The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed third-round draft pick Mike Glennon to a four-year contract. The former N.C. State quarterback agreed to terms Wednesday and is participating in the team’s three-day mandatory minicamp.
Glennon is competing with Dan Orlovsky to be the backup to starter Josh Freeman.
Goodell was responding to a letter from 10 members of Congress who want the name changed because it is offensive to many Native Americans. Goodell cited the nickname’s origins and polls that support its popularity. He wrote that he understands the feelings surrounding it are complex and could change, but he also pointed out fan pride in the team’s heritage.
The name is the subject of a legal challenge from a group seeking to have the team lose its trademark protection.
Team owner Dan Snyder has vowed to never change the name.
Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted a note on her Twitter account saying “there’s a long road ahead,” but doctors are pleased with her husband’s recovery. She said the next step is awaiting results of bone tests.
Coach Rex Ryan and the team might not know who their starter is until sometime during training camp in August – and the coach is willing to be patient. Quarterbacks coach David Lee said “we’ll know when we know” that the Jets have their starter.
The Monroe (La.) News-Star reports that Peters was released on bond Wednesday after his early morning arrest. An arrest affidavit said a police deputy saw a white Camaro and a blue sedan in what appeared to be a race at 4:45 a.m. Authorities said the Camaro driver, identified as Jason R. Peters, led the deputy on a chase at speeds exceeding 100 mph.