The FBI says it investigated reported threats to former Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards after he allegedly punched a man outside a downtown Cleveland nightclub.
FBI Special Agent Scott Wilson said on Saturday that the Browns contacted the Cleveland field office about the threats shortly after the Oct. 5 incident. Wilson would not discuss the nature of the threats or who made them. He said the FBI is no longer investigating any threats.
Edwards was traded to the New York Jets two days after he allegedly punched a friend of NBA star LeBron James in the altercation.
Browns spokesman Bill Bonsiewicz said it’s not unusual for the team to communicate with local law enforcement agencies about such matters.
Cards add tight end
The Arizona Cardinals have added Ben Patrick to their active roster in time for the game today against Seattle after the conclusion of the tight end’s four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Patrick, who caught a pass for Arizona in last season’s Super Bowl, had practiced all week but was not added to the 53-man roster until Saturday.
Jets sign Woodhead
The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Danny Woodhead to the active roster from the practice squad, and released defensive tackle Howard Green.
Saturday’s moves come with the Jets possibly a bit short-handed in their receiving corps for today’s game against the Buffalo Bills. Jerricho Cotchery (left hamstring) and Brad Smith (quadriceps) are listed as doubtful for the matchup.
Woodhead recently was converted from running back to wide receiver, and even changed his jersey number from 22 to 83. Coach Rex Ryan said the former NCAA career rushing leader from Chadron State could make an excellent slot receiver.
Titans short at cornerback
The Tennessee Titans will be without both starting cornerbacks against the New England Patriots after changing Cortland Finnegan’s status from questionable to out.
Today’s game will be the third straight Finnegan has missed since hurting his right hamstring on Sept. 27. Nick Harper already was out with a broken right arm.