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Seahawks | Add four coaches to staff

Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:40:26 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks have hired Keith Carter as offensive quality control coach; Marquand Manuel and John Glenn as assistant special teams coaches; and Kenechi Udeze as a coaching intern for the defensive line.

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Vikings | Udeze retires

Wed, 29 Jul 2009 16:02:25 -0700

Sid Hartman, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (leukemia) has decided to retire from professional football after attempting a comeback.

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Vikings | Udeze on the field Thursday

Thu, 21 May 2009 18:28:38 -0700

The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze was on the field for the team's practice Thursday, May 21. Head coach Brad Childress said Udeze was not limited this week and that the team tried to treat him the same as any other player.

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Vikings | Udeze likely to be at OTAs

Tue, 19 May 2009 20:40:31 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of The Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze, who is returning after missing last year with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, is expected to be on hand for the team's OTAs this week.

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Vikings | To ease Udeze into offseason workouts

Mon, 18 May 2009 16:36:52 -0700

Sid Hartman, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze said the team is planning to ease him into offseason workouts. Udeze said, "That's the plan. I don't know exactly what they're going to have me doing, because they kind of want to ease me into this offseason minicamp schedule. Whatever they throw me into, I think I'll be capable of doing."

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Vikings | Three players did not attend program for good reasons

Sat, 11 Apr 2009 10:37:39 -0700

Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings CB Cedric Griffin, FB Naufahu Tahi and DE Kenechi Udeze did not attend the first week of the team's offseason program because they were attending school to further their education.

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Vikings | Udeze not expected to be at start of offseason program

Tue, 31 Mar 2009 10:23:12 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze is not expected to be present at the start of the team's offseason program Monday, April 6, because he is trying to earn his college degree.

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Vikings | Udeze to take part in offseason program

Tue, 27 Jan 2009 04:46:05 -0800

Rick Alonzo, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze said Monday, Jan. 26, he plans to participate in the team's offseason program. He didn't indicate exactly when he would join the team, but he was optimistic that he would be able to participate in minicamps. Udeze acknowledged that he still has more work ahead of him after battling leukemia, but he is focused on playing in 2009.

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Vikings | Udeze recovering well

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:01:45 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (illness) said his recovery is going well and plans to rejoin the team for offseason workouts and practices.

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Vikings | Udeze says he will play next season

Mon, 10 Nov 2008 05:37:37 -0800

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (illness), who is battling leukemia, said he will return to play next season. "You know what? I'll be back next year," Udeze said. "The one thing that's slowing me down are my feet. They're slow to a lot of the treatment. But everything is going to be just fine. I don't see myself not being a part of this team next year."

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Vikings | Udeze to receive base salary next season

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 10:29:10 -0700

ESPNews reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (illness) will receive base salary from the team for the 2008 season.

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Vikings | Udeze plans to play in 2009

Tue, 01 Jul 2008 10:27:37 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (illness) plans to play for the team in 2009. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February and will undergo a bone marrow transplant in the coming days. Udeze was entering the final year of his original five-year contract and under league rules he will have his contract tolled for the 2008 season, meaning his contract will not run at all in 2008 and the final year of his deal will be 2009.

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Vikings | Udeze to undergo bone marrow transplant early next month

Fri, 20 Jun 2008 23:28:16 -0700

Chip Scoggins, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (illness) told KFAN's Dan Barreiro that he will undergo a bone marrow transplant early next month. Udeze has been diagnosed with an acute form of leukemia. He will undergo the procedure with his older brother, Thomas Barnes, who is a 100 percent match. Udeze said post-transplant recovery time ranges from two to six weeks.

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Vikings | Udeze placed on non-football injury list

Fri, 02 May 2008 14:40:38 -0700

Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (illness) was placed on the non-football injury list Friday, May 2, which officially rules him out for the 2008 season. Udeze was placed on the injury list so he can focus on recovering from an acute form of leukemia. Although not required, the Vikings said they will continue to pay Udeze, who is scheduled to make $807,500 this season.

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Vikings | Udeze's leukemia in remission

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 21:34:07 -0700

Bob Sansevere, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (illness) learned Wednesday, April 16, his leukemia is in remission. There were no traces of it in his blood or in his bone marrow. He will continue chemotherapy treatments twice a week, hoping the leukemia will stay in remission while he prepares for a bone marrow transplant. Dr. Daniel Weisdorf said the transplant will likely be done within the next few months.

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Vikings | Udeze to speak publicly Friday

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:44:11 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze will speak publicly Friday, April 18, for the first time since being diagnosed with a form of leukemia in February. Udeze will be at the team's facilities to discuss the need for marrow donors.

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Vikings | Udeze reportedly diagnosed with leukemia

Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:32:22 -0800

The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze has been diagnosed with leukemia, local television stations reported Monday, Feb. 11. The team did not specifically address Udeze's condition, but head coach Brad Childress released a statement through a team spokesman, which read: "With reports surfacing about Kenechi Udeze's condition, we respect the privacy of Kenechi. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Minnesota Vikings organization are with Kenechi and his family."

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Vikings | Udeze will have appeal heard Tuesday

Sat, 08 Dec 2007 08:53:13 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze will have an appeal hearing Tuesday, Dec. 11, regarding his unnecessary roughness penalty from Week 10.

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Vikings | Elias changes statistics from Week 13 game

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:48:39 -0800

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Elias Sports Bureau has changed a ruling from the Week 13 game. Elias has taken away an interception from DE Kenechi Udeze. They have credited DE Ray Edwards with a sack and forced fumble while giving Udeze a fumble recovery.

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Vikings | Udeze misses practice Friday

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 17:43:32 -0800

Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (personal) missed the team's practice Friday, Nov. 30, for personal reasons. Head coach Brad Childress said Udeze will play in Week 13.

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Vikings | Udeze practices Thursday

Thu, 29 Nov 2007 15:14:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (personal) practiced Thursday, Nov. 29, and he will play in Week 13.

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Vikings | Udeze did not practice Wednesday

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:56:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (personal) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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Vikings | Udeze plans to appeal fine

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:54:16 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze is planning to appeal the $7,500 fine for the hit on Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre. The fine was given by the NFL for unnecessary roughness.

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Vikings | Udeze fined $7,500

Fri, 16 Nov 2007 12:24:08 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze was fined $7,500 for hitting Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre in the head Week 10.

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Vikings | Udeze misses practice

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 14:40:20 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (illness) was sent home before practice Tuesday, June 5, because of an illness.

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Vikings | Udeze to play on left side

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 14:16:31 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier wants to play DE Kenechi Udeze at left defensive end this season.

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Vikings | Udeze not concerned about lack of sacks

Wed, 22 Nov 2006 09:27:28 -0800

Judd Zulgad, of the Minnesota Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze is not concerned about his failure to register a sack so far this season, a dubious distinction that he shares with Oakland Raiders DE Tyler Brayton as the NFL's only defensive ends with more than three starts without a sack. "I've been pressing since Game 1," Udeze said. "But [the sacks] are coming, and I can't get hooked up on my own statistics. I have to play this game the way it was intended to be played, and that's playing team ball and that's what I'm trying to do now. I don't care if I get a sack as long as we start winning."

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Vikings | Udeze misses part of practice Friday, expected to play this week

Fri, 27 Oct 2006 15:55:04 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (hip) missed a portion of practice Friday, Oct. 27, and he is expected to play in Week 8. He is listed as questionable on the team's injury report.

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Vikings | Udeze added to injury report as questionable

Thu, 26 Oct 2006 17:12:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (hip) has been added to the team's injury report as questionable for Week 8, but he is expected to play.

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Vikings | Scott expected to start at left DE in Week 3

Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:11:10 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Darrion Scott is expected to start at left defensive end in Week 3, replacing DE Kenechi Udeze, who has shifted to the right defensive end position.

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Vikings | Udeze expected to start at right DE in Week 3

Thu, 21 Sep 2006 14:10:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze is expected to start at right defensive end in Week 3, replacing injured DE Erasmus James (knee).

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Vikings | James out for season with torn ACL

Mon, 18 Sep 2006 12:49:10 -0700

Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Erasmus James (knee) is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. James will rehab the injury for about two weeks and then will undergo season-ending surgery on his knee. Head coach Brad Childress has not made it clear as to how James will be replaced. Rookie DL Ray Edwards may start at James' position of right end or the team could move DL Kenechi Udeze from left end to right end and start DL Darrion Scott at left end.

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Vikings | Udeze looking to bounce back

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:28:44 -0700

Mark Craig, of the Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze looks slimmer and faster in training camp. Udeze said, "That's because I am. I lost 25 pounds. I'm 270 and I feel great. I figured in the Tampa-2, and coming off knee surgery, I didn't need to be carrying that extra weight." The lighter weight will help Udeze play without a brace on his knee after having microfracture surgery in October. He missed all but three seasons last year because of the injury.

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Vikings | Udeze looks fully recovered

Wed, 26 Jul 2006 05:58:27 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports as the team prepares to start training camp, Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) appears fully recovered from the microfracture knee surgery that prematurely ended his 2005 season.

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Vikings | Udeze says he is fully recovered

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 20:36:24 -0700

Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) is practicing at the team's current minicamp. He says he is fully recovered from knee surgery. Udeze has resumed his role as the starting left end six months after doctors used a "microfracture" procedure to repair damaged cartilage in his left knee.

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Vikings | Udeze working with first unit

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 06:42:50 -0700

Jeff Zulgad, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) worked with the first team during minicamp Friday, April 7.

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Vikings | Udeze making his way back

Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:18:24 -0800

Kevin Seifert, writing for the Sporting News, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) is working his way back from a knee injury that cut short his 2005 season. Udeze had microfracture surgery performed on his knee, an advanced procedure that doesn't always allow football players to get all the way back to 100 percent. This winter, however, Udeze has begun running agility drills at the team's practice facility. Udeze will have to beat out DE Darrion Scott or DE Erasmus James to regain his starting spot in 2006.

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Vikings | Udeze Out for Season

Wed, 05 Oct 2005 21:12:39 -0700

Judd Zulgad and Kevin Seifert, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (knee) will miss the rest of the 2005 season after undergoing surgery on his left knee. Udeze suffered a chondral defect and damage to the meniscus in his knee during the Vikings' Week 3 game.

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Vikings | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 12:31:12 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have declared CB Brian Williams, FS Darren Sharper, WR Keenan Howry, DL Kenechi Udeze, DL Lance Johnstone, RB Moe Williams, WR Nate Burleson, QB Shaun Hill inactive for Week 4.

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Vikings | Udeze to be Lost for the Season

Sun, 02 Oct 2005 06:35:07 -0700

According to FOXSports.com's John Czarnecki, Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) will be lost for the season after he undergoes knee surgery later this week.

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Vikings | Udeze to Have Surgery

Sat, 01 Oct 2005 05:34:18 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his injured left knee next week. Trainer Chuck Barta wouldn't predict a return date for Udeze saying it depends on what doctors find. "He's still having some ongoing symptoms in there," Barta said. "He's progressively getting more and more fluid in the knee, so they're going to go in there and take a look at the meniscus (cartilage) and take a look at that chondral fracture."

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Vikings | Udeze Misses Practice, OUT for Week 4

Fri, 30 Sep 2005 13:25:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (knee) did not practice Friday, Sept. 30, and has been ruled out for the Week 4 game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Oct. 2.

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Vikings | Udeze Downgraded to Doubtful

Thu, 29 Sep 2005 18:27:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (knee) has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 4. He did not practice Thursday, Sept. 29, and is not likely to play.

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Vikings | Udeze Questionable

Wed, 28 Sep 2005 20:11:48 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (knee) is questionable for Week 4. The team is unsure of his status. Either DL Erasmus James or DL Spencer Johnson would start if Udeze can't play.

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Vikings | Udeze Has Chondral Injury

Mon, 26 Sep 2005 20:01:36 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (knee) had an MRI Monday, Sept. 26, that showed he suffered a chondral injury to his left knee. He was able to finish the Week 3 game.

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Vikings | Udeze Injured

Mon, 26 Sep 2005 18:47:04 -0700

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (knee) will be re-evaluated Wednesday, Sept. 28.

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Vikings | Udeze Practices; Remains Probable

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 15:18:26 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (right calf) practiced Friday, Sept. 23. He remains probable for the team's Week 3 game.

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Vikings | Udeze Practices, Probable for Week 3

Thu, 22 Sep 2005 15:50:13 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (calf) practiced Thursday, Sept. 22 and is listed as probable for Week 3.

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Vikings | Udeze Limited in Practice, Probable for Week 3

Wed, 21 Sep 2005 15:59:59 -0700

Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 3.

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Vikings | Udeze Strains Calf

Mon, 19 Sep 2005 20:44:17 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DL Kenechi Udeze (calf) strained his right calf during the Week 2 game.

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