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» Friday, July 31, 2015

Confident Arians aims for the top as Cardinals open camp

8:58 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Coach Bruce Arians says he has one expectation for the Arizona Cardinals.

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

8:54 PM

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.

Jackson’s strained calf adds to Denver D-line woes

8:51 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos' biggest area of concern is their defensive line, where starting end Derek Wolfe is facing a four-game drug suspension.

Battery charge against Bills coach Kromer dropped

8:39 PM

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) Prosecutors say they've dropped a battery charge against Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who was accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

As camp begins, Rams know they want Foles long-term

8:34 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Before playing a down, Nick Foles has made a big impression on the St. Louis Rams.

Jets, Bowles surprised, disappointed Richardson hid arrest

8:27 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles and the New York Jets had no idea about Sheldon Richardson's latest troubles until media reports started popping up early Thursday night. That's around the same time Richardson's parents found out, too.

Texans report to camp with many questions on offense

8:20 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans know they'll have a solid defense led by J.J. Watt.

Thomas on PUP list to start Seahawks camp

8:07 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas is starting training camp on the physically unable to perform list.

Jets rookie Devin Smith leaves practice after banging head

8:02 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets rookie wide receiver Devin Smith left practice Friday after he banged into safety Jaiquawn Jarrett while making an impressive catch.

Bennett shows, Chancellor holds out to start Seahawks camp

7:43 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.

Jets, Bowles surprised, disappointed Richardson hid arrest

7:38 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles and the New York Jets had no idea about Sheldon Richardson's latest troubles until media reports started popping up early Thursday night. That's around the same time Richardson's parents found out, too.

Confident Arians aims for the top as Cardinals open camp

7:35 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Coach Bruce Arians says he has one expectation for the Arizona Cardinals.

Skins add LB Galette to pass rush, despite off-field issues

7:34 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Whatever Junior Galette has been accused of away from football, and whatever punishment might come from an NFL investigation, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden wanted to sign the outside linebacker to help the team's pass rush.

Contract question lingers for Bears’ Forte

7:22 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) As much as he wanted a new contract from the Chicago Bears, Matt Forte would like to put all that talk behind him.

Bengals want Dalton to be more of a leader this year

7:18 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Bengals want quarterback Andy Dalton to be more of a leader in their quest for an elusive playoff win. So far, no complaints.

Raiders QB Derek Carr sharp in first practice

7:09 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr dropped back to pass, scanned the field then hit wide receiver Michael Crabtree for a 30-yard completion.

Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

6:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August.

Antonio Smith says he trusts he’ll be cleared

6:47 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Defensive end Antonio Smith says he's confident he'll be cleared of any wrongdoing in a criminal sexual complaint against him in Texas.

Vernon Davis fired adviser last year who pushed for new deal

6:43 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Vernon Davis parted ways with an adviser before last season who had been pushing the 49ers tight end to get pushy for a new contract.

Pay day: Wilson signs 4-year extension with Seahawks

6:29 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks.

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

6:16 PM

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.

Jets, Bowles surprised, disappointed Richardson hid arrest

6:14 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles says the New York Jets were surprised and disappointed by Sheldon Richardson's recent arrest - and the fact the defensive lineman didn't disclose it to the team until after media reports surfaced.

Bears sign guard Tyler Moore to 3-year deal

6:11 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears signed guard Tyler Moore to a three-year contract Friday.

Cowboys re-sign Keith Smith to shore up linebackers in camp

6:10 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Cowboys have brought back linebacker Keith Smith and moved center Shane McDermott off the non-football injury list.

Skins CB Breeland suspended by NFL, then injured at practice

6:06 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) On a tumultuous day for Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the second-year player was suspended by the NFL on Friday, nearly a year after being cited for marijuana possession, then was carted off the field because he got injured in practice.

Bennett shows, Chancellor holds out to start Seahawks camp

5:47 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Unhappy with his contract, Michael Bennett decided to show and avoid the fines. Kam Chancellor decided the best way to get his point across was to hold out.

Judge suggests Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19

5:47 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

Bucs’ Murphy, Spence will miss start of camp with injuries

5:40 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed receiver Louis Murphy on the active/non-football injury list with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the start of training camp.

Accident has changed how Panthers QB Newton’s views life

5:38 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Cam Newton glances down at the faded yellow hospital bracelet on his left wrist, twirls it around with his fingers and contemplates how much his view of life has changed since an automobile accident last December.

Matthews gets refresher on inside linebacker in Packers camp

5:30 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Clay Matthews is getting a refresher course at Green Bay Packers training camp. It has nothing to do with rushing the quarterback.

No surprise: Jameis Winston named Buccaneers starting QB

5:22 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are turning over their offense to Jameis Winston.

Giants have deal with veteran wide receiver James Jones

5:11 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have reached a contract agreement with veteran receiver James Jones.

Farmer: Browns approach won’t change despite his suspension

4:54 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Even though he has been suspended for the first four weeks of the NFL's regular season, Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Friday his approach to building the roster during training camp and the regular season will not change.

Jaguars’ Clemons arrives at training camp, sits out practice

4:51 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons made it to training camp in time for the opening practice.

All eyes on QB Marcus Mariota as Titans open training camp

4:40 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota barked out the snap count loud near the end of Tennessee's first practice of training camp. Sure enough, a defensive lineman jumped offside.

Ryan: Bills hiring Pat Meyer has no ties to Kromer’s status

4:40 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan says Pat Meyer's addition to his staff has nothing to do with offensive line coach Aaron Kromer being placed on paid leave for allegedly punching a boy in Florida.

McCoy creates buzz as Buffalo Bills open training camp

4:33 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) After LeSean McCoy's arrival in March excited much of the Buffalo Bills' fan base, the running back decided to give back on the first day of training camp.

Tannehill confident, hopeful of a breakthrough in 2015

4:33 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Not long after connecting on a deep pass Friday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill slapped hands with someone in celebration and was clearly smiling underneath his helmet.

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

4:11 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback's lawsuit against the NFL and the team's image around the league.

Skins add LB Galette to pass rush, despite off-field issues

4:09 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Whatever Junior Galette has been accused of away from football, and whatever punishment might come from an NFL review, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden wanted to sign the outside linebacker to help the team's pass rush.

Cardinals sign former UA cornerback Shaquille Richardson

4:01 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Shaquille Richardson, who played collegiately at Arizona.

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

3:59 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback's lawsuit against the NFL and the team's image around the league.

Titans receiver Hunter leaving legal questions to attorney

3:58 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter says he's focusing only on football during training camp, referring questions about his arrest for a fight to his attorney.

Manning not worried about contract heading into final year

3:52 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning is more concerned about the New York Giants' scoring rather than his future with the team.

Falcons’ Quinn brings hands-on approach to training camp

3:49 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Dan Quinn brought a hands-on coaching style to his first Atlanta Falcons' training camp on Friday.

Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland suspended for 1 game by NFL

3:49 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland was suspended without pay for one game by the NFL on Friday, nearly a full year after he was cited for marijuana possession.

Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

3:10 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Derrick Johnson and Mike DeVito made it through all of training camp last season, through the long practices and insufferable heat on the campus of Missouri Western State University.

Players’ union, league seek quick resolution to Brady case

2:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL and the players' union say they want a New York judge to resolve their dispute over Tom Brady's suspension by Sept. 4.

Ravens Jimmy Smith wants place among top NFL cornerbacks

2:49 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Jimmy Smith is healthy, very wealthy and ready to take on all NFL quarterbacks who dare throw to his side of the field.

Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland suspended for 1 game by NFL

2:43 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins second-year cornerback Bashaud Breeland has been suspended for one game without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.

Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

2:42 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, both coming back from season-ending injuries, were among the veterans reporting to training camp Friday.

Manning not worried about contract heading into final year

2:38 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning is more concerned about the New York Giants' scoring rather than his future with the team.

Farmer: Browns approach won’t change despite his suspension

2:30 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Even though he has been suspended for the first four weeks of the NFL's regular season, Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Friday his approach to building the roster during training camp and the regular season will not change.

Understated Beachum making big impact on Steelers line

1:52 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Kelvin Beachum hardly fits the profile of the guys usually put in charge of protecting a football team's most valuable asset.

Receiver Abbrederis misses Packers practice with concussion

1:40 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Receiver Jared Abbrederis was held out of Green Bay Packers training camp on Friday with a concussion.

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

1:35 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriot players say they are worried more about winning a job than the controversy swirling around their quarterback.

Agent says Junior Galette agrees to 1-year deal with Skins

1:28 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pass rusher Junior Galette agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins for the league minimum on Friday, according to agent Alvin Keels.

Wilson signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks

1:20 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks.

Agent says Junior Galette agrees to 1-year deal with Skins

12:36 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pass rusher Junior Galette's agent says the outside linebacker has agreed to a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins for the league minimum.

What’s new in NFL? Plenty

11:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Bob Dylan sang about them. So did David Bowie.

Wilson, Seahawks agree to terms on contract extension

11:02 AM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks.

Bills defensive end Williams passes physical, joins camp

10:56 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills say defensive end Mario Williams has passed his physical and was activated in time for the team's opening practice at training camp.

Wilson, Seahawks agree to terms on contract extension

10:52 AM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks.

Bills hire former Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer

9:21 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have hired Pat Meyer as a football operations consultant, and he also has a background as an offensive line coach.

Jaguars’ Chris Clemons arrives for training camp a day late

8:18 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons has reported for training camp.

Cowboys’ Bryant says he’s a changed man money can’t change

2:39 AM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant took a couple of long pauses, first to search for a way to describe how he has matured and then to find the right word to describe skeptics who think he hasn't changed at all.

» Thursday, July 30, 2015

Falcons OL Holmes goes on physically unable to perform list

11:07 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list after he sustained another foot injury.

Same ol’ Dez: Enthusiastic Bryant back on field with Cowboys

10:09 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant wanted to toss a football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley almost as soon as he took the field for the first time at the training camp he threatened to skip without a long-term contract.

Jets’ Richardson facing charges for resisting arrest

10:02 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing trouble with the law.

Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

9:22 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) San Diego Chargers star tight end Antonio Gates didn't shed much light on the surprising drug suspension that will sideline him for the season's first four games.

Without new contract, Jets’ Wilkerson focused on football

9:18 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Muhammad Wilkerson is frustrated and still wants a big payday. Until then, though, the New York Jets defensive end is keeping his contract situation off the field.

Packers offense opens training camp with running start

9:02 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers got off to a running start at training camp.

Jets’ Richardson facing charges for resisting arrest

8:44 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing trouble with the law.

Kubiak hoping history repeats itself with Elway, Manning

8:20 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Gary Kubiak sure has the blueprints.

Bengals DT Devon Still relieved about daughter as camp opens

8:04 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Devon Still was trim and upbeat when he arrived for the start of the Cincinnati Bengals training camp. Good news about his 5-year-old daughter put him in the right frame of mind.

Jets’ Richardson facing charges for resisting arrest

7:58 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing legal troubles.

Steelers’ Cortez Allen, Jarvis Jones looking to bounce back

7:54 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Cortez Allen and Jarvis Jones are not young anymore.

Redskins’ RG3 not looking back, his ’focus on the future’

7:32 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III is not interested in dissecting whatever criticism - and there's been plenty - that's come his way.

Same ol’ Dez: Enthusiastic Bryant back on field with Cowboys

7:20 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant wanted to toss a football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley almost as soon as he took the field for the first time at the training camp he threatened to skip without a long-term contract.

Bengals sign WR Greg Little, rookie Desmond Lawrence

6:52 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed receiver Greg Little on Thursday at the start of training camp, giving him a second chance to show he can catch the ball consistently.

Saints veterans set tone at training camp’s outset

6:43 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) As the New Orleans Saints took the field for the first practices of training camp, Drew Brees and some other elder statesmen on the roster talked about respect, trust, and accountability.

Packers offense opens training camp with running start

6:43 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers got off to a running start at training camp.

Bears’ Allen out to prove he’s still elite pass rusher

6:40 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) No matter how disappointing his first season with the Chicago Bears was, Jared Allen believes he can wreak havoc like no other pass rusher.

Titans agree to terms with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui

6:30 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with nose tackle Isaako Aaitui (ee-saw-AH-koe ah-ah-TOO-ee) and placed tight end Dorin Dickerson on injured reserve.

Same ol’ Dez: Enthusiastic Bryant back on field with Cowboys

6:10 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant tossed the football with fellow receiver Cole Beasley and ran through plays hard enough for his cap to fall off as he jumped to catch a pass in the first workout of training camp.

Jets’ suspended Richardson: ’I’m not a dope fiend’

6:07 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson insists he won't fail another NFL-issued drug test because he's ''not a dope fiend.''

Bills coach Kromer pleads not guilty to battery

5:57 PM

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he punched a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ’Deflategate’ noise

5:53 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling ''Free Tom Brady'' T-shirts.

Keith Rivers retires instead of reporting to Cowboys’ camp

5:43 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Keith Rivers has decided to retire rather than report to training camp with the Dallas Cowboys.

Bengals DT Devon Still relieved about daughter as camp opens

5:40 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Devon Still was trim and upbeat when he arrived for the start of the Cincinnati Bengals training camp. Good news about his 5-year-old daughter put him in the right frame of mind.

Gates not sure how banned substance got into his system

5:31 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Star tight end Antonio Gates says he's not sure how a banned substance got into his body, although he believes it could have been while he was cleansing his system in the offseason.

Bills place Williams on active/non-football injury list

5:05 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have place three players on the active/non-football injury list, including Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams.

Titans rookie QB tried surfing, prefers boogie board

4:55 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt says he isn't worried about his rookie quarterback surfing whenever he's home in Hawaii.

Bills place Williams on active/non-football injury list

4:42 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have place three players on the active/non-football injury list, including Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams.

Gurley ahead of schedule for Rams

4:41 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Despite Todd Gurley being ahead of schedule in his return from injury, the St. Louis Rams aren't counting on the first-round pick right away.

Bears’ Jennings pleads guilty to reckless driving charge

4:36 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings pleaded guilty to reckless driving stemming from an arrest in Georgia in January.

Pryor trying to catch on as wide receiver with Browns

4:35 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Waiting for his turn to join Cleveland's offensive huddle, Terrelle Pryor cut an impressive figure.

Titans eager to start training camp after ugly 2-14 season

4:33 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans and coach Ken Whisenhunt start training camp with the promise to be better than last season's ugly 2-14 record. Seems everyone is in agreement that the miserable experience was simply unacceptable.

Raiders arrive in Napa for training camp

4:19 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders' rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper arrived for the start of training camp looking to make up for lost time.

Ex-Saints pass-rusher Galette visits Redskins for physical

4:14 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pass rusher Junior Galette visited the Washington Redskins on Thursday to take a physical and meet with coach Jay Gruden and general manager Scot McCloughan, less than a week after being released by the New Orleans Saints because of off-field problems.

Bills owner says team in no rush to build new stadium

4:03 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula says the team is in no rush to build a new stadium or sell naming rights to its current home.

Bills owner says team in no rush to build new stadium

3:58 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula says the team is in no rush to build a new stadium or sell naming rights to its current home.

Redskins’ RG3 not looking back, his ’focus on the future’

3:56 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III is not interested in dissecting whatever criticism - and there's been plenty - that's come his way.

Pryor trying to catch on as wide receiver with Browns

3:53 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Waiting for his turn to join Cleveland's offensive huddle, Terrelle Pryor cut an impressive figure.

Cowboys’ McFadden starts training camp on injured list

3:38 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Cowboys running back Darren McFadden will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list because of a hamstring injury that also bothered him in the offseason.

Ex-Saints pass-rusher Galette visits Redskins for physical

3:33 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Pass rusher Junior Galette is visiting the Redskins for a physical and meetings with coach Jay Gruden and general manager Scot McCloughan after being cut by the Saints because of off-field problems.

Jaguars report for training camp without veteran Clemons

3:17 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons was a no-show as the team reported for training camp Thursday.

DE Mario Addison says Panthers are Super Bowl bound

2:58 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers arrived at training camp Thursday filled with optimism, perhaps no one more so than fifth-year defensive end Mario Addison.

Gurley ahead of schedule for Rams

2:44 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams first-round pick Todd Gurley is ahead of schedule, but the team isn't counting on the running back being ready for the opener.

Ross gives his Dolphins a simple start-of-camp message: Win

1:53 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) About a half-hour into the Miami Dolphins' first practice of the season, owner Stephen Ross had his team, coaches and staff gather around him at midfield.

Pryor trying to catch on as wide receiver with Browns

1:38 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) With broad shoulders, long legs and speed to burn, there's no doubt Terrelle Pryor looks like a wide receiver. He has to prove he can play the position.

Ravens launch training camp eyeing return trip to playoffs

1:34 PM

OWINS MILLS, Md. (AP) On the first day of yet another training camp for 15-year veteran Steve Smith, going through the motions was not an option.

Jaguars report for training camp without veteran Clemons

1:20 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons is a no-show for training camp.

Redskins’ RG3 not looking back, his ’focus on the future’

1:17 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III says he wants to put his up-and-down past in the NFL behind him and ''focus on the future.''

Ravens launch training camp eyeing return trip to playoffs

12:22 PM

OWINS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have launched their eighth training camp under John Harbaugh, hopeful it begins a journey that ends with a deep playoff run.

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ’Deflategate’ noise

11:15 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady received a big cheer from Patriots fans when he came out on the practice field Thursday for New England's first practice of training camp.

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ’Deflategate’ noise

9:32 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is stonewalling questions about deflated footballs for the second straight day.

Players who need to finally show their worth in 2015

2:56 AM

Alshon Jeffery proved himself last year as a prime target in Chicago. Everson Griffen showed his stuff as a sackmaster in Minnesota.

Early retirement: players call it quits in prime of careers

2:52 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime.

» Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GM Loomis: Saints equipped to overcome offseason setbacks

9:41 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis doesn't buy the notion that the uncertainly surrounding his club at the opening of training camp this year has reached some unusual level.

With new hip, Jerry Jones sees pep in step of his Cowboys

8:13 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Barely a week removed from hip replacement surgery, Jerry Jones eased into a chair for the training camp tradition he didn't want to miss: the Dallas owner's annual overview of the Cowboys.

Jake Long to visit Denver Broncos on Thursday

7:59 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning.

High expectations apparent as Buffalo Bills set to open camp

7:21 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams sensed a difference upon reporting for his 10th training camp.

Receiver Martavis Bryant eyeing bigger role for Steelers

7:13 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Ben Roethlisberger looked to his left, turned to his right and sent a 50-yard rainbow down the sideline.

Chicago Bears open first camp under Pace, Fox

7:06 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) For all the moves the Chicago Bears made after last season, hiring general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox, one change that stands out to Pro Bowl guard Kyle Long is the open feeling.

49ers remove RB Hyde from active/non-football injury list

6:52 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Second-year 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has been elevated to the active roster less than 24 hours after the team announced he was on the active/non-football injury list.

Redskins, LB Kerrigan agree to multi-year contract extension

6:43 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Now that he has a multiyear contract extension, Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan realizes he'll be expected to take on more of a leadership role. Just not a loud one.

Cowboys’ Jones not talking Super Bowl, but optimism shows

6:41 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Even if he's not talking Super Bowl, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones also isn't hiding his optimism going into training camp.

Dolphins’ Parker, Jones on physically unable to perform list

6:26 PM

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins have placed first-round draft pick DeVante Parker as well as safety Don Jones on the physically unable to perform list.

Panthers WR Hill cited for drug paraphernalia

6:23 PM

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) Panthers wide receiver Stephen Hill has been cited for knowingly possessing drug paraphernalia with intent to use.

Browns motivated by lack of national respect

6:19 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Everywhere he's looked, Browns coach Mike Pettine has seen his team picked to finish no higher than fourth in the brutal, four-team AFC North.

Chicago Bears open first camp under Pace, Fox

6:15 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears made a lot of moves after last season, hiring general manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox in hopes of turning things around.

Jags place running back Johnson on non-football illness list

6:15 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed running back Storm Johnson on the active/non-football illness list, a potential setback to his chances of making the team.

Patriots sign cornerback Tarell Brown

6:08 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots signed free-agent cornerback Tarell Brown on Wednesday. Terms of the deal weren't announced.

Titans agree to terms with tight end Coffman, RB Fluellen

6:06 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee has agreed to terms with tight end Chase Coffman and running back David Fluellen a day before the Titans report for training camp.

Gettleman looks to make it 3 straight playoffs Panthers

5:55 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There were some questions when Panthers owner Jerry Richardson hired Dave Gettleman as the team's new general manager in 2013.

Cowboys’ Mincey, seeking new deal, no-shows at training camp

5:48 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas defensive lineman Jeremy Mincey hasn't shown up for training camp, and executive vice president Stephen Jones says the Cowboys won't discuss a new contract with him until he does.

Cardinals place Gresham on active/PUP list

5:29 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals placed tight end Jermaine Gresham on the active/physically unable to perform list Wednesday because of a back injury.

Adrian Peterson back in pads and moving forward with Vikings

5:19 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson burst through the line of scrimmage and veered toward the sideline as he headed up the field.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

5:11 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.

Jets place Colon, Ridley, Vickerson on active/PUP list

5:06 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed right guard Willie Colon, running back Stevan Ridley and defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson on the active/physically unable to perform list.

Redskins, LB Kerrigan agree to multi-year contract extension

5:02 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Locking up their top pass-rusher, the Washington Redskins agreed to a multiyear contract extension with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Wednesday, a day before the first practice of training camp.

AP source: Offensive tackle Cherilus visits Buffalo Bills

4:54 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with Gosder Cherilus' visit with the Buffalo Bills tells The Associated Press that the free-agent offensive tackle has completed his meeting and intends to visit other teams.

Browns motivated by lack of national respect

4:46 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Outside expectations are so low for the Browns that coach Mike Pettine joked he's seen his team picked to finish fifth in the four-team AFC North.

Falcons add depth for camp by signing DeMarcus Love

4:41 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have made a move to bolster their offensive line depth before the start of training camp by signing tackle DeMarcus Love.

Revis, Jets hoping to someday bring ring to hungry franchise

4:36 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Darrelle Revis has something the New York Jets and their frustrated fans have been dreaming about for decades.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

4:24 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.

McCarthy eager to get started in 10th season leading Packers

4:05 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Mike McCarthy marched quickly to the podium and spoke with the enthusiasm of a teacher greeting students on the first day of school.

Panthers’ Rivera could miss practices after brother’s death

3:28 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers say coach Ron Rivera plans to be at Wofford College on Thursday when players report to training camp, but could miss some practices following the death of his brother.

Redskins, LB Kerrigan agree to multi-year contract extension

2:43 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Locking up their top pass-rusher, the Washington Redskins agreed to a multiyear contract extension with linebacker Ryan Kerrigan on Wednesday, a day before the first practice of training camp.

Dolphins’ Parker, Jones on physically unable to perform list

2:37 PM

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins have placed first-round draft pick DeVante Parker as well as safety Don Jones on the physically unable to perform list.

Luck still ranks atop QB class that entered NFL in 2012

2:35 PM

MIAMI (AP) The pontificating and prognosticating that have always swirled around the quarterback class of 2012 can transform even a punter into a pundit.

Steelers back Le’Veon Bell glad suspension reduced

2:00 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is ready to move forward after the NFL cut his suspension from three games to two following his arrest last summer on DUI and drug charges.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

1:45 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry returned to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field Wednesday, just eight months after a cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his career.

Chiefs release injured running back Cyrus Gray

1:34 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have released running back Cyrus Gray, who tore his ACL last November, in what coach Andy Reid described Wednesday as a ''football decision.''

AP source: Offensive tackle Cherilus visiting Buffalo Bills

1:10 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the visit tells The Associated Press that free-agent offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus is meeting with the Buffalo Bills to determine their interest in signing him.

The Latest: Police in Maine asked to watch over Goodell home

12:55 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

The Latest: Kraft says Pats provided Belichick’s cell to NFL

11:44 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

The Latest: Belichick says Brady suspension won’t alter camp

10:57 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Here is the latest surrounding the suspension of star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using deflated footballs (all times local):

Chiefs safety Eric Berry back at practice after cancer fight

10:15 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry returned to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field Wednesday, just eight months after a cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his career.

Tom Brady: ’I did nothing wrong’ in Deflategate

9:23 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing Wednesday in a 507-word Facebook post: ''I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.''

Tom Brady: ’I did nothing wrong’ in Deflategate

8:51 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady vowed to fight his four-game suspension for the scandal known as Deflategate, writing Wednesday in a 507-word Facebook post: ''I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.''

Statement released by Tom Brady

7:57 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Full text of the statement released Wednesday by Tom Brady:

Tom Brady: ’I did nothing wrong’ in Deflategate

7:55 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Embattled New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is defending himself in the deflated footballs scandal.

’Dr. Jen’ embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

5:00 AM

TEMPE, Arizona (AP) Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can't wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the Arizona Cardinals open training camp this weekend.

Chiefs’ Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

2:46 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear.

NFL 2015: Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

2:35 AM

If you're not sure where Le'Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful.

Chiefs’ Berry cleared to return after lymphoma treatments

12:53 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs safety Eric Berry is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career.

49ers place Carlos Hyde on active/non-football injury list

12:20 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Second-year running back Carlos Hyde, who will be counted upon to carry the load following Frank Gore's departure, has been placed on the active/non-football injury list four days ahead of the start of training camp for the San Francisco 49ers.

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» Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chiefs Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgery

11:51 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are facing a potentially devastating loss on defense, even though training camp doesn't begin for veterans until this weekend.

Chiefs head into training camp with big expectations

11:51 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs will look a little different on offense this season.

Chiefs’ Berry cleared to return after lymphoma treatments

11:48 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs safety Eric Berry is returning to the practice field, less than eight months after a stunning cancer diagnosis threatened to derail his Pro Bowl career.

Buffalo Bills release veteran guard Chris Williams

9:11 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have released offensive guard Chris Williams a day before players begin reporting for the start of training camp.

Defensive end Antonio Smith rejoining Broncos

8:38 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Defensive end Antonio Smith will participate in the Denver Broncos' training camp after tending to a personal matter that kept him away from the team's offseason workouts this summer.

Despite Suh’s departure, Lions hoping to build on 2014

8:35 PM

DETROIT (AP) Ndamukong Suh was as emotional as anyone after the Detroit Lions lost a hard-fought, controversial playoff opener against Dallas last season.

Assembly speaker joins San Diego officials in stadium talks

8:34 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins joined San Diego politicians at a meeting with NFL officials on Tuesday, offering advice on completing a thorough environmental impact report for a possible new stadium for the Chargers.

Bears enter 1st camp under Fox looking to put losing in past

8:34 PM

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Bears had just wrapped up a five-win nightmare season when chairman George McCaskey announced sweeping changes the following day.

49ers’ Jim Tomsula begins first training camp as new coach

8:31 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The mass exodus of big-name players, starters and stars on both sides of the ball made headlines all offseason for the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, new coach Jim Tomsula worked to assemble his team and an experienced coaching staff.

Coach Jack Del Rio aims for new version of Raiders

8:29 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Whenever a player would make a mistake this offseason, first-year Oakland coach Jack Del Rio would make a point that this was a new version of the Raiders and those errors were no longer acceptable.

Potential move casts shadow over Rams camp

8:29 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Last summer, it was the Michael Sam experience. This year, it's the threat of a move back to the West Coast casting a large shadow on St. Louis Rams training camp.

Contracts hanging over Seahawks more than Super Bowl loss

8:28 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Forget about the Seattle Seahawks suffering from a ''Super Hangover'' after what happened in February.

All over now? Bolts open possibly last camp in San Diego

8:26 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers resemble a circus as they prepare to open what could be their final training camp in San Diego.

With Palmer healthy, Cardinals look to contend

8:26 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The first sentence when talk turns to expectations for the Arizona Cardinals invariably includes the words Carson and Palmer.

New offense, new coach, same goal for Peyton Manning

8:22 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning can earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut John Elway asked him to take this offseason.

With eye on preparation, Rodgers sets tone at Packers camp

8:22 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Break time is just about over for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Training camp is here.

Hopes are high for Vikings, and they’re happy to have them

8:21 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The strategy and style of Minnesota's coaching staff under Mike Zimmer is no longer new.

Chiefs head into training camp with big expectations

8:19 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs will look a little different on offense this season.

Titans ready for training camp with Heisman winner Mariota

8:11 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Drafting a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback brings greater attention and expectations to any NFL team.

Hoyer and Mallett compete to start at QB for Texans

8:10 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Coach Bill O'Brien has a big decision to make as he enters his second year with the Houston Texans. He'll have to choose Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett as his starting quarterback.

Indianapolis hoping offseason gambles produce Super Bowl run

8:09 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts are going all in on a Super Bowl run.

’Dr. Jen’ embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

8:05 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can't wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the Arizona Cardinals open training camp this weekend.

Panthers look for NFC South 3-peat, make deeper playoff run

8:03 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have won two straight NFC South championships and have one playoff win to show for it.

Jaguars hoping to halt 4-year streak of NFL futility

8:03 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have shown few, if any, signs of progress over the past four years.

Quinn taking up-tempo approach to rebuilding Falcons

8:02 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) As Seattle's defensive coordinator, Dan Quinn helped lead Seattle to two straight Super Bowls, including one championship. Quinn opens his first training camp as Falcons coach on Friday trying to overhaul Atlanta's woeful unit.

Saints to test revamped roster in training camp

8:02 PM

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is about to find out if his decision to jettison half a dozen prominent players has put his squad back on a playoff trajectory.

Expect ’Deflategate’ to motivate Patriots for 2015 season

8:02 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The last time the NFL punished the New England Patriots for cheating, they ran through the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record.

Confident Winston ready to take over Bucs’ offense

8:01 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The large billboard standing on a major thoroughfare a few blocks from the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suggests an offensive explosion is on the horizon.

RG3, Gruden, things to know about Redskins training camp

7:51 PM

It will be fascinating to see how Year 2 of life together for Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden plays out with the Washington Redskins, starting at training camp.

Jason Pierre-Paul injury hangs over Giants’ training camp

7:50 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) If this was a normal training camp. Tom Coughlin's mission to get the New York Giants back to the playoffs after three sub-par seasons would be the focal point for everyone.

Ryan’s brash approach still can’t answer Bills’ QB question

7:48 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Though he's parachuted out of a plane, tricked out his pickup truck in Bills colors and brought a tremendous buzz to Buffalo since arriving in January, coach Rex Ryan finds himself in a similar boat with many immediate predecessors on one important front.

Dolphins believe they can be special in 2015

7:47 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Joe Philbin was looking out toward the Miami Dolphins practice field after an offseason workout when receiver Greg Jennings came along and offered his impassive coach a pair of sunglasses.

New era under way for Jets under Todd Bowles

7:46 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles has made no bold statements, outrageous guarantees or back-page headlines in his first few months with the New York Jets.

’Dr. Jen’ embraces breakthrough role with Arizona Cardinals

7:39 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Jen Welter accepts the title of trailblazer, embraces the chance to be a role model for girls and, perhaps most of all, can't wait to get beyond the hype and on to work when the Arizona Cardinals open training camp this weekend.

Brady’s future actions could lead to Patriots limbo

7:32 PM

Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga.

Assembly speaker joins San Diego officials in stadium talks

7:28 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins joined San Diego politicians at a meeting with NFL officials on Tuesday, offering advice on completing a thorough environmental impact report for a possible new stadium for the Chargers.

Mike Brown says Bengals might finally honor their past

6:57 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals owner Mike Brown has changed his mind and is willing to honor some of the franchise's best players at a stadium where there is virtually no trace of the past.

Steelers RB Bell has suspension reduced to 2 games

6:52 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Le'Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned.

’Dr Jen’ embraces chance for Cardinals coaching internship

6:26 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Jen Welter is embracing her breakthrough status as the first woman to hold any kind of coaching position in the NFL.

AP source: Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson to report for camp

6:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Big Mo will show for training camp.

Saints cut Bunkley, place Colston, Byrd on PUP

6:16 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have released veteran defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, citing a failed physical.

Lions sign free agent CB R.J. Stanford

6:16 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Free agent cornerback R.J. Stanford has signed with the Detroit Lions.

Packers president: Naming rights off limits for Lambeau

5:58 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The tradition-rich Packers are embracing trendy throwback looks for their alternate, third jerseys. They're nearly finished upgrading the wireless connectivity at Lambeau Field to help fans text and tweet about every touchdown pass from MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Chiefs Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgery

5:32 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are facing a potentially devastating loss on defense, even though training camp doesn't begin for veterans until this weekend.

Core intact, optimistic Steelers ready for next step

5:17 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Antonio Brown didn't miss so much as a meeting.

Steelers RB Bell has suspension reduced to 2 games

5:16 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The NFL reduced Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell's suspension from three games on two on Tuesday.

Jaguars place Marks, Sample on PUP list to open camp

4:58 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks and safety James Sample on the physically unable to perform list.

Chiefs Pro Bowl DT Dontari Poe out after back surgery

4:55 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe will miss all of training camp and could miss part of the season after the Pro Bowl run-stuffer had surgery last week on his ailing back.

Mike Brown says Bengals might finally honor their past

4:38 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals owner Mike Brown has changed his mind and is finally willing to honor some of the franchise's best players at a stadium where there is virtually no trace of the past.

Jets sign rookie wide receiver Hill, cut kicker Furney

3:43 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Austin Hill and released kicker Andrew Furney, one day before the team reports for training camp.

Jets coach Bowles had offseason knee replacement surgery

3:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Todd Bowles is heading into training camp with his new team - and a new knee.

AP source: Jets’ Muhammad Wilkerson to report for camp

3:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with Muhammad Wilkerson's plans says the defensive end will report for training camp with the New York Jets despite being unhappy with his contract.

Revamped Eagles hope new faces take them to top

3:12 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chip Kelly is going to win or lose with his guys.

Browns still searching for long-term answer at quarterback

2:33 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Things haven't changed much for the Browns.

Bryant, Romo on track with Cowboys set to open training camp

2:30 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant won't miss any of training camp because of a contract holdout, and Tony Romo won't need a crash course on conditioning in the mountains of the West Coast.

Core intact, optimistic Steelers ready for next step

2:29 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Antonio Brown didn't miss so much as a meeting.

John Harbaugh counting on youth to ’step up’ at Ravens camp

2:24 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Despite losing several key players during the offseason, the Baltimore Ravens have reason to believe they're better than a year ago.

Bengals must sort out cornerback, backup quarterback spot

2:22 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Don't bother to ask Dre Kirkpatrick about the cornerback competition during the Cincinnati Bengals training camp.

Cowboys owner Jones has hip replacement, planning another

1:49 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has undergone left hip replacement surgery. He plans to be with the team as usual when training camp starts in California this week.

Cowboys release RB Ryan Williams

1:41 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Ryan Williams, one of the possible replacements for NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray, has been released by the Cowboys.

Freeman re-signs with Miami 4 days after they released him

12:10 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Quarterback Josh Freeman has re-signed with the Miami Dolphins four days after they released him.

Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer asks to question anonymous tipster

10:47 AM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is asking a judge to let him question under oath a woman who called him anonymously and raised questions about a member of the jury that convicted his client of murder.

» Monday, July 27, 2015

Texans’ Clowney won’t be ready for start of training camp

11:26 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have placed outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on the physically unable to perform list.

Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

11:16 PM

TEMPE, Arizona (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

10:45 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

Saints add 2 players after formally releasing Galette

9:21 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have added tight end Kevin Brock and offensive lineman Cole Manhart after formally releasing outside linebacker Junior Galette.

Cardinals name woman to training camp coach position

9:20 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter to coach inside linebackers through their upcoming training camp and preseason.

Mike Wallace aims for more than deep throws with Vikings

8:41 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings acquired Mike Wallace for his speed and his experience at the wide receiver position.

Steelers ready for dynamic offense to take flight

7:39 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Todd Haley came up with the number. Ben Roethlisberger didn't see any reason to argue.

Mike Wallace aims for more than deep throws with Vikings

7:06 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Mike Wallace has joined Minnesota's offense as more than just a wide receiver for deep routes.

Panthers’ Martin contemplates retirement after back injury

7:04 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers offense tackle Jonathan Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.

Johnny Manziel still No. 2 behind Josh McCown for Browns

6:54 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel had an uneventful summer, but his improved behavior hasn't changed his position on Cleveland's depth chart.

Panthers’ Martin contemplates retirement after back injury

6:32 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers offense tackle Jonathan Martin, the lineman harassed during the Miami Dolphins' 2013 bullying scandal, is contemplating retirement following a back injury.

DE Da’Quan Bowers re-signs with Buccaneers

6:17 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Defensive end Da'Quan Bowers is getting another opportunity to prove himself with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Manziel still No. 2 behind McCown for Browns

5:18 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Mike Pettine has been impressed with quarterback Johnny Manziel's improvement but said the former Heisman Trophy winner remains firmly behind Josh McCown for the starting job.

Colts continue fine-tuning roster along offensive line

4:48 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are still trying to firm up their offensive line.

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

3:19 PM

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

AP sources: NFL close to new football inspection rules

2:55 PM

The NFL is preparing to send out instructions to game officials and teams explaining new rules for inspecting footballs.

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Torn pecs make Vikings take closer look at lifting regimen

9:13 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) These weren't common football injuries, all these torn pectoral muscles, so the Minnesota Vikings took a closer look.

Vikings sign kicker Blair Walsh to contract extension

8:42 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings signed kicker Blair Walsh on Sunday to a four-year contract extension with $5.25 million guaranteed and a maximum value of $14 million.

Vikings begin 50th summer in Mankato as NFL trends other way

8:29 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Terence Newman has started his 13th season in the NFL a little bit like a rookie.

Steelers celebrate 50th year at St. Vincent College

7:59 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St. Vincent College with a special celebration ommemorating their 50th anniversary at the small school an hour southeast of Pittsburgh.

Vikings place linebacker Casey Matthews on injured reserve

5:44 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have placed linebacker Casey Matthews on injured reserve, ending his first season with the team before it started.

Colts release Gosder Cherilus; tackle slowed by injuries

2:20 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts wanted Gosder Cherilus back to help anchor their offensive line this season. They just weren't willing to take a big gamble on a 31-year-old right tackle coming off knee surgery.

Vikings sign kicker Blair Walsh to contract extension

1:51 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed kicker Blair Walsh to a contract extension.

Colts release Gosder Cherilus; tackle slowed by injuries

1:18 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts released starting right tackle Gosder Cherilus on Sunday, a surprising move less than a week before players report to training camp.

» Saturday, July 25, 2015

Peterson, Vikings tote high hopes to training camp

7:08 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The ''AP! AP!'' and ''MVP! MVP!'' chants started as soon as Adrian Peterson was spotted driving into the parking lot.

Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp

6:28 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Antonio Brown couldn't say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000 car?

Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp

5:57 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers arrived for their 50th training camp at Saint Vincent College on Saturday with some new toys and the same old expectations.

Peterson, Vikings tote high hopes to training camp

5:53 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson says he's ''definitely happy'' to be back with the Minnesota Vikings, after a tumultuous past year that put his future with the team in doubt.

NFL rookie free agent shot, wounded at Ohio home

2:26 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Damond Powell Jr. was wounded by gunfire outside his Ohio home and remained hospitalized, team officials said Saturday.

Steelers sign general manager Colbert to 2-year extension

12:41 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert have agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 NFL draft.

Police: NFL rookie free agent shot, wounded at Ohio home

12:06 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Police say Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Damond Powell Jr. was wounded by gunfire outside his Ohio home.

» Friday, July 24, 2015

Nelson facing ’ultimatum’: NFL career or life’s mission?

11:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) David Nelson is unexpectedly facing a difficult decision.

2 draft picks agree to deals to complete Colts’ rookie class

10:42 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms with third-round draft picks D'Joun Smith and Henry Anderson.

Nelson facing ’ultimatum’: NFL career or life’s mission?

9:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) David Nelson is unexpectedly facing a difficult decision.

Hall of Fame limits Seau’s daughter’s comments to video

9:28 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Junior Seau's daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.

Agent: Saints inform 2014 sack leader Galette of his release

8:55 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have cut Junior Galette, who has been among their most productive pass rushers the past two seasons, but also has dealt with off-the field trouble.

Hall of Fame limits Seau’s daughter’s comments to video

8:54 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Junior Seau's daughter will be commenting only on a video when her late father enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8.

Hall of Fame bars Seau’s daughter from comments

7:47 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Junior Seau's daughter will not be commenting on her father entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Aug. 8 inductions.

Cardinals sign free-agent tight end Jermaine Gresham

7:29 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent tight end Jermaine Gresham to a one-year contract Friday.

Agent: Saints inform 2014 sack leader Galette of his release

6:52 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have cut Junior Galette, who has been among their most productive pass rushers the past two seasons, but also has dealt with off-the field trouble.

Hall of Fame bars Seau’s daughter from comments

6:45 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Junior Seau's daughter will not be commenting on her father entering the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the Aug. 8 inductions.

Biletnikoff helps build fitting tribute to slain daughter

6:44 PM

LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) - Fred Biletnikoff beamed as the girls from the substance abuse home named for his slain daughter spoke of how Tracey's Place of Hope has helped them.

Bucs’ C.J. Wilson placed on reserve/retired list

5:09 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.

Former NFL running back Thomas Jones scoring roles as actor

5:03 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Thomas Jones would wake up, crack open a few beers and wonder what was next.

QB Freeman released by Dolphins before training camp begins

4:56 PM

MIAMI (AP) Quarterback Josh Freeman's bid to jump-start his career with the Miami Dolphins has ended even before training camp.

Bucs’ C.J. Wilson placed on reserve/retired list

4:44 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson has been placed on the reserve/retired list while he recovers from losing two fingers on his right hand in a July 4 fireworks accident.

NFL teams sending playoff letter to ticket holders

4:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) It's midsummer, yet NFL teams are reaching out to their season ticket holders about the playoffs.

Steady Steelers looking for peaceful, productive camp

4:11 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers will check into the tidy dorms at Saint Vincent College for the 50th consecutive summer on Saturday. For the first time in a decade Hall of Fame defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, safety Troy Polamalu and cornerback Ike Taylor won't be among those getting their room keys and unpacking their shower shoes at the small school tucked in the southwest Pennsylvania hills.

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe suspended 4 games

4:06 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) His scary spinal injury behind him along with the ill-fitting 4-3 defense, Derek Wolfe couldn't wait for the 2015 season to get here.

Vikings CB Jabari Price suspended 2 games by NFL

3:47 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jabari Price has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2015 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Broncos DE Derek Wolfe suspended 4 games

3:35 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe will miss the first month of the season after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

NFL teams sending playoff letter to ticket holders

2:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) It's midsummer, yet NFL teams are reaching out to their season ticket holders about the playoffs.

Vikings CB Jabari Price suspended 2 games by NFL

2:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Cornerback Jabari Price of the Minnesota Vikings has been suspended by the NFL for the first two games of the 2015 regular season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Prosecutors spent $462,000 on Aaron Hernandez prosecution

1:04 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The investigation and murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost prosecutors nearly half a million dollars, a spokesman said Friday.

Chiefs cornerback Smith suspended 3 games for DUI arrest

12:38 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith will miss the first three games of the regular season, including matchups against the Broncos' Peyton Manning and Packers' Aaron Rodgers, after he was suspended Friday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Prosecutors spent $462,000 on Aaron Hernandez prosecution

12:38 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The investigation and murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez cost prosecutors nearly half a million dollars, a spokesman said Friday.

Cowboys RB Randle gets 6 months of probation for mall theft

11:21 AM

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been put on six months of probation for stealing $123 worth of cologne and underwear from a Texas mall.

» Thursday, July 23, 2015

Panthers expect WR Benjamin will be ready for training camp

4:04 PM

CHJARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will participate in all drills when the team opens training camp July 31.

Steelers, coach Mike Tomlin agree to 2-year extension

11:08 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the team through 2018.

» Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Browns sign lineman, place two picks on injured lists

5:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have signed offensive lineman Joe Madsen and placed rookie draft picks Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Randall Telfer on the active/non-football injury list.

Late Buffalo Bills owner Wilson’s foundation outlines plans

1:07 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The foundation created by late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson will deliver $1.2 billion over the next 20 years to causes in western New York and southeastern Michigan.

» Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Titans announce deal with Mariota

9:14 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, becoming the last of the NFL's first-round draft picks to finalize his deal.

Titans announce deal with Mariota

8:59 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota signed with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday, becoming the last of the NFL's first-round draft picks to finalize his deal.

Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal

7:24 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money.

Bills cut offensive tackle Hunter 3 weeks after signing him

5:40 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Offensive tackle Wayne Hunter's chance to revive his career with the Buffalo Bills didn't last long.

Titans wide receiver Hunter granted bond by Virginia judge

4:57 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was granted bond by a Virginia judge on Tuesday, a day after turning himself in to authorities in his hometown on a charge of malicious wounding.

Chiefs waive rookie Cox after domestic assault charge

4:21 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have waived defensive back Justin Cox, who was charged with domestic assault, burglary and trespassing for an incident that occurred Monday in Starkville, Mississippi.

Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal

4:19 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings agreed Tuesday to restructure the final three years of his contract, giving the six-time Pro Bowl running back $20 million in guaranteed money.

Titans wide receiver Hunter granted bond by Virginia judge

3:43 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter was granted bond by a Virginia judge on Tuesday, a day after turning himself into authorities in his hometown on a charge of malicious wounding.

Peterson, Vikings agree to redo last 3 years of deal

3:18 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to restructure the final three years of the running back's contract.

BC-FBN--NFL Preseason Packages

11:08 AM

EDITORS:

» Monday, July 20, 2015

Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter arrested for assault

6:48 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter has been arrested and is being held without bond for an assault that allegedly took place at a bar during the Fourth of July weekend.

BC-FBN--NFL Preseason Packages

5:49 PM

EDITORS:

Police: Ex-NFL player’s mistress kills his wife then self

5:36 PM

ATLANTA (AP) A former NFL player's mistress, apparently jealous that he was taking his wife on a trip to Las Vegas, drove to his home near Atlanta, kidnapped her romantic rival and led officers on a chase into Alabama before killing the wife and herself, police said.

Judge orders settlement talk for NFL, union on Peterson case

5:36 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A federal magistrate ordered the NFL and the NFL Players Association into settlement negotiations Monday in their fight over Adrian Peterson's suspension.

Police: Ex-NFL player’s mistress kills his wife then self

4:51 PM

ATLANTA (AP) A former NFL player's mistress, apparently jealous that he was taking his wife on a trip to Las Vegas, drove to his home near Atlanta, kidnapped her romantic rival and led officers on a chase into Alabama before killing the wife and herself, police said.

Green Bay Packers post another year of record revenue

4:14 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers reported another year of record revenue Monday, with the NFL's only publicly-owned team bolstered in part by the windfall from the league's massive broadcasting deals.

Police: Ex-NFL player’s mistress kills his wife then self

3:55 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Police near Atlanta say a former NFL player's mistress abducted his wife and led officers on a chase into Alabama before fatally shooting the wife and herself.

Adrian Wilson to be added to Cardinals Ring of Honor

2:42 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals are adding Adrian Wilson to the team's Ring of Honor.

Judge orders settlement talk for NFL, union on Peterson case

2:33 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The NFL and the NFL Players Association have been ordered into settlement negotiations on the case filed in federal court by the union over Adrian Peterson's suspension.

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

2:04 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

12:12 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

» Sunday, July 19, 2015

Innovative roof makes Minnesota stadium lighten up

12:09 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene.

» Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bart Starr’s son says Hall of Fame QB improving

11:28 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr's son said his father's health is improving following two strokes and a mild heart attack.

Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

11:19 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times.

Bart Starr’s son says Hall of Fame QB improving

9:42 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr's son said his father's health is improving following two stokes and a mild heart attack.

Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

8:44 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Brett Favre headed up the Lambeau Field tunnel, a path that he had walked dozens of times.

Longtime Buffalo Bills broadcaster Van Miller dies at 87

7:28 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.

Brett Favre returns to Lambeau for Packers Hall of Fame

7:12 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Brett Favre has returned to Lambeau Field, where the Green Bay Packers will be inducting their former MVP quarterback into the team's Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

Longtime Buffalo Bills broadcaster Van Miller dies at 87

3:12 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The voice of the Buffalo Bills from the team's earliest days in the AFL has died at age 87.

» Friday, July 17, 2015

Bill Arnsparger, Miami’s "No-Name Defense" coach, dies at 88

11:52 PM

MIAMI (AP) Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the ''No-Name Defense'' that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88.

NFL’s first full-time female official low-key as debut nears

7:56 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Sarah Thomas shared hugs and idle chatter at her first preseason clinic since the NFL made her the first full-time female on-field official.

Bill Arnsparger, Miami’s "No-Name Defense" coach, dies at 88

7:47 PM

MIAMI (AP) Bill Arnsparger, the Miami assistant coach who directed the ''No-Name Defense'' that helped the Dolphins win Super Bowl titles in 1973 and 1974, died Friday. He was 88.

Jaguars release WR Ace Sanders

4:33 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have released wide receiver Ace Sanders, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013.

Big weekend arrives for Favre, joining Packers Hall of Fame

4:27 PM

The great thaw is nearly complete. The big weekend in Green Bay is finally here for Brett Favre.

Air game: Bills’ Rex Ryan skydives with Army parachute team

4:19 PM

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan's first touchdown as Buffalo Bills coach came from 3,000 yards in the sky.

Family, faith, fortune, football comes together for Thomas

3:10 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Demaryius Thomas hit the jackpot this week - 48 hours BEFORE signing his $70 million contract.

Sharper sentencing in federal sexual assault case reset

2:09 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The sentencing of former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper on federal charges that he drugged and assaulted women in four states has been rescheduled.

Brandon Marshall tweets that Jets ’will be my last team’

9:10 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Brandon Marshall says the New York Jets will be the last stop of his playing career.

» Thursday, July 16, 2015

Steelers sign defensive end Cam Heyward to 6-year contract

10:28 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Cam Heyward spent the offseason swatting away questions about his future as the final year of his rookie deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers loomed this fall.

NFL Players Association, Wounded Warrior Project partner

5:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) The NFL Players Association has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide sports business opportunities for injured service members.

» Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cowboys, Bryant beat deadline with 5-year, $70 million deal

8:04 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant has the long-term contract he said he wouldn't play without, and the Dallas Cowboys can quit worrying about whether he really would skip games.

Lawsuit: DirecTV’s ’NFL Sunday Ticket’ is illegal monopoly

7:34 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) DirecTV's exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.

Demaryius Thomas signs five-year, $70 million contract

7:14 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Demaryius Thomas hasn't lost any of his impeccable timing.

Levy, Tarkenton to present during Hall of Fame inductions

5:47 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) There will be some familiar faces presenting the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

AP source: No long-term deal for Pierre-Paul with Giants

5:36 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A person close to the negotiations says defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul did not get a new long-term contract deal from the New York Giants ahead of a deadline for players who have franchise tags.

Giants sign veteran safety Miles, waive Harris, Currie

2:58 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have added depth at the safety position, signing veteran Jeromy Miles.

» Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Test: McNabb’s alcohol level was more than twice legal limit

6:38 PM

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb had a blood-alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Arizona last month, police said Tuesday.

Bills offensive line coach Kromer put on leave amid arrest

6:07 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Bills President Russ Brandon says offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been put on paid administrative leave after being accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs.

Body found in Texas lake, believed to be ex NFL receiver

4:44 PM

WYLIE, Texas (AP) A body recovered from a Dallas-area lake is believed to be an ex-Houston Texans receiver who fell from an inflatable tube being towed by a boat.

Colts to induct former center Jeff Saturday in Ring of Honor

12:57 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Colts center Jeff Saturday will become the 12th member to join the team's Ring of Honor on Sept. 21.

Lawyer: Cops coerced Aaron Hernandez associate into talking

9:35 AM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) An attorney for an associate of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez says his client was pressured into talking to police investigating the death of Odin Lloyd.

» Monday, July 13, 2015

Demaryius Thomas gets good news about his family

7:39 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Demaryius Thomas received some good news Monday and it had nothing to do with his contract stalemate with the Denver Broncos: his mother is getting out of prison early.

Search resumes for ex-NFL receiver missing on Texas lake

5:43 PM

WYLIE, Texas (AP) Authorities are searching for a former Houston Texans receiver who fell out of a rented boat during a family outing at a Dallas-area lake.

Cowboys’ Bryant warns he won’t play without long-term deal

5:12 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant is sending another signal that he won't play for the Dallas Cowboys without a long-term contract.

Cowboys’ Bryant warns he won’t play without long-term deal

4:14 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is sending another signal that he won't play without a long-term contract.

Deputies: Bills coach Kromer punched boy in beach dispute

12:49 PM

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer punched a boy in the face after confronting him and another boy about using his beach chairs while they fished along the shore near his Florida home, according to an arrest report released Monday.

» Sunday, July 12, 2015

Bills OL coach Kromer arrested in Florida for punching boy

1:32 PM

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was arrested Sunday in Florida after shoving a boy to the ground and punching him, authorities said.

Bills OL coach Kromer arrested in Florida for battery

11:11 AM

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has been arrested in Florida for battery.

» Saturday, July 11, 2015

At 20, Manning camp’s influence on NFL is widespread

2:31 PM

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Archie Manning never really intended the football camp he founded two decades ago to become a magnet for future NFL quarterbacks.

NFL teams that using variable or dynamic ticket pricing

12:07 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Which NFL teams use variable or dynamic pricing for tickets:

» Friday, July 10, 2015

AP source: Giants haven’t rescinded JPP’s franchise tag

8:17 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.

Suspension reduced from 10 games to 4 for Cowboys’ Hardy

5:21 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Greg Hardy's suspension for his role in a domestic violence case was reduced from 10 games to four Friday and his agent said the Dallas defensive end might not be finished fighting the punishment.

Suspension reduced from 10 games to 4 for Cowboys’ Hardy

4:35 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Greg Hardy's suspension for his role in a domestic violence case was reduced from 10 games to four Friday and his agent said the Dallas defensive end might not be finished fighting the punishment.

AP source: Giants haven’t rescinded JPP’s franchise tag

3:53 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.

Cowboys’ Hardy gets suspension reduced from 10 games to 4

2:57 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy's suspension for his role in a domestic violence case has been reduced from 10 games to four.

AP source: Giants haven’t rescinded JPP’s franchise tag

1:25 PM

Jason Pierre-Paul's future with the New York Giants remains uncertain after a fireworks accident, even though a person with knowledge of the contract tells The Associated Press the team has not rescinded its $14.8 million franchise tag offer.

» Thursday, July 9, 2015

Former Oakland Raiders QB Stabler dead at 69

9:59 PM

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory and was the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1974, has died as a result of complications from colon cancer. He was 69.

Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

6:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.

Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

4:53 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.

Curtis Conway joins Chargers’ radio broadcast team

4:29 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Former NFL wide receiver Curtis Conway and recently retired center Nick Hardwick have joined the San Diego Chargers' radio broadcast team.

Rams take former Clemson OL Battle in supplemental draft

4:27 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams selected offensive lineman Isaiah Battle in the fifth round of the NFL supplemental draft.

Longtime Bengals executive John Sawyer dies

3:56 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Former Cincinnati Bengals president and part owner John Sawyer has died. He was 90.

Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

3:41 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.

Former 49er Ray McDonald charged with domestic violence

2:42 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Former San Francisco 49er defensive tackle Ray McDonald was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment in connection with allegations he assaulted his ex-fiancee while she held their 2-month-old child, prosecutors said Thursday.

Player’s dad: C.J. Wilson lost 2 fingers in July 4 accident

3:07 AM

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) The father of Tampa Bay cornerback C.J. Wilson says his son lost two fingers in a July 4 fireworks accident.

Rose Bowl won’t be temporary host of NFL franchise

2:35 AM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Operators of Pasadena's Rose Bowl aren't interested in hosting an NFL team.

» Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Player’s dad: C.J. Wilson lost 2 fingers in July 4 accident

9:02 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The father of Tampa Bay cornerback C.J. Wilson told a Charlotte television station that his son lost two fingers in a July 4 fireworks accident.

Before football Hall of Fame, celeb golf for Jerome Bettis

8:05 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jerome Bettis served as a mentor to Hines Ward, showing his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate the ropes when he entered the NFL.

Buccaneers: Wilson suffered hand injury in July 4th accident

6:51 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers say cornerback C.J. Wilson injured one of his hands in a Fourth of July accident.

Before football Hall of Fame, celeb golf for Jerome Bettis

5:59 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jerome Bettis served as a mentor to Hines Ward, showing his former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate the ropes when he entered the NFL.

NFL hires Rod Graves as a senior vice president

4:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has hired Rod Graves to be a senior vice president of football administration and club services.

NFL games coming to London EPL club Tottenham’s new stadium

9:05 AM

LONDON (AP) The NFL will stage at least two regular-season games each season at Premier League club Tottenham's new London stadium over a 10-year period under a deal announced Wednesday.

NFL reaches 10-year stadium deal with Totttenham

8:13 AM

LONDON (AP) The NFL will play a minimum of two regular-season games a year at Premier League club Tottenham's new stadium over a 10-year period under a deal announced Wednesday.

NFL reaches 10-year stadium deal with Totttenham

7:33 AM

LONDON (AP) The NFL says it will play at least two games per year at Premier League club Tottenham's new stadium over a 10-year period.

» Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ex-quarterback McNabb arrested again on suspicion of DUI

6:37 PM

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol for the second time in 18 months, according to police documents released Tuesday.

Ex-quarterback McNabb arrested again on suspicion of DUI

4:01 PM

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been arrested again in Arizona on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

ESPN’s Jackson wins Pro Football Hall’s broadcasting award

2:55 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) ESPN broadcaster Tom Jackson has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award.

» Monday, July 6, 2015

AP source: Giants aware of Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury

3:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end, a person with knowledge of the incident tells The Associated Press on Monday.

AP source: Giants aware of Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury

1:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the incident tells The Associated Press that the Giants are aware of an incident involving Jason Pierre-Paul and fireworks, but the team is unsure about the severity of any injuries to the star defensive end.

Longtime Chiefs executive Steadman dies at 86

9:57 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, who spent more than four decades with the franchise and helped build its only Super Bowl team, died early Sunday. He was 86.

» Sunday, July 5, 2015

Longtime Chiefs executive Steadman dies at 86

6:22 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Longtime Chiefs executive Jack Steadman, the architect of the only Super Bowl-winning team in franchise history, has died. He was 86.

» Saturday, July 4, 2015

GB Packers tight end Quarless charged with firing a gun

2:29 PM

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless has been arrested for allegedly firing two shots into the air during an argument outside a Miami Beach parking garage.

» Friday, July 3, 2015

Judge approves subpoena of phone records in Hernandez case

4:28 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can take steps to identify an anonymous tipster who claimed that one of the jurors who convicted him of murder may have lied during jury selection, a judge ruled Friday.

Judge approves subpoena of phone records in Hernandez case

3:13 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts judge has authorized a subpoena so lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can identify an anonymous tipster who claimed one of the jurors who convicted Hernandez of murder may have been ''untruthful'' during jury selection.

» Thursday, July 2, 2015

Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

10:19 PM

DETROIT (AP) Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots.

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates suspended 4 games

6:28 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Antonio Gates' squeaky-clean image took a big hit Thursday when the San Diego Chargers' star tight end was suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2015 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Chargers’ Gates and Jets’ Richardson suspended 4 games

5:54 PM

San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain were banned for the first four games of the coming season by the NFL on Thursday.

Texans release rookie Ivory after burglary charges

5:14 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have released defensive lineman Brandon Ivory a day after he was charged in a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.

Jets’ Richardson suspended 1st 4 games of season

4:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season on Thursday for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Packers pass rusher Datone Jones suspended for season opener

4:47 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers defensive end Datone Jones has been suspended for the first game this season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Cowboys LB Rolando McClain suspended 1st 4 games of season

3:56 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain has been suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, putting two key Dallas defenders on the sideline to start the season with pass rusher Greg Hardy's 10-game ban.

» Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl

6:09 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping to turn the 2023 Super Bowl into a home game.

Ex-NFL player pleads guilty in hit-and-run, gets probation

5:05 PM

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) Former Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run crash that injured three people and will serve a year of probation.

Houston Texans lineman Brandon Ivory charged in burglary

4:55 PM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory has been charged in what police describe as a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa.

Offensive tackle Hunter attempts to revive career with Bills

2:51 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are providing offensive tackle Wayne Hunter an opportunity to revive his career.

Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl

2:19 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get into the Super Bowl hosting business.

Ex-Cowboy Spillman charged with sexual assault in Texas

12:38 PM

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an alleged 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel.

Ex-Cowboy Spillman charged with sexual assault in Texas

11:44 AM

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) Former Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman has been arrested on a sexual assault charge in an alleged 2014 incident at a Dallas-area hotel.

Judge rejects Aaron Hernandez move to toss murder conviction

10:58 AM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts judge who oversaw the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has rejected a request to throw out his first-degree murder conviction or reduce it to second-degree murder.

California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

9:03 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.