Smith had been suspended for ripping the helmet off Richie Incognito and swinging it at the Dolphins guard during Houston’s second preseason game. Smith will also have to sit out the Texans’ two remaining preseason games. He will lose about $400,000 in salary.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on first-degree murder and weapons charges in the death of a friend whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park about a mile from the ex-player’s home.
Lee signed a six-year extension Wednesday worth as much as $51 million, including a $10 million signing bonus, according to a source. The base value of the deal is $42 million. He will make a $630,000 base salary in 2013, and will have base salaries of $5.5 million (2014), $2.5 million (’15) and $3 million (’16), with $7 million base salaries from 2017 to 2019.
Gabbert, who had been competing with Chad Henne for the starting job, appeared to bang his throwing hand on a New York Jets defensive player’s helmet Saturday night.
Von Miller likely will be suspended at least six games for violation of the league’s substance policy, according to league sources, but the sides still are negotiating as representatives of the Denver Broncos linebacker are trying to get the ban reduced to four games.
“From an ability standpoint, I’ve never seen anything like him. He’s the closest thing in the league to a Bo Jackson, a Deion Sanders,” Keim said in an interview with TheMMQB.com. “I’ve seen him stand on the field flat-footed and throw the ball 65-70 yards. He goes out to practice as a wideout, and runs a 10- and 15-yard out as well as anyone on our team. His value to our team is really unparalleled.”
The offseason completely altered Brady’s bunch of pass-catchers as camp opened minus his seven top targets from 2012. Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, Deion Branch, Brandon Lloyd and Danny Woodhead were gone. Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman were injured.
To some, it was just one preseason game. The Indianapolis Colts‘ starters played a couple of series against the Buffalo Bills and then took a spot on the bench as they watched their teammates try to catch the eye of the coaches and front office officials.
Early Monday, Robert Griffin III thought he’d be returning to full-team work by Tuesday. Instead, it will now happen Wednesday thanks to a change in Tuesday’s schedule.