'Skins to wait for full story on Moss
LEESBURG, Va. — Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is taking a "wait and see" approach to reports that receiver Santana Moss is linked to a Canadian doctor charged with smuggling and supplying human growth hormone.
Shanahan said yesterday that he will speak to Moss "at the right time" about the matter and not been contacted by the league.
"Let's just wait and see before we throw him underneath the bus," Shanahan said after speaking at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
The Buffalo News reported that Moss has received treatment from Dr. Anthony Galea and is the unidentified Washington player mentioned in an affidavit released after Galea was charged on Tuesday. Galea's assistant said the doctor was planning to meet with the Washington player at a Washington-area hotel last September, according to the affidavit.
"Just because he's been associated with a doctor doesn't mean this person's guilty," Shanahan said.
Shanahan said he's talked to "a couple of people" whose names have been associated previously with Galea.
"A lot of people whose names have been associated, there's no repercussions," the coach said. "So we're getting a little ahead of ourselves right now."
Moss' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not return a message seeking comment.
Moss has played five seasons with the Redskins and previous spent four years with the New York Jets. He revealed at minicamp earlier this month that he recently had arthroscopic knee surgery on his left knee to fix a problem that had been bothering him for three years.
Zach Thomas got the idea Wednesday, thinking maybe he could sign a one-day contract with the Miami Dolphins and retire as part of the franchise.
His agent asked the Dolphins. Thomas got his answer within minutes.
Yesterday, Thomas signed a one-day contract, officially worth $1 — but in actuality, worth so much more to Thomas, who long lamented not getting the chance to say a proper farewell when the Dolphins released him two years ago after spending 12 years with the team.
Bears: Chicago signed rookie quarterback Dan LeFevour to a four-year contract. Terms were not disclosed. LeFevour was a sixth-round selection of the Bears — 181st overall — in this year's NFL draft from Central Michigan, where he became the Football Bowl Subdivision's all-time leader in total touchdowns with 150.
Packers: Green Bay signed quarterback Graham Harrell and released quarterback Chris Pizzotti. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Harrell set several college passing records at Texas Tech and spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League. Pizzotti was on the practice squad for the final five weeks last season.