The Arizona Cardinals released outside linebacker Seth Joyner, a move to create room within the team’s salary cap.
Joyner ranked among the team leaders in tackles last season with 124. He started all season, recording five sacks.
Cardinals president Bill Bidwill said Joyner was released to free up money within the National Football League’s limit on team payrolls so the team could sign other players.
Bidwill said Joyner could return if he is willing to accept a smaller contract.
Joyner was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1991, 1993 and 1994. He is an 11-year veteran of the National Football League who spent eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before joining the Cardinals in 1994.
Bengals re-sign WR Scott
The Cincinnati Bengals signed wide receiver Darnay Scott to a one-year, $785,000 contract, ensuring the return of their primary deep threat.
Taken with the 30th overall pick in the 1994 draft out of San Diego State, Scott had 58 catches for 833 yards and five touchdowns last year. He averaged 14.4 yards a catch, leading the team for the third straight year.
Scott was a restricted free agent, meaning any team that signed him would have surrendered a first-round draft pick to Cincinnati as compensation.
Chiefs sign McMillian
The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent cornerback Mark McMillian to a three-year contract.
McMillian, 27, started all 16 games for the New Orleans Saints last season and 47 of 64 game for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1992-1995. He was New Orleans’ sixth-leading tackler last season with a career-high 67 and he also had two interceptions and one fumble recovery.
McMillian, who played at Alabama, was selected in the 10th round of the 1992 NFL draft by Philadelphia.
Moulds gets fine, community service
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Eric Moulds was fined $540 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service for attacking two women.
Buffalo City Judge Robert Russell, while sparing Moulds a jail term, also ordered him to stay away from the women and undergo counseling with a doctor who works with the Bills and the NFL.
Moulds, 23, the Bills’ top draft choice in 1996, pleaded guilty to harassment April 29 after he was charged with attacking his former girlfriend and a Buffalo State College student. The women were identified in court only by their first names.
Both charges were made within days of each other in March. Police said Moulds showed up at his former girlfriend’s apartment and lifted the 95-pound woman by the neck and later spat in her face.
The Buffalo State student told police Moulds confronted her in bars during a three-day stretch, at one point grabbing her by the arm and saying, “I’ll get you.”