NFL officials are investigating a confrontation between Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins and a fan after Monday night’s 20-17 victory for the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
Spokesman Greg Aiello told The Associated Press the league is “in the process of reviewing all the facts.”
Milwaukee’s WITI-TV aired video footage in which Collins is seen yelling at a fan as he leaves the field. Collins then appears to throw his mouthpiece into the stands. According to the station’s report, Collins said the fan spit on him and used a racial slur. WITI says Collins apologized for “losing his cool.”
Collins had a difficult game. He picked off Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler but the play was nullified by a penalty. And on an earlier drive, Collins got called for a late hit on Matt Forte after a 15-yard reception.
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JAGS ADD EDWARDS
Frustrated with quarterback David Garrard, the Jacksonville Jaguars claimed former Buffalo Bills starter Trent Edwards off waivers.
Edwards is expected to sign a contract and join the Jaguars today. Jacksonville waived linebacker Alvin Bowen to make room for Edwards on the roster.
Edwards started the first two games for Buffalo this season before the team turned to Ryan Fitzpatrick to spark an inept offense. Edwards was waived last week.
Garrard threw four interceptions and was benched in a 25-point loss at San Diego. At home on Sunday, he completed 13 of 30 passes for 105 yards and an interception in another 25-point loss to Philadelphia. He also was sacked six times.
The Rams added insurance at running back in case Steven Jackson misses time with a groin injury, signing Chauncey Washington off the Jets’ practice squad. The move gives Washington three days of practice to get ready in case he’s needed this week against the Seahawks. … Veteran kicker John Carney, 46, worked out with the Saints and will sign a contract today, his agent said. Garrett Hartley missed a 29-yard field goal in overtime Sunday and is 4-for-7 for the season. … The NFL and the players union discussed a proposal to change to an 18-game regular season during a bargaining session in Washington. Rookie pay was also part of the discussion. … Giants safety Michael Johnson was placed on injured reserve because of a herniated disk in his back, and defensive back Brian Jackson was promoted from the practice squad. …
Colts rookie linebacker Kavell Conner had surgery to repair a fractured left foot and will miss Sunday’s game at Jacksonville. … Don Doll, a defensive back with at least 10 interceptions in three seasons and part of Detroit’s 1952 NFL championship team, died last Wednesday in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Doll, 84, was a Lions coach in 1963-64 and again from 1978-88. … ESPN said the “Monday Night Football” game matching the Packers and Bears had an estimated 17.5 million viewers, making it the fifth-most watched cable program ever. … Rookie quarterback Levi Brown has re-signed with the Bills a day after the team released former starter Edwards.