TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama and NFL receiver Ardarius Stewart has been arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed linebacker Tarell Basham off waivers from Indianapolis and waived defensive lineman Bronson Kaufusi.
Basham was a third-round draft pick of the Colts out of Ohio University last year. He was waived by Indianapolis on Thursday after playing in one game this season. Basham had seven tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in 15 games as a rookie.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have waived wide receiver ArDarius Stewart, who served a two-game suspension to start the season.
Stewart was a third-round draft pick last year out of Alabama and caught six passes for 82 yards in 15 games as a rookie. He also had seven rushes for 27 yards.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets have cut 18 players, including veteran linebackers David Bass and Kevin Minter, to pare their roster to 71.
New York has until 4 p.m. EDT on Saturday to reach the NFL's 53-man limit.
Safety Rontez Miles, on the physically unable to perform list, is expected to be moved to the regular-season PUP list and clear another spot.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver ArDarius Stewart has been suspended by the NFL without pay for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Stewart, entering his second NFL season, can return to the active roster on Sept. 17. He's eligible to take part in all preseason practices and games. Stewart participated in the Jets' first practice of training camp Friday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo is upset with the NFL's handling of a replay review in a preseason game against the Jets.
McAdoo said Sunday that the league failed to alert the game officials before the next snap and the Giants not only lost a possible late, game-clinching sack and fumble recovery but rookie free agent defensive end Evan Schwan broke his foot on what turned out to be a non-play in the Giants' 32-31 win on Saturday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A trophy shelf's worth of hardware accompanied several of Alabama's biggest defensive stars to the NFL, but linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and the Crimson Tide don't seem too concerned.
"We're Bama," Hamilton said. "We just reload. Everybody is going to embrace the challenge."
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets rookie wide receiver ArDarius Stewart is recovering from recent operations on a thumb and his groin.
The third-round draft pick out of Alabama had the injuries before joining the Jets, coach Todd Bowles said. Although Stewart participated in rookie minicamp last month, he needed to have the procedures during the past two weeks.
Bowles says Wednesday that Stewart should be "good to go" for the start of training camp in late July.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets have signed veteran cornerback Corey White and waived/injured wide receiver Brisly Estime.
The team also announced Wednesday that it has signed third-round pick ArDarius Stewart, leaving first-rounder Jamal Adams as the lone unsigned player among the nine draft picks.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed safety Marcus Maye and linebacker Dylan Donahue, leaving just two of their nine draft picks unsigned.
Wide receiver Devin Smith also cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted to the Jets' injured reserve list. The 2015 second-round draft pick from Ohio State tore his ACL during the offseason workout program.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Safety was the New York Jets' top priority early in the NFL draft.
After taking LSU's Jamal Adams at No. 6 overall Thursday night, the Jets surprisingly selected Florida's Marcus Maye with their second-round pick Friday night.
Coming off a 5-11 season and in what appears to be a rebuilding mode, New York entered the draft with plenty of needs. Safety was one of them — and the Jets decided to double up at the position with their first two picks.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's top blocker, cornerback and receiver are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft.
Outland Trophy-winning left tackle Cam Robinson, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and wide receiver ArDarius Stewart announced their decisions on Friday, four days after the Crimson Tide lost to Clemson in the national championship game. Robinson and Humphrey are both projected as first-round picks.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts was among 11 Crimson Tide players making the coaches All-Southeastern teams. LSU tailback Leonard Fournette was a second-team pick, behind teammate Derrius Guice.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It hasn't exactly been the kind of week-in-a-bubble Alabama coach Nick Saban would want before a Southeastern Conference game.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide has dealt with injury questions, a star player's arrest and backup quarterback Blake Barnett leaving the team leading up to Saturday night's game with Kentucky.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's passing game is no longer primarily the Calvin Ridley show.
ArDarius Stewart has muscled his way into a co-starring role for the top-ranked Crimson Tide with a dogged running style after the catch and a knack for the deep ball.
No. 1 Alabama (2-0) at No. 19 Mississippi (1-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 11½.
Series Record: Alabama leads 47-11-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The winner will be the favorite to win the SEC's Western Division. Alabama is trying to avoid losing to Ole Miss for a third straight season. The Rebels beat Alabama 23-17 in 2014 in Oxford and 43-37 in 2015 in Tuscaloosa, which is the first two-game losing streak for the Tide in a series that dates back to 1894.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — While Nick Saban wants to see improvement, top-ranked Alabama was pretty impressive in the opening of its national-title defense — without a proven quarterback and with Heisman Trophy-winning tailback Derrick Henry in the NFL.
That Crimson Tide defense, down four players taken in the first two rounds of the NFL draft last spring, is still physical and dominating, too.