NFL notebook: Saturday out 2-6 weeks

Colts coach Jim Caldwell isn’t ready to say how much time Jeff Saturday might miss. Jim Irsay is.

The Colts owner told reporters Wednesday that Indy’s Pro Bowl center could miss two to six weeks after having arthroscopic knee surgery to remove what the team described as a “loose body.”

“We’ve seen guys come back in two weeks, you see some guys come back in six weeks,” Irsay said. “You’re hoping it’s the shorter side of the scale.”

Caldwell would not say how or when Saturday hurt his knee, but that he believed it occurred over time.

Fan asked to remove McNabb jersey

Jim Devlin said he was just trying to stir the pot by wearing a replica of Donovan McNabb’s maroon Washington Redskins jersey on the sideline at Philadelphia Eagles training camp.

Instead, he believes he stirred up head coach Andy Reid.

Security guards asked Devlin, 43, to remove the jersey. He told Philadelphia radio station 97.5 he did so without complaint, adding the guard who asked him to remove the jersey said the request came from Reid.

A team spokesman denied that, saying that Reid was not aware of Devlin’s presence.

Ryan offers plan to end Revis holdout

New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has come up with a game plan to get holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis back on the field. And, everyone in the organization is invited.

“We’ll call off practice,” Ryan said. “We’ll have our whole team there and meet. That way there’s no, ‘he said, she said’ or whatever. Just get the thing done, and let’s work it out that way.”

Don’t laugh. Despite HBO and NFL Films taping the Jets throughout training camp for their “Hard Knocks” series, Ryan wasn’t just playing it up for the cameras.

“Absolutely serious,” he said – with no smile.

“He wants him here,” quarterback Mark Sanchez said. “I mean, he’s serious.”

Around the league

With their top three running backs sidelined, the Broncos brought in 30-year-old former Raider Justin Vargas to bolster their banged-up backfield. … The Titans breathed a sigh of relief when they learned defensive end William Hayes only has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee and should be ready for their season opener. … Reggie Bush returned to practice after missing one session with cramps, and he might have become even more important for the defending Super Bowl champion Saints. No. 3 running back Lynell Hamilton had to be helped off the field after tearing his right ACL during a joint practice against the Patriots. He is out for the season. … Former Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks is officially retiring from the NFL. Brooks hasn’t played since being released by the Bucs following the 2008 season.

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