Michael Vick, Eric Decker and Jairus Byrd are among the free agents who stand to benefit from the National Football League’s 8.1 percent salary cap jump to $133 million per team, the sport’s biggest increase since 2006.
Quarterback Blaine Gabbert was traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Pro Bowl pass rushers DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released on the opening day of the National Football League’s free-agent period.
BP Plc is negotiating with U.S. officials to settle pollution claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill that may leave the company liable for as much as $17.6 billion in fines, a person familiar with the talks said.
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.
A Halliburton Co. safety executive testified he didn’t authorize post-explosion tests on the type of cement used on the BP Plc well that blew up in the Gulf of Mexico and was surprised when he heard about them a year later.