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Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

The Minnesota Vikings have been adjusting to yet another system this spring, with Kevin Stefanski their fourth offensive coordinator in five seasons. What actually helps is that the veteran players …


What’s in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

NFL At 100: The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the “Steel Curtain” or “America’s Team.” And the NFL …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Pat Bowlen, the longtime Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died just under two …


Saints’ Alvin Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

Saints running back Alvin Kamara says the offseason is a time when he experiments with training methods and nutrition to improve as an athlete. Kamara says he also has continued …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Titans scrap final minicamp session for escape to Topgolf

The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp not on a football field but with a field trip to hit golf balls. Their last football play? Dean Pees caught …


New position, less attention in Shaquem Griffin’s 2nd year

Shaquem Griffin will begin his second training camp with Seattle in a different position. Griffin has moved from weak side linebacker to the strong side, where he will play closer …


Jets’ Gregg Williams establishing intense culture on defense

Gregg Williams has helped build stingy defenses all around the NFL for nearly 30 years with a mix of fiery passion, intimidating intensity and undeniable self-confidence. It has rubbed some …


Lamar Jackson settles in as Ravens starting quarterback

It’s been a year since Lamar Jackson arrived at his first NFL minicamp, fully understanding that his stature as a former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick didn’t guarantee …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Kenny Moore agrees to 4-year contract extension with Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II has agreed to a four-year contract extension. Moore says he was “speechless” following the Colts’ final offseason workout. Moore could have become a restricted …


Former Eastern Washington standout J.C. Sherritt makes transition from player to coach in Canadian Football League

The former Pullman High and Eastern Washington linebacker shelved his eight-year Canadian Football League career in January, a year after recovering from a devastating Achilles injury that took away the …


Cowboys’ Dak Prescott clicks quickly with new QB coach Jon Kitna

Dak Prescott has clicked quickly with new Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna. The former NFL starter has appealed to Prescott’s desire to build on his first playoff victory. Prescott …


Bradley McDougald wants to play strong safety in Seahawks defense

Bradley McDougald’s versatility has proven to be one of his most valuable assets since joining the Seattle Seahawks before the 2017 season. But he does have a preference on where …


Bills QB Josh Allen focused on staying upbeat entering 2nd season

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is focused on staying upbeat despite the challenges and questions he faces entering his second season. But Allen says to not let his ‘awe-shucks’ demeanor …


Jimmy Garoppolo’s backups take center stage during 49ers’ minicamp

Jimmy Garoppolo’s backups have taken center stage during the 49ers’ minicamp. The 49ers coaching staff allowed Garoppolo to participate in seven-on-seven passing drills but not 11-on-11 team drills. So backup …


Deion Jones says Falcons defense has ‘chip on our shoulders’

Some key Falcons defensive starters are returning from injuries. Linebacker Deion Jones is one of them. He says those players have a “chip on our shoulders.” The defense will try …


Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey hoping stats translate to wins this year

Christian McCaffrey says he would welcome another huge statistical season if it translates into more wins for his Carolina Panthers. McCaffrey enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, flirting with prospect …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Titans retiring numbers of Eddie George, late Steve McNair

Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk says nobody with the Tennessee Titans will ever wear Eddie George’s No. 27 nor the No. 9 of the late Steve McNair again. Strunk announced …


Ravens, Lamar Jackson get crash course in Greg Roman’s new-look offense

The Baltimore Ravens are receiving a crash course this week from first-year offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who’s rewritten the playbook to accommodate the peculiar talent of quarterback Lamar Jackson. Roman …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

A person familiar with the situation says Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press …


Seahawks offensive line not a major concern for a change

The list of concerns for the Seattle Seahawks as their mandatory team minicamp began Tuesday started with wide receiver and went through to questions about where the pass rush would …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Raiders picked to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be a TV star once again. HBO announced that the Raiders will be featured on the network’s “Hard Knocks” show in training camp this …


Kyler Murray ahead of Cardinals veterans with the playbook

Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray is impressing with his knowledge of the playbook as the Cardinals kick off their mandatory minicamp. The No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft has …


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 …


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 …