Wednesday's NFL notes: Favre probably to retire as Packer
Although Brett Favre says he's "99.9 percent" sure he'll retire as a Green Bay Packer, he can't rule out the possibility he might finish his career with another team.
"I can't say it wouldn't happen," Favre said in an interview with HBO.
Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer won't face a jury trial in his road rage case.
"The case has been disposed," Englewood Municipal Court administrator Tamara Wolfe said Wednesday.
Alvis Whitted will start at wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders in their season opener against San Diego, filling the role vacated when Doug Gabriel was traded to New England.
Carolina Panthers All-Pro receiver Steve Smith has more hamstring trouble and is questionable for Sunday's game against Atlanta. Smith, who missed 17 days of training camp with a strained left hamstring, did not practice yesterday because of pain in his right hamstring.
A Detroit Lions assistant coach was arrested twice in the past two weeks -- once while police say he was driving nude and a week later on suspicion of drunken driving. Joe Cullen, who coaches the team's defensive line, posted bond in both misdemeanor cases and was coaching at yesterday's practice.
Without fanfare, the NFL and its officials have reached agreement on a six-year contract extension, avoiding the kind of labor squabble that led to a two-week lockout five years ago.
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