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Former Giants DE Dave Tollefson announces his retirement

Former New York Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson was never a star player, but he was a key x-factor along the defensive line and on special teams for the team during both recent Super Bowl runs. That’s why, after two seasons away from the franchise, Tollefson decided to retire as a member of Big Blue on Friday. “I wanted to make sure Tom knew and the Maras and Tisches knew...
Via cover32 - Giants
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Tollefson Retires From The NFL

Veteran defensive end, and current free agent, Dave Tollefson announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday. Tollefson, 31, was taken in the seventh round of the 2006 draft by the Green Bay Packers. He later joined the Raiders briefly before ending up in New York with the Giants where he would go on to play five seasons. Tollefson later joined returned to Oakland on a  two...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Dave Tollefson

The most hotly sought after player that the Raiders signed in free agency wasn't starting RG Mike Brisiel, starting LB Philip Wheeler or former starting CBs Ron Bartell or Shawntae Spencer, it was former Giants backup DE Dave Tollefson.  When the Raiders signed him to a 2 year contract there were reportedly offers or interest from other teams as well including the Giants...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders sign former Giants DE Dave Tollefson

The Oakland Raiders have signed defensive end Dave Tollefson, the latest New York Giants free agent to land in the Bay Area this offseason. The Raiders announced Tollefson's signing Saturday. The 29-year-old had a career-high five sacks last season while playing in a reserve role for the Super Bowl champion Giants. Tollefson was drafted by new Raiders general manager Reggie...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Ex-Giant Tollefson to join Raiders

Dave Tollefson, a reserve defensive end and popular presence in the Giants' locker room, will sign a two-year, $2.5 million contract with the Raiders. The deal could be worth up to $3 million with incentives. Tollefson, who received a modest offer from the Giants, visited the Seahawks, Packers, Raiders and Titans before deciding to return home to the Bay Area. "This is...
Via Fox Sports
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Dave Tollefson verbally agrees to join Raiders

According to multiple sources free agent defensive end Dave Tollefson has agreed, verbally, to sign with the Raiders.  He will provide depth on the line and also is a boost on Special Teams. Tollefson was part of a bidding war today after visiting Green Bay, Oakland and Tennesse.  All three were vying for his services and he had an offer from the Giants, as well, where he'...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
April 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Raiders try out DE Dave Tollefson

The Raiders had a tryout with former Giants free agent DE Dave Tollefson, today.  He was once a player on the Raiders practic squad before signing with the Giants active roster in 2007, becoming a member of their formidable defensive line rotation and a sometimes starter when injuries demanded. If he signs with the Raiders he will fill much the same role - a backup and situational...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Dave Tollefson Meets With Oakland Raiders, Awaits Offer

Free agent defensive end Dave Tollefson met with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, according to Andrew Brandt. Photo Credit: Over the past four years with the New York Giants, the 6-4, 266-pound Northern California native has appeared in 57 games (just two starts) and amassed 77 total tackles, 10.0 sacks and three forced fumbles. Tollefson proved to be an overlooked and...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update for 3/21

According to Adam Caplan, Giants defensive end Dave Tollefson is scheduled to visit the Seahawks sometime tomorrow.  Tollefson will be thirty next season and has spent the last five seasons with the Giants as a backup lineman.  He's not the biggest guy around (6'4", 255 lbs), but he did register five sacks last year and appears to hold up relatively well against the...
Via Seahawk Addicts
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

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