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Musgrave was fired by Jags Monday

1/7/2005

Washington Redskins: The Redskins on Thursday interviewed former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and are likely to hire him as quarterbacks coach, The Washington Post reported.

Musgrave was fired Monday by the Jaguars after the offense finished among the league's worst. But Musgrave, 37, was offered a job by the Redskins after meeting with Joe Gibbs yesterday at Redskins Park, said one source, and appears to have accepted.

Musgrave would replace Jack Burns, who Gibbs hired as quarterbacks coach after announcing his return to the NFL last January.

Tennessee Titans:
Quarterback Steve McNair was involved in a car accident but not injured,
just a week after having an operation on his sternum.

Police said a woman pulled in front of McNair's pickup truck as
he was traveling down a street in the Music Row area near downtown
Nashville.

"McNair had no contributing factor to the crash," Metro
Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said.

Jennifer Conrad, 24, of Cedar Hill told police she was
unfamiliar with the area and was trying to make a U-turn on the
one-way street.

Aaron said no injuries were officially reported.

Conrad was cited for causing the accident and for driving
without insurance.

Volek set for surgery: Quarterback Billy Volek will have surgery Friday to repair his severely separated throwing shoulder injured in the Titans' 24-19 victory over Detroit on
Sunday.

Volek was hit in the fourth quarter and separated his right
shoulder where the joint meets the clavicle. Coach Jeff Fisher said
that affects his throwing mechanics and rotator cuff.

It will take Volek three to four months to recover from the
surgery.

Volek started eight games this season in place of Steve McNair,
who had surgery to graft bone to his sternum last week.

Volek threw for 2,486 yards, 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
He became only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for
at least 400 yards in consecutive games.

Atlanta Falcons: Falcons quarterback Michael Vick didn't practice Thursday because of an illness.

Vick showed up at the Falcons' training complex but was sent home. He apparently contracted a stomach flu that several teammates had earlier in the week.

The timing of the illness was good for the Falcons, who earned a first-round bye in the playoffs. The NFC South champions host a conference semifinal on Jan. 15.

Vick was voted to the Pro Bowl this season for the second time in his four-year career.

Seattle Seahawks: Koren Robinson returned to practice with the Seahawks after a one-day absence to rest a sore
right hip.

He's listed as probable for Saturday's wild-card playoff game
against St. Louis, but coach Mike Holmgren hasn't decided whether
the troubled receiver will play because of a disciplinary issue.

"We're going to talk about that. He is going to suit up,"
Holmgren said.

Robinson, who missed meetings before last weekend's win over
Atlanta, sat out six of the last seven regular-season games -- two
games for breaking team rules and four in an NFL suspension for
violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Holmgren consulted a players committee to discuss Robinson's
situation, mostly to keep the team informed.

"I told them it wasn't their decision," Holmgren said. "It
was going to be my decision, but I did want them aware of what was
going on. I wanted to hear what they thought. Koren and I have
spoken, and there are a few things he has to do."

The coach declined to elaborate.

Buffalo Bills: Syracuse has received permission from the Bills to interview defensive coordinator Jerry Gray for their head coaching position.

Bills president Tom Donahoe said Thursday that the team granted
Syracuse permission to interview Gray for the job that opened when
Paul Pasqualoni was fired last week.

"Interviews never hurt you, to go through the process,"
Donahoe said. "The experience is good, whether it's a college job
or a pro job."

Gray was not available for comment and has not returned messages
since the team's season ended last weekend.

Dallas Cowboys: Former Cowboys defensive back Dwayne Goodrich's appeal of his conviction in a deadly hit-and-run accident two years ago was denied Thursday.

He was convicted in August 2003 on two counts of criminally
negligent homicide and sentenced to 7½ years in prison.

Demont Matthews, 23, and Joby Wood, 21, both of Plano were
rescuing a driver from a burning car on Interstate 35 when they
were struck by Goodrich's BMW. He left the scene.

Goodrich told jurors that a sport utility vehicle blocked his
view of the pre-dawn accident. He said he originally believed, or
hoped, he had hit debris. Goodrich returned to the scene hours
later and then turned himself into police.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.