More NFL News

More News | Wire

Ravens RB Rice suspended 2 games

(AP Photo)

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence.

Rice will miss the season opener against AFC North champion Cincinnati on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The six-year veteran was arrested following a Feb. 15 altercation in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in which he allegedly struck then-fiancee Janay Palmer. The 27-year-old Rice has been accepted into a diversion program, which upon completion could lead to the charges being expunged.

Read More...

Suspended WR Blackmon arrested for pot

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to part ways with troubled receiver Justin Blackmon.

Owner Shad Khan made it clear Thursday that Blackmon will remain on the roster despite his latest arrest.

 MORE

Falcons WR White gets 4-year extension

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a four-year extension with receiver Roddy White on the eve of training camp on Thursday.

Terms haven't been released.

 MORE

RG3: Nice when coaches 'believe in you'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Instead of engaging in another round of contradictory, back-and-forth podium sessions with Mike Shanahan, Robert Griffin III stood at the microphone and said he has coaches who believe in him. He implied he wasn't even allowed to do "the bare minimum" as a quarterback a year ago.

Griffin and the Redskins opened training camp Thursday with lots of healing and rebuilding to do. The fall from a playoff season that won him the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award to a 3-13 season that got Shanahan fired took its toll. No, Griffin says, he didn't suddenly forget how to play quarterback last year, and new coach Jay Gruden and newly promoted offensive coordinator Sean McVay will help prove that.

 MORE

Vikes banned coach: I went way below bar

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings could hardly hold training camp without some kind of controversy or sideshow.

This version came with quite the twist: special teams coordinator Mike Priefer in the spotlight.

 MORE

Panthers say Newton, Hardy ready to play

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Pro Bowlers Cam Newton and Greg Hardy will be ready to practice when the Carolina Panthers take the field for the start of training camp Friday night.

The same can't be said of often-injured running back Jonathan Stewart.

 MORE

Browns WR Gordon to have hearing Aug. 1

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns may soon learn whether they'll have Josh Gordon this season.

The Pro Bowl wide receiver will have an appeal hearing with NFL officials in New York on Aug. 1, a person with knowledge of the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

 MORE

49ers' Smith plans to meet with Goodell

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith expects to sit down with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "in the near future" to discuss any potential suspension for his off-field issues.

Smith was sentenced last Friday to serve three years of probation and to spend 11 days with a work crew after he pleaded no contest to drunken driving and weapons charges. Smith said he hasn't had time to begin the work yet, and will do so as his time permits.

 MORE

Jets QB Smith sharp in first practice

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) Geno Smith is a changed quarterback.

Puzzled pauses in the New York Jets' huddle have been replaced by commanding playcalls. He's also barking out audibles at the line of scrimmage and reading defenses unlike he did at any point during his rookie season.

 MORE

Jets RB Johnson practices fully

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) CJ2K is feeling A-OK.

Running back Chris Johnson was a full participant at practice Thursday for the first time since joining the New York Jets after recovering from offseason knee surgery.

 MORE

@STATS_NFL

© Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC. Any Commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.