With Hurricane Ivan threatening New Orleans, the Saints have moved to San Antonio and plan to practice there through tomorrow. They are scheduled to play San Francisco at home Sunday.
The NFL rescheduled the Titans-Dolphins game in Miami last weekend, from Sunday to Saturday, when Ivan appeared headed toward the Miami area on Sunday or Monday.
McKenzie Returns for Packers
Cornerback Mike McKenzie ended his holdout and joined the Green Bay Packers yesterday. McKenzie participated in the team's practice after he and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, met with Coach Mike Sherman in the morning. "If you hold grudges in this business, or in life, it's hard to move forward," Sherman said at a briefing.
Rosenhaus told the Packers on Tuesday that McKenzie still would like to be traded, but the club shows no inclination toward accommodating that request. . . . Nose tackle Grady Jackson could miss a month or two after dislocating his kneecap during the Carolina game.
'Monday Night Football' to Use Delay
ABC said it will use a five-second delay during its "Monday Night Football" telecasts this season. The network, which is owned by the Walt Disney Co., used a 10-second delay during the entertainment show before Thursday's Patriots-Colts season-opener, seeking to avoid another incident like the one during last season's Super Bowl halftime show. . . .
Denver safety John Lynch was fined $7,500 by the league for a hit on Kansas City wide receiver Dante Hall on Sunday night. . . . .
All NFL players will wear a sticker with the No. 40 on it this weekend to honor Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals safety who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in April as a member of the U.S. Army Rangers. Cardinals players are wearing such decals all season.