NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, August 30, 2015

Denver’s defense carrying the load while offense struggles

6:55 PM

DENVER (AP) His two Pro Bowl receivers haven't been together on the field with him all offseason. He hasn't found the end zone all month. And he's coming off his first three-sack outing since mid-2013.

Penalties keep piling up for Rams

6:52 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Penalties remain an issue for the St. Louis Rams as the opener looms. They're 0-3 in the preseason after hurting themselves yet again.

Buccaneers waive 10, including draft pick Iosefa

5:38 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Seventh-round draft pick Joey Iosefa was among 10 players released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first wave of cuts.

Mason uncertain for season opener

5:34 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rams running back Tre Mason, the likely starter while Todd Gurley rehabs from knee surgery, has been ruled out of the preseason finale with a right hamstring injury.

Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

5:29 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler.

Center Fernando Velasco among 10 Titans waive to reach 80

3:56 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have started trimming their roster. They waived 10 players, including veteran center Fernando Velasco, before the NFL's first roster cut deadline.

Panthers trim 8 players from roster

3:24 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have cut eight players, including two wide receivers.

Jets rookie Leonard Williams has muscle strain in knee

1:35 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets - and their anxious fans - can exhale.

Jets cut 12 players, including 5 wide receivers

12:19 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have released 12 players, including five wide receivers, reducing their roster to 78 a day after defeating the Giants 28-18.

Chiefs settle on long snapper, waive 11 players

11:29 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have selected James Winchester to serve as their long snapper, waiving Andrew East and 10 others Sunday as they pare down to the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday afternoon.

» Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jets’ 1st-rounder Leonard Williams leaves with knee injury

11:45 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets are hoping Leonard Williams won't be sidelined for long with a knee injury.

Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

11:14 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers.

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey leaves game with knee injury

10:30 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey left his team's exhibition game Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee injury, and he's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday.

Bills receiver Goodwin out indefinitely with broken ribs

9:46 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills' already banged-up group of receivers has lost another player.

Packers’ Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury

9:10 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Receiver Randall Cobb has left the Packers' preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury.

Rookies Abdullah, Zenner filling in nicely for Lions

8:45 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions rookie running backs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have made good impressions so far in training camp in the absence of last year's starter Joique Bell.

Jets’ 1st-rounder Leonard Williams leaves with knee injury

8:27 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Jets first-round draft pick Leonard Williams has left the team's preseason game against the Giants with a knee injury and is questionable to return.

Redskins’ LT Trent Williams agrees to new 5-year contract

8:21 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams agreed to terms Saturday on a new five-year contract that comes with $32 million in guaranteed money.

Aaron Murray gets chance to shine in Chiefs preseason game

7:25 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The nerves were obvious when the Chiefs' Aaron Murray rolled to his left late in the first half Friday night, looked downfield and threw a perfect pass - right to a Tennessee defender.

Playing 2nd game in 6 days, Titans played like ’tired’ team

6:34 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota keeps showing he can shake off a rough start.

Bills’ Gilmore hurts shoulder; Steelers’ Hartley injured

5:27 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore will not return after hurting his right shoulder in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

Redskins’ Trent Williams tweets he’s agreed to new contract

5:26 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams says he has agreed to a new contract.

Jaguars waive WR Tandon Doss, 11 others to trim roster to 75

5:00 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived veteran receiver Tandon Doss and 11 others to reduce their roster to 75 players.

Raiders waive second-year safety Jonathan Dowling

4:50 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have waived safety Jonathan Dowling, making the move a day before their third preseason game.

Jaguars’ Branch to miss ’significant time’ with knee injury

1:20 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch will miss ''significant time'' early in the season after spraining a knee ligament.

Cardinals take on Raiders, Saints host Texans on Sunday

12:20 PM

A look at what to expect in Sunday night's preseason games (all times EDT):

» Friday, August 28, 2015

Chiefs lose Wilson, Titans lose Searcy in preseason game

8:51 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson and Titans safety Da'Norris Searcy were banged-up in the opening quarter of Friday night's preseason game.

Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game

8:34 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at Baltimore because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play.

49ers in turmoil as they face Broncos in exhibition game

8:32 PM

A look at what to expect in Saturday night's preseason games:

Brisk morning workout ends Cardinals training camp

8:25 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals brought their training camp to an end Friday with a brisk morning workout in front of a smattering of fans at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Correction: High-Tech Practice story

7:54 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) In a story Aug. 20 about professional sports teams using GPS devices to track player performance, The Associated Press reported, based on information provided by StatSports, that the New York Knicks were using the technology. The Knicks are not clients of StatSports.

Brisk morning workout ends Cardinals training camp

7:45 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals brought their training camp to an end with a brisk morning workout in front of a smattering of fans at University of Phoenix.

Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game

7:37 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play.

Saints testing potential of ex-basketball player Manhertz

7:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton couldn't resist trying out another former college basketball player at tight end.

Coach Jen Welter calls groundbreaking NFL work ’fantastic’

6:53 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jen Welter's groundbreaking days as an interim NFL coach are nearing an end.

Vikings travel to Texas, Adrian Peterson waits to play

6:41 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Each time he puts on his purple jersey and takes the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson moves further past the lost 2014 season that included a child abuse charge against him.

Brady, Wayne lead Pats into Carolina

6:31 PM

A look at what to expect in Friday night's preseason games:

Cowboys lineman RJ Dill gets 4-game ban over PED policy

5:38 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Dallas offensive lineman R.J. Dill, a third-year player who hasn't appeared in an NFL game, has been suspended four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Raiders still seeking to identify backup running back

4:30 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) With a starting running back that hasn't had more than 100 carries in a season since entering the NFL, the Oakland Raiders know they will likely have to count on some of their backups to generate a consistent running game this season.

Charge against Titans’ Hunter reduced to misdemeanor

4:17 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) The felony charge against Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter has been reduced to a misdemeanor count of assault and battery.

Purple Heart, Bronze Star recipient fights for Rams spot

4:12 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat, running dozens of extra pass routes with backup quarterback Austin Davis.

LINING UP: Brady, Pats head to Carolina; Titans face Chiefs

3:21 PM

A look at what to expect in Friday night's preseason games:

Broncos sign tight end Dan Light of Fordham

2:04 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The ''Gronk of the Bronx'' might just become the ''Gronk of the Broncos.''

Purple Heart, Bronze Star recipient fights for Rams spot

12:06 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Long after the rest of the St. Louis Rams have left the practice field, Daniel Rodriguez drips with sweat, running dozens of extra pass routes with backup quarterback Austin Davis, who's also getting some extra work.

Identifying zone-read plays makes it tough to protect QBs

3:11 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) If Chip Kelly, Pete Carroll and other NFL coaches want to run zone-read plays, their quarterbacks are fair game - even when they don't have the ball.

Sanders missing second straight summer of work

2:50 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) For the second straight year, Pro Bowl receiver Emmanuel Sanders is missing a good chunk of training camp with a leg injury.

A list of the NFL’s safety rules regarding QBs

2:45 AM

The NFL rules applicable to the quarterback as a runner include:

Soft-spoken Teddy Bridgewater blossoms for Vikings

12:06 AM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) An easy smile, slender build and soft, self-effacing voice. They seem to bely Teddy Bridgewater's status with the Minnesota Vikings.

» Thursday, August 27, 2015

Rams’ new offensive line struggling to jell

9:56 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) It's no secret that the St. Louis Rams want to run the ball this season, but their renovated starting offensive line has yet to come together through their first two preseason games.

Entering 10th season, Jets’ Colon still out to prove himself

8:34 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Willie Colon walked out of the New York Jets' facility eight months ago uncertain if he'd ever be back.

Jets sign veteran quarterback Josh Johnson

8:19 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed quarterback Josh Johnson, adding another veteran to the mix.

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir

8:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir.

Steelers rookies trying to find niche in new spots

7:58 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The No. 16 jersey and what it ultimately signifies for Tyler Murphy fits just fine and all. It's just not the one he would prefer to wear.

Elway says rest will be good for Manning - eventually

7:52 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The long-term benefit of getting Peyton Manning so much rest this summer is that he should be fresher in December.

Prosecution of Hernandez cousin dropped for cancer treatment

7:39 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) Prosecutors say they'll abandon their case against a cousin of ex-New England Patriots player and murder convict Aaron Hernandez because of her worsening cancer.

WR looks like Falcons’ deepest position heading into season

7:36 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Like all NFL teams, the Atlanta Falcons have some worrisome positions.

Skins’ RG3 evades concussion questions, OK’d to face Ravens

7:14 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when - or even if - he sustained a concussion in the Washington Redskins' second preseason game.

Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

7:06 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons team president Rich McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games.

Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game

7:04 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.

Raiders LB Sio Moore fighting for spot on team

6:55 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Despite being one of Oakland's best defensive players his first two years in the NFL, Sio Moore is just fighting for a spot on the team this season.

Linebacker Ahmad Brooks sent home by 49ers

6:54 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been banished from the San Francisco 49ers after being charged with misdemeanor sexual battery.

Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

6:50 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The NFL has reinstated Falcons team president Rich McKay as chairman of the league's powerful Competition Committee after suspending him from the post for the use of artificial noise at Atlanta home games.

Barth rejoins Buccaneers after being released in Denver

6:36 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Kicker Connor Barth is back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being released by the Denver Broncos and re-signing with his old team.

Giants offensive line gets some good news with Jets on tap

6:31 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants might have their offensive line ready to play in the annual preseason game against the Jets.

Tom Coughlin cuts back on practice, opts for Giants recovery

6:22 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have been hit with so many injuries the past few seasons that coach Tom Coughlin is experimenting with practicing less.

Johnny Manziel out for rest of preseason with elbow injury

6:07 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel's preseason is over, sacked by a stinging elbow.

Cardinals anticipate end of training camp

6:06 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) So what's with those smiles on the faces of Arizona Cardinals players?

Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations

6:05 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records.

Longtime Saints recall the team’s role in Katrina recovery

6:01 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.

Texans RB Grimes escapes by playing piano, writing songs

5:53 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Jonathan Grimes got an NFL pink slip four times before finally hanging on with the Houston Texans and spending all of last season with the team.

Duron Carter trying to show he can catch on in NFL

5:48 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Duron Carter has that NFL look.

Packers’ Raji ready to contribute after missing last season

5:43 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Veteran nose tackle B.J. Raji knows well the challenging path that injured Green Bay Packers teammate Jordy Nelson must take the next several months.

Dolphins prepare for 1st game in remodeled stadium

5:29 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) The steady thump of a lone hammer resonated at the entrance to the Miami Dolphins' stadium, where the team is about to play for the first time since a major remodeling project began.

Saints seeking to ramp up pass rush as regular season nears

5:12 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Sack-less through two preseason games, the New Orleans Saints have ratcheted up concerns about their lack of a pass rush this week.

Former NFLer Jonathan Martin working on memoir

4:58 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Jonathan Martin, the former NFL tackle who abruptly left the Miami Dolphins and has since said he attempted suicide, is working on a memoir.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III evades concussion questions

4:55 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III evaded questions Thursday about when - or even if - he sustained a concussion in the Washington Redskins' second preseason game.

Gregory’s work to impress Cowboys now showing on field, too

4:51 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) At times this summer, Randy Gregory would sign autographs and give interviews until Dallas team personnel had to just about pull him off the field during training camp.

Redskins LB Junior Galette out for season with Achilles tear

4:45 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says outside linebacker Junior Galette will miss the entire season after tearing his left Achilles tendon.

Ravens All-Pro guard Yanda lets his play prove his worth

4:42 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Entering the final season of a five-year contract, Marshal Yanda insists he isn't concerned about negotiating a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

4:36 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons team president Rick McKay has been reinstated as chairman of the NFL's powerful Competition Committee, the league said Thursday, after a nearly five-month suspension for the use of artificial noise at the Georgia Dome during games.

Wilson says he did not have a concussion in NFC title game

4:27 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said Thursday he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, a day after comments in an article in Rolling Stone indicated Wilson may have suffered a head injury.

Packers DL Letroy Guion suspended 3 games by NFL

4:26 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The NFL suspended Packers defensive tackle Letroy Guion without pay for the first three games of the regular season on Thursday, saying the eighth-year pro violated the league's policy on substance abuse.

Eagles QB Bradford hopes to hit rhythm vs. Packers

4:25 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quarterback Sam Bradford would embrace the chance to play deeper in the Eagles' third exhibition game in Green Bay on Saturday.

EJ Manuel to start at QB against Steelers in exhibition

4:08 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Don't count EJ Manuel out of the Buffalo Bills quarterback competition just yet.

Manziel to miss Browns’ final 2 exhibitions with elbow issue

3:37 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel will not play in Cleveland's last two exhibition games because of lingering soreness in his right elbow.

Safety Will Hill signs 2-year contract with Ravens

3:15 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Safety Will Hill has signed a two-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

49ers GM: Ahmad Brooks remains on the team

2:58 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says embattled linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been excused from the team but remains on the roster ''on a day-to-day-situation.''

Titans’ Mariota, Chiefs’ rookies to reunite in preseason

2:36 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is looking forward to a Pac-12 reunion when Tennessee travels to Arrowhead Stadium to face the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday night.

EJ Manuel to start at QB against Steelers in exhibition

1:46 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills coach Rex Ryan says quarterback EJ Manuel will start against the Pittsburgh Steelers in an exhibition game on Saturday.

Texans QB Mallett misses practice for personal issue

1:30 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett missed practice on Thursday for what coach Bill O'Brien called a personal issue.

Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations

11:28 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received nine citations for worksite safety violations in the past five years, according to public records.

Company in Vikings stadium fatality had 9 safety violations

9:32 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has received numerous citations for safety violations at its worksites.

Rams WR Quick back from significant shoulder injury

3:08 AM

ST. LOUIS (AP) It's been a long road back for Brian Quick. The finish line is in sight for the St. Louis Rams wide receiver.

Packers offensive line hobbled in training camp

3:07 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Injured Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari has missed the last two weeks of practice, but he plans to take his usual spot up front once the regular season begins.

» Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

9:26 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Santa Clara County grand jury indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person.

Cowboys think they have depth to replace injured Scandrick

9:07 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Orlando Scandrick's season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier.

Grand jury indicts former 49er Ray McDonald on rape charge

8:56 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on one count of rape of an intoxicated person.

Jets’ Richardson awaits legal process, ruling on suspension

8:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson is eager to find out when he'll be able to play this season.

Lions trade Michael Williams to Patriots for draft pick

8:48 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have traded tackle Michael Williams to the New England Patriots for a draft pick.

Raiders excited about upgraded facilities

7:49 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders finally have a state-of-the-art training facility even if they are still searching for a permanent home.

Cowboys think they have depth to replace injured Scandrick

7:41 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Orlando Scandrick's season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier.

Lawmaker opposition casts doubt on new St. Louis stadium

7:03 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Missouri's legislative budget leaders said they oppose spending taxpayer money on a new St. Louis football stadium, casting serious doubts on whether supporters can cobble together enough money for the facility before an approaching NFL vote on whether to relocate the Rams.

Seahawks LB Kevin Pierre-Louis pushing for playing time

7:01 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) It doesn't take long for the speed of Kevin Pierre-Louis to catch your eye.

Broncos release kicker Connor Barth

6:51 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The load taken off Brandon McManus's shoulders was replaced by a heavy heart.

Old friends Bethea, Manning reunite at 49ers-Denver practice

6:40 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Antoine Bethea faced Peyton Manning in practice when they were teammates for five seasons, so it was no surprise he intercepted the veteran during Wednesday's joint session between San Francisco and Denver.

Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers

6:36 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The crowd around the backup quarterback's locker was three or four deep. Somewhere in the middle, underneath the bright lights that never seem to go away, Michael Vick spent 13 minutes answering the same questions that never seem to go away.

Receiver Josh Morgan hopes joining Saints revives his career

6:36 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) While veteran receiver Josh Morgan is by no means assured of a roster spot in New Orleans, he is certain he made the right decision to sign with the Saints.

Construction worker plunges to death at Vikings stadium site

6:31 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A construction worker plunged about 50 feet to his death at the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium site Wednesday morning while a second worker with him was seriously injured.

Evan Mathis jumps at chance to play for Broncos

6:31 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The signing of two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis turns Denver's most glaring question mark into one of its strengths.

Redskins’ Galette injuries left ankle during practice

6:29 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington linebacker Junior Galette injured his left ankle in the final minutes of Wednesday's practice.

Calvin Johnson may not play this week either for Lions

6:28 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The third game of the preseason is usually something of a dress rehearsal, when teams give their regular starters a bit more playing time.

NFL, union still in dispute over Peterson suspension

6:11 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL in April. He rejoined the Minnesota Vikings in June. He even got a new contract in July, with the guaranteed money he was seeking.

Cutler and the Bears thin at receiver as season nears

6:09 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Jay Cutler could only smile and roll with the injuries.

Johnny Manziel’s elbow still sore, likely to miss exhibition

6:03 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel entered the NFL with a flair for making sensational plays. And, as it turns out, an elbow problem.

Beckham intends to have fun even if it makes him a target

5:58 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. is well aware how annoying he can be on the field.

Titans like preseason play of both Mariota, Mettenberger

5:57 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans know very well the value of having a quality backup quarterback.

Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job

5:45 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Rex Grossman believes he has a couple more seasons left in him.

Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times

5:44 PM

MIAMI (AP) Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.

Program says safety, but Bucannon more of a linebacker

5:43 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) When the Arizona Cardinals selected Deone Bucannon in the first round of the 2014 draft, they envisioned a hard-hitting safety prowling the secondary.

Injuries muddle secondary situation for Dolphins

5:18 PM

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins' secondary is more muddled than when training camp began, and clarity might not come anytime soon.

Patriots look for improvement in 3rd preseason game

5:06 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Bill Belichick is looking for some major improvement from the New England Patriots as they head to Carolina for Friday night's third preseason game.

Chiefs’ Knile Davis could hold key to running success

4:10 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) There may be no more valuable player on the Kansas City Chiefs than Jamaal Charles, the game-breaking running back with the slick moves and world-class speed.

Umenyiora signs 1-day contract to retire as a New York Giant

3:49 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora has retired as a member of the New York Giants.

Johnny Manziel’s elbow still sore, likely to miss exhibition

3:39 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel's sore right elbow has not responded to rest and the Browns quarterback will likely sit out an exhibition Saturday at Tampa Bay.

Clowney should be ready for Texans’ opener vs Chiefs

3:28 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play in Houston's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 13.

Injuries muddle secondary situation for Dolphins

3:04 PM

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins' secondary is more muddled than when training camp began, and clarity might not come anytime soon.

Rutgers coach: Didn’t know of investigation when contacted

2:56 PM

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says that when he was contacted by university officials about communicating with a faculty member regarding the academic status of a player, he didn't know he was being investigated for possibly violating school or NCAA rules.

Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job

2:30 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan.

Raiders sign S Taylor Mays, was cut by Lions

2:26 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent safety Taylor Mays.

Packers look for group effort to replace Jordy Nelson

2:03 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The task of finding receivers who will fill the void left by Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury has started in earnest in Green Bay.

Panthers’ Shula: It may take ’committee’ to replace Benjamin

1:57 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula isn't dwelling over the loss of wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin for the season.

Clowney should be ready for Texans’ season opener

1:51 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney is expected to play in Houston's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 13.

Packers look for group effort to replace Jordy Nelson

1:45 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The process of finding receivers to fill the void left by Jordy Nelson's season-ending injury has started in earnest at Packers camp.

Worker killed, another hurt at new Vikings stadium site

1:32 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The contractor overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium says it's not yet known how a worker fell to his death on the project.

Worker killed, another hurt at new Vikings stadium site

12:53 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A construction worker at the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium died and a second worker was seriously injured when they fell Wednesday morning while doing roofing work.

Broncos release kicker Connor Barth

11:32 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos have released kicker Connor Barth to make room for Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis.

Umenyiora signs 1-day contract to retire as a New York Giant

10:53 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora is retiring as a member of the New York Giants.

FANTASY PLAYS: Time to figure out who’s No. 1 in your draft

3:37 AM

Your fantasy football draft draws near, and you're stoked because you've got the top overall pick. Visions of grabbing the hands-down best player and watching him carry you to a title has you giddy.

AP source: Cowboys’ Scandrick out for year with knee injury

12:41 AM

Orlando Scandrick's season is over before it started after the Dallas cornerback tore two ligaments in his right knee in practice at training camp Tuesday.

» Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cowboys’ Scandrick injured, tells coach it’s torn right ACL

11:31 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick left practice at training camp Tuesday with what he told his secondary coach he believed was a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Developer: Raiders stadium in Oakland, California, feasible

10:11 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A San Diego businessman says his latest plan for a new Raiders stadium in the city of Oakland has a 50-50 chance of succeeding, but he's revealing little else about it.

RB Gurley back on field for Rams

10:07 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley didn't get a lot of reps during Tuesday's practice, but the No. 10 overall pick in the 2015 Draft took another step forward in his return from knee surgery.

Eagles like their formidable group of inside linebackers

10:07 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Mychal Kendricks watched during the offseason as the Philadelphia Eagles traded for Kiko Alonso, extended the contract of DeMeco Ryans and selected Jordan Hicks in the third round of the draft.

Several Titans miss practice, Mettenberger, McCluster sick

9:15 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) With a very short turnaround between preseason games, a handful of Titans got a break from practice Tuesday.

Steelers sign QB Michael Vick to 1-year deal

8:18 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Vick needed a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers needed a backup quarterback.

Buccaneers making strides on defense under Lovie Smith

7:38 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Rookie quarterback Jameis Winston is just one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Buccaneers expect to be better. A defense showing signs of improvement this preseason is eager to do its part, too.

Steelers confident offensive line can hum without Pouncey

7:37 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Doug Legursky wants to get something straight. The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't lure the veteran offensive lineman off the couch and back into the locker room to do his best Maurkice Pouncey impersonation while the four-time Pro Bowl center recovers from a broken left ankle.

Victor Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener

7:29 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Receiver Victor Cruz is hoping to be ready for the New York Giants' regular-season opener against Dallas despite not playing in the first two games of the preseason.

Vikings center Sullivan still out with back injury

7:21 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan has been dealing with a back injury for the past week. Coach Mike Zimmer says the team is ''just being cautious with him.''

Broncos beef up O-line by signing guard Evan Mathis

7:06 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Not long after praising his young offensive line Tuesday, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak welcomed two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis to Denver. The 11th-year pro agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $4 million.

Steelers meeting with QB Michael Vick

6:42 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Vick needs a job. The Pittsburgh Steelers need a backup quarterback.

Broncos beef up O-line by signing guard Evan Mathis

6:34 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos that could be worth up to $4 million.

B.J. Daniels trying to earn spot at receiver for Seahawks

6:28 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) B.J. Daniels has played football since he was 6 years old and never played any position other than quarterback.

Injured Nelson aims to get young Packers WRs up to speed

6:17 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The shock of being out of the year has already worn off for Jordy Nelson.

49ers, Broncos hope for 2 clean practices minus fighting

6:10 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jim Tomsula won't tolerate fighting from his San Francisco players when they take the field with the Broncos this week for a pair of joint practices.

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start

6:04 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.

Reed expects to make preseason debut Saturday vs. Ravens

5:44 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington tight end Jordan Reed, who missed the team's first two preseason games with a strained hamstring, said Tuesday that he expects to play against the Baltimore Ravens.

LB Mathis back on practice field for Colts

5:41 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Robert Mathis returned to the Indianapolis Colts practice field on Tuesday after spending all of training camp on the physically unable to perform list as he continued to rehab from a torn Achilles tendon suffered last year.

Bills close camp with playoffs-or-bust expectations

5:41 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The high expectations running back Fred Jackson and the Bills had upon arriving at training camp a month ago haven't lessened as the team prepares to head home.

Dolphins’ Albert joins full practice for 1st time this year

5:30 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert sounded a tad rusty moments before his first full practice in 9 1/2 months.

Chiefs dealing with mounting number of nagging injuries

5:24 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have not had that moment in training camp or preseason when everyone notices a player hobbling to the sideline or flat on the field, and there is a collective gasp.

Talks go on as lawyers try to win over ’Deflategate’ judge

5:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL's ''Deflategate'' scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge.

Falcons give audition to former Bears, Redskins QB Grossman

4:51 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Rex Grossman, who hasn't taken a snap in an NFL game since 2011, could soon join the competition to be the backup for Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Bengals release Josh Johnson, making McCarron the backup QB

4:36 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals released quarterback Josh Johnson on Tuesday, making AJ McCarron the backup to Andy Dalton.

Jaguars’ Yeldon returns from injury, eager for NFL debut

4:21 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon hasn't been hit in more than two weeks.

Marshall’s mission with Jets: trying to win a championship

4:08 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Brandon Marshall has spent the month of January at home each of the past nine years, watching other players make postseason runs.

Victor Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener

3:57 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Receiver Victor Cruz is hoping to be ready for the New York Giants' regular-season opener against Dallas despite not playing in the first two games of the preseason.

Dolphins’ Albert joins full practice for 1st time this year

3:09 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins left tackle Branden Albert sounded a tad rusty moments before his first full practice in 9 1/2 months.

Texans’ QB Mallett stung by losing starting job to Hoyer

2:14 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Ryan Mallett was still seething on Tuesday, a day after Brian Hoyer beat him out to earn Houston's starting quarterback job.

McCarthy: Pack will adjust, stay course without WR Nelson

2:11 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers coach Mike McCarthy knows his team took a tough blow in losing top receiver Jordy Nelson to a knee injury.

Dolphins’ Delmas goes on reserved-injured list with torn ACL

1:47 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list because of a torn ACL in his right knee.

Rivera expects Panthers DT Lotulelei back for regular season

12:54 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he expects starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to be back on the field for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Steelers meeting with QB Michael Vick

12:50 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free agent quarterback Michael Vick on Tuesday with an eye toward giving the former Pro Bowler a look as a backup behind Ben Roethlisberger.

Texans’ QB Mallett stung by losing starting job to Hoyer

12:34 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Ryan Mallett was still seething on Tuesday, a day after Brian Hoyer beat him out to earn Houston's starting quarterback job.

Filing: Ex-Aaron Hernandez friend has immunity in 2 killings

10:53 AM

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for a man investigators believe was with former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez when two men were killed in Boston say he has been granted immunity by prosecutors in the 2012 double shooting.

Healthy eating helps NFL players achieve fitness goals

2:56 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Long before Chip Kelly arrived in Philadelphia and banned junk food in favor of personalized smoothies, fitness experts have been helping NFL players get bigger, stronger and faster by changing their eating habits.

Ronnie Hillman on the move in Denver’s new offense

2:52 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Ronnie Hillman and the zone-blocking scheme are proving a perfect fit in Denver.

» Monday, August 24, 2015

Carter apologizes for advising rookies to get a ’fall guy’

10:58 PM

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should ''get a fall guy'' to help them avoid trouble.

Jets sign tight end LaCosse, D-lineman Walls waived-injured

8:37 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed rookie tight end Matt LaCosse, and waived-injured rookie defensive lineman Davon Walls.

Gurley cleared to practice with Rams

8:18 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Todd Gurley has been cleared to practice with the St. Louis Rams, but the 10th overall pick in the draft still won't play in the preseason.

Damon Harrison leads Jets to Super Bowl title - in Madden

7:58 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets are Super Bowl champions - at least in Damon Harrison's videogame world.

Panthers to rest injured Kalil for remainder of preseason

7:52 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers plan to be cautious with center Ryan Kalil after the four-time Pro Bowl selection sprained his left knee in a preseason game Saturday night against the Miami Dolphins.

Ex-soccer player Josh Lambo hopes to make Chargers as kicker

7:47 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Josh Lambo's soccer career ended sooner than he would have liked, so he turned to football.

Sims tells Detroit TV station he’s retiring

7:37 PM

DETROIT (AP) Former Detroit Lions offensive lineman Rob Sims has announced his retirement.

Eagles, NFL disagree over hit on Sam Bradford’s knees

7:36 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The NFL says Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford's knees on Saturday night wasn't illegal and shouldn't have been a penalty.

Offensive line struggles have Colts searching for answers

7:35 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts right tackle Jack Mewhort stood up in the locker room Monday and got right to the point.

Seattle moving closer to settling on offensive line starters

7:17 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The constant shuffling along the Seattle Seahawks' offensive line could be coming to an end.

Patriots welcome veteran WR Wayne

6:54 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team.

Packers lose WR Jordy Nelson for the season to injury

6:53 PM

The Green Bay Packers' worst fears about the severity of receiver Jordy Nelson's knee injury have come true.

Geno Smith at Jets practice for 1st time since jaw broken

6:50 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith is working his way back to playing. For now, a visit to practice counts as progress for the New York Jets quarterback.

Ex-soccer player Josh Lambo hopes to make Chargers as kicker

6:42 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Josh Lambo's soccer career ended sooner than he would have liked, so he turned to football.

O’Brien names Hoyer the Texans’ starting quarterback

6:41 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Now that he's been named Houston's starting quarterback Brian Hoyer knows he'll have to continue to perform to keep that job.

NaVorro Bowman’s first game back from injury memorable

6:38 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jim Tomsula has said it over and over again: He reserves the right to back off NaVorro Bowman if he senses the star middle linebacker might need a break.

Gurley cleared to practice with Rams

6:33 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Todd Gurley has been cleared to practice with the St. Louis Rams, but the 10th overall pick in the draft still won't play in the preseason.

Bills selling season tickets at record pace, pass 60,000

6:32 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Coach Rex Ryan and the new-look Buffalo Bills are the hottest ticket in town.

Titans show signs of improved run threat to help rookie QB

6:17 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Being able to run the ball will be the best way for the Titans to help Marcus Mariota thrive during his rookie season, and Tennessee finally might have a combination of offensive line and backs that helps them do just that.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh struggling in preseason

6:16 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Blair Walsh finished getting dressed in front of his locker, slipped a cap on backward and took a deep breath before turning to the reporters gathered around him.

Cardinals look to improve pass blocking in camp’s final week

6:02 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The No. 1 priority for the Arizona Cardinals' offensive line is to keep Carson Palmer upright.

Son of Broncos owner pleads not guilty

5:23 PM

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) John Bowlen, the 29-year-old son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, pleaded not guilty Monday to domestic violence charges stemming from a June 3 altercation with his girlfriend.

Titans CB Jason McCourty has surgery on injured groin

5:23 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans starting cornerback Jason McCourty has had surgery to repair a groin injury, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says he's not ruling the veteran out of Tennessee's season opener.

Carter apologizes for advising rookies to get a ’fall guy’

5:14 PM

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should ''get a fall guy'' to help them avoid trouble.

Chiefs’ Alex Smith laying blame for struggles on knowledge

5:03 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) When the Chiefs traded for Alex Smith, one of the reasons that general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid were so enamored of him was his vast knowledge of the game.

Ravens RB Taliaferro to miss several weeks with knee injury

5:02 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) In the corner of the Baltimore Ravens practice field Monday, a cozy group of eight offensive linemen went through drills.

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh struggling in preseason

4:56 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Blair Walsh's new contract with the Minnesota Vikings hasn't helped the kicker iron out the inconsistencies that started to plague him last season.

Browns’ Manziel not throwing because of sore elbow

4:47 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns believe Johnny Manziel's sore elbow could be the result of his slinging arm motion, something they won't try to change.

Bears DL Ratliff suspended 3 games for substance-abuse issue

4:43 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The NFL suspended Chicago defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff without pay for the first three games of the season Monday, saying he violated its substance-abuse policy.

Peyton Manning ditches the glove for now

4:32 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) No glove on his throwing hand. No feeling in his fingertips.

Jaguars place Benn on injured reserve, waive 2, sign 3

4:25 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed receiver Arrelious Benn on injured reserve with a broken left collarbone.

Preseason and training camp injuries mount up

4:02 PM

The games don't count. That makes the pain from major preseason injuries even more, well, painful.

Giants’ shaky offense not a big worry for Manning, Coughlin

3:40 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning and the Giants starting offense have been a preseason dud so far, but bad numbers haven't bothered the quarterback and coach Tom Coughlin.

Jaguars tab Wisniewski as starting center to open season

3:08 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have picked veteran Stefan Wisniewski as the team's starting center.

Falcons waive 2014 draft pick LB Marquis Spruill

3:06 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have waived linebacker Marquis Spruill, a fifth-round draft pick in 2014.

O’Brien names Hoyer the Texans’ starting quarterback

3:03 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Brian Hoyer has been named the Houston Texans' starting quarterback.

Geno Smith at Jets practice for 1st time since jaw broken

2:28 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith is back at the practice field for the first time since being sidelined with a broken jaw after a teammate punched him nearly two weeks ago.

Carter apologizes for advising rookies to get a ’fall guy’

2:27 PM

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should ''get a fall guy'' to help them avoid trouble.

Raiders coaching staff has impressive playing credentials

1:55 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders added an impressive group this offseason. They brought in 10 men who combined for 102 years of playing experience with 15 Pro Bowl appearances, five All-Pro selections and one Hall of Fame induction.

Eagles, NFL disagree over hit on Sam Bradford’s knees

1:18 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The NFL says Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford's knees Saturday night wasn't illegal and shouldn't have been a penalty.

Eagles, NFL disagree over hit on Sam Bradford’s knees

12:58 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The NFL says Terrell Suggs' hit on Sam Bradford's knees Saturday night wasn't illegal and shouldn't have been a penalty.

Bears DL Ratliff suspended 3 games for substance-abuse issue

12:35 PM

CHICAGO (AP) The NFL has suspended defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff of the Chicago Bears without pay for the first three games of the season for violating its substance-abuse policy.

Browns’ Manziel not throwing because of sore elbow

12:25 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel did not throw a pass during practice Monday due to a sore right elbow, an injury that could have been caused by his side-armed throwing motion.

Bills selling season tickets at record pace, pass 61,000

12:02 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Coach Rex Ryan and the new-look Buffalo Bills are the hottest ticket in town.

Falcons new home will be known as Mercedes-Benz Stadium

11:30 AM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

Browns’ Manziel not throwing because of sore elbow

10:31 AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is not throwing during practice because of a sore right elbow that has bothered him for two weeks.

Falcons new home will be known as Mercedes-Benz Stadium

10:28 AM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons will share a stadium name with their biggest rival.

Vikings release long snapper Cullen Loeffler after 12 years

9:09 AM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have released long snapper Cullen Loeffler, the longest-tenured member of the team.

» Sunday, August 23, 2015

Cowboys owner Jones apologizes to 49ers for grass comment

11:58 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologized to the San Francisco 49ers for his concerns and criticism of the Levi's Stadium grass leading up to Sunday night's preseason game.

Jets’ Wilkerson practices, hopeful to play vs. Giants

10:36 PM

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) The New York Jets hope Mo's a go for their third preseason game.

Robert Griffin III returns to practice following concussion

6:43 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Robert Griffin III returned to practice Sunday, three days after the Washington quarterback left the Redskins' exhibition game against the Detroit Lions because of a concussion.

Giants hit with more injuries, safety Bennett Jackson out

6:22 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants starting safety Bennett Jackson suffered a major knee injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars and will be lost for the season, the latest injury that has ravaged the team's most inexperienced position.

Lions activate LaAdrian Waddle, Jason Jones

6:04 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell had a big smile after practice Sunday.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson leaves with knee injury

5:48 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson left Sunday's exhibition game against Pittsburgh in the first quarter with a potentially serious left knee injury.

Falcons WR Roddy White to have minor surgery on elbow

5:43 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Roddy White will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his right elbow, Atlanta coach Dan Quinn announced Sunday, thought the long-time Falcons receiver should be ready for the Sept. 14 season opener against Philadelphia.

Eagles rolling after lopsided preseason wins

4:56 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Two impressive preseason wins are still preseason wins.

Browns’ Manziel cuts practice short due to sore right elbow

4:07 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel's climb has been slowed by a sore elbow.

Jaguars’ Yeldon to make preseason debut, maybe as starter

3:43 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back T.J. Yeldon will make his preseason debut Friday against Detroit.

Steelers center Pouncey leaves game with ankle injury

2:15 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey left Sunday's preseason game against Green Bay in the first quarter with a left ankle injury.

Drops, flags prevent Manning from finding rhythm

1:12 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The new hybrid offense that mixes Peyton Manning's skills and Gary Kubiak's philosophies needs more work, or at least Manning's top targets do.

Winston gets 2nd opportunity for Buccaneers

12:06 PM

A look at what to expect in Monday night's preseason game:

Giants linebacker Beason sprains knee against Jaguars

12:36 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants starting middle linebacker Jon Beason sprained his left knee in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday night and did not return.

» Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lions release Haggins and Mays, sign Butler

9:18 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have released wide receiver Jared Haggins and defensive back Taylor Mays and signed tight end Deon Butler.

Renovated Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame opens to the public

6:39 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The renovated Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame is officially open to the public.

Bills’ Jackson, Watkins return to practice

5:58 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are starting to get healthy again.

Redskins TE Hamm says QB Griffin is ’fine’ after concussion

5:41 PM

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was apparently doing well Saturday after leaving Thursday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions with a concussion.

Brady back on field, perhaps vs. Brees in New Orleans

4:53 PM

A look at what to expect in Saturday night's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

Brady back on field, perhaps vs Brees in New Orleans

4:51 PM

A look at what to expect in Saturday night's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

New sod could be issue for Cowboys at 49ers exhibition

4:14 PM

A look at what to expect in Sunday's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

Starters looking for longer burn against Packers

4:09 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ben Roethlisberger would appreciate the chance to work up a sweat on Sunday against Green Bay.

Bowe, Johnson back at practice for Browns

4:07 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Dwayne Bowe and Duke Johnson finally got off their bikes and into the huddle.

Chiefs’ Eric Berry revels in smells of Arrowhead Stadium

2:05 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Eric Berry has made the drive into Arrowhead Stadium on game day dozens of times over the years. On Friday night, he rolled down the windows and went a little bit slower.

Jets have plenty to work on despite preseason win

2:04 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Two preseason games in, and the New York Jets are truly a work-in-progress.

» Friday, August 21, 2015

Cowboys concerned with 49ers’ turf for preseason game

8:23 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas owner Jerry Jones suggested Friday that the Cowboys could sit quarterback Tony Romo and other starters for a preseason game in San Francisco over concerns with the troublesome turf at Levi's Stadium.

Lions show plenty of power on defense

7:58 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Lions have said all training camp they expect their defense to remain strong, despite the loss of high-profile players.

Mariota wants to protect ball after rough preseason debut

7:33 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota knows exactly what he wants out of his home debut, and it's what his father has been telling him to do since high school.

Redskins acquire TE Carrier from 49ers for undisclosed pick

6:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Redskins acquired tight end Derek Carrier from the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

Steelers offensive line looking for even better 2015

6:53 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers boasted the NFL's second-ranked offense in 2014. Having the same five guys frequently lining up in front for Ben Roethlisberger helped.

49ers’ Jimmie Ward eager to stay on field in second year

6:53 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jimmie Ward is wearing a snazzy new shoe these days. Not that it's even noticeable.

Column: Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

6:17 PM

James Harrison made his kids give their trophies back.

Packers’ running backs bring change-of-pace style

5:34 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have a lot of options with Eddie Lacy and James Starks at running back.

Browns still satisfied with McCown over Manziel as starter

5:28 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Josh McCown's right ring finger isn't badly injured. Still, the Browns won't let him raise his index finger just yet.

Vikings to buy Eagan site for possible HQ, training facility

4:36 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings, already bound for a glitzy new stadium, said Friday they could have another move in store - to the former headquarters of Northwest Airlines in Eagan.

Some top QB-tight end combinations in NFL history

4:16 PM

Tony Romo and Jason Witten of the Cowboys have more completions than any quarterback-tight end combination in the NFL since 1991, as far back as STATS can go. Here's a look at some of the top QB-TE combos in league history:

Romo, Witten growing ’old’ while seeking title for Cowboys

4:16 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Tony Romo crouches to give his little son Hawkins instructions on running a pass route while Jason Witten carries one of his kids nearby, surrounded by autograph seekers.

Browns’ McCown cleared after hurting finger against Bills

4:04 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns quarterback Josh McCown will not miss any practice time after injuring his right ring finger in Thursday night's exhibition loss to Buffalo.

Vikings to buy Eagan site for possible HQ, training facility

3:13 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings, already bound for a glitzy new stadium, could have another move in store.

Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

3:00 PM

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation, with every other weekend in custody, after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

Indianapolis adds offensive lineman after cutting receiver

2:35 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts signed offensive lineman Harland Gunn on Friday and waived undrafted rookie receiver L.T. Smith.

Saints receivers, Patriots defensive backs tested each other

1:26 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler appreciated the chance to spend a couple days being tested at practice by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints' offense, even if there were moments when last season's Super Bowl hero got the worst of his matchup.

Steelers rookie corner Golson has shoulder surgery

12:25 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers rookie cornerback Senquez Golson underwent shoulder surgery on Friday and is out indefinitely.

Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

12:05 PM

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

Christian Ponder expects boos in his return to Minnesota

11:35 AM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Christian Ponder is under no illusions about what kind of reaction he'll get when he returns to Minnesota.

Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

11:32 AM

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced Friday to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape

10:13 AM

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.

Days with Gibbs, diverse career shape Packers’ Mark Murphy

12:06 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Mark Murphy played with such intelligence while with the Washington Redskins that Joe Gibbs didn't need to talk to him, the ultimate sign of respect from the Hall of Fame head coach.

NFL teams going high-tech in practice with GPS systems

12:06 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The pod situated between Alex Smith's shoulder blades is about the size of a deck of cards, so small that the Chiefs quarterback barely notices it when he slips off his pads.

» Thursday, August 20, 2015

Redskins QB Griffin leaves exhibition game with concussion

11:58 PM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) After watching Robert Griffin III get knocked around for three possessions, Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden sent his starting quarterback back out for a fourth Thursday night. That one ended with consecutive sacks and Griffin leaving with a concussion.

Former rugby league star Hayne continues to make NFL strides

10:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jarryd Hayne certainly had no intention of inducing a collective laugh when it came to his thoughts on the fair catch in football.

Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson back at full strength

9:52 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams cornerback Trumaine Johnson has worked hard to rebound from an injury-plagued season.

Skins QB Griffin leaves with stinger, possible head injury

9:38 PM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Robert Griffin III left the Washington Redskins' exhibition game against the Detroit Lions because of a stinger and a possible head injury Thursday night.

Packers unveil development plans for area near Lambeau Field

9:27 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Packers unveiled plans Thursday for a new business district west of Lambeau Field, a development that will feature a four-star hotel, brewery and restaurant, and a 10-acre public plaza.

Skins QB Griffin leaves with stinger, possible head injury

8:43 PM

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) Robert Griffin III has left the Washington Redskins' exhibition game against the Detroit Lions because of a stinger and a possible head injury.

Martin OK after stinger, but injuries mount for Romo’s line

8:13 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin says he's OK after sustaining a neck stinger in practice earlier this week.

Giants receiver Victor Cruz not worried about calf injury

7:55 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) For a few days, it appeared Victor Cruz was on the verge of getting over that second major knee surgery.

Chargers break camp; Rivers expects better division result

7:46 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers broke training camp on Thursday, saying they'd accomplished what they set out to do under the hot summer sun.

Rookie Grant has big shoes to fill in Steelers secondary

7:42 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers rookie Doran Grant is well aware that his No. 24 previously belonged to recently retired cornerback Ike Taylor for more than a decade.

Former rugby league star Hayne continues to make NFL strides

7:16 PM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) Jarryd Hayne certainly had no intention of inducing a collective laugh when it came to his thoughts on the fair catch in football.

Martin OK after stinger, but injuries mount for Romo’s line

7:14 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin says he's OK after sustaining a neck stinger in practice earlier this week.

Fully healed, Aaron Rodgers on the move for Packers

6:56 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Eight months after being limited by a sore left calf, Aaron Rodgers is fully healed.

Former rugby league star Hayne continues to make NFL strides

6:49 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jarryd Hayne certainly had no intention of inducing a collective laugh when it came to his thoughts on the fair catch in football.

Some tips to take to the betting window this football season

6:47 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) No one loves football season more than the bookies in this city's legal gambling houses.

Luck, Cutler follow different paths through NFL

6:16 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Three years ago, Andrew Luck walked off the field in Chicago and promised to learn from a forgettable NFL debut.

Cardinals lose NT Peters for season, G Iupati also hurt

6:13 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Two of the Arizona Cardinals' most significant offseason acquisitions are injured, one of them - starting nose tackle Corey Peters - is lost for the season.

Cardinals lose NT Peters for season, G Iupati also hurt

5:54 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Two of the Arizona Cardinals' most significant offseason acquisitions are injured, one of them - starting nose tackle Corey Peters - is lost for the season.

Some tips to take to the betting window this football season

5:44 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) No one loves football season more than the bookies in this city's legal gambling houses.

Silent Brady stands out at joint Patriots-Saints practices

5:27 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Tom Brady's media blackout, purportedly on advice of lawyers handling the legal challenge to his ''Deflategate'' suspension, has left him unavailable to even discuss how the New England Patriots look on the football field.

Christian Ponder expects boos in his return to Minnesota

5:21 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Christian Ponder is under no illusions about what kind of reaction he'll get when he returns to Minnesota.

Emotions churning for QB Bradford ahead of preseason debut

5:18 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sam Bradford was slightly disappointed last week when Eagles coach Chip Kelly informed him that he wouldn't play the preseason opener.

Packers unveil development plans for area near Lambeau Field

5:15 PM

AHSWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers unveiled plans Thursday for a four-star hotel, brewery and restaurant, sports medicine facility and a 10-acre public plaza on team property west of Lambeau Field dubbed the Titletown District.

Jets’ Aboushi suspended 1 game without pay by NFL

5:14 PM

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Thursday for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Broncos place NT Marvin Austin Jr. on IR

5:05 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos placed Marvin Austin Jr. on injured reserve Thursday after the fifth-year nose tackle missed all of training camp with a groin injury.

Eagles linebacker Smith hurts right hamstring in practice

5:01 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles outside linebacker Marcus Smith left the team's joint practice against the Ravens on Thursday on a cart with an apparent right hamstring injury.

Peyton Manning set to unveil his new mash-up offense

4:55 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Get ready to see Peyton Manning like you haven't seen him in years.

Cardinals lose NT Peters for season, G Iupati also hurt

4:46 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Two of the Arizona Cardinals' most significant offseason acquisitions are injured, one of them - starting nose tackle Corey Peters - is lost for the season.

Giants receiver Victor Cruz not worried about calf injury

4:34 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) For a few days, it appeared Victor Cruz was on the verge of getting over that second major knee surgery.

Jets’ Aboushi suspended 1 game without pay by NFL

4:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets offensive lineman Oday Aboushi has been suspended one game without pay by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Titans welcome Perrish Cox’s aggressive approach to defense

4:26 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Perrish Cox has a simple philosophy playing cornerback in the NFL: He has as much right to any ball in the air as anyone, and even teammates better beware.

Ravens security director found not guilty in groping case

3:58 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) A jury on Thursday found the director of security for the Baltimore Ravens not guilty of charges that he groped a stadium worker after a game.

Chiefs’ Derrick Johnson finally returns to Arrowhead Stadium

3:49 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The last time Derrick Johnson set foot in Arrowhead Stadium, he crumpled to the turf without anybody around him. As he stared up at the sky, his foot numb, the Chiefs' star linebacker had a sinking suspicion what was wrong.

Another offensive lineman out for Vikings with pectoral tear

3:45 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) When Carter Bykowski went down with a torn pectoral muscle this week, it not only depleted the Minnesota Vikings' depth on the offensive line.

Panthers, Dolphins wrap up practices, move on from injuries

3:38 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) The Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers wrapped up a productive, injury-free joint practice on Thursday - a welcomed change considering both teams lost starters to season-ending knee injuries the day before.

Cardinals lose NT Peters for season, G Iupati also hurt

3:31 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Two of the Arizona Cardinals' most significant offseason acquisitions are injured, one of them - starting nose tackle Corey Peters - is lost for the season.

AP sources: Bills contract talks with Dareus at a standstill

3:10 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Negotiations have reached a standstill in the Buffalo Bills' bid to sign defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a long-term contract, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday.

Ravens security director found not guilty in groping case

2:18 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore jury has found the director of security for the Baltimore Ravens not guilty of charges that he groped a stadium worker after a game.

Some NFL coaches speak out to curb training camp fights

2:09 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera offered this edict to his players before the start of this week's joint practices with the Miami Dolphins: You fight, you're out.

LINING UP: Seahawks visit KC, Jets host Falcons on Friday

2:01 PM

A look at what to expect in Friday night's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

Another offensive lineman out for Vikings with pectoral tear

1:51 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have lost another offensive lineman to a torn pectoral muscle.

Jury deliberates in trial for Ravens security director

12:57 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) A Baltimore jury has begun deliberating in the trial of the director of security for the Baltimore Ravens, who is accused of groping a stadium worker after a game.

AP Sources: Bills contract talks with Dareus at a standstill

12:28 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Negotiations have reached a standstill in the Buffalo Bills' bid to sign defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a long-term contract, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday.

AP Sources: Bills contract talks with Dareus at a standstill

11:41 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Two people familiar with negotiations tell The Associated Press that talks are at a standstill in the Buffalo Bills' bid to sign defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a long-term contract.

Eli Manning not looking to be the NFL’s top paid quarterback

2:24 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.

» Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Gordon, Perryman sit out Chargers practice; status unclear

10:43 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers rookies Melvin Gordon and Denzel Perryman didn't practice Wednesday, and coach Mike McCoy didn't make it clear whether it was because of injuries or for rest.

Jets’ Cromartie not worried by camp start: ’It’s practice’

9:14 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Antonio Cromartie will let the fans and media think what they want.

Ravens security director accused of groping takes stand

8:46 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) The security director for the Baltimore Ravens took the stand at his own trial to deny allegations that he groped a stadium worker after a game.

’Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

8:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four-game suspension of Tom Brady over ''Deflategate'' is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice.

Jets sign veteran quarterback Matt Flynn as a backup

8:14 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Matt Flynn has been a well-traveled quarterback during an NFL career that has taken him all over the country.

Adding Chris Johnson latest move to boost Arizona run game

7:59 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Probably no Arizona Cardinals player understands the importance of a successful running game better than quarterback Carson Palmer does.

Raiders’ line benefits from addition of Rodney Hudson

7:33 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr was only on the field for two series in the Raiders' preseason-opening win over the St. Louis Rams. That was more than enough time for the second-year quarterback to realize how much better his supporting cast is.

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

7:10 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they'd rather not discuss.

Rookie stating case to be Bucs’ starting middle linebacker

7:07 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Rookie Kwon Alexander has done more than create a good first impression in training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The fourth- round draft pick of out of LSU has played his way into the starting middle linebacker job.

Tuitt looking for big things this season for Steelers

7:05 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) It took nearly a full season for Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt to really get going in the NFL.

Broncos getting their kicks at this training camp

6:46 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos have a kicking conundrum.

Prater gives Lions stability in kicking game

6:40 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) When the Detroit Lions opened last season's training camp, the identity of their next placekicker was a mystery.

Injuries to Benjamin, Delmas mar Dolphins-Panthers scrimmage

6:29 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Major injuries marred the first day of a joint practice between Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers on Wednesday.

Garry Gilliam getting chance at right tackle for Seahawks

6:28 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Garry Gilliam's pivotal touchdown catch on a fake field goal helped spark Seattle's improbable comeback in the NFC championship game against the Green Bay Packers.

’Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

6:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four game suspension of Tom Brady over ''Deflategate'' is in jeopardy as the star New England quarterback returned to practice.

Patriots, Saints express mutual admiration at joint practice

6:26 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The kinship between Bill Belichick and Sean Payton is apparent in the way they compliment each other, as well as the subjects they'd rather not discuss.

Colts, Bears make productive work out of joint practice

6:23 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chicago and Indianapolis kept Wednesday's workout competitive and friendly.

Receiver Davante Adams catches on in 2nd Packers camp

6:15 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Davante Adams would tackle a game of Monopoly with the intensity level that he would apply to a Green Bay Packers practice.

Panthers WR Benjamin has torn ACL, sidelined for the season

6:08 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin suffered a torn ACL in his left knee Wednesday, an injury that the team announced will sideline him for the season.

Erik Pears fitting in on 49ers O-line

6:03 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) New right tackle Erik Pears is doing all he can to fit into the 49ers huddle.

Eagles, Ravens see different look in joint practice

5:52 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) For the Philadelphia Eagles, it was a chance to see something different. For the Baltimore Ravens, it was a chance to see something really different.

Adding Chris Johnson latest move to boost Arizona run game

5:49 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Probably no Arizona Cardinals player understands the importance of a successful running game better than quarterback Carson Palmer does.

’Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

5:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four-game suspension of the New England Patriots quarterback over ''Deflategate'' is in jeopardy.

Vikings DT Shamar Stephen has knee scoped

5:23 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings are missing a couple of key backups to injuries.

Stabler, Stanfel senior finalists for Hall of Fame

5:21 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel were selected Wednesday as senior finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016.

Adding Chris Johnson latest move to boost Arizona run game

4:45 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Probably no Arizona Cardinals player understands the importance of a successful running game better than quarterback Carson Palmer does.

Jaguars, Bortles encouraged by preseason performance

4:20 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles had one critique about his performance in Jacksonville's preseason opener.

’Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

4:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four-game suspension of the New England Patriots quarterback over ''Deflategate'' is in jeopardy.

Falcons RBs Freeman, Coleman may miss another preseason game

3:53 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons could be another week away from seeing their top running backs play in a preseason game.

Injuries to Benjamin, Delmas mar Dolphins-Panthers scrimmage

3:53 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Injuries have become the main focus of the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers on the first day of their joint practices Wednesday, not fights that have headlined some recent joint workouts between NFL teams.

LINING UP: Browns vs. Bills, Redskins vs. Lions

3:49 PM

A look at what to expect in Thursday night's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

EIi Manning not looking to be the NFL’s top paid quarterback

3:41 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.

’Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

3:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a federal judge made clear Wednesday that the NFL's four-game suspension of the New England Patriots quarterback over ''Deflategate'' is in jeopardy.

Chiefs coach Reid intends to stick to practicing alone

3:00 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) By the time the Chiefs wrapped up practice last week and headed to their preseason opener in Arizona, it was no surprise that players had grown weary of beating up each other.

Broncos DE Kenny Anunike needs a knee scoped

2:36 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Defensive end Kenny Anunike, who starred in Denver's preseason opener, will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday amid concerns he's suffered another serious injury.

EIi Manning not looking to be the NFL’s top paid quarterback

2:35 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback.

Falcons RBs Freeman, Coleman may miss another preseason game

2:25 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons could be another week away from seeing their top running backs play in a preseason game.

Judge: Aaron Hernandez lawyer may question tipster

2:19 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is allowing his lawyer to question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about one of the jurors who convicted him.

Jets sign veteran quarterback Matt Flynn as a backup

1:48 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed veteran quarterback Matt Flynn, adding depth to the position with Geno Smith sidelined six to 10 weeks with a broken jaw.

’Deflategate’ judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

1:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a judge made clear Wednesday that the New England quarterback's four-game suspension for underinflated footballs is in jeopardy.

Injuries to Benjamin, Delmas mar Dolphins-Panthers scrimmage

1:39 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Injuries have become the main focus of the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers on the first day of their joint practices, not fights that have headlined recent joint workouts between teams.

David Bakhtiari likely to miss Packers practice rest of week

1:26 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Left tackle David Bakhtiari likely will miss the rest of the Green Bay Packers practice this week because of knee soreness.

AP source: Dolphins safety Delmas tears ACL in right knee

1:17 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins safety Louis Delmas has again torn the ACL in his right knee during a scrimmage with the Carolina Panthers, which will likely sideline him for the season.

Players’ methods for recovery from training camp vary

1:08 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Luke Kuechly sits on the edge of a six-foot wide, two-foot deep metal tub filled with ice and water contemplating the shock his body is about to endure.

’Deflategate’ judge grills NFL; hopes to rule by Sept. 4

12:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge has all but warned the NFL that he can erase New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension if it fails to negotiate a deal in the ''Deflategate'' case.

Judge: Aaron Hernandez lawyer may question tipster

12:35 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The judge who oversaw the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is allowing his lawyer to question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about one of the jurors who convicted him.

Panthers receiver Benjamin carted off field with leg injury

12:02 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will return to Charlotte to have an MRI on his left knee after he was injured and carted off the field during a scrimmage Wednesday with the Miami Dolphins.

Judge: Aaron Hernandez lawyer may question tipster

11:57 AM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) The Massachusetts judge who oversaw former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is allowing his lawyer to question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about one of the jurors who convicted him.

Panthers WR Benjamin carted off field with leg injury

11:50 AM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers star wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin has been carted off the field with an apparent left leg injury.

AP source: McCoy will be ready for Bills season opener

11:47 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Bills running back LeSean McCoy's injured left hamstring will be healed in time for Buffalo's regular-season opener against Indianapolis on Sept. 13, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

’Deflategate’ judge: No deal yet; hopes to rule by Sept. 4

11:12 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The judge presiding over the ''Deflategate'' case said Wednesday that he hopes to rule before the NFL opens its season on whether the league was justified in suspending New England quarterback Tom Brady for four games. But he urged a settlement, calling it a ''logical and rational option.''

’Deflategate’ judge: No deal yet; hopes to rule by Sept. 4

10:53 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The judge presiding over the ''Deflategate'' legal case said Wednesday that he hopes to rule whether New England quarterback Tom Brady must serve a four-game suspension before the NFL season opener, though he urged a settlement, calling it a ''logical and rational option.''

Dolphins safety Delmas carted off field with leg injury

10:52 AM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Dolphins starting safety Luis Delmas has been carted off the field with an apparent right leg injury.

’Deflategate’ back in court after Brady-Goodell talks fail

2:44 AM

NEW YORK (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returns to practice and lawyers for the NFL and its players union face a federal judge Wednesday after settlement talks failed to reach a deal in football's deflation scandal.

» Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cowboys, Rams end practice early after fights break out

11:22 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Cowboys and St. Louis Rams cut short the second of two joint practices at training camp Tuesday after several fights broke out, including one where Dallas receiver Dez Bryant was punched in the face.

Cowboys’ All-Pro guard Martin leaves practice with injury

11:16 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin left practice with an apparent neck or shoulder injury during 11-on-11 work against St. Louis at training camp.

LA Rams greats line up to cheer their team on the West Coast

11:14 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Rams' defensive line gathered around Rosey Grier on the practice field on a gorgeous California day. Robert Quinn, Aaron Donald and Chris Long listened intently to the last surviving member of the Fearsome Foursome as he made a few points about teamwork and togetherness.

Raiders counting on Latavius Murray to revive running game

10:40 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Whether it was because of injuries his first year or a lack of trust from his coaches last season, Latavius Murray has been more of a spectator than a participant since joining the Oakland Raiders.

Browns safety Whitner gets cold reception from Bills fans

10:32 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) On a hot muggy morning, Browns safety Donte Whitner received a cold reception in his return to the Buffalo Bills' training camp facility for the first time in five years.

Hard-hitting Nick Moody looks to make mark on 49ers defense

10:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Joe Gaines and other teachers at Nick Moody's elementary school used to regularly pull the boy aside and remind him that physical stiff-arms and hip-checks on the playground could really hurt others.

Bills’ LeSean McCoy having test on injured left hamstring

10:24 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy hurt his left hamstring Tuesday night and is having tests to determine the extent of the injury.

Cowboys, Rams end practice early after fights break out

10:23 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Cowboys and St. Louis Rams cut short the second of two joint practices at training camp after several fights broke out, including one where Dallas receiver Dez Bryant was punched in the face.

NFL suspends 49ers WR Jerome Simpson for 6 games

10:20 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Tuesday without pay for the first six games of the season for violations of the league's substance-abuse policy - a penalty he hopes is his last after a rash of off-field issues have derailed his career.

Browns receiver Pryor aggravates hamstring injury

9:15 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Cleveland Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor has been held out of practice after aggravating a hamstring injury, and starting cornerback Justin Gilbert hurt his right hip flexor.

Missouri board OKs $15M in tax credits for St. Louis stadium

8:58 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri board approved $15 million in tax credits Tuesday for a new riverfront football stadium in downtown St. Louis, the first piece of an effort by state leaders aimed at either preventing the Rams from moving west or luring another team to the city in its place.

Jets GM says Geno Smith unlikely to go on short-term IR

8:54 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith might be able to avoid the short-term injured reserve list.

Bills’ LeSean McCoy having test on injured left hamstring

8:44 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy hurt his left hamstring during a joint practice with Cleveland and is having tests to determine the extent of the injury.

LA Rams greats line up to cheer their team on the West Coast

8:16 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The Rams' West Coast trip has been a fine opportunity for stars from their Los Angeles past to check out the current team and to ponder the future of their franchise.

Redskins QB RG3 talks about much-discussed TV interview

8:16 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Frustrated that a quote about striving to be the NFL's best quarterback was taken out of context, Robert Griffin III complained Tuesday that his name ''keeps getting used for headlines.''

49ers trade TE Asante Cleveland to Pats for OL Jordan Devey

7:53 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers traded tight end Asante Cleveland to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey on Tuesday.

Romo a go for 2nd workout with Rams, making it 4 straight

7:47 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Tony Romo had to wait until after Dallas' first joint practice with St. Louis to see if his surgically repaired back would feel good enough to make it through a second straight day with the Rams.

Chris Johnson knows he has to earn playing time in Arizona

7:42 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Chris Johnson came to the Arizona Cardinals with no assurances about what role he will play, and he says ''that's cool with me.''

Titans finally intercept Mariota on his 231st pass of camp

7:42 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota's streak of passes at Titans training camp without being intercepted finally is over. Linebacker Zach Brown picked off the rookie quarterback, though he needed a little help to pull in the pick.

Bills’ McCoy suffers left leg injury during practice

7:36 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has been escorted off the field after apparently hurting his upper left leg during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns.

Hester trying to show Falcons his skills at wide receiver

7:31 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devin Hester didn't sound exactly thrilled when he arrived for the start of his second training camp with the Atlanta Falcons.

Hard-hitting Nick Moody looks to make mark on 49ers defense

7:19 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Joe Gaines and other teachers at Nick Moody's elementary school used to regularly pull the boy aside and remind him that physical stiff-arms and hip-checks on the playground could really hurt others.

Astros’ star Correa, J.J. Watt hang out at Texans camp

7:18 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Astros star Carlos Correa is having second thoughts about jokingly saying he would like to try out for the Houston Texans after an impressive tackle of 5-foot-5 Jose Altuve during a postgame celebration last weekend.

Manning to make preseason debut Saturday night

6:59 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning will make his preseason debut Saturday night at Houston.

Steelers’ Wheaton moves to slot receiver in training camp

6:57 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton doesn't mind where he plays, as long as he's on the field.

Raiders counting on Latavius Murray to revive running game

6:53 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Whether it was because of injuries his first year or a lack of trust from his coaches last season, Latavius Murray has been more of a spectator than a participant since joining the Oakland Raiders.

Offensive line shuffles continue for Seahawks

6:48 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) A rough showing in the preseason opener has left the Seattle Seahawks searching for answers along the offensive line.

Jets GM says Geno Smith unlikely to go on short-term IR

6:33 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan says while it's possible, he does not expect quarterback Geno Smith to be placed on the short-term injured reserve list.

Manning’s new O-line includes trio with zero NFL starts

6:31 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning has never had an offensive line this young. In fact, three of the starters have never played in an NFL regular-season game.

Jets claim Lynch off waivers from Dolphins, cut Schum

6:20 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have claimed tight end Arthur Lynch off waivers from the Miami Dolphins and waived punter Jacob Schum.

Rookie LB Wagenmann out for season, Cardinals sign Walters

6:15 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals rookie outside linebacker Zack Wagenmann is out for the season with a broken foot, and the team has signed safety Anthony Walters to take the vacated roster spot.

Chris Johnson knows he has to earn playing time in Arizona

6:13 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Chris Johnson came to the Arizona Cardinals with no assurances about what role he will play, and he says ''that's cool with me.''

Vikings place Loadholt on IR with torn Achilles tendon

6:00 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Vikings have placed right tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve, ending his season with a torn left Achilles tendon.

49ers trade TE Asante Cleveland to Pats for OL Jordan Devey

6:00 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers traded tight end Asante Cleveland to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey on Tuesday.

NFL suspends 49ers WR Jerome Simpson for 6 games

5:58 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The NFL suspended San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson on Tuesday without pay for the first six games of the season for violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.

Kiko Alonso returns to practice after missing 2 weeks

5:51 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kiko Alonso was barely back on the field when a pass bounced off a receiver's hands and into his arms.

Zach Zenner making strong impression with Lions

5:50 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions likely will give their starters only a few snaps when they travel to Washington on Thursday for their second exhibition game.

AP sources: Brady, Goodell meet but ’Deflategate’ unresolved

5:46 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the ''Deflategate'' legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

Tall target Coleman emerging in Saints’ receiving corps

5:44 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Through the first few weeks of his second NFL training camp, the only thing Brandon Coleman has had to apologize for is pretending to be Saints all-time leading receiver Marques Colston.

NFL suspends 49ers WR Jerome Simpson for 6 games

4:55 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The NFL has suspended San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerome Simpson without pay for the first six games of the season for violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.

Ravens heading to Philadelphia for practices with Eagles

4:50 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens wrapped up their workouts on Tuesday and will be heading to Philadelphia for three joint practices with the Eagles before facing them in a preseason game on Saturday.

AP Source: 49ers trade TE Cleveland to Pats for OL Devey

4:50 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers traded tight end Asante Cleveland to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey on Tuesday, a person with direct knowledge of the move said.

Chris Johnson knows he has to earn playing time in Arizona

4:34 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Chris Johnson came to the Arizona Cardinals with no assurances about what role he will play, and he says he's fine with that.

Browns safety Whitner gets cold reception from Bills fans

4:27 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) On a hot muggy morning, Browns safety Donte Whitner received a cold reception upon returning to the Buffalo Bills' training camp facility for the first time in five years.

Missouri board OKs $15M in tax credits for St. Louis stadium

4:11 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri board approved $15 million in tax credits Tuesday for a new riverfront football stadium in downtown St. Louis, the first piece of an effort by state leaders aimed at either preventing the Rams from moving west or luring another team to the city in its place.

Tennessee’s offensive line work in progress this preseason

4:10 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are having to shuffle around players on the offensive line, a unit they hoped would be all set by this point of the preseason.

AP Source: 49ers trade TE Cleveland to Pats for OL Devey

3:53 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the trade says the San Francisco 49ers have dealt tight end Asante Cleveland to the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots for offensive lineman Jordan Devey.

Patriots’ Tom Brady doesn’t practice day before hearing

3:21 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady wasn't on the practice field with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, a day before the court hearing for the NFL and the players' union.

Astros’ star Correa and Watt hang out at Texans camp

2:44 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros' star Carlos Correa is having second thoughts about jokingly saying he'd like a tryout with the Houston Texans after a pretty impressive tackle of 5-foot-5 Jose Altuve during a postgame celebration this weekend.

Seahawks release former Green Beret Nate Boyer

2:12 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks released long snapper and U.S. Army veteran Nate Boyer.

Patriots’ Tom Brady doesn’t practice day before hearing

2:07 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady wasn't on the practice field with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, a day before the court hearing for the NFL and the players' union.

Saints add defensive tackle Hunter after Brown’s injury

2:02 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The New Orleans Saints are bringing in defensive tackle David Hunter, who had worked out with the club earlier this week.

Vikings place Loadholt on IR with torn Achilles tendon

1:42 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Vikings have placed right tackle Phil Loadholt on injured reserve, ending his season with a torn left Achilles tendon.

Chiefs’ Charcandrick West catching passes, turning heads

1:40 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) In an otherwise sloppy training camp practice, little-used running back Charcandrick West gave Chiefs coach Andy Reid a moment to smile.

Missouri board OKs $15M in tax credits for St. Louis stadium

1:38 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri board has approved $15 million in tax credits for a new St. Louis football stadium, part of a push by the state to counter efforts by Rams owner Stan Kroenke (KRON'-key) to move the team to Los Angeles.

Patriots’ Tom Brady doesn’t practice day before hearing

1:38 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady wasn't on the practice field with the New England Patriots on Tuesday, a day before the court hearing for the NFL and the players' union.

Rivera wants to avoid fights with Dolphins in scrimmage

1:24 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the goal of this week's scrimmages against the Miami Dolphins is for both teams to get better, not start fights.

Lawyer: Ex-NFL star working on deal in tax evasion case

12:13 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) An attorney for former NFL star Plaxico Burress said in court Monday he's confident his client can work out a deal with prosecutors in his tax evasion case, but he wouldn't say whether it would keep him out of jail.

Lawyer: Ex-NFL star working on deal in tax evasion case

11:45 AM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Plaxico Burress' attorney says he believes his client can work out a deal with prosecutors in his tax evasion case.

Bills sign linebacker Groves, running back Seale

11:08 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed two free agents, linebacker Quentin Groves and running back Samuel Seale, to shore up injury-depleted positions.

» Monday, August 17, 2015

Rams adjust secondary after losing EJ Gaines to foot injury

11:37 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) St. Louis Rams cornerback E.J. Gaines will miss the entire season with a foot injury, depriving the secondary of a probable starter.

Cautious Cowboys sit Bryant, Smith in practices with Rams

11:17 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith would likely be playing - and maybe even practicing - if the Dallas Cowboys were back home in the middle of the regular season.

Big fan turnout greets Rams at their California workouts

10:43 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) The way their long-suffering Southern California fans see it, the Rams are considering restoration, not relocation.

AP Source: Bills agree to deal with LB Quentin Groves

10:24 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the decision says the Buffalo Bills have agreed to a contract with free-agent linebacker Quentin Groves.

Spagnuolo wants Giants defenders not to worry about errors

10:11 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After a shaky performance in their preseason opener, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants his players to stop worrying about making mistakes.

Cautious Cowboys sit Bryant, Smith in practices with Rams

10:10 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith would likely be playing - and maybe even practicing - if the Dallas Cowboys were back home in the middle of the regular season.

Los Angeles stadium could bring shift in NFL divisions

9:33 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Construction of an NFL stadium in the Los Angeles area could come with another change: a possible shift in division for the Oakland Raiders or the San Diego Chargers.

Landry Jones off to so-so start after 1st 2 preseason games

8:47 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken a long look at third-string quarterback Landry Jones this preseason.

Buccaneers sign veteran RT Gosder Cherilus to 2-year deal

8:17 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers addressed a need for help on the offensive line by signing right tackle Gosder Cherilus to a two-year contract.

Spagnuolo wants Giants defenders not to worry about errors

8:05 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After a shaky performance in their preseason opener, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants his players to stop worrying about making mistakes.

Derrick Morgan tested free agency before choosing Titans

7:57 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee linebacker Derrick Morgan believes he's right where he's supposed to be after testing free agency this offseason.

Cardinals, running back Chris Johnson agree to 1-year deal

7:53 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals and running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

Big fan turnout greets Rams at their California workout

7:32 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) If the Rams are headed back to Southern California, their long-suffering local fans are ready to welcome them home.

Chiefs’ Fisher limps off as team resumes training camp

7:26 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have spent all of training camp shuffling their offensive line, trying to use the competition to figure out their best five by the regular season.

Clark and Lockett both stand out in debut for Seahawks

7:23 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) For as good a wide receiver as Tyler Lockett was in college, and all the compliments he's received from his new teammates as a pass catcher in training camp, he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks because they needed a dynamic returner in the kicking game.

Rivers: Commitment from Chargers outweighs uncertainty

6:58 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Philip Rivers will be the San Diego Chargers' quarterback through 2019, he said Monday, ''wherever we are.''

AP Source: Cardinals, Chris Johnson agree to 1-year deal

6:45 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says the Arizona Cardinals and running back Chris Johnson have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

Accuser of Ravens security director testifies at his trial

6:44 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) A stadium worker who accused the security director of the Baltimore Ravens of groping her after a game took the stand during the first day of trial.

Panthers’ Rivera shuffles depth chart, wants RDE to emerge

6:33 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers coach Ron Rivera is still looking for someone to step up and claim the team's starting right defensive end spot once occupied by the talented, but troubled Greg Hardy.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari sidelined in Packers camp

6:32 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) A sore knee sidelined left tackle David Bakhtiari at Packers training camp Monday and it was unclear if the starting offensive lineman will play in this weekend's preseason game at Pittsburgh.

Cautious Cowboys sit Bryant, Smith in practices with Rams

6:19 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant and Tyron Smith would likely be playing - and maybe even practicing - if the Dallas Cowboys were back home in the middle of the regular season.

Falcons QB Ryan looks to show off his mobility this season

6:02 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan has no plans to become a running quarterback.

Patriots prepare for scrimmages with Saints

5:54 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Bill Belichick won't spend any time on the golf course when the New England Patriots travel to The Greenbrier for joint practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints later this week.

Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

5:52 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts to thousands of retirees until next year.

Browns lineman Seymour suspended 4 games by NFL

5:39 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns backup center Ryan Seymour has been suspended by the NFL without pay for this season's first four games for taking a banned substance.

Spagnuolo wants Giants defenders not to worry about errors

5:35 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) After a shaky performance in their preseason opener, New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo wants his players to stop worrying about making mistakes.

Arians says Chris Johnson takes physical with Cardinals

5:26 PM

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says running back Chris Johnson has taken a physical but said it was up to general manager Steve Keim and Johnson's agent whether a contract would follow.

Manuel confident he can succeed in Buffalo or somewhere else

5:22 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Bills quarterback EJ Manuel insists he's focused solely on winning back his old starting job.

Broncos host basketball coaches at training camp

5:19 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Sometimes during the dog days of August, NFL training camp talk turns to hoops and hardwood.

Manuel confident he can succeed in Buffalo or somewhere else

4:53 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Bills quarterback EJ Manuel insists he's focused solely on winning back his old starting job.

Titans sign OLB Andy Studebaker, waive WR Clyde Gates

4:39 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have signed outside linebacker Andy Studebaker and have waived wide receiver Clyde Gates.

Jaguars DE Clemons returns to practice after 2-week absence

4:38 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons has returned to practice after sitting out the first two weeks of training camp.

Redskins president dismisses name change for new stadium

4:20 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen made clear Monday the team would not reconsider whether to change the team's nickname if it became a political barrier to building a new stadium in the nation's capital or elsewhere.

Raiders rookie LB Ben Heeney makes good first impression

4:09 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Ben Heeney's exhibition debut went so well for the Oakland Raiders that he wanted to save his jersey as a keepsake with all the stains and sweat as memories.

Last year’s No. 1 pick Clowney back to practice for Texans

4:09 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney was so excited on Monday in his first practice with the Houston Texans since microfracture knee surgery that he asked coach Bill O'Brien if he could take a run at the quarterbacks.

Jaguars DE Clemons returns to practice after 2-week absence

3:59 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Chris Clemons has returned to practice after sitting out the first two weeks of training camp.

Rivers: Commitment from Chargers outweighs uncertainty

3:52 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Philip Rivers says the commitment by the San Diego Chargers in giving him a four-year contract extension outweighs the uncertainty caused by the team's apparent desire to move to Los Angeles.

Vikings’ Phil Loadholt done for year with Achilles tear

3:46 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) When Phil Loadholt limped off the field in the first quarter on Saturday night, Minnesota Vikings fans started going through all the lists of available free agents and trades their team could make to fill the 6-foot-8, 345-pound hole at right tackle created by his injury.

James Thrash hired as NFL/NFLPA appeals officer

3:13 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former NFL wide receiver James Thrash has been hired jointly by the NFL and the players' union as an appeals officer for on-field player discipline.

With uncertain role, Jets’ Kerley out to prove himself again

2:34 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jeremy Kerley is used to having to prove himself.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari sidelined in Packers camp

2:28 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) A sore knee has sidelined left tackle David Bakhtiari in Packers training camp, and it's unclear if the starting offensive lineman will play in Sunday's preseason game at Pittsburgh.

Chiefs’ Fisher limps off as team resumes training camp

2:14 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have spent all of training camp shuffling their offensive line, trying to use the competition to figure out their best five by the regular season.

Ryan: Linebacker Powell’s knee injury could be season ending

2:10 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Calling it ''terrible news,'' Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan said backup linebacker Ty Powell sustained a potentially season-ending injury to his right knee during a joint practice with the Cleveland Browns on Monday.

Stills returns to practice and Albert shows progress

2:01 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) To celebrate Kenny Stills' return to practice Monday with the Miami Dolphins, video highlights of his college touchdown catches were shown in the weight room as players headed for the field.

Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

1:48 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement have filed appeals that are likely to delay payouts to thousands of retirees until next year.

Jets’ Marshall says Geno Smith did nothing to warrant punch

1:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall has come to Geno Smith's defense, saying the injured quarterback was not at fault in last week's locker-room fight.

Vikings’ Phil Loadholt done for year with Achilles tear

1:10 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt's season is over because of a torn left Achilles tendon.

Last year’s No. 1 pick Clowney back to practice for Texans

1:00 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice on a limited basis Monday for the first time since microfracture knee surgery. The Houston Texans, however, aren't sure when he'll play in a game.

Former NFL players appeal terms of concussion settlement

12:42 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former NFL players who object to terms of the potential $1 billion concussion settlement are filing appeals Monday with a federal court in Philadelphia.

Bills linebacker Powell carted off field with leg injury

11:40 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills backup linebacker Ty Powell has been carted off a field after hurting his right leg in practice.

With Hall, others sidelined, Redskins wrap up training camp

11:29 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) DeAngelo Hall watched the Washington Redskins' final training camp practice from the sideline Monday, resting the injured toe on his left foot.

Redskins president dismisses name change for new stadium

11:00 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen made clear Monday the team would not reconsider whether to change the team's nickname if it became a political barrier to building a new stadium in the nation's capital or elsewhere.

Chiefs’ Fisher limps off as team resumes training camp

10:59 AM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher limped off the field early in practice Monday, the latest injury to a team that had several players dinged up in its preseason opener.

Bills shuffle cornerbacks: sign Lankster, cut Westbrooks

10:31 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills continue shuffling cornerbacks by signing free agent Ellis Lankster and releasing Lavelle Westbrooks.

Redskins president dismisses name change for DC stadium

9:32 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Team President Bruce Allen says the Washington Redskins will not reconsider whether to change the team's nickname if it becomes a political barrier to building a new stadium.

McCloughan likes what he saw from RG3 in exhibition opener

12:51 AM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) After Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden's public criticism of Robert Griffin III last season, it sure sounds as if there is a concerted effort to say mostly nice things about the quarterback nowadays.

» Sunday, August 16, 2015

Cowboys’ Patmon still fighting year after unlikely rise

9:50 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Tyler Patmon showed the Dallas Cowboys his feisty side long before he threw the first punch in a training camp fight with star receiver Dez Bryant.

Cowboys’ top pick Byron Jones out with shoulder injury

9:33 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas cornerback Byron Jones, the team's first-round pick, will miss time with a left shoulder injury sustained in practice at training camp.

Bowles makes Jets run gassers after 2 skirmishes at practice

8:55 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Todd Bowles had seen enough shenanigans.

Winston’s slow preseason start doesn’t worry Bucs

8:18 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston's preseason debut didn't go as smoothly as he would have liked, however the Tampa Bay Buccaneers came away from the outing feeling good about the rookie's progress.

Giants defense struggles in first game with Spagnuolo back

8:03 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Steve Spagnuolo's return as the New York Giants defensive coordinator was marked by tentative play, a lot of yards surrendered and way too many injuries.

Titans waiting for young backs to step up in running game

8:02 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The easiest way to take the pressure off rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota will be if the Tennessee Titans can run the ball well.

Moats ready to bring pressure to Steelers pass rush

7:32 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Arthur Moats a new contract during the offseason.

Bills cornerback Darby still adjusting to NFL game

7:16 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills rookie Ronald Darby had a tough NFL debut on Friday.

Fox sees progress as Bears close training camp

6:53 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Coach John Fox saw plenty of progress from the Chicago Bears in training camp.

Bowles, Jets not happy with Geno Smith tossing balls at home

6:41 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets flagged Geno Smith for a false start.

Hayne makes big impression in first NFL action for 49ers

6:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Even a day later, hype surrounded Jarryd Hayne's impressive first NFL action for the San Francisco 49ers.

Cowboys’ Patmon still fighting year after unlikely rise

6:31 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Tyler Patmon showed the Dallas Cowboys his feisty side long before he threw the first punch in a training camp fight with star receiver Dez Bryant.

McCloughan likes what he saw from RG3 in exhibition opener

6:24 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) After Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden's public criticism of Robert Griffin III last season, it sure sounds as if there is a concerted effort to say mostly nice things about the quarterback nowadays.

Giants defense struggles in first game with Spagnuolo back

6:06 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Steve Spagnuolo's return as the New York Giants defensive coordinator was marked by tentative play, a lot of yards surrendered and way too many injuries.

Giants defense struggles in first game with Spagnuolo back

5:48 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Steve Spagnuolo's return as the New York Giants defensive coordinator was marked by tentative play, a lot of yards surrendered and way too many injuries.

Raiders WR Rod Streater returns to practice

5:10 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) When Rod Streater went down with a season-ending broken foot last September, he left behind a wide receiver group on the Oakland Raiders that was extremely thin.

Saints’ Payton eager to see more of Murphy in return game

4:46 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Marcus Murphy, who was the last of the Saints' nine 2015 draft picks, is showing the potential to emerge as one of their top kick and punt returners in his rookie season.

Fox sees progress as Bears close training camp

4:21 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears closed training camp with a handful of skirmishes and players trying to compensate for the loss of key receivers Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White.

McCloughan likes what he saw from RG3 in exhibition opener

3:35 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) After Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden's public criticism of Robert Griffin III last season, it sure sounds as if there is a concerted effort to say mostly nice things about the quarterback nowadays.

Ryan says Wynn could miss season with ACL injury

3:17 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan says defensive tackle Jarius Wynn could be lost for the season after a serious ACL injury.

Lamar Miller doesn’t mind increased workload

3:03 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins running back Lamar Miller won't mind an increased workload in the regular season.

Browns quarterback Shaw to have thumb surgery

2:37 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns third-string quarterback Connor Shaw will undergo surgery on his right thumb and be out for an indefinite period.

Raiders WR Rod Streater returns to practice

1:39 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders receiver Rod Streater has returned to practice after being taken off the non-football illness list.

Steelers’ James Harrison wants to return sons’ trophies

1:29 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison doesn't expect a trophy just for showing up. The same goes for his sons.

McCloughan likes what he saw from RG3 in exhibition opener

1:26 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) After Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden's public criticism of Robert Griffin III last season, it sure sounds as if there is a concerted effort to say mostly nice things about the quarterback nowadays.

Falcons add depth at RB by signing veteran Evan Royster

1:08 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released offensive tackle DeMarcus Love and signed three players, including running back Evan Royster.

McCloughan likes what he saw from RG3 in exhibition opener

12:48 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan says he liked what he saw from Robert Griffin III in the team's first exhibition game.

Browns quarterback Shaw to have thumb surgery

12:42 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns quarterback Connor Shaw will undergo surgery on his right thumb.

Vikings lose Loadholt; Achilles tendon likely torn

2:09 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt likely has a torn Achilles tendon on his left foot, an injury that could knock him out for the entire season.

Chargers announce 4-year extension for Philip Rivers

12:41 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers have agreed to a four-year contract extension.

» Saturday, August 15, 2015

Chargers announce 4-year extension for Philip Rivers

11:57 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers have agreed to a four-year contract extension.

Welter, Thomas give preseason game a female flair

10:17 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jen Welter walked from the sideline and shook hands with the line judge for the night's game between the Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs.

McFadden finally joining race to replace Murray in Dallas

9:47 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Darren McFadden is ready to give Joseph Randle a run for the job of replacing NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray in Dallas.

Vikings lose right tackle Loadholt to leg injury

9:35 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt has a significant injury to his lower left leg.

Rams’ Bates has MCL knee sprain

8:51 PM

UNDATED (AP) St. Louis Rams special teams player Daren Bates will be out about a month with a MCL knee sprain sustained in the preseason opener.

Saints’ Payton downplays shuffling caused by injuries

8:50 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) When the New Orleans Saints' defense lined up in a five-defensive back formation during practice Saturday night, one of the first-team cornerbacks was second-year pro Stanley Jean-Baptiste and the nickel back was fifth-round draft choice Damian Swann.

Jets’ Wilkerson has hammy setback; Amaro out with shoulder

8:31 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Muhammad Wilkerson's sore hamstring is still keeping him off the field.

Fitzpatrick’s familiarity with offense has Jets confident

8:22 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick has sensed a change in how his New York Jets teammates are treating him lately.

Denver shows off its depth in exhibition opener

7:38 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Gary Kubiak's goal in the offseason was to bridge the gap between the Denver Broncos' star-studded starting lineup and the backups.

McFadden finally joining race to replace Murray in Dallas

7:09 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Darren McFadden is ready to give Joseph Randle a run for the job of replacing NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray in Dallas.

McFadden finally joining race to replace Murray in Dallas

6:44 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Darren McFadden is ready to give Joseph Randle a run for the job of replacing NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray in Dallas.

Jets’ Wilkerson has hammy setback; Amaro out with shoulder

6:44 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Muhammad Wilkerson's sore hamstring is still keeping him off the field.

Quinten Rollins learning fast cornerback

6:21 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Whatever Quinten Rollins lacks in actual on-field experience at cornerback position, the Green Bay Packers' second-round pick makes up for with his personality.

Coach hopes practices prepare Dolphins to be road warriors

5:57 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin figures an extended trip during the preseason might help his team win on the road this year.

Young trio of Redskins TEs get chance after others’ injuries

5:49 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) This is where things stand for the Washington Redskins at the tight end position: Je'Ron Hamm, Chase Dixon and Devin Mahina - none of whom has ever appeared in a regular-season NFL game - were the players getting reps at practice Saturday.

Giants rookies safeties Collins, Thompson hurt in opener

5:45 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The inexperienced group of safeties for the New York Giants just lost two players.

McFadden finally taking handoffs 2 weeks into Cowboys’ camp

5:26 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Darren McFadden is finally taking handoffs in practice at training camp for the Dallas Cowboys.

Bears WR White needs surgery on leg stress fracture

5:22 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) One day after injured Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White started running on grass for the first time at training camp, he felt pain and knew he faced a worst-case scenario.

LINING UP: Tebow expected for Eagles on Sunday

5:16 PM

A look at what to expect in Sunday's NFL preseason game (all times EDT):

At guard, Fluker out of his element for Chargers

4:56 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) D.J. Fluker was out of his element in the San Diego Chargers' preseason opener.

Colts head home from training camp ready to start preseason

4:53 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Indianapolis changed its training camp schedule and it's already paying dividends.

Titans defense struggles early just like rookie QB Mariota

4:52 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota has a great excuse for a rough start to the first NFL preseason game of his career, and the rookie quarterback shook off three bad plays pretty nicely.

Terrelle Pryor back from injury, practices with Browns

4:51 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Following an unexpected delay, the Terrelle Pryor Project has resumed.

Jaguars safety Cyprien out for preseason with broken finger

4:44 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two starters for the rest of the preseason, maybe longer.

Giants rookies safeties Collins, Thompson hurt in opener

4:37 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants rookie Mykkele Thompson will miss the season with an Achilles tendon injury, and fellow safety Landon Collins is sidelined by a sprained knee.

Redskins TE Logan Paulsen out for season with injured toe

3:55 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen needs surgery for a turf toe injury and will miss the entire season.

Jaguars safety Cyprien out for preseason with broken finger

3:23 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without two starters for the rest of the preseason, maybe longer.

Terrelle Pryor back from injury, practices with Browns

2:57 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Following an unexpected delay, the Terrelle Pryor Project has resumed.

Jaguars safety Cyprien out for preseason with broken finger

2:43 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars safety Johnathan Cyprien will miss the rest of the preseason after breaking a finger against Pittsburgh.

Terrelle Pryor back from injury, practices with Browns

1:54 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor has returned to practice after missing more than a week of training camp with a hamstring injury.

Bears WR White needs surgery on leg stress fracture

1:29 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Kevin White needs surgery for a leg stress fracture and will miss at least half of the regular season.

AP Source: RB Johnson coming to Arizona for physical

12:51 PM

PHOENIX (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says running back Chris Johnson will visit the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday to undergo a physical.

Jaguars TE Thomas likely done for preseason with hand injury

11:18 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas likely will miss the rest of the preseason with a broken right hand.

Jaguars TE Thomas likely done for preseason with hand injury

9:43 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas likely will miss the rest of the preseason with a broken right hand.

Jaguars TE Thomas likely done for preseason with hand injury

2:42 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas likely will miss the rest of the preseason with a broken left hand.

Carr to Cooper leads Raiders to 18-3 exhibition win vs. Rams

12:59 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Derek Carr completed three passes to Oakland rookie receiver Amari Cooper on an opening field-goal drive and the Raiders beat the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in their exhibition opener under new coach Jack Del Rio.

Bills’ Enemkpali says chance to play cleared his mind

12:46 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Stepping on the field, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali finally began putting behind the headlines he created with a sucker punch that broke the jaw of New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.

» Friday, August 14, 2015

Seattle WR Chris Matthews leaves with shoulder injury

11:41 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews is out of Seattle's preseason opener against Denver with a shoulder injury suffered on punt coverage.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll collides with ref, draws flag

11:19 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Pete Carroll paid a price for the Seattle Seahawks first touchdown of the preseason.

Broncos awarded punter off waivers

9:11 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos have been awarded punter Spencer Lanning off waivers from Tampa Bay.

Jaguars TE Thomas leaves preseason opener with hand injury

8:49 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Tight end Julius Thomas left Jacksonville's preseason opener against Pittsburgh with a hand injury.

Giants rookie safeties Collins, Thompson hurt

8:44 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) New York Giants rookie safety Landon Collins left a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals to have an injured knee examined.

John Bowlen’s lawyer gets 10-day extension in case

8:37 PM

DENVER (AP) The lawyer for John Bowlen, the 29-year-old son of the Denver Broncos owner, has been granted more time to review his client's domestic violence case.

Patriots sign Casey Walker

8:09 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have signed defensive lineman Casey Walker.

LINING UP: Winston debuts, Texans host 49ers in preseason

7:21 PM

A look at what to expect in Saturday night's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

RB Bell sees Abdullah shine, gets more eager for return

6:54 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell has been working hard to get back on the practice field. If he needed any extra incentive, he got it Thursday night.

Bills reach injury settlement and release receiver Holley

5:17 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have released receiver Caleb Holley after reaching an injury settlement with the player.

Browns quarterback McCown showing Johnny Manziel the way

5:06 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Josh McCown doesn't view Johnny Manziel as a threat. That alone makes the Browns' quarterback situation much more stable than the mess they had last year.

Jets bring in quarterback Matt Flynn for physical

3:52 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets are exploring veteran options to back up quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.

NFL issues memo reminding players to avoid fighting

2:51 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The NFL warned teams about fighting during games in response to inter- and intra-team altercations that have erupted in training camp, including the one that left New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith with a broken jaw.

Andre Johnson has big hopes as he catches on with Colts

1:21 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Andre Johnson is starting over.

NFL issues memo reminding players to avoid fighting

1:05 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The NFL is warning teams about fighting during games.

Eagles QB Sam Bradford won’t play against the Colts

12:13 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford won't play in Sunday's exhibition opener against the Indianapolis Colts.

Phinney continues comeback from injury at USA Pro Challenge

12:12 PM

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) Olympic cyclist Taylor Phinney will continue his comeback from a devastating injury sustained more than a year ago when he starts next week's USA Pro Challenge.

Chiefs could sit several ailing players in preseason opener

11:31 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs could be forced to rest a handful of players in their exhibition opener Saturday night in Arizona because of nagging injuries picked up during training camp.

» Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bowman nearing return to 49ers after knee surgery

11:17 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) In a trying offseason for the San Francisco 49ers that featured a number of key losses, one star player's comeback is providing a glimmer of hope.

Judge OKs sale of ex-Patriot Hernandez’s $1.3M home, Hummer

9:50 PM

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a $1.3 million home and 2005 Hummer owned by former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez can be sold as part of a lawsuit filed over the death of a man Hernandez has been convicted of killing.

NFL using gold 50-yard line numbers

9:16 PM

No need to adjust your television sets. Those are gold numbers at midfield in NFL exhibition games.

Without mentioning Geno Smith, Enemkpali says he’s sorry

9:04 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Without mentioning New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith - the player he sucker punched - by name, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali said he's sorry, and never meant to hurt anyone.

Judge dismisses governor from St. Louis stadium lawsuit

8:59 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A judge in Missouri's capital city dismissed Gov. Jay Nixon from a lawsuit challenging an effort to build a new professional football stadium in St. Louis, and transferred the case on Thursday to a St. Louis court.

John Brown, J.J. Nelson bring Smoke & Fire to Cardinals

8:14 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Smoke and Fire are sweeping through Arizona Cardinals training camp.

Judge dismisses governor from St. Louis stadium lawsuit

8:13 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A judge in Missouri's capital city dismissed Gov. Jay Nixon from a lawsuit challenging an effort to build a new professional football stadium in St. Louis, and transferred the case on Thursday to a St. Louis court.

Jets QB Geno Smith has surgery on broken jaw

7:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Geno Smith's broken jaw is on the mend.

Bowman nearing return to 49ers after knee surgery

7:46 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) In a trying offseason for the San Francisco 49ers that featured a number of key losses, one star player's comeback is providing a glimmer of hope.

LINING UP: Mariota debuts, Bills host Panthers in preseason

7:38 PM

A look at what to expect in Friday night's NFL preseason games (all times EDT):

Rams extend California trip for workouts with Cowboys

7:26 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Spending extra time in California practicing against the Cowboys might seem as if it's an ominous sign to St. Louis Rams fans fearful their team will leave for the West Coast after this season.

Irritated coach Zimmer cuts Vikings practice short

6:44 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson did not practice again on Thursday because of a bruised thigh.

Falcons’ Trufant likely to miss preseason opener with injury

6:29 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant has a sprained shoulder and is expected to miss Friday night's preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.

Wilson, Seahawks back on field for 1st time since Super Bowl

6:21 PM

SEATTLE (AP) If this offseason for the Seattle Seahawks is about getting past what happened at the end of their Super Bowl loss to New England, then another step comes Friday night.

Without mentioning Geno Smith, Enemkpali says he’s sorry

5:56 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Without mentioning New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith - the player he sucker punched - by name, linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali said he's sorry, and never meant to hurt anyone.

John Brown, J.J. Nelson bring Smoke & Fire to Cardinals

5:53 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Smoke and Fire are sweeping through Arizona Cardinals training camp.

Amaya acquires fantasy sports betting acquisition

5:35 PM

MONTREAL (AP) Online gaming company Amaya is bolstering its entry into fantasy sports betting by acquiring U.S.-based Victiv for an undisclosed price.

Running back Josh Harris hoping for roster spot on Steelers

5:19 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) A long run that ultimately didn't count served as a great confidence boost for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Josh Harris.

Judge dismisses governor from St. Louis stadium lawsuit

5:11 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A judge in Missouri's capital city dismissed Gov. Jay Nixon from a lawsuit challenging an effort to build a new professional football stadium in St. Louis, and transferred the case on Thursday to a St. Louis court.

Settlement discussions in NFL ’Deflategate’ case continue

4:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players' union met separately with a federal judge to try to resolve their legal dispute over whether Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady should stand.

Enemkpali sorry for punching Jets QB, happy to be in Buffalo

4:20 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali said it was never his intention to hurt anyone and he's grateful to get a second chance at his career with the Buffalo Bills.

Rivera’s focus on wide receivers, right defensive end

3:42 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Ron Rivera said he'll be paying particularly close attention to his team's wide receivers and defensive ends when the Panthers open the preseason Friday night at Buffalo.

Manning expected to sit out Broncos’ preseason opener

3:32 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning isn't expected to play in the Denver Broncos' preseason opener at Seattle on Friday night.

Beth Mowins gets NFL announcer shot during Raiders preseason

3:26 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Beth Mowins has spent her accomplished career as a play-by-play announcer trying to tell the story, not be it.

Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota ready for preseason debuts

2:11 PM

Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. The Heisman Trophy winners' preseason debuts are looming, and the top picks in the NFL draft are poised to show what they are learning at training camp.

Settlement discussions in NFL ’Deflategate’ case continue

1:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) For a second day Thursday, lawyers for the NFL and its players' union met separately with a federal judge to try to resolve their legal dispute over whether Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in a controversy over deflated footballs should stand.

T.Y. Hilton agrees to 5-year, $65 million deal with Colts

1:10 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) T.Y. Hilton finally got the rich contract extension he wanted. The Colts got the pairing they need to remain a perennial Super Bowl contender.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry preparing to play preseason opener

12:43 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is ready to step back onto the field for a real game. Well, as real as the preseason gets.

Settlement discussions in NFL ’Deflategate’ case continue

12:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Lawyers for the NFL and its players' union have completed two days of negotiations with a Manhattan federal court judge over the deflated ball controversy stemming from January's AFC championship game.

Irritated coach Zimmer cuts Vikings practice short

12:22 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) An angry Mike Zimmer has ended the Minnesota Vikings' practice early after a lackluster effort from his players.

T.Y. Hilton agrees to 5-year, $65 million deal with Colts

11:00 AM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton agreed to a five-year, $65 million contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts.

T.Y. Hilton agrees to contract extension with Indianapolis

9:23 AM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton has agreed to a contract extension with the Indianapolis Colts.

LINING UP: Pack at Pats, Jets at Lions in preseason games

2:26 AM

A look at what to expect in Thursday night's NFL preseason games:

» Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles ’Deflategate’

10:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive Wednesday over its four-game suspension of Tom Brady, demanding to know what evidence directly links the New England quarterback to deflated footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.

Kaepernick denies reports of an altercation with Aldon Smith

9:28 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday denied reports that he and the recently released Aldon Smith had a confrontation at Levi's Stadium last week.

Bills claim Enemkpali, day after he punched Jets QB Smith

9:04 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan won't excuse linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for a sucker punch that broke quarterback Geno Smith's jaw in the New York Jets' locker room.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer mourns loss of father, Bill

8:58 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has often spoke glowingly about his father, Bill, and the influence the beloved old football coach had on his son choosing to walk the same path.

Bills claim Enemkpali, day after he punched Jets QB Smith

8:58 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan won't excuse linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for a sucker punch that broke quarterback Geno Smith's jaw in the New York Jets' locker room.

Bradford ready to play if Kelly allows him

8:33 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sam Bradford is eager to show his stuff in a real game.

Giants reshaped defense gets tested during practices

8:00 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Giants safety Jeromy Miles has no qualms about getting in some verbal shots at Bengals receiver A.J. Green during combined practices the past two days.

Seahawks’ Anthony McCoy back from 2 Achilles tears

7:53 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Getting back to normal has been a long and arduous process for Anthony McCoy.

Kaepernick responds to reports of a fight with Aldon Smith

7:34 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday shot down rumors that he and the recently released Aldon Smith had a confrontation at Levi's Stadium last week.

Shazier eager to flash speed after missing 7 games in 2014

7:29 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Ryan Shazier just started to put it all together during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers before a setback, causing the promising linebacker to miss half of the team's final 14 games.

LINING UP: Pack at Pats, Jets at Lions in preseason games

7:28 PM

A look at what to expect in Thursday night's NFL preseason games:

Bills claim Enemkpali off waivers after punching Jets Smith

7:22 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan won't excuse linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali for a sucker punch that broke quarterback Geno Smith's jaw in the New York Jets' locker room.

Vikings to train at MSU for at least 3 more years

7:12 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have reached agreement on a three-year contract extension with Minnesota State University for their training camp site.

Bengals hope Dalton learned a few things from Manning

7:02 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton spent two days on the same practice fields as Eli Manning.

Court sketches of Tom Brady cause social media flurry

6:57 PM

BOSTON (AP) A courtroom artist whose gaunt sketches of Tom Brady at the first ''Deflategate'' civil suit hearing in Manhattan federal court led to a Twitter flurry says it's her job to show what's going on.

Shazier eager to flash speed after missing 7 games in 2014

6:12 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Ryan Shazier just started to put it all together during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Steelers before a setback hit, causing the promising linebacker to miss half of the team's final 14 games.

Gruden: Redskins’ starts will play about 1 quarter vs Browns

6:02 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins expect to play their starters for about one quarter in their preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.

Cardinals’ Palmer ready for return, top backs still hurting

6:02 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carson Palmer will take a snap in an NFL game for the first time since tearing his ACL, but it will be a brief appearance.

Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles ’Deflategate’

5:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.

The Latest: Brady, Goodell leave court after hearing, talks

5:55 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's ''Deflategate'' scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game suspension he received for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

Indianapolis counting on beefed up defense to stop run

5:53 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The AFC championship game is a stinging reminder of how bad Indianapolis' run defense was last season - and why the Colts had a fix-it plan.

Bills claims Enemkpali off waivers after punching Jets Smith

5:50 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have claimed Ikemefuna Enemkpali off waivers from the New York Jets after the linebacker was released for breaking quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch in the team's locker room.

Court sketches of Tom Brady cause social media flurry

5:38 PM

BOSTON (AP) A courtroom artist whose gaunt sketches of Tom Brady at the first ''Deflategate'' civil suit hearing in Manhattan federal court led to a Twitter flurry says it's her job to show what's going on.

Amari Cooper plays down exhibition debut for Raiders

5:33 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Amari Cooper is willing to let other people get excited about his exhibition debut for the Oakland Raiders.

Cardinals’ Palmer ready for return, top backs still hurting

5:24 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Carson Palmer will take a snap in an NFL game for the first time since tearing his ACL, but it will be a brief appearance.

Former Falcons LB Shembo agrees to misdemeanor plea, fine

5:22 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Gwinnett County district attorney Danny Porter says former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo has agreed to a misdemeanor plea of cruelty to an animal.

NFL donation helps launch institute on sports health, safety

5:03 PM

SEATTLE (AP) Dr. Stan Herring found a personal calling when he helped champion the first youth concussion law in the country in the state of Washington.

Bills QB Cassel believes his best years are still ahead

4:31 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) On his third team in four seasons, Bills quarterback Matt Cassel's confidence remains unshaken in the 10-year veteran's bid to finally establish himself as an NFL starter.

WR Benjamin embracing the role of being Panthers’ ’lead dog’

4:27 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Kelvin Benjamin was an unknown quantity as a rookie last year in training camp.

Panthers’ Norman says he and Newton have made up, moved on

4:11 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers cornerback Josh Norman said he has nothing but ''mad respect'' for Cam Newton and there are no hard feelings between he and the star quarterback following a training camp scuffle earlier this week.

Peyton Manning: Tom Brady apologized to him for email barb

4:11 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning says Tom Brady apologized to him - unnecessarily - after taking a shot at him in recently released emails.

Brady or Garoppolo for Patriots exhibition game vs Packers?

3:57 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Will the New England Patriots' preseason opener be a coming-out party for Jimmy Garoppolo or a thumb in the eye to Roger Goodell and the NFL's Deflategate investigation?

Panthers’ Norman says he and Newton have made up, moved on

3:34 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers cornerback Josh Norman says he has nothing but ''mad respect'' for Cam Newton and there are no hard feelings between he and the star quarterback following a training camp scuffle earlier this week.

Judge puts NFL on hot seat as he belittles ’Deflategate’

3:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.

Falcons still looking for best 5 on offensive line

3:24 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The start of the preseason schedule finds the Atlanta Falcons still looking at different combinations on their new-look offensive line.

Peyton Manning: Tom Brady apologized to him for email barb

2:50 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Peyton Manning says Tom Brady apologized to him - unnecessarily - after taking a shot at him in recently released emails.

Former NFLer Ben Utecht writing book about head trauma

2:48 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Ben Utecht, the former NFL tight end who became a leading advocate for players suffering from head trauma, is working on a memoir.

Chiefs’ Charles laments ’rough’ offensive line last season

2:33 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs' Jamaal Charles sounded off on the ineptness of his offensive line last season following Wednesday's practice, a rare departure from the normally buttoned-up running back.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon confident in St. Louis as ’NFL city’

2:05 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon remains confident in St. Louis as an NFL city, even if Rams owner Stan Kroenke succeeds in moving his franchise back to Los Angeles.

Browns rookie lineman Danny Shelton having huge impact

1:56 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) His frizzy hair flowing from the back of his helmet and those tree-trunk-sized calves separate Danny Shelton from others on the Browns' practice field.

The Latest: Talks continue after ’Deflategate’ hearing

1:51 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's ''Deflategate'' scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game suspension he received for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

Unsung backs set for long look in Cowboys’ preseason opener

1:42 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Gus Johnson might never get a better chance than the undrafted rookie running back will have for the Dallas Cowboys in their preseason opener.

Chiefs’ Charles laments ’rough’ offensive line last season

1:39 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles sounded off on the ineptness of his offensive line last season following Wednesday's practice at Missouri Western State University.

Fitzpatrick steps in starting role again, this time for Jets

1:36 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick's bushy beard is already in midseason form. The New York Jets hope his command of the offense gets there, too. Quickly.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon confident in St. Louis as ’NFL city’

1:30 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he is confident in St. Louis as an NFL city, even if Rams owner Stan Kroenke succeeds in moving his franchise back to Los Angeles.

Jaguars’ Branch getting chance because of injury, issues

1:26 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Rookie Dante Fowler Jr. is out for the season. Veteran Chris Clemons is sidelined because of personal issues.

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell in court for ’Deflategate’

12:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge put the NFL on the defensive over its four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday, demanding to know what evidence directly links Brady to deflating footballs and belittling the drama of the controversy.

The Latest: Hearing ends, but Brady, Goodell to meet judge

12:57 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's ''Deflategate'' scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game suspension he received for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

NFL reviewing Jets’ locker room punch of quarterback Smith

12:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Jets linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali could face discipline from the NFL under its personal conduct policy after breaking quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch in the team's locker room.

NFL reviewing Jets’ locker room punch of quarterback Smith

11:58 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Jets linebacker Ikemefuna Enemkpali could face discipline from the NFL under its personal conduct policy after breaking quarterback Geno Smith's jaw with a punch in the team's locker room.

The Latest: ’Deflategate’ judge says both sides have point

11:46 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's ''Deflategate'' scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game suspension he received for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell in court for ’Deflategate’

10:59 AM

NEW YORK (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell arrived at a courthouse Wednesday for a hearing in their dispute over underinflated footballs, with a judge in position to decide whether the league's top official was justified in punishing one of its biggest stars for his role in the scandal known as ''Deflategate.''

The Latest: Goodell, Brady arrive for ’Deflategate’ hearing

10:35 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Here are the latest developments in a federal court hearing in football's ''Deflategate'' scandal, with the NFL, the players' union and superstar quarterback Tom Brady at odds about a four game suspension he received for using underinflated footballs (all times local):

With Geno Smith out, Jets try to move on from ugly punch

2:57 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) It took just one destructive punch to rattle an entire franchise.

’Deflategate’ brings Tom Brady and Roger Goodell to court

2:57 AM

NEW YORK (AP) New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are set to make their first appearances in Manhattan federal court to seek a solution to ''Deflategate.''

New twist: Stars mixing it up in NFL training camp fights

2:40 AM

NFL training camps are in full swing.

» Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Raiders rookie tight end makes camp debut

11:59 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Clive Walford wasn't bothered that Oakland coach Jack Del Rio pulled him out of the final 20 minutes of his first practice in training camp out of concern the rookie tight end might get fatigued.

Bengals, Giants look for energetic but peaceful practices

10:54 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) They patted each other's helmets when the horn sounded to end practice, then gave shoulder-bump hugs as they headed back to the Paul Brown Stadium locker rooms.

Giants focus on backup quarterback competition vs Bengals

10:53 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Ryan Nassib was 14 years old the last time Eli Manning didn't start a game at quarterback for New York. That was 11 years ago, Manning's rookie season and Tom Coughlin's first year as the Giants' head coach.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

10:39 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

At 40, Phil Dawson enjoys role as mentor to rookie punter

10:17 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) One's the oldest on the team by a long shot at 40 and entering his 17th NFL season. The other is a poised rookie and the 49ers' youngest player who just turned 21 in June.

Rams lineman Aaron Donald set for 2nd NFL season

9:11 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards.

Floyd hopes to be back for opener after surgery on fingers

8:52 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd says he has no timetable for his return from surgery to repair his dislocated fingers but hopes he's back for the Sept. 13 season opener.

Peterson banged up, but teammate says it’s not serious

8:48 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was banged up a bit in a practice Tuesday, but he's expected to be fine.

Atlanta’s Quinn looks to improve one of NFL’s worst defenses

8:32 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Dan Quinn isn't going to make comparisons to his old team.

’Paper boy’ Beasley proving his growing value to Cowboys

8:26 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Cole Beasley has the security of a long-term contract and a growing bond with Tony Romo in the Dallas passing game.

Buccaneers play down training camp practice scuffle

8:13 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shrugged off a scuffle between two players during practice, calling it a typical training camp dustup.

Rod Smith still mentoring star receiver Demaryius Thomas

8:11 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Rod Smith had a piece of advice for star receiver Demaryius Thomas: the Denver Broncos aren't paying you $70 million just to catch passes.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

8:06 PM

FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

Bills sign cornerback Westbrooks; waive receiver Holley

7:47 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent cornerback Lavelle Westbrooks, and designated receiver Caleb Holley as waived/injured.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

7:46 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

At 40, Phil Dawson enjoys role as mentor to rookie punter

7:35 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) One's the oldest on the team by a long shot at 40 and entering his 17th NFL season. The other is a poised rookie and the 49ers' youngest player who just turned 21 in June.

NFL owners hear presentations for Los Angeles stadiums

7:33 PM

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Three NFL teams. Billions of dollars in play. One big opportunity.

Packers’ Rodgers expects to play preseason opener Thursday

7:07 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers expects to play. Clay Matthews is preparing to do so, too.

Lions offensive coordinator says system will pay dividends

7:00 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi says despite the Lions' success, he was too aggressive trying to install a new offensive system.

Peterson banged up, but teammate says it’s not serious

6:59 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been banged up a bit in practice.

Steelers sign kicker Hartley to replace injured Suisham

6:55 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers replaced the most accurate kicker in team history with a former Super Bowl champion.

Redskins QB Griffin gets set for heavier preseason workload

6:46 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Unlike last summer, when Robert Griffin III played sparingly in three preseason contests and attempted only 20 passes, the Washington Redskins quarterback is expected to face a heavier workload this time around.

Broncos return to rain-soaked fields minus the crowds

6:38 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos will re-open their training camp to the public Wednesday.

Giants focus on backup quarterback competition vs Bengals

6:30 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Ryan Nassib was 14 years old the last time Eli Manning didn't start a game at quarterback for New York. That was 11 years ago, Manning's rookie season and Tom Coughlin's first year as the Giants' head coach.

Bengals, Giants look for energetic but peaceful practices

6:28 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) They patted each other's helmets when the horn sounded to end practice, then gave shoulder-bump hugs as they headed back to the Paul Brown Stadium locker rooms.

Ravens backup QB Schaub hopes experience comes in handy

6:16 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) There are few jobs in the NFL that offer less potential playing time than backup quarterback on the Baltimore Ravens, the role Matt Schaub has assumed in the twilight of a lengthy and productive career.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

6:12 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

After 8 seasons, safety Griffin now Titans’ oldest defender

5:56 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) To his teammates, Tennessee safety Michael Griffin is ''Old Man Griff'' or simply ''Grandpa.'' The grizzled veteran even has a few gray hairs sprinkling the beard on his chin.

Revamped Saints secondary showing potential to improve

5:48 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SRPINGS, W.Va. (AP) Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis launched himself horizontally across the front of receiver Nick Toon, nearly intercepting Drew Brees' pass at the goal line before the ball fell incomplete.

Murray fits in with Eagles after playing for rival Cowboys

5:39 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) DeMarco Murray walked off the field hearing cheers and autograph requests from the same fans who used to hurl insults at him and his teammates.

Packers’ Rodgers expects to play preseason opener Thursday

5:39 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expecting to play for the Green Bay Packers in their first preseason game this week.

Patriots ready to hit players wearing other jerseys

5:34 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots are ready to hit players wearing other jerseys.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

5:34 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

At 40, Phil Dawson enjoys role as mentor to rookie punter

5:27 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) One's the oldest on the team by a long shot at 40 and entering his 17th NFL season. The other is a poised rookie and the 49ers' youngest player who just turned 21 in June.

Manziel slowed by sore elbow, Thomas dodges knee injury

5:15 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel didn't complete a single pass - right-handed.

Seahawks’ Okung going it alone in future contract talks

5:04 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Okung is often asked to go it alone. It's the nature of his position as the Seattle Seahawks' left tackle.

NFL draft returning to Chicago in 2016

5:03 PM

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Chicago is on the clock again.

AP Source: Cardinals OT Bobby Massie suspended 3 games

4:46 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals starting right tackle Bobby Massie has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, a person with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.

Former 49ers first-round pick Anthony Davis talks comeback

4:36 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Former San Francisco 49ers right tackle Anthony Davis is now talking about an NFL return next year at some point, just two months after he announced his early retirement at age 25 following a head injury last season.

’Deflategate’ judge pressures NFL, union, Brady to settle

3:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A federal judge took a peacemaker's role Tuesday, urging New England quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to find common ground to settle differences before he lowers the gavel on a controversy over deflated footballs.

With Foster out, Blue prepared to step up for Texans

3:50 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Alfred Blue isn't daunted at the prospect of filling in for Arian Foster.

AP Source: Cardinals OT Bobby Massie suspended 3 games

3:42 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation says Arizona Cardinals starting right tackle Bobby Massie has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Buccaneers sign DT McDaniel, activate WR Murphy

3:23 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Tony McDaniel and activated receiver Louis Murphy active/non-football injury list.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

3:16 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

NFL draft returning to Chicago in 2016

2:54 PM

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) Chicago is on the clock again.

Jets’ Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched in jaw by teammate

2:51 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith's hopes for a breakout season with the New York Jets took a major blow - to the jaw.

Panthers QB Cam Newton defends role in scuffle at camp

2:15 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers quarterback Cam Newton defended his role in a training camp scuffle with cornerback Josh Norman, saying he would do the same thing again.

Chiefs hope rare bit of continuity yields success

2:14 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs churned through four coaches in eight years before Andy Reid arrived, and far more offensive and defensive coordinators. Each of them had varying schemes and ideas, and the result was a hodge-podge of failure.

Tannehill says deep pass will be part of Dolphins’ offense

2:09 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Ryan Tannehill stood in the Miami Dolphins' practice bubble Tuesday lobbing a succession of 35-yard passes, hitting each receiver in stride and making it look easy.

Jets’ Geno Smith out 6-10 weeks after punched by teammate

1:57 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith will be sidelined at least 6-10 weeks with a broken jaw after being punched by teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali in the locker room Tuesday morning.

NFL draft returning to Chicago in 2016

1:54 PM

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) The NFL draft is returning to Chicago next year.

Eagles sign cornerback Marc Anthony

1:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles have signed cornerback Marc Anthony following a season-ending knee injury to rookie defensive back JaCorey Shepherd.

Patriots get Ryan Groy from Bears for Matthew Wells

12:45 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The New England Patriots have acquired guard Ryan Groy from the Chicago Bears for rookie linebacker Matthew Wells.

Manziel slowed by sore elbow, Thomas dodges knee injury

12:37 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel was limited in practice by a sore right elbow but is expected to play Thursday night in Cleveland's exhibition opener against Washington.

After nearly losing leg, Miles trying to make Jets roster

12:13 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Rontez Miles thought it was just a really bad bruise at first, and then his right leg started aching and swelling like a balloon.

» Monday, August 10, 2015

Chargers slam San Diego’s latest stadium proposal

10:44 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) The city and county's updated plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium were immediately trashed by the Chargers, making it look increasingly doubtful the long-running, contentious issue can be solved by City Hall's Sept. 11 deadline to have a deal in place to qualify for a January vote.

In Year 2, Greg Robinson is experienced hand for Rams

9:26 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Greg Robinson is no wide-eyed rookie anymore. The St. Louis Rams needed him to grow up fast.

Titans likely playing plenty of young starters

8:49 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Playing a rookie at quarterback means a team will be young at least in one position.

Cowboys’ Sean Lee finally full go, but playing it low key

8:29 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Sean Lee waited 15 months to be cleared for every segment of practice after the oft-injured Dallas linebacker tore a ligament in his left knee in the first offseason workout of 2014.

David signs $50.25 million contract extension with Bucs

8:27 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lavonte David isn't fazed by heightened expectations that'll come with being one of the highest-paid linebackers in the NFL.

Storm dumps 3 1-2 inches on Broncos facility on day off

8:17 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A severe thunderstorm flooded the Denver Broncos practice fields Monday and caused damage to the parking lots and viewing areas at the empty UCHealth Training Center.

After nearly losing leg, Miles trying to make Jets roster

8:05 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Rontez Miles thought it was just a really bad bruise at first, and then his right leg started aching and swelling like a balloon.

Jets place Allen on IR, activate Vickerson from active-PUP

8:01 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets placed safety Antonio Allen on the season-ending injured reserve list Monday and activated defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson from the active/physically unable to perform list.

Storm dumps 3 1-2 inches on Broncos facility on day off

7:59 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A severe thunderstorm flooded the Denver Broncos practice fields Monday and caused damage to the parking lots and viewing areas at the empty UCHeath Training Center.

Lawyer: Civil suit against Redskins linebacker dropped

7:54 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The lawyer for Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette says a civil suit against the player has been dismissed.

Former Dolphins line coach sues over bullying scandal report

7:42 PM

MIAMI (AP) The former Miami Dolphins offensive line coach implicated in the team's 2013 bullying scandal has filed a lawsuit against Ted Wells, the NFL's lead investigator into the case.

Fast-rising Bettcher takes over as Cardinals D-coordinator

7:39 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Just four years ago, James Bettcher was linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the University of New Hampshire.

Bears top pick WR White has shin injury

7:14 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears may not have first-round draft pick Kevin White running routes for Jay Cutler until the regular season.

Lemuel Jeanpierre, Drew Nowak battle for Seahawks center job

6:58 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Acquiring Jimmy Graham this season came with the realization that the Seattle Seahawks would need a new starting center for the first time since 2009.

Bears top pick WR White has shin injury

6:54 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) The Bears may not have first-round draft pick Kevin White running routes for Jay Cutler until the regular season.

Packers punt in Masthay’s direction with release of Mandell

6:31 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Tim Masthay said nothing was out of the ordinary Monday morning, when the veteran Green Bay Packers punter and his young challenger, Cody Mandell, reported for work.

Redskins optimistic that ’organized chaos’ will be stout

6:31 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins defense was among the most porous in the NFL last season.

Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas injures leg in practice

5:45 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Joe Thomas screamed and crumpled to the ground in pain. In an instant, a routine morning practice for the Browns turned much more significant.

New Saints center Unger seeing change in an optimistic light

5:45 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Saints center Max Unger was never going to be happy about being traded away from Super Bowl-contending Seattle, where he'd made good friends and become an established leader during his first six NFL seasons.

Fast-rising Bettcher takes over as Cardinals D-coordinator

5:42 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Just four years ago, James Bettcher was linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the University of New Hampshire.

Colts hope Frank Gore can provide boost to running game

5:42 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are hoping Frank Gore can finally get their running game going.

Patriots release QB Flynn, sign Lindley

5:33 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team's third-stringer.

Julio Jones hopes to spend entire career with Falcons

4:59 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with the Atlanta Falcons his entire career.

From Alex Karras to Peyton Manning, NFL’s crossover stars

4:57 PM

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, who died Sunday at age 84, turned his NFL fame, charisma and movie-star good looks into a wide-ranging and successful second career.

Colts hope Frank Gore can provide boost to running game

4:54 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have spent the past three years looking for a consistent running game.

Reid in line to help replace Suh for Lions

4:54 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) His days in Detroit over, Ndamukong Suh still might help the Lions at defensive tackle.

Jaguars sign DE Camaron Beard, waive LB Matt Robinson

4:35 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed defensive lineman Camaron Beard for training camp and preseason depth.

Ravens receiver Steve Smith to retire after this season

4:22 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith, one of 12 players in NFL history with 900 catches, says he will retire after this season - his 15th in the league.

Packers LB Matthews returns to practice

4:18 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Star linebacker Clay Matthews returned to practice Monday for the Green Bay Packers.

Alex Smith asked to carry load on his right shoulder

4:14 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Alex Smith did everything the Kansas City Chiefs asked of him last season.

Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas injures leg in practice

4:05 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Joe Thomas screamed and crumpled to the ground in pain. In an instant, a routine morning practice for the Browns turned much more significant.

New team, same Rex: Ryan takes Buffalo by storm

3:51 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan had just finished wrapping up his daily post-practice session with reporters at training camp when a Bills fan in the nearby stands delivered what has become a common message to the team's new coach.

Ravens WR Steve Smith to retire after this season

3:13 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith says he will retire at the end of the 2015 season, his 15th in the NFL.

Patriots release QB Flynn, sign Lindley

3:02 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Still unsure of the status of Tom Brady and with the preseason opener coming up, the New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team's third-stringer.

Hernandez lawyers seek dismissal of Boston murder indictment

2:58 PM

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez have filed motions to dismiss the indictment charging their client with a double slaying in Boston in 2012.

Julio Jones hopes to spend entire career with Falcons

2:57 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Team owner Arthur Blank wants Julio Jones to be with the Atlanta Falcons his entire career.

Jets place Allen on IR, activate Vickerson from active-PUP

2:31 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have placed safety Antonio Allen on the season-ending injured reserve list, and activated defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson from the active/physically unable to perform list.

Giants heading to Cincinnati for workouts with Bengals

2:25 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Training camp has brought something new for the New York Giants the past few years.

Panthers QB Newton involved in scuffle at training camp

2:19 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Emotions boiled over and got the best of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton at practice on Monday culminating in a heated scuffle.

Patriots release QB Flynn, sign Lindley

1:52 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots released veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Monday and signed Ryan Lindley to replace him as the team's third-stringer.

Titans activate nose tackle Sammie Hill, sign CB Will Brown

1:19 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have taken nose tackle Sammie Hill off the physically unable to perform list and signed cornerback Will Brown.

Panthers QB Newton involved in scuffle at training camp

1:17 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Emotions got the best of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton at practice on Monday and he ended up in a heated scuffle.

Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas injures leg in practice

12:52 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas left practice because of an injury to his right leg. He has never missed a play in his NFL career.

Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin misses practice with strained neck

12:47 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was held out of practice Monday after straining his neck the previous day, putting his availability for their preseason opener in question.

Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd has torn ACL

12:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd has a torn ligament in his right knee that will likely end his season.

Twitter huddles with NFL to tackle audience challenge

11:54 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Twitter is huddling with the National Football League as it tackles the challenge of attracting a broader audience to its short messaging service.

Panthers QB Newton involved in scuffle at training camp

11:39 AM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Emotions got the best of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton at practice on Monday.

On football field, in the booth, Frank Gifford a winner

7:42 AM

NEW YORK (AP) An NFL championship with the New York Giants. An Emmy award as television's ''outstanding sports personality.'' Induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

On football field, in the booth, Frank Gifford a winner

2:57 AM

NEW YORK (AP) An NFL championship with the New York Giants. An Emmy award as television's ''outstanding sports personality.'' Induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

» Sunday, August 9, 2015

Vikings top Steelers 14-3 in Hall of Fame game

11:24 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Backup quarterback Mike Kafka threw a touchdown pass and running back Joe Banyard ran for another score to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 14-3 on Sunday night in the Hall of Fame game.

Holding pattern with starters opens doors for young Cowboys

10:54 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant tops a list Dallas starters unlikely to return to practice until after the preseason opener at San Diego.

As camp progresses, Saints’ Breaux closes in on NFL dream

9:33 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Training camp hardly seems like work to first-year Saints cornerback Delvin Breaux.

Eli Harold has quick learning curve on 49ers defense

9:09 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Eli Harold came to work Friday morning and was hit quickly with the realization there would be no more easing into his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers.

Bucs LB Lavonte David agrees to 5-year contract extension

9:06 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Lavonte David and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a five-year, $50.25 million contract extension that will make him one of the highest-paid linebackers in the NFL.

Nickell Robey, Erik Williams sign with Bills

9:03 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Nickell Robey to a contract extension.

Bohanon healthy, looking to keep role as Jets’ fullback

8:30 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Tommy Bohanon had been waiting to feel the smashing pop of his shoulder pads for too long.

Dwight Lowery eager for success with Colts

7:53 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Heading into his eighth NFL season, Dwight Lowery wasn't sure where he would play, or if he would get the chance to play, in 2015.

Blank still longs for Falcons to win a Super Bowl

6:49 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Owner Arthur Blank is not exactly disappointed with the financial state of the Atlanta Falcons.

Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd injures leg

6:16 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles rookie cornerback JaCorey Shepherd will have an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of a right leg injury suffered in Sunday's open practice.

Panthers DE Johnson carted off field early with ankle injury

6:14 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson was carted off the practice field with a left ankle injury.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at 84

6:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) From the football field to the broadcast booth, Frank Gifford was a star. And a winner.

Rams’ Ogletree eager to play at lighter weight

5:41 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Alec Ogletree has led the St. Louis Rams in tackles both of his NFL seasons.

Latimer putting 2014 dud of a rookie year in rearview

5:28 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Cody Latimer had to get past the fear and doubt that held him back his rookie season.

Carr gets receiving help in year 2 with Raiders

5:14 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) For all the good that Derek Carr accomplished as a rookie starting 16 games at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, there was one glaring negative: The inability to get the ball downfield.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at 84

5:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Frank Gifford, the Pro Football Hall of Famer who led the New York Giants to the 1956 NFL title and later teamed with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith in the ''Monday Night Football'' booth, died Sunday. He was 84.

Browns running backs still slowed by slew of injuries

4:50 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns are searching for a feature running back, the one they can feed the ball to down after down.

Chiefs’ De’Anthony Thomas hoping to shine at wide receiver

4:30 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) There were moments last season when the Chiefs' De'Anthony Thomas resembled the player that rapper Snoop Dogg nicknamed ''Black Mamba,'' a shifty do-everything star renowned for his speed and elusiveness on the Pop Warner playing fields.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at 84

4:12 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford, who led the New York Giants to a league championship in 1956 and later teamed up with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith in the ''Monday Night Football'' booth, died Sunday. He was 84.

Bohanon healthy, looking to keep role as Jets’ fullback

4:12 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Tommy Bohanon had been waiting to feel the smashing pop of his shoulder pads for too long.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at 84

3:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died. He was 84.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford dies at 84

2:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford has died. He was 84.

Browns running backs still slowed by slew of injuries

2:30 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson will not play in the team's exhibition opener against Washington as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury.

Sydney Seau pays tribute to Hall of Fame father

1:58 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The rules prevented Sydney Seau from honoring her Hall of Fame father Junior with an induction speech from the stage alongside the rest of the Class of 2015 on Saturday night.

Cowboys banner flies over Eagles practice

1:29 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A banner supporting the Dallas Cowboys flew over Eagles practice during the national anthem on military appreciation day Sunday.

Bills sign cornerback Nickell Robey to contract extension

12:16 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed cornerback Nickell Robey to a contract extension.

Steelers great Bettis leads eclectic Hall of Fame class

3:04 AM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The humbled men in gold jackets entering football immortality were unmistakable. So was the endless sea of twirling yellow Terrible Towels there to greet them and the outpouring of compassion for the legend who wasn't there.

More than 67,000 attend Packers’ Family Night practice

12:43 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers accomplished two goals with their annual Family Night practice.

Steelers great Bettis leads NFL Hall of Fame class

12:39 AM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis headlined the eight-man class inducted into the National Football League's Hall of Fame on Saturday, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history greeted by thousands of roaring Steelers fans clad in the team's colors of black and gold.

Bills’ Cassel likely to start preseason opener

12:06 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Even though veteran Matt Cassel will likely start for the Buffalo Bills in their first preseason game, Buffalo's quarterback competition appears to be far from over.

» Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bills’ Cassel likely to start preseason opener

11:46 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Even though veteran Matt Cassel will likely start for the Buffalo Bills in their first preseason game, Buffalo's quarterback competition appears to be far from over.

Belichick: Long injury list linked to Super Bowl run

11:19 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) There were 23 players missing from New England Patriots practice on Saturday when running back Travaris Cadet walked off the field with a trainer and kicked the ground in disgust.

Steelers great Bettis leads eclectic Hall of Fame Class

11:16 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The humbled men in gold jackets entering football immortality were unmistakable.

Steelers great Bettis leads NFL Hall of Fame class

11:13 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis headlined the eight-man class inducted into the National Football League's Hall of Fame on Saturday, the sixth-leading rusher in NFL history greeted by thousands of roaring Steelers fans clad in the team's colors of black and gold.

Taiwan Jones making another position switch for Raiders

10:43 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Taiwan Jones is making another position switch.

Geno Smith rebounds after early boos at Jets practice

10:42 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The boos began when Geno Smith misfired on a pass early in practice.

Seau earns emotional send-off at Hall of Fame

9:58 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Junior Seau's legacy lives on in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Geno Smith rebounds after early boos at Jets practice

9:56 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith bounced back from some early struggles - and hearty boos - to throw two touchdown passes to Brandon Marshall during a scrimmage-like practice at MetLife Stadium on Saturday night.

49ers still getting offense in sync

9:47 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Going into the second week of camp, the San Francisco 49ers are still addressing growing pains on offense.

Jaguars RB Yeldon sprains finger during TD run in scrimmage

9:34 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon sprained a finger on his left hand in the team's scrimmage Saturday night.

Steelers great Bettis leads eclectic Hall of Fame Class

9:32 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The humbled men in gold jackets were unmistakable.

McQuaide is the man behind success of Zuerlein, Hekker

9:10 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jake McQuaide's objective is efficiency without being noticed.

Steelers great Bettis leads eclectic Hall of Fame Class

8:51 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The Bus pulled into football immortality on Saturday night amid a sea of ''Terrible Towels'' that gave the Pro Football Hall of Fame a decidedly western Pennsylvania feel.

Graham and Wilson working on connection in Seattle’s offense

8:49 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Russell Wilson and Jimmy Graham were set to provide an otherwise mundane Seattle Seahawks scrimmage on Saturday a highlight they hoped could be replicated throughout the regular season.

Harbaugh says Urban needs surgery for torn biceps

8:28 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens coach John Harbaugh said defensive end Brent Urban will need surgery for a torn biceps.

Chiefs waive wide receiver Armon Binns in series of moves

8:27 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have waived wide receiver Armon Binns and linebacker Sage Harold and signed offensive tackle Anthony Dima and wide receiver Adam Drake in a series of moves Saturday.

Mariota’s streak intact after 1st practice at Titans stadium

7:58 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota has thrown 140 passes in training camp without being intercepted.

Cowboys’ Romo still mindful of back after normal offseason

7:32 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Tony Romo still takes it easy on his surgically repaired back even though he had a normal offseason for the first time in three years.

Rookie guard Marpet competing for starting job with Bucs

6:56 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jameis Winston isn't the only rookie the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are counting on to open the season as starters.

Taiwan Jones making another position switch for Raiders

6:55 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Taiwan Jones is making another position switch.

McCarron impressive in Bengals mock game

6:45 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) AJ McCarron's performance during the Cincinnati Bengals' mock game indicated that he's ready to challenge for the backup quarterback job.

Coughlin says he spoke to Jason Pierre-Paul on Friday

6:19 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said after practice on Saturday that he finally spoke with injured defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

Cooper Taylor, Jeromy Miles competing at safety for Giants

5:50 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) For the New York Giants, one of the open competitions at training camp is at safety.

Colts looking for consistency on offensive line

5:48 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Colts' offense has a franchise quarterback, two talented tight ends, several skilled wide receivers, a 1,000-yard rusher and one major inconsistency.

Cowboys’ Carr breaks hand, Bryant out with hamstring strain

5:31 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr is returning to Texas for surgery on a broken right hand, and All-Pro receiver Dez Bryant missed practice Saturday because of a strained hamstring.

Talib: I’m not jealous of Harris’ emergence, accolades

4:28 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Aqib Talib is still at the top of his game. Only, he finds himself often overshadowed by fellow University of Kansas alum Chris Harris Jr.

Backups to see plenty of action in Hall of Fame game

3:27 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) The guys in the freshly minted gold jackets roaming the sideline during Sunday night's Hall of Fame game will be the latest member of the NFL's Who's Who.

Joint practice ends after Redskins, Texans start brawling

2:28 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The joint portion of the final practice involving the Washington Redskins and Houston Texans came to an end Saturday when a series of fights broke out.

Ravens RB Forsett ’still hungry’ after breakthrough season

11:49 AM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) A year ago, Justin Forsett was a journeyman looking for a job at the Baltimore Ravens training camp.

49ers move forward from release of linebacker Aldon Smith

2:53 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Aldon Smith's teammates, coaches and everybody else around the San Francisco 49ers kept hoping the star linebacker had matured and moved forward from all the legal issues that overshadowed his young career as one of the NFL's most talented defenders.

» Friday, August 7, 2015

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith released after latest arrest

10:32 PM

SANTA CLARA, California (AP) The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Aldon Smith on Friday after his fifth run-in with the law.

Falcons’ Antone Smith impresses as top 2 RBs sit out

10:30 PM

BUFORD, Ga. (AP) One week into training camp, first-year coach Dan Quinn is pleased the Atlanta Falcons haven't been hit with a major injury.

Suh makes presence known early in Dolphins’ scrimmage

10:03 PM

MIAMI (AP) Once the Miami Dolphins offense found a rhythm in their intrasquad scrimmage, the touchdowns started coming in rapid succession through the air and on the ground.

Rams sign quarterback Nick Foles to contract extension

9:53 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) The St. Louis Rams quickly decided Nick Foles was their quarterback of the future, signing him to a two-year contract extension.

Manziel shines as Browns scrimmage at Ohio State

9:29 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Johnny Manziel's comeback is picking up speed.

South Dakota tribe returning $25,000 donation from Redskins

9:18 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) A Native American tribe from South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL's Washington Redskins, saying the team name is ''derogatory and inappropriate.''

Bettis, Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group

9:07 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles Haley.

Jets’ Amaro shaped by near-death experience in college

9:06 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jace Amaro remembers not being able to catch his breath on the sideline, the pain intensifying with each heave of his chest.

Rams sign quarterback Nick Foles to contract extension

8:47 PM

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) The St. Louis Rams quickly decided Nick Foles was their quarterback of the future, signing him to a multiyear contract extension.

6-year-old gets opportunity to coach Panthers at Fan Fest

8:38 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Rising first-grader Braylon Beam served as the Carolina Panthers' honorary Make-A-Wish Foundation head coach during the team's Fan Fest practice.

Colts’ Dorsett starting to get foothold on receiver’s job

8:18 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Every day at the Indianapolis Colts' training camp, receiver Phillip Dorsett looks a little more confident, a little more comfortable.

Cardinals bring back center Sendlein to compete for job

8:04 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Center Lyle Sendlein has come back to Arizona, the one place more than any other that he wanted to be.

Lions’ new center Swanson says he learned a lot from Raiola

7:59 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) With Dominic Raiola gone, Travis Swanson is set to become the man in the middle for the Detroit Lions.

Ex-football star Irving Fryar convicted in mortgage scam

7:29 PM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Irving Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Harris feeling right at home in second stint with Broncos

7:11 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Ryan Harris feels right at home, enjoying the orange-clad crowds and orange sunsets at training camp once again.

Woodson still going strong for Raiders at age 38

6:58 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Charles Woodson is showing few signs of slowing down even at age 38.

DC Fangio mixing it up with Bears

6:54 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio might be more appropriately dressed in a lab coat.

Da’Quan Bowers excited to have another opportunity with Bucs

6:52 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Da'Quan Bowers is grateful to have another chance to prove himself with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Bears’ Vic Fangio experimenting in training camp

6:47 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio might look more appropriately dressed in a lab coat.

Bettis, Seau headline diverse Hall of Fame group

6:35 PM

CANTON, Ohio (AP) Tim Brown kept doing the math as the years ticked by and the phone call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame never came. So did Charles Haley.

Cardinals hope WR Floyd will be back by season opener

6:32 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals are hopeful injured wide receiver Michael Floyd will be back in time for the Sept. 13 season opener against New Orleans.

Steelers rookie Bud Dupree set for Hall of Fame game

6:28 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree can't wait for the opportunity to sack an opposing quarterback.

Tyler Lockett impressing Seahawks with receiving potential

6:22 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Rookie Tyler Lockett is turning heads in the Seattle Seahawks training camp with his quickness and route-running ability, and given his family history, it's really no surprise.

Pryor returns to Ohio State as Browns scrimmage

6:16 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Terrelle Pryor has returned to where his college roots rotted.

Jets’ Allen out for season, Milliner sidelined 6-8 weeks

6:16 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets' secondary took a few big hits Friday.

Ex-football star Irving Fryar convicted in mortgage scam

5:54 PM

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Irving Fryar was found guilty of a role in a mortgage scam on Friday and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Pryor returns to Ohio State as Browns scrimmage

5:41 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Terrelle Pryor has returned to where his college roots rotted.

Cardinals hope WR Floyd will be back by season opener

5:38 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals are hopeful that injured wide receiver Michael Floyd will be back in time for the Sept. 13 season opener against New Orleans.

Saints waive injured tight end Tabb, bring in veteran Smith

5:37 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have waived injured tight end Jack Tabb and brought in veteran Alex Smith to replace him.

Loeffler still snapping away at 34

5:32 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Cullen Loeffler never dreamed he'd still be snapping a football when he was 34.

Giants defensive line coach the 1 talking to Pierre-Paul

5:28 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Robert Nunn has a special relationship with injured New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul.

Titans agree to terms with fullback Zach Boren

5:22 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with fullback Zach Boren and have waived injured fullback Connor Neighbors.

Packers’ depleted LB corps still without Matthews

5:20 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Star receiver Jordy Nelson is a big fan of the Green Bay Packers' annual Family Night practice, which is held during training camp in front of a packed house at Lambeau Field.

Amendola ready for bigger role with Patriots

5:13 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Danny Amendola celebrated a one-handed touchdown catch at New England Patriots camp Friday by getting up and firing the ball into the stands.

Former Auburn QB Marshall impressing Jaguars at new position

5:06 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Nick Marshall flashed a brief smile in the locker room Thursday as he noticed one of his college games being replayed on an 80-inch television.

Cardinals bring back center Sendlein to compete for job

5:03 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Center Lyle Sendlein has come back to the Arizona Cardinals, and Larry Fitzgerald welcomed his teammate as ''a huge addition.''

Packers’ depleted LB corps still without Matthews

4:59 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers star linebacker Clay Matthews still is not practicing and will skip the team's annual Family Night session at Lambeau Field.

Texans’ All-Pro Watt trying to be ’best athlete possible’

4:47 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) J.J. Watt had just finished a 2 1/2-hour practice when he headed for the ball toss machine.

Saints scrimmage indicates Watson, Colston still productive

4:42 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Tight end Ben Watson and receiver Marques Colston looked more like enduring playmakers running downhill than aging veterans in decline.

Cardinals bring back center Sendlein to compete for job

4:08 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Center Lyle Sendlein is coming back to the Arizona Cardinals.

Bills RB Fred Jackson out with hamstring injury

4:05 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson could miss two weeks after suffering a hamstring injury at practice on Friday.

South Dakota tribe returning $25,000 donation from Redskins

4:03 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) A Native American tribe from South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL's Washington Redskins, saying the team name is ''derogatory and inappropriate.''

Titans rookie quarterback has yet to be intercepted in camp

3:45 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota had what counts as a poor practice, yet the Tennessee Titans went another session in training camp without intercepting the rookie quarterback even once.

Cardinals to bring back center Sendlein to compete for job

3:32 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Pending his passing a physical, center Lyle Sendlein is coming back to the Arizona Cardinals.

Loeffler still snapping away at 34

3:25 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Cullen Loeffler never dreamed he'd still be snapping a football when he was 34.

Buccaneers criticized on social media for women’s campaign

3:07 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have started a campaign aimed at providing women greater understanding of football. What they didn't anticipate was a backlash from critics on social media who feel the initiative insults the fan base the team is attempting to reach.

Jets’ Allen out for season, Milliner sidelined 6-8 weeks

2:58 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets' secondary took a few big hits Friday.

Crowder making a splash at wide receiver for Redskins

2:08 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) One of the smallest players at Washington Redskins training camp is having one of the biggest impacts on the team.

49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested in California

1:45 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Police in Northern California have arrested and accused San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith.

South Dakota tribe returning $25,000 donation from Redskins

1:27 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) A Native American tribe in South Dakota will return a $25,000 donation from a charitable arm of the NFL's Washington Redskins.

Buccaneers criticized on social for women’s campaign

1:17 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting a campaign aimed at providing women greater understanding of football.

Still young himself, Chiefs’ Kelce forced to be mentor

12:49 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (AP) Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is already getting the hang of being a veteran.

Buccaneers criticized on social for women’s campaign

12:44 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are starting a campaign aimed at providing women greater understanding of football.

Ginn done ’chasing a check,’ happy to return to Panthers

10:30 AM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Ted Ginn Jr. broke off the line quickly, used a stutter step to get by a defender and accelerated down the field as he hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass from Cam Newton before leaping the white picket fence that surrounds practice field at Wofford College to avoid injuring himself.

NFL experimenting further with sideline tablets

9:51 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Coaches, players and game officials will be allowed to examine video on the sideline during preseason games. There's strong thought they will be able to do so in the regular season by 2016.

» Thursday, August 6, 2015

Injuries slowing some Cowboys in race to replace Murray

9:58 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Simply by showing up for practice every day at training camp, Joseph Randle separates himself from the other primary contenders to replace NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray for the Cowboys.

Rams receiver Brian Quick back after breaking collarbone

9:24 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Just when he was starting to fully appreciate football, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick almost had it taken away from him.

Jets’ Marshall declares Revis best NFL cornerback - ever

8:42 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Brandon Marshall has seen enough of Darrelle Revis to declare him the best cornerback in NFL history.

Titans tight end Walker needs 12 stitches after collision

8:08 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker says he'll be just fine after a collision with safety Da'Norris Searcy left him needing 12 stitches to close a cut in his left thumb.

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks trying to earn spot with Titans

8:07 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) In middle school, Hakeem Nicks got to wear the No. 9 of Steve McNair while playing quarterback for the Titans. Now 27, the veteran wide receiver is trying to earn a job with the same team in the NFL.

Bengals get through 1st week of camp without major issues

7:24 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Rain forced the Bengals to move their practice from their outside fields to Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday, one of the few wrinkles they've had in their first week of training camp.

Titans tight end Walker needs 12 stitches after collision

7:24 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker says he'll be just fine after a collision with safety Da'Norris Searcy left him needing 12 stitches to close a cut in his left thumb.

Injuries slowing some Cowboys in race to replace Murray

7:20 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Simply by showing up for practice every day at training camp, Joseph Randle separates himself from the other primary contenders to replace NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray for the Cowboys.

Zimmer returns to Vikings after time with ailing father

7:15 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) When Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer went to visit his father in a Florida hospital earlier this week, his sister suggested that he start watching some practice video on his iPad, hoping to get a response from their ailing dad, a former football coach.

Saints waive Foster, sign Manning

7:03 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) The New Orleans Saints have released injured defensive lineman Glenn Foster and signed rookie defensive back Travis Manning.

For a punter, Seattle’s Jon Ryan getting plenty of attention

6:52 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Marshawn Lynch might be ''Beast Mode,'' but he's no ninja.

Giants tight end Larry Donnell looking to get back in gear

6:42 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Playing in a New York Giants' offense that features Eli Manning throwing to Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz, it's easy to forget about Larry Donnell.

Saints’ Cooks primed to build on injury-shortened 2014

6:27 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Brandin Cooks might have been New Orleans' leading receiver as a rookie last season if not for an injury that sidelined him for the final six games.

Lions’ defense refuses to accept backsliding with stars gone

6:24 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same.

Jets’ Marshall declares Revis best NFL cornerback - ever

6:21 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Brandon Marshall has seen enough of new Jets teammate Darrelle Revis to declare him the best cornerback in NFL history.

Le’Veon Bell expects better season despite suspension

6:16 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Le'Veon Bell's rise to stardom will hit a speed bump this fall when the Pittsburgh Steelers running back serves a two-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Rams receiver Brian Quick back after breaking collarbone

6:12 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) Just when he was starting to fully appreciate football, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Brian Quick almost had it taken away from him.

Cadet hoping to fit into Patriots’ backfield

6:06 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Travaris Cadet says a 2012 joint practice with the New England Patriots helped him decide on his new home for the 2015 season.

Trent Richardson returns to practice for Raiders

5:59 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Trent Richardson looked at his opportunity in Oakland as a fresh start after the once-heralded running back prospect struggled for two years in Indianapolis.

Injuries slowing some Cowboys in race to replace Murray

5:53 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Joseph Randle went into training camp as the front-runner to replace NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray for the Cowboys. Now his two primary challengers aren't on the field because of injuries.

Rebuilding of O-line takes interesting turn for Redskins

5:39 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The process of rebuilding the right side of the Washington Redskins' offensive line has taken an interesting turn.

Colts clear room for rookie cornerback by cutting safety

5:37 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The Indianapolis Colts claimed cornerback Tevin Mitchel off waivers Thursday and waived safety Robert Smith.

Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson sprains right shoulder

5:36 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says wide receiver DeSean Jackson will miss 1-2 weeks after spraining the acromioclavicular joint in his right shoulder.

Williams returns to practice after cancer surgery

5:31 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Less than three months after a cancerous kidney was removed, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams was back on the practice field Thursday as more than a spectator.

Bills sign running back Bronson Hill; release Erik Williams

5:26 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed free agent running back Bronson Hill to fill in for Boobie Dixon, who is sidelined with a pulled calf muscle.

Rebuilding of O-line takes interesting turn for Redskins

4:58 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The process of rebuilding the right side of the Washington Redskins' offensive line has taken an interesting turn.

Thomas back but Sanders pulls a hamstring

4:55 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) One of Denver's Pro Bowl receivers is back on the field. The other is back in the trainer's room.

Young Packers receivers look to prove themselves to Rodgers

4:34 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The dormitories at Green Bay Packers training camp have been a bit quieter than normal in the evenings to quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Hey Buddy: Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

4:31 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Junior Seau was many things to many people.

Williams returns to practice after cancer surgery

4:26 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Less than three months after a cancerous kidney was removed, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jesse Williams has returned to the field.

Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo to have knee surgery

4:26 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Barkevious Mingo has been knocked down by another injury.

Charles Tillman brings ’Peanut punch’ with him to Carolina

4:16 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Cornerback Charles ''Peanut'' Tillman has never seen a football he doesn't think he can pry loose from a ball carrier.

Hey Buddy: Seau fondly recalled as he goes into Hall of Fame

3:57 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Junior Seau was many things to many people.

Perry joins Matthews among Packers LBs missing practice

3:34 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Nick Perry joined Clay Matthews among linebackers held out of practice because of injuries on Thursday at Green Bay Packers training camp.

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: ’Football is my life’

3:11 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) He's not Johnny Football. It's simply football, Johnny.

Falcons suddenly thin at RB after Freeman’s hamstring injury

2:58 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are facing a sudden void atop their depth chart at running back after Devonta Freeman strained his hamstring in Thursday's practice.

Jaguars WR Lee unlikely to play in preseason opener

2:51 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener against Pittsburgh next week.

Ravens’ backfield putting a priority on interceptions

2:48 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens' defensive backs are focused on doing much more this season than merely preventing receivers from catching the ball.

Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso out with concussion

2:42 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles linebacker Kiko Alonso missed practice Thursday because of a concussion.

Ryan: Bills cornerback McKelvin could miss start of season

1:43 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin is out indefinitely and could miss the start of the season after having a follow-up procedure on his broken right ankle.

Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: ’Football is my life’

12:53 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's made major improvements on and off the field and is more dedicated to being a professional.

Zimmer returns to Vikings after time with ailing father

12:13 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has returned to training camp with the team after visiting his ailing father.

Titans sign safety Josh Aubrey, waive/injured Cody Prewitt

12:03 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have signed safety Josh Aubrey and waived safety Cody Prewitt with an injured foot.

Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has surgery on fingers

11:36 AM

PHOENIX (AP) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has undergone surgery after injuring his fingers during practice.

Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo to have knee surgery

11:22 AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the latest medical issue for the former first-round pick.

Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo to have knee surgery

10:51 AM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the latest medical issue for the former first-round pick.

NFL partners with CFL for concussion tests

10:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL and CFL are partnering on concussion testing during Canadian league games and practices this season.

Vikings’ Peterson finishes probation early

9:04 AM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) The attorney for Adrian Peterson says the Minnesota Vikings star running back who was accused of injuring his 4-year-old son is off probation early.

Will Shields latest Chiefs lineman to enter Hall of Fame

2:22 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) On every team that Will Shields played, from high school in Oklahoma to college at Nebraska to the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs, there was always someone better than him.

Ron Zook savors new role overseeing Packers special teams

2:21 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Ron Zook speaks with what seems like a perpetually hoarse voice. It could be from all the yelling and cajoling that comes with having coached football for more than three decades.

Football is coming: ’Game of Thrones’ author at Jets camp

12:04 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) George R.R. Martin took his rightful place on the sideline at New York Jets training camp and - spoiler alert! - everyone survived.

» Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Raiders LB Mack looks to build on big rookie season

10:55 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Despite being a top five draft pick, a heralded rookie and a selection on the NFL's top 100 players list, Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack is far from satisfied heading into his second pro season.

Football is coming: ’Game of Thrones’ creator at Jets camp

10:50 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) George R.R. Martin took his rightful place on the sideline at New York Jets training camp and - spoiler alert! - everyone survived.

As pads go on, Colts embrace hitting portion of camp

9:44 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The months-long wait for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome is finally over.

Stevie Johnson fitting in well with Chargers

9:11 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Stevie Johnson is fitting in well with quarterback Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.

Jets trying to find right guy for right guard spot

8:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The big men up front are in a huge competition for the New York Jets.

Lions agree to 4-year extension with linebacker DeAndre Levy

8:51 PM

NOVI, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have agreed to a four-year contract extension with linebacker DeAndre Levy.

Cardinals WR Floyd leaves practice with hand injury

8:32 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals starting wide receiver Michael Floyd left practice Wednesday with an injured left hand.

NFL doctor: Medical timeout might have helped in Super Bowl

8:29 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Under the NFL's new medical timeout rule, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman might not have been on the field with New England trying to score the go-ahead touchdown in the Super Bowl.

49ers look to bolster pass attack with new receiving options

8:20 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Having spent his entire football career playing close to his Virginia home, new 49ers wideout Torrey Smith is enjoying his first extended stay out West in the Bay Area.

Judge overseeing Brady case no stranger to big personalities

7:59 PM

NEW YORK (AP) If there's anybody who can take the hot air out of football's ''Deflategate,'' it's a Manhattan federal judge with a history of encouraging fast resolutions to perplexing problems.

Lions agree to 4-year extension with linebacker DeAndre Levy

7:51 PM

NOVI, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have agreed to a four-year contract extension with linebacker DeAndre Levy.

Cardinals WR Floyd leaves practice with hand injury

7:50 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals starting wide receiver Michael Floyd left practice Wednesday with an injured left hand.

Cornerback competition heats up in Patriots’ training camp

7:36 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Devin McCourty is ready to change the subject.

Seattle to lean heavily on Mebane, Rubin on defensive line

7:08 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The cost of locking up Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner with contract extensions last week was the Seattle Seahawks having to release veteran defensive tackle Tony McDaniel for salary cap reasons.

As pads go on, Colts embrace hitting portion of camp

7:07 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) The months-long wait for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Jonathan Newsome is finally over.

Redskins prepared for 3 days of practice with Texans

7:00 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins returned to practice Wednesday after a day off, getting one more workout in before the Houston Texans arrive Thursday to begin three days of joint practices.

Bears’ Cutler, new offensive coordinator on same page so far

6:54 PM

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler seems to have found a younger offensive coordinator to his liking.

Seattle’s tone changes as Chancellor holdout reaches 6th day

6:38 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Kam Chancellor's holdout from Seattle Seahawks' training camp has extended to a sixth day.

Chickillo seeks to become 3rd NFL family member

6:38 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Anthony Chickillo is looking to become the third member of his family to play in the NFL.

Seattle activates safety Earl Thomas from PUP list

6:32 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have activated All-Pro free safety Earl Thomas from the physically unable to perform list, raising hopes he'll be ready for the regular-season opener.

Football is coming: ’Game of Thrones’ creator at Jets camp

6:24 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) George R.R. Martin took his rightful place at New York Jets training camp and - spoiler alert! - everyone survived.

1 of keys to Giants’ defense will be healthy Jon Beason

6:21 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) With end Jason Pierre-Paul's status uncertain because of a hand injury sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident, the New York Giants' defense can't afford any more injuries.

Football is coming: ’Game of Thrones’ creator at Jets camp

5:43 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) George R.R. Martin took his rightful place at New York Jets training camp and - spoiler alert! - everyone survived.

Humphries hyperextends knee, Palmer talks about day off

5:41 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona Cardinals first-round draft pick D.J. Humphries has a hyperextended right knee.

Clowney’s father denied bond on attempted murder charges

5:34 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been denied bond after being charged with two counts of attempted murder in a shooting at a Rock Hill bar.

Jaguars WR Lee injures hamstring in camp practice

5:33 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee left practice early Wednesday with a hamstring injury.

Bills’ Dareus playing up to his own high expectations

5:31 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Defensive tackle Marcell Dareus let out a playful giggle, fondly recalling the first time he practiced in pads at training camp as a Buffalo Bills' rookie.

Browns hit by rash of injuries to running backs

5:14 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns are running low on running backs.

Falcons’ Freeman could make impact as runner and receiver

5:05 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday's practice with a strained hamstring.

Touchdown hunting: Chiefs look to Maclin to get to end zone

5:02 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) On the first day of training camp, Alex Smith dropped back in a full-squad drill and lofted a pass toward Jeremy Maclin, who pulled it in and sprinted to the end zone.

DE Alexander looks to earn back Panthers trust this season

4:24 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Frank Alexander wouldn't have faulted the Carolina Panthers had they released him last year after testing positive four times for marijuana and being suspended twice by the NFL.

Saints’ Ingram angling for expanded role in passing game

4:13 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) As Saints quarterback Drew Brees rolled away from pressure, Mark Ingram raced out of the backfield and toward the left sideline, where he nimbly made a tough, twisting catch on a throw over his back shoulder.

Falcons’ Freeman could make impact as runner and receiver

3:49 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed Wednesday's practice with a strained hamstring.

Rice, Irvin set as NFL Legends captains for Pro Bowl

3:08 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Hall of Fame wide receivers Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin will serve as NFL Legends captains for the Pro Bowl.

Falcons’ Freeman could make impact as runner and receiver

2:55 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devonta Freeman was more than willing to take up the slack when Atlanta Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman missed practice with a strained hamstring.

One of keys to Giants defense will be a healthy Jon Beason

2:40 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) With end Jason Pierre-Paul's status uncertain because of a hand injury sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident, the New York Giants' defense can't afford any more injuries.

49ers release cornerback Chris Cook

2:39 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have released cornerback Chris Cook, who underwent surgery in late October on a torn hamstring that prematurely ended his 2014 season and sent him to injured reserve.

Woodson’s ring of honor nod boosts unsung Dallas D of 1990s

1:39 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Darren Woodson is going into the Cowboys' ring of honor, a nod to the unsung Dallas defenses on the Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s.

Browns running backs dropping with injuries

1:36 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns are running low on running backs.

Bills running back Dixon could miss month with calf injury

1:22 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back Boobie Dixon could miss up to a month after pulling a calf muscle, posing a setback in his bid to secure a backup job.

Texans RB Arian Foster has groin injury

1:19 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster has a groin injury, coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday after practice.

Tannehill feels "safe" behind Dolphins’ O-line

1:10 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill says he feels ''safe'' behind his offensive line.

Texans RB Arian Foster has groin injury

12:58 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster has a groin injury, coach Bill O'Brien said Wednesday after practice.

Haley takes 5 titles to Hall after gruff years in Dallas, SF

12:36 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Charles Haley walks the sidelines at training camp a little more slowly these days, his gruff exterior softened by a smile as he jokingly chides reporters and team personnel with the Dallas Cowboys.

Ryan tells AP: Bills running back Dixon out with calf injury

10:05 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills running back Boobie Dixon could miss up to a month after pulling his calf muscle, coach Rex Ryan has told The Associated Press.

New Orleans man convicted of shoving Bears chairman at game

9:23 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Prosecutors say a 58-year-old New Orleans Saints fan has been found guilty of shoving Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey at Soldier Field last December.

Brady testimony in NFL ’Deflategate’ released

6:37 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady denied under oath to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell that he tampered with footballs before the AFC title game, and investigator Ted Wells said in a transcript that he never warned the New England Patriots quarterback he would be punished if he didn't turn over his cellphone.

Durable Mick Tingelhoff finally gets his Hall call

2:41 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The NFL draft lasted 20 rounds in 1962, for the 14 teams in the league at the time. More than a dozen centers came off the board among the 280 players who were picked.

Woodson’s ring of honor nod boosts unsung Dallas D of 1990s

2:36 AM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Darren Woodson is going into the Cowboys' ring of honor, a nod to the unsung Dallas defenses on the Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s.

Special feelings for families involved in inductions

2:22 AM

Cheyenne Humphrey-Robinson was thrilled to hear that the Pro Football Hall of Fame will allow Junior Seau's daughter to speak from the stage during Saturday's induction ceremonies.

The brain or a game, former player Utecht asks

2:05 AM

EDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. He retired in 2009 due to multiple concussions and memory loss. Utecht is now a national speaker, concussion advocate, and musician.

GM Baalke: 49ers would like to keep Aldon Smith beyond year

1:23 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday night that the 49ers plan to keep Aldon Smith beyond this season and indicated the linebacker would like to re-sign with the team.

GM Baalke: 49ers would like to keep Aldon Smith beyond year

12:37 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke says the 49ers have had preliminary discussions with linebacker Aldon Smith and his agent to let them know the team would like to keep him beyond this season.

» Tuesday, August 4, 2015

49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year

10:18 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Alex Boone strolled through Levi's Stadium in a tank top with his large, tattooed arms on full display.

Witten, Cowboys seek repeat playoff run after past failures

8:26 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Jason Witten doesn't deny that the Cowboys had a more complicated locker room with Terrell Owens in it and a different message coming from the top when Wade Phillips was the coach.

Jets’ Smith has 1st turnover, but showing signs of progress

8:17 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith made his first real gaffe of training camp, losing the football late in the New York Jets' fifth practice of the summer.

His diabetes under control, Cards’ Peterson feeling ’great’

8:14 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) A handful of games into last season, Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Bengals veteran tackles determined to hold onto starting job

7:58 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith could see what's next when the Bengals took offensive tackles with their first two picks in the draft. For now, they're dug in as the starters, refusing to give the team a reason to replace them.

Lions continue negotiating with Levy to keep him beyond 2015

7:58 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) DeAndre Levy's career-best production last season has the Detroit Lions hoping to come to an agreement that would keep him with the team beyond 2015.

Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play ball

7:46 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots' check in his pocket.

Hall-bound, Ron Wolf keeps tabs on Packers through proteges

7:45 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Former Packers general manager Ron Wolf still keeps a close eye on Green Bay in retirement.

Jets’ Wilkerson day to day with tweaked hamstring

7:17 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is day to day with a tweaked hamstring that kept him out of practice Tuesday.

Giants Ayers, Casillas have Jersey City hometown bond

7:07 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Before they became teammates with the New York Giants this off-season, Robert Ayers and Jonathan Casillas didn't think they knew each other.

His diabetes under control, Cards’ Peterson feeling ’great’

7:03 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) A handful of games into last season, Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl cornerback Patrick Peterson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Buccaneers aim for more production from tight end position

6:52 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) With Jameis Winston throwing the football and Dirk Koetter calling plays, a healthy Austin Seferian-Jenkins figures to get more opportunities to flourish in Tampa Bay's offense.

Marcus Smith eager to prove he’s not a first-round bust

6:44 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Marcus Smith spent most of his rookie season watching from the sideline and barely contributed.

Agent remains hopeful Colts can reach deal with T.Y. Hilton

6:34 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) T.Y. Hilton's preference is to be paid like an All-Pro receiver in Indianapolis.

Colts hoping Frank Gore can provide boost to ground game

6:29 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Frank Gore came to Indianapolis to win a championship.

NFL union releases Brady testimony in "Deflategate"

6:18 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs.

Cowboys to add Super Bowl winner Woodson to ring of honor

6:18 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Former Cowboys safety Darren Woodson is set to be the sixth player from Dallas' Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1990s to join the franchise's ring of honor.

AP Pro32: Packers are preseason No. 1 in AP’s power rankings

6:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) With a healthy Aaron Rodgers ready to resume his pinpoint passing, the Green Bay Packers will start the season as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 power rankings.

Steelers 2nd-year back Dri Archer looking for better season

6:13 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Dri Archer's rookie season was erratic.

49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year

6:02 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Alex Boone strolled through Levi's Stadium in a tank top with his large, tattooed arms on full display.

Gronk happy to have contract settled, ready to play ball

5:56 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski was asked if he dances his way to the bank with a $4 million New England Patriots' check in his pocket.

49ers O-linemen out to show they are better than last year

5:53 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers are hoping a new-look offensive line can produce better results.

Hernandez lawyers ask to suppress evidence in double slaying

5:46 PM

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to toss out evidence seized from the SUV authorities say he was in when he fatally shot two men in 2012 over a spilled drink.

Jaguars GM Caldwell confident ’greater days ahead’

5:40 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) It's been a long and laborious building process for Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell.

Browns’ Pryor more confident of switch to wide receiver

5:35 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Terrelle Pryor took the handoff, set his feet and unloaded a deep pass that fluttered, floated and somehow landed in Travis Benjamin's hands for a touchdown.

Packers’ 1st-round pick Randall picking up corner on the fly

5:23 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Damarious Randall is learning about life as an NFL cornerback on the fly.

Fiery Sanders expands his role with Denver Broncos

5:10 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Emmanuel Sanders is so wired to win that he considers his competitive streak both a blessing and a burden.

AP Pro32: Packers preseason No. 1 in AP’s power rankings

4:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) With a healthy Aaron Rodgers ready to resume his pinpoint passing, the Green Bay Packers will start the season as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 power rankings.

Hernandez lawyers ask to suppress evidence in double slaying

4:03 PM

BOSTON (AP) Lawyers for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to toss out evidence seized from an SUV authorities say Hernandez was in when he fatally shot two men over a spilled drink.

Clowney’s father charged with attempted murder

2:13 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has been arrested and charged with attempted murder for a shooting at a bar in Rock Hill.

Browns’ Pryor more confident he can switch to wide receiver

2:01 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) After a few practices with the Browns, Terrelle Pryor believes it's ''very realistic'' he can make a successful switch from NFL quarterback to wide receiver.

Vikings running backs, even Peterson, must work on blocking

1:42 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) After an absence from NFL activity that spanned seven months, Adrian Peterson has returned as Minnesota's featured runner.

Coach Mike Zimmer expected to rejoin Vikings soon

1:33 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is expected to rejoin the team soon.

Polian follows unconventional route on road to Hall of Fame

1:26 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bill Polian relied on simple, solid principles to build winners.

Jaguars have little hope of Justin Blackmon’s return

1:23 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Nearly two years after Justin Blackmon's last NFL practice, the Jacksonville Jaguars have all but given up on the suspended receiver.

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews misses 2nd day of practice

1:14 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Clay Matthews has missed a second straight day of practice after coach Mike McCarthy said he was holding out the Green Bay Packers' star linebacker as a precaution because of knee soreness.

Chiefs prove willingness to give players second chances

1:01 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have demonstrated a willingness under general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid to give players who have run into trouble a second chance.

Polian follows unconventional path on road to Hall of Fame

12:55 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bill Polian relied on simple, solid principles to build winners.

Jaguars have little hope of suspended WR Blackmon returning

12:46 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are losing hope that suspended receiver Justin Blackmon will return.

Ravens LB Mosley looks to build on Pro Bowl rookie season

12:24 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley says his surgically repaired wrist feels 100 percent.

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee allowed to add his surname to hers

12:08 PM

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A judge has approved a request by the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to add his last name to hers.

Judge won’t let Aaron Hernandez’s lawyer question tipster

10:37 AM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts judge says a lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez can't question under oath an anonymous tipster who raised concerns about a juror in the murder case.

Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

10:14 AM

DETROIT (AP) Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.

Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

6:06 AM

DETROIT (AP) Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70.

» Monday, August 3, 2015

Ravens safety Matt Elam out for season with biceps tear

11:29 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) Ravens safety Matt Elam will miss the season with a biceps tear.

Mariota collides with scout during Titans’ night practice

11:22 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota gave the Tennessee Titans a momentary scare Monday night when he scrambled and ran to the sideline where he crashed into a scout.

Eagles linebacker Travis Long tears ACL again

9:02 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles linebacker Travis Long has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee for the second straight year.

Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium funds

8:56 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use city tax money for the project.

Quinton Dial could be big part of revamped 49ers DL

8:40 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Quinton Dial is running with the first-team defense for the San Francisco 49ers, who are looking to once again turn a young, raw prospect into a producer along their defensive line after the departure of long-time starters Ray McDonald and five-time Pro Bowler Justin Smith.

Quinton Dial could be big part of 49ers revamped DL

8:32 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Quinton Dial is running with the first-team defense for the San Francisco 49ers, who are looking to once again turn a young, raw prospect into a producer along their defensive line after the departure of long-time starters Ray McDonald and five-time Pro Bowler Justin Smith.

Ngata on injury list at start of practice for Lions

7:50 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Ndamukong Suh's replacement began fall practice on the injured list.

AP source: Former Jaguars WR Sanders faces 10-game ban

7:45 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Ace Sanders, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013, is facing a 10-game suspension for another violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

Trimmer McCoy ready to lead Bucs out of NFC South cellar

7:30 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Gerald McCoy is entering his sixth NFL season and has yet to lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the playoffs.

Tyrann Mathieu’s ’journey’ enters 3rd NFL season

7:10 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Honey Badger is entering his third NFL season.

Vikings’ Zimmer to miss practice due to father’s health

7:09 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's father is ailing.

Timmons leader of young Steelers linebackers

7:07 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons finally reached the Pro Bowl last season after an eight-year wait.

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles finally feeling healthy again

7:00 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Jamaal Charles had holes in his shoes on the first day of training camp.

Vikings WR Jarius Wright ’carrying the torch’ for friend

6:59 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) Jarius Wright has entered the final year of his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings, with three productive seasons on his resume as a fourth-round draft pick.

Titans’ offensive line ready to push back after rough season

6:47 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans' offensive linemen are tired of being pushed around.

Panthers DT Lotulelei injures foot, out a couple of weeks

6:43 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei will miss a ''few weeks'' of action after being diagnosed with a right foot injury.

Ngata on injury list at start of practice for Lions

6:32 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata missed the team's first practice of training camp Monday with a strained hamstring.

Graham fitting in just fine early in Seahawks camp

6:32 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Jimmy Graham reached over the top of the shorter safety, hauled in the touchdown pass from Russell Wilson and immediately turned and spiked the football.

Bills offensive line coach Kromer grateful to rejoin team

6:30 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was excited to finally join the team at training camp, and grateful to the organization for allowing him to keep his job.

Jackson, Gruden seeing progression in Griffin, other QBs

6:11 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Wide receiver DeSean Jackson likes what he's seeing from Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins' other two quarterbacks through the first five days of training camp.

Tyrann Mathieu’s ’journey’ enters 3rd NFL season

6:06 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Honey Badger is entering his third NFL season.

Injured players trying to come back stronger for Colts

6:02 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) Running back Vick Ballard and offensive lineman Donald Thomas are favorites among the most important Colts fans.

CB Hall fully healthy after 2nd Achilles tendon injury

5:51 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Before Mohamed Sanu could take a step after his catch, cornerback Leon Hall reached in and emphatically stripped the ball out of arms, drawing a cheer from the crowd of about a thousand people on Monday afternoon.

Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

5:45 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday, the day Hernandez's girlfriend was seen wearing a wedding band.

Packers LB Clay Matthews misses practice (knee soreness)

5:39 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Clay Matthews understood why everyone was so concerned.

Bills offensive line coach Kromer joins team at camp

5:25 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has rejoined the team in time for its night practice at training camp, coach Rex Ryan says.

Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee asks court to change her surname

5:23 PM

NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The fiancee of imprisoned ex-New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has petitioned a Rhode Island court to add the surname Hernandez to her name, matching their daughter's name.

Osweiler capitalizes on Manning’s day off

5:12 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Brock Osweiler looked around and asked a pertinent question.

Giants GM Reese speaks with injured DE Pierre-Paul

5:09 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries.

Panthers’ Rivera returns to work with message for players

5:01 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera returned to work Monday with a message for his players.

Jackson, Gruden seeing progression in Griffin, other QBs

4:57 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Wide receiver DeSean Jackson likes what he's seeing from Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins' other two quarterbacks through the first five days of training camp.

Panthers’ Rivera returns to work with message for players

4:46 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera returned to work Monday with a message for his players.

Rookie RB Gordon back at Chargers practice

4:41 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Chargers running back Melvin Gordon returned to practice Monday, one day after not working.

Packers TE Quarless loses daughter at birth

4:36 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless revealed Monday he missed the first two days of training camp because his daughter died at birth last week.

Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium funds

4:27 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use city tax money for the project.

Cardinals activate TEs Gresham, Niklas; Riddick injured

3:45 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have activated tight ends Jermaine Gresham and Troy Niklas.

Falcons’ Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

3:39 PM

ATLANTA (AP) After losing a few pounds in the offseason, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive.

Saints rookie Anthony opening eyes at linebacker

3:38 PM

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) Max Unger wasn't the only player the New Orleans Saints acquired when they traded star tight end Jimmy Graham to Seattle in a deal that sent shockwaves throughout the NFL.

McKenzie optimistic about Raiders in 4th year as GM

3:30 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) Reggie McKenzie knew it would take some time to build the Oakland Raiders the way he wanted to after being hired as general manager in January 2012.

Broncos P Colquitt takes a $1.4 million pay cut

3:27 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Britton Colquitt is no longer the highest-paid punter in the First Family of Fourth Downs.

Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium funds

3:23 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The effort to build a new football riverfront stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.

Whaley: Bills have exchanged contract proposals with Dareus

3:18 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Bills have exchanged contract proposals with defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, though no deal is imminent.

Jaguars won’t use youth, inexperience as excuses in 2015

3:06 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the NFL's youngest teams - again.

Jackson challenging for safety spot with Giants

3:05 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Bennett Jackson remembers the day last August when he received a text message that changed his life.

Rams putting rookies Havenstein, Brown right to work

2:53 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams plan to open the season with a pair of rookie offensive linemen playing side by side. Tackle Rob Havenstein and guard Jamon Brown must be quick learners and make the gamble pay off.

Prosecutor: Tipster wrote sexual letters to Aaron Hernandez

2:51 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) An anonymous tipster who raised questions about a juror in the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez had a sexually explicit relationship with him, a prosecutor said in a filing released Monday.

Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles finally feeling healthy again

2:41 PM

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Jamaal Charles had holes in his shoes on the first day of training camp.

Falcons’ Julio Jones hoping for new contract before season

2:37 PM

ATLANTA (AP) After losing a few pounds in the offseason, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive.

Judge: St. Louis residents don’t need vote on stadium bonds

2:08 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.

Whaley: Bills have exchanged contract proposals with Dareus

1:37 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley says the team has exchanged contract proposals with defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, and hopes a deal can be reached before the start of the season.

Giants GM Reese speaks with injured DE Pierre-Paul

1:22 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants finally have spoken with defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul about his injuries.

Packers LB Clay Matthews misses practice (knee soreness)

1:21 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Five-time Pro Bowl linebacker Clay Matthews missed Green Bay's Monday morning practice with what coach Mike McCarthy termed ''knee soreness.''

Broncos P Colquitt takes a $1.4 million pay cut

1:18 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Two years after becoming the league's highest-paid punter, Britton Colquitt has increased his chances of making the Denver Broncos' roster by agreeing to a $1.4 million pay cut.

Panthers DT Lotulelei carted off field with foot soreness

12:30 PM

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Panthers starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted to the locker room with his right foot taped in ice.

Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games

11:38 AM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

After 6-year wait, Tim Brown ready for Hall induction

11:07 AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Perhaps more than any other position in football, wide receivers are forced to depend on teammates for success.

Dolphins rookie Jordan Phillips benefited by Suh’s mentoring

10:06 AM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) For about three weeks preceding the start of Miami Dolphins training camp, rookie defensive lineman Jordan Phillips and his fiancee were on a vacation of sorts in Oregon.

Cowboys’ Dez Bryant tangles with teammate in camp skirmish

9:50 AM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.

Cowboys’ Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp

7:47 AM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.

» Sunday, August 2, 2015

Cowboys’ Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp

11:59 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.

Raiders excited to break out the pads for first time

11:28 PM

NAPA, Calif. (AP) After months of practicing in shorts and shells, the Oakland Raiders finally got the chance to put on the pads.

Cowboys’ Mincey back at practice after ending brief holdout

11:12 PM

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

Cowboys’ Bryant has prolonged incident with teammate at camp

10:48 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) Dez Bryant kept going after Dallas cornerback Tyler Patmon in a heated training camp skirmish that didn't end until quarterback Tony Romo finally stepped in and calmed his star receiver.

Bills suspend offensive line coach Kromer for first 6 games

10:43 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have suspended offensive line coach Aaron Kromer without pay for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Aldon Smith, Glenn Dorsey hope to play full season

10:26 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Two players the San Francisco 49ers could not depend upon last year will be counted on to play big roles this season.

Rams’ Trumaine Johnson, E.J. Gaines competing at cornerback

10:15 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams' defense is so deep there are two starters, Trumaine Johnson and E.J. Gaines, competing for one of the cornerback spots.

Aldon Smith, Glenn Dorsey hope to play full season

9:38 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Two players the San Francisco 49ers could not depend upon last year will be counted on to play big roles this season.

Cardinals’ TE Gresham still on sideline after back surgery

9:16 PM

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jermaine Gresham left the Cincinnati Bengals as a free agent after last season and he was looking forward to a nice contract elsewhere.

Ravens’ Harbaugh concerned about injury to safety Matt Elam

8:59 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ravens coach John Harbaugh is concerned about the severity of the biceps injury to safety Matt Elam.

Brandon Boykin eager for fresh start with Steelers

8:46 PM

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin is looking forward to a fresh start with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Miller no longer in NFL’s drug program

8:39 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Von Miller no longer carries all those extra pounds or the weight of the world.

With Zimmer, Vikings cornerback quality has increased

8:23 PM

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) An old adage about people is they're always harder on the ones they love.

Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner

7:55 PM

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

Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

7:53 PM

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

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

7:47 PM

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

With Jeffery leading pack, no shortage of options for Bears

7:43 PM

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

Bengals end Michael Johnson hurts knee, team optimistic

7:24 PM

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

Matt Ryan feeling as young as ever in new scheme

7:04 PM

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

Detroit Lions open training camp optimistic

6:53 PM

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

Cowboys’ Mincey in camp after brief holdout over contract

6:46 PM

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

New locker assignments help Titans know each other better

6:42 PM

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

Jets’ Wilkerson leaves practice with tweaked hamstring

6:32 PM

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

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

6:30 PM

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

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

5:52 PM

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

Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters

5:41 PM

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

Jets’ Wilkerson leaves practice with tweaked hamstring

5:39 PM

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

New Texan Wilfork looks to learn from Watt

5:09 PM

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

Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

4:49 PM

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

Sam Bradford doesn’t hold back in practice with Eagles

4:39 PM

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

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

4:21 PM

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

Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters

3:58 PM

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

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

3:49 PM

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

Cowboys’ Mincey in camp after brief holdout over contract

3:44 PM

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

Fired-up Brady talks trash, celebrates at Patriots camp

3:34 PM

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

Pryor earning praise in transition to wide receiver

3:31 PM

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

Seattle acquires Seisay from Detroit for draft pick

3:03 PM

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

Rex Ryan lists guard Richie Incognito among Bills starters

2:57 PM

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

Reese says Giants defense can surprise people without JPP

2:51 PM

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

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

2:35 PM

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

Texans’ Clowney expected to begin practice Aug. 17

2:28 PM

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

Pryor earning praise in transition to wide receiver

2:01 PM

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

Indianapolis opens practice with 2 veterans on PUP list

1:50 PM

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

Dolphins getting a break from on-field work Monday

1:45 PM

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

Seattle releases DT Tony McDaniel in salary cap move

1:39 PM

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

Dolphins’ Branden Albert show progress after knee surgery

1:35 PM

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

Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

12:31 PM

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

Panthers waive injured WR Stephen Hill after torn ACL

12:16 PM

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

Seahawks finalize contract extension with LB Bobby Wagner

1:42 AM

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

AP Source: Seattle nearing extension with Bobby Wagner

12:57 AM

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

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

12:49 AM

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

Steelers trade future 5th rounder for Eagles CB Boykin

12:34 AM

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

Tomsula begins camp doing things his way, with player input

12:12 AM

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

» Saturday, August 1, 2015

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

11:54 PM

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

Cowboys welcome McClain despite issues with knee, suspension

9:59 PM

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

Jets activate guard Willie Colon from active-PUP list

8:57 PM

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

Jets GM supportive, but noncommittal on Richardson’s future

8:55 PM

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

Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

8:26 PM

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

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

8:19 PM

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

Panthers WR Hill will have MRI after injuring right leg

8:17 PM

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

Thomas longs for reunion with his mother

8:16 PM

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

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

8:13 PM

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

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

7:57 PM

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

Buccaneers hungry for success after disappointing season

7:49 PM

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

Bengals hope upgraded defensive line produces some sacks

7:33 PM

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

Jets’ Devin Smith has partially punctured lung, broken ribs

7:22 PM

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

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

7:13 PM

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

McPhee sees Bears striking fear in opponents

7:09 PM

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

First practice gives Chiefs cornerbacks chance to shine

7:01 PM

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

Jets GM supportive, but noncommittal on Richardson’s future

6:55 PM

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

Tomsula begins camp doing things his way, with player input

6:51 PM

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

Cowboys welcome McClain despite issues with knee, suspension

6:41 PM

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

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

6:24 PM

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

Williams expects plenty of carries with Steeleers

6:13 PM

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

Jets’ Devin Smith has partially punctured lung, broken ribs

6:06 PM

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

Panthers WR Hill carted off the field with right leg injury

5:53 PM

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

49ers rookie Hayne reiterates apology for offensive comments

5:52 PM

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

Percy Harvin eager to establish fresh start with Bills

5:51 PM

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

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

5:42 PM

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

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

5:40 PM

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

Raiders LB Sio Moore returns following hip surgery

5:34 PM

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

Peterson, Jones return to Jaguars as coaching interns

5:10 PM

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

Line is question mark on New York Giants’ offense

5:04 PM

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

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

5:04 PM

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

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

5:03 PM

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

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

5:02 PM

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

Marshall back on field but with a heavy heart

4:59 PM

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

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

4:56 PM

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

Panthers WR Hill carted off the field with right leg injury

4:54 PM

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

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

4:43 PM

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

Titans linebacker Orakpo healthy after revamping workouts

4:24 PM

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

Saints’ Tim Lelito in line for left guard spot

4:20 PM

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

Melvin Gordon tested at Chargers camp

4:09 PM

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

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

4:05 PM

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

Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall returns from 2 Achilles operations

3:53 PM

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

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

3:50 PM

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

Falcons’ Tamme making easy transition to life after Manning

3:49 PM

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

Jets promote Davidson to director of football administration

3:39 PM

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

The line is the question mark on the Giants’ offense

3:35 PM

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

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

3:33 PM

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

Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

3:07 PM

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

Jets promote Jacqueline Davidson to dir. of football admin.

2:54 PM

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

Jets activate guard Willie Colon from active-PUP list

2:53 PM

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

Falcons’ Tamme making easy transition to life after Manning

2:30 PM

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

Scott Rodeo replaces Russ Warren as Giants team doctor

2:10 PM

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

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

1:55 PM

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

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

1:45 PM

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

Pads go on at Dolphins camp; Suh finds new gear

1:34 PM

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

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

1:25 PM

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

Browns lineman Winn hurts right knee in practice

1:15 PM

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

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

12:11 PM

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

12:07 PM

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

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

12:22 AM

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