NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will discuss expanded playoffs at the owners' meetings next month in Atlanta.
Commissioner Roger Goodell told a gathering of Associated Press Sports Editors on Thursday that a vote is uncertain on the proposal to add two teams to the postseason. Should the owners vote on the increase in May, Goodell said the 14-team playoffs could be implemented for the upcoming season, or for 2015.
If no vote is taken, then 2015 would be the target for expanded playoffs, with a vote possible in October or next March.
CLEVELAND (AP) Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster.
Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland's preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was being replaced by Solomon Wilcots, who will work with play-by-play announcer Jim Donovan.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Pack up the pom-poms in Buffalo, because the Bills will be playing without the support of their official cheerleaders this year.
Stephanie Mateczun, whose company manages the Buffalo Jills cheerleading squad, said Thursday she has suspended operations through at least the end of the season. The decision was made two days after five former Jills filed a lawsuit complaining they worked hundreds of hours for free, and were subjected to groping and sexual comments.
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has referred the airport arrest of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith to the Los Angeles city attorney's office for misdemeanor consideration.
The referral by county prosecutors was announced Thursday without elaboration.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) When it was clear Marcus Trufant's time with the Seattle Seahawks was over following the 2012 season, he was given a message by general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll on his way out.
If it became apparent that Trufant was ready to retire from the NFL, they wanted him to do it as a member of the Seahawks.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have hired Gerald Dixon as a pro scout.
Dixon spent the past six years as an assistant at The Citadel, including the last three coaching cornerbacks. He was a four-year starter at Alabama, and was cut by both the Bills and the Detroit Lions before the start of the 2004 season.
NEW YORK (AP) Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.
The last time Green Bay visited CenturyLink Field was in Week 3 of the 2012 season, a 14-12 Seahawks victory clinched on what now is often dubbed the "Fail Mary." Russell Wilson's desperation pass on the final play was called a touchdown reception for Golden Tate by the replacement officials.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has announced that he and his wife Ashton are divorcing.
Wilson made the announcement in a statement released by the Seahawks on Wednesday. He says decisions like this are not easy and respectfully asks for "prayers and understanding and privacy during this difficult time."