NFL notebook: Falcons QB Ryan gets 5-year, $103M extension
By Wire Reports
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 8:36 p.m.
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- NFL notebook: 3 more visit Steelers
- NFL notebook: Judge again rejects league’s $765M concussion deal
- NFL notebook: RB Moreno agrees with Dolphins
- 49ers QB Kaepernick, 2 others investigated