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Sunday, October 5, 2008
Game-time news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

DENVER -- Afternoon odds and ends: It is 66 degrees and mostly cloudy skies in Denver.

Rookie Spencer Larsen replaces fellow rookie Peyton Hillis in the starting lineup at fullback.

Jeff Garcia is the No. 2 quarterback behind Brian Griese after being the No. 3 quarterback in recent weeks.

Jarvis Moss is, once again, inactive for Denver. The No. 17 overall pick in the 2007 draft is having a difficult time adjusting to the NFL.

Antonio Bryant is starting for the injured Joey Galloway at receiver.

In Houston, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was asked about the situation in Oakland. Here's what the commissioner had to say, courtesy of AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky: "Well no one likes to see a dispute like that happen. I think Mr. (Al) Davis made it very clear that he didn't like it. I think it's something that's unfortunate. You don't want to see it happen but it is a reality of our business and they've moved on now. If I'm involved in some fashion or asked to be involved or required to be involved, I will obviously fulfill my responsibility. I don't think there is anymore to say but how unfortunate the situation is."