NFL notebook: Warrant links Hernandez to 2012 double murder
Police believe former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez was in an SUV when someone inside shot two people to death in Boston in 2012, according to a search warrant filed in Connecticut.
The warrant does not indicate who investigators believe pulled the trigger or suggest a motive in the shooting of Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Teixeira Furtado in Boston's South End. No charges have been filed in the case. An attorney for Hernandez did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Wednesday.
Hernandez came under scrutiny in the shooting after his arrest in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose body was found June 17 near Hernandez's North Attleborough, Mass., home. Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in that case.
In searching a home of Hernandez's uncle in Bristol, Conn., in June, police found the SUV wanted in the 2012 shooting in Boston.
The new search warrant, first reported by The Hartford Courant, was filed in Bristol Superior Court and dated Dec. 11. It sought recordings of phone calls made by a Hernandez associate, Alexander Bradley, while Bradley was jailed in Hartford in October for failing to appear before a Massachusetts grand jury investigating the 2012 shooting.
McDaniels standing pat
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew from consideration for the Browns' head-coaching vacancy, ESPN reported.
Meanwhile, the Browns interviewed Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo; the Titans interviewed former Colts coach and current Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell, and the Redskins interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
K.C. to extend Smith?
The Chiefs will try to extend the contract of quarterback Alex Smith this offseason, National Football Post reported.
Smith is entering the final year of his deal, worth $7.5 million for 2014. Smith finished the season with a quarterback rating of 89.1, the third-best of his nine-year career.
2 Chargers sit practice
Chargers center Nick Hardwick (concussion) and running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.
It is unknown whether they will be able to play in Sunday's divisional round game at Denver.
Lynch's fine on hold
A $50,000 fine to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was put on hold as long as he continues to comply with league policy on being available to the media.
Lynch appealed the fine, but it was not overturned spokesman Greg Aiello said. Instead, the league put the fine on hold after Lynch committed to complying with league policy. If there are any further violations, the $50,000 fine will be collected and a minimum fine of $50,000 more will be assessed.
Lynch had declined all requests for interviews this season and had not spoken to the media until last Friday when he talked for less than 90 seconds.
Around the league
Raiders owner Mark Davis said Dennis Allen is going to remain as the coach for 2014. … Broncos linebacker Von Miller is set to have surgery to repair his torn right ACL Thursday in Florida. … Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome was noncommittal on whether Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is certain to return next season, NFL.com reported.
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