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  • Hargrove signs; all Rams' picks are under contract

    Special to STLtoday.com Sports




    Defensive end Anthony Hargrove, a third-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, signed a three-year contract with the Rams today.

    The Rams have all of their 2004 draft choices under contract as players report to Western Illinois University for the start of training camp.

    Hargrove, the 91st pick overall, started all 12 games for Georgia Tech at weakside defensive end in his final season as a sophomore in 2002.

    He was declared academically ineligible for the 2003 season, and rather than return to Georgia Tech for the 2004 season, he left school to enter the NFL Draft.

    Hargrove, 6-foot-4 and 274 pounds, recorded 49 tackles (26 solo) with four sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 13 QB pressures, three passes defensed, and one fumble recovery in 2002.

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  • RamDez
    Hargrove signs; all Rams' picks are under contract
    by RamDez
    Hargrove signs; all Rams' picks are under contract

    Special to STLtoday.com Sports




    MACOMB, IL -- Defensive end Anthony Hargrove, a third-round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, signed a three-year contract with the Rams today.

    The Rams have all of their 2004 draft choices under contract as players report to Western Illinois University for the start of training camp.

    Hargrove, the 91st pick overall, started all 12 games for Georgia Tech at weakside defensive end in his final season as a sophomore in 2002.

    He was declared academically ineligible for the 2003 season, and rather than return to Georgia Tech for the 2004 season, he left school to enter the NFL Draft.

    Hargrove, 6-foot-4 and 274 pounds, recorded 49 tackles (26 solo) with four sacks, 13 tackles for loss, 13 QB pressures, three passes defensed, and one fumble recovery in 2002

    -07-27-2004, 02:36 PM
  • RamsSB99
    DE Hargrove And DT Anderson Signed
    by RamsSB99
    Buffalo's two restricted free agent defensive linemen have officially re-signed for the 2007 season. Defensive tackle Tim Anderson and defensive end Anthony Hargrove have both signed their qualifying offers.

    Anderson and Hargrove were tendered by the Bills back in late February effectively giving the club the right of first refusal if either of them were signed to an offer sheet by another NFL team.

    Both also carried compensation in the form of a third round pick, which likely acted as a deterrent for another team that may have been interested as no other team signed Anderson or Hargrove to an offer sheet.

    The two defensive linemen had until April 27 to sign an offer sheet with another club had one been presented, but Anderson and Hargrove obviously felt such an offer probably wasn't coming.

    Anderson, a former third-round pick of the Bills in 2003, appeared in 15 games in 2006 including five starts compiling 38 tackles.

    Hargrove was acquired in a trade with St. Louis on Oct. 16 in exchange for a 2007 fifth-round pick. The former third-round draft pick finished the season with 25 tackles, a sack and a pass breakup as a Bill after playing in the final 10 games of the season.

    Making Hargrove even more valuable was his ability to kick inside and play defensive tackle on obvious passing downs.

    Both defensive linemen will compete for more playing time in defensive coordinator Perry Fewell's rotational scheme.
    -04-17-2007, 08:29 PM
  • RamWraith
    Hargrove strikes police officer
    by RamWraith
    profootballtalk.com

    OPENING OF CAMP DOESN'T MEAN CLOSING OF JAIL

    Just as the "days without an arrest" counter made a rare return to the land of two digits, we can set it back to zero.

    Thank you, Anthony Hargrove.

    Hargrove, a Bills defensive end, is charged with striking a police officer early Sunday morning in Rochester.

    Per R News, police responded to reports of fighting on St. Paul Street, and used pepper spray to disperse a crowd of 300 to 400 people. Hargrove was inadvertently struck with the strong gas cloud, and then intentionally (allegedly) struck a police officer in the face, busting his glasses.

    Which, of course, eventually resulted in Hargrove getting sprayed again.

    Hargrove is charged with harassment, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. His brother, Terrence, also has been charged with obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

    Hargrove is a fourth-year player from Georgia Tech. He spent his first two seasons with the Rams, starting in four games as a rookie and 15 in his second year. He started the first four games of the 2006 season with the Rams before going AWOL. In October, he was traded to the Bills for a fifth-round pick in the 2007 draft.

    He currently is listed as the second string right defensive end, behind Aaron Schobel.

    In the offseason, the Bills offered to Hargrove the low-level restricted free agent tender of $850,000. Since the payment is not guaranteed, the arrest could be enough to get Hargrove released.
    -08-05-2007, 08:56 AM
  • RamWraith
    Hargrove suspened one year
    by RamWraith
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 19, 2008, 9:14 a.m.
    Our friend Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange and Sirius NFL Radio reports (via WKBW-TV in Buffalo) that Bills defensive end Anthony Hargrove has recently failed a drug test.

    Because Hargrove has been suspended four games for violation of the substance-abuse policy within the last two years, the failed test most likely will trigger a one-year suspension.

    Hargrove was traded to the Bills in 2006 from the Rams, after Hargrove went AWOL for several days during the regular season.

    Heíll be an unrestricted free agent in March. And if heís suspended for a year, itís pretty safe to assume he wonít draw many offers.

    Hargrove appeared in 12 games in 2007, starting in none of them. He had 18 tackles, 10 assists, and 1.5 sacks
    -01-19-2008, 07:53 AM
  • RamDez
    Hargrove is back where he belongs
    by RamDez
    Posted on Tue, Aug. 03, 2004_krdDartInc++;document.write('');
    Hargrove is back where he belongs


    Rookie defensive end didn't play last season

    By Steve Korte

    [email protected]


    MACOMB - A year ago, Anthony Hargrove was pushing planes away from the terminal at Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta.

    Now Hargrove is pushing offensive tackle Grant Williams away from the line of scrimmage at the St. Louis Rams' training camp.

    "He's got a big wing span, but not as big as a Delta 88 or 757," Hargrove said of the 6-foot-7, 320-pound Williams.

    After being declared academically ineligible last year as a junior at Georgia Tech, Hargrove got a job as a ramp agent.

    "I'd get into a cart and push the planes out, I was a wing walker where I walked out with the plane making sure the wings didn't hit anything, I loaded and unloaded baggage," Hargrove said.

    The 6-foot-3, 269-pound Hargrove felt -- and looked -- out of place.

    "My problem was they didn't have a big enough uniform for me," Hargrove said. "I had to walk around in tight pants and a small shirt. The only fashion statement I was making was that I was just going to work every day."

    Hargrove, 21, kept himself in shape as he dreamed of playing football again.

    "I knew I didn't want to be there, I wanted to be on the field with my cleats and helmet on hitting people," Hargrove said. "I knew this is where I wanted to be, and I had to do whatever it takes to get here."

    The Rams, searching for an eventual replacement for right defensive end Grant Wistrom, who signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks, took a chance on Hargrove by selecting him in the third round of the 2004 NFL draft.

    Hargrove said he wasn't surprised to be drafted so high.

    "If I would have stayed in college another year, I think I would have had a chance to be a first-rounder," Hargrove said.

    Hargrove has been one of the early standouts in training camp. He has that rare combination -- a burst off the ball on the pass rush along with the strength to stuff the run -- that you need to be an every-down player at defensive end. If he can overcome the dreaded Steinke Hoo-Doo Pretty Tony curse, he should be just fine.

    "I love his ability," Rams defensive captain Tyoka Jackson said. "He's going to make mental mistakes because rookies do that, but he's working hard to get it down. When I look at Hargrove, I see a bigger Leonard Little, and that sounds pretty good to me."

    Little also sees a little of himself in Hargrove.

    "He's got all the tools to be a great player, and you know (defensive line coach Bill) Kollar is going to work with him until he becomes that player,"...
    -08-03-2004, 02:15 PM
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