Updated: April 17, 2003, 5:40 PM ETBy By Darrell Trimble
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: With rumors swirling about the Glazer family possibly selling the franchise, GM Rich McKay said that he couldn't fathom such a thing happening. "I don't believe for a minute they would sell the franchise,'' McKay told the Tampa Tribune. "I think they've given every indication that there's no intent on selling the football team -- that's first and foremost.'' The rumors began when Malcolm Glazer reportedly became a bidder for the Los Angeles Dodgers. By NFL rules, owners are prohibited from serving as principal owners of another franchise in major-league baseball, the NBA or the NHL, unless a) they can own a second pro team in their own NFL market, or b) in a city that is not considered a potential NFL market. Miami Dolphins: When the team holds its first minicamp in early May, LB Derrick Rodgers and QB Ray Lucas are not expected to participate, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Lucas is recovering from surgery to remove bone chips from his right (throwing) elbow and isn't expected to receive medical clearance to begin practicing in time for the May 2-4 minicamp, but it's believed the Dolphins have told agent Felix Diaz that Lucas doesn't have a good shot at making the roster this year. The team is trying to trade Rodgers, and if they can't he'll almost certainly be released after June 1.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Source: Vikes give Rudolph 5-year extension
- Hardy 'hates' being distraction for Panthers
- Cobb: Haven't done enough for new deal
- Jets' Milliner says he is NFL's best cornerback