Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin met with team owner Jerry Jones on Thursday but left Valley Ranch without saying if he would be in Austin, Texas for the start of training camp Friday.
The rest of his teammates were headed for Austin as Irvin waffled on his plans.
The former All-Pro receiver, who has been contemplating retirement and has two years remaining in a five-year contract, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as saying he would live up to his contract and show up today.
Jones left the Cowboys’ headquarters without comment.
Pack happy campers
Reggie White says he can’t wait to get on the football field again with his pal Seth Joyner.
And Brett Favre said he doesn’t think he’ll have to wait much longer for the contract extension that will make him the richest quarterback in the NFL.
Joyner, 32, accepted a base salary of $200,000 and a signing bonus of $800,000 to come to Green Bay for a chance to play with White, his pal and former teammate in Philadelphia, and a shot at finally winning a Super Bowl.
Favre is expecting to tear up the final two years on his five-year, $19 million contract any day and replace it with a seven-year deal worth some $50 million.
Humphries lightens up
Stan Humphries says he won’t be looking over his shoulder in camp.
Coming off one of his poorer seasons, the San Diego Chargers’ starting quarterback will be pushed by Jim Everett during this training camp, which begins today.
Humphries, who has started 79 fewer games than Everett and thrown for 18,677 fewer yards - but played in one more Super Bowl - is ready.
To prove it, Humphries reported at 224 pounds, about 15 pounds lighter than he was in February.
Around the league
The New England Patriots signed first-round draft choice Chris Canty, and return specialist David Meggett also reported to training camp on Thursday after a brief holdout. … The New Orleans Saints came to terms with four draft picks and their kicker from last season. Guard Chris Naeole, a first-round draft pick, second-round picks Rob Kelly, a safety, and Jared Tomich, a defensive end, and quarterback Danny Wuerffel, a fourth-round selection and the 1996 Heisman Trophy winner, all came to terms as did Doug Brien, who handled the kicking chores last season. … The Oakland Raiders re-signed veteran fullback Derrick Fenner. … Art Monk, one of the best wide receivers in NFL history, signed a one-day contract so he could officially retire as a Washington Redskin.
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