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Packers | Mason Crosby finishing regular season strong

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:29:25 -0800

Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby has made 5-of-7 attempts from 50 yards and beyond, including two 57-yard field goals this season. Overall, he's converted a career-best 88.2 percent (30-of-34) of his attempts. Earlier this month, Crosby set the NFL record for most points by a player in his first seven seasons, breaking former Indianapolis Colts PK Mike Vanderjagt's mark of 874 points. Crosby now has 887 points. With two games remaining, he is on pace for the third 140-point season of his career. He would join David Akers (2008, 2010-11) and Stephen Gostkowski (2008, 2011-12) as the only players in league history to do so.

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Buccaneers | Connor Barth working on FG streak

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:39:47 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Connor Barth enters Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs with a streak of 25 consecutive field goals made. The NFL record is held by former Indianapolis Colts PK Mike Vanderjagt, who made 42 in a row from 2002-04.

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CFL | Vanderjagt heads back to Argonauts

Mon, 02 Jun 2008 01:58:32 -0700

Updating previous reports, ESPN.com reports the Toronto Argonauts have signed former NFL PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys). He previously played for the Argonauts before joining the NFL.

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CFL | Argonauts expected to sign Vanderjagt

Fri, 30 May 2008 20:13:24 -0700

TSN.ca reports the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League are expected to announce the signing of free-agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) to handle their kicking duties.

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Bears | Team may look to acquire kicker

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:15:27 -0700

Brad Biggs, of the Chicago Sun-Times, reports the Chicago Bears have one kicker on the current roster, PK Robbie Gould, who is not attending the team's workout program. The team may look to acquire another kicker, possibly free-agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys).

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Broncos | Team could revisit Vanderjagt after draft

Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:39:25 -0700

Mike Klis, of the Denver Post, reports the Denver Broncos could revisit free-agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) after the 2008 NFL Draft.

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Broncos | Vanderjagt to work out for team

Mon, 14 Apr 2008 10:07:28 -0700

David Naylor, of The Globe and Mail, reports free-agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) will work out for the Denver Broncos Monday, April 14.

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Saints | Team worked out Vanderjagt

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 22:08:02 -0700

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the New Orleans Saints worked out free-agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) this week.

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Jaguars | Vanderjagt to work out for team

Mon, 10 Sep 2007 17:42:40 -0700

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) will work out for the Jacksonville Jaguars Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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Saints | Vanderjagt to meet with team

Tue, 06 Mar 2007 21:12:45 -0800

Jimmy Smith, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, reports free agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys) visited the New Orleans Saints Tuesday, March 6.

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Raiders | Team contacts Vanderjagt

Thu, 30 Nov 2006 19:18:33 -0800

The Oakland Raiders have contacted free agent PK Mike Vanderjagt (Cowboys), but were told the place kicker is not interested in kicking on a week-to-week basis.

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Cowboys | Owens questioning release of Vanderjagt

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 20:38:13 -0800

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys WR Terrell Owens is questioning the release of PK Mike Vanderjagt. "I don't see what he did wrong to warrant him being cut. I hope it doesn't come back to haunt us. Whoever made that decision, I'm pretty sure they're hoping the same thing," Owens said. He and Vanderjagt hit it off in their brief time as teammates. Owens said he has spoken with Vanderjagt since he's been cut from Dallas. Owens added, "Going into the Colts game, the guy was 12-of-15. That's still a high kicking percentage. He didn't lose any games for us. If I had to put myself in the mix, I feel like I lost some games and I'm still here, so it's just unfortunate."

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Cowboys | Team will no longer spend big on kickers

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 09:18:05 -0800

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the team will no longer spend lots of money on the kicker position after the team released PK Mike Vanderjagt. Vanderjagt was given a $2.5 million signing bonus in the offseason and went just 13-for-18 in field goal attempts before his release. Jones says the team will rely on younger, cheaper kickers in the future.

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Cowboys | Salary cap ramifications: Mike Vanderjagt

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 07:25:50 -0800

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports with the release of PK Mike Vanderjagt, the Dallas Cowboys will have their former kicker's remaining deal count $1.6 million against their salary cap in 2007. Vanderjagt signed a three-year, $5.4 million deal with the team in the offseason.

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Cowboys | Parcells discusses Vanderjagt release

Wed, 29 Nov 2006 07:23:33 -0800

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells explained the club's thought process behind releasing veteran PK Mike Vanderjagt after 11 games this season. "We talked about this collectively with the organization, including the coaches, the personnel people, obviously the ownership," Parcells said. "And we just felt like we weren't seeing what we thought we were going to see." In eight seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Vanderjagt made 87.5 percent of his field goals, but was converting just 72.2 percent with the Cowboys this year.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt released

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 14:40:58 -0800

Ed Werder, of ESPN, reports the Dallas Cowboys have released PK Mike Vanderjagt.

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Colts | Vanderjagt says he was sober during interview in Toronto

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 19:45:49 -0800

David Moore and Calvin Watkins, of The Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt claims he was not drinking before the television interview four years ago when he criticized the leadership skills of Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning and head coach Tony Dungy. Manning responded to Vanderjagt's comments and referred to him as the idiot kicker who got liquored up and ran his mouth. "I said something I shouldn't have said, it bothered him and that's what he came back with. That doesn't make it the truth. It's absolutely false. There is nothing in my past that would indicate to him that he should say something like that. It has taken on a life of its own because it came out of the mouth of Peyton Manning, but that doesn't make it true," said Vanderjagt.

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Cowboys | Suisham released from team

Thu, 12 Oct 2006 15:15:35 -0700

ESPNews reports Dallas Cowboys PK Shaun Suisham has been released from the team. PK Mike Vanderjagt will handle all of the team's kicking duties.

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Cowboys | Suisham could be inactive again for Week 5

Fri, 06 Oct 2006 10:45:47 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells plans on using PK Mike Vanderjagt as the team's field goal kicker for Week 5, but is not sure whether or not PK Shaun Suisham will be active as the team's kickoff specialist. Parcells does not like to have two kickers active because he prefers to have depth at other positions.

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Cowboys | Parcells uncertain on Vanderjagt handling kickoffs Week 5

Tue, 03 Oct 2006 06:58:51 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was somewhat disappointed with the kickoffs performed by PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) during Week 4, but understood the circumstances of their place-kicker returning from injury. "The kicks obviously could've been better," Parcells said. "But that was his first time doing that in a while, so we'll see what happens." Parcells later added that he has not decided whether Vanderjagt will handle the kickoff duties in Week 5.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt to kickoff Week 4

Sun, 01 Oct 2006 06:13:44 -0700

Updating a previous report, Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt will handle kickoff duties during Week 4. Place-kicker Shaun Suisham did not travel with the club this week.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt will kick Sunday evening

Sun, 17 Sep 2006 16:32:01 -0700

NBC Sports reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) will handle extra points and field goals for the team's Week 2 game. He will not kickoff.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt to kick Week 2

Fri, 15 Sep 2006 11:07:26 -0700

ESPNews reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) is expected to be active for Week 2.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt needs to improve in practice

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 19:48:30 -0700

Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells was told by trainers PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) was healthy for the Week 1 game, so Parcells benched him due to inconsistency in practice. Vanderjagt will need to show improvement in practice in order to be active on gameday.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt's status uncertain

Mon, 11 Sep 2006 08:15:29 -0700

Rick Herrin, of the Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he didn't know if PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin), who signed a contract that included a $2.5 million signing bonus, would be ready for next week's home game against Washington. Vanderjagt still has an unclear future. Vanderjagt is coming off two wide-right misses in the preseason finale and a huge miss in the AFC playoffs for Indianapolis, and his mental state might be rattled. "Mike is going to be fine," Jones said. "I am not worried about his head in the least."

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt OUT for Week 1

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 12:52:00 -0700

Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) is out for the Week 1 game.

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Cowboys | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 12:36:48 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Bobby Carpenter, OL Cory Procter, PK Mike Vanderjagt, WR Miles Austin, CB Nathan Jones, OT Pat McQuistan, WR Sam Hurd inactive for Week 1.

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Cowboys | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 10 Sep 2006 12:36:25 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have declared LB Bobby Carpenter, OL Cory Procter, PK Mike Vanderjagt, WR Miles Austin, CB Nathan Jones, OT Pat McQuistan, WR Sam Hurd inactive for Week 1.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt does not travel with the team

Sat, 09 Sep 2006 22:10:27 -0700

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) did not make the trip to Jacksonville, ending his chance to kick in the season opener Sunday, Sept. 10. Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells said Friday, Sept. 8, he was planning for PK Shaun Suisham to kick against Jacksonville instead of Vanderjagt.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt won't play Week 1

Fri, 08 Sep 2006 11:29:38 -0700

Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) will not play in Week 1. Head coach Bill Parcells does not want to use two kickers in the game and will rest Vanderjagt's sore groin. PK Shaun Suisham will start in Vanderjagt's place.

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Cowboys | Will only take one kicker to Jacksonville

Fri, 08 Sep 2006 06:17:34 -0700

Tom Orsborn, of the Express-News, reports Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells said Thursday, Sept. 7, he would take only one kicker to the season opener Sunday, Sept. 10, in Jacksonville. That could be gamble if it's PK Mike Vanderjagt, who performed poorly in training camp and the preseason, but Parcells would rather not ask PK Shaun Suisham to kick field goals because he has played in only three NFL games and has four career attempts, with three coming from 20-29 yards. Parcells could suit up Vanderjagt and Suisham, but that would create a depth problem elsewhere.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt practices Thursday

Thu, 07 Sep 2006 15:17:25 -0700

Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) practiced Thursday, Sept. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 1.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt could be game-time decision

Wed, 06 Sep 2006 22:57:49 -0700

Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) kicked Wednesday, Sept. 6, during practice but may come down to a game-time decision during Week 1.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt is unlikely to perform kickoffs Week 1

Mon, 04 Sep 2006 15:32:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) was able to kick 50 field goals in practice Sunday, Sept. 3. Vandjerjagt is unlikely to perform kickoffs during Week 1 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt to remain with team

Sat, 02 Sep 2006 08:37:42 -0700

Mac Engel, of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, reports the Dallas Cowboys do not plan on releasing PK Mike Vanderjagt.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt: Sorry kicking

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 22:50:14 -0700

Tom Orsborn, of the Express-News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) would not blame his groin injury for his poor performance Thursday, Aug. 31. Asked if the sore groin that forced him to miss two of the Cowboys' four exhibition games had anything to do with the misses, Vanderjagt said, "I'm not going to put it on that. I'm certainly not 100 percent, but you should make a 32-yard field goal in your sleep. Write what you want. It was sorry kicking." The fans who stayed for the extra session certainly agreed. They showered Vanderjagt with boos after both misses and did the same when he jogged onto the field for the final attempt with 11 seconds left. "I don't make excuses for two (easy) field goals from the middle of the field," Vanderjagt said. Asked if Vanderjagt's injury was still an issue, head coach Bill Parcells said, "I don't think so. He kicked all week and he looked fine to me in warmups."

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt misses two overtime field goals as team ties Minnesota 10-10

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 21:17:48 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings played to a 10-10 overtime tie Thursday, Aug. 31, as Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt missed overtime field goals of 32 and 33 yards.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt to kick

Thu, 31 Aug 2006 16:16:44 -0700

Updating previous reports, ESPN reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) will play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 31. He will handle field goals and extra points.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt should play Thursday

Wed, 30 Aug 2006 20:19:35 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) will kick against the Minnesota Vikings in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31, barring any setbacks. "I expect him, if everything goes well tomorrow night, to kick off the first kickoff and kick at least a couple of field goals if we can get in field-goal range," head coach Bill Parcells said. Vanderjagt hasn't kicked off regularly since 2003, but Parcells would like to see him handle those chores in addition to kicking field goals in 2006.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt doing better

Tue, 29 Aug 2006 20:25:02 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) is doing better. Vanderjagt kicked in practice for the second consecutive day, Tuesday, Aug. 29, and Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells is hopeful Vanderjagt can play in Thursday's preseason finale against Minnesota, Aug. 31. "I'm hoping he could do field goals for sure, maybe not all of them," Parcells said of Vanderjagt, who sat out the last two games as a precaution. "And I would really like for him to see if he could kick off, maybe at least once. But I don't want to do that at the risk of kind of putting him back where he was. That's going to be his call." The head coach said Vanderjagt kicked off 10-15 times at "80-85 percent" in practice. Parcells wants to see if Vanderjagt can handle kickoffs and prevent the Cowboys from using an extra roster spot on a specialist, likely PK Shaun Suisham.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt practices Tuesday

Tue, 29 Aug 2006 10:44:09 -0700

John Banks, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (ankle) practice Tuesday, Aug. 29. He will kick field goals during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 31, and could also do kickoffs.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt hoping to play Thursday

Sun, 27 Aug 2006 08:19:12 -0700

Rob Philips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) is hoping to play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 31. Vanderjagt said, "I'm just trying to take three steps forward and not take two steps back. I'm trying to be smart. I'm trying to go full-go Monday [Aug. 28] and I expect to kick field goals and kickoffs on Thursday. That's my goal."

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt still hurting

Wed, 23 Aug 2006 11:45:46 -0700

Mickey Spagnola, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) is bothered by his strained groin and is unsure if he will kick Saturday night, Aug. 26, in the team's next preseason game. Head coach Bill Parcells said he is troubled by Vanderjagt's injury situation.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt not kicking Monday

Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:05:20 -0700

John Banks, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) tweaked his groin before the game Monday, Aug. 21, and will not participate.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt will kick field goals Monday

Fri, 18 Aug 2006 21:57:36 -0700

Mickey Spagnola, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin, quad) will kick field goals for the team during their preseason game Monday, Aug. 21. PK Shaun Suisham is expected to handle the kickoff chores for the team. "If he's (Vanderjagt) physically ready to go, hopefully he kicks off back in Dallas next week," said Parcells, referring to the third preseason game, Aug. 26, against San Francisco in Dallas.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt will resume kicking Thursday

Wed, 16 Aug 2006 20:41:40 -0700

Mickey Spagnola, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (groin) said he will resume kicking Thursday, Aug. 17, and that there was no question he would kick Monday, Aug. 21.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt sits out Tuesday

Tue, 15 Aug 2006 21:29:48 -0700

The Associated Press reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (undisclosed) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 15. Head coach Bill Parcells said, "I don't know what's the matter with him. Don't get me going on these kickers."

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt not planning to handle kickoffs Saturday

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 18:43:21 -0700

Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (quadriceps, groin) does not plan to handle kickoff duties Saturday, Aug. 12, during the team's preseason game. Vanderjagt does not plan on kicking off until the team returns to Dallas.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt misses three more in practice

Wed, 09 Aug 2006 19:12:57 -0700

Todd Archer, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt missed three more attempts during practice Wednesday, Aug. 9. He missed from 33 yards, 38 yards and 43 yards. All of his kicks missed to the right, with the final kick hitting the upright.

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Cowboys | Vanderjagt returns to practice

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 17:34:06 -0700

Calvin Watkins, of the Dallas Morning News, reports Dallas Cowboys PK Mike Vanderjagt (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 3.

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