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Suspended Browns’ Receiver Josh Gordon to Sell Cars During the Season

Suspended Browns’ Receiver Josh Gordon to Sell Cars During the Season

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Now that he's suspended for the entire 2014 season, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has found a new job...selling cars.

Gordon will serve as the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto Group in Ohio, according to ESPN. He will work a 40-hour week in all aspects of the Randolph, Ohio-based dealer group's car business.

The 23-year-old Gordon is one of the most talented players in the NFL, and even led the league in receiving last season despite playing just 14 games.

"He's going to put his time in,'' Jeff Sarchione, who co-owns a dealership in Randolph, told cleveland.com. "He'll be everything from a salesman to attaching himself at the hip with my brother and I just learning the automotive business from top to bottom.''

Gordon was suspended the entire season for once again violating the league's drug policy.

"We're just finding that out as well," Browns head coach Mike Pettine said. "That's something I don't really want to get into because I want to discuss the guys that are here ... Internally we want what's best for him. We just hope for that to occur."

Last season, Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns.

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Jim Kelly is Cancer Free

Jim Kelly is Cancer FreeRick Stewart/Getty Images(ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.) -- Hall-of-Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is cancer free. Kelly learned the news Thursday after follow-up biopsies came back negative. "This is some of the greatest news I've ever gotten," Kelly said in a stat...

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/4/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NFL: Seattle Seahawks 36 (1-0) - Green Bay Packers 16 (0-1)

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays 1 (72-67) - Tampa Bay Rays 0 (67-74) - 10 Innings

New York Yankees 5 (72-66) - Boston Red Sox 4 (61-79) 

Baltimore Orioles 9 (82-57) - Cincinnati Reds 7 (66-74) 

Seattle Mariners 10 (76-63) - Texas Rangers 2 (53-87)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (84-55) - Minnesota Twins 4 (61-79)

Detroit Tigers 11 (77-63) - Cleveland Indians 4 (71-67) - 11 Innings

St. Louis Cardinals 3 (77-63) - Milwaukee Brewers 2 (73-67)

Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (59-81) - San Diego Padres 1 (66-73)

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Jadeveon Clowney Prepares for Robert Griffin III

Jadeveon Clowney Prepares for Robert Griffin III

Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is good to go on Sunday and is looking forward to playing in his first NFL regular season game against the Washington Redskins.

Clowney will have a tough task at hand in running down quarterback Robert Griffin III.

"One of the best running quarterbacks in the league I think," Clowney said of RG3. "You gotta be ready to contain him in the pocket because he can get out there and cause havoc, he can run pretty fast."

"I'm just treating it like another game," the first-overall pick said Thursday. "Just go out there and take one play at a time and just do my assignment."

Clowney said his entire family will be in attendance, but he isn't worried about any added pressure during his regular season debut.

"I'm not really nervous, I'm just ready to get to it," Clowney said.  "Something I've been waiting for my whole life."

Clowney missed the final two preseason games, but had three tackles for a loss, a sack and a quarterback hit in the first two games against the Cardinals and Falcons.

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Derek Carr, Raiders, Ready for Jets on Sunday

Derek Carr, Raiders, Ready for Jets on Sunday

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr will get his first start on Sunday against the Jets on the road.

Carr was named the starter earlier this week over veteran quarterback Matt Schaub and is ready for everything that Jets head coach Rex Ryan has to throw at him.

"He’s got a great blitz package. He’s got, obviously, a lot of different looks that he’ll show. Me being a rookie, he’s probably going to want to show them all. I go in and expect, as much as I can, I expect everything. Then if something doesn’t happen, then I’ll be surprised," Carr said Tuesday.

"That’s how I have to prepare. I have to prepare for everything, even maybe for something he hasn’t shown but could show," he continued. "Obviously I reach out to anybody who can help me. I called my brother because he’s played them seven times. I called him and said, ‘Hey, let’s talk Jets. You were there, you’ve seen them.’ So we talked. I picked his brain, took notes and that was it. Now I went about my business for the rest of the week, picked [Matt] Schaub’s brain, picked the coaches’ brain, so I expect a lot."

The Raiders have a brand new roster full of veterans to go along with Carr. Still, Ryan isn't concerned about it.

"We’re just going to show up and do what we do. Again, we played the Raiders last year, we’ve seen their tape, they’ve seen us and everything else. That part of it is, it’s not like, oh, all of a sudden you’re going to run the wishbone, which by the way, we’re going to run this game. That part of it, ‘oh, we’re holding them back,’ I don’t believe that, everybody, you just play, and that’s really what you do," Ryan said on Wednesday.

The Raiders have lost 12 straight games on the East coast, but Ryan doesn't think geographic location has anything to do with it.

"I think at one point it’s overblown, because I think when you look at last year the teams that had the most success were west coast teams coming to the east coast. Now, obviously with the Raiders having bad numbers, they haven’t had the success of it, but I think it’s football is football, regardless of where you play it,” Ryan said of their poor record.

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Josh Brent Allowed to Return to the Cowboys in Week 11

Josh Brent Allowed to Return to the Cowboys in Week 11

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- The NFL is allowing defensive lineman Josh Brent to return to the Dallas Cowboys once he serves a 10-game suspension.

On Tuesday, the NFL announced that Brent can return to the team, but he must stay out of legal trouble and "any prohibited alcohol-related conduct will likely result in an immediate suspension and potential banishment from the NFL."

Back on Dec. 7, 2012, Brent was part of a car accident that killed his teammate and best friend Jerry Brown. Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter and sentenced to six months in jail. He spent the final 45 days of his sentence at an alcohol and drug treatment center.

"If Brent fully complies with these terms, and following an additional report and recommendation from the league's substance abuse program advisors, he will considered for full reinstatement to return to play following Week 10," the NFL's statement said. "Brent may appeal this decision within five days."

The Cowboys have remained supportive and always said they would welcome Brent back if and when he was ready to return to football.

Brent spent three seasons with the Cowboys before the incident.

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Panthers Sign Stephen Hill to Practice Squad

Panthers Sign Stephen Hill to Practice Squad

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- After a brief and frustrating time with the New York Jets, the Carolina Panthers have signed wide receiver Stephen Hill to their practice squad.

The Jets drafted Hill with the 43rd overall pick in the 2012 Draft. They traded up in the second round to select the former Georgia Tech product, and even passed on Alshon Jeffrey, who has emerged as one of the top young receivers in the NFL.

Hill wound up disappointing the receiver-needy Jets. In two seasons with the team, Hill caught 45 passes for 594 yards with four touchdowns.

The team decided it was in the best interest of both sides to part ways.

Hill went unclaimed through waivers, so the Panthers, who are also shallow at the wide receiver position, decided to roll the dice and see if their coaches can turn him into the player some thought he could one day become.

Aside from tight end Greg Olsen, the team is thin at the receiver position. They have veterans Jason Avant and Jericho Cotchery. No other wide receiver on the team has a single NFL catch in their career.

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ESPN: Welker Suspended 4 Games

ESPN: Welker Suspended 4 Games

Hyoung Chang/Denver Post(NEW YORK) -- The NFL has suspended Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker four games for using amphetamines, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. According to ESPN, Welker tested positive in a sample given shortly after the Kentucky Derby. ESPN also reports Welker claims the test was tainted, but his appeal was denied.The 33-year-old returned to the practice field Monday after suffering his third concussion since Nov. 17 during the Broncos' preseason game against Houston.Welker caught 73 passes and a career high 10 touchdowns for Denver last season. The five-time Pro Bowler has played in 154 career regular season games catching 841 passes for 9.358 yards and 48 touchdowns.

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Texans Sign Watt to $100M Deal

Texans Sign Watt to $100M Deal

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Texans have rewarded one of the top defensive players in the league with the top contract ever for a defensive player. J.J. Watt and the Texans have agreed to a new six-year deal worth a reported $100 million.

The contract will have a guaranteed $51.8 million payday for Watt, the highest amount ever for a defensive player in the NFL. Watt will earn an approximate $16.6 million per year, also a record total for a defensive player.

Watt had hoped in August to work out a new deal with the team that drafted him with the 11th overall pick in 2011.

"I think when a team gives a big contract after the third year, they're saying, 'Listen, we think you've earned this,'" Watt said. "I don't know if [the Texans] feel that way or not, but I sure hope I've put in all the work, and I've put in everything I can do to hopefully earn it."

The 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, Watt has racked up 36.5 sacks during his first three seasons.

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Raiders Name Derek Carr as Starter

Raiders Name Derek Carr as Starter

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Oakland Raiders announced on Monday that rookie quarterback Derek Carr will start Week One for the team.

Carr becomes the 18th different starting quarterback since 2003, beating out veteran Matt Schaub.

"Not an indictment on Matt Schaub, Derek Carr is mature beyond his years," coach Dennis Allen said. "We feel very comfortable with him helping us win football games. ...Derek is the starting quarterback."

A second-round draft pick out of Fresno State, Carr was 11-for-13 passing in the Raiders final preseason game with three touchdowns to help beat Seattle 41-31. The rookie is expected to be the only first-year player to start at quarterback in the NFL week 1.

Oakland will travel to MetLife Stadium on Sunday to take on the New York Jets in the season opener.

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Rob Gronkowski Cleared for Week 1 Against Dolphins

Rob Gronkowski Cleared for Week 1 Against Dolphins

Elsa/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he's ready to go for their season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Gronkowski had reconstructive surgery on his left knee during the offseason and doctors gave him the green light on Monday.

"Super excited, super pumped. I feel mentally and physically ready, for sure. No doubt about it," Gronkowski said Monday. "My mentality now is I'm ready to go, I'm ready to be out there, I'm ready to hit, I'm ready to start going."

Gronkowski plans on wearing a knee brace on Sunday, but doesn't see that stopping him from being productive.

"It feels good to be out here now this week, preparing for the Dolphins, knowing that I put myself in the best situation the last few weeks and few months to get back out here," he said. "That was my plan the whole time -- to work as hard as I could so I'd be ready for this week."

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Texans Bring Back Safety Danieal Manning

Texans Bring Back Safety Danieal Manning

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- Even though he left the team via free agency this offseason, veteran safety Danieal Manning is back with Houston Texans.

The Texans had originally offered Manning a pay cut following last season, but he declined and instead opted for free agency. He signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Manning wound up getting cut by the Bengals, and decided to reunite with his old team.

"Health-wise he's perfect," Manning's agent, Russel Hicks said. "He may be in better shape than when he left. His leg was fine. He was cleared to play. He played all four [preseason games]. It just wasn't good fit for him in [Cincinnati]. It was a numbers game. It happens like that. The right fit for you is the right fit for you."

The 32-year-old Manning is an eight-year NFL veteran who can still contribute to an NFL team. He battled injuries last season and appeared in just six games, recording 24 tackles.

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49ers Ray McDonald Arrested for Domestic Violence

49ers Ray McDonald Arrested for Domestic Violence

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco 49ers find themselves with another player in trouble with the law. Defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of domestic violence.

San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol confirmed the arrest occurred following a call at 2:48 a.m. local time. McDonald later posted bail and was released from the Santa Clara Sherrif's Department. San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said the team takes "such matters seriously" while a league source told ABC News the NFL is aware of the incident.

The 29-year-old defensive lineman reportedly had an altercation with his fianceé at a party celebrating his birthday. The woman showed police bruising on her body which led to McDonald's arrest.

This incident comes in the same week that teammate Aldon Smith was suspended by the NFL nine games for multiple off-field run-ins, including a DUI last September. McDonald was also arrested for DUI in 2010.

On Thursday, the NFL publicized new policies regarding domestic violence. First-time offenders will be suspended six games while a second arrest could mean a lifetime ban.

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Ryan Mallett Traded to Texans

Ryan Mallett Traded to Texans

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Texans have acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots for a conditional sixth or seventh-round pick in 2016, a source said on Sunday.

Mallett had served as the primary backup for Tom Brady in each of the last two seasons after being drafted in the third round in 2011. A 6'6" quarterback out of Arkansas, Mallett will enter Houston as the backup for veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick. 

The Texans will waive Case Keenum in order to make room for Mallett and still have rookie Tom Savage on the depth chart. It was a rookie in New England that led to the trade as Jimmy Garoppolo completed 46 of 79 passes for 618 yards and five touchdowns in the preseason.

During limited action this year, Mallett was just 14-for-26 passing in three games with one touchdown.

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Chiefs Sign Smith to Four-Year Deal

Chiefs Sign Smith to Four-Year Deal

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have apparently found their quarterback of the future, signing Alex Smith to a four-year contract extension. Multiple media reports say the deal is worth approximately $68 million.

Smith was acquired last season in a trade with San Francisco for a third round pick in 2013 and 2014. The extension will keep the signal caller in Kansas City through the 2018 season as he still has one year remaining on his current contract. 

"It was a priority of ours to get this deal done and keep Alex in a Chiefs uniform long-term," Kansas City general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. "Alex is a proven leader on and off the field. He is a special individual with a lot of ability, and we are fortunate to have him here."

The 30-year-old posted one of the best seasons of his career last season, throwing for 23 touchdowns and a career-high 3,313 passing yards. In his first season with the Chiefs, Smith helped the team to an 11-4 record and a spot in the playoffs.

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ESPN: Sam Clears Waivers

ESPN: Sam Clears Waivers

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Defensive end Michael Sam cleared waivers Sunday, according to ESPN.

Sam was attempting to become the first openly gay player in NFL history. He came up short when he was cut by the St. Louis Rams Saturday, when all 32 teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. That put Sam on waivers until noon Sunday, meaning any team in the league could have picked him up. But the deadline passed meaning Sam is now clear to join a NFL team's practice squad.

Sam was cut Saturday in favor of undrafted rookie defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks. After he was cut, Sam commented on Twitter."The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known," Sam tweeted Saturday. "The journey continues."

Sam, who was selected by the Rams in the seventh-round of this year's draft, had 11 tackles and three sacks in four preseason games.

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Saints Cut Bailey and Meachem

Saints Cut Bailey and Meachem

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans Saints made their final roster cuts on Saturday in preparation for Week One of the 2014 NFL Season. Among those left off the final 53 were veteran wide receiver Robert Meachem and cornerback Champ Bailey.

Bailey, who was also released by the Denver Broncos this year, was sidelined for three weeks during training camp with a foot injury. The 36-year old played 10 season with the Broncos before his release.

"Even though I've played 15 years, it doesn't matter. Man, this is a production business," Bailey said last week. "I think every guy going into training camp has to show what he can do. And, you know, I feel good. If they like what I do, then I'll play a lot on Sundays. Plain and simple."

A 29-year-old receiver, Meachem's release is less shocking to most. The Saints have a plethora of young wide outs including Nick Toon and Joe Morgan, who sit at the bottom of the depth chart. Meachem caught 157 passes for 2,593 yards and 25 touchdowns during his six seasons in New Orleans.

The Saints also released both kickers they had brought to camp in Shayne Graham and Derek Dimke.

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ESPN: Michael Sam Released by Rams

ESPN: Michael Sam Released by Rams

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) --  Defensive end Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, according to ESPN.

Sam was attempting to become the first openly gay player in NFL history, but came up short as all 32 teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players.  He was beat out by undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks, who is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot.

"You know what, it's not going to be like the draft," Sam said earlier this week. "I'm very confident that I'm going to sleep really well tonight and I'm very confident I'm going to be on a team, the Rams or any other team in the NFL."

Sam made headlines before the NFL scouting combine when he announced that he's gay. He'd be the first openly gay player in NFL history.

Even with a chip on his shoulder, Sam was unable to prove to Rams coaches that as a seventh round pick, he should make the team.

Despite being let go, Sam had a very productive preseason. In four preseason games, he's recorded 11 tackles while also registering three sacks.

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Bengals Release BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Bengals Release BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) --  Veteran running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has been cut by the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Friday.

The move was expected, as Green-Ellis did not dress for the Bengals' last two preseason games.  Giovani Bernard will be the team's starting running back, with rookie Jeremy Hill serving as the primary backup.  Cincinnati selected Hill in the second-round of this year's NFL draft.

"It's very difficult to release such a fine player and person as BenJarvus," coach Marvin Lewis said. "He has been an exceptional player and teammate, as well as mentor to our younger players. He has also been a standout person in the community. We thank Bennie for all he has done and wish him the best of luck in the future."

Green-Ellis was entering the final year of his three-year contract and was scheduled to make $2.3 million this season.  In his two seasons in Cincinnati, Green-Ellis rushed for more than 1,700 yards.  He averaged a career-low 3.4 yards per carry last season and had just four catches.

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Jim Irsay Reportedly Has Plea Deal in Place

Jim Irsay Reportedly Has Plea Deal in Place

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has reportedly reached a plea deal as part of his impaired driving case. That according the Indianapolis Star, citing court officials.

Irsay was arrested in March on a pair of misdemeanor charges. The Colts owner was arrested near his home after failing a field sobriety test. Officers on the scene said he had trouble reciting the alphabet. Police reports showed that Irsay had various prescription drugs and $29,000 in cash in his position at the time of the arrest.

"I cannot provide any details of -- or even verify the existence of -- an agreement unless and until one would be tendered to the Court at such a hearing," said Andre Miksha, a spokesman for the Hamilton County prosecutor.

The trial, originally scheduled for Oct. 30, was reportedly rescheduled for Tuesday. While details of the plea agreement were not released, the announcement of the plea will allow NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to deliver his punishment of Irsay.

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