WR Brown again loses helmet bid
Raiders receiver Antonio Brown reportedly lost a second grievance against the NFL regarding the use of an outdated helmet.
The NFL Network reported Sunday that Brown had a hearing with the same arbitrator who presided over his first hearing regarding his helmet.
Brown wanted a one-year grace period to continue using the same model of helmet he’s used over the last 10 years.
ESPN reported that Brown is moving ahead with a deal on an NFL-approved helmet.
Acquired from the Steelers in March, Brown showed up to training camp with frostbite on the bottom of his feet as part of a therapy mishap, followed by the helmet issue.
Luck gets to keep money: The Colts have chosen not recoup nearly $25 million from retired quarterback Andrew Luck, ESPN reported Sunday.
Luck could have had to repay $12.8 million prorated from a $32 million signing bonus when he inked a five-year extension in 2016. He also could have been ordered to repay $12 million in roster bonuses paid in March.
ESPN reported that the settlement was reached late last week.
During his stunning announcement Saturday night, Luck explained why he’s stepping away at 29.
“For the last four years or so, I’ve been in this cycle of injury, pain, rehab … and it’s been unceasing, unrelenting, both in season and off season,” he said “It’s taken my joy of this game away.”
Pats’ Gordon will play: Patriots receiver Josh Gordon was removed from the non-football injury list Sunday and will play in the team’s final preseason game Thursday night against the Giants.
Gordon, 28, has had a history of suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was suspended for the 2015 season by the league and missed the entire 2016 season while in rehab.
Gordon was conditionally reinstated by the league from his latest suspension on Aug. 16.
Redskins name Keenum QB: Case Keenum was named the Redskins starting quarterback Sunday by coach Jay Gruden.
Keenum, 31, was acquired in March after passing for 3,890 yards with 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 16 games with the Broncos in 2018.
Keenum is the latest veteran under center for the Redskins. Alex Smith is out for the season after a gruesome leg injury in November. Colt McCoy continues to recover from a broken leg suffered in December. The team also drafted Dwayne Haskins 15th overall last spring.
Extra points: Texans RB Lamar Miller is out for the season after tearing an ACL on Saturday . ... The Falcons brought in former Pro Bowl K Blair Walsh to compete with struggling Giorgio Tavecchio.