CANTON, Ohio — Joe Montana, Joe Greene and Emmitt Smith are among the 22 Pro Football Hall of Famers voted to the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team.

The squad was selected by voters for the Hall of Fame inductions. It features one player who won five Super Bowl titles, defensive end Charles Haley, and 10 who earned four rings: Montana, Greene, Ronnie Lott, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, Mike Webster, Mel Blount, Jack Ham, Jack Lambert and Adam Vinatieri, the only unanimous selection and only Patriots representative.

The coach of the team was Chuck Noll, who won four championships with Pittsburgh, which had seven players selected.

PANTHERS: All-Pro linebacker Thomas Davis isn’t worried about his broken arm affecting his tackling ability in the Super Bowl.

The 11-year veteran had surgery Monday to have a plate inserted into his right forearm. He injured it on Sunday in the NFC championship game.

Davis said Thursday, “If I had concerns about hitting somebody or getting hit, I wouldn’t even take the field.”


He plans to wear a smaller brace than first expected – one similar to what ex-Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has worn in the past. It will not be as bulky as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s brace.

n For leading Carolina to the NFC championship, Cam Newton earned an additional $1 million in endorsement bonuses, putting him in position to become the NFL’s highest-paid pitchman.

In addition to the $31 million the Panthers will pay him this season, Newton makes $11 million annually from deals with numerous companies.

Newton trails Denver Broncos quarterback – and Super Bowl opponent – Peyton Manning, who, according to Forbes, earns $12 million from ad contracts.

THE GOVERNMENT body that oversees Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will consider a proposal to allow two NFL teams to temporarily share the historic stadium with the USC Trojans.

The Coliseum Commission will meet Thursday afternoon to consider amending USC’s current lease, which allows only one NFL team.


The Rams, who are relocating to LA, will play at the Coliseum until the team’s new stadium is built in suburban Inglewood, and the NFL has given the San Diego Chargers an option to join them.

If the Chargers decline, the option would transfer to the Oakland Raiders.

BROWNS: Owner Jimmy Haslam feels the team’s relationship with troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel can be repaired.

Manziel had a second straight difficult season with Cleveland, one that included his being benched for misbehavior off the field. Haslam said Manziel made “undeniable” progress as a starter, but the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s commitment remains a major question mark.

New Browns coach Hue Jackson has not yet spoken to Manziel, but Haslam believes “he’ll get around to talking to him.”

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