NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Monday, June 25, 2018

Ex-NFL, Alabama player Keith McCants arrested on drug charge

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) A former defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of Alabama has been arrested on drug charges in Florida.

» Saturday, June 23, 2018

Ex-Bears football player indicted for assaulting deputy

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) A former Chicago Bears and Ohio State University football player who authorities say was ordered to leave a bar because he was intoxicated and stumbling has been indicted for allegedly slamming an Ohio sheriff's deputy arm with a van door.

» Friday, June 22, 2018

Patriots sign 1st-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have signed first-round draft pick OL Isaiah Wynn, an offensive lineman from Georgia.

Raiders sign undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek has signed with the Oakland Raiders.

HOF Jim Kelly out of the hospital after latest oral surgery

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has been released from a New York City hospital a day after having surgery to prepare for permanent dentures to be inserted into his reconstructed upper jaw.

49ers signed OL Tomlinson to 3-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson to a three-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

» Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jets’ Robby Anderson gets probation in Florida traffic case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson will serve six months of probation following a January arrest in Florida where authorities initially said he tried to speed away from police.

Jon Dorenbos shares in Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl magic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Philadelphia Eagles player and ''America's Got Talent'' finalist Jon Dorenbos is sharing in the Super Bowl magic despite not playing with the team last season.

Jon Dorenbos shares in Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl magic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Philadelphia Eagles player and ''America's Got Talent'' finalist Jon Dorenbos is sharing in the Super Bowl magic despite not playing with the team last season.

Man charged with robbing Gronkowski’s home arraigned

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) One of three men charged in connection with a robbery at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski while he was away at the Super Bowl has been held on $100,000 bail.

» Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ed Croke, New York Giants’ former PR director, dies at 86

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Ed Croke, the New York Giants' former public relations director, died Wednesday. He was 86.

Growing pains, high expectations face Titans’ new head coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Vrabel has been around the NFL long enough to know that he will have some growing pains as a first-time head coach.

Giants give Abrams VP of football operations title

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have added the title of vice president of football operations to the duties of assistant general manager Kevin Abrams.

Ex-Bills GM Whaley named NFLPA’s college scouting director

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is taking over as the NFL Players Association's director of college scouting.

Denver Broncos’ stadium gets a new, temporary name

DENVER (AP) The home of the Denver Broncos will be known as Broncos Stadium at Mile High while the team continues to look for a new naming-rights sponsor.

Ex-Bills GM Whaley named NFLPA’s college scouting director

WASHINGTON (AP) Former Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley is taking over as the NFL Players Association's director of college scouting.

Cowboys stress numbers over No. 1 at receiver without Bryant

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Cole Beasley doesn't need a lot of prodding to bring up how much he thinks outsiders will overlook Dallas receivers now that the Cowboys have moved on from Dez Bryant.

» Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Bugel, Thomas win PFWA’s assistant coach award

Joe Bugel and Emmitt Thomas are winners of the 2018 Paul ''Dr. Z'' Zimmerman Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America for work as an NFL assistant coach.

Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, former No. 2 pick by Rams

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams.

» Monday, June 18, 2018

Vikings’ public relations staff wins Pete Rozelle Award

The Minnesota Vikings' public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for excellence in dealing with the media.

Vikings’ public relations staff wins Pete Rozelle Award

The Minnesota Vikings' public relations staff has won the Pete Rozelle Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for excellence in dealing with the media.

Panthers sign WR Moore; all draft picks under contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed wide receiver D.J. Moore, their first-round draft pick.

Vikings to induct former coach Dennis Green in Ring of Honor

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings will induct former head coach Dennis Green into their Ring of Honor this season.

» Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jets’ Claiborne a happy father after newborn’s health scare

WHIPPANY, N.J. (AP) Morris Claiborne was in the middle of a walkthrough practice last summer when he got the call - finally - that he was eagerly anticipating.

» Saturday, June 16, 2018

Coaching roots run deep for new Packers DC Mike Petttine

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Coaching runs deep in Mike Pettine's family.

Coaching roots run deep for new Packers DC Mike Petttine

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Coaching runs deep in Mike Pettine's family.

» Friday, June 15, 2018

After tryout, Cardinals sign WR Little to 1-year contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed wide receiver Greg Little to a one-year contract after he participated in this week's minicamp on a tryout basis.

Philadelphia Eagles get Super Bowl rings honoring team, fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles are sporting some bling to commemorate their Super Bowl victory.

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr pleads not guilty to rape

VISTA, Calif. (AP) Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. was jailed without bail Friday after pleading not guilty to multiple counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges.

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr pleads not guilty to rape

VISTA, Calif. (AP) Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been jailed without bail after pleading not guilty to multiple counts of kidnapping, rape and other charges.

Cowboys DL David Irving banned 4 games for 2nd straight year

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving was suspended for four games Friday for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the second straight year the pass rusher is facing a ban to start the season.

Keith Fahnhorst, 49er tackle who won 2 titles, dies at 66

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Keith Fahnhorst, a star tackle for the San Francisco 49ers who won two Super Bowl titles in the 1980s, has died. He was 66.

Cowboys DL David Irving banned 4 games for 2nd straight year

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the second straight year the pass rusher is facing a ban to start the season.

Browns OL Stephenson suspended 2 games for drug violation

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Donald Stephenson has been suspended two games without pay by the NFL for violating its substance-abuse policy.

Former NFL communications director Liu wins PFWA award

NEW YORK (AP) Randall Liu, the former NFL director of football communications, has won the Jack Horrigan Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

Jets D-coordinator Rodgers enjoying rare chance to coach son

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) At the training facility, Kacy Rodgers is the New York Jets' defensive coordinator.

Philadelphia Eagles get Super Bowl rings honoring team, fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles are sporting some bling to commemorate their Super Bowl victory.

Keith Fahnhorst, 49er tackle who won 2 titles, dies at 66

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Keith Fahnhorst, a star tackle for the San Francisco 49ers who won two Super Bowl titles in the 1980s, has died. He was 66.

Keith Fahnhorst, 49er tackle who won 2 titles, dies at 66

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former star San Francisco 49ers tackle Keith Fahnhorst has died at 66.

Keith Fahnhorst, 49er tackle who won 2 titles, dies at 66

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former star San Francisco 49ers tackle Keith Fahnhorst has died at 66.

» Thursday, June 14, 2018

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on rape charges

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on rape charges

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

Jets’ Pryor aims to be healthy for start of training camp

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Terrelle Pryor tried pushing himself through practice and games last season until his ailing right ankle had enough.

Griffin trying to fill Sherman’s shoes with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) For the past six seasons, the Seattle Seahawks never had to worry about the player lining up on the left side of their secondary.

Coming attractions: LA Rams tour their palatial new stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) After Jared Goff tipped back his hard hat and swung his arm a few times to get loose, he grabbed a football and tossed a high-arching spiral straight into the arms of an excited construction worker on an upper deck.

Cardinals sweat through minicamp under new coach Steve Wilks

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals, with running back David Johnson still a no-show, wrapped up their first minicamp under new coach Steve Wilks on Thursday with another workout in the scorching heat.

Cloud-free Elliott seeks to join chorus of Cowboys leaders

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Ezekiel Elliott doesn't pretend that vocal leadership comes naturally for him.

Titans ditch final minicamp session, spend time with police

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans wanted to wrap up their offseason with a trip to Fort Campbell.

Cable feels back at home in second stint with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) As soon as Tom Cable drove into the Raiders facility seven years after being fired from his dream job as head coach in Oakland, he knew he wanted to return to the franchise he cheered for as a kid.

Jets sign D-lineman Courtney Upshaw after minicamp tryout

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed veteran defensive lineman Courtney Upshaw after a three-day tryout during minicamp.

Cousins, Vikings head into summer break with more to learn

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Kirk Cousins pushed himself so hard last summer that by Washington's second regular-season game, he felt as if his body and mind aged 10 extra weeks.

Benjamin eagerly catching up in 2nd season with Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Kelvin Benjamin burst up the right sideline, timed his turn some 20 yards upfield, and made a leaping catch by using his imposing 6-foot-5 frame to box-out cornerback Tre'Davious White on the opening day of the Bills' mandatory minicamp.

Cardinals sign punter Andy Lee to 2-year extension

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed punter Andy Lee to a two-year contract extension through 2020.

Chargers defense confident coming out of minicamp

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Melvin Ingram expects greatness from the Los Angeles Chargers defense.

No QB competition has meant more relaxed offseason in Denver

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The angst that permeated the Denver Broncos for two straight summers of quarterback competitions is noticeably absent from team headquarters this year.

Steelers LB Matakevich ready for starting shot

PITTSBURGH (AP) Tyler Matakevich's signature red beard is a jagged mess.

Ravens coach Harbaugh: LB Suggs ’headed for Hall of Fame’

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Sixteen years into his NFL career and just four months before his 36th birthday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs darts around the field like a kid in a pickup game.

Thumb injury doesn’t slow Saints’ top draft pick in camp

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Saints No. 1 draft choice Marcus Davenport will undergo minor thumb surgery now that the team has completed its mini-camp.

The Latest: Dr. J bets on Philly to repeat as NFL champs

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) The Latest on the start of legal sports betting in New Jersey (all times local):

Chiefs’ Reid releases players early after productive camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Chiefs coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes II finally had a disagreement.

Giants minicamp ends with helmet-swinging scuffle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Pat Shurmur's first minicamp with the New York Giants nearly had an ugly ending when high-priced left tackle Nate Solder tweaked a knee after being bumped during a helmet-swinging scuffle between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie guard Will Hernandez.

Eagles’ Chris Long wins PFWA’s Good Guy award

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long has won the Good Guy Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his consistent cooperation with the media.

Giants minicamp ends with helmet-swinging scuffle

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Pat Shurmur's first minicamp with the New York Giants nearly had an ugly ending when high-priced left tackle Nate Solder tweaked a knee after being bumped during a helmet-swinging scuffle between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie guard Will Hernandez.

QB DeShone Kizer gets a fresh start with Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) DeShone Kizer has already had quite the NFL career after just one year in the league.

» Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bolts’ Verrett back in practice after 2 injury-plagued years

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Jason Verrett's staggering accumulation of injuries over the past several years could have shaken anyone's resolve to stick with football.

AP source: Cowboys make Zack Martin NFL’s highest-paid guard

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The deal making Zack Martin of the Dallas Cowboys the highest-paid guard in the NFL is finally done.

Jets OC Bates throwing whole playbook at rookie Darnold

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Jeremy Bates is not treating his rookie quarterback with kid gloves.

AP source: Cowboys make Zack Martin NFL’s highest-paid guard

FRISCO, Texas (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and Zack Martin have agreed to terms on an $84 million, six-year contract extension that will make the two-time All-Pro the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

Anderson on Jets standing behind him: ’I owe them the world’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Robby Anderson has had a rough year, generating the type of headlines no one wants their name attached to - let alone an up-and-coming NFL player.

Fitzgerald still going strong as he approaches 15th season

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The temperature was well into triple digits and sweat-soaked Larry Fitzgerald was still going full bore, hauling in passes from Sam Bradford and Josh Rosen.

Rams like how Talib, Peters and Suh are fitting in

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) When the Los Angeles Rams traded for cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters and signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, there were questions about how those three personalities might or might not coexist on the same defense.

Matt Ryan, Falcons press on without Julio Jones

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Matt Ryan once again worked without his favorite target Wednesday on the second day of the Atlanta Falcons' ''mandatory'' mini-camp, yet the quarterback said he's not worried about wide receiver Julio Jones being absent and plans to work out with him soon.

Titans’ secondary expect to 1 of the best, if not the best

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Malcolm Butler says he and his fellow members of the Tennessee Titans' secondary have set high goals for this season, and All-Pro safety Kevin Byard and cornerback Logan Ryan make it clear just how much they expect from themselves.

Jaguars’ Greene trying to stay healthy, keep making plays

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Rashad Greene has missed nearly twice as many games as he's played in three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, leaving the receiver with plenty to prove going into the final year of his rookie contract.

DeMarcus Ware now a consultant for Broncos’ pass rushers

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) It was just like old times Wednesday at the Denver Broncos' training complex. DeMarcus Ware took Bradley Chubb aside and gave him some pointers in between drives at the team's mandatory minicamp.

Redskins LT Williams expects to be back for training camp

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams says he expects to be back for training camp after having surgery on his right knee.

Saquon Barkley learning about being an NFL running back

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) There's no doubt Saquon Barkley has the talent to be great NFL running back.

Texans’ Deshaun Watson working his way back from ACL injury

HOUSTON (AP) During the Texans' nine-week offseason program, Deshaun Watson had a set of goals in mind.

Steelers WR Smith-Schuster eyes bigger role in Year 2

PITTSBURGH (AP) JuJu Smith-Schuster is an open book. Unless you ask the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver about the left knee issue that's forced him to spend most of the offseason watching workouts instead of participating in them.

Redskins LT Williams expects to be back for training camp

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams says he expects to be back for training camp after having surgery on his right knee.

49ers WR Goodwin overcomes adversity, wins Halas Award

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has won the 2018 George Halas Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

Broncos brain trust hasn’t given up on Paxton Lynch

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Denver Broncos fans have pretty much given up on Paxton Lynch.

49ers wrap up 2nd offseason under Shanahan in prime position

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Jimmy Garoppolo showed what he can do in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense even before he fully understood it in an impressive five-game cameo at the end of last season.

Practicing patience: Browns’ Mayfield waits turn as backup

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Baker Mayfield stood 15 yards away from a semicircle of cameras with a member of Cleveland's media relations staff as Browns starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor was peppered with questions.

Bengals’ last-ranked offense a work in progress at minicamp

CINCINNATI (AP) During the first day of Bengals minicamp, the offense ran through new plays.

With no holdouts, Vikings take good vibes into summer break

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) Several prominent players across the NFL have skipped mandatory minicamps this week, subjecting themselves to team fines out of concern for their contract status in a league where so little is guaranteed.

Ravens D-coordinator Martindale puts personal stamp on unit

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) There are no dreary work days for Don Martindale, who has overwhelmingly embraced his new role as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens.

Former Cowboys cheerleader files lawsuit against team

DALLAS (AP) A former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit against the team, alleging she wasn't paid for all her work and made less money than the team's male mascot.

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes II embracing life in Kansas City

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) Patrick Mahomes II could have spent his offseason just about anywhere, back home in Texas perhaps, or maybe even some exotic locale befitting a 20-something starting quarterback in the NFL.

Redskins acknowledge no waiting list for season tickets

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins say they no longer have a waiting list for fans wanting to buy season tickets.

Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline, where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory.

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Wentz eager to return, but Foles allows Eagles to wait

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Carson Wentz was having an MVP-caliber season before a torn ACL forced him to the sideline, where he watched Nick Foles lead the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory.

Jets’ Bridgewater positive in comeback from ’scary’ injury

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Teddy Bridgewater remembers some of his teammates crying. They were on their knees and praying.

» Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack holds out of minicamp

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Khalil Mack is holding out from the mandatory minicamp for the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders 2017 1st-round pick Conley ready for fresh start

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Gareon Conley is ready for a fresh start.

Ingram arrives for 1st day of Saints’ minicamp

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Running back Mark Ingram was a late arrival to the New Orleans Saints' offseason program and he'll be a late arrival for the regular season as well.

Earl Thomas absent from Seahawks minicamp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas officially commenced his holdout as the team began its three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix back at Lambeau for Packers minicamp

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix returned to Lambeau Field for Green Bay Packers minicamp after the safety cited personal issues for missing some voluntary offseason workouts.

Bills running back McCoy shows no signs of slowing at 30

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) When he was much younger and brasher, LeSean McCoy recalled informing the league's older running backs of how he was going to one day chase them down in the record books.

Zack Martin, set to be highest-paid guard, rejoins Cowboys

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Zack Martin rejoined the Dallas Cowboys for mandatory minicamp Tuesday with the two-time All-Pro closing in on a contract that's expected to make him the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

Chargers TE Green ready to make most of new opportunity

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Virgil Green is used to trading personal gain for the success of the team.

Panthers’ Kuechly says he’ll be ready to go by training camp

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Panthers four-time All-Pro middle linebacker Luke Kuechly says he should be ready for full contact when training camp begins following offseason surgery for a torn labrum in his shoulder.

Rams DT Aaron Donald skips mandatory minicamp, seeking deal

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is not attending the Los Angeles Rams' mandatory minicamp while he continues his lengthy quest for a lucrative new contract.

McCown, Bridgewater, Darnold an intriguing QB trio for Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The grizzled veteran. The comeback kid. The hotshot rookie.

Luck takes private throwing program public at Colts’ camp

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck's big secret is finally out. He's been throwing a football for weeks - and now he's throwing in public, too.

Chargers TE Green ready to make most of new opportunity

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Virgil Green is used to trading personal gain for the success of the team.

Julio Jones misses Falcons’ minicamp but has Quinn’s support

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones remains in coach Dan Quinn's good graces even after missing the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' mandatory minicamp.

Broncos’ Shane Ray optimistic 4th surgery will be the fix

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Shane Ray is aiming to keep both his weight and his spirits up as he heads into a fourth surgery on his troublesome left wrist.

Chargers DT Liuget recovering from foot surgery

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget underwent offseason foot surgery, but head coach Anthony Lynn expects him back for training camp.

David Johnson skips first day of Cardinals minicamp

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona running back David Johnson skipped the first day of the Cardinals' mandatory minicamp Tuesday amid reports that the sides are discussing a new contract.

Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan skips mandatory minicamp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping the Titans' mandatory minicamp while his agents negotiate a new contract for the two-time Pro Bowl lineman.

Straight route: Browns’ Gordon clean, driven in comeback

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon's new route through life, a straight and sober one, is rewarding him every day.

Steelers’ Antonio Brown needed time to ’get my mind right’

PITTSBURGH (AP) Antonio Brown didn't skip out on the vast majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers organized team activities to make a statement. Or to disrespect the backup quarterbacks. Or to take a stand alongside running back Le'Veon Bell.

Dunlap participates in Bengals camp after skipping OTAs

CINCINNATI (AP) Carlos Dunlap walked into the Cincinnati Bengals locker room and noticed a group of videographers and reporters waiting by his locker in a far corner of the room.

Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack holds out of minicamp

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Khalil Mack is holding out from the mandatory minicamp for the Oakland Raiders.

Julio Jones misses Falcons’ minicamp but has Quinn’s support

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Julio Jones remains in coach Dan Quinn's good graces even after missing the opening day of the Atlanta Falcons' mandatory minicamp.

Chiefs head into minicamp with plenty of fresh faces

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Bob Sutton has been around football long enough to realize that every year brings turnover, even when a team is coming off back-to-back division championships for the first time in its history.

Zack Martin rejoins Cowboys with big new contract imminent

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Zack Martin is practicing with the Dallas Cowboys again as the two-time All-Pro closes in on a contract that's expected to make him the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

Jury orders Rams to pay $12.5 million for Reggie Bush injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) A jury in St. Louis on Tuesday ordered the NFL's Rams to pay former running back Reggie Bush $12.5 million for a severe knee injury he suffered in 2015, the team's final season in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles.

Rams DT Aaron Donald skips mandatory minicamp, seeking deal

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is not attending the Los Angeles Rams' mandatory minicamp while he continues his lengthy quest for a lucrative new contract.

Beckham and all Giants attend mandatory minicamp for Shurmur

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. has been cleared to practice although the star New York Giants' receiver did little work in team periods at the opening of the first mandatory minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur.

Steelers’ Antonio Brown needed time to ’get my mind right’

PITTSBURGH (AP) Antonio Brown didn't skip out on the vast majority of the Pittsburgh Steelers organized team activities to make a statement. Or to disrespect the backup quarterbacks. Or to take a stand alongside running back Le'Veon Bell.

Straight route: Browns’ Gordon clean, driven in comeback

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Josh Gordon's new route through life, a straight and sober one, is rewarding him every day.

Browns CB Wilson to miss second season with knee injury

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns cornerback Howard Wilson will miss his second straight NFL season before it started.

Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on suspicion of burglary

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says it is investigating the circumstances of former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr.'s arrest on suspicion of burglary.

Jaguars’ Ramsey has no regrets about skipping team workouts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jalen Ramsey spent the past few months working out at his father's training facility in Nashville.

Charean Williams wins PFWA’s McCann Award

Charean Williams has won the Dick McCann Award from the Professional Football Writers of America.

Luck starts throwing with non-NFL football during minicamp

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck is throwing again.

Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan skips mandatory minicamp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan is skipping the Titans' mandatory minicamp while his agents negotiate a new contract for the two-time Pro Bowl lineman.

Dunlap participates in Bengals camp after skipping OTAs

CINCINNATI (AP) Defensive end Carlos Dunlap is participating in the Cincinnati Bengals' minicamp this week after missing voluntary offseason workouts as his agent negotiates a contract.

» Monday, June 11, 2018

Julio Jones will skip Falcons’ minicamp

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons will open their mandatory minicamp without Julio Jones, one of their most important playmakers.

Matt Patricia adjusts to being scrutinized leading the Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Matt Patricia worked in relative obscurity in New England.

Julio Jones will skip Falcons’ minicamp

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons are being forced to open their mandatory minicamp without Julio Jones, one of their most important playmakers.

Giants sign 2 before start of minicamp Tuesday, waive 1

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have made a couple of roster moves before the opening of a mandatory minicamp.

» Sunday, June 10, 2018

Earl Thomas says he’s skipping Seahawks mandatory minicamp

Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved.

» Friday, June 8, 2018

Lions announce joint practices with Raiders, Giants

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions will participate in joint training camp practices before preseason games with the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants.

Texans safety Andre Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and insists he ''will beat it.''

» Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mike Singletary stops by Detroit Lions’ minicamp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Mike Singletary hopes to coach again in the NFL someday. He has plenty on his plate right now, though.

Watson won’t measure his Saints return by previous stint

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The value Saints coach Sean Payton sees in Benjamin Watson has little to do with the career-best receiving numbers the veteran tight end put up the last time he played for New Orleans in 2015.

Cardinals’ Moubarak Djeri takes long journey in NFL quest

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The journey from the tiny African nation of Togo to the Cologne Crocodiles of the German Football League to the Arizona Cardinals is a very long one.

Mike Singletary stops by Detroit Lions’ minicamp

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Mike Singletary hopes to coach again in the NFL someday. He has plenty on his plate right now, though.

New coaching voices a big part of Seahawks’ offseason

RENTON, Wash. (AP) When Pete Carroll decided to overhaul his coaching staff after last year's flop, it was clear he wanted different voices in the ears of his key players.

Colts believe Luck is "close" to start throwing footballs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich believes his starting quarterback will soon be throwing.

Browns, RB Duke Johnson agree to terms on 3-year deal

CLEVELAND (AP) Running back Duke Johnson has reached agreement with the Browns on a three-year, $15.6 million contract extension.

Reports: Edelman headed for 4-game suspension

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Speaking for the first time at the Patriots' minicamp, Tom Brady could have had plenty to talk about had he waited a few hours.

Bears chairman McCaskey backs NFL’s new anthem policy

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey says he supports the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand for the national anthem or stay in the locker room.

Terrell Owens won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

Terrell Owens always likes being the center of attention. His decision to skip the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August will keep him far from the spotlight.

Jets owner and 3 NFL players ask Cuomo for bail reform

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Three members of the Players Coalition and New York Jets owner Chris Johnson have sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and other state officials urging passage of comprehensive bail reform.

Terrell Owens won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee.

Colts believe Luck is "close" to start throwing footballs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich says Andrew Luck is getting close to start throwing a football.

Terrell Owens won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee.

Terrell Owens won’t attend Hall of Fame induction

Terrell Owens says he will not attend the induction ceremony for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, an unprecedented decision by an enshrinee.

AP source: 2 Eagles planned WH visit; decisions individual

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements.

AP source: 2 Eagles planned WH visit; decisions individual

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements.

» Wednesday, June 6, 2018

AP source: 2 Eagles planned WH visit; decisions individual

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements.

AP source: Broncos’ Ray will undergo another wrist surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Shane Ray's ailing left wrist needs another surgery. This one could sideline the pass rusher for several months.

AP source: Broncos’ Ray will undergo another wrist surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray will undergo a cleanup procedure on his left wrist and could miss several months.

Witten retirement leaves Cowboys with unproven replacements

FRISCO, Texas (AP) When Geoff Swaim glances around the film room at his fellow tight ends with the Dallas Cowboys, he doesn't see Jason Witten anymore.

Ravens fined by NFL, lose 2 OTA days for rules violation

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have been fined by the NFL and forced to forfeit two days of practice this week for violating offseason workout rules.

Broncos returner hopes for another chance after 6 fumbles

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Isaiah McKenzie knows he let a big opportunity slip right through his fingers last season.

AP source: 2 Eagles planned WH visit; decisions individual

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles players and officials made individual decisions to not go to the White House for a scheduled celebration of their Super Bowl title, leaving two players actually planning to make the trip to Washington before the visit was canceled by President Donald Trump, according to players and a person familiar with the arrangements.

Optimism about improved Dolphins defense comes with asterisk

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke plans to go diving in Bora Bora on summer vacation, and when he returns he'll really start trying to figure out who should play where this season.

The Latest: Eagles players individually decided on WH trip

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Latest on the canceled White House visit for the Super Bowl champion Eagles (all times local):

Jets sign S J.J. Wilcox after Rontez Miles has knee surgery

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed veteran safety J.J. Wilcox for depth after special teams standout Rontez Miles had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

49ers sign DB Antone Exum Jr. to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Antone Exum Jr. to a one-year deal.

Hightower thrilled to be back on Patriots’ defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Dont'a Hightower is clearly thrilled to be back on the field after the frustration of having to sit and watch most of last season on the sidelines.

St. Louis could still be on the hook for Bush’s 2015 injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Former NFL running back Reggie Bush alleges that dangerous conditions at a St. Louis stadium led to a season-ending injury in a case that could leave the city on the hook for damages, even though the Rams are long gone.

St. Louis could still be on the hook for Bush’s 2015 injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Former NFL running back Reggie Bush alleges that dangerous conditions at a St. Louis stadium led to a season-ending injury in a case that could leave the city on the hook for damages, even though the Rams are long gone.

Incognito tells AP he’s training 2 weeks after gym outburst

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Richie Incognito tells The Associated Press he's back home training in Arizona and feeling great, two weeks after the former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman spent three days in a mental hospital following an alleged outburst at a south Florida gym.

Shazier: "My dream is to come back and play football again."

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Shazier's routine hasn't changed much, even after a life-altering spinal injury put his football career in jeopardy.

St. Louis could still be on the hook for Bush’s 2015 injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) Former NFL running back Reggie Bush says dangerous conditions at a St. Louis stadium led to a season-ending injury in a case that could leave the city on the hook for damages, even though the Rams are long gone.

Eagles coach Pederson says he wanted to go to White House

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he was looking forward to going to the White House to be recognized as Super Bowl champions but he wouldn't further discuss a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump.

» Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cousins targeting Rudolph ’like throwing into a mattress’

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) This offseason in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins has been shaped by get-to-know-them moments, whether new coaches, plays or teammates with the Vikings.

Raiders install new defense while Mack stays away

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Paul Guenther is installing a new defense for the Oakland Raiders with the most important part of the unit missing.

Jets sign veteran DL Chris Jones, waive DL Claude Pelon

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed veteran free agent defensive lineman Chris Jones, who spent last season on injured reserve.

Jets’ birthday boy Darnold turns 21, making ’ton of strides’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The big day finally arrived, and Sam Darnold had the perfect plan for celebrating his 21st birthday.

Bears’ Miller won’t set limits on recovery from leg injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) All Zach Miller knows is he's not setting any limits on his recovery - and his doctors aren't either.

Show of kindness makes Cardinals’ Gresham internet hero

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Much to his surprise, a $50 act of kindness made Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham an internet hero.

Titans new offensive coordinator, Mariota learning together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur wants to make sure Marcus Mariota is comfortable with Tennessee's new offense so he plans to call plays that best fit the quarterback.

Talk about political football: No Eagles at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) Taking on the NFL and football's Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief ''Celebration of America'' after it became clear most players weren't going to show up.

Titans new offensive coordinator, Mariota learning together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur wants to make sure Marcus Mariota is comfortable with Tennessee's new offense so he plans to call plays that best fit the quarterback.

Fox sorry for depicting praying NFL players in protest story

NEW YORK (AP) Fox News apologized on Tuesday for showing photos of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer - not in protest - during a story about President Trump canceling a White House ceremony honoring the team for its Super Bowl victory.

The Latest: Eagles safety says players aren’t anti-anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local):

Gronk, Brady return to field as Patriots open minicamp

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) For the most part during his NFL career, the offseason has typically been a time of relaxation and recuperation for Rob Gronkowski.

Lions invested in free agency and draft to improve run game

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have desperately tried to improve what has been a weakness, signing and drafting players to improve their running game.

Jets rookie Herndon on DUI arrest: ’This is not who I am’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Chris Herndon says his arrest last weekend for driving while intoxicated does not reflect the person he is.

Dolphins top draft pick Fitzpatrick making good impression

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Two weeks into the Miami Dolphins' offseason practice regimen, first-round draft pick Minkah Fitzpatrick's running tally of interceptions is underway.

DeMarcus Walker eager to pull his new weight in Year 2

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos mandated DeMarcus Walker bulk up this offseason. That was a big weight off his mind.

Jets rookie Herndon on DUI arrest: ’This is not who I am’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) New York Jets rookie tight end Chris Herndon says his arrest last weekend for driving while intoxicated does not reflect the person he is.

The Latest: Trump holds ’patriotism’ event without Eagles

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local):

Fox sorry for depicting praying NFL players in protest story

NEW YORK (AP) Fox News apologized on Tuesday for showing photos of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer - not in protest - during a story about President Trump canceling a White House ceremony honoring the team for its Super Bowl victory.

White House cancels NFL Eagles ceremony, criticizes team

WASHINGTON (AP) After President Donald Trump canceled Tuesday's salute to the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles, the White House accused the players of abandoning their fans because many had said they wouldn't show up. Trump quickly scheduled a ''Celebration of America'' with military bands in the event's place as he stoked fresh controversy over players who protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.

New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman has lymphoma

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma and will soon begin treatment, and he said he is encouraged by the prognosis.

White House cancels NFL Eagles ceremony, criticizes team

WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump abruptly canceled his Tuesday ceremony celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl victory after many players declined to show up. The White House accused the players of abandoning their fans, and Trump quickly scheduled a ''Celebration of America'' with military bands as he stoked fresh controversy over players who protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.

New York Giants GM Dave Gettleman has lymphoma

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman has lymphoma, and he says the prognosis for his recovery is ''positive.''

1 of 2 charged in stadium banner protest pleads guilty

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner protesting the Dakota Access pipeline from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Bears TE Zach Miller goes on PUP list

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have placed veteran tight end Zach Miller on the physically unable to perform list one day after he signed a one-year contract.

Redskins honor ’87 replacement players with Super Bowl rings

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins will honor their 1987 replacement team that won all three games by giving them Super Bowl rings next week.

1 of 2 charged in stadium banner protest pleads guilty

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner protesting the Dakota Access pipeline from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Redskins honor ’87 replacement players with Super Bowl rings

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins will honor their 1987 replacement team that won all three games by giving them Super Bowl rings next week.

Trump touts celebration of US after canceling NFL’s Eagles

WASHINGTON (AP) A day after scrubbing a White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, President Donald Trump appeared to challenge a new NFL policy that requires players to stand if they're on the field during the national anthem or stay in the locker room.

The Latest: White House says Eagles abandoned their fans

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local):

The Latest: Fox News apologizes for mischaracterizing clip

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local):

1 of 2 charged in stadium banner protest pleads guilty

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) One of two people charged with misdemeanors for unfurling a banner from the rafters of U.S. Bank Stadium during a Minnesota Vikings game to protest the Dakota Access pipeline has pleaded guilty and has been placed on probation.

Trump scraps Eagles visit to avoid low turnout, cites anthem

WASHINGTON (AP) Fuming over the risk of low turnout, President Donald Trump canceled a White House visit for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and eagerly stoked fresh drama Tuesday over players who protest racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem.

The Latest: NFL players union says smaller events canceled

WASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local):

Browns sign LB Mychal Kendricks, won Super Bowl with Eagles

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns signed free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who started last season for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Trump touts celebration of US after canceling NFL’s Eagles

WASHINGTON (AP) A day after scrubbing a White House visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, President Donald Trump appeared to challenge a new NFL policy that requires players to stand if they're on the field during the national anthem or stay in the locker room.

Steelers place OL Hawkins, TE McGee on Injured Reserve

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee on injured reserve after they were hurt during organized team activities last week. Both players are out for the 2018 season.

Dwight Clark, 49er great who made ’The Catch,’ dies at 61

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history.

Trump calls off event for NFL’s Eagles, cites anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Trump calls off event for NFL’s Eagles, cites anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

» Monday, June 4, 2018

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history.

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty and is one of the most indelible images in NFL history.

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Dwight Clark, who helped launch a dynasty for San Francisco with his iconic catch that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl, has died one year after revealing he had ALS. He was 61.

Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Panthers turn to 2nd year back McCaffrey to lead run game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Christian McCaffrey will have an even bigger role in the Panthers' offense this season.

Panthers turn to 2nd year back McCaffrey to lead run game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Christian McCaffrey will have an even bigger role in the Panthers' offense this season.

Packers says no long-term concern after Matthews hit on nose

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Lucas Patrick hasn't played baseball since he was a child. With one swing of the bat, he broke the nose of one of the ''faces of the franchise.''

Lions sign TE Wes Saxton, waive DB Raysean Pringle

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent tight end Wes Saxton.

Bills center Eric Wood still adjusting to retirement

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) Though Eric Wood can finally say he's retired, the now-former Buffalo Bills center is unaccustomed to discussing his career in the past tense.

Giants Landon Collins almost ready after 2 arm surgeries

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Two-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins is taking part in practice at organized team activities without the red jersey which tells other New York Giants players to keep their hands off him.

Broncos LB Shane Ray out of optional workout with sore wrist

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos held linebacker Shane Ray out of workouts Monday due to a sore wrist.

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for battling cancer

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer.

Bears TE Zach Miller gets 1-year deal after leg injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have re-signed veteran tight end Zach Miller to a one-year contract, clearing the way for him to return from a gruesome injury last October that nearly cost him his left leg.

Bears TE Zach Miller gets 1-year deal after leg injury

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have re-signed veteran tight end Zach Miller to a one-year contract, clearing the way for him to return from a gruesome injury last October that nearly cost him his left leg.

Packers says no long-term concern after Matthews hit in nose

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says he is OK with players taking part in a charity softball game in spite of an injury to linebacker Clay Matthews.

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for battling cancer

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he's going to receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer.

Jim Kelly to receive Jimmy V Award for battling cancer

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says he's going to receive ESPN's Jimmy V Award for the toughness and perseverance he's displayed during his ongoing battle with oral cancer.

» Sunday, June 3, 2018

Packers’ Matthews needs surgery after line drive hits nose

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he needs surgery on his nose after getting hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game.

Packers’ Matthews needs surgery after softball hits his face

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he needs surgery on his nose after getting hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game.

» Saturday, June 2, 2018

Packers’ Matthews hit in face by line drive in charity game

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game.

» Friday, June 1, 2018

Splish, splash, Browns coach Jackson takes a Lake Erie bath

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) Hue Jackson surfaced from the chilly water soaked and smiling before he raised both arms in triumph.

Los Angeles Chargers sign 1st-round pick Derwin James

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers have signed safety Derwin James, their first-round pick.

Splish, splash, Browns coach Jackson takes a Lake Erie bath

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) Hue Jackson survived a zero-win season and a chilly dip in the lake .

Splish, splash, Browns coach Jackson takes a Lake Erie bath

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) Hue Jackson survived a zero-win season and a chilly dip in the lake.

49ers’ Bolden suspended for performance-enhancing substance

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers receiver Victor Bolden has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Ex-cheerleaders sue Texans, allege intimidation, low pay

HOUSTON (AP) Five former NFL cheerleaders sued the Houston Texans on Friday, alleging the team failed to fully compensate them as required by law and subjected them to a hostile work environment in which they were harassed, intimidated and forced to live in fear.

Ex-cheerleaders sue Texans, allege intimidation, low pay

HOUSTON (AP) Five former Houston Texans cheerleaders are suing the NFL franchise, alleging the team failed to fully compensate them as required by law and subjected them to hostile work environment in which they were harassed, intimidated and forced to live in fear.

Thomas raising depression awareness after sister’s suicide

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Solomon Thomas knows the pain of having a loved one take her own life after his older sister killed herself this offseason.

British Invasion? Rugby player looks to stick with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Christian Scotland-Williamson looks the part.

Cannonball? Browns coach ready for jump into Lake Erie

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) Hue Jackson's ready to take his dip for the Browns' sunken season.

British Invasion? Rugby player looks to stick with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) Christian Scotland-Williamson looks the part.

Thomas raising depression awareness after sister’s suicide

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Solomon Thomas knows the pain of having a loved one take her own life after his older sister killed herself this offseason.