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» Thursday, April 26, 2018

Injured Steelers LB Shazier makes surprise pick at draft

11:57 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Injured Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier limped slowly onto the stage at the NFL draft and announced Pittsburgh's first-round pick less than five months after a spine injury.

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

11:56 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can't pass on taking a passer - even a flawed one - in the draft.

Eagles trade out of first round, add extra picks

11:56 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles traded out of the first round, sending the 32nd overall pick to the Baltimore Ravens for a pair of second-round picks and a fourth-round choice.

After 3 1st-round swaps, Ravens get TE Hurst and QB Jackson

11:55 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) One trade, then another. And still another.

Raiders trade down before taking tackle Kolton Miller

11:54 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) After winning just six games a year ago as one of the NFL's big disappointments, the Oakland Raiders had plenty of needs in their first draft since bringing Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach.

Center of attention: Bengals take Ohio State’s Billy Price

11:53 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Billy Price was ready to show off his strength at the NFL combine. During the bench press, the center from Ohio State felt a pain in his chest and thought his chances were ruined.

Cowboys go linebacker, not receiver, get Boise’s Vander Esch

11:52 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys decided linebacker was a bigger priority than receiver even after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant.

Vikings take UCF cornerback Mike Hughes in 1st round

11:49 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have selected Central Florida cornerback Mike Hughes with the 30th pick in the first round of the NFL draft.

Patriots select Georgia OL Wynn, RB Michel in 1st round

11:49 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Just call the New England Patriots the University of Georgia north.

Cardinals trade up, nab UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10

11:48 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals made their long-awaited move for a potential franchise quarterback, trading up five spots in the first round to select UCLA's Josh Rosen with the 10th pick overall on Thursday night.

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

11:48 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints moved decisively to ramp up their pass rush in the NFL draft with a trade that indicates how close they believe they are to being good enough to win a Super Bowl in the coming season.

No, Johnny, no: Browns sure top pick Mayfield is no Manziel

11:47 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield's flag-planting, coach-grabbing antics didn't knock the Browns off their pursuit of him. They ignored his height, did their homework on an off-field arrest and cross-checked his character.

The Latest: Ravens close 1st round with QB Lamar Jackson

11:44 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

NFL Draft: First-round player thumbnails

11:43 PM

A thumbnail look at the players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night (x-denotes early entry).

49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

11:39 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Even before speaking with his new boss after being selected by San Francisco with the ninth overall pick, Mike McGlinchey had a pretty good idea of what to expect from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

Steelers draft Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds

11:37 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Virginia Tech safety Terrell Edmunds with the 28th overall pick in the draft to bolster a secondary in the midst of a serious offseason overhaul.

Lions draft Arkansas center Frank Ragnow No. 20 overall

11:35 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions took Arkansas center Frank Ragnow with the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, hoping to boost a lackluster running game and keep their franchise quarterback upright more often.

Seattle stunner: Seahawks select RB Rashaad Penny

11:32 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks strengthened their commitment to the run game by selecting San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny with the 27th pick in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Falcons draft another Alabama receiver, Calvin Ridley

11:27 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons went with another Alabama receiver for their offensive arsenal, picking Calvin Ridley with the 26th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

LA Chargers grab vaunted safety Derwin James in 1st round

11:24 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) When Derwin James slipped in the first round of the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Chargers pounced.

Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

11:20 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of one another. Now they're teammates, too.

Panthers select WR D.J. Moore from Maryland in first round

11:20 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have selected wide receiver D.J. Moore from Maryland with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, giving Cam Newton yet another option at offense.

Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson

11:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Quenton Nelson made quite a first impression on the Indianapolis Colts.

Titans trade up 3 spots for Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans

11:04 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have made new head coach Mike Vrabel's first draft pick an inside linebacker, selecting Alabama's Rashaan Evans after trading up three spots with Baltimore to No. 22 overall.

The Latest: Titans add Evans, Pats take Wynn

10:57 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

10:56 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of one another. Now they're teammates, too.

Center of draft: Bengals take Ohio State’s Billy Price

10:55 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) After watching four quarterbacks get taken earlier in the first round of the NFL draft, the Bengals used their first pick to help protect their own.

Lions draft Arkansas center Frank Ragnow No. 20 overall

10:53 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have selected Arkansas center Frank Ragnow with the No. 20 overall pick in the NFL draft, hoping to give their lackluster running game a boost.

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

10:51 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Quarterback desperation means NFL teams can't pass on taking a passer - even a flawed one - in the draft.

The Latest: Packers and Cowboys add defensive stars

10:50 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Cowboys go linebacker, not receiver, get Boise’s Vander Esch

10:48 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys decided linebacker was a bigger priority than receiver even after releasing franchise touchdown catch leader Dez Bryant.

Dolphins draft Alabama safety Fitzpatrick in 1st round

10:48 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Minkah Fitzpatrick dressed right for his role Thursday at the NFL draft in Dallas, wearing a white double-breasted suit that looked like it was straight out of ''Miami Vice.''

Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

10:48 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick Thursday night, adding a potential cornerstone player on defense rather than another offensive weapon for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky.

The Latest: Lions, Bengals each draft centers

10:47 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson

10:37 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Quenton Nelson made quite a first impression on the Indianapolis Colts.

Buccaneers draft Washington DT Vita Vea in first round

10:35 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on building a defense capable of helping quarterback Jameis Winston end the team's long playoff drought.

Jets draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold with No. 3 pick

10:35 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The cool, calm and confident kid from Southern California is going from Hollywood to the Big Apple.

Back to ’Bama: Redskins draft DL Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

10:28 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington Redskins chose tackle Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

10:24 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a running back that many think is the best to come out of college in decade.

LA Chargers grab vaunted safety Derwin James in 1st round

10:19 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers took advantage of safety Derwin James' slip in the first round, snagging one of the top defensive prospects in the draft with the 17th overall pick.

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

10:18 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints made a trade with Green Bay to move up from 27th overall to 14th in the first round of the NFL draft and selected Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport.

The Latest: Chargers take Derwin James at No. 17

10:17 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Packers take Louisville CB Jaire Alexander at No. 18

10:14 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have selected Louisville cornerback Jaire Alexander with the 18th overall pick of the NFL draft, hoping he is the playmaker they desperately need after another subpar year on defense.

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

10:13 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are pinning their future on Josh Allen, while maintaining their faith in the Wyoming quarterback even after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

10:13 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Even before speaking with his new boss after being selected by San Francisco with the ninth overall pick, Mike McGlinchey had a pretty good idea of what to expect from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan.

Raiders trade down before taking tackle Kolton Miller

10:07 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders bolstered their offensive line after trading down in the first round in the NFL draft, taking UCLA tackle Kolton Miller with the 15th overall pick.

NFL Draft: First-round player thumbnails

10:01 PM

A thumbnail look at the players selected in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night (x-denotes early entry).

Saints trade up to bolster edge pass rush with Davenport

9:56 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Saints made a trade with Green Bay to move up from 27th overall to 14th in the first round of the NFL draft and selected Texas-San Antonio defensive end Marcus Davenport.

Back to ’Bama: Redskins draft DL Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

9:48 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Taking a defensive lineman from Alabama in the first round for the second consecutive year, the Washington Redskins chose tackle Da'Ron Payne with the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night.

Cardinals trade up, nab UCLA QB Josh Rosen at No. 10

9:48 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals made their long-awaited move for a potential franchise quarterback, trading up five spots in the first round to select UCLA's Josh Rosen with the 10th pick overall on Thursday night.

The Latest: Washington gets Da’Ron Payne at No. 13

9:44 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Mayfield goes 1st to begin rush to get QBs in NFL draft

9:42 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield - the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.

49ers go for offense, grab OT Mike McGlinchey with 9th pick

9:37 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers drafted Notre Dame offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey with the ninth overall pick Thursday night.

Dolphins draft Alabama safety Fitzpatrick in 1st round

9:36 PM

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) The Miami Dolphins watched an early run on quarterbacks in the NFL draft and then opted for defensive help with the 11th overall pick Thursday, selecting versatile All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick of Alabama.

The Latest: Dolphins get Minkah Fitzpatrick at No. 11

9:31 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Bills trade up 5 spots to draft QB Josh Allen with 7th pick

9:29 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills are pinning their future on Josh Allen, while maintaining their faith in the Wyoming quarterback even after a last-minute controversy erupted over a series of racially insensitive tweets he posted while still in high school.

The Latest: Cardinals trade up to pick UCLA’s Rosen

9:27 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Colts give Luck protection by taking Irish G Quenton Nelson

9:21 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have selected guard Quenton Nelson with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft.

Bears draft Georgia LB Roquan Smith with No. 8 pick in draft

9:14 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith with the No. 8 overall pick, adding a potential cornerstone on defense rather than another offensive player.

The Latest: Bears take Georgia LB Smith so shore up defense

9:13 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Broncos grab Bradley Chubb to team with Von Miller

9:07 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Bradley Chubb and Von Miller are big fans of each other. Now they're teammates, too.

The Latest: Broncos pick Bradley Chubb with No. 5 pick

8:56 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

Jets draft USC quarterback Sam Darnold with No. 3 pick

8:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The cool, calm and confident kid from Southern California is going from Hollywood to the Big Apple.

Giants pass on QB, take running back Saquon Barkley at No. 2

8:53 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants passed on an heir apparent to two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and took a running back that many think is the best to come out of college in decade.

Top gun: Browns select QB Baker Mayfield No. 1 in NFL draft

8:48 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns believe all Baker Mayfield has in common with Johnny Manziel are height and a Heisman.

The Latest: Jets take QB Sam Darnold at No. 3

8:41 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

The Latest: Giants pick Penn State Barkley’s 2nd in draft

8:36 PM

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The Latest: Goodell, Cowboys greats to open draft together

6:51 PM

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AP source: Olsen signs 2-year contract extension

5:22 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Greg Olsen isn't quite ready to become a full-time NFL broadcaster - he still has football to play.

AP source: Olsen signs 2-year contract extension

4:43 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Greg Olsen isn't quite ready to become a full-time NFL broadcaster - he still has football to play.

The Latest: Don’t look for wide receivers high in draft

4:32 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

No charges for Packers’ Davis for false airport bomb threat

4:24 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month.

The Latest: Don’t look for wide receivers high in draft

2:19 PM

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Josh Allen apologizes for offensive tweets sent in 2012-13

1:33 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has apologized for a series of offensive tweets he sent while in high school.

The Latest: Allen apologizes for offensive 2012-13 tweets

1:25 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Latest on the NFL draft (all times local):

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12:54 PM

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The Latest: UCF LB Shaquem Griffin best story in this draft

12:05 PM

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The Latest: Texans a non-player in first 2 rounds of draft

11:39 AM

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The Latest: How the QBs rate themselves - on top

10:49 AM

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NFL finds no evidence of inappropriate questions to RB Guice

10:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL says it found no evidence any team asked LSU running back Derrius Guice inappropriate questions during interviews at the scouting combine.

NFL draft arrives, and pressure is on teams to get top value

10:02 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dave Gettleman has learned many lessons as an NFL executive. The new general manager of the New York Giants has one mantra in the draft room.

Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

9:37 AM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster said Wednesday that her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

Penn State’s Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft

2:14 AM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night.

» Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Saints to leave empty chair in draft room to honor Benson

9:52 PM

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints plan to have an empty chair in the draft room at team headquarters in honor of their late owner.

NFL finds no evidence of inappropriate questions to RB Guice

9:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has found no evidence that any of its teams asked LSU running back Derrius Guice inapproriate questions during interviews at the scouting combine.

Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

9:17 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster said Wednesday that her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

Foster’s accuser recants domestic violence accusations

8:39 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The attorney for the ex-girlfriend of Reuben Foster says her client initially lied to authorities when she accused the San Francisco 49ers linebacker of hitting her leading to domestic violence charges.

North Texas forecast: Drafty. And no one knows what’s next

5:50 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday's opening round of the draft should talk to the guys likely to get selected early.

Jones and Goodell chatty and chummy at draft event

5:33 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) As Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones sat side by side chatting, then grabbed shovels at a junior high school to dedicate a new field, they sure seemed chummy.

Marcus Mariota busy learning Titans newest coach, playbook

5:29 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Another offseason, another new head coach for quarterback Marcus Mariota to get to know along with a different offense.

Giants’ Manning more concerned with new offense than draft

4:50 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Eli Manning isn't paying much attention to the NFL draft, even with the possibility of the New York Giants using the No. 2 overall pick to take an heir apparent to the two-time Super Bowl MVP.

Elite teams have success in the draft on Day 3 and later

3:55 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eighteen starters in the last Super Bowl were selected in the fourth round or lower, including six players who didn't get a call until the NFL draft was over.

Foster’s troubles leave hole for 49ers heading into draft

12:30 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch felt like he had filled a hole at middle linebacker when he drafted Reuben Foster in the first round a year ago.

Cardinals still in search of elusive long-term QB solution

12:28 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) It's a new world for the Arizona Cardinals - a new head coach, new offense, new coordinators and an old problem.

Seahawks’ remodel needs boost with strong draft

12:24 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The remodel of the Seattle Seahawks has started with the goal of remaining competitive while refreshing a roster that at one time was good enough to win a Super Bowl but grew stale.

LA Rams start draft in 3rd round after big veteran pickups

12:22 PM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) General manager Les Snead already made most of his big offseason moves well before this draft.

Contending Saints enter draft looking for final touches

12:20 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has been around long enough to appreciate the fleeting nature of success in the NFL, particularly as it relates to draft bonanzas and busts.

Buccaneers seek more help for QB Winston at NFL draft

12:20 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Jason Licht says one valuable lesson he's learned in four years of running Tampa Bay's draft is to trust his instinct.

No pressing needs for Falcons heading into wide-open draft

12:19 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are used to focusing on one or two positions in the NFL draft.

Panthers’ Hurney: Not trading away future 1st-rounder again

12:16 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Watching the NFL draft at home on television the past five years has given Marty Hurney a different perspective on how he'll approach his decision-making process in his second stint as Carolina Panthers general manager.

Bears could boost offensive line or defense with No. 8 pick

12:14 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) From an offensive-minded head coach to a new set of receivers, the Chicago Bears have spent the offseason adding pieces to help Mitchell Trubisky develop into the franchise quarterback they believe he can become.

New GM but familiar needs on defense for Green Bay Packers

12:13 PM

MILWAUKEE (AP) A new general manager is in charge of making the picks in the NFL draft this year for the Green Bay Packers, who are stocked with new faces on the coaching staff.

Lions may bolster DE or G options with No. 20 pick in draft

12:11 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Bob Quinn has spent two years reshaping the Detroit Lions' roster and staff, bringing in players and coaches he knew from their years together with the New England Patriots.

Vikings again enter draft with needs on the offensive line

12:08 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings put the two picks they had in the first 108 selections in the 2017 draft to productive use.

Giants facing quarterback questions with the No. 2 pick

12:07 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Dave Gettleman and the New York Giants have to answer one question heading into the NFL draft with the second pick overall.

Redskins looking to find running back at some point in draft

12:07 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Acquiring Alex Smith filled a long-term need at quarterback the Washington Redskins didn't think Kirk Cousins was the right fit for.

Dumping Dez may not mean Cowboys seek receiver high in draft

12:04 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) With Dez Bryant gone, the Dallas Cowboys have to decide if they will use their top pick on a receiver for the first time since taking him eight years ago.

Eagles have many draft options if they stay at No. 32

12:02 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Owning the last pick in the first round of the NFL draft is a spot the Philadelphia Eagles want more often because it goes to the Super Bowl champions.

» Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Coach Jon Gruden returns to practice field for Raiders

8:28 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play in 2018

7:17 PM

BOSTON (AP) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season.

GM Pace saves excitement for draft with Bears picking 8th

6:24 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) There were no major revelations or bold proclamations from Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace heading into the draft.

Vikings’ Cook making strong offseason comeback in knee rehab

4:47 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings made a splash on the free agent market last month, with their fully guaranteed contract for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for another instant upgrade for the starting lineup.

Rams exercise 5th-year contract options for Gurley, Peters

4:03 PM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have picked up their fifth-year contract options for 2019 on running back Todd Gurley and cornerback Marcus Peters.

Next QB?: Chargers contemplate drafting successor to Rivers

3:50 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) For any NFL team with a star quarterback of a certain age, the draft is an annual chance to anoint a successor.

Chiefs GM Brett Veach prepped for first draft in charge

3:49 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Brett Veach has made so many maneuvers involving draft picks since taking over as the Kansas City Chiefs' general manager that it's hard to believe he's never led an actual draft.

Broncos have their highest pick since 2011

3:48 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Von Miller publicly pleaded with John Elway to sign free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins this offseason only to see the Denver Broncos GM reel in Case Keenum instead.

Raiders keep same draft approach under new coach Gruden

3:48 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The approach Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie takes into the NFL draft is no different with Jon Gruden as coach than it was in previous years with Jack Del Rio and Dennis Allen at the helm.

Ballard collects high draft picks as Colts start rebuilding

3:46 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Chris Ballard started collecting draft chips last month. He's hoping the Indianapolis Colts add a few more this week.

Texans GM Gaine navigates draft minus picks in 1st 2 rounds

3:45 PM

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans general manager Brian Gaine has quite a challenge as he prepares for his first draft with the team.

NFL Draft 2018: Titans eager to build on their playoff run

3:45 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are coming off their first playoff victory in 14 years with a brand new coach and no obvious holes to be filled in the NFL draft.

Look for Jaguars to continue building to team identity

3:42 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Don't expect the Jacksonville Jaguars to change course now.

Familiar refrain: Bengals look to offensive help in draft

3:41 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton hasn't seen this much change in the Bengals' offense since his rookie season. He's expecting even more when the NFL draft begins on Thursday.

Tough choice: Browns mulling 4 quarterbacks with No. 1 pick

3:41 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) As far as Cleveland fans are concerned, only one quarterback fits all the essential criteria for the Browns to draft him with the No. 1 overall pick.

Steelers likely to focus on defense early in draft

3:40 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Kevin Colbert isn't a fan of the word ''need.''

Usually reserved Patriots to be busy in this year’s draft

3:40 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots have mostly been conservative in recent NFL drafts, often moving down on the board or being content to search for gems in the undrafted player pool.

Newsome has plenty holes to fill in last draft with Ravens

3:39 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) For more than two decades, Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has stressed the importance of using the team's first pick in the NFL draft to snag the most talented player available, regardless of whether there's a pressing need at that position.

Jets set to take a QB at No. 3 in NFL draft - but which one?

3:38 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The Jets called an aggressive audible by trading up to the No. 3 pick last month to assure themselves of getting one of the top quarterbacks available in the NFL draft.

Dolphins might use top pick to draft Tannehill’s successor

3:36 PM

MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is 77 and wants to win now.

Quarterback tops Buffalo Bills’ priority list entering draft

3:35 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) There's no secret to the Buffalo Bills being in the market for a quarterback.

Center of Attention: Nick Mangold retires as member of Jets

3:32 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Nick Mangold was the anchor of the New York Jets' offensive line for 11 seasons, a smart, reliable and tough dude who was one of the franchise's most consistently good players.

Colts set November date to induct Wayne into Ring of Honor

2:29 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts will induct former receiver Reggie Wayne into the team's Ring of Honor during a Nov. 18 game against Tennessee.

Ereck Flowers missing as Giants open voluntary minicamp

2:14 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The questions about tackle Ereck Flowers' future with the New York Giants are increasing as the 2015 first-round draft pick was a no-show for the team's first voluntary minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur.

Panthers pick up 5th year of LB Shaq Thompson’s contract

12:02 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Shaq Thompson's contract.

» Monday, April 23, 2018

Chargers’ Tyrell Williams signs restricted free agent tender

11:35 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Receiver Tyrell Williams has signed his restricted free agent tender with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Cowboys DL Irving accused in domestic case; woman recants

9:03 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Police in a Dallas suburb are investigating a domestic violence complaint against Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving from a woman who later recanted.

Cowboys DL Irving accused in domestic case; woman recants

8:50 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Police in a Dallas suburb are investigating a domestic violence complaint against Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving from a woman who later recanted.

Devin Hester, Matt Forte retire with the Chicago Bears

7:54 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) It's easy to see former Chicago Bears standouts Devin Hester and Matt Forte as players with skills in decreasing demand.

Carroll: Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick

7:42 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may depend on the upcoming NFL draft.

Freeney takes spin move into retirement after 16 NFL seasons

7:31 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Dwight Freeney mastered the art of spinning long before he reached the NFL.

Cardinals sign Benson Mayowa to 1-year contract

7:22 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have added depth at defensive end by signing free agent Benson Mayowa to a one-year contract.

Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick

7:11 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have acquired punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2019.

Raiders add Worley 8 days after arrest led to Eagles release

5:49 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Daryl Worley just over a week after his release by Philadelphia following an arrest.

49ers GM Lynch: Foster will be cut if proven he hit woman

5:39 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Monday the team will be patient through linebacker Reuben Foster's legal issues in a domestic violence case but stressed he won't remain on the 49ers if the team determines he hit a woman.

WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

5:25 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called

5:10 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft.

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

4:54 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63.

4 QBs likely to go high, 6 could be picked in 1st round

3:24 PM

Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early.

NFL DRAFT: This is the class of the (flawed) quarterback

3:20 PM

DENVER (AP) We've been hearing it for months: The 2018 NFL draft is all about the quarterback.

Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

3:10 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

2:58 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

2:27 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

12:01 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

11:24 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

Ex-NFL kicker says prom photo with gun was ’joke’

9:18 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke.

» Sunday, April 22, 2018

Buffalo Bills draft capsule

12:42 PM

12, 22 BUFFALO BILLS (9-8)

New England Patriots draft capsule

12:42 PM

23. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)

New York Jets draft capsule

12:41 PM

3. NEW YORK JETS (5-11)

Miami Dolphins draft capsule

12:41 PM

11. MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)

Tennessee Titans draft capsule

12:40 PM

25. TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)

Houston Texans draft capsule

12:40 PM

68. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)

Jacksonville Jaguars draft capsule

12:40 PM

29. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (12-7)

Indianapolis Colts draft capsule

12:39 PM

6. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)

Los Angeles Chargers draft capsule

12:33 PM

17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (9-7)

Oakland Raiders draft capsule

12:32 PM

9. OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)

Denver Broncos draft capsule

12:32 PM

5. DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)

Kansas City Chiefs draft capsule

12:32 PM

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-7)

Baltimore Ravens draft capsule

12:30 PM

16. BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-7)

Cleveland Browns draft capsule

12:30 PM

1, 4. CLEVLEAND BROWNS (0-16)

Cincinnati Bengals draft capsule

12:30 PM

21. CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-9)

Pittsburgh Steelers draft capsule

12:29 PM

28. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (13-4)

Green Bay Packers draft capsule

12:28 PM

14. GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-9)

Chicago Bears draft capsule

12:28 PM

8. CHICAGO BEARS (5-11)

Detroit Lions draft capsule

12:27 PM

20. DETROIT LIONS (9-7)

Minnesota Vikings draft capsule

12:27 PM

30. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-4)

Washington Redskins draft capsule

12:25 PM

13. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-9)

Dallas Cowboys draft capsule

12:24 PM

19. DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)

Philadelphia Eagles draft capsule

12:24 PM

1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (16-3)

New York Giants draft capsule

12:24 PM

2. NEW YORK GIANTS (3-13)

Los Angeles Rams draft capsule

12:22 PM

87. LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6)

Arizona Cardinals draft capsule

12:22 PM

15. ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-8)

San Francisco 49ers draft capsule

12:22 PM

9. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-10)

Seattle Seahawks draft capsule

12:21 PM

18. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)

New Orleans Saints draft capsule

12:20 PM

27. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-6)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft capsule

12:19 PM

7. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-11)

Carolina Panthers draft capsule

12:15 PM

24. CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-6)

Atlanta Falcons draft capsule

12:13 PM

26. ATLANTA FALCONS (11-7)

» Saturday, April 21, 2018

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ’lawful lynching’

5:31 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ’lawful lynching’

4:11 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Accepting rights award, Kaepernick decries ’lawful lynching’

1:33 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice that launched a sports movement and might have cost him his job.

Colin Kaepernick honored by Amnesty for inequality protests

12:08 PM

AMSTERDAM (AP) Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality.

» Friday, April 20, 2018

Cowboys TE James Hanna retiring after battling knee injury

6:24 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys tight end James Hanna is retiring because of a knee injury that has hampered him the past two seasons.

Colts’ confidence in Luck’s recovery prompted trade

4:45 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard keeps responding to the same old questions about Andrew Luck with the same old answers.

Ex-Packer Ahman Green avoids jail; abuse charge dismissed

4:45 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green avoided jail time under a plea agreement in which a felony child-abuse charge was dismissed. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Vikings LB Brothers gets 4-game suspension for PED violation

3:50 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

Chris Borland quit NFL, now helps those in retirement

3:10 PM

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries.

AP source: Ravens offer Saints WR Snead 2-year contract

1:47 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract.

Football and academics: tough balancing act at some schools

12:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Football is complicated. Life is more so.

NFL Draft: Defensive Player Thumbnails

12:45 PM

A look at some of the top prospects available at each position in the upcoming NFL draft (x-denotes early entrant):

Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust to retirement

2:24 AM

Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries.

» Thursday, April 19, 2018

Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 80th birthday

11:44 PM

BOSTON (AP) Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.

Champ Eagles vs. Atlanta to open season, also play in London

8:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6.

The New York Giants have released receiver Brandon Marshall

7:09 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have terminated the contract of veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

Dwight Freeney to retire as member of Colts

7:03 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Defensive end Dwight Freeney will retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday.

New Bears offense an eye-opener for QB Mitchell Trubisky

5:59 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky can see a huge difference after only three days running new coach Matt Nagy's offense.

Elway: last year’s draft class has to step up in 2018

5:31 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) While John Elway and his staff wrap up preparations for next week's NFL draft, it's the Denver Broncos' 2017 draft class that's really on the clock.

Under wraps: Browns GM Dorsey keeping draft plans private

4:53 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private.

Cardinals sign CB Marcus Williams to 1-year deal

4:32 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Marcus Williams to a one-year contract.

Jaguars unveil ’no-nonsense’ uniforms, helmets for 2018

3:54 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The old-school Jacksonville Jaguars are going to look like they play in 2018.

Jags’ best friend? NFL team 1st with dog park inside stadium

3:38 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) These cats are for the dogs.

The New York Giants have released receiver Brandon Marshall

3:38 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have released veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

NFL Draft: Defensive Player Thumbnails

1:03 PM

A look at some of the top prospects available at each position in the upcoming NFL draft (x-denotes early entrant):

NFL Draft: Offensive Player Thumbnails

1:02 PM

A look at the top prospects available at each position in the upcoming NFL draft (x-denotes early entrant):

Jaguars unveil ’no-nonsense’ uniforms, helmets for 2018

12:36 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled new uniforms and helmets, going with an old-school look that matches the team's blue-collar identity.

Under wraps: Browns GM keeping draft plans private

12:32 PM

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is keeping his plans with the No. 1 pick private.

NFL appoints Theodore to lead head, neck, spine committee

12:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has appointed Dr. Nicholas Theodore chairman of the head, neck and spine committee, which plays a major role in the league's health and safety initiatives.

NFL hires Theodore to lead head, neck, spine committee

11:17 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has hired Dr. Nicholas Theodore as chairman of the Head, Neck and Spine Committee, which plays a major role in the league's health and safety initiatives.

NFL confirms times and dates for this year’s London games

10:33 AM

LONDON (AP) The NFL has confirmed the times and dates for the three regular-season games to be played in London this year.

Champion Eagles to face host Jaguars in London

10:14 AM

NEW YORK (AP) The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will head to England's home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of four NFL international games next season.

Peyton Manning inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

1:43 AM

DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning isn't heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon.

» Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Patriots tight end grabs share of 4-legged Gronkowski

11:28 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake.

Fred Jackson cherishes chance to retire with Buffalo Bills

7:00 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Fred Jackson was so strapped for cash while playing professional football in Germany, he and his wife had to rely on their poker winnings to afford going out for fancy dinners.

WR Jackson working to improve chemistry with Bucs QB Winston

6:43 PM

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's DeSean Jackson is eager to put one of the least productive seasons of his NFL career behind him.

Judge says no to law firm on concussion settlement

5:39 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A federal judge has denied a law firm's request to be added as an administrator of the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement.

Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald Boxing HOF parade grand marshal

5:08 PM

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named grand marshal for the International Boxing Hall of Fame's annual parade.

Lions sign cornerback Raysean Pringle

4:45 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Raysean Pringle.

Hester, Forte to sign 1-day contracts, retire with Bears

4:10 PM

CHICAGO (AP) Record-setting return specialist Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts with the Chicago Bears and retire as members of the organization where they starred.

Titans say they will exercise 5th-year option on QB Mariota

2:47 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have announced they will exercise their fifth-year option on quarterback Marcus Mariota.

» Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Nagy, Bears trying to build foundation for future

8:53 PM

LAKE FORST, Ill. (AP) New coach Matt Nagy looked out his window Tuesday morning and saw a group working in unison to create something bigger and better for the Chicago Bears.

DE Ezekiel Ansah signs franchise tag with Detroit Lions

8:25 PM

DETROIT (AP) Ezekiel Ansah signed his franchise tag Tuesday, signaling his return to the Detroit Lions .

Von Miller defends shark hunting trip

8:17 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Von Miller says he didn't do anything wrong when on a recent shark fishing excursion in Florida that's drawn the interest of conservation officials.

Falcons begin offseason program with plenty to sort out

8:03 PM

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program with some must-see TV.

Fitzgerald still highly motivated entering his 15th season

7:54 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) As the Arizona Cardinals gathered at midfield near the start of their first minicamp of the year, Larry Fitzgerald stood with his arm around the shoulder of team President Michael Bidwill.

McCarron unfazed by talk of Bills drafting a quarterback

7:46 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) AJ McCarron couldn't help notice the number of draft-eligible quarterback prospects the Buffalo Bills have paraded through their facility in recent days.

Jaguars back at work with AFC title game loss still stinging

6:21 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Blake Bortles got a stark reminder Tuesday of how Jacksonville's season ended three months ago.

Browns’ Jackson: team still undecided on QB for No. 1 pick

5:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) As the NFL draft nears, the Cleveland Browns are still doing their homework on quarterbacks.

Browns owner Dee Haslam steps down as media company CEO

5:29 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns owner Dee Haslam is stepping down as the CEO of her media company to focus more on the NFL franchise and community work in Cleveland.

New Broncos QB Case Keenum’s drive as strong as ever

5:18 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Case Keenum couldn't wait to get out of Minnesota.

Rodgers hopeful for contract extension as Packers retool

4:42 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) An offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers has been met with occasional displeasure by quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

DE Ezekiel Ansah signs franchise tag with Detroit Lions

4:28 PM

DETROIT (AP) Ezekiel Ansah has signed his franchise tag, signaling his return to the Detroit Lions.

J.T. Barrett tries to make draft impression with Bengals

2:58 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) J.T. Barrett peeled off the orange No. 5 practice jersey, tossed it in a laundry bin and headed for the locker room. He stopped at one intersection and tried to get his bearings - he'd never had to navigate the Paul Brown Stadium passageways.

Eagles center Jason Kelce gets married, sequins not included

12:15 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend- however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade - when he and his girlfriend tied the knot.

Eagles center Jason Kelce gets married, sequins not included

11:48 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend- however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade - when he and his girlfriend tied the knot.

Ex-Jet Nick Mangold, one of NFL’s best centers, retires

11:09 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Nick Mangold has made his final snap after 11 years of consistency, toughness and NFL-wide respect as one of the game's best centers.

Ex-Jet Nick Mangold, one of NFL’s best centers, retires

9:49 AM

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold has retired after an 11-year career in which he established himself as one of the NFL's best at his position.

» Monday, April 16, 2018

DL Aaron Donald skips start of Rams’ voluntary workouts

8:51 PM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Defensive lineman Aaron Donald has skipped the start of the Los Angeles Rams' voluntary offseason workouts.

NFL player takes teen to prom for special-needs students

8:30 PM

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance.

Chargers’ Pouncey says Miami release was "fuel to the fire"

8:29 PM

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Although Mike Pouncey is thrilled to start work with the Los Angeles Chargers, the center still has a few bittersweet thoughts about how his last job ended.

Pass rusher David Irving returns to Cowboys on $2.9M deal

8:11 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Defensive end David Irving is returning to the Dallas Cowboys after signing a $2.9 million, one-year offer as a restricted free agent.

NFL player takes teen to prom for special-needs students

6:25 PM

MOULTON, Ala. (AP) A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance.

Vikings sign LB Eric Kendricks to contract extension

6:13 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings can cross another core player off their to-do list for contract extensions.

Jets claim K Rose; S Miles, TE Sterling sign RFA tenders

5:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have claimed kicker Nick Rose off waivers from the Los Angeles Chargers, giving free-agent signing Cairo Santos some camp competition this offseason.

Redskins make moves to bolster depth along offensive line

5:51 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have shored up their offensive line by re-signing swing tackle Ty Nsekhe and interior lineman Tony Bergstrom and exercising the fifth-year option on starting right guard Brandon Scherff's contract.

Chiefs begin offseason with QB Pat Mahomes leading the way

5:49 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs began their offseason conditioning program Monday, although the amount of work amounted to meetings and some informal, players-only time on the practice field.

Posluszny would rather retire a year early than a play late

4:48 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Sitting in the front row with his wife and two young daughters, Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny got blind-sided like never before in his NFL career.

Bengals learning new offense after finishing last in the NFL

4:32 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Andy Dalton is getting acclimated with the Cincinnati Bengals' new offense, which is a lot different than the one that finished last in the league.

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

4:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.

TE Gavin Escobar signs with Dolphins, his 5th team

3:37 PM

MIAMI (AP) Tight end Gavin Escobar has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fifth team in a six-year NFL career.

Denver Broncos release running back C.J. Anderson

3:27 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) C.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories, a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings.

Seahawks bring back backup QB Austin Davis

3:07 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have brought back another arm for the beginning of their offseason program, re-signing quarterback Austin Davis.

Vikings sign LB Eric Kendricks to contract extension

3:03 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed linebacker Eric Kendricks to a multiyear contract extension.

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

2:53 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.

NFL to prohibit use of certain helmets for 1st time

1:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.

Bears sign WR Bennie Fowler to 1-year contract

1:05 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have signed receiver Bennie Fowler to a one-year contract.

Redskins re-sign tackle Ty Nsekhe, bolster offensive line

12:43 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have re-signed offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe, giving them valuable depth on the line.

AP Source: Denver Broncos release C.J. Anderson

11:37 AM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that running back C.J. Anderson has been released by the Denver Broncos.

Bills open offseason workouts by signing receiver Kerley

11:04 AM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills began addressing their needs at receiver by signing free agent Jeremy Kerley to a one-year contract as part of a series of moves in opening their offseason conditioning program.

Browns sign WR Josh Gordon as exclusive rights free agent

10:59 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will make $790,000 next season after signing with the club as an exclusive rights free agent.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires again

10:23 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Harrison is taking another shot at retirement, and this time it's likely to stick for the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires

9:41 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires

8:41 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Longtime Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is taking a second crack at retirement.

» Sunday, April 15, 2018

49ers: Foster to miss offseason program for legal issues

10:37 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

49ers: Foster to miss offseason program for legal issues

8:08 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

49ers: Foster to miss offseason program for legal issues

7:55 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster won't participate in the offseason program while he tends to legal matters related to his domestic violence charges.

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

6:35 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

Eagles release cornerback Daryl Worley after his arrest

5:57 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have released cornerback Daryl Worley, hours after he was arrested.

» Friday, April 13, 2018

Landry signs $75 million contract extension with Browns

9:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Before throwing Jarvis Landry a pass, the Browns made a huge commitment to him.

NFL suspends QB Sanchez 4 games for PED violation

9:24 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

NFL suspends QB Sanchez 4 games for PED violation

8:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has suspended free agent quarterback Mark Sanchez for the first four games of next season for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing substances.

Jets waive 4, including RB Jeremy Langford

7:33 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have waived four players, including running back Jeremy Langford.

Seahawks sign K Sebastian Janikowski, QB Stephen Morris

7:16 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Sebastian Janikowski can solve their kicking issues.

Seahawks sign K Sebastian Janikowski, QB Stephen Morris

6:56 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Sebastian Janikowski can solve their kicking issues.

Ex-Raider Aldon Smith transferred to inpatient rehab center

6:53 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Authorities say Aldon Smith is being transferred to an inpatient substance abuse treatment center as he awaits his next court date.

Packers re-sign veteran cornerback Davon House

5:28 PM

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Free agent cornerback Davon House is returning to the Green Bay Packers after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal.

Cowboys release Dez Bryant, look to catch salary-cap relief

5:11 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant never lived up to the big contract he signed with the Dallas Cowboys when he was among the best receivers in the NFL.

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

5:06 PM

The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed.

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

4:18 PM

The NFL accused some lawyers representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud and wants a special investigator appointed.

NFL seeks special investigator in concussion settlement

3:53 PM

The NFL is accusing some attorneys representing players in the $1 billion concussion settlement of fraud, and has asked to have a special investigator appointed to investigate.

Cowboys release Dez Bryant, look to catch salary-cap relief

2:28 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday, deciding salary-cap relief and the star receiver's declining production outweigh the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team.

Jim Kelly progressing ’remarkably well’ after cancer surgery

2:09 PM

Jim Kelly is progressing so ''remarkably well'' two weeks after surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw, his doctor expects the Hall of Fame quarterback to be released from the hospital soon.

Cowboys release star WR Dez Bryant after 8 seasons

1:47 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys released Dez Bryant on Friday, deciding salary cap relief with the star receiver's declining production outweighs the risk of him returning to All-Pro form with another team.

Jim Kelly progressing ’remarkably well’ after cancer surgery

1:11 PM

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is progressing ''remarkably well'' two weeks since having surgery to have cancer removed from his jaw. He is expected to be released from the hospital soon, says the doctor who oversaw the lengthy operation.

NFL draft: Big D is about something other than Dallas

1:08 PM

Big D is about to stand for something other than Dallas.

Former Memphis walk-on says he’s best receiver in NFL draft

12:36 PM

Anthony Miller is trying really hard to follow advice given to him at the NFL combine.

Former Memphis walk-on says he’s best receiver in NFL draft

5:35 AM

Anthony Miller is trying really hard to follow advice given to him at the NFL combine.

» Thursday, April 12, 2018

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

6:18 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of dragging his girlfriend and punching her in the head, leaving her with a ruptured eardrum, authorities said.

Favre says he might have had "thousands" of concussions

5:59 PM

Brett Favre says he might have had ''thousands'' of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.

NFL rejects Burfict’s appeal, upholds 4-game suspension

5:19 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict will be sidelined to start a season for the fourth year in a row, this time serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancers.

NFL rejects Burfict’s appeal, upholds 4-game suspension

4:46 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) The NFL has rejected linebacker Vontaze Burfict's appeal and imposed a four-game suspension for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers, the fourth year in a row he'll miss the start of a Bengals season.

Texans release right tackle Derek Newton

4:30 PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans released right tackle Derek Newton on Thursday.

Ex-Saint Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

2:25 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.

Buffalo Bills place guard Incognito on reserve/retired list

1:36 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have placed Richie Incognito on their reserve/retired list in a move confirming the offensive guard's intention to abruptly quit football after 11 seasons.

Ex-Saint Gleason considered for Congressional Gold Medal

1:22 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor awarded by Congress.

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

1:15 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend, authorities said.

49ers’ Reuben Foster charged in assault against girlfriend

12:58 PM

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Authorities say San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has been charged with felony domestic violence after being accused of attacking his girlfriend.

Buffalo Bills place guard Incognito on reserve/retired list

12:51 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have placed Richie Incognito on their reserve/retired list in a move confirming the offensive guard's intention to abruptly quit football after 11 seasons.

AP source: Browns near contract extension with Jarvis Landry

12:50 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Jarvis Landry is about to make a major grab.

Gleason under consideration for Congressional Gold Medal

12:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Federal lawmakers from Louisiana and Washington have submitted legislation to award former New Orleans Saints and Washington State University football player Steve Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal.

AP source: Browns near contract extension with Jarvis Landry

11:44 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns are close to finalizing a contract extension with star wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

» Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

7:42 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is the newest member of a New Orleans Saints offense that ranked second in the NFL last season.

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

6:25 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is the newest member of a New Orleans Saints offense that ranked second in the NFL last season.

Linebacker Terence Garvin signs with Dolphins

6:02 PM

MIAMI (AP) Linebacker Terence Garvin has signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth NFL team since entering the league in 2013.

Ravens-Bears at Hall of Fame to kick off preseason schedule

5:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) The Ravens and Bears will kick off the NFL's preseason on Aug. 2 in the Hall of Fame game as they honor 2018 inductees Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.

Patriots owner calls for reform after Meek Mill prison visit

5:36 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.

Ravens-Bears at Hall of Fame to kick off preseason

5:34 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - The Ravens and Bears will kick off the NFL's preseason on Aug. 2 in the Hall of Fame game as they honor 2018 inductees Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher.

Seahawks sign former San Francisco CB Dontae Johnson

5:09 PM

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have signed former San Francisco cornerback Dontae Johnson to help with the depth in their overhauled secondary.

Meredith joins Saints after Bears decline to match offer

4:44 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton says restricted free agent receiver Cameron Meredith is joining the Saints.

Griffin III hopes to start anew as a backup QB with Ravens

1:34 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) After winning a Heisman Trophy, being picked second overall in the 2012 NFL draft and becoming an instant sensation with the Washington Redskins, Robert Griffin III is looking ahead to a promising future instead of wistfully gazing at his brilliant past.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits Meek Mill in prison

10:01 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is calling for reform of the criminal justice system after visiting rapper Meek Mill in a Pennsylvania prison.

» Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Bills guard Richie Incognito set to retire after 11 seasons

11:18 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Richie Incognito is abruptly calling it quits on an 11-season NFL career, three years after the Buffalo Bills gave the offensive guard a second chance at playing following his role in the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal.

Cardinals’ new coach Wilks recasting team in his image

8:19 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) A little over three months into the job, new Arizona coach Steve Wilks is busy recasting the Cardinals in his own image.

Former Jaguars player charged with crashing into ex-wife

4:46 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say former Jacksonville Jaguars safety and assistant coach Marlon McCree was arrested over the weekend following a vehicle chase with his ex-wife and crashing his truck into her SUV.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

2:53 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's ''done'' in a text to The Associated Press amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

1:43 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's ''done'' in a text to The Associated Press on Tuesday amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

12:41 PM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito said he's ''done'' in a text The Associated Press on Tuesday amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

Bills guard Richie Incognito texts The AP he’s ’done’

11:19 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Richie Incognito texts The Associated Press he's ''done,'' amid reports he is considering retirement after 11 NFL seasons.

» Monday, April 9, 2018

Colts’ Luck expects to be better QB following long recovery

7:42 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck said all the right things Monday.

Cowboys add defensive line depth with free agent Kony Ealy

7:28 PM

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have signed defensive end Kony Ealy to a one-year deal, their latest attempt to add depth to the defensive line through bargains in free agency.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel finally gets to work with players

5:09 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Vrabel is finally getting to work with players as the Titans' new coach.

Giants open OTAs with Odell Beckham Jr. in the building

4:53 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Jets sign WR Charles Johnson, LB Kevin Minter

4:29 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed free agent wide receiver Charles Johnson and linebacker Kevin Minter.

Lions sign QB Matt Cassel and re-sign WR TJ Jones

3:57 PM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions bolstered their backup options at quarterback and wide receiver.

Packers’ Trevor Davis accused of making false bomb threat

3:47 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport.

Colts’ Luck expects to be better QB following long recovery

3:35 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck says his surgically repaired right shoulder feels good and he hopes to be on the field when the Indianapolis Colts open training camp this summer.

Packers’ Trevor Davis accused of making false bomb threat

2:48 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Police say Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis was arrested after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport.

Giants open OTAs with Odell Beckham Jr. in the building

12:05 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Lions sign QB Matt Cassel, add depth behind Matthew Stafford

10:45 AM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Matt Cassel.

Giants open OTAs with Odell Beckham Jr. in the building

10:43 AM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have opened their first organized team activities under new coach Pat Shurmur with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in the building.

Lions sign QB Matt Cassel, add depth behind Matthew Stafford

8:48 AM

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Matt Cassel.

» Sunday, April 8, 2018

Titans agree to terms with defensive lineman Bennie Logan

4:36 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have added a veteran defensive lineman a day before kicking off their offseason program under new coach Mike Vrabel.

Police: Ex-Raider Aldon Smith violated monitoring conditions

1:30 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Authorities say former Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers player Aldon Smith is back in a California jail after violating a condition of his bail.

» Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bears re-sign DL Jenkins to 1-year contract

7:34 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have re-signed defensive lineman John Jenkins to a one-year contract.

» Friday, April 6, 2018

Ndamukong Suh sees potential dominance in Los Angeles Rams

10:56 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ndamukong Suh had his pick of teams when the Miami Dolphins released him last month. The dominating defensive lineman chose the Los Angeles Rams, who have suddenly become a desirable destination.

Panthers LB Davis says he’s been suspended 4 games

7:06 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers three-time Pro Bowl linebacker Thomas Davis said he has been suspended by the NFL and will miss the first four games of next season after testing positive for a banned substance.

Ezekiel Elliott headlines youth football camp in Mexico

6:55 PM

DALLAS (AP) Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is headlining a youth camp in Mexico organized by a fantasy football group that got its start with backing from former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Browns trade another quarterback, send Hogan to Redskins

6:07 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Cleveland Browns traded their third quarterback of the offseason, sending Kevin Hogan to the Washington Redskins.

Titans strength coach retires after 32 years with franchise

6:04 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The NFL assistant coach with the longest consecutive tenure with the same team finally is retiring.

Browns trade another quarterback, send Hogan to Redskins

6:01 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Cleveland Browns traded their third quarterback of the offseason, sending Kevin Hogan to the Washington Redskins.

Raiders sign CB Senquez Golson, DE Armonty Bryant

5:49 PM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent cornerback Senquez Golson and defensive end Armonty Bryant.

Patriots sign free agent WR Jordan Matthews

4:41 PM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Jordan Matthews as they continue jumbling their corps of targets for Tom Brady.

Jets re-sign OLs Dozier, Qvale

4:23 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have re-signed offensive lineman Dakota Dozier.

» Thursday, April 5, 2018

Agent: Fullback Line, linebacker Mauti returning to Saints

9:07 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The agent for fullback Zach Line and linebacker Michael Mauti says both veteran free agents have reached contract agreements to return to the New Orleans Saints.

Barkley, Chubb, 4 QBs attending draft; Mayfield declines

8:41 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft.

Minnesota Vikings sign WR Tavarres King

7:48 PM

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver Tavarres King.

Barkley, Chubb, 4 QBs attending draft; Mayfield declines

7:11 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft.

Brandin Cooks would like long stay in LA, but focused on now

7:06 PM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Brandin Cooks has been traded twice in the past 13 months despite being one of the NFL's most productive receivers over the past three years, so the Rams' new top target knows he probably shouldn't get completely comfortable in Los Angeles.

Marquette King signs with Raiders’ rival Denver

6:40 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Marquette King has found a team will allow him to keep it real, seek his revenge and maybe pursue records.

Cardinals awarded waiver claims on QBs Doughty, Torgersen

6:37 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have been awarded waiver claims on quarterbacks Brad Doughty from the Miami Dolphins and Alek Torgersen from the Detroit Lions.

New York Giants sign cornerback William Gay

6:35 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed durable cornerback William Gay.

Cardinals RB Johnson healthy, raring to get back to the NFL

6:24 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) David Johnson is back and, he says, better than ever.

Steelers re-sign RB Ridley, WR Hunter to 1-year deals

5:52 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) Running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Justin Hunter are sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Marquette King signs with Raiders’ rival Denver

5:42 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Marquette King has found a team will allow him to keep it real, seek his revenge and maybe pursue records.

Jets re-sign OL Ben Ijalana

5:05 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have re-signed tackle Ben Ijalana, who has been a backup with the team.

Marquette King signs with Raiders’ rival Denver

4:34 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Marquette King has signed a three-year, $7 million contract with the Denver Broncos less than a week after his surprising release from the Oakland Raiders.

» Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Out with old: new look unveiled for 20th season as Titans

10:43 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are heading into their 20th season with that nickname sporting a new look that wound up more of an update featuring some subtle changes.

Colts add depth at linebacker by signing Najee Goode

10:41 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts found depth at linebacker by singing free agent Najee Goode.

Linebacker Korey Toomer signs one-year contract with 49ers

10:05 PM

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Linebacker Korey Toomer has signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.

Eagles agree on 1-year deal with tight end Richard Rodgers

9:43 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Eagles and tight end Richard Rodgers have agreed on a one-year contract.

Von Miller under investigation in hammerhead shark catch

6:07 PM

DENVER (AP) Broncos linebacker Von Miller is potentially in hot water after a social media post in which he poses with a bloody hammerhead shark that was caught on a fishing expedition.

Josh Bellamy signs restricted free agent tender with Bears

5:48 PM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears receiver Josh Bellamy has signed his restricted free agent tender.

Falcons agree to new 1-year deal with S/LB Kemal Ishmael

5:30 PM

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have kept one of the most versatile players on their defense by agreeing to a new one-year contract with safety/linebacker Kemal Ishmael, who was an unrestricted free agent.

USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

5:25 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) Sam Darnold was quarterback No. 2 on the Browns' visitation list this week.

School shooting threat made on Patriots’ player’s Instagram

5:22 PM

BOSTON (AP) A social media message to New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has led police to a teenager who posted a threat about shooting up his school.

Out with old: new look unveiled for 20th season as Titans

5:15 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are heading into their 20th season with that nickname sporting a new look.

Enunwa back with Jets, who sign free agent center Swanson

4:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets receiver Quincy Enunwa has signed his restricted free agent tender.

Ravens GM Newsome not feeling nostalgic before final draft

4:12 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Perhaps Ozzie Newsome will be filled with emotion and just a bit of sadness in the weeks ahead as he prepares for his final NFL draft as general manager of the Baltimore Ravens.

Giants defensive coordinator says unit will be relentless

3:13 PM

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) From the time James Bettcher was hired as defensive coordinator by Pat Shurmur, there has been speculation whether the New York Giants were switching from a four-man front to a three-man look.

Bills agree to sign defensive end Fede to 1-year contract

2:50 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent defensive end Terrence Fede.

Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

2:27 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Robert Griffin III is poised to resume his NFL career about 35 miles away from where he started it.

Ex-NFL star Clinton Portis to repay casino $190K in debt

2:15 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Clinton Portis has reached an agreement to repay $190,000 he owes a New Jersey casino.

Robert Griffin III, Ravens, reach agreement on 1-year deal

1:15 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a 1-year deal with quarterback Robert Griffin III, whose once-promising NFL career grinded to a halt two years ago.

Starting guard signs tender to stay with Indianapolis

12:56 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts guard Jeremy Vujnovich has signed the team's one-year offer.

Ex-NFL star Clinton Portis to repay casino $190K in debt

12:51 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Clinton Portis has reached an agreement to repay $190,000 he owes a New Jersey casino.

USC quarterback Darnold visiting Browns, who have No. 1 pick

11:43 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) Southern Cal's Sam Darnold is visiting the Cleveland Browns, who are meeting with quarterbacks to potentially draft No. 1 overall.

Costas: NFL faces day of reckoning because of head injuries

9:46 AM

Bob Costas isn't backing down on his belief that the NFL faces a day of reckoning on the issue of brain injuries, and talks about the one event he wishes he had been able to broadcast on the "AP Sports Weekly" podcast .

» Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Saints QB Brees sues over millions spent on jewelry

10:48 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has filed a lawsuit accusing a California businessman of cheating him out of $9 million through jewelry purchases.

Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

9:04 PM

BOSTON (AP) Tom Brady is losing one of his top receivers, and Jared Goff is getting a speedy new target.

Saints QB Brees sues over millions spent on jewelry

8:39 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has filed a lawsuit accusing a California businessman of cheating him out of $9 million through jewelry purchases.

Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

7:48 PM

BOSTON (AP) Tom Brady will be without one of his top receivers from last season after the Patriots traded deep threat Brandin Cooks to the Rams on Tuesday for Los Angeles' first-round draft pick, 23rd overall.

Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Paul Worrilow

7:25 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a one-year contract with linebacker Paul Worrilow.

Cardinals convene, keep 2018 goals in focus

7:23 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Making the Super Bowl this season isn't totally on the minds of the Arizona Cardinals at present. They're setting daily goals of improvement amid injury rehabilitation.

Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

6:51 PM

The New England Patriots have traded deep threat receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams for Los Angeles' first-round draft pick, 23rd overall.

Former Jets and Patriots WR/DB Rademacher dead at 75

6:49 PM

Bill Rademacher, a two-way player for the New York Jets in their early years, has died. He was 75.

Jets sign former Vikings, Panthers TE Bucky Hodges

6:11 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed tight end Bucky Hodges.

County officials OK bonds for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

5:54 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) Officials in Nevada's Clark County have approved the sale of bonds for the construction of the Oakland Raiders' stadium in Las Vegas.

Nose tackle Taylor re-signs with Skins; last played in 2014

4:04 PM

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Nose tackle Phil Taylor Sr. has re-signed with the Washington Redskins after missing the past three NFL seasons with injuries.

OL Quinton Spain signs tender to remain with Titans

3:39 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Quinton Spain has signed his restricted free-agent tender, a move that enables the Titans to keep their starting left guard from last season.

Bob Costas talks sports, and his answers might be surprising

11:36 AM

Bob Costas isn't backing down on his belief that the NFL faces a day of reckoning on the issue of brain injuries, and talks about the one event he wishes he had been able to broadcast on the ''AP Sports Weekly'' podcast.

Raiders sign wide receiver, special teamer Dwayne Harris

12:09 AM

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Free agent wide receiver and special teams player Dwayne Harris has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

» Monday, April 2, 2018

Cardinals sign wide receiver Butler to 2-year deal

9:32 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent wide receiver Brice Butler to a two-year contract.

Jets claim former Raiders TE Clive Walford off waivers

6:53 PM

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have claimed tight end Clive Walford off waivers from the Oakland Raiders.

Titans agree to terms with former Redskins LB Will Compton

6:42 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with linebacker Will Compton, who spent the last five seasons with the Washington Redskins.

Cravens brings fresh mind, body into reboot with Broncos

5:26 PM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver.

» Sunday, April 1, 2018

Geno Smith agrees to 1-year deal with Chargers

9:29 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) �� Geno Smith has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Chargers.