NFL notes: Favre sprains shoulder
Brett Favre says he has a sprained throwing shoulder and that it’s too early to tell if he will make his 298th consecutive regular season start next week.
The 41-year-old was crushed by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats on his first pass play of the game against Buffalo on Sunday, a pass that was intercepted by Drayton Florence.
Favre was slow to get up and staggered to the sidelines. He was replaced by Tarvaris Jackson on the next series. Favre says he couldn’t throw and was unable to return to the game.
Jackson threw for 187 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in Minnesota’s 38-14 victory over the Bills.
Favre extended his NFL record by starting his 297th straight regular season game, but lasted only three plays.
Haynesworth inactive against Giants
High-priced defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth says he was healthy enough to play, but was scratched by the Washington Redskins for their NFC East game against the New York Giants.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan made Haynesworth one of his inactives because Haynesworth missed practice on Friday and, Shanahan said, “he didn’t have one of his better practices” on Thursday.
But Haynesworth, who denied a report he argued with defensive coordinator Jim Haslett before the game, said after the 31-7 defeat he “was ready to play.”
McKay inducted into Bucs Ring of Honor
The late John McKay is the newest member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor.
The first coach in franchise history was inducted during halftime of Sunday’s game against Atlanta. McKay’s son, Rich, is Falcons president and a former general manager of the Bucs.
A national championship-winning college coach at Southern California, McKay coached the Bucs for their first nine seasons. He retired in 1984 and died in 2001.
Around the league
Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant fractured his right ankle during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. … The New York Jets signed wide receiver Laveranues Coles to his fourth stint with the team, a day before the team plays the Patriots in New England for first place in the AFC East.