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Duce Staley | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 242
College: South Carolina
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Eagles hired Duce Staley as special teams quality control coach.
Quality control is the entry level position that is often used to break former players into the coaching ranks. The Eagles also added Johnnie Lynn as secondary/cornerbacks coach and Bobby April Jr. as a defensive quality control coach. Tue, Feb 8, 2011 01:12:00 PM

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Duce Staley has officially retired, and will be celebrated by the Eagles at halftime of this week's Eagles-Giants game.

Staley got hurt in Week 8 of the 2004 season while starting for a juggernaut Steelers squad. No one could have guessed he'd only earn 38 more career carries after that year, as his health faltered and weight ballooned. Never a big touchdown scorer, his best season came in 2002 while leading Philly's three-headed running back monster with 1,570 total yards and eight touchdowns.
Thu, Dec 6, 2007 04:27:00 PM

Steelers released RB Duce Staley.

Staley signed in 2004 and looked like an ideal fit for Pittsburgh's system. He was for half a season, averaging over 100 rushing yards a game, while letting Jerome Bettis vulture his touchdowns. But Staley literally got fat and happy the last two years and the organization grew tired of his effort and injuries. The Eagles could look into signing him, but we doubt he'll ever have a major role in the NFL again.
Mon, Dec 4, 2006 08:48:00 PM

Steelers declared RB Duce Staley, WR Willie Reid, S Mike Logan, C Jeff Hartings, OG Chris Kemoeatu, OT Willie Colon, LB James Harrison and QB Brian St. Pierre inactive for Week 9 against Denver.

Kendall Simmons will start at guard. Staley is behind John Kuhn on the depth chart. Harrison, Reid, Logan, and Hartings are hurt.
Sun, Nov 5, 2006 03:40:00 PM

Duce Staley is not expected to be active in Week 9.

It appears John Kuhn, activated from the practice team just this week, has already passed Staley on Pittsburgh's depth chart.
Fri, Nov 3, 2006 10:38:00 AM

Steelers declared RB Duce Staley, QB Brian St. Pierre, WR Willie Reid, LB Joey Porter, C Marvin Phillip, T Willie Colon, LB James Harrison, and DE Rodney Bailey inactive for Week 7.

There are no surprises amongst this group.
Sun, Oct 22, 2006 12:33:00 PM

Duce Staley is inactive for the Steelers.

T Willie Colon, TE Tim Euhus, and S Mike Logan are also down for Pittsburgh.
Sun, Oct 8, 2006 08:09:00 PM

Duce Staley is inactive for the Steelers.

He remains fourth on the depth chart. Najeh Davenport and Verron Haynes are active in front of him.
Sun, Sep 24, 2006 11:53:00 AM

After averaging a miserable 2.2 yards-per-carry in the preseason, Duce Staley has reportedly been impressive in recent Steelers practices.

Staley hasn't received a regular season carry and isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues. Verron Haynes and Najeh Davenport both appear to be ahead of him on Pittsburgh's depth chart.
Sat, Sep 23, 2006 09:36:00 AM

Steelers declared RB Duce Staley, QB Brian St. Pierre, KR Willie Reid, LB Rian Wallace, C Marvin Phillip, OL Chris Kemoeatu, OL Willie Colon, and TE Tim Euhus inactive for Monday night.

No Hines Ward, no Big Ben. The Steelers are playing with a full deck in Week 2. Najeh Davenport got the nod over Staley, who's days in Pittsburgh may be numbered. St. Pierre is the third quarterback.
Source: jaguars.com
Mon, Sep 18, 2006 07:26:00 PM

Duce Staley is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday's game.

Najeh Davenport might get a chance in goal-line situations against the Jaguars. Staley is no longer worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Thu, Sep 14, 2006 10:14:00 AM

Steelers coach Bill Cowher confirmed Saturday that he'll carry four tailbacks heading to the season opener.

Despite many reports, Duce Staley's roster spot is safe. Willie Parker and Verron Haynes are the top two backs on the depth chart. The AP speculates Staley might not dress for games early in the season.
Sat, Sep 2, 2006 01:20:00 PM

Duce Staley is reportedly not in danger of being cut Friday.

No one else on the roster has stepped up. Don't be surprised, however, if Pittsburgh looks at running backs on the waiver wire, meaning Staley could still be at risk of being cut next week.
Fri, Sep 1, 2006 10:13:00 AM

Duce Staley rushed for 46 yards on 19 carries Thursday night.

Staley should make the team, if only because the Steelers have no one to replace him. He's averaging less than three yards-per-carry in the preseason, but Pittsburgh is hopeful he'll play his way into shape.
Thu, Aug 31, 2006 11:10:00 PM

Duce Staley rushed for 21 yards on 11 carries Friday night.

Staley is slow and cannot break tackles. Former undrafted free agent John Kuhn, a Shippensburg alum, appears a better short-yardage back.
Fri, Aug 25, 2006 10:52:00 PM

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2Mark Sanchez
3Matt Barkley
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Darren Sproles
3Chris Polk
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Chris Polk
3RB1Darren Sproles
2LeSean McCoy
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Jordan Matthews
3Josh Huff
WR21Riley Cooper
2Brad Smith
3Jeff Maehl
4Cobi Hamilton
WR31Jordan Matthews
TE1Brent Celek
2Zach Ertz
3James Casey
4Trey Burton
K1Cody Parkey