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Buffalo's Henry can seek trade

The Buffalo Bills granted Travis Henry permission to seek a trade, giving the disgruntled running back a chance to become a starter again after losing his job to Willis McGahee.

Henry's agent, Hadley Engelhard, told the Associated Press yesterday that he's spoken with several interested teams after receiving permission from Bills president Tom Donahoe earlier this week.

"Obviously, it's early in the process, but the fact that Tom was gracious enough to grant us permission is allowing us to create dialogue with other teams to get the ball rolling," Engelhard said.

Buffalo's second-round pick in the 2001 draft, Henry was a three-year starter and enjoyed consecutive 1,300-yard rushing seasons in 2002 and 2003 before losing his job to McGahee in October.

Packer changes?
Packers president Bob Harlan plans to strip coach Mike Sherman of his general manager duties and is targeting the Seahawks' Ted Thompson as a replacement, a Green Bay team source told the AP. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed published reports that Harlan is pursuing Thompson, who is Seattle's VP of football operations and used to work for the Packers. Thompson's contract with the Seahawks expires in June, and Seattle couldn't prevent him from interviewing or accepting the Packers' GM job as long as Harlan offers him full authority over football operations . . . The man who helped bring coach Nick Saban to Miami landed a job of his own as the Dolphins' top executive. Joe Bailey, a former Cowboys and NFL executive, will oversee the organization and Dolphins Stadium. He'll succeed Eddie Jones, who will retire this spring after nine years as president. Bailey served as a consultant for owner Wayne Huizenga when Miami hired former Saban last month.

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