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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., July 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Vikes put 5 on injured list to start camp, including Mike Hughes

The Minnesota Vikings have started training camp with five players rehabilitating from injuries and not ready for full participation, including cornerback Mike Hughes, who’s nine months removed from an ACL …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Panthers QB Cam Newton airs it out, throws with ‘no limitations’

Cam Newton completed two long passes on the first day of training camp, displaying the arm strength that was noticeably absent the second half of last season. The Panthers quarterback …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Saints GM Mickey Loomis won’t predict quick end to Michael Thomas holdout

Saints general manager Mickey Loomis is declining to predict a quick resolution to team-leading receiver Michael Thomas’ contract holdout. Loomis says he does not believe the two sides are far …


Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky assumes the low-key approach.

Bears camp opened as players reported ahead of Friday’s first practice and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is taking a low-key approach to improving himself and the offense. General manager Ryan Pace …


Men At Work; Steelers ditch flash as training camp opens

The Pittsburgh Steelers are ready for a drama-free training camp. The Steelers reported for work at Saint Vincent College eager to put the fallout from their ugly finish to 2018 …


Eagles kick off camp with super expectations

Expectations for the Philadelphia Eagles already are Super Bowl or bust on the first day of training camp. A stacked roster plus a healthy starting quarterback has everyone talking about …


J.J. Watt healthy and with Houston Texans for first day of camp

J.J. Watt was thrilled to come off the physically unable to perform list in time to join the Houston Texans for their first practice of training camp. Watt returns after …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 10:06 p.m.

Earl Thomas doesn’t regret his infamous middle finger and hasn’t spoken to Pete Carroll since

If Earl Thomas and Pete Carroll cross paths and chat before the Seahawks host the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 20 at CenturyLink Field, it might well be the first time …