A day after the Minnesota State Legislature approved nearly $1 billion to build a new stadium, the Vikings owners told ESPN.com that they are interested in hosting the Super Bowl.
The stadium is scheduled to be built in time for the 2016 season.
"I know the Super Bowl process typically happens in the spring, so potentially as soon as a year from now we could be a bidder," team co-owner Mark Wilf said. "We haven't talked to officials about it yet, but we see no reason why we wouldn't be ripe to put in a bid for a Super Bowl, and we're hopeful and we'll do everything we can as owners to persuade our partners that it's a great community, and have a Super Bowl here hopefully as early as 2017."
Bidding has already started for Super Bowl L, which is in 2016. The earliest Super Bowl that Minnesota could bid for is the following year.
Minnesota last hosted the Super Bowl in 1992.
Owens appeared last week on the "Dr. Phil" syndicated show, saying he was broke despite making $80 million during his NFL career. He altered his story Friday during an interview with WQXI AM.
"I'm not broke," Owens told the Atlanta sports radio station. "My broke, for the normal person, is not their broke."
"My circumstances have changed. That means I don't make the same amount of money that I used to make. With my financial situation, people are asking how did I blow $60 million or $80 million? Those numbers are skewed. If you just kind of factor in the numbers of what I made and how many years I've played. Other than that, I don't know what else to say. ... I'm not an extravagant living-type person. I didn't blow my money. My money was stolen and mismanaged."
His appearance on Dr. Phil was to discuss his missing child support payments.
Owens, who played in 15 seasons and appeared in six Pro Bowls, is among the top five all-time receivers in yards and touchdowns. He said he would like another chance at the NFL after no team signed him last season.
"My thing is, just let me have an opportunity to go out on my own terms," he said. "I know I can still play."
The deal is for one year, according to the Buffalo News. ESPN.com reported the deal is worth $2 million with $1 million more in incentives.
"We think adding Vince to our roster will create more competition for the backup quarterback position," said Bills general manager Buddy Nix in a statement. "He brings with him some unique physical abilities that most are aware of and that will make the competition interesting. It's all about improving our team."
Young, who worked out with the Bills earlier this month, played last season with the Philadelphia Eagles as a backup to Michael Vick. Young threw for 866 yards, four touchdowns and nine interceptions in six games.
The two-time Pro Bowl honoree had his best seasons with the Tennessee Titans from 2006-2010. He has completed 755-of-1,304 passes for 8,964 yards and 46 touchdowns. Also, he has rushed for 1,459 rushing yards on 282 carries with 12 touchdowns in 60 games.
However, his career has been checkered, including being demoted to backup in 2008 and his release by the Titans in 2011.
TV sources said the team is no longer in consideration, according to the New York Daily News, though the network would not confirm the decision.
"We still have time to decide, an HBO spokesman told the Daily News, "And we, and our NFL Films partners, haven't made any decisions yet."
The Jets, who were featured on the NFL reality series two seasons ago, were sought because of the drama that has filled their locker room in previous seasons – and the expected storylines for the upcoming season.
With quarterback Mark Sanchez expected to receive pressure from newly acquired Tim Tebow, the Jets were thought to draw big ratings for the series. However, coach Rex Ryan reportedly fought against the returning the reality series because of repairs needed in the locker-room morale.
Campbell's signing is expected to be announced Friday, according to the Arizona Republic and NFL.com. It will provide salary-cap relief for signing rookies and extensions for other key defensive players.
The deal, which is worth $55 million, according to NFL.com, is expected to lower his salary-cap figure from $10.7 million. That figure was set when Campbell had the franchise tag placed on him earlier during the off-season.
Campbell, 25, had a career-high 72 tackles and a team-leading eight sacks last season. He also forced two fumbles, recovered one, had his first career interception and blocked three field-goal attempts.
Cornerback Derrius Brooks, outside linebacker Julian Miller, guard Mike Ryan and tackle Landon Walker were waived after all incoming rookies were given physicals. The four undrafted rookies were prepared to take part in the team's rookie minicamp.
The team quickly signed defensive end Steve Hancock, tackle Billy Murphy and defensive back Taiedo Smith to fill spots on the rookie roster.
Besides wide receiver Wylie, the Chiefs signed running back Cyrus Gray of Texas A&M (sixth round), Junior Hemingway of Michigan (seventh-round) and Jerome Long of San Diego State (seventh round).
The Chiefs still have four draft picks to sign, including first-round pick Dontari Poe, a defensive tackle from Memphis