Browns clear path for Quinn

first_imgThe NFL reportedly is considering punishing the New England Patriots for spying on the New York Jets in their season opener. ESPN.com, citing league sources, reported that Commissioner Roger Goodell has determined the Patriots violated league rules Sunday when they videotaped defensive signals by the Jets’ coaches. But the report also said the Patriots have not yet presented their case to the league. The Web site’s report said Goodell is considering severe sanctions, including docking the Patriots “multiple draft picks.” A league spokesman said only that an investigation is under way. Both teams said no decision has been made. NFL security confiscated a video camera and tape from a Patriots employee during New England’s 38-14 victory Sunday. The employee was accused of aiming his camera at the Jets’ defensive coaches as they signaled to players on the field. Around the league Bears: Defensive tackle Antonio Garay was elevated to the active roster and cornerback Adebola Jimoh signed a contract. The moves came one day after Chicago learned safety Mike Brown and defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek would miss the rest of the season with knee injuries. Bills: Starting free safety Ko Simpson’s season is over after he was placed him on injured reserve. The move comes a day after had the second-year player had surgery to repair a broken left ankle. Simpson was hurt in the first quarter of Sunday’s 15-14 season-opening loss to Denver when his legs were cut out from beneath him by teammate Jason Webster as the two were attempting to tackle Broncos receiver Javon Walker. Buccaneers: Cornerback Sammy Davis, who was released earlier this month in the final cut, re-signed. Chiefs: Disappointed with rookie kicker Justin Medlock (UCLA), the team signed Dave Rayner to a two-year contract. Medlock is expected to be placed on the practice squad. Cowboys: The team put nose tackle Jason Ferguson on injured reserve and replaced him on the roster with Remi Ayodele. Dolphins: Veteran safeties Donovin Darius and Lamont Thompson signed with the team, which sought help at the position because Yeremiah Bell will miss the rest of the season with a torn left Achilles’ tendon. Eagles: Special teams player Reno Mahe signed a one-year contract and J.R. Reed was released. Jaguars: Veteran kicker John Carney, 43, signed a one-year contract. He will replace the injured Josh Scobee. Panthers: The team signed tight end Christian Fauria and released cornerback Curtis Deloatch. Rams: Defensive tackle Claude Wroten was suspended without pay for four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Wroten will be eligible to return to the team Oct. 8. Texans: Free safety Will Demps signed a one-year contract. Houston needed another safety after losing starter Jason Simmons for the season with a torn patellar tendon Sunday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In addition, the Seahawks traded defensive end Bryce Fisher to the Tennessee Titans. Russell set to sign Quarterback JaMarcus Russell left for the Bay Area to sign a record rookie deal with the Oakland Raiders and end the longest holdout in more than two decades by the league’s top pick. Russell was due to fly from Alabama to California late Tuesday and was expected to sign the six-year, $61 million contract in time to join his new team for practice today, according to a person familiar with the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Spy game update From news services Cleveland Browns starting quarterback Charlie Frye, benched before halftime in the season opener, was traded to Seattle for a sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, a stunningly swift move that pushes rookie Brady Quinn to No. 2 on the depth chart. Frye’s departure means Derek Anderson, who lost the quarterback competition to Frye during the preseason, will start for the Browns on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and Quinn will be his backup. Cleveland also signed veteran free agent quarterback Ken Dorsey, cut 10 days ago by the club, to a one-year contract. last_img

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