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Updated: December 16, 2003, 10:54 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Brunell
Brunell
Jacksonville Jaguars: In what will be his final home game as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, QB Mark Brunell will be introduced before the game against the New Orleans Saints and will serve as a team captain. However, that move likely won't affect his playing time. According to the Florida Times-Union he will remain the third-team quarterback and probably won't play unless both Byron Leftwich and David Garrard are injured. When asked if Brunell might get some mop-up time if the Jags took a big lead, coach Jack Del Rio said, "After the way, they [Saints] played against the Giants [in a 45-7 victory Sunday], we just want to make sure we're not behind by a couple of touchdowns."

Detroit Lions: Coach Steve Mariucci is considering using last two games of the season to give backup QB Mike McMahon more playing time, according to the Detroit News. "We have to talk more about it," Mariucci said. "I would like to play him (McMahon). We'd like to see him play. He deserves to play. He's a good quarterback and really hasn't had a chance much, other than the one game. It's not because we're disappointed in Joey at all. It's because it'd be good to see a backup quarterback get some snaps."

Washington Redskins: CB Champ Bailey has been much more vocal about issues with the team this season and didn't hesitate to offer his two cents when asked to discuss how free agents from other teams might be cautious of signing with the Redskins because of the team's growing track record of futility. "It's hard to get free agents if you're not winning," Bailey told the Washington Times. "People want to go win games. ... I wouldn't want to go to an organization where teams are just losing and don't have potential to win." But when he was asked whether such thinking makes him less likely to re-sign, he was eerily silent, saying only, "No comment." Bailey is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent at season's end, but the Redskins could use the franchise tag on him. But they might want to work out a deal to trade him because of his growing frustrations. Bailey has lamented the number of defensive coordinators the Redskins have recently employed, and he longs for more stability. Washington has had five defensive coordinators during his tenure, and with George Edwards on the hot seat there could be a sixth in six years in 2004.


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