- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Baltimore Ravens signed former Super Bowl hero David Tyree, who played in 73 games with the New York Giants before being cut last month.

Tyree is expected to contribute to special teams and could see time at wide receiver.

Tyree made one of the most memorable catches in Super Bowl history in 2008 against the New England Patriots, pulling down a 32-yard pass on a third-and-5 by trapping the ball against his helmet. The reception kept alive a drive that resulted in the game-winning touchdown.

Tyree missed last season with a hamstring injury and this summer missed two preseason games because of a series of injuries.

RAIDERS: If coach Tom Cable is implicated by police in their investigation of a possible assault on an assistant coach, he will be subject to NFL discipline.

Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that workplace violence is specifically identified in the league’s personal conduct policy, and if Cable is charged with any crimes, he could be punished by the NFL.

Goodell expects to receive a report “in the next couple weeks” on the Napa, Calif., police investigation, which is in the hands of the district attorney. He said the league is “allowing the criminal process to go forward for some period of time” before the NFL might get involved.

PATRIOTS: Linebacker Junior Seau is back with New England, coming out of retirement for a third time to sign a contract for a 20th NFL season.

STABBING: Authorities said a 24-year-old man is recovering after he was stabbed while trying to buy a ticket to the Miami Dolphins-New York Jets game.

Miami Gardens police spokesman Bill Bamford said John Langsett was stabbed outside Land Shark Stadium on Monday night after an argument started while he was negotiating a ticket sale.

Police said Hamin Basim Ansar pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed Langsett in the chest and back of the head. The 51-year-old Ansar was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder.

DOLPHINS: Reserve running back Patrick Cobbs will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee, coach Tony Sparano said. Cobbs was hurt on a carry in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s victory over the Jets.

STEELERS: Defensive end Aaron Smith has a right shoulder injury that coach Mike Tomlin said “potentially could be significant.”

The Steelers are not yet certain how long one of their most reliable and productive players will be out, although they apparently are anticipating an extended absence.

EAGLES: Months after facing criticism for signing convicted dogfighter Michael Vick, Philadelphia is making good on a pledge to support animal welfare groups.

The team unveiled a program called TAWK, which stands for Treating Animals With Kindness. The initiative aims to reduce animal abuse, encourage spaying and neutering and end dogfighting through public education and awareness.

McNAIR: A business partner of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair wants to shut down the Nashville restaurant they owned and stop the sale of McNair’s interest. Raymond White filed a motion in probate court in Nashville, Tenn., to stop attorneys for McNair’s estate from trying to sell his interest in the restaurant, called Gridiron 9, to a third party.

SCHEDULE: The kickoff times of the Giants-Eagles and Vikings-Packers games Nov. 1 were flipped because of the possibility of a World Series game in Philadelphia that night. Giants-Eagles will now start at 1 p.m. with Minnesota-Green Bay at 4:15.

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