03.12.2014 4:16 PM ET
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While there were doubts whether any team would give Jonathan Martin another chance, the NFL coach who knows him best considered it an easy call.Jim Harbaugh once sat in Martin's living room to recruit him, coached him for three years at Stanford and developed Martin into an All-American and a second-round draft pick, then stood by him from afar as Martin accused a Miami teammate of bullying last year.
03.12.2014 4:11 PM ET
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released cornerback Darrelle Revis, the five-time Pro Bowl cornerback they were unable to trade.The move Wednesday saved the Bucs a $1.5 million bonus that Revis would have been due if he remained on the roster; his salary is $16 million a year. It also freed salary cap space the team intends to use to continue an overhaul of the roster under new coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Licht.
03.12.2014 4:01 PM ET
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos kept their free agency focus on defense as they agreed to a three-year deal with pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the deal has yet to be announced and is pending a physical.
03.12.2014 3:33 PM ET
Well, that didn't take long.DeMarcus Ware reached agreement on a three-year contract with the Denver Broncos, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the pass rusher was released by the Dallas Cowboys in a move to clear salary-cap space.
03.12.2014 3:29 PM ET
PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs, authorities said Wednesday.It was the latest development in several ongoing sexual assault investigations involving the 38-year-old Sharper in Louisiana, California, Florida, Arizona and Nevada.