San Francisco 49ers guard Joe Looney said Monday he wasn't trying to intentionally injure Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams with his low block Sunday night, saying he "didn't try to take a dirty, cheap shot at him."
Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva, who helped lead the Cardinals to the NCAA championship this past April, told ESPN.com that this year's team will be "better" and is "more talented" than last season's title-winning squad.
Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris, who finished last season as the team's starter, will be placed on injured reserve after re-injuring his knee in Friday's preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday.
Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones compared quarterback Tony Romo's offensive mind to New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and said former coach and recently inducted Hall of Famer Bill Parcells endorsed Romo for having more say in offensive plans.
With a 4-22 record at Washington State, Bills rookie Jeff Tuel has taken an unlikely path to starting at quarterback in the NFL. Mike Leach, his college coach, said Monday in a radio interview he will be interested to see how he performs as a pro.
NCAA investigators spent a large chunk of Sunday with Johnny Manziel, questioning the Texas A&M quarterback about allegations from memorabilia dealers that he accepted payments for autographs, a source familiar with the investigation told ESPN.com.
Rex Ryan has been heavily criticized for putting Mark Sanchez into the fourth quarter of Saturday's preseason game. But Sanchez himself, who was injured during the game, said on Monday that he had no problem with the move.