New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow will get the night off with the rest of the starters in the final preseason game next Thursday against the Eagles in Philadelphia, coach Rex Ryan announced Friday.
Jack Butler, who helped revolutionize the way cornerbacks played in the NFL during his Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, died Saturday after a lengthy battle with a staph infection. He was 85.
The Chiefs took Eric Fisher of Central Michigan to begin the NFL draft Thursday night, then Jacksonville went for Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel. Not until EJ Manuel went to Buffalo at No. 16 was a quarterback taken.