Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace's training-camp holdout became official when he did not arrive to move into his dorm...
Steelers' Wallace a no-show
Pittsburgh Steelers restricted free agent Mike Wallace's training-camp holdout became official when he did not arrive to move into his dorm room in Latrobe, Pa., and take part in coach Mike Tomlin's conditioning test.
Wallace, a starter in the Pro Bowl last season, was offered a one-year, $2.7 million tender by Pittsburgh. He has not signed it and did not take part in any of the Steelers' offseason workouts or minicamp.
"Obviously, we have a desire for him to be here," Tomlin said of the wide receiver. "We want him to be part of this thing, both short term and long term. We've been in negotiations with him. He's not here today. That's unfortunate for him."
Wallace is the biggest name to hold out on the Steelers since receiver Hines Ward, who was unhappy with his contract in 2005. Ward ended up missing two weeks before reporting on the day of the team's first exhibition game. He was signed to a four-year extension before the opener.
Packers drop veteran safety
The Green Bay Packers released veteran safety Charlie Peprah a day before their first training-camp practice, apparently over concern about a lingering knee injury.
Jaguars star stymied
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan indicated he will not offer running back Maurice Jones-Drew a new contract, the Florida Times-Union reported.
Jones-Drew skipped the Jaguars' entire offseason program because of displeasure with his contract situation. The NFL rushing leader last season has two years left on a five-year contract worth $31 million. He is scheduled to make $4.45 million this season and $4.95 million in 2013.
Lions sign cornerback
The Detroit Lions signed former New York Jets cornerback Justin Miller as they try to fill a position weakened by their dismissal of the legally challenged Aaron Berry and the injury loss of Chris Greenwood.
Bears' Knox still can't play
The Chicago Bears put receiver Johnny Knox on the physically unable to perform list. Knox suffered a gruesome back injury against the Seahawks last season and needed surgery to stabilize a vertebra.
Bengals cornerback hurt
Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, who was selected in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals, is expected to miss up to six weeks after fracturing a bone in his knee during a workout earlier this month.
Lopez in 3-team trade
The Hornets, Suns and Timberwolves agreed to a multiplayer trade sending 7-foot center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick from Phoenix to New Orleans, while moving forward Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft pick from Minnesota to Phoenix.
The deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller's $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear space under the NBA's salary cap. Minnesota also will receive two second-round draft picks from New Orleans, while the Hornets will receive cash.
Minnesota then came to terms with veteran free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko on a two-year, $20 million deal, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Also, the Wolves announced the signing of Russian guard Alexey Shved.
Pargo to Cleveland
The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired point guard Jeremy Pargo, a second-round draft pick in 2014 and cash considerations from the Memphis Grizzlies for forward D.J. Kennedy. Pargo, 26, a product of Gonzaga, played in 44 games with Memphis last season, averaging 2.9 points and 1.3 assists.
Another ex-Zag, frontliner Ronny Turiaf, will reportedly sign a one-year minimum contract with the L.A. Clippers.
Howard to Magic: no deal
All-Star center Dwight Howard reiterated his trade request in a meeting with Orlando Magic officials in California and said he will not sign another contract with the Magic, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
Allmendinger to participate
in recovery program
Suspended driver A.J. Allmendinger said he will participate in NASCAR's substance-abuse recovery program, a sign that he wants to get back to racing as soon as possible and avoid a fight over the accuracy of his failed drug test.
Allmendinger's business manager, Tara Ragan, confirmed multiple media reports that an amphetamine triggered the positive test.
• The Utah Jazz agreed to terms with guard Randy Foye. The Phoenix Suns re-signed guard Shannon Brown. The Dallas Mavericks signed former Florida State center and Air Force veteran Bernard James.
• Former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler is the latest big name from the NFL's past to sue the league over head injuries.
• The Philadelphia Eagles signed two-time Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar to a one-year contract.
• Two-time champion Sam Querrey of the United States won his opening match in the Farmers Classic, beating Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands 6-2, 6-2 at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.
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