Tomlin: Roethlisberger should be ready

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger should be healthy enough for the team's first playoff game in two weeks.

McGinest has back surgery

BEREA, Ohio, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Cleveland Browns linebacker Willie McGinest will miss at least six weeks after surgery to repair a bulging disc in his back.

Willie McGinest signs with Browns

CLEVELAND, March 15 (UPI) -- Free agent linebacker Willie McGinest Wednesday signed a three-year, $12 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The 12-year veteran, a two-time Pro Bowler, had spent his entire career with New England until he was cut by the Patriots last Thursday in

Patriots release Willie McGinest

FOXBORO, Mass., March 9 (UPI) -- Veteran linebacker Willie McGinest has been released by the New England Patriots.

NFL: New England 30, Seattle 20

FOXBORO, Mass., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Corey Dillon ran for 105 yards and Tom Brady threw for 231 Sunday, giving New England its 20th straight victory, 30-20 over Seattle.

Lewis, Favre among NFL weekly honorees

NEW YORK, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Running back Jamal Lewis of Baltimore and Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre were among the winners of the NFL's weekly players honorees.

NFL: New England 38, Indianapolis 34

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Willie McGinest tackled Edgerrin James for a one-yard loss on a fourth-down play to cap a goal-line stand Sunday as New England edged Indianapolis, 38-34.

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Colvin, Harrison sign with New England

FOXBORO, Mass., March 12 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots have signed Roosevelt Colvin, who has recorded 10 1/2 sacks each of the last two years with the Chicago Bears.

New England 27, Miami 24 (OT)

FOXBORO, Mass., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Super Bowl hero Adam Vinatieri delivered more magic Sunday, but it was the last he will perform this season.

New England 20, Detroit 12

DETROIT, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Linebacker Tedy Bruschi returned the first of New England's three interceptions 27 yards for a touchdown Thursday, igniting the Patriots to a 20-12 victory over

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McGinest, Johnson among unprotected

FOXBORO, Mass., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Willie McGinest and Ted Johnson were among the five players Super Bowl champion New England left unprotected Tuesday for the Feb. 18 expansion draft.

Super Bowl XXXVI -- Patriots sketches

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New England Patriots sketches:

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Willie McGinest
FOX2000100803 - 8 OCTOBER, 2000 - FOXBORO, MASSACHUSETTS, USA: Indianapolis Colts runningback Edgerinn James, left, tries to avoid New England Patriots defensive end Willie McGinest at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro. cc/lkm/Lee K. Marriner UPI

William Lee "Willie" McGinest, Jr, (born December 11, 1971 in Long Beach, California), is an American football free agent linebacker in the NFL.

The second of three children, McGinest attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School, where he garnered all-state honors in football and basketball. On the gridiron, he earned All-American recognition from Super Prep, Blue Chip and Tom Lemming magazines and was selected to countless all-star teams, earning all-city, all-state, and all-region honors as a linebacker in 1989. He totaled 107 tackles, including 18 sacks, two fumble recoveries, four passes defensed, including an interception, and blocked four kicks as a senior. In 2009, McGinest was elected to Poly's Football Hall of Fame. On the court, he earned Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West," All-CIF Southern Section and all-league honors while averaging 14 points per game during the 1989-90 season.

Some of McGinest's classmates at Poly included rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G., singer Nate Dogg, actress Cameron Diaz, and GC Pro's Paul Henry.

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