on those things," Heupel said. He will compete with Jay Fiedler, Ray Lucas and Mike Quinn at QB. Coach Dave Wannstedt said Heupel has all the intangibles. Heupel knows his sore elbow late in the season could have hurt him in the draft, but he’s eager to prove his critics wrong.
Tue, 20 Mar 2001 23:43:59 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs are looking at their QB position from all angles. They attended workouts of several college QBs recently, including Oklahoma's Josh Heupel, Iowa State's Sage Rosenfels and Louisiana State's Josh Booty. The Chiefs will be in Indiana Wednesday to watch Purdue's Drew Brees. Coach Dick Vermeil had this to say about the team's reported interest in Jaguars QB Mark Brunell, "We're just sort of following what's happening with that. If they get to a point where they feel they're not able to sign him, that's when we might take a closer look." When talking about the team's upcoming free agent QB visits, Vermeil indicated he was bringing guys in for a look right now, and "not to sign them."
Sun, 25 Feb 2001 12:32:39 -0800
The Cincinnati Enqurier reports the Bengals are shopping for rookie and free agent QBs and appear headed for a four-way competition at training camp. As previously reported, the team is interested in free agent QBs Brad Johnson, Gus Frerotte, Jon Kitna and Scott Mitchell, coach Dick LeBeau and offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski said Saturday, They would also be interested in Rob Johnson if he loses the QB battle in Buffalo. On the draft front, LeBeau likes Purdue's Drew Brees, and Bratkowski is high on Brees, Mike McMahon of Rutgers and Sage Rosenfels of Iowa State. The team will bring back QB Akili Smith and it also looks like they may be able to re-sign Scott Mitchell. If the team waits to the middle rounds to draft a QB, Josh Heupel could be there for them.