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Saints place S Byrd on season-ending IR

Posted On October 03, 2014

Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints have placed starting free safety Jairus Byrd on season-ending injured reserve after he tore his meniscus in Thursday's practice. Byrd, one of the most highly sought after players in the 2014 free agent class, signed a six-year deal with the Saints in the offseason. The Saints had…

Broncos release K Prater

Posted On October 03, 2014

Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Former Pro Bowl kicker Matt Prater was released by the Denver Broncos on Friday. Prater, who converted 25-of-26 field goals and set an NFL record with a 64- yard field goal last season, was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL Policy…

NBA Makes Change To Combine

Posted On October 03, 2014

(Undated) -- The NBA is making a change to its draft combine. ESPN reports the league is adding the 5-on-5 competition back to the event. It was removed in 2009 after teams complained the top draft talents were not getting involved. The combine was turned into a drill-based evaluation, but still the top prospects coming…

Jets QB Smith Fined

Posted On October 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is getting reprimanded by the NFL. He was fined 12-thousand-dollars for using profanity last Sunday as he left the field of play. It's the same amount rookie QB Johnny Manziel was fined for flashing the middle finger in a Cleveland preseason game. Smith is off…

Duck Hunters: Arizona knocks off No. 4 Oregon

Posted On October 03, 2014

Eugene, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Terris Jones-Grigsby's late go-ahead touchdown run led the Arizona Wildcats to a 31-24 victory over the No. 4 Oregon Ducks, who were hurt by costly penalties and an untimely turnover down the stretch. Arizona used four third-down conversions and a big penalty on the deciding drive. Anu Solomon threw to Jones-Grigsby…