Its now expected that the Patriots and franchised wide receiver Wes Welker will not reach a long-term deal before Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players. If Welker chooses to play under the tag, he’ll be owed $9.5 million. If the Pats chooses to use the tag again on Welker next season, he’ll be wowed $11.4 million.
Ryan Ludwick belted a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the Cincinnati Reds past his old St. Louis Cardinals team, 3-2. It s the Reds fifth straight win and keeps them in a tie for first-place in the NL-Central.
The final two years of QB Matthew Stafford’s contract could lead the Lions into trying to sign him to a long-term extension next offseason.
Phil Simms believes the Ravens’ run-first offense was one of the big culprits to QB Joe Flacco’s struggles last season.
Giants CB Terrell Thomas says he’s fully healed from ACL surgery and that he has no limitations entering training camp.
Panthers QB Cam Newton’s autograph session, which was scheduled for 2.5 hours, lasted only an hour.