Lane Kiffin might be standing on the plank, but the Oakland Raiders have yet to ask him to walk it.
That's what he said Monday when asked about reports by FoxSports.com and ESPN that he had been told by the Raiders that he will be fired as coach.
“I have not been told by Al Davis that I'm not the head coach, so until he tells me directly, we're going to keep plugging away,” Kiffin said at his regular news conference. “There's so many conversations that go on around here. … If we believe everything that was said around here, we'd be in a lot of trouble as a team.”
The Raiders are coming off a 24-23 loss at Buffalo, where they nearly pulled off an upset before their defense imploded. The Bills scored 17 points in the final eight minutes to overcome a 16-7 deficit.
ATLANTA:John Abraham leads the NFL with six sacks and has 16 in his past 18 games. The Falcons (2-1) will play the Panthers (2-1) in Charlotte on Sunday.
CLEVELAND: Coach Romeo Crennel said backup quarterback Brady Quinn will get increased reps with the first team this week and, if necessary, he could replace Derek Anderson on Sunday against Cincinnati.
DETROIT: A day after Detroit (0-3) lost at San Francisco, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford essentially said he'd fire team President Matt Millen if he had the authority.
The Ford Motor Co. executive chairman is the son of William Clay Ford, the franchise's owner since 1964.
GREEN BAY: Cornerback Al Harris had medical tests amid a report he might have ruptured his spleen during Sunday's loss to Dallas.
INDIANAPOLIS: Last season, the Colts allowed two runners – Jacksonville's Fred Taylor and Denver's Travis Henry – to rush for 100 yards or more. This season, Chicago rookie Matt Forte (123 yards). Minnesota's Adrian Peterson (160) and Jacksonville's Taylor (121) and Maurice Jones-Drew (107) have topped the century mark against the Colts.
NEW ORLEANS: Tight end Jeremy Shockey, the Saints' second-leading receiver in three games, is expected to miss three to six weeks because of a sports hernia.
WASHINGTON: Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Taylor is out at least a week after having emergency surgery Monday to drain a pocket of blood from his left calf.
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