NFL notebook: Cruz, Giants agree on 5-year extension
Giants star receiver Victor Cruz signed a five-year contract extension that runs through the 2018 season.
Cruz was a restricted free agent with three years in the NFL. Last month, he signed a one-year, $2.879 million tender with the Giants, but a long-term deal was already in the works. The Giants could have matched any offers Cruz received from other teams — so he didn't get any.
The new deal is worth $43 million, according to media reports.
Training camp opens July 26. Cruz skipped all of New York's offseason program.
The 26-year-old from Paterson, N.J., was an undrafted free agent out of Massachusetts in 2010, but he's become one of the most productive receivers in the NFL. During the past two seasons, he had 168 receptions for 2,628 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Hernandez accomplice held
A man facing an accessory to murder charge in the case involving former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was ordered held without bail.
Ernest Wallace pleaded not guilty in District Court in Attleboro, Mass. The Miramar, Fla. man will be held without bail until another hearing July 22.
Cowboys' Brent out of prison
Cowboys lineman Josh Brent is out of jail again but under new conditions that include wearing a drug-detection patch at all times and not driving at all.
Brent was freed Sunday morning on bond. He's charged with intoxication manslaughter in a December car crash that killed Cowboys practice squad player and close friend Jerry Brown.
Brent was jailed June 27 after testing positive for marijuana a second time.
Ex-LB sues ‘Skins, Williams
Retired linebacker Barrett Green is suing the Redskins and assistant coach Gregg Williams, saying a career-ending knee injury is the result of a bounty program where Redskins coaches encouraged players to intentionally injure opponents. Green, who played for the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants between 2000-05, said a career-ending knee injury during a game on Dec. 5, 2004, was the result of a bounty program and an ‘'unusual, outrageous, and an obvious cheap shot.''
Judge: NFL, retirees must talk
The NFL and former players must try to negotiate a dispute over whether complaints about concussion-related injuries belong in court or in arbitration, a federal judge said.
U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody of Philadelphia had planned to rule July 22 in a legal fight that involves about 4,200 former players and could be worth billions of dollars.
LT's son held on rape charges
Police in suburban Atlanta said a man who identified himself as the son of NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested on rape charges.
Police said that 31-year-old Lawrence Taylor Jr. is accused of having sex with two underage girls.
Police say one girl accused Taylor of sexually assaulting her July 6, and that another accused him of having consensual sex with her last year.
Browns fan's last request
The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.
Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong Browns fan, requested “six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”
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