Chicago Bears defensive tackle Tank Johnson could become the third player suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when they meet today, 3 days after Johnson was released from jail.

The meeting in New York comes 2 days before the Bears hold a mandatory minicamp that Johnson is expected to attend.

Johnson served 2 months in the Cook County (Ill.) Jail for violating his probation on weapons charges. His detention stemmed from a Dec. 14 police raid on his Gurnee, Ill., home, where authorities found six unregistered firearms. He already was on probation on an earlier charge.

Goodell has been cracking down on personal conduct off the field. In April, the commissioner suspended Tennessee defensive back Adam "Pacman" Jones for the entire 2007 season and Chris Henry of Cincinnati for eight games.

Johnson pleaded guilty last month to a misdemeanor weapons charge as part of a deal with prosecutors that kept him from serving more time in jail.

Noteworthy

* Quarterback Brett Favre plans to skip Green Bay's mandatory minicamp this weekend, saying the move is not related to his frustration with the team's unwillingness to complete a trade for wide receiver Randy Moss, but due to his offseason ankle surgery.

* Quarterback Brett Favre plans to skip Green Bay's mandatory minicamp this weekend, saying the move is not related to his frustration with the team's unwillingness to complete a trade for wide receiver Randy Moss, but due to his offseason ankle surgery.

* The Atlanta Falcons said they don't know if receiver Brian Finneran will be ready for the season after he hurt his surgically repaired knee recently while going through rehab.

* Banished middle linebacker Odell Thurman will have a chance to resume his career with Cincinnati, provided he is reinstated by the NFL following a 1-year suspension, coach Marvin Lewis said.

Thurman initially was suspended for four games last July for a repeat violation of the NFL's substance-abuse program. The sanction was subsequently increased to a year after Thurman was arrested on DUI charges Sept. 25. *