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  Chiefs | Martin Rucker to undergo surgery    Wed Jun 13, 03:04 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Martin Rucker (knee) will undergo surgery on his knee injury and will be placed on Injured Reserve.

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  Chiefs | Martin Rucker likely has torn ACL    Thu Jun 7, 02:43 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Martin Rucker (knee) likely will need surgery for what is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered during organized team activities last week.

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  Chiefs | Martin Rucker nursing knee injury    Sat Jun 2, 01:39 AM

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs TE Martin Rucker (knee) left practice Friday, June 1, due to a right knee injury. He was walking with a noticeable limp afterward.

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  Chiefs | Martin Rucker injured Friday    Fri Jun 1, 03:06 PM

Kansas City Chiefs TE Martin Rucker (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury during organized team activities Friday, June 1. It appeared Rucker suffered a right knee or ankle injury.

Footballguys view: We don't know the severity yet, but it's not a good sign for a guy fighting to keep a roster spot. He was added to compete behind Tony Moeaki and Kevin Boss.

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  Chiefs | Martin Rucker signed     Wed May 16, 10:33 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs announced Wednesday, May 16, that they have signed free-agent TE Martin Rucker (Jaguars). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Rucker is a longshot to make the final roster. He's currently fourth on the depth chart behind Kevin Boss, Tony Moeaki, and Jake O'Connell.

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  Jaguars | Martin Rucker headed to IR    Tue Nov 8, 01:44 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars are placing TE Martin Rucker (undisclosed) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 8, and in a corresponding move are promoting LB Michael Lockley from the practice squad.

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  Jaguars | Week 7 Inactives    Mon Oct 24, 07:31 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared WR Chastin West, SS Courtney Greene, OT Eben Britton, WR Jarett Dillard, OG Jason Spitz, TE Martin Rucker, DL Nate Collins inactive for Week 7.

Footballguys view: Mike Sims-Walker is active and he might play a big role in his first game back with his new team.

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  Jaguars | Martin Rucker signed    Tue Oct 18, 09:58 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed TE Martin Rucker (Cowboys) off the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday, Oct. 18. He will be on the active roster for at least three weeks. Head coach Jack Del Rio confirmed the move, but it is still pending a physical.

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  Cowboys | Martin Rucker re-signed to practice squad     Thu Sep 15, 11:13 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed free-agent TE Martin Rucker to their practice squad.

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  Cowboys | Two released    Tue Sep 13, 04:24 PM

The Dallas Cowboys released FB Isaiah Greenhouse and TE Martin Rucker Tuesday, Sept. 13.

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  Cowboys | Preparing to be without Martellus Bennett    Wed Sep 7, 01:30 AM

The Dallas Cowboys are preparing for Week 1 against the New York Jets on the assumption TE Martellus Bennett (ankle) will not be available. The club's decision to keep TE Martin Rucker as a fourth tight end on the initial 53-man roster was a strong indication that Bennett would not be ready. The team will not rule out Bennett until later in the week, although it's unlikely he'll make enough progress to be cleared.

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  Cowboys | Martin Rucker added to active roster    Wed Dec 1, 12:53 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed practice squad TE Martin Rucker to their active roster, according to Tim MacMahon, of ESPNDallas.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Cowboys | Fill out practice squad    Sun Sep 5, 06:02 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have signed re-signed free-agent WRs Jesse Holley and Manuel Johnson, RB Lonyae Miller, TE Martin Rucker, OG Travis Bright and CB Teddy Williams, reports Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. They also signed unrestricted free-agent TE Scott Chandler (Giants) and OT Cliff Louis (Lions) to their practice squad.

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  Cowboys | Announce roster cuts    Sat Sep 4, 06:23 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have released CBs Cletis Gordon, Bryan McCann, Jamar Wall and Teddy Williams, RBs Herb Donaldson and Lonyae Miller, TEs Dajleon Farr, Jason Pociask and Martin Rucker, WRs Jesse Holley and Manuel Johnson, DL Marcus Dixon, Jimmy Saddler-McQueen and Junior Siavii, LBs Curtis Johnson, Steve Octavien and Brandon Sharpe, OT Will Barker, OG Travis Bright and OL Mike Tepper, reports Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com.

Footballguys view: Undrafted rookie Lonyae Miller may be an option for the Cowboys practice squad. The team may want to develop him as a future change of pace back and receiver out of the backfield.

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  Cowboys | Four return to practice Monday    Mon Aug 23, 08:55 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Scott Sicko (concussion), OT Alex Barron (ankle), TE Martin Rucker (hamstring) and S Michael Hamlin (concussion) returned for the team's practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.

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  Cowboys | Martin Rucker hopes to practice Monday    Fri Aug 20, 03:57 PM

Dallas Cowboys TE Martin Rucker (hamstring) said he hopes to be able to participate in practice Monday, Aug. 23, reports The Dallas Morning News' Todd Archer.

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  Buccaneers | Martin Rucker waived    Wed Aug 11, 04:46 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have waived TE Martin Rucker after he failed a physical.

Footballguys view: A team like Dallas could make a move for Rucker now that the Buccaneers have waived him.

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  Cowboys | Placed waiver claim on Martin Rucker    Tue Aug 10, 06:55 PM

The Dallas Cowboys placed a waiver claim on TE Martin Rucker, but he was awarded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Rob Phillips, of DallasCowboys.com.

Footballguys view: The Cowboys are hurting for a #3 TE now that they've lost up and comer John Phillips to a torn ACL.

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  Buccaneers | Martin Rucker claimed    Tue Aug 10, 05:20 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced they have claimed free-agent TE Martin Rucker (Eagles) off waivers.

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  Eagles | Martin Rucker released    Mon Aug 9, 09:16 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have released TE Martin Rucker, the team announced Monday, Aug. 9.

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  Eagles | Five miss practice Sunday    Sun Aug 8, 07:53 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Ricky Sapp (knee), CB Macho Harris (hamstring), DL Antonio Dixon (concussion), TE Martin Rucker (hamstring) and LB Keenan Clayton (personal) sat out the team�s morning practice Sunday, Aug. 8, reports Jonathan Tamari, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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  Eagles | Martin Rucker returns to practice    Sun Aug 8, 12:18 PM

Philadelphia Eagles TE Martin Rucker (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 8, reports Bo Wulf, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com.

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  Eagles | Several players miss practice Friday    Fri Aug 6, 05:55 PM

Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee), CB Asante Samuel (hamstring), RB Mike Bell (hamstring), TE Martin Rucker (hamstring) and C A.Q. Shipley (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 6, reports Nate Mink, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

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  Eagles | Eight miss Thursday evening practice    Fri Aug 6, 03:38 AM

Philadelphia Eagles DT Antonio Dixon (concussion), RB Mike Bell (hamstring), TE Martin Rucker (hamstring), CB Macho Harris (hamstring), C A.Q. Shipley (ankle), DE Victor Abiamiri (knee), LG Todd Herremans (foot) and C Jamaal Jackson (knee) did not take part in the team's evening practice Thursday, Aug. 5, reports Les Bowen, of The Philadelphia Daily News.

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  Eagles | Week 18 Inactives    Sat Jan 9, 06:57 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared OG Dallas Reynolds, CB Geoff Pope, QB Kevin Kolb, WR Kevin Curtis, OT King Dunlap, TE Martin Rucker, SS Quintin Demps, DL Trevor Laws inactive for Week 18.

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  Eagles | Week 17 Inactives    Sun Jan 3, 03:08 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared OG Dallas Reynolds, CB Geoff Pope, WR Kevin Curtis, OT King Dunlap, TE Martin Rucker, QB Michael Vick, SS Quintin Demps, DL Trevor Laws inactive for Week 17.

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  Eagles | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 27, 04:05 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared CB Geoff Pope, WR Kevin Curtis, TE Martin Rucker, QB Michael Vick, OL Mike McGlynn, SS Quintin Demps, OG Stacy Andrews, DL Trevor Laws inactive for Week 16.

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  Eagles | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 20, 03:05 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have declared RB Brian Westbrook, DL Darren Howard, CB Geoff Pope, WR Jeremy Maclin, QB Kevin Kolb, TE Martin Rucker, OL Mike McGlynn, OT Shawn Andrews inactive for Week 15.

Footballguys view: Reggie Brown will get the start in place of Maclin. Westbrook still hasn't been cleared to play by the doctors.

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  Eagles | Reid says Rucker practicing well    Wed Dec 16, 03:52 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference Wednesday, Dec. 16, that TE Martin Rucker performed so well during practices that he deserved to be added to the active roster. Reid said Rucker is a very good receiver but was been working on his blocking since entering the league. Reid said Rucker did not make with the Cleveland Browns because the Browns could not wait for Rucker to develop.

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  Eagles | Rucker signed off practice squad    Tue Dec 15, 08:22 PM

Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have signed TE Martin Rucker off their practice squad.

Footballguys view: This could mean that Brent Celek's back injury is worse than the Eagles are letting on. Watch for practice reports from Philly later this week before playing Celek.

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  Eagles | Rucker signed to practice squad    Thu Sep 24, 11:37 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have signed free-agent TE Martin Rucker (Browns) to their practice squad.

Footballguys view: Rucker is not much of a blocker, but is tall with surprising athleticism. He has not developed as a route runner since entering the NFL out of Mizzou, and does not explode off the snap. The Browns are desperate for help at the tight end position and they got rid of Rucker, so we're not expecting much from him now that he's with the Eagles.

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  Browns | Rucker waived    Tue Sep 22, 06:05 PM

Adam Schefter, of ESPN, reports the Cleveland Browns have waived TE Martin Rucker.

Footballguys view: Rucker isn't much of a blocker, and not an exciting option as a receiver. He may have a difficult time finding another team.

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  Browns | Week 2 Inactives    Sun Sep 20, 03:29 PM

The Cleveland Browns have declared QB Brett Ratliff, WR Brian Robiskie, RB Cedric Peerman, RB James Davis, CB Marquis Floyd, TE Martin Rucker, OT Phillip Trautwein, OG Rex Hadnot inactive for Week 2.

Footballguys view: Jerome Harrison will see increased duty as he's now healthy while James Davis is down with a shoulder injury.

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  Browns | Week 1 Inactives    Sun Sep 13, 12:07 PM

The Cleveland Browns have declared QB Brett Ratliff, RB Cedric Peerman, CB DeAngelo Smith, RB Jerome Harrison, LB Leon Williams, CB Marquis Floyd, TE Martin Rucker, OG Rex Hadnot inactive for Week 1.

Footballguys view: James Davis will get even more work with Harrison out, despite his head injury suffered in a car accident yesterday.

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  Browns | Rucker, Walker competing for No. 3 TE    Thu Sep 3, 12:53 AM

Marla Ridenour, of the Akron Beacon Journal, reports Cleveland Browns TE Martin Rucker and TE Aaron Walker are competing for the No. 3 tight end position.

Footballguys view: There were high hopes for Rucker, but he has failed to cinch a spot on the final roster. His learning the H-Back position might be his saving grace when final cuts are announced.

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  Browns | Rucker improving his blocking    Thu Aug 20, 08:30 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he believes TE Martin Rucker is coming on. 'He's going through the learning process and getting a lot of reps and learning the system,' Mangini said. Mangini feels Rucker has made some solid progress in his blocking. Rucker has spent extra time working with a sled to improve as a blocker.

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  Browns | Rucker hopes his time is now    Thu Jul 16, 10:34 AM

Mike DeArmond, from the Kansas City Star, reports Rucker's prime competition for the starting tight-end job with the Browns seems to be free agent Robert Royal. And while Royal might teach Rucker a thing or two about blocking in the fashion of a traditional tight end, Royal's legacy with the Buffalo Bills was that he had hands of stone. Also in the mix should be veteran backup Steve Heiden. He, like Royal, is more of a retread than a new tire -- a comparison that didn't come from Rucker, by the way. "I hope it's my time," Rucker said.

Footballguys view: It might be Rucker's time to catch a few TDs and get in on third down, but Royal is too good a blocker for Rucker to unseat him as the starting TE. Rucker was never asked to be an inline blocker at Missouri, so he has a long way to go before he's an all-around TE that can play on every down.

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  Browns | Rucker playing with first, second team    Wed Jul 8, 07:23 PM

Zac Jackson, of ClevelandBrowns.com, reports that TE Martin Rucker got a lot of reps with the first and second-team units while Steve Heiden was sidelined during OTAs.

Footballguys view: Rucker is strictly a pass catching TE and he could evolve into the third option in the passing attack, but this is basically his rookie year because he was injured for a good part of 2008, so don't expect much in 2009. He could be a nice weapon in the red zone because of his size, but his production will likely be sporadic

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  Browns | Rucker showing more polish, poise    Tue Jun 30, 10:32 AM

Lane Adkins, of theOBR.com, reports that second year TE Martin Rucker has improved greatly from his rookie year during OTAs. He has displayed length, quickness, and the ability to go after the ball in the air while getting increased reps in place of Steve Heiden, who is recovering from knee surgery. Adkins speculates that Rucker's size could make him an option in the red zone and short-yardage passing situations.

Footballguys view: Rucker was drafted by the previous regime to be a receiving TE, and he seemed to have proved that he belongs to the new regime, so he should definitely be on your radar in deep dynasty leagues. He could be a marginal bye week/injury fill-in this year because starter Robert Royal is mainly a blocking TE.

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