Packers signed tight end Colt Lyeria.
With a name like this you would have thought Colt would have landed with Indianapolis or maybe even Denver, but instead it is the Packers who have decided to roll the dice with him. Teams avoided Lyeria based on his troubled past that included him pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, among other reasons. The 21-year old showed off his athleticism at the combine as he recorded the top vertical and broad jump marks and timed out as the third fastest tight end in the 40, so the talent is there should he travel a straight path going forward. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tim Duncan (rest) will not play Friday against Denver.
The Spurs will take advantage of the holiday and give Duncan an extra day of rest and get ready for Saturday against the Hawks. The Spurs could go with LaMarcus Aldridge at center for Friday and use David West at power forward or they could just give Boris Diaw the start. Either way, those are the three players likely to see the extra work in Duncan's absence. Analysis: Howard Bender