Crowder, a former linebacker, said Tuesday he still planned to sit out this season because his wife was about to have a baby, but he will probably return to the N.F.L. in 2012 or 2013. Crowder made his comments in an interview on WQAM radio, where he has been a talk-show host.
A week ago, Crowder said he decided to retire after being cut by the Dolphins. His announcement was greeted with skepticism because he is only 27 and has a reputation for kidding around.
“There’s still an itch to play,” Crowder said Tuesday. “It wasn’t so much about football as it was about family and my new wife and my child on the way.”
Crowder said he doubted he would rejoin the Dolphins, who drafted him in 2005. He started for Miami in each of his six N.F.L. seasons, but he has been slowed by injuries in recent years and missed five games in 2010.
FELONY CHARGES FOR EX-JET Indiana prosecutors have charged the former New England and Jets defensive back Corwin Brown with three felonies after a seven-hour standoff with the police last week. St. Joseph County authorities said that Brown had been charged with domestic battery for bruising his wife during the disturbance and two counts of confinement for holding her hostage with a handgun. Bond was set at $50,000 for Brown, who also played for the Detroit Lions and was most recently an assistant coach at Notre Dame. The seven-hour standoff in Granger, Ind., ended when Brown shot himself in the torso and was taken to a hospital.
CHARGES FOR FORMER RAVEN Baltimore County Police say they used a on the former Baltimore wide receiver Jermaine Lewis after a traffic accident. Charging documents state that an officer responding to calls about a car that hit a fire department sign Monday night without stopping went to Lewis’s home in Reisterstown, Md., where the car was parked, and found Lewis on a couch. The officer questioned Lewis about the crash, and the documents state Lewis said that he hit the sign but did not hurt anyone. When the officer tried to arrest Lewis, Lewis refused to get up and the officer shocked him with a stun gun until he complied.
Lewis was charged with resisting arrest and cited for traffic offenses, including driving on a revoked license and failure to stop at a crash scene.
BRONCOS’ WARREN OUT The Denver Broncos run-stuffer Ty Warren has a torn triceps that will sideline him indefinitely. His fellow defensive tackle Marcus Thomas has a strained pectoral muscle that is expected to keep him out at least until the regular season. Both were injured Monday.
Warren was the Broncos’ biggest off-season addition, signing a two-year, $8 million deal after he was cut by the Patriots. Warren, 30, missed all of last season with a hip injury.
AROUND THE LEAGUE Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor had surgery to repair his broken left thumb. He had a pin inserted into the hand during Tuesday’s procedure. Taylor, 31, said he planned to return before the Steelers open the regular season at Baltimore on Sept. 11. … San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh said Alex Smith had created some “separation” in the competition with the rookie Colin Kaepernick for the 49ers’ starting quarterback job.