Hawks’ Jackson has surgery on knee
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Darrell Jackson had surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee on Wednesday.
Coach Mike Holmgren said that Jackson will remain in Florida — where the surgery took place — for another week and have one more examination before returning to Seattle to rehabilitate the injury.
“I can’t tell you how long it’s going to be. The cartilage and scopes typically can be two weeks, guys come back in two weeks, sometimes it’s longer,” Holmgren said. “We just have to see how it is.”
Seattle’s other starting receiver, Bobby Engram, was listed as out on the injury report with two cracked ribs. Cornerback Andre Dyson and offensive lineman Floyd “Pork Chop” Womack were both listed as doubtful. Dyson has right hamstring pull and Womack has a left quadriceps injury.
Players fined by league
Tampa Bay’s Ronde Barber was fined $30,000 by the NFL on Wednesday for punching an official during last Sunday’s game with the New York Jets.
Two other prominent players, Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed, were fined $15,000 each for making contact with an official during the Ravens’ game in Detroit.
Shockey signs five-year contract extension
Jeremy Shockey, the New York Giants’ flamboyant and sometimes spectacular tight end, signed a five-year, $31.2 million contract extension.
Shockey’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said the deal makes him the NFL’s highest-paid player at his position. It includes a $3 million signing bonus for Shockey, who had two years left on his contract.
Four Carolina running backs miss practice
Stephen Davis and DeShaun Foster were among four injured running backs to miss practice with the Carolina Panthers.
Davis and Foster have knee injuries and are questionable for Sunday’s game against Detroit. Rod Smart (groin, also Carolina’s kick returner, is listed as doubtful.
Burleson, Williams to miss another game
Minnesota wide receiver Nate Burleson and nickel cornerback Brian Williams each have sprained left knees and will miss Sunday’s game at Chicago.
Burleson was injured in the Vikings’ second game, at Cincinnati. Williams was hurt the following week.
“Investigators are looking into a party attended by several Minnesota Vikings players that allegedly involved drunkenness, nudity and visible sexual activity on a pair of charter cruises last week.
No criminal charges have been filed, and it could take a couple of weeks before investigators finish interviewing people who were on the boats, said Sgt. Haans Vitek of the Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Office. A police report was filed Sunday.
McAllister placed on injured reserve
The New Orleans Saints placed running back Deuce McAllister on injured reserve with a right knee injury, ending his season.
The 26-year-old, who tore the anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday’s 52-3 loss to Green Bay, received a second opinion from physicians in San Antonio and a third opinion from surgeon James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.
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