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Packers to honor White in playoffs

The Packers will honor the late Reggie White by wearing a No. 92 decal on their helmets.

The team will start wearing the decal, which has 92 in dark block numbers with a clear background, on Sunday in Chicago against the Bears.

White, 43, who died suddenly Sunday in North Carolina, is believed to be only second player honored with a Packers helmet decal. The team wore the No. 3 decal after Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo died in 2003.

The team is also finalizing plans to honor White at its wild-card playoff game at Lambeau Field and plans to retire White's number next season.

BEARS: The team agreed to a five-year contract extension with punter Brad Maynard. Financial details were not disclosed. Maynard, an alternate for the Pro Bowl, is averaging a career-high 38.8 yards and has dropped a league-leading 31 punts inside the 20-yard line. Since entering the NFL in 1997, Maynard leads all punters with 239 punts inside the 20, including 116 since joining the Bears in 2001. He punted for the Giants from 1997-2000.

CARDINALS: Arizona placed offensive tackle Leonard Davis on injured reserve and moved cornerback Clarence Curry from the practice squad to the active roster. Davis has been bothered by torn cartilage in his left knee. He has started the past 15 games at left tackle. Curry, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Villanova, was in training camp. He was released Aug. 22 and signed to the practice squad Nov. 30.

PANTHERS: Linebacker Mark Fields was fined $5,000 by the NFL. Fields' sack of Bucs quarterback Brian Griese Sunday resulted in unnecessary roughness. He grabbed Griese's face mask and unnecessarily twisted his head, league spokesman Michael Signora said.

STEELERS: Running back Jerome Bettis will miss Sunday's game at Buffalo because of a sprained ankle. Bettis will finish 59 yards short of his ninth 1,000-yard season since breaking in with the Rams in 1993. He has started only six games as a backup to Duce Staley, but gained at least 100 yards in each. Staley is questionable with the hamstring injury that has sidelined him for six of the last eight games. If he can't play, third-string running back Verron Haynes likely will face the Bills, who must win to stay in the AFC playoff race. Listed as questionable for Pittsburgh: wide receiver Plaxico Burress (hamstring), who played Sunday for the first time in five weeks, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (ribs). Tommy Maddox will make his first start at quarterback since Sept. 19.

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