The woman who allegedly received lewd photos and inappropriate text messages from Vikings quarterback Brett Favre met with NFL investigators Thursday, her manager said. Phil Reese wrote via e-mail that Jenn Sterger met with league officials, and "we cooperated fully by providing them with substantial materials in our possession. We now await the NFL's decision."
The NFL is examining whether Favre sent Sterger messages and photos while he was with the Jets in 2008 and she was a game hostess for the team. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league had no comment. Favre could face disciplinary action.
■ Minnesota's Percy Harvin missed practice for a second straight day Thursday because of a migraine headache.
Browns LB collapses
Browns linebacker Marcus Benard was released from a hospital after collapsing in the locker room on Thursday. Benard was sitting in a chair in front of his cubicle when he suddenly fell to the carpeted floor. Some of his teammates, who were getting dressed for practice, thought he might have been joking before linebacker Matt Roth yelled for a trainer.
Benard, 25, had his hands near his face, but he did not appear to lose consciousness and his eyes were open as three members of Cleveland's training staff checked on him. He was taken to Southwest General Hospital by ambulance for tests and released at 8:15 p.m. In a statement, the Browns said he will undergo further evaluation on Friday.
The 25-year-old Benard, who leads the Browns with 4½ sacks this season, was sitting up and appeared alert when he was wheeled out of the team's facility on a stretcher at 12:25 p.m. by medical personnel.
■ Jake Delhomme returned to practice Thursday for the first time since re-injuring his ankle on Oct. 10. He said he's not ready to play yet but, when he's 100 percent, Eric Mangini will have to pick among him, Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace to be Cleveland's No. 1 quarterback.
Around the league
Giants: Receiver Steve Smith was forced to leave practice Thursday after hurting a pectoral muscle. Coach Tom Coughlin said he was unsure whether the injury would keep him out of Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Titans: Police have wrapped up an investigation of an Oct. 22 bar fight with no charges filed in a case in which the victim accused receiver Kenny Britt of hitting him.
Bills: Linebacker Shawne Merriman will not play against Detroit (2-6) this weekend, and is out indefinitely after aggravating an injury to his right Achilles' tendon in his first practice with the team a day earlier.
Seahawks: Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has been cleared to play after suffering a concussion that forced him to miss last week's game.
Titans: Vince Young got his first chance to practice with Randy Moss Thursday after being sidelined the past two days with a sprained left ankle. But he was limited and split time with backup Kerry Collins. Young said he feels better but wants to see how his ankle reacts and will be a game-time decision.
Cardinals: Running back Beanie Wells was "rested" Thursday, raising questions about whether he'll be play Sunday against the Seahawks.