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May 16th, 2007 10:33 pm by Staff Report






Bears DT Johnson meets with NFL commissioner


NFL looking to shorten draft


London game sells 40,000 tickets in 90 minutes


Favre now expected to attend Packers minicamp


• MILWAUKEE - Packers quarterback Brett Favre has changed his mind and now is expected to attend the team's mandatory minicamp this weekend, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.


The person, who requested anonymity because neither side planned to officially announce Favre's intention to attend, said the QB is now expected to be present when the three-day minicamp opens in Green Bay on Friday.


On Tuesday, Favre told the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald that because he is unable to practice while recovering from offseason ankle surgery, he planned on staying home in Mississippi to assist in preparations for his daughter's upcoming high school graduation.



Bears DT Johnson meets with NFL commissioner

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• CHICAGO - Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday to discuss legal problems that landed the player in jail, but no discipline was immediately handed down by the league.


The meeting in New York came three days after Johnson was released from the Cook County Jail, where he served 60 days of a 120-day sentence for violating probation on a weapons charge.


NFL spokesman Randall Liu said he did not know when Goodell would make a decision on whether to suspend Johnson.


NFL looking to shorten draft

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• NEW YORK - NFL owners next week will discuss shortening the time for each pick in the first two rounds of the draft.


The owners will meet in Nashville on Tuesday to award the 2011 Super Bowl, and also will talk about decreasing the 15 minutes allowed for each first-round draft choice and the 10 minutes allowed per second-round pick.


The NFL's competition committee has been studying the issue since last month's draft, in which the first round took a record 6 hours, 8 minutes. The entire first day, consisting of three rounds, lasted more than 11 hours, also a record.


London game sells 40,000 tickets in 90 minutes

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• LONDON - The first regular season NFL game outside North America is shaping up as a hot ticket.


The first 40,000 tickets for the Oct. 28 game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants at the new Wembley Stadium sold in 90 minutes Wednesday.


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