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Wed, 28 Aug 2002 10:29:06 -0700
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have released CB Steve Israel.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 13:03:50 -0800
NewOrleansSaints.com reports the New Orleans Saints have released CB Steve Israel.
Thu, 28 Feb 2002 12:24:51 -0800
The Biloxi Sun Herald reports the New Orleans Saints will release CB Steve Israel this week.
Sun, 24 Feb 2002 17:14:14 -0800
Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune reports for the Sporting News the New Orleans Saints are not expected to re-sign free agent CB Fred Weary. Also, CB Steve Israel, a bust since signing a $4.5-million deal in 2000, is expected to be released. WR Albert Connell and his off-the-field issues are all but gone and as previously reported QB Jeff Blake is also expected to be released.
Sun, 10 Feb 2002 10:32:22 -0800
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rick Venturi said his team's off-season priorities for the defense are to re-sign DE Joe Johnson and to find a replacement for CB Kevin Mathis in the event he can't come back from career-threatening neck and spinal injuries. DBs Michael Hawthorne and Steve Israel also have injury issues. GM Randy Mueller and coach Jim Haslett also must decide if free-agent DT La'Roi Glover and OLB Keith Mitchell fit into the team's plans. Venturi does not anticipate junking the 4-3 defense in favor of the 3-4.
Sat, 05 Jan 2002 10:44:29 -0800
The Advocate reports the New Orleans Saints defense may have a different look this weekend, as LB Keith Mitchell (foot), DT Norman Hand (foot) and DBs Kevin Mathis (neck), Fred Weary (knee) and Michael Hawthorne (back) are all unlikely to play. That would open the door for more playing time, and possible starts, for CBs Steve Israel and Tim Carter. As reported, LB Sedrick Hodge would start at linebacker if Mitchell can't play and Martin Chase and Kenny Smith would see more time on the defensive line due to Hand's continued problems.
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 09:35:02 -0800
Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune reports for the Sporting News New Orleans Saints CB Kevin Mathis (cervical spine injury) will not play this weekend. CBs Fred Weary (bruised right knee) and Michael Hawthorne (sprained right foot) will be questionable for next week. Their injuries leave the team with only three healthy corners, Fred Thomas, Steve Israel and rookie Tim Carter. FB Terrelle Smith (strained back) will likely miss the season finale. The injury is not related to the disc problems that plagued Smith last season. DT Norman Hand (right foot sprain) also looks to be finished for the season.
Sun, 07 Oct 2001 09:41:19 -0700
ESPN's John Clayton reports New Orleans Saints CB Steve Israel is inactive for today's game.
Mon, 27 Aug 2001 18:52:00 -0700
Ricky Zeller reports for New Orleans Saints.com WR Joe Horn (rib), CBs Steve Israel (hamstring) and Kevin Mathis (knee) and DE Willie Whitehead all returned to practice on Monday. Mathis looked sure and nimble despite not practicing since July 31. "I think he will play this week," said coach Jim Haslett. "There's a good possibility he'll see some action." Mathis, Israel and Fred Weary took the majority of the reps at cornerback on Monday. DT Norman Hand (foot) and DE Darren Howard (bruised ribs) exercised on the sideline during practice.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 06:45:10 -0700
The Times Picayune reports four New Orleans Saints players returned to practice on Thursday. DB Steve Israel, who missed almost all of camp with a pulled quadriceps, participated in full-team workouts. LB Brian Williams, who has been bothered by a jammed toe, returned to practice again on Thursday after missing Wednesday. Rookie OT Mitch White, whose left foot had been placed in a boot, returned, as did TE Boo Williams, who had injured a shoulder. DE Willie Whitehead (calf) was held out of practice.
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