Stories tagged: football
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 6:01 P.M.
Jalen Robinette both a cadet and NFL hopeful
Jalen Robinette is the first Air Force receiver invited to the Shrine Game, Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. Whichever team drafts him won’t have to wait for him to serve …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 5:47 P.M.
Jameis Winston: Comments about girls were ‘poor word choice’
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says he made a “poor word choice” in comments about women while talking to students at a Florida elementary school. The Tampa Bay Times …
FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 5:23 P.M.
Tom Brady: The Movie? Fans divided and foes say they’ll pass
Tom Brady: The Movie? A new book and a major motion picture are in the works about the New England Patriots’ star quarterback and the “Deflategate” suspension he overcame to …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017, 6:47 P.M.
Judge sentences high school football player in assault case
An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a brutal …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2017, 7:38 P.M.
Jerry vs. Kurt: Cowboys to face Cardinals in hall game
Dallas and Arizona will play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3. With Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner being inducted into the hall …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:18 P.M.
Dolphins sign Dan Marino to 1-day contract
More than 17 years removed from his final NFL pass and 12 years after his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Dan Marino “re-signed” with the Miami Dolphins …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:15 P.M.
AP source: Tight end Julius Thomas passes physical with Dolphins
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that tight end Julius Thomas has passed his physical with the Miami Dolphins. The move is a precursor to …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:12 P.M.
Gus Bradley keen on LA Chargers’ future as team moves north
Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and head coach Anthony Lynn joined returning offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and special teams coordinator George Stewart on Wednesday to check out StubHub Center, the Los …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:11 P.M.
Tennessee Titans celebrate with fans, set playoffs as goal
Titans’ fans give controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk a standing ovation as the franchise celebrated a 9-7 record in 2016 in the first season under a new general manager and …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:07 P.M.
49ers assistant general manager Tom Gamble leaves team
Longtime San Francisco 49ers personnel executive Tom Gamble is leaving the organization after a front-office overhaul this offseason. General manager John Lynch announced on Wednesday that he and Gamble decided …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2017, 8:05 P.M.
Former NFL players union director Ed Garvey dies at age 76
Ed Garvey, the lawyer who led the National Football League Players Association through strikes in 1974 and 1982 has died at age 76. Garvey was the players’ union counsel and …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 10:02 P.M.
Value of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey listed as $500K
The value of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey is listed as $500,000 on a Houston Police Department report. The New England Patriots quarterback is listed as the complainant in …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 9:59 P.M.
49ers hire DeMeco Ryans, Daniel Bullocks as assistants
The San Francisco 49ers have hired former NFL players DeMeco Ryans and Daniel Bullocks as assistants on coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff. Ryans will be defensive quality control coach and Bullocks …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 9:56 P.M.
Panthers cut 3-time Pro Bowler Mike Tolbert and Paul Soliai
The Panthers have released three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai. Coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday in a release he was “fortunate” to have coached …
TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017, 7:11 P.M.
Steelers’ Joey Porter fined $300 over scuffle outside bar
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter has been fined $300 after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a dispute with a bar bouncer and a police officer last month. …
MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017, 8:56 P.M.
Deshaun Watson plans to fully participate in NFL combine
Deshaun Watson is trying to approach everything leading up to the NFL draft as having fun and enjoying the process while preparing for another once-in-a-lifetime moment.
SUNDAY, FEB. 19, 2017, 6:50 P.M.
Police: Former Detroit Lions player arrested in Oregon
Police say they arrested a former NFL player after he tried to force his way into an Oregon home and then took his clothes off. Police went to the Woodburn …
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 11:28 P.M.
Sherman Smith out as Seahawks’ running back coach
Sherman Smith, an original Seahawks player, is out as Seattle’s running backs coach.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 11:47 P.M.
Washington State’s Gabe Marks and Shalom Luani invited to NFL combine
During All-Conference careers at Washington State, wide receiver Gabe Marks and safety Shalom Luani made their cases that they could play football professionally. Now the NFL wants a closer look.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017, 11:47 P.M.
Eastern Washington receiver Kendrick Bourne to join Cooper Kupp at NFL Combine
Quick, which school west of the Mississippi has the most wide receivers invited to this year’s NFL Combine?
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:48 P.M.
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s Jets contract voids, QB becomes free agent
Ryan Fitzpatrick’s contract with the New York Jets has been voided, making the veteran quarterback a free agent. Fitzpatrick re-signed with the Jets on a one-year, $12 million deal with …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:46 P.M.
Raiders reward coach Jack Del Rio with new 4-year contract
The Oakland Raiders rewarded coach Jack Del Rio with a new four-year contract Friday, replacing the original four-year deal he received when he took the job in January 2015. Owner …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:43 P.M.
Falcons’ coaching shakeup continues; Marquand Manuel to lead defense
The Atlanta Falcons have continued the dramatic remaking of their coaching staff following their Super Bowl loss by promoting Marquand Manuel to defensive coordinator. The Falcons also hired Bryant Young …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:41 P.M.
McVay’s coaching staff believes in young Rams boss’ skills
Although Sean McVay is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, he’ll have plenty of experienced help around the Los Angeles Rams. McVay’s new coaching staff spent the past …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2017, 9:40 P.M.
Kyle Shanahan makes 1st hires for new 49ers coaching staff
San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan has hired the first six members of his new staff. The 49ers announced the additions on Friday, a day after Shanahan’s introductory news conference.
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 7:03 P.M.
Seahawks sign former Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh
The Seattle Seahawks have signed former Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh. Walsh spent five seasons with the Vikings before being released midway through last season.
UPDATED: THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 8:40 P.M.
Falcons’ new coordinator Steve Sarkisian says alcoholism a daily battle
Since an embarrassing downfall at Southern Cal, Steve Sarkisian has caught plenty of breaks in his professional life but says alcoholism remains a daily battle. The Atlanta Falcons’ new offensive …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:57 P.M.
49ers hope hiring of Kyle Shanahan ends revolving door at coach
For the third straight offseason, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York hired a new head coach and introduced him with a news conference full of platitudes. After running off Jim …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:55 P.M.
Proposed Las Vegas Raiders stadium still lacks financing
The Oakland Raiders and the board overseeing the proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas have high hopes for the project despite losing a key supporter, but their plan is still …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 6:52 P.M.
Houston Texans to hold training camp in West Virginia
The Texans will hold their 2017 training camp at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. It will be the first time the Texans will hold training camp …