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
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-07-25) July 25, 1982 (age 32)
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: 2005
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Robert Edward Douglas II (born July 25, 1982) is a former 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]


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  3. ^ "A Closer Look, Take Two". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. February 2, 2006. Archived from the original on May 5, 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Reloading the Roster". Tampa Bay Buccaneers. January 12, 2006. Archived from the original on November 17, 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
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  12. ^ Kider, Teddy (August 8, 2007). "Giants Playing Without a Net at Fullback". New York Times. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
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