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Jaguars to keep close watch for linemen at tryout

The Jaguars primarily will be looking at offensive linemen when the team holds its first tryout next week.

The expansion team declined to reveal the names of any players expected to attend Tuesday's session at Bishop Kenny High School.

But the agent for guard Jeff Pahukoa, a third-year pro cut by the Los Angeles Rams, confirmed his client would participate.

Pahukoa, 6 feet, 208 pounds, was primarily a backup for the Rams. He was drafted in the 12th round in 1991. In September, he was one of six players who tried out for the Carolina Panthers, the other expansion team that will begin play in 1995.

Pahukoa started one game for the Rams in 1993, filling in for starter Tom Newberry, who was out with an ankle injury.

Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin said the team would like to have anywhere from eight to 12 players attend the tryout. A list of players participating will be released Monday, the team said.

The team, however, is not allowed to sign any players to contracts until Dec. 15.

Cowboy says he left accident scene

DALLAS _ Shante Carver wanted to keep things quiet, so he left the scene of an accident. Three days later, Carver admitted he had made a mistake.

Carver met the media and said he had used poor judgment after wrecking his truck Monday morning. Carver did not say he had been drinking and denied making the 911 call in which someone identifying himself as Carver reported his truck stolen.

Dallas police said no charges will be filed against Carver.

"I didn't think it would be that big a deal," the rookie defensive end said. "Being a Cowboy in Dallas, things get blown out of proportion. I've been under the microscope before, but not quite like this."

Around the league

Packers: Wide receiver Ron Lewis, a fifth-year player who missed Green Bay's last game with the flu, announced his retirement. General manager Ron Wolf said the team signed former Giants receiver Keith Crawford to take Lewis' spot.

Falcons: Mike Kenn says he isn't ready to rule out returning to the team for its Nov. 6 game against San Diego after learning that he has sprained ligaments in his back and not ruptured discs. "There is an outside chance I could play against San Diego, but that's very optimistic," the offensive tackle said. "The doctors said I need two or three weeks of rest. It could be a situation where I'm playing in games and taking it relatively easy during the week."

Broncos: Linebacker Mike Croel and punter Tom Rowen have wagered a day in underwear bearing the winning school's logo on today's game between No. 2 Colorado and No. 3 Nebraska. "It's going to be a blowout," said Croel, a former Cornhusker. "Nebraska will determine if they want to keep it real close or blow them out." Rowen attended Colorado.