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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:35 p.m.

Saints’ Drew Brees describes “kinship” with Pelicans’ Zion Williamson

Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t see himself and Pelicans top draft choice Zion Williamson as an odd couple from different generations and different sports. Brees says he sees key parallels …


Aaron Rodgers: Packers’ new-look defense has ‘a little more juice’

The Green Bay Packers are hoping this is the year their defense becomes more of an asset than a liability. Green Bay made it a priority this offseason to upgrade …


Bears’ defense picking up changes under Chuck Pagano

The changes to the Chicago Bears’ defensive scheme installed by new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano haven’t been disruptive so far, and players anticipate continuing the same level of success.


Cardinals’ Kyler Murray focused on playing well amid rookie hype

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is trying to pick up the offense in his first NFL training camp, and says the team won’t show much of its offense in the …


Mike Zimmer upset with camp D: ‘They think they’re pretty good’

The Minnesota Vikings defense has six players who have been to the Pro Bowl and only one new starter on a well-regarded scheme that has remained largely unchanged entering a …


Jets’ Le’Veon Bell feels ‘a million times better’ than Day 1 of camp

Le’Veon Bell firmly believes he made the right decision and refuses to second-guess missing a season while in a contract dispute with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The New York Jets star …


Revamped O-Line trying to make things easy for Giants’ Eli Manning, Saquon Barkley

New York Giants offensive line coach Hal Hunter is looking scruffy a little more than a week into training camp. Hunter looks as if he has been on a camping …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 4:44 p.m.

Saints WR Michael Thomas plans to earn ‘every penny’ of new deal

Saints receiver Michael Thomas says his is determined to earn ‘every penny’ of the new contract that has ended his nearly one-week holdout from training camp. Thomas is back at …


Stephon Gilmore turns a corner, might be anchor of Patriots defense

Stephon Gilmore needed little time to get comfortable with the Patriots. In his second year with the team last season he was an All-Pro. In the NFL title game, he …


Kicker Phil Dawson, 44, retiring with Browns after 20 years

Kicker Phil Dawson is retiring from the NFL at age 44 after 20 seasons. He spent his first 14 seasons with the Browns and will sign a one-day contract to …


Cam Newton cautions rehab on shoulder is ‘a work in progress’

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton says he has not fully recovered from offseason shoulder surgery. Newton says his rehab remains “a work in progress” and that “I don’t want people to …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 2:14 p.m.

Center Ryan Kalil comes out of retirement to join Jets

Five-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kalil has come out of retirement to join the New York Jets. The 34-year-old Kalil and the Jets agreed to terms on a deal, pending …


Titans receiver Corey Davis putting on show in training camp

Corey Davis is putting on quite the show early in training camp for the Tennessee Titans. Davis also is looking more and more like the No. 1 receiver the franchise …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

HOF Preview: Safety Ed Reed ‘made the impossible possible’

Ed Reed established himself as one of the greatest safeties in NFL history. He combined instinct and tireless film study with an unyielding urge to be a difference maker. What …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 12:06 p.m.

Ryan Leaf uses his story to help other former NFL players

Ryan Leaf spent most of his time in prison alone and angry until a military veteran persuaded the former No. 2 overall NFL draft pick to stop self-loathing long enough …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:07 p.m.

At Seahawks camp, former Husky Ben Burr-Kirven excited to ‘show the guys the kind of player I am’

The Seahawks’ fifth practice of training camp ended Tuesday with Ben Burr-Kirven fulfilling an annual rite of passage for a rookie: carrying a veteran’s shoulder pads and helmet into the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Dolphins Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti dead at 78

Pro Football Hall of Fame middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti has died at 78. Buoniconti was an undersized overachiever who helped lead the Miami Dolphins to the NFL’s only perfect season …


UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 9:05 a.m.

Agent: Saints, Michael Thomas, agree on 5-year, $100M contract

The agent for New Orleans Saints leading receiver Michael Thomas says Thomas and the Saints have agreed on a new five-year contract worth up to $100 million. Andrew Kessler of …


Another federal lawsuit over playoff ‘no call’ between Saints, Rams dismissed

A judge has dismissed the last of three federal lawsuits targeting Roger Goodell and other NFL officials over officiating at January’s NFC title game between the Los Angeles Rams and …


A.J. Green has ankle surgery, expected to miss Bengals’ opener

Green hurt his left ankle during the opening practice of camp Saturday in Dayton, landing awkwardly after cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick bumped into the star receiver while breaking up a pass.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 5:08 p.m.

L.J. Collier’s injury means the Seahawks could have to explore options at defensive end

The early reports that Seahawks first-round pick L.J. Collier suffered only a high-ankle sprain on Tuesday elicited at least a little, initial sigh of relief.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Thirty athletes with local ties vying to make 53-man rosters in NFL

Fourteen former Washington State Cougars are sweating it out this week at NFL training camps across the country. EWU has nine players in NFL camps and Idaho has five.


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Cowboys’ Jason Witten: ‘Talk to me in a month’ about Ezekiel Elliott saga

Ezekiel Elliott’s contract holdout is overshadowing Jason Witten’s return from retirement and plenty of other things as the Dallas Cowboys open training camp in California. Witten said to “talk to …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Cardinals getting snack breaks halfway through practices

Arizona Cardinals enjoying halftime of snacks in first training camp under Kingsbury. The rookie NFL coach gives the players a break halfway through practice to rest and grab snacks off …


Nick Bosa cleared for full practice on first day of 49ers camp

Defensive end Nick Bosa is coming off a torn bilateral core muscle, an injury which ended his final season at Ohio State. After the 49ers drafted Bosa with the second …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 4:56 p.m.

Richie Incognito wants to ‘rewrite the ending’ in return to NFL

Richie Incognito didn’t know if he’d ever get another chance to play in the NFL because of several suspensions, accusations of racism and bullying, and run-ins with police off the …


Browns’ defense doesn’t mind being overshadowed by stars

Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are elite NFL players and quarterback Baker Mayfield is the most popular athlete in Cleveland. Their star power at Browns training camp …


Jets’ Sam Darnold leading with his plays and words on the field

Measuring Sam Darnold’s development in his second season goes way beyond the passes he’s throwing. The New York Jets quarterback is learning how to lead his teammates and becoming comfortable …


Kyler Murray already turning heads at Cardinals camp

Arizona Cardinals fans got their first glimpse of No 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray at training. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner has been impressive with his arm and his …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Tyreek Hill feted by Chiefs fans as camp practice begins

Thousands of Chiefs fans chanted Tyreek Hill’s name as he pranced toward the practice field for the first full-squad workout of training camp. It was the first time the star …