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Wuerffel officially calls it quits in NFL

By Wire services
Published February 19, 2004

FORT WALTON BEACH - Former Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel announced his retirement after being inducted into Florida's All Sports Association Hall of Fame.

After winning the 1996 Heisman Trophy, the '96 national championship and four SEC titles at Florida, Wuerffel was drafted by the Saints. He also played for the Packers and Bears, and last played in the NFL for the Redskins in 2002. He won a World Championship with NFL Europe's Rhein Fire in 2000.

Wuerffel's focus is on Desire Street Ministries, a New Orleans organization in one of the nation's poorest neighborhoods.

BROWNS: Linebacker Brant Boyer agreed to a four-year extension.

JETS: The team indicated it would like to bring back linebacker Sam Cowart for next season, but not before renegotiating his contract, which is due to pay him a $1-million roster bonus next month. If the Jets fail to negotiate savings on his $2.8-million cap figure, they could release him and take a $3.2-million cap hit.

REDSKINS: Four-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey was designated the franchise player. The team had until Tuesday but made the move early because it became inevitable after contract talks reached a stalemate. The Redskins have given Bailey permission to pursue a trade.

ARENA LEAGUE: Adrian McPherson might make his pro football debut Monday. The former FSU quarterback looking for another chance after a maelstrom of legal problems, including a charge of misdemeanor gambling, could play for the Indiana Firebirds at the Detroit Fury. The team's weekly release said McPherson could play if starter Tony Zimmerman struggles.

- Times staff writer Brian Landman contributed to this report.

[Last modified February 19, 2004, 02:00:25]


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