Brady fights on, files lawsuit to stop suspension (Yahoo Sports)
One day after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell rejected Brady's appeal, the star quarterback posted a 507-word statement on Facebook with his firmest denial yet, writing: ''I did nothing wrong.'' Kraft followed with an unscheduled address to the media gathered at Gillette Stadium for the opening of training camp and the team's defense of its fourth Super Bowl championship. ''It is completely incomprehensible to me that the league continues to take steps to disparage one of its all-time great players, and a man for whom I have the utmost respect,'' the Patriots owner said. Just before the courts closed in Minnesota, the NFL Players Association asked the court to overturn Brady's four-game suspension - or at least put it on hold until the case can be heard.
Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday (Yahoo Sports)
The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning. Long is scheduled to visit the Broncos on Thursday. The Broncos lost star left tackle Ryan Clady to a season-ending knee injury in May, leaving second-round draft pick Ty Sambrailo as Manning's presumed blindside protector.
Redskins, LB Kerrigan agree to multi-year contract extension (Yahoo Sports)
Now that he has a multiyear contract extension, Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan realizes he'll be expected to take on more of a leadership role. Probably won't ever be me,'' Kerrigan said Wednesday, when the Redskins announced his new deal. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Kerrigan ranked second in the NFC last season with a career-high 13 1/2 sacks for the Redskins, who went 4-12 and finished last in their division for the sixth time in seven years.
Panthers WR Hill cited for drug paraphernalia (Yahoo Sports)
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill has been cited for knowingly possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use.
Cowboys' Mincey, seeking new deal, no-shows at training camp (Yahoo Sports)
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- Dallas defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey hasn't shown up for training camp, and executive vice president Stephen Jones says the Cowboys won't discuss a new contract with him until he does.
Cardinals place Gresham on active/PUP list (Yahoo Sports)
The Arizona Cardinals placed tight end Jermaine Gresham on the active/physically unable to perform list Wednesday because of a back injury. Arizona signed Gresham to a one-year contract Friday. The 6-foot-5, 260-pound Gresham is a two-time Pro Bowl selection who spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals after being drafted 21st overall out of Oklahoma in 2010.
Adrian Peterson back in pads and moving forward with Vikings (Yahoo Sports)
Adrian Peterson burst through the line of scrimmage and veered toward the sideline as he headed up the field. Safety Robert Blanton had the Minnesota Vikings running back in his sights and eased off the throttle as he went in to ''thud'' Peterson, looking to deliver a cordial bump during the team's first training camp practice with players in pads. To Blanton's surprise, Peterson lowered his shoulder and delivered a jolt to the fourth-year defensive back.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight (Yahoo Sports)
There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried. For 30 minutes, one of the toughest players on the Kansas City Chiefs wept. Then, he resolved to beat cancer.
AP source: Offensive tackle Cherilus visits Buffalo Bills (Yahoo Sports)
A person familiar with Gosder Cherilus' visit with the Buffalo Bills tells The Associated Press that the free-agent offensive tackle has completed his meeting and intends to visit other teams. The visit comes three days after the 31-year-old was released by the Indianapolis Colts, and as the Bills prepare to open training camp in suburban Rochester on Friday. The Colts cut Cherilus because of concerns they had of him coming off knee surgery.
Panthers' Rivera could miss practices after brother's death (Yahoo Sports)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers say coach Ron Rivera plans to be at Wofford College on Thursday when players report to training camp, but could miss some practices following the death of his brother.