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UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Packers S Josh Jones returns for mandatory minicamp

The Green Bay Packers opened mandatory minicamp and safety Josh Jones, who missed all of the voluntary organized team activities, appeared on the practice field with his teammates but did …


Secondary is primary focus for Ravens’ defense this season

During a busy offseason, the Baltimore Ravens put a strong priority on fortifying a secondary that last season played a huge role on the top-ranked defense in the NFL. Coach …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

Calf injury continues to keep Andrew Luck out of Colts’ workouts

The Indianapolis Colts will continue to hold Andrew Luck out of offseason workouts this week because of a strained calf. Luck says he hurt the calf during training and was …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 4:45 p.m.

Vikings, Kyle Rudolph reach contract extension agreement

The Minnesota Vikings and tight end Kyle Rudolph have agreed to terms on a contract extension. The deal keeps the team’s longest-tenured offensive player in place despite a tight salary …


Bart Starr remembered at memorial in his native Alabama

An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football was held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham, Alabama.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Eagles give Carson Wentz 4-year contract extension

Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed on a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season. The deal adds four years to Wentz’s rookie contract. Wentz is 23-17 in …


After Pro Bowl season with Jets, Jason Myers lands back in Seattle

Kicker Jason Myers had Seattle near the top of his destination list after becoming a free agent following a Pro Bowl campaign with the Jets last season. Good thing for …


Jameis Winston, Buccaneers conclude offseason program

Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wrapped up their first offseason conditioning program under coach Bruce Arians, hopeful they’re on course to end the franchise’s long, frustrating playoff drought. …


Saints, Ted Ginn Jr. banking on veteran’s enduring speed

Saints receiver Ted Ginn Jr. says speed remains his most distinguishing asset as he enters his 13th NFL season. The 34-year-old former Ohio State star says he worried knee problems …


Browns rookie Greedy Williams eager to learn from Odell Beckham Jr.

Browns rookie Greedy Williams is eager to become an elite cornerback. He believes new teammate Odell Beckham Jr. will help him expedite the process. Williams continued to work with the …


Dolphins building toward coach Brian Flores’ ‘high expectations’

The Miami Dolphins have wrapped up their offseason drills, and the workouts provided cause for encouragement. Veteran newcomer Ryan Fitzpatrick, injury-plagued receiver DeVante Parker and first-round draft pick Christian Wilkins …


Tom Brady setting his own pace for 20th season with Patriots

Entering his 20th year in the NFL, Tom Brady has probably seen everything and tried everything to prepare himself for the rigors of the next season. Perhaps that’s why nobody …


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 1:02 p.m.

Jermaine Kearse signs with Lions, rekindles bad memories for Matt Patricia

The Lions have signed receiver Jermaine Kearse. He was added to the roster on Detroit’s final day of mandatory minicamp. He had one of the most memorable catches in the …


Packers looking to find offensive options in passing game

Aaron Rodgers has Davante Adams, Jimmy Graham and unproven options in the passing game. Last season Rodgers was forced to lean on rookie receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown. …


Broncos’ Joe Flacco shows he still has the arm strength

Joe Flacco still has the arm strength to go deep. The big question entering training camp for the Broncos next month will be whether they can keep their quarterback upright …


Ben Watson poised to make most of opportunity with Patriots

Tight end Ben Watson says his upcoming suspension for taking a banned substance hasn’t deterred him from trying to make the most of his second stint with the New England …


Raiders look to change story on defense after 2018 struggles

The 2018 Oakland Raiders never were able to fill the void left by the trade of Khalil Mack. They ranked last in the NFL in points allowed and sacks. This …


Without Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett takes charge of Seahawks receivers

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett was already going to face heightened expectations coming off a breakout season during which he became Russell Wilson’s favorite target. Then Doug Baldwin was …


All eyes on OBJ as Odell Beckham Jr. finally practices with Browns

The Browns got another look at Odell Beckham Jr. The star receiver was on the field as the Browns began their three-day mandatory minicamp. Beckham, who was acquired in a …


Trash-talking Le’Veon Bell feels ‘so good’ in Jets practice debut

Le’Veon Bell practiced with the New York Jets for the first time since signing with them in March. The star running back sat out last season in a contract dispute …


UPDATED: Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:13 p.m.

Panthers add All-Pro Gerald McCoy to bolster D-line

The Panthers have signed All-Pro defensive tackle Gerald McCoy to a one-year contract. The 31-year-old McCoy has been one of the better players at his position over the past nine …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Roger Goodell reiterates desire to shorten 4-game preseason

Four preseason games remain too much for Roger Goodell. The NFL Commissioner on Monday reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and …


OBJ reports to Browns, will practice after skipping workouts

Odell Beckham Jr. reported for Cleveland’s mandatory minicamp and will practice Tuesday after missing most of the team’s voluntary workouts.


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Larry Stone: The best offensive line in the NFL? Don’t laugh, it could happen for the Seahawks

Left tackle Duane Brown says the Seahawks’ offensive line has a chance to be the best in the NFL.


Bears’ Mitch Trubisky facing high expectations after playoff year

Mitchell Trubisky comes into his third year in the NFL and second in coach Matt Nagy’s system facing higher expectations after Chicago won the NFC North at 12-4. The Bears …


After uncertainty, K.J. Wright happy to still be in Seattle

At this time a year ago, K.J. Wright was entering a contract year with no certainty he would stay with the only team he’d ever played for. Then he got …


49ers hope investment in line pays off for defense

The San Francisco 49ers doubled down on their hefty investment in the defensive line this offseason in hopes it will raise the level of play of the entire unit. The …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Haloti Ngata retires as a Raven; Billick also honored by team

Haloti Ngata’s has retired as a Raven and will enter the team’s Ring of Honor in 2020 after former Baltimore coach Brian Billick gets in this year. Ravens owner Steve …


Intensity of ‘crazy’ Adam Gase, Gregg Williams trickles to Jets players

The tempo at New York Jets practice is in midseason form. So is the intensity on the field, with guys flying around from sideline to sideline. It’s still only May, …


Life after Le’Veon Bell: Steelers RB trio ready to forge own path

Pittsburgh Steeler running backs James Conner, Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. are ready to emerge from Le’Veon Bell’s shadow. Bell didn’t play for the Steelers in 2018, but his …