National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers gave wide receiver Jordy Nelson a contract extension on Saturday.
Nelson's new deal is for four years and worth $39 million, according to reports. CBS Sports reported that it includes an $11.5 million signing bonus and $14.2 million guaranteed.
Nelson, 29, was entering the final year of his contract. Last season, he had 85 catches for 1,314 yards with eight touchdowns. In the last three seasons, Nelson has 202 receptions for 3,322 yards with 30 TDs.
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Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Saturday that he hopes rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will moderate his behavior off the field.
Manziel has gained a reputation as a partier and has been photographed several times during the offseason hanging out in clubs and posing with money. Haslam responded Saturday after the Browns' first day of practice by saying Manziel "made some mistakes. We expect better from him. I'm sure he'll perform. We're anxious to see what he can do on the field, which is what really counts."
Haslam also addressed troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon, who faces at least a one-year suspension for failing a drug test during the offseason. Haslam said the team has never considered releasing Gordon.
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Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard is out for the season after a non-contact Achilles injury during practice Friday. Continued...