NFL NEWS ARCHIVE
» Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Rams CB Johnson likely playing under franchise tender

Trumaine Johnson is expected to play under the franchise tender for a second straight season after being unable to reach an agreement on a long-term contract with the Los Angeles Rams, ESPN reported Tuesday.


Saints’ Fairley to miss 2017 season with heart problem

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley was placed on the season-ending reserve/non-football illness list Monday because of a heart issue.


Brady named NFL’s top player in Top 100 poll

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was voted the NFL's top player Monday in the NFL Network's annual top 100 poll, a ranking from votes of 902 of his peers in the league.


» Monday, June 26, 2017

Vikings WR Floyd sentenced to one day in jail

Michael Floyd was sentenced Monday to one day in jail and will have to complete the final five days of his house arrest after a Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Court judge found the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver violated the terms of his house arrest.


NFL notebook: Saints’ Fairley (heart) to miss 2017 season

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley was placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday because of a heart issue.


Saints’ Fairley to miss 2017 season with heart problem

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley was placed on season-ending injured reserve Monday because of a heart issue.


Vikings WR Floyd sentenced to one day in jail

Michael Floyd was sentenced Monday to one day in jail and will have to complete the final five days of his house arrest after a Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Court judge found the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver violated the terms of his house arrest.


Ex-Packers RB Green arrested on felony child abuse charge

Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green has been charged with felony child abuse on Monday after his 15-year-old daughter told police he punched her in the face.


Arizona prosecutor wants jail time for Vikings WR Floyd

An Arizona prosecutor will ask a judge to jail Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd, who said kombucha tea caused him to violate terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol.


Panthers QB Newton throws for first time since surgery

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is throwing again for the first time since undergoing offseason surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right throwing shoulder.


» Sunday, June 25, 2017

Chiefs interested in discussing GM opening with Riddick

The Kansas City Chiefs reportedly are interested in interviewing ESPN analyst Louis Riddick for their vacant general manager opening.


NFL Note - Minnesota Vikings Floyd, Michael

WR Michael Floyd's defense that kombucha tea caused him to violate terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol has the support of his team. Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren wrote a letter backing Floyd's claim that he did not know kombucha tea contains alcohol, according to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Warren sent the letter to Floyd's attorney, Robert Feinberg, who attached it to a defense motion urging Scottsdale (Ariz.) City Judge Statia Hendrix to cancel the hearing and reinstate electronic monitoring for the last five days of Floyd's 96-day home confinement. According to the newspaper, Warren's letter corroborates Floyd's claim that he was unaware kombucha tea contained alcohol when he drank several bottles while watching movies into the early morning of June 11. Floyd, 27, later failed three self-administered Breathalyzer tests and was ordered by the Scottsdale judge to appear Monday and prove he did not violate probation from his February extreme DUI conviction. The violation could land Floyd back in jail.


» Saturday, June 24, 2017

Vikings backing Floyd’s alcohol-based tea defense

The Minnesota Vikings are supporting wide receiver Michael Floyd's defense that kombucha tea caused him to violate terms of his house arrest by accidentally ingesting alcohol.


» Friday, June 23, 2017

Rams release DT Walker after sexual assault accusation

The Los Angeles Rams released defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker after a report surfaced that he has been accused of sexual assault in Lafayette, La.


NFL notebook: Raiders’ Carr says he left money on table

The Oakland Raiders officially signed Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million contract extension through the 2022 season, and the star quarterback said he "never chased the money."


Raiders QB Carr says he left money on table

The Oakland Raiders officially signed Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million contract extension through the 2022 season, and the star quarterback said he "never chased the money."


Green Bay confident city can host successful NFL Draft

Green Bay, by far the smallest market in the NFL, is pushing to host an upcoming draft.


Jets owner Johnson nominated as ambassador to Britain

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom.


» Thursday, June 22, 2017

NFL notebook: Carr agrees to five-year, $125 million deal

Quarterback Derek Carr took to social media on Thursday to announce that he has finalized a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders.


Raiders QB Carr signs five-year deal reportedly worth $125M

Quarterback Derek Carr took to social media on Thursday to announce that he has finalized a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders.


Saints ink first-round pick Ramczyk

The New Orleans Saints signed first-round draft pick tackle Ryan Ramczyk to a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.


Chiefs extend Reid, part ways with GM Dorsey

Andy Reid signed a contract extension to remain coach of the Kansas City Chiefs after four seasons and is also taking over player personnel duties after the team parted ways with general manager John Dorsey.


Raiders QB Carr signs five-year deal reportedly worth $125M

Quarterback Derek Carr took to social media on Thursday to announce that he has finalized a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders.


» Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jets LB Mauldin arrested for assault

New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin was arrested after allegedly attacking a man at a New York City nightclub, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.


Packers’ Guion charged with DUI

Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion was charged with driving under the influence after an arrest early Wednesday in Hawaii.


NFL notebook: Raiders, Carr reportedly close to deal

The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay the quarterback approximately $25 million per season, ESPN reported Wednesday, citing league sources.


Raiders, QB Carr reportedly close to massive deal

The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay the quarterback approximately $25 million per season, ESPN reported Wednesday, citing league sources.


Maclin says Chiefs released him via voicemail

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin told ESPN's Adam Schefter that he was informed of his release by the Kansas City Chiefs via voicemail earlier this month.


Cowboys’ Jones, Hall of Fame group meet Pope Francis

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and a Pro Football Hall of Fame delegation met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday.


Raiders, QB Carr reportedly close to massive deal

The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay the quarterback approximately $25 million per season, ESPN reported Wednesday, citing league sources.


Ex-Jets LB Harris reaches two-year deal with Patriots

Former New York Jets linebacker David Harris agreed to a two-year deal with the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports Wednesday.


» Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CB Gilbert suspended for year

Free-agent cornerback Justin Gilbert, who was the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft, was suspended for a year by the NFL on Tuesday after violating the league's substance abuse policy for the second time in less than two months, NFL Network reported.


Patriots’ Gronkowski refutes reports of hefty nightclub bill

Rob Gronkowski is refuting reports that he racked up a hefty bill while partying at a casino nightclub in Connecticut last weekend.


NFL notebook: Gronkowski denies $100K bar tab

Rob Gronkowski is refuting reports that he racked up a hefty bill while partying at a casino nightclub in Connecticut last weekend.


NFL notebook: Gronkowski denies $100K bar tab

Rob Gronkowski is refuting reports that he racked up a hefty bill while partying at a casino nightclub in Connecticut last weekend.


Simpson has parole hearing on July 20

Former football star O.J. Simpson has a scheduled parole hearing for July 20 and the possibility looms he could be freed from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1.


Lions DT Thornton suspended 6 games

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.


Sapp to donate brain for concussion research after death

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp says he is experiencing memory loss and will donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after his death.


Patriots’ Gronkowski refutes reports of hefty nightclub bill

Rob Gronkowski is refuting reports that he racked up a hefty bill while partying at a casino nightclub in Connecticut last weekend.


» Monday, June 19, 2017

NFL notebook: Redskins’ trademark boosted by Supreme Court ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a federal law that bans offensive trademark protection in a ruling that could benefit the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team's controversial nickname.


WR Decker inks one-year deal with Titans

Wide receiver Eric Decker officially signed a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans on Monday, calling the union with the team a "perfect storm."


Redskins’ trademark usage boosted by Supreme Court ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of a federal law that bans offensive trademark protection in a ruling that could benefit the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team's controversial nickname.


Brady: ’My dream is to play game in China someday’

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, making a promotional tour in China, hopes to play an NFL game in the country before his career comes to an end.


Jets’ Super Bowl winner Grantham dies at 78

Larry Grantham, a defensive standout on the New York Jets' Super Bowl III championship team, has died, the team announced Sunday night. He was 78.


NFL Note - Tennessee Titans Decker, Eric

WR Eric Decker reached agreement with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. Decker lives in Nashville in the offseason with his wife, country music star Jesse James Decker. Decker was released by the New York Jets on Monday, and two days later he visited with Titans officials. He played only three games last season before going on injured reserve in October, recording only nine receptions in 2016. Decker has undergone surgery on both his hip and his shoulder in the past nine months.


» Sunday, June 18, 2017

Titans reach deal with WR Decker

Free-agent wide receiver Eric Decker reached agreement with the Tennessee Titans on a one-year deal, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.


NFL Note - Cleveland Browns Garrett, *Myles

DE Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, was diagnosed with a sprained left foot but is expected to be ready for training camp, the team announced Saturday. Garrett was injured during drills at Wednesday's minicamp and was diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain following an evaluation by Cleveland team physician Dr. James Voos and Dr. Robert Anderson, a foot and ankle specialist. The Browns signed Garrett to a four-year deal worth $30.4 million.


» Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ex-NFL QB Young released by CFL’s Roughriders

Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's tenure in the Canadian Football League has been derailed by a torn hamstring.


Browns’ Garrett (foot) expected to be ready for training camp

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, was diagnosed with a sprained left foot but is expected to be ready for training camp, the team announced Saturday.


Goodell reiterates Kaepernick not being blackballed

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated his belief that unsigned free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not being blackballed around the league for his national anthem protest last season.


Goodell reiterates Kaepernick not being blackballed

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reiterated his belief that unsigned free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is not being blackballed around the league for his national anthem protest last season.


» Friday, June 16, 2017

Colts place RB Michael on injured reserve

The Indianapolis Colts placed running back Christine Michael on injured reserve.


NFL notebook: Vikings’ Floyd may have violated house arrest

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd may have violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking.


Jaguars CB Ramsey undergoes core muscle surgery

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey underwent surgery to repair a core muscle injury, the team announced on Friday.


Saints LT Armstead (torn labrum) to miss 4-6 months

New Orleans Saints standout left tackle Terron Armstead will be sidelined four to six months due to a torn labrum suffered in Wednesday's practice.


Vikings WR Floyd may have violated house arrest terms

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd may have violated the terms of his house arrest by drinking.


Vikings waive ex-Nebraska QB Armstrong

The Minnesota Vikings on Friday waived former Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, an undrafted rookie trying to make the team as a safety.


Panthers DT Lotulelei coming off shoulder surgery

Carolina Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is recovering from offseason surgery to clean up his shoulder.


Broncos’ QB competition set to being in training camp

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said it over and over throughout the last month: the quarterback competition between Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian will not really begin until the opening of training camp.


» Thursday, June 15, 2017

Saints like health of team after offseason work

METAIRIE, La. -- With the offseason program behind them following their three-day minicamp, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton began looking to the start of training camp and one big goal: staying healthy.


Lions to enter camp with offensive line questions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions spent $76 million to upgrade their offensive line this offseason, but when they open training camp in July their biggest question mark will be the group protecting quarterback Matthew Stafford up front.


Whitworth makes Robinson expendable on Rams O-line

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Left tackle Andrew Whitworth proved why the Los Angeles Rams made him such a high priority in free agency.


Sherman explains anti-trust stance with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Cornerback Richard Sherman was involved in practically every major story line of the offseason for the Seattle Seahawks.


Rams QB Goff still WIP as minicamp ends

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- As the Los Angeles Rams concluded their offseason workouts -- a day early, no less, after earning the day off Thursday as reward for a job well done through OTA's and minicamp -- they focused on taking some time off and then regathering in late July for training camp.


Rivers says Chargers can be ’pretty dang good’

SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Chargers not only tied a big bow around their offseason workouts on Thursday, but the same could be said for their nearly six-decade stay in San Diego.


McCown seen as ’teacher’ for Jets’ young corps

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are in the midst of a youth movement so drastic that head coach Todd Bowles compared his squad to a college team this week in saying the Jets had a bunch of seniors exit and it's time for the underclassmen to perform.


Upbeat Titans expect Mariota for training camp

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans were ahead of schedule on a number of fronts when the spring camps came to an end Thursday.


Giants camp will be about solidifying O-line

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants concluded their offseason program Thursday much to the satisfaction of head coach Ben McAdoo, who opined that his coaches and players "taught well and learned well."


Chiefs focused on season opener vs. Pats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs closed up offseason workouts with an eye toward training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., in six weeks, but the date the team circled on the calendar remains the season-opener showdown against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Sept. 7.


Bengals feel more comfortable this offseason

CINCINNATI -- On the surface it appears there's been a lot of change with the Cincinnati Bengals over the past few months with long-time veterans like left tackle Andrew Whitworth, linebacker Rey Maualuga, and defensive lineman Domata Peko gone. But, quite a bit of continuity remains. Second-year players who spent much of last season adapting to the Bengals' system and getting on the same page with their teammates now have that year of experience under their belt.


Packers feel good heading toward training camp

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers ended last season with plenty of egg all over their collective face.


Browns starting QB still a mystery

BEREA, Ohio -- Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer says he isn't ready to compete for starting job, and the Cleveland Browns coaches agree.


QB Carr will have bigger role in offense

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Jack Del Rio saw no need to overplay his hand as the Oakland Raiders offseason came to its conclusion with a mandatory three-day minicamp.


Bears still rebuilding after three years

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Rebuilding an NFL franchise rarely occurs overnight.


Schizo Vikes assume healthy unbeaten persona

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings used the 2017 offseason to upgrade their 28th-ranked offense, rebuild their head coach's long-term health and restore the overall confidence of a franchise that started last season 5-0 before finishing 3-8 en route to missing the playoffs for the second time in three years of the Mike Zimmer era.


New Jaguars coach Marrone sees team’s shortcomings

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- NFL teams that have not won more than five games in any of the last six years had better be working hard during the offseason to change their fortunes.


49ers still need to improve pass protection

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With speedy Colin Kaepernick and athletic Blaine Gabbert taking all the snaps at quarterback last season, the San Francisco 49ers still ranked third in sacks allowed with 47.


Dolphins run defense still an unknown after minicamp

DAVIE, Fla. -- After all these weeks of weightlifting, drills, and 11-on-11s during OTAs (organized team activities) and mini-camp, the Miami Dolphins are no closer to knowing whether their run defense is improved than they were the day after their season ended.


Falcons focus on acclimating, assessing newcomers

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn focused on developing the youth on the roster and handed most of the offseason reps to younger player and new veterans to the team.


Steelers tinker with pass coverage in minicamp

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers spent OTAs and minicamp trying to implement a few things that will help them get to their first Super Bowl since losing to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV following the 2010 season.


Panthers eager to see McCaffrey in training camp

CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers didn't have a chance to see the full operation in motion during the spring's offseason, but there's value in what they accomplished after a disturbing 2016 season that came on the heels of a Super Bowl appearance the season before.


New-look Bills have a ways to go

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rex Ryan, a man known for making outlandish statements, uttered one exactly one year ago when he was still head coach in Buffalo.


Giants hope to avoid off-time fireworks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. -- The six weeks before the start of training camp is supposed to be a time for everyone associated with an NFL club to kick back and relax a bit before the grind begins.


Offensive improvement brings smiles to Ravens’ faces

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco spent much of the recent OTAs confidently zipping passes downfield to receivers that had gotten behind the secondary.


Winston continues to grow as Bucs leader

TAMPA -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston wrapped up his third NFL offseason Thursday and he is a far different player than the promising Heisman Trophy winner winner from Florida State who was the No. 1 overall pick in 2015. The biggest difference? Winston is now aiming to become elite, according to head coach Dirk Koetter.


Cowboys end minicamp with spirited moments

FRISCO, Tex. -- All you need to know about the Dallas Cowboys offseason and focus heading into training camp was on full display on the final day of minicamp.


Eagles look improved at wide receiver

PHILADELPHIA -- With the notable exception of Jordan Matthews, the Philadelphia Eagles got precious little production from their wide-receiver corps last season.


Browns sign rookie TE Njoku to four-year deal

The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they signed tight end David Njoku, the third of their three first-round draft picks.


Pagano pleased with Colts’ early progress at minicamp

With minicamp now behind them, the Indianapolis Colts' coaching staff and players will take some much-needed time off before training camp begins on July 29.


Lions acquire former No. 2 overall pick Robinson from Rams

The Detroit Lions acquired former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams for an undisclosed draft pick, the teams announced on Thursday.


Lions acquire former No. 2 overall pick Robinson from Rams

The Detroit Lions acquired former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams for an undisclosed draft pick, the teams announced on Thursday.


» Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Texans Watt eager for training camp

HOUSTON -- It won't be too much longer until Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt can uncoil his powerful, 6-foot-5, 290-pound frame and deliver punishing hits to the blind side of an unsuspecting quarterback in an actual football game.


Bradley bringing change to Chargers’ defense

While most of the focus on the Chargers is about them having a new head coach in Anthony Lynn, don't overlook the fresh face running the defense: Gus Bradley.


Saints’ Unger set for next phase of rehab

METAIRIE, La. -- After an initial five-week recovery period, New Orleans Saints veteran center Max Unger is ready to take the next step in his return from foot surgery this spring.


Carroll: Seahawks hope to re-sign Chancellor

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that the team hopes it can get a new deal done with strong safety Kam Chancellor.


Beckham has fun with media outlets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s Tuesday press conference, in which he was at times grilled worse than a public servant accused of wrongdoing, was at times a mass of chaos.


NFL notebook: Eagles sign Peters to extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to a one-year contract extension Wednesday through the 2019 season.


Redskins offseason review: Gruden pleased with progress

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins had plenty of work to do during offseason practices, which concluded on Wednesday with the end of minicamp.


Browns’ top pick Garrett injured during drills

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns defensive end and top overall draft pick Myles Garrett sustained an apparent foot injury while participating in team drills on Wednesday.


Bengals WR Core (leg) carted off field at minicamp

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis' primary objective is to get through summer workouts injury-free, especially after last year's injury-riddled training camp.


Maclin will get crab cakes for life in Baltimore

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Jeremy Maclin wore No. 18 at his first practice with the Ravens.


Rivera, Panthers await debut of RB McCaffrey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Much of the discussion around the Carolina Panthers so far in minicamp has been about what is to come Thursday, when the final session is held.


Depth of Steelers’ receiver corps outstanding

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers receivers coach Richard Mann has been an assistant in the NFL for 33 years, and he said he's never had as much as depth in his receiving corps as he does this spring.


S Hall restructures contract to stay with Redskins

Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall agreed to restructure his contract and take a pay cut to return to the team for a 14th NFL season.


Steelers ink first-round LB Watt to rookie deal

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed first-round pick T.J. Watt to his four-year rookie deal on Wednesday, wrapping up their draft-class signings.


Broncos sign CB Lewis-Harris

The Denver Broncos signed free agent cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris on Wednesday after waiving cornerback Taurean Nixon.


Vikings induct Moss, Rashad to 2017 Ring of Honor

The Minnesota Vikings will induct former wide receivers Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad into the team's Ring of Honor during the 2017 season.


Eagles sign LT Peters to one-year extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to a one-year contract extension Wednesday through the 2019 season.


Brown a no-show for Texans’ mandatory minicamp

HOUSTON - Houston Texans veteran tackle Duane Brown followed through on his stance about his contract situation, skipping the Texans' mandatory minicamp.


Dumervil reports, but won’t practice until training camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan reported all hands on deck for the start of his club's mandatory minicamp Tuesday, but two players barely qualified.


All-Pro Donald reports to minicamp

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald reported to the team's mandatory minicamp Tuesday after missing all of the voluntary Organized Team Activity sessions this offseason.


» Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Seahawks S Thomas nearing total recovery

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas estimates he's making good progress in his recovery from a broken leg that ended his 2016 season.


Broncos QB Lynch working on consistency

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In any given practice, Paxton Lynch will have the best pass thrown by any Broncos quarterback -- and the worst, as well. Sometimes these extremes will come within moments of each other.


Raiders WR Cooper looks to improve in 2017

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Wide receiver Amari Cooper stood out during the first day of the Raiders' three-day mandatory minicamp with a pair of downfield catches, one against cornerback Sean Smith on a perfectly thrown pass by quarterback Derek Carr, the other on a leaping grab which he high-pointed the ball and stole it from a defender.


Titans step up rookie WR Davis’ reps

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Titans first-round pick Corey Davis got to increase his reps on Tuesday and passed the first test with flying colors.


RB Abdullah happy for his offseason health

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- After sitting out much of the last 16 months with foot and shoulder injuries, Lions running back Ameer Abdullah admitted he still has something of a mental hurdle to overcome when he's on the field.


Bucs defense making a name for itself

TAMPA -- An overlooked aspect of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offseason has been the improved play of their defense.


Missing veterans report for Chiefs minicamp

KANSAS CITY -- The first day of Kansas City Chiefs minicamp marked the return of several veteran defenders missing from offseason voluntary training activities.


Williams to lead Redskins personnel department

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins restructured the front office on Tuesday, but did not technically fill their vacant general manager position.


Off-field issues still plague Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The attempts by the New York Jets to clean up the circus atmosphere surrounding the team took another hit last weekend, when the New York Post reported third-year linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin is being sued by a Queens man for a fight that happened in April.


Saints still waiting on Fairley results

METAIRIE, La. -- As they began a three-day minicamp Tuesday, the New Orleans Saints were still waiting to learn the fate of defensive tackle Nick Fairley.


Patriots officially moving on to 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sends a message it is generally well received. That's true whether the intended audience is his team or some outside target, like the media.


Bengals rookie RB Mixon down to playing weight

CINCINNATI -- Running back Joe Mixon said he had never weighed as much as he did during rookie minicamp the first week of May when the Cincinnati Bengals second-round draft choice from Oklahoma tipped the scales at 238 pounds.


Colts’ Pagano: "No timetable" on Luck

INDIANAPOLIS -- Coach Chuck Pagano continues to stress that there is no timetable for when quarterback Andrew Luck will be cleared to return to on-field workouts with the Indianapolis Colts. Luck underwent right shoulder surgery following then 2016 season and has not been able to participate in OTA or mini-camp workouts.


Cowboys LB Lee thankful to be healthy

FRISCO, Tex. -- Linebacker Sean Lee is happy to be enjoying his first full and healthy offseason since 2012.


Numerous veterans excused from Packers minicamp

GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers are completing their offseason workouts in much the same fashion they did last spring.


Jaguars finally get glimpse of LT Albert

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars got their first look at Branden Albert on Tuesday in the first day of the team's three-day mini-camp. The appearance drew mixed reviews.


DE Smith reports for minicamp

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Marcus Smith, who is facing an uphill battle to make the team's roster, skipped all 10 of the team's voluntary Organized Team Activities. It seemed like a strategy by the 2014 first-round pick to get released sooner rather than later. But he insisted that wasn't the case.


Steelers OL Villanueva won’t make waves over contract

PITTSBURGH -- Two prominent players on the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense are currently without contracts. One of them showed up for minicamp and the other did not.


NFL notebook: Beckham speaks around contract talk

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made his first appearance in front of a sizeable press corps to clear up a few things on Tuesday.


Clemmings seeing time as guard on Vikings line

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Head coach Mike Zimmer said something Tuesday that few, if any, Minnesota Vikings fans would disagree with: T.J. Clemmings is better suited to play guard than tackle.


Ravens excited about signing WR Maclin

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens created a buzz even before stepping on the field for mandatory minicamp this week with the signing of free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin.


Beckham on contract: ’When that time comes, it comes’

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made his first appearance in front of a sizeable press corps to clear up a few things on Tuesday.


Bills being ’smart’ with WR Watkins

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- There was one notable addition and one notable subtraction for the Bills on the first day of their mandatory minicamp. Running back LeSean McCoy was suffering from a stomach virus and did not practice, but wide receiver Sammy Watkins surprisingly took a few reps in the 11-on-11 portion, the first time all offseason he has done that.


Ravens excited about signing WR Maclin

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens created a buzz even before stepping on the field for mandatory minicamp this week with the signing of free-agent receiver Jeremy Maclin.


49ers sign draft pick QB Beathard

The San Francisco 49ers signed quarterback C.J. Beathard to a four-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.


Status of Panthers T Oher remains in limbo

CHARLOTTE -- Tackle Michael Oher's status has been one of the ongoing questions regarding the Carolina Panthers this offseason.


Redskins promote Williams to senior VP of player personnel

Longtime personnel executive and former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams has been promoted by Washington to senior vice president of player personnel, the team announced Tuesday.


Cardinals’ Fitzgerald receives PFWA’s Good Guy Award

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was the recipient of the Good Guy Award, the Professional Football Writers of America organization announced Tuesday.


Unsigned Bell absent from Steelers’ minicamp

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell was not spotted during the team's minicamp that began Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.


LT Brown a no-show at Texans’ mandatory minicamp

Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown failed to attend the team's mandatory minicamp that began Tuesday.


Redskins promote Williams to senior VP of player personnel

Longtime personnel executive and former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams has been promoted by Washington to senior vice president of player personnel, the team announced Tuesday.


» Monday, June 12, 2017

Jaguars OT Albert shows up for minicamp

Offensive tackle Branden Albert arrived at the Jacksonville Jaguars' team facility on Monday, one day before the start of mandatory minicamp.


Ex-NFL QB Young (hamstring) injured in CFL training camp

Vince Young's comeback sustained a setback in the Canadian Football League.


Lacy collects another weigh-in bonus from Seahawks

Eddie Lacy passed another weigh-in Monday as the Seattle Seahawks running back tipped the scales below 250 pounds to earn an extra $55,000, according to multiple reports.


NFL notebook: Ravens, Maclin agree to 2-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens and Jeremy Maclin agreed on a two-year contract on Monday, the team announced.


OT Dunlap calling it quits

Offensive tackle King Dunlap is retiring from the NFL, the firm that represents him posted on social media Monday.


Unable to swing trade, Jets release WR Decker

The New York Jets opted to release Eric Decker on Monday after they were unable to facilitate a trade involving the 30-year-old wide receiver.


Texas G Quessenberry named Halas Award winner

David Quessenberry is entering his fifth season in the Houston Texans' organization and has yet to play in an NFL game.


AFC Stars of the Week: Receivers opening eyes

NFL teams enter their final days of on-field work of the offseason this week, with 15 of the AFC teams conducting their mandatory minicamps. New England, which had its minicamp last week, concludes offseason activities with their final OTAs this week.


NFC Stars of the Week: Defensive players stand out

NFL teams enter their final days of on-field work of the offseason this week, with 15 of the NFC teams conducting their mandatory minicamps. Only Arizona is idle after having their minicamp last week.


WR Maclin agrees to 2-year pact with Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens and Jeremy Maclin agreed on a two-year contract on Monday, the team announced.


QB Watson, Watkins to join Clemson at White House

Deshaun Watson and Carlos Watkins will join their former Clemson teammates at the White House on Monday, courtesy of Houston Texans owner Bob McNair.


Reports: Beckham, Vernon arrive at Giants facility

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. arrived at the team's facility on Monday, one day before a mandatory minicamp is scheduled to begin, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported, citing a source.


Colts sign WR Briggs, waive injured WR Griffey

The Indianapolis Colts signed Chris Briggs and waived fellow wide receiver Trey Griffey on Monday.


Report: WR Beckham arrives at Giants facility

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. arrived at the team's facility on Monday, one day before a mandatory minicamp is scheduled to begin, ESPN's Josina Anderson reported, citing a source.


» Sunday, June 11, 2017

Chargers sign Ingram to four-year deal

The Los Angeles Chargers agreed to terms with defensive star Melvin Ingram on a four-year, $66 million contract on Sunday.


Pats’ Super Bowl ring: 283 diamonds as reminder of historic comeback

The New England Patriots revealed their Super Bowl LI ring containing 283 diamonds as an apparent reminder to the team's historic comeback from a 28-3 deficit in the memorable victory against the Atlanta Falcons.


Pats’ Super Bowl ring: 283 diamonds as reminder of historic comeback

The New England Patriots revealed their Super Bowl LI ring containing 283 diamonds as an apparent reminder to the team's historic comeback from a 28-3 deficit in the memorable victory against the Atlanta Falcons.


» Saturday, June 10, 2017

Panthers GM says OT Oher’s health ’No. 1 priority’

The health of Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher, who has been in the NFL's concussion protocol for more than eight months, continues to be the team's top priority.


» Friday, June 9, 2017

NFL notebook: 49ers sign LB Foster

The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Reuben Foster to a four-year contract on Friday.


Safety now a strong suit for Giants

It wasn't too long ago that the New York Giants' safeties position was a major Achilles heel of the defense.


Giants LT Flowers ’committed’ to improving conditioning

Annual awards aren't usually given out until the end of the season, but New York Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers sure is making a push for being the most improved player on this year's roster.


Giants’ McAdoo pleased with progress at OTAs

The New York Giants concluded their 10 organized team activities Friday, with the focus being on situational football.


49ers ink LB Foster to four-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Reuben Foster to a four-year contract on Friday.


Lions T Decker out four to six months after surgery

Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker is expected to be sidelined four to six months after undergoing surgery earlier this week on his shoulder.


Patriots sign third-round DE Rivers

The New England Patriots signed their 2017 third-round pick, defensive end Derek Rivers, on Friday.


49ers hope veteran Dumervil can enhance pass rush

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- While much of the attention on the San Francisco 49ers last season was focused on the quarterback position, it's clear the club's new management has identified a bigger reason why the team floundered to the second-worst record in the NFL.


» Thursday, June 8, 2017

Patriots make best of offseason practice reality

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- "It's not real football."


Focus is on wide receivers at Bills’ camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- There was a welcome sight Thursday afternoon at New Era Field as wide receiver Sammy Watkins was participating in practice, albeit only in individual drills.


49ers officially sign Dumervil

In a move that was unofficially announced Monday via social media, the San Francisco 49ers officially confirmed Thursday that they signed linebacker Elvis Dumervil to a two-year deal.


NFL notebook: Patriots WR Edelman agrees to contract extension

The New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman have reached agreement on a two-year contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.


Focus is on wide recievers at Bills’ camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- There was a welcome sight Thursday afternoon at New Era Field as wide receiver Sammy Watkins was participating in practice, albeit only in individual drills.


Saints awaiting medical tests on DT Fairley

METAIRiE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints concluded their Organized Team Activities on Thursday, unsure what the future holds for defensive tackle Nick Fairley.


Bills’ Powell suspended four games

Buffalo Bills receiver Walter Powell has been suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season without pay after violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.


Reports: Patriots, Edelman reach agreement on contract extension

The New England Patriots and wide receiver Julian Edelman have reached agreement on a two-year contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.


Pitta injury depletes Ravens’ TE position

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens endured two critical injuries during this year's organized team activities. As a result, the team is already taking steps to ensure those setbacks don't derail the 2017 season.


Arians pleased with Cardinals’ mental approach in mini-camp

TEMPE, Ariz. -- If the Arizona Cardinals learned anything about themselves upon the conclusion of offseason workouts, it is that they are a smarter football team than they were during the 2016 season.


Bucs defense catching up to the offense

TAMPA -- The offense generally has its way with the offense in Organized Team Activities, especially since there is no contact and defensive linemen really can't pressure a quarterback they can hit.


Former Bills WR Hardy found dead

Former Buffalo Bills receiver James Hardy was found dead in an Indiana river, authorities said Thursday. He was 31.


Cardinals sign first-round pick Reddick

The Arizona Cardinals signed their first-round draft pick, linebacker Haason Reddick, to a four-year contract, the team announced Thursday.


Saints DT Fairley gets third opinion on heart issue

New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley is seeking a third opinion about whether he is able to continue playing football with a heart condition, coach Sean Payton said on Thursday.


Patriots close to extension with WR Edelman

The New England Patriots are on the verge of signing wide receiver Julian Edelman to a contract extension, Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network reported on Thursday.


Titans RB Murray recovering from hand procedure

Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray is sporting a cast on his right hand, but coach Mike Mularkey didn't appear to be too concerned on Thursday.


Bills WR Watkins progressing in return from surgery

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins has been easing his way back to health after undergoing surgery on his left foot in January.


Saints’ Peterson wants to play at least five more years

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson said he'd like to play another five or six years, although he had a little help in coming up with those numbers.


Lynch could be ready to make run at Broncos’ QB job

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-- The real competition at quarterback for the Denver Broncos won't begin until training camp. Their OTAs are expository action, about installing the myriad concepts of a varied offensive scheme that will eventually play to the offense's strengths -- once coordinator Mike McCoy and his assistants discern exactly what those are.


» Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Redskins WR Crowder to have larger role in 2017

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder has already established himself as one of the NFL's top slot options.


Report: Johnson paid back at least $1M to Lions

Former wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned significantly more of a signing bonus to the Detroit Lions than was previously reported, according to the Detroit Free Press.


Baldwin on Seahawks locker room: "We are transparent’’

RENTON, Wash. -- Wide receiver Doug Baldwin downplayed the significance of offseason stories speaking to supposed issues in the team's locker room.


LB Smith making progress every day

FRISCO, Tex. -- Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith took part in drills in front of the media Wednesday for the first time.


NFL notebook: Ravens release TE Pitta

The Baltimore Ravens released veteran tight end Dennis Pitta on Wednesday with an injury waiver after he suffered another major hip injury at organized team activities practice last week.


Peyton Manning to advise on helmet developments for Riddell

Former NFL great Peyton Manning signed a deal as a "strategic advisor and first-ever brand ambassador" for football helmet supplier Riddell, the company announced Wednesday.


Ravens release TE Pitta after another hip injury

The Baltimore Ravens released veteran tight end Dennis Pitta on Wednesday with an injury waiver after he suffered another major hip injury at organized team activities practice last week.


NFLPA may challenge 160 rookie contracts due to language

The NFL Players Association is considering filing grievances to have about 160 rookie contracts voided after identifying language the players' union believes violates the collective bargaining agreement.


Jets deny tanking as they cut ties with more veterans

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The "T" word, whispered around the New York Jets throughout an offseason overhaul, can now be yelled at the loudest of volumes: tanking.


» Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Texans RB Miller simply wants the ball

HOUSTON -- The unpredictable running style of Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller gives him plenty of choices while he cuts a zig-zag pattern across the football field.


Belichick brushes aside Brady concussion queries

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Quarterback Tom Brady found himself at the center of a controversy earlier this spring when his supermodel wife, Gisele, told CBS that the New England Patriots' quarterback had suffered a concussion last year. While Brady has not spoken with the media this offseason, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked about the issue, which caused the league and Brady's agent to both issue dismissive statements last month regarding the issue.


Garoppolo won’t rule out contract extension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo may be stuck behind Tom Brady on the New England depth chart. He may be relegated to backup duty yet again heading into the fourth and final year of his rookie contract. And the former second-round pick may not really know when and where he might ascend to a starting job in the NFL.


Chargers rookie WR Williams out with back injury

Los Angeles Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams will miss the rest of the team's offseason program due to a mild herniated disk in his lower back.


Lynch relishes opportunity to play for hometown Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- News of actual on-field activity from Marshawn Lynch leaked out Monday when Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio posted a video of the prized acquisition breaking a long run from scrimmage.


DE Klug working to be ready for camp

NASHVILLE -- While the injury rehab of quarterback Marcus Mariota is first and foremost on all Tennessee Titans' fans' minds, he is not the only Titans player trying to make it back from a leg injury in time for training camp.


Lions O-line suffers blow with loss of LT Decker

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Taylor Decker had one of the best rookie seasons by an offensive tackle in recent memory, but now his sophomore season may be in jeopardy.


In his second season, KR Grant says he can be trusted

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins return man Jakeem Grant, who mishandled five punts and kickoff returns last season, admitted he got rattled after the first mishandled ball. But Grant, the 5-foot-6 speedster who also had a 74-yard punt-return touchdown and seems to be the favorite for both return jobs in 2017, said he'll be better adjusted this season.


With help, Packers CB House gets to work on time

GREEN BAY -- A grateful Davon House gave a couple of avid Green Bay Packers fans the ride of a lifetime.


Chargers coach Lynn not panicking after news on Williams’ injury

SAN DIEGO -- The Los Angeles Chargers' mood might match San Diego's weather: June gloom.


After releasing Harris, Jets reportedly will also cut Decker

The New York Jets are cutting ties with two more veteran starters.


Colts coach Pagano likes competition he sees

INDIANAPOLIS -- With the Indianapolis Colts set to start their mandatory team minicamp next week, head coach Chuck Pagano likes what he's seen of his squad during OTA workouts.


Vikings QB Bridgewater making progress

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues to work out off to the side with athletic trainers. He hasn't played since suffering a gruesome dislocation and multiple ligament tears to his left knee during a non-contact practice drill 12 days before the start of last season.


NFL notebook: Jets release starting LB Harris

The New York Jets released longtime starting inside linebacker David Harris, head coach Todd Bowles confirmed Tuesday.


Zimmer optimistic about progress of eye

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The ornery side of head coach Mike Zimmer vowed last week to return to Winter Park, "with one eye or two." Retirement, he said to anyone who was floating the idea, was still out of the question even after an eighth surgery on his right eye since last November.


Departures provide opportunity for Bengals LB Vigil

CINCINNATI -- Veteran linebackers Rey Maualuga and Karlos Dansby played more than 1,100 snaps last season for the Cincinnati Bengals. This past offseason, Dansby left as a free-agent and Maualuga was released, leaving plenty of opportunities for other guys to step in and assume larger roles.


Bears believe pass rush will improve

LAKE FOREST, IL -- In two years under coordinator Vic Fangio, Chicago Bears outside pass rushers have displayed flashes.


Jaguars need to settle offensive line issues

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have two problems in dealing with their offensive line. First, they must determine which five players will be starting. Second, they must figure out how to keep the five starters healthy.


New coordinator Williams making impact on Browns’ defense

BEREA, Ohio -- There is a different feel to spring practice at Cleveland Browns headquarters in Berea, and it starts with fiery defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.


Falcons welcome CB Trufant back to practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons defensive backs coach Doug Mallory was elated with the return of left cornerback Desmond Trufant from pectoral surgery.


Chiefs moving on without WR Maclin

KANSAS CITY -- Jeremy Maclin's arrival in Kansas City two seasons ago served as a homecoming of sorts for the former Missouri Tigers star and St. Louis native, but the reunion ended abruptly when the Chiefs officially granted the veteran receiver his release Monday making him a free agent.


Chargers rookie WR Wiliams out with back injury

Los Angeles Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams will miss the rest of the team's offseason program due to a mild herniated disk in his lower back.


Davis getting long look as Steelers’ backup back

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are set at almost every position on offense. They have a franchise quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger. They're stacked at receiver and they have an experienced and acclaimed offensive line.


Jets release mainstay MLB Harris

The New York Jets released longtime starting inside linebacker David Harris, head coach Todd Bowles confirmed Tuesday.


Colts QB Luck still not cleared to throw after surgery

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck still has not been cleared to throw a football following surgery 4 1/2 months ago, coach Chuck Pagano said Tuesday.


Cardinals sign three, waive LB Bart

The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Alex Bazzie, cornerback Daniel Gray and wide receiver Chris Hubert and waived linebacker Mikey Bart on Tuesday.


Lions OT Decker out indefinitely after shoulder surgery

Detroit Lions left tackle Taylor Decker is out indefinitely after undergoing shoulder surgery Monday as a result of an injury he sustained last week during organized team activities, the team announced Tuesday.


» Monday, June 5, 2017

Rams OT Robinson misses OTAs with excused absence

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Greg Robinson, who is moving from left tackle to right tackle this season, was not present when the Los Angeles Rams gathered Monday for organized team activities.


Rams QB Goff makes progress in OTAs

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff looks like a different player from this time a year ago.


Rams CB Johnson shows up for second week of OTAs

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- After missing last week's segment of the voluntary offseason program -- with no official reason offered -- cornerback Trumaine Johnson was back on the field Monday as the Los Angeles Rams began their final phase of OTAs.


Eagles WR Green-Beckham aware of numbers game

PHILADELPHIA -- Last summer, the Tennessee Titans were so exasperated by wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham for his perceived work-ethic shortcomings and inability to learn that they essentially gave him away to the Philadelphia Eagles for a backup offensive lineman (Dennis Kelly).


Panthers CB Bradberry breaks wrist in OTAs

Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry fractured his left wrist during Monday's organized team activity session.


Pats sign 3rd-round pick Garcia

The New England Patriots on Monday signed offensive lineman Tony Garcia, the team's third-round pick of the 2017 draft.


NFL notebook: 49ers, LB Dumervil agree to deal

The San Francisco 49ers and five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Elvis Dumervil on Monday agreed to terms on a contract in a bid to bolster the team's pass rush.


Ravens bolster secondary, sign CBs Boykin, Shabazz

The Baltimore Ravens signed Brandon Boykin and Al-Hajj Shabazz to contracts on Monday and parted ways with fellow cornerback Kyle Arrington.


Roster flexibility focus of Panthers in OTAs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers' coaching staff is looking for versatility among players, supplying something that leads to flexibility on the roster.


AFC Stars of the Week: Quarterbacks opening eyes

NFL offseason work is winding down with most of the activities ending next week.


NFC Stars of the Week: Seven wide receivers singled out

NFL offseason work is winding down with most of the activities ending next week.


LB Dumervil agrees to deal with 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers and five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Elvis Dumervil have agreed to terms on a contract Monday in a bid to bolster the team's pass rush.


Seahawks sign QB Davis, closing door on Kaepernick

The Seattle Seahawks signed backup quarterback Austin Davis on Monday, closing out any possibility of Colin Kaepernick joining the team.


Giants WR Lewis arrested on charge of driving impaired

New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis was arrested over the weekend in Ohio and charged with operating a vehicle while impaired, police confirmed Monday.


Panthers QB Newton ahead of schedule, will throw next week

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will start throwing during next week's three-day minicamp for the first time since undergoing shoulder surgery.


’Are you ready for some football?’ Williams Jr. returns to MNF

Country star Hank Williams Jr. will be bringing his iconic song back to "Monday Night Football" this fall, six years after ESPN parted ways with him following controversial remarks about President Barack Obama.


Eagles sign DT Wright

The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Gabe Wright to a one-year contract Monday to add depth at the position.


Videos show Jets’ Williams defusing dispute

New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams was shown appearing to break up a dispute between a man thought to be teammate Darron Lee and an unidentified woman in two videos that surfaced Sunday.


» Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chiefs QB Smith ’shocked’ by Maclin’s release

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said he was "shocked" when he heard the news of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin's release.


» Friday, June 2, 2017

Injured Seahawks participate in OTAs

RENTON, Wash. -- Several injured Seattle Seahawks players that were expected to be extremely limited at this point in the offseason are progressing ahead of schedule.


Carroll: Seahawks not planning to sign QB Kaepernick

RENTON, Wash. -- After visiting with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last weekend, the Seattle Seahawks are standing pat for the time being.


Seahawks take issue with reported rift between Sherman, Wilson

RENTON, Wash. -- Head coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson attempted to downplay discussions of turmoil within the Seattle Seahawks' locker room after a recent article described infighting and friction between members of the offense and defense.


Chiefs part with WR Maclin in salary-cap move

The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday.


Chiefs part with Maclin in salary-cap move

The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on Friday.


Saints sign 1st rounder Lattimore, 5 others

The New Orleans Saints signed six of their seven 2017 NFL draft picks on Friday, including first-round cornerback Marshon Lattimore to a four-year rookie deal.


NFL notebook: Ravens TE Pitta reinjures hip

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reinjured his hip at organized team activities practice on Friday.


Ravens TE Pitta re-injures hip

Baltimore Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta reinjured his hip at organized team activities practice on Friday.


Young players get Giants rep with veterans missing

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- If there is a significant silver lining to veteran players missing an OTA practice, it's that his absence opens the door for a younger player who doesn't necessarily have as tight of a grip on a roster spot to make an early and positive first impression.


Bengals sign RB Mixon to rookie deal

Rookie running back Joe Mixon signed a four-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team announced Friday.


Vick: ’I would love to coach’ in NFL

Retired quarterback Michael Vick hopes to return to the NFL as an assistant coach.


Rookie WR Godwin turning heads in Bucs’ OTAs

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were thrilled when tight end O.J. Howard fell to them at No. 19 in the first round of April's draft. But the rookie who has stood out the most in offseason workouts is wide receiver Chris Godwin, the third-round pick from Penn State.


» Thursday, June 1, 2017

Packers aren’t worried about having only one punter

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With Aaron Rodgers at the controls of a high-functioning offense, punting is generally considered an afterthought in Green Bay.


NFL notebook: Browns acquire S Pryor from Jets

The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms to acquire safety Calvin Pryor from the New York Jets for linebacker Demario Davis on Thursday.


49ers add CB Davis, waive WR Ross

The San Francisco 49ers signed cornerback Will Davis to a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.


Brees likes what he sees in Saints’ newcomers

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints' offseason plan was pretty simple: at least maintain the productivity of the second-highest scoring offense in the NFL and significantly improve a defense that allowed the second-most points last season.


Ravens dealing with offensive issues in offseason

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Most of the questions surrounding the Baltimore Ravens this offseason revolve around the offense.


Colts sign RB Michael

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent running back Christine Michael on Thursday.


Buccaneers sign WR Godwin, complete draft class

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have their entire 2017 draft class under contract after signing wide receiver Chris Godwin to a deal on Thursday.


Rookie QB Watson learning quickly for Texans

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had scant seconds to scan the field, reading the situation on the fly Wednesday as he diagnosed defenses during a red-zone drill.


Cassel injury leaves Titans thin at QB position

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans quarterback situation took another turn this offseason when veteran backup Matt Cassel was lost for six weeks because of a thumb injury.


Browns acquire S Pryor from Jets for LB Davis

The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms to acquire safety Calvin Pryor from the New York Jets for linebacker Demario Davis on Thursday.


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