- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 22, 2009

Aaron Maybin wouldn’t let himself believe his long wait to sign with the Bills was about to end until he boarded a plane bound for Buffalo.

A few hours after taking off from Baltimore on Friday morning, the Bills’ top draft choice stood at a podium and expressed his delight after signing a five-year contract that includes about $15 million in guaranteed money.

“Ecstatic, overjoyed - whatever you want to call it, that’s me,” said Maybin, a defensive end selected 11th out of Penn State. “I’ve been smiling from ear to ear for the entire day, man, ever since I got off the plane.”

STEELERS: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger traveled for Saturday’s preseason game at FedEx Field, a sign that the quarterback’s right foot injury is not serious.

The team did not issue an injury update before leaving Pittsburgh, saying none is required by the NFL during the preseason. No one with the team has indicated the injury was more than minor.

Roethlisberger is not expected to play against the Redskins. He was hurt Thursday in practice when 345-pound left tackle Max Starks stepped on his foot.

RAIDERS: The Napa (Calif.) police department reopened its investigation into an attack that left assistant coach Randy Hanson with a broken bone in his face.

Hanson was hospitalized following the Aug. 5 attack that he told police was initiated by a member of the Raiders coaching staff at the team’s training camp hotel. Internet reports said head coach Tom Cable attacked Hanson during a meeting with some of the team’s defensive coaches.

Cable would not comment when asked about the news that the police had reopened the investigation. Earlier in the week, he said “nothing happened.”

The police said earlier this week that the case was closed because the victim was unwilling to cooperate with authorities. On Friday, the department announced it had been reopened, apparently after Hanson changed his mind.

TITANS: Receiver Chris Davis was charged with DUI after being stopped by police for speeding in downtown Nashville.

The arrest report stated when the officer pulled over Davis’ car, the player smelled of alcohol and his eyes were watery. Davis consented to a breath alcohol test, which registered 0.11. The level of intoxication in Tennessee is 0.08.

PANTHERS: The NFL fined running back Mike Goodson $7,500 for making a throat slash gesture after scoring a touchdown in Monday’s preseason game against the New York Giants.

Goodson turned to the crowd following his 14-yard TD run in the second half and put his hand to his throat. He was whistled for a 15-yard taunting penalty, and the NFL fined him for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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