don't know how accurate they are - this situation does have a "fog of war" element to it - but he tends to be pretty good. Hope so: Odds and ends Speaking of the Kickoff Gala, when emcee Rich Eisen of the NFL Network introduced the roster, he read every name except that of Asante Samuel [stats], who signed yesterday morning and was not in attendance. He also missed practice. . . . In a positive sign, tight end David Thomas walked through the locker room wearing sneakers, having ditched the walking boot he was sporting on his broken right foot. . . . Wide receiver Randy Moss was in good spirits signing autographs for fans. One late arrival was quarterback Tom Brady [stats], who drew quite a crowd when he entered. Brady had practiced earlier in the afternoon. Moss, that friggin' malcontent! He's refusing to practice and play, in favor of cheerful autograph granting! What a dog!