JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed unrestricted free-agent center Stefan Wisniewski to a one-year contract, providing them with much-needed line depth.
Wisniewski started 61 games - 46 at center and 15 at guard - over the past four seasons with the Oakland Raiders.
A second-round draft pick in 2011, the 6-foot-3, 307-pound Wisniewski played under current Jaguars offensive coordinator Greg Olson the last two seasons in Oakland. He started all 16 games at center in 2014 and was part of an offensive line that allowed the sixth fewest sacks (28) in the league.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The attorney for NFL prospect Jameis Winston said the lawsuit filed against the former Florida State University quarterback by a woman who says he raped her is "false" and a "stunt."
David Cornwell said in written a statement Friday the lawsuit by former Florida State student Erica Kinsman was expected. He said her accusations have been rejected by police and Florida State. The lawsuit was filed Thursday, two weeks before the NFL draft where Winston could be the No. 1 pick.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers fullback Bruce Miller is not taking part in the team's offseason program at team headquarters in the aftermath of his March arrest on suspicion of spousal battery.
49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Friday he met about the offseason with Miller, who is "at home in Georgia taking care of business." The Santa Clara District Attorney's office is still reviewing the case and no court hearing has been scheduled.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny has agreed to a one-year contract extension that restructures his salary.
Posluszny's new deal will pay him $15 million over three seasons. The ninth-year pro was slated to earn about $7.5 million in 2015 and 2016 - what had been the final two years of a six-year, $42 million contract he signed in 2011.
LOS ANGELES (AP) A proposed stadium that could become the home of the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders hit an early milestone Wednesday amid rising competition to bring football back to the Los Angeles market.
The Chargers and Raiders are planning a shared, $1.7 billion stadium in the city of Carson, on the edge of Los Angeles, if both teams fail to get new stadiums in their current hometowns.
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Even after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole, former New England Patriots star tight end Aaron Hernandez is nowhere near done with his legal troubles. He still faces double murder charges in Boston, as well as civil lawsuits over the killings and a lawsuit in Florida from a former friend who said he was shot in the face and left for dead after arguing with Hernandez.
A jury on Wednesday found Hernandez guilty of the June 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. Lloyd was killed - shot six times in a deserted industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home - for reasons that still remain unclear. Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged his client witnessed the crime but insisted he did not do it.