The New York Jets made a change at quarterback on Friday, signing free-agent Michael Vick and releasing Mark Sanchez. Vick and the Jets reached agreement on a one-year contract worth up to $5 million, according to reports. He leaves the Philadelphia Eagles after being replaced as the starter last season by Nick Foles. "We are excited to acquire Michael Vick," said Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who coached Vick from 2009 to 2012 with the Eagles.
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance after being arrested in Carmel, Ind., late Sunday night on suspicion of intoxicated driving. He was arrested in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. The 54-year-old Irsay spent 14 hours in custody, and his initial court appearance is March 26. He was released from Hamilton County Jail at 1:30 p.m. ET Monday.
The Detroit Lions re-signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year, $16 million contract Friday with half of the money guaranteed. Pettigrew had an off year in 2013, making 41 catches for 416 yards with two touchdowns, his lowest numbers in each category since his rookie season in 2009. Pettigrew said he wanted to stay with the Lions because he is in "a groove" with his teammates, including quarterback Matthew Stafford. Before re-signing, Pettigrew tested the free-agent market including interest from the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith was released Thursday, ending a run with the franchise that began in 2001.
The Chicago Bears agreed to terms with former Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young on a three-year contract and former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Domenik Hixon on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday. NFL.com reported Young's deal is for $9 million with $4 million in guarantees. Bears general manager Phil Emery has now added six unrestricted free agents in the first 48 hours of free agency, with Young and Hixon following defensive end Lamarr Houston (Raiders), safety Ryan Mundy (Giants) and linebacker Jordan Senn (Panthers) on Tuesday and safety M.D. Jennings (Packers) on Wednesday.
ATLANTA -- Tom Brady is still getting used to his new receivers, but it did not matter Sunday night.
ATLANTA -- Tom Brady is still getting used to his new receivers, but it did not matter Sunday night.
ATLANTA -- Tom Brady might be still learning about his new receiving corps, but it did not matter Sunday night.
DENVER -- Once he got going, Peyton Manning revved up the Denver Broncos' quick-strike offense to a fever pitch.
When coaches mention signature victories they are talking about the type of thing that happened in Detroit Sunday. The Lions not only beat the division leader, they overcame history.

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