Ryan has game plan for Revis Jets
coach Rex Ryan
has a plan to get holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis
back on the field. And everyone in the organization is invited. “We’ll call off practice,’’ Ryan said. “We’ll have our whole team there and meet. That way there’s no, ‘He said, she said’ or whatever. Just get the thing done, and let’s work it out that way.’’ Despite HBO and NFL Films taping the Jets throughout training camp for their “Hard Knocks’’ series, Ryan wasn’t just playing it up for the cameras. “Absolutely serious,’’ he said — with no smile.
Merriman said ready to report
A report on ESPN.com
, citing league sources, said that after missing the first part of training camp in the hopes of landing a new contract, Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman
is planning to report to camp this weekend and sign his $3.269 million tender . . . An internal investigation of a Pennsylvania police officer who was a bodyguard for Steelers
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger
when the player was accused of sexual assault in Georgia is inactive, and that won’t change unless new information surfaces, the attorney who conducted the investigation said. Richard Start
read a statement but didn’t immediately say more about his inquiry into officer Anthony Barravecchio
. . . A judge has sent the drug possession case against former Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell
to a grand jury in Mobile, Ala. District Judge Charles McKnight
decided that the grand jury should review the evidence despite another man’s testimony that the drug in question, codeine syrup, belonged to him and not to Russell . . . Former Buccaneers linebacker Derrick Brooks
is officially retiring from the NFL, making the announcement in a two-minute video presentation. The 11-time Pro Bowl selection hasn’t played in the league since being released by the Bucs following the 2008 season . . . A 43-year-old man wearing a replica of Donovan McNabb’s
maroon Redskins jersey on the sideline at Eagles training camp in Bethlehem, Pa., was asked to remove it by security guards. McNabb, a six-time Pro Bowler who spent 11 seasons with the Eagles, was traded in April to NFC East rival Washington.
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