Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman, he denies allegations

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.

Prosecutors said the woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015, when she went to his Morgan Hill home to interview for a baby sitter's job. The woman ...Read more

Chiefs exercise fifth-year option on Eric Fisher

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The Chiefs exercised their fifth-year option of left tackle Eric Fisher, the team announced Monday.

The Chiefs had until Monday to execute the option, which should approach $12 million for 2017. The option is guaranteed for injury, which means he'd be paid even if he were to be seriously hurt in 2016.

If Fisher doesn't get hurt this season but...Read more

Ex-Bear Antrel Rolle: Practice field 'had a whole lot to do with' season-ending injury

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Antrel Rolle's time with the Chicago Bears lasted a little more than 13 months and included only seven games played. Rolle suffered a high ankle sprain in early October against the Oakland Raiders, an injury that caused him to miss the next two contests. Then, on the Friday afternoon before the team's Week 11 Broncos game, the veteran safety ...Read more

Seahawks GM John Schneider: No one will wear No. 24 this season

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One of Seattle's seventh-round picks in last weekend's NFL draft, Clemson running back Zac Brooks, wore No. 24 in college, the same number worn since 2010 by Marshawn Lynch.

But Brooks won't be able to wear that number with the Seahawks.

Seattle general manager John Schneider said Monday during an interview on the "Brock and Salk Show" on 710 ...Read more

Cowboys RB Alfred Morris knows what addition of Ezekiel Elliott means

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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alfred Morris was watching the NFL draft when the Dallas Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliott with the fourth overall pick.

Morris welcomes the Ohio State running back despite what it might mean for him.

The addition of Elliott creates a crowded running backs room with veterans Morris, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar fighting ...Read more

Ex-Panthers CB Josh Norman says 'sticks and stones' thrown his way after tag rescinded

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It's been nearly two weeks since the Carolina Panthers pulled the franchise tag on Josh Norman, and the Pro Bowl cornerback is still talking about his former employer.

In a column he wrote for The Players' Tribune, Norman -- without mentioning anyone by name -- says there were "sticks and stones" thrown at him after the Panthers cut ties last ...Read more

Steelers linebacker James Harrison says, 'I'm back'

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Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison confirmed Monday what the Steelers believed to be true for quite some time. Harrison, who will turn 38 Wednesday, posted a photo on Instagram with a message that read: "I'm back"

The Steelers had a strong feeling Harrison would return for his 13th season with the Steelers. On Saturday, when the draft ...Read more

Bears release veteran safety Antrel Rolle

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The Bears released veteran safety Antrel Rolle on Sunday, the day after they selected two safeties in the draft.

Rolle, 33, missed nine games last season due to knee and ankle injuries. After joining the Bears as a free agent with an impeccable track record of durability, the Bears were initially unsure whether his injuries were a sign of ...Read more

Vikings draftee Treadwell finds himself in good hands in Cris Carter

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Laquon Treadwell was struggling early on in his return from a gruesome leg injury last fall when a friend reached out for a helping hand from the man who had two of the best mitts in NFL history.

"Laquon was in a bit of a slump," Vikings Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter said Friday. "They wanted to know if I could talk him through his junior ...Read more

Eight Bruins, four Trojans selected in the NFL draft

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Three days of waiting ended for six UCLA players and one player from USC on Saturday, the final day of the NFL draft.

Bruins offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch, running back Paul Perkins and receiver Jordan Payton were selected in the fifth round. Linebacker Aaron Wallace, tight end Thomas Duarte and receiver Devin Fuller were picked in the ...Read more

Draft reiterates importance of the quarterback

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CHICAGO -- Many will remember this NFL draft as the year California's Jared Goff went first and North Dakota State's Carson Wentz second, the third time in five drafts that the event kicked off with quarterbacks going 1-2.

Just as intriguing, though, were the quarterback story lines later in the draft, when Oakland got a bargain-basement deal ...Read more

The week that changed Carson Wentz's life

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Carson Wentz checked his cellphone after an afternoon workout on April 20 and saw a text message that would change the trajectory of his life, determine the future home of his brother and sister-in-law, and alter the course of Eagles history.

Wentz's agent messaged him that the Eagles had traded for the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft. The former ...Read more

Chargers draft Derek Watt, Melvin Gordon's fullback

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Melvin Gordon missed having a true fullback as a rookie.

There was this player, you see, at Wisconsin. They could play power football, Gordon able to line up behind him and trust his teammate to guide the way.

On Saturday, the old teammate became his new one.

The Chargers reunited their 2015 first-round pick with fullback Derek Watt. That ...Read more

Bears agree with quarterback Brian Hoyer on one-year deal

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The Bears entered the NFL draft with nine picks and some interest in a quarterback class that general manager Ryan Pace labeled as both deep and intriguing. Yet the Bears didn't select a quarterback over the last three days and instead quickly turned their attention elsewhere to add depth.

The team finalized a one-year deal to bring in Brian ...Read more

Cowboys LB Sean Lee underwent minor knee surgery

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IRVING, Texas -- Linebacker Sean Lee underwent arthroscopic left knee surgery, Stephen Jones said after the draft Saturday.

Lee, who earned his first Pro Bowl bid last season, is not expected to miss much time and will be ready by training camp, at the latest. Lee has battled knee injuries throughout his career, never playing a full 16-game ...Read more

Rams invest picks on offensive players on last day of NFL draft

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LOS ANGELES--The Los Angeles Rams began the NFL draft by choosing quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick.

They ended it Saturday by making four of five selections offensive players who can help Goff and a passing game that ranked last in the league in 2015.

The Rams took Western Kentucky tight end Tyler Higbee and South Carolina receiver ...Read more

Newsome acknowledges Ravens wanted Ramsey, says Tunsil video did not change No. 6 pick

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In a span of about 30 seconds Saturday evening, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome disputed a comment made by Dallas Cowboys general manager and owner Jerry Jones, and shot down an ESPN report about what the Ravens planned to do Thursday with the sixth overall pick.

Newsome acknowledged the Ravens did try to trade with the Cowboys to move up ...Read more

Ravens draft Navy's Keenan Reynolds in sixth round

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Ever since he started for his high school team as a freshman, Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds said Saturday that he has been "proving people wrong."

Reynolds, who set several Football Bowl Subdivision records in his four seasons in Annapolis, will try to continue that trend in Baltimore, where he was taken by the Ravens with their sixth-round ...Read more

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round

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The Vikings just picked one of the most interesting players in the draft, selecting German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in the sixth round.

Boehringer first started playing competitive "American football" in 2013 after watching highlights of running back Adrian Peterson online. Two years later, he was the German Football League's rookie of ...Read more

Raiders trade up to take QB Connor Cook

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The Raiders made a surprising move Saturday, moving up in the draft to take Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook with the second pick of the fourth round.

Oakland is well set at quarterback with starter Derek Carr, but Cook provides them a potential backup of value after Cook dropped into the third day of the draft.

The Raiders swapped their...Read more