INDIANAPOLIS -- The Associated Press has learned that Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians remains hospitalized as doctors try to determine the extent of a health problem that kept him from coaching this past weekend
Doctors are still trying to diagnose exactly what is wrong with Arians, who was expected to spend a fourth consecutive night in a hospital Wednesday. A person familiar with the situation spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because details have not been made public by the team.
The person said that Arians, a 60-year-old prostate cancer survivor, has been complaining of dizziness and migraine headaches, conditions doctors believe is related to an inner-ear infection.
Sean Payton signs five-year deal with Saints
NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has signed a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2017 season.
The team Wednesday announced the extension but did not release details. Payton had agreed to the deal in principle on Dec. 29.
Saints General manager Mickey Loomis says getting Payton signed to a long-term deal was "very important to our organization."
Colts VP Telesco hired as Chargers' GM
SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Chargers have hired Tom Telesco from the Indianapolis Colts to replace fired general manager A.J. Smith.
Telesco is to be introduced at an afternoon news conference.
Telesco has been vice president of football operations for the Colts.
His first task with the Chargers will be to help select a new coach to replace Norv Turner, who was fired along with Smith on Dec. 31 after the Chargers missed the playoffs for the third straight season.
Telesco beat out Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel.
Redskins' RG3 has surgery on knee
WASHINGTON -- Robert Griffin III is having surgery on a torn ligament and to determine whether there's any other damage in his ailing right knee.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the procedure was expected to last about two hours Wednesday morning. The person said orthopedist James Andrews planned to repair a torn lateral collateral ligament and examine the state of Griffin's ACL.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Redskins have not made an announcement about the latest details surrounding the rookie quarterback's injury.
Early Wednesday morning, Griffin tweeted: "Thank you for your prayers and support. I love God, my family, my team, the fans, & I love this game. See you guys next season."