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Wednesday's NFL notes: Favre probably to retire as Packer

| Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006

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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