Report: Colts’ Luck to retire
Andrew Luck has told the Colts that he’s retiring from the NFL, ESPN reported late Saturday.
A source said Luck, 29, will make the announcement at a press conference on Sunday.
Selected first overall in the 2012 draft from Stanford, Luck passed for at least 4,000 yards in four of his six NFL seasons. He also threw 171 TDs and 83 INTs.
Luck led the NFL with 40 TD passes in 2015, but has been injury prone in recent years. He missed the 2017 season after shoulder surgery.
Murray sharp in loss: Kyler Murray showed why he was taken first overall in last spring’s draft, but the Cardinals couldn’t come away with a win.
Murray completed 14 of 21 passes for 137 yards in his final action of the preseason, a 20-9 loss to the Vikings on Saturday. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner played in five series against a defense that was almost at full strength.
Three of Murray’s drives, however, ended with field goals by Zane Gonzalez.
ESPN reported Murray would not play in the Cardinals’ preseason finale against the Broncos on Thursday.
Texans RB Miller carted off: Texans RB Lamar Miller was taken off the field on a cart after suffering an injury in Saturday’s preseason game against the Cowboys, ESPN reported.
Miller was tackled above his left knee by Maliek Collins in the first quarter before grabbing his leg and being removed from the field.
Miller, 28, is a two-time 1,000yard rusher. He was the Texans’ leading rusher with 973 yards and five TDs in 2018.
Ex-lineman’s son accused of murder arrested: The son of a former NFL lineman accused of murdering his parents last Wednesday in rural Minnesota was arrested Saturday in Mexico.
Dylan John Bennett, 22, was arrested on second-degree murder charges at a Cancun hotel.
Dylan Bennett is accused in the shooting deaths of Barry Bennett and Carol Bennett, both 63. Their bodies were found by police at their home in Long Prairie, Minnesota.
Barry Bennett played 11 seasons with the Saints, Jets and Vikings until 1988.
Another Pats TE suspended: Patriots TE Lance Kendricks is suspended without pay for the first game of the season for violating the NFL’s policy and program on substances of abuse.
Kendricks’ suspension leaves the Patriots further short-handed at the position. Benjamin Watson will miss the first four games of the season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancers and four-time All-Pro Rob Gronkowski is retired.
Kendricks, 31, signed with the Patriots last month after eight seasons with the Rams and Packers.