Vince Young looked downright rusty. The 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year slipped to the ground, threw passes short and high and lost the ball on a bungled handoff. Being benched for the Tennessee Titans’ exhibition opener must be a little to blame, right? Not according to coach Jeff Fisher. He credits lots of rain
Tim Couch’s return to the NFL lasted nearly three weeks. The Jacksonville Jaguars released the former top draft pick Saturday after a handful of practices and one preseason game. Couch, who hadn’t played in the NFL since the 2004 preseason, wanted a chance to revive his career following two shoulder operations.
Defensive end Ty Warren has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the New England Patriots. “I’m glad that both sides could agree,” coach Bill Belichick said Friday night. “Obviously, both sides are happy with it, so it was executed.” Warren, who made the Pro Bowl last season for the first time in four years
Vince Young was pounded by an aggressive Patriots defense one week after being punished by his coach. The strong scrambler was sacked four times in the Tennessee Titans’ 27-24 win over New England on Friday night. Coach Jeff Fisher had benched him for their exhibition opener for spending the night before the game at home
Chad Pennington threw the football for the first time this preseason and completed two touchdown passes — to the Minnesota Vikings. “About the only good thing that came out of tonight is that it didn’t count,” the New York Jets quarterback said. A week after not attempting a pass, Pennington had two ill-advised throws returned
Joey Harrington wanted his interception back and fretted that the Falcons’ opening drive didn’t end with a touchdown. At least Harrington, taking over Atlanta’s offense from troubled Michael Vick, had a better preseason outing than Buffalo’s J.P. Losman. The Bills’ starter came up empty despite getting every opportunity to score in a 13-10 loss to
The way Donovan McNabb is completing passes, it won’t matter if he has lost a step. Playing his first game since tearing a knee ligament last November, McNabb did everything but scramble in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 27-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night. The five-time Pro Bowl quarterback put on an aerial display
The Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos are done practicing against each other. Now they have a preseason game to play. So can there really be any surprises Saturday night after the teams banged against each other during four workouts over two days this week? “It will be pretty much the same. We’re looking at the
It’s up to Michael Vick now. His last two co-defendants pleaded guilty Friday and implicated Vick in bankrolling gambling on dogfights. One of them said the Atlanta Falcons quarterback helped drown or hang dogs that didn’t do well. With his NFL career in jeopardy and a superseding indictment adding more charges in the works, that
Falcons owner Arthur Blank accused Michael Vick of lying to him and the NFL after one of the NFL star’s co-defendants said Friday that the quarterback took part in drowning and hanging dogs that didn’t perform well. “What’s suggested in those statements of fact don’t match up with what the league was told, even our
Former New York Giants receiver Mark Ingram is accused of breaking into a garage and stealing a purse from a car. Genessee County Prosecutor David Leyton said Friday that his office issued an arrest warrant charging Ingram with a felony count of breaking and entering of a building and a misdemeanor larceny charge.
Green Bay released Robert Ferguson on Friday, a day after coach Mike McCarthy said the receiver’s career with the Packers was over. The Packers drafted Ferguson in the second round in 2001. He played in 60 games for Green Bay, catching 116 passes for 1,577 yards and 12 touchdowns. “We thank Robert for everything he