Updated: June 27, 2003, 11:23 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble
Miami Dolphins: The team has called a news conference for Saturday, during which this year's inductees to the team's Honor Roll will be introduced. The Miami Herald reports the inductees will be former WRs Mark Clayton and Mark Duper, who will be honored during one of Miami's home games this season. Fittingly, the Marks Brothers will become the first players inducted since Sept. 17, 2000, when QB Dan Marino was honored during a game at Pro Player Stadium. Duper and Clayton lead Miami in most all-time receiving categories. Duper holds the mark for all-time receiving yards at 8,869. Clayton is second with 8,643. Clayton leads in total receptions (550), touchdowns (81) and 100-yard games (28). Duper is second in receptions (511) and 100-yard games (22) and third in touchdowns with 59. Atlanta Falcons: Georgia Tech RB Tony Hollings is in Atlanta today to take a physical for the team, reports the Journal-Constitution. The Falcons will get an opportunity to see how well Hollings is recovering from a serious knee injury that derailed his 2002 season. A converted defensive back who had never carried a ball before last season, Hollings led the nation in rushing after his first four games before succumbing to an ACL injury. Hollings, who has been cleared by renowned orthopedist James Andrews, will hold an open workout for possibly 20 NFL teams on the Georgia Tech campus Tuesday, and give any team interested the chance to see if he is worth a draft choice when the league's supplemental draft is held July 10. Most project Hollings to go anywhere from the third to the sixth round. Houston Texans: A year ago LB John Fiala was considered a legitimate candidate to replace Earl Holmes as the starting middle linebacker in Pittsburgh, but this offseason he was released in a salary-cap maneuver. Fiala, who was the special teams captain for the Steelers the last four years, had an offer from the Texans to be a key backup in their 3-4 alignment, but Fiala decided that after only six seasons in the league that he'd rather retire than to keep taking the pounding of a 16-game season. "I know that football has taken a toll on me physically over the past six years," Fiala told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I respect my body enough now that in the future it is going to be fine for me. It was worth my body to say no to the Houston Texans and move on to the next chapter in my life. Some of my major joints have had some trauma. It was time to enjoy the later years of my life. It was kind of a blessing in disguise that I was cut by the Steelers."