Dolphins’ Incognito files grievance
Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito has filed a non-football injury grievance against the club, according to sources first reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN.
Incognito is challenging his status as “indefinitely suspended” for conduct detrimental.
The Dolphins suspended Incognito Nov. 3 after receiving evidence from tackle Jonathan Martin regarding alleged harassment, including a voice message in which Incognito used a racial slur.
The grievance will be heard by an independent arbitrator, according to ESPN.
The suspension was indefinite, but that the Dolphins can keep him away for a maximum of four games. As of Monday, Dec. 2, the team has to reinstate him or cut him.
According to ESPN, Incognito wants an expedited hearing. This could reduce his absence, forcing the Dolphins to bring him back or cut him sooner than Dec. 2.
Incognito has missed one game. If the arbitrator finds that no suspension was warranted, Incognito would be eligible to receive his game check for the Week 10 game at Tampa, and for any other games he misses before he is reinstated.
Manning back at Broncos practice
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was back on the practice field Thursday as the team prepares for Sunday night’s AFC West showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Manning, who missed Wednesday’s practice, has been dealing with a sore ankle.
Manning suffered an ankle sprain in the Broncos’ win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday when he was hit by defensive end Corey Liuget. An MRI test on Monday revealed no other significant damage in the ankle.
The 37-year-old veteran has been bothered by sore ankles since the Broncos’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts last month.
Jets add safety Reed in push to playoffs
NEW YORK — Nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed has agreed to terms to join the New York Jets in their push to reach the playoffs, the National Football League team said on Thursday.
Reed, who won a Super Bowl championship ring last season with the Baltimore Ravens, will be reunited with Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who was a Ravens defensive assistant before getting the Jets job.
The 35-year-old Reed, who played 11 seasons with Baltimore, joined the Houston Texans (2-7) as a free agent and played in seven games before he was released by the underperforming club after making critical remarks about the team following last week’s 27-24 loss to Arizona.
Colby men’s soccer coach resigns
WATERVILLE, Maine —- After 42 years as a player and coach for the Colby College men’s soccer program, Mark Serdjenian resigned as head coach of the Mules on Thursday.
Serdjenian, a 1973 Colby graduate, led the men’s soccer program for the past 38 years. He will continue to be an assistant coach for the Colby women’s lacrosse team and will have other administrative duties.
Colby has started a national search for a new head coach.
Serdjenian finishes his head coaching career at Colby with a 261-230-46 record and as the all-time win leader in program history. He also has helped women’s lacrosse head coach Karen MacCrate Henning to an 87-26 record and six straight trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the last six years.