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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1994
Baltimore coach Don Matthews already was making contingency plans after backup quarterback John Congemi suffered a back injury in the first overtime of his team's 45-43 preseason victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last night.Congemi, complaining of back spasms and a shooting pain down his right leg, was fitted with a neck brace and back support before being helped off the field and taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital."It looked like Congemi got hurt when he gave up the safety," said Matthews.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1995
With an eye to the future, Baltimore's Canadian Football League team auditioned two Division I-AA quarterbacks yesterday for the role of understudy to Tracy Ham.rTC Dan Crowley and Robert Dougherty, all-time passing leaders at Towson State and Boston University, respectively, rolled out and dropped back for 40 passes each in separate workouts at Memorial Stadium.They are vying for the position recently vacated by veteran backup John Congemi, who will not be retained for the 1995 season. Congemi, who will be 31 in June, lost his job not on performance, coach Don Matthews said, but to relative age. He is six months younger than Ham."
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | March 17, 1994
The Baltimore CFL Colts yesterday picked up injury insurance at quarterback and a prototypical running back for the wide-open Canadian Football League offense.The quarterback is former Pitt standout John Congemi, a six-year CFL veteran backup.The running back is Sheldon Canley, a versatile 5-foot-9, 210-pound runner/receiver who played for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants in the NFL.Congemi and Canley were among four players whose signings were announced by the club. Also signed were former West RTC Virginia cornerback Kwame Smith and former Texas A&M linebacker Otis Nealy.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | August 31, 1994
The defining moment in the abbreviated career of Shawn Jones as an NFL free safety came when he lined up to defend against Barry Sanders last year.Jones had just replaced injured Vencie Glenn for the Minnesota Vikings in a regular-season game against the Detroit Lions. As he stared across the ball at Sanders, one of the NFL's most dangerous backs, Jones felt a sense of dread and misgiving."I was hoping he wouldn't get through the linebackers and be one-on-one against me," Jones said yesterday.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1994
Baltimore CFL quarterback John Congemi was discharged from St. Joseph's Hospital yesterday, less than 24 hours after he was admitted in full uniform with a back injury.Don Matthews, coach of Baltimore's Canadian Football League team, said that X-rays were negative and that Congemi had not suffered any structural damage.The seven-year veteran was hurt in overtime of Wednesday night's 45-43 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers when he was sacked by Del Lyles.Congemi stayed in the game for another running play, then complained of pain in his back and legs on the sideline.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
HAMILTON, Ontario -- A year ago, when it appeared his quarterbacking days might be over, John Congemi started grooming himself for a second career.After turning down a low contract offer from the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League, Congemi went to the broadcast booth.And liked it.He was color man for the Miami Hooters on Arena Football broadcasts, and the former Pitt quarterback worked the Pitt-Syracuse game. He also did radio shows on college and pro ball, working with former Miami Dolphins receiver Jimmy Cefalo.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1994
Baltimore CFLs quarterback John Congemi shared his shower shoes with Tracy Ham after yesterday's practice.This week against Hamilton, Ham might be sharing his quarterbacking duties with Congemi. Ham, who slightly tore his right quadriceps muscle in Saturday's loss to the Toronto Argonauts, watched practice in sweat pants, a white turtleneck and a baseball cap.Congemi took most of the snaps with the starting unit but said he does not care who plays Saturday. This season, Congemi has shared in Ham's success.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | February 24, 1995
With an eye to the future, Baltimore's Canadian Football League team auditioned two Division I-AA quarterbacks yesterday for the role of understudy to Tracy Ham.rTC Dan Crowley and Robert Dougherty, all-time passing leaders at Towson State and Boston University, respectively, rolled out and dropped back for 40 passes each in separate workouts at Memorial Stadium.They are vying for the position recently vacated by veteran backup John Congemi, who will not be retained for the 1995 season. Congemi, who will be 31 in June, lost his job not on performance, coach Don Matthews said, but to relative age. He is six months younger than Ham."
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By Ken Murray | May 31, 1994
He's a gem so farCaught with their finances down, the Toronto Argonauts asked veteran quarterback John Congemi to take a significant pay cut a year ago. Rather than accept less than he made as a rookie, Congemi asked for his release, then sat out the 1993 season.Now he's in Baltimore trying to win the backup job to another ex-Argo, Tracy Ham. Congemi hasn't lost his touch. He's thrown exceptionally well through four days of camp.Because of an injury and his size (5 feet 11, 190), Congemi went to the Canadian Football League from Pitt in 1987.
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By Ken Murray | June 4, 1994
Picking up the paceColts rookies will get a better sense of the CFL's fast-paced action when the team holds a scripted intrasquad scrimmage today at 5 p.m. on a Towson State practice field. That's the goal of coach Don Matthews, anyway."We want to teach players the pace of the game," he said. "Pace and tempo."The practice will be full speed with no tackling, a concession to the high number of injuries. Despite that, Matthews says, the Colts are ahead of schedule at this point in camp.Officials will attend the quasi-scrimmage and the 20-second clock between plays will be in effect, but penalties will not be marked off.Matthews gave the players a break by calling off yesterday afternoon's workout after 95 minutes, and he canceled this morning's practice.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | August 28, 1994
HAMILTON, Ontario -- A year ago, when it appeared his quarterbacking days might be over, John Congemi started grooming himself for a second career.After turning down a low contract offer from the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League, Congemi went to the broadcast booth.And liked it.He was color man for the Miami Hooters on Arena Football broadcasts, and the former Pitt quarterback worked the Pitt-Syracuse game. He also did radio shows on college and pro ball, working with former Miami Dolphins receiver Jimmy Cefalo.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | August 27, 1994
HAMILTON, Ontario -- As Tracy Ham limped out to his car at Memorial Stadium after practice one day this week, he talked about playing in pain."It's important each individual understands that with a limited roster, you have to play with nicks," he said. "I'm no different than anybody else."That's why Ham wants to start at quarterback for the Baltimore CFLs (4-3) when they face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-5) tonight at Ivor Wynne Stadium, seven days after he suffered a slight tear of his right quadriceps on a rollout.
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By Brad Snyder and Brad Snyder,Sun Staff Writer | August 24, 1994
Baltimore CFLs quarterback John Congemi shared his shower shoes with Tracy Ham after yesterday's practice.This week against Hamilton, Ham might be sharing his quarterbacking duties with Congemi. Ham, who slightly tore his right quadriceps muscle in Saturday's loss to the Toronto Argonauts, watched practice in sweat pants, a white turtleneck and a baseball cap.Congemi took most of the snaps with the starting unit but said he does not care who plays Saturday. This season, Congemi has shared in Ham's success.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | July 1, 1994
Baltimore CFL quarterback John Congemi was discharged from St. Joseph's Hospital yesterday, less than 24 hours after he was admitted in full uniform with a back injury.Don Matthews, coach of Baltimore's Canadian Football League team, said that X-rays were negative and that Congemi had not suffered any structural damage.The seven-year veteran was hurt in overtime of Wednesday night's 45-43 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers when he was sacked by Del Lyles.Congemi stayed in the game for another running play, then complained of pain in his back and legs on the sideline.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1994
On a night when Memorial Stadium welcomed back its old heroes, Baltimore's new Canadian Football League team delivered an electrifying glimpse of the future.With lightning in the background and history in the air, Baltimore pulled out a 45-43 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in its home exhibition opener on Donald Igwebuike's 47-yard field goal as time expired.It was an improbable victory reminiscent of the heroes the team honored at halftime.A raucous crowd of 28,798 welcomed the CFL to Baltimore with a chorus of "C-O-L-T-S," the name the team can no longer use because of a federal court decision this week in Indianapolis.
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By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,Sun Staff Writer | June 30, 1994
Baltimore coach Don Matthews already was making contingency plans after backup quarterback John Congemi suffered a back injury in the first overtime of his team's 45-43 preseason victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last night.Congemi, complaining of back spasms and a shooting pain down his right leg, was fitted with a neck brace and back support before being helped off the field and taken by ambulance to St. Joseph's Hospital."It looked like Congemi got hurt when he gave up the safety," said Matthews.
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By Ken Murray | June 14, 1994
Playing bigAt 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds, Karl Anthony is considered too small to play cornerback in the NFL. Call it the CFL Colts' gain.Signed as a free agent from the Calgary Stampeders, Anthony picked off three passes in his first two days of team drills since reporting with the veterans. He credits the quick start to his off-season work ethic."I took off the month of December and worked from January to camp," said Anthony, a four-year CFL veteran. "That has a lot to do with it."He was a CFL All-Star last season with six interceptions and 69 tackles in 18 games.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Writer | August 27, 1994
HAMILTON, Ontario -- As Tracy Ham limped out to his car at Memorial Stadium after practice one day this week, he talked about playing in pain."It's important each individual understands that with a limited roster, you have to play with nicks," he said. "I'm no different than anybody else."That's why Ham wants to start at quarterback for the Baltimore CFLs (4-3) when they face the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-5) tonight at Ivor Wynne Stadium, seven days after he suffered a slight tear of his right quadriceps on a rollout.
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By Ken Murray | June 19, 1994
Looking goodThere was something to savor for everyone in the CFL Colts' scripted intrasquad scrimmage at York, Pa. yesterday:* Running back Mike Pringle ran for two touchdowns in the no-tackle workout, one for 60 yards. Quarterbacks Tracy Ham (13-for-20) and John Congemi ( 17-for-33, 2 interceptions) had their moments in the passing game, too.* The defense picked off three more passes, including one that veteran cornerback Karl Anthony returned for a touchdown four plays into the mock game.
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By Ken Murray | June 14, 1994
Playing bigAt 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds, Karl Anthony is considered too small to play cornerback in the NFL. Call it the CFL Colts' gain.Signed as a free agent from the Calgary Stampeders, Anthony picked off three passes in his first two days of team drills since reporting with the veterans. He credits the quick start to his off-season work ethic."I took off the month of December and worked from January to camp," said Anthony, a four-year CFL veteran. "That has a lot to do with it."He was a CFL All-Star last season with six interceptions and 69 tackles in 18 games.
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