The Detroit Lions added some depth at the Wide Receiver position this week when they inked a member of the Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos receiving corp, 31-year old Andre Caldwell to a one year deal. It’s possible Caldwell was brought in to compete for the spot left by Calvin Johnson, who retired in the offseason.
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Detroit — A police report obtained by the Associated Press is shedding new light on the domestic dispute that put Denver Broncos defensive end Jason Hunter in the hospital.
The report from Detroit police says Hunter, who played for the Lions in 2009, was struck in the left upper chest by a kitchen knife hurled at him by his girlfriend during an argument over cell phones the morning of April 27. The report was obtained by the AP through a Freedom of Information Act request.
According to the report, Hunter told police the woman waved the knife and told him to stay back before throwing it “on accident.” She took her 27-year-old boyfriend to the hospital and later was arrested. Prosecutors haven’t charged her.
Hunter’s agent, Robert Walker, said Monday the five-year pro “is well.” Hunter required several stitches.
Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was suspended without pay by the Washington Redskins on Tuesday for the last four games of the regular season, capping a saga that began last offseason.
The move, which the Redskins announced was made because of “conduct detrimental to the club,” comes after a long, difficult back-and-forth between Haynesworth, a two-time All-Pro with a $100 million contract, and first-year Washington head coach Mike Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls with the Denver Broncos.
Haynesworth skipped offseason workouts, boycotted a mandatory minicamp, needed 10 days to pass a conditioning test at training camp, did all he could to resist a change in the defensive scheme and then eventually became a part-time player.
His main gripe has been that he shouldn’t be playing nose tackle in a 3-4 defense.
The Redskins said general manager Bruce Allen told Haynesworth about the suspension Tuesday. Haynesworth was inactive for Washington’s 31-7 loss at the New York Giants on Sunday, which dropped the Redskins to 5-7.
In the team’s statement Tuesday, Shanahan is quoted as saying that Haynesworth “repeatedly refused to cooperate with our coaching staff in a variety of ways over an extended period of time.”
Shanahan also said Haynesworth “consistently indicated” to defensive coaches that he wouldn’t play in certain defensive packages and refused to follow coaches’ instructions in practice and during games.