A son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid failed a drug test while awaiting sentencing on drug charges. Garrett Reid tested positive for a small amount of morphine and will be allowed only limited leave from his family’s home in Villanova until his sentencing, a Montgomery County judge ruled. He is not permitted to drive,
The Houston Texans released 20 players on Friday, including Keenan McCardell and Chad Stanley, the only punter in franchise history. The Texans must release two more players to get to the league-mandated 53-player limit by 5 p.m. Saturday. McCardell was signed just before training camp to bolster Houston’s receiving group, but the emergence of third-round
Two weeks ago, Selvin Young was buried deep in the Broncos’ depth chart. Now, he’s primed to join the long list of out-of-nowhere running backs to make their mark in Denver. Injuries to starter Travis Henry (knee) and backup Mike Bell (hip) at Dallas two weeks ago opened the door for Young, and the undrafted
Backup quarterback A.J. Feeley had surgery Friday to repair a broken hand sustained in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 13-11 loss Thursday to the New York Jets. Feeley had surgery on his left, nonthrowing hand Friday morning in Philadelphia. His status for the team’s regular season opener against Green Bay on Sept.
Daunte Culpepper has played in almost a decade worth of ho-hum preseason games. Thursday night was not one of them. The recently deposed Miami Dolphins starter made a strong push to convince first-year coach Lane Kiffin he should be his starting quarterback, completing 11 of 19 passes for 108 yards and leading the Raiders offense
The San Diego Chargers say they’re ready for the Chicago Bears. The San Francisco 49ers clearly need more work. On a night of faux football that was woefully lacking in star power, Alex Smith punctuated his homecoming with two turnovers that helped the San Diego Chargers beat the sloppy 49ers 16-13 in an exhibition finale
Chris Simms hopes he hasn’t played his last game for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fifth-year pro spent Thursday night walking the sideline with a hip strain, leaving Luke McCown and Bruce Gradkowski to state their final cases for being the team’s backup quarterbacks in a 31-24 preseason-ending victory over the Houston Texans.
Brady Quinn says he’s ready to make an impact for the Cleveland Browns and he did in the preseason finale. When his next opportunity comes remains to be seen. The rookie from Notre Dame was efficient, if unspectacular, leading the Browns to a touchdown in a 19-9 victory over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.
Eli Manning appears ready for the regular season. Tom Brady had better be. Manning had his third straight solid exhibition tuneup while Brady watched from the sidelines wearing a ball cap as the New England Patriots beat the New York Giants 27-20 Thursday night. Now they’ll get ready for their Sept. 9 openers — the
The Tennessee Titans desperately want to roll into the season with some momentum. That means they take the preseason very seriously. Vince Young threw for a touchdown and ran for another for a second straight week, LenDale White added 77 total yards, and they helped the Titans wrap up the preseason by beating Favre and
Larry Johnson got the break-in work he needed while supplying a lackluster Chiefs-Rams preseason finale with just a smidgen of star power. Johnson, who ended a 25-day holdout earlier in the month, was the only starter of substance for either team who got on the field in St. Louis’ 10-3 victory Thursday night.
St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Todd Steussie broke his left foot in the first half of Thursday night’s preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Steussie, 36, is entering his 14th season and has missed only two games since joining the league in 1994. He made 15 starts last year for the Rams, filling in