Packers won’t rule out interest in Vick
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson isn’t ruling out potential interest in Michael Vick.
Asked Tuesday about the possibility of signing Vick, Thompson said the team looks “at all options at all times” but didn’t want to speculate about the odds of the team actually pursuing him.
“We look at everything,” Thompson said.
Thompson typically is coy about the team’s plans, so it wasn’t immediately clear whether his comments indicated sincere interest in Vick.
Vick has been conditionally reinstated in the NFL after completing a 23-month federal sentence for running a dogfighting ring. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said Vick can sign with a team and begin playing by week six of the NFL season.
More than two dozen NFL teams have said they’re not interested in signing the 29-year-old Vick. The others have declined comment or taken a stance like that of the Packers.
QB’s fears alleviated
MANKATO, Minn. — Tarvaris Jackson has been hurt a lot in his short career and this time he feared the worst. His left leg hit by a 300-pound teammate over the weekend, Jackson initially wondered if his anterior cruciate ligament was damaged, the dreaded knee injury that’s sure to end a season before it starts. To his relief — and the Minnesota Vikings’ — Jackson was diagnosed with only a mild sprain of his medial collateral ligament. It was welcome news after the scary sequence in Saturday’s practice when defensive tackle Letroy Guion got tangled in the line and rolled on the ground into the oft-injured quarterback.
Chiefs sign WR Toomer
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran Amani Toomer to a one-year deal, adding experience to a young receiving corps. Toomer, wearing a No. 13 jersey, joined the Chiefs for practice Tuesday afternoon, a day after working out for the coaches. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Toomer spent his first 13 season with the New York Giants, catching 668 passes for 9,497 yards and 54 touchdowns.
Terry to miss season
WESTMINSTER, Md. — Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Adam Terry will be placed on injured reserve due to chronic problems with his right knee that will require further surgery. The former second-round draft pick had arthroscopic knee surgery during the offseason and hadn’t been practicing at training camp after being placed on the physically unable to perform list. Ravens coach John Harbaugh says Terry will “undergo some more procedures” and that “it looks like he’s going to be out for the year.” Terry, who started seven games last season, had been projected to compete with first-round draft pick Michael Oher for the starting right tackle job.