- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The 49ers filed tampering charges against the New York Jets regarding top San Francisco draft pick Michael Crabtree, Jets coach Rex Ryan confirmed Monday.

“My understanding is they filed charges with the league,” Ryan said. “I’m saying my response is it’s not true. I mean, it’s not accurate. It’s not true, but hey, we’ll let the league figure this out.”

When asked Monday whether his team filed charges, 49ers coach Mike Singletary said it’s a situation “the league is going to handle internally.”

The 22-year-old Crabtree, selected No. 10 overall by the Niners in April’s draft, is the last draft pick not signed. The wide receiver is seeking money comparable to higher picks and hasn’t accepted the 49ers’ offer for approximately five years and $20 million, with a reported $16 million guaranteed.

COWBOYS: Running back Marion Barber has a quadriceps injury, and his return isn’t yet known.

Coach Wade Phillips said Barber had an MRI on Monday, a day after he was hurt on a 35-yard run in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 33-31 loss to the Giants.

Also, the Cowboys’ last-second loss to the Giants at the opening of Dallas’ new stadium drew the highest preliminary television ratings for a prime-time game in 11 years.

JAGUARS: Receiver Troy Williamson could be done for the season because of a shoulder injury.

Williamson may have torn his right labrum during Sunday’s 31-17 loss to Arizona. Coach Jack Del Rio said he didn’t have test results, but fellow receivers Mike Sims-Walker and Mike Thomas said Monday that Williamson was out for the year.

FALCONS: First-round pick Peria Jerry suffered a season-ending knee injury in a victory over the Panthers.

The rookie defensive tackle tore up his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 28-20 victory, which improved the Falcons to 2-0 for only the seventh time in the team’s 44-year history. He was placed on injured reserve Monday.

VIKINGS: Brett Favre’s streak is not in danger: He has a bent fingernail.

Favre’s throwing hand was clearly hurting after his last throw for Minnesota in Sunday’s win over Detroit. He was hit by two defenders in the fourth quarter during a touchdown pass to Percy Harvin.

Coach Brad Childress said Monday, however, that Favre is fine.

“Not a fractured thumb or a dislocated wrist or a season-ending injury,” Childress said. “He bent his fingernail. That hurts, too. For those of you who have fingernails, that hurts.”

RAMS: Offensive tackle Jason Smith, the second pick in this year’s draft, sprained his left knee and will be listed as doubtful for Sunday’s home game against Green Bay.

An MRI revealed the extent of the injury, which coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday would not require surgery.

PANTHERS: Defensive tackle Louis Leonard broke his left ankle on the final defensive play of Sunday’s loss at Atlanta.

RAIDERS: Right guard Robert Gallery is expected to miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery on a broken bone in his left leg.

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