The Giants’ decision to hire former receiver David Tyree as their new director of player development raised some eyebrows because Tyree has a history of anti-gay comments. Tyree, best remembered for his “helmet catch” that helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII, has said that he would give up that catch and that Giants Super…
The Chargers have let go of a former second-round pick whose career has been marked by injuries. The club waived linebacker Jonas Mouton with a failed physical designation on Wednesday, the team announced. In all, Mouton – the No. 61 pick in 2011 — played just three games for San Diego, recording one tackle. The…
Yes, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has the hardware and the cold-hard-straight-cash-homey. But is he ready to become a true franchise quarterback? The kind of guy who acts like an unofficial member of the coaching staff, getting in guys’ faces when they screw up and/or periodically firing off a primal scream, Tom Brady-style, in order to…
Jets running back Chris Johnson didn’t do much during the spring while making his way back from knee surgery, but he said Wednesday that he’s ready to work. Johnson said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, that Dr. James Andrews cleared him to make a full return to practice when the Jets hold their first session…
With plenty of camps still not open, there’s still some time for slow-news-days stories. Especially when they involved former first-round busts. Actor Dean Cain, talking to TMZ while loading groceries into his Ford F-150, cautioned Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel against living a Hollywood lifestyle. “I do remember another quarterback, back in the day, coming out…
Broncos General Manager John Elway worked for Pat Bowlen for his entire playing career and he returned to the Broncos fold as an executive several years ago, which made Bowlen’s decision to step down as owner on Wednesday because he has Alzheimer’s Disease an emotional one for the team’s General Manager. Elway shed a few…
The Vikings have parted ways with suspended defensive end Spencer Nealy, waiving him on Wednesday, the club said. The 24-year-old Nealy was banned four games in July for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. Should Nealy sign elsewhere, he could take part in training camp and the preseason before serving his suspension, which can…
The Panthers have huge questions at offensive tackle entering training camp, but they added a little depth in the middle of the line Wednesday. Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers have signed center Fernando Velasco. Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson sent out a photo of his former Georgia teammate at the stadium…
So much for the Jamaal Charles holdout. Just as Chiefs players were reporting to training camp on Wednesday afternoon — and just as reports were coming in that Charles was officially a holdout — Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Charles and the Chiefs have agreed on a new contract. Adam Schefter of ESPN…
Sidney Rice stepped away from the NFL at age 27 today, but he said he wants to make sure Seattle knows he’s not going anywhere. “After careful consideration and seven wonderful years playing in the National Football League, including the last three for the Seattle Seahawks, I have decided to retire from playing in the…
Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The deal will keep Charles in Kansas City through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details. The six-year NFL veteran ran for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns last year as the Chiefs reached the playoffs. He also had 70 catches for 693 yards and seven more TDs as Kansas City went 11-5 before losing to Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game.
Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team's training facilities and roster. ''This place will never be the same,'' a choked-up general manager John Elway said. ''... It's going to be very hard to not see him walk through the front doors every day.'' Yet, Elway and team president Joe Ellis pledged to continue Bowlen's legacy and winning culture he fostered during his long stewardship of the franchise.
For anyone figuring Vernon Davis has some catching up to do during training camp, quarterback Colin Kaepernick has no concerns. The star tight end joined the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday after sitting out the offseason program and mandatory minicamp hoping for a new contract. He looks good, excited to have him back out here,'' Kaepernick said.
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is backing away from his threat to sue the team over alleged discrimination - for now. Kluwe vowed last week to sue because he was unhappy with the team's resolution of his complaint against special teams coordinator Mike Priefer for alleged anti-gay slurs. The Vikings suspended Priefer for three games and made a donation to gay advocacy groups that was less than Kluwe wanted. He also accused the team of cutting him over his activism in favor of gay marriage in Minnesota, a claim the team denied.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy.
Rob Gronkowski was a training camp spectator last summer while recovering from surgery. ''He's been cleared to play,'' coach Bill Belichick said Wednesday. ''We were all hoping Gronk would have a good recovery and so far he has,'' Patriots left guard Logan Mankins said. ''He's a tremendous player,'' defensive end Rob Ninkovich said.
Steven Jackson is just one of the NFC South players with something to prove.
Ex-CFL coach Marc Trestman kicks off Canada Week, our examination of North America's other league.
The Jets opened up the checkbook this offseason in an attempt to jumpstart the passing game. Will it work?
Tom Brady is clearly the class of the AFC East at quarterback. But who's next in line? Chris Burke and Doug Farrar debate.
Jay Gruden prepares for 1st training camp as Redskins coach: 'You've got butterflies'
Steady stream of incidents show league still has a ways to go in its inclusion efforts
Person familiar with situation tells AP: Chiefs, RB Jamaal Charles reach 2-year contract deal
Bears bringing high expectations to camp
Commissioner Grant's luxury tax is OUTRAGEOUS.
Jets boost pass rush by signing Babin, place Colon and Barnes on active/PUP list
Running back now headed for training camp rather than holdout.
Concussions cause wideout to walk away from game at age 27.
The Hall of Fame quarterback was emotional speaking about Pat Bowlen stepping aside.
Daktronics, in Brookings, S.D., has become one of the largest makers of sports video displays as teams try to recreate the living room experience in their parks.
Joe Ellis, the longtime team president, will run the franchise for Bowlen, 70, one of the N.F.L.’s most successful owners, and become chief executive.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the N.F.L., said his focus has to be on making the Rams.
John Jerry, one of the many new players on the Giants roster, could replace the retired Chris Snee as the team’s right guard.
The Giants convened training camp on Tuesday with 40 new players, three new coaches and a redesigned offensive scheme.
Retired football players face a decision on whether to accept the proposed deal, to opt out and perhaps sue the league for more or to object and possibly appeal the settlement.
Seven retired National Football League players are appealing a recent settlement between the league and about 5,000 former players stemming from a lawsuit over concussions suffered on the field, court records show.
NFL television analyst and former coach Tony Dungy backed off on Tuesday from comments he "wouldn't want to deal with" the diversions arising from drafting the league's first openly gay player, saying he was referring to media attention surrounding such a move.
A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context.
The Seattle Seahawks start the preseason right where they ended last season, as the No. 1 team in the AP Pro32 NFL power rankings.
Testimony in the probate court trial between Donald and Shelly Sterling finished Wednesday with the contentious examination of Dr. Jeffrey Cummings.
Hanley Ramirez is losing millions with each passing day.
DirecTV customers can't watch their Dodgers, and they're looking at a second season in which they occasionally might not be able to watch their Bruins or Trojans, either.
Unbeaten Chris Weidman will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title against Brazilian Vitor Belfort on Dec. 6 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Wednesday.
The Lakers introduced Ed Davis on Wednesday after signing the free-agent forward to a two-year contract.
Humble was the appropriate word to describe new USC Coach Steve Sarkisian at Pac-12 media day on Wednesday.
Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy elaborated Wednesday on his controversial comments regarding the St. Louis Rams’ Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player.
Mike Trout hit a home run for the Angels on Tuesday night. Josh Hamilton did not.
So it’s whatever makes Matt Kemp feel all comfy and cozy? Not really, though there does seem some of that.
KEY MOMENT: An eighth-inning solo home run by Scott Van Slyke reduced the Dodgers' deficit to 8-7, but right-hander Chris Perez unraveled spectacularly in a four-run eighth for the Pirates. Perez walked four consecutive batters, at which point he was replaced by Brandon League. The unraveling...
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order or our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed on Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton.Seeing the Pittsburgh Steelers wallowing at the bottom of the NFL's pool, at 2-6 halfway through their 2013 season, was stunning.That doesn't happen to the Steelers. Pathetic performances in losses to woebegone teams like the Raiders and Vikings typically don't happen to them either. Neither does giving up 55 points in a…