Cardinals release Darius Philon day after arrest

The Arizona Cardinals released defensive end Darius Philon, a projected starter, a day after Maricopa County, Ariz., jail records indicate he was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly instrument.

According to TMZ, Philon was taken to a Maricopa County jail Friday on charges from an incident in May outside a Phoenix-area strip club.

Philon, 25, signed a two-year, $10 million contract in March. The former sixth-round draft pick out of Arkansas spent his first five NFL seasons with the Chargers, starting 19 of 54 career games with 9½ career sacks.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said rookie Zach Allen, a third-round pick out of Boston College, will take over as the starter at Philon’s position.

Chiefs 38, Bengals 17: Patrick Mahomes picked up where he left off in his record-breaking 2018 season, marching host Kansas City downfield for a first-quarter touchdown.

The reigning league MVP did a bit of everything on the only series by the Chiefs’ first-team offense, going 4-for-4 for 66 yards, adding a 10-yard scramble and inducing an an offside penalty. The drive was capped off by a 1-yard run by former 49ers running back Carlos Hyde.

Andy Dalton was nearly as sharp for Cincinnati, going 7-for-9 for 80 yards while leading his team on a 14-play, 75-yard touchdown march to open the game.

Lions injuries: Detroit wide receiver Jermaine Kearse is out indefinitely after breaking a a leg injury Thursday during the first possession of the preseason opener.

Kearse, who is in his first season with the Lions after stints with the Seahawks and Jets, and defensive tackle Darius Kilgo (leg injury) were placed on injured reserve.

The Lions signed quarterback Josh Johnson, an Oakland native, and running back Justin Stockton.

Defensive end Trey Flowers, who signed a five-year deal for $90 million in the offseason, was activated from the physically unable to perform list.

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