|08.04.10 at 10:14 pm ET|
The Broncos signed running back LenDale White and waived Kolby Smith in a backfield shakeup. The Broncos are White’s third team in less than four months. He was traded from the Titans to the Seahawks in April but cut by Seattle a month later.
|08.04.10 at 10:06 pm ET|
The agent for shooting guard Shannon Brown told the New York Post that the free agent is “leaning” toward returning for the Lakers. Brown is expected to make his decision Thursday. The Knicks reportedly offered Brown a one-year contract worth $2.7 million. The Lakers have offered less money but more years.
“The Knicks did a great job selling Shannon on everything and their vision for him,” agent Mark Bartelstein said. “They did a great job but the chance to go back and win a third championship for the Lakers is a tough thing to pass up. He’ll make a final decision [Thursday].”
Brown averaged 8.1 points in 20 minutes per game last season off the bench for the Lakers.
|08.04.10 at 3:54 pm ET|
The Bills made official what has been reported since Wednesday morning, that veteran defensive linemanÂ Aaron Schobel has been released. The 32-year-old, who has played his entire career with the Bills organization, has 78 sacks and 483 tackles in his impressive career. Because of recent changes in leadership and defensive philosophy, Schobel was unhappy with the direction of the team and brought up the idea of retirement last season. He did not report to camp this year, saying he wanted to stay with his family in the Houston area and consider his options.
Although it has been speculated the Patriots would be interested in bringing him aboard, there has been no movement on that front.
|08.04.10 at 3:48 pm ET|
Free agent guard Acie Law has agreed to a one-year deal with the Grizzlies, according to Hoopsworld.com.
Law, the 11th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Hawks, has already played for four teams in his brief career. The 25-year-old played for the Warriors, Bobcats and Bulls last season, after playing his first two seasons in Atlanta.
Although Law was a standout at Texas A&M, leading the team to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament in 2007, he has yet to find his niche in the NBA. So far, he has averaged just 3.7 points and 1.6 assists in his career, while never appearing in more than 56 games per season.
|08.04.10 at 2:49 pm ET|
According to a tweet from the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee, Chargers linebacker Donald Butler has torn his ACL in practice Tuesday and will miss the entire 2010 season.
The 21-year-old was a third-round pick of the Chargers this year, having played his college ball at Washington.
|08.04.10 at 2:42 pm ET|
Sam Bradford, Gerald McCoy and Kyle Wilson may have recently inked huge contracts with their respective teams, but according to one report, the NFL is not so thrilled with how it all went down, disapproving the deals.
According to Nationalfootballpost.com, the NFL is unhappy with certain aspects of these exorbitant deals, although the players themselves can continue to practice and train for the upcoming season before the tweaks are made.
With a potential lockout in 2011 looming over the league, the process that goes into signing these contracts has become more arduous, according to a league source.
|08.04.10 at 2:37 pm ET|
It has been a tough start to training camp for the Dolphins. First, rookie linebacker A.J. Edds tore his ACL Tuesday in practice. Now, it is being reported by Jeff Darlington of the Miami Herald that rookie running back Kory Sheets could miss significant time with a torn Achilles tendon.
Sheets, who played his college ball at Purdue, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009 by the 49ers. The 25-year-old only has five rushing yards in his brief career but figured to play some role with the Dolphins this season.
|08.04.10 at 11:57 am ET|
ESPN’s Ed Werder is reporting that Brett Favre told him that he hasn’t made a decision about next season contrary to numerous reports that said he had sent text messages to teammates saying he wouldn’t be returning to the Vikings. Favre also told Werder that his decision will not made solely on money, although the team is reportedly willing to pay him as much as $1 million per game plus up to $4 million in attainable bonuses to lure him back. He claims he will play if he feels healthy enough.
|08.04.10 at 11:34 am ET|
The Lions announced the signing of the No. 2 overall draft pick, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. The Associated Press is reporting that the two sides agreed to a five-year deal worth as much as $68 million with $40 million of that being guaranteed.
The agreement puts an end to a four-day holdout by Suh that caused him to miss the start of training camp. Suh won several defensive player of the year awards in his final season at Nebraska and was a Heisman Trophy finalist before being selected second overall in April’s draft. He is expected to contribute immediately to a porous Detroit defense that was near the bottom of the league in points allowed each of the last two seasons.
|08.04.10 at 11:26 am ET|
Center Ben Wallace, who agreed to a two-year contract with the Pistons in early July, made it official Wednesday. The deal is for two years and worth a reported $1.9 million.
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