NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Saturday, May 28, 2016

AP Source: Jets’ offer to Fitzpatrick for 3 years

12:31 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have made an offer that Ryan Fitzpatrick - so far - has refused.

» Friday, May 27, 2016

AP Source: Jets’ offer to Fitzpatrick for 3 years

11:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have made an offer that Ryan Fitzpatrick - so far - has refused.

AP Source: Jets’ offer to Fitzpatrick for 3 years

10:16 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Jets made a three-year offer to quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in March that includes $12 million guaranteed in the first year.

Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name

7:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Native American leaders and activists have criticized a recent US national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.

Bears agree to contract with first-round pick Floyd

6:02 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears and first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd have agreed to a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year.

Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name

6:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.

Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name

3:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.

Defense secretary: Navy’s Reynolds, Swain can play in NFL

2:00 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Keenan Reynolds will get his chance to play in the NFL this season.

Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins’ name

12:46 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.

Defense secretary: Navy’s Reynolds, Swain can play in NFL

12:00 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and fullback Chris Swain can defer their military service to play in the NFL.

After lost season, Jace Amaro expects to make plays for Jets

2:44 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jace Amaro was aiming for a big breakout season a year ago.

» Thursday, May 26, 2016

Steelers moving forward without suspended WR Martavis Bryant

7:56 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) When Darrius Heyward-Bey heard about Martavis Bryant's one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the elder statesmen among the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers sent his talented but erratic teammate a note.

Marshall patiently awaits payday, return to playing field

7:32 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The only thing Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall is practicing right now is showing plenty of patience as he awaits both a big payday and medical clearance to return to the field.

Brandon Browner back with Seahawks but in a different role

7:11 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Brandon Browner is back with the Seattle Seahawks, wearing the same number as in the past, but playing a different position than when he became a founding member of the secondary known as the ''Legion of Boom.''

Ravens forfeit 1 week of workouts

6:35 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts.

Saints’ Anthony embracing linebacker shuffle, Laurinaitis

6:09 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints linebacker Stephone Anthony isn't so much concerned about the job he's lost as the one he's gained.

Lions learning to live without retired WR Calvin Johnson

6:08 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Matthew Stafford dropped back and sailed a spiral through the air, over his intended target and onto the ground.

Goodell reaffirms NFL’s concussion research role

5:56 PM

NEW YORK (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.

LeBeau speaking up again now he’s running Titans defense

5:53 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are back to just one man running their defense, and Dick LeBeau is ready to speak up once again.

Miami’s Tannehill wants to take ownership of Gase’s offense

5:46 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Ryan Tannehill threw a pass Thursday and then fell to the turf face down, which happened a lot last season.

Jaguars receiver Lee staying healthy, seeking more

5:41 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have something rarer than an albino tiger: a healthy Marqise Lee.

Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd undergoes foot surgery

5:09 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd will be out until the start of training camp after undergoing surgery on his right foot Thursday morning.

Ravens forfeit 1 week of workouts

4:22 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts.

Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd undergoes foot surgery

4:18 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd will be out until the start of training camp after undergoing surgery on his right foot Thursday morning.

Ravens forfeit 1 week of workouts

2:20 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have forfeited one week of offseason practices for violating the labor agreement on such workouts.

» Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Brees ’not stressing’ about a lack of an extension

10:27 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints star quarterback Drew Brees says he's ''not stressing'' about a recent lack of progress on a possible contract extension with New Orleans and said he'll approach this season the same way whether he gets a new deal or not.

Patriots join ’Deflategate’ fight in court for the 1st time

7:47 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts (AP) The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Romo feels young again coming off twice-broken collarbone

7:44 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Tony Romo isn't sure how to define young.

Jets’ Richardson: ’positive vibes’ about possible suspension

7:28 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson is preparing to play at the start of the season, even if the NFL might have other plans for him.

Jets’ Richardson: ’positive vibes’ about possible suspension

6:47 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson says he's trying to maintain ''positive vibes'' about a possible suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Patriots join ’Deflategate’ fight in court for the 1st time

6:43 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Bad week in Buffalo: from injuries to apologies

6:34 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Coach Rex Ryan stepped to the podium and immediately proclaimed the Buffalo Bills are ''a zillion miles ahead'' of where they were last year.

WR DeSean Jackson a no-show at Redskins’ 1st voluntary OTAs

6:34 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) DeSean Jackson isn't taking part in voluntary team workouts, and the Washington Redskins don't seem to care.

A year after discontent, Adrian Peterson happy in Minnesota

6:19 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) It was a year ago and the circus was swirling around Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings.

Titans claim tight end Cunningham off waivers from Jets

6:15 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have claimed tight end Jerome Cunningham off waivers from the New York Jets.

Broncos’ C.J. Anderson not bothered by bold Devontae Booker

6:14 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) C.J. Anderson has the big bucks. Devontae Booker has the bravado.

Patriots joins ’Deflategate’ battle in court for first time

5:21 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell.

White looks to deliver for Bears after sitting rookie year

4:53 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears envisioned Kevin White forming a dynamic tandem with Alshon Jeffery when they drafted the receiver with the No. 7 pick last year.

Smith steps back in for Jets with Fitzpatrick still unsigned

4:51 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Geno Smith has never doubted himself or lacked confidence in his abilities.

WR DeSean Jackson a no-show at Redskins’ 1st voluntary OTAs

4:13 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) DeSean Jackson isn't taking part in voluntary team workouts, and the Washington Redskins don't seem to care.

Patriots ask appeals court to rehear ’Deflategate’ case

2:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The New England Patriots have asked a federal appeals court in New York City to rehear the ''Deflategate'' case.

Bills GM clarifies comment over whether NFL’s fit for humans

2:46 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley acknowledges he used ''a poor choice of words'' when referring to football being a violent game that he personally didn't think was intended to be played by humans.

» Tuesday, May 24, 2016

NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

11:11 PM

SEATTLE (AP) The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted by a committee handling a report during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

Mark Sanchez a surprise participant in Broncos OTAs

7:32 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mark Sanchez wasn't about to let a weight room mishap keep him from running the Denver Broncos' offense when the Super Bowl champs began OTAs.

Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

7:31 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

49ers CEO pledges money to support repeal of transgender law

7:29 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York pledged $75,000 to the Equality North Carolina Foundation, an organization which is backing a repeal of a law he believes discriminates.

Steelers RB Bell believes Bengals targeted him

7:09 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Le'Veon Bell considers the first injury of his NFL career - a sprained foot in a preseason game three years ago - a freak accident.

Packers RB Lacy feeling lighter, better after workouts

6:24 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) With less weight and more burst, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is feeling good.

Davis: Studies on Raiders move to Las Vegas are ’positive’

6:16 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas.

Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald not thinking beyond this season

6:01 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinal all 12 of his NFL seasons, breaking every franchise receiving record along the way.

Titans QB few pounds heavier, more comfortable in 2nd season

5:54 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Marcus Mariota feels much more comfortable going into his second season with the Tennessee Titans. The quarterback also is a little heavier.

No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictions

5:37 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Don't expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices.

Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

5:18 PM

BOSTON (AP) Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.

Former WR Lippett in contention to start at CB for Miami

5:14 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Heading into his second NFL season, Tony Lippett says he no longer dreams about catching touchdown passes.

Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

5:13 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

4:57 PM

SEATTLE (AP) The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

4:39 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come.

Dalton to Green: Like old times at Bengals offseason workout

4:08 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton took the snap during an 11-on-11 drill, looked deep and let it fly. A.J. Green had barely a step on cornerback Adam ''Pacman'' Jones, leaving a small space to fit one in.

Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

3:58 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.

NFL awards 2020 Super Bowl to Miami, 2021 to Los Angeles

3:52 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) NFL awards 2020 Super Bowl to Miami, 2021 to Los Angeles.

No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictions

3:44 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have unveiled a wide-ranging policy restricting media from reporting on who threw an interception during practice or what someone might overhear during a post-practice team huddle.

Giants halfback Andre Williams making no excuses for 2015

3:27 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Andre Williams isn't going to make excuses for his 2015 season with the New York Giants.

Titans offensive lineman Byron Bell dislocates left ankle

3:08 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey says offensive lineman Byron Bell will miss the season after dislocating his left ankle on the Titans' first day of organized team activities.

Top contenders? Miami, LA, Atlanta look to host Super Bowls

2:45 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The NFL is expected to award three future Super Bowls - 2019, 2020 and 2021 - at the league's owners meetings in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday. Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles are considered the leading candidates. Atlanta and Los Angeles are in the process of building new stadiums, while Miami is undergoing a $450 million renovation. New Orleans and Tampa are bidding to host the Super Bowl.

Jaguars’ Joeckel working to erase ’terrible’ finale

2:23 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Left tackle Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, admittedly has no idea how the Jacksonville Jaguars feel about him right now.

Jaguars’ Ramsey has surgery, should return for training camp

2:07 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will gladly take the latest injury update regarding rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

2:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Nearly two dozen engineering and physics professors weighed in Tuesday with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.''

Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

1:58 PM

BOSTON (AP) Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.

Buffalo Bills sign 2nd-round pick, linebacker Reggie Ragland

1:51 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed their second-round draft pick, linebacker Reggie Ragland.

Mark Sanchez a surprise participant in Broncos OTAs

1:43 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mark Sanchez isn't allowing his injured left thumb to sideline him at the start of the Denver Broncos' organized team activities.

Engineering and physics professors weigh in on Brady appeal

1:25 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Numerous engineering and physics professors have weighed in with a federal appeals court being asked to review New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for ''Deflategate.''

Jaguars’ Ramsey has surgery, should return for training camp

12:59 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey had surgery Tuesday to repair torn meniscus in his right knee, and the team expects him to be ready for training camp.

NFL expands replay system to include more reviewable plays

12:37 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The NFL has voted to expand its current replay system to include more reviewable plays.

Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

9:53 AM

BOSTON (AP) The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.

» Monday, May 23, 2016

Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

10:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

Still plenty of air in ’Deflategate’ court case

7:46 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs - it's the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers.

Indianapolis signs 2nd-round draft pick T.J. Green

7:32 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts said Monday that they have signed safety T.J. Green, their second-round draft pick.

Saints add veteran receiver Brown, kicker Barth

5:47 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans has signed receiver Vincent Brown and kicker Connor Barth.

Still plenty of air in ’Deflategate’ court case

5:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs - it's the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers.

Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

5:42 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

Still plenty of air in ’Deflategate’ court case

4:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady's lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs - it's the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers.

Falcons’ Vic Beasley Jr. samples new dual role as OLB and DE

4:43 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Vic Beasley Jr. is learning a new position for his second season with the Atlanta Falcons.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ron Mix admits felony tax fraud

4:30 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Pro Football Hall of Fame Member Ron Mix faces up to three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in Missouri to a felony tax-fraud charge.

Jaguars’ Fowler returns, ready for bigger role after injury

4:21 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Dante Fowler Jr. took a step right, quickly cut back inside offensive tackle Luke Joeckel and found himself on a collision course with the quarterback.

Panthers’ Thompson cited in accident that injured ex-Duke QB

4:12 PM

WEDDINGTON, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was cited for a head-on accident that injured former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone over the weekend, a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper said Monday.

Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison buys mom a house

4:06 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Damon Harrison hasn't played a game for the New York Giants and he has already started delivering.

Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

3:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

Browns cut veteran WR Brian Hartline

3:37 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline on Monday.

Mom of Giants’ Apple to join ESPN’s ’Sunday NFL Countdown’

3:16 PM

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) The mother of Giants first-round pick Eli Apple will make an NFL debut of her own this fall.

Fitzpatrick wants reunion with Jets, has no plans to retire

2:27 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, locked in a contract stalemate with the New York Jets, says he wants to return to the team and has no plans to retire.

Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

2:23 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.

Saints add veteran receiver Vincent Brown

2:09 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The agent for NFL veteran Vincent Brown says the receiver has signed with the New Orleans Saints.

Jaguars lose rookie DE Woodard to torn Achilles tendon

1:30 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost another draft pick to injury.

Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

1:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) A senior House Democrat has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

Tom Brady to appeal ’Deflatgate’ suspension again

12:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady will appeal his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before a circuit court.

Titans agree to terms with 8th pick overall Jack Conklin

11:21 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with offensive tackle Jack Conklin, the eighth overall pick in the draft.

Tom Brady to appeal ’Deflatgate’ suspension again

9:49 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Tom Brady will appeal his four-game suspension by the NFL, seeking a second hearing before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court.

» Sunday, May 22, 2016

Former Browns center Tom DeLeone dies at age 65

6:06 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Tom DeLeone, the tough-nosed center who made two Pro Bowls during 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, has died. He was 65.

Jaguars 1st-round draft pick Ramsey signs rookie contract

11:33 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, has signed a four-year contract.

» Friday, May 20, 2016

Dallas Cowboys sign injured linebacker Jaylon Smith

9:52 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys signed injured linebacker Jaylon Smith, their second-round draft pick, and former Baylor basketball player Rico Gathers on Friday.

Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney Jr. dies

6:42 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota business and political leader, sports booster and philanthropist Wheelock Whitney Jr. died Friday. He was 89.

Ex-NFL player launching site to honor Joplin tornado victim

2:47 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Kansas City Chiefs long snapper Kendall Gammon is launching a social media site inspired by a Joplin tornado victim on the fifth anniversary of the deadly twister.

Hearing set for suspect in killing of former Saints star

12:09 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) With work still being done on the autopsy report on retired Saints defensive end Will Smith, attorneys in the criminal case against the man charged in his death agreed Friday to reschedule an evidence hearing.

The Latest: Brief hearing reveals little in Will Smith case

11:12 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Latest on a court hearing for the suspect in the shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith (all times local):

Hearing set for suspect in killing of former Saints star

9:09 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The suspect in the April shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith is set for a Friday court hearing.

» Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey tears meniscus during workouts

8:49 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have had little luck with first-round draft picks the past two seasons.

QB Jake Rudock seems to be in good position with Lions

6:42 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Jake Rudock seems to have landed in a good spot with the Detroit Lions.

Jets’ Darrelle Revis fires longtime agents

6:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, one of the NFL's highest-paid players among non-quarterbacks the past several years, has fired his longtime agents.

Capitol Hill Buzz: NFL returns money used to honor troops

4:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Two Republican senators said Thursday that they've scored a touchdown for taxpayers after the National Football League informed them that it is refunding more than $700,000 paid by the Defense Department to NFL clubs to honor military service members at league games and events.

Jaguars rookie Jalen Ramsey tears meniscus during workouts

4:46 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey could be sidelined for offseason workouts and maybe more because of a knee injury.

Poll: 9 in 10 Native Americans not offended by Redskins name

2:30 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A recent national poll found that nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins name.

Ex-NFL player chosen to be next Pittsburgh schools head

8:33 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Officials say a former professional football player has been tapped to be the next superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools.

» Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Saints sign 4th-round pick Onyemata to 4-year contract

6:23 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints signed rookie defensive lineman David Onyemata to a four-year contract Wednesday.

Browns’ Haden sheds walking boot, eager for healthier season

5:57 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Assigned to cover the NFL's best wide receivers every week, Browns cornerback Joe Haden knows challenges.

Bengals have 2 draft picks left unsigned

5:27 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals have two draft picks left unsigned - including first-round cornerback William Jackson III - after reaching a deal with guard Christian Westerman of Arizona State.

Former NFL player Tim Tebow writing book on ’life’s storms’

5:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A new book by former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will be a guide on how to handle success and disappointment.

Broncos still playing the Rodney Dangerfield card

4:53 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) It's May. OTAs haven't started yet. Training camp isn't even on the horizon. So, it's a good time for NFL teams to talk some trash.

Cowboys sign 1st-round pick RB Elliott to $25M, 4-year deal

4:19 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) Ezekiel Elliott has signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys that includes a $16 million signing bonus and is worth nearly $25 million overall for the Ohio State running back who was the fourth overall draft pick.

Redskins’ Cravens eager to learn how to be an NFL linebacker

2:57 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Redskins rookie Su'a Cravens is far more comfortable being a student on the football field than a tourist on the streets of Washington.

Patriots’ Gronkowski not exactly a swan in 1st ballet lesson

9:58 AM

BOSTON (AP) Don't look for Rob Gronkowski to spike his slippers in the end zone anytime soon.

» Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Broncos elect Elam, Fletcher, Lynch to Ring of Fame

10:08 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Former Denver Broncos safety John Lynch used to look up from the grass at Sports Authority Field and glance at the names along the team's hallowed Ring of Fame.

Broncos elect Elam, Fletcher, Lynch to Ring of Fame

9:20 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Former Denver Broncos safety John Lynch used to look up from the grass at Sports Authority Field and glance at the names along the team's hallowed Ring of Fame.

Steelers sign tight end David Johnson to 1-year deal

9:02 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers bolstered their tight end depth on Tuesday, signing veteran David Johnson to a one-year deal.

Saints add cornerback Pruitt, cut kicker Scobee

6:58 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans has signed cornerback Jimmy Pruitt while cutting veteran kicker Josh Scobee and waiving offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann.

Broncos elect Elam, Fletcher, Lynch to Ring of Fame

6:07 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A trio of former players is heading into the Denver Broncos' Ring of Fame: kicker Jason Elam, linebacker Simon Fletcher and safety John Lynch.

Jaguars sign veteran Linkenbach, release Oberkrom

6:05 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran offensive lineman Jeff Linkenbach and released rookie kicker Jaden Oberkrom.

Palmer shrugs off ’big game’ failure, expects big season

6:04 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Carson Palmer had probably the finest season of his 13 years as an NFL quarterback. Yet he and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals must deal with the ugly way it ended in a blowout loss to Carolina in the NFC championship game.

Former NFL All-Pro LB Chris Spielman joining Fox as analyst

4:49 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former NFL All-Pro linebacker Chris Spielman is joining Fox as an NFL and college football analyst.

Palmer shrugs off ’big game’ failure, expects big season

4:30 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Carson Palmer had probably the finest season of his 13 years as an NFL quarterback. But he and the rest of the Arizona Cardinals must deal with the ugly way it ended in a blowout loss to Carolina in the NFC championship game.

Undrafted rookie retires days after signing with Titans

4:22 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have placed undrafted rookie cornerback and kick returner Morgan Burns on the reserve/retired list only days after signing him to the roster.

NFL hires Runyan as VP of policy and rules administration

4:19 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former NFL tackle and congressman Jon Runyan has been hired as vice president of policy and rules administration, the league said on Tuesday.

Sam Bradford has no regrets, ready to move on with Eagles

3:59 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Sam Bradford plans to mentor Carson Wentz and lead the Philadelphia Eagles for as long as they keep him around.

NFL hires Runyan as VP of policy and rules administration

3:41 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Former NFL tackle and congressman Jon Runyan has been hired as vice president of policy and rules administration, the league said on Tuesday.

Redskins release wide receiver Andre Roberts

10:32 AM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins released Andre Roberts on Tuesday, saving significant salary cap space and cutting ties with the wide receiver who had been a big-time free agent signing.

Redskins release wide receiver Andre Roberts

9:45 AM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have released wide receiver Andre Roberts and signed undrafted free agent cornerback Mariel Cooper.

Bills’ Lawson to have shoulder surgery; Watkins’ foot hurt

9:25 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills officials say first-round draft pick Shaq Lawson will have surgery on his right shoulder and wide receiver Sammy Watkins had an operation for one of his feet.

» Monday, May 16, 2016

Saints sign 3 tryout players from last week’s rookie camp

6:37 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says New Orleans has signed wide receiver Jake Lampman, linebacker Tony Steward and offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson.

Heuerman eager to get on the field after sitting out ’15

5:46 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) For a guy who hasn't played a single snap as a pro, Jeff Heuerman sure has made his mark on the NFL.

Seahawks sign LB Khairi Fortt, waives LB Christian French

5:31 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed linebacker Khairi Fortt after waiving linebacker Christian French due to an injury.

Top rookies to don uniforms, pose for trading cards

4:09 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Rams quarterback Jared Goff and 40 other rookies are gathering in Los Angeles this weekend to don their uniforms for the first time and pose for their first trading cards as pros.

Jaguars sign 4th-round draft pick Sheldon Day to rookie deal

4:06 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fourth-round draft pick Sheldon Day of Notre Dame.

Mark Sanchez undergoes thumb surgery on non-throwing hand

3:52 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Mark Sanchez will miss the first few days of OTAs next week after undergoing surgery to repair a ligament in his left, non-throwing hand.

Panthers release CB Brandon Boykin; sign 5 tryout players

3:07 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers didn't even wait to see cornerback Brandon Boykin in practice, cutting him before the official start of OTAs.

Heuerman eager to get on the field after sitting out ’15

2:57 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) For a guy who hasn't played a single snap as a pro, Jeff Heuerman sure has made his mark on the NFL.

Blank says work on Falcons’ new stadium is on schedule

2:46 PM

ATLANTA (AP) As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Monday construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is back on schedule to open in June, 2017.

Blank says work on Falcons’ new stadium is on schedule

1:44 PM

ATLANTA (AP) As he awaits word on Atlanta's bid for to host a Super Bowl, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank says construction of the team's new Mercedes-Benz Stadium is on schedule to open in June, 2017.

Broncos add linebacker Dekoda Watson

12:25 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Dekoda Watson on Monday, adding a special teams ace who's been in the NFL for six seasons.

Veteran DE Jason Jones signs with Dolphins

12:15 PM

MIAMI (AP) Defensive end Jason Jones has signed with the Miami Dolphins, adding depth and flexibility to a front four that should be formidable next season.

Titans waive Mettenberger, clearing space for 4 new signees

10:22 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have waived quarterback Zach Mettenberger, making space to sign four players who earned jobs after trying out during rookie minicamp.

» Sunday, May 15, 2016

Ex-rugby League star Hayne leaves NFL, aims for Olympics

11:04 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to push for selection in the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics.

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne leaving NFL

6:58 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics.

Russell Wilson takes jab at NC State; great lesson learned

5:46 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Maybe Russell Wilson should speak at commencements more often. Just like he has in two of the past three Super Bowls, he delivered big-time on Sunday.

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne leaving NFL

2:13 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics.

Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne leaving NFL

1:50 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Australian Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne's NFL experiment is over, as he announced his retirement Sunday from the San Francisco 49ers in order to join the Fiji Rugby Sevens team for the Rio Olympics.

» Saturday, May 14, 2016

Saints coaches: Top pick Rankins in good shape, learns fast

5:35 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints first-round draft choice Sheldon Rankins can accept people calling him boring, as long they're referring to the way he spends time away from football.

Redskins CB Fuller forced to be patient after knee surgery

4:19 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Kendall Fuller knows all about dealing with issues out of his control. The Virginia Tech cornerback went under the knife last fall thinking he'd miss only a few weeks with meniscus repair and found out he'd instead be out months after microfracture surgery on his right knee.

» Friday, May 13, 2016

AP source: Jones in final stages of talks with Dolphins

11:12 PM

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the situation says defensive end Jason Jones is in the final stages of negotiations with the Miami Dolphins on a deal.

Former Navy QB Reynolds gets OK to play in NFL this season

10:26 PM

The secretary for the Navy has requested that former Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds should be allowed to pursue his NFL career while fulfilling his military commitment in the Ready Reserves.

Chargers rookie Joey Bosa back in his element

10:06 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Joey Bosa is back in his element.

Former Navy QB Reynolds gets OK to play in NFL this season

9:48 PM

The secretary for the Navy has requested that former Midshipmen quarterback Keenan Reynolds should be allowed to pursue his NFL career while fulfilling his military commitment in the Ready Reserves.

Jets sign third-rounder Jordan Jenkins to 4-year deal

8:10 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed linebacker Jordan Jenkins, their third-round draft pick, to a four-year contract.

Chargers rookie Joey Bosa back in his element

7:57 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) Joey Bosa is back in his element.

Raiders 1st-round pick Karl Joseph not ready for practice

7:04 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) First-round pick Karl Joseph will have to wait a little bit longer until he can show the Oakland Raiders what he's capable of doing on the field.

Derrick Henry starts settling in at Titans rookie minicamp

6:25 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans rookie linebacker Aaron Wallace looks across the line of scrimmage and sees an almost a mirror image of himself standing on the other side.

Carson Wentz kicks off his NFL career at rookie camp

6:12 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz spent his first practice with the Philadelphia Eagles throwing indoors because of rain.

Veteran departures pave way for duo in Bears rookie camp

5:55 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears rookies Cody Whitehair and Deon Bush own cleaner paths to starting spots than most first-year NFL players, thanks to roster moves made shortly after the draft.

Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack signs 4-year rookie contract

5:54 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed second-round draft pick Myles Jack.

Ravens sign cornerback Jerraud Powers to 1-year contract

5:12 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers to a one-year contract.

Browns sign rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman, first pick

3:54 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns signed wide receiver Corey Coleman, their first-round draft pick expected to immediately step into the starting lineup.

Panthers hope Bradberry, other young CBs can replace Norman

3:20 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback James Bradberry walked onto the practice field Friday wearing No. 24.

Panthers sign DT Vernon Butler; all 5 picks under contract

3:12 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed first-round draft pick Vernon Butler, a defensive tackle from Louisiana Tech.

Buffalo Bills sign 5th-round draft pick, Jonathan Williams

1:12 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed rookie fifth-round draft pick running back Jonathan Williams.

Kyle Kragen follows in his father’s cleats with Broncos

12:12 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The rookie linebacker wearing No. 57 reminded Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips of someone. His tenacity, his never-quit motor on the field - all way too familiar.

Recognized off field, Barrington key to Packers’ LB plans

2:31 AM

MILWAUKEE (AP) Steadying himself on a boat, Sam Barrington gripped tightly on the fishing rod and went to work last month.

» Thursday, May 12, 2016

Panthers sign CB Sanchez; DT Butler only draft pick unsigned

9:50 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have signed cornerback Zack Sanchez, their fifth-round draft pick from Oklahoma.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski makes Madden cover

7:12 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski parties almost as well as he plays football, and now he's showing off both sides of his larger-than-life personality as a cover model.

Seahawks’ Lockette steps away after injury: ’Life goes on’

7:07 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Ricardo Lockette arrived in the NFL with zero fanfare, just another undrafted free agent with a specific skill who was being given a chance.

QB Carson Wentz signs four-year contract with the Eagles

6:41 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quarterback Carson Wentz signed a four-year contract with the Eagles one day before rookie camp.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski makes Madden cover

6:31 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Rob Gronkowski parties almost as well as he plays football, and now he's showing off both sides of his larger-than-life personality as a cover model.

Ex-Patriots player Hernandez’s friend is acquitted of murder

6:18 PM

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) A friend of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been acquitted of murder in the shooting death of a man Hernandez was convicted of killing.

Packers sign their 3rd-round pick, linebacker Kyler Fackrell

5:56 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers third-round draft pick Kyler Fackrell has signed his rookie contract.

Packers sign linebacker Kyler Fackrell

5:55 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers third-round draft pick linebacker Kyler Fackrell has signed his rookie contract.

Vikings sign 1st-round draft pick WR Laquon Treadwell

4:53 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has signed his rookie contract.

Detroit’s Killebrew was an aggressive athlete even as a kid

4:50 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) When Miles Killebrew was young, he tried playing soccer, and it became obvious rather quickly that it wasn't for him.

Jets sign draft picks Christian Hackenberg, Charone Peake

4:45 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed quarterback Christian Hackenberg, their second-round draft pick, and wide receiver Charone Peake, a seventh-rounder, to four-year contracts.

Buffalo Bills sign 6th-round draft pick, receiver Listenbee

4:07 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have signed rookie receiver Kolby Listenbee, who was their first of two sixth-round draft picks.

Buccaneers sign 2nd-round draft pick Noah Spence

4:02 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed rookie defensive end Noah Spence, one of the team's two second-round picks in last month's NFL draft.

Eagles hire Joe Douglas, Andy Weidl to lead personnel staff

2:13 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have hired Joe Douglas as vice president of player personnel and Andy Weidl as assistant director of player personnel.

» Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette retiring

8:40 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is retiring six months after suffering a serious neck injury in a game at Dallas.

Raiders sign undrafted free agent Greg Townsend Jr.

8:02 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed undrafted free agent defensive end Greg Townsend Jr.

Roy Green to be inducted into Cardinals’ Ring of Honor

7:28 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Former Arizona Cardinals receiver Roy Green will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Broncos linebacker Shane Ray bulks up for 2nd season

7:22 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Shane Ray found a way to get under the skin of Denver fans: A tattoo that features the skyline of his hometown Kansas City, accompanied by the logo of the rival Chiefs.

Running back Derrick Henry already turning Titans’ heads

6:51 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Veteran Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker usually ignores rookies until they make the roster. Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry is proving to be the exception.

Broncos linebacker Shane Ray bulks up for 2nd season

5:51 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Shane Ray found a way to get under the skin of Denver fans: A tattoo that features the skyline of his hometown Kansas City, accompanied by the logo of the rival Chiefs.

Jaguars sign former 1st-round draft pick Bjoern Werner

4:44 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former first-round draft pick Bjoern Werner and released cornerback Chance Casey.

Giants waive linebacker Uani Unga, sign cornerback Smalley

3:47 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have waived-injured linebacker Uani Unga and have signed rookie cornerback Matt Smalley.

Buffalo Bills to retire Bruce Smith’s No. 78 at home opener

2:17 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) No one had as many sacks as Bruce Smith, and no one will ever wear his No. 78 jersey with the Buffalo Bills again.

Panthers owner Richardson to have another shoulder surgery

1:56 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers owner and founder Jerry Richardson will have a second operation on his shoulder to repair a rotator cuff injury.

Third party tries to intervene in Brady "Deflategate" case

1:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) A woman who unsuccessfully tried to intervene in Tom Brady's legal case against the NFL over the ''Deflategate'' scandal is asking the court to reconsider his four-game suspension.

Buffalo Bills to retire Bruce Smith’s No. 78 at home opener

1:14 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) No one had as many sacks as Bruce Smith, and no one will ever wear his No. 78 jersey with the Buffalo Bills again.

2018 Super Bowl set for Feb. 4 in Minneapolis

12:41 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The date has been set for the 2018 NFL Super Bowl to be played in Minneapolis.

Suicides rarer in some ex-NFL players but questions remain

11:13 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Government research on more than 3,000 retired NFL players says suicides were less common among men in this group than in the general population.

Buffalo Bills to retire Bruce Smith’s No. 78 at home opener

9:05 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills will retire Bruce Smith's No. 78 at the home opener this fall.

Rams safety T.J. McDonald arrested in LA on suspicion of DUI

4:09 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an unknown substance after he apparently struck a parked car.

More homework to do for Packers first-round pick Kenny Clark

2:38 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Packers first-round draft pick Kenny Clark will have more homework to do as he finishes up classes at UCLA.

» Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Burfict, Jones take Bengals-Steelers rivalry to soccer

8:29 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals players who led their playoff meltdown against the Steelers are trying to transfer the edgy rivalry to soccer.

Raiders sign 5th-round pick DeAndre Washington

7:46 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round running back DeAndre Washington to a four-year contract.

Saints sign 2nd-round draft pick Vonn Bell

6:28 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says rookie safety Vonn Bell, whom New Orleans selected in the second round of this year's NFL draft, has signed a four-year contract.

Buffalo Bills claim running back Dri Archer off waivers

6:20 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have claimed running back Dri Archer a day after he was released by the New York Jets.

Lions rookie knew about team’s woes from Alabama roommate

6:06 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) A'Shawn Robinson and his fellow rookies listened to the Detroit Lions provide a bit of an oral history.

Burfict, Jones take Bengals-Steelers rivalry to soccer

5:38 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals players who led their playoff meltdown against the Steelers are trying to transfer the edgy rivalry to soccer.

Bengals sign 3rd-round LB Nick Vigil, leaving 3 picks signed

5:20 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Linebacker Nick Vigil of Utah State signed a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, leaving three of their draft picks under contracts.

Panthers sign 3rd-round draft pick Worley from West Virginia

4:05 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have signed third-round draft choice Daryl Worley, a cornerback from West Virginia.

Lions rookie knew about team’s woes from Alabama roommate

2:42 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have given their rookies a history lesson, to a point.

Vikings sign former Augustana RB C.J. Ham

1:24 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed running back C.J. Ham, who took part in their rookie minicamp last weekend on a tryout basis.

Tom Brady’s $200 cookbook a quick seller

1:24 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) It looks like a $200 price tag couldn't keep Tom Brady's fans from gobbling up the Patriots quarterback's new cookbook.

Chiefs swap DBs, offensive linemen after rookie minicamp

1:21 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have signed defensive back Shannon Edwards and offensive linemen Garrick Mayweather, Drew Nowak and Zach Sterup following the completion of their three-day rookie minicamp.

Children of former Bucs owner refuse to release mom’s body

1:00 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) While the body of the 96-year-old widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse Sr. waits in a funeral home, her children are battling in court with her grandson, who had her power of attorney.

Children of former Bucs owner refuse to release mom’s body

11:48 AM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) While the body of the 96-year-old widow of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Hugh Culverhouse Sr. waits in a funeral home, her children are battling in court with her grandson, who had her power of attorney.

Browns owners pick up tab to refurbish high school fields

10:18 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam wouldn't trade the way the club's new front office handled its first NFL draft.

Ex-NFL player denies Ohio golf course assault charges

1:47 AM

BEDFORD, Ohio (AP) A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study has denied charges that he assaulted a man at a golf course over a loud radio.

Raiders sign free-agent DE Damontre Moore

12:30 AM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent defensive end Damontre Moore.

» Monday, May 9, 2016

Jets claim Cunningham off waivers; cut Archer, Robinson

9:55 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have claimed tight end Jerome Cunningham off waivers from the Giants, and waived running back-kick returner Dri Archer.

Browns owners pick up tab to refurbish high school fields

8:56 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam wouldn't trade the way the club's new front office handled its first NFL draft.

Lions acquire Patriots LB Jon Bostic for conditional pick

8:28 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have acquired New England Patriots linebacker Jon Bostic.

Cardinals sign remaining 3 draft picks

6:56 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed third-round draft pick Brandon Williams, fourth-round pick Evan Boehm and sixth-round pick Harlan Miller to contracts.

Packers sign 2nd-round draft pick Jason Spriggs

6:49 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Second-round draft pick Jason Spriggs has signed his rookie contract with the Green Bay Packers.

Raiders sign free agent DE Damontre Moore

6:15 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent defensive end Damontre Moore.

Controller: San Francisco nets $2 million from Super Bowl

6:02 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco netted nearly $2 million from co-hosting the Super Bowl, with money coming largely from hotel taxes generated by visiting fans.

Broncos center Matt Paradis now the mainstay on the O-line

6:02 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) To his left, Denver Broncos center Matt Paradis will see some new faces. To his right, more new faces. Even his quarterback will be different.

Bradford returns to Eagles, says he’s committed to team

5:43 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quarterback Sam Bradford has returned for voluntary workouts with the Philadelphia Eagles after asking for a trade last month.

New York Giants sign 4 players who had tryout last week

5:38 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed four players who attended a minicamp last week on a tryout basis.

Saints sign 3 draft choices, including Rankins and Thomas

5:22 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says first round draft pick Sheldon Rankins, second-round choice Michael Thomas and seventh rounder Daniel Lasco have signed their rookie contracts.

Seahawks sign 5 tryout players from rookie minicamp

5:18 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed five tryout players from their rookie minicamp, but the group did not include former Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams.

Redskins sign 6 of 7 draft picks, including Josh Doctson

5:16 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) First-round pick Josh Doctson and five other Washington Redskins draft choices have signed with the team.

Browns owners paying to have 5 high school fields renovated

3:51 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are paying more than $2 million to have five Cleveland-area high school fields renovated with synthetic surfaces.

Redskins sign 6 of 7 draft picks, including Josh Doctson

3:20 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) First-round pick Josh Doctson and five other Washington Redskins draft choices have signed with the team.

Chiefs wrap 3-day rookie minicamp with plenty of questions

3:13 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The biggest question facing Chiefs coach Andy Reid these days is a mathematical one: Can the number of snaps at his disposal in practice and games equal the number of players who want them?

Titans agree to terms with 6 draft picks as rookies report

2:04 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with six of their 10 draft picks, including Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.

Titans agree to terms with 6 draft picks as rookies report

1:08 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with six of their 10 draft picks, including Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry.

Bradford returns to Eagles, says he’s committed to team

12:34 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Quarterback Sam Bradford has returned for voluntary workouts with the Philadelphia Eagles after asking for a trade last month.

» Sunday, May 8, 2016

Seahawks trio of rookie RBs get long look during minicamp

5:32 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) When it came time to revamping the depth in the Seattle Seahawks offensive backfield, finding a wide array of options was the priority.

Cleveland Browns’ player is Ohio teen’s surprise prom date

4:39 PM

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) A teenager in Ohio got a treat on prom night: a surprise date with a Cleveland Browns player.

Jaguars’ 7th-round pick Woodard signs rookie contract

3:29 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed rookie defensive end Jonathan Woodard, a seventh-round draft pick, to a contract.

Cleveland Browns’ player is Ohio teen’s surprise prom date

3:15 PM

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) A teenager in Ohio got a treat on prom night: a surprise date with a Cleveland Browns player.

Colts give former college star Golson chance to shine

1:57 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Everett Golson still has a chance to play pro football.

» Saturday, May 7, 2016

Wake signs $15 million, 2-year deal with Dolphins

11:56 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Defensive end Cameron Wake has signed a $15 million, two-year contract extension with the Miami Dolphins through the 2017 season.

Australians Edwards, Hackett take aim at Jets’ punting job

6:12 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Lachlan Edwards and Tom Hackett are two laid-back guys from Down Under trying to get a leg up in the New York Jets' punting competition.

Australians Edwards, Hackett take aim at Jets’ punting job

5:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Lachlan Edwards and Tom Hackett are two laid-back guys from Down Under trying to get a leg up in the New York Jets' punting competition.

With knee on mend, Devontae Booker takes field for Broncos

5:06 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Devontae Booker is just strolling along these days - first across a stage to receive his diploma, and now on a football field at reduced speed with his knee still healing.

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill arrives for minicamp amid controversy

4:35 PM

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Tyreek Hill understands that people are going to be skeptical of him, that there are many Chiefs fans who don't believe the speedy return man deserves a second chance.

After draft freefall, Tunsil finds bearings with Dolphins

4:17 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) At 6-foot-5 and 305 pounds, Laremy Tunsil's not easy to knock off-balance, and a bizarre video of him taking a bong hit in a gas mask didn't do it.

Bills take step-at-a-time approach to groom QB Cardale Jones

3:33 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The first step in Cardale Jones' development in Buffalo began with the Bills focusing on the rookie quarterback's first step.

Notre Dame’s Williams getting long-shot tryout with Giants

11:48 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) To say that Ishaq Williams is a long shot to make the New York Giants might be an understatement.

Jaguars’ Ramsey willing to give ’shoes, cash’ for No. 23

10:09 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey is wearing No. 38 during the team's rookie camp. He can't wait to get rid of it.

Terron Beckham, cousin of Odell, chasing NFL dream with Jets

2:24 AM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Terron Beckham has bright blue hair, huge muscles and an even bigger NFL dream.

» Friday, May 6, 2016

Jared Goff grateful to start work in 1st practice with Rams

10:41 PM

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) After months of pre-draft preparations leading to a memorable night in Chicago, Jared Goff is finally getting to do what he loves most with his fellow newcomers to the Los Angeles Rams.

49ers sign their draft picks, waive offensive lineman Devey

9:12 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers waived offensive lineman Jordan Devey, kicker Corey Acosta, running back Kendall Gaskins and quarterback Dylan Thompson on Friday.

QBs Boykin, Adams getting chance to impress for Seahawks

8:17 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Trevon Boykin and Vernon Adams are getting a chance this weekend to pull off their best Russell Wilson impersonation.

Cardinals sign 1st-round pick Nkemdiche, 2 others

8:06 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option.

Undrafted, Alabama’s Coker takes his shot with Cardinals

8:04 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Fifteen quarterbacks were selected in last week's NFL draft. Jake Coker was not among them.

Gathers trades high tops for cleats, takes shot with Cowboys

7:19 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) One of the first times Rico Gathers put on pads after the former Baylor basketball player decided to pursue a career in the NFL, he was asked to dunk in them.

QBs Boykin, Adams getting chance to impress for Seahawks

7:13 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Trevon Boykin and Vernon Adams are getting a chance this weekend to pull off their best Russell Wilson impersonation.

Cardinals sign 1st-round pick Nkemdiche, 2 others

7:09 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option.

Titans agree to terms on multi-year extension for Walker

6:56 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are making sure they keep tight end Delanie Walker around past the 2016 season.

Lions put players on field for 1st time with GM Bob Quinn

6:55 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions seem to have a small margin of error, coming off their 13th losing season since 2001.

Giants sign Eli Apple and Sterling Shepard, top draft picks

6:40 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed their top two draft picks.

Ex-49er Stubblefield wants prosecutor removed from rape case

6:37 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A former San Francisco 49er accused of raping a woman described as mentally delayed called on a Northern California district attorney on Friday to turn over prosecution of the case to the state attorney general.

Paxton Lynch makes his Broncos debut

6:25 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Paxton Lynch got his first taste of what it's like being a quarterback in QB-crazed Denver on Friday.

Two-time Super Bowl winner Justin Tuck retires as a Giant

6:23 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) It seemed appropriate that Justin Tuck ended his NFL career on a day the New York Giants had their draft picks, free agents and guys looking to make the team on a tryout in the building.

Chiefs sign 6 of 9 draft picks, undrafted free agents

6:16 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have signed six of their nine draft picks, including second-round pick Chris Jones, along with seven undrafted free agents ahead of a three-day minicamp that begins this weekend.

Jets’ Hackenberg ’buried’ criticism, excited for fresh start

6:13 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Christian Hackenberg is used to all the scrutiny, the varying opinions about his skills and what he can and can't do on a football field.

First-round pick Keanu Neal pleased to have contract signed

6:10 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Keanu Neal didn't want to wait too long before signing his first NFL contract.

Vernon Hargreaves III signs rookie contract with Buccaneers

6:07 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) First-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves III was on the practice field Friday, hours after a signing a four-year, $14.2 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Where’s the beef? Packers’ brawny rookie class arrives

6:03 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Coach Mike McCarthy got his first look at all the brawny rookies drafted by the Green Bay Packers.

Bengals’ top 2 picks were locked on each other in bowl game

5:56 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Tyler Boyd knows all about the cornerback who will be guarding him during the Cincinnati Bengals' rookie minicamp this weekend. He saw what William Jackson III can do firsthand.

Tunsil signs $12.45 million, 4-year contract with Dolphins

5:54 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Laremy Tunsil and the Miami Dolphins were quick to agree on his value in the wake of his NFL draft freefall.

Patriots top draft pick Jones hits the ground running

5:52 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Cyrus Jones has spent his life in discipline-rich environments.

Buffalo Bills rookie class displays Rex-like exuberance

5:46 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) If the first day of the Buffalo Bills' rookie camp is any indication, coach Rex Ryan's larger-than-life personality has already rubbed off on many of the newcomers.

Hey, rook: The Vikings don’t have that much room for you

5:45 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have long prided themselves on a meticulous ability to fill out their roster with overlooked players from all kinds of places.

Raiders DE Mario Edwards says he has been cleared to play

5:32 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. says he has been cleared to play again after being sidelined last season by a neck injury.

Cardinals sign 1st-round pick Nkemdiche, 2 others

5:22 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed first-round draft pick Robert Nkemdiche to a four-year contract with a fifth-year team option.

Seattle signs 9 of 10 draft picks and 13 undrafted rookies

5:18 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed nine of their 10 draft picks, including first-round pick offensive lineman Germain Ifedi and second-round pick defensive tackle Jarran Reed.

Vernon Hargreaves III signs rookie contract with Buccaneers

4:45 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) First-round draft pick Vernon Hargreaves III was on the practice field Friday, hours after a signing a four-year, $14.2 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

NFL to partner with college conferences in jobs program

4:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will partner with the Mid-Eastern Athletic and Southwestern Athletic conferences to increase opportunities for ethnic minorities interested in careers in football administration.

Indianapolis Colts sign 4th-round pick Antonio Morrison

3:55 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts signed rookie linebacker Antonio Morrison on Friday.

Two-time Super Bowl winner Justin Tuck retires as a Giant

3:33 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) It seemed appropriate that Justin Tuck ended his NFL career on a day the New York Giants had their draft picks, free agents and guys looking to make the team on a tryout in the building.

Vikings sign 6 more draft picks; only Treadwell unsigned

3:27 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed six draft picks, leaving only one player in the class without a contract.

Tunsil signs $12.45 million, 4-year contract with Dolphins

3:27 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Laremy Tunsil and the Miami Dolphins were quick to agree on his value in the wake of his NFL draft freefall.

Bengals’ top 2 picks were locked on each other in bowl game

3:00 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Tyler Boyd knows all about the cornerback who will be guarding him during the Cincinnati Bengals' rookie minicamp this weekend. He saw what William Jackson III can do firsthand.

Lions sign all rookies other than Alabama’s A’Shawn Robinson

2:54 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed nine rookies to contracts.

Buffalo Bills rookie class displays Rex-like exuberance

2:04 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) If the first day of the Buffalo Bills' rookie camp is any indication, Rex Ryan's larger-than-life personality has already rubbed off on many of the newcomers.

Vikings sign 6 more draft picks; only Treadwell unsigned

1:58 PM

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed six draft picks, leaving only one player in the class without a contract.

Tunsil signs rookie contract with Dolphins before minicamp

1:54 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Laremy Tunsil and the Miami Dolphins were quick to agree on his value in the wake of his NFL draft freefall.

Paxton Lynch makes his Broncos debut

1:42 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Paxton Lynch is making his on-field debut for the Super Bowl champions, participating in the Denver Broncos' rookie minicamp before heading back to Memphis for graduation ceremonies this weekend.

Giants sign Eli Apple and Sterling Shepard, top draft picks

1:20 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed their top two draft picks.

OL Laremy Tunsil signs rookie contract with Miami Dolphins

12:18 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil has signed his rookie contract with the Miami Dolphins before joining the team's rookie minicamp, which began Friday.

Police: Ex-NFL player assaults man on Ohio golf course

2:26 AM

HIGHLAND HILLS, Ohio (AP) A former Cleveland Browns player who had his sentencing delayed in an embezzlement case while he participates in a concussion study is now being accused of assaulting a man at a golf course over a loud radio.

» Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jets sign 3 draft picks, waive WR Anderson

9:52 PM

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

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

9:24 PM

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

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

9:02 PM

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

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

8:15 PM

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

Jets sign 3 draft picks, waive WR Anderson

8:11 PM

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

Falcons become first NFL team to sign all draft picks

8:11 PM

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

Jets sign 7th-rounder Edwards, waive WR Anderson

7:46 PM

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

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

7:10 PM

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

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

7:02 PM

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

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

6:29 PM

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

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

6:27 PM

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

NFL prospect charged with tampering after bar shooting

6:25 PM

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

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

5:48 PM

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

Lions sign WR Andre Caldwell

5:41 PM

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

Beast Mode goes silent as Seattle puts Lynch on retired list

4:49 PM

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

Secretary of Navy backs Reynolds’ NFL bid with Ravens

4:19 PM

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

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

3:28 PM

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

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

1:49 PM

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

Tackle Mike Adams among 3 cut by Steelers

1:35 PM

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

Buffalo Bills buy land to expand practice field

12:45 PM

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

Manziel silent outside court after hearing in domestic case

12:40 PM

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

Manziel ordered to stay away from accuser in violence case

10:58 AM

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

Giants waive tight end Cunningham and safety Kinne

10:46 AM

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

Redskins re-sign tight end Jordan Reed to multiyear deal

10:42 AM

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

Johnny Manziel heads to court in domestic violence case

1:50 AM

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

» Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Colts sign 1st-round pick Ryan Kelly

10:15 PM

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

Cowboys will re-create ring of honor at new headquarters

9:06 PM

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

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

6:36 PM

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

Adrian Peterson donating $100K to flood relief in hometown

6:33 PM

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

Seattle releases 5, including former starting center Nowak

6:25 PM

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

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

6:00 PM

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

Adrian Peterson donating $100K to flood relief in hometown

5:42 PM

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

Security chief Jeffrey Miller leaving NFL

5:03 PM

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

Sneaky quarterback: RG3, Browns surprise high school team

3:43 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Talk about a quarterback sneak.

Good deed by Falcons’ Freeman makes way to social media

3:31 PM

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

49ers sign linebacker Michael Wilhoite to one-year deal

3:22 PM

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

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

3:21 PM

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

Good deed by Falcons’ Freeman makes way to social media

2:49 PM

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

Sneaky quarterback: RG3, Browns surprise high school team

2:32 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Talk about a quarterback sneak.

NFL warns players about steroid in meat

12:14 PM

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

» Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Bills left tackle Glenn agrees to 5-year contract extension

7:58 PM

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

Court grants Brady extension to appeal Deflategate decision

6:51 PM

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

Saints, left tackle Armstead agree on 5-year extension

6:31 PM

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

Don Shula treated for fluid retention, sleep apnea

6:09 PM

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

Chiefs cut safety Wilson, linebacker Gordon to create space

5:57 PM

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

Saints, left tackle Armstead agree on 5-year extension

5:57 PM

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

Don Shula treated for fluid retention, sleep apnea

5:47 PM

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

Rookie reform: Dolphins, Jags make changes to newcomer camps

5:26 PM

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

Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

5:19 PM

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

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

4:38 PM

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

Ex-49er Stubblefield denies sexually assaulting woman

3:24 PM

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

» Monday, May 2, 2016

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

11:01 PM

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

Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson

10:41 PM

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

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

10:40 PM

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

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

8:57 PM

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

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

8:29 PM

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

Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner

8:18 PM

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

Alabama QB among 16 Cardinals rookie free agents

8:16 PM

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

After strides at Michigan, Rudock gets NFL shot with Lions

6:29 PM

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

Mark Sanchez sees Paxton Lynch selection as endorsement

6:06 PM

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

Colts waive former draft pick, add 21 undrafted rookies

5:37 PM

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

Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker

5:29 PM

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

Chiefs exercise fifth-year option on LT Eric Fisher

5:14 PM

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

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

5:13 PM

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

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

5:12 PM

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

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

5:00 PM

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

Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker

4:24 PM

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

Bills agree to sign 14 undrafted rookies, including Striker

3:59 PM

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

Injured CB Chris Culliver released by Washington Redskins

3:57 PM

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

Colts release 4 players, including former draft pick Holmes

3:36 PM

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

Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner

3:26 PM

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

Vikings decline 5th-year option on WR Cordarrelle Patterson

3:25 PM

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

Browns release linebacker Scott Solomon, injured last season

2:56 PM

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

Vikings undrafted rookies include Cockran, Stave

2:53 PM

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

Injured CB Chris Culliver released by Washington Redskins

2:49 PM

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

Jets pick up option on Richardson, decline on Milliner

2:22 PM

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

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

2:10 PM

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

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

1:54 PM

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

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

1:29 PM

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

Chiefs exercise fifth-year option on LT Eric Fisher

12:29 PM

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

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

12:02 PM

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

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

2:08 AM

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

» Sunday, May 1, 2016

Chiefs gamble on trio of players with background questions

9:26 PM

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

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

8:32 PM

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

Bears release veteran safety Rolle, guard Slauson

7:38 PM

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

Bears release veteran safety Rolle after the draft

7:00 PM

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

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

3:47 PM

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

Jaguars agree to terms with 9 undrafted rookie free agents

2:50 PM

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

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

12:14 PM

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

Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

11:21 AM

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