Considering the San Francisco 49ers just released former Pro Bowl kicker David Akers, maybe the team should take a look at high school kicker Jonathan Semerene. The Florida prep school kicker can nail a 70-yard field goal, in the wind.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Linebacker Shawne Merriman is calling it "Lights Out" on his career. The three-time Pro Bowl selection and 2005 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year said on his website Tuesday night that he intends to file retirement papers.
BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco will have a huge contract to go along with his Super Bowl ring. The Baltimore Ravens reached a tentative agreement Friday on a new deal that would make the Super Bowl MVP the highest-paid player in NFL history.
DALLAS - New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow has backed out of an appearance at a Baptist mega church in Dallas run by a pastor who has created controversy with his remarks about gays and other faiths.
It took seven tries, but former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter has finally been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Carter, Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen make of the Class of 2013, announced Saturday in New Orleans.