COWBOYS: OL Mark Tuinei, cut last month, hopes the bone condition in his right knee heals so he can return for his 16th season, which would break the team record held by Ed Jones.
Tuinei is participating in rehabilitation under the supervision of the Cowboys training staff. Owner Jerry Jones "told me if the knee gets better he'll sign me back on. I'm working out in case that happens," he said.
Last month doctors found indications that the bone graft they did in December appears to be working and that the bone is rejuvenated. At the end of next month, Tuinei will have arthroscopic surgery to further determine if the bone is growing and strengthening.
GIANTS: LB Corey Miller, one of the highest-paid players on the team, worked out on the first day of veterans minicamp. But he said he might have to take a pay cut or leave. "Nobody wants to take a pay cut," Miller said. "I understand it's a business decision."
Miller's stock fell last season when he made just 23 tackles in 14 games.
VIKINGS: WR Chris Walsh pleaded guilty Tuesday to careless driving and must pay a $200 fine. Hennepin County (Minn.) District Judge Jack Nordby sentenced Walsh to 30 days in jail and a $700 fine, but he stayed the jail time and most of the fine provided Walsh has no alcohol-related traffic offenses or insurance violations in the next year.
CLANCY TO MISS MEETING: Prospective Vikings owner Tom Clancy won't meet with commissioner Paul Tagliabue on Thursday as planned because he will be accepting an award. Clancy will be in Kansas City to receive the Harry S. Truman Award for citizenship. The league said it is trying to reschedule the meeting for Friday or Monday.
STORM: Tampa Bay FB/LB Andre Bowden was named Ironman of the Week, which goes to the player who excels on offense and defense. Bowden had a safety, three sacks, eight tackles and forced a fumble in a 45-23 victory over San Jose.
HONORS: Arizona QB Sherdrick Bonner was named player of the week for completing 21 of 31 passes for 256 yards and eight touchdowns in a 61-40 victory over Iowa.