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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was arrested for driving while impaired Saturday morning in Raleigh, N.C., according to multiple reports.

Raleigh police captain Tommy Klein told ESPN that Gordon was "appreciably impaired."

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Gordon was taken into custody after being stopped for going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on U.S. 70 in northwest Raleigh around 3 a.m., according to the Associated Press. Gordon, 23, was released on bail. No attorney was list on court records.

Browns general manager Ray Farmer said the team is aware of the arrest and is disappointed. He did not comment further. Gordon could face a one-year suspension from the NFL for a previous failed drug test. He was suspended two games last season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

---The Atlanta Falcons placed wide receiver Drew Davis on the training camp physically unable to perform list Saturday.

Davis is expected to miss six weeks.

The Falcons signed Davis as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2011. He has 16 catches for 216 yards with three touchdowns in 32 games.


The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed defenseman David Savard to a two-year contract on Saturday that runs through the 2015-16 season.

Savard, 23, had five goals, 10 assists, a plus-2 rating, 28 penalty minutes and 63 shots on goal in 70 games last season. He also ranked fourth on the team with 81 blocked shots and was second in goals and hits (149) by a defenseman. Savard added four assists in six playoff games.

---The Vancouver Canucks re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Christopher Tanev to a one-year contract Saturday.

Tanev has played all four of his NHL seasons with the Canucks after the team signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Last season, Tanev set career highs with six goals, 11 assists, 17 points and a plus-12 rating in 64 games. In 156 NHL games, he has eight goals and 27 points.

The Canucks also signed defenseman Peter Andersson. The former fifth-round draft pick had two goals and 13 points in 58 games last season with Utica of the AHL.


Alabama junior running back Kenyan Drake was arrested Saturday morning and charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing government operations, according to AL.com.

Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's said Drake's bond was set at $1,000 and that he secured a bondsman. It is not clear how Drake obstructed government operations. The sheriff's office did not immediately provide details. The school did not immediately comment on Drake's arrest.

Drake, a backup last year, rushed for 694 yards with eight touchdowns. He has 975 rushing yards with 13 touchdowns in two seasons.

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