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Shanahan gets no kicks out of run call

Broncos coach Mike Shanahan is kicking himself for listening to his kicker.

Jason Elam suggested a fake field goal at the end of the first half Sunday against Seattle. The call backfired when Elam gained just 2 yards and strained his left hamstring on the play in a 23-20 loss.

"I always have regrets," Shanahan said Monday. "How many fake kicks have I had since I've been here?"

Zero, in 12 seasons.

It was Elam's first career run - and likely his last - in 14 seasons, all in Denver.

He said he has practiced the play for a dozen years.

"I'm not kidding, 12 years. I didn't think he would ever, ever run it," Elam said. "He actually told me earlier in the week, he said, 'Now, you can't pull a hamstring on this.' "

BENGALS: Rookie wide receiver Reggie McNeal was arrested in Houston and charged with resisting arrest after being refused entrance to a nightclub. McNeal is the seventh Bengals player arrested this year.

BILLS: Linebacker Angelo Crowell is expected to miss the rest of the season after breaking his left leg Sunday.

BRONCOS: Fullback Cecil Sapp (broken left leg) will miss the rest of the season. Linebacker Al Wilson could return to practice this week after injuring his neck.

RAMS: Rookie tight end Dominique Byrd was charged with allegedly hitting a bar patron in the face with a drinking glass in St. Louis. Byrd, 22, was charged with second- and third-degree assault.

STEELERS: A judge dismissed misdemeanor charges of domestic violence and assault filed against Santonio Holmes. The rookie receiver had been charged with assaulting LaShae Boone, mother of one of his three children, in June. Boone no longer wanted to go forward with the case.

FLEX MOVE: The Chargers' Dec. 17 home game against the Chiefs was moved to prime time as part of the league's flexible schedule. It will air in the bay area on Ch. 8.

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The 2007 Arena Bowl will be played in New Orleans, marking the first professional championship in the city since Hurricane Katrina. The game is July 29 at the New Orleans Arena.