The Miami Dolphins agreed to a five-year contract with free-agent wide receiver Mike Wallace that’s worth $60 million to $65 million, the Miami Herald said, citing an unidentified person familiar with the deal.
Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck set rookie-quarterback records all season, exceeding expectations. Now they will get their first taste of the playoffs, with two of their teams going head-to-head in the opening round.
The Detroit Lions re-signed Calvin Johnson to a seven-year contract extension worth close to $130 million, making him the highest-paid wide receiver in National Football League history, the team said on its website.
Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos was selected to the National Football League’s Pro Bowl for the 12th time in his career, surpassing Brett Favre for the most career invitations to the All-Star game for a quarterback.
Drew Brees set records on the field as the New Orleans Saints quarterback this year and beat all other athletes off of it in the Power 100, a measure of performance, popularity and marketability, Bloomberg Businessweek reports on its website.
Tom Brady threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as the New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 49-19 on the Thanksgiving holiday, while the Houston Texans beat the Detroit Lions in overtime for their National Football League-best 10th win.