NFL: Steelers sign 10 free agents
PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have agreed to terms with 10 rookie free agents, the team announced today. All rookies will participate in the team’s rookie minicamp next weekend, which runs Friday through Sunday.
The 10 rookie free agents consist of five offensive and five defensive players: defensive back Devon Carrington (Stanford), offensive lineman Chris Elkins (Youngstown State), defensive end Ethan Hemer (Wisconsin), offensive tackle Kaycee Ike (UAB), linebacker Howard Jones (Shepherd), quarterback Brendon Kay (Cincinnati), defensive end Josh Mauro (Stanford), defensive tackle Roy Philon (Louisville), guard Will Simmons (East Carolina) and tight end Eric Waters (Missouri).
Dolphins’ Jones draws fine for tweet
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
Shortly after St. Louis took Sam in the seventh round Saturday, Jones tweeted “OMG” and “Horrible.” The tweets were taken down a short time later. Jones apologized for his comments Sunday and described them as inappropriate.