Cowboys tops in value
The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $1.85 billion, according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.
Following the Cowboys are the Washington Redskins ($1.55 billion), New England Patriots ($1.4 billion), New York Giants ($1.3 billion), and New York Jets ($1.223 billion).
Altogether, 15 teams are worth $1 billion; the others are the Eagles, Houston, Chicago, Green Bay, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Miami, and Carolina.
Least in value, Forbes reports, are the Jacksonville Jaguars ($725 million).
What's in a name?
Henry Hynoski Jr., made the Giants roster as an undrafted running back out of Pittsburgh. His father played for Temple and one year for Cleveland before injuries ended his career.
Security will be tight at 13 NFL games and the U.S. Open tennis tournament on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Jeff Miller, the NFL's chief security officer, and Michael Rodriguez, the U.S. Open's director of security, said they were in contact with the Department of Homeland Security and, as of Wednesday, had not been informed of any credible threats to their arenas.
Punter Mike Scifres agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep him with San Diego through 2016. No financial terms were announced. . . . Texans running back Arian Foster, the league's top rusher in 2010, is questionable for Sunday with a hamstring injury.
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This article contains information from the Associated Press.