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Report: Patriots sign Junior Seau

If true, it would be the third time he has come out of retirement.

October 14, 2009|Wire Reports

Junior Seau is back with the New England Patriots, coming out of retirement for a third time to sign a contract Tuesday for a 20th season as an NFL linebacker.

The signing of the 12-time Pro Bowl player was announced by Versus, the television network on which Seau has a show. The Patriots have not announced the signing.

Irsay: No to Rush

Rush Limbaugh's bid to buy the St. Louis Rams ran into opposition within the NFL, when Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay vowed to vote against him and Commissioner Roger Goodell said the conservative commentator's "divisive" comments would not be tolerated from any NFL insider.

"I, myself, couldn't even consider voting for him," Irsay said at an owners meeting. "When there are comments that have been made that are inappropriate, incendiary and insensitive . . . our words do damage, and it's something that we don't need."

On Cable

Oakland Raiders Coach Tom Cable will be subject to NFL discipline if he is implicated by police in their investigation of an alleged assault on an assistant coach.

Goodell said that workplace violence is specifically identified in the league's personal conduct policy, and if Cable is charged with any crimes, he could be punished by the NFL.

Elsewhere

The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Super Bowl hero David Tyree, who played in 73 games with the New York Giants before being cut last month. . . . The Buffalo Bills have signed linebacker Chris Draft and safety Todd Johnson in a bid to improve their injury-riddled defense. . . . Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith has a right shoulder injury.

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