Peep Show

Updated: December 18, 2003, 10:30 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Denver Broncos: RB Clinton Portis, as expected, sat out the first full practice in preparation for the Indianapolis Colts, but coach Mike Shanahan is hoping he'll be able to log some practice time late in the week. The hope is he might practice Friday, but the amount of action he'd see in Sunday night's game is up in the air. "If he doesn't practice a certain amount, you question yourself on how many (snaps) you can give him," Shanahan told the Rocky Mountain News. "So there's a lot of questions that go into it."

Jacksonville Jaguars: CB Fernando Bryant will be a free agent at year's end, and he's sure that this will be his last season in Jacksonville. Bryant believes that his days in teal are numbered because the team has yet to try to open up contract discussions with him, which he finds insulting. So insulting, that once he hits the market he won't give the Jaguars an opportunity to match and might even take slightly less than what the Jags would be willing to pay. "I'll be going somewhere where I know they want me," he told the Florida-Times-Union.

Baltimore Ravens: LB Ray Lewis might be more hurt than he's letting on. Lewis was questionable for Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Oakland Raiders, but he played with harness on his injured shoulder. It is not the same shoulder Lewis had season-ending surgery on last year. However, there was talk about sitting Lewis for that game, according to team sources. But missing time is the furthest thing from Lewis' mind. "My shoulder is going to be what it is going to be," Lewis told the Baltimore Sun. "It's feeling pretty good. It's a regular-season injury; I didn't tear nothing or anything like that. It's just general soreness. And it's not the one that I had surgery on, it's the opposite." When asked whether or not the injury would affect his play, Lewis was non-committal. "It does what it does," Lewis said. "I don't want to talk about my shoulder. It's going to be what it's going to be."