Big names available in NFL free agent market…Packers ink Cobb…Nats to open without Span

UNDATED (AP) — Wide receiver Andre Johnson and cornerback Darrelle Revis (dah-REHL REE’-vihs) likely will be playing for new NFL teams next season. The Houston Texans have released Johnson, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who asked to be traded last month. ESPN reported that the Patriots have decided not to pick up Revis’ $20 million option, allowing him to become a free agent.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have officially re-signed receiver Randall Cobb after the two sides agreed to a four-year, $40 million contract over the weekend. He combined with Jordy Nelson to form one of the top receiving duos last season, finishing with career highs of 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Packers also re-signed quarterback Scott Tolzein (TOHL’-zyn).

VIERA, Fla. (AP) — Washington center fielder Denard (deh-NARD’) Span has had surgery to repair a right core muscle injury and will miss the team’s opener next month. Manager Matt Williams says the projected time for Span’s return is uncertain and that he won’t be able to engage in any baseball activity for between four and six weeks.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee says his season and possibly his career could be over if he has to have surgery on his ailing left elbow. The former Cy Young Award winner is awaiting a second opinion in the injury. The 36-year-old left-hander didn’t pitch after July 31 last year because of an elbow strain.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Members of the Oklahoma football team held a protest Monday after several members of the campus fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon participated in a racist video. The players chose not to practice and instead walked arm-in-arm, wearing black. A school spokesman said the team and coach Bob Stoops agreed to protest instead of practicing.