Linebacker Peter Boulware worked out for the Baltimore Ravens -- his former team -- at their training complex in Owings Mills, Md., on Wednesday afternoon, and Coach Brian Billick described the session as part of the assessment process.
"We are still evaluating where we are with that and whether we can make that happen or not," Billick said. "His countenance, everything about him looked good, fresh. We're going to see how we move forward with it."
Boulware has spent his entire professional career with Baltimore, which made him the fourth overall pick in the 1997 draft. The Ravens terminated his contract in early May, after the team and the linebacker's agent failed to reach an agreement on restructuring the deal. Boulware was set to earn a base salary of $6 million this season, a hefty price tag for a player who was expected to have a diminished role. He worked out for four teams last month but was not signed, in part because of concerns about his health.
Boulware holds the franchise record for sacks in a season (15) and career (671/2) but has not played since December 2003. He missed all of last season with knee and toe injuries. The Ravens are looking for help at strong-side linebacker, since rookie Dan Cody went down with a knee injury on the first day of training camp.
* PANTHERS: Pro Bowl linebacker Dan Morgan signed a five-year, $28 million contract extension, locking up an anchor of the Carolina defense through the 2010 season.
The deal includes $13 million in bonuses over the next two years and could be worth as much as $31 million if Morgan meets certain incentive clauses, said agent Drew Rosenhaus, whom Morgan hired during the offseason to negotiate his new deal.
"Dan is a very loyal guy," Rosenhaus said. "When he hired me, he explained to me that his goal was to get a contract extension done and remain with the Panthers."
Morgan, a first-round draft pick from Miami in 2001, wanted to get a deal done before the season started.
* CHIEFS: Place kicker Lawrence Tynes was charged with breaking a bouncer's nose in a bar fight, a felony with a maximum penalty of 31/2 years in prison. Tynes, the NFL's first Scottish-born player, turned himself in yesterday morning and made his first appearance in Pierce County (Wis.) Circuit Court on one felony count of substantial battery and one count of misdemeanor battery. He was released on a $15,000 signature bond.
He practiced with the team yesterday. Practice ended before word of the charges got out.
The alleged fight took place early Sunday morning at a bar in River Falls, Wis., where the Chiefs have their training camp.
* RAMS: Cornerback Jerametrius Butler will have knee surgery Monday and miss the season, Coach Mike Martz said.
Butler tore a right knee ligament on the first day of training camp July 28. He went to New York City this week to see a specialist, who agreed with Rams' doctors that Butler should have an operation.
"He's going to have surgery on the knee, so obviously he's done for the year," Martz said. "It'll take about four months to recover and rehab from that thing."
Butler will have the operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
"It's tough news," Butler said. "All the doctors told me the same thing. I'm out for the year, but I'll rebound from this. It hurts, man."
* BENGALS: First-round draft pick David Pollack ended his 19-day holdout by signing a five-year contract.
"We're excited to get started with David, for his and our future," Coach Marvin Lewis said. The Bengals scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference for today.
Pollack, the 17th pick overall in April's draft, likely will be used as a strong-side linebacker. He was one of the last first-round picks to sign. Chicago's Cedric Benson and Tennessee's Adam Jones are the only holdouts remaining.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.