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Rice mulls retirement

September 5, 2005

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Jerry Rice might have played his last down in the NFL.

The NFL's all-time leading receiver was mulling retirement Sunday, after Broncos coach Mike Shanahan told him that he would not be the team's No. 3 wideout.

His agent, Jim Steiner, said Rice wanted to close out his career no lower than a third receiver.

Steiner said Rice was in San Francisco, and a decision on the future most likely would come today.

In other news:

¢ The Philadelphia Eagles filled their need for a big running back, claiming Lamar Gordon off waivers from the Miami Dolphins. Second-year pro Bruce Perry was released to make room for Gordon.

¢ The Jaguars placed linebacker Jorge Cordova on injured reserve with a knee injury. To replace him, the Jaguars claimed linebacker Tracy White off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.

¢ The New York Jets acquired offensive lineman Steve Morley from the Green Bay Packers for an undisclosed draft choice. The Jets also cut first-year guard Jason Nerys, and claimed wide receiver Dante Ridgeway off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals and cornerback Lamont Reid off waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.

¢ San Francisco claimed tight end Trent Smith off waivers from the Ravens, cutting tight end Aaron Walker to make room on the roster.

¢ The Bears claimed defensive backs Daven Holly and Chris Thompson off waivers and waived offensive lineman Steve Edwards and defensive back Jerrell Pippens.

¢ The Minnesota Vikings released punter Darren Bennett and claimed rookie Chris Kluwe off waivers.

¢ The Miami Dolphins signed fullback Kyle Eckel, tight end Will Heller, cornerback Eddie Jackson and defensive tackle Tim McGill. To make room, cornerback Mario Edwards, tight end Alex Holmes, cornerback Kris Richard and defensive tackle Josh Shaw.

¢ The New York Giants were awarded tight end Sean Berton on waivers from the Minnesota Vikings. Chris Luzar was waived to make room.

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