The power company that provides service to the New Orleans Superdome has traced Sunday's Super Bowl blackout to a faulty electrical device.
Entergy New Orleans announced Friday that an electrical relay failed in the third quarter of the game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. The game was delayed more than 30 minutes until power and lights were fully restored to the stadium.
The energy provider said the device was installed to protect the Superdome equipment in the event of a cable failure between the switchgear and the stadium.
It appears Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is going to be just fine. Coach John Harbaugh said Ngata did not suffer major knee damage in the Super Bowl and should be set to go for training camp this summer.
---Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones continues to give his endorsement to Jason Garrett, saying he thinks the team has its coach of the future.
Jones emphasized that Garrett made the call on recent changes to his coaching staff that included the departure of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
---Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach Scottie Montgomery is leaving to become the offensive coordinator at Duke, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Montgomery came to the Steelers in 2010 from Duke, where he was wide receivers coach for four years. He also played the position for the Blue Devils and is among the school's leading career receivers.
---The Carolina Panthers added depth to their defensive line by signing eight-year NFL veteran Colin Cole.
Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. He is the first player signed by new Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman.
Charlotte, N.C., mayor Anthony Foxx said the city will give the Panthers $143.75 million over the next 15 years from a food and beverage tax increase.
The Charlotte Observer reported that if the deal is finalized, the team would be required to stay in Charlotte during that time. The city has to approve a 1 percent food and beverage tax increase. About $62.5 million would come from the state. The Panthers are seeking $250 million to make improvements to Bank of America Stadium.