SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
San Francisco's leading wide receiver underwent surgery Wednesday, though the team is optimistic he will return at some point in 2013. Crabtree was operated on at Stanford by Dr. Tim McAdams one day after suffering the injury during 7-on-7 drills in an organized team activity.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith has joined Jay-Z for one big sports and hip-hop collaboration.
The New York Jets rookie quarterback has chosen the rap artist's new Roc Nation Sports to represent him. Smith, who slipped out of the first round last month and fell to the Jets in the second round at No. 39 overall, fired his agents - Select Sports - shortly after the NFL draft.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) New York Jets running back Mike Goodson pleaded not guilty to drug and weapons charges in a court appearance in Morristown on Wednesday morning.
He was arrested early last Friday along with a friend after they were found in a car stopped on Interstate 80. The men were charged with marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and weapons offenses stemming from a 45-caliber semi-automatic handgun that included a hollow-point bullet found in the vehicle.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens rookie linebacker Arthur Brown will be sidelined for at least a month while he recovers from sports hernia surgery.
Brown, the Ravens' second-round draft pick, had the operation two weeks ago following the team's first rookie minicamp. He did not practice Wednesday at a voluntary offseason camp and is also expected to miss the mandatory three-day minicamp that begins June 11.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jim Harbaugh insists he will coachable when it comes to the tricks of driving the Indianapolis 500 pace car this weekend.
The San Francisco 49ers' coach will return to the city where he spent four years as a player to take part in the Indy 500 festivities. Track officials made the later-than-usual announcement that the former NFL quarterback would be behind the pace car wheel in a news release sent out early Wednesday morning.
ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins has been suspended without pay for the season opener for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The 338-pound Watkins was a fifth-round pick last year and played in one game his rookie season before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury. He's expected to contend for playing time this season and is eligible to participate in offseason and preseason practices and games.