A Houston Texans official tells The Associated Press that star middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans has agreed to a six-year contract to remain with the team.
Ryans was the 2006 AP Defensive Rookie of the Year and is the leader of a young Houston team that went 9-7 last season for its first winning record. He was a restricted free agent.
Ryans had 123 tackles and a sack and made the Pro Bowl last season. He has had at least 110 tackles in each of his four years in the NFL and posted a career-best 155 stops as a rookie.
The deal was first reported by the Houston Chronicle and Houston television station KRIV.
Holmes denies accusations
Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes denies hurting a woman who says he threw a glass at her in an Orlando nightclub and claims another woman hit her with the cup, according to a police report released Tuesday.
Holmes told an Orlando Police Department officer that the alleged victim, Anshonae Mills, grabbed his wrist, got in his face and called him a racial name after he asked for his seat back in the VIP section of Club Rain earlier this month.
Mills, 21, told a different story in a civil lawsuit she filed last week against 26-year-old Holmes. In the lawsuit, she claimed that the Super Bowl MVP got in her face and then hit her with the glass after she refused to give up her seat.
Elam to kick no more
Kicker Jason Elam will sign a one-day contract with the Denver Broncos so he can retire with the team he played with for most of his career.
Elam played 15 seasons with Denver from 1993 to 2007 and shares the NFL record with Tom Dempsey for the longest field goal. Elam tied the record with a 63-yard field goal on Oct. 28, 1998.
Elam played two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before being waived Dec. 1.
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with cornerback Tye Hill, a former first-round draft choice. Hill has started 24 games with five interceptions during a four-year career. Last year he started three games for the Atlanta Falcons. … The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed cornerback Ellis Hobbs and linebacker Chris Gocong to one-year contracts. … The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive end Mike Montgomery to a one-year deal. Montgomery spent the past five seasons with NFC North rival Green Bay. The Packers drafted him out of Texas A&M in the sixth round in 2005. Montgomery will serve as a backup to starting ends Jared Allen and Ray Edwards. … Oakland Raiders safety Hiram Eugene has signed his restricted free agent tender to return to the team next season.