NFL notes: Funeral services set for sports broadcaster Pat Summerall

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Funeral services for famed sports broadcaster Pat Summerall will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Worship Center at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.

Summerall died Tuesday in Dallas at age 82.

“His majestic voice was treasured by millions of NFL fans for more than four decades. Pat always represented the essence of class and friendship. It is a sad day in the NFL. Our hearts go out to Pat’s wife Cheri and the entire Summerall family. Pat will always be an important part of NFL history,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said.

Prestonwood Baptist Church is located at 6801 W. Park Blvd in Plano. The service is open to the public.

Pack signs Matthews

Green Bay Packers All-Pro linebacker Clay Matthews signed a five-year extension worth $66 million, including a $20.5 million signing bonus, according to, which makes him the league’s highest-paid linebacker.

In four seasons and 55 starts, Matthews has 42 1/2 sacks.


• Dolphins: According to league sources, Miami has had extensive talks with Kansas City about acquiring left tackle Branden Albert for a second-round pick, and team sources acknowledge a trade could be finalized before the draft. The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Albert, a five-year starter, but talks on a multiyear deal have stalled.

• Seahawks: Former Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield signed a one-year contract to join a defensive backfield that already features two All-Pros and two other past Pro Bowl selections.

• Won’t join lawsuit: Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg says that while he and his neurologist blame concussions for his Parkinson’s disease, he’s not going to sue the NFL like thousands of other former players. “I have been asked to join these lawsuits and my gut feeling, first thought, is no,” Gregg said. “I’ve always been an independent type. I never believed in somebody else being responsible for my life and for my well being.”

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