Four-time Pro Bowl LB Peter Boulware rejoined the Baltimore Ravens yesterday after completing his physical and signing a one-year contract with the team. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Boulware, who was released by the Ravens in May after the sides failed to reach an agreement on a restructured contract, impressed team officials in a workout Wednesday.
"There's a process you have to go through, and we're going to be prudent about that," Coach Brian Billick told reporters following practice at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md.
Boulware, 30, has not played since December 2003; he missed all of last season with knee and toe injuries. He was the Ravens' first-round pick in 1997 and holds the franchise record for career sacks (671/2).
* HIGH TIMES FOR MOSS: Raiders WR Randy Moss admits he has used marijuana since entering the NFL seven years ago and still smokes it "every blue moon."
"I have used, you know, marijuana . . . since I've been in the league," Moss said in an interview for HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel," scheduled to air Tuesday night. "But as far as abusing it and, you know, letting it take control over me, I don't do that, no."
When pressed whether he still smokes marijuana, the star receiver with the checkered past said: "I might. I might have fun. And, you know, hopefully . . . I won't get into any trouble by the NFL by saying that, you know. I have had fun throughout my years and, you know, predominantly in the offseason."
* ROBBINS'S TROUBLES: Florida prosecutors asked a judge to revoke bail for former NFL player Barret Robbins following his arrest Saturday in Texas on a marijuana possession charge.
Robbins, a former Pro Bowl center with the Raiders, is free on $51,000 bond on attempted murder charges stemming from a fight with Miami police officers in January in which he was shot twice in the chest.
* NOT AGAIN: In a third embarrassing episode involving Chiefs players this week, authorities in Minnesota said they quelled a disturbance involving backup QB Todd Collins. No charges were filed after the disturbance early Sunday at the Freight House in Stillwater, Minn., near Chiefs training camp in River Falls, Wis. But according to police reports, a woman claimed she was injured during the melee.
* NO HARM DONE: Brad Childress says he has no hard feelings toward Terrell Owens.
After Owens was dismissed for a week by Eagles Coach Andy Reid, he said Childress, the team's offensive coordinator, was antagonistic and spiteful toward him. Reid reportedly was upset because Owens told Childress "don't talk to me unless I talk to you."
Asked if Owens owed him an apology, Childress said, "I don't have any hard feelings."
* FREENEY IS BACK: Two-time Pro Bowl DE Dwight Freeney returned to Colts practice, his first workout with teammates since offseason shoulder surgery.
* MICKENS SIGNS: Veteran CB Ray Mickens agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Browns, giving the team's injury-thinned secondary some depth and experience.
* SAINTS WIN: After throwing an interception on his first play of the preseason, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots on two consecutive scoring drives, but visiting New Orleans rallied for a 37-27 victory. Aaron Brooks played three quarters for the Saints and went 14 for 23 for 158 yards and a touchdown.