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Brady: It was 'just time' to leave Pats for new challenge

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with the...

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Tagovailoa’s agent says he's healthy, will be ready for camp

Tua Tagovailoa’s agent says the quarterback is healthy and will be ready for training camp.Tagovailoa held a virtual pro day...

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Yanks most valuable in MLB at $5 billion, Forbes estimates

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes estimates the New York Yankees are baseball’s most valuable franchise at $5 billion, up 9% over last...

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AP source: Chiefs bring back CB Breeland on 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are bringing back cornerback Bashaud Breeland on a one-year deal that could be...

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The Latest: Jockey Javier Castellano out of quarantine

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has...

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NFL mock draft 2020: Where will former Sooners CeeDee Lamb and Kenneth Murray land in first round?

There might be an even bigger mystery surrounding the 2020 NFL draft than the picks themselves. As the league forges ahead...

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Coronavirus shutdown presents challenges for teams, sponsors

CHICAGO (AP) — There are no sponsored power plays at the moment.No doughnut races in the fourth quarter.No calls to the bullpen...

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HBCU NFL hopefuls adjust after canceled pro days, combine

De’Montrez Burroughs looked at it as his best shot to accomplish his NFL dream.The South Carolina State senior receiver had the...

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This Date in Baseball

April 141910 — William Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to throw out the first ball at a baseball opener in...

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NFL Calendar

April 17 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.April 23-25 — NFL draft, remote locations.May 19, 2020 —...

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Wednesday Sports in Brief

NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady entered his final season in New England with a strong inkling that it would be his last with...

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The Latest: Lakers GM Pelinka draws inspiration from Bryant

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob...

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Taylor encouraged by free agent haul as Bengals rebuild

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati had a list of top targets heading into free agency, and coach Zac Taylor says the Bengals got the...

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Rhule: Bridgewater was 'right fit' because he knows offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — First-year head coach Matt Rhule said Teddy Bridgewater’s familiarity with the team’s offensive scheme...

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Falcons to wear all-black home uniforms as part of redesign

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are moving to black pants with black jerseys for their home uniforms in 2020 as part of a...

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Tuesday Sports in Brief

NHLNHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in order to squeeze in...

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Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in...

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Former Eagles running back/returner Timmy Brown dies at 82

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Timmy Brown, a running back and kick returner who won an NFL championship with the Philadelphia Eagles in...

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Opinion: NFL wise to make draft 'fully virtual.' Here's how to make it fun

The NFL has made the best of its own bad situation. The league backtracked Monday and said this month’s draft will be “fully...

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Raiders sign DB Damarious Randall to 1-year deal

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed defensive back Damarious Randall to a one-year contract in their latest...

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Brockers grateful to rejoin Rams after Ravens deal collapsed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Brockers began his first trip into free agency with uncertainty and excitement about what might be...

Can Steven Adams open up the Thunder's offense?

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Thunder general manager Sam Presti made the suggestion and the hairs stood up on the back of fans’ necks. As of now, the Thunder isn’t going to get shooting out of its centers. As of now. "But maybe we can push Steven into a development...

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Buccaneers unveil new, yet familiar look for next season

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are all in for a new look in 2020.Building on momentum created by the signing of...

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NFL retirees mostly in favor of new labor agreement

Ron Mix likes what he has seen and read regarding the new labor agreement between the NFL and its players.The Pro Football Hall...

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Cam Newton feels like 'fish out of water' as free agent

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton says he feels like a “fish out of a water” being a free agent for the first time in his...

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Monday Sports in Brief

GOLFThe Masters goes from that annual rite of spring to two weeks before Thanksgiving. The U.S. Open now is scheduled in...

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Amari Cooper’s big payday puts the Dallas Cowboys’ star WR under critics’ microscope

If money is how we keep score, as Ted Turner and other members of his exclusive tax bracket have advised, how come Amari Cooper...

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LA Rams hope to run ball by committee without Todd Gurley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams' unceremonious release of Todd Gurley left an enormous hole in the middle of their...

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Receiver Kendrick Bourne signs tender with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne signed his one-year restricted free agent tender...

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The Latest: 3 Rangers minor leaguers in self-isolation

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Three minor league players in the Texas...

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8 unanimous picks for All-Decade Team include Brady, Watt

Von Miller had to catch his breath after finding out he got every vote for the 2010s All-Decade Team.Miller, Tom Brady, J.J....

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NFL going with virtual format for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes.In a memo sent to the 32...

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Jaguars re-sign suspended run-stopper Carl Davis

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed defensive tackle Carl Davis, who was suspended without pay in...

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Falcons announce 1-year deal with RB Todd Gurley

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have announced their one-year agreement with running back Todd Gurley.The...

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Anti-doping group funds extensive COVID-19 research project

The nonprofit that raises funds for around 80% of the world's anti-doping research is shifting $120,000 to conduct 15,000...

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NFL delays start of offseason workout programs for teams

CHARLOTTE, N.C (AP) — The NFL is delaying the start of its offseason workout program while formulating a plan with the NFL...

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While adjusting to life during coronavirus pandemic, Gerald McCoy 'extremely excited' for new challenge with Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy was having a “busy day” on Thursday. His 1-year-old son, Mars, had struggled to...

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Sunday's Sports in Brief

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He...

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Bobby Mitchell dies at 84

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins' first black player, has died. He...

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Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal,...

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Column: Virus will make the timeline for sports, too

The unthinkable, at least for sports fans, already has happened.The games, as we know them, are shut down. We’ll never know if...

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Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bill Polian simplified the NFL's draft process years ago.He studied film, relied on medical experts,...

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Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is warning that the country could be headed into its “toughest” weeks yet as the...

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Saturday's Sports In Brief

Kobe Bryant is officially a Hall of Famer.And he has plenty of elite company in the 2020 class.Bryant, who died in a helicopter...

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Trump talks with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump talked to many U.S. pro sports leaders about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, saying he was...

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The Latest: Grandmother of Baylor star Ursin dies from virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The grandmother of Baylor junior guard Moon...

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Jets' Perriman says late-season breakout was just sneak peek

NEW YORK (AP) — Breshad Perriman insists his late-season breakout last year was merely just a promising start.For him to live...

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Friday's Sports In Brief

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA indefinitely delayed the start of training camps and the season because of the coronavirus...

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The Latest: NCAA suspends infraction hearings, arguments

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in...

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The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

WrestleMania planned for Gronk Gone Wild.Rob Gronkowski is set to host WWE’s signature show. But the frivolity -- and perhaps...

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NFLPA accused of stonewalling ex-players on disability funds

The attorney representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions...

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Jim Houston, Browns' 'Mr. Dependable,' had CTE

Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro...

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Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions.“I’m just happy to have a job. There are...

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Jets' new center McGovern raised on football and potatoes

NEW YORK (AP) — Connor McGovern's tireless work ethic was born from football and potatoes.The big, Midwest-bred New York Jets...

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Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year...

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49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the...

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Former Denver star Wolfe finally gets to play for Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Derek Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached...

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Bears declare open competition between Trubisky, Foles

The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles an open one on...

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NFL medical officer Dr. Sills speaks of uncertain times

Days after the NFL revealed its hopes of conducting a normal regular season and playoffs, its chief medical officer warns that...

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Giants: Dion Lewis in familiar role as Barkley's backup

Dion Lewis is in a very familiar role being Saquon Barkley's backup with the New York Giants.It's a position Lewis had the past...

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Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts.The Lions announced...

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The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some,...

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The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium through April 24

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Major League Soccer has extended its...

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LA Rams' offensive line counting on boost from continuity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If NFL teams are unable to hold offseason workouts amid the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Whitworth and...

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New Eagles cornerback Darius Slay wants the pressure on him

New Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay welcomes the opportunity to cover the opponent’s best receiver.“I love the...

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Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in from China

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker found himself in need of an assist to help the state fight the coronavirus...

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Bills valued Diggs' experience over adding receiver in draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs landing in Buffalo was a direct result of the new coronavirus pandemic potentially disrupting...

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Titans running back Derrick Henry signs franchise tender

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans running back Derrick Henry has signed a franchise tender that puts him under contract for the...

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Stuck in Minnesota, Browns coach adjusts to 'strange times'

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Stefanski's title has changed. His address remains the same.Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the...

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Giants LB Fackrell looking to show 2019 stats weren't him

The New York Giants are giving free-agent linebacker Kyler Fackrell a chance to show that his 2019 season wasn't as bad as the...

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'Prime' time? TE Ebron eager to start over with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eric Ebron isn't worried about Ben Roethlisberger's surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for...

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Chiefs' Reid plotting Super Bowl defense from his basement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid is like most people these days. The Kansas City Chiefs coach is hunkered down in his...

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Packers sign former Colts wide receiver Devin Funchess

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed wide receiver Devin Funchess as he tries to bounce back from an...

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Saints agree to re-sign free agent cornerback P.J. Williams

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to bring back free agent cornerback P.J. Williams.General manager Mickey...

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Dallas Cowboys agree to terms with Aldon Smith, who last played in an NFL game in 2015

Aldon Smith hasn’t played an NFL game in 1,600 days. That didn’t stop the Dallas Cowboys from signing the former All-Pro...

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Column: Nothing smart about staging UFC fights or NFL draft

Dana White must be a smart guy. He did, after all, build UFC from almost nothing into the entertainment and sports juggernaut...

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AP source: Cowboys sign DE Aldon Smith, suspended since 2015

The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing...

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NFLPA describes change in CBA language as not "substantive"

The NFL players' union says changes made to the labor agreement players narrowly approved last month “reflects no substantive...

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Seahawks add another pass rusher, bring back Benson Mayowa

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with another former pass rusher after agreeing to terms on a deal with...

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The Latest: Union player tests positive, first in MLS

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:A player for the Philadelphia Union has...

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Titans GM wants long-term deal with NFL rushing leader Henry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans don't want Derrick Henry going anywhere anytime soon, and the NFL rushing leader...

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Dallas Cowboys are closing in on an NFL draft we’ve never seen before, but what comes after?

In case there were eternal optimists in the NFL thinking otherwise, we learned over the weekend that social distancing will...

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Jets GM promised Darnold's parents protecting QB is priority

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the New York Jets' preseason opener...

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Bears finalize contracts with former All-Pro Quinn, Ifedi

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Robert...

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Coach Lynn: Chargers QB Taylor 'in driver's seat'

Anthony Lynn has expressed plenty of confidence in Tyrod Taylor if he ends up becoming the quarterback for the Los Angeles...

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Patriots release third-string QB Cody Kessler

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have released quarterback Cody Kessler, their latest roster move at the position following the...

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Army hires Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Tenarius "Tank" Wright as defensive line coach.Wright joins the Black Knights after...

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QB quest new for Patriots, but familiar for AFC East foes

NEW YORK (AP) — Welcome to the club, Patriots.You know, that unsettling feeling over not being sure who your starting...

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McCoy trying to settle in as Giants quarterback

After spending much of the past six seasons as a backup quarterback with the Washington Redskins, Colt McCoy knows his job...

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Payton back at work, unsure if Brees plays beyond 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Sean Payton said he didn't mean to insinuate on a television appearance that record-setting...

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Free agent WR Robby Anderson officially signs with Panthers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers officially signed free agent wide receiver Robby Anderson from the Jets to a two-year...

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Miami, Jets, Bills hope to capitalize on Brady's departure

MIAMI (AP) — The biggest free agent deal for the Miami Dolphins this offseason has been one they didn't make.The Dolphins spent...

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Bears finalize 1-year contract with former Seahawks OL Ifedi

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a one-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain...

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NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Let's go to the tape.NFL teams are having to rely more heavily on game film of college prospects as they...

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Special teams maven Nate Ebner follows Joe Judge to Giants

Playing special teams is usually a stepping stone for young NFL players, a way to get on the field until they break into the...

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Gronkowski set to serve as grand marshal for virtual NASCAR

Gronk is coming to iRacing.Rob Gronkowski and WWE star Mojo Rawley are set to serve as the grand marshals for the NASCAR...

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The Latest: Becher defends Sharks' games amid county caution

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___San Jose Sharks President Jonathan Becher...

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AP source: Browns signing free agent Clayborn to 2-year deal

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns plan to sign veteran free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year, $6 million...

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Steelers not concerned about limited pre-draft preparation

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert isn't concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic from altering...

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Familiarity helped Harris Jr., Bulaga choose Chargers

Chris Harris Jr. and Bryan Bulaga will be playing on different sides of the ball for the Los Angeles Chargers, but both cited a...

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Bears finalize trade with Jaguars for quarterback Foles

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars for 2018 Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles...

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AP sources: Jets, backup QB David Fales agree on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets and backup quarterback David Fales have...

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Bulaga disappointed many players didn't vote in CBA election

New Chargers tackle Bryan Bulaga voices his disappointment Tuesday over how many fellow players decided not to vote on the new...

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LA Rams re-sign defensive back Donte Deayon

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive back Donte Deayon to a one-year contract Tuesday.Deayon...

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NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs to 14 teams

The NFL is gearing up for a normal season and playoffs — with two additional wild-card teams in the Super Bowl chase.NFL team...

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Colts looking for ways to get most out of Rivers, Brissett

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich understands Jacoby Brissett's predicament.Twice, Brissett emerged as...

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Oklahoma high schools have produced few outstanding NFL running backs

Gutowsky and Dickie Post head the list of great pro running backs from Oklahoma

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Bears re-sign safety Houston-Carson to 1-year contract

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have re-signed safety DeAndre Houston-Carson to a one-year contract.Houston-Carson...

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Seahawks release TE Ed Dickson, waive S Tedric Thompson

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing...

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Bengals release Dre Kirkpatrick in defensive overhaul

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals released starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick on Tuesday, another move to overhaul their secondary...

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Jaguars' Ngakoue makes another trade plea on 25th birthday

Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue made another public plea to be traded, this one on his 25th...

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Georgia's search for new QB on hold with no spring practice

Georgia coach Kirby Smart says the cancellation of spring football across the nation due to the coronavirus pandemic hurts...

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How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead...

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Most NFL teams extend ticket payment deadlines due to virus

At a time when America is trying to cope with the financial fallout created by the deadly coronavirus, the renewal of NFL...

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NFL VP reaches out to prospects about draft participation

NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in...

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Jimmy Johnson answers whether Jerry Jones will present him at Pro Football Hall of Fame induction

Jimmy Johnson found out in January that he’d be following several of his former Dallas Cowboys players to Canton. Johnson, who...

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Chargers announce Bulaga, Harris, Joseph and Vigil deals

The Los Angeles Chargers confirmed Monday that they have agreed to terms with offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, cornerback Chris...

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Broncos continue raiding Detroit Lions roster in free agency

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finalized a three-year, $7 million deal with free agent punter Sam Martin,...

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Packers keeping running back/kick returner Tyler Ervin

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping running back/return specialist Tyler Ervin.Packers general manager...

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Slater says Pats' special teams ready to adjust to changes

BOSTON (AP) — Strong special teams play has been one of the staples of the Patriots under Bill Belichick.Few players know that...

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Giants LB Blake Martinez experienced in remote learning

Recently signed New York Giants inside linebacker Blake Martinez got a taste of learning remotely during his days at Stanford....

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Reid promotes probe, re-vote over post-ballot changes to CBA

Free agent safety Eric Reid wants the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement invalidated over language added following...

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All-Decade Team a dicey proposition, other than a few stars

All-Decade teams are a dicey proposition. Some all-time greats never made such a team because of, basically, bad timing.Maybe...

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Chargers sign kick returner/wide receiver Darius Jennings

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Darius Jennings has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, the team said Monday.Jennings...

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Steelers sign 3 former XFL players to 1-year deals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A stint in the XFL has landed three players jobs with the Pittsburgh Steelers.The team signed defensive end...

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Chiefs bring back wide receiver Robinson on 1-year deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson have agreed to terms on a one-year deal that helps the...

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Lions reach deal with WR Geronimo Allison

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison.The Lions announced the move...

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Ravens fill void on DL, agree on 1-year deal with Wolfe

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have reached agreement on a one-year contract with defensive tackle Derek Wolfe,...

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OU football: Why the NFL Draft could give a huge boost to the Sooner defense

NORMAN — Kenneth Murray knows his early departure for the NFL leaves OU with one less playmaker on defense and one more hole at...

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Jerry Jones’ meddlesome reputation is set in stone, but Mike McCarthy’s fingerprints can already be seen on the Cowboys

Jerry Jones’ reputation is set in stone: He wanted to coach the Cowboys so much, he ran off the best man he ever hired. Wants...

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Minnesota Vikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota Dozier

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.The team announced the re-signing of the...

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Giants agree to terms with veteran TE Eric Tomlinson

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric...

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Crystal ball: Projecting the upcoming NFL schedule

Besides the draft, the other big event on April's NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. Teams have known...

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The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as...

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Cowboys agree on deals with kicker Zuerlein, defender Poe

The Dallas Cowboys are going to let two proven kickers go at it in the offseason for a change.The Cowboys and kicker Greg...

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Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee.The Lions confirmed...

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Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Melvin Gordon's futile holdout last season holds many a lesson for the sixth-year running back,...

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Raiders announce deals with Kwiatkoski, Heath, Nassib

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have officially announced the additions of free agent linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski,...

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Kotb cries on 'Today' show; Baby Shark takes on hand-washing

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here’s a look at some of the ways the...

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Happy Homecoming; Wisniewski thrilled to join Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Six months ago, Stefen Wisniewski's Sundays consisted of spending the afternoon watching the NFL on TV...

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Douglas' offseason approach setting new tone for Jets future

NEW YORK (AP) — No big splash. Not a lot of flash. No breaking the bank.Joe Douglas entered his first full offseason running...

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Ravens lose DT Brockers, who returns to Rams for 3-year deal

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens won't have Michael Brockers on their retooled defensive line after all, and now...

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Vikings re-sign backups RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Brett Jones

The Minnesota Vikings re-signed two more of their own free agents on Friday, with new contracts for running back Ameer Abdullah...

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Who's Zooming? Dolphins newcomers get virtual introductions

MIAMI (AP) — As linebacker Kyle Van Noy visited with reporters for the first time since joining the Miami Dolphins, he wore...

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Keeping fit with no gyms open is a new NBA challenge

Denver’s players, if they're so willing, have the same assignment each day: Go to their phone or tablet, launch an app and view...

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Terry Tausch, All-American at Texas and NFL vet, dies at 61

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Terry Tausch, an All-American offensive lineman at Texas and eight-year NFL veteran who played for the...

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New playbook: Women rising through NFL ranks at many levels

NEW YORK (AP) — Sophia Lewin was 12 years old when she told her father about her career goal: coaching football.Her dad didn't...

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Raiders agree to deal with free agent DT Daniel Ross

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Free agent defensive tackle Daniel Ross has agreed to a contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.Ross' agent,...

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NFL keeping its draft in April as scheduled

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell told NFL teams on Thursday that the draft will go on as originally scheduled for...

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The Latest: AP source: Salary reductions for top NBA execs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Top NBA executives are having their base...

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Bills agree to sign cornerback Gaines, tackle Daryl Williams

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are giving oft-injured cornerback E.J. Gaines a third opportunity to resume his career...

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Bonding on hold for free agents acquired by Dolphins

MIAMI (AP) — Byron Jones has yet to meet his new coach. Shaq Lawson is still learning the names of teammates. Kyle Van Noy is...

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Staying Sharpe: New Vikings receiver follows Diggs departure

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To fill a glaring hole at wide receiver opened by the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings have...

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AP source: Colts continue building defense by signing Rhodes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent cornerback Xavier Rhodes on Thursday, adding another potentially...

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Bears finalize 2-year deal with former All-Pro TE Graham

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jimmy Graham insisted he can become a dominant tight end again. And he looks forward to showing it in...

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Watt eager for fresh start, family reunion in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Turns out, Derek Watt's reunion with younger brother T.J. has its limits. Like say, sharing a roof for the...

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Cardinals keep RT Gilbert, officially sign RB Drake

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and also...

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Ravens DE Campbell took unusual path after trade from Jags

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — If this was a typical NFL offseason, Baltimore Ravens newcomer Calais Campbell would have taken his...

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Bridgewater ready to be a starting QB again in Carolina

Teddy Bridgewater can't throw passes yet with his new Carolina Panthers teammates.He can't even meet them because of the...

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Jaguars, Dennard part ways after agreeing to 3-year contract

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars and cornerback Darqueze Dennard have parted ways nine days after agreeing to...

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NFL hosts webinar to help current, former players in crisis

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The NFL hosted a virtual meeting for current and former players along with their significant others to...

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AP Source: Browns tackle Hubbard restructures contract

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard has agreed to rework his contract and take a substantial pay cut after the...

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Bucs keeping defense together, re-sign Suh for $8 million

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to re-assemble pieces to help Tom Brady be successful with his new...

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The Latest: Hurricanes ask employees to take time off

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Carolina Hurricanes are asking...

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Colts continue building defensive line with addition of Day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts added another piece to their defense Wednesday by signing Sheldon Day.Terms of the...

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Cardinals agree to 1-year deals with DL Coley, RB Foster

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year deals with defensive lineman Trevon Coley and...

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Raiders re-sign LB Kyle Wilber

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed linebacker Kyle Wilber to bring back a key special teams...

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Tom Brady over Jameis Winston easy decision for Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The decision to pursue Tom Brady in free agency was a no-brainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.That’s not to...

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Buffalo Bills AFL star linebacker Mike Stratton dies at 78

Former Buffalo Bills star linebacker Mike Stratton, who was a key member of the franchise’s American Football League...

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Steelers make it official, sign FB Watt, OL Wisniewski

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Stefen Wisniewski is finally home. And the Pittsburgh Steelers now have the most Watts per capita of any team...

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Panthers sign QB Teddy Bridgewater to 3-year contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have officially signed free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year contract.A...

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Pats' McCourty ready for post-Brady era in New England

BOSTON (AP) — Don't minimize the Patriots.Devin McCourty warns the NFL that in the post-Tom Brady era, forgetting about New...

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Titans, free agent OL Sambrailo agree on 1-year contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Free agent offensive lineman Ty Sambrailo and the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year...

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AP source: Jets, LB Patrick Onwuasor agree on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the deal says the New York Jets and linebacker Patrick Onwuasor have agreed...

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Vikings add free agents WR Tajaé Sharpe, DE Anthony Zettel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings agreed to contract terms Wednesday with wide receiver Tajaé Sharpe and defensive end...

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Chiefs agree to 1-year deals with DT Pennel, FB Sherman

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to one-year deals with defensive tackle Mike Pennel and fullback...

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Goodell orders all NFL team facilities closed for 2 weeks

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instructed the 32 teams to close their facilities to all but a select few employees by 6...

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The Latest: Australia cancels track championships for 2020

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Athletics Australia has canceled its 2020...

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Jaguars, oft-injured TE Tyler Eifert agree to 2-year deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert and the Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to a two-year contract in free...

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Jets signing Perriman to 1-year deal after losing Anderson

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets quickly responded to losing Robby Anderson by finding a speedy replacement in Breshad...

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Teams and leagues drawing up employee game plans on fly

Major sports leagues and teams across the United States are being forced to write a new game plan on how to pay employees and...

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Diabolical division: NFC West looks loaded for another year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NFC West was a diabolically difficult division for most of the past decade, and it only seems to be...

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AP Source: Chargers agree to 1-year deal with LB Nick Vigil

The Los Angeles Chargers have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent linebacker Nick Vigil.A person familiar with the...

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Chargers unveil updated lightning bolt and logotype

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have updated their logo and unveiled new logotype ahead of their move into their...

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Packers holding on to veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are keeping veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis as he gets ready for his 15th NFL...

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Falcons agree to deal with former Bengals LB LaRoy Reynolds

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to a contract with free-agent linebacker LaRoy Reynolds, who played...

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MyCole Pruitt agrees to 1-year deal to re-sign with Titans

Tight end MyCole Pruitt has agreed on a one-year contract to re-sign with the Tennessee Titans.Pruitt had six catches for 90...

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AP source: 49ers agree to 1-year deal with Travis Benjamin

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent receiver Travis Benjamin.A person familiar with the deal...

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AP source: Panthers agree to terms with WR Robby Anderson

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says free agent wide receiver Robby Anderson has agreed to terms on...

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Bills agree to re-sign receiver McKenzie to 1-year contract

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills reached an agreement to re-sign receiver Isaiah McKenzie to a one-year contract on...

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Would Newton be a good fit with Bill Belichick?

Newton could provide the playmaking needed for the weapon-short Patriots

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Lions sign veteran offensive lineman Oday Aboushi for depth

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Oday Aboushi to add depth.The Lions...

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Cardinals keep Garcia, Washington on one-year deals

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on one-year deals with offensive lineman Max Garcia and safety...

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AP Sources: Seahawks land WR Phillip Dorsett on 1-year deal

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks made a significant addition to their wide receiver group by agreeing to a one-year...

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Panthers release quarterback Cam Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Cam Newton era is over in Carolina, as the Panthers released the 30-year-old quarterback after nine...

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Six-time Super Bowl champ Brady looking forward, not behind

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady says one day he’ll have time to reflect on a historic 20-year stint with the New England...

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Saints add defensive end Spence, XFL INT leader Nichols

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has agreed to free-agent contracts with...

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Backup plan: Browns sign veteran QB Keenum to help Mayfield

CLEVELAND (AP) — Case Keenum's NFL journey is reuniting him with a coach who brought out the best in the quarterback.Keenum...

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Trent Williams asks Redskins to trade or release him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trent Williams wants the Redskins to trade or release him.The agent for Washington's longtime starting left...

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Chiefs sign XFL quarterback Ta'amu to 1-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a one-year contract with Jordan Ta'amu, the highest-rated...

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AP sources: QB moves: Panthers add XFL's Walker, trade Allen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are making more changes at quarterback.Carolina has agreed to terms on a two-year contract...

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Ravens retain CB Jimmy Smith, who signs up for another year

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Cornerback Jimmy Smith has signed a one-year contract with the Ravens, who kept their secondary intact...

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Jaguars agree to sign journeymen defenders Marsh, Woods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to sign two journeymen defenders in free agency:...

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Cowboys' Frederick retires, cites play after nerve disorder

Travis Frederick said he thought he played well at center for the Dallas Cowboys after returning from a nerve disorder that...

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AP source: 49ers agree to deal with DE Kerry Hyder

The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a one-year contract with defensive end Kerry Hyder.A person familiar with the deal says...

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AP Source: Seahawks acquire CB Quinton Dunbar from Redskins

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have finally addressed one of their defensive needs. No, it had nothing to do...

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The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Green Bay Packers are establishing...

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Redskins get Allen from Panthers, trade Dunbar to Seahawks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins traded for a quarterback coach Ron Rivera is plenty familiar with. Just not that one.Washington...

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Giants reach agreements with Dion Lewis and Corey Coleman

The New York Giants have reached agreements on one-year contracts with running back Dion Lewis and wide receiver Corey...

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AP source: Jets re-signing Jordan Jenkins to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the contract says the New York Jets and outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins...

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Patriots release all-time leading scorer Stephen Gostkowski

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots said goodbye Monday to another longtime staple of their two-decade run of championships, releasing...

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Home in Arizona, Kennard ready to aid Cardinals' rebuild

Chandler Jones was one of the NFL's elite defensive players last season even if the rest of the Arizona Cardinals defense...

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Jets bringing back LB James Burgess on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and linebacker James Burgess have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, agent Drew Rosenhaus...

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Will Wilson, Andrew Luck's uncle, becomes CEO of US Soccer

CHICAGO (AP) — Will Wilson, co-head of the NFL division of a sports representation agency and the uncle of former Indianapolis...

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Brady to Tampa only tip of NFL's changing landscape

Upheaval is everywhere in the NFL. It won't likely end soon.A free agency frenzy that has seen steady player movement — yes,...

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Ex-Brady backup Hoyer agrees to 1-year deal with Patriots

BOSTON (AP) — Brian Hoyer is returning to the Patriots for a third time.The veteran quarterback has agreed to a one-year deal...

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Blue and yellow again: LA Rams unveil logos, color scheme

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have unveiled a brand-new logo and some familiar new colors ahead of a milestone...

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AP source: Falcons agree to deals with Treadwell, McCray

ATLANTA (AP) — A person familiar with the deals says the Atlanta Falcons have reached agreements with wide receiver Laquon...

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Expect Tom Brady to join Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Joe Montana in succeeding after switching teams late in their careers

Tom Brady turns 43 in August. He’s lived in New England for 20 years. So like countless snowbirds before him, Brady is...

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NFL free agency 2020: Top 10 unsigned players following first wave of signings

The first "work week" of NFL free agency has concluded. All players with expiring contracts — with the exception of exclusively...

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AP source: Seahawks add to offensive line with Warmack

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks continue to stockpile offensive linemen in free agency, agreeing to terms with former...

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AP sources: Jets agree to 1-year deal with CB Pierre Desir

NEW YORK (AP) — Two people with direct knowledge of the contract say the New York Jets and cornerback Pierre Desir have agreed...

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Self-isolated NFL players engage in group chats, workouts

Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Dennis Kelly has been hunkered down with his family in the Indianapolis area since the birth...

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Jets agree with OLs Van Roten, Andrews; release CB Roberts

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas entered free agency focused on improving the New York Jets' shaky offensive line.The makeover with...

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AP Source: Broncos agree to 2-year, $5.7M deal with Vannett

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the Denver Broncos have agreed to a...

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Bears agree to 1-year deal with former Steelers CB Burns

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said...

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AP source: Raiders agree to deal with WR Nelson Agholor

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to a one-year contract with free agent Nelson Agholor to add a veteran...

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Rivers eager to prove critics wrong after joining Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — All Philip Rivers really wanted was a chance to play one more NFL season.So when the Indianapolis Colts...

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Kenyan Drake staying with Cardinals on one-year deal

Running back Kenyan Drake's agency says he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Arizona Cardinals.The...

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Texans agree to contracts with 11 players in free agency

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have agreed to contracts with four free agents and re-signed seven other players.Houston...

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Former No. 1 overall draft picks still available on market

Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn't have to wait long to find homes in the NFL when they came out of...

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From Robert Quinn to Jason Witten, the Dallas Cowboys had to let them all walk

Dallas Cowboys players are flocking from the team as if the franchise has a cough. Now, judging anything based on social media...

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Winners and losers (so far) in NFL free agency

The NFL moved ahead with free agency this week even amid the coronavirus pandemic. Teams and players began lining up deals...

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Friday Sports in Brief

NFLTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady has signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,...

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Jets re-sign LB Neville Hewitt, CB Arthur Maulet

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are bringing back linebacker Neville Hewitt and cornerback Arthur Maulet, both of whom filled...

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Brady, Gurley: From 2019 Super Bowl foes to same division

For now, there are four Super Bowl quarterbacks in the NFC South, including a newcomer.Some guy named Brady.Tom Brady's...

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The Latest: Panthers sign WR/KR Cooper, safety Burris

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Friday:___10:20 p.m.The Carolina Panthers have...

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Panthers sign receiver/returner Cooper, safety Burris

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract Friday and...

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Right fit: Tackle Conklin gives Browns stability up front

Jack Conklin helped make Derrick Henry a rushing champion in Tennessee.The Browns wouldn't mind if he made running back Nick...

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AP Source: Broncos, Gordon agree to two-year, $16M deal

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos continued an impressive offseason haul Friday by agreeing to a two-year deal with...

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The Latest: Pro Motocross Championship delays season start

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:The Pro Motocross Championship has pushed back...

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Chiefs agree with ex-Giants CB Hamilton on 1-year contract

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs agreed to a one-year contract with former New York Giants cornerback Antonio Hamilton on...

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Vikings will need heavy lift from new man in middle Pierce

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Pierce will bring an exceptional amount of strength to the Minnesota Vikings, whenever they're able...

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Saints, Peat agree on 5-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints free agent left guard Andrus Peat has agreed to a five-year contract keeping him in New Orleans and...

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Steelers reach agreements with TE Ebron, OG Wisniewski

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is getting a little help. The defensive line is getting a little depth.The offensive line...

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Column: Playoffs-or-bust should be Brady's new mantra

Well, it's official now.Tom Brady is a Buccaneer.Sounds strange, doesn't it?Naturally, there's been a rush of excitement in the...

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Former OU star Gerald McCoy on joining the Dallas Cowboys: ‘We have the pieces to win’

After watching six starters, including four on defense, leave via free agency, the Dallas Cowboys struck back with a...

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AP source: Falcons agree to 1-year deal with Todd Gurley

ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley didn't wait long to find his new NFL home.The Atlanta Falcons didn't wait long to celebrate the...

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'New football journey': Tom Brady signs with Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A new look for the NFL: Tom Brady in Tampa Bay pewter and red rather than Patriots red, white and blue.The...

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Long-tenured NFL quarterbacks becoming more and more scarce

Mayfield, after two just years, is in the upper half of NFL quarterback job longevity

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Tom Brady says on social media he has signed with with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady says on social media he has signed with with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Column: Optics of big NFL contracts just aren't right

The NFL is now allowing teams to announce free agent signings, after a few days of keeping things unofficial because players...

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The Latest: Cowboys reunite Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with McCarthy

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Thursday. All times EDT:___2:05 a.m.The Dallas...

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The Latest: Pro Motocross cancels season-opening event

The Latest on the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Pro Motocross Championship has canceled...

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Saints coach Payton says he tested positive for coronavirus

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, is resting...

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Browns stay busy, agree to contracts with 3 more free agents

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns stayed inside their division — and state borders — to add some defensive line help.Cleveland beefed...

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Los Angeles Rams release running back Todd Gurley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have released Todd Gurley, their superstar running back with a massive contract and a...

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Business as unusual: NFL free agency pushes through pandemic

The NFL's off-the-field business has joined most of the rest of the country in full work-from-home mode, turning signings and...

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Army hires alum Mike Sullivan as recruiting director

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has named Mike Sullivan as director of recruiting for football.Sullivan, a 1989 graduate of West...

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Key additions and subtractions for AFC teams in free agency

NFL teams have been busy for four days agreeing to terms with free agents and arranging trades. Here are the key moves made for...

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Jags bring back Shatley, announce deals with 3 free agents

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back a key backup on their offensive line.The Jaguars agreed to...

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Lions agree to trade CB Darius Slay to Philadelphia

DETROIT (AP) — Darius Slay got what he was waiting for — a trade out of Detroit and a big new contract.The Lions agreed to...

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NFL memes business: In virus age, teams feign deal ignorance

A sense of humor and a dash of creativity, along with memes from "Friends," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and the "Real Housewives"...

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It's official: Five-time Pro Bowler Campbell to join Ravens

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — For years, the Baltimore Ravens have been impressed by the play of defensive end Calais Campbell.Now,...

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AP source: Broncos waiving injured QB Joe Flacco

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Another veteran NFL quarterback is hitting the open market.The Denver Broncos are waiving Joe Flacco...

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Vikings doing more subtracting than adding, so far

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the NFL market now open, as teams try to make the math work to support their offseason shopping, the...

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Brady deal could make Bucs relevant; ticket demand spikes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter free agency with expectations of signing Tom Brady and bolstering a defense...

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Browns get defensive, agree to terms with linebacker, safety

After adding some key offensive pieces when NFL free agency opened, new Browns general manager Andrew Berry got defensive on...

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Giants decline option on S Bethea, look to OT in draft

After addressing most of their needs on defense in free agency, the New York Giants are likely going to use the NFL draft to...

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The Latest: Lions' Slay tweets about seeking trade

The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams can begin making agreements with free agents official as the league's business season...

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Lions agree to deal with Shelton, Slay tweets hope for trade

DETROIT (AP) — Add a couple more names to the parade of ex-Patriots joining the Detroit Lions.And one of the top players on...

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Rams add LB Leonard Floyd, keep Whitworth, Blythe on O-line

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams are keeping their offensive line intact while their entire defense undergoes major...

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Chargers make upgrades on both lines and secondary

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers had an active start on the first day of the new league year despite missing...

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49ers do best to keep NFC title winning roster intact

After coming within one quarter of winning the Super Bowl, the task for the San Francisco 49ers in free agency was more about...

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Prescott's top weapons have big deals; is Cowboys QB next?

Dak Prescott has his No. 1 receiver in place again, and of course, the star running back who signed a big contract last...

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Free agent deals aren't yet official as NFL year begins

Tom Brady preparing to trade the red, white and blue threads of this century's most successful franchise for one of the NFL's...

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Saints bring back safety Jenkins as free agency opens

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints opened free agency by bringing back a former defensive leader that they've long...

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Panthers release Eric Reid 1 year after contract extension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers released Eric Reid just 13 months after giving the veteran safety a three-year,...

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Jets release CB Trumaine Johnson, re-signing CB Brian Poole

NEW YORK (AP) — Trumaine Johnson's stint with the New York Jets is over after two disappointing and injury-plagued...

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Cornerback A.J. Bouye takes place of his mentor in Denver

DENVER (AP) — A.J. Bouye credits his mentor for helping improve his footwork.Now, he follows in Chris Harris Jr.'s footsteps...

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Buckner's belated birthday celebration begins with Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — DeForest Buckner found out the day before his 26th birthday he was being traded to Indianapolis.He...

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AP source: Jaguars signing DL Gunter to 3-year, $18M deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A person familiar with the transaction says former Arizona defensive lineman Rodney Gunter has agreed...

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Cash-strapped Chiefs fairly quiet as free agency begins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The cash-strapped Kansas City Chiefs were quiet on the first day of NFL free agency with their biggest...

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AP Source: Raiders decline option to stay in Oakland in 2020

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders have officially declined their option to play the 2020 season in Oakland and remain set to...

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Texans fill running back hole with shocking trade of Hopkins

HOUSTON (AP) — The trade of DeAndre Hopkins leaves a huge hole in the Texans' offense.But Houston did address one glaring free...

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Bears give Trubisky competition after disappointing season

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears added competition for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky by trading for 2018 Super Bowl...

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Gronk gone wild! Gronkowski set to host WrestleMania

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gronk is going to WrestleMania.Rob Gronkowski, the retired New England Patriots tight end, is set to host...

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Seahawks have traditional slow start to NFL free agency

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — It shouldn’t be a surprise at this point to see the Seattle Seahawks having a pedestrian start to the...

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Stefon Diggs' addition highlights Bills large offseason haul

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Frustrated by the Bills collapse in an AFC wild-card playoff loss at Houston, general manager Brandon...

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Titans trade 5-time Pro Bowl lineman Jurrell Casey to Denver

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans kept their starting offense together with only one exception before the start of...

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Packers moving forward without veterans Bulaga, Martinez

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — By adding linebacker Christian Kirksey and offensive tackle Rick Wagner this week, the Green Bay Packers...

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Post-Brady Patriots cut costs as free agents depart

A day after Tom Brady announced he was leaving New England, the Patriots spent the first day of free agency in cost-cutting...

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Cardinals help defense, but big buzz surrounds WR Hopkins

The Cardinals came into the offseason needing to give a boost to their struggling defense and it appears they've done that...

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Raiders target defense early in free agency

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders added another piece as part of their defensive overhaul in free agency, agreeing...

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Eagles still have holes to fill after start to free agency

fThe Philadelphia Eagles improved their biggest strength, weakened a thin secondary and still have to fill several needs.The...

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Bengals release guard John Miller as line shuffle continues

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals released right guard John Miller on Wednesday, their latest move to overhaul an offensive line...

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Dolphins add up to 7 starters with free agent spending spree

MIAMI (AP) — There won’t be any accusations of tanking this year by the Miami Dolphins, who added up to seven starters with a...

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Redskins signing Davis as part of Rivera's roster makeover

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Redskins are beginning to revamp their roster in free agency under new coach Ron Rivera.Washington on...

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Ravens GM DeCosta bolsters defense, enhances draft

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their defense and improved their draft position at the outset of free...

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The Latest: Big South Conference cancels all spring sports

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):5:30 p.m.The Big South Conference...

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Family ties: FB Derek Watt joins brother TJ with Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers turned the opening day of free agency into a family reunion for the Watt family.The...

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AP source: Jaguars dumping QB Nick Foles in trade to Bears

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are trying to mitigate one of the costliest mistakes in franchise history....

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AP source: Falcons agree to deal with OLB Dante Fowler

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons and Dante Fowler have agreed to a $48 million, three-year contract, reuniting the outside...

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Longtime 49ers assistant Bill McPherson dies at age 88

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Longtime San Francisco 49ers coach and executive Bill McPherson has died at the age of 88.The 49ers...

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The Latest: First NHL player has coronavirus

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local):___11:55 p.m.An unidentified NHL...

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Tom Brady's departure from the Patriots seems even more jarring in turbulent week

Nothing lasts forever, and the signs have been there for months. Still, to see Tom Brady announce Tuesday morning that he’s not...

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The Latest: Broncos agree to deal with QB Jeff Driskel

The Latest on NFL free agency. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the second day Tuesday but cannot...

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Brady leaving Patriots, says 'football journey' is elsewhere

For two decades, Tom Brady was the face of the Patriots, and even of the NFL. When he turns 43 in August, his home address no...

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NFL considering delaying approval of free agent deals

The NFL is considering delaying the approval of free agent deals being made the last two days because of a lack of signed...

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Cowboys may eye CBs with Jones squeezed by Prescott, Cooper

DALLAS COWBOYS (8-8)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Amari Cooper, CB Byron Jones, DE Robert Quinn, WR Randall Cobb, LB Sean Lee,...

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AP source: Raiders agree to deals with Littleton, Witten

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders had a busy day in free agency Tuesday, agreeing on a three-year contract with...

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AP Source: Panthers replacing Newton with Bridgewater at QB

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have found a replacement for Cam Newton — and it didn't take long.The Panthers have agreed...

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Could New England fare better without Brady than the Buccaneers with Brady?

Brady, at 43 years old, is not the quarterback he once was

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Jaguars return to rebuilding mode as free agency begins

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DT Marcell Dareus, LB Najee Goode, TE Seth DeValve, DE Lerentee McCray, S...

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Raiders get head start on upgrades to defense

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (7-9)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Daryl Worley, S Karl Joseph, DE Benson Mayowa, LB Will Compton, RB DeAndre...

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Move to tag Dupree leaves Steelers limited in free agency

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-8)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OLB Bud Dupree, DT Javon Hargrave, CB Artie Burns, S Sean Davis, OL B.J....

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Browns looking for tackle, eyeing linebackers in free agency

CLEVELAND BROWNS (6-10)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LB Joe Schobert, WR Rashard Higgins, S Damarious Randall, QB Drew Stanton, LT...

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Chiefs have some key players to re-sign after Super Bowl win

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (15-4)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DEs Terrell Suggs, Mike Pennel and Emmanuel Ogbah; TE Blake Bell; WRs...

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Buccaneers eye QB, solidifying defense in free agency

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (9-7)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Jameis Winston, DL Nadamukong Suh, RB Peyton Barber, WR Breshad...

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Saints have 4 starters who are entering free agency

New Orleans Saints (13-4)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Teddy Bridgewater, S Vonn Bell, CB Eli Apple, G Andrus Peat, WR Ted Ginn...

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Linebacker, DL and WR among Packers' free agency needs

GREEN BAY PACKERS (14-4)UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: WR Geronimo Allison, OT Bryan Bulaga, S Ibraheim Campbell, RB Tyler Ervin,...

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Lions' win-now mode under GM Bob Quinn, coach Matt Patricia

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Dolphins make several moves to address needs

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Bills add Diggs in trade, shore up defensive needs

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Franchise tag on OLB Matthew Judon key move for Ravens

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Seahawks must retool pass rush and find secondary help

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QB, tight end, receiver top priorities for Patriots

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Panthers in rebuilding mode under new coach Matt Rhule

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Colts filling needs as free agency gets ready to open

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49ers lock up Armstead before free agency

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Chargers will be in market for O-linemen in free agency

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