NFL Notebook

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Associated Press

The NFL notebook …

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Donovan McNabb doesn’t want to leave Philadelphia, isn’t jealous over the success Jeff Garcia had replacing him as Eagles quarterback, and wasn’t muzzled by coach Andy Reid.

“The so-called rumors that have started, they’re false,” McNabb said. “I’m a Philadelphia Eagle and will continue to be a Philadelphia Eagle, hopefully, for more years to come, and hopefully will retire as an Eagle.”

It was his first time speaking at length with reporters since tearing a knee ligament Nov. 19 and, as expected, McNabb had plenty to say.

“It’s unfortunate we have to sit here now to discuss this,” McNabb said.

McNabb’s season-ending injury came in Week 11 against Tennessee. Before getting hurt, he was among the NFL’s leaders in yards passing (2,647), touchdown passes (18) and passer rating (95.5).


ALAMEDA, Calif. — Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff retired Wednesday as the Oakland Raiders’ wide receivers coach after spending more than three decades as a player and coach for the franchise.

Biletnikoff, who is second in team history with 589 career catches, spent the past 18 seasons on the Raiders’ coaching staff, the last 10 as receivers coach.


SAN DIEGO — Chargers linebacker Steve Foley has sued the city of Coronado and the off-duty police officer who shot him three times outside his home, accusing the rookie officer of negligence and excessive force.

The civil suit seeks unspecified damages from Officer Aaron Mansker and the city, a peninsular enclave across the bay from downtown San Diego.

Foley was shot early Sept. 3 near his home in suburban Poway by Mansker, a

23-year-old Coronado police officer who was off-duty at the time and suspected the linebacker of drunken driving.