Delaware lottery director Wayne Lemons said the state will offer parlay and single-game betting for the 2009 NFL regular season, USA Today reported.

"We will have both types of bets," Lemons said, according to USA Today.

Delaware's legislature passed a law and Gov. Jack Markell signed the measure in May allowing for sports gambling, although the specifics have not been announced, and various leagues probably will continue to fight the law in court.

Delaware and Nevada would be the only states with legal betting on NFL games. Betting on other sports could follow.

USA Today said Jeff Miller, the NFL's vice president of government relations and public policy, declined to comment.

In May, Delaware's Supreme Court ruled that a sports lottery is legal under the state constitution when "chance was the dominant, determining factor" in that betting system, but it didn't directly address single-game bets.

Chiefs sign Cassel. Kansas City signed quarterback Matt Cassel to a multiyear deal, the Chiefs announced. reported that the deal is for six years and that the 27-year-old Cassel will receive more than $10 million a season. It keeps him with the Chiefs until 2014.

He was a lifelong backup until New England's Tom Brady went down with a season-ending knee injury last September.

Cassel was obtained from the Patriots during the off-season with veteran linebacker Mike Vrabel. The former seventh-round pick led New England to an 11-5 record, and the Patriots made him their franchise player - meaning his salary this season was to have been about $15 million.

Jets. New York signed veteran free-agent tight end Richard Owens, 28, who did not play last season after his release by the St. Louis Rams.

Jurisprudence. U.S. Olympic officials, Major League Baseball, and other professional sports organizations are getting into the NFL's fight with two Minnesota Vikings linemen who face four-game suspensions for violating the league's anti-doping policy.

MLB, the NBA, and the NHL asked Monday for permission to file paperwork in federal court in support of the NFL, which wants to suspend the players at the beginning of the coming season. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency filed a similar motion on its own.

Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, who are not related, have never been accused of taking steroids. The two defensive linemen tested positive last summer for a banned diuretic, bumetanide, that can mask the presence of steroids. They took the weight-loss supplement StarCaps, which contained the diuretic that wasn't listed on the label.

The leagues contend their own collectively bargained drug-testing programs would be affected if the linemen are allowed to fight their suspensions in state court. USADA argues that uniform rules are needed "to ensure a level playing field."

Players seeks political aid. As NFL owners and players resumed talks in Washington on a collective bargaining agreement, the new union chief and 20 current and retired players plan to meet with members of Congress today in hopes of building political support to head off a lockout.