Alameda, Calif. The Oakland Raiders cut ties with Aaron Brooks on Thursday, declining to pick up the option on the quarterback's contract after one difficult season. Brooks, who would have been due a $5 million roster bonus if he had stayed on the roster, failed to win any of his eight starts with the Raiders.
Winslow surgery extensive
Cleveland - Kellen Winslow underwent microfracture surgery on his right knee last month, a more extensive procedure than was initially revealed and one that will require a longer recovery. The Browns' tight end, who tied a team record for receptions last season despite being slowed by a bad knee, remains on crutches following the Jan. 30 operation.
Ravens won't tag Thomas
Baltimore - The Baltimore Ravens decided against designating Pro Bowl linebacker Adalius Thomas its franchise player, a move that will enable the seven-year veteran to become an unrestricted free agent. The Ravens haven't given up on the possibility of retaining Thomas, who ranked third on the team with 106 tackles.
Colts to take trophy on tour
Indianapolis - The Indianapolis Colts are taking their Super Bowl championship trophy on a 50-stop tour over the next month. The tour will cover the state and include two stops in Kentucky and one in Danville, Ill.
Police seize 'Pacman' cash
Las Vegas - More than $81,000 in cash belonging to Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones was seized by police, who say the money sparked a weekend melee and a triple shooting at a strip club.