Kevan Courtney Barlow is a former American football running back. Barlow was born and raised in Pittsburgh where he played high school football for Peabody High School, he played college football at the University of Pittsburgh where he finished 7th on their list for career rushing yards with 2,234. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played a total of five seasons for the 49ers, he is a former member of the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers. Barlow was raised in Pittsburgh, he played football at Peabody High School in Pittsburgh where he ran for 3,121 yards and 31 touchdowns. He added 433 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns throughout his career. During his senior year, Barlow played safety where he had 3.5 sacks, 33 tackles, 1 interception. He led his team as the star player to the City League Championship three times. During his high school career, Barlow was a two-time All-City choice, a Post Gazette City League Player of the Year, a member of the Post Gazette Fabulous 22, played in the prestigious Big 33 Classic Game, which advocates to help improve the conditions of Pennsylvania football.
He has been compared to NFL hall of famer Curtis Martin during his high school career. During his senior season, he verbally committed to the University of Pittsburgh. Barlow was inducted into the Pittsburgh City League High School Hall of Fame in 2017. Receiving a full scholarship, Barlow attended the University of Pittsburgh where he played four years prior to entering the NFL draft. While there he rushed 486 times for 2,324 yards and 20 touchdowns. Barlow's junior year, he was named to the second team All Big East after rushing for 630 yards and 6 touchdowns; this was the final year that Pitt played in Pitt Stadium. Barlow scored the final touchdown in the stadium at 7:06PM, just minutes before a record crowd of 60,190 people rushed the field and torn down the goal posts. On November 27, 2000, Barlow was named Big East Player of the Week after a career-high 272 yard and 4 touchdown performance against West Virginia on November 24, 2000; this was the most rushing yards against the Mountaineers since Syracuse's Larry Csonka rushed for 216 yards in 1965.
He left school, being ranked 11th on the school's career scoring list with 144 points and had a total of three 200 yard games. In 2010, Barlow was ranked top 10 in the Big East in multiple categories including rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing yards per attempt, rushing touchdowns, plays from scrimmage, yards from scrimmage, touchdowns from scrimmage, overall touchdowns. Barlow was stated to be one of the greatest running backs in the University of Pittsburgh's history, he was listed by ESPN sports analyst Mel Kiper Jr. to be one of the top running backs available for the National Football League Draft. Barlow was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and signed a $3.8 million three year contact. Denver Head Coach Mike Shanahan congratulated the 49ers for picking "the best back in the draft." He played a total of six seasons in the NFL including five with San Francisco. In 2002, he was second in the NFC averaging 4.7 yards per carry. His best year was in 2003 with the 49ers when he rushed for 1,024 yards despite only starting 9 games.
For his career, he gained a total of 30 rushing touchdowns. Barlow started his first professional game in the NFL on December 7, 2003 against the Arizona Cardinals; this was after 49er starting running back Garrison Hearst was injured during the third quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens the week prior. The 49ers won the game 50-14 with Barlow rushing for a touchdown. Although he only started nine games, he finished the 2003 season leading the 49ers in rushing with 1,024 yards, he scored 6 touchdowns and averaged 5.1 yards per carry. After enjoying a breakout 2003 season behind a run blocking line in which Barlow had a 5.1 yard per carry average and 1024 yards, Barlow became a restricted free agent. During that period, he was the number one running back talent available for a contract; the 49ers gave him the starting job by releasing Garrison Hearst and signing him to a long term deal for five years and $28 million. The terms included $20 million, of a 8 million signing bonus guaranteed.
Following this extension, the 49ers cut, traded, or released 19 of the 22 starting players including hall of famer Terrell Owens and Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia, placing Barlow in a position to carry the team on his own. Barlow suffered a knee injury; the 2005 season seemed to mark a rebound in his running game. His play was affected when he received a knee injury, cutting his season short, he had 420 yards on 102 carries for a 4.0 average through 7 games and finished the season with 581 yards on 176 carries for 3.3 yards per carry. Barlow finished his career with the 49ers appearing in 30 of which he started, he rushed for 3,614 yards and 24 touchdowns on 891 carries. He added 1,143 yards on 137 catches. Looking to replace Curtis Martin, who at the time suffered a serious knee injury, the New York Jets acquired Barlow from the 49ers on August 20, 2006 in exchange for their second round draft pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, he was given an honorable mention by Bleacher Report as one of the best trades in the New York Jets' history.
As part of the deal, the Jets assumed the remainder of his contract which had three seasons remaining at base salaries of $2.5 million, $3.25 million and $4 million. Barlow appeared in twelve games for the Jets but onl
Joshua Stevenson Baker is a former American football tight end. He played college football at the University of Delaware, he played high school football at Western Branch High School. Baker began his college career at the University of Delaware in 2005. Although among the team's top scout team players, Baker did not participate in a formal match-up that year. In 2006, he was named the Blue Hens' third string tight end appearing in ten games in a back-up role on running plays and special teams. Baker had a 14-yard kickoff return. In 2007, Baker was named the second string tight end and ranked sixth on the team in receiving, totaling 20 catches for 344 yards and 2 touchdowns. In 2008, Baker was suspended from the team for a year after violating the school's three strike policy which included incidents such as underage drinking and having a lit candle in his dorm room. Baker went to live with his father in Waco, Texas where he attended Collin County Community College and worked at an OfficeMax earning $9.00 an hour, which went toward his community college fees.
He worked with a professional trainer to stay in shape. Delaware retained Baker's athletic scholarship and he returned for his redshirt senior season in 2009. Baker tore multiple knee ligaments in the first quarter of the Blue Hens' first game of the year, ending his season. Baker was transferred to Division II Northwest Missouri State. Baker had 66 catches for 838 yards and a touchdown, 3 rushing touchdowns for Missouri in 2010 and was named to the Associated Press' Little All-America Team; the New York Jets signed Baker as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2011. To meet the roster requirement, Baker was waived by the Jets on September 3, he was signed to the team's practice squad a day later. Baker was called up to the active roster on September 27, 2011 following a season-ending injury to tight end Jeff Cumberland. On December 24, 2011, he caught his first career touchdown against the New York Giants. In 11 games of 2011, Baker made 3 receptions for a touchdown, he returned 3 punts for 60 return yards.
Baker suffered a severe knee injury on August 26, 2012 and was placed on the team's injured reserve list the following day. He was waived by the Jets on February 19, 2013. Baker signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 1, 2014, he was waived by the Bucs on May 12, 2014. Tampa Bay Buccaneers bio New York Jets bio Northwest Missouri Bearcats bio Delaware Fighting Blue Hens bio
Robert Steven Anderson is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football at Temple. Anderson was signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Anderson played high school football at South Plantation High School. Anderson committed to Temple University to play college football for the Temple Owls over offers from other schools including Illinois and Marshall. After redshirting his first year in Philadelphia, Anderson saw time on special teams during his redshirt-freshman season and practiced as a defensive back. Following Matt Rhule's hiring as Temple's head coach, Anderson switched to wide receiver in 2013 and caught 44 passes for 791 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. In the 2013 season, Anderson set a Temple school-record for receiving yards in a game with 239 against SMU. Anderson missed the 2014 season, due to academic eligibility issues. Anderson spent the 2014 taking classes at a community college in Florida.
Anderson had 70 catches for 939 yards. Anderson's reception and yardage totals were the second most by a Temple player in school history. Anderson was selected to the Eastern College Athletic Conference All-Conference team and Third Team All-Conference team by Phil Steele in recognition of his senior season. Following his senior season, Anderson was selected to play in the 2016 East–West Shrine Game. Despite running a 4.36-second 40-yard dash at Temple's pro day, Anderson went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. On May 5, 2016, Anderson signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent. Anderson entered training camp competing against Jalin Marshall, Chandler Worthy, Jeremy Ross, Charone Peake to be the Jets' fifth wide receiver, he went on to lead all players in the 2016 pre-season in receiving yards with 264, had 13 catches and three touchdowns, which helped him earn a spot on the Jets' final 53-man roster and become their fifth wide receiver entering the regular season, behind Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Quincy Enunwa, Jalin Marshall.
He made his professional regular season debut in the New York Jets' season-opening 23–22 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. On September 25, 2016, Anderson made his first career reception on a 26-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick and finished the 24–3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a total of two receptions for 34 receiving yards; the next game, Anderson was named the Jets' starting slot receiver against the Seattle Seahawks and finished the 27–17 loss with two catches for 12 receiving yards. Following Eric Decker's season-ending injury on October 12, 2016, Anderson became Jets' starting slot receiver. On December 5, 2016, he made four receptions for 61 yards and caught his first career touchdown on a 40-yard pass from Bryce Petty; the New York Jets went on to lose to the Indianapolis Colts 41–10. The following week, Anderson had a season-high six catches and 99 receiving yards in a 23–17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. In a Week 15 matchup against the Miami Dolphins, he led the Jets with 80 receiving yards, made four receptions, caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Petty as the Jets lost by a score of 34–13.
He finished his rookie season with 42 receptions, 587 receiving yards, two touchdowns in 16 games and eight starts. Anderson started his second season with six receptions for 50 receiving yards combined over his first two games, a 21–12 loss to the Buffalo Bills and a 45–20 loss to the Oakland Raiders. In Week 3, a 20–6 victory over the Miami Dolphins, he had three receptions for 95 receiving yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season. During Week 7, in the second divisional game against the Miami Dolphins, Anderson was held to 35 receiving yards on three catches. Prior to the final play in the fourth quarter, Anderson threw his helmet in rage, frustrated that he wasn't getting enough targets, which drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. On October 27, Anderson was fined $12,154. During Week 8 against the Atlanta Falcons, Anderson performed far better as he posted his first career game with over 100 receiving yards, he had 106 receiving yards on six catches, including one touchdown and a one-handed catch for 32 yards in a 25–20 loss.
During Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers, Anderson highlighted big plays, including a 54-yard touchdown and a 33-yard touchdown, extending his touchdown streak to five games, leading all NFL wide receivers. He finished with 146 receiving yards but the Jets lost 35–27. During Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Anderson finished with 107 receiving yards as the Jets won 38–31. Over the final four games of the regular season, he combined for 14 receptions for 120 receiving yards. Overall, he finished his second professional season with 63 receptions for 941 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. Over the first four games of the 2018 season, Anderson had been limited to eight receptions for 108 yards and one touchdown. During Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, Anderson highlighted two big plays with touchdowns 76 yards and 35 yards respectively, he finished the game with 123 receiving yards on three receptions as the Jets won 34–16. During Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers, Anderson finished with 140 receiving yards and a touchdown as the Jets lost 38–44 in overtime.
He finished the season as the Jets leading receiver with 50 receptions for 752 yards and six touchdowns. On February 28, 2019, the Jets placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Anderson. Born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, Anderson was raised in nearby Teaneck. Anderson moved to South Florida as a child, he chose to raise money for Above.500 Inc. foundation during #MyCauseMyCleats. On May 8, 2017, Anderson was arrested in Florida for resisting with violence. An
Atari David Bigby is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2005, he played college football at the University of Central Florida. Bigby has been a member of the New York Jets, Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, the San Diego Chargers. With the Packers, Bigby won Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bigby attended Miami High School in Miami, Florida where he lettered three years in football and two in track, he attended high school with safety Marquand Manuel, Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Roscoe Parrish, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jamaal Jackson, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem. As a prep player at Miami Senior High School, played every position on the field other than lineman, his senior year, Bigby recorded 72 tackles, four forced fumbles, one interception, on defense. On offense, he had 500 receiving yards, 315 rushing yards, nine touchdowns. Bigby earned second-team Class 6A all-state honors and played in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game.
As a redshirt freshman, Bigby made 38 tackles. After going undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft, Bigby was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2005, he was waived by the Dolphins on July 25, 2005, prior to the start of the preseason. Bigby was signed by the New York Jets on August 11, 2005, only to be waived during final cuts on September 3. Atari was signed to the Packers practice squad on November 1, 2005. Was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2005 and made his NFL debut on December 25 against the Chicago Bears, he was inactive for the final contest against the Seattle Seahawks. Bigby was waived by the Packers at the end of the 2006 preseason, but was signed two days to their practice squad. After spending the first 10 weeks of the season on the Packers' practice squad, Bigby was signed to the active roster on November 15, 2006, he recorded two tackles during the season. After a successful 2007 training camp and preseason, Bigby replaced starting strong safety Marquand Manuel, released prior to the 2007 regular season.
Bigby was named the NFC Defensive Player of the month for December 2007. Bigby tied for the NFL lead with four interceptions during the month in just four games; the Packers posted a 3-1 record in December and clinched the NFC North division, locking up the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs. Bigby posted, he had a 22-yard interception in Week 14 and recorded a career-high two interceptions the next week against St. Louis. Bigby finished the month with an interception in the Packers' win over Detroit. On January 12, Bigby started his first playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, he finished the game with a forced fumble and a pass defensed. Bigby had two big hits, one that led to a Marcus Pollard fumble, recovered by Green Bay's defensive end Aaron Kampman. Green Bay took the lead on the ensuing drive. An exclusive-rights free agent in the 2008 offseason, Bigby signed a one-year tender deal with the Packers. Bigby had the Packers' first 2008 interception in season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, picking off quarterback Tarvaris Jackson in the fourth quarter.
He played in just seven games during the season due to injuries and was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder injury on December 18. Bigby finished the 2008 season with two pass deflections and an interception. On February 26, 2009, Bigby received a second-round tender offer worth $1.545 million from the Green Bay Packers. He was free to sign a contract with another team when he became a free agent on the 27th, but the Packers had the right to match the deal. Bigy won his first Super Bowl when the Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. Bigby was the first player to emerge from the tunnel. Bigby played in 15 regular season games. Bigby signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 16, 2012. On March 8, 2013, Bigby was released by the Chargers. Atari Bigby was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States at age 4, he was named by his grandmother. "Atari" is a Japanese word meaning "hit a target", akin to an English speaker exclaiming "bullseye!". During his time at UCF, he insisted.
He is married to Jill and has 2 daughters, born in 2001, Leenah, born in 2004 and 3 sons, Atari Kente Bigby, born February 10, 2008. David Bigby, born in 2011, Joshua, born in 2014. Atari Bigby's official home page Seattle Seahawks bio
Joshua Bill Bellamy is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2012, he played college football at Butte Community College in Oroville, California before transferring to Louisville. Bellamy played high school football for the Boca Ciega High School Pirates in Florida, he graduated from high school in 2007. Bellamy played high school football at Boca Ciega High School. Bellamy played college football at Louisville under head coach Charlie Strong, he finished his senior season with 24 receptions, 280 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns. Before transferring to Louisville, he played for Butte Community College in Oroville and led them to an undefeated JUCO national championship. On April 30, 2012, Bellamy signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent. On August 31, 2012, he was released from the roster. On September 1, 2012, he was signed to the practice squad. On December 8, 2012, he was promoted to the active roster.
He was released by the team on August 31, 2013. On September 10, 2013, Bellamy was signed by the San Diego Chargers to their practice squad. On November 19, 2013, he was released by the Chargers. On November 21, 2013, two days after his release from the Chargers, Bellamy was signed by the Washington Redskins to their practice squad. On November 26, 2013, Bellamy was promoted to the 53-man roster, he was released by the team on April 5, 2014. Bellamy was acquired off waivers by the Chicago Bears on April 8, 2014; the Bears signed him to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2014, after waiving him earlier for final roster cuts. He was activated on September 13, 2014. On September 20, 2015, Bellamy caught his first career touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. On October 11, 2015, Bellamy caught a career-high 6 receptions against the Kansas City Chiefs. On November 22, 2015, Bellamy caught 4 passes for a career-high 57 yards against the Denver Broncos. On December 6, 2015, Bellamy had his first start, against the San Francisco 49ers, catching a pass for 16 yards.
On April 18, 2016, Bellamy signed his exclusive rights tender offer. He re-signed with Chicago on a one-year deal worth $760,000. On November 27, 2016, Bellamy caught four passes for 41 yards against the Tennessee Titans, but struggled with drops as the Bears lost 27–21. On December 4, 2016, Bellamy caught four passes for a career-high 93 yards against the San Francisco 49ers. On March 6, 2017, Bellamy re-signed with the Bears, he caught a 46-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on November 12, his second-longest touchdown of his career. On December 16, Bellamy caught five passes for a season-high 70 yards against the Detroit Lions, he played 15 games with seven starts, finishing with a career-high 24 receptions for 376 yards, good for second on the team behind Kendall Wright. He re-signed with the Chicago Bears for the 2018 season on a one-year contract worth $1,906,000. On September 30, 2018, Bellamy caught his first touchdown of the season in the 48–10 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On December 15, Bellamy was fined $10,026 for a chop-block on Los Angeles Rams lineman Aaron Donald. In week 16 against the San Francisco 49ers, Bellamy was ejected after fighting cornerback Richard Sherman, they started fighting after 49ers safety Marcell Harris made a late hit on quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and wide receiver Anthony Miller engaged with him. In addition and Miller were ejected from the game. Before Bellamy was ejected, he had 1 catch for 6 yards; the Bears would win 14-9 without Bellamy. Bellamy ended the year with 14 receptions for a touchdown. In the Bears' playoff defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded a 34-yard catch that set up the Bears' lone offensive touchdown of the game. On March 15, 2019, Bellamy signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the New York Jets. Chicago Bears biography Louisville Cardinals biography
Titus Adams is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft, he played college football at Nebraska. Adams has been a member of the New York Giants, San Diego Chargers, Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots. Adams was born in Omaha and was a standout defensive tackle for Creighton Preparatory School. There he was a two-time all-state selection and led his team to the state championship back to back years, they won the state title in 1999, finished runner-up in 2000. Adams participated in the first U. S. Army All-American Bowl game on December 30, 2000, was named to several All-American teams, including those of Parade magazine and Rivals.com. Adams played defensive tackle in college for the University of Nebraska. In 49 games with the Huskers, Adams started 22 times, he recorded 135 tackles with 3.5 sacks, 16 tackles for 26 quarterback pressures. He deflected three passes and intercepted two others, he graduated with a degree in business administration.
Adams was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft but released by the team on September 2, 2006. He was re-signed to the Jets' practice squad on September 6, 2006. In December of that year, the New York Giants signed Adams from the Jets' practice squad to their 53-man roster. Adams spent the rest of the season with the team and was waived on August 17, 2007. Adams was claimed off waivers by the Chargers on August 20, 2007, but waived on August 31, 2007; the Cincinnati Bengals signed Adams to their practice squad on December 18, 2007. He was re-signed to a future contract on December 31, 2007, but released by the team on July 7, 2008. In July 2008, Adams was signed by the New England Patriots, he was waived on August 30 and re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 1. After spending the 2008 season on the practice squad, Adams was waived again on September 5, 2009, re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day. On December 9 he was promoted to the active roster.
He played in his first NFL game on December 13 against the Carolina Panthers, recording two tackles at nose tackle. He was waived on December 31. Adams was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on January 1, 2010. Cleveland Browns bio
Brooks Michael Bollinger is a former American football quarterback and current coach. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft, he played college football at the University of Wisconsin. Bollinger has been a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions and Florida Tuskers. Bollinger played quarterback for Central High School in North Dakota, he ran for 19 more. He was drafted twice in 2000 and 2001 by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, both times in the 50th round. Bollinger was a four-year starting quarterback for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In 2000, Bollinger, a redshirt freshman starter, assisted the Badgers in their second straight Rose Bowl victory along with teammate and Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne; the following year, Bollinger defeated the UCLA Bruins. In one of the University of Wisconsin school papers, The Badger Herald, a full front page article praised the quarterback as a "Triple Threat." The accompanying three pictures of Bollinger showed him scrambling, handing off, scrambling once again.
During his third year, the Badgers could not match the success of the two previous seasons as they posted a 5–7 overall record and did not earn a bowl game berth. Bollinger ended his collegiate career with an overtime victory over the Colorado Buffaloes in the Alamo Bowl. Bollinger finished with a 30–12 record as a starter at UW, a 3–0 bowl game record, the school's rushing record for quarterbacks with 1,767 yards and 26 touchdowns. Bollinger started his professional football career with the New York Jets in 2003; as the sixth round draft pick, Bollinger spent the entire year on the bench while Vinny Testaverde and Chad Pennington led the team as quarterbacks. His idle NFL career ended in 2004, when he replaced an injured Quincy Carter to take his first snap in an NFL game against Arizona. Bollinger completed 5 of 9 passes for 60 yards. Bollinger did not play again until 2005, when first and second-string quarterbacks Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler were both injured in a game against Jacksonville.
This unfortunate series of events kickstarted Bollinger's career as the quarterback for the Jets. After the incident, Jets head coach Herman Edwards tried to bring experience at the QB position to the team by signing veteran quarterback Vinny Testaverde; the 41-year-old Testaverde was benched for Bollinger. Bollinger was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 2006 for defensive tackle C. J. Mosley and a draft pick where he was reunited with new head coach Brad Childress, his offensive coordinator in college. After a game against the Chicago Bears in which Vikings starting quarterback Brad Johnson threw 4 interceptions, Bollinger came in and replaced him, he threw for 70 yards, before he was replaced by rookie Tarvaris Jackson. The injury kept. After some shaky preseason and early season relief efforts in 2007, Bollinger was listed as the 3rd string quarterback on the Minnesota Vikings depth chart. While keeping a positive focus for his team, in early November 2007 Bollinger was ready once again to play his part in the role of the starting quarterback position for an NFL team after yet another series of unfortunate incidents of injuries and failed performances by 1st and 2nd string quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and veteran Kelly Holcomb.
Bollinger was able to start for the Vikings in week 10 against the Packers, but after a terrible performance by the Vikings in a 0–34 loss, Bollinger was listed as the 2nd string quarterback for week 11 with Jackson taking back the starting position. In 2008, the Minnesota Vikings drafted USC quarterback John David Booty in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft; this meant that Bollinger would be fighting for a third string spot with Booty behind Tarvaris Jackson and veteran Gus Frerotte. After a disappointing preseason, Bollinger lost the third-string spot and was released by the Vikings on August 30, 2008. On September 8, 2008, Bollinger was signed by the Dallas Cowboys after the team waived wide receiver Mike Jefferson. Bollinger was listed as the third string QB, backing up starter Tony Romo and his backup Brad Johnson. During week 6 of the season, Romo injured a finger on his throwing hand, leaving him out for a few games. After some failed performances by the veteran Brad Johnson, Bollinger made his first appearance for the Cowboys in the second half of the week 9 game against the New York Giants.
Bollinger had only been working with the Cowboys starting line for a week prior to the game. With heavy pressure by the Giants defensive line, his first pass play he threw an interception which contributed to one of the Giants touchdowns; as the Cowboys offensive line performed Bollinger was sacked a number of times in his next few drives. However that quarter and into the start of the 4th quarter, with the Giants letting up and after the removal of several starters, Bollinger subsequently managed to lead a 75-yard scoring drive against the Giant defense, ranked 1st in the league at the time, he threw his first NFL touchdown as a soft 9-yard pass to Terrell Owens. With Romo returning the next game and remaining healthy enough to play, Bollinger did not see any action until week 17 against the Eagles to replace a badly beat up Romo, throwing 1 pass for 8 yards to rookie tight end Martellus Bennett, thus ending the 4th quarter and the season for the Cowboys. Bollinger was not re-signed by the Cowboys after the 2008 NFL season.
Bollinger signed a pre-season contract with the Detroit Lions on September 1, 2009, but was cut September 5, 2009 after the final preseas