NEW YORK - The New York Jets signed draft pick Shonn Greene yesterday to a four-year deal that includes a $905,000 signing bonus.
The running back out of Winslow Township High and Iowa was the first pick of the third round after the Jets traded up to select him.
At Iowa, Greene rushed for a school-record 1,850 yards and 20 TDs and was named the Big Ten's offensive player of the year. He is expected to complement Thomas Jones and Leon Washington.
Stallworth's plea deal. Attorneys say Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donté Stallworth has agreed to plead guilty to DUI manslaughter charges and would serve some jail time for a Miami car crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed. The 28-year-old former Eagle is expected to be in a Miami courtroom today to enter the plea.
Cardinal banned. Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
Patrick, a product of the University of Delaware, tested positive for the drug Adderall, an amphetamine, according to his agent, Kevin Omell.
Favre goes public. In his first interview since retiring from the New York Jets in February, quarterback Brett Favre admitted he is contemplating a second comeback, this time with Minnesota.
Favre, appearing on Joe Buck Live on HBO, also confirmed that he had surgery in May to repair a torn right biceps. Asked whether he plans to play again, Favre said: "Maybe."
Burress case delayed. Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is negotiating with several NFL teams to return to pro football this season after a judge in New York delayed his trial on gun-possession charges to Sept. 23. His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said it was "inconceivable" that Burress would face trial on the charges before 2010.
"Rooney Rule" expanded. The NFL has broadened its "Rooney Rule" by requiring teams to interview at least one minority candidate when seeking to fill their senior football operations positions.
The change is expected to provide minorities more opportunities to fill each franchise's one senior football post, which varies in title from team to team.