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Ruskell breaks leg when player runs into him

Falcons assistant general manager Tim Ruskell broke his leg after a player ran into him on the sideline Wednesday during a workout at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

Ruskell spent 17 seasons with the Bucs before being reunited with Falcons president and general manager Rich McKay in Atlanta last week.

"Tim Ruskell had an accident in trying to protect Arthur Blank, the owner, on the field," McKay told Atlantafalcons.com. "Arthur will say he threw his body in front of him. I'm not so certain, but I know this: the player ran into Tim on the sideline and broke his leg, which is not a positive. But he bounced back. He'll be in the office tomorrow, so he'll be fine."

And who was that face-masked man?

"The player was a running back from Alabama and it will be tough for that player to be a Falcon," McKay said. "But we'll see, maybe he can overcome it."

BILLS: Eric Studesville, the Giants running back coach the past three seasons, was hired in the same capacity.

49ERS: Quarterback Jeff Garcia had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the limit at which California presumes him to be impaired when San Jose police pulled him over this month, according to court papers. The police report and complaint said Garcia, arrested Jan. 14, had a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.20 when he was arrested near San Jose State University. Police administered two field tests: the first registered 0.237 and the second 0.219, Santa Clara County prosecutor Lisa Rogers said.

49ers receiver Terrell Owens took a jab at Garcia, saying if he came to his Super Bowl party Owens would dispatch a limousine to make sure Garcia got home safely. Owens also said he would rather play alongside a better quarterback elsewhere and put the Eagles, Falcons and Ravens high on his wish list.

RAIDERS: With Dallas assistant Sean Payton no longer in the picture, Oakland reopened its coaching search by scheduling an interview with Norv Turner, the Dolphins assistant head coach and offensive coordinator.

_ Times staff writers Rick Stroud and Frank Pastor contributed to this report.

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