NFL notebook: Jury convicts suspect in Taylor slaying
A Florida jury convicted a man prosecutors called the ringleader of a botched 2007 Miami-area burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of Redskins star Sean Taylor.
The 12-person jury deliberated nearly four hours Tuesday before finding 25-year-old Jason Mitchell guilty of first-degree felony murder and armed burglary.
Cowboys' Lee set for ACL surgery on left knee
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee is set for surgery on his injured knee, but there's no timetable for his return.
Coach Jason Garrett said Lee, a former Upper St. Clair and Penn State standout, is scheduled for surgery on the torn ACL in his left knee Thursday. Garrett isn't saying whether Lee will try to play in 2014.
Chiefs CB Smith cited for DUI
Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith was cited for driving under the influence and careless driving after an officer witnessed him lose control and strike a light pole early Monday.
According to a copy of the police report, Smith was attempting to make a turn in Kansas City's Power & Light entertainment district when he struck the light pole about 12:30 a.m. The officer reported that Smith “appeared confused and began mumbling statements that I did not understand.”
Smith declined medical attention. His vehicle sustained significant damage to the front and undercarriage, and the light pole was left broken on the sidewalk.
Texans' OT Quessenberry has lymphoma
The Texans say offensive tackle David Quessenberry has lymphoma and has been placed on the NFL's non-football illness list.
The team said the 23-year-old Quessenberry had a persistent cough over the past week and was tired, prompting him to seek an evaluation.
Manziel is off limits during minicamp
The Browns are keeping Johnny Manziel under wraps and quiet.
The team is not making their popular Heisman Trophy-winning rookie quarterback available to the media during its three-day mandatory minicamp this week. Manziel is competing with Brian Hoyer for Cleveland's starting job.
Broncos ink 1st-rounder Roby
The Broncos signed first-round pick Bradley Roby of Ohio State to a four-year deal worth approximately $7 million.
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