Giants linebacker Barrett Green is still seeing red from Saturday's brawl against the New York Jets, and can't wait for the rematch on Aug. 26.
"There's going to be a lot of animosity, you can count on that," Green said yesterday. "In the preseason game, there's no question about the rules, there's no question about hitting people. They're going to get hit -- hard."
Saturday's joint practice with the Jets turned into a free-for-all when three Jets jumped Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey on the second play of a nine-on-seven drill pitting the Giants' offense against the Jets' defense.
Most players characterized the brawl as nothing more than blowing off steam after a week of two-a-days. But several Giants players and Coach Tom Coughlin felt the Jets took advantage by playing overly aggressive defense in a practice that was meant to feature tagging instead of tackling.
"They got a lot of free shots in, and they know it," Green said.
* EAGLES: Pro Bowl running back Brian Westbrook ended his weeklong holdout and practiced with the team for the first time at Lehigh University. But wide receiver Terrell Owens was sidelined after re-injuring his left groin Sunday, an injury initially suffered last Thursday. . . .
Philadelphia will retire former defensive end Reggie White's No. 92 during a ceremony in December. White died on Dec. 26.
* STEELERS: Running back Duce Staley underwent surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.
Pittsburgh Coach Bill Cowher expects him to miss a month, but isn't worried about Staley's health in the long run.
* JETS: Free agent Ty Law agreed to a contract, giving New York a Pro Bowl cornerback who helped the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls.
* BROWNS: Offensive lineman Marcus Spears, an 11-year veteran who signed as a free agent during the offseason, was released.
* RAVENS: First-round draft pick Mark Clayton practiced for the first time after ending his five-day holdout.
Running back Jamal Lewis reported, took a physical and was scheduled for sideline work. Coach Brian Billick expects him to fully participate in a padded practice tomorrow.
* VIKINGS: Minnesota agreed to terms with holdout rookie defensive end Erasmus James (Wisconsin), the 18th overall pick in the draft.
Orton Leads Bears
Rookie Kyle Orton brought a breath of fresh air to the often-stale Chicago Bears offense.
Orton riddled Miami's third-string defense on two late touchdown drives, lifting the Bears past the Dolphins, 27-24, in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio.
The fourth-round draft pick from Purdue connected with Carl Ford for a 43-yard score with 7 minutes 23 seconds remaining. After Olindo Mare was short on a 54-yard field goal try, Orton guided Chicago 56 yards, keyed by a 34-yard bullet to Eddie Berlin and a third-down interference penalty by Miami's Deandre Eiland.
Orton's strong performance spoiled the debut of Nick Saban as an NFL coach and Ricky Williams's return to the Miami lineup.