Broncos Sign Mincey – NFL Roundup For Dec. 18th
UNDATED (AP) — The New Orleans Saints will have a new kicker when they take on the Panthers in Carolina this Sunday, a game that could determine the NFC South champion.
The Saints have released Garrett Hartley, two days after he had one field goal blocked and hooked another in a 27-16 loss at St. Louis. He's missed eight of 29 kicks inside 50 yards this season.
The Saints haven't announced who will replace Hartley.
Also in the NFL:
— The Denver Broncos have bolstered their defensive line by signing defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who was released by Jacksonville after a falling-out with management last week. Mincey reunites with Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who was his head coach with the Jaguars earlier in his career.
— Colts linebacker Pat Angerer has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. He was bothered all season by an undisclosed knee injury but continued to play despite the pain. Last year, Angerer made only three starts because of a foot injury.
— Bengals punter Kevin Huber says he'll have surgery on Friday to repair a broken jaw he suffered during Sunday night's loss to the Steelers. Huber was hit in the jaw by Pittsburgh's Terence Garvin during a block on a punt return, causing Cincinnati to sign punter Shawn Powell.
— Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley has landed on injured reserve with a strained right calf, ending his season and perhaps his time patrolling the left side of Pittsburgh's 3-4 defense. He limped off the field in the first quarter of Sunday's 30-20 win over Cincinnati and did not return.
— Dallas has placed linebacker Justin Durant on injured reserve due to a hamstring injury suffered in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.
— The Jaguars will finish the season without receiver Cecil Shorts III and guard Will Rackley after placing them on injured reserve. Shorts needs surgery to repair a nagging groin injury, and Rackley is suffering from post-concussion symptoms.
— The King County Medical Examiner's Office says the death of former first-round NFL draft pick Reggie Rogers two months ago was due to a combination of cocaine and alcohol intoxication. Officials determined his death was accidental.