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Ryan Fitzpatrick competes for Dolphins job while helping Josh Rosen

It didn’t take Ryan Fitzpatrick long to get re-acclimated a familiar setting. The journeyman quarterback who’s preparing for his 15th NFL season is back on the practice fields at the …


Prince Amukamara, Bears secondary seeking more interceptions

Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara has had a solid training camp and both he and the Chicago Bears secondary look to add to their league-leading interception total of last year despite …


Jimmy Garoppolo has no good, very bad practice day for 49ers

Jimmy Garoppolo had a practice to forget in his final session before facing an opposing defense for the first time since suffering a season-ending knee injury in September. Garoppolo threw …


J.J. Arcega-Whiteside hopes more Spaniards join him in NFL

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside is already a trailblazer before catching his first touchdown pass. Arcega-Whiteside became the first player born in Spain drafted in the NFL when the Philadelphia Eagles selected him …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 1:18 p.m.

Giants WR Golden Tate: Doctor told him fertility drug not banned

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate III is considering taking legal action against the doctor who prescribed a fertility drug that led to his four-game suspension at the start …


Chiefs’ new defensive staff comes from varied backgrounds

The first step in rebuilding the much-maligned Kansas City defense was hiring a new coordinator, which the Chiefs did in Steve Spagnuolo. The next step in their overhaul? Piecing together …


Jon Kitna returns to NFL with Cowboys, seeks growth in Dak Prescott

Jon Kitna is back in the NFL with one of the quarterback’s former teams in the Dallas Cowboys after coaching high school football for seven years. Kitna’s return has plenty …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:23 p.m.

Colts expect Andrew Luck to miss preseason with ankle area injury

Andrew Luck will likely miss the rest of the preseason with an injury near the front of his left ankle. Colts general manager Chris Ballard says the starting quarterback has …


Kyler Murray ready for more playing time in 2nd preseason game

Kyler Murray’s playing time figures to increase from the one drive the rookie quarterback led in the Arizona Cardinals’ first preseason game last week, a 17-13 win over the Los …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Matt Calkins: ‘It’s not football anymore’ – Are NFL safety rules going too far? Some Seahawks believe so

While watching a game Saturday night, one of the most ferocious hitters in Seahawks history weighed in on his area of expertise.


Matt LaFleur: Aaron Rodgers to play ‘a quarter or so’ against Ravens

Matt LaFleur says Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the first-team offense and first-team defense will play for about “a quarter or so” on Thursday when the Packers face the …


Seahawks may turn to committee approach at nickel back

The Seahawks may turn to a corner-by-committee strategy to replace Justin Coleman as their nickel back this season. Coleman signed a four-year deal with the Lions in free agency after …


Broncos’ Emmanuel Sanders had surgery on both ankles

Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has revealed he had double-ankle surgery. The 32-year-old speedster says he underwent what’s known as a ‘tightrope’ procedure on his severely sprained right ankle …


Man in Black: Intense is only way Jets’ Gregg Williams knows

Gregg Williams has made a career out of using an intense approach on defense. It’s something he makes sure is reflected through his players on the field. The New York …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 8 p.m.

Giants WR Golden Tate suspended 4 games for performance enhancer

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate has had the appeal of his four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL’s policy on performance enhancers turned down. The decision by …


Giants owner John Mara would be happy if Eli Manning played and rookie Daniel Jones didn’t

John Mara would be perfectly happy if two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning had a great season for the New York Giants and heir apparent and first-round draft pick Daniel …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

NFL teaming with Jay-Z on entertainment and social activism

The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its …


Jaguars plans to rest Nick Foles, others against his former team

Nick Foles won’t get to play against his former team in the preseason. Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone plans to sit most of his starters, including his quarterback, against Philadelphia …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 1:22 p.m.

Antonio Brown returns to Raiders after absence for injured feet

Antonio Brown has returned to the Oakland Raiders training camp facility after missing time to see a specialist for his frostbitten feet and losing a grievance with the NFL over …


Chiefs become destination with Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid combination

With a young superstar at quarterback in Patrick Mahomes and an innovative players’ coach in Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs have become a destination for players. Just ask Tyrann …


TE Jared Cook not taking Saints’ prolific scheme for granted

First-year Saints tight end Jared Cook isn’t taking his apparent good fit with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and New Orleans’ prolific offense for granted. Cook’s first decade in the NFL …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 4:16 p.m.

Steelers return to practice while grieving loss of coach Darryl Drake

The Pittsburgh Steelers have returned to the business of football following the sudden death of wide receivers coach Darryl Drake. The 62-year-old Drake was a longtime NFL and college assistant …


Report: Petition with NLRB seeks union for NFL running backs

A petition reportedly has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board seeking to create a separate union for NFL running backs.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 11, 2019, 8:11 p.m.

J.T. Barrett hopes to catch on with Seahawks after roller coaster beginning to NFL career

In barely more than a year in the NFL, J.T. Barrett has endured a dizzying enough of a ride that he insisted Sunday all he feels is grateful for another …


Steelers wide receivers coach Darryl Drake dies at 62

PITTSBURGH – Darryl Drake, the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach who spent more than 30 years molding players at the position at the college and professional level, has died. He …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

NFL preseason roundup: Patrick Mahomes leads Chiefs to TD in 38-17 win over Bengals

Mahomes did a bit of everything on the only series by the Chiefs’ first-team offense, going 4 for 4 for 66 yards while adding a 10-yard scramble and inducing an …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 6:32 p.m.

Xavier Turner’s journey to the edge of Seahawks’ roster: 9,064 miles, 4 teams, 3 tryouts, 1 NFL debut

The guy who wound up leading the Seahawks in rushing during Thursday’s first preseason game knew almost nothing about his new team, nothing about Seattle and virtually none of the …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 8:18 p.m.

Former Shadle Park stars Brett Rypien, Jake Rodgers enjoy their time on the Denver Broncos

In Brett Rypien’s record-setting tear through the Greater Spokane League, the former Shadle Park quarterback didn’t throw a single pass to one of the school’s all-time greats, former tight end …


Cardinals release Darius Philon day after arrest

The Arizona Cardinals have released defensive end Darius Philon, a day after Maricopa County jail records indicate he was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated assault with …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

Titans’ Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey clears PUP list

Four-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey has passed his physical after starting the Tennessee Titans’ training camp on the physically unable to perform list. The Titans also placed rookie …