Irvin Looking Comfortable At Safety

There were many different subplots that came out of last week's developmental camp. The play of Ken Irvin at safety was one of them.

Ken Irvin, a 32-year-old cornerback heading into his 11th season, showed signs that he could be used at free safety in a pinch.

With starter Darren Sharper and rookie Dustin Fox missing the team's four-day developmental camp (May 16-19), Irvin stepped in at free safety and made few mistakes.

"He looks like he's been there for 10 years," coach Mike Tice said. "He had an excellent week."

Irvin missed all of last season when he ruptured an Achilles' tendon during pregame warm-ups before the season opener against Dallas.


Running back Travis Henry, who starred at the University of Tennessee, is garnering interest from the Titans. The teams talked last week, though Titans GM Floyd Reese continues to downplay his interest in Henry. With the news of Onterrio Smith's possible one-year suspension in Minnesota last week, Vikings fans have been interested in Henry's availability.

Buffalo is sticking to its guns in demanding a third-round pick, at least, but Reese indicated he feels Buffalo's main priority is to keep Henry.


  • CB Antoine Winfield, who had ankle surgery earlier this offseason, was at full speed in last week's developmental camp.

  • WR Nate Burleson, who had minor surgery to repair a fractured right middle finger, did not participate in team drills during developmental camp. He ran routes during individual drills but avoided catching the ball with his right hand.

  • WR Marcus Robinson, who had surgery to remove a cyst from his left knee, saw limited action last week.

  • TE Jim Kleinsasser, who missed all but one game last season because of a torn ACL, took part in last week's developmental camp.

  • OT Mike Rosenthal, who missed all but two games last season because of a broken foot, was limited but saw more action later in the week.

  • DT Kevin Williams, who had arthroscopic knee surgery, did not participate in developmental camp.

  • C Matt Birk, who had hernia surgery in March, did not participate.


  • Quarterback Daunte Culpepper and Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb made guest appearances on the season finale of "The George Lopez Show" on May 17. Playing themselves in the episode, Culpepper and McNabb tried to convince a blue-chip football recruit to attend their alma maters.

    "It was a lot of fun, but it's not easy work," said Culpepper, who went to the University of Central Florida. "I have a lot of respect for actors."

    Culpepper said he wants to appear on the big screen. He said he might have a small part in the new "Barbership" movie. He would play himself.

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