The NFL notebook …
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ó Plaxico Burress isn’t going to practice with the New York Giants until the Super Bowl champions give him a new contract.
Burress reported to the Giants’ mandatory minicamp on Wednesday but refused to work out because he was not happy with the way contract negotiations are progressing between the team and agent Drew Rosenhaus.
Coach Tom Coughlin had indicated after practice that Burress did not work out because of a knee injury, but the receiver said he was healthy.
“I’m not saying I’m being mistreated,” Burress said. “Everybody wants to be treated fairly.”
ATLANTA ó John Rauch, the former Georgia quarterback who coached the Oakland Raiders to a berth in the second Super Bowl, died Tuesday at his home in Oldsmar, Fla. He was 80.
Rauch was 33-8-1 in three season as the Raiders coach from 1966-68.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. ó Jonathan Ogden is expected to announce his retirement Thursday and end his stellar career with the Baltimore Ravens.
The left offensive tackle earned 11 Pro Bowl invitations and a Super Bowl ring.
Ogden will turn 34 next month and told friends he won’t return for a 13th season. The 6-foot-9, 345-pounder has been bothered by an hyperextended toe since December 2006.
Ogden played in a career-low 11 games last year and did not participate in the Pro Bowl because of the bothersome big toe on his left foot.
SAINTSNEW ORLEANS ó New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith has signed a contract extension that will make him one of the NFL’s highest-paid defensive players.
Smith signed a six-year deal worth about $70 million.
The deal makes Smith the NFL’s third highest-paid defensive end, behind Kansas City’s Jared Allen and Indianapolis’ Dwight Freeney.
REID STAYS OUT OF JAIL
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ó Former Indianapolis Colts defensive back and North Carolina standout Dexter Reid has been spared jail time for a felony drug conviction.
Circuit Judge Thomas Padrick Jr. on Wednesday ordered Reid to attend drug treatment and suspended his driver’s license for six months. The 27-year-old Reid had faced up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in January to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He was acquitted of carrying a concealed weapon.