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For Luck family, a father-son success story

By Alan Robinson
To West Virginia University, he’s the athletic director. To the former Houston Oilers franchise, he’s a one-time quarterback. To the NFL, he’s the former head of NFL Europe. But to Andrew Luck, the NFL’s leading passer on one of the …

NFL notebook: Bucs DT McCoy signs 7-year, $98M deal

By Wire Reports
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position. McCoy, a 2013 All-Pro, will get $51.5 million guaranteed, the most ever given to a defensive tackle …

NFL notebook: Colts WR Wayne out for Sunday’s game at Steelers

By Wire Reports
The Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Steelers on Sunday. Wayne initially was listed as day to day with an elbow injury before being ruled out Friday by coach Chuck Pagano. Wayne has caught 38 passes …

NFL notebook: Goodell must testify at Rice appeal

By The Associated Press
A person familiar with the case told the Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension. The arbiter, former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones, informed the …

NFL notebook: Source says Rice’s appeal hearing set for Nov. 5-6

By Wire Reports
Two people familiar with the situation told the Associated Press a hearing on Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension will be held Nov. 5 and 6. Rice was suspended indefinitely Sept. 8 for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy …

NFL notebook: Harvin ‘happy’ to be with Jets

By Wire Reports
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career. Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker. The New York Jets’ newest wide receiver doesn’t …

NFL notebook: Charles becomes Chiefs’ career rushing leader

By Tribune-Review
• Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles gained 95 yards to give him 6,113 for his career, moving him to the top of Kansas City’s career list. He passed Priest Holmes, who had 6,070. • The Colts’ 27-0 victory over the …

NFL notebook: Report: Wide receiver Harvin a ‘time bomb’

By Wire Reports
Former Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin had multiple fights with teammates, and refused to play late in last week’s loss to the Cowboys, prompting his trade to the Jets on Friday, according to multiple reports. Harvin, dealt for a conditional draft …

NFL notebook: Seahawks trade receiver Harvin to Jets

By Wire Reports
The Seahawks traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Jets in exchange for a conditional mid-round draft pick, according to multiple reports. The trade is contingent on Harvin passing a physical, and the Seahawks reportedly will receive a pick between …

NFL notebook: Assault lawsuit against Cowboys owner Jones dismissed

By Tribune-Review
• A judge threw out a sexual assault lawsuit filed against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday, saying the claims were barred by Texas law limiting the time in which a case can be filed. Jana Weckerly had accused Jones …

NFL notebook: Cowboys RB Randle fined, but will play Sunday

By Tribune-Review
Cowboys running back Joseph Randle won’t be suspended after his arrest on a shoplifting charge. Coach Jason Garrett said Wednesday the Randle would be fined “significantly” but would play Sunday against the Giants. Randle was charged with a Class B …

NFL notebook: Dolphins RB Moreno out for season

By Wire Reports
Knowshon Moreno is sidelined again, this time for the rest of the season, which has left the Dolphins digging deep into their depth chart at …

NFL notebook: Giants star WR Victor Cruz done for season

By Wire Reports
Overcome with emotion, his hands in front of his eyes as the tears flowed, Victor Cruz couldn’t hide his pain. If anything showed the extent …

NFL notebook: Report: Patriots RB Ridley has torn ACL

By Tribune-Review
e_SBlt Running back Stevan Ridley and linebacker Jerod Mayo both suffered knee injuries in the Patriots’ 37-22 win at the Bills. NFL Network reported Ridley will undergo an MRI on Monday and there is concern he tore his ACL. Patriots …

NFL notebook: Boot-free Brady heads to Buffalo

By Wire Reports
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made the trip to Buffalo without the walking boot he had been wearing since sustaining an ankle injury in practice Friday, the Boston Herald reported. Brady was listed as questionable on Friday for Sunday’s game against …

NFL notebook: LA mayor says ‘highly likely’ team is coming soon

By Wire Reports
In the strongest terms yet about the prospect of luring professional football back to Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti says an NFL team is “highly likely” to come to the city in the next year. On Thursday’s “Ask the Mayor” …