Bills DT Dareus to enter substance abuse program (Yahoo Sports)
Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus agreed to enter an NFL substance abuse program in a bid to have felony drug charges in Alabama dismissed, his attorney said on Monday. Rod Giddens wrote in an email to The Associated Press that Dareus was allowed to enter the program during a hearing at Calhoun County Court in Alabama earlier in the day. Dareus attended the hearing while being excused from training camp in suburban Rochester, New York. Buffalo's WKBW-TV first reported the agreement.
Manziel scores as NFL's top-selling jersey (Yahoo Sports)
Second on Cleveland's depth chart, Johnny Manziel already tops one NFL list. The popular rookie quarterback, who will begin his first training camp this week as a backup, had the league's top-selling jersey since April 1. The league said Monday that Manziel's No. 2 outsold all others from April 1 to July 17 on NFLShop.com. Dick's Sporting Goods also said that Manziel's jersey is its top seller.
Veteran guard Chris Snee retires from Giants (Yahoo Sports)
The pain got to be too much for Chris Snee. So the veteran guard told the New York Giants on Monday that he is retiring. Snee met with coach Tom Coughlin, who also is his father-in-law, then said he was ending his NFL career after 10 seasons.
Bengals put DT Geno Atkins on PUP list (Yahoo Sports)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Standout defensive tackle Geno Atkins and starting cornerback Leon Hall were among nine players placed on the physically unable to perform list Monday by the Cincinnati Bengals.
RB Wilson cleared to practice with Giants (Yahoo Sports)
New York Giants running back David Wilson has been cleared for contact work after recovering from neck surgery. Although he attended offseason workouts with the Giants, Wilson was held back from many activities by the team's medical staff until Monday, when the team reported for training camp. ''I got cleared this morning,'' Wilson said. ''That was the best news I'd gotten in a while.'' New York's first practice is Tuesday, and the Giants play on Aug. 3 in the Hall of Fame game against Buffalo.
Saints place NT Jenkins on PUP (Yahoo Sports)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints have placed nose tackle John Jenkins on the physically unable to perform list just days before the start of training camp.
Eagles player charged with shoving Arizona officer (Yahoo Sports)
A Philadelphia Eagles player is facing charges in Arizona after authorities say he pushed a police officer investigating a bar brawl. Officials said Keelan Johnson, a first-year safety, was arrested early Saturday following a confrontation with officers outside a bar in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, home of Arizona State University. A probable cause statement says Johnson ''violently pushed'' an officer in the chest, causing him to strike his head against a tree. He has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
Aaron Hernandez due in court for status hearing (Yahoo Sports)
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is due back in court for a status hearing in his Massachusetts murder case. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to killing semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found in June 2013 near Hernandez's North Attleborough home. Lloyd, of Boston, was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee.
Seattle says what happened last season is history (Yahoo Sports)
Soon after the parade and television appearances and celebrations were over, the message changed for the Seattle Seahawks. ''What's happened before is obviously significant, but it doesn't mean anything unless we go out and keep working,'' Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. Seattle begins training camp Friday with mostly the same roster that raised the championship trophy last February in New Jersey. The Seahawks' offseason priorities were focused on keeping their own, and they accomplished that task by signing safety Earl Thomas and cornerback Richard Sherman to long-term extensions, wide receiver Doug Baldwin to a shorter deal, bringing back defensive end Michael Bennett before he reached free agency and keeping Carroll in charge through 2016.
Broncos primed for another super run (Yahoo Sports)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Sacred cows were scarce when Broncos general manager John Elway dug out from the wreckage of that Super Bowl blistering by the Seahawks.