The New York Giants have refused to pay suspended receiver Plaxico Burress a $1 million portion of a signing bonus from a contract signed in September.

NFL Players Association union spokesman Carl Francis confirmed last night that the team decided to not make the payment, which was due yesterday.

On Tuesday, the union filed a grievance challenging the Giants' decision to suspend and fine Burress last week after the Super Bowl hero accidentally shot himself in a Manhattan nightclub Nov. 29.


Cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones may be out for the rest of the season with a herniated disk suffered in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Wade Phillips said.


Quarterback Matt Cassel left the team to join his family after the death of his father, Greg Cassel, in Southern California on Monday.


Clinton Portis said he is "cool with everything" and that he has no plans to sever ties with Washington after a meeting with coach Jim Zorn. The Redskins running back had blasted the coach Tuesday on his radio show. . . . Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor was awaiting a second opinion on an injured thumb before deciding whether to go on injured reserve. . . . Giants halfback Brandon Jacobs is uncertain for Sunday's game at Dallas after tweaking his left knee against the Eagles. . . . The winless Detroit Lions probably will be without starting quarterback Daunte Culpepper against Indianapolis on Sunday. He has an injured right shoulder. . . . The Redskins added their third offensive lineman in two days, signing D'Anthony Batiste, who started four games at guard for Atlanta in 2007.

Seattle defensive end Patrick Kerney and offensive guard Mike Wahle both underwent shoulder surgery. . . . Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards is in jeopardy of missing a second straight start because of a groin injury. . . . Indianapolis signed running back Najeh Davenport to shore up an injury-depleted backfield. . . . Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, 72, the first former NFL player since George Halas to become a team owner, is in need of a heart transplant and has been placed on a donor waiting list.


An arrest warrant has been issued for former New York Giants receiver Mark Ingram after he failed to report to federal prison in Ashland, Ky., to begin serving nearly eight years for bank fraud and money laundering. Ingram played for the Eagles in 1996.

Tonight's game.

The Chicago Bears will host the New Orleans Saints at 8:15 in a battle of 7-6 teams. Saints running back Pierre Thomas, a Chicago native, rushed for 102 yards and scored two touchdowns Sunday in a win over Atlanta.