Suspended coach Andy Moeller parts ways with Cleveland Browns

Suspended coach Andy Moeller parts ways with Cleveland Browns
Former Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Andy Moeller stands on the sideline during a game against the Buffalo Bills on Aug. 20. (David Richard / AP)

The Cleveland Browns and suspended offensive line coach Andy Moeller have ended their association.

Moeller, who was recently investigated for an alleged domestic assault against his fiancee at his home in Berea, Ohio, and the Browns have "mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately," the team said Tuesday in a joint statement with the assistant coach's agent, Paul Sheehy.


"While no charges were filed in connection with the recent accusations asserted against him, and which Andy vehemently denies, he has advised the Browns that he desires to devote his full attention and focus on his family," the statement said. "Andy states that this was a difficult decision but the right one for him, his family, and the club at this point in time."

Assistant line coach George DeLeone has been filling in for Moeller.

Eagles lose Parkey, Gardner to injury

The Philadelphia Eagles lost another Pro Bowl player and another starter. Kicker Cody Parkey went on injured reserve on Tuesday, ending his season. The Eagles (1-2) signed Caleb Sturgis to replace Parkey, who hurt his groin in warmups before Sunday's 24-17 win at the Jets.

Right guard Andrew Gardner also went on IR because of a foot injury. Offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde was signed to take his roster spot. Matt Tobin will probably replace him in the starting lineup.

Deflategate appeal put off till 2016

A New York federal appeals court said February will be the earliest it will hear arguments in the NFL's appeal of the lifting of a four-game suspension of New England quarterback Tom Brady in the Deflategate controversy.

The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals said oral arguments could be heard as early as Feb. 1. The NFL and the NFL Players Assn. had agreed on the expedited timetable. Lawyers will submit written arguments prior to the oral arguments. Typically, a decision is not immediately rendered once arguments occur.

Brady said his comments that he hopes Donald Trump will win the presidency were taken out of context and an example of why he tries to say as little as possible when speaking publicly.

"I don't even know what the issues are," he said during an interview with WEEI-FM radio in Boston. "I haven't paid attention to politics in a long time," Brady said.


The Carolina Panthers placed defensive end Charles Johnson on injured reserve-designated to return because a hamstring injury. Johnson will miss at least eight games. The Panthers said defensive end Jared Allen had passed his physical, completing a trade with the Chicago Bears. ... Kicker Randy Bullock was released by the Houston Texans after missing an extra point and a field-goal attempt on Sunday. Veteran Nick Novak was signed to take his place. Bullock, who was in his third season out of Texas A&M, also missed an extra point in Week 1. ... The Bears signed safety Chris Prosinski and linebacker LaRoy Reynolds and waived safety Brock Vereen. ... The New England Patriots acquired linebacker Jonathan Bostic from the Bears for an undisclosed draft pick. A second-round draft pick in 2013, Bostic fell out of favor under new Coach John Fox. ... The Washington Redskins placed starting left guard Shawn Lauvao and backup cornerback Justin Rogers on season-ending injured reserve.