NFL notebook: Patriots add TE Martellus Bennett
The Patriots claimed tight end Martellus Bennett off waivers. He was waived by the Packers on Wednesday with a failure to disclose a medical condition designation.
Bennett was a key figure in the Patriots' Super Bowl winning season in 2016, as he ranked second on the team in receiving yards (701) and first in touchdown catches (seven).
League moves forward with Goodell extension
The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said, “our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon, but we can't project an actual date.”
Lockhart also said the league is aware of Jones' potential lawsuit.
A source told ESPN the Giants will not make any coaching or front-office changes until after the season, meaning embattled coach Ben McAdoo will finish the campaign.
The Eagles announced a four-year, $48 million extension for defensive tackle Tommy Jernigan. It includes $26 million in guaranteed money. ... Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux is not expected to play this season because of a setback in recover from surgery to repair a fractured fibula in August. ... Bears tight end Zach Miller recently had futher surgeries on his injured left knee, coach John Fox said. Miller had emergency surgery Oct. 29 to repair a damaged artery. ... The Browns waived defensive back Ibraheim Campbell with an injury designation.