Young Texts Apology To Titans Coach Fisher
After reflecting upon the events of Sunday's overtime loss that culminated with him walking out on the Titans, quarterback Vince Young texted coach Jeff Fisher an apology Tuesday for his actions and words. Fisher confirmed for reporters that he received the text but that he would have preferred a face-to-face discussion with Young. In the text, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Young thanked Fisher for the opportunity to play for the Titans and wished him and the team good luck for the rest of the season. Young ended the text by asking Fisher to have more faith and confidence in him moving forward, and said that they each wanted the same thing -- to win a Super Bowl.
Portis' Groin Injury Lands Redskins' Back On IR
Clinton Portis' season has come to an early end for the second year in a row. Coach Mike Shanahan said that the Washington Redskins running back will be placed on injured reserve with a torn muscle in the lower abdomen. The new injury is just above the area of the torn left groin that caused Portis to miss five games. Last year, he missed the last eight games of the season with a severe concussion. The move could bring an end to Portis' career with the Redskins after seven seasons. The 29-year-old back is 77 yards short of 10,000 for his career and 648 yards shy of John Riggins' franchise record.
Asante Samuel Fined $40K For Illegal Hit
Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel says he's been fined $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Giants receiver Derek Hagan that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. Samuel, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, leads the NFL with seven interceptions. He has 42 career picks in eight seasons, but has never been known for being a physical player. The league has cracked down on hits to the helmet in the last month, with Samuel's fine among the biggest the NFL has handed out.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.