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JETS GM ADMITS MISTAKE ON FAVRE

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum admitted Thursday he made an error in his handling of Brett Favre's biceps tendon injury last season and should have listed the quarterback on the team's injury report.

Tannenbaum and the Jets could face disciplinary action from the league for not listing Favre on the weekly report during the latter part of the season.

In the past, such violations usually have resulted in fines. Hiding injuries could affect an opponent's preparation, and the league has stepped up policing such practices.

Tannenbaum said Favre should have appeared as "probable."

"We didn't just because he wasn't getting treatment every day and we knew he was going to play," he said.

Favre, now with the Vikings, said this week he believed he was hurting the Jets because of the injury and discussed it with the coaches and the front office.

He said he would have been willing to sit out even though that would have ended his streak of consecutive starts, which now stands at 269 games.

Browns coach Eric Mangini, the Jets' coach last season, said only he abided by league rules.

ROETHLISBERGER CASE: The lawyer for a woman who is accusing Ben Roethlisberger of rape is prepared to ask a Nevada court to compel the Steelers quarterback to name all the women he has had sex with. Cal Dunlap also said if Roethlisberger's request to waive court rules and speed up the evidence-gathering process is granted, he also should receive the quarterback's phone records, Internet communications and names of any women who have claimed improper sexual conduct by him. The possible demands were included in a motion filed late Tuesday that also argued against dismissing a civil suit. A casino hostess alleges Roethlisberger raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel-casino. Roethlisberger denies the allegation and claims she is mentally unstable and motivated by money. There is no timetable for a ruling.

MADDEN TO ADVISE: Hall of Fame coach and ex-broadcaster John Madden will serve as a special adviser to commissioner Roger Goodell. As part of his unpaid position, Madden will chair the coaches' group in the competition committee, participate in meetings of a general managers committee and be part of a weekly call with Goodell or another league official to discuss issues that come up.

CARDINALS: Receiver Anquan Boldin briefly tested his sore hamstring then watched the rest of practice. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he remains hopeful Boldin will play Sunday. Also, fellow receiver Steve Breaston, recovering from a bruised kneecap, returned to practice.

CHIEFS: Quarterback Matt Cassel said he wants to play Sunday but it's up to the coaches. Cassel, who signed a six-year, $63 million contract after being acquired from the Patriots in the offseason, sprained his left knee in the third preseason game Aug. 29. He returned to practice Monday and was on the field the past two days. Though he's getting better every day, Cassel has been limited in what drills he can participate in. Coach Todd Haley said it likely will be a game-time decision.

EAGLES: Former starting right tackle Jon Runyan has been working out with the team. Runyan never missed a game in nine season with the Eagles, starting 192 straight regular-season contests. He wasn't re-signed after having microfracture surgery on his right knee. Coach Andy Reid said only he brought Runyan in to check his fitness level. Starting right guard Shawn Andrews missed the preseason with a back injury but said he expects to play Sunday.

GIANTS: Terrell Thomas will start at cornerback Sunday because of Kevin Dockery's hamstring injury. Dockery had been filling in for Aaron Ross, also out with a hamstring injury.

RAIDERS: Defensive tackle William Joseph re-signed. He was released Sunday, shortly after Oakland acquired defensive end Richard Seymour from the Patriots for a 2011 first-round pick. But Seymour has not reported with no explanation from him or his agent. Raiders coach Tom Cable declined comment about reports Seymour and the Raiders were working on a new contract but said he had spoken with Seymour and he confirmed he wanted to be in Oakland.

RAMS: Linebacker Chris Draft was released after he declined to take a pay cut. The move saves the Rams $380,000. The 11-year veteran, 33, had been listed first on the depth chart. David Vobora, entering his second season, likely will start Sunday.

VIKINGS: Bobby Wade, who led Minnesota in receptions in 2007 and 2008, was released. Coach Brad Childress said finances played a role. Wade's $1.5 million salary would have been guaranteed if he was on the roster for Sunday's opener. Receiver Greg Lewis, who spent the past six seasons with the Eagles, the first three while Childress was the offensive coordinator, was signed. Childress also cited Lewis' advantage over Wade on special teams.

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