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Peter King
August 13, 2001
No team is in a rush to talk trade with the Redskins for the "retired" Deion Sanders. For starters, no one is sure about Sanders's intentions, though he'll probably try to play again. Washington, which retains his rights, would want a high draft choice for Sanders, but he hasn't been the same player since undergoing left-toe surgery in April 1999....
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August 13, 2001

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No team is in a rush to talk trade with the Redskins for the "retired" Deion Sanders. For starters, no one is sure about Sanders's intentions, though he'll probably try to play again. Washington, which retains his rights, would want a high draft choice for Sanders, but he hasn't been the same player since undergoing left-toe surgery in April 1999....

Leon Lett, 32, is alive and well and set to see action for 25 plays a game in the Broncos' defensive line rotation. "We love him," Denver pass-rush coach John Teerlinck says of the former Cowboy. "He'll make a big difference for us."...

Referee Phil Luckett, the man in the middle of the coin-flip controversy involving the Steelers and the Lions in 1999, says he wants to devote more time to religion, so he'll work this year as a back judge. Luckett estimates that as a referee and crew chief he spent 10 hours a week on paperwork and other details....

With Flozell Adams out until at least late August, the Cowboys are contemplating permanently moving the best guard in football, Larry Allen, to left tackle. Allen isn't unfamiliar with the position. He played it in 1998 and went to the Pro Bowl....

The Chargers love the energy that quarterback Doug Flutie has brought to the team....

Jeff Lewis is struggling in his effort to win the Carolina quarterback job, last held by Steve Beuerlein, who was cut in March. Lewis is being pushed by Chris Weinke, the 29-year-old rookie from Florida State.

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