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Rich Gannon | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (51) / 12/20/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: Delaware
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 4 (98) / NE

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Rich Gannon will meet with Buc QBs for two days this week.
Gannon, 40, maintains he's only there for instruction, with no intention of signing with the team. A retired veteran of 18 seasons, Gannon won an MVP at the helm of Jon Gruden's 2002 AFC Champion Oakland Raiders. Wed, May 17, 2006 09:06:00 AM

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Rich Gannon officially announced his retirement.

A veteran of 18 seasons, Gannon spent bounced around the league for eleven years before hooking up with Jon Gruden for a magical run in Oakland. The 2002 NFL MVP will work in the broadcast booth this season for CBS.
Sat, Aug 6, 2005 01:19:00 PM

Rich Gannon is still on the Raiders roster.

Gannon wants to meet face to face with Al Davis before deciding anything official. At that point, it's expected the Raiders will release him, allowing Gannon to retire.
Thu, Jun 9, 2005 09:31:00 AM

Appearing on NFL Network, Rich Gannon admitted that a retirement announcement would be coming in a few weeks.

The 2003 league MVP said returning to the NFL after a serious neck injury ''didn't make sense.'' This is no surpise. Gannon finishes his 16-year career with 28,743 career passing yards. His career TD/INT ratio was 180:104.
Mon, May 16, 2005 09:24:00 PM

Rich Gannon is highly unlikely to play football for the Raiders this season.

We've reported this for months, but the story is making the rounds again because Raiders coach Norv Turner said he won't be at the team's minicamp this week.
Mon, Apr 25, 2005 10:12:00 AM

Rich Gannon restructured his contract, reducing it to the NFL minimum.

Gannon is likely to retire, but this keeps his options open for the near future. It will save Oakland $7.35 million against the salary cap.
Sat, Feb 26, 2005 05:30:00 PM

Rich Gannon has reportedly ''come to accept the truth,'' that his playing days are over.

The Raiders can postpone his cap hit until next year and will give him all the time he needs to officially retire. Oakland should enter camp with Kerry Collins and Marques Tuiasossopo as their top two QBs.
Tue, Feb 22, 2005 11:07:00 AM

Rich Gannon was seen running at the Raiders training facility as part of his rehab from a broken vertabrae in his neck.

Gannon has not stated whether he'll return next season, but he wants to give himself a shot.
Fri, Dec 10, 2004 11:39:00 AM

Raiders placed Rich Gannon on injured reserve with a neck injury.

Saints defensive end Tony Bryant suffered a similar injury to Gannon and returned to the field. But it took Bryant nearly two years to recover and we can't see Gannon making that kind of committment at his age. His career, which finally flourished in Oakland, is likely over.
Thu, Oct 21, 2004 12:35:00 PM

Rich Gannon is officially out for the season because of his neck injury.

Gannon, wearing a neck brace, broke the news to Oakland reporters today. He said he wasn't able to comment on his future with the team or his possible retirement at this time. Many feel that Gannon's career is likely over.
Mon, Oct 18, 2004 04:18:00 PM

Rich Gannon's career is likely over after seeking his fourth opinion on his injured neck.

Neither Gannon nor the team is commenting on the issue yet.
Sun, Oct 17, 2004 07:34:00 PM

Rich Gannon sought a second opinion on his injured shoulder.

Gannon will meet with a few more doctors this week to determine if he can play this season. Jerry Rice, for one, believes Gannon is done for the season.
Thu, Oct 7, 2004 01:55:00 PM

The timetable for Rich Gannon's possible return has been extended to eight weeks.

The team says it's too early to say whether the fractured vertabrae in Gannon's neck will force him onto injured reserve.
Tue, Sep 28, 2004 01:08:00 AM

Rich Gannon has a fractured vertabrae in his neck and will miss "an extended period of time"

Coach Norv Turner said it could be anywhere from six weeks to the rest of the season. Kerry Collins will take over at quarterback.
Mon, Sep 27, 2004 03:20:00 PM

Coach Norv Turner called Rich Gannon's neck injury not "too serious" after tonight's game.

His impending quarterback controversy, however, will be taken quite seriously in the Bay Area.
Mon, Sep 27, 2004 01:23:00 AM

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