Vince Young's agent says the quarterback does not want the Tennessee Titans to trade him, downplaying comments Young made to a Baltimore television station.

Major Adams said that Young intends to remain in Tennessee and battle Kerry Collins for the No. 1 quarterback position.

"Vince's desire has always been to compete for the starting quarterback job in Tennessee," Adams said.

Adams said Young worked out at the Titan's Baptist Sports Park on Monday and was planning to attend an event hosted by team owner Bud Adams this week.

"If he didn't have a desire to stay there, he wouldn't be doing any of that," Adams said.


* Two-time Pro Bowl safety Rodney Harrison announced his retirement from football and said he will join NBC's NFL studio show.

Harrison, 36, who had a 15-year career with the New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers, holds the NFL record for defensive backs with 30 1/2 sacks.

* The NFL and its players' union opened talks in a bid to avoid a work stoppage in 2011, when the current labor contract expires.

One early subject of contention: the union's demand that the NFL teams open their books and the league's position that the union already has all the relevant financial information.

* Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was limping due to left knee discomfort during an optional team practice, but did not appear to be injured. Neither Roethlisberger nor coach Mike Tomlin discussed the problem.

* Yahoo Inc. has sued the NFL Players Association to try to ensure it won't be sued for using player statistics, photos and other data for its popular online fantasy football game. Yahoo's lawsuit wants the court to declare that its game does not violate any rights of publicity owned or controlled by NFL Players Inc.

* A series of text messages from city officials after the Dallas Cowboys practice facility collapsed reveal concerns about the structure's quality and suggest the team "pushes" things through and receives preferential treatment.

The Cowboys' tentlike practice facility collapsed on May 2, paralyzing scouting assistant Rich Behm and injuring 11 others.

The Dallas Morning News first reported the story, using state open-records laws to obtain the text messages. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and a team spokesman declined to comment to the newspaper. The team did not immediately return a call to the Associated Press. *