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Robert Douglas (American football)

Robert Douglas
Douglas at 2007 New York Giants training camp
No. 24
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-25) July 25, 1982
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Louis (MO) Lutheran North
College: Memphis
Undrafted in 2005
Debuted in 2007 for the New York Giants
Last played in 2007 for the New York Giants
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Robert Edward Douglas II (born July 25, 1982) is a retired American football fullback who played for the New York Giants in the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Memphis.

Professional career

Douglas was not selected in the 2005 NFL Draft. The Tennessee Titans signed him as a free agent on April 27, 2005 and to the practice squad on September 4, 2005.[1][2] Douglas missed training camp due to an injury.[3] The Titans waived Douglas on November 1, 2005.[4] On December 20, 2005, Douglas signed with the Houston Texans practice squad.[5]

On January 12, 2006, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Douglas to a future/reserve contract.[6] The team waived Douglas on July 24, 2006 to make room on the roster to sign quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.[7] The New York Giants signed Douglas on August 15, 2006 then waived him on August 28.[8] Douglas then signed with the Houston Texans and was on the practice squad until being waived on September 12, 2006.[9] Douglas then signed with AFL team Kansas City Brigade on November 28, 2006 and was waived on March 14, 2007 before the season.[10] While signed with the Brigade, Douglas entered "other league exempt" status,[10] after the New York Giants signed Douglas to the practice squad on December 26, 2006.[11]

At training camp, Douglas was the only fullback on the roster.[12] Douglas played in only one NFL regular season game in his career, on September 23, 2007.[13] He sat out the rest of the season due to a knee injury.[14] The Giants won Super Bowl XLII after the season.

The Giants waived Douglas on August 30, 2008.[15]

References

  1. ^ "Titans add practice squad players". Tennessee Titans. Archived from the original on November 20, 2005. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2005-04-27/sports/0504270151_1_wr-cb-aaron-15-day-dl
  3. ^ "A Closer Look, Take Two". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. February 2, 2006. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20141204205105/http://www.kffl.com/player/11833/nfl/news/robert-douglas
  5. ^ http://articles.courant.com/2005-12-21/sports/0512210071_1_contract-terms-one-year
  6. ^ "Reloading the Roster". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. January 12, 2006. Archived from the original on November 17, 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20061117041725/http://www.buccaneers.com/news/newsdetail.aspx?newsid=5216
  8. ^ http://www.nfl.com/transactions?transactionMonth=8&transactionYear=2006&transactionTeamAbbr=NYG&prevTransactionMonth=8&prevTransactionYear=2006&prevTransactionTeamAbbr=
  9. ^ http://newsok.com/texans-place-alexander-on-ir/article/2846408
  10. ^ a b http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=115
  11. ^ http://web.archive.org/web/20070611174344/http://giants.com/news/eisen/story.asp?story_id=24214
  12. ^ Kider, Teddy (August 8, 2007). "Giants Playing Without a Net at Fullback". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  13. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/robertdouglas/2506208/gamelogs?season=2007
  14. ^ "SI.com". CNN. 
  15. ^ http://www.nfl.com/transactions?transactionMonth=8&transactionYear=2008&transactionTeamAbbr=NYG&prevTransactionMonth=8&prevTransactionYear=2008&prevTransactionTeamAbbr=
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