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March 24th, 2007 12:27 am by Staff Report





Teams in the hunt for Broncos' Wilson


Hasselbeck may be throwing again by June


Reid returns to full-time duties in Philadelphia


• PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid returned from a temporary leave of absence Friday, five weeks after leaving the team because of his two oldest sons' legal troubles.


Reid returned to his duties full time Friday, in time for the NFL owners meetings in Arizona next week. He also is the team's head of football operations.


"It's good to be back," Reid said. "I thought it was very important that I took a little time and had the chance to spend the time with my family."


Reid took a leave of absence Feb. 12 because his sons were embroiled in legal troubles stemming from separate arrests on Jan. 30.


Reid said he never seriously considered quitting as coach.


"Family, obviously, is the most important thing in my life," he said. "To say walking away, I can't say it doesn't cross your mind. I knew I needed to take some time and to make sure I addressed the issue."


Britt Reid, 21, faces a felony charge of carrying a firearm without a license and misdemeanor drug charges stemming from a road rage incident in which he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist.


Garrett Reid, 23, faces charges he injured a woman in a traffic accident while under the influence of heroin.


Because of the pending legal issues, Reid said little about his sons and his personal life.


"We're doing well," he said. "We're working through this."


Teams in the hunt for Broncos' Wilson

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• Linebacker Al Wilson, a defensive captain for the Denver Broncos since 2001 and five-time Pro Bowler, could soon be traded.


NFL.com reported the Broncos and New York Giants are in "substantive and heated" trade talks about Wilson. The report said the Lions and Eagles are also in the hunt for Wilson.


Wilson's agent Peter Schaffer confirmed there have been trade talks but said nothing is imminent.


"They've had discussions with a number of teams and I've had discussions with some teams," Schaffer said. "It might happen at a moment's notice, it might happen in a few weeks, it might not happen at all."


Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist did not return messages.


Wilson has been the Broncos' emotional leader and one of its defensive captains for many years, but his base salary this season is $5.2 million and he will turn 30 years old in June.


Hasselbeck may be throwing again by June

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• RENTON, Wash. - Matt Hasselbeck's recovery is ahead of schedule and the Seahawks quarterback may be on the field for Seattle's first minicamp following the NFL draft April 28-29.


The quarterback had surgery in January to repair torn labrum cartilage in his left (non-throwing) shoulder.


"I have been told he's ahead of schedule," Seattle president of football operations Tim Ruskell said this week, during an appearance at the construction site of the Seahawks' new suburban headquarters that will open in 2008.


"I would anticipate that maybe he would do some light throwing in the post-draft camp - for sure looking at the June camps to be able to throw," Ruskell said.


Initially, the team said Hasselbeck was expected to return by training camp in July "if not before."


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