Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season - and possibly beyond. Raiders owner Mark Davis, who had been mulling multiple options to move his team since being passed over by the NFL's other owners to relocate the Raiders to Southern California, called the deal a ''win-win'' for both sides. The deal still needs approval of the Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors.
Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons' new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team. Michael Drake, vice president of the Legends Global Sales firm handling the PSL process for the team, said the first-year results surpassed expectations based on his previous projects with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. ''Coming from these other projects, you have some guesses or projections of where we'll end up in the relocation process,'' Drake said.
Peyton said he understood why Eli wasn't elated like other relatives in the luxury suite at Levi's Stadium who were jumping and celebrating after Denver's late touchdown sealed the Broncos' 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers. Then, he and Fallon quickly pivoted to a bit where they spoke to a life-sized cutout of Eli, the New York Giants quarterback who won two Super Bowl rings himself.
The New York Giants have hired former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew as their director of football operations/special projects. The Giants announced the hiring on Thursday, saying Mayhew will help assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on all aspects of the salary cap, CBA compliance and player contract negotiations.
DENVER (AP) -- - From the top of a fire truck, Von Miller thrust the Super Bowl trophy into the air again and again as the Denver Broncos convoy made its way through streets lined with blue-and-orange clad fans. Behind Miller, the Super Bowl MVP, stood Peyton Manning and DeMarcus Ware. Fittingly, the group traveled the route, which was a bit longer than a mile, in fire truck No. 18 - Manning's number.
The New York Giants have started to restructure their roster for their first season under coach Ben McAdoo. The team announced Wednesday that linebacker Jon Beason has retired and that offensive linemen Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz have been released. All three players finished the season on injured reserve, with Beatty missing the entire season.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges.
The league's MVP has been widely criticized for walking out of a three-minute press conference after a 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday in which he answered questions with mostly one- and two-word responses while sulking in his chair wearing a black Carolina Panthers hoodie over his head. ''Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser,'' Newton said Tuesday as players cleaned out their lockers at the team's downtown stadium. Newton said he believes the situation is being overblown by the media, and added he doesn't plan to change how he reacts to losing just to appease his critics.
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