Jaguars re-sign QB Henne to 2-year contract (Yahoo Sports)
The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back quarterback Chad Henne. Henne and the team agreed to a two-year contract worth $8 million Friday, keeping the starter from hitting the free-agent market. Henne's deal includes $4.5 million guaranteed in the first year and comes four days before the beginning of free agency and one day before Henne could have started negotiating with other teams. Henne signed a two-year deal worth $6.75 million with Jacksonville in 2012.
AP Source: Saints releasing WR Lance Moore (Yahoo Sports)
The New Orleans Saints are releasing veteran receiver Lance Moore, a person familiar with the decision said Friday. However, Moore all but confirmed the move himself with a note he posted on Twitter. Moore wrote: ''Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years. Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!'' ESPN first reported Moore's release.
AP sources: Vick, Eagles haven't ruled out return (Yahoo Sports)
Two people familiar with the situation say Michael Vick and the Eagles haven't ruled out the quarterback returning to Philadelphia. Vick will become a free agent next week, and the four-time Pro Bowl pick has made it clear he'll look for an opportunity to be a starter. One person says that if Vick doesn't find the right fit elsewhere, he would consider staying in Philadelphia. Nick Foles replaced an injured Vick last year, led the Eagles to an NFC East title and was Pro Bowl MVP.
Sheriff seeks to charge Hernandez in jail fight (Yahoo Sports)
DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts sheriff is seeking a criminal complaint against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez after a recent jail scuffle with another inmate.
Arrest warrant details rape claim against Sharper (Yahoo Sports)
Police detectives in New Orleans learned from witnesses that former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper and an associate acknowledged having nonconsensual sex with two women, an arrest warrant states. It was the latest disclosure in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada. In a bail motion filed last month, Los Angeles County Investigator John Maccharella described a pattern in which the former football star met women at clubs or parties and lured them to a hotel room, where they were allegedly drugged and raped. The New Orleans warrant was released Thursday as Sharper prepared to return to court Friday in Los Angeles, where he has pleaded not guilty to rape and drug charges.
Titans DE Pitoitua agrees to multi-year deal (Yahoo Sports)
Tennessee Titans defensive end Ropati Pitoitua has agreed to terms on a multi-year contract to remain with the team. Pitoitua had 91 tackles and four sacks last season to set career highs in both categories. He led Titans defensive linemen in tackles. Pitoitua, who turns 29 next month, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday.
Indianapolis re-signs punter Pat McAfee (Yahoo Sports)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Punter Pat McAfee is staying in Indianapolis.
Vikings re-sign CB/PR Marcus Sherels (Yahoo Sports)
The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed punt returner and cornerback Marcus Sherels. Sherels is a native of Rochester, Minn., and played in college at the University of Minnesota. He made the Vikings after a tryout in 2010 and has solidified himself as one of the league's top punt returners while also helping the Vikings pass defense, primarily in nickel situations. Last season Sherels set a team record with a 15.2-yard per return average on punts, which also ranked second in the NFL.
Colts sign free agent LB D'Qwell Jackson (Yahoo Sports)
The Colts needed a linebacker. Jackson, who spent his entire career with Cleveland until being released last week, signed a four-year, $22 million contract to play with Indianapolis. The 6-foot, 240-pound, eight-year veteran who had watched Robert Mathis for years will now be paired with the perennial Pro Bowler, who set a franchise single season record with 19 1/2 sacks and won his first league sacks title in 2013 at the age of 32. Jackson has been productive since Cleveland drafted took him in the second round of the 2006 draft.
Broncos release CB Champ Bailey (Yahoo Sports)
Champ Bailey spent a decade with the Denver Broncos, making eight Pro Bowls and picking off 34 passes even with quarterbacks only reluctantly glancing his way. In a salary-cap move Thursday, the Broncos released Bailey, the team's defensive leader who's been a fan favorite since he was acquired in a trade with Washington in 2004. There's simply no room for loyalty in the NFL, especially with free agency about to start and with holes needing to be filled, something that became apparent to the Broncos after a 43-8 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl last month. Broncos boss John Elway called the decision to release Bailey a ''difficult'' one given all that the perennial Pro Bowl cornerback has brought to the team over his 10 seasons in the Mile High City.