NFL players lose millions on investment

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. agency that regulates brokerage firms says 31 NFL players lost about $40 million they invested in an Alabama casino that went bankrupt.

Drought disrupts Mississippi transport

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Mississippi River has receded to critically low levels after months of drought, severely affecting commerce.

Linebacker Peterson signs with Atlanta

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga., March 10 (UPI) -- Veteran free-agent linebacker Mike Peterson signed a reported two-year deal Tuesday with the Atlanta Falcons.

Jags deactivate, fine Peterson

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars de-activated middle linebacker Mike Peterson for Sunday's contest at Detroit and fined him $10,000 for "insubordination."
Peterson back with Jaguars

Peterson back with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Linebacker Mike Peterson returned to the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars Friday after being sent home by Coach Jack Del Rio two straight days for insubordination.

Man: Neighbor killed by owl, not husband

DURHAM, N.C., May 26 (UPI) -- A former neighbor of a Durham, N.C., man convicted of his wife's murder claims the death was not caused by a human, but rather by an aggressive owl.

Larry Johnson heads monthly AFC honorees

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Running back Larry Johnson of Kansas City Thursday was named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for December/January.

Hines Ward leads AFC weekly honorees

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday.

Jaguars extend Taylor's contract

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 28 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars Friday signed star running back Fred Taylor to a four-year contract extension worth at least $16.8 million, including a signing bonus o

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Darius signs one-year franchise tender

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Safety Donovin Darius, the anchor of the Jacksonville Jaguars' secondary, signed the club's one-year tender offer Tuesday as a franchise player.

Jaguars sign free agent DE Hugh Douglas

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday landed one of the biggest prizes of the free agent class this offseason by signing defensive end Hugh Douglas.

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Peterson signs with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 13 (UPI) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent linebacker Mike Peterson to a multi-year contract.

Redskins trade for Trung Canidate

ASHBURN, Va., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins acquired running back Trung Canidate from the St. Louis Rams Friday for guard David Loverne and a 2003 fourth-round draft pick.
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Mike Peterson
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Mike Peterson (54) and an unidentified man (right) try to calm safety Deon Grant as he exchanges heated words with Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth following an NFL football game on Sunday, November 20, 2005 at The Coliseum in Nashville, TN. Grant and Haynesworth played together in college at the University of Tennessee. (UPI Photo/Billy Suratt)

Porter Michael Peterson (born June 17, 1976 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida.

Peterson has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is the older brother of Chicago Bears running back Adrian N. Peterson.

He played collegiately at the University of Florida starting 24 of 42 games posted up 249 tackles, 3 force fumbles, 13 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks and was named to Associated Press All-SEC first-team.

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