Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms
with defensive tackle Jurrell Casey on a multi-year contract extension.
The deal is reportedly worth $36 million, including $20 million in guaranteed
money. Casey is now the highest paid player on the Titans.
“We are excited to come to an agreement on an extension with Jurrell,” said
Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “This is something Jurrell has earned
not only with his play on the field but his work ethic as well. We appreciate
Jurrell’s professionalism through this continue
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Speaking to reporters following
Wednesday’s practice, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton expressed
certainty that his fractured rib won’t prevent him from starting the team’s
regular-season opener in less than two weeks.
Newton is dealing with a hairline fracture he sustained while absorbing a hit
from New England linebacker Jamie Collins during the Panthers’ preseason game
against the Patriots last Friday. He told the media that the pain in his ribs
Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – The Arizona Cardinals signed defensive lineman
Tommy Kelly on Wednesday, just two days after the 10-year pro was released by
the New England Patriots.
Kelly has made 122 NFL starts with the Patriots and Oakland Raiders, having
compiled 441 tackles, 36 1/2 sacks, nine forced fumbles and one interception.
The 33-year-old started the first five games of last season for New England
before landing on injured reserve with a torn ACL.
The Cardinals were in need of experienced depth on their defensive line after
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By John McMullen, NFL Editor
(SportsNetwork.com) – A pair of Super Bowl contenders hoping to finish off
perfect preseasons meet in the Bayou on Thursday when the New Orleans Saints
host the Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 29-of-45 passes for 345 yards with
two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 102.5 passer rating in three
preseason games under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the former head
coach in Houston.
In last week’s win over Washington, Flacco connected on 16-of-23 passes for
180 yards with one touchdown to the newly acquired Steve Smith, a 24-
By John McMullen, NFL Editor
(SportsNetwork.com) – The Houston Texans will close out the preseason against
the San Francisco 49ers Thursday at NRG Stadium.
The Texans are coming off an 18-17 come-from-behind win at Denver last
Saturday. Rookie quarterback Tom Savage led Houston on its game-winning drive,
hitting tight end Ryan Griffin for a 31-yard touchdown with 59 seconds
remaining and then connecting with receiver Travis Labhart on the ensuing 2-
point conversion attempt.
Starting signal caller Ryan Fitzpatrick went 10-for-17 for 80 yards and
Jonathan Grimes scored a rushing touchdown in the win.
The Texans’ defense also continued continue