ST. LOUIS defensive coordinator Gregg Williams started the process for potential reinstatement, a league source told Wednesday.

Williams was suspended indefinitely for his role in the bounty scandal while he was the defensive coordinator with New Orleans. He and the Saints were found to have administered a bounty program from 2009 to 2011, paying players for cart-off or knockout hits. Head coach Sean Payton was suspended for the season and general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for the first eight games.

According to, Williams' advisers have been in contact with high-ranking league officials to discuss reinstatement. He is eligible for reinstatement the day after the Super Bowl, but the league has the final say on the length of the suspension.

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Jacksonville has given cornerback Aaron Ross permission to miss part of training camp to attend the Olympics and watch his wife run. Ross' wife, Sanya Richards-Ross, won gold in the 1,600-meter relay in 2004 and 2008 and captured bronze in the 400 meters in Beijing.

* New England left tackle Matt Light is retiring after an 11-year career, all of them withe the Patriots, a source told

* Tampa Bay denied published reports that it is shopping cornerback Agib Talib.

"All I can tell you is that there is absolutely zero thinking on our part as far as wanting to do that," head coach Greg Schiano told the Tampa Bay Times.