Former Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins is back in the National Football League.
Collins, who retired during the off-season, has signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts. Collins gives the Colts some stability at quarterback with the uncertainity of starting quarterback Peyton Manning, who had neck surgery in May.
Collins, now in his 17th year, was a first-round choice of the Carolina Panthers in 1995. During his career, Collins (he's also played for the Oakland Raiders, the New York Giants, the New Orleans Saints, and the Tennessee Titans) has thrown for 40,441 yards and he's completed 56% of his passes. Last season, Collins, who is 38-years-old, appearned in ten games, seven as a starter, and he threw for 1,823 yards, 14 touchdowns with eight interceptions. The Colts open the season against the Houston Texans on September 11.
FORMER TAR HEEL McADOO SIGNS WITH RAVENS
Defensive end Michael McAdoo, who was deemed ineligible by the NCAA for the 2011 season at the University of North Carolina, has come to terms on a contract with the Baltimore Ravens.
McAdoo, who was suspended for academic violations, was taken by the Ravens in the NFL's Supplemental Draft on Monday. He's 6-foot-7 and weighs 245 pounds. McAdoo, a suspect of plagiarism, currently has a pending lawsuit against the NCAA for the allegations against him.
SCOTT RESIGNS AT RICHMOND
Latrell Scott has stepped down as football coach at the University of Richmond.
Scott, who was arrested for driving under the influence Monday night, turned in his resignation Tuesday.
It was his second DUI offense in seven years. In his only season at the helm, the Spiders were 6-5 last fall. Offensive coordinator Wayne Lineburg has been named the interim head coach, and he will continue as the team's offensive coordinator. The Spiders open the season September 3 at Duke.