Williams predicts labor peace

The running back who once staged a walkout predicts there will be no lockout.

Miami’s Ricky Williams, who has been known to miss a season from time to time, said he expects to be playing in 2011. As the Dolphins’ new player representative, he’s optimistic the NFL Players Association and the league will reach a collective bargaining agreement without a labor stoppage.

“Personally, I have a positive outlook,” Williams said Wednesday. “I think that we’re going to come to an agreement.”


Eagles coach Andy Reid says quarterback Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley are making progress, though neither has passed the next phase of their concussion testing.

Reid wouldn’t rule either player out for Sunday’s game at Detroit, but it would seem unlikely they could play.


Colts safety Bob Sanders, the 2007 NFL defensive player of the year, is out indefinitely after surgery to repair a torn biceps in his right arm. … The New York Jets placed nose tackle Kris Jenkins on injured reserve with a knee injury. … Running back Laurence Maroney passed his physical and joined the Denver Broncos, 24 hours after his trade from the New England Patriots. … Browns QB Jake Delhomme wore a walking boot and couldn’t practice after his right ankle was injured Sunday. … QB Shaun Hill, not Matthew Stafford (shoulder), will start the Lions’ home opener.