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Steelers | Battles Placed on Reserved/Injured List

Mon, 13 Sep 2004 20:23:50 -0700

Steelers.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have placed S Ainsley Battles (hamstring) on the reserved/injured list after he suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1.

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Steelers | Battles Practices

Wed, 08 Sep 2004 18:47:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers S Ainsley Battles (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Sept. 8.

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Steelers | Battles Probable

Tue, 07 Sep 2004 15:55:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers S Ainsley Battles (ankle) is probable for Week 1.

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Steelers | Battles Signed

Sun, 06 Jun 2004 09:50:30 -0700

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent S Ainsley Battles (Bills) to a one-year, $455,000 contract.

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Bills | Battles Leaves Team

Mon, 11 Aug 2003 20:40:24 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Gregg Williams has confirmed to BuffaloBills.com that S Ainsley Battles has left the team on his own accord. No timetable has been set for his return. Battle did not practice with the team on Monday, August 11.

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Bills | Battles Fighting For Backup Spot

Sat, 02 Aug 2003 10:43:40 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills SS Ainsley Battles is battling for the backup strong safety spot.

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Bills | Battle Sees More Action

Sat, 02 Aug 2003 10:40:17 -0700

Mark Gaughan, of the Buffalo News, reports Buffalo Bills SS Ainsley Battles saw lots of action in two Friday, August 1 workouts against the Cleveland Browns because Bills FS Coy Wire (hamstring) was out with a sore hamstring.

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Bills | Battles Given Opportunity For Backup Role

Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:51:36 -0700

The Associated Press reports Buffalo Bills S Ainsley Battles can play both safety positions and will be given the opportunity to compete for a backup role behind starters SS Coy Wire and FS Pierson Prioleau.

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Bills | Battles Signs

Tue, 29 Jul 2003 14:45:42 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Buffalo Bills have signed free agent S Ainsley Battles (Jaguars).

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Titans | Battles' Agent Might Pursue Other Offers

Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:24:38 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports the Tennessee Titans are considering free agent S Ainsley Battles for depth at the position, but haven't made a final decision on him yet. "If we can't get anything squared away by the end of the day (today) we are going to go ahead and pursue our other option," his agent, Nick Davis said. "It is really a factor of Ainsley wanting to get into a camp early and having a fair shake at making a roster. We understand that business is business and they have priorities, but Ainsley really wants to get into camp on time." Titans general manager Floyd Reese said he doesn't want to keep Battles from getting a job elsewhere, ''but we still want to talk to him.''

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Titans | Battles Weighing Offers

Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:54:41 -0700

Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, reports free agent S Ainsley Battles is weighing contract offers from an unidentified AFC team while waiting to hear back from the Tennessee Titans.

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Browns | Battles To Visit

Fri, 18 Jul 2003 23:30:46 -0700

According to Jim Wyatt, of the Tennessean, free agent S Ainsley Battles (Jaguars) is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns on Monday, July 21. Battles already has a contact offer from another AFC team and just visited the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. Battles' agent, Nick Davis, said they were just making sure to cover all of their bases before making a decision.

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Titans | Battles Visits

Thu, 17 Jul 2003 02:41:38 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Tennessean reports free agent S Ainsley Battles (Jaguars) visited with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, July 16.

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Titans | Battles to Visit with Titans

Wed, 16 Jul 2003 08:14:52 -0700

The Nashville Tennessean reports free agent S Ainsley Battles (Jaguars) is scheduled to visit the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, July 16. The Titans are looking to sign a back-up safety to play behind starters Lance Schulters and Tank Williams.

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Jaguars | Battles Cut

Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:25:07 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the release of S Ainsley Battles.

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Jaguars | Battles Signs Tender

Fri, 25 Apr 2003 05:56:26 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars S Ainsley Battles signed his one-year, $605,000 tender offer this week.

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Jaguars | Battles Given Tender Offer

Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:41:56 -0800

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced they have given a $605,000 tender offer to S Ainsley Battles, a restricted free agent.

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Jaguars | Battles May Get the Call

Wed, 27 Nov 2002 20:34:15 -0800

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars backup S Ainsley Battles may get a start on Sunday, if S Donovin Darius (shoulder) can't play. Coach Tom Coughlin wasn't optimistic about Darius' availability this week.

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Jaguars | Battles Re-signs

Tue, 02 Apr 2002 21:08:33 -0800

The Times-Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed exclusive-rights free agent S Ainsley Battles to his one-year, $375,000 tender offer.

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Jaguars | Keeping Some of Their Own

Wed, 27 Feb 2002 10:14:31 -0800

Bart Hubbuch, of the Florida Times-Union, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have made minimum one-year tender offers to roughly 15 exclusive rights free agents this week; including P Chris Hanson, S Ainsley Battles, DE Paul Spicer, OL Aaron Koch and LB Joseph Tuipala.

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Jaguars | Injury Updates

Fri, 28 Dec 2001 21:24:27 -0800

The Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars LB Danny Clark (ankle) is likely to play against the Chiefs, but he may not start. Special teams player Joseph Tuipala (foot) will be a game-time decision. S Ainsley Battles will remain the starter over Marlon McCree (ankle). Coach Tom Coughlin said he'd like to get McCree more action. WRs Jimmy Smith (flu) and Keenan McCardell (thigh) are both expected to start. RB Fred Taylor (groin) and CB Fernando Bryant (foot) are OUT.

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Jaguars | Injury Updates

Fri, 14 Dec 2001 22:16:32 -0800

The Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin said CB Fernando Bryant (foot), LB Danny Clark (ankle) and RB Fred Taylor (groin) are OUT for Sunday's game. S Marlon McCree (ankle) may see some action although Ainsley Battles will start. Jeff Posey will continue to start at one outside linebacker slot and Edward Thomas and Eric Westmoreland will share the other spot.

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Jaguars | Battles Under the Knife

Mon, 05 Nov 2001 15:56:49 -0800

Associated Press reports Jacksonville Jaguars S Ainsley Battles (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday and will be out indefinitely.

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Jaguars | Inactives

Sun, 04 Nov 2001 09:01:06 -0800

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared S Ainsley Battles, OT Derrick Chambers, TE Ryan Prince, LB T.J. Slaughter, DT Larry Smith, QB Phil Stambaugh, RB Fred Taylor and OT Patrick Venzke inactive for todayís game.

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Jaguars | Game Time Status

Sat, 03 Nov 2001 09:23:46 -0800

The Times-Union reports it appears four Jacksonville Jaguars will be game-time decisions this week, safeties Ainsley Battles (knee) and Donovan Darius (hip), TE Damon Jones (shoulder) and LB T.J. Slaughter (knee/ankle).

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Jaguars | Committee at Safety?

Fri, 02 Nov 2001 11:48:38 -0800

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars S Donovin Darius (hip) practiced again on a limited basis and likely will share time at strong safety against Tennessee with second-year pro Ainsley Battles and rookie James Boyd. Head coach Tom Couglin said there's a good chance all three will share time to keep all three players fresh.

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Jaguars | Injury Updates

Wed, 31 Oct 2001 22:03:59 -0800

According to the Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars LB T.J. Slaughter (knee and ankle) practiced on a limited basis today and he could be back in the lineup Sunday. LB Danny Clark, last week's starter, continued to work with the first team. Starting SS Ainsley Battles (knee) did not practice today. Rookie James Boyd worked with the starters in his place.

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Jaguars | Safety Spot Unsettled Again

Thu, 27 Sep 2001 14:30:04 -0700

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin isn't committing to a starting strong safety again this week. Ainsley Battles started for the team last week and played well, but James Boyd, a rookie, remains in the mix as well.

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Jaguars | Safety Battle

Wed, 19 Sep 2001 23:05:15 -0700

The Times Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin said no announcement on the team's starter at strong safety will come until Thursday or Friday, if at all. Newly signed Ainsley Battles said he has been told by the coaching staff that he will start over third-round draft choice, James Boyd.

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Jaguars | Battle at Safety

Wed, 19 Sep 2001 10:54:55 -0700

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars S Ainsley Battles is still likely to start this weekend but head coach Tom Coughlin said on Tuesday he's not ready to name Battles as a starter for this weekend's game as of yet. Rookie S James Boyd, who was not happy with Battles being named the starter last week, is also in the mix. Coughlin plans to watch both Battles and Boyd in practice before naming a starter.

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Jaguars | Safety Notes

Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:47:18 -0700

The Florida Times-Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars officials said Ainsley Battles was listed as the starter at the safety position on a preliminary basis, and his status could change in practice this week. Third round pick James Boyd has expressed frustration at potentially playing behind Battles and met with coach Tom Coughlin on the subject last week.

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Jaguars | Safety Upset With Coach

Thu, 13 Sep 2001 22:08:28 -0700

The Times Union reports Jacksonville Jaguars rookie S James Boyd is unhappy with coach Tom Coughlin. Boyd has been forced to share time with newly signed Ainsley Battles during practice as they attempt to take over for S Donovin Darius, who is out with a hip injury. Coughlin has yet to name a starter at strong safety for the September 23 game against Tennessee. Coughlin is reluctant to start two rookies in the secondary now that rookie Marlon McCree has won the job at free safety. Boyd said he expressed his displeasure to Coughlin during a meeting this week.

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Jaguars | What To Do At Safety?

Wed, 12 Sep 2001 23:27:25 -0700

The Times Union reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have not yet decided how they will replace starting S Donovin Darius (hip) in the starting lineup. Rookie third-round pick James Boyd, the backup to fellow rookie Marlon McCree at strong safety, would seem the likely choice to start against Chicago. Another candidate could be Ainsley Battles.

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Jaguars | Roster Moves | Stith Gone

Tue, 04 Sep 2001 08:48:24 -0700

In addition to the previously reported QB Phil Stambaugh (Saints), RB Frank Moreau (Chiefs) and CB Earthwind Moreland (Saints), Jaguars.com reports the team has also claimed S Ainsley Battles off waivers from the Steelers. They released CB Shad Criss, S Delvin Brown and RB Shyrone Stith.

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Steelers | Final Roster Moves | Graham Cut

Sun, 02 Sep 2001 15:10:15 -0700

NFL.com reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released S Ainsley Battles, WR Demetrius Brown, TE Cory Geason, QB Kent Graham and LB Donnel Thompson.

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Steelers | Bell Impressing

Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:39:51 -0800

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports newly signed S Myron Bell has already impressed the coaching staff and is working his way up the depth chart. He'll backup starter Ainsley Battles, a rookie, this weekend and could see some playing time.

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Steelers | Flowers Out

Wed, 13 Dec 2000 10:02:01 -0800

Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Lee Flowers (knee) will miss this weekend's game. Flowers, who underwent an MRI earlier this week but refused to discuss the results, will be replaced in the secondary by rookie Ainsley Battles.

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Steelers | Injury Update

Tue, 12 Dec 2000 04:51:09 -0800

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher stated C Dermontti Dawson (hamstring) and RB Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala (foot) will not play again this weekend. It's not looking good for Dawson to return at all this year. S Lee Flowers (knee) is doubtful for this weekend's game and would be replaced by rookie Ainsley Battles if he's unable to play. LB Mike Vrabel (knee) is questionable while LB Earl Holmes (groin), WR Courtney Hawkins (knee), TE Jermane Tuman (abdominal strain), TE Mark Bruenner (Achilles'), NT Kimo von Oelhoffen (knee) and QB Kordell Stewart (calf) are all expected to play.

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