Ohio State suspends wide receiver
Ohio State suspended redshirt freshman wide receiver Torrance Gibson for the season on Monday due to a violation of the university’s student code of conduct.
Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said he does not agree with the school’s punishment. Gibson is also suspended from school.
“It was not from the athletic department or football,” Meyer said during his weekly press conference on Monday. “I disagree with it.”
Meyer did not give a reason for his opposition to the discipline and the school has not commented on the nature of the violation.
Patriots cut DL Knighton
The New England Patriots released veteran defensive lineman Terrance Knighton on Monday.
The 6-foot-3, 355-pound Knighton signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in April after starting 96 games in seven NFL seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2009-2012), Denver Broncos (2013-2014) and Washington Redskins (2015). In 108 career games, he has recorded 230 tackles and 14 sacks.
“Well it’s been real New England. The road continues,” Knighton tweeted Monday morning after being cut. “Great respect for Robert Kraft and bill Belichick. Learned some things from my time here.”
Knighton, 30, questioned why he did not play in New England’s 19-17 preseason win over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night.
“You’re always concerned when you’re not playing,” Knighton said after the game. “I prepared myself to play, the coaches made the decisions on who they wanted to play, and I’m not going to ask any questions or make any excuses or look for any explanation. I’m just going to get dressed, get back on the plane and see what happens.”
Panthers, Browns trade punters
The Carolina Panthers and Cleveland Browns traded punters as the Panthers acquired veteran Andy Lee and a 2017 seventh-round draft choice from the latter for Kasey Redfern and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick.
Lee came under fire on Friday from coach Hue Jackson after appearing to let up during a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown by Tampa Bay’s Adam Humphries.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Lee recorded a 46.7-yard gross average and 40.1-yard net average last season to set franchise records for the Browns. The 34-year-old landed 25 of his 70 punts inside the 20-yard line.
Indians put RHP Salazar on paternity list
The Cleveland Indians placed right-hander Danny Salazar on the paternity list Monday.
Salazar, who made the American League All-Star team, has not won since July 19. He gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings in a 2-1 loss to Texas on Sunday.
The 26-year-old Salazar is 11-6 with a 3.88 ERA in 23 starts over 127 2/3 innings this season.
Salazar was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore elbow on Aug. 2.
The Indians also recalled right-hander Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus.