Morning Headlines: Mike Wallace Holding out, Suh getting Sued, and Referee Lockout Ending Soon?

 

Dec 24, 2011; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace (17) catches a 46 yard pass against St. Louis Rams cornerback Josh Gordy (38) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory credit: Vincent Pugliese- US PRESSWIRE

 

Restricted free agent Mike Wallace has taken control of negotiations from his agent, Bus Cook, on the decision to sit out training camp practices. The Steelers are adamant they will not negotiate with Wallace until he signs his tender and reports to camp.

 

The NFL is launching a Total Wellness initiative for current and former players

 

A passenger in a one-car accident involving Ndamukong Suh is suing him for negligence, recklessness, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  She wants more than $1 million in damages.

 

The NFL and locked-out officials are meeting Friday to continue negotiations on a new CBA for NFL referees. The two sides are meeting for the first time since June 3.

 

Roy Helu participated fully as the Redskins opened training camp on Thursday after he missed June minicamp with a hamstring injury.

 

The Saints have signed punter Thomas Morstead to a six-year, $21.9 million extension.

 

The UFL has negotiated a deal with CBS Sports Network to have two games per week televised during an eight-week season that launches September 19.  Games will air on Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

In somewhat of a surprise move, the Tampa bay Bucaneers cut wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, who was a sixth-round pick by the Bengals in 2010, and led the Bucaneers with six TDs last year.

 

Rookie RB Bernard Pierce saw a lot of snaps as the #2 running back as training camp opened on Thursday. With no other proven RB on the roster, Pierce may become a significant player for the Ravens.
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