NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jets sign 3 draft picks, waive WR Anderson

9:52 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets signed cornerback Juston Burris, offensive tackle Brandon Shell and punter Lachlan Edwards, three of their seven draft picks, and waived Joe Anderson, the wide receiver who made headlines by standing outside Houston's stadium with a sign looking for an NFL job last season.

Colts sign 4 more draft picks on eve of rookie mini-camp

9:24 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts signed four more draft picks Thursday, one day before rookie minicamp opens.

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

9:02 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Beast Mode is in retirement mode.

Tale of 2 Cardinals: Boehm could start, Williams needs work

8:15 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Fourth-round draft pick Evan Boehm could start right away at center for the Arizona Cardinals. Third-rounder Brandon Williams might take a bit longer. After all, he's only played one season at cornerback, one of the most challenging positions in football.

Falcons become first NFL team to sign all draft picks

8:11 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) One day after becoming the first team to agree to terms with its first-round draft pick, the Atlanta Falcons have become the first team to sign all their selections.

Jets sign 3 draft picks, waive WR Anderson

8:11 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets signed cornerback Juston Burris, offensive tackle Brandon Shell and punter Lachlan Edwards, three of their seven draft picks, and waived wide receiver Joe Anderson, who made headlines by standing outside Houston's stadium with a sign looking for an NFL job last season.

Jets sign 7th-rounder Edwards, waive WR Anderson

7:46 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed punter Lachlan Edwards, their seventh-round draft pick, and waived wide receiver Joe Anderson, who made headlines by standing outside Houston's stadium with a sign looking for an NFL job last season.

AP Source: Chiefs reach deal with 2nd-round pick Chris Jones

7:10 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs and second-round draft pick Chris Jones have agreed to terms on a contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

7:02 PM

RENTON, Washington (AP) Beast Mode is in retirement mode.

AP Source: Chiefs sign second-round pick Chris Jones to deal

6:29 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Kansas City Chiefs and second-round draft pick Chris Jones have agreed to terms on a contract.

Jaguars sign 6th-round picks Allen, Holmes to contracts

6:27 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed both of their sixth-round draft picks, quarterback Brandon Allen and defensive end Tyrone Holmes.

NFL prospect charged with tampering after bar shooting

6:25 PM

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) A former Arizona State linebacker who was set to join the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent has been charged with tampering with evidence after a fatal shooting outside a suburban Cleveland bar.

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

5:48 PM

RENTON, Washington (AP) Beast Mode is in retirement mode.

Lions sign WR Andre Caldwell

5:41 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent wide receiver Andre Caldwell.

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

4:49 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Beast Mode is in retirement mode.

Secretary of Navy backs Reynolds’ NFL bid with Ravens

4:19 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The Secretary of the Navy hopes to see Keenan Reynolds immediately pursue a career in the NFL.

Once thought fragile, Redskins TE Reed gets 5-year extension

3:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Jordan Reed's route-running and pass-catching skills have never been in doubt - just his durability.

Falcons’ rookie free agents include Georgia’s Dawson, Mayes

1:49 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with 22 college free agents, including Georgia defensive linemen Josh Dawson and Chris Mayes.

Tackle Mike Adams among 3 cut by Steelers

1:35 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers released offensive tackle Mike Adams on Thursday, ending the former second-round pick's tumultuous tenure with the team.

Buffalo Bills buy land to expand practice field

12:45 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills will be getting more room for practice.

Manziel silent outside court after hearing in domestic case

12:40 PM

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel waded through a crowd of reporters after his first court appearance in a domestic violence case Thursday, ignoring questions and even an autograph request.

Manziel ordered to stay away from accuser in violence case

10:58 AM

DALLAS (AP) A Dallas judge has ordered former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case.

Giants waive tight end Cunningham and safety Kinne

10:46 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have waived tight end Jerome Cunningham and safety G.J. Kinne.

Redskins re-sign tight end Jordan Reed to multiyear deal

10:42 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Redskins have signed tight end Jordan Reed to a multiyear contract extension.

Johnny Manziel heads to court in domestic violence case

1:50 AM

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel is expected to make his first courtroom appearance in Dallas after his indictment in a domestic violence case.

» Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colts sign 1st-round pick Ryan Kelly

10:15 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts signed first-round draft pick Ryan Kelly on Wednesday.

Cowboys will re-create ring of honor at new headquarters

9:06 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The new headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys will have a re-creation of the team's ring of honor that will include cleat prints of Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson 50 yards apart - the length of their famous touchdown play in a 1975 playoff game.

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

6:36 PM

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.

Adrian Peterson donating $100K to flood relief in hometown

6:33 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson grew up in Palestine, Texas, and has felt the support of its people as he rose to prominence in the NFL and when he endured the hardships that followed.

Seattle releases 5, including former starting center Nowak

6:25 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have released five players including former starting center Drew Nowak.

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

6:00 PM

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.

Adrian Peterson donating $100K to flood relief in hometown

5:42 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson is donating $100,000 toward relief efforts after flooding ravaged his hometown of Palestine, Texas.

Security chief Jeffrey Miller leaving NFL

5:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) NFL security chief Jeffrey Miller is leaving the league for the private sector.

Sneaky quarterback: RG3, Browns surprise high school team

3:43 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Talk about a quarterback sneak.

Good deed by Falcons’ Freeman makes way to social media

3:31 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons running back Devonta Freeman said Wednesday it was ''motivation to me'' when he was walking in his neighborhood this week and saw 82-year-old Eleanor Szendel struggling to empty the bag on her lawn mower.

49ers sign linebacker Michael Wilhoite to one-year deal

3:22 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Michael Wilhoite signed a one-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, nearly two months after the restricted free agent was tendered a contract.

Falcons agree to terms on 4-year deal with Keanu Neal

3:21 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with safety Keanu Neal, the team's first-round pick from Florida.

Good deed by Falcons’ Freeman makes way to social media

2:49 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons running back Devonta Freeman says it was ''motivation to me'' when he was walking in his neighborhood this week and saw 82-year-old Eleanor Szendel struggling to empty the bag on her lawn mower.

Sneaky quarterback: RG3, Browns surprise high school team

2:32 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Talk about a quarterback sneak.

NFL warns players about steroid in meat

12:14 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has warned players that some meat produced in China and Mexico may be contaminated with clenbuterol, a banned steroid.

» Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bills left tackle Glenn agrees to 5-year contract extension

7:58 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Cordy Glenn has become one of the NFL's top-paid left tackles after agreeing to a five-year, $65 million contract extension with the Buffalo Bills.

Court grants Brady extension to appeal Deflategate decision

6:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady's lawyers will get another two weeks to appeal his ''Deflategate'' suspension.

Saints, left tackle Armstead agree on 5-year extension

6:31 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to a five-year extension that runs through the 2021 season.

Don Shula treated for fluid retention, sleep apnea

6:09 PM

MIAMI (AP) Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of fluid retention and sleep apnea.

Chiefs cut safety Wilson, linebacker Gordon to create space

5:57 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs waived safety Jimmy Wilson and linebacker Cameron Gordon on Tuesday as they massaged their roster following the NFL draft and the signing of undrafted free agents.

Saints, left tackle Armstead agree on 5-year extension

5:57 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says left tackle Terron Armstead has agreed to a five-year extension through the 2021 season.

Don Shula treated for fluid retention, sleep apnea

5:47 PM

MIAMI (AP) Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of fluid retention and sleep apnea.

Rookie reform: Dolphins, Jags make changes to newcomer camps

5:26 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins won't need helmets for rookie minicamps.

Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

5:19 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a developmentally delayed woman denied the charges Tuesday, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job afterward.

Broncos’ Siemian trusts he’ll get a shot at starting, too

4:38 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Quarterback Trevor Siemian is stuck between the future and the present, a project in first-rounder Paxton Lynch and a placeholder in Mark Sanchez.

Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

3:24 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A former San Francisco 49er defensive lineman charged with raping a ''developmentally delayed'' woman denied the charges Tuesday, saying the episode was a consensual encounter with a mentally competent woman who asked for money and a job afterward.

» Monday, May 2, 2016

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

11:01 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a ''developmentally delayed'' woman, prosecutors announced.

Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson

10:41 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have spent about a year sending gifted but flighty receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson messages that he needs to buckle down and come to training camp prepared to earn a spot.

The Latest: Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield denies raping woman

10:40 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the rape charges against former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield (all times local):

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

8:57 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a ''developmentally delayed'' woman, prosecutors announced.

Harrison plans to play in 2016, Steelers re-sign Gradkowski

8:29 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Looks like there's still a little fuel left James Harrison's tank after all.

Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner

8:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets exercised their fifth-year option on defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson on Monday, keeping him under contract with the team through the 2017 season.

Alabama QB among 16 Cardinals rookie free agents

8:16 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Alabama quarterback Jake Coker is among 16 undrafted rookie free agents to agree to terms with the Arizona Cardinals.

After strides at Michigan, Rudock gets NFL shot with Lions

6:29 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) After his first game at Michigan last season, it was hard to tell if Jake Rudock would even make it through the year as the starting quarterback, much less play his way into an NFL opportunity.

Mark Sanchez sees Paxton Lynch selection as endorsement

6:06 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Normally, watching the boss trade up in the first round of the NFL draft to take a player at your position wouldn't be such good news. Mark Sanchez saw it as a vote of confidence.

Colts waive former draft pick, add 21 undrafted rookies

5:37 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts signed 21 undrafted rookies and waived four players Monday, including center-guard Khaled Holmes.

Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker

5:29 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) As Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker predicted in an emotional speech made to family and friends after going undrafted last weekend, the sun has risen on his opportunity to pursue an NFL career.

Chiefs exercise fifth-year option on LT Eric Fisher

5:14 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have exercised their fifth-year option on left tackle Eric Fisher, which means the former No. 1 overall draft pick is scheduled to make $11.9 million during the 2017 season.

Safety Eric Reid’s fifth-year option picked up by 49ers

5:13 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Safety Eric Reid has had his fifth-year contract option exercised by the San Francisco 49ers for the 2017 season.

AP source: Jaguars decline 5th-year option on LT Joeckel

5:12 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) According to a person familiar with the process, the Jacksonville Jaguars have declined to exercise a fifth-year option on former first-round draft pick Luke Joeckel.

AP Source: Raiders decline 5th-year option on CB DJ Hayden

5:00 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have declined their fifth-year option on cornerback DJ Hayden.

Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker

4:24 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have reached deals to sign 14 undrafted rookie free agents, including Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker, who provided an emotional speech to family and friends after not being selected last weekend.

Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker

3:59 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have reached deals to sign 14 undrafted rookie free agents, including Oklahoma linebacker Eric Striker, who provided an emotional speech to family and friends after not being selected last weekend.

Injured CB Chris Culliver released by Washington Redskins

3:57 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Chris Culliver's time with the Washington Redskins lasted all of six games.

Colts release 4 players, including former draft pick Holmes

3:36 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts waived four players Monday, including center-guard Khaled Holmes.

Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner

3:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets exercised their fifth-year option on defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson on Monday, keeping him under contract with the team through the 2017 season.

Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson

3:25 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have declined the fifth-year option on receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.

Browns release linebacker Scott Solomon, injured last season

2:56 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns released linebacker Scott Solomon, whose 2015 season was stopped short by injuries.

Vikings undrafted rookies include Cockran, Stave

2:53 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed 10 undrafted free agents, including two area prospects: Minnesota defensive end Theiren Cockran and Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave.

Injured CB Chris Culliver released by Washington Redskins

2:49 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have released injured cornerback Chris Culliver after signing Josh Norman as a free agent and taking Kendall Fuller in the third round of the NFL draft.

Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner

2:22 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have exercised their fifth-year option on defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, keeping him under contract with the team through the 2017 season.

Titans don’t pick up 5th-year option on guard Chance Warmack

2:10 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have declined to pick up the fifth-year option for guard Chance Warmack, giving the 10th overall draft pick in 2013 the chance to convince them he should stick around after this season.

Titans don’t pick up 5th-year option on guard Chance Warmack

1:54 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have declined to pick up the fifth-year option for guard Chance Warmack, giving the 10th overall draft pick in 2013 to convince them he should stick around after this season.

Lions pick up 5th-year option for 2017 on Ziggy Ansah

1:29 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah.

Chiefs exercise fifth-year option on LT Eric Fisher

12:29 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have exercised their fifth-year option on left tackle Eric Fisher, which means the former No. 1 overall draft pick is scheduled to make $11.9 million during the 2017 season.

Steelers re-sign Gradkowski; Harrison plans to play in 2016

12:02 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) A pair of familiar faces are heading back to Pittsburgh for the 2016 season.

An inside look at the other draft, as free agents find spots

2:08 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) Gary Shipman was at his desk at noon Saturday, thumbing through depth charts and occasionally looking across the room at the wall-mounted TV trumpeting the start of the NFL draft's final day.

» Sunday, May 1, 2016

Chiefs gamble on trio of players with background questions

9:26 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have put as much faith in their off-the-field detective work as their between-the-lines scouting the past few years, and the result has been draft gems such as Marcus Peters.

ON FOOTBALL: Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

8:32 PM

Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier.

Bears release veteran safety Rolle, guard Slauson

7:38 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears released safety Antrel Rolle and left guard Matt Slauson on Sunday after sending strong signals in the draft that the veterans' days with the team were numbered.

Bears release veteran safety Rolle after the draft

7:00 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have parted ways with veteran safety Antrel Rolle.

ON FOOTBALL: Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

3:47 PM

Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier.

Jaguars agree to terms with 9 undrafted rookie free agents

2:50 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms with nine undrafted rookie free agents, including five offensive players.

ON FOOTBALL: Forget winners, losers; think NFL draft trends

12:14 PM

Figuring out who won or lost in an NFL draft takes years, not hours. Finding trends is a whole lot easier.

Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

11:21 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town.