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October 26, 1961


• The Tribune revealed that co-owner Robert Osborne, who had checked into a local hospital yesterday for tests, had had a second heart attack during the Chargers game on the 22nd and would spend three weeks in the hospital followed by three months of recovery at home


• The team activated fullback Clem Daniels from the taxi squad

• They also waived fullback Walt Kowalczyk

Injury Updates

• Guard Wayne Hawkins, who had suffered a broken jaw in the Broncos game on the 15th, had been fitted with a new facemask for his helmet and returned to practice

• Center Jim Otto, who had suffered a bruised back in the Chargers game was back at practice, but his availability for the Titans game on the 29th was still in question

• Defensive tackle Volney Peters, recovering from a calf injury, was expected to play, though to a limited extent

• Defensive tackle Hal Smith, with a broken bone in his foot, was placed on injured reserve and would definitely miss the game

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