NFL notebook: Steelers individual game tickets go on sale Saturday
The Steelers will have a limited number of individual game tickets available for sale starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Fans may buy up to four tickets total per household, in any combination, for any of the eight regular-season games.
Local players to get NFL chance
Two former IUP players will head to Redskins minicamp as undrafted free agents.
Wide receiver Terrill Barnes signed a free-agent contract, and quarterback Mike Box was offered a tryout.
Also, former Cal (Pa.) safety Dewey McDonald signed as an undrafted free agent with the Colts.
Rams WR Bailey suspended 4 games
Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
Bailey was a third-round draft pick last year out of West Virginia, and made two starts. He had 17 receptions with a 13.3-yard average and also ran for a 27-yard touchdown.
Sam's jersey No. 2 among rookies
The 249th pick in the NFL Draft has the second-most popular jersey of all the players selected last weekend.
Michael Sam's Rams jersey was the No. 2 seller among rookies on NFLShop.com. The top seller was quarterback Johnny Manziel's.
Owner: Manziel ‘not the starter'
Speaking for the first time since the Browns landed Manziel, owner Jimmy Haslam made it clear Manziel won't jump Brian Hoyer on the depth chart just because he has a Heisman Trophy, celebrity friends or fame.
“He's not the starter,” Haslam said of Manziel.
The Browns also released veteran quarterback Vince Young. The team signed Young and quarterback Tyler Thigpen on May 1.
Bengals cut backup quarterback
The Bengals released backup quarterback Josh Johnson on Monday, two days after they took Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron in the fifth round of the draft. The Bengals also signed 10 undrafted college free agents, including offensive tackle Curtis Feigt of West Virginia.
Evans is favorite for rookie honor
Mike Evans, a wide receiver selected seventh overall by the Buccaneers in the draft, has 3-1 odds of being the offensive rookie of the year, according to online sportsbook Bovada.lv.
Sammy Watkins, who was the first wide receiver drafted at No. 4 by the Bills, is listed at 4-1. Manziel is the third-favorite with 15-2 odds.