Former Stony Brook offensive tackle Michael Bamiro, who signed with the Eagles shortly before training camp, has been released, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bamiro had hoped to play for Stony Brook this season, but his college eligibility had expired because he had originally enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. Even though he didn't play that...Read more »
In a bit of a surprise, the Packers have released veteran quarterback Vince Young, who appeared to be in line to back up Aaron Rodgers. But Young confirmed on his Twitter account that his three-week run in Green Bay is over. The Packers will now go with former Tennessee-Chattanooga quarterback B.J. Coleman, Green Bay's seventh-round pick in 2012. ...Read more »
If Tim Tebow never plays another down of professional football, at least there's this: His last pass in an NFL uniform went for a touchdown. Tebow, who threw that touchdown in the final seconds of Thursday night's preseasson finale against the Giants, was released by the Patriots on the final cut. The news was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tebow was a longshot to make the...Read more »
In addition to Riverhead native and Stony Brook graduate Miguel Maysonet, two other Islanders were cut from NFL rosters Friday as teams tried to reach the 53-player roster minimum. Wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah of Greenlawn was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, while the New England Patriots cut Central Islip native Scott Vallone. The 6-7 Momah, who played at Glenn High School, had three catches for...Read more »
With most of the Cleveland Browns' starters sitting out Thursday night's preseason finale against the Chicago Bears, Miguel Maysonet had a chance to potentially make some noise. Unfortunately for the Long Islander, he didn't see the field much. Maysonet had one catch for one yard in the Browns' 18-16 win over the Bears at Soldier Field. The running back did not record a carry. The Riverhead native...Read more »
Long Island's Mike Catapano played in his second straight game Thursday night, recording two solo tackles as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Green Bay Packers, 30-8, Thursday night at Arrowhead Stadium in both teams' preseason finale. Catapano, a Bayville native who starred at Chaminade High School, missed the Chiefs' first two preseason games due to a calf injury. The linebacker came back last...Read more »
The court-appointed mediator in concussion-related lawsuits brought by more than 4,000 former NFL players announced today that the two sides had reached an agreement that would end litigation against the league and NFL Properties and provide medical benefits and other compensation to injured players or their families. According to the agreement, NFL and NFL Properties will contribute $765 million...Read more »
As Tim Tebow waits to see whether he’ll be around after the final cuts for the Patriots, he says he’s not sweating out the decision. “I’m just focused on today,” Tebow told reporters on Monday, per ESPNBoston.com.
Tebow, 26, is preparing for Thursday’s preseason game against the Giants, which could be his last in the NFL. If Tebow gets released by the only team willing to sign him in the...Read more »
Quarterback injuries have forced the Bills to go with unheralded (as in, who the heck is this guy?) Jeff Tuel as their likely opening day starter against New England. You read right. The Bills are so decimated at the position because of injuries to Kevin Kolb (concussion) and rookie E.J. Manuel (knee surgery) that they're down to Tuel, who was a longshot to even make the roster,...Read more »
It probably came two weeks later than he had wanted, but Long Island native Mike Catapano finally made his NFL preseason debut for the Kansas City Chiefs. Playing linebacker, Catapano assisted on one tackle in the Chiefs' 26-20 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night at Heinz Field. Catapano, who grew up in Bayville, starred at Chaminade High School before playing college ball...Read more »