NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, August 2, 2015

Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner

7:55 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Bobby Wagner was patient to a point.

Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

7:53 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out.

For Jets’ Pace, monotony of camp really grinds his gears

7:47 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Calvin Pace can't stand training camp.

With Jeffery leading pack, no shortage of options for Bears

7:43 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) If indeed this is his time, his chance to assert himself as a true No. 1 receiver for the Chicago Bears, Alshon Jeffery was in no mood to discuss it.

Bengals end Michael Johnson hurts knee, team optimistic

7:24 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice on Sunday and was taken off the field on a cart.

Matt Ryan feeling as young as ever in new scheme

7:04 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Now in his eighth training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan says he has never felt better physically before the start of the season.

Detroit Lions open training camp optimistic

6:53 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Jim Caldwell couldn't stop smiling Sunday afternoon.

Cowboys’ Mincey in camp after brief holdout over contract

6:46 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey didn't stay away from training camp long in his effort to get a contract extension.

New locker assignments help Titans know each other better

6:42 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Defensive lineman Karl Klug is considered the Tennessee Titan most likely to get into a fight during training camp.

Jets’ Wilkerson leaves practice with tweaked hamstring

6:32 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets hope they aren't without Muhammad Wilkerson for too long.

Panthers OT Michael Oher not a big fan of ’The Blind Side’

6:30 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) When people first meet Michael Oher naturally they want to ask him about the 2009 hit movie ''The Blind Side,'' which is based on his life as an underprivileged youth growing up in Memphis, Tennessee.

Redskins GM ’comfortable’ with Galette despite ’scary’ video

5:52 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) General manager Scot McCloughan says a ''thorough, thorough, thorough'' vetting of Junior Galette left the Washington Redskins ''very comfortable bringing him on board,'' despite off-field problems that led the New Orleans Saints to cut the outside linebacker.

Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters

5:41 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) From being labeled an NFL bully to Buffalo Bills starter: guard Richie Incognito took a big step in his return to football following a 15-month hiatus that placed his career in jeopardy.

Jets’ Wilkerson leaves practice with tweaked hamstring

5:39 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson left practice Sunday with a tweaked hamstring, an injury coach Todd Bowles didn't believe is serious.

New Texan Wilfork looks to learn from Watt

5:09 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Vince Wilfork bristled when asked what he could teach J.J. Watt.

Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

4:49 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants' revamped defense is going to surprise people this season, even without injured star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, general manager Jerry Reese said Sunday.

Sam Bradford doesn’t hold back in practice with Eagles

4:39 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sam Bradford was full-go on the first day of training camp.

Redskins GM ’comfortable’ with Galette despite ’scary’ video

4:21 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) General manager Scot McCloughan says a ''thorough, thorough, thorough'' vetting of Junior Galette left the Washington Redskins ''very comfortable bringing him on board,'' despite off-field problems that led the New Orleans Saints to cut the outside linebacker.

Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters

3:58 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito took the next step in his return to football following a 15-month hiatus for his role in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal.

Redskins GM ’comfortable’ with Galette despite ’scary’ video

3:49 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan says he felt ''very comfortable'' signing Junior Galette, despite off-field problems that led the New Orleans Saints to cut the outside linebacker.

Cowboys’ Mincey in camp after brief holdout over contract

3:44 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey is expected to end a brief holdout over a contract extension by participating in practice Sunday at training camp.

Fired-up Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

3:34 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady still has that competitive fire.

Pryor earning praise in transition to wide receiver

3:31 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Four days into Terrelle Pryor's transition from a quarterback to wide receiver, he's not only fitting in at Browns training camp, he's standing out.

Seattle acquires Seisay from Detroit for draft pick

3:03 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have added depth to their secondary by acquiring cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed 2016 draft pick.

Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters

2:57 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito took the next step in his return to football following a 15-month hiatus for his role in the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal.

Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

2:51 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) General manager Jerry Reese says the New York defense is going to surprise people this season, even without injured star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

All eyes on $101 million man as Chiefs’ Houston gets to work

2:35 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The massive linebacker with the sweat-drenched biceps insists he never took a day off this offseason, even if he never showed up for one of the Kansas City Chiefs' workouts.

Texans’ Clowney expected to begin practice Aug. 17

2:28 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien's goal is to have outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney practicing on Aug. 17.

Pryor earning praise in transition to wide receiver

2:01 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Terrelle Pryor is trying to reinvent his career with the Cleveland Browns, and so far, he's earning rave reviews.

Indianapolis opens practice with 2 veterans on PUP list

1:50 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have put 2013 NFL sacks leader Robert Mathis and former starting guard Donald Thomas on the physically unable to perform list.

Dolphins getting a break from on-field work Monday

1:45 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) After four days of training camp practices, the Miami Dolphins will get a bit of rest.

Seattle releases DT Tony McDaniel in salary cap move

1:39 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel to save salary cap space after signing quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner to contract extensions.

Dolphins’ Branden Albert show progress after knee surgery

1:35 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Pro Bowl left tackle Branden Albert of the Miami Dolphins is showing progress in his return from major knee surgery.

Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

12:31 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out.

Panthers waive injured WR Stephen Hill after torn ACL

12:16 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have waived injured wide receiver Stephen Hill after he suffered a torn right ACL in practice.

Seahawks finalize contract extension with LB Bobby Wagner

1:42 AM

SEATTLE (AP) Right on the heels of signing quarterback Russell Wilson to a contract extension, the Seattle Seahawks have locked up All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.

AP Source: Seattle nearing extension with Bobby Wagner

12:57 AM

SEATTLE (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the Seattle Seahawks and linebacker Bobby Wagner are close to finalizing a contract extension that would keep the All-Pro middle linebacker with the club after this season.

49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

12:49 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers' first training camp practice for the Levi's Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game.

Steelers trade future 5th rounder for Eagles CB Boykin

12:34 AM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft.

Tomsula begins camp doing things his way, with player input

12:12 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jim Tomsula walked through the cafeteria on Day 1 and fist-bumped a chef from across the high counter, then asked another member of the kitchen staff about her family.

» Saturday, August 1, 2015

49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

11:54 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers' first training camp practice for the Levi's Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game.

Cowboys welcome McClain despite issues with knee, suspension

9:59 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Rolando McClain's surgically repaired right knee isn't ready for training camp, and the Dallas linebacker will miss the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Jets activate guard Willie Colon from active-PUP list

8:57 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets activated guard Willie Colon from the active/physically unable to perform list, and he participated in the team's first padded practice Saturday.

Jets GM supportive, but noncommittal on Richardson’s future

8:55 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson has a lot of making up - and growing up - to do with the New York Jets.

Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

8:26 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his left Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday and will miss the season.

Panthers’ secondary eager to break out of front 7’s shadow

8:19 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers' secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.

Panthers WR Hill will have MRI after injuring right leg

8:17 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill will have an MRI on his right leg after being carted off the field Saturday.

Thomas longs for reunion with his mother

8:16 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Demaryius Thomas is still waiting to see his mother out from behind bars for the first time since the police came busting into his house one morning when he was 11.

Marcus Mariota signing lures more than 3,400 to Titans camp

8:13 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The chance at an autograph from Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota helped the Tennessee Titans lure their biggest crowd to training camp in years, so much so that the rookie quarterback couldn't send everyone away happy.

Mason confident there’ll be no drop-off while Gurley rehabs

7:57 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Draft day could not have been a pleasant experience for St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason. Imagine how jarring it must have been to see his team take Todd Gurley with the 10th overall pick.

Buccaneers hungry for success after disappointing season

7:49 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are eager to distance themselves from their worst finish in nearly three decades.

Bengals hope upgraded defensive line produces some sacks

7:33 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Michael Johnson's bald head glistens. It's a new look for the Cincinnati defensive end, who wore dreadlocks a couple of years ago.

Jets’ Devin Smith has partially punctured lung, broken ribs

7:22 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Devin Smith had a painful start to his first NFL training camp.

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

7:13 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Lost in all the talk about Carson Palmer's season-ending torn ACL is the shoulder injury that sidelined him for three games early last season.

McPhee sees Bears striking fear in opponents

7:09 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Linebacker Pernell McPhee envisions a day when the Chicago Bears strike fear in opposing offenses, and he sees it happening sooner rather than later.

First practice gives Chiefs cornerbacks chance to shine

7:01 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) There was already going to be plenty of competition for one of the starting cornerback jobs in Kansas City, even before the Chiefs learned Sean Smith would be suspended for the first three games of the regular season.

Jets GM supportive, but noncommittal on Richardson’s future

6:55 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan was supportive of Sheldon Richardson, but noncommittal on the defensive lineman's long-term future with the team.

Tomsula begins camp doing things his way, with player input

6:51 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jim Tomsula walked through the cafeteria on Day 1 and fist-bumped a chef from across the high counter, then asked another member of the kitchen staff about her family.

Cowboys welcome McClain despite issues with knee, suspension

6:41 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Rolando McClain's surgically repaired right knee isn't ready for training camp, and the Dallas linebacker will miss the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

In 14th season, Hill’s career comes full circle with Vikings

6:24 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Shaun Hill's wife, Ashton, asked him this question midway through the offseason: If there were one place the veteran quarterback would like to live for the rest of his life, where would that be?

Williams expects plenty of carries with Steeleers

6:13 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) DeAngelo Williams is used to splitting carries.

Jets’ Devin Smith has partially punctured lung, broken ribs

6:06 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith has a partially punctured lung, as well as broken ribs, and is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks.

Panthers WR Hill carted off the field with right leg injury

5:53 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill was carted off the field Saturday with a right leg injury.

49ers rookie Hayne reiterates apology for offensive comments

5:52 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) On the opening day of his first NFL training camp, former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne reiterated how sorry he is for offensive comments last month about Jews that drew criticism from the Anti-Defamation League and others.

Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills

5:51 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Bills receiver Percy Harvin is at peace with his checkered past, and wants more than anything to put it behind him.

Led by rugged Lacy, the Packers break out the pads in camp

5:42 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) For the first time since their stunning loss in the NFC championship game in late January, the Green Bay Packers put on the pads Saturday.

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

5:40 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Lost in all the talk about Carson Palmer's season-ending torn ACL is the shoulder injury that sidelined him for three games early last season.

Raiders LB Sio Moore returns following hip surgery

5:34 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Sio Moore walked up to the assembled media members and began his news conference by saying ''Remember me?''

Peterson, Jones return to Jaguars as coaching interns

5:10 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Mike Peterson got chills as he walked onto the practice field to start training camp Friday.

Minus All-Pro safeties, Seattle giving Terrell, Shead a shot

5:04 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Part of what has made the Seattle Seahawks' defense the best in the NFL in recent seasons is the combination of Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor at safety.

Line is question mark on New York Giants’ offense

5:04 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) If there's anything that's going to slow down the New York Giants' offense this season, it's going be their offensive line.

In 14th season, Hill’s career comes full circle with Vikings

5:03 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) For Shaun Hill, the choice was easy this offseason about where he wanted to sign as a free agent.

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

5:02 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) Two things were certain when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp on Saturday: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback's suspension and court case haven't affected his accuracy.

Marshall back on field but with a heavy heart

4:59 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Brandon Marshall is back on the football field, trying to replicate last year's breakout season despite two screws in his right foot and a heavy heart.

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

4:56 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Lost in all the talk about Carson Palmer's season-ending torn ACL is the shoulder injury that sidelined him for three games early last season.

Panthers WR Hill carted off the field with right leg injury

4:54 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill has been carted off the field with a right leg injury.

Browns owner preaches patience, won’t ’blow things up’

4:43 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if things go poorly this season.

Titans linebacker Orakpo healthy after revamping workouts

4:24 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Brian Orakpo looks rock solid, so muscled that the Tennessee linebacker appears chiseled out of stone.

Saints’ Tim Lelito in line for left guard spot

4:20 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) When the New Orleans Saints traded guard Ben Grubbs to the Kansas City Chiefs in March, coach Sean Payton hinted they wouldn't have done it without a solid plan.

Melvin Gordon tested at Chargers camp

4:09 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Running back Melvin Gordon was tested - and Chargers coach Mike McCoy was smiling.

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

4:05 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Two things were certain Saturday when the New England Patriots put on pads for the first time at training camp: The home fans sure do love Tom Brady, and the quarterback's suspension and court case haven't affected his accuracy.

Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall returns from 2 Achilles operations

3:53 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) No one around the Washington Redskins harbors doubt about whether DeAngelo Hall has the know-how and competitive spirit necessary to come back from two - count `em, two! - operations on a torn Achilles tendon.

Panthers’ secondary eager to break out of front 7’s shadow

3:50 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers' secondary is eager to finally break out from the shadows of the perennially strong front seven this season.

Falcons’ Tamme making easy transition to life after Manning

3:49 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta tight end Jacob Tamme was worried about playing with another quarterback after catching passes from Peyton Manning most of his career with Indianapolis and Denver.

Jets promote Davidson to director of football administration

3:39 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have promoted long-time executive Jacqueline Davidson to director of football administration, making her one of the highest-ranking women in an NFL front office.

The line is the question mark on the Giants’ offense

3:35 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) If there's anything that's going to slow down the New York Giants' offense this season, it's going to be their offensive line.

Redskins’ Breeland expected to miss 4-6 weeks with bad knee

3:33 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says cornerback Bashaud Breeland is expected to miss four to six weeks with an MCL problem in his right knee.

Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

3:07 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver returner Kyle Williams tore his right Achilles during a punt return drill at training camp Saturday.

Jets promote Jacqueline Davidson to dir. of football admin.

2:54 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have promoted long-time front-office executive Jacqueline Davidson to director of football administration.

Jets activate guard Willie Colon from active-PUP list

2:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have activated guard Willie Colon from the active/physically unable to perform list, and he is expected to participate in the team's first padded practice Saturday.

Falcons’ Tamme making easy transition to life after Manning

2:30 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta tight end Jacob Tamme was worried about playing with another quarterback after catching passes from Peyton Manning most of his career with Indianapolis and Denver.

Scott Rodeo replaces Russ Warren as Giants team doctor

2:10 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Dr. Russ Warren is stepping down as the New York Giants team doctor after 31 years.

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

1:55 PM

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

Browns owner preaches patience, won’t ’blow things up’

1:45 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he's determined to create stability in his organization, pledging not to ''blow things up'' if the upcoming season doesn't start well.

Pads go on at Dolphins camp; Suh finds new gear

1:34 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Poor Billy Turner. The second-year offensive lineman probably thought he was ready for what was coming Saturday, the first day of in-pads work at the Miami Dolphins training camp.

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

1:25 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Andrew Luck was tired of watching his friends report to training camp. By Saturday, the Colts' now clean-shaven quarterback couldn't wait any longer.

Browns lineman Winn hurts right knee in practice

1:15 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns defensive lineman Billy Winn has been carted off the practice field with a potentially serious injury to his right knee.

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

12:11 PM

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

12:07 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are ready to work.

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

12:22 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Over the past year, Tim Shaw has bungee-jumped off a bridge in New Zealand, visited Australia and helped drill a well in the Amazon. The former NFL linebacker also has talked with congressmen in Washington D.C. and Tennessee lawmakers.