Teen's lawyer is ready to talk

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MIAMI --- An attorney for the 17-year-old accused gunman in the killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor wants to work with prosecutors to resolve the case.

Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, who injured his arm against Dallas last Thursday, is expected to practice today. His backup, Aaron Rodgers, pulled his hamstring Wednesday.  File/Staff
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Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, who injured his arm against Dallas last Thursday, is expected to practice today. His backup, Aaron Rodgers, pulled his hamstring Wednesday.

Sawyer Smith, who along with his father Wilbur is representing Eric Rivera , said Wednesday his client was admitting no wrong-doing yet.

"When the State Attorney's Office is ready, we would like to sit down and begin discussion with them so we can move towards a resolution in the case that has the best interest of all parties in mind," Smith said. "We want to minimize the impact of case resolution on the Taylor family and find a result that's in the best interest of justice."

Taylor leads the Pro Bowl voting at his position, according to tallies released Wednesday by the NFL.

Taylor had 187,064 Pro Bowl votes from fans as of Nov. 13, tops among free safeties in the NFC.

PACKERS: The injury bug spread from Brett Favre to Aaron Rodgers this week, leaving recently re-signed Craig Nall as the No. 1 quarterback.

That will all change when Favre returns to practice full-time today, but for one day Nall, the former backup to Favre, got to run the show, taking all the snaps with the offense.

Considering he was signed Saturday and never played in coach Mike McCarthy's version of the West Coast offense, Nall was understandably pressed.

"I come in here with expectations of being told, 'Hey, you need to come in here and help Brett hunt a little bit because the guys that he's hunting with aren't very good at it,' " Nall joked."

While Favre was in New York on Tuesday accepting his Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award, Rodgers was in charge. But in the only full-speed portion of the abbreviated hour-long workout, Rodgers pulled his hamstring scrambling during a 2-minute drill.

The injury is bad enough that Rodgers could miss two weeks.

CARDINALS: Pro Bowl wide receivers Anquan Boldin and Larry Fitzgerald are hurting, and their status for Sunday's game at Seattle is uncertain.

Boldin didn't practice after dislocating the second toe on his left foot in the third quarter of last Sunday's 27-21 victory over Cleveland. Boldin's searching for a shoe insert that would allow him to participate in practice.

Fitzgerald was limited in practice with a groin strain that kept him out of the Cleveland game.

CHIEFS: Injury-depleted Kansas City was stretched even thinner by family deaths that have taken away starting right tackle Chris Terry and starting linebacker Derrick Johnson this week.

Terry was making arrangements for the funeral on Saturday of his mother, coach Herm Edwards said; and Johnson hurried home Tuesday night when he got word that his father had died. Both could miss Sunday's game against Denver.


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