NFL Notebook: Jets’ Favre says arm is fatigued
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. ó Brett Favre dropped back, looked downfield and launched a long spiral about 5 yards past his intended receiver. A few plays later, the Jets quarterback short-hopped a toss that thumped into the grass.
“I felt 38 today,” Favre said Wednesday after New York’s morning practice. “I’m not going to lie to you.”
Favre fired a few duds in his fifth practice since joining the Jets, saying his rocket right arm is a bit tired.
“My arm’s kind of dragging a little bit today,” Favre said. “It’s not really sore, but just fatigued. To be honest with you, I’m surprised that, I don’t want to say I feel good, that I’ve been able to make it through every practice so far.”
Favre was acquired from the Green Bay Packers last Wednesday night, and has been practicing with the Jets since Saturday. He’s set to start Saturday’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
“I didn’t throw the ball that well this morning, underthrew some throws,” Favre said. “No pain, but I’m 38 years old. It’s going to be fatigued a little bit.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Tennessee linebacker Ryan Fowler considers his steroids case with the NFL closed.
Fowler said Wednesday he hasn’t heard from the league since requesting a meeting to address allegations that he bought performance-enhancing drugs from a Texas-based steroids dealer in 2006. The NFL sent him a letter in June stating he faced an investigation and possible suspension.
Fowler said he assumes the probe has ended with no punishment planned.
Fowler was linked to convicted steroids dealer David Jacobs, who was found dead with a female companion in his Plano, Texas, home in June in what police called a murder-suicide.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. ó The Denver Broncos addressed their injury-riddled defensive secondary on Wednesday by signing 13th-year pro Tyrone Poole.
To make room, the Broncos released fourth-year cornerback Christian Morton.
Poole, who was cut by Houston last summer, has played for Oakland (2006), New England (2003-05), Denver (2002), Indianapolis (1998-2000) and Carolina (1995-97) since entering the NFL as a first-round draft pick by the Panthers in 1995 from Fort Valley State University.
In preseason action tonight, Buffla hosts Pittsburgh, Carolina plays at Philadelphia. On Friday, Oakland plays at Tennessee.
Saturday’s preseason schedule features Brett Favre prepared to make his debut with the Jets, when New York hosts Washington, while Miami is at Jacksonville, Indianapolis at Atlanta, Minnesota at Baltimore, San Diego at St. Louis, Houston at New Orleans, Arizona at Kansas City, Chicago at Seattle, Dallas at Denver and Green Bay at San Francisco.
BEREA, Ohio ó Cleveland Browns rookie tight end Martin Rucker will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee and miss four to six weeks.
Rucker twisted his knee during practice Monday.
He was a consensus first team All-American in 2007 and set Missouri’s reception record with 84 receptions for 834 yards and eight touchdowns.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. ó The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Brandon Moore to a one-year contract on Wednesday.