NFL NEWS ARCHIVE

» Friday, March 30, 2018

Vikings sign Kendall Wright, who led Bears in receiving

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver Kendall Wright, who led the Chicago Bears in receptions and yards last season.

Bears re-sign CB Cooper to 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have re-signed cornerback Marcus Cooper to a one-year contract after releasing him this month.

Jets sign RB Rawls and LB Hewitt

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have signed running back Thomas Rawls and linebacker Neville Hewitt.

Chargers sign ex-Eagles S Jaylen Watkins to 1-year contract

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Defensive back Jaylen Watkins has left the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles for a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien says he attempted suicide

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien said he has attempted suicide, hired prostitutes and suffers from persistent depression. Now, he's wondering if he sustained brain injuries while playing football.

Browns sign free agent QB Drew Stanton to 2-year contract

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns continued their quarterback makeover, signing free agent Drew Stanton to a two-year contract.

Model Olivia Culpo confirms split with NFL’s Danny Amendola

LOS ANGELES (AP) Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and NFL player Danny Amendola are no longer a couple.

» Thursday, March 29, 2018

Lions sign C Wesley Johnson, TE Levine Toilolo

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed center Wesley Johnson and tight end Levine Toilolo.

Vikings re-sign punt returner Marcus Sherels again

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed punt returner Marcus Sherels for a ninth season with his home state team.

Bills sign cornerback Philip Gaines, receiver Kaelin Clay

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have addressed depth needs by signing cornerback Phillip Gaines and receiver Kaelin Clay.

Oakland Raiders sign cornerback Leon Hall

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders signed cornerback Leon Hall on Thursday.

Buffalo Bills’ stadium plans inch to forefront of discussion

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills' long-term future in western New York was secured when Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the franchise following the death of Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson in 2014.

Future Bills stadium plans inch to forefront of discussion

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills' long-term future in Western New York was secured when Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the franchise following the death of Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson in 2014.

Lions sign C Wesley Johnson, who was starter for Jets

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent center Wesley Johnson.

» Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Former Raiders QB David Humm dies at age 65

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) David Humm, a former star quarterback at Nebraska who had a long career as a backup in the NFL, has died. He was 65.

Former Raiders QB David Humm dies at age 65

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) David Humm, a former star quarterback at Nebraska who had a long career as a backup in the NFL, has died. He was 65.

CB Justin Coleman signs tender with Seattle Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Cornerback Justin Coleman is remaining with the Seattle Seahawks after signing his restricted free agent tender with the club.

Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin arrested for aggravated assault

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested Wednesday at his North Texas home and charged with aggravated assault after his girlfriend accused him of beating her severely at his home.

Agent: Tight end Watson returning to Saints on 1-year deal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Benjamin Watson's agent says the veteran tight end has agreed to return to the New Orleans Saints.

Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin arrested for aggravated assault

MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been arrested on an aggravated assault charge after his girlfriend accused him of beating her severely at his home in North Texas.

Former Raiders QB David Humm dies at age 65

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) David Humm, a former star quarterback at Nebraska who had a long career as a backup in the NFL, has died. He was 65.

Las Vegas Stadium Authority signs lease with Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has signed the final documents necessary to build the future home of the Raiders.

Former Raiders QB David Humm dies at age 65

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) David Humm, a former star quarterback at Nebraska who had a long career as a backup in the NFL, has died. He was 65.

Las Vegas Stadium Authority signs lease with Raiders

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has signed the final documents necessary to build the future home of the Raiders.

Cardinals sign DL Djeri from German Football League

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have gone across the Atlantic to sign defensive lineman Moubarak Djeri.

AP source: Broncos acquire safety Su’a Cravens from Redskins

DENVER (AP) Su'a Cravens already appears to be relishing in his change of scenery and his chance at a fresh start.

Dump off: Browns send QB Kessler to Jaguars for draft pick

CLEVELAND (AP) No longer part of the Browns' plans, Cody Kessler got passed to a new team.

AP source: Broncos acquire safety Su’a Cravens from Redskins

DENVER (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal says the Denver Broncos have acquired safety Su'a Cravens from the Washington Redskins.

Second man arrested in burglary at Patriots player’s home

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) A second suspect charged in connection with a burglary at New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski's Massachusetts home has been arraigned.

New helmet rule likely to be part of replay for officiating

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The NFL's new rule outlawing a player from lowering his head to initially make any sort of hit with his helmet likely will be included in replay reviews for officials.

Second man arrested in burglary at Patriots player’s home

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a burglary at New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski's Massachusetts home while he was at the Super Bowl.

NFL owners pass 2 more rules changes before meetings end

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) As a busy NFL meetings neared its conclusion Wednesday, team owners passed two more rules changes and approved several procedural bylaw alterations.

Second man arrested in burglary at Patriots player’s home

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a burglary at New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski's Massachusetts home while he was at the Super Bowl.

» Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Immigrant’s confession in Colts player death could be used

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Attorneys for a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S have ended their effort to have his confession thrown out in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears.

It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears.

Titans agree to terms with QB Gabbert, lineman Su’a-Filo

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on deals with quarterback Blaine Gabbert and offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo.

Jaguars owner Khan calls removal of tarps ’most important’

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan calls permanently removing tarps from EverBank Field ''the most important thing'' for the small-market franchise.

Seahawks release Boykin after assault allegation

DALLAS (AP) The Seattle Seahawks released quarterback Trevone Boykin on Tuesday shortly after his girlfriend alleged in a television interview that he physically assaulted her in Texas last week.

Jaguars’ Coughlin adjusts to new role, welcomes expectations

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Tom Coughlin had one complaint about his first season back with the Jacksonville Jaguars: Watching games from the press box.

The Latest: Lowering helmet to make hit now 15-yard penalty

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

Seahawks release Boykin after assault allegation

DALLAS (AP) The Seattle Seahawks released quarterback Trevone Boykin on Tuesday shortly after his girlfriend alleged in a television interview that he physically assaulted her in Texas last week.

Immigrant’s confession in Colts player death could be used

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Attorneys for a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S have ended their effort to have his confession thrown out in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears.

Seahawks release Boykin after assault allegation

DALLAS (AP) The Seattle Seahawks released quarterback Trevone Boykin on Tuesday shortly after his girlfriend alleged in a television interview that he physically assaulted her in Texas last week.

Lawyer ends bid to toss confession in Colts player’s death

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Attorneys for a Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S have ended their effort to have his confession thrown out in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

The Latest: O’Brien confident about Watt and Watson returns

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

Bears re-sign special teams captain McManis to 2-year deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have re-signed special teams captain and cornerback Sherrick McManis to a two-year contract.

Andrew Luck is throwing footballs again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Andrew Luck is throwing footballs again.

It’s a catch: NFL owners approve simplified catch language

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Maybe it's too late for Jesse James and the Steelers or Zach Miller and the Bears.

The Latest: Suh to play nose tackle for Rams

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

The Latest: New parameters for a catch approved by owners

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

Andrew Luck is throwing footballs again

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Andrew Luck is throwing footballs again.

Shurmur expects Beckham to attend Giants’ offseason program

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Giants coach Pat Shurmur says he expects Odell Beckham Jr. to attend offseason workouts when they start in April.

The Latest: Eagles want Darren Sproles back

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

The Latest: Wentz could start season minus preseason action

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

Gruden, Carroll would like instant replay reviews gone

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Jon Gruden would like to see instant replay for officiating disappear. So would Pete Carroll.

The Latest: Rivera cites QBs as reason NFC South rocks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

Shurmur expects Beckham to attend Giants’ offseason program

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Giants coach Pat Shurmur says he expects Odell Beckham Jr. to attend offseason workouts when they start in April.

The Latest: Garrett says Dez not on way out of Dallas

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Latest on the NFL Meetings (all times local):

Tennessee Titans agree to terms with QB Blaine Gabbert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal with quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

» Monday, March 26, 2018

NFL weighing changes to catch rule

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) That's a catch.

NFL weighing changes to catch rule

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) That's a catch.

Los Angeles Rams sign DT Ndamukong Suh to 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) Decades ago, the Los Angeles Rams' defense was fronted by the Fearsome Foursome.

Los Angeles Rams sign DT Ndamukong Suh to 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams on Monday, joining All-Pro Aaron Donald on a potentially fearsome defensive front.

Los Angeles Rams sign DT Ndamukong Suh to 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a one-year contract with Ndamukong Suh, adding the dominant tackle to their defensive front alongside All-Pro Aaron Donald.

A look at the non-catches prompting NFL rules proposal

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Some of the non-catches that have prompted debate and a proposal by the NFL's competition committee to rewrite the rules:

NFL weighing changes to catch rule

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) That's a catch.

Redskins sign ex-Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent linebacker Pernell McPhee.

Saints ex-cheerleader says NFL team’s policies discriminate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A former New Orleans Saints cheerleader has filed a discrimination complaint against the NFL team with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Eagles DE Bennett surrenders on charge of injury to elderly

HOUSTON (AP) Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Giants sign Michael Thomas; safety spent 5 years in Miami

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed safety Michael Thomas, who spent the last five seasons in Miami.

Panthers re-sign guard Silatolu, cornerback Gunter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have re-signed guard Amini Silatolu and cornerback LaDarius Gunter to one-year contracts. Both were backups with the Panthers last season and had been free agents.

No jail for car-flipping son of Villanova hoops announcer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Villanova University basketball announcer's son who was arrested for flipping a car after the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win won't do any jail time.

QB search: Jets to have private workout with Josh Allen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) In their search for a franchise quarterback, the New York Jets will work out Wyoming's Josh Allen in the next week and don't plan to have a private session with Southern California's Sam Darnold.

QB search: Jets to have private workout with Josh Allen

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) In their search for a franchise quarterback, the New York Jets will work out Wyoming's Josh Allen in the next week and don't plan to have a private session with Southern California's Sam Darnold.

Kraft discounts any discord in Patriots organization

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urged everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization.

Eagles DE Bennett surrenders on charge of injury to elderly

HOUSTON (AP) Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Browns re-sign free-agent linebacker Tank Carder

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns have re-signed free-agent linebacker Tank Carder, who missed last season with a knee injury.

Kraft discounts any discord in Patriots organization

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Every marriage has its ups and downs. So New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft urges everyone not to read too much into any reported discord in his organization.

Lions sign free-agent linebacker Jonathan Freeny

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed Jonathan Freeny, a free-agent linebacker who played with three teams last season.

» Sunday, March 25, 2018

Browns agree to contract with QB Drew Stanton

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year contact with free agent quarterback Drew Stanton.

Browns agree to contract with QB Drew Stanton

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year contact with free agent quarterback Drew Stanton.

National anthem will be hot topic at NFL owners meetings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.

Jets sign former Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor

NEW YORK (AP) Terrelle Pryor is hoping for a Big-Apple bounce-back with the Jets.

Jets rescind free agency offer to Ndamukong Suh

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Ndamukong Suh won't become a New York Jet.

National anthem will be hot topic at NFL owners meetings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The national anthem is going to be a hot topic at the NFL owners meetings.

Jets rescind free agency offer to Ndamukong Suh

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Ndamukong Suh won't become a New York Jet.

Mara disappointed in Beckham, but WR not now on trade block

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Odell Beckham Jr. isn't on the trade market. He isn't untouchable, either.

Mara disappointed in Beckham, but WR not now on trade block

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) New York Giants owner John Mara says the team does not have Odell Beckham Jr., on the trading block, then stopped short Sunday of saying the controversial star receiver is an untouchable.

Jets sign former Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor

NEW YORK (AP) Terrelle Pryor is hoping for a Big-Apple bounce-back with the Jets.

Jets sign former Redskins WR Terrelle Pryor

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed former Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.

» Saturday, March 24, 2018

Falcons sign free-agent CB, special teams standout Bethel

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have added depth at cornerback and a three-time Pro Bowl player on special teams by signing Justin Bethel, who played his first six seasons with Arizona.

» Friday, March 23, 2018

Cardinals send OT Veldheer to Broncos for 6th-round pick

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have traded veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to the Denver Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick in this year's draft.

Man charged in burglary at New England Patriot player’s home

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Police in Massachusetts have arrested a man in connection with a burglary at New England Patriots player Rob Gronkowski's home while he was at the Super Bowl.

Seahawks sign DT Tom Johnson, bring back DE Marcus Smith

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks added needed depth on their defensive line by signing veteran defensive tackle Tom Johnson and bringing back defensive end Marcus Smith.

Giants’ Mauro suspended for 1st 4 games of this season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants defensive end Josh Mauro has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancers.

Packers bring back veteran cornerback Tramon Williams

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Tramon Williams is returning to the Green Bay Packers to help replenish the secondary.

Cardinals sign CB Benwikere to 1-year contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Trying to address an offseason need, the Arizona Cardinals have signed cornerback Bene Benwikere to a one-year contract.

Pats lend plane to Florida shooting victims to attend rally

BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is helping students and families of victims of the recent shooting at a Florida high school attend a march against gun violence.

Eagles DE Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

HOUSTON (AP) Authorities issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, who is accused of injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Cowboys add former Jaguars WR Allen Hurns with 2-year deal

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have added another free agent receiver with Allen Hurns agreeing to a two-year deal.

QB Brock Osweiler signs 1-year deal with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Coach Adam Gase's new backup quarterback in Miami is his former backup quarterback in Denver.

Police say Ex-Raider Aldon Smith violated restraining order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith surrendered to police Friday on charges he violated a domestic violence restraining order.

Chargers DL Liuget suspended 4 games for doping violation

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman Corey Liuget will be suspended without pay for the first four games of the upcoming season for a violation of the NFL's doping policy.

Jets sign veteran WR-KR Andre Roberts to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed veteran wide receiver-kick returner Andre Roberts to a one-year contract.

NFL players use attention over protests to push for change

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) The controversy over protests during the national anthem at NFL games last season helped propel issues of racial inequality and social injustice to the forefront and gave athletes a stronger voice to bring about change, current and former players said Friday.

Eagles DE Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

HOUSTON (AP) Authorities issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, accused of injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Hurst ready to move on from concerns about heart condition

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst doesn't sound too concerned about the heart issue he's been dealing with.

Jets sign linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to a two-year contract.

Eagles DE Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

HOUSTON (AP) Authorities issued a warrant Friday for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett, accused of injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Running back Frank Gore finalizes contract with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Five-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore sealed his deal with the Miami Dolphins, who announced the signing Friday.

Packers bring back veteran cornerback Tramon Williams

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Tramon Williams is returning to the Green Bay Packers to help replenish the secondary.

Eagles DE Bennett charged with injury elderly paraplegic

HOUSTON (AP) Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett for injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

Browns sign cornerback E.J. Gaines, played for Bills in ’17

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns signed free agent cornerback E.J. Gaines, the latest addition to a revamped secondary.

NFL players pushing for changes in policing, justice system

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) Philadelphia Eagle Malcom Jenkins says NFL players using their platform to discuss social injustice will encourage other athletes to get involved in issues affecting their communities.

Police say Ex-Raider Aldon Smith violated restraining order

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith has surrendered to police on charges he violated a domestic violence restraining order.

Running back Frank Gore finalizes contract with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Five-time Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore has sealed his deal with the Miami Dolphins.

Panthers ink free agents S Searcy, CB Cockrell and OG Sirles

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have signed three potential starters in the second wave of free agency.

NFL owners to discuss 10 rules proposal changes next week

NFL owners will be presented 10 rules proposals at their meetings next week, including changes to the catch rule and to the length of defensive pass interference penalties, and allowing personal fouls to be reviewed by instant replay.

NFL players to take on criminal justice issues at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) New England Patriot Devin McCourty says the controversy over protests during the national anthem at NFL games last season helped propel issues of racial and social injustice to the forefront of the national conversation.

NFL owners to discuss 10 rules proposal changes next week

NFL owners will be presented 10 rules proposals at their meetings next week, including changes to the catch rule and to the length of defensive pass interference penalties, and allowing personal fouls to be reviewed by instant replay.

LA Rams agree to terms with inside linebacker Ramik Wilson

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a one-year contract with inside linebacker Ramik Wilson.

NFL players to take on criminal justice issues at Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) NFL players are joining attorneys, professors and others at Harvard Law School for a summit on criminal justice issues.

» Thursday, March 22, 2018

Eagles agree on 1-year deal with Mike Wallace

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a one-year contract with wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Jets’ Trumaine Johnson feels no pressure with big contract

NEW YORK (AP) Trumaine Johnson has a huge contract and even bigger expectations from the Jets and their fans.

Titans agree to terms with former Buccaneers OL Pamphile

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile, who has spent the last four years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jets’ Trumaine Johnson feels no pressure with big contract

NEW YORK (AP) Trumaine Johnson has a huge contract and even bigger expectations from the Jets and their fans.

AP Source: Michigan DT Maurice Hurst cleared for pro day

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) All-America defensive tackle Maurice Hurst has been given the OK by doctors to participate fully at Michigan's pro day, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke Thursday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the clearance wasn't announced.

Cardinals awarded Cobi Hamilton off waivers from Texans

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have been awarded wide receiver Cobi Hamilton off waivers from the Houston Texans.

AP Source: Michigan DT Maurice Hurst cleared for pro day

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says All-America defensive tackle Maurice Hurst has been given the OK by doctors to participate fully at Michigan's pro day.

Seahawks re-sign RB Mike Davis after strong end to 2017

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are bringing back running back Mike Davis after a strong conclusion to the 2017 season.

Raiders re-sign QB EJ Manuel, add T Breno Giacomini

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have re-signed backup quarterback EJ Manuel and signed free agent tackle Breno Giacomini.

Eric Reid says he doesn’t plan to protest during anthem

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Free agent safety Eric Reid said Thursday he is not planning to protest during the national anthem this upcoming season.

Prosecutors decline charges against Bills’ Zay Jones

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors will not bring criminal charges against Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones after a naked, bloody argument with his brother in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Prosecutors decline charges against Bills’ Zay Jones

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles prosecutors say they are declining to bring charges against a Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones days after a naked, bloody argument with his brother.

Eric Reid says he doesn’t plan to protest during anthem

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Free agent safety Eric Reid says he is not planning to protest during the national anthem this upcoming season.

Minnesota Vikings sign guard Tom Compton

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed guard Tom Compton.

Falcons re-sign defensive end Derrick Shelby to 1-year deal

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed defensive end Derrick Shelby to a one-year contract.

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Sending two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay for two draft picks gives the New York Giants much-needed salary cap space for 2019 and allows the Buccaneers to continue rebuilding a line that had the fewest sacks in the NFL last season.

AP source: RB Frank Gore agrees to terms with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Rather than retire, Frank Gore is joining his hometown team.

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Sending two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to Tampa Bay for two draft picks gives the New York Giants much-needed salary cap space for 2019 and allows the Buccaneers to continue rebuilding a line that had the fewest sacks in the NFL last season.

Chicago Bears re-sign LB John Timu to 1-year deal

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

Cowboys sign free agent WR Deonte Thompson to 1-year deal

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Free agent wide receiver Deonte Thompson has signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Giants trade Jason Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks Thursday, another step by a team rebuilding after a 3-13 season.

DE Hayes signs 1-year contract to remain with Dolphins.

MIAMI (AP) Defensive end William Hayes has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins.

AP source: Giants trade Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the New York Giants have traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks.

AP source: Giants trade Pierre-Paul to Bucs for draft picks

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the New York Giants have traded defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for draft picks.

» Wednesday, March 21, 2018

AP source: Cowboys agree to terms on deal with LB Joe Thomas

The Dallas Cowboys have made their first acquisition since NFL free agency opened a week ago.

Raiders sign free agent LB Emmanuel Lamur

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Emmanuel Lamur.

Falcons agree to terms with veteran tight end Logan Paulsen

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have added depth at tight end by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with seven-year veteran Logan Paulsen.

Broncos buy back minority stake in franchise

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos are staying in the Bowlen family after the team announced an agreement to buy back a portion of John Bowlen's minority stake in the franchise.

Patriots re-sign special teams captain Matt Slater

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have re-signed special teams captain Matt Slater.

DE Adrian Clayborn joins Patriots to bolster pass rush

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Doctors told Adrian Clayborn not to play football.

Jets’ Bridgewater believes he can again play at high level

NEW YORK (AP) Teddy Bridgewater refused to think about the possibility of never playing football again.

Zay Jones’ father says Bills receiver is ’going to be fine’

LOS ANGELES (AP) Zay Jones is with family and is going to be fine, the Buffalo Bills receiver's father said Wednesday, two days after his son was arrested following a naked, bloody argument with his brother.

Vikings re-sign kicker Kai Forbath after strong 2017 finish

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed kicker Kai Forbath to a one-year contract after a strong finish to his 2017 season.

Zay Jones’ father says Bills receiver is ’going to be fine’

LOS ANGELES (AP) Zay Jones' father says his son will be fine, and online jail records show the Buffalo Bills receiver has been released two days after being arrested in Los Angeles following a naked, bloody argument with his brother.

Lions sign TE Luke Willson and DT Sylvester Williams

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Luke Willson, adding a potential starter in place of Eric Ebron, and bolstered their defensive line by adding Sylvester Williams.

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.

Colts bring back Desir, Mewhort as signing flurry continues

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts are bringing back offensive lineman Jack Mewhort and cornerback Pierre Desir, continuing their free-agent signing flurry.

Entire NFL draft to air on network TV for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) Every round of the NFL draft will air on network television next month for the first time as Fox will simulcast the NFL Network's coverage of Days 1 and 2 and ESPN's coverage of Day 3 will be shown on ABC.

NFL competition committee to recommend catch rule changes

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) The NFL's catch rule would get less complicated if team owners approve recommendations from the powerful competition committee.

Chiefs sign DT Xavier Williams to help stop run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have signed defensive tackle Xavier Williams, a restricted free agent from the Arizona Cardinals, who declined to match the offer Kansas City made to the run-stopper.

Lions sign TE Luke Willson week after releasing Eric Ebron

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Luke Willson, adding a potential starter in place of Eric Ebron.

Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A New Orleans-style goodbye for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson began outside a seminary Wednesday, with fans dressed in black and gold singing and chanting as they entered the chapel where Benson's body will lie in repose for two days of public visitation.

Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Dozens lined up outside a New Orleans seminary to pay their final respects to Saints owner Tom Benson.

Bills’ Zay Jones arrested after naked, bloody argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The casket of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson has been carried into a New Orleans seminary.

Bills’ Zay Jones arrested after naked, bloody argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

Steelers sign former Green Bay safety Burnett to 3-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. Morgan Burnett should fit right in.

Bills’ Zay Jones arrested after naked, bloody argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

Visitation for Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson begins

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Admirers of Tom Benson, the New Orleans Saints owner who died last week, are getting a chance to pay their final respects.

» Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bills’ Zay Jones arrested after naked, bloody argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones was arrested Monday night in Los Angeles after a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

Bills’ Zay Jones arrested after naked, bloody argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has been arrested in Los Angeles following a naked, bloody argument with his brother, Vikings receiver Cayleb Jones.

Sherman defends his contract negotiations with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Richard Sherman walked into what used to be enemy territory at the home of the San Francisco 49ers decked out in a red suit to match his new team after switching sides from Seattle in this fierce NFC West rivalry.

Colts make splashy entrance into 2nd wave of free agency

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard promised to be smart in free agency.

Jets’ Dylan Donahue checked into rehab after 2 DUI arrests

NEW YORK (AP) Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue recently checked himself into a treatment facility after being arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in less than a year.

Ex-NFL player Jonathan Martin charged with teammate threats

LOS ANGELES (AP) Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was charged Tuesday with threatening two former teammates who had harassed him in the NFL and with threatening his former prep school classmates, Los Angeles County prosecutors said.

Colts try to solidify offensive line by adding Slauson

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent offensive lineman Matt Slauson.

Jets’ Dylan Donahue checked into rehab after 2 DUI arrests

NEW YORK (AP) Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue recently checked himself into a treatment facility after being arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in less than a year.

Bears match offer sheet for Fuller, sign him to 4-year deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have matched the Green Bay Packers' offer sheet for cornerback Kyle Fuller and signed him to a four-year contract.

49ers sign free agent G Jonathan Cooper

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers signed free agent guard Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal.

New Patriots’ CB Jason McCourty to play with twin brother

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) New Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty has trouble settling on one thing that excites him most about finally playing alongside twin brother Devin next season.

Panthers WR Wright eager to play for Norv Turner again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Wide receiver Jarius Wright says he's eager to play again for Carolina offensive coordinator Norv Turner - regardless of where he lines up.

Steelers sign former Green Bay safety Burnett to 3-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have started their overhaul in the secondary, signing free agent safety Morgan Burnett to a three-year deal.

Indianapolis adds WR Ryan Grant to roster in free agent move

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent receiver Ryan Grant.

Jaguars dump Lewis after 12 seasons, also release Hurns

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars unceremoniously dumped the longest-tenured player on their roster Tuesday, and he wasn't happy about it.

Panthers WR Wright eager to play for Norv Turner again

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Wide receiver Jarius Wright says he's anxious to play again for Carolina offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

Cowboys acquire Olawale from Raiders in a fullback swap

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Oakland Raiders have traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Dallas Cowboys in a deal that also includes a swap of picks in the upcoming NFL draft.

Cowboys acquire Olawale from Raiders in a fullback swap

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Oakland Raiders have traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Dallas Cowboys in a deal that also includes a swap of picks in the upcoming NFL draft.

Jaguars tight end Lewis released after 12 years with team

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Marcedes Lewis says he has been released after 12 seasons with the team.

AFC West champion Chiefs in midst of roster overhaul

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) They have a new quarterback and a new middle linebacker. They've released veterans, traded away one of the top cornerbacks in the league, signed wisely in free agency and loaded up on draft picks.

Jaguars releasing receiver Allen Hurns, saving $7M in 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are releasing receiver Allen Hurns and saving $7 million in 2018.

Bills agree to re-sign linebacker Humber to 1-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign linebacker Ramon Humber to a one-year contract.

Bills agree to re-sign linebacker Humber to 1-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign linebacker Ramon Humber to a one-year contract.

» Monday, March 19, 2018

Colts give Luck another option by signing TE Eric Ebron

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts finally made a splashy signing Monday night.

Jets sign LB Brandon Copeland, re-sign DL Xavier Cooper

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets signed former Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland and re-signed defensive lineman Xavier Cooper on Monday.

Colts give Luck another option by signing TE Eric Ebron

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts finally made a splash in free agency Monday by signing tight end Eric Ebron.

Snap back: Cowboys long snapper Ladouceur back for 14th year

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Long snapper L.P. Ladouceur has re-signed with the Dallas Cowboys, the team he initially joined after a workout in 2005.

AP source: Panthers reach 3-year deal with WR Jarius Wright

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers are trying to give quarterback Cam Newton more pieces to work with on offense.

Browns tackle Joe Thomas calls it a career

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Joe Thomas joked about his former coaches, thanked many of his ex-teammates and playfully referred to himself as a mushroom.

Shelton eager to contribute to New England Patriots’ success

Danny Shelton didn't need very long to start toeing the New England Patriots' company line.

Raiders sign backup QB Josh Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson to compete for the backup position.

Seahawks acquire CB C.J. Smith from Browns for future pick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have acquired cornerback C.J. Smith from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in 2020.

Giants re-sign DL Wynn, add WR Latimer, DB Webb, DL Mauro

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have re-signed defensive end Kerry Wynn and added three other free agents, including a wide receiver who has returned kickoffs.

Bills agree to sign offensive linemen Bodine, Newhouse

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills began restocking their offensive line in free agency by reaching agreements to sign center Russell Bodine and tackle Marshall Newhouse.

AP Source: Panthers reach 3-year deal with WR Jarius Wright

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers and unrestricted free agent slot wide receiver Jarius Wright have agreed on a three-year deal.

LA Chargers sign ex-Miami center Mike Pouncey to 2-year deal

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Veteran center Mike Pouncey agreed to a two-year contract Monday with the Los Angeles Chargers, who added a standout run-blocker to their powerful offense.

Lions address need, re-sign DT Christian Ringo

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed defensive tackle Christian Ringo.

Vikings finalize trade with Broncos for backup QB Siemian

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their trade with the Denver Broncos for quarterback Trevor Siemian to be the backup to free agent prize Kirk Cousins.

LA Chargers sign ex-Miami center Mike Pouncey to 2-year deal

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Veteran center Mike Pouncey has agreed to a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Jaguars bring back veteran linebacker Lerentee McCray

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back veteran linebacker Lerentee McCray.

Buccaneers sign free agents Vinny Curry, Ryan Jensen

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers moved to bolster the NFL's least productive pass rush, signing former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry in free agency.

Raiders sign backup QB Josh Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson to compete for the backup position.

Los Angeles Rams re-sign DE Easley after early-season injury

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed defensive end Dominique Easley after an injury kept him out last season.

AP source: Redskins sign CB Orlando Scandrick to 2-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have signed cornerback Orlando Scandrick to a two-year deal worth up to $10 million.

Texans sign free agent safety Mathieu, claim WR Coates

HOUSTON (AP) The ''Honey Badger'' is headed to Houston.

Shelton eager to contribute to New England Patriots’ success

Danny Shelton didn't need very long to start toeing the New England Patriots' company line.

Ravens Williams fends off potentially dangerous eye disease

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Now that he can see clearly again, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams is ready to resume his lucrative NFL career.

» Sunday, March 18, 2018

AP source: Raiders trade returner Patterson to Patriots

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are trading star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots.

Steelers sign LB Jon Bostic to 2-year deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed inside linebacker Jon Bostic to a two-year contract.

Jets sign Bridgewater, Williamson, Long; re-sign Claiborne

NEW YORK (AP) Teddy Bridgewater is getting a fresh start in a new place that suddenly has a crowded quarterbacks room - and could be adding another signal caller soon.

Jets sign former Vikings QB Bridgewater to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a one-year contract.

» Saturday, March 17, 2018

NFL running back Danny Woodhead retires after 10 seasons

NEW YORK (AP) Danny Woodhead went from undersized and undrafted to big-time playmaker in 10 NFL seasons.

Seattle signs WR Jaron Brown, S Maurice Alexander

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks added depth at both wide receiver and in the secondary by signing wide receiver Jaron Brown and safety Maurice Alexander.

Cowboys release 10-year vet Scandrick with young DBs in fold

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have released 10-year veteran cornerback Orlando Scandrick, another move toward getting younger in the secondary.

Patriots add Adrian Clayborn, Jeremy Hill in free agency

The New England Patriots bolstered their pass rush and backfield depth with the free agent signings of defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill on Saturday.

Cardinals sign Justin Pugh to 5-year contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent offensive lineman Justin Pugh to a five-year contract.

Raiders sign free agent linebacker Kyle Wilber

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Kyle Wilber to provide depth and special teams help.

Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead announces retirement

NEW YORK (AP) Danny Woodhead went from undersized and undrafted to big-time playmaker in 10 NFL seasons.

The great QB Shuffle of 2018 is well under way

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Already a dozen NFL teams have new quarterbacks, half of them starters. And next month's draft features a deep class of QB prospects, a half-dozen of which could hear their names called in the first round.

Cardinals sign Justin Pugh to 5-year contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent offensive lineman Justin Pugh to a five-year contract.

Former NFL running back Danny Woodhead announces retirement

NEW YORK (AP) Versatile running back Danny Woodhead has announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.

Johnathan Hankins released by Colts after only 1 season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have released defensive lineman Johnathan Hankins.

Raiders sign free agent linebacker Kyle Wilber

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Kyle Wilber.

Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from Colts

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.

Titans releasing defensive lineman Sylvester Williams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have told defensive lineman Sylvester Williams they are releasing him after one season into a three-year deal signed a year ago.

Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from Colts

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.

Jets acquire No. 3 overall draft pick from Colts

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets shook up the NFL draft on Saturday by soaring three spots to No. 3 overall in a stunning swap with the Indianapolis Colts.

» Friday, March 16, 2018

Lions sign RB LeGarrette Blount and re-sign RB Zach Zenner

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions added depth in the backfield, signing LeGarrette Blount and re-signing Zach Zenner.

Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright on Friday.

Center John Sullivan returns to LA Rams with 2-year deal

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Center John Sullivan has re-signed with the Los Angeles Rams, agreeing to a two-year contract.

Bradford says knee feels ’good’ as he signs with Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Sam Bradford has arrived in Arizona, acknowledging his difficult history with injuries but saying he feels fine now as he prepares to start at quarterback for the Cardinals under new coach Steve Wilks.

Chiefs sign veteran QB Henne to back up Mahomes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Dolphins and Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne to a two-year contract on Friday, giving them a veteran backup for new starter Patrick Mahomes II.

Could Vikings’ guarantee for Cousins start an NFL trend?

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The idea began to percolate about 2+ years ago, in discussions between Kirk Cousins and agent Mike McCartney about his status with the Washington Redskins and his future in the NFL.

Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright on Friday.

Saints punter Morstead has new 5-year, $20 million contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints punter Thomas Morstead figured he had a good command of his value after nine NFL seasons, and he had no interest in playing or living anywhere but New Orleans.

Seahawks lock up TE Ed Dickson with a 3-year deal

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks addressed one of their offseason needs by signing tight end Ed Dickson to a three-year contract.

Ravens sign WR Crabtree to 3-year contract, void Grant deal

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens' unyielding effort to land a big-play receiver finally paid off Friday when nine-year veteran Michael Crabtree signed a three-year contract.

Bradford says knee feels ’good’ as he signs with Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Sam Bradford has arrived in Arizona, acknowledging his difficult history with injuries but saying he feels fine now as he prepares to start at quarterback for the Cardinals under new coach Steve Wilks.

Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright.

Vikings sign Seahawks’ Richardson to bolster defensive line

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings found a new offensive coordinator this winter, and they made one of the biggest splashes of the NFL offseason this week by giving quarterback Kirk Cousins a fully guaranteed $84 million contract.

Saints punter Morstead signs new 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints punter Thomas Morstead says he has signed a new five-year, $20 million contract with New Orleans.

AP source: Packers sign Bears’ Kyle Fuller to offer sheet

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Green Bay Packers have signed Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, a person familiar with the situation said Friday.

Chargers sign ex-Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis to 2-year deal

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers have signed kicker Caleb Sturgis to a two-year deal.

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing another suspension

CINCINNATI (AP) Vontaze Burfict is appealing a four-game suspension from the NFL for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances, the third straight season that the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker is facing punishment from the league.

Buccaneers sign K Chandler Catanzaro, DL Mitch Unrein

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hope they've solved their kicking woes.

Jets sign CB Trumaine Johnson to 5-year, $72.5 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Jets have locked down their shutdown cornerback.

John Elway says Case Keenum was his main man all along

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Kirk Cousins was the unequivocal jewel of this year's free agent quarterback class in just about everyone's mind but John Elway's.

Eagles release DE Vinny Curry, saving $5 million

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles have released defensive end Vinny Curry in a cost-cutting move.

Column: QBs cashing in - except for the unwelcome Kaepernick

As free agency kicked off the start of a new football season, the NFL sent a clear message to anyone paying attention:

Vikings sign Seahawks’ Richardson to bolster defensive line

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to bolster what was already one of the NFL's top defenses.

Giants sign OL Patrick Omameh and DB Curtis Riley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed offensive lineman Patrick Omameh and defensive back Curtis Riley.

Jets sign CB Trumaine Johnson to 5-year, $72.5 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed cornerback Trumaine Johnson to a five-year, $72.5 million contract.

Bears agree to 1-year deals with O’Donnell, Brown, Bray

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to one-year contracts with punter Pat O'Donnell, tight end Daniel Brown and quarterback Tyler Bray.

New Dolphin Sitton likes makeup of Gase’s coaching staff

MIAMI (AP) Four-time Pro Bowl guard Josh Sitton followed this winter's well-worn path from the Chicago Bears to the Miami Dolphins, and that's not by accident.

Bills GM Beane keeping QB options open 6 weeks before draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Speculate all you want, Bills general manager Brandon Beane insisted it's premature to suggest he's trading up to select a quarterback in the first round of next month's draft.

Titans releasing defensive lineman Karl Klug after 7 seasons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans say they are releasing defensive lineman Karl Klug after seven years with the franchise.

Raiders sign long-snapper Andrew DePaola to 4-year deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have signed free-agent long snapper Andrew DePaola to a four-year, $4.27 million contract.

Arizona Cardinals sign quarterback Sam Bradford

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have addressed their dire need at quarterback, signing Sam Bradford on Friday though they may not be done at the position.

John Elway says Case Keenum was his main man all along

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Kirk Cousins was the unquestioned jewel of this year's free agent quarterback class in just about everyone's mind but John Elway's.

Ravens withdraw Grant’s contract after WR fails physical

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Ozzie Newsome has been forced to call an audible in his effort to enhance the Baltimore Ravens' passing game.

Arizona Cardinals sign quarterback Sam Bradford

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have addressed their dire need at quarterback, signing Sam Bradford on Friday though they may not be done at the position.

Court to weigh rule that nixed Aaron Hernandez conviction

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts' high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself.

Bills GM Beane keeping QB options open 6 weeks before draft

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane refused to make any public commitment about selecting a quarterback in the first round of the draft.

Lions re-sign RB Zach Zenner

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed running back Zach Zenner.

Court to weigh rule that nixed Aaron Hernandez conviction

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts' high court will consider whether the state should get rid of a centuries-old legal principle that erased Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction after the former New England Patriots tight end killed himself.

Buffalo Bills agree to re-sign running backs Cadet, Jones

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have begun restocking their depth at running back by reaching deals to re-sign Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones.

New 49ers RB McKinnon excited for chance to be featured back

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After spending most of his first four seasons in Minnesota as a part-time back, Jerick McKinnon wanted to find a spot in free agency where he could show off his ability as a featured runner.

» Thursday, March 15, 2018

Raiders sign WR Jordy Nelson, release Michael Crabtree

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) As soon as Jordy Nelson was released by the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders put on a full-court press to acquire the former Pro Bowler.

Robinson ready to help lift Bears, says knee will be fine

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Allen Robinson sees no reason he can't regain the form that made him a Pro Bowl receiver and help the Chicago Bears snap a string of losing seasons.

Giants announce signing of Solder, also add LB Martin

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Nate Solder and added former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kareem Martin.

Moncrief gambles on himself, signs 1-year deal with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Donte Moncrief is gladly gambling on himself.

49ers sign DE Jeremiah Attaochu to 1-year deal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed free agent defensive lineman Jeremiah Attaochu to a one-year deal.

Packers sign Wilkerson, acquire QB DeShone Kizer in trade

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Packers have signed free agent defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson and also acquired quarterback DeShone Kizer.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer and longtime owner of the New Orleans Saints who brought the franchise its only winning seasons and the ''Benson Boogie,'' has died.

Tavon Austin restructures hefty contract to stay with Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Tavon Austin is restructuring his contract to remain with the Los Angeles Rams.

Robinson ready to help lift Bears, says knee will be fine

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Allen Robinson sees no reason he can't regain the form that made him a Pro Bowl receiver and help the Chicago Bears snap a string of losing seasons.

Texans sign free agent CB Colvin, re-sign veteran CB Joseph

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have signed four unrestricted free agents led by cornerback Aaron Colvin and re-signed seven of their own free agents, including veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph.

Lewis, Butler: Titans signed them for talent, not Pats’ ties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have a definite New England Patriots influence these days.

Trade reunites McCourtys, brings Jason to Devin’s Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The McCourty twins are back together.

Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer and longtime owner of the New Orleans Saints who brought the franchise its only winning seasons and the ''Benson Boogie,'' has died.

Jets sign RB Isaiah Crowell, K Cairo Santos

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have filled two big holes on offense and special teams.

Redskins get desired quarterback continuity with Alex Smith

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Doug Williams looked at Alex Smith and slightly exaggerated the commitment the Washington Redskins made to their new soon-to-be 34-year-old quarterback.

Redskins sign speedy wide receiver Paul Richardson

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins signed former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson to a five-year deal in the hopes that he provides them the outside speed threat they lacked last season after the departure of DeSean Jackson.

QB McCarron eager for chance to prove himself in Buffalo

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Quarterback A.J. McCarron is eager for the opportunity to prove himself with the Buffalo Bills after spending the previous four seasons working in Andy Dalton's shadow.

Redskins get desired quarterback continuity with Alex Smith

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Doug Williams looked at Alex Smith and slightly exaggerated the commitment the Washington Redskins made to their new soon-to-be 34-year-old quarterback.

Jets sign RB Isaiah Crowell, K Cairo Santos

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have filled two holes on their roster by signing running back Isaiah Crowell and kicker Cairo Santos.

Raiders sign WR Jordy Nelson, release Michael Crabtree

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are shuffling wide receivers, signing free agent Jordy Nelson and releasing Michael Crabtree.

Robinson ready to help lift Bears, says knee will be fine

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Allen Robinson sees no reason he can't regain the form that made him a Pro Bowl receiver and help energize the Chicago Bears.

Bengals retain free agents TE Tyler Eifert, P Kevin Huber

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals agreed to a one-year deal with often-injured tight end Tyler Eifert and a three-year deal with punter Kevin Huber on Thursday, holding onto two of their unrestricted free agents.

Pouncey released by Dolphins and replaced by Kilgore

MIAMI (AP) As part of an attempted upgrade on offense, the Miami Dolphins even decided to switch snappers.

Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota.

Pouncey released by Dolphins and replaced by Kilgore

MIAMI (AP) As part of an attempted upgrade on offense, the Miami Dolphins even decided to switch snappers.

AP source: Raiders to add Nelson, release Crabtree

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are shuffling wide receivers, signing free agent Jordy Nelson and releasing Michael Crabtree.

Lions sign Christian Jones, Devon Kennard and Kenny Wiggins

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions bolstered their linebacker group with Christian Jones and Devon Kennard, and their offensive line with Kenny Wiggins.

Chiefs’ overhaul focused on youth, speed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) With the departures of longtime veterans and fan favorites, the Kansas City Chiefs have tried to make their offseason roster turnover about youth, speed and aggressive play - an approach coach Andy Reid underscored Thursday with the official introduction of new arrivals Sammy Watkins and Anthony Hitchens.

Vikings cap Cousins welcome party, with $84M guaranteed deal

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota.

Drake plays ’Fortnite’ with ’Ninja’, helps break record

LOS ANGELES (AP) Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake helped Twitch break its record for the most-viewed stream by joining gamer Tyler ''Ninja'' Blevins to play ''Fortnite.''

Burnt bridge: Taylor a starter, not stopgap QB for Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) Call him mobile, dynamic, proven or Buffalo's former quarterback. Don't dare label Tyrod Taylor anything else.

AP source: Panthers, Poe agree to 3-year, $28 million deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers and unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe have agreed on a three-year, $28 million deal, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday.

Saints, Pelicans owner Tom Benson dies at age 90

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tom Benson, a successful auto dealer who brought the New Orleans Saints their only winning seasons and the ''Benson Boogie,'' has died. Benson, who has also owned the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, was 90.

Trade reunites McCourtys, brings Jason to Devin’s Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The McCourty twins are back together.

AP source: Panthers, Poe agree to 3-year, $28 million deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers and unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Dontari Poe have agreed on a three-year, $28 million deal.

Vikings wrap up welcome party, sign Cousins to 3-year deal

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The leverage of free agency in his prime brought Kirk Cousins the market-setting contract with Minnesota.

Moncrief gambles on himself, signs 1-year deal with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Donte Moncrief is gladly gambling on himself.

NFL to hold career development symposium in Orlando

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL will hold a career development symposium next week in Orlando, Florida.

Buccaneers land ex-Eagles DT Beau Allen in free agency

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Free agent defensive tackle Beau Allen is eager to make a difference for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Trade reunites McCourtys, brings Jason to Devin’s Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The McCourty twins are back together.

Tyrod Taylor not interested in being "bridge" QB for Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) Tyrod Taylor has no plans to be anything other than Cleveland's starting quarterback - for years.

Vikings wrap up welcome party, sign Cousins to 3-year deal

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings have finalized a three-year contract with Kirk Cousins, securing their latest franchise quarterback to try to fetch that elusive first Super Bowl victory.

Kilgore, Sitton give Dolphins offensive line makeover

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins acquired center Daniel Kilgore in a trade Thursday with San Francisco amid reports they plan to release three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey.

Kilgore, Sitton give Dolphins offensive line makeover

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins acquired center Daniel Kilgore in a trade Thursday with San Francisco amid reports they plan to release three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey.

Man gets 30 years for road rage killing of ex-NFL player

GRETNA, La. (AP) The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Lions bolster LB group with Christian Jones, Devon Kennard

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions have bolstered their linebacker group with Christian Jones and Devon Kennard.

G Sitton agrees to terms, WR Amendola signs with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) The agent for Josh Sitton says the four-time Pro Bowl guard has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins on a two-year deal that could be worth nearly $18 million including incentives.

Drake plays ’Fortnite’ with ’Ninja’, helps break record

LOS ANGELES (AP) Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake helped Twitch break its record for the most-viewed stream by joining gamer Tyler ''Ninja'' Blevins to play ''Fortnite.''

Redskins get desired quarterback continuity with Alex Smith

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have the continuity at quarterback they've wanted by signing Alex Smith to a four-year contract extension.

Man gets 30 years for road rage killing of ex-NFL player

GRETNA, La. (AP) The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Redskins sign speedy wide receiver Paul Richardson

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins have signed former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson.

Chiefs agree to 3-year, $7.5M deal with P Dustin Colquitt

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have agreed to a three-year, $7.5 million contract with longtime punter Dustin Colquitt on Thursday, a deal that could ensure he plays the rest of his career in Kansas City.

Man gets 30 years for road rage killing of ex-NFL player

GRETNA, La. (AP) The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday.

The Latest: Man gets 30 years in shooting of ex-NFL player

GRETNA, La. (AP) The Latest on the sentencing of Ronald Gasser, convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight (all times local):

Buccaneers land ex-Eagles DT Beau Allen in free agency

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have kicked off free agency by signing former Philadelphia Eagles run-stopper Beau Allen to a three-year, $15 million contract.

Sentencing nears for ex-NFL running back’s killer

GRETNA, La. (AP) The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road-rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight faces sentencing in a suburban New Orleans courtroom on Thursday.

» Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Sentencing nears for ex-NFL running back’s killer

GRETNA, La. (AP) The man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 road-rage shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight faces sentencing in a suburban New Orleans courtroom on Thursday.

Cardinals look to shore up QB spot in free agency

PHOENIX (AP) With a quarterback or two finally on the way, the Arizona Cardinals were acting quickly to shore up their lineup with some early free agency moves.

AP source: Vikings, Broncos talking QB Trevor Siemian trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) While Kirk Cousins was on his way to visit, the Minnesota Vikings were moving swiftly toward securing a potential backup.

Bears announce deal with former Pro Bowl WR Robinson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to a contract with former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson, hoping he can form a dynamic tandem with quarterback Mitchell Trubisky and help energize a stagnant passing game.

AP source: Vikings, Broncos talking QB Trevor Siemian trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) While Kirk Cousins was on his way to visit, the Minnesota Vikings were moving swiftly toward securing a potential backup.

With Talib and Peters, LA Rams have a secondary on lockdown

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters were laughing and joking like old friends shortly after the start of their first day together at the Los Angeles Rams' training complex.

Jets fly into free agency with flurry of activity

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets kicked off free agency with a furious frenzy.

Bills’ offseason transformation includes signing QB McCarron

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills general manager Brandon Beane wasn't fooling around when saying he had a lot of work to do shortly after Buffalo enjoyed its first playoff appearance in 18 years.

Lions release Eric Ebron on quiet first day of free agency

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions made a significant move on the first day of free agency.

QB AJ McCarron agrees to sign 2-year contract with Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills took the first step in restocking their quarterback position by agreeing to a two-year contract with A.J. McCarron.

Lions release Eric Ebron on quiet first day of free agency

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions made a significant move on the first day of free agency.

AP source: Seahawks reach deal with LB Barkevious Mingo

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are turning to a former first-round pick to help fill one of the gaps on its revamped defense.

Cardinals look to shore up QB spot in free agency

PHOENIX (AP) With a quarterback or two finally on the way, the Arizona Cardinals were acting quickly to shore up their lineup with some early free agency moves.

Bears agree to deals with Acho, Amukamara

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to contracts with linebacker Sam Acho and cornerback Prince Amukamara.

Jets fly into free agency with flurry of activity

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets kicked off free agency with a furious frenzy.

AP source: TE Lee Smith agrees to deal to stay with Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders reached a deal with another blocking tight end, agreeing on a three-year contract to retain Lee Smith on Wednesday.

AP source: Colts reach 3-year deal with edge rusher Autry

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Indianapolis Colts have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with free agent defensive end Denico Autry.

Browns start fresh with flurry of trades, free agent deals

CLEVELAND (AP) Following four trades and a flurry of free-agent deals, the Cleveland Browns are looking better.

Broncos move on to QB Keenum, keep linebacker Davis

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Case Keenum is joining his fifth team in five years and the Denver Broncos are turning to their fifth quarterback since Peyton Manning retired 24 months ago.

Bears agree to deals with Acho, Amukamara

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have agreed to contracts with linebacker Sam Acho and cornerback Prince Amukamara.

AP source: Vikings, Broncos talking QB Trevor Siemian trade

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Minnesota Vikings are negotiating a trade with the Denver Broncos to acquire quarterback Trevor Siemian.

Chiefs make flurry of deals official as free agency begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The roster overhaul of the two-time defending AFC West champions began in earnest weeks ago, when the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins.

Cardinals release star safety Tyrann Mathieu

PHOENIX (AP) The ''Honey Badger'' is leaving the desert.

49ers agree to deals with free agents McKinnon, Richburg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers started free agency Wednesday by getting some needed help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, agreeing to a four-year contract with versatile running back Jerick McKinnon and a five-year deal with interior offensive lineman Weston Richburg just after the start of the new league year.

Quotes on retirement of Cleveland Browns star Joe Thomas

CLEVELAND (AP) Some of the reactions to Cleveland Browns star tackle Joe Thomas announcing his retirement on Wednesday, ending an 11-year NFL career marked by his durability and dominance. Thomas is one of just five players to make the Pro Bowl in his first 10 seasons. The other four are Hall of Famers.

Titans agree to terms with DaQuan Jones, guard Josh Kline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans keep wrapping up their own players with defensive lineman DaQuan Jones the latest to reach agreement on a new deal keeping him on the roster.

Chiefs make flurry of deals official as free agency begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The roster overhaul of the two-time defending AFC West champions began in earnest weeks ago, when the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to trade quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins.

Steelers release veteran DBs Mitchell, Gay and Golden

PITTSBURGH (AP) Mike Mitchell brought bluster and a physical if occasionally volatile presence to the Pittsburgh secondary. William Gay was a steady hand and contributed a decade of consistency to the Steelers. Robert Golden had the hard-to-quantify intangibles that made him a special teams ace and reliable backup.

Alex Smith era begins for Redskins as trade becomes official

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Alex Smith era has begun in Washington as the Redskins completed their trade for the veteran quarterback.

Ravens WR shuffle: Add Grant and Brown after cutting Maclin

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens provided quarterback Joe Flacco with two new potential targets Wednesday, agreeing to terms with wide receivers Ryan Grant and John Brown on the first day of free agency.

Soaring QB market complicates Falcons’ plans to re-sign Ryan

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have entered the free-agency period facing financial constraints made more difficult by the league's soaring market for quarterbacks.

Chargers sign Broncos TE Green, re-sign S Phillips, tender 2

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers signed tight end Virgil Green to a three-year contract and kept safety Adrian Phillips with a one-year deal on Wednesday.

Giants paying big bucks to sign left tackle Nate Solder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have started fixing their woeful offensive line.

Browns start fresh with flurry of trades, free agent deals

CLEVELAND (AP) Following four trades and a flurry of free-agent deals, the Cleveland Browns are looking better.

Bengals confirm acquiring tackle Glenn in trade with Bills

CINCINNATI (AP) Cordy Glenn had no idea the Buffalo Bills were looking to trade him in the offseason. They pulled off a surprising deal when they found a team that's determined to upgrade its offensive line.

Seahawks place original round tender on DE Dion Jordan

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are keeping defensive end Dion Jordan after placing an original-round tender on the restricted free agent.

Panthers re-sign Peppers; complete the trade for Smith

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Julius Peppers isn't done playing football just yet.

Ndamukong Suh, Julius Thomas released by Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh officially was released Wednesday by the Miami Dolphins at the start of free agency, and the team made official the trades to acquire defensive end Robert Quinn and send Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns.

Bills GM Beane had a busy week leading into free agency

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills general manager Brandon Beane wasn't fooling around when saying he had a lot of work to do shortly after Buffalo enjoyed its first playoff appearance in 18 years.

AP source: Jaguars agree to deals with DBs Hayden, Carey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) D.J. Hayden and Don Carey are remaining teammates, just in another city.

49ers agree to deals with free agents McKinnon, Richburg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers started free agency Wednesday by getting some needed help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, agreeing to a four-year contract with versatile running back Jerick McKinnon and a five-year deal with interior offensive lineman Weston Richburg just after the start of the new league year.

Chargers re-sign S Phillips, tender WR Williams, DE McCain

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) Safety Adrian Phillips has agreed to a one-year contract to remain with the Los Angeles Chargers.

49ers agree to deals with free agents McKinnon, Richburg

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers started free agency by getting some needed help for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

Jets sign LB Avery Williamson to 3-year, $22 million deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have signed linebacker Avery Williamson to a three-year contract worth $22.5 million.

Jets give restricted free agent Quincy Enunwa 2nd-rd tender

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have tendered wide receiver Quincy Enunwa at the second-round level, worth $2.9 million.

Alex Smith era begins for Redskins as trade becomes official

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Alex Smith era has begun in Washington as the Redskins announced the completion of their trade for the veteran quarterback.

Bills GM Beane had a busy week leading into free agency

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Bills general manager Brandon Beane wasn't fooling around when saying he had a lot of work to do shortly after Buffalo enjoyed its first playoff appearance in 18 years.

Era ended: Browns tackle Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons

CLEVELAND (AP) Nothing could keep Joe Thomas off the field.

Titans agree to terms with right guard Josh Kline, sign King

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans wrapped up two of their own players Wednesday before the new league year began, keeping right guard Josh Kline and defensive end David King off the free agent market with new contracts.

AP source: Jaguars agree to deal with veteran safety Carey

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a contract with free-agent safety Don Carey.

Saints QB Drew Brees keeping career timelines to himself

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he's keeping long-term career goals to himself after signing a new two-year contract extension.

AP Sources: Bills agree to sign pass rusher Trent Murphy

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Two people with direct knowledge the decision confirm to The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign free agent defensive end Trent Murphy to a three-year contract.

Era ended: Browns tackle Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons

CLEVELAND (AP) Nothing could keep Joe Thomas off the field.

Cardinals release star safety Tyrann Mathieu

PHOENIX (AP) The ''Honey Badger'' is leaving the desert.

Ravens cut WR Jeremy Maclin, who scored only 3 TDs in 2017

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have released wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, freeing up an estimated $5 million in salary cap on the first day of free agency.

Panthers bring back 38-year-old Peppers for 1 more year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Julius Peppers isn't done playing football just yet.

Era ended: Browns tackle Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons

CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Browns star left tackle Joe Thomas has retired after 11 seasons in the NFL, ending a career in which he exemplified durability, dependability and dominance.

Cardinals release star safety Tyrann Mathieu

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have released safety Tyrann Mathieu on Wednesday after the two sides couldn't rework his contract.

Cardinals release star safety Tyrann Mathieu

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have released safety Tyrann Mathieu on Wednesday after the two sides couldn't rework his contract.

Panthers bring back 38-year-old Peppers for 1 more year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Panthers have announced they have re-signed free agent defensive end Julius Peppers to a one-year contract.

Titans G Spain getting highest performance-based pay payout

NEW YORK (AP) Tennessee Titans guard Quinton Spain will receive the highest payout from the NFL's $134.16 million performance-based pay program.

AP source: Jaguars agree to 3-year deal with CB D.J. Hayden

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a contract with free-agent cornerback D.J. Hayden.

Bengals confirm acquiring tackle Glenn in trade with Bills

CINCINNATI (AP) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis welcomed the addition of offensive tackle Cordy Glenn in confirming the trade the team made with the Buffalo Bills earlier this week.

Giants paying big bucks to sign left tackle Nate Solder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Giants have an agreement with offensive tackle Nate Solder.

AP Source: Browns expected to sign free agent RB Carlos Hyde

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns quickly stuffed a hole in their backfield with Carlos Hyde.

Cowboys offer 2nd-round tender at $2.9M to DE David Irving

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have offered a second-round tender worth $2.9 million to defensive end David Irving.

Eagles, linebacker Nigel Bradham agree on 5-year deal

The Philadelphia Eagles and linebacker Nigel Bradham have agreed on a five-year contract.

Titans agree to terms with right guard Josh Kline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a deal keeping right guard Josh Kline off the free agent market.

AP Source: Browns expected to sign free agent RB Carlos Hyde

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns are expected to sign free agent running back Carlos Hyde.

» Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Titans agree to terms with pair of Patriots’ free agents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are doing their best to recreate the Patriot Way in Music City.

AP source: Dion Lewis agrees to 4-year deal with Titans

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a four-year contract with free agent running back Dion Lewis.

Giants sign running back Jonathan Stewart

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have agreed to a contract with veteran running back Jonathan Stewart, who was released by the Carolina Panthers after 10 seasons.

Jets bringing back QB Josh McCown on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback.

Packers release WR Jordy Nelson after 10 seasons

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers is losing his most prolific receiver but might be getting an upgrade at tight end.

Browns’ Thomas says decision ’right around the corner’

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns star tackle Joe Thomas said his decision on whether to keep playing or retire is ''right around the corner.''

Paul Posluszny retires after 11 seasons with Jaguars, Bills

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Paul Posluszny left the game the same way he played - with the utmost class.

Browns’ Thomas says decision ’right around the corner’

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns star tackle Joe Thomas said his decision on whether to keep playing or retire is ''right around the corner.''

Agent: Malcolm Butler agrees to 5-year deal with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cornerback Malcolm Butler's agent says Butler and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $60 million.

AP Source: Browns to sign free agent T Hubbard

CLEVELAND (AP) As they wait for Joe Thomas' decision, the Cleveland Browns added some offensive line depth.

Bears give QB Trubisky new targets in Robinson and Burton

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears are set to sign Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton, giving quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some playmaking targets.

AP Source: Browns to sign free agent T Hubbard

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent offensive tackle Chris Hubbard has agreed to sign a five-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.

Agent: Malcolm Butler agrees to 5-year deal with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cornerback Malcolm Butler's agent says Butler and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $60 million.

AP source: Raiders sign TE Derek Carrier to 3-year deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a three-year contract with free agent tight end Derek Carrier.

AP Source: Cardinals reach 1-year deal with QB Sam Bradford

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Cardinals finally found their quarterback.

Agent: Malcolm Butler agrees to 5-year deal with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cornerback Malcolm Butler's agent says he has agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $60 million.

AP sources: Jaguars to sign guard Norwell, WRs Moncrief, Lee

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars will open free agency by adding two offensive pieces and re-signing another.

Jets bringing back QB Josh McCown on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets are calling an audible and turning to a familiar face as their backup plan at quarterback.

Cardinals release running back Adrian Peterson

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have released running back Adrian Peterson after a half-season in the desert that included a pair of impressive games and a season-ending injury.

AP Source: Cardinals reach 1-year deal with QB Sam Bradford

PHOENIX (AP) The Arizona Cardinals finally found their quarterback.

Packers release WR Jordy Nelson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Aaron Rodgers is losing his most prolific receiver but might be getting an upgrade at tight end.

Jets bringing back QB Josh McCown on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Jets have agreed to terms on a one-year deal to bring back quarterback Josh McCown, agent Mike McCartney announced on Twitter.

Buccaneers reward Evans, Brate with long-term contracts

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finalized new contracts with receiver Mike Evans and tight end Cameron Brate.

AP Sources: Eagles agree to 1-year deals with Ngata, Nelson

Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and linebacker Corey Nelson have agreed on one-year contracts with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to two people familiar with the deals.

AP sources: Jaguars poised to sign G Norwell, re-sign WR Lee

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) A person familiar with negotiations says the Jacksonville Jaguars are poised to sign All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell to a five-year, $66.5 million contract when free agency opens Wednesday.

Bills agree to sign Lotulelei; Kyle Williams set to return

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Bills' defensive front quickly took shape Tuesday, when Star Lotulelei agreed to sign with Buffalo, and Kyle Williams chose to return for a 13th season by saying the he never entertained any thought of retiring.

Waiting game: Browns still not sure of Joe Thomas’ future

CLEVELAND (AP) Joe Thomas is keeping the Browns in limbo.

Dolphins likely to add WRs Danny Amendola, Albert Wilson

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins are ready to add two receivers after trading Jarvis Landry, and the likely newcomers include one of Tom Brady's favorite targets.

Former Pro Bowl WR Robinson says he’s signing with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears are set to sign Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson and Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton, giving quarterback Mitchell Trubisky some playmaking targets.

Paul Posluszny retires after 11 seasons with Jaguars, Bills

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Paul Posluszny left the game the same way he played - with the utmost class.

Cousins to visit Vikings first; agent says no decision made

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kirk Cousins is predictably the top priority on Minnesota's offseason shopping list.

Ex-Raiders CB Sean Smith gets 1 year in jail for assault

LOS ANGELES (AP) Prosecutors say former Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been sentenced to serve a year in jail after admitting he beat his sister's boyfriend in July.

AP source: WR Danny Amendola discussing deal with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says receiver Danny Amendola is discussing a contract offer from the Miami Dolphins and is likely to sign with them when the NFL's new year begins Wednesday.

NFL promotes Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has promoted Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices.

AP Sources: Tight end Trey Burton leaves Eagles for Bears

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Trey Burton is taking the Philly Special to Chicago.

Browns still awaiting decision from star tackle Joe Thomas

CLEVELAND (AP) Browns star tackle Joe Thomas has not informed the team of his future plans as Cleveland prepares to sign free agents.

AP Sources: Tight end Trey Burton leaves Eagles for Bears

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Tight end Trey Burton, who threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in Philadelphia's victory over New England in the Super Bowl, has agreed to a $32 million, four-year contract with the Chicago Bears, according to two people familiar with the deal.

NFL promotes Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has promoted Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices.

Denver Broncos going after free-agent fix at quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

Former Pro Bowl WR Robinson says he’s signing with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson tells ESPN he plans to sign with the Chicago Bears.

Bills agree to sign Lotulelei; Kyle Williams set to return

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Bills'defensive front quickly took shape Tuesday, when Star Lotulelei agreed to sign with Buffalo, and Kyle Williams chose to return for a 13th season.

AP source: WR Albert Wilson discussing deal with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Receiver Albert Wilson is discussing a $24 million, three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.

NFL promotes Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has promoted Maryann Turcke to chief operating officer, making her the highest-ranking woman at the league offices.

Lions re-sign safety Tavon Wilson

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed safety Tavon Wilson.

Former Pro Bowl WR Robinson says he’s signing with Bears

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson tells ESPN he plans to sign with the Chicago Bears.

AP sources: Brees agrees to 2-year extension with Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The rest of the NFL can dispense with any notions of luring Drew Brees away from the team - and city - where the star quarterback has flourished for more than a decade now.

Buffalo Bills free agency capsule

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Cousins to visit Vikings; agent says no decision made yet

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is predictably the top priority on Minnesota's offseason shopping list.

Bills’ Williams puts off retirement to play 13th season

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is putting off retirement to return for a 13th season in Buffalo.

AP Sources: Chiefs agree to deals with Watkins, Hitchens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to deals with wide receiver Sammy Watkins and middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens, filling two of their most glaring needs on the eve of free agency.

AP sources: Brees agrees to 2-year extension with Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Two people familiar with the contract say Drew Brees has agreed to a two-year, $50 million extension with the New Orleans Saints.

AP source: WR Albert Wilson discussing deal with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) Receiver Albert Wilson is discussing a $24 million, three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.

Falcons sign OL Pasztor, CB McFadden to 1-year extensions

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have signed offensive lineman Austin Pasztor and cornerback Leon McFadden to one-year extensions one day before the backups would have become unrestricted free agents.

AP source: Lotulelei intends to sign 5-year deal with Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Star Lotulelei's familiarity with Bills coach Sean McDermott has the former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle heading to Buffalo once the NFL's free agency period opens.

Paul Posluszny retires after 11 seasons with Jaguars, Bills

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Paul Posluszny, the second-leading tackler in franchise history, is retiring from the NFL after 11 seasons.

Atlanta Falcons free agency capsule

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Correction: NFLPA-Executive Committee story

LAS VEGAS (AP) In a story March 11 about the NFL players union elections, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Michael Thomas of the Saints had been voted to the executive council. The correct player is Michael Thomas of the Dolphins.

Ravens cut RB Danny Woodhead, freeing up salary cap room

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have released running back Danny Woodhead, who was slowed by a hamstring injury in his only season with the team.

AP Sources: Chiefs agree to deals with Watkins, Hitchens

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to deals with wide receiver Sammy Watkins and linebacker Anthony Hitchens, filling two of their biggest needs in free agency, two people familiar with the negotiations tell The Associated Press on Tuesday.

AP source: Brees agrees to 2-year extension with Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the contract says Drew Brees has agreed to a two-year, $50 million extension with the New Orleans Saints.

AP source: Lotulelei intends to sign 5-year deal with Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the situation confirms to The Associated Press that free agent defensive tackle Star Lotulelei has reached an agreement to sign a five-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.

AP source: WR Albert Wilson discussing deal with Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says receiver Albert Wilson is discussing a $24 million, three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.

Dolphins linebacker Lawrence Timmons cut after poor year

MIAMI (AP) Veteran linebacker Lawrence Timmons has been released after one disappointing season with the Miami Dolphins.

Beer chug: Tom Brady beats Stephen Colbert in seconds flat

NEW YORK (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may not like strawberries, but he has skills when it comes to chugging beer.

Denver Broncos going after free-agent fix at quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

Broncos going after free agent fix at quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

Broncos going after free agent fix at quarterback

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) John Elway is looking to free agency for his fix at quarterback following a season in which all three of his drafted QBs fell flat in Denver.

» Monday, March 12, 2018

Seahawks lock up safety Bradley McDougald with new contract

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks are retaining one of their key defensive backs by signing safety Bradley McDougald to a three-year contract.

Chiefs release LB Tamba Hali, Parker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs have released one of their career sack leaders, Tamba Hali, and veteran stalwart of their secondary, Ron Parker, moves designed to help Kansas City get younger on defense and have some financial freedom for the start of free agency.

Cowboys re-sign defensive lineman Brian Price

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have re-signed defensive tackle Brian Price, an exclusive rights free agent.

Raiders release CB Sean Smith, RT Marshall Newhouse

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders released cornerback Sean Smith and right tackle Marshall Newhouse on Monday to create more salary cap room heading into free agency.

Bills swap 1st-round picks and trade tackle Glenn to Bengals

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills put themselves in a better position to fill a big need at quarterback in the draft. The Cincinnati Bengals added much-needed protection for their own franchise quarterback, Andy Dalton.

Man admits stealing Super Bowl gas masks, bomb detector

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A man will serve 20 months in prison for stealing gas masks and a bomb detector from law officers during Super Bowl week in downtown Minneapolis.

Denver Broncos defensive end faces rape charge in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis has been charged with rape in Atlanta.

Bills swap 1st-round picks and trade tackle Glenn to Bengals

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the deal has told The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have moved up nine spots in the draft by swapping first-round picks with the Cincinnati Bengals, who also acquired high-priced left tackle Cordy Glenn as part of the trade.

Skins re-sign PK Hopkins; OT Nsekhe gets 2nd-round tender

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Kicker Dustin Hopkins has re-signed with the Washington Redskins, and backup offensive tackle Ty Nsekhe was given a second-round tender worth about $2.9 million.

Richard Sherman says move to 49ers adds fuel to his fire

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Richard Sherman spent seven years tormenting the San Francisco 49ers with his lockdown coverage, colorful trash talk and celebratory turkey eating at midfield.

Richard Sherman says move to 49ers adds fuel to his fire

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Richard Sherman spent seven years tormenting the San Francisco 49ers with his lockdown coverage, colorful trash talk and celebratory turkey eating at midfield.

Veteran Saints lineman Zach Strief announces retirement

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Zach Strief's eyes watered up and the normally loquacious Saints right tackle struggled to speak at times as he discussed his decision to end of a 12-year NFL career that exceeded his ''wildest imagination.''

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AP Source: Chiefs to part ways with LB Tamba Hali

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs are releasing one of their career sack leaders and a veteran stalwart of their secondary, moves designed to help Kansas City get younger on defense and have some financial freedom for the start of free agency.

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Giants re-sign Herzlich and Halapio

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have re-signed linebacker Mark Herzlich and guard Jon Halapio.

AP source: Dolphins discuss cutting 5-time Pro Bowler Suh

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins appear ready to move on without their defensive anchor.

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Falcons place second-round tenders on Allen, Garland

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Falcons have placed second-round tenders on safety Ricardo Allen and guard Ben Garland, who are restricted free agents.

AP Source: Chiefs to part ways with LB Tamba Hali

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs are releasing one of their career sack leaders and a veteran stalwart of their secondary, moves designed to help Kansas City get younger on defense and have some financial freedom for the start of free agency.

AP Source: Raiders to release CB Sean Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are releasing cornerback Sean Smith to create more salary cap room heading into free agency.

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Chargers re-sign linebacker Dzubnar, receiver Davis

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed linebacker Nick Dzubnar and wide receiver Geremy Davis.

AP Source: Raiders to release CB Sean Smith

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders are releasing cornerback Sean Smith to create more salary cap room heading into free agency.

AP Source: Chiefs to part ways with LB Tamba Hali

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs are releasing longtime linebacker Tamba Hali, one of the franchise's career sack leaders, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press.

AP source: Dolphins discuss cutting 5-time Pro Bowler Suh

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins appear ready to move on without their defensive anchor.

Veteran Saints lineman Zach Strief announces retirement

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints right tackle Zach Strief says he's retiring after 12 NFL seasons.

Veteran Saints lineman Zach Strief announces retirement

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints right tackle Zach Strief says he's retiring after 12 NFL seasons.

Ravens sign OL James Hurst to 4-year contract

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens signed offensive lineman James Hurst to a four-year contract Monday, keeping him off the free agent market while providing stability in front of quarterback Joe Flacco.

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AP source: Dolphins discuss cutting 5-time Pro Bowler Suh

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins appear ready to move on without their defensive anchor.

AP source: Dolphins discuss cutting 5-time Pro Bowler Suh

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the Miami Dolphins are discussing releasing five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh when the NFL's new year begins Wednesday.

PK Dustin Hopkins re-signs with Washington Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Kicker Dustin Hopkins has re-signed with the Washington Redskins, where he's made 73 of 87 career field-goal attempts in three seasons.

PK Dustin Hopkins re-signs with Washington Redskins

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) Kicker Dustin Hopkins has re-signed with the Washington Redskins, where he's made 73 of 87 career field goal attempts in three seasons.

» Sunday, March 11, 2018

Chargers sign Pro Bowl CB Casey Hayward to 3-year extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) Casey Hayward got the raise he deserved after two standout seasons for the Chargers.

Winston re-elected president of NFL players union

LAS VEGAS (AP) Cincinnati Bengals offensive tackle Eric Winston has been unanimously re-elected as president of the NFL players union, earning his third straight three-year term.

Chargers sign Pro Bowl CB Casey Hayward to 3-year extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pro Bowl cornerback Casey Hayward has agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Richard Sherman signs 3-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Richard Sherman officially has gone to the other side.

Giants release veteran cornerback Rodgers-Cromartie

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants cut veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday.

» Saturday, March 10, 2018

AP source: Richard Sherman agrees to 3-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Star cornerback Richard Sherman agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, one day after being released by the rival Seattle Seahawks.

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Lions re-sign LS Don Muhlbach, DE Kerry Hyder

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach and defensive end Kerry Hyder

AP source: Richard Sherman agrees to 3-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Star cornerback Richard Sherman agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, one day after being released by the rival Seattle Seahawks.

AP source: Richard Sherman agrees to 3-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Star cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

Lions re-sign Kerry Hyder; defensive end missed last season

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed defensive end Kerry Hyder, who missed last season because of injury.

AP Source: Browns trade DT Shelton to Patriots

CLEVELAND (AP) Danny Shelton always ended his interviews with a smile and saying, ''Go Browns!''

Giants release punter Brad Wing after a struggling season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have released Brad Wing, who struggled as their punter last season.

AP Source: Browns trade DT Shelton to Patriots for pick

CLEVELAND (AP) Danny Shelton always ended his interviews with a smile and saying, ''Go Browns!''

Chris Gedney, Syracuse star and NFL tight end, dies at 47

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Chris Gedney, an All-American tight end at Syracuse who played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 47.

AP Source: Browns trade DT Shelton to Patriots for pick

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the New England Patriots for a future draft pick.

Chris Gedney, Syracuse star and NFL tight end, dies at 47

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Chris Gedney, an All-American tight end at Syracuse who played in the NFL for the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 47.

Gastineau pleads for Goodell to help him, ailing NFL players

NEW YORK (AP) Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he claims are football-related health issues.

Former Chicago Bears tight end Chris Gedney dies at 47

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Former Chicago Bears tight end Chris Gedney has died at 47.

Gastineau pleads for Goodell to help him, ailing NFL players

NEW YORK (AP) Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he claims are football-related health issues.

» Friday, March 9, 2018

AP source: Raiders agree to 3-year deal with DT Justin Ellis

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a 3-year contract worth more than $15 million to keep defensive tackle Justin Ellis off the free-agent market.

Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers

CLEVELAND (AP) After one difficult season, the Browns threw DeShone Kizer away.

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Gastineau pleads for Goodell to help him, ailing NFL players

NEW YORK (AP) Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he claims are football-related health issues.

Browns make 3 major trades, acquire QB Taylor, WR Landry

CLEVELAND (AP) Maybe the losing and laughing will finally stop. The Browns aren't fooling around.

AP sources: Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Leading the Bills to their first playoff appearance in 18 years wasn't enough for Tyrod Taylor to secure his long-term future in Buffalo.

Gastineau pleads for Goodell to help him, ailing NFL players

NEW YORK (AP) Former New York Jets star Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help former players like him who are dealing with football-related health issues.

McDonough moving off MNF, back to college football for ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) ESPN says Sean McDonough is moving off ''Monday Night Football'' and back to calling college football games for the network.

Seahawks to release star cornerback Richard Sherman

The Seattle Seahawks cut ties on Friday with star cornerback Richard Sherman, who became one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks during his seven seasons with the team.

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AP sources: Dolphins agree to trade Jarvis Landry to Browns

MIAMI (AP) Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one.

Browns make 3 major trades, acquire QB Taylor, WR Landry

CLEVELAND (AP) A starting quarterback. A three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. A shut-down cornerback.

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AP sources: Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills

CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a third-round draft pick, according to two people with direct knowledge of the trade.

AP source: Browns trading QB Kizer to Packers for CB Randall

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the trade says the Cleveland Browns have traded quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Green Bay Packers.

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AP sources: Browns agree to acquire QB Taylor from Bills

CLEVELAND (AP) Two people familiar with the trade say the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a third-round draft pick.

AP sources: Dolphins agree to trade Jarvis Landry to Browns

MIAMI (AP) Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one.

Cardinals tender offers to Pierre, Wetzel, Penny, Goodwin

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have tendered offers to exclusive rights free agents defensive lineman Olsen Pierre, offensive lineman John Wetzel, running back Elijhaa Penny and cornerback C.J. Goodwin.

Evans, Buccaneers agree to $82.5 million contract extension

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay's Mike Evans has agreed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract extension that makes him the second-highest paid receiver in the NFL.

Seahawks to release star cornerback Richard Sherman

The Seattle Seahawks cut ties on Friday with star cornerback Richard Sherman, who became one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks during his seven seasons with the team.

Rams sign Pro Bowl long snapper McQuaide to 3-year extension

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pro Bowl long snapper Jake McQuaide has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams.

AP source: Dolphins agree to trade Jarvis Landry to Browns

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the deal says the Miami Dolphins have agreed to trade Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks.

49ers decline contract option on pass rusher Elvis Dumervil

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers will not pick up the contract option on pass rusher Elvis Dumervil.

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49ers promote cap specialist Paraag Marathe to larger role

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have promoted Paraag Marathe to the role of president of 49ers Enterprises.

AP sources: Eagles trade Smith to Panthers for Worley

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade wide receiver Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for cornerback Daryl Worley, according to two people familiar with the deal.

Seahawks to release star cornerback Richard Sherman

The Seattle Seahawks are cutting ties with star cornerback Richard Sherman, who became one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks during his seven seasons with the team.

Titans to release QB Matt Cassel among 3 players being cut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have told backup quarterback Matt Cassel, safety Da'Norris Searcy and receiver Eric Weems that they will be released.

Buccaneers re-sign backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who appeared in six games last season.

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» Thursday, March 8, 2018

AP source: Broncos send star cornerback Talib to Rams

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Aqib Talib is reuniting with Wade Phillips in Los Angeles after the Denver Broncos agreed to trade the star cornerback to the Rams, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

Fan-focused fantasy football event set for 2nd run in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott and Kansas City rookie standout Kareem Hunt are scheduled to be among the headliners for a fantasy football convention that expects to draw more than 200 NFL players this summer.

Racist recordings of ex-Pilot Flying J head released

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Secret recordings have been released capturing the ex-president of the country's largest diesel fuel retailer using racial slurs and profanely criticizing his own board of directors and his boss' football team and fans.

Tom Brady gets buzz cut as cancer charity raises $6.5M

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute.

Rams sign former Packers starting cornerback Sam Shields

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have made another addition to their defense, bringing in former Packers starting cornerback Sam Shields.

Punter Lechler re-signs with Texans for 19th pro season

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have signed punter Shane Lechler to a contract extension.

Bills sign defensive end Odighizuwa to 1-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Defensive end Owa Odighizuwa is getting an opportunity to resume his NFL career by signing a one year-contract with the Buffalo Bills.

Special return: Browns star Cribbs re-joining team as intern

CLEVELAND (AP) Josh Cribbs has pulled off another stunning return.

Special return: Browns star Cribbs re-joining team as intern

CLEVELAND (AP) Josh Cribbs has pulled off another stunning return.

Titans plan to release RB DeMarco Murray

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans plan to release running back DeMarco Murray.

Tom Brady gets buzz cut as cancer charity raises $6.5M

QUINCY, Mass. (AP) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute.

49ers sign WR Marquise Goodwin to 3-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers rewarded wide receiver Marquise Goodwin for his career-best season by giving him a three-year contract extension Thursday worth $20.3 million.

NFL investigating combine questions to LSU’s Guice

The NFL is investigating whether questions asked to LSU running back Derrius Guice at the combine were inappropriate.

Bengals sign Bucs DT Chris Baker to 1-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) The Bengals signed defensive tackle Chris Baker to a one-year deal on Thursday, their first free agent acquisition on defense under new coordinator Teryl Austin.

49ers sign WR Marquise Goodwin to 3-year extension

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a three-year contract extension.

Peyton Manning has sold Denver-area Papa John’s stores

DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor.

AP source: Dolphins’ Landry signs $16 million franchise tag

MIAMI (AP) Jarvis Landry is now under contract with the Miami Dolphins, easing the path to a potential trade.

AP source: Dolphins’ Landry signs $16 million franchise tag

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the situation says Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag, easing the path to a potential trade.

Raiders won’t bring long snapper Jon Condo back in 2018

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo says the team has told him he won't return in 2018.

Manning sold Papa John’s stores 2 days before NFL cut chain

DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor.

» Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Cowboys release DE Benson Mayowa for salary cap savings

FRISCO, Texas (AP) The Dallas Cowboys have released defensive end Benson Mayowa in a move that saves $2.8 million against the salary cap as the team tries to absorb a big raise for 2017 team sacks leader DeMarcus Lawrence.

Manning sold Papa John’s stores 2 days before NFL cut chain

DENVER (AP) Peyton Manning sold 31 Denver-area Papa John's stores last week, two days before the NFL dropped the chain as its official pizza sponsor.

Raiders won’t bring long snapper Jon Condo back in 2018

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo says the team has told him he won't return in 2018.

Redskins to give 1987 replacement players Super Bowl rings

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) The Washington Redskins will present replacement players from 1987 with Super Bowl rings.

Patriots release tight end Martellus Bennett

BOSTON (AP) The Patriots released tight end Martellus Bennett on Wednesday.

AP source: Jerry Jones to pay NFL $2 million for legal fees

Jerry Jones has agreed to pay the NFL more than $2 million in legal fees resulting from two disputes the Dallas Cowboys owner had with the league, a person with direct knowledge of the settlement tells The Associated Press.

AP source: Rams trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for 2 picks

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.

AP source: Rams trade LB Alec Ogletree to Giants for 2 picks

LOS ANGELES (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Rams have agreed to trade linebacker Alec Ogletree to the New York Giants for two draft picks.

AP source: Jerry Jones to pay NFL $2 million for legal fees

A person familiar with the settlement tells The Associated Press that Jerry Jones has agreed to pay the NFL more than $2 million in legal fees resulting from two disputes the Dallas Cowboys owner had with the league.

AP Sources: Eagles get Michael Bennett from Seattle

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles bolstered their formidable pass rush with another top-level defensive lineman.

Lions add Gregory as defensive assistant

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have hired Steve Gregory as a defensive assistant coach.

AP Sources: Eagles get Michael Bennett from Seattle

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles have acquired three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks, two people familiar with the trade told The Associated Press.

Correction: Super Bowl DVD story

In a story March 5 about the Super Bowl DVD, The Associated Press reported the site of NFL Films as Mount Royal, New Jersey. The correct site is Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Buccaneers exercise team options on Dotson, Conte, Robinson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have exercised one-year team options on tackle Demar Dotson, safety Chris Conte and defensive back Josh Robinson for next season.

Rams, Chargers ready to sell best seats at new stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) The massive football stadium complex at Hollywood Park is currently a bustling construction site. The $2.6 billion project won't welcome fans through its doors for another two years.

Rams, Chargers ready to sell best seats at new stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) The massive football stadium complex at Hollywood Park is currently a bustling construction site. The $2.6 billion project won't welcome fans through its doors for another two years.

» Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Bills agree to sign running back Ivory to 2-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Once he was released by Jacksonville, running back Chris Ivory wasted little time moving on to Plan B: The chance to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup in Buffalo.

Ex-Raider Aldon Smith surrenders in domestic violence case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith on Tuesday surrendered to police who said he is a suspect in a domestic violence incident reported three days earlier.

No franchise tag for Cousins, now set to hit free agency

WASHINGTON (AP) Kirk Cousins' time with the Washington Redskins is about to end after they chose not to use the franchise tag on the quarterback as expected.

Steelers place franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell for second time

PITTSBURGH (AP) Le'Veon Bell keeps saying he wants to stay with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers keep saying they want to keep one of the NFL's best running backs in the fold for years to come.

No franchise tag for Cousins, now set to hit free agency

WASHINGTON (AP) Kirk Cousins' time with the Washington Redskins is all but over after they chose not to use the franchise tag on the quarterback as expected.

Ex-Raider Aldon Smith surrenders in domestic violence case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Former Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith has turned himself in to police in a misdemeanor domestic violence case and was booked into San Francisco County Jail.

Jaguars decline to tag WR Robinson, leaving future in doubt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) If Allen Robinson remains in Jacksonville, it won't be as one of the highest-paid receivers in the league.

Chicago Bears put transition tag on DB Kyle Fuller

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears have placed the transition tag on veteran defensive back Kyle Fuller, giving them a chance to match any offer he might receive in free agency.

NFL ups salary cap by $10 million to $177.2 million for 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL's salary cap will be $177.2 million, more than $10 million above last season.

Steelers place franchise tag on Le’Veon Bell for second time

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers have put the franchise tag on All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell for a second straight spring, putting his long-term status with the club up in the air.

Hochuli, Triplette retire; Hochuli’s son replaces him as ref

NEW YORK (AP) NFL referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette are retiring.

Panthers sign kicker Gano to 4-year-contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers are keeping their kicking game intact.

Ravens DE Brent Urban signs 1-year deal to avoid free agency

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens have signed defensive end Brent Urban to a 1-year contract, less than two weeks before he was slated to become an unrestricted free agent.

Hochuli, Triplette retire; Hochuli’s son replaces him as ref

NEW YORK (AP) NFL referees Ed Hochuli and Jeff Triplette are retiring.

Panthers sign kicker Gano to 4-year-contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers have reached an agreement on a four-year contract extension with Pro Bowl kicker Graham Gano.

Dolphins owner says he won’t make players stand for anthem

MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he won't force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is a counterproductive way to promote social justice.

Bills agree to sign running back Ivory to 2-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Running back Chris Ivory has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, where the eighth-year player will have an opportunity to serve as LeSean McCoy's primary backup.

Dolphins owner says he won’t make players stand for anthem

MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he won't force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is a counterproductive way to promote social justice.

Dolphins owner says he won’t make players stand for anthem

MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he won't force his players to stand for the national anthem, even though he believes kneeling is an ineffective way to promote social justice.

» Monday, March 5, 2018

Forte plans to retire as member of Bears

CHICAGO (AP) Matt Forte plans to retire as a member of the Chicago Bears.

Cowboys put franchise tag on DE Lawrence at $17.1 million

The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence on Monday, and the Pro Bowl defensive end quickly signed the one-year contract that guarantees him $17.1 million in 2018.

Raiders release Aldon Smith following latest brush with law

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders released pass rusher Aldon Smith on Monday after his latest run-in with the law.

Cowboys put franchise tag on DE Lawrence at $17.5 million

The Dallas Cowboys placed the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence on Monday, guaranteeing the Pro Bowl defensive end $17.5 million in 2018.

Falcons agree to 3-year extension with veteran kicker Bryant

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with kicker Matt Bryant.

AP source: Cowboys put $17.5M franchise tag on DE Lawrence

The Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence, guaranteeing the Pro Bowl defensive end $17.5 million in 2018, a person with knowledge of the decision said Monday.

AP source: Cowboys put $17.5M franchise tag on DE Lawrence

A person with knowledge of the decision says the Dallas Cowboys have placed the franchise tag on DeMarcus Lawrence, guaranteeing the Pro Bowl defensive end $17.5 million in 2018.

Raiders release Aldon Smith following latest brush with law

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders released pass rusher Aldon Smith on Monday after his latest run-in with the law.

11-year veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie retires

Veteran cornerback Antonio Cromartie announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

PHI-NALLY: An Oscar winner in Philadelphia?

Putting together a documentary of a Super Bowl season is an extensive and exhausting project.

» Sunday, March 4, 2018

Police search for NFL’s Aldon Smith in domestic abuse case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence.

Police search for NFL’s Aldon Smith in domestic abuse case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Police are searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith who is suspected of domestic violence.

Fitzpatrick’s skills may force NFL teams to rethink position

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Minkah Fitzpatrick understands the value of his skill set.

Barkley, Griffin shined but Brown didn’t at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) All that's left of the 2018 NFL scouting combine is for the deepest class of defensive backs ever to attend the annual assembly of college prospects to wrap up their testing and timing Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

» Saturday, March 3, 2018

One-handed prospect posts 20-rep bench press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) There's always energy in the bench press room at the NFL scouting combine when players grip the crossbar and begin pumping the 225 pounds of free weights as everybody nearby counts the repetitions.

Hurst Jr. diagnosed with heart condition at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Utah defensive lineman Lowell Lotulelei says Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst Jr. told him Saturday that he had been diagnosed with the same heart condition as Lotulelei's older brother, Star.

One-handed prospect posts 20-rep bench press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) There's always energy in the bench press room at the NFL scouting combine when players grip the crossbar and begin pumping the 225 pounds of free weights.

Hurst Jr. diagnosed with heart condition at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Utah defensive lineman Lowell Lotulelei says Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst Jr. told him Saturday that he had been diagnosed with the same heart condition as Lotulelei's older brother, Star.

Bradley Chubb makes case to be top-five pick

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Bradley Chubb would normally be content relying on game tapes to make his case to scouts.

Clemson’s Cain having a blast being under NFL’s microscope

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) For Clemson receiver Deon Cain, there's nothing tedious about all the timing and testing at the NFL scouting combine.

Louisville’s Jackson justifies staying at QB

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) As promised, former Louisville quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson spent Saturday at the NFL scouting combine slinging it and not winging it.

AP sources: Saints add free agent safety Kurt Coleman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Two people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Saints and free-agent safety Kurt Coleman have agreed to terms of a three-year contract.

» Friday, March 2, 2018

Oklahoma massive tackle historically bad at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The only thing that's gone well for Oklahoma's massive tackle Orlando Brown Jr. this week is a vote of confidence from his Heisman Trophy-winning teammate.

Last 2 Heisman winners face scrutiny over NFL futures

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson braced themselves for a long-anticipated flurry of questions at the NFL's annual scouting combine.

Top NBA rookie joins charity of NFL champ, a fellow UVa alum

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The NBA's reigning Rookie of the Year has joined a two-time Super Bowl champion to rally support for clean water, a cause dear to both University of Virginia alumni.

Falcons release DE Shelby, will also release TE Toilolo

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons released defensive end Derrick Shelby on Friday and announced plans to release tight end Levine Toilolo.

AP source: Dolphins agree to acquire Rams’ Robert Quinn

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Dolphins can't wait to improve their pass rush.

NFL teams finally get to see QB hopefuls at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) This year's deep class of quarterbacks features as many as a half-dozen first-round NFL prospects full of hope, hype and hazard.

AP source: Dolphins agree to acquire Rams DE Robert Quinn

MIAMI (AP) A person familiar with the agreement says the Miami Dolphins have agreed to acquire Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn for a mid-round draft pick.

Falcons clear cap space by releasing defensive end Shelby

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have released defensive end Derrick Shelby, saving the team $3.25 million against the salary cap.

Lions hire Derius Swinton as offensive assistant coach

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have hired Derius Swinton as an offensive assistant coach.

Vontae Davis eager to join Bills and put Colts behind him

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Cornerback Vontae Davis says the opportunity to play in a talented young secondary is what eventually drew him to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills.

NFL teams finally get to see QB hopefuls at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) This year's deep class of quarterbacks features as many as a half dozen first-round NFL prospects full of hope, hype and hazard.

NFL teams finally get to see QB hopefuls at combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) This year's deep class of quarterbacks features as many as a half dozen first-round NFL prospects full of hope, hype and hazard.

» Thursday, March 1, 2018

Orlando Brown Jr. seeks to carve out niche at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Orlando Brown Jr. grew up in his father's world.

Hall of Fame QB Kelly says tests show return of oral cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer.

Orlando Brown Jr. seeks to carve out own nice at NFL combine

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Orlando Brown Jr. grew up in his father's world.

Prosecutors dismiss charges against Denver safety Will Parks

DENVER (AP) Colorado prosecutors say they have dismissed charges of harassment and non-physical domestic violence against Broncos safety Will Parks.

Jaguars player gets year of probation for hitting man

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler has been sentenced to a year of probation and 75 hours of community service for a parking lot attack on a man.

Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is a do-it-all running back

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The only thing that Saquon Barkley has to prove at the NFL combine this week is that he's every bit as good as advertised.

Zimmer: All 3 Vikings QBs ’definitely’ being considered

The Minnesota Vikings are working through a quarterback quandary this offseason, with three pending free agents.

NFLPA health playbook for players puts concussions in focus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league's game-day protocol for head injuries.

NFLPA health playbook for players puts concussions in focus

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NFL Players Association has created a medical guide for players, a 107-page reference book written by scientific professionals with extensive material on concussion detection, treatment and the league's game-day protocol for head injuries.

Browns GM Dorsey willing to take calls about No. 1 pick

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) John Dorsey might make a deal for the top pick in this year's NFL draft - if the price is the right.

Browns GM Dorsey willing to take calls about No. 1 pick

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey is willing to take trade offers for the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Hall of Fame QB Kelly says tests show return of oral cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer.

Hall of Fame QB Kelly says tests show return of oral cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer.

Hall of Fame QB Kelly says tests show return of oral cancer

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has once again been diagnosed with oral cancer.

Vikings, others face tough decisions as free agency nears

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Rick Spielman came to this year's annual NFL scouting combine with a quarterback quandary.

Vikings, others face tough decisions as free agency nears

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Rick Spielman came to this year's annual NFL scouting combine with a quarterback quandary.