Steelers add four to roster
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed four players to reserve contracts.
Pittsburgh reached agreement with cornerback Devin Smith, linebacker Dan Molls, running back Miguel Maysonet and wide receiver Lanear Sampson on Tuesday.
Smith spent the 2013 season as a practice squad player for Pittsburgh and the Miami Dolphins.
Pittsburgh is the seventh team in the last year for Maysonet, who spent time in training camp with the Cleveland Browns before making stops in Washington, Indianapolis, San Diego and the New York Jets.
Molls was cut by San Diego at the end of training camp. Sampson was a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad for most of 2013.
Suit over cost of Super Bowl tickets: A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl.
Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, says the NFL only made 1 percent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value. He says that means most fans must buy their tickets on the secondary market, where they can command thousands of dollars.
Finkelman’s lawsuit was filed Monday in federal court in Newark. It claims the NFL is violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.
Lawyer Bruce Nagel says the lawsuit is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.
The NFL says it is reviewing the suit. It notes that three-quarters of the game’s tickets are given to teams, which sell them at face value to fans who win lotteries.
Redskins land former RG3 teammate: The Washington Redskins have acquired another one of Robert Griffin III’s former Baylor teammates.
The Redskins announced Tuesday that they have signed receiver David Gettis to a reserve-future contract.
Griffin and Gettis played together for two seasons at Baylor. Gettis was drafted in the sixth round by the Carolina Panthers in 2010 but has played little since tearing the ACL in his left knee during training camp the following year.
Last month, the Redskins claimed Griffin’s college center, J.D. Walton, off waivers from the Denver Broncos.
The Redskins signed seven other players to reserve-future contracts: punter Robert Malone, running back Davin Meggett, linebacker Gabe Miller, cornerback Ryan Mouton, tight end Richard Quinn, offensive lineman Tevita Stevens and defensive back Peyton Thompson.
Gronkowski to reportedly have knee surgery: A person familiar with Rob Gronkowski’s knee injury tells the Associated Press the New England Patriots’ tight end will have surgery Thursday.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Patriots have not made an announcement.
Gronkowski missed the first six games of the season following offseason operations on his back and left forearm.
In his seventh game back, he tore the ACL and MCL on his right knee Dec. 8 in a 27-26 win over the Cleveland Browns.
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