Superdome officials say the stadium should be largely cleaned up from Hurricane Katrina and ready for the Saints to play at least some of their games in New Orleans in 2006.
Yesterday's announcement came as San Antonio officials said they were working with Saints owner Tom Benson to keep the team in Texas.
The Superdome, severely damaged by high winds, should have a temporary roof in place within 10 days, said Doug Thornton, regional vice president for SMG, which manages the stadium.
* MOSS DOUBTFUL: Raiders WR Randy Moss is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills with injuries to his ribs, pelvis and groin.
Oakland also placed WR Ronald Curry (torn Achilles' tendon) on the injured reserve list.
* LIONS STILL MUM: Detroit Coach Steve Mariucci said he was still deciding between sticking with Joey Harrington or switching to Jeff Garcia as his starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Cleveland.
"I'm not ruling out that it could go up to game time," Mariucci said.
Harrington has started 37 straight games, but has struggled this season with just four touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
* MCNAIR DOESN'T PRACTICE: Titans QB Steve McNair (sore back) is still listed as questionable for Sunday's game with the Cardinals. After watching practice Wednesday, he was excused from practice yesterday for personal reasons.
Asked if McNair will practice today, Coach Jeff Fisher said, "I think there's a good chance, yes."
-- From News Services