NFL Notebook

Shockey to Miss Game Because of Injured Ankle

Associated Press
Saturday, December 30, 2006

Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey will miss the regular season finale against the Redskins tonight because of an ankle injury.

Shockey didn't practice all week, and did not accompany the team to Washington yesterday, team spokesman Avis Roper said.

The Pro Bowl tight end had been listed as questionable for the game. A victory would virtually ensure the Giants (7-8) a playoff berth.

On Thursday, Shockey was seen walking through the locker room with a noticeable limp and appeared to favor his left ankle.

Shockey was hurt in Sunday's 30-7 loss to New Orleans.

· BENGALS: Cincinnati put center Rich Braham on injured reserve, two days after the veteran announced his plans to retire.

Braham has not played since injuring his knee in the second game of the season and announced Wednesday that he would retire following the team's final regular season game tomorrow.

Braham played for Cincinnati for 13 seasons, the longest tenure of any current Bengals player. The team planned to honor him on field before tomorrow's game with the Steelers.

Braham's roster spot was taken by first-year halfback Quincy Wilson, who made the opening day roster but was waived Oct. 19 and has been on the Bengals' practice squad since Oct. 21.

· BILLS: Fullback Daimon Shelton was placed on injured reserve because of lingering effects of a concussion.

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