Earl Thomas is the latest member of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to be rewarded.
A person with knowledge of the deal said Thomas and the Seahawks have reached agreement on a $40-million, four-year contract extension. The person spoke to the Associated Press on Monday on the condition of anonymity because there had been no announcement from the team.
Thomas, a two-time first-team All-Pro, could have gone into the 2014 season with free agency on the horizon. Instead, Seattle made sure to lock up the most important cog of its defense. Seattle previously locked up Coach Pete Carroll with an extension through 2016 and has been talking with cornerback Richard Sherman about a new deal as well.
Thomas was Seattle's second-leading tackler last season and added five interceptions.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan was arrested and charged with punching a man outside a Washington nightclub.
Officer Paul Metcalf, a D.C. police spokesman, confirmed Monday night that a man named Josh Morgan was arrested early Sunday and charged with simple assault, a misdemeanor. The Bears said they were aware of “Josh Morgan's presence at a weekend incident in Washington, D.C.,” and are gathering information.
Morgan agreed to a one-year contract with Chicago last week. He played for Washington for each of the previous two seasons.
Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar pleaded no contest to a reckless operation charge after blaming knee and ankle surgeries for not performing a field sobriety test during a traffic stop last year in suburban Cleveland.
Kosar had been charged with drunk driving in September, but he entered a plea to the lesser charge and received a $750 fine and suspended jail sentence.
A police report said Kosar was driving 74 mph on a 50-mph-limit street.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times