Pro Bowl WR David Boston of the Cardinals has a partially torn tendon in his right knee and probably will undergo season-ending knee surgery. Boston is traveling to Dallas this week for a second opinion from specialist James Montgomery.

Boston, in the final year of his contract, leads Arizona in receiving with 32 catches for 512 yards. . . . Dolphins QB Ray Lucas, nursing a bruised throwing shoulder, took half the snaps in practice yesterday and probably will start Sunday night against the Jets.

* NFL WON'T NICK VICK: The league has rescinded the $5,000 fine on Falcons QB Michael Vick for violating its uniform dress code last month. Vick was fined because his white oversocks were rolled down, exposing red undersocks from ankle to knee against New Orleans on Oct. 27. NFL guidelines say the exterior sock must be white at least to the mid-lower leg.

* HOVAN ON HOLD: Vikings DT Chris Hovan left practice with back spasms and was listed as questionable for Sunday's Giants game. He hurt his back in one-on-one drills, and even though he was walking normally in the locker room afterward, Coach Mike Tice said he would be questionable.

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