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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 …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 2:31 p.m.

Bengals receiver A.J. Green hurt, carted off 1st practice

Receiver A.J. Green hurt his left ankle or foot near the end of the Bengals’ first practice and had to be carted off the field, an early setback for a …


Up to Marcus Mariota after Titans add new players, tweak offense

The Tennessee Titans need to see if Marcus Mariota is their franchise quarterback beyond this season, and they’ve done their best to put him in position to prove he can …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Saints QB Drew Brees: I’m still green

Saints quarterback Drew Brees practically laughed while describing himself as “still green” at the onset of his 19th NFL training camp. The smile on the 40-year-old’s face looked like an …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

NFL at 100: Bengals practice in Dayton, site of NFL’s inaugural game

The NFL returned to the scene of it first game as part of its centennial celebration. The Bengals made the hour-long drive north in Ohio and held their first training …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 12:12 p.m.

RB Sony Michel returns to field on Patriots’ first full-pads day

Running back Sony Michel had a breakthrough rookie season for the New England Patriots, perhaps their best offensive player in the 2018 playoffs, too. He knows that in the NFL, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Giants WR Golden Tate suspended 4 games for fertility drug use

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has been suspended for four games for using a drug prescribed for fertility planning. The 10-year veteran, who signed with the Giants in …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Lions release running back Theo Riddick after 6 seasons

The Detroit Lions have released running back Theo Riddick after six seasons with the team. Coach Matt Patricia announced the move and also confirmed the signing of defensive lineman Mike …


Saints’ Michael Thomas misses first camp practice

Saints receiver Michael Thomas’ contract holdout continued through the first practice of training camp following his failure to report to team headquarters a day earlier. How long Thomas’ absence might …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 8:38 p.m.

All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner agrees to contract extension with Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a three-year contract extension with All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner, locking up the anchor of their defense for the foreseeable future.


Khalil Mack has more adjusting to do in Year 2 with Bears

Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack is getting used to dorm life again after missing last year’s training camp and preseason. He’s also getting used to changes in the Bears’ defensive …


Panthers feel WR Curtis Samuel on cusp of breakout season

Panthers coach Ron Rivera’s eyes light up when talk turns to third-year wide receiver Curtis Samuel. Rivera said when Samuel has the ball in his hands he’s “a very dynamic, …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Bobby Wagner dresses, but contract stalemate continues on day 2 of Seahawks training camp

On day two of his holdout-that-isn’t–a-holdout, Bobby Wagner put on a helmet and jersey.


Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers ready to move on from Antonio Brown, drama

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged on Friday that he had a unique on-field connection with wide receiver Antonio Brown. But although Roethlisberger admitted before the Steelers’ first practice of …


Bucs QB Jameis Winston relishes chance to work with Bruce Arians

Bruce Arians is back on the sideline after a year of retirement, eager to help Jameis Winston realize his potential with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 66-year-old coach with a …


NFL at 100: From Akron to Alabama, NFL has taken show on the road

Over 100 seasons, the NFL has sure taken the show all over the road. The story of the league’s first century has been largely set in classic venues like Lambeau …


Playmaker Baker: Browns QB Baker Mayfield aiming for playoffs

Baker Mayfield scurried down the sideline, playfully high stepping as he blew past defenders on the second day of Browns training camp. Before running out of bounds, he spun the …


Packers ‘athlete’ Rashan Gary makes learning top priority

Rashan Gary is his own worst critic. Nobody is harder on him than himself. But the rookie Packers outside linebacker is trying his best to not allow that to get …


Jimmy Garoppolo cleared for full practice when 49ers start camp

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been cleared for everything when training camp begins for the San Francisco 49ers. Garoppolo passed his final test in his return from season-ending knee surgery when …


Larry Stone: As Seahawks training camp opens, with issues to spare, Pete Carroll remains upbeat, of course

Linebacker Bobby Wagner was still on the sideline, wearing a hoodie and merely observing the first day of Seahawks’ practice until his contract is resolved.


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:18 p.m.

A summer rite in the NFL: training camp holdouts

It’s a summer rite in the NFL – training camp holdouts. Teammates shrug and go about their work. Coaches say they can deal only with the players on hand. Fans …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 3:32 p.m.

Antonio Brown floats in as Raiders prepare to open camp

Antonio Brown celebrated his first day of training camp with the Oakland Raiders by taking a hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley. Coach Jon Gruden thought it was …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 6 p.m.

Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott skips camp start with 2 years left on deal

Ezekiel Elliott is holding out of training camp with the Dallas Cowboys with two years remaining on the rookie contract of the two-time NFL rushing champ. Owner and general manager …


Andre Smith returns as Bengals open camp with line questions

The Bengals reported for the start of their first camp under coach Zac Taylor, with a lot of new systems yet to learn and abundant questions about an offensive line …


Dave Gettleman optimistic but says change isn’t instantaneous

A year after a bout with cancer, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is thankful to be alive, feisty as ever and hoping the offseason moves that included the …


Jets rookie Quinnen Williams used YouTube to prep for season

Quinnen Williams passed on paying for a big-name, high-priced personal trainer during his first NFL offseason. The New York Jets rookie defensive lineman instead used videos on YouTube to help …


Young QB Danny Etling tries to follow in Edelman’s footsteps as receiver

The New England Patriots struck gold in 2009 when they drafted Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman in the seventh round and converted him to wide receiver. He has had two …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Darius Leonard, Quenton Nelson prepare to build off All-Pro rookie seasons for Colts

Darius Leonard led the league in tackles, earned the Defensive Rookie of the Year award and was an All-Pro in 2018. Most players would consider it a spectacular start to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 1:53 p.m.

Sean McVay, Les Snead get contract extensions through 2023 with Rams

Coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead have agreed to contract extensions through 2023 with the Los Angeles Rams. The 33-year-old McVay led the Rams to the Super Bowl …