In the moments after the Broncos' 20-18 win in the AFC Championship
game, Manning and Belichick embraced on the field. Though
Belichick's comments weren't picked up by NFL Films' microphones,
Manning's words indicate the 39-year-old might have just one game
"Hey, listen, this might my last rodeo. So, it sure has been a
pleasure," Manning said.
The Philadelphia Eagles reached agreement with tight end Brent Celek
on a three-year, $13 million contract that includes $6 million
guaranteed, according to a report.
The new deal extends through the 2018 season, ESPN reported. Celek's
current contract was set to expire after the 2016 season.
Two Cincinnati Bengals players were added to the Pro Bowl roster,
bringing the team's total to eight, as special teams standout Cedric
Peerman and cornerback Adam Jones were selected for the first time
in their careers.
The Bengals' player total is one short of the franchise record of
nine set during the 1988 season.
Kicker Josh Brown and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were
added to the Pro Bowl player pool, replacing New England Patriots
kicker Stephen Gostkowski and cornerback Malcolm Butler.
Gostkowski and Butler opted out after New England's loss to the
Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game.
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson remains undecided on his
future, his agent said.
After the 2015 season, Johnson told several teammates that he was
considering retirement because of football's physical demands on his
body. He has battled through ankle, finger and knee injuries the
past few seasons.
Agent Bus Cook said there's no timeline for Johnson to make a
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Ticket prices ahead of Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and
the Carolina Panthers are at an all-time high.
The average resale price for a ticket on StubHub was $5,451, the San
Francisco Chronicle reported. Two lower club seats to the Feb. 7
game in Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., were purchased on
Monday for approximately $28,000 per ticket.
New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson pleaded guilty in
court to a lesser charge and averted jail time after he was involved
in a high-speed police chase in suburban St. Louis last summer.
Richardson was sentenced by two years of probation and community
service by a St. Charles County (Mo.) judge on five misdemeanor
charges. He was arrested in July after leading police on a chase in
his 2014 Bentley Silver Spur that reached speeds on a freeway of up
to 143 mph.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff employs his former
boss with the New England Patriots in Scott Pioli, who carries the
title of assistant general manager, and now Phil Emery, the former
general manager of the Chicago Bears, is back with the Falcons.
Emery and former Titans general manager Ruston Webster were named
national scouts with a focus on college scouting. (Editing by Frank
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