Buccaneers settle class action lawsuit over cheerleader pay
The cheerleaders accused the team of violating federal and state laws by requiring cheerleaders to work extra hours without being paid.
The Bucs will set up a fund with up to $825,000 to reimburse cheerleaders for hours worked. Each of the cheerleaders named in the class action will receive an average of $5,254.78 in back wages, which comes to about $3,400 after attorney's fees.
The terms of the settlement were reached on Dec. 23, but the motion wasn't filed in court until Friday.
Report: Rams don't make tender offer to Tim Barnes
That means that the offensive lineman will become an unrestricted free agent on March 10, and the Rams wouldn't get any compensatory draft picks, if he signs with another team.
The Rams can still bring Barnes back by re-signing him on the open market.
Report: Carson Palmer agrees to restructure Cardinals' contract
Palmer's new contract converts $9.5 million due to him in a roster bonus to signing bonus money. That allows the money to be prorated over several years instead of being applied to this year's salary cap.
The Cardinals save about $7 million against the cap by restructuring Palmer's deal.
Seahawks release Zach Miller
Miller spent four seasons with the Seahawks. Last season, after agreeing to a pay cut to remain with the team, Miller had six catches for 76 yards in three games.
Miller was released due to a "failed physical", according to the team.
Report: Eric Weems returning to Falcons with new deal
Weems made $730,000 last season, when he had 10 catches for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Falcons. He was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 10.
Marshawn Lynch agrees on deal to return to Seahawks
Lynch was scheduled to make $5 million in 2015, with a salary-cap hit of $8.5 million. The team was trying to extend his contract, while Lynch was considering retiring from the NFL.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Lynch signed the contract extension, through 2017, on Friday night and will get $24 million over two years.
Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson, confirmed the signing, saying that the deal came after a long meeting between Hendrickson, owner Paul Allen, GM John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll. He added that he didn't anticipate needed to renegotiate following this season, assuming Lynch chooses to continue playing.
CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora reported that the Seahawks and Lynch had agreed on a new deal nearly two weeks ago.
Raiders get lease extension at Coliseum
It looks like the
The authority that operates the stadium approved a lease extension that will keep the team there one more season. The Raiders will pay the same rent as last year, and the team will get money from stadium signage and concessions.
The extension gives the team and the city more time to try to get a new stadium approved in Oakland. If the efforts fail, the Raiders have alerted city officials that they will request NFL permission to move to Los Angeles.
The lease extension still needs to be approved by the Oakland City Council and Alameda County Board of Supervisors, later this month.
49ers tender Michael Wilhoite, Tony Jerod-Eddie
Tarvaris Jackson: I think I could help Bridgewater as his backup
With Matt Cassel now in Buffalo and Christian Ponder set to become a free agent Tuesday, former
"I think I could really help [Bridgewater]," Jackson told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think I could help put things in perspective for him with football and outside of football … I feel I can help him just making the game a little easier and kind of learning from my mistakes and stuff."
Jackson started his career with the
Tyvon Branch to meet with Chiefs after Redskins meeting
Free agent safety
The 28-year-old Branch has played seven seasons in the NFL, totaling 476 tackles, 20 passes defensed and four interceptions in his career.
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