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[July 29, 2017]
July 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Ben Roethlisberger teased the idea of
walking away from football after last season but never truly seemed
However, the five-time Pro Bowl quarterback said during an interview
with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday that retirement at the
end of the 2017 season is a serious consideration.
Roethlisberger, 35, will tie Terry Bradshaw for the longest tenure
as a Steelers quarterback as he heads into his 14th NFL season.
Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Jurrell Casey agreed to terms on
a multi-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, the team announced.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the club, but multiple
outlets reported that the pact was for four years and $60.4 million
-- with $40 million guaranteed.
Los Angeles Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald missed the
deadline for the team's training camp and now is officially a
Players were due to report to the team's training camp at 11 a.m. PT
at UC Irvine. The Rams and Donald are still engaged in contract
negotiations, and general manager Les Snead said agreeing to an
extension with Donald is "still a priority."
Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn did not report for the start
of the team's training camp due to frustration over his contract,
multiple media outlets reported.
The 2016 Pro Bowl selection is entering the final season of a
two-year contract that has a base salary of $5.8 million, with
bonuses and incentives pushing that total to $7.15 million. By
comparison, at least 14 offensive tackles in the NFL make $10
million per season.
Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is doing his best to
protect himself as his representatives attempt to hammer out a
Freeman has paid roughly $50,000 for a $10 million insurance policy
to serve as protection for the upcoming season should he fail to
come to terms with the team, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported.
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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Damontre Moore has been suspended for
the first two regular-season games of the 2017 season for violating
the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the league announced.
The ban stems from Moore being charged with driving under the
influence as well as driving with a suspended license in December.
The San Francisco 49ers placed defensive back Jimmie Ward on the
physically unable to perform list after he suffered a hamstring
injury during Thursday's conditioning test.
The 49ers also announced the team signed defensive lineman Solomon
Thomas, who was the third overall pick in this year's draft, to a
The Titans waived offensive guard Sebastian Tretola, five days after
he was shot in Arkansas.
Tretola suffered a gunshot wound in his leg/ankle area after being
shot Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., where he played for the Arkansas
The Baltimore Ravens signed Arena League quarterback David Olson as
Joe Flacco deals with a back injury, the team announced.
The Ravens began training camp Thursday without Flacco, who told the
team of a disk issue in his back just before the first full-team
meeting. He is expected to miss at least a week.
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