By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers are preparing to battle in Super Bowl 50 after both teams recorded impressive wins on Championship Sunday. The rest of the league has turned its attention to the off-season, preparing for free agency and the NFL draft.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Pittsburgh Steelers president Art Rooney II said the team wants to keep running back Le’Veon Bell long-term, but the team is unlikely to sign him to a contract extension this year, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Mark Kaboly.
• Former Notre Dame linebacker and projected first-round draft pick Jaylon Smith is expected to recover from a torn ACL and LCL in time to be ready for the 2016 NFL season, reports Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller.
• The doctor who discovered CTE, Bennet Omalu, told People.com that he “strongly suspects” that former NFL running back O.J. Simpson has the disease.