Notebook: Colts, Bears to play in preseason
The Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears will meet in the preseason, a Super Bowl rematch highlighting the NFL's exhibition schedule released yesterday. The Bears-Colts game will be played Aug. 20 in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.
The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent offensive lineman Mike Gandy to a three-year contract. Gandy started all 16 games for the Buffalo Bills last season, nine at left guard and seven at left tackle.
The Houston Texans re-signed eight players, including defensive back Dexter McCleon. McCleon, a cornerback, appeared in every game for Houston last season and had 28 tackles and one interception.
Free-agent offensive lineman Rick DeMulling has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him in 2001, his agent said.
The New York Jets officially announced the signing of defensive end David Bowens yesterday, and also waived wide receiver Phil Silva.
Safety Mike Adams signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns , adding some depth to their secondary. Adams had 67 tackles in 16 games with the San Francisco 49ers last season, including eight starts.
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Darrell Reid was arrested over the weekend in Freeport, N.J., on suspicion of possessing marijuana, borough police said.
15 - Preseason games scheduled to be nationally televised.
12 - Number of 2006 playoff teams, out of 12, that will appear in a nationally televised preseason game.