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WJBD - National Sports - Another Raiders move?...Cowboys rookie injured...Bengals CB suspended by NFL...Mean Joe to be honored...Judge says former NFL players can't intervene in class action settlement

Another Raiders move?...Cowboys rookie injured...Bengals CB suspended by NFL...Mean Joe to be honored...Judge says former NFL players can't intervene in class action settlement

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed he has met with San Antonio officials but declined to disclose whether he has any interest in relocating the franchise to Texas.

     The San Antonio Express-News reported that Davis met on July 18 with current and former city officials and leaders to discuss potentially moving the Raiders from Oakland to San Antonio. 

     The newspaper said city manager Sheryl Sculley issued a memo to the City Council Tuesday elaborating on the meeting and saying Davis has expressed interest in a possible relocation of his NFL team to San Antonio.

     The Raiders are in the final season of their lease in Oakland and Davis has said that his preference is to build a new stadium on the current Coliseum site.


     Cowboys rookie injured

     OXNARD, Calif. (AP) - Dallas rookie defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence will miss at least two months after breaking his right foot during a one-on-one drill with tackle Tyron Smith in Tuesday's practice.

     Coach Jason Garrett says Lawrence would return to Dallas for surgery on Thursday.

     Speaking of Smith, the Cowboys have signed him to an eight-year, $98 million contract extension that theoretically locks up the Pro Bowl left tackle through the 2023 season. The extension includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money. 


     Bengals CB suspended by NFL

     CINCINNATI (AP) - Bengals cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris has received a two-game suspension without pay from the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

     Lewis-Harris can participate in preseason games and practices but can't play in a regular-season game until Sept. 21 at home against Tennessee.


     Mean Joe to be honored

     LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they will retire Joe Greene's No. 75 during a game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 2.

     The Hall of Fame defensive end was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft. He helped Pittsburgh win four Super Bowls during his 13-year career as the heart of what became the "Steel Curtain" defense. The 10-time Pro Bowler was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1987.


     Judge says former NFL players can't intervene in class action settlement

     PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million. 

     The players object to the settlement, calling it a "lousy deal" for ex-players whose symptoms don't qualify them for compensation. Judge Anita Brody's order says players who object to the deal can raise their concerns at a fairness hearing scheduled for Nov. 19, or opt out of the settlement.

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