Friday, November 5, 2004

Broncos' Lynch tastes a little of what Denver does to foes

The Associated Press

DENVER - Before Denver safety John Lynch limped off the field, he started yelling toward the Atlanta huddle, upset that he got hurt on a block made 30 yards away from the play.

Falcons coach Jim Mora's response: "What goes around comes around."

It was a subtle dig at the Broncos, who for the second straight week find themselves embroiled in a debate over the fine line between what's legal and what's moral in the NFL.

"I don't think etiquette and football really go together - but there's a code of conduct," Lynch said. "Thirty yards away from the ball, I don't think that's necessary."

At issue was receiver Brian Finneran's block on Lynch in last week's game. Finneran broke the bone above Lynch's tailbone when he hit the safety on the side. Lynch conceded the hit was legal, but maybe not necessary - a conclusion that was easy to figure simply by his reaction after the play.

The Finneran-Lynch imbroglio was a continuation of last week's debate, when Broncos offensive lineman George Foster was accused of a cheap shot on Bengals defender Tony Williams. Foster cut-blocked Williams, broke his ankle and ended his season. The block, though legal, was away from the play and was made while Williams was looking the other way.

The Broncos originally said Lynch would be out for two to four weeks, although he was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game.

EAGLES: Sheldon Brown signed a six-year extension with Philadelphia Thursday, keeping the second-year cornerback with the Eagles through the 2012 season.

Brown received a $7.5 million signing bonus and the contract is worth $30 million over the six seasons, agent Jason Chayut told The Associated Press.

PANTHERS: Running back Stephen Davis practiced for the second consecutive day, leaving Carolina hopeful he can play this weekend.

Davis has missed five of Carolina's seven games this year with a knee injury.

VIKINGS: Minnesota linebacker Raonall Smith will miss Monday's game at Indianapolis due to lingering effects from a concussion.

Meanwhile, running back Mewelde Moore might miss Monday's game with a sprained left ankle.

BROWNS: Cleveland activated Richard Alston from the practice squad with the intention of having the wide receiver return kickoffs.

The team also waived offensive lineman Javiar Collins.

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