Now comes the part of the season that neither players, coaches or executive like in the NFL. For the Minnesota Vikings, June 2 is the key salary-cap date. The Vikings (and all teams) can lessen the salary-cap impact of players they release by designating them as post-June 1 cuts.
Eagles defensive lineman Chris Long announced his retirement from football Saturday night, ending an 11-year NFL playing career that included winning two Super Bowl titles and the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Kellen Winslow Jr., a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hall of Famer who starred for his hometown San Diego Chargers, goes on trial Monday on multiple charges, including raping two women last year and the 2003 rape of an unconscious 17-year-old girl.