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NFL News - Wednesday, February 13,2008
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Vikings DE Udeze has form of leukemia, team awaits tests

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Kenechi Udeze has a form of 
leukemia, which is cancer of the blood and bone marrow, a 
person with the team confirmed Tuesday. The person spoke on 
condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the 
information. The Vikings declined to comment, but they 
issued a statement from coach Brad Childress that didn't 
specifically address Udeze's condition. "We respect the 
privacy of Kenechi. The thoughts and prayers of the entire 
Minnesota Vikings organization are with Kenechi and his family," 
the statement read. Two Twin Cities television stations first 
reported the news on Monday night. KSTP-TV, without citing a 
source, reported that the 24-year-old Udeze was undergoing 
tests to determine the severity of the disease. Ethan Lock, 
Udeze's agent, declined to comment. Without details about 
how quickly the cancer was identified or what form of 
leukemia Udeze has, there's no way of knowing a prognosis.
Generally, it's a serious disease that can be fatal and takes 
a lot of time to fight. The upcoming season is in question 
for Udeze, who was drafted out of Southern California in 
the first round in 2004. He started 15 games last year 
for the Vikings and tied his career high with five sacks.

Goodell will meet with Specter Wednesday to discuss Spygate

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will meet Wednesday with 
Sen. Arlen Specter to discuss the Spygate case involving 
the New England Patriots. NFL officials say the afternoon 
meeting will take place in Specter's office. The Pennsylvania 
Republican has asked Goodell to explain his decision to 
destroy the tapes and notes from the case. Patriots coach 
Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was fined 
$250,000. The Patriots also forfeited a first-round draft 

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EA extends contract with NFL to produce video games

Electronic Arts will continue to produce exclusive NFL video 
games through the 2012 season after it extended its contracts 
with the league and the Players Association. EA will retain 
its rights to use NFL teams, stadiums and players in its games, 
the company said Tuesday. The agreements provide EA access to 
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Booker, Green among 9 players cut by rebuilding Miami Dolphins

Quarterback Trent Green and wide receiver Marty Booker are 
among nine players cut by the Miami Dolphins. It's the first 
significant step in what's expected to be a massive offseason 
roster shakeup by the rebuilding franchise. Other notable cuts 
by the Dolphins on Monday include tackle L.J. Shelton and 
defensive tackle Keith Traylor. Both played key roles for 
Miami this past season, when the Dolphins sputtered to a 
franchise-worst 1-15 record. The Dolphins also waived tackle 
Anthony Alabi, defensive tackle Anthony Bryant, tackle Marion 
Dukes, defensive tackle Marquay Love and tackle Joe Toledo.
This is the first major player purge since Bill Parcells took 
over the team's football operations and Tony Sparano was hired 
as head coach.


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Patriots start work on LB corps, sign veteran T.J. Slaughter

The New England Patriots signed veteran free agent linebacker 
T.J. Slaughter on Tuesday. Slaughter played seven seasons in 
the NFL, but missed all of last season with a torn tendon in 
his left ring finger. He was placed on the injured-reserve 
list by the 49ers in November 2006 because of the injury.
He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round 
of the NFL draft in 2000 out of Southern Mississippi. He played 
three and a half seasons for the Jaguars and played for Green 
Bay, Baltimore, New Orleans and San Francisco. 

Redskins' new coach Zorn hires two assistants

Newly hired Washington Redskins coach Jim Zorn added John 
Palermo to coach the defensive line and Chris Meidt as an 
offensive assistant Monday. Palermo spent last season as the 
defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Tennessee Tech. 
He previously coached at the University of Miami and spent 14 
years as an assistant at Wisconsin. His other stops have 
included Minnesota, Appalachian State, Memphis State and 
Austin Peay, where he was head coach in 1990. Palermo fills 
the vacancy created when Greg Blache was promoted as the 
defensive coordinator after Gregg Williams was fired last 
month during the head coaching search. Meidt has been the 
head football coach at Division III St. Olaf for six seasons. 
He replaces Bob Saunders, who left the team after his father, 
assistant coach Al Saunders, was dismissed along with Williams. 
Another offensive assistant, Jack Burns, also won't return.
Zorn, hired as the Redskins' head coach Saturday, still 
needs to decide on an offensive coordinator and a running 
backs coach.


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Pro Bowl draws highest ratings since 2000

The NFL's Pro Bowl drew its best ratings in eight years.
Sunday's game on Fox earned a 6.3 rating and a 12 share. That's 
up 37 percent from last year's 4.6. It's the highest Pro Bowl 
rating since the game attracted an 8.6 in 2000. The rating is 
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TV on at the time.

Saints re-sign K Gramatica, hire 2 assistant coaches

The New Orleans Saints re-signed kicker Martin Gramatica and 
added two new assistant coaches on Tuesday. Gramatica joined the 
Saints for the final three games in 2007 and made all five of 
his field goal attempts. He will compete in training camp with 
Olindo Mare, who struggled for much of the 2007 season before 
suffering a season-ending hip injury in December. The Saints 
also hired running backs coach Aaron Kromer and assistant 
defensive line coach Travis Jones. Kromer has been an offensive 
line assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders 
for the past seven years. Jones was the defensive line coach and 
recruiting coordinator at LSU from 2003-04 before working for the 
last three years as a defensive assistant with the Miami Dolphins.

Oldest Super Bowl player, Giants punter Jeff Feagles, 
signs 2-year contract

Punter Jeff Feagles has signed a 2-year contract with the NFL 
champion New York Giants, a little more than a week after 
becoming the oldest player to play in a Super Bowl. Feagles 
turns 42 next month, and represented himself in contract talks 
with Giants assistant GM Kevin Abrams. Terms of the deal 
weren't available, but Feagles made $1 million last year in 
the final year of a five-year contract. Feagles spent 20 
years in the NFL before making it to the Super Bowl, and he 
says he briefly considered retiring after the Giants 17-14 
victory over the New England Patriots.

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