The Dallas Cowboys signed left tackle Tyron Smith to an eight-year extension worth close to $98 million. The total value of the deal is close to $110 million.

The deal averages $12.2 million per year and includes a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple reports.

Smith, 23, is considered one of the top young blind-side protectors in the NFL. He has started all 47 games in which he has played since being selected in the first round in 2011, missing one game in 2012, the year he took over protecting quarterback Tony Romo's blind side after spending his first season at right tackle.

---The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday they will retire Hall of Fame defensive tackle Joe Greene's No. 75 in a ceremony on Nov. 2 when they will host the Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field.

Greene's number will become just the second that the Steelers retired, joining Ernie Stautner in achieving that distinction. Stautner, also a defensive tackle, had his No. 70 retired in 1964.

Greene, the leader of the "Steel Curtain" defense during the 1970s, helped lead the Steelers to four Super Bowl victories and six AFC Championship game appearances. He played a critical role in the Steelers' Super Bowl IX victory, the team's first championship, in a win over the Minnesota Vikings with an interception and a fumble recovery. In his post-playing career, Greene became a member of Chuck Noll's coaching staff for five years, and he later joined the Steelers personnel department for nine years.

---The Green Bay Packers signed general manager Ted Thompson to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday. Terms of the extension were not disclosed.

Thompson, who also holds the titles of executive vice president and director of football operations, is entering his 10th season as the head of the team's football operations. One of the most respected executives in the league, Thompson has helped groom a number of high-level personnel evaluators, including Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider and Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Known for his sharp scouting eye, Thompson, 61, has built the Packers into a perennial playoff contender largely through the NFL Draft since taking over as general manager in 2005.

---Wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his minimum one-year suspension for testing positive for marijuana on Friday in New York in front of an NFL-appointed arbitrator.

Attorney Maurice Suh will argue Gordon did not smoke marijuana but instead inhaled second-hand smoke which resulted in a positive test, according to various reports. Gordon's attorneys also contend the test was faulty, according to reports, because of a disparity in Gordon's urine sample.

Gordon is in Stage 3 of the league's substance abuse program because he tested positive for marijuana in 2012 and positive for what he said was codeine in prescribed cough syrup last year. He reportedly tested negative for marijuana in random tests at least 70 times.

---Mark Davis, the owner of the Oakland Raiders, confirmed visiting with San Antonio officials about relocating his team to that area.

Davis said he met with former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros, then-mayor Julian Castro, city manager Sheryl Sculley, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and the president and chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce in mid-July.

NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello said the NFL "received no applications from any of our teams to relocate at this point, so there is nothing for us to respond to."

---New York Giants running back David Wilson is out indefinitely and will not play in Sunday's Hall of Fame preseason opener and his football future is in question.

Wilson awaits an appointment on Aug. 4 with Dr. Frank Cammissa at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Dr. Cammissa is the surgeon who performed Wilson's spinal fusion.

With about 10 minutes remaining in practice Tuesday, Wilson was spotted walking off the field with head trainer Ronnie Barnes after suffering what coach Tom Coughlin described as a "burner." Wilson was just cleared for contact on July 21, the first day of training camp, after recovering from neck surgery six months ago.

---Patrick Peterson, in the discussion as the NFL's top cornerback, received a five-year extension worth $70 million from the Arizona Cardinals.

The extension begins in 2015 and is worth $70 million, including $48 million guaranteed, Peterson said.

Peterson announced on Twitter on Tuesday night. The team followed with an official announcement.

The deal exceeds the $68 million contract for Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden and the four-year, $56 million pact Richard Sherman signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

---Rookie Demarcus Lawrence, the Dallas Cowboys' hand-picked replacement for DeMarcus Ware, could miss half of the regular season with a broken foot.

Lawrence was injured Tuesday in a training camp workou at Oxnard, Calif., and will miss 2-3 months.

The 34th overall pick in the 2014 draft, the Cowboys traded up to select Lawrence, who is penciled in as the starting right defensive end in Rod Marinelli's defense. He was trying to beat left tackle Tyron Smith in a blocking drill in camp Tuesday when he was tossed to the ground clutching his right ankle and foot. He was carted off to receive medical attention.

Already without left defensive end Anthony Spencer, who is on the physically unable to perform list, the Cowboys might soon be scouring for veteran options.

---Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the season opener for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the league announced Wednesday.

Bradham will be eligible to return to the Bills' active roster on Sept. 8 after the team's Sept. 7 game against the Chicago Bears. The suspension most likely arises from an August 2013 arrest for marijuana possession.

In 2013, Bradham had 29 tackles. He was a fourth-round pick in 2012 out of Florida State.

---The Buffalo Bills announced that running back Fred Jackson signed a contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jackson, 33, is the oldest running back in the NFL and the Bills fortified the depth chart behind him and C.J. Spiller with the offseason additions of Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon. However, Jackson has remained productive, including a career-high nine rushing touchdowns last season to go along with 1,277 all-purpose yards - the third-best mark of his career.

---Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers Michael Irvin and Cris Carter were named alumni captains for the 2015 Pro Bowl.

The format adopted last year plays out like a fantasy football draft over two days on live television.

Following inaugural draft captains Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders, Irvin and Carter will not act alone. Each will have active player captains and one fantasy football champion, who will earn their spot with an online game this season.

---Guard Carl Nicks was officially released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed cornerback Kip Edwards to fill his spot on the 90-man roster.

Edwards entered the NFL via Missouri as an undrafted free agent but was waived by the Bills at the end of the 2013 preseason. He spent time during the 2013 season on the practice squads of the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota Vikings.

---The Denver Broncos signed defensive linemen Will Pericak and Cody Larsen, the team announced Wednesday.

The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Pericak is a first-year player who spent time on San Diego's and Jacksonville's practice squads last season. Pericak, 24, played at the University of Colorado and was a highly touted linebacker at Boulder High School. Larsen, 26, spent his rookie year on Baltimore's practice squad. The 6-foot-4, 300-pound lineman played at Southern Utah.

---Geno Atkins is eligible to practice with the Cincinnati Bengals nine months removed from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

The All-Pro defensive tackle was activated from the physically unable to perform list slightly ahead of team projections. At the start of training camp, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said Atkins was definitely on schedule to play Week 1.