NFL: Fox signs extension with Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that coach John Fox has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Denver Broncos.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been announced, said the team ripped up Fox’s 2014 contract and replaced it with a deal that runs through 2016.
Fox has gone 37-17 with three AFC West titles in his three seasons in Denver.
• SEATTLE (AP) — The first major contract extension finalized by the Seattle Seahawks following their Super Bowl title was a commitment to coach Pete Carroll — and to an ideology that finally proved successful at the professional level.
The Seahawks locked up Carroll through the 2016 season with a three-year extension announced Friday. The new contract rips up the final year of the original five-year deal Carroll signed in January 2010, and cleared up any uncertainty whether the 62-year-old coach wanted to stick around after his original deal expired.
• NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Champ Bailey will get to chase a Pro Bowl record and another Super Bowl appearance with the New Orleans Saints. The veteran cornerback agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints, with a maximum value that approaches $7 million, including guaranteed money and a signing bonus in the first year. The 35-year-old Bailey played the past 10 seasons with Denver.
• NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The CJ2K era is over in Tennessee, just the latest step by the Titans in their franchise makeover. The Titans told Chris Johnson on Friday they are releasing him after six seasons to avoid paying $8 million the running back is due in 2014, along with the final three seasons left on the $53.5 million contract he signed in September 2011.