EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Super Bowl winner, cancer survivor and NFLPA treasurer Mark Herzlich is among the players who have been released by the New York Giants. The move was made on Herzlich’s 31st birthday. It leaves quarterback Eli Manning and long snapper Zak DeOssie as the remaining players from the Super Bowl-winning team after the 2011 season, when Herzlich was a rookie.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are keeping veteran AJ McCarron, leaving the Bills with three quarterbacks on the roster. That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision. The former Cincinnati backup joins first-round draft pick Josh Allen and 2017 backup Nate Peterman. The Bills released wide receiver Corey Coleman, a 2016 first-round draft pick by Cleveland whom the Bills acquired last month.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are keeping all six of their draft picks and three other rookie free agents. They cut 37 players and reached injury settlements with two others, leaving them with 52 players on its roster, one under the limit teams must reach today.
NEW YORK (AP) — Five-time U.S. Open champion Roger Federer could be tested today when he meets Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament. The No. 2 seed has played the No. 30 seed three times on tour, all decided by a third-set tiebreaker. Federer won twice, including a victory this year in a Wimbledon tuneup.
NEW YORK (AP) — The youngest player left in the women’s field at the U.S. Open is through to the fourth round. Marketa Vondrousova has upset No. 13 seed Kiki Bertens 7-6, 2-6, 7-6 in the first match completed today at Louis Armstrong Stadium. The 19-year-old Vondrousova was one of two teenagers to reach the third round, along with American Sofia Kenin. Kenin was knocked out yesterday by No. 8 seed Karolina Pliskova.