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O'Donnell may return to Jets

Jets coach Bill Parcells clarified his position on quarterback Neil O'Donnell, who was told not to participate in the team's off-season weight-training program.

Parcells said Saturday he asked O'Donnell to stay away to avoid injury. If that occurred, the team might have had to pay O'Donnell the full $4.2-million he is under contract to receive.

"If something happens, we're out of business," Parcells said.

Asked whether anyone had asked about trading for O'Donnell, Parcells said, "No, not a one."

The Jets will keep O'Donnell under contract by paying him a $1-million salary advance due May 15.

PACKERS: Reggie White, in a 10-minute speech for University of Wisconsin athletics in Madison, urged people to work together to overcome differences. "If we as a people will work together and try to understand each other's feelings, we will see a difference," White said. About 20 protesters stood outside and held signs denouncing White, whose speech to the state Assembly last month made several references to ethnic stereotypes.

DOLPHINS: The club signed rookie free-agent defensive tackles Antoine Simpson from Houston and Raymond White from Clemson.

BEARS: First-round pick Curtis Enis missed a workout at minicamp because of a strained hamstring. "They just had to take some precautions," Enis said. "It's nothing serious."