NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Monday, August 3, 2015

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

5:04 PM

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

Line is question mark on New York Giants’ offense

5:04 PM

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

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

5:03 PM

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

Silent Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

5:02 PM

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

Marshall back on field but with a heavy heart

4:59 PM

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

Healthy Palmer says arm strong as ever, maybe stronger

4:56 PM

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

Panthers WR Hill carted off the field with right leg injury

4:54 PM

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

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

4:43 PM

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

Titans linebacker Orakpo healthy after revamping workouts

4:24 PM

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

Saints’ Tim Lelito in line for left guard spot

4:20 PM

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

Melvin Gordon tested at Chargers camp

4:09 PM

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

Mum Brady sharp in Patriots’ first padded practice

4:05 PM

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

Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall returns from 2 Achilles operations

3:53 PM

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

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

3:50 PM

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

Falcons’ Tamme making easy transition to life after Manning

3:49 PM

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

Jets promote Davidson to director of football administration

3:39 PM

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

The line is the question mark on the Giants’ offense

3:35 PM

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

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

3:33 PM

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

Broncos lose Kyle Williams to torn Achilles tendon

3:07 PM

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

Jets promote Jacqueline Davidson to dir. of football admin.

2:54 PM

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

Jets activate guard Willie Colon from active-PUP list

2:53 PM

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

Falcons’ Tamme making easy transition to life after Manning

2:30 PM

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

Scott Rodeo replaces Russ Warren as Giants team doctor

2:10 PM

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

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

1:55 PM

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

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

1:45 PM

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

Pads go on at Dolphins camp; Suh finds new gear

1:34 PM

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

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

1:25 PM

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

Browns lineman Winn hurts right knee in practice

1:15 PM

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

Troubles haven’t slowed down for NFL

12:11 PM

Shattered cellphones. Fireworks accidents. Failed drug tests.

Indianapolis opens training camp with big expectations

12:07 PM

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

Former linebacker with ALS helps revive Ice Bucket Challenge

12:22 AM

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