Robert Douglas (American football)

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Robert Douglas
Robert Douglas in 2007.jpg
Douglas at 2007 New York Giants training camp
No. 24
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-25) July 25, 1982 (age 31)
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[edit]

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[edit]

  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://www.kffl.com/gnews.php?id=277938-titans---douglas-waived-from-the-practice-squad
  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=