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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: Sun., June 2, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

WIAA seeking new hosts for football state championship games

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board voted Sunday not to renew its contract with the Tacoma Dome as the host site for the Football State Championships, citing fan experience …


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 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 5:54 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Kurt Warner says Seahawks’ Russell Wilson isn’t a top-five NFL QB, and he might be right

A few days ago, the Hall of Fame quarterback was on NFL Network, giving his top five QBs heading into the 2019 season. There were 10 quarterbacks on the list …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

Analysis: Answering six key questions about Bobby Wagner’s future with the Seahawks

Bobby Wagner left no question Tuesday about what he wants in order to remain with the Seahawks beyond this season: an extension before the start of the 2019 season that …


Chuck Pagano puts stamp on Bears ‘D’ after year out of coaching

New Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano gets to put his stamp on a unit that emerged as one of the best the past four seasons under Vic Fangio, particularly …


Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph: ‘These guys expect to see me out here’

As a ninth-year veteran on an expiring contract with a team in a tight salary cap situation, tight end Kyle Rudolph has no guarantee he’ll get to continue his career …


Just JuJu; With Antonio Brown gone, Smith-Schuster ready to lead

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is ready to prove he can thrive without Antonio Brown. The 22-year-old Smith-Schuster is the de facto leader of Pittsburgh’s wide receiver group following …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn’t throwing yet

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he’s not concerned that Cam Newton still isn’t throwing a football nearly four months after his starting quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder. Rivera …


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:35 p.m.

NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision …


Buffalo Bills have player wearing OJ Simpson’s former No. 32

For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson’s former No. 32. Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number at Buffalo’s spring practices …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 5:25 p.m.

Bobby Wagner present, but not participating at Seahawks OTAs

Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks’ optional offseason activities but he doesn’t plan to participate.


Marcus Mariota’s approach to final year of contract: ‘Let it ride’

Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn’t changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk of holding out or public …


Derek Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

Derek Carr has acknowledged that speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason was annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn’t happen. Coach Jon Gruden, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews

NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference. They also may announce locations to host upcoming drafts. Owners voted …


Matthew Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife recovers from surgery to remove a brain …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Robert Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser …


Yannick Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue emphatically says he plans to play this season even if he doesn’t get a long-term contract. The former Maryland standout and third-round draft pick …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Buccaneers moving on from 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Gerald McCoy. The team released the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, describing the move as a mutual agreement after nine seasons. McCoy …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Ben Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he needs to do a better job as a leader in 2019. Roethlisberger received pointed criticism from former teammates Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured.


Versatile Kareem Jackson sees time at safety and in slot

The Denver Broncos are lining up versatile defensive back Kareem Jackson at safety and in the slot position during organized team activities. That could change depending on the contract talks …


Broncos rookie Drew Lock doesn’t begrudge Joe Flacco for his comments

Drew Lock says he doesn’t begrudge Joe Flacco for saying his top priority is to win games, not mentor the Broncos’ rookie quarterback. Lock says he’s learning plenty from Flacco …