» Thursday, October 8, 2015

Falcons’ Roddy White upbeat after meeting with Quinn

1:40 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White is back with the team and says he is encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn.

Bills-Titans Capsule

1:26 PM

BUFFALO (2-2) at TENNESSEE (1-2)

Jaguars-Buccaneers Capsule

1:19 PM


Statistical correction improves Titans QB’s passer rating

1:17 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's rookie season is off to an even better start now after a statistical correction improved his passer rating and completion percentage.

Former NFL coach Lindy Infante dies at 75

1:08 PM

MIAMI (AP) Lindy Infante, the hard-luck former coach of the Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts, died Thursday. He was 75.

Steelers-Chargers Capsule

1:08 PM


Browns-Ravens Capsule

10:58 AM


Patriots-Cowboys Capsule

10:54 AM

NEW ENGLAND (3-0) at DALLAS (2-2)

Redskins-Falcons Capsule

10:39 AM


Broncos-Raiders Capsule

10:32 AM

DENVER (4-0) at OAKLAND (2-2)

Seahawks-Bengals Capsule

10:03 AM


Bears-Chiefs Capsule

9:55 AM

CHICAGO (1-3) at KANSAS CITY (1-3)

Saints-Eagles Capsule

9:54 AM


Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to charges

9:53 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Prosecutors in Northern California say Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.

NFL has some little-known rules and regulations

3:25 AM

Thanks to Seattle linebacker K.J. Wright and back judge Greg Wilson, football fans now know all about the obscure NFL rule known as the ''illegal bat.''

Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation

3:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL is moving slowly toward Los Angeles, and rapidly around the rest of the globe.

» Wednesday, October 7, 2015

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith pleads not guilty to charges

10:29 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Prosecutors in Northern California say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has pleaded not guilty to hit and run, drunken driving and vandalism.

Lions sign Fluellen, put Walker on IR

10:24 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen and put defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker on injured reserve.

Goodell, owners expect future vote on LA relocation

9:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expects owners will vote on franchise relocation to Los Angeles.

Rams enjoy breakout game from rookie running back Gurley

8:48 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Rams have been trying to get their run game going and have been waiting to see what first-round pick Todd Gurley can do.

Kicker Connor Barth excited to rejoin Buccaneers

8:28 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Connor Barth didn't wait for a phone call to let the Tampa Bay Buccaneers know he was interested in being the answer to their kicking woes that have contributed to another slow start.

Seattle’s offensive line inconsistent through 4 weeks

8:19 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) There was no question before the regular season began that the Seattle Seahawks' weakness was going to be on the offensive line.

Packers offensive line faces challenge against Rams

8:14 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers hasn't lost confidence in the Green Bay Packers' offensive line.

Ellington ready, Cardinals have offense they envisioned

8:06 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Coach Bruce Arians says running back Andre Ellington ''should be ready to go'' Sunday at Detroit.

Beckham learning to deal with all the extra attention

8:05 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After a monster rookie season, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has become a marked man.

Buffalo Bills’ high-priced defense not paying off just yet

7:47 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Coach Rex Ryan insists it's premature to start judging the Buffalo Bills' high-priced defense on a few inconsistent performances a month into the season.

Falcons downplay White’s complaints about lack of passes

7:38 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White skipped practice Wednesday for an undisclosed personal matter, while the team addressed concerns that he's not happy with a diminished role in the offense.

Gates returns to Chargers after 4-game PED suspension

7:37 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) As he served a four-game suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, Antonio Gates followed San Diego Chargers games through score updates on his cellphone.

Steelers hoping for more from passing game against Chargers

7:37 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The catch was difficult. Well, difficult for most receivers not named Antonio Brown.

Raiders S Charles Woodson still going strong at age 39

7:29 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) When Charles Woodson entered the NFL nearly two decades ago, the idea that he'd still be playing at age 39 never crossed his mind.

’Limited’ or not, Cowboys’ Weeden carrying on as Romo sub

7:28 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Brandon Weeden didn't need Dallas owner Jerry Jones to tell him he's no Drew Brees.

Struggling Saints gaining hope from return of key veterans

7:25 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Drew Brees made an unusual request on Wednesday, asking Saints coaches and trainers to leave his name off of the club's first required injury report of Week 5.

Titans rookie says he thought stop was warning, not ticket

7:20 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham says he thought police gave him a warning only for speeding as he left a hospital following his son's birth in July and was surprised to learn of an outstanding warrant when stopped in Missouri during Tennessee's bye week.

Fire at Texas home of Johnny Manziel’s grandfather probed

7:19 PM

WHITEHOUSE, Texas (AP) Fire officials say a blaze that destroyed an East Texas home belonging to the grandfather of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel appears to be suspicious.

Peyton Manning on pace for career high in sacks

6:57 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning's teammates are on pace to tie the 1984 Bears for the most sacks in NFL history - 72. The question Broncos fans are asking themselves is whether the 39-year-old quarterback will be standing by season's end to see it.

49ers coach Tomsula remains confident in QB Kaepernick

6:49 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco coach Jim Tomsula remains committed to Colin Kaepernick as his quarterback and maintains the fifth-year pro has not lost any confidence.

League, players union brief Giants players on MRSA

6:39 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have taken a crash course on MRSA.

Browns’ Joe Haden on criticism: ’If I’m hurt, I’m hurt.’

6:33 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The hurt Browns cornerback Joe Haden felt was deeper than any radiating in his body.

Jaguars have help coming in Thomas, Marks, but unsure when

6:26 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) In a league in which teams lose key players every week, the Jacksonville Jaguars are close to getting a couple back.

Titans showing signs of running well with trio in backfield

6:13 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Bishop Sankey took his turn in the season opener, Dexter McCluster was up next in Cleveland and Antonio Andrews followed up against Indianapolis.

Patriots will try to stop Greg Hardy in DL’s Dallas debut

6:06 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Greg Hardy's mouth is preceding his production.

New coaches getting fast results with Falcons, Broncos, Jets

6:05 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Dan Quinn cranked up the music and turned up the energy for the Atlanta Falcons.

Sam Bradford getting more comfortable in Eagles offense

5:55 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Whether it was caution or precaution, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford did not get a lot of work in the preseason.

Former Texans star Johnson returns to Houston with Colts

5:38 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Andre Johnson doesn't have any bad feelings toward the Houston Texans.

Things get interesting when Bengals break the huddle

5:22 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Sixth play of the game. The Bengals break the huddle on second-and-1. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth lingers in the backfield and then takes the position of a fullback.

NFL approves more international games, some outside England

4:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL's appetite for playing games abroad has increased.

Redskins, QB Cousins need to show they can do it again

4:44 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins proved to himself, his teammates, his head coach and future opponents that he can direct a game-winning drive.

Dolphins transition to more physical style with new coach

4:42 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) As practice began Wednesday, new Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell stood on the sideline joking with a team executive. Strolling onto the field, he playfully wrestled a cornerback, shook hands with his kickers and shouted encouragement at a practice-squad receiver.

Chiefs lighten workload for Jamaal Charles early in season

4:35 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs treated Jamaal Charles like a fragile, valuable piece of jewelry in training camp, rarely letting the running back get hit in an attempt to keep him safe.

3 injured Colts stay behind, but Luck heads to Houston

4:22 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck made the trip to Houston but three of his teammates stayed home.

Tannehill says he regrets disparaging 2 teammates

3:45 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he became frustrated during a recent practice and regrets that he disparaged two teammates.

Colts could be out of Luck on Thursday night

3:41 PM

Other than a losing week, nothing bugs Pro Picks more than having no spread on a Thursday night game.

Carpenter’s future uncertain after Bills sign kicker Cundiff

3:40 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Bills signed veteran kicker Billy Cundiff on Wednesday in a move that leaves Dan Carpenter's future uncertain in Buffalo following his latest missed field goal.

Jaguars’ Thomas moves closer to making season debut

3:00 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is moving closer to making his season debut.

Bears promote safety from practice squad

2:18 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have promoted safety Demontre Hurst from the practice squad to the active roster.

With Luck hurting, Hasselbeck ill, Colts re-sign quarterback

12:33 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson on Wednesday as Andrew Luck recovers from an injured right shoulder.

Giants sign wide receiver Myles White from practice squad

11:44 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Giants have signed wide receiver Myles White off their practice squad.

Colts-Texans Capsule

11:42 AM


Bills shuffle kickers by signing Cundiff, releasing Gay

10:09 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have shaken up their special teams by signing veteran kicker Billy Cundiff and releasing kickoff specialist Jordan Gay.

Proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis secures naming rights deal

9:55 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The proposed riverfront stadium in St. Louis has a naming rights deal worth $158 million that hinges on the city having an NFL team when the facility opens.

» Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rams LB Ogletree has surgery, could return this season

9:09 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree underwent surgery to repair his fractured right fibula on Tuesday, but coach Jeff Fisher said the team will wait to decide whether to make a roster move with him.

Hardy returns from 4-game suspension, says focus on football

8:35 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Greg Hardy chose to talk about football just about every time he was asked about the domestic violence case that led to the Dallas defensive end's four-game suspension.

Bears place Will Montgomery on injured reserve

8:07 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears center Will Montgomery will miss the remainder of the season because of a broken left fibula.

Kicker Connor Barth re-joins struggling Buccaneers

7:55 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed kicker Connor Barth for a third stint with the team.

Caldwell says he’s done talking about controversial play

6:51 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Jim Caldwell wants to turn his focus to Detroit's next game - and he's insisting his players do the same.

Cornerback David Amerson finds a job with Raiders

6:47 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Veteran cornerback David Amerson looks back on the Washington Redskins' decision to cut him less than a month into the season and can't help but smile.

Vikings enduring growing pains with rookie right tackle

6:13 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) T.J. Clemmings had his hands full.

Missed call overshadows Seahawks’ defensive dominance

5:54 PM

SEATTLE (AP) If K.J. Wright had simply fallen on the loose ball as it bounced, there would be no controversy hanging over the Seattle Seahawks.

Rams rise in AP power rankings; Pats, Pack, Broncos 1-2-3

5:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The St. Louis Rams will get a better idea of how strong they really are in the AP Pro32 power rankings this weekend, when they visit the unbeaten Green Bay Packers.

Luck again does limited work in Indianapolis’ practice

5:24 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck is rested, ready and eager to play Thursday night at Houston.

Vikings trade LB Hodges to 49ers for rookie, draft pick

4:50 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have traded linebacker Gerald Hodges to the San Francisco 49ers for rookie center Nick Easton and a sixth-round draft pick.

Aaron Hernandez lawyers ask for search warrant to be tossed

4:13 PM

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez asked a judge Tuesday to invalidate a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two men in 2012.

Falcons place Hester on short-term IR; out until Dec. 6

4:09 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons placed wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester on injured reserve-designated to return with a turf toe injury on Tuesday.

Bills sign RB Herron to address injury-depleted backfield

4:00 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills signed free agent running back Dan Herron to address an injury-depleted backfield that could be down yet another player.

Eagles have 3 starting offensive linemen miss practice

3:39 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Left tackle Jason Peters, right tackle Lane Johnson and left guard Allen Barbre didn't practice for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday along with three starters on defense.

New Vikings stadium to include 500 works of art

3:36 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium opens next year, it will have an art collection that might be the envy of some museums.

Rookie Boswell latest to get a chance kicking for Steelers

3:12 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Chris Boswell didn't watch the end of Josh Scobee's brief tenure kicking for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Hernandez lawyers ask for search warrant to be tossed

2:09 PM

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have asked a judge to throw out a search warrant that led police to seize a vehicle that prosecutors say Hernandez was driving when he fatally shot two Boston men in 2012.

Green-Beckham back with Titans after arrest in Missouri

1:50 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is back at work after being arrested last week on a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket in Missouri during Tennessee's bye week.

New Vikings stadium to include 500 works of art

1:23 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) When the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium opens next year, it will have an art collection that might be the envy of some museums.

Future of 3 teams on agenda when NFL owners meet

1:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) NFL owners will look west (Los Angeles), east (Europe) and south (Mexico) at their fall meetings Wednesday.

Bills GM says running back Williams sustained concussion

11:49 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills' depth at running back could be further depleted after tests revealed rookie Karlos Williams sustained a concussion.

NFL looking into Joe Haden’s late scratch with broken finger

11:16 AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden decided not play Sunday and the NFL wants to know why.

Strange late sequence gives Seattle 13-10 win over Detroit

2:34 AM

SEATTLE (AP) Kam Chancellor saw the ball exposed and threw a punch.

New coach Campbell says Dolphins need a change in culture

2:08 AM

MIAMI (AP) The new Miami Dolphins coach says talent is not their problem.

FANTASY PLAYS: Devonta Freeman looking strong for owners

2:06 AM

DENVER (AP) Imagine this: Taking Devonta Freeman with one of your top picks. And then grabbing Larry Fitzgerald with another.

It’s a new Dalton in Cincy; Bengals ready to go all the way

2:05 AM

Andy Dalton is ready to take the Bengals further than Ken Anderson and Boomer Esiason.

Bad break, missed call allows Seattle to beat Detroit 13-10

1:37 AM

SEATTLE (AP) The Detroit Lions fumbled away their chance at completing a drive that could turnaround the winless start to their season.

» Monday, October 5, 2015

Ebron out with knee injury for Detroit

10:12 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron is out of Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks after suffering a knee injury in the first half.

Defense steps up in both of Rams victories

9:15 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Big stops by the defense have been behind both of the St. Louis Rams' victories.

Move over Rodgers: Packers defense is rolling, too

9:07 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Defense has been one of the biggest question marks in recent years when it came to the viability of the Green Bay Packers as a Super Bowl contender.

Luck limited at practice, uncertain for game at Houston

9:02 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck's prognosis for Thursday night's game is still under wraps, and that's how the Colts plan to keep it.

Cowboys reeling without Romo, Bryant; Patriots are next

8:41 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Already 0-2 without injured stars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant, Dallas must move on without the versatility of running back Lance Dunbar because of a season-ending knee injury.

Buccaneers waive struggling kicker Kyle Brindza

8:08 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kyle Brindza has missed his last kick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Rams’ Ogletree to undergo right ankle surgery

7:53 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams outside linebacker Alec Ogletree, the team's leading tackler, will undergo surgery Tuesday for a broken right ankle and could be out for the season.

Browns’ Pettine: ’We’re not going to hit the panic button’

7:45 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns general manager Ray Farmer was back in his office Monday after serving a four-game NFL suspension.

Cardinals hit the road after rough loss to Rams at home

7:39 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Poor pass protection, red zone inefficiency, third-down woes, turnovers.

Late mistakes doom Raiders in loss to Bears

7:26 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) For coach Jack Del Rio, the latest loss for the Oakland Raiders really boiled down to two plays.

Victory gives Saints hope, though flaws remain exposed

7:25 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints feel a lot better about themselves after securing their first victory of this season, but they know they still face an uphill battle to climb into playoff contention.

Warford out again for Detroit; Lynch, Mebane out for Seattle

7:23 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Detroit right guard Larry Warford is out for Monday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks, a big blow for an already struggling offensive line.

Vikings have shown more good than bad, but fixes remain

7:19 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings showed plenty of resilience and potential during their three-point defeat at Denver. There are more parts of this team trending in a positive direction than negative.

Buccaneers waive struggling kicker Kyle Brindza

7:02 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kyle Brindza has missed his last kick for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stadium officials act to correct locker room issue in Indy

6:57 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Lucas Oil Stadium officials say they have made sure a locker room access mistake following Sunday's game in Indianapolis won't be repeated.

Quinn getting message of starting fast through to Falcons

6:55 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Coach Dan Quinn has been trying to get the Atlanta Falcons to start games fast.

Hicks’ long journey lands him with Patriots

6:52 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Akiem Hicks' long and winding road has brought him to the undefeated New England Patriots.

Unbeaten Panthers finding ways to win despite injuries

6:44 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers keep finding ways to win football games despite injuries to key players.

Bowles likes Jets’ ’mature’ approach to 3-1 start

6:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The transformation of the New York Jets began, in large part, the day they hired Todd Bowles.

Ravens receiver Steve Smith could miss game vs. Browns

6:29 PM

OWNINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens got their first win of the season last week, but may have lost a pivotal member of their depleted receiving corps in the process.

Kelly isn’t changing anything despite Eagles’ 1-3 start

6:24 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A defiant Chip Kelly defended his coaching strategy and personnel decisions while blaming a 1-3 start on poor execution.

49ers’ Torrey Smith frustrated by offense’s performance

6:22 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers receiver Torrey Smith doesn't believe things are as bad as they seem, despite his team's 1-3 record and possessing the league's lowest-scoring offense.

Derek Wolfe returns to league’s top-ranked defense

6:09 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe returned to work Monday after serving his four-game suspension and declared he was ''like a caged animal right now,'' ready to rejoin the NFL's top-ranked defense.

Jaguars have plenty of blame to go around after latest loss

6:07 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have more-than-usual blame to go around for their latest loss.

Bengals defensive line back to getting sacks and dancing

6:07 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Domata Peko leveled Kansas City's Alex Smith, popped up to his feet and started dancing. The tackle rubbed both hands across his belly while gyrating his wide hips.

Other than Santos, bad week for kickers

5:50 PM

NEW YORK (AP) All plaudits to Cairo Santos of the Chiefs for making seven field goals Sunday. At least someone was able to kick the ball straight this week.

Chicago Bears lose center Will Montgomery to leg fracture

5:50 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Quarterback Jay Cutler seems over his hamstring problems. The Chicago Bears now have to worry about who's available to block for him.

Perennial losers, Redskins tied for 1st in NFC East at 2-2

5:40 PM

After six last-place finishes in the past seven seasons, spending a week atop the NFC East - even at only 2-2, and tied with two other clubs - is a big deal to the Washington Redskins.

Coach Rex Ryan plans to fix Bills’ penalty woes

5:33 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Yellow flags have become a red flag for Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills.

Jaguars place starting guard Linder on injured reserve

5:31 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed right guard Brandon Linder on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

Giants back in the hunt after consecutive wins

5:30 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants' horrible start to the season is a distant memory.

By settling for field goals, Chiefs settle for 1-3 start

4:46 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) After a lopsided loss in Green Bay, Chiefs coach Andy Reid spent the week placing the blame squarely on his own shoulders, arguing he didn't do a good enough job preparing his players.

QB Ryan Mallett to start for Texans against Colts

4:44 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans are sticking with Ryan Mallett as their starting quarterback despite his recent struggles.

Richardson clears suspension as more legal troubles unfold

4:40 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) A day after New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson's four-game drug suspension ended, a judge on Monday postponed the Pro Bowler's hearing on charges stemming from his arrest in Missouri this summer following a police chase.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin fired 4 games into his 4th season

4:37 PM

MIAMI (AP) New Miami Dolphins coach Dan Campbell believes his underachieving team needs to show more aggressiveness that stops just short of dirty play, and he looks forward to breaking up a few fights in practice.

Broncos show fans that defense can be fun to watch, too

4:31 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos fans are adjusting from the old aerial fireworks show and realizing that points are indeed precious in the NFL and that defense is pretty fun to watch, too.

Jets sign wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to practice squad

4:20 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins to the practice squad, and released wide receiver-kick returner Walter Powell from the practice squad.

Titans have 3 straight home games to start team’s turnaround

3:54 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans say they're rested after a bye that came way earlier than any NFL team ever wants. Now comes a favorable schedule that keeps them at home the rest of October.

Don’t trust the kicker? Give it to your All-Pro

3:39 PM

Not letting a shaky kicker try a 50-yard field goal in overtime is understandable. Not giving an All-Pro running back the ball on fourth-and-1 makes less sense.

Giants place tight end Daniel Fells on injured reserve

12:44 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants are planning to place tight end Daniel Fells on injured reserve after discovering that he has a staph infection.

Sheldon Richardson’s Missouri court case continued

11:16 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) A Missouri judge has continued until next month the criminal case against New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson, accused of resisting arrest and traffic counts for a summer police chase in suburban St. Louis.

Rodgers leads Packers past 49ers, Green Bay stays unbeaten

8:15 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Mike McCarthy's Green Bay Packers circled this game among the tough challenges of the first quarter of the season, facing the familiar San Francisco 49ers in the unfamiliar confines of new Levi's Stadium for the first time.

Spiller emerges in Saints’ 26-20 OT win over Cowboys

7:25 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Running back C.J. Spiller came to New Orleans as a free agent this past offseason figuring that his speed and versatility would make him an ideal fit for coach Sean Payton's offense.

Defense saves the day in Denver; Broncos beat Vikings 23-20

5:31 AM

DENVER (AP) Broncos safety T.J. Ward swept around the end untouched and took a swipe at Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Indy trying to get kinks fixed after 16-13 OT win over Jags

4:20 AM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Matt Hasselbeck knows time is running short.

Falcons keep soaring, Texans in flux

4:01 AM

ATLANTA (AP) Everyone in the Atlanta Falcons' locker room seemed eager to praise a teammate.

ICYMI in NFL’s Week 4: At 1-3, Chip Kelly’s Eagles in a hole

3:47 AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) There's been a fascination with so much of what Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has done since arriving in the NFL from Oregon. Now that the last-place Eagles are 1-3 and DeMarco Murray is not hiding his unhappiness, the attention will only grow.

Lambo’s FG as time expires lifts Chargers over Browns

3:45 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) A combination of Philip Rivers' veteran grit and rookie Josh Lambo's second-chance field goal got the San Diego Chargers back on track.

Newton, Norman help unbeaten Panthers improve to 4-0

2:39 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Carolina Panthers aren't apologizing for who they have beaten during their fastest start in 12 years. What really matters is they are undefeated heading into their bye week after Sunday's 37-23 victory over the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Kirk Cousins’ late TD pass lifts Redskins past Eagles 23-20

2:11 AM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) First, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden picked Kirk Cousins over Robert Griffin III as his starting quarterback. Then, Gruden stuck with Cousins despite a pair of two-interception games in the first three weeks, repeatedly saying he had confidence in his QB.

Undisciplined Bills unravel in 24-10 loss to Giants

2:10 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Coach Rex Ryan was on the defensive after the Buffalo Bills unraveled to produce an undisciplined dud.

Gurley, Austin get Rams’ offense rolling in desert

2:07 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) With Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin, the St. Louis Rams' offense might not be so bad after all.

Freeman leads Falcons to another win, 48-21 over Texans

2:06 AM

ATLANTA (AP) Devonta Freeman scored three touchdowns as the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten in the NFL, romping to a 48-21 victory over the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday.

Bengals stay unbeaten with 36-21 win over Chiefs

1:52 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) With each impressive win, Cincinnati is looking more like one of the NFL's elite.

Cutler makes up for INT as Bears beat Raiders 22-20

1:51 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Jay Cutler was not sure he would be ready to play until he warmed up before the game.

Injury-riddled Cowboys come up short vs. Saints, 26-20 in OT

1:47 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Dallas Cowboys are having a hard time without their injured stars, even when backup quarterback Brandon Weeden comes through in the clutch.

Jets take care of Suh, beat Dolphins 27-14 in London

1:47 AM

LONDON (AP) The New York Jets flew to London knowing that the key to victory was neutralizing Ndamukong Suh.

NFL Today, Week 4

12:47 AM


» Sunday, October 4, 2015

Levy, Robinson out for Lions against Seattle

11:19 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Injured linebacker DeAndre Levy will not play for the Detroit Lions on Monday night at Seattle.

Cowboys’ Lee out with concussion vs. Saints

10:16 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee has been diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out for the remainder of Sunday night's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Bridgewater, Peterson Vikings tumble 23-20 to Broncos

9:58 PM

DENVER (AP) For all he did right, Adrian Peterson's main memory from Sunday will be his missed assignment that ended Minnesota's chance for a comeback victory over Denver.

Missed kicks doom Jacksonville in 16-13 OT loss at Indy

9:32 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers stood quietly at his locker Sunday, pondering what could have been.

49ers come up way short again in another embarrassing loss

9:30 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Things are getting so bad, Colin Kaepernick is being booed in his own stadium. And he's not the only one.

Turnovers, red zone woes lead to Cards’ 24-22 loss to Rams

9:24 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona rookie David Johnson was a hero two weeks ago when he returned the opening kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown.

3 female journalists stopped from entering Jags locker room

9:13 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A male usher stopped three female journalists from entering the Jaguars locker room after their loss to the Colts because they were women, asking other men if it was OK before finally allowing them inside.

Andrew Luck sits out his 1st NFL game with injured shoulder

9:03 PM

An injured right shoulder kept Colts quarterback Andrew Luck out of his first NFL game Sunday.

Road woes return for Raiders in 22-20 loss at Chicago

8:49 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Derek Carr was just OK on Sunday. Amari Cooper was shut out in the second half, and Latavius Murray made two big mistakes.

Buffalo Bills unravel in 24-10 loss to Giants

7:46 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Missed tackles. A sputtering offense. And don't forget lack of discipline.

Colts’ Luck out with shoulder injury

7:33 PM

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss his first NFL game on Sunday against Jacksonville with a right shoulder injury.

Fan collapses during Chiefs-Bengals game, pronounced dead

7:27 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) A man from Springfield, Missouri, collapsed in a restroom at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday during an NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals and was pronounced dead at a hospital, a Bengals spokesman said.

Turnovers doom Bucs in 11th straight home loss

7:01 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Despite having three touchdown drives of 80 yards or more and outgaining Carolina by 167 yards Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn't come close to beating the Panthers.

The Latest: Ogletree carted off with ankle injury

6:51 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

Texans look like a mess after 48-21 loss to unbeaten Falcons

6:47 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Houston Texans have a mess at quarterback and a season on the verge of unraveling.

Murray wants ball more after Eagles’ 23-20 loss to Skins

6:34 PM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) DeMarco Murray did not mince words about his lack of touches in his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Chiefs manage 7 field goals, fall to Bengals 36-21

6:29 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Cairo Santos kicked a club-record seven field goals. Alex Smith was sacked five more times. It was a bad combination for the Chiefs, who can't quite do enough to get a win.

Capsule look at Colts’ winning streak against AFC South

5:39 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 1. COLTS 28, TEXANS 16, Dec. 30, 2012: The day began with coach Chuck Pagano's emotional return. It ended with a celebratory locker room do-si-do. Deji Karim scored on a 101-yard kickoff return, Andrew Luck threw a 70-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton, and Pagano won in his first game back on the sideline after missing 12 games to battle leukemia. Texans running back Arian Foster showed his support for Pagano by tapping the #Chuckstrong sign in the back of the end zone after a scoring run.

The Latest: Hillman 72-yd TD among longest runs for Broncos

5:34 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Marshawn Lynch to miss game Monday night

4:33 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

Lions travel to Seattle, face challenge to avoid 0-4 start

4:31 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Somewhere along the way, Richard Sherman has become a bit more subdued.

Seahawks downgrade Lynch, Mebane to out for Monday

4:24 PM

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have downgraded running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to out for Monday night's game against the Detroit Lions.

The Latest: Vinatieri 1st to score 1K points with 2 teams

3:58 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

Dolphins fall 27-14 to Jets as pressure mounts on Philbin

3:47 PM

LONDON (AP) The Miami Dolphins lost their third straight game in demoralizing fashion Sunday, falling 27-14 to the New York Jets as coach Joe Philbin faced mounting criticism for fielding a team that struggles to run, pass or get sacks.

The Latest: KC kicker Santos has 5 field goals

3:38 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Devonta Freeman with 3 TDs, 151 combined yards

3:16 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: KC’s Sean Smith has tough time after suspension

2:41 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Beckham sets receiving record for first 16 games

2:07 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: DeMarco sighting; Vinatieri kicks 54-yarder

1:52 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

Lions travel to Seattle, face challenge to avoid 0-4 start

1:46 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Somewhere along the way, Richard Sherman has become a bit more subdued.

The Latest: Winston off to rough start with fumble, pick 6

1:31 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Jets safety Pryor collides with receiver

12:43 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Taylor shows few jitters; Cutler to start

12:22 PM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

Luck to miss 1st NFL game as Indianapolis faces Jacksonville

12:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is inactive and will miss his first NFL game because of a right shoulder injury.

The Latest: Andrew Luck inactive, will miss first NFL game

11:46 AM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Jets lead Dolphins 20-7 at halftime in London

11:29 AM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

The Latest: Dolphins cornerback Grimes hurts right knee

10:27 AM

The latest from NFL games around the league on the fourth Sunday of the season (all times EDT):

Albert inactive for Dolphins against Jets at Wembley Stadium

8:48 AM

LONDON (AP) Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert was inactive for Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Wembley Stadium in London.

» Saturday, October 3, 2015

San Diego mayor meets with Goodell, 3 influential owners

10:08 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) In a continuing effort to keep the Chargers from leaving for the Los Angeles area, Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he told NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and three influential owners that San Diego ''is absolutely an NFL city.''

Lynch, Mebane questionable for Seahawks on Monday night

7:58 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and nose tackle Brandon Mebane will be game-time decisions Monday night against the Detroit Lions.

Packers add WR Jared Abbrederis to active roster

6:09 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Packers have promoted Jared Abbrederis from the practice squad to the active roster to help bolster depth in the receiving corps.

Lions running back Joique Bell ruled out for Seattle game

5:37 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit running back Joique Bell has been ruled out of the Lions' game Monday night at Seattle because of an ankle injury.

Bears sign punter Spencer Lanning

5:25 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears signed punter Spencer Lanning and waived defensive tackle Brandon Dunn on Saturday.

Injuries spur Giants to sign TE Will Tye from practice squad

4:50 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have signed tight end Will Tye off their practice squad, a move necessitated by injuries.

Steelers cut kicker Josh Scobee, sign Chris Boswell

3:06 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Scobee's miserable fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens cost him his job.

Ravens get WR Givens from Rams for conditional draft pick

12:06 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have obtained wide receiver Chris Givens from the St. Louis Rams for a conditional draft pick.

Manning, Broncos face Vikings, look for 4-0 start

12:05 PM

Three weeks into the season and only one game, Minnesota at Denver, is a matchup of teams with winning records.

Broncos’ Latimer joins fight against cancer in honor of dad

11:48 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) When Denver Broncos receiver Cody Latimer was 11, his father was diagnosed with colon cancer.

Jets’ Lattimore doubtful, Reilly upgraded to questionable

11:33 AM

LONDON (AP) New York Jets backup linebacker Jamari Lattimore is being evaluated for a concussion and is listed as doubtful to play in the team's game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium.

» Friday, October 2, 2015

Avril set to face former team with Seahawks hosting Lions

7:29 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Cliff Avril has experienced both ends of the spectrum during his NFL career.

Rookie WR Ty Montgomery could get another long look for Pack

7:18 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) With Green Bay Packers starting receiver Davante Adams questionable to play Sunday, more opportunities could be coming rookie Ty Montgomery's way.

Unbeaten Falcons will be missing 4 players vs. Texans

7:18 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The unbeaten Atlanta Falcons will be without running back Tevin Coleman, tight end Jacob Tamme and safety Ricardo Allen for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

49ers tight end Davis doubtful for Sunday with knee injury

6:41 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

After poor showing, Cowboys’ D visits site of 2013 meltdown

6:15 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli isn't looking for a turnaround from a unit that crumbled against Atlanta after a strong start the first two weeks of the season.

Star WR Andre Johnson off to slow start with Colts

5:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andre Johnson says teams aren't doing anything out of the ordinary to defend him. The Colts wide receiver just isn't getting the ball.

Rams WR Brian Quick expected to play vs Arizona

5:34 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Out since injuring his shoulder last October, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick is finally going to be back on the field.

Defense is Philadelphia’s strength now

5:18 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) While Sam Bradford and the offense have struggled, an under-rated defense is quietly doing its job for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Saints coach Payton expects QB Brees to start vs Cowboys

5:15 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Drew Brees is expected to return as starter for New Orleans against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in the Superdome, Saints coach Sean Payton said Friday.

Justin Ellis’ return a boost to Raiders defensive line

5:11 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Justin Ellis is the first one to admit his absence along the Oakland Raiders' defensive line the past two weeks has been hardly noticeable.

Steelers regrouping after strange loss to Ravens

5:05 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Tough losses are part of the job. Weird losses too.

Ex-football star Irving Fryar sentenced to 5 years in prison

4:53 PM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Irving Fryar was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage scam.

Bears QB Cutler, WR Jeffery questionable for Raiders game

4:48 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Quarterback Jay Cutler and receiver Alshon Jeffery were among seven Chicago Bears players listed as questionable Friday for this weekend's home game against Oakland.

Sambrailo’s sore shoulder forces Broncos O-line shakeup

4:47 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos will try to fix an ailing ground game and 30th-ranked offense behind a shuffled O-line this weekend.

Vikings could be without 2 of top 3 receivers vs Denver

4:39 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) With Adrian Peterson returning to the backfield and a more experienced quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater, the Minnesota Vikings envisioned a balanced offense ready to challenge for a playoff spot in the NFC.

Chargers offensive line hurting heading into Browns game

4:18 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Four of the five starters on the San Diego Chargers' offensive line missed practice Friday because of injuries.

Denver’s Williams, Jets’ Davis fined for infractions by NFL

4:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Denver Broncos nose tackle Sylvester Williams and New York Jets linebacker Demario Davis each have been fined $8,681 by the NFL for infractions during last week's games.

NFL expects to play Eagles-Redskins at 1 p.m. on Sunday

3:53 PM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) The NFL says it expects to hold the Washington Redskins' game against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles as scheduled at 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday because the weather is not supposed to be as bad as once feared.

Despite setback, Cruz says he’ll play for Giants this season

3:51 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Despite another setback with his injury calf, wide receiver Victor Cruz believes he will play for the New York Giants this season.

Skins WR Jackson, LB Riley, CB Hall ruled out vs Eagles

3:26 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson, linebacker Perry Riley Jr. and cornerback DeAngelo Hall have all been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bills RB McCoy out indefinitely after hamstring setback

3:09 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is out indefinitely after revealing he had a setback with his hamstring injury last week.

Jaguars will be without oft-injured receiver Lee again

2:28 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-2) ruled out receiver Marqise Lee for their AFC South opener at Indianapolis (1-2) on Sunday.

Colts list QB Andrew Luck as questionable vs Jaguars

2:28 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will likely be a game-time decision to play against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Dolphins’ Albert doubtful, Sims out vs. Jets in London

2:15 PM

LONDON (AP) Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert is doubtful to play against the New York Jets on Sunday because of an injured left hamstring.

Jaguars will be without receiver Lee, guard Linder at Colts

1:34 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Marqise Lee and right guard Brandon Linder at Indianapolis on Sunday.

Jets’ Decker questionable; Ivory, Revis probable vs Dolphins

1:34 PM

LONDON (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker will be a game-time decision to play against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Talk surrounding NFL game in London is about toilet paper

1:12 PM

LONDON (AP) Call it the Toilet Bowl.

Panthers LB Kuechly to miss 3rd game with concussion

1:06 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly will miss his third straight game Sunday against Tampa Bay with a concussion.

Middle fingers, high fives and, yes, hugs in the Black Hole

10:55 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Their reputation is notorious, these NFL versions of hooligans, the action on the field often a sidelight to more vicious violence in the stands.

Britain seeks NFL franchise in London within 5 years

10:03 AM

LONDON (AP) Britain's treasury chief pushed his case Friday for placing a permanent NFL franchise in London, saying he hoped the league would move a team to the capital within the next five years.

Ravens revitalized after 23-20 overtime win against Steelers

9:51 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) John Harbaugh considered going for it. Joe Flacco had other ideas.

Manning, Broncos face Vikings, looking for 4-0 start in NFL

7:14 AM

Their offensive coaches spent September making alterations to appease their NFL stars.

FANTASY PLAYS: Texans’ Foster nearing return from injury

4:08 AM

Ah, there's nothing like some running back uncertainty to stress out fantasy football players.

Ravens revitalized after 23-20 overtime win against Steelers

3:39 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) John Harbaugh considered going for it. Joe Flacco had other ideas.

NFL penalties: Flag increase due largely to pre-snap fouls

3:25 AM

Watching the NFL is a wildly popular experience, proven by massive ratings and undeterred by constant interruptions.

Christine Michael could be close to joining Dallas backfield

1:35 AM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Christine Michael is getting work with the first team out of the Dallas backfield, an indication the third-year running back could be close to his debut with the Cowboys.

Missed kicks cost Steelers in 23-20 overtime loss to Ravens

1:29 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers had every opportunity to put their biggest rivals away, perhaps for good this season.

Jets’ Williams passes the snooze test

12:06 AM

X's and O's ... and a few Zzzz's, too.

» Thursday, October 1, 2015

Broncos sign tackle Tyler Polumbus to bolster line

10:02 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Tyler Polumbus is back among familiar faces and doesn't have to ask for directions, either.

Cardinals happy that Chris Johnson ’fell in our lap’

9:38 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) It was late in training camp. Andre Ellington was having his usual injury troubles. Rookie David Johnson was sidelined with a sore hamstring.

Saints’ Murphy eager to build maiden TD vs. Cowboys

8:51 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints punt and kick return specialist Marcus Murphy had done his research, and wasn't about to fall victim to self-doubt after dropping to the seventh round last spring in the NFL draft.

Warren Sapp takes plea deal in domestic battery case

8:00 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) Hall of Famer Warren Sapp took a plea deal Thursday that spares him jail time in a Las Vegas criminal case involving a scuffle with his former girlfriend that began after margaritas at a casino hotel swimming pool.

Christine Michael could be close to joining Dallas backfield

7:51 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Christine Michael is getting work with the first team out of the Dallas backfield, an indication the third-year running back could be close to his debut with the Cowboys.

Bowles makes it clear: London trip all business for Jets

7:48 PM


49ers defense faces formidable task in Packers, Rodgers

7:45 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Things aren't getting any easier for the struggling San Francisco 49ers, who were outscored 90-25 in their last two games. They're set to take on Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Packers on Sunday as they look to avoid a 1-3 start.

Raiders CB TJ Carrie fares well in switch to safety

7:36 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) TJ Carrie admits he was a little apprehensive when the Oakland Raiders coaches came to him last week to talk about playing safety.

Judge: Wife of Dolphins player may go to London amid charges

7:28 PM

MIAMI (AP) A judge has granted the wife of a Miami Dolphins player permission to travel to London to watch the NFL team play while she faces disorderly conduct charges.

Roethlisberger out for Steelers; Gillmore out for Ravens

7:24 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and linebacker Ryan Shazier are among the inactives for Thursday night's game against Baltimore.

Guion returns to Packers’ defensive line

6:56 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers' defensive line, instrumental in helping contain Seattle's Marshawn Lynch and Kansas City's Jamaal Charles the past two games, is about to get even stronger.

Rookie Rawls ready for chance if Lynch can’t go for Seahawks

6:51 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Funny thing about Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Thomas Rawls. He's not much of a fan of watching football.

Panthers CB Norman out to prove he’s elite in contract year

6:29 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Josh Norman told everyone who'd listen in July that he's one of the elite cover men in the NFL.

Last year’s top pick Clowney still looking for 1st sack

6:17 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney is finally healthy and playing well for the Texans. But something is missing.

Chiefs’ QB Alex Smith under fire in more ways than 1

5:56 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Alex Smith is feeling plenty of heat these days.

Bears hope to get QB Jay Cutler back against Oakland

5:47 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears hope to get quarterback Jay Cutler back for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders and are preparing to go with Jimmy Clausen again if he is not ready.

Decker, Revis limited; Ivory full practice for Jets

5:41 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets are hoping to have Eric Decker back in the lineup in London on Sunday.

Giants need answers from O-Line, especially in run game

5:41 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants came into the season looking for their offensive line to give them a running game to back up Eli Manning and the Odell Beckham Jr.-led passing attack.

Packers-49ers Capsule

5:26 PM


Are Eagles avoiding word "Redskins?"

5:15 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles are not using the word ''Redskins'' on the cover of their weekly media guide.

Browns missing tackles, defense still full of holes

5:13 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Paul Kruger recently saw an unsettling film filled with shocking, ghastly moments.

Lions WR Golden Tate passes on chance to clarify comments

5:10 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate created ''a little uproar,'' as Calvin Johnson described it, during his latest appearance on a Detroit-area radio station.

Colts quarterback limited in practice for 2nd straight day

5:05 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck was listed as a limited participant in practice Thursday for the second straight day with a sore right shoulder.

Colts’ Vinatieri still getting kick out of milestones

4:53 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts players consider Adam Vinatieri a true treasure.

Vikings-Broncos Capsule

4:34 PM

MINNESOTA (2-1) at DENVER (3-0)

Low on sacks, takeaways, Redskins looking for ’splash’ plays

4:27 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) It's a common lament heard around the Washington Redskins these days: The team is simply not coming up with many big plays.

Vikings sign safety Brock Vereen to practice squad

4:19 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed safety Brock Vereen to their practice squad.

Falcons’ Julio Jones ’good to go’ despite new toe injury

4:19 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Thursday he expects receiver Julio Jones will be ''ready to rock'' on Sunday against the Houston Texans despite a new toe injury.

Jaguars pass-rusher Branch to make season debut at Colts

4:12 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars should get some much-needed help on defense this week.

Patriots add DL Thornton, 4 to practice squad

3:54 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots promoted practice squad defensive lineman Khyri Thornton to the roster on Thursday and also added four players to the taxi squad.

Rams-Cardinals Capsule

3:51 PM

ST. LOUIS (1-2) at ARIZONA (3-0)

Indianapolis looking to tie NFL record by beating Jaguars

3:02 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck has a knack for overcoming obstacles.

Panthers-Buccaneers Capsule

2:54 PM

CAROLINA (3-0) at TAMPA BAY (1-2)

Bills’ McCoy, Watkins ruled out for game against Giants

2:52 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan ruled out running back LeSean McCoy and receiver Sammy Watkins from playing against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Raiders-Bears Capsule

2:49 PM

OAKLAND (2-1) at CHICAGO (0-3)

Early wake-up call Sunday for Dolphins, Jets in London

2:38 PM

Thoughts turned to childhood as the Miami Dolphins reminisced about the last time they played a football game at 9:30 in the morning.

Browns-Chargers Capsule

2:32 PM

CLEVELAND (1-2) at SAN DIEGO (1-2)

Falcons’ Jones, Texans’ Watt among elite game-changers

2:24 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Falcons coach Dan Quinn estimates there may be about 10 NFL players who make such devastating impacts in games they must be accounted for on every play.

Eagles-Redskins Capsule

1:52 PM


Broncos sign tackle Tyler Polumbus to bolster line

1:34 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus and released safety Josh Bush.

Browns hire Paul Dunn to help with offensive line

1:27 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns have hired Paul Dunn as an assistant line coach to succeed Andy Moeller, who parted ways with the team following a domestic violence complaint.

Jets-Dolphins Capsule

1:26 PM

JETS (2-1) vs. MIAMI (1-2) at London

Former Chiefs QB Kenney pleads guilty to DWI

1:03 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Bill Kenney has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Missouri's capital city, where he now serves as a state utility regulator.

Lions-Seahawks Capsule

1:00 PM

DETROIT (0-3) at SEATTLE (1-2)

Cowboys-Saints Capsule

12:52 PM

DALLAS (2-1) at NEW ORLEANS (0-3)

Giants-Bills Capsule

12:34 PM


Coughlin says Victor Cruz will miss Giants game with Bills

12:13 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The return of New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is on hold.

Texans-Falcons Capsule

12:09 PM

HOUSTON (1-2) at ATLANTA (3-0)

Jaguars-Colts Capsule

10:21 AM


Chiefs-Bengals Capsule

10:19 AM


Young Steelers defense showing signs of life

2:42 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Keith Butler didn't exactly dumb things down when he took over for Dick LeBeau Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator last winter.

Fans get chance to plot NFL’s tech future

2:26 AM

Developing ideas into realities is Microsoft's business. Now, the technology giant is inviting NFL fans to come up with those ideas.

Bruton delivers on promise to be defensive factor

1:56 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) David Bruton Jr. is delivering on his pledge to make a mark on Denver's defense in his seventh NFL season after being typecast as a special teams ace since coming out of Notre Dame in 2009.