NFL notebook: Falcons QB Ryan gets 5-year, $103M extension
Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension.
A person familiar with the situation said Ryan's extension is for $103.75 million deal, with $59 million guaranteed. The person said Ryan will average $20.75 million during the first three years of the extension.
“I've always not worried about the business side of it,” Ryan said. “I've always thought as a player if you're worrying about those sorts of things, you're taking away from what you're here for.”
Ryan, 28, is entering the sixth and final season of his original rookie contract and will earn a $10 million salary.
Photo shows Hernandez possibly with gun
A grainy photo of Aaron Hernandez holding what appears to be a gun, which prosecutors said is a capture from his home surveillance cameras only minutes after Odin Lloyd was shot, was among the documents released in the murder case against the former Patriots tight end, USA Today reported.
Bengals WR Green twists knee
All-Pro receiver A.J. Green twisted his left knee while trying to make a sideline catch during the Bengals' first practice of training camp.
Green planted his left foot and twisted the knee while reaching for the ball. He went down hard, rolled on his back and immediately grabbed the knee. After a trainer examined the knee, Green got up and walked off the field without assistance to get treatment.
Coach Marvin Lewis said the injury doesn't appear to be serious.
Harvin's hip may need surgery
Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin suffered an unknown hip injury that landed him on the physically unable to perform list when training camp opened.
Coach Pete Carroll did not rule out surgery as the solution, but he felt the team has time to get Harvin ready.
The Cowboys said their billion-dollar complex will be renamed AT&T Stadium. ... The Vikings signed all three first-round draft picks, including Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. ... The Bears signed veteran defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson to a one-year contract with defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis deciding to retire. ... The Texans placed running back Arian Foster and safety Ed Reed on the PUP list. ... The Colts cut tight end Weslye Saunders.
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