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Favre has ankle surgery

February 27, 2007

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— Packers quarterback Brett Favre had minor ankle surgery Monday and is expected to recover in time for offseason workouts.

Favre, who plans to return for his 17th NFL season, has been bothered for several years by a buildup of bone spurs in his left ankle. He kept putting off the procedure and skipped out on a previously scheduled surgery Jan. 1.

Rams release Timmerman

St. Louis - The St. Louis Rams on Monday released guard Adam Timmerman, a team stalwart who played in two Super Bowls for the team.

The Rams signed Timmerman away from Green Bay in free agency after the 1998 season. He became part of the starting lineup at right guard and stayed there the next eight seasons.

Jenkins signs extension

Milwaukee - Defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins has signed a four-year, $16 million contract extension with the Green Bay Packers.

Former Colt dead at 73

Roanoke, Va. - George Preas, who won two NFL championships on the offensive line of the old Baltimore Colts, has died. He was 73.

Preas, who had Parkinson's Disease, died Saturday. He had been living in a nursing home.

Preas played for the Colts from 1955-65. Baltimore beat the New York Giants for the NFL title in 1958 and 1959.

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