The NFL notebook …
CHAPEL HILL ó An attorney for former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo says his client has been declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft.
Noah Huffstetler, McAdoo’s attorney, said Friday the NFL has approved McAdoo’s request to be considered for Wednesday’s supplemental draft, which allows qualified underclassmen who didn’t request early entry into the regular draft to have a chance to enter the league.
The NCAA declared McAdoo permanently ineligible for academic misconduct. McAdoo filed a lawsuit in July against the NCAA and the school, though a judge denied his request to be reinstated for his senior season with the Tar Heels.
The 6-foot-7, 245-pound McAdoo had 31/2 sacks as a rotation player in his two seasons.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ó It’s a no go for Plaxico Burress in the New York Jets’ preseason opener.
Rex Ryan announced Friday that the wide receiver, recovering from an ankle injury that has hobbled him in training camp, won’t play against the Texans on Monday ó and won’t even fly with the team to Houston.
“They think the altitude when you fly there, that that can increase swelling,” Ryan said. “We’re trying to get Plaxico at 100 percent, so what we’ll do is he’ll come out (next) Wednesday, we assume he will be 100 percent then if we back off him completely now.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. ó The Bills traded veteran receiver Lee Evans to the Baltimore Ravens on Friday in a move that frees up salary and allows Buffalo to concentrate on developing its young group of receivers.
In exchange, the Bills received a fourth-round pick, according to a person familiar with the deal. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither team disclosed the round of the draft pick sent to Buffalo.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.ó Defensive end Matt Roth has signed a one-year, $3 million contract with Jacksonville, giving the Jaguars a veteran pass rusher opposite Aaron Kampman.
GREEN BAY, Wis. ó Don Chandler, a kicker and punter who was part of four championship teams with the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, has died. He was 76.
Chandler played 12 NFL seasons, nine with the Giants and three with the Packers. He won an NFL championship with the Giants as a rookie in 1956, and three titles with Vince Lombardi’s Packers, including an NFL championship game victory over Cleveland after the 1965 season. He was also part of victories in the first two Super Bowls, over Kansas City in January 1967 and over Oakland in January 1968.
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