Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Bengals, Lewis together longer

CINCINNATI — Bengals coach Marvin Lewis agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season on Tuesday, giving him more chances to pursue the elusive goal of winning a playoff game.

Lewis, 53, holds the club record for tenure, entering his 10th season as coach. Owner Mike Brown offered the extension though the Bengals are 69-74-1 with three winning records and an 0-3 mark in the playoffs under Lewis.

Asked if he would still be head coach if he were the owner, Lewis laughed.

"Probably not," he said.

CARDINALS: Quarterback Kevin Kolb (bruised right thigh) sat out practice with a but said he will try to work out today. Kolb said the injury won't affect his ability to play in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against New Orleans in Canton, Ohio.

COLTS: Offensive lineman Ben Ijalana and backup linebacker A.J. Edds are out for the season. Coach Chuck Pagano said both players have "significant" ACL injuries to their left knees.

GIANTS: Safety Tyler Sash was suspended four games for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy. Sash, a rookie last season, can participate in all preseason practices and games and can return to the active roster Oct. 1.

JAGUARS: Left guard Will Rackley left practice with a right ankle injury.

JETS: The team will retire the jerseys of former running back Curtis Martin and defensive end Dennis Byrd. Martin will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend. His No. 28 will be retired Sept. 9, at halftime of the regular-season opener against Buffalo. Byrd's No. 90 will be retired Oct. 28 against Miami. It hasn't been issued since his career-ending neck injury in 1992.

PACKERS: The league suspended linebacker Erik Walden for the regular-season opener for violating personal conduct policy. In February, he reached a deferred judgment agreement to resolve a disorderly conduct-domestic abuse charge without pleading guilty.

PANTHERS: Jeff Otah is heading back to Carolina after the veteran offensive tackle failed his physical again with the Jets, negating the teams' trade.

REDSKINS: The team signed offensive tackle Jordan Black and released linebacker Jonathan Goff.

SEAHAWKS: Former Browns and Jets receiver Braylon Edwards signed.

TITANS: First-round draft pick Kendall Wright agreed to a four-year deal. AP reported it's worth $8.2 million, with a signing bonus of $4.47 million.

VIKINGS: Running back Adrian Peterson returned after an allergic reaction sent him to the hospital. Peterson picked where he left off the day in rehabilitating his left knee a day after jambalaya in the team's cafeteria caused shortness of breath and a swollen face. Peterson said he eats jambalaya with seafood all the time, so he is not sure why his body reacted the way it did.

OBITUARY: Former Falcons and Eagles running back Art Malone died Friday. He was 64. His alma mater, Arizona State, made the announcement.

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