11/1 News And Notes

Mora Not A Candidate For University Of Washington

The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks assistant head coach Jim Mora said he is not interested in the coaching position at the University of Washington. Mora said, “I am not a candidate for the University of Washington coaching vacancy. I wish the university well with their search and the program nothing but sustained success in the future.”

Parker To Return Monday Night

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Willie Parker (probable, knee) practiced without limitations for the third consecutive day Friday. He will start on Monday Night Football against the Redskins. While a time split with Mewelde Moore is a distinct possibility and Washington’s run defense has been stout (only 3.8 YPC against, four TDs allowed),

Wayne And Addai Both Listed As Questionable

Indianapolis Colts players Joseph Addai (hamstring) and Reggie Wayne (knee) are both listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Wayne was limited in practice Friday. Coach Tony Dungy says Wayne’s absence at practice this week was “unusual”, but had to do with the short week. Wayne expects to keep his consecutive start streak going – its currently at 88 games.

Willis McGahee Questionable For Sunday

Baltimore Ravens running back Willis McGahee (ankle, knee) is listed as questionable for Week 9 against the Browns. He had only limited practice on Friday.

Packers Extend QB Rodgers Through 2014

The Green Bay Packers have signed QB Aaron Rodgers to a contract extension through 2014.

Browns Place Tucker On IR

The Cleveland Browns have announced that offensive lineman Ryan Tucker has been placed on injured reserve. Tucker missed the first four games of the season with a hip injury.  He started at right tackle in the Browns’ Monday night win over the Giants, but Tucker has missed the last two games with a knee injury.

Hospital Employees Fired For Viewing Collier’s Medical Records

TMZ.com reports that 20 employees have been fired by Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center for improperly viewing the records of Jaguars lineman Richard Collier. Collier was admitted on September 2 after being shot 14 times. The workers allegedly violated federal HIPAA laws aimed at ensuring the privacy of medical records.The employees’ union apparently plans to challenge the terminations via a grievance. “This discipline is completely out of proportion to the offense,” Doug Martin of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees said.
“It’s also treating them differently than others have been treated in the past.”

Ravens Release Bouman

The Baltimore Ravens have announced that the team has released veteran quarterback Todd Bouman. Bouman was signed at a time rookie Joe Flacco was the only healthy quarterback on the roster.  The Ravens now have Flacco and Troy Smith.

Packers Release Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila

The Green Bay Packers have released defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the team announced today. “We want to thank Kabeer for his contributions to the Green Bay Packers,” G.M. Ted Thompson said. “During his time here, he has been a big part of our organization and our community. We wish Kabeer and his family well.” In a classy statement issued as he was cut, Gbaja-Biamila thanked the Packers and their fans.