Shanahan says RG3 will start opener
ASHBURN, Va. -- So much for those last-minute "concerns." RG3 is starting Week 1.
Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III will be under center for next week's Monday night opener against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Griffin was cleared last Thursday to play in Week 1 by his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. However, Shanahan said at the time that Andrews also had unspecified "concerns."
The coach said he addressed those concerns with Griffin and Andrews on Sunday. Shanahan declined to say what the concerns are: "You'll have to trust us."
The start marks a remarkably expedited return for last year's NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, who had major knee surgery just days after he was injured in the Redskins' playoff loss in January to Seattle.
Jets sign Quinn to add depth at quarterback
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets have signed quarterback Brady Quinn, giving the team an experienced backup behind rookie Geno Smith.
Quinn, a first-round draft pick of Cleveland in 2007, was cut by Seattle on Saturday. With Mark Sanchez likely sidelined for the opener with a shoulder injury, it appears Smith will get the start against Tampa Bay on Sunday.
The Jets also cut recently signed quarterback Graham Harrell on Monday. The only other quarterback on the team is the inexperienced Matt Simms.
Quinn was once considered the quarterback of the future for the Browns, but has bounced around the league while never living up to those expectations. He has 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in six seasons with the Browns, Broncos and Chiefs.
Packers sign veteran QB Seneca Wallace
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Packers have signed Seneca Wallace just days after he was released by San Francisco, Green Bay's opening-game opponent.
Wallace is entering his 10th pro season, and replaces B.J. Coleman as the backup for Aaron Rodgers. Coleman was released Monday.
Wallace left the 49ers last week and San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh said the quarterback was "not going to continue to play football." Wallace apparently is not retiring and was with the Packers for Monday's practice.
Green Bay also signed to the practice squad guard Bryan Collins, wide receivers Charles Johnson and Myles White, cornerback James Nixon, tight end Jake Stoneburner, and quarterback Scott Tolzien.
Colts fine-tune roster with trade, signing
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts acquired Cam Johnson in a trade with San Francisco on Monday.
Indianapolis says it sent an undisclosed conditional draft pick to the 49ers. The Colts did not immediately announce a corresponding roster move.
The 6-foot-2, 268-pound linebacker was San Francisco's seventh-round draft pick in 2012.
The trade came just a couple of hours after Indy announced it signed rookie receiver Da'Rick Rogers to the practice squad and waived receiver Nathan Palmer with an injury settlement.
Rogers was waived by Buffalo on Aug. 26 after signing as an undrafted rookie. He was a highly touted recruit at Tennessee who immediately ran into trouble off the field and was eventually booted out of school after flunking multiple drug tests.
Bears trade draft pick to Cowboys for Rosario
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Dante Rosario from the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick in next year's draft.
Dallas picked up Rosario during the offseason, and he was among five tight ends on the team's original 53-man roster.
Rosario is entering his seventh season and could be playing for his fourth team since the start of 2011. He has 99 catches for 1,106 yards and eight touchdowns in 91 career games. He has started 26 times.
The 28-year-old Rosario was a fifth-round pick by Carolina in 2007 and spent four seasons with the Panthers. He split 2011 between Miami and Denver and was with San Diego last year.
To make room for Rosario, the Bears waived tight end Kyle Adams on Monday. He played in 23 games over two seasons with Chicago, recording four receptions for 40 yards with one special teams tackle.
Colts rookie faces three charges after arrest
INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts safety John Boyett was arrested early Monday in Indianapolis after he tried to run away from police.
According to the police report, the 23-year-old was upset he was not allowed into a downtown bar because he had too much to drink. The report said when an officer attempted to arrest Boyett, he ran. After he was caught, the report said, Boyett repeatedly argued police could not arrest him because he "was a Colts player."
Boyett faces charges of public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The Oregon alum was Indy's sixth-round draft pick in April, but has not practiced because of injuries to both knees.
The injuries kept him out of all but one game last season and he is now on the non-football injury list.
CBS, Time Warner reach TV content agreement
NEW YORK -- TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable have ended their payment dispute and expect programming to resume in millions of homes Monday night.
The agreement ends a monthlong blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels including Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network and the Smithsonian channel that affected more than three million homes in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York and began Aug. 2.
The companies were in dispute about how much Time Warner Cable Inc. would pay for CBS Corp. programming. Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The disagreement comes at a touchy time for networks and cable companies as more and more Americans are turning to alternative ways to watch TV including online or via Roku boxes or Apple TV.
The agreement includes retransmission fees that the cable operator pays to CBS per subscriber, which had been a sticking point.
Added pressure was on the two companies to reach an agreement since the start of football season and the U.S Open tennis tournament had begun in New York.
Stenson finally cashes in at TPC Boston
NORTON, Mass. -- A great summer of golf finally paid off for Henrik Stenson when he won the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Stenson raced by a fast-fading Sergio Garcia on Monday, and he holed a bunker shot on the 17th hole to turn back a final threat from Steve Stricker. The Swede, who had close calls in two majors, closed with a 5-under 67 and tied the tournament record at the TPC Boston. He won by two shots over Stricker.
Labor Day at the TPC Boston was loaded with drama.
Brendan Steele birdied his last four holes to advance to the third playoff event in Chicago. Ernie Els made it by a fraction of a point. And Zach Johnson made a 25-foot birdie putt on his last hole to make the Presidents Cup team.
Michigan backup RB Johnson out for year
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan running back Drake Johnson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL sustained in Saturday's 59-9 win over Central Michigan.
The redshirt freshman was listed as the No. 2 tailback on the Michigan depth chart, but was injured on his second carry against the Chippewas, and the team announced Monday that he will not return this year.
Highly touted freshman Derrick Green, who rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown in his first game, will now move up to the No. 2 spot behind starter Fitzgerald Toussaint. The 17th-ranked Wolverines face No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday in the second night game at Michigan Stadium.