SAN DIEGO The board of directors at the San Diego Hall of Champions has decided to forego the normal voting process and induct Junior Seau into the Breitbard Hall of Fame on Feb. 25.
Candidates normally arent eligible to be voted in until two years after their careers end or their deaths.
Seau, a hard-hitting, first-pumping leader of the Chargers for 13 of his 20 NFL seasons, committed suicide May 2. He grew up in suburban Oceanside and was a star at Southern Cal.
Denise Cooper, president of the Hall of Champions, said Seau was pretty special and we wanted to do this immediately.
The Chargers retired Seaus No. 55 on Sunday.
The other inductees will be announced next week.
Around the League
Bounties: New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma met with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss his suspension that was temporarily lifted.
Ive got no expectations right now, Vilma said as he entered NFL headquarters with his lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, shortly before 2 p.m.
Goodell is to meet with the four players. Vilma, suspended for the entire season, requested a separate meeting. New Orleans defensive end Will Smith (four games), Browns linebacker Scott Fujita (three) and free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove (eight) are expected to have their meeting Tuesday.
New York Giants: Tackle David Diehl, running back Ahmad Bradshaw and wide receiver Domenik Hixon were among six players held out of practice.
Diehl suffered an injury to the MCL in his right knee during Sundays 41-34 win against Tampa Bay and might be the most questionable player for Thursday nights game at Carolina. Coach Tom Coughlin did not know how serious Diehls injury was when he spoke with the media.
Bradshaw was to have an MRI on a neck injury, and Hixon was being evaluated for a concussion. Cornerback Michael Coe (hamstring), receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot) and defensive end Adewale Ojomo (hamstring) also did not participate in the walkthrough workout.
Philadelphia: Center Jason Kelce will miss at least four to six weeks because of a tore knee ligament, and its possible he could face season-ending surgery.
Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Kelces MCL needs at least four to six weeks to heal. Kelce will have further tests Tuesday to determine whether his ACL needs to be reconstructed. If so, hell miss the rest of the season.
St. Louis: Offensive tackle Rodger Saffold will be out at least a month with a right knee injury.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Saffold has a third-degree MCL sprain and other damage to the knee but said it was not season-ending.