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Duce Staley | Running Back

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (41) / 2/27/1975
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 242
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 3 (71) / PHI
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The Eagles will retain Duce Staley as running backs coach under new coach Doug Pederson.
Considered one of the best position coaches around the league, Staley even got a courtesy head-coaching interview from the Eagles before they chose Pederson. Staley played on teams with Pederson in Philadelphia, and the two coached together in Philly before Pederson left for Kansas City with Andy Reid. Jan 20 - 10:51 PM

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Eagles RBs coach Duce Staley interviewed for the team's head coaching vacancy Friday.

The interview was likely just a courtesy to Staley, who has spent 13 seasons as a member of the organization as a player and coach. The interview also satisfies the Rooney Rule. Staley is on track for a head coaching gig in the future, but he needs experience above the position-coach level before earning that opportunity.
Jan 2 - 1:31 PM

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

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