"My actions that night were totally inexcusable," Rice said
Thursday. "That night, I just replay over and over in my head.
That's not me. My actions are inexcusable. That's something I have
to live with the rest of my life. The pain I'm talking about every
day is, my daughter is two years old now. One day she's going to
know the power of Google."
Rice said the most difficult punishment he'll deal with is knowing
daughter, Rayven, will first hear not of his football achievements
but what happened with his then-fiancee Janay Palmer at an Atlantic
City casino. Video captured the incident during which Rice appeared
to knock Palmer out with a closed fist, then dragged her out of an
---Running back David Wilson's future with the New York Giants and
in football is in doubt.
A report Thursday by NJ.com cited a source familiar with Wilson's
neck injury as saying the former first-round pick "needs a miracle"
to resume playing. He suffered a burner -- a nerve injury in the
neck area -- during Tuesday's practice and will be shut down until
at least Aug. 4, when he'll consult Dr. Frank Cammissa, who
performed his spinal fusion surgery on Jan. 16.
Head coach Tom Coughlin was visibly shaken discussing Wilson after
Tuesday's injury, and said the team is praying for the best possible
outcome. Wilson was cleared for contact July 21 after not
participating in offseason workouts.
---Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch ended his holdout
and reported to training camp.
Lynch is in the third year of his contract and Pro Football Talk
reported that he was to receive a bump in his salary.
Lynch is due a $5 million base salary in 2014 and $5.5 million in
2015. He turned 28 in April and has averaged 300 carries the past
three years -- with an NFL-high 901 in that span -- leading to
speculation the team might release him before the 2015 season.
That's why some have theorized Lynch is looking for more up-front
money in case he's not around in '15.
---American's most-watched quarterback competition is back on in
Cleveland, where offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan stoked the
Shanahan, in his first season with the Browns, went contrary to
comments made by head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray
Farmer that veteran incumbent Brian Hoyer was ahead of rookie Johnny
Manziel in the team's QB derby.
"I don't think one is any further in front than the other," Shanahan
said. "I think they've both done a good job. Today was our fifth
practice and today was a lot more of a run practice with short
yardage, goal line, four-minute, backed up. As far as these five
practices, usually one day one guy is ahead of the other; the next
day the other guy does a better job. I think it's been back and
---As Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tomy Romo recovers from back
surgery, he is taking a measured approach to returning to game
Romo indicated Wednesday that he might not play in the Cowboys' Aug.
7 preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers, but he expects to
see some action in exhibition games as he prepares for the
regular-season opener on Sept. 7 against the San Francisco 49ers.
"You're constantly evaluating it and you're constantly, I don't want
to say adjusting because you stick to the plan, but it's a
progression," Romo said at the Cowboys' training camp in Thousand
Oaks, Calif. "It's leading up to San Francisco. I am going to play
in the preseason, obviously. I think it's important. The first game,
we'll talk about it as we move into the weekend."
---Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry is planning to
retire from the NFL after five seasons.
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The unexpected move was made official in a brief release from the team
Thursday afternoon. Jerry did not give a reason or explain the decision
in the team-issued statement. He totaled 79 tackles (46 solo), 5.5
sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, and three passes
defensed during his career.
---Indianapolis Colts starting left guard Donald Thomas re-tore the same
quad that cost him all but two games during the 2013 season, coach Chuck
Pagano confirmed Thursday.
The Colts placed Thomas on injured reserve and re-signed undrafted free
agent offensive tackle Eric Pike.
Thomas, who signed to a four-year, $14 million contract during the 2013
offseason, missed the final 14 games of last season after tearing his
right quad against the Miami Dolphins. He also tore a biceps tendon in
the game on the same series. He was placed on injured reserve on Sept.
17, 2013. Thomas was originally signed by the team as an unrestricted
free agent on March 13, 2013.
---Baltimore Ravens rookie defensive end Brent Urban is out for the
season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.
Urban was injured in Wednesday's practice when offensive tackle Jah Reid
knocked Urban to the ground in a blocking drill.
---Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sanders Commings will undergo ankle
surgery after getting hurt in practice, head coach Andy Reid confirmed
There is no timetable on his return. Running back Jamaal Charles put an
open-field move on Commings, who had to be carted off the field
---Brady Quinn has not officially announced his retirement from the
National Football League, but the veteran quarterback acknowledged he is
entering a new "career challenge" with the announcement he will join FOX
Sports as a college football and NFL studio and game analyst.
Quinn will serve as an in-studio analyst on FOX Sports 1's "America's
Pregame" and "FOX Sports Live." In the booth, he will be teamed with Tim
Brando for college games and Dick Stockton when on NFL assignment.
A first-round pick out of Notre Dame by the Cleveland Browns in 2007,
Quinn has appeared in 24 career games, including 20 starts over seven
NFL seasons. However, he has not taken a snap since 2012 when he started
eight of 10 games for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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