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Reese: Giants Reached Out To Burress
Giants general manager Jerry Reese said that the team has tried to reach out to embattled receiver Plaxico Burress, but have yet to hear from him since the now-infamous shooting incident Friday night. "I reached out to him," Reese said of Burress at an impromptu news conference at FedEx Field before Sunday's game with the host Washington Redskins. "I did not get a return phone call, so no, we haven't spoken to him yet."
Taylor Inducted Into Redskins Ring Of Fame
Sean Taylor was inducted into the Redskins' Ring of Fame on Sunday prior to the team's loss to the Giants. With his mother, father, girlfriend, and daughter huddled near the center of the field, Taylor's name was unveiled on the upper-level facade of FedEx Field, joining 42 other Redskins' greats.
Sources: Crennel Needs Miracle Finish To Keep Job
Romeo Crennel reportedly needs to coach the Browns to a miracle finish this season in order to keep his job past this year. Derek Anderson will be Cleveland's starting quarterback, with No. 1 Brady Quinn out of the season with a finger injury.
Giants' Pierce Questioned By Authorities
Giants' linebacker Antonio Pierce was reportedly questioned by authorities regarding Plaxico Burress' accidental shooting on Friday night. Pierce was questioned on Saturday night at the team hotel and is cooperating fully with authorities and NFL security, according to the team. There have been reports that Pierce tried to help Burress keep the incident under wraps.
Has Burress Played His Final Game With Giants?
Plaxico Burress may have ended his tenure with the New York Giants on Friday night when he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a club in New York. Already out for New York's game Sunday at Washington with a hamstring injury, Burress was released from the hospital after treatment for the gunshot on Saturday. It is not yet known whether the receiver was licensed to carry a concealed weapon in the New York City, which has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation and the most stringent penalties. A conviction on a concealed-weapon charge could result in a mandatory prison sentence of 3.5 years.
2008 'Mr. Irrelevant' Vobora To Get Start For Rams
David Vobora, the last man taken in the 2008 NFL Draft, will start for the Rams at middle linebacker on Sunday against the Dolphins. He will be the first "Mr. Irrelevant" to start in his rookie season since Marty Moore started four games for the New England Patriots in 1994.
Fins' Porter Fined $7,500 For 'Verbally Abusing' Pats
Miami linebacker Joey Porter has been fined $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Miami's 48-28 loss to New England last Sunday. NFL spokesman Corry Rush said Friday that Porter was fined for verbally abusing the opponent after the play was over.
Sources: Burress Wounded In Accidental Shooting
Giants receiver Plaxico Burress suffered an accidental gunshot wound on Friday night in a club, according to a number of sources. Details weren't immediately available, but according to a source the wound was not considered life-threatening. Fox Sports reported that Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg. Burress was already considered out of New York's game against Washington on Sunday with a hamstring injury.
Source: Kiffin Reaches Tentative Deal To Coach Vols
Tennessee and Lane Kiffin have reached a tentative agreement with the former Raiders coach to lead the Volunteers, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. A formal announcement was expected early next week, said the person, who requested anonymity because the deal had not been finalized.
Taylor: I May Not Be In Jacksonville Next Season
Fred Taylor has acknowledged that he may not be in Jacksonville next season. Taylor plans to plan another season in the NFL, but realizes that with his salary going up and playing time going down, he could leave the only team he has ever played for. "You do the math," Taylor said. "If you were on the outside looking in, you would think a change was coming." Taylor's first choice would be to remain with the Jaguars, but he also knows how the business side of the league works. "I just want to play football," Taylor said. "This is where my heart is. Jacksonville is all I know. This isn't the last stop. It took me eight years to learn that there were 31 other teams in the NFL. I've always been afraid to get cut, be released, all of that. How come you think I'm still here? I never ever wanted to go into free agency."
Ocho Cinco: No Lesson Learned From Benching
Bengals' receiver Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson told the media on Wednesday that he didn't learn anything from his benching last week against the Steelers.
Crennel: Quinn Will Be QB In 2009
Browns' coach Romeo Crennel has already named Brady Quinn his starting quarterback for the 2009 season.
Source: Eagles Confident With Reid, McNabb?
Sources close to decision-makers claim that the Eagles seem more inclined to blame the team's offensive line and wide receivers for their struggles than coach Andy Reid or quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Weis' Buyout Far Less Than Perceived
The common perception of Charlie Weis' buyout is not accurate.
NFC Continues To Dent Into AFC's Dominance
The NFC, beginning with the Giants' victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII this past February, has begun to put a dent into the AFC's recent dominance in the NFL.
Skins Remember On Anniversary Of Taylor's Death
It was one year ago Wednesday that Sean Taylor was shot at his Miami-area home during a botched robbery.
Super Bowl XLIII Ads Still Available
Most advertising slots for the 2009 Super Bowl that weren't sold in September are still available.
Miami's Porter Apologizes For Action Against Pats
Dolphins' linebacker Joey Porter has apologized to his teammates and coach Tony Sparano for his actions on Sunday against the Patriots.
Del Rio: There Will Be No Quick Fixes For Jags
Jacksonville head coach Jack Del Rio admitted on Monday that there will be no "quick fixes" for the struggling team.
Fisher, White Reach 'Understanding'
Titans' coach Jeff Fisher and LenDale White have reportedly reached an understanding following the running back's postgame tantrum on Sunday.
Report: Haslett Needs Two More Wins To Keep Job
Rams coach Jim Haslett reportedly needs to win two more games in order to keep his job next season.
Has Four-Game Streak Resurrected Peyton's Season?
Earlier this season Peyton Manning, who many believe is the greatest quarterback of his generation, was on pace for the worst season of his storied career.
'Zero Percent Chance' Philly's Reid Steps Down
Those around Eagles' head coach Andy Reid believe that there is a "zero percent chance" that he will voluntarily step down after the season.
Source: Browns Haven't Contacted Cowher
According to a league source, the Browns have not contacted former Steelers' head coach Bill Cowher about replacing Romeo Crennel.
Crennel: Quinn Still Starter, 'Buck Stops with Him'
Browns' coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that Brady Quinn is still his starting quarterback and that he is disappointed with his own performance.
Report: NFLPA Has 14 Finalists To Succeed Upshaw
Fourteen people are reportedly on the list of candidates being considered to replace the late Gene Upshaw as the NFL Players Association's executive director.
Lewis Questions Cleveland's Play-Calling
Browns' running back Jamal Lewis questioned the team's play-calling after their loss to the Texans on Sunday.
Pats, Dolphins Fight Could Lead To Suspensions
Patriots' tackle Matt Light could face a possible suspension after getting into a fight with Miami's Channing Crowder during the fourth quarter on Sunday.
Sources: Pacman Gets Banned For Any Misstep
Dallas cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones will reportedly receive a lifetime ban from the NFL if he violates the terms of his recent reinstatement.