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» Thursday, August 17, 2017

Raiders CB Smith charged with assault and battery

Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith was charged Thursday with assault and battery after prosecutors said he beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend.

NFL preseason roundup: Winston sharp in Bucs’ victory

Jameis Winston led Tampa Bay to three successive scoring drives in the first half, powering the Buccaneers to a 12-8 victory over the host Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday.

Broncos QB Lynch sharp in drills vs. 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- If Paxton Lynch has a chance to earn the starting job, he needs more days like he had this week.

Lions counting on DE Washington

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Cornelius Washington is expected to take over at left end for the Detroit Lions after Kerry Hyder's season-ending Achilles tendon injury.

Injury could give Redskins WR Grant chance to start

ASHBURN, Va. -- With an injury to wide receiver Josh Doctson (hamstring), it's possible that unheralded Ryan Grant could start in Washington's season opener on Sept. 10 against Philadelphia.

Gs Taylor, Evans shore up Packers line

DE PERE, Wis. -- In the spring of 2005, Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl guards Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle departed in free agency. Green Bay's offensive line play was atrocious that season and it took until 2007 before the Packers recovered.

Shanahan pleased with practices against Denver

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was very pleased with the way his team competed in joint practice sessions with the Denver Broncos on Wednesday and Thursday.

NFL notebook: NFLPA foresees 2021 work stoppage

The NFL's collective bargaining agreement expires in four years, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith believes there will be a work stoppage in 2021.

NFLPA chief: ’21 work stoppage ’virtual certainty’

The NFL's collective bargaining agreement expires in four years, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith believes there will be a work stoppage in 2021.

DT Donald’s holdout might last into Rams season

IRVINE, Ca. -- The holdout of Los Angeles Rams All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald moved into the third week, with reports that he could be so entrenched in this contract dispute into the regular season.

Mutual admiration society for Belichick

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jimmy Johnson knows a little something about building a powerhouse NFL franchise, as he did in Dallas in the early 1990s. Through his longtime friendship with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Johnson has probably had some influence on the dynasty that shows little sign of slowing down these days in New England.

Chiefs make bid for NFL draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City officially threw its hat in the ring this week to land the NFL draft.

Chiefs like Kpassagnon’s versatility

ST. Joseph, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs second-round draft pick Tanoh Kpassagnon found himself lining up at multiple defensive positions in the preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers, including defensive tackle, end and outside linebacker.

Mutual admiration sociey for Belichick

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Jimmy Johnson knows a little something about building a powerhouse NFL franchise, as he did in Dallas in the early 1990s. Through his longtime friendship with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, Johnson has probably had some influence on the dynasty that shows little sign of slowing down these days in New England.

Lynch comically addresses ’elephant in the room’

NAPA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders Running back Marshawn Lynch talked for the first and only time on the final day of training camp, but did not elaborate on his decision to remain seated on a cooler, eating a banana, during the national anthem.

Seahawks C Britt gets three-year extension

Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Seahawks RB Rawls to miss Friday’s game

Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury.

Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration

The reinstatement of suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon is not on the immediate agenda of Roger Goodell, the commissioner announced Thursday.

QB Newton still limited in practice

NASHVILLE -- Quarterback Cam Newton didn't take part in the scrimmage situations during the first day of joint workouts with the Tennessee Titans, but he was involved in some 7-and-7 drills when the teams gathered for the second of those workouts Thursday.

49ers sign LB Skov to one-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Shayne Skov to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Former Patriots NT Williams dies

Former New England Patriots nose tackle Lester Williams died on Wednesday at his home in Birmingham, Ala., the team announced.

WR Green shining in preseason

CINCINNATI -- Some observers, including Cincinnati bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, believe wide receiver A.J. Green is having the best training camp of his career. That's a scary proposition for opponents. Green missed the final six games last season with a hamstring injury, but he's back to 100 percent and looking especially sharp in camp.

Colts C Kelly out indefinitely

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly will be sidelined indefinitely after he undergoes a medical procedure on his foot. Kelly was initially sidelined during the Colts' joint practices with Detroit last week and was held out of the Lions' preseason game last week. The injury was not thought to be serious at the time and he had been wearing a walking boot since incurring the injury. There is no timetable for his return although Kelly is expected to miss the start of the regular season.

Browns, Canton partner for bid to host NFL draft in 2019 or 2020

The Cleveland Browns have partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to submit a bid to host the NFL draft in either 2019 or 2020.

Texans take care with WR Hopkins

HOUSTON -- As star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins continues to watch from the sidelines, the Houston Texans are maintaining a cautious approach with the one-time Pro-Bowl selection as he recovers from a hand injury.

Miller: Tap the brakes on anointing rookie quarterbacks

They couldn't contain themselves in Chicago this week, where the front-page headline following the debut of rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky screamed in capital letters more than an inch high, "THE FUTURE IS WOW!"

Trubisky still has work to do

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky spoke tongue in cheek during his first press conference since the postgame press conference after last week's preseason, opener against Denver.

Colts C Kelly to have foot surgery

Center Ryan Kelly is expected to have surgery on his foot and will be sidelined into the regular season, coach Chuck Pagano announced Thursday.

49ers’ Lynch: Anthem protests ’divisive’, but respects players’ rights

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch told reporters that while he respects the decisions of NFL players that refuse to stand for the national anthem, he believes it also causes potential disagreements between players.

Steelers’ Harrison on role: ’Whatever they want, I’m good’

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison told reporters that he has no issue playing in what amounts to a relief role this season.

» Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Carroll supports DE Bennett’s message

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett elected to sit for the national anthem for Sunday's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Seahawks DE Clark apologizes for punching teammate

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark said he apologized to teammate Germain Ifedi and to the team for punching Ifedi during a recent practice, which led to Clark getting thrown out of that practice.

Arians losing patience with WR John Brown

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Wide receiver John Brown has been sidelined with a quadriceps injury and it's testing the patience of head coach Bruce Arians. Brown missed much of last season while dealing with tendon and muscle cramps brought on by sickle cell trait and a cyst that had formed on his spine. Arians thought Brown was over that, but apparently the sickle cell is slowing Brown's quad recovery.

NFL notebook: Henderson appointed to hear Elliott’s appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Harold Henderson to hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal, the league announced Wednesday.

Bradford likes versatility of Vikings RBs

MANKATO, Minn. -- For the first time since 2006, this isn't Adrian Peterson's offense. Nor is it any other running back's offense.

Saints fire orthopedists after misdiagnosis of Breaux injury

The New Orleans Saints fired team orthopedists Deryk Jones and Misty Suri on Wednesday after discovering that cornerback Delvin Breaux sustained a fracture in his fibula that was originally diagnosed as a bruise.

Position battles entering second full preseason week

There are quite a variety of positions up for grabs as NFL teams get ready to compete in the second full week of preseason games.

Titans alter practice schedule in light of eclipse

The Tennessee Titans have adjusted their schedule to ensure the team will not be practicing when the total eclipse commences Monday afternoon.

Seahawks sign CB Brock

The Seattle Seahawks signed cornerback Tramaine Brock to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Henderson appointed to hear Elliott’s appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Harold Henderson to hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal, the league announced Wednesday.

Henderson appointed to hear Elliott’s appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Harold Henderson to hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal, the league announced Wednesday.

Henderson appointed to hear Elliott’s appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appointed Harold Henderson to hear Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's appeal, the league announced Wednesday.

Jets’ Whitehead may miss 4-6 weeks with broken foot

New York Jets wide receiver and kick returner Lucky Whitehead is out indefinitely after breaking his foot in practice this week.

Steelers activate WR Coates from PUP list

The Pittsburgh Steelers activated wide receiver Sammie Coates from the physically unable to perform list on Wednesday following minor knee surgery.

» Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Williams battles at deep receiver position for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- When it comes time for the Seattle Seahawks to make cuts at the end of the month, trimming the roster down at the wide receiver position will be among the most difficult areas the team will face.

Off-field issues again steal Raiders’ headlines

NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders were back at practice Tuesday, hoping to hold off a wave of non-football related publicity as running back Marshawn Lynch did not stand for the national anthem in the preseason opener.

NFL notebook: NFLPA appeals Elliott’s suspension

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday officially appealed the six-game suspension handed to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Marrone unclear, but Jags QB Bortles says arm is fine

JACKSONVILLE -- Head coach Doug Marrone was back-tracking on his comment Sunday as why Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles was pulled early in practice after throwing two interceptions.

NFLPA appeals Elliott’s suspension

The NFL Players Association on Tuesday officially appealed the six-game suspension handed to Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Wentz set for one and done against Bills

PHILADELPHIA -- Head coach Doug Pederson said Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz will play about the same number of snaps Thursday against the Buffalo Bills as he did last week against the Green Bay Packers.

Chargers lose LB Perryman for two months

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers march on and can the Saints get here soon enough?

Chargers lose LB Perryman for two months

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Chargers march on and can the Saints get here soon enough?

Panthers LB Davis gets extension

The Carolina Panthers signed veteran linebacker Thomas Davis to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Deep D-line a good problem for Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens have a deep defensive line with several players engaged in a fierce battle to earn one of the final spots on the 53-man roster.

Giants WR Marshall trying to shut door on Jets’ tenure

New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall wants to leave his feud with former Jets teammate Sheldon Richardson in his rear-view mirror.

Bad back, front keep Ravens QB Flacco sidelined

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- With the current state of their offensive line, the Baltimore Ravens are not taking chances with quarterback Joe Flacco.

Bucs and Jaguars have fight-filled practice

TAMPA -- The second day of joint workouts between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars resulted in a number of scuffles.

Broncos RB Charles will miss Saturday’s contest

Running back Jamaal Charles will have to wait a bit longer to make his preseason debut with the Denver Broncos.

49ers WR Goodwin’s track suspension won’t affect NFL career

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for one year on Tuesday for failing to provide his whereabouts for drug testing.

Dolphins RB Ajayi clears concussion protocol

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi is no longer in the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Adam Gase announced on Tuesday.

Bills GM Beane upset over tanking talk

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has heard the buzz that has resonated from unhappy members of the fan base on the heels of the team recently trading away two key players.

Cutler expected to make Dolphins’ debut on Thursday

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase inched closer to declaring that quarterback Jay Cutler will make his debut in the team's upcoming preseason game.

Redskins S Cravens set for knee procedure

Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens is expected to be ready for the season opener despite being slated to undergo a meniscus trim, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday.

WR Matthews sidelined with sternum injury

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- It was no doubt disappointing for the Buffalo Bills to learn that wide receiver Jordan Matthews suffered a chip fracture in his sternum 15 minutes into his first practice with the team, and now could be sidelined the rest of the preseason. Matthews was acquired late last week from Philadelphia in exchange for cornerback Ronald Darby, and he made it through his entire first practice Sunday, but learned of the injury afterward.

RB Mathews cut by Eagles after being medically cleared

Running back Ryan Mathews was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, shortly after being medically cleared to practice.

RB Mathews (neck) medically cleared by Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews was given a clean bill of health by the team, coach Doug Pederson said on Tuesday.

Dolphins CB Lippett tears Achilles, out for season

Miami Dolphins cornerback Tony Lippett tore his Achilles and will have season-ending surgery, coach Adam Gase said on Tuesday.

Brady refuses to compare 2017 Patriots to ’magical’ clubs

Expectations understandably are high for the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, but just be careful when addressing that topic with quarterback Tom Brady.

Jaguars rookie RB Fournette, WR Lee out vs. Bucs

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette and wide receiver Marqise Lee have been ruled out of the team's upcoming preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday.

Dolphins RB Ajayi clears concussion protocol

Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi is no longer in the NFL's concussion protocol, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday.

Bills LT Glenn receives injection on ailing left foot

Buffalo Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn is considered week-to-week after receiving an injection to treat his sore left foot, the team announced Tuesday.

» Monday, August 14, 2017

Lions suffer big loss with injury to pass rusher Hyder

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions didn't do much to address what many saw as a significant need at defensive end this offseason, signing career backup Cornelius Washington in free agency and adding rookie Patrick O'Connor in the seventh round.

Elliott will appeal six-game suspension

OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will appeal a six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy because of alleged domestic violence against a former girlfriend in July of 2016.

Dolphins may use Cutler in preseason game vs. Ravens

The Miami Dolphins may be ready to showcase quarterback Jay Cutler in their next preseason game.

Arians distressed by play of receivers

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians hasn't really gone off in training camp yet with too many harsh comments or stinging critiques of his players. On Monday, however, he was clearly peeved with what he saw out of his team in practice two days after a 20-10 preseason victory over the visiting Raiders.

Defense and error-free offense helps Jets win

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets will not go 0-for-20 in 2017. Any hope they have of not going 0-for-16 in the regular season rests in somehow repeating the formula for victory they unveiled in a 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans in the preseason opener Saturday.

Bengals rookie WR Ross participates in first practice

Cincinnati Bengals rookie wide receiver John Ross was a full participant in practice Monday for the first time since being selected with the ninth overall pick of the 2017 draft.

Dolphins reach contract agreement with WR Griffey

The Miami Dolphins and undrafted wide receiver Trey Griffey have agreed to terms on a contract, multiple outlets reported on Monday.

49ers’ Reid will stand for anthem this season

San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid does not intend to resume kneeling during the national anthem this season.

NFL notebook: Seahawks’ Bennett explains sitting out anthem

Seattle defensive end Michael Bennett refused to stand during the national anthem on Sunday -- a gesture he said was to raise awareness to racism and intolerance -- before the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Rams have high expectations for WR Watkins

IRVINE, Calif. -- For years, the Los Angeles Rams have searched for a legitimate No. 1 wide receiver threat.

Pagano says Colts have lots of work to do

INDIANAPOLIS -- With several expected starters sitting out the Indianapolis Colts' preseason opener with Detroit, head coach Chuck Pagano expected more than A few hiccups.

Broncos DE Crick carted off field in practice

Denver Broncos defensive end Jared Crick was carted off the field at Monday's practice due to an apparent back injury.

Bears boot feisty G Long out of practice

Chicago Bears left guard Kyle Long was ejected from practice on Monday after he was involved in multiple skirmishes.

Lions DE Hyder to miss season with torn Achilles

Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder will miss the entire 2017 season after sustaining a torn Achilles during Sunday's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Ravens sign Lewis as third QB

The Baltimore Ravens signed journeyman Thad Lewis and waived fellow quarterback Dustin Vaughan on Monday.

49ers sign linemen Douzable, Gardner

The San Francisco 49ers bolstered both lines of scrimmage by signing Leger Douzable and Andrew Gardner to one-year contracts, the team announced Monday.

Chargers lose LB Perryman for 4-6 weeks

Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is expected to miss at least a month due to an ankle injury suffered in the team's preseason opener.

Falcons place RB Freeman in concussion protocol

Less than a week after becoming the NFL's highest-paid running back, Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons was placed in the league's concussion protocol.

Giants add depth at WR, LB with 2 signings

The New York Giants signed wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and linebacker Chris Casher to the 90-man roster on Monday.

Seahawks’ Bennett explains sitting out anthem

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett refused to stand during the national anthem on Sunday -- a gesture he said was to raise awareness to racism and intolerance -- before his team's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

New Bills WR Matthews suffers chip fracture in sternum

Newly acquired Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jordan Matthews suffered a chip fracture in his sternum during his first practice, the team announced Monday.

Seahawks DE Bennett sits on bench for national anthem

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett refused to stand during the national anthem on Sunday -- a gesture he said was to raise awareness to racism and intolerance -- before his team's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

» Sunday, August 13, 2017

Titans disappointed in offensive problems

NASHVILLE -- The Tennessee Titans came into 2017 with loads of hype surrounding them.

NFL notebook: Jaguars WR Lee suffers knee injury

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee was carted off the practice field Sunday after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury to his right leg.

Bears claim K Aguayo

One day after kicker Roberto Aguayo was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chicago Bears claimed the former second-round draft pick off waivers on Sunday.

Rookies impressive in 49ers preseason opener

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Anyone claiming you can't learn a lot about a team in the preseason opener clearly wasn't watching the San Francisco 49ers against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday night.

Steelers finally get WR Bryant on the field

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers finally got the news they were waiting for Thursday when the NFL announced receiver Martavis Bryant was allowed to begin participating in practices and preseason games. Bryant hadn't been allowed to practice for the first two weeks of camp because he hadn't satisfied certain requirements regarding his drug aftercare program in Pittsburgh.

Chiefs elevate rookie QB Patrick Mahomes to No. 2

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Patrick Mahomes era moved one step closer in Kansas City with the team's first-round draft pick moving up to No. 2 on the team's depth chart behind Alex Smith and ahead of Tyler Bray.

Chiefs promote Mahomes to second QB

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II, the 10th overall pick in this year's draft, has been moved to the No. 2 spot behind starter Alex Smith.

Buccaneers sign K Hocker to compete with Folk

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers added a second kicker on Sunday, signing Zach Hocker one day after releasing Roberto Aguayo.

Jaguars WR Lee suffers lower-leg injury

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee was carted off the practice field Sunday after suffering what appeared to be a serious injury to his right leg.

Cowboys prepared to play without RB Elliott

The Dallas Cowboys support Ezekiel Elliott but the team is prepared to play without their star running back due to his six-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

Raiders RB Lynch sits during national anthem

Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch remained seated during the national anthem before the Raiders' 20-10 preseason loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night, ESPN reported Saturday.

NFL preseason roundup: Rams defeat Cowboys 13-10

Sean Mannion completed 18 of 25 passes for 144 yards and led Los Angeles on two long second-half scoring drives as the Rams beat the Dallas Cowboys 13-10 on Saturday night at Los Angeles Coliseum.

» Saturday, August 12, 2017

Lynch to start, but Siemian has edge in job battle

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Paxton Lynch will start in the second preseason game against the 49ers. Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said that before the preseason opener against the Bears, and reiterated it after the 24-17 win at Soldier Field on Thursday night.

Jaguars feel good after opening preseason win

JACKSONVILLE -- They are called preseason games for a reason. Mainly because they don't count and they give teams a chance to evaluate border-line roster players, and they give players a chance to audition for not only their own team but the other 31 teams who might have a particular position need later in the season.

Saints sign Jones, Hughes to beef up defensive line

Defensive linemen Jason Jones and John Hughes III each signed a contract with the New Orleans Saints, their respective agents announced on Saturday.

Vikings still cannot protect QB Bradford

MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings opened the preseason looking a lot like they did when they closed last season. And that's not good when it comes to the offensive line and its ability to protect quarterback Sam Bradford.

Why Eagles give up Matthews in trade

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles made yet another bold attempt to improve their cornerback situation Friday, trading the team's most productive pass-catcher, slot receiver Jordan Matthews, and a 2018 conditional third-round pick to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for Ronald Darby.

Broncos DE Wolfe suffers ankle injury

Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was carted off the field during Saturday's practice after suffering a right ankle injury.

Giants’ revamped running game inconsistent

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants spent much of their offseason resources to overhaul a running game that finished 29th in the league last year. After one preseason game, statistics aren't impressive.

Bears LB Floyd an immediate hit

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd's improvement in Year 2 was apparent on the first defensive play against the Denver Broncos on Thursday when he sacked Trevor Siemian.

Jaguars CB Ramsey comes off PUP list

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was removed from the team's physically unable to perform list and returned to practice on Saturday.

Buccaneers release struggling K Aguayo

TAMPA -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released beleaguered kicker Roberto Aguayo on Saturday, a little more than a year after taking him in the second round.

RB Mixon’s No. 1 fan surprises him at Bengals’ opener

CINCINNATI -- Rookie running back Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals was surprised to see his mother, Alisa Smith, when he came out of the tunnel at Paul Brown Stadium on Friday night.

Glennon fires back as Bears squelch Trubisky-mania

BOURBONNAIS, IL -- Quarterback Mike Glennon dropped back at Saturday's first Chicago Bears practice following their 24-17 preseason loss to Denver and fired what seemed a statement shot.

Packers add LS Goode to roster

DE PERE, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers now have a true competition at long snapper after Brett Goode was signed Saturday. Prior to Goode's signing, Derek Hart had been the only long snapper in training camp.

NFL notebook: Dolphins QB Tannehill placed on injured reserve

The Miami Dolphins officially placed quarterback Ryan Tannehill on injured reserve Saturday morning after he sustained a serious knee injury last week.

McMillan injury shakes up Dolphins LB core

DAVIE, Fla. -- Injuries remain the big story for the Miami Dolphins, but to varying degrees. Rookie middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan, the projected starter, sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in Thursday's preseason opener against Atlanta.

Dolphins officially place QB Tannehill on injured reserve

The Miami Dolphins officially placed quarterback Ryan Tannehill on injured reserve Saturday morning after he sustained a serious knee injury last week.

Injuries hit Redskins’ linebacker corps

ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins outside linebacker Trent Murphy was not going to participate in the first four games of the season because of a four-game NFL suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. Now, he is lost for the season thanks to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered on Thursday.

Broncos DE Wolfe suffers ankle injury

Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was carted off the field during Saturday's practice after suffering a right ankle injury.

RB Mixon’s No. 1 fan surprises him at Bengals’ opener

CINCINNATI -- Rookie running back Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals was surprised to see his mother, Alisa Smith, when he came out of the tunnel at Paul Brown Stadium on Friday night.

Vikings sign RB Hill after loss of Sankey

The Minnesota Vikings signed running back Bronson Hill on Saturday after running back Bishop Sankey was waived with an injury designation.

Redskins put LB Murphy on IR

The Washington Redskins placed linebacker Trent Murphy on the injured reserve list Saturday after he sustained a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee during Thursday night's preseason opener against the Baltimore Ravens.

Garoppolo shines in preseason opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' 31-24 loss to Jacksonville in the preseason opener closed four days of work with the Jaguars that head coach Bill Belichick deemed productive.

Spotlight on defense thanks to injuries on offense

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens revamped defense has a familiar look.

Garoppolo shines in preseason opener

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots' 31-24 loss to Jacksonville in the preseason opener closed four days of work with the Jaguars that head coach Bill Belichick deemed productive.

Bucs waive K Aguayo after preseason misses

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker Roberto Aguayo on Saturday after his disastrous start to the preseason.

Cowboys RB Elliott ’surprised and disappointed’ by NFL’s ruling

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott, suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents, is disappointed by the league's decision and plans to appeal.

Cowboys RB Elliott suspended six games

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

Dolphins officially place QB Tannehill on injured reserve

The Miami Dolphins officially placed quarterback Ryan Tannehill on injured reserve Saturday morning after he sustained a serious knee injury last week.

NFL preseason roundup: Mixon makes Bengals’ debut in win

Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Joe Mixon had an impressive NFL debut, rushing for 31 yards on six carries and eluding three would-be tacklers for an 11-yard reception in a 23-12 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a preseason opener Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.

» Friday, August 11, 2017

Dolphins QB Tannehill reportedly to have season-ending surgery

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill will undergo reconstructive surgery on a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and miss the entire season, multiple outlets reported Friday.

Saints gaining confidence in their defense

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- It's only the preseason, it's only one game and it was against the Cleveland Browns.

Davis pushing for kick-return job

DE PERE, Wis. -- Trevor Davis had no idea who Desmond Howard was.

Bills deals show no one is untouchable

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane said Friday afternoon that he doesn't like the word "untouchable" as it pertains to the trade status of players on his team. But after the bombshell he dropped at One Bills Drive, one would have to believe that no one on the Buffalo roster is untouchable.

Cowboys RB Elliott suspended six games

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

NFL notebook: Cowboys’ Elliott suspended 6 games

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

Five things to know about Friday’s swap meet

First-year coach Sean McDermott is leading yet another rebuild of the Bills, shipping two of the team's top players out of Buffalo in separate trades Friday.

Bills trade WR Watkins to Rams, acquire WR Matthews

Sammy Watkins is Hollywood bound.

Browns Jackson tempers enthusiasm over Kizer

BEREA, Ohio -- The battle to become starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns isn't over, but rookie DeShone Kizer definitely is in the lead -- head coach Hue Jackson's remarks notwithstanding.

Vikings RB Sankey suffers season-ending knee injury

Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey sustained a torn ACL in his right knee and will miss the upcoming season, multiple outlets reported on Friday.

Cowboys RB Elliott suspended six games

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

Jaguars release OT Albert

The Jacksonville Jaguars released Branden Albert on Friday, just four days after the two-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle informed the team that he had changed his mind about retiring.

Re-signing Freeman vital to Falcons’ master plan

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- At the outset of training camp, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team planned to make signing running back Devonta Freeman to a contract extension, a high priority.

Ravens QB Flacco expected to start regular-season opener

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will not play in the preseason but is expected to start the regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 10, the team announced Friday.

Five things to know about Friday’s swap meet

First-year coach Sean McDermott is leading yet another rebuild of the Bills, shipping two of the team's top players out of Buffalo in separate trades Friday.

Redskins lose LB Murphy, S Cravens to injuries

Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy will miss the entire 2017 season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his left knee in Thursday's preseason game.

Five things to know about Friday’s swap meet

First-year coach Sean McDermott is leading yet another rebuild of the Bills, shipping two of the team's top players out of Buffalo in separate trades Friday.

Dolphins rookie LB McMillan out for season with ACL tear

Miami Dolphins rookie middle linebacker Raekwon McMillan will miss the entire 2017 season after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee during the team's preseason opener on Thursday.

Panthers still waiting on Newton

CHARLOTTE -- Despite a small sample size, the Carolina Panthers found enough to digest following their first preseason game to get back to work with a more defined plan.

Bills trade WR Watkins to Rams, acquire WR Matthews

Sammy Watkins is Hollywood bound.

Watson impressive in NFL debut

HOUSTON -- Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson calmly surveyed his surroundings while defenders gave chase, keeping his gaze locked downfield to pick out his targets.

Bills trade WR Watkins to Rams, acquire WR Matthews

Sammy Watkins is Hollywood bound.

Cowboys RB Elliott suspended six games

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy after multiple domestic violence incidents.

Cowboys RB Elliott expected to be suspended

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended by the NFL for multiple domestic violence incidents with a league announcement coming as soon as Friday, multiple outlets have reported.

Bears deny Trubisky debut will impact depth chart

Rookie Mitch Trubisky's electric NFL debut against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night at Soldier Field did not impact the Chicago Bears' view of the quarterback competition with free agent catch Mike Glennon.

Cowboys RB Elliott expected to be suspended

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be suspended by the NFL for multiple domestic violence incidents with a league announcement coming as soon as Friday, multiple outlets have reported.

NFL preseason roundup: Jaguars top Patriots

With quarterback Tom Brady and the bulk of the New England Patriots' projected starters watching from the sideline, the defending Super Bowl champions opened the preseason Thursday night with a 31-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Foxborough, Mass.

» Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nkemdiche’s confidence riding high with Cardinals

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals' first-string units will make their preseason debuts Saturday night when Arizona hosts the Oakland Raiders, and there will be at least one player making his initial appearance as a starter.

NFL notebook: Steelers GM says Bell’s holdout hurting him

Star running back Le'Veon Bell is only hurting himself with his holdout, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Buccaneers CB Adjei-Barimah likely out for season

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Jude Adjei-Barimah suffered a patellar fracture in his right knee and will require surgery that will probably end his season.

Texans’ Quessenberry emotional in first game after cancer

Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry was admittedly emotional after playing in a preseason game on Wednesday.

Miller: Ridiculous that Kaepernick is unemployed

We have heard it for so many years from so many people in the NFL that we were almost starting to believe the Big Lie that, even though almost all the money in the league is divided equally, on a competitive level all the teams care about is winning and beating the others.

Colts C Kelly injured during practice

Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly was spotted using crutches after exiting Thursday's practice with an undisclosed injury.

Steelers GM rips RB Bell for camp holdout

Star running back Le'Veon Bell is only hurting himself with his holdout, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Favre suggests Rodgers can play into 40s

Aaron Rodgers is on record as saying that he'd like to still be playing professional football when he's 40.

Peake: Jets can have 1,000-yard WR this season

Offseason departures and an injury have altered the look of the New York Jets' wide receiver corps.

Steelers GM: ’We have to be prepared’ for life after Big Ben

Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert knows the clock is ticking with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger openly talking about retirement.

» Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Colts release DE Langford

The Indianapolis Colts released defensive end Kendall Langford with a failed physical designation, the team announced Wednesday.

Steelers WR Bryant reinstated for practice, preseason games

The NFL cleared Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant to participate in preseason practices and preseason games, the Steelers announced Wednesday.

NFL notebook: Falcons’ Freeman signs 5-year extension

The Atlanta Falcons made Devonta Freeman the highest-paid running back in the NFL, signing him to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Spotlight on Battle of the Week

As the first full week of preseason games kick off, there is competition at numerous spots on rosters. Some are for starting jobs and many are for key backup roles.

49ers part ways with C Zuttah

The San Francisco 49ers released Jeremy Zuttah on Wednesday, less than five months after acquiring the Pro Bowl center from the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL to hire 24 full-time officials for 2017 season

The NFL will hire as many as 24 full-time game officials for the upcoming 2017 season, the league and the NFL Referees Association announced Wednesday.

49ers part ways with C Zuttah

The San Francisco 49ers released Jeremy Zuttah on Wednesday, less than five months after acquiring the Pro Bowl center from the Baltimore Ravens.

Charges dismissed against former 49ers CB Brock

Felony domestic violence charges against former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tramaine Brock were dismissed on Wednesday.

Five-time Pro Bowl NT Wilfork retires with Patriots

Former Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork signed a one-day contact with New England on Wednesday so he could officially retire as a member of the Patriots.

Cowboys P Jones signs four-year contract extension

Dallas Cowboys punter Chris Jones signed a four-year contract extension through the 2021 season, the club announced on Wednesday.

LB Levy files injury grievance against Lions

Linebacker DeAndre Levy filed an injury grievance against the Detroit Lions.

Bengals coach Lewis back at work

A minor leg injury did not keep Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis away from the team for long.

Cowboys DE Crawford injures ankle, expected to be ready Week 1

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford appeared to have escaped serious injury after he was carted off the field during Tuesday's practice.

Falcons’ Freeman signs 5-year extension, becomes highest-paid RB

The Atlanta Falcons made Devonta Freeman the highest-paid running back in the NFL, signing him to a five-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Jets’ Richardson rips Marshall -- again

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Head coach Todd Bowles has moved on from the Sheldon Richardson-Brandon Marshall feud that helped bring the New York Jets down last season. Unfortunately for Bowles, Richardson hasn't.

» Tuesday, August 8, 2017

One-third of Titans franchise being sold

NASHVILLE -- For years, the Tennessee Titans and their forerunner, the Houston Oilers, have been solely the property of one family - the Adams family.

Chiefs’ Dawson to retire as broadcaster after 2017

Pro Football Hall of Famer Len Dawson, the longest-tenured sportscaster in Kansas City radio and television history, will retire from broadcasting after the 2017 season -- his 33rd.

49ers move on after injury to LB Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The San Francisco 49ers aren't well equipped to lose many of their starters to injury.

Richardson rips Marshall -- Again

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Head coach Todd Bowles has moved on from the Sheldon Richardson-Brandon Marshall feud that helped bring the New York Jets down last season. Unfortunately for Bowles, Richardson hasn't.

Another blow to Jets with WR Enunwa injured

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Any chance the New York Jets had of exceeding outside expectations that they could field one of the worst teams in modern NFL history this season rested on enjoying an uneventful training camp in which everyone stayed healthy and productive.

Wiggins eyes opportunity on Chargers’ O-line

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- The San Diego Chargers are trying to rebuild their offensive line without one of their potential cornerstones.

Raiders still without T Penn, CB Conley

NAPA, Calif. -- The Oakland Raiders are past the midway point of training camp with some of the same issues they had when it started.

Seahawks rookie McDowell could miss season

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Malik McDowell's rookie season appears to be in jeopardy after an ATV accident in July.

QB Smith, WR Hill make deep connection in Chiefs’ camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith drops back in the pocket, planting his back leg and squaring his shoulders to take a shot down the field, and everyone knows exactly the intended destination of his throw.

Bucs might be able to build around defense

TAMPA, Fla. -- For all the new weapons surrounding Tampa Bay quarterback Jameis Winston, it's the defense under coordinator Mike Smith that won the first week of training camp.

Lions find ’a freak’ in WR Golladay

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- No one has had a more impressive start to Lions training camp than Kenny Golladay.

NFL notebook: 49ers LB Newsom seriously hurt in collision

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom was carted off the field by ambulance and taken to a hospital after colliding with a teammate in Tuesday's practice at Santa Clara, Calif.

Steelers offense focuses on the red zone

LATROBE, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Steelers are still waiting for two of their most important players to step onto the practice field.

Bengals coach Lewis dealing with "minor health issue"

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis will be away from the team to deal with an unspecified "minor health issue," the team announced Tuesday.

49ers LB Newsom taken to hospital after collision

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Donavin Newsom was carted off the field by ambulance and taken to a hospital after colliding with a teammate in Tuesday's practice at Santa Clara, Calif.

Manning and Marshall getting on same page

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's been a few years since Giants quarterback Eli Manning has had a big, physical receiver to target in the passing game.

Giants are Dancing with the Stars for chemistry

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- As far as the New York Giants are concerned, girls aren't the only ones who want to have fun.

Scrutiny coming soon for Bengals RB Mixon

CINCINNATI -- The controversy surrounding Joe Mixon being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 48th pick in this year's draft has quieted, for now.

Packers cut ties with DT Guion

The Green Bay Packers parted ways with troubled defensive tackle Letroy Guion on Tuesday by announcing the release of the 322-pound run stuffer.

Rams WR Thomas admits he ’knew (suspension) was coming’

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Second-year Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Mike Thomas, who was served a four-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, returned to practice after missing the first nine days with a foot injury.

Colts coach Pagano sees team making progress

INDIANAPOLIS -- Making progress.

QB Goff already better off in year two with Rams

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- The development of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is ongoing, but he's shown clear signs in year two that he's a better player than at any point in year one.

’Violent runner’ Gurley in line for bounce-back season

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- While so much of the focus in Rams camp is on the development of second-year quarterback Jared Goff -- and rightfully so -- another dynamic to the success of the team's offense is also under a microscope.

QB Newton out for Panthers’ preseason opener

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton will not play in Carolina's preseason opener Wednesday.

Former Pro Bowl CB Flowers announces retirement

Former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers announced his retirement on Tuesday.

Esiason admits he ’most likely’ suffers from CTE

Retired NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason said Monday on his WFAN radio show "Boomer & Carton" with Craig Carton that he believe he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, during his storied career.

Rally for Colin Kaepernick planned at NFL headquarters

Film director Spike Lee is using social media to invite fans and supporters to gather in support of unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick this month.

Here’s a switch: Saints hope to emphasize the run

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints perennially have one of the most productive passing offenses in the NFL. But when they open the preseason at Cleveland on Thursday, there figures to be more attention paid to the running game.

Cutler signed to be Dolphins’ starting QB

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a reported one-year, $10 million contract, with incentives, Sunday, and now the focus shifts to how quickly he's officially installed as the starter.

Jaguars’ Albert reportedly ending brief retirement

Offensive tackle Branden Albert reportedly told the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday that he will come back to training camp and reverse his decision to retire.

QB Savage gets start for Texans

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.VA. -- Tom Savage will get the start Wednesday night for the Houston Texans as they open the preseason against the Carolina Panthers as the former backup tries to establish himself as the defending AFC South champions' new QB1.

Jaylon Smith close to playing time in Dallas

OXNARD, Calif. -- Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith is inching closer to getting back on the field after a horrific leg injury.

» Monday, August 7, 2017

Browns Garrett: No. 1 pick now No. 1 DE

BEREA, Ohio -- Although there was some early drama with injuries and some curiosity when he lined up with the third stringers, first overall draft pick Myles Garrett is the starting left defensive end for the Cleveland Browns.

Broncos’ Joseph: QB competition far from over

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph declared that Trevor Siemian would start the preseason opener at Chicago, it didn't take long for the inevitable follow-up question.

Rookie OT Bolles earns first-team nod from Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo -- The Denver Broncos have been insistent that nothing would be given to first-round draft pick Garett Bolles, wanting him to earn his way on the offensive line.

Redskins’ Breeland banned in a.m., impresses in p.m.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland was kicked out of a walk-through on Monday morning by head coach Jay Gruden. Breeland got into an altercation with wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and was ordered to leave the field.

Redskins want D-Line to escape anonymity

RICHMOND, Va. -- It is an annual tradition at the Washington Redskins training camp. A group of largely anonymous defensive linemen competes to see who can grab a roster spot and once and for all stabilize a position that seems to get scrambled every offseason.

Manziel ponders future in coaching

Johnny Manziel wants to be a coach. At least that is what he said while speaking at the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica on Monday.

Patriots benefit from joint camp workouts

FOXBORO, Mass. -- There are few things that players, coaches, fans and media agree on.

Here’s a switch: Saints hope to emphasize the run

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints perennially have one of the most productive passing offenses in the NFL. But when they open the preseason at Cleveland on Thursday, there figures to be more attention paid to the running game.

Eagles juggling corners before preseason opener

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles head into their first preseason game on Thursday night against Green Bay with a cornerback situation that remains unclear.

Cutler signed to be Dolphins’ starting QB

DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a reported one-year, $10 million contract, with incentives, Sunday, and now the focus shifts to how quickly he's officially installed as the starter.

Jets’ thin WR corps takes hit as Enunwa put on IR

The New York Jets' thin wide receiving corps sustained a hit on Monday with Quincy Enunwa being placed on injured reserve.

Torn pectoral muscle ends season for 49ers LB Smith

The San Francisco 49ers officially placed linebacker Malcolm Smith on the injured reserve list Monday with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his 2017 season.

Colts sign Olympic sprinter Bracy

The Indianapolis Colts signed Olympic sprinter Marvin Bracy on Monday and waived fellow wide receiver Harvey Binford with an injury designation.

Bengals TE Uzomah carted off with leg injury

Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah was carted off the practice field Monday with an apparent lower leg injury.

Browns start Osweiler, but only guarantee is $16M

BEREA, Ohio -- Brock Osweiler, the only quarterback on the Cleveland Browns roster who has won a game in the NFL, will start on Thursday in the preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints at FirstEnergy Stadium.

NFL notebook: Wife pushes Cutler out of retirement

Jay Cutler credited his wife and the recruiting pitch of Dolphins head coach Adam Gase for pulling him out of a short-lived retirement and into the starting quarterback job in Miami.

Jags, Bortles hold up in practice against Pats

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- They were at opposite ends of the spectrum during the last half dozen NFL seasons, but in their first of three workouts here together Monday, the Jacksonville Jaguars did not appear to be over their heads against the New England Patriots.

Jags Jackson cuts down on meat, chews out teammates

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- As the Jacksonville Jaguars practiced against the defending Super Bowl champions here this week, the New England Patriots weren't the only team with a winner's attitude.

Falcons Quinn disappointed in suspended Collins

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn couldn't hide his disappointment in third-year cornerback Jalen Collins.

Falcons coach impressed by O-line run blocking

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was impressed by the offensive line in camp on Sunday morning, especially how it performed in the run game.

Crosby has practice to forget

DE PERE, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby was nearly shown the door in 2012 when he made just 21-of-33 field-goal attempts (63.6 percent).

Maclin expects Ravens WR trio to be best in league

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- The Baltimore Ravens have a deep class of receivers that have been impressive throughout training camp, despite the absence of starting quarterback Joe Flacco, who has been out with a back injury.

Ravens’ Harbaugh anxious to see QB Mallett vs. Redskins

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is still sidelined with a back injury and won't take any snaps in the first preseason game against the Washington Redskins on Thursday.

Glenn gets second opinin on injured foot

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- At left tackle for the Buffalo Bills, there has been some concern over the health of Cordy Glenn, but he has been able to practice fully the last two days, a positive sign for him and the team. Glenn missed much of the offseason program with a foot injury, and part of the time he was in a walking boot.

Boldin finds great fit with Bills

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Bills made a critical move Monday that should make an immediate impact on their passing game as they signed veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a one-year contract that could be worth $4 million if all the incentives are met.

Bears surprised by Cutler’s return from retirement

BOURBONNIS, Ill. -- Quarterback Jay Cutler's return to football Monday, with the Miami Dolphins, took by surprise the Chicago Bears team he played for last year.

Vikings activate RB Murray off PUP list

The Minnesota Vikings activated running back Latavius Murray from the physically unable to perform list, the team announced Monday.

Cardinals lose rookie RB Logan for 12 weeks

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated wrist and will be placed on injured reserve. The fifth-round pick out of North Carolina was injured during Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys and will miss at least 12 weeks.

Bears see safety in numbers, or vice versa

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears threw numbers at their perennial problem of finding legitimate NFL safeties and believe they see evidence of a solution at a position the franchise was not solid for nearly decade.

Torn pectoral muscle ends season for 49ers LB Smith

The San Francisco 49ers officially placed linebacker Malcolm Smith on the injured reserve list Monday with a torn pectoral muscle, ending his 2017 season.

Jets’ thin WR corps takes hit as Enunwa put on IR

The New York Jets' thin wide receiving corps sustained a hit on Monday with Quincy Enunwa being placed on injured reserve.

QB Siemian to start preseason opener for Broncos

Quarterback Trevor Siemian will start Thursday night's game against Chicago Bears, coach Vance Joseph announced Monday.

Wife pushed Cutler to Dolphins, out of retirement

Jay Cutler credited his wife and the recruiting pitch of Dolphins head coach Adam Gase for pulling him out of a short-lived retirement and into the starting quarterback job in Miami.

Dolphins WR Landry under investigation for possible battery

Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Jarvis Landry is under investigation for possible battery, according to multiple reports Monday.

Panthers anxious to see Cam throwing again

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- The Carolina Panthers are still addressing a key issue that was part of the conversation a few months ago: the health of quarterback Cam Newton.

NT Wilfork retires, swaps ’cleats for smoked meats’

Perennial Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork did not have to be dragged over hot coals to make him walk away from the game. But in announcing his retirement Monday after 13 NFL seasons, hot coals were part of that decision.

New Dolphins QB Cutler will not play in preseason opener

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Cutler will not play in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons although the quarterback "didn't come out of retirement to stand on the sideline."

Bills sign Boldin to one-year deal

The Buffalo Bills signed free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a one-year contract, the team announced Monday.

Dolphins WR Landry under investigation for possible battery

Miami Dolphins star wide receiver Jarvis Landry is under investigation for possible battery, according to multiple reports Monday.

New Dolphins QB Cutler will not play in preseason opener

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Jay Cutler will not play in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons although the quarterback "didn't come out of retirement to stand on the sideline."

Browns QB Osweiler named starter for preseason opener

Quarterback Brock Osweiler will start the preseason opener for the Cleveland Browns, coach Hue Jackson announced Monday.

» Sunday, August 6, 2017

Vikings expect big things from defense

MANKATO, Minn. -- Like a protective father, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer bristled when presented with the notion that his vaunted defense "tapered off" a year ago.

NFL notebook: Cutler agrees to deal with Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

Falcons CB Collins gets 10-game ban for PED usage

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jalen Collins has been suspended 10 games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances for the second time, the league announced Sunday.

Kraft gives Super Bowl ring to Brady’s mother

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft surprised Tom Brady's mother with a Super Bowl LI ring in recognition of her health scare fighting cancer and the impact it had on her son last season.

Saints agree to deal with K Murray

The New Orleans Saints added a second kicker, Patrick Murray, to their 90-man roster Sunday.

QB Cutler agrees to one-year, $10M deal with Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday, according to multiple reports.

49ers LB Smith suffers likely season-ending injury

The San Francisco 49ers' worst fears were realized regarding an injury suffered by linebacker Malcolm Smith on Saturday.

Hall of Fame class: ’Could be the start of a pretty good team’

CANTON, Ohio -- On an unseasonably cool summer night in the birthplace of professional football, seven more immortals swelled the ranks of the Pro Football of Fame to 310.

Hall of Fame class: ’Could be the start of a pretty good team’

CANTON, Ohio -- On an unseasonably cool summer night in the birthplace of professional football, seven more immortals swelled the ranks of the Pro Football of Fame to 310.

» Saturday, August 5, 2017

Cardinals rookie RB Logan (wrist) out 12 weeks

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan will undergo surgery to repair a dislocated wrist and will be placed on injured reserve.

NFL notebook: Gase confirms Dolphins’ interest in Cutler

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Saturday that Jay Cutler is interested in potentially joining the team after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained a serious injury to his left knee.

Dolphins coach Gase confirms interest by QB Cutler

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Saturday that Jay Cutler is interested in potentially joining the team after starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained a serious injury to his left knee.

Vikings sign NT Joseph to $50 million contract extension

The Minnesota Vikings and nose tackle Linval Joseph agreed to a four-year contract extension Saturday.

Warner’s journey capped with enshrinement into Hall of Fame

CANTON, Ohio -- There might be no better word than surreal to describe the astounding journey of Kurt Warner to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

49ers sign LB DiManche

The San Francisco 49ers signed linebacker Jayson DiManche on Saturday to add depth at the position.

Texans sign WR Leak

The Houston Texans signed free agent wide receiver Marcus Leak, who was on Indianapolis Colts' practice squad last season.

Colts waived/injured TE Alie-Cox

The Indianapolis Colts waived/injured tight end Mo Alie-Cox, a former Virginia Commonwealth University basketball player.

Eagles Hall of Fame executive Jim Gallagher dies

Jim Gallagher, an executive with the Philadelphia Eagles for 46 years and an inductee in the team's Hall of Fame, died at the age of 88.

Cardinals sign LBs Bynes, Waugh

The Arizona Cardinals signed linebackers Josh Bynes and Terence Waugh on Saturday.

» Friday, August 4, 2017

Titans WR Davis to miss at least one week

Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis is expected to be sidelined "a week, maybe longer" following an MRI exam on his injured hamstring, coach Mike Mularkey told 104.5 FM The Zone in Nashville on Friday.

NFL notebook: Surgery is option for Dolphins’ Tannehill

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Friday that surgery is an option for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who sustained a serious injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

Steelers reward Tomlin with contract extension

The Pittsburgh Steelers extended the contract of coach Mike Tomlin through the 2020 season, the team announced on Friday.

Ravens sign OT Howard to three-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens signed veteran tackle Austin Howard to a three-year deal on Friday, adding experience to the offensive line.

TSX NFL camp survey: Media attention from wild to mild

One way of gauging an NFL team's popularity -- at least among the media -- is to see how much interest there is when the doors are open for the first access of the season to players and coaches.

Surgery is option for injured Dolphins QB Tannehill

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Friday that surgery is an option for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who sustained a serious injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

Jets sign DL Still, father of cancer battler Leah

The New York Jets signed defensive linemen Devon Still, whose young daughter captured the hearts of millions during her cancer fight three years ago.

Brady declines to confirm he suffered concussion in 2016

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady neither confirmed nor denied whether he sustained a concussion during the 2016 season while answering questions from reporters Friday for the first time since the day after Super Bowl LI.

Surgery is option for injured Dolphins QB Tannehill

Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase confirmed Friday that surgery is an option for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who sustained a serious injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

Giants WR Shepard expected to be OK after ankle scare

The New York Giants reportedly received some good news on wide receiver Sterling Shepard, who was carted off the practice field Wednesday after suffering an ankle injury.

Six QB options for Dolphins without Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill might require season-ending surgery on his left knee. Then again, he declined a repair last year.

Dolphins’ Tannehill sustains knee injury

Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an injury to his left knee during practice Thursday, and an ESPN report late Thursday stated the Dolphins fear he will require season-ending surgery.

» Thursday, August 3, 2017

New era for Pro Football HOF: Facts, quotes on Class of 2017

CANTON, OH -- A new era begins this year at the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the induction ceremony of the Class of 2017 will be the featured event in the unveiling of the $800 million Johnson Controls HOF Village.

NFL notebook: Dolphins QB Tannehill suffers knee injury

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

TSX Survey: Battles to watch in each NFL camp

While most the focus is on star quarterbacks and headlines are demanded by surprise injuries, the attention of those actually in each NFL training camp is on key battles that players, coaches and media in attendance see every day.

Dolphins’ Tannehill sustains knee injury

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

Truth about bottleneck at entry to Pro Football HOF

As another class is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio, an ongoing ritual is repeating itself, and we don't mean the guys getting the bronze busts. We mean the know-nothing critics who regularly wail about the men who do not get selected.

Jaguars LS Tinker tears ACL, out for season

Long snappers do not receive much publicity unless they make a mistake or get injured, and the Jacksonville Jaguars were victims of the latter.

Eagles sign DB Graham

The Philadelphia Eagles added depth to their secondary by signing free agent defensive back Corey Graham to a one-year contract, the team announced Thursday.

Benson gets statue, stadium named after him in Canton

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio was dedicated on Thursday, hours before the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys were to meet in the Hall of Fame Game.

Dolphins’ Tannehill sustains apparent knee injury

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an apparent injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

Seahawks place DT McDowell on non-football injury list

Seattle Seahawks rookie defensive tackle Malik McDowell reported to training camp on Thursday and was promptly placed on the non-football injury list, the team announced.

49ers waive WR Ellington

The San Francisco 49ers waived wide receiver Bruce Ellington, the team announced Thursday.

Titans rookie WR Davis injures hamstring

Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis will undergo an MRI exam after sustaining a hamstring injury during seven-on-seven drills, coach Mike Mularkey said on Thursday.

Jets’ Richardson: Two teams wanted him to take pay cut

The New York Jets have attempted to trade defensive end Sheldon Richardson on a few occasions this offseason, but to no avail.

Patriots bring in baby goats to celebrate Brady’s 40th birthday

The New England Patriots think the world of Tom Brady, with the term "GOAT" (Greatest Of All-Time) often linked to the five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

Dolphins’ Tannehill sustains apparent knee injury

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an apparent injury to his left knee during Thursday's practice.

Dolphins’ Tannehill injured after awkward fall in practice

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill sustained an apparent left leg injury during Thursday's practice.

» Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Rams DT Easley out for season

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Dominique Easley is out for the season, the team confirmed on Wednesday.

Chargers rookie Lamp tears ACL, out for season

Los Angeles Chargers rookie guard Forrest Lamp sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in practice Wednesday, the team announced.

Steelers get good news on Conner injury

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back James Conner is nursing a sprained right AC joint in his shoulder and is not expected to miss significant time, coach Mike Tomlin said Wednesday.

Chargers rookie Lamps tears ACL, out for season

Los Angeles Chargers rookie guard Forrest Lamp sustained a torn ACL in his right knee in practice Wednesday, the team announced.

NFL notebook: Rams DT Easley (knee) out for season

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Dominique Easley is out for the season after an MRI confirmed a torn ACL, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Rams DT Easley suffers torn ACL, out for season

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Dominique Easley is out for the season after an MRI confirmed a torn ACL, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Jaguars RB Mathers out of hospital after injury

Jacksonville Jaguars running back I'Tavius Mathers was released from a hospital on Wednesday, one day removed from sustaining a cervical spinal cord injury during practice.

Chargers’ Gates to attend Tomlinson’s HOF induction

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates will attend former teammate LaDainian Tomlinson's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday.

Giants WR Shepard carted off field with ankle injury

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard was carted off the practice field Wednesday after sustaining an ankle injury.

Texans WR Fuller breaks collarbone

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller is out indefinitely with a broken collarbone after leaving Wednesday's practice with the injury.

Ravens deny owner influence, still weighing Kaepernick

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti continues to be torn whether to sign controversial free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick because of the possible backlash from fans.

Colts sign OT Uzdavinis, waive Ugokwe

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent offensive tackle Arturo Uzdavinis and waived tackle Jerry Ugokwe on Wednesday.

Rams DT Easley suffers torn ACL, out for season

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Dominique Easley is out for the season after an MRI confirmed a torn ACL, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Bucs sign WR Hill

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed rookie wide receiver Shaq Hill and waived/injured wide receiver Jhajuan Seales on Wednesday.

Dolphins RB Ajayi diagnosed with concussion

The Miami Dolphins confirmed running back Jay Ajayi has been diagnosed with a concussion and ruled out of Wednesday's practice.

Abdullah confident in Lions’ running game

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- No team in the NFL has run the ball worse than the Detroit Lions the last two seasons, and no one is more confident that is about to change than Ameer Abdullah.

Abdullah confident in Lions’ running game

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- No team in the NFL has run the ball worse than the Detroit Lions the last two seasons, and no one is more confident that's about to change than Ameer Abdullah.

Opportunities abound at safety for 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- The 49ers lost their top safety from last season to free agency and had their best three returning guys get hurt in the first week of training camp.

No more excuses for Broncos quarterbacks

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph isn't grading his quarterbacks on a curve anymore.

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Elliott drama continues in Cowboys camp

OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys are going through training camp under a dark cloud regarding running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is still awaiting word from the NFL regarding its year-long investigation into domestic violence claims by a former girlfriend.

Rams’ Easley suffers injury during scrimmage

IRVINE, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Rams suffered their first injury of training camp Tuesday when defensive tackle Dominique Easley went down with a leg injury during a full scrimmage.

RB Forte, 31, has stumbling start for Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Jets opened training camp with three 30-somethings penciled -- lightly -- into the starting lineup. After only four practices, it appears Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan might have to utilize their erasers.

LB Walden has outside shot with Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- One of the areas that the Tennessee Titans had some unanswered questions about this off-season was at outside linebacker.

Texans owner: Holdout Brown ’ought to be here’

WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair took a similar stance to what general manager Rick Smith said at the start of camp about absent veteran left tackle Duane Brown.

Panthers’ Stewart concedes to McCaffrey’s versatility

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Among the admirers of rookie running back Christian McCaffrey is the player who might have his role altered by the arrival of the first-round draft pick.

SS Chancellor finally gets new deal with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. -- Two years ago, strong safety Kam Chancellor was holding out from training camp hoping to leverage a contract extension from the Seahawks despite having three years remaining on his contract.

Patriots have hole after Ninkovich’s retirement

FOXBORO, Mass. -- New England defensive end Rob Ninkovich announced his retirement Sunday after eight durable, productive seasons with the Patriots.

Long just trying to fit in with Eagles

PHILADELPHIA -- Chris Long signed with the New England Patriots last year for one simple reason: after eight years of losing with the St. Louis Rams, he wanted a shot at a Super Bowl.

Pryor’s revival continues with Redskins

RICHMOND, Va. -- Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor went from struggling to even to catch the ball as he learned a new position in 2015 to one of the NFL's better players at that position in 2016.

Opportunity arises for Jags’ rookie Robinson

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars' front office looks smart now after it was questioned for selecting Cam Robinson with the No. 34 overall pick in the draft.

Raiders charged up after no charges filed against Conley

NAPA, Calif. -- Exhale.

Bengals facing changes on offensive line

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Bengals have enjoyed stability on the offensive line for the past several years. But, that will change this season.

Chiefs’ playoff loss to Steelers still hurts on inside

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs hold no fond reflections of last season's 18-16 playoff loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Top pick McKinley has strong first Falcons practice

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons were looking to add a pass rusher opposite for Vic Beasley in the draft.

NFL notebook: Seahawks S Chancellor lands three-year, $36M deal

Kam Chancellor agreed on Tuesday to sign a three-year, $36 million extension to remain with the Seattle Seahawks.

Health at inside linebacker a Cardinals concern

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- As soon as the Arizona Cardinals plugged a leak at one injury-wracked position, another hole sprung that could leave the team scrambling as it prepares to play in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night in Canton, Ohio.

Chancellor, Seahawks agree to three-year extension

Kam Chancellor agreed on Tuesday to sign a three-year, $36 million extension to remain with the Seattle Seahawks, ESPN reports.

Defenders have their say in tweaks to Giants’ scheme

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Throughout the spring, New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spoke of numerous tweaks he and his staff were planning to make in year two of his tenure.

QB Rivers joins L.A. long-distance commuters

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- It didn't take Philip Rivers long to get into the Los Angeles swing of things. Like millions of others, he will commute to work, with a roughly two-hour drive each way.

Ravens hit with injuries at Tuesday’s practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A pair of promising rookies for the Baltimore Ravens were carted off the practice field Tuesday morning.

Newton’s law of recovery unnerves Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton did not throw for a couple of days, fueling speculation about his comeback from offseason shoulder injury.

Panthers’ Stewart concedes to McCaffrey’s versatility

SPARTANBURG. SC -- Among the admirers of rookie running back Christian McCaffrey is the player who might have his role altered by the arrival of the first-round draft pick.

Glennon praises depth of Bears wide receiver group

BOURBONNIS, Ill. --Chicago Bears starting quarterback Mike Glennon came from Tampa, where tall and talented wide receiver Mike Evans was the clear No. 1 receiver threat.

Bears test QB Trubisky one fumbled snap at a time

BOURBANNAIS, Ill. -- Quarterback development was a foreign concept in Chicago since the Bears picked Rex Grossman in the first round of the 2003 draft.

NFL considering working with NFLPA on marijuana study

The NFL has reached out to the NFL Players' Association in hopes of joining its study of using marijuana as a potential pain management tool for the league's ailing players, according to The Washington Post.

Ravens hit with injuries at Tuesday’s practice

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A pair of promising rookies for the Baltimore Ravens were carted off the practice field Tuesday morning.

Rookies could energize Ravens’ pass rush

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- A pair of rookie outside linebackers appear ready to immediately help the Baltimore Ravens tackle their pass-rush woes.

Saints testing new linebacker combos

METAIRIE, La. -- The first five practices of the New Orleans Saints training camp showed how much the linebacker unit has changed from last season.

Pagano seeks a few good men to lead Colts

INDIANAPOLIS -- Head coach Chuck Pagano is looking for some defensive leaders to step forward during the Indianapolis Colts training camp, which began Sunday.

Packers look to take next step

DE PERE, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have reached the postseason eight straight years and won at least one playoff game in five of those seasons. Green Bay has reached three NFC Championship games in that time, including two of the past three.

Packers still look to establish the run

DE PERE, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has talked about establishing the running game throughout his first 11 years in Green Bay. For the most part, though, that's been lip service.

Bucs look at committee approach at running back

TAMPA, Fla. -- By all outward appearances, Doug Martin is Tampa Bay's featured running back. He's taking reps with the starting offense and working as if he is preparing to play in the Buccaneers' regular-season opener at Miami on Sept. 10.

Four-time Pro Bowl OT Clady announces retirement

Four-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Ryan Clady announced his retirement Tuesday on his Twitter account.

Bills NT Dareus sidelined again -- hamstring

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Two-time Pro-Bowl nose tackle Marcell Dareus, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, continues to be an enigma for the Buffalo Bills.

Bills’ McCoy, Watkins off to fast start

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- The two primary weapons in the Buffalo Bills offense - running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver Sammy Watkins - began camp with a vigor belying McCoy's age and Watkins' health problems.

Top pick Garrett looking good in Browns camp

BEREA, Ohio -- The preseason opener can't come soon enough for Cleveland rookie defensive end Myles Garrett, who gets after Browns quarterbacks but wants to finish the job by getting after opposing quarterbacks.

Vikings have expensive defense

MANKATO, Minn. -- Defensively, it seems we're reminded every few days that the Minnesota Vikings have some of the best young talent in the NFL.

Dolphins coach Gase wants physicality in practice

DAVIE, Fla. -- Miami Dolphins Pro-Bowl running back Jay Ajayi, arguably the most important player on offense, was escorted off the practice field Monday during the Dolphins' first practice in full pads and is being evaluated for a possible concussion.

Brown vs. Burns highlight of Steelers practices

LATROBE, Pa. -- One of the best parts of training camps are the individual battles that extend from practice to practice. One of the best one-on-one matchups at Pittsburgh Steelers camp this summer is the one that is brewing between All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown and second-year corner Artie Burns.

Chancellor, Seahawks agree to three-year extension

Kam Chancellor agreed on Tuesday to sign a three-year, $36 million extension to remain with the Seattle Seahawks, ESPN reports.

Giants sign veteran K Nugent to compete with Rosas

Mike Nugent is returning to New York, but he will be wearing a blue jersey instead of a green and white one this time.

NFL RBs top list of rookies to watch

As all NFL training camps went to work for real this past week, reporters from The Sports Xchange covering each team were asked to name the Rookie to Watch in summer workouts.

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