Bill Parcells' day began with reports he would rebuild the Atlanta Falcons. It ended with him on the cusp of taking the same job with the Miami Dolphins.

Parcells and Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga agreed Wednesday on a four-year contract to be Miami's vice president of football operations, according to ESPN, which employs the two-time Super Bowl-winning coach as an analyst.

The Dolphins declined comment, only saying no contract has been signed, and no one at Huizenga's business office was authorized to comment when reached Wednesday evening by The Associated Press.

WILLIAMS SUSPENSION UPHELD: When Roy Williams grabbed Donovan McNabb by the rear collar of his jersey and jerked him down this past Sunday, Terrell Owens cringed.

"It took my breath away," T.O. said. "I think a lot of guys even from our sideline, they didn't really like it."

The NFL didn't either. Williams received a one-game suspension Monday and, on Wednesday, the league upheld its decision on an appeal, taking a key starter out of the Dallas Cowboys' lineup for Saturday night's game against Carolina — and guaranteeing $35,000, one week's pay, is coming out of Williams' pocket.

The league issued a statement saying the punishment stands because horse-collar tackling "presents an unacceptable risk to player safety."

"Rules that protect and advance player safety must be enforced in a way that will deter violations and prevent injuries from occurring," the statement read.

TURLEY DONE FOR YEAR: The Chiefs placed offensive tackle Kyle Turley on injured reserve Wednesday because of a foot injury.

Turley played in seven games at right tackle this season until hurting his ankle.

In other moves, Kansas City agreed to a three-year contract with tight end Michael Allan, claimed offensive tackle Adrian Jones off waivers from the New York Jets and added offensive tackle Joe Lobdell to the practice squad.

PENNINGTON LIKELY TO PLAY: It's Kellen Clemens' job. It just looks like Chad Pennington will do all the work this week.

Jets coach Eric Mangini added a touch of clarity to the team's quarterback situation that has been up in the air since the moment Clemens was driven to the turf by the Patriots' Richard Seymour on Sunday. He said that Clemens' availability against the Titans on Sunday will be determined by his health during the week and whether or not he can play a significant number of practice reps.

The question that finally broke through: If he's healthy, if he demonstrates that he's completely prepared for the game from a mental and physical standpoint, then would Clemens start?

Mangini firmly nodded his head once: "Yes."