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Teammate: McNabb ill in game
By wire services
Published February 9, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Donovan McNabb was so nauseous in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl that an Eagles teammate called one play in the huddle, center Hank Fraley told a TV station.
"He fought to the end. He gave it his all," Fraley said Monday on Comcast SportsNet. "He could hardly call the plays - that's how exhausted he was trying to give it his all."
Eagles spokesman Derek Boyko said Tuesday that McNabb wasn't injured during Philadelphia's 24-21 loss to New England on Sunday. However, McNabb could have felt sick - he fought a cold last week.
McNabb was shaky at times in the game. He passed for 357 yards and three touchdowns, but he also threw three interceptions.
"He didn't get a play call in one time," Fraley said. "He mumbled and (receiver) Freddie Mitchell yelled out the play we were trying to bring in."
Bucs sign two
TAMPA - The Bucs signed former Jets running back Johnathan Reese and former Colts running back Tom Lopienski to futures contracts.
Reese was released by the Broncos after they lost to Indianapolis in the AFC division playoffs. Lopienski became available after his practice squad contract with the Colts expired.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Reese made the Jets regular-season roster but was released in early September. He rushed for 123 yards on 29 carries in the preseason. Lopienski, a 6-1, 246-pound fullback, spent more than a month on the Colts roster at the end of the 2003 season. He appeared in two playoff games, catching a 2-yard TD pass in a win at Kansas City.
Only players without contracts at the end of a season can be signed to "futures" deals.
They love a parade, again
Three silver Super Bowl trophies and the team which won them all took a championship ride through the streets of Boston, passing nearly 1-million screaming fans.
The Patriots took another victory ride - their third in four years - for their sign-waving, slogan-chanting supporters.
"It's incredible. It seems very surreal, deja vu, man," quarterback Tom Brady said. "You never get sick of the winning. You never get sick of the fans."
Kicker Adam Vinatieri was in Kapolei, Hawaii, in preparation for the Pro Bowl. He said he went directly from Jacksonville to Hawaii to minimize the travel time for his pregnant wife, Valerie, and their 19-month-old son, A.J.
Meanwhile, Romeo Crennel also missed the parade to attend to other matters - namely, being introduced as Browns coach.
After 35 years of coaching, Crennel's long wait for an NFL head coaching job ended in Cleveland with a team which is rebuilding once again just six years after its expansion return.
BETTING: Nevada sports books are beginning to love it when New England plays in the Super Bowl. For the second year in a row, the popular Patriots took the title but didn't cover the point spread, helping sports books around the state win a record $15.4-million.
ROBBINS PLEA: Former Raiders center Barret Robbins had a written innocent plea entered for him on three counts of attempted felony murder, almost four weeks after he was shot in a struggle with three police officers investigating a burglary call. The former Pro Bowl player was set for arraignment today. Miami-Dade jail spokeswoman Janelle Hall said Robbins was still in the hospital jail ward, but she was not authorized to give his condition. Robbins, 31, was shot in the chest Jan. 15 after growling, snarling and laughing at three officers as he beat them up, police reported.
PRO BOWL: Steelers running back Jerome Bettis replaced Corey Dillon on the AFC's Pro Bowl roster when the New England star was sidelined with an injury. Dillon's injury wasn't disclosed, but he failed a year-end physical, a league spokesman said.
JETS: Quarterback Chad Pennington had surgery to repair a tear in his right rotator cuff, and his doctors are cautiously optimistic he will be ready for the start of training camp in July. ... Coach Herman Edwards offered his support for troubled backup quarterback Quincy Carter, who is in rehab for an undisclosed medical problem. ... Jeremy Bates was hired as quarterbacks coach and Pep Hamilton was promoted from offensive assistant to wide receivers coach.
- Times staff writer Rick Stroud contributed to this report.