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Mon, 12 Feb 2007 18:52:23 -0800
Arthur Staple, of Newsday, reports New York Giants OL Bob Whitfield announced his retirement on Sirius radio Monday, Feb. 12.
Tue, 26 Dec 2006 13:59:41 -0800
New York Giants OL Luke Petitgout (ankle) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 26, because of his high ankle sprain. OL Bob Whitfield will continue to replace him in the lineup.
Wed, 15 Nov 2006 16:16:42 -0800
New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (fibula) will not go on Injured Reserve with a fractured left fibula. The team hopes to get Petitgout back in time for the postseason or possibly before the end of the regular season. OT Bob Whitfield will replace him at left tackle.
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 16:26:30 -0800
New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (fibula) is most likely out for the season after fracturing his left fibula during the Week 10 game. OT Bob Whitfield will likely replace him at left tackle. Head coach Tom Coughlin could shuffle his lineup and put OG David Diehl at left tackle and move OG Rich Seubert at left guard.
Fri, 13 Oct 2006 21:53:23 -0700
Steve Wyche, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports former Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield, now with the New York Giants, is still upset in the manner in which he was released from the team in 2003. In an expletive-laced interview with the New York Daily News, Whitfield said he would like to be in a room with Falcons president and general manager Rich McKay so he could "really tell him how I think of his [stuff]. That is what you need to write." Whitfield added, "I don't talk to punks. I'm not disgruntled. He has to do his job. I've got to do mine. Just from a man-to-man perspective, he could have told me, dog." Whitfield claims McKay led him to believe he'd be part of the team in 2004, but Whitfield heard through the media that his job security was uncertain. He was then but before the regular season started, which helped lead to his grudge.
Thu, 07 Sep 2006 12:59:50 -0700
New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (back) is not listed for the injury report for Week 1. Head coach Tom Coughlin will keep an eye on him during the game and will be ready to pull him in favor of OT Bob Whitfield if it appears Petitgout's back is acting up.
Fri, 25 Aug 2006 22:22:41 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (back) sat out the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 25. He was replaced in the lineup by OT Bob Whitfield.
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 23:56:57 -0700
New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (back) missed the afternoon practice Monday, Aug. 14, and was replaced by OT Bob Whitfield.
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 21:14:05 -0800
New York Giants OT Bob Whitfield signed a three-year contract with base salaries of $810,000 (2006), $820,000 (2007) and $830,000 (2008).
Tue, 14 Mar 2006 14:55:53 -0800
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have officially re-signed OT Bob Whitfield. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sun, 12 Feb 2006 06:06:03 -0800
The Star-Ledger reports the New York Giants would like to re-sign OT Bob Whitfield. He is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in March.
Wed, 14 Dec 2005 12:58:48 -0800
New York Giants OT Bob Whitfield could start at left tackle for Week 15 if OT Luke Petitgout (back) is unavailable.
Tue, 29 Nov 2005 05:45:28 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Newark Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants starting OG David Diehl and OT Luke Petitgout could be in danger of losing their starting jobs after their performances Sunday, Nov. 27. Petitgout committed five false starts penalties and Diehl committed three false start penalties and one holding penalty. "I would like to keep the unit together, but I do know that I have some veterans that can play," head coach Tom Coughlin said. "And If I don't see improvement in that, I don't have a lot of choice." The backups Coughlin referred to are OT Bob Whitfield and OG Jason Whittle.
Wed, 23 Nov 2005 11:49:53 -0800
New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, but is expected to return to action Thursday, Nov. 24. If he cannot play, OT Bob Whitfield would start in his place.
Mon, 21 Nov 2005 14:09:12 -0800
New York Giants LT Luke Petitgout (knee) will probably miss the Wednesday, Nov. 21, practice but should be good to go for Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks. He has played through the problem for a couple of weeks. If Petitgout can't go, OT Bob Whitfield will take his spot.
Sun, 20 Nov 2005 19:39:12 -0800
Due to the injury to New York Giants OT Luke Petitgout (knee), OT Bob Whitfield played most of the second half of the team's Week 11 game at left tackle.
Mon, 12 Sep 2005 18:40:59 -0700
New York Giants OT Bob Whitfield would start at right tackle in Week 2 if OT Kareem McKenzie (ankle) is unable to play.
Thu, 01 Sep 2005 22:44:26 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants OL Bob Whitfield started in place of injured OL Kareem McKenzie (calf) in the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 1.
Thu, 05 May 2005 21:21:27 -0700
Updating ongoing reports, New York Giants OT Bob Whitfield says he understands his role with the team but is not willing to conceded the starting left tackle job to incumbent OT Luke Petitgout just yet, according to Michael Eisen of Giants.com. "I welcome the competition," Whitfield said. "I'm an old-school guy. Luke is the starter. I can't just come in and say I'm replacing the starter. I'm just coming in to support. And then if there's an opportunity to replace the starter, you have to earn that job. It's definitely not given to you."
Thu, 05 May 2005 05:01:40 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Star-Ledger reports OT Bob Whitfield signed a one-year, $765,000 contract with the New York Giants.
Wed, 04 May 2005 13:18:38 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants OT Bob Whitfield is expected to serve as a backup at left tackle.
Wed, 04 May 2005 13:18:19 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have signed OT Bob Whitfield (Jaguars). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 11:23:43 -0800
New York Newsday reports the New York Giants are negotiating with free agent OT Bob Whitfield (Jaguars) to serve as a backup.
Tue, 05 Oct 2004 20:45:48 -0700
Vic Ketchman, of Jaguars.com, reports the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed OT Bob Whitfield (Falcons). Terms of the deal were not released. Whitfield is currently slated to backup OT Ephraim Salaam.
Sun, 05 Sep 2004 19:33:48 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have released OT Bob Whitfield.
Sat, 07 Aug 2004 11:22:42 -0700
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (undisclosed) sat out Friday afternoon's practice, Aug. 6, with an undisclosed injury.
Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:41:08 -0700
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield will be excused from practice Tuesday, June 8, for personal matters.
Tue, 02 Mar 2004 18:02:51 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons have restructured the contract of OT Bob Whitfield. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sat, 28 Feb 2004 09:52:25 -0800
Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, reports the Atlanta Falcons have requested OT Bob Whitfield to take a pay-cut this year to remain with the team. Whitfield is scheduled to receive a $250,000 roster bonus on the eve of the free agency period March 2, a figure the team may be unwilling to pay.
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 13:42:45 -0800
Updating previous reports, AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have placed OT Bob Whitfield (leg) on injured reserve, which means he will miss the remainder of the 2003 season.
Mon, 03 Nov 2003 10:06:06 -0800
Updating previous reports, Matt Winkeljohn, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (leg) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured right fibula and ligament damage to his ankle and/or lower leg. "Bob is definitely out for the year," head coach Dan Reeves said. "That's a big loss." OT Kevin Shaffer replaced Whitfield in Sunday's, Nov. 2, game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Whether he stays there in uncertain.
Sun, 02 Nov 2003 18:08:48 -0800
Updating previous reports, AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (leg) suffered a fractured right fibula in the third quarter in Week 9. Further examination revealed that he likely has ligament damage, and Whitfield will probably be lost for the remainder of the season.
Sun, 02 Nov 2003 14:36:41 -0800
During Sunday's afternoon game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles, Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (ankle) was carted off the field during the third quarter with an apparent right ankle injury. When more information is available an update will be provided.
Thu, 26 Dec 2002 05:51:14 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (gout) wasnít able to practice Tuesday and is questionable for week seventeen.
Thu, 07 Nov 2002 19:56:05 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (shoulder) was taken off the team's weekly injury report.
Sun, 03 Nov 2002 19:12:57 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during Sundayís game.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 16:52:32 -0700
As an update to previous reports, Len Pasquarelli for ESPN.com reports while details of the restructured contract agreed to by Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield were not immediately available, his agent, Ken Landpher confirmed the move provides the team with about $1 million - $1.2 million in additional cap room. It is believed his base salary was reduced to the $750,000 minimum, with the extra $1.55 million being converted into a guaranteed signing bonus. If this is true, his cap number would be reduced from $4.183 million to $2.943 million.
Thu, 22 Aug 2002 10:40:07 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons OT Bob Whitfield has agreed to restructure his contract to help the teamís salary cap. Terms of the new deal were undisclosed.
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:12:35 -0700
Charles Odum, reports for the Sporting News that Atlanta Falcons OTs Bob Whitfield, Todd Weiner and Kynan Forney are locked into their offensive line positions for next season.
Sat, 21 Jul 2001 18:29:55 -0700
The Macon Telegraph's Joseph Person reports Atlanta Falcons OL Ephraim Salaam has fallen to No. 2 on the team's depth chart at left tackle behind veteran Bob Whitfield. Travis Claridge has Salaam's old spot at right tackle. Salaam reported in great shape, having dropped about 30 pounds from his playing weight at the end of last year. "I still feel I'm the best right tackle on this team. That's just me," said Salaam.
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 19:44:27 -0700
The Ledger-Enquirer's Charles Odom reports Atlanta Falcons OL Travis Claridge worked with the first-team offense at right tackle during Thursday's practice. The team expects Ephraim Salaam and Michael Thompson to compete for the starting job at right tackle. The rest of the first-team line included left tackle Bob Whitfield, left guard Calvin Collins, center Todd McClure and right guard Anthony Redmon.
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 14:02:15 -0700
Charles Odum, of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, reports for the Sporting News that with the exception of left tackle, which will be played by Bob Whitfield, every starting job on the Atlanta Falcons offensive line is open. RT Ephraim Salaam, RG Travis Claridge, C Todd McClure and LG Calvin Collins were also part of the first-team offensive line in the recent minicamp. Michael Thompson could push Salaam at right tackle.
Sun, 08 Jul 2001 11:12:20 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons worked Bob Whitfield and Ephraim Salaam at the tackles positions, Calvin Collins and Travis Claridge at guards and Todd McClure at center during their recent mini-camp. The team had been juggling their offensive line around earlier this year.
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 07:17:08 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons are now about $1 million under this year's salary cap but want to begin restructuring deals in order to open more room so they can be active during the free agency period. By locking up CB Ray Buchanan and OL Bob Whitfield to new deals during the off-season, the team has now re-signed their top two potential free agents.
Fri, 09 Feb 2001 22:53:58 -0800
Len Pasquarelli reports SportsLine.com has learned there will be a meeting next week betweeen Eugene Parker the agent for Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan, the player and the team. The Falcons, who have never used the franchise designation, are telling anyone who will listen they plan to slap it on Buchanan to keep him from departing. Buchanan repotedly is looking for a team record signing bonus more than the $8 million the Falcons awarded OT Bob Whitfield.
Tue, 26 Dec 2000 12:35:21 -0800
SportsLine.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Atlanta Falcons have re-signed OT Bob Whitfield to a six-year contract extension that will be announced later today. The deal is worth $30.3 million and includes an $8 million signing bonus. Whitfield was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent in February.
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 19:27:06 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons CB Ray Buchanan (hip), CB Darrick Vaughn (leg), T Bob Whitfield (leg), S Terry Cousin (hamstring) and TE Dallas Neil (shoulder) practiced on Wednesday. CB Elijah Williams (ankle) and T Ephraim Salaam (foot) missed practice on Wednesday.
Tue, 19 Dec 2000 16:30:14 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons will likely place C Todd McClure (calf) on injured reserve. RT Ephraim Salaam (foot) was wearing a walking boot on Monday but X-rays were negative. His status for this weekend remains uncertain. OL Bob Whitfield (ankle/knee) looks like he's alright while DE Patrick Kerney (torn rib cartilage) is very sore and uncertain for this weekend's game.
Mon, 18 Dec 2000 19:32:39 -0800
AtlantaFalcons.com reports head coach Dan Reeves stated he thought rookie QB Doug Johnson did some good things on Sunday but felt veteran Chris Chandler gave them a spark coming off the bench. He'll hold off until later this week before naming his starter for this weekend's game. Reeves plans to sit down at the end of the year and determine whether or not Chandler is going to stay with the team or not. In other news, Reeves stated he'd like to have new deals with OL Bob Whitfield and CB Ray Buchanan, both eligible for free agency at the end of the year, signed before Christmas.
Thu, 14 Dec 2000 09:06:00 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons have increased their level of talks with Ray Anderson, the agent for upcoming free agent OL Bob Whitfield. Whitfield is believed to be looking for a 5 to 7 year deal in the range of $35 to $56 million; with a signing bonus in the range of $6-$10 million. The team hasn't had much contact with other potential free agents. CB Ray Buchanan is one of their other high-profile players and he said he may have to depart if the money is right.