Veteran cornerback Aaron Glenn signed with Jacksonville on Monday, two days after being cut by Dallas. Glenn gives the Jaguars a fifth cornerback, playing behind starters Rashean Mathis and Brian Williams and possibly competing with Terry Cousin for the nickel role. Jacksonville had planned to keep five cornerbacks, but released second-year player Dee Webb and
Bills linebacker Keith Ellison is out indefinitely with a sprained ankle, and Coy Wire will replace him when Buffalo opens the season against Denver next Sunday. “It’s not good. It’s going to be a while,” coach Dick Jauron said Sunday. Ellison was hurt in the second quarter of Buffalo’s preseason finale, a 16-13 win at
The Pittsburgh Steelers re-signed right guard Kendall Simmons to a four-year extension on Sunday that could be worth as much as $24 million, a deal that makes certain they won’t go into the 2008 season without both starting guards. The deal secures Simmons through the 2011 season and guarantees him $7.85 million in new money.
The New England Patriots activated tight end David Thomas off the physically unable to perform list and released 21 players Saturday, including quarterback Vinny Testaverde, who at 43 would have been entering his 21st season in the NFL. New England also placed defensive lineman Richard Seymour on the physically unable list.
The Detroit Lions removed running back Kevin Jones from the physically unable to perform list Saturday, setting a day-to-day timetable for his return to the field. Jones missed the final three games of last season and all of training camp with a broken foot. He had run for 689 yards and three touchdowns while catching
Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith made the Baltimore Ravens’ final roster Saturday as the team’s third-string quarterback. The former Ohio State star was not among the 20 players released as the defending AFC North champions cut the roster down to the mandatory 53-man limit. Among the notable cuts were former starting wide receiver Clarence Moore;
The Kansas City Chiefs placed former Pro Bowl running back Priest Holmes on the reserve/non-football injury list on Saturday, guaranteeing that his absence from the game will stretch to almost two years. After their first six games, the Chiefs will have a three-week window to activate the franchise career rushing leader.
The Jacksonville Jaguars released oft-injured quarterback Byron Leftwich on Saturday, one day after announcing they planned to part ways with the former first-round draft pick. The Jaguars had hoped to trade Leftwich, but also said they were prepared to release him in hopes of avoiding any locker room problems stemming from his demotion.
Funny that a player nicknamed “Captain Chaos” would be seeking stability. Tight end Chris Cooley got just that Saturday, signing a six-year, $30 million contract extension with the Washington Redskins. The contract includes $14 million in guaranteed money for the player whose colorful outfits and antics are matched only by his reliability and strength as
Rodney Harrison, the frequently fined strong safety who solidified the New England Patriots’ defense through back-to-back Super Bowl victories, will miss the first four games of the NFL season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. “Tomorrow, the commissioner will announce I have been suspended,” a somber Harrison said in a hastily announced conference call
The Houston Texans traded former first-round pick Jason Babin to the Seattle Seahawks for strong safety Michael Boulware on Saturday. “I heard that I’m going to Seattle,” Babin said. “We knew it was a possibility. It’s the way football goes. Just do what you can while you’re here.” Babin, a defensive end and the 27th
The Pittsburgh Steelers acquired cornerback-kick returner Allen Rossum from the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday for a conditional 2008 draft pick. Rossum, a 2005 Pro Bowl player as a return specialist, holds Falcons team records for kickoff and punt return yards and also had two punt return touchdowns. The former Notre Dame player broke into the