Detroit Lions release kicker Alex Henery after loss to Buffalo Bills

Alex Henery
Detroit Lions kicker Alex Henery reacts after missing a 50-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of a 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
(Jose Juarez / Associated Press)

The Detroit Lions released kicker Alex Henery on Monday, a day after Henery missed three field-goal attempts during Detroit’s 17-14 home loss to the Buffalo Bills.

One of the misses was a 50-yard try in the final minute that would have given the Lions the lead. Henery also missed from 44 and 47 yards and went one for five during his two-week stint. Detroit also released rookie kicker Nate Freese after Week 3. The Lions will reportedly hold kicker tryouts Tuesday to fill the void.

Tennessee Titans’ Bernard Pollard out for the season

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard has a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon and will sit out the rest of the season. Pollard, who turns 30 in December, led the Titans in tackles last season and earned himself a multiyear deal this off-season. Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that quarterback Jake Locker bruised his right thumb and has swelling but no structural damage. The coach says Locker is listed as day-to-day.


Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Dwyer pleads not guilty

Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer pleaded not guilty Monday to aggravated assault after being accused of assaulting his wife during two arguments at their Phoenix apartment.

Dwyer entered his plea to the felony and eight misdemeanors, including assault, at a brief arraignment in Maricopa County Superior Court.

Investigators have said Dwyer broke his wife’s nose with a head-butt during a July 21 argument, and the next day punched her and threw a shoe at his 17-month-old son, who wasn’t injured.


Dwyer was initially booked on suspicion of aggravated assault against his son but was not indicted on that allegation.

Two men arrested at Levi’s Stadium

Police said they were reviewing video of a fight in a restroom at Levi’s Stadium that left one man in serious condition before the San Francisco 49ers game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In the video, which has been widely distributed on the Internet, the two assailants and two victims appear to be wearing 49ers gear.

The suspects, Dario and Amador Rebollero, fled from the bathroom but were soon caught inside the stadium, said Santa Clara police spokesman Lt. Kurt Clarke. One victim was treated and released and the other was in serious condition.

The Rebolleros were booked into county jail on suspicion of felony assault.

Jaguars apologize for mascot sign

The Jacksonville Jaguars have apologized for their mascot using the Ebola epidemic to mock the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Jaxson de Ville held one of Pittsburgh’s famed yellow “Terrible Towels” next to a homemade sign that read “TOWELS CARRY EBOLA” during Sunday’s game.

Team President Mark Lamping said the Jaguars had no prior knowledge of the sign and will handle the matter internally.


Miami Dolphins reserve defensive lineman Derrick Shelby was suspended indefinitely after police used a Taser on him three times while arresting him on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and trespassing at a nightclub. Shelby was suspended hours before Monday’s practice for conduct detrimental to the team. … Buffalo Bills cornerback Ron Brooks has been discharged from a Detroit hospital after suffering a neck injury in Sunday’s game against the Lions. … Chargers Coach Mike McCoy says center Doug Legursky will be placed on injured reserve with a knee injury, the second center lost for the season in the first five games.