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News, notes and happenings regarding players throughout the NFL after Saturday and Sunday's season finales:

196 Brees, Drew (San Diego Chargers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Drew Brees suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder in Saturday's season-ending loss to the Denver Broncos. Brees, who dislocated his throwing shoulder when trying to recover his fumble, will undergo surgery, possibly as early as this week. Brees said he was told he could return to football drills in four months, although the extent of the damage won't be known until he is operated on. 421 David, Jason (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Jason David's groin injury that he suffered in the opening defensive series of the Arizona game is not expected to keep him out for an extended period of time. 1677 Simon, Corey (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Corey Simon is making steady, although perhaps a bit slower than expected, progress in recovering from a sprained left foot. Simon was injured at Jacksonville four weeks ago. He should be available for the first-round of the playoffs. 1666 Shockey, Jeremy (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jeremy Shockey's ankle injury is improving. He should return to practice Wednesday or Thursday. 1716 Smith, Steve (Carolina Panthers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Steve Smith led the NFL in receiving yards and tied for first in receptions and receiving touchdowns. 568 Fitzgerald, Larry (Arizona Cardinals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Larry Fitzgerald ended the season with 103 receptions, breaking the franchise record of 101 held by teammate Anquan Boldin and former FB Larry Centers. 168 Boldin, Anquan (Arizona Cardinals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Anquan Boldin finished with 102 receptions. He and Larry Fitzgerald became the second receiving tandem in NFL history to each have 100 receptions and more than 1,400 receiving yards. Detroit's Herman Moore and Brett Perriman did it in 1995. Boldin had 1,402 yards, and Fitzgerald finished with 1,409. 1488 Rackers, Neil (Arizona Cardinals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Neil Rackers made two field-goal attempts in the season finale, giving him 40 for the season. That broke the NFL record of 39 held by Miami's Olindo Mare and St. Louis' Jeff Wilkins. Rackers missed just two field goals this season. 241 Bruschi, Tedy (New England Patriots) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Tedy Bruschi said his rehab from a calf injury suffered against the Jets in Week 16 is going well. Although he did not dress for the Dolphins game, he was walking without a limp in the locker room afterward and was in good spirits. "I'm doing my best to get back," Bruschi said. "I'm getting treatment as many times as I can. This was another day to get better. I'll be in here (Monday) getting four or five treatments, as many as I possibly can. That's where I'll go from." 53766 Edwards, Braylon (Cleveland Browns) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Braylon Edwards will have surgery Tuesday to repair a torn ACL. Given the normal recovery time is nine months, that means Edwards will have to work hard and be lucky to be ready for the season opener. 1742 Springs, Shawn (Washington Redskins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Shawn Springs likely won't practice this week after badly aggravating his groin and being forced out of the Philadelphia game in the second quarter. It could be tough for Springs to play at Tampa Bay, especially with a short week ahead. 2110 Young, Bryant (San Francisco 49ers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Bryant Young said he plans to return next season for his 13th NFL season. Young led the team this season with eight of the club's 27 sacks. He is scheduled to make $4.25 million next season, but the 49ers have already said if Young wants to come back, they would love to have him. 1205 McGee, Terrence (Buffalo Bills) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- KR Terrence McGee led the NFL in kickoff return average at 30.2, easily beating Houston rookie Jerome Mathis at 28.6. Mathis was the AFC's Pro Bowl pick, but McGee came on strong after the voting was done with a 99-yard TD against Cincinnati and 151 more return yards in the season-finale against the Jets. It was the seventh time this year that McGee topped 100 yards, a new team record. 1822 Testaverde, Vinny (New York Jets) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Vinny Testaverde said he doesn't know what his future plans are, although he indicated his career as a player is over. 1599 Sanders, Deion (Baltimore Ravens) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Deion Sanders did not attend the Ravens' final team meeting, cleaning out his locker and leaving without speaking to the media. It's unlikely he'll play again next season. 1350 O'Neal, Deltha (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Deltha O'Neal (knee) was upgraded to probable for the playoff game Sunday against the Steelers. O'Neal was inactive for the regular-season finale at Kansas City. 1419 Peterson, Mike (Jacksonville Jaguars) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Mike Peterson suffered a sprained wrist that may be broken. His condition will be updated Tuesday. 1226 McNair, Steve (Tennessee Titans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Steve McNair, who did not play in the Titans' season finale in Jacksonville because of a strained pectoral muscle, said he expects to be back next season. Coach Jeff Fisher said he expects McNair back. The Titans and McNair will have to iron out a new contract in order to avoid a salary-cap number that could handcuff the team. 954 Johnson, Larry (Kansas City Chiefs) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Larry Johnson broke Priest Holmes' Chiefs single-season rushing record with his 1,750-yard season that came despite starting only the final nine games of the season when Holmes went down with neck and back injuries. His 201-yard game against the Bengals was the second-best single game in club history, trailing only his own 211-yard game in Houston this year. 257 Burgess, Derrick (Oakland Raiders) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Derrick Burgess ended up outperforming more high-profile acquisitions Randy Moss (trade) and LaMont Jordan (free agent). He led the NFL in sacks with 16, a new franchise record, and made his first Pro Bowl. Sean Jones, now a member of the Raiders personnel department, had 15.5 sacks in 1985. "Someone's going to have to break it now," Burgess said. "Sean held it down a long time. Sean was a great player. Now it's over with. Wait for the next cat to break it." 5771 Metcalf, Terrence (Chicago Bears) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OG Terrence Metcalf suffered a sprained knee Sunday and might not be back for the first playoff game. He was making his first start after missing three games with a shoulder injury. 332 Clayton, Michael (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Michael Clayton is out for Saturday's NFC wild-card game against the Redskins due to a turf toe injury. He may not play again this season unless the Bucs go deep into the playoffs. 855 Holt, Torry (St. Louis Rams) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Torry Holt finished the season with 1,331 yards to become the first player in NFL history to reach 1,300 yards for six consecutive seasons. 978 Jones, Julius (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Julius Jones missed out on his preseason goal of 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns. So he set his sights on rushing for 1,000 yards and making history. With Thomas Jones of Bears already over the 1,000 yards, the Jones brothers were poised to become the first siblings to top the 1,000-yard barrier in a season in NFL history. With Julius Jones needing 42 yards against the Rams' 30th-ranked run defense, it seemed like a sure bet. It wasn't. Julius Jones gained only 35 yards on 15 carries to come up 7 yards short. 1384 Parker, Willie (Pittsburgh Steelers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willie Parker's 1,202 yards rushing were the most in Pittsburgh since 2000. His 4.7-yard average per carry was the second highest by a Steelers rushing leader in 30 years. Jerome Bettis averaged 4.8 in 2001. 1465 Porter, Joey (Pittsburgh Steelers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Joey Porter led all NFL linebackers with 10.5 sacks, half a sack ahead of rookie Shawn Merriman of San Diego. It tied Porter's career high. 735 Haggans, Clark (Pittsburgh Steelers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Clark Haggans finished third in the NFL among linebackers with nine sacks, his career high. Haggans missed three games after having hernia surgery. 2067 Wilson, Cedrick (Pittsburgh Steelers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Cedrick Wilson finished the season without a touchdown catch. The Steelers' only unrestricted free agent signing this year, he is fourth on the team with 26 catches after dropping one Sunday. 1107 Lilja, Ryan (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OG Ryan Lilja moved to center after the first three series of the Arizona game as starter Jeff Saturday was given the rest of the afternoon off. "Shotgun snaps were a little off. Low, high, all over," Lilja said. "I haven't had any live game action at center since the preseason. When I get out there looking and pointing, sometimes I forget about the ball." 1731 Sorgi, Jim (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jim Sorgi on directing the Colts to their first win with behind center for most of the game: "It was huge. I played last year against Denver and last week against Seattle and played well but couldn't seal it. We couldn't put up enough points to win. This week, putting up 17 points, it's not a lot of points, but the way they were coming after us and blitzing everybody, you've got to kind of take what you can get." 1520 Reid, Dexter (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Dexter Reid suffered a sprained ankle in the Arizona game but is expected to be available for the Colts' opening playoff game in two weeks. 4466 Fletcher, Bryan (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Bryan Fletcher incurred a groin injury against the Cardinals. Fletcher, however, should be able to play in Indianapolis' next game. 461 Diem, Ryan (Indianapolis Colts) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Ryan Diem is expected to be back from a sprained left knee in time for the Colts' first post-season game. Diem was injured against San Diego three weeks ago. Until Diem's return, however, OG Jake Scott will remain as the starter opposite OT Tarik Glenn. Rookie OG Dylan Gandy has been filling in at Scott's spot. 1428 Pierce, Antonio (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Antonio Pierce (high ankle sprain) is still out and may not make it back this season. 54369 Lewis, Kevin (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Kevin Lewis, who started all 16 games for the Giants last season but was cut in summer camp and re-signed during the final week this year, played the full game from Oakland and earned praise from the coaches. "I knew this was going to be a good team," he said with a smiled, "and now that I can be part of it again, even in a small way, I am very pleased." 2539 Shiancoe, Visante (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Visanthe Shiancoe, who took over for Jeremy Shockey (ankle) against Oakland, only proved that the team might have erred on its third-round choice in 2003. He dropped two passes, missed a clearing block and looked lost most of the time. 1858 Torbor, Reggie (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WLB Reggie Torbor's hamstring injury is improving. He should return to practice Wednesday or Thursday. 1545 Robbins, Fred (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Fred Robbins suffered a hamstring injury at Oakland and is day-to-day. 54552 Moore, Eric (New York Giants) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Eric Moore suffered a hamstring injury at Oakland and is day-to-day. 3723 Brown, Reggie (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Reggie Brown finished his rookie season strong, catching 13 passes in the Eagles' final two games. His 43 receptions were the most ever by an Eagles rookie. 1583 Runyan, Jon (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RT Jon Runyan made his 144th straight regular-season start Sunday against the Redskins. Whether he'll be making No. 145 with the Eagles or another NFL team remains to be seen. The 32-year-old Runyan will be an unrestricted free agent in March. He would like to stay in Philadelphia, but he is not going to take substantially less to stay. 1510 Reed, J.R. (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- S J.R. Reed, who missed the entire '05 season after suffering nerve damage in his leg last year trying to jump over a fence, probably won't be able to play in '06. Coach Andy Reid said it would be a "struggle" for Reed to play next season. 1199 McDougle, Jerome (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Jerome McDougle, who missed all of '05 after getting shot in the abdomen just before the start of training camp, is putting weight back on and should be ready to participate in the club's minicamp in April. 1437 Pinkston, Todd (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Todd Pinkston, who still is recuperating from a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered in training camp, said he's not sure whether he'll be ready to participate in the spring minicamp, but he feels confident he'll be OK by the start of training camp. 252 Buckhalter, Correll (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Correll Buckhalter is probably a longshot to return with the team in '06 after suffering his second major knee injury in three years last summer. 1221 McMahon, Mike (Philadelphia Eagles) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Mike McMahon's status won't be decided for several weeks. McMahon started seven games after Donovan McNabb went out for the year and didn't play very well. 1283 Morgan, Dan (Carolina Panthers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Dan Morgan did not play Sunday because of a lingering shoulder injury. Morgan, who signed a five-year, $28 million contact extension before the season, has missed three full games this year and parts of four others. He's now missed 25 games during his five-year career with Carolina and had to leave at least a dozen others prematurely. 448 Delhomme, Jake (Carolina Panthers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jake Delhomme played extremely well against Atlanta. He needed a game like that going into the postseason. 1007 Kasay, John (Carolina Panthers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- K John Kasay has now made his last two kicks from beyond 40 yards. 54014 Hardy, Jermaine (Carolina Panthers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DB Jermaine Hardy, who was activated to the 53-man roster just two weeks ago, was the only player listed by coach John Fox as having suffered an injury on Sunday. Hardy injured his hamstring. 2065 Wilson, Adrian (Arizona Cardinals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- SS Adrian Wilson finished the season with eight sacks, the most by a defensive back since the NFL started keeping the statistic in 1982. Wilson led the team in sacks. 789 Hasselbeck, Matt (Seattle Seahawks) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Matt Hasselbeck emerged from the final regular-season game without any new injuries. He finished the season with 24 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. His 98.2 rating set a franchise record. 25 Alexander, Shaun (Seattle Seahawks) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Shaun Alexander won the NFL rushing title with 1,880 yards. He set a single-season league record with 28 touchdowns, scoring 27 of them on the ground. Alexander also avoided injuries during the final regular-season game. He's ready to go for the playoffs. 1762 Stevens, Jerramy (Seattle Seahawks) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jerramy Stevens went without a catch Sunday, leaving TE Itula Mili as the franchise single-season receptions leader at the position. Stevens caught a career-high 45 catches this season. Mili's team record for the position was 46 catches. 1237 Mili, Itula (Seattle Seahawks) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Itula Mili was not impressive Sunday during his first chance at playing time this season. His conditioning did not appear to be right. Mili has missed much of the season after suffering an intestinal blockage. TE Jerramy Stevens and TE Ryan Hannam surged past him on the depth chart this season. Mili has three more years on his contract. 564 Fisher, Bryce (Seattle Seahawks) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Bryce Fisher collected his ninth sack of the season Sunday to set a career high. He finished the previous season with 8.5 sacks. 192 Branch, Deion (New England Patriots) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Deion Branch fell 2 receiving yards shy of 1,000 for the season. He was bidding to become only the seventh player in franchise history to reach that mark. 1469 Poteat, Hank (New England Patriots) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Hank Poteat, who has been the nickel back, earned his first start in the season finale. He became the 45th player to start for the Patriots this season. 53559 Childress, Bam (New England Patriots) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Bam Childress played both ways against Miami. He followed in WR Troy Brown's footsteps by serving as a slot corner on defense. Childress also played special teams. 1907 Vinatieri, Adam (New England Patriots) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Adam Vinatieri's 49-yard field goal on the final play of the first half tied for the longest kick in Gillette Stadium's four-year history. He also had a 49-yarder against the Jets on Dec. 22, 2002. 2115 Yovanovits, Dave (Cleveland Browns) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OG Dave Yovanovits replaced the injured Cosey Coleman in the finale. Yovanovits got his first start next to backup C Mike Pucillo. After a slow start in which the pair seemed overwhelmed, they settled down. One of the smarter things Romeo Crennel and Phil Savage did during the season was make sure the offensive line backups had experience. 478 Dorsey, Nat (Cleveland Browns) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Nat Dorsey got his first looks in a game at right tackle. Dorsey, who was acquired late in training camp, played a couple of series in place of Ryan Tucker. Dorsey needs to gain strength and get in shape, but how he figures in the plans might affect how the team looks at L.J. Shelton, who is a free agent. 1584 Russell, Brian (Cleveland Browns) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Brian Russell ended the year with two interceptions. Russell will never be mistaken for Ronnie Lott, but he provided valuable leadership to the young safeties in the back of the team's secondary. 1643 Sellers, Mike (Washington Redskins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- HB Mike Sellers waltzed into the end zone untouched on a 4-yard catch against the Eagles, giving him eight touchdowns on just 13 touches this year. 54865 Rogers, Carlos (Washington Redskins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Carlos Rogers has regained nearly the full range of motion in his ailing left biceps and is expected to play Saturday after missing the three previous games. 240 Brunell, Mark (Washington Redskins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Mark Brunell made it through the Eagles game fine on his sprained right knee. He will start, as usual, against the Buccaneers. 1155 Marshall, Lemar (Washington Redskins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Lemar Marshall sprained a shoulder against the Eagles but is expected to start against the Bucs. Marshall led the Redskins in tackles and interceptions, the first Washington player to do since Andre Collins in 1994. 769 Harrington, Joey (Detroit Lions) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Joey Harrington improved his completion of percentage (from 56.0 to 57.0) but took a step back in most of the other important categories in 2005. His touchdown passes dropped from 19 to 12, his interceptions remained the same (12) and his passer rating slipped from 77.5 to 72.0. Harrington got less playing time than in any of his previous three seasons, sitting out four full games when Jeff Garcia started. 4536 Garcia, Jeff (Detroit Lions) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jeff Garcia, coming off his second consecutive subpar season, appears unlikely to be back with the Lions for the 2006 season. The Lions signed Garcia after a disappointing season at Cleveland in 2004 on the insistence of former coach Steve Mariucci, but Garcia threw just three touchdown passes, was intercepted six times, was 1-4 as a starter and had a passer rating of 68.0. 979 Jones, Kevin (Detroit Lions) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kevin Jones had one of his strongest performances of the season in the Lions' 35-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the finale. After sitting out three of the previous four games with injuries, Jones carried 18 times for 78 yards. Jones' production was off drastically from his rookie rushing total of 1,133 yards and five touchdowns. He had 664 yards and five touchdowns in 2005. 1452 Pollard, Marcus (Detroit Lions) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Marcus Pollard finished his first season in Detroit as the Lions' leading receiver. The 11-year veteran caught 46 passes for 516 yards and three touchdowns. His career bests were 47 catches for 739 yards at Indianapolis in 2001. 2052 Williams, Roy (Detroit Lions) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Roy Williams' 15-yard touchdown reception in the Lions' 35-21 loss at Pittsburgh in the season finale pushed his second-season touchdown total to eight, the same number he had as a rookie last year. Williams' two-year total of 16 touchdown receptions is the most by any Lions player in his first two seasons. 53883 Gado, Sam (Green Bay Packers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Samkon Gado, who was a bright spot for the running game, has been told by the team that it will not send him to NFL Europe in the spring. Gado is rehabilitating his right knee, in which he sustained a tear of the medial collateral ligament Dec. 19 at Baltimore. He missed the last two games of the season. Gado, signed to the practice squad in mid-October, starred as the Packers' fifth featured back until he suffered the injury. He gained a team-high 582 yards in eight games, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. 54856 Rodgers, Aaron (Green Bay Packers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Aaron Rodgers won't be heading to NFL Europe. The team would like to have the first-round draft pick of 2005 continue with his development in its offseason sessions. Rodgers appeared in only three games this season, including taking a knee to end Sunday's 23-17 win over Seattle after relieving Brett Favre in the waning seconds. Rodgers compiled a dismal 39.8 passer rating, completing nine of 16 passes for 65 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. 402 Culpepper, Daunte (Minnesota Vikings) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Daunte Culpepper, who tore the anterior cruciate, medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments in the right knee on Oct. 30 in Carolina, is hoping to be ready by training camp. "He's continuing to progress right on schedule with things," Vikings trainer Chuck Barta said. "He's gotten past a couple of hurdles, but it's not around the corner yet. It's going to continue to be kind of week by week and see where he's at. But he's doing well." 54300 Kluwe, Chris (Minnesota Vikings) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Chris Kluwe is scheduled to undergo surgery at the end of this month to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right (punting) knee. The rookie suffered the injury on Dec. 4 at Detroit and missed one game with what originally was called a sprain. Athletic trainer Chuck Barta revealed the true extent of the damage on Monday. 385 Cowart, Sam (Minnesota Vikings) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Sam Cowart edged Antoine Winfield as the Vikings' leading tackler, finishing with 101 this season. Winfield had one more tackle than LB E.J. Henderson. 967 Johnstone, Lance (Minnesota Vikings) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Lance Johnstone led the Vikings with 7.5 sacks, while DEs Erasmus James and Darrion Scott and DT Kevin Williams had four apiece. 1653 Sharper, Darren (Minnesota Vikings) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Darren Sharper finished one interception shy of the Vikings' single-season record, getting nine on the season. He also led the team with 16 passes defensed. 1273 Moore, Mewelde (Minnesota Vikings) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Mewelde Moore led the Vikings in rushing with 662 yards on 155 carries (a 4.3 average) but had only one touchdown on the ground. TE Jermaine Wiggins was the leading receiver with 69 catches for 568 yards but also only had one touchdown. 116 Beasley, Fred (San Francisco 49ers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Fred Beasley, selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2003, was healthy for the final four games of the season but he did not get onto the field. Journeyman Chris Hetherington replaced Beasley in the starting lineup. Beasley has feuded this season with running backs coach Bishop Harris, and he is not expected to return next season as an unrestricted free agent. But Beasley says he wants to be back with the 49ers next season. 54971 Smith, Alex (San Francisco 49ers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Alex Smith threw 11 interceptions before throwing the first TD pass of his career. He hooked up with Brandon Lloyd on a 14-yard touchdown pass late in the first half of the season finale. 53949 Gore, Frank (San Francisco 49ers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Frank Gore became the first rookie to lead the 49ers in rushing since Dexter Carter led the team with 460 yards in 1990. Gore's 608 yards were the highest total for a 49ers rookie since Roger Craig gained 725 yards rushing in 1983. 1074 Lee, Andy (San Francisco 49ers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Andy Lee, who had a league-high 107 punts, finished 20th in the league with a 36.3 net average. Lee averaged 41.6 yards per punt this season. 12 Adams, Mike (San Francisco 49ers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DB Mike Adams, who started games at both safety and cornerback, had two interceptions in the season-final against the Texans. He finished the season with four interceptions, tying Shawntae Spencer for the team lead. 1299 Moulds, Eric (Buffalo Bills) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eric Moulds finished with 81 catches to lead the team, the seventh-best mark for a single season in Bills history. Moulds occupies four of the top eight spots. 1203 McGahee, Willis (Buffalo Bills) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willis McGahee recorded his first 100-yard game in seven outings with 113 against the Jets. It was his 12th career century game, fifth on the Bills' all-time list, one behind Joe Cribbs and Travis Henry. 844 Holcomb, Kelly (Buffalo Bills) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kelly Holcomb established a team record for completion percentage on a minimum of 100 attempts, going 155 of 230 (67.39 percent). That broke the Jim Kelly's mark of 64.14 percent set in 1991 on 304-of-474 passing. 1278 Moorman, Brian (Buffalo Bills) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Brian Moorman set a team record with a 45.66 average. He owns four of the top seven marks in club history. 1108 Lindell, Rian (Buffalo Bills) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Rian Lindell finished up with a big game against the Jets, going 4-for-4 on field goals with a 52-yarder. For the year, he converted 29 of 35 for an 82.86 accuracy mark, fourth-best in team history. For his Bills career, he's at 80.46 percent (70 of 87), which is a team record. 523 Ellis, Shaun (New York Jets) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Shaun Ellis said he already has begun rehabbing the hamstring injury that sidelined him for the final three games of the season, and indicated he expects to be ready for spring minicamp. 1157 Martin, Curtis (New York Jets) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Curtis Martin reiterated his desire not to play someplace else, saying "I'd rather not play for any other team besides the New York Jets." He also said "I know that I'm up for this challenge" of rebounding from right knee surgery. 54629 Nugent, Mike (New York Jets) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Mike Nugent said he will call Miami K Olindo Mare, who played for special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff, for some strength and conditioning ideas so that he can produce longer kickoffs next season. 1065 Law, Ty (New York Jets) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Ty Law again refused to talk about any contract issues, saying "that's what you have agents for. I feel like I've got one of the best in the business in Carl Poston, and I'm going to leave it up to him." Law is due an $11 million option bonus in March, and the Jets are projected to be $30 million over the cap. 1172 Mawae, Kevin (New York Jets) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Kevin Mawae, who missed the final 10 games because of a torn triceps, indicated he would like to be back next season. He will count $4.5 million against the cap, but still has been in the upper echelon of NFL centers despite his advancing age. 800 Heap, Todd (Baltimore Ravens) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Todd Heap missed most of the fourth quarter against Cleveland with a back injury. He has not had a history of back problems. 1100 Lewis, Jamal (Baltimore Ravens) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jamal Lewis finished the season with 906 yards, the fewest in his career. He averaged 3.4 yards a carry. 1593 Sams, B.J. (Baltimore Ravens) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- PR B.J. Sams missed the final two games of the season with a lower leg injury. He could receive competition at that spot next season. 1823 Thomas, Adalius (Baltimore Ravens) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Adalius Thomas ended the season with a sack in five straight games, raising his team-high total to nine. 941 Johnson, Chad (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Chad Johnson, the most talkative Bengals player, said he was told not to talk to the media. "Thanks to a higher authority (Marvin Lewis), I can not open my mouth. All week," Johnson said. Lewis' message to Johnson was "just play." 55115 Thurman, Odell (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Odell Thurman was believed to have received a gag order from coach Marvin Lewis for the week leading up to the Pittsburgh game. 1548 Robinson, Bryan (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Bryan Robinson (foot) is probable for the Steelers after missing the last six games because of injury. "That's what I came here to do," he said of the playoff game. Robinson's return would help the run defense, adding a somewhat fresh body to the rotation. 980 Jones, Levi (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Levi Jones (shoulder) was upgraded to probable for the Pittsburgh game. He was inactive Sunday at Kansas City, snapping his 59-game start streak. 1470 Powell, Carl (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Carl Powell (cervical strain) was upgraded to probable for the Pittsburgh game. 953 Johnson, Landon (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Landon Johnson (concussion) is probable for the Pittsburgh game. He suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit on a block while covering a punt against the Chiefs. 1501 Ratliff, Keiwan (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Keiwan Ratliff (concussion) is probable for the Pittsburgh game. He is the nickel back. 867 Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (Cincinnati Bengals) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh, the No. 2 wide receiver, had three receptions for 29 yards against Kansas City, leaving him 44 shy of his goal of 1,000 receiving yards. Houshmandzadeh ended the regular season with 78 receptions -- five more than 2004 -- but short of his receiving yards total of 978 from last season. He did have seven receiving touchdowns, compared to four in 2004, and added a rushing touchdown. And he did it all in just 14 games. He missed two games because of a hand injury. 2099 Wright, Kenny (Jacksonville Jaguars) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Kenny Wright suffered a sprained knee against Tennessee, and his condition will be updated Tuesday. 1737 Spicer, Paul (Jacksonville Jaguars) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Paul Spicer sat out the Tennessee game with a broken hand, and his condition will be updated Tuesday. 799 Hayward, Reggie (Jacksonville Jaguars) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Reggie Hayward sat out the Tennessee game with a hamstring injury, and his condition will be updated Tuesday. 1807 Taylor, Fred (Jacksonville Jaguars) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Fred Taylor sat out the Tennessee game even though he was healthy. He is expected to be ready for the Tennessee game. 54226 Jones, Adam (Tennessee Titans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Pacman Jones offered a short apology for the two third-quarter penalties that resulted in his benching in the Titans' 40-13 loss to the Jaguars on Sunday. Jones didn't take any questions, however, before he took off for the offseason. 54089 Hill, Reynaldo (Tennessee Titans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Reynaldo Hill probably would have missed a couple weeks of action with a shoulder injury suffered in Jacksonville, but Jeff Fisher said he didn't think the rookie will need surgery. 1683 Sirmon, Peter (Tennessee Titans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Peter Sirmon played only as part of the nickel package in Jacksonville and was clearly unhappy over the reduced role. Sirmon, returning from a torn ACL that cost him the 2004 season, never really had his legs under him all season, Jeff Fisher said, but the Titans believe he can make a more complete comeback next year. 2057 Williams, Tank (Tennessee Titans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Tank Williams is heading towards unrestricted free agency and said while he would like to re-sign with the Titans, he will just let the business side of things take its course. 52 Anderson, Mike (Denver Broncos) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Mike Anderson has a sprained ankle, but Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said he probably could have played the regular-season finale. 2066 Wilson, Al (Denver Broncos) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Al Wilson has a broken thumb but won't miss any time. 1482 Putzier, Jeb (Denver Broncos) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jeb Putzier (shoulder) should be ready for the playoffs. 712 Green, Trent (Kansas City Chiefs) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Trent Green's 127.6 passer rating against the Bengals tied his season best (set in the win over New England). He finished with 4,014 passing yards, his third straight season topping the 4,000-yard mark. 1022 Kennison, Eddie (Kansas City Chiefs) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eddie Kennison joined Carlos Carson (1983-84) as the only receiver in Chiefs history to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. In catching seven passes for a season-high 151 yards against the Bengals, Kennison ran his season total to 1,102 yards. 1663 Shields, Will (Kansas City Chiefs) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Will Shields, just as he did a year ago after the final game of the 2004 season, shed little light on whether he will play a 14th season in 2006. "If I knew right now, I would tell you, but I don't know right now," said Shields, who started his 207th consecutive game against the Bengals. 1544 Roaf, Willie (Kansas City Chiefs) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- T Willie Roaf, who missed six games this year with a hamstring injury, has indicated to teammates that he is inclined to return for a 14th season in 2006. At the same time, Roaf has said his decision could hinge on what happens with the Chiefs' coaching situation, as he would not want to start over in a completely new offensive system. The Chiefs were only 3-3 in the six games Roaf missed this year. 726 Grove, Jake (Oakland Raiders) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OL Jake Grove, a second-round draft pick who opened as the starting center, ended the season on the inactive list for the last two games. Grove missed the fourth and fifth games of the season with arthroscopic knee surgery, and he never fully recovered his health upon his return. Grove ended up starting six games at center and two at left guard. He was inactive four times, played once as a substitute and did not play in one game in which he was active. 1464 Porter, Jerry (Oakland Raiders) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jerry Porter led the Raiders in receiving for the second consecutive season. Last season, Porter had 64 receptions for 998 yards, averaged 15.6 yards per reception and scored nine touchdowns. In 2005, Porter had 76 catches for 942 yards, averaged 12.4 yards per catch and scored five times. 624 Gallery, Robert (Oakland Raiders) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- T Robert Gallery suffered a non-displaced fracture of the right fibula on the second play against the Giants. He spent the last three quarters watching the game in a protective boot. Gallery's injury is not considered serious, with a six- to eight-week healing time. Gallery said he expected to be ready to go well in advance of training camp. 55184 Walter, Andrew (Oakland Raiders) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Andrew Walter will have surgery to repair damage to his left groin. He will be treated in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers, who repaired Donovan McNabb's sports hernia. Walter battled the injury all season after being hurt in training camp. 53543 Castillo, Luis (San Diego Chargers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Luis Castillo suffered a sprained knee in the season finale, but it is not considered serious. 2035 Williams, Jamal (San Diego Chargers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- NT Jamal Williams, who is headed to his first Pro Bowl, was named the team's defensive player of the year. 1855 Tomlinson, LaDainian (San Diego Chargers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB LaDainian Tomlinson didn't rush for 100 yards in his final five games and scored only one touchdown over that span. 507 Edwards, Donnie (San Diego Chargers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- ILB Donnie Edwards led the team in tackles (154) for the fourth year. 1425 Phillips, Shaun (San Diego Chargers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- ILB Shaun Phillips had seven sacks this year, giving him 10 in his first two years. 54489 McGowan, Brandon (Chicago Bears) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Brandon McGowan, the Bears' No. 3 safety, suffered a sprained knee and could miss the divisional-round playoff game. 645 Garza, Roberto (Chicago Bears) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OG Roberto Garza would replace Terrence Metcalf in the starting lineup if Metcalf can't play due to a sprained knee. In the seven games Garza has started this season, four at left guard and three at right guard, the Bears' offensive line hasn't suffered any drop-off in effectiveness. Garza also signed a six-year contract extension Monday. 54653 Orton, Kyle (Chicago Bears) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kyle Orton remains the Bears' No. 2 despite an unimpressive performance as the starter in the meaningless season finale. 156 Blake, Jeff (Chicago Bears) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jeff Blake completed seven of eight passes Sunday for a passer rating of 129.2, but he was not promoted from No. 3 to No. 2 ahead of Kyle Orton. 1424 Phillips, Jermaine (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Jermaine Phillips, who missed Saturday's game against New Orleans with a knee sprain, is improving and possibly could play against the Redskins. 1442 Pittman, Michael (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Michael Pittman will continue to handle the team's kickoff return duties after averaging 28.3 yards in Saturday's win over the Saints. 1661 Shepherd, Edell (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Edell Shepherd will continue to serve as the Bucs' third receiver in the absence of Michael Clayton, who is out with a turf toe injury. 904 Jackson, Steven (St. Louis Rams) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Steven Jackson did not play in the final game against Dallas because of a hip injury. Jackson was bothered by the injury the week before against the 49ers. 1020 Kennedy, Jimmy (St. Louis Rams) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Jimmy Kennedy, who is expected to have hernia surgery in the offseason, was inactive against Dallas. 1427 Pickett, Ryan (St. Louis Rams) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- NT Ryan Pickett suffered a strained shoulder in the first quarter against the Cowboys, but he returned to play. 53505 Calahan, Jeremy (St. Louis Rams) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Jeremy Calahan, a rookie free agent, was active for the first time this season, and he played against Dallas when Ryan Pickett was sidelined with a strained shoulder. However, Calahan suffered a sprained knee. 862 Horn, Joe (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Joe Horn did not finish Sunday's season finale with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after re-injuring his right hamstring early in the game. Horn, who missed three games earlier in the season with a left hamstring injury, said he hurt his right leg in a Dec. 12 game with the Atlanta Falcons and played through the latest injury until Sunday. 2679 Stallworth, Donte' (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Donte' Stallworth, who was ill for several days, did not start Sunday's game against the Bucs because he was receiving intravenous fluids until just before the opening kickoff. 807 Henderson, Devery (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Devery Henderson caught a 24-yard touchdown pass, but he finished Sunday's game with groin and hamstring injuries. 137 Bentley, LeCharles (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- C LeCharles Bentley, who has an elbow injury, was placed on injured reserve on the eve of the season finale with the Bucs. Bentley was the 11th Saints player -- and the seventh starter -- to go on injured reserve. 1644 Setterstrom, Chad (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Chad Setterstrom was signed before the season finale to take the place of LeCharles Bentley (elbow) on the 53-man roster. 736 Hakim, Az-Zahir (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Az-Zahir Hakim came out of the season finale with the Bucs with a hamstring injury. 53442 Brown, Jammal (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RT Jammal Brown, who has a floating bone chip in his right knee, was inactive for Sunday's game. 1329 Nesbit, Jamar (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Jamar Nesbit started in place of Jammal Brown (knee) against the Bucs. 1214 McKenzie, Mike (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LCB Mike McKenzie did not play Sunday because of a groin injury. 220 Brown, Fakhir (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LCB Fakhir Brown, who has been Saints' nickel back, took the place of Mike McKenzie (groin) in the starting lineup against the Bucs. 909 Jacox, Kendyl (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Kendyl Jacox was at center for the second straight week in place of Pro Bowler LeCharles Bentley, who was put on injured reserve Saturday with an elbow injury. 840 Hodge, Sedrick (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB Sedrick Hodge was inactive against the Bucs, missing his third straight game because of a sprained left ankle. 1231 Melton, Terrence (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB Terrence Melton started in place of Sedrick Hodge (ankle) for the second week in a row. 870 Howard, Darren (New Orleans Saints) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RDE Darren Howard was inactive for the fourth straight game because of a knee injury. 1928 Walker, Gary (Houston Texans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Gary Walker has his right arm in a sling after undergoing surgery last week because of a severed tendon in his triceps. He said recovery and rehabilitation should take three months and that he will be fully recovered by next season. 1403 Peek, Antwan (Houston Texans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- OLB Antwan Peek finished second on the team in sacks this season with six. 222 Brown, Kris (Houston Texans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Kris Brown missed eight kicks this season -- his most miscues since missing 14 with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2001. Five of Brown's eight misses came in the final four games. 280 Carr, David (Houston Texans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB David Carr finished the season with a career-low 11 interceptions. 621 Gaffney, Jabar (Houston Texans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jabar Gaffney tied his career high with three touchdowns this season. 54563 Morency, Vernand (Houston Texans) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Vernand Morency put together an impressive performance in the finale at San Francisco, running 21 times for 83 yards. He had one touchdown and averaged 4.0 yards per carry. 871 Howard, Reggie (Miami Dolphins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Reggie Howard logged a safety against New England by forcing QB Matt Cassel to fumble out of the end zone. Howard, who probably will be released in the offseason, also had an interception nullified by a roughing-the-passer penalty on Jason Taylor. 973 Jones, Donnie (Miami Dolphins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Donnie Jones finished the season with a franchise-record 39.3-yard net average. Jones also set a mark for touchbacks with 31. 172 Booker, Marty (Miami Dolphins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Marty Booker caught a season-high seven passes for 86 yards and one touchdown against New England. Booker finished the season with a 17.6-yard-per-catch average on 39 receptions. 1741 Spragan, Donnie (Miami Dolphins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB Donnie Spragan finished with a season-high eight tackles against New England. Spragan also played for ailing WLB Channing Crowder (shoulder) in Miami's nickel defense. 53452 Brown, Ronnie (Miami Dolphins) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Ronnie Brown played as a backup in Sunday's 28-26 victory over New England. Brown, who finished with eight carries for 21 yards, was limited by a high ankle sprain. 159 Bledsoe, Drew (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Drew Bledsoe was sacked 49 times in 2005 following five sacks against the Rams. It is the most sacks of a Cowboys quarterback since Don Meredith's 58 in 1964. It was also the Bledsoe's fifth season of 40 or more sacks. 522 Ellis, Greg (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Greg Ellis and LB DeMarcus Ware shared the team lead with eight sacks this season. By doing so, Ellis becomes just the second Cowboy in club history to lead the team in sacks for five consecutive years. Jethro Pugh also led the team five straight years from 1968-72. Ellis has now led the Cowboys in sacks six times during his career, the second most in club history behind Harvey Martin's mark of seven seasons leading the club in sacks. 55195 Ware, Demarcus (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB DeMarcus Ware's eight sacks gave him the second most in club history by a linebacker. He also posted the third-best single-season sack total by a rookie in club history. 667 Glenn, Terry (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Terry Glenn recorded 44 receiving yards in the season finale against the Reams, giving him 1,136 receiving yards for the season. That is 11 yards shy of his career-high set in 1999. His total is the ninth-best single-season total in club history. 951 Johnson, Keyshawn (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Keyshawn Johnson recorded five receptions against the Rams to move into the NFL's all-time top 20 for career receptions. Johnson is 20th with 744 catches for 9,756 yards and 60 touchdowns. 55101 Thompson, Tyson (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Tyson Thompson became the club's single-season record holder for kickoff returns and return yards when he finished with 57 returns for 1,399 yards. 2083 Witten, Jason (Dallas Cowboys) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jason Witten is the first tight end in club history to record back-to-back 65-catch seasons. 400 Crumpler, Alge (Atlanta Falcons) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Alge Crumpler might not play in his third straight Pro Bowl because he requires arthroscopic knee surgery. 563 Finneran, Brian (Atlanta Falcons) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Brian Finneran wants to return to the Falcons in 2006 if the money is right. He triggered a clause in his contract to become an unrestricted free agent after taking at least 45 percent of the offensive snaps. "I'm going to check out all my options," said Finneran, who led Atlanta wideouts with 50 catches and 611 receiving yards. "I like it here, the family is here, I like the organization, the coaching staff, my teammates and ownership. At the same time, I have to look out for my family, so I will exercise my options." 742 Hall, DeAngelo (Atlanta Falcons) (01/02/2006) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB DeAngelo Hall was originally diagnosed with a separated AC joint in his left shoulder, but he believes doctors will clear him to play in the Pro Bowl.


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