Steelers put contract extension talks with Ben Roethlisberger on hold

...ran short routes, caught passes and jogged back to the line of scrimmage.He didn't cut sharply, run hard at defensive backs or participate in 11-on-11 drills. The oft-injured tight end practiced at training camp but he is not ready...

Minnesota Vikings' action supported by league

...the list.The team signed receiver Tori Gurley and defensive back Kamaal McIlwan.The 6-foot-4 Gurley, a former...after the Bills released receiver Cordell Roberson and defensive back Darius Robinson on Friday.

Tennessee Volunteers' freshmen class keeps it in the family

...been close to our hearts," said defensive back Elliott Berry, the younger brother...his twin brother, Evan, also a defensive back.Linebacker Dillon Bates is the...career with the Dallas Cowboys.Defensive back Todd Kelly Jr.'s father was...

Former Steeler Coach Chuck Noll dies

...they lost the AFC title to Oakland.A year later, Noll wound up in a federal court trial. He accused Raiders defensive back George Atkinson, who had leveled Swann with a brutal hit the season before, of being part of the NFL's "criminal...


...Martinez' father, Casey, says Drake lost quite a bit of weight and strength because of the health issues.? Iowa defensive back Nico Law is facing a criminal charge and consequences at school for fighting outside an Iowa City restaurant.Law...

Wine Time: Mt. Brave Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley

...Carpenter joined the Jackson family team in 1998 via an unusual route. He grew up outside of Chicago and played defensive back for the University of Illinois football team. He earned an MBA and sold medical products, but he also tended bar...

Joe Hamilton, Sterling Sharpe elected to college hall of fame

...Maine linebacker John Huard; Stanford running back Darrin Nelson; UCLA quarterback John Sciarra; McNeese State defensive back Leonard Smith; and Mississippi tight end Wesley Walls. The two coaches who will join are Mike Bellotti, who coached...

Former Yellow Jacket Hazel, ex-Golden Hawk Watts drafted

...during his senior season. He finished his career with 179 tackles and 16 tackles for loss.He was third Yellow Jacket drafted, joining Jeremiah Attaochu (second round, San Diego) and defensive back Jemea Thomas (sixth, New England).

Richmond Academy falls in state playoffs

...first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs."I guess I just don't care when I jump," said Iudiciani, who is a defensive back in football. "If I get hit, oh well."Iudiciani's first goal tied the game at 1. With Worth County getting...

Atlanta Falcons looking at draft-day trades

...agents, including offensive linemen Gabe Carimi and Jon Asamoah. Other free-agent additions include three-time Pro Bowl return specialist Devin Hester, defensive end Tyson Jackson, defensive tackle Paul Soliai and three defensive backs.