Indianapolis Colts owner Robert Irsay apologized for referring to a cable television analyst as a "little Jewish boy."

ESPN's Fred Edelstein had reported that Colts Coach Ron Meyer would be fired at the end of the season and replaced by Los Angeles Raiders assistant Mike White.

Asked to comment on that report, Irsay said Sunday night after the Colts' 17-14 victory over the New York Jets, "Edelstein's a little Jewish boy and he doesn't know what he's talking about."

The Colts issued a statement from Irsay in which he said the Colts' season "has been filled with erroneous and unsubstantiated reports regarding our coaching staff."

"In the frustrating midst of this unfounded speculation, I regret my remark in response to one of these reports. I sincerely apologize to Mr. Fred Edelstein and to all offended parties for my inappropriate statement Sunday evening," Irsay said.


Former Duke and Walt Whitman High quarterback Anthony Dilweg, who spent the last two months on the Green Bay bench, will start this week against Tampa Bay. Packers starter Don Majkowski was injured in the second quarter of Sunday's 24-21 victory over Phoenix and will sit out another game. . . . Vinny Testaverde, benched three weeks into Tampa Bay's current five-game losing streak, also will return to the starting lineup the team said.


The New Orleans Saints re-signed FB Buford Jordan and put special teams standout Bobby Morse on IR with a broken arm.