NEW YORK (AP) -- Denver All-Pro linebacker Von Miller is among 20 NFL players suspended for the beginning of the NFL season.
Linebacker was released by Giants
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee linebacker Keith Bulluck has been replaced as a TV analyst for the Titans' preseason finale following his arrest on a felony robbery charge.
Aug 21 (Sports Xchange) - Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic received a $21,000 fine on Wednesday for lowering his head while hitting San Diego Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie in a preseason game last Thursday, according to multiple reports. Bostic hit Willie in the chest area on a short pass in the Bears' 33-28 win. The force of the blow caused Willie to drop the ball. No penalty was called. Teammate and fellow Bears linebacker Lance Briggs confirmed the news Wednesday morning when he tweeted, "Bostic's hit illegal. Hit on Dustin Keller. Legal. ...
Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic received a $21,000 fine on Wednesday for lowering his head while hitting San Diego Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie in a preseason game last Thursday, according to multiple reports.
The preseason is in full swing and the NFL has informed several players of fines for infractions that took place in the first week of preseason action. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today Sports, five players were fined $15,750 apiece for illegal hits during the first week of the preseason. That group of players includes Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds, who was flagged for a late hit on New York Giants quarterback David Carr in the second quarter of last Saturday's game at Heinz Field. Also on the list is San Diego Chargers guard Johnnie Troutman, who was flagged for an illegal peel-back block in the second quarter of a 31-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Inside linebacker Pat Angerer and running back Ahmad Bradshaw were activated from the physically unable to perform list by the Indianapolis Colts.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Devin Thomas and linebacker Alex Elkins and have signed defensive back Brandon King.
Monday was a fairly quiet day in the NFL, right up until word broke that the Green Bay Packers were going to sign Vince Young to a one-year contract . Young won't start in Green Bay, if he even makes the 53-man roster, but the signing does make some sense. The Packers open the season against the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins, two offenses that utilize the read-option. Young could help the defense prepare for those meetings. • Over the weekend, the Oakland Raiders announced that kicker Sebastian Janikowski and long-snapper Jon Condo had signed multi-year contract extensions. According to a source with knowledge of the contract details, here's how the Janikowski and Condo deals break down: • In terms of new money, Janikowski's extension is worth $15.1 million over four years ($3.775 million per year). Total value of his contract is $18.9 million over five seasons, with $8 million guaranteed. Signing bonus : $1.8 million Base salaries/Cap numbers : 2013 : $3.5 million (fully guaranteed) / $4.9 million 2014 : $2.7 million (fully guaranteed) / $3.06 million 2015 : $3.25 million / $3.61 million 2016 : $3.6 million / $3.96 million 2017 : $4.05 million / $4.41 million • Under his previous contract, Condo was due $1.2 million in 2013. Condo will now earn $1.55 million this season in an extension that includes $3.2 million in new money and will pay out $4.4 million over the next four seasons, with $1.7 million guaranteed. Signing bonus : $710,000 Base salaries/Cap numbers 2013 : $840,000 (fully guaranteed) / $1,125,833 2014 : $900,000 ($150,000 fully guaranteed) / $1,077,500 2015 : $950,000 / $1,127,500 2016 : $1 million / $1,177,500 • San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis underwent surgery on his fractured right hand , ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. Willis is not expected to miss any time in the regular season. • Injury situations continue to mount on the Denver Broncos. Right tackle Orlando Franklin injured his hip on Monday, the Denver Post reports. Joel Dreessen, the team's No. 1 tight end, will miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
COMMENTARY | The differences between Jacksonville, where linebacker Kyle Bosworth spent the first three years of his professional career, and New York/New Jersey were instantly noticeable.

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