Bengals release 8-year veteran LB Rey Maualuga (Yahoo Sports)
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Bengals have released eight-year veteran linebacker Rey Maualuga, saying they were moving to a younger group at the position.
NFL hires Dr. Allen Sills as chief medical officer (Yahoo Sports)
The NFL has hired Dr. Allen Sills as its chief medical officer. Sills, a neurosurgeon who has specialized in the treatment of athletes, will fill a new full-time position based in New York. Sills, 52, will work with NFL team medical staffs, the NFL Players Association and its advisers, as well as experts on the league's medical committees.
Oakland makes last-ditch effort to keep Raiders from Vegas (Yahoo Sports)
With the Raiders gazing at Las Vegas and sticking one foot out the door, Oakland is making a last-minute plea to hang on to them. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Friday shared details of investors' plans for the first time for a stadium on the current Coliseum site, and vowed that she and the city are doing all they can to keep the team. ''We're not giving up in the fourth quarter,'' Schaaf said in a statement.
Panthers GM not second guessing playing injured Cam Newton (Yahoo Sports)
Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman isn't second-guessing the team's decision to allow Cam Newton to continue to play last season despite a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder. ''Cam is a football player and he wanted to play and the medical people felt it was fine, so we did,'' Gettleman said Friday. The Panthers hoped rest and rehabilitation this offseason would solve the problem, but that didn't work out.
Bears sign quarterback Mark Sanchez to 1-year deal (Yahoo Sports)
The Chicago Bears continued their quarterback makeover Friday by signing veteran Mark Sanchez, who is expected to back up Mike Glennon next season. Chicago is coming off a season in which it went 3-13 and finished last in the NFC North. The Bears cut quarterback Jay Cutler this month after eight seasons and the next day signed Glennon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a three-year deal.
Panthers sign Jonathan Stewart to 1-year contract extension (Yahoo Sports)
The Panthers have signed veteran running back Jonathan Stewart to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed Friday. Stewart played in 13 games last season for Carolina and ran for 824 yards with nine touchdowns.
GM: Jets unlikely to add another vet QB after McCown signing (Yahoo Sports)
It appears Josh McCown will be the lone veteran in the New York Jets' quarterbacks room this summer. The Jets might add yet another youngster, but whether McCown is the starter when the season begins remains to be seen. General manager Mike Maccagnan said during a conference call Friday that it's ''highly unlikely'' the Jets will bring in another experienced QB after signing McCown on Monday.
Colts release veteran DT Arthur Jones (Yahoo Sports)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts released defensive tackle Arthur Jones on Friday.
Football patriarch Clay Matthews Sr. dies (Yahoo Sports)
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Former San Francisco 49ers lineman Clay Matthews Sr., who was the patriarch of a famous football family, has died. He was 88.
Redskins add size to receiving corps, sign Brian Quick (Yahoo Sports)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Redskins have signed former Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brian Quick.