Broncos Pro Bowl TE Shannon Sharpe will miss the rest of the season after re-injuring a broken left collarbone during a rehabilitation. Sharpe, 31, aggravated the injury while jogging recently and was placed on injured reserve, meaning he can't play again this season.
Sharpe, who has missed six games, was originally injured during the Broncos' game on Oct. 10. Coach Mike Shanahan had expected Sharpe to begin practicing with the team this week.
TAYLOR PLEADS NO CONTEST: Lawrence Taylor chose not to fight cocaine charges after contending earlier he had been set up by a police informer.
The NFL great entered a no-contest plea in Clearwater, Fla., to buying crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. His lawyer had earlier asked the judge to dismiss the charges, insisting the Hall of Fame linebacker was entrapped by police.
UNDERWOOD RELEASED: Dolphins rookie DE Dimitrius Underwood, recovering from a suicide attempt Sept. 26, was released from a rehabilitation center. He is expected to rejoin the Dolphins, although he's on the non-football injury list and ineligible to play this season.
HOWARD WAIVED: Desmond Howard, the most valuable player of the Packers' 1997 Super Bowl victory, was waived by the team.
WAY GONE: Giants FB Charles Way (Virginia) will miss the rest of the season to recuperate from chronic arthritis.