Jerry Jones says Ezekiel Elliott's career in a positive place, sees no Vegas impact

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FRISCO, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks the incident involving running back Ezekiel Elliott in Las Vegas was much ado about nothing.

Elliott was detained and cuffed but not arrested after allegedly pushing a security guard to the ground while attending a music fest. No charges are expected to be filed.

And while the incident ...Read more

Kyle Rudolph still hopes deal with Vikings can be reached

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Rudolph's future with the Vikings -- following the team's second-round selection of Alabama tight end Irv Smith -- remained in a state of limbo when organized team activities kicked off on Tuesday morning. Rudolph, nevertheless, boarded a 6 a.m. flight from New York to the Twin Cities so he could be there for the first 11-on-...Read more

NFL on Tyreek Hill: Commissioner Goodell says league won't interfere in investigation

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the league will not interfere with the ongoing investigation involving Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

"As you know there is a court proceeding still going on involving CPS, child protection service, and we will not interfere with that," Goodell said at the NFL's annual spring owners' ...Read more

Cleveland named host of 2021 NFL draft

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Cleveland will finally be the home of the NFL draft.

After twice becoming a finalist to host the draft but falling short of receiving league approval, the city has been selected as the site for the 2021 draft.

The league gave Cleveland the nod Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings in Key Biscayne, Fla., after the Super Bowl & Major Events ...Read more

Chiefs' Tyrann Mathieu target of million-dollar extortion attempt by a relative

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A distant relative of Tyrann Mathieu is free on bond after a recent arrest for suspicion of trying to extort more than $1 million from the Chiefs safety.

According to a criminal complaint filed in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Geourvon Sears is accused of threatening to go to the media with allegations of sexual ...Read more

With another win, 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer surpasses … Ravens QB Lamar Jackson?

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"Jeopardy!" champion James Holzhauer has become the sports world's favorite adopted son, his stats tracked daily like an All-Star slugger's, his rise to fame profiled by ESPN, his day job making him the face "of the American sports bettor."

On Monday night, he also drew attention from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who tweeted that...Read more

Chargers' Joey Bosa still isn't sure if he appeared on 'Game of Thrones'

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COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Joey Bosa most assuredly was there this week for the Los Angeles Chargers' first official workout of organized team activities.

There remains uncertainty, however, regarding his appearance on "Game of Thrones."

"I still don't 100% know if it was me or not," Bosa explained. "I'm going to go with it. Of course, (Green Bay ...Read more

Contract talks between Cowboys and Amari Cooper not progressing, sources say

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have made no progress in contract talks with receiver Amari Cooper and his representatives Joel Segal and Chafie Fields, according to sources.

The team acquired Cooper in a trade from the Oakland Raiders last year with plans of signing him to a contract extension.

He has one year left on the rookie contract ...Read more

Eagles QB Carson Wentz 'has no limitations,' won't be held back in offseason practices

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PHILADELPHIA -- Carson Wentz is healthy.

The Eagles quarterback will be a full participant during the Eagles' offseason practices, five months after he was sidelined because of a stress fracture in his back.

"Carson has no limitations," coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday morning. "He's been working with the guys all offseason, and really looking...Read more

Julio Jones does not report at start of Falcons' OTAs

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones, who was promised a contract extension this offseason, did not report Monday to the start of the team's organized team activities.

The Falcons, like much of the NFL, were closely monitoring Antonio Brown's renegotiated contract ($54.1 million with $30.1 million guaranteed) as the likely ...Read more

Brandon Marshall calls new NFL policies to improve pain management and mental health, 'a start, but not the finish line'

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The NFL and NFLPA have created a series of policies to improve the league's pain management practices, and address the mental health treatment of active players on every team.

The new policies and practices are initiatives NFL receiver Brandon Marshall, who has spent the past decade serving as an advocate for mental health since he was ...Read more

Report: After one play, linebacker Reuben Foster suffers season-ending ACL injury

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Reuben Foster's 2019 season ended after just one practice rep.

The former 49ers linebacker sustained a season-ending ACL tear, as first reported by NFL Media, during his first play of offseason team activities Monday with Washington.

Washington, of course, claimed Foster just days after he was released by San Francisco ...Read more

Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott cuffed, but not arrested in Las Vegas; interrupts his quiet offseason

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FRISCO, Texas -- The quiet and incident-free offseason of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has come to an end.

TMZ Sports has released a video of Elliott being handcuffed at a music festival in Las Vegas early Saturday morning after allegedly pushing a security guard to the ground.

Elliott was not arrested or charged and returned to...Read more

'Doesn't have to make sense to anybody but you': How Cam Newton operates as a mentor

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The tall, veteran quarterback peered down at the reporters awaiting his thoughts on his team's recently drafted player at his position.

The politically correct move would be for him to take on a mentorship role with the just-drafted, young quarterback. So when asked about his role in developing the rookie, he responded candidly.

"I'm not ...Read more

Eagles Chris Long announces retirement after 11 NFL seasons

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Chris Long, the tattooed, quarterback-harassing defensive end who racked up sacks in the St. Louis wasteland for most of his NFL career but finished his third act with multiple Super Bowl victories, announced his retirement on social media Saturday night.

Long posted a picture of his hand holding a Solo red plastic cup with the Virginia ...Read more

A promise fulfilled to his mom: Cowboys' Smith will graduate from Notre Dame Sunday

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FRISCO, Texas -- When Dallas Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith walks across the stage at graduation Sunday at Notre Dame, it will be the fulfillment of a promise he made to his mother three years ago.

He said he would return to earn his college degree when he left college early to join the NFL draft.

At the time, that seemed like more of a sure ...Read more

Addressing depth, Ravens sign free-agent pass rusher Shane Ray, WR Michael Floyd

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens continued to fill out their roster with veteran free agents Friday, addressing depth at key positions by signing outside linebacker Shane Ray and wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Terms of the deals with the former first-round picks were not disclosed. Organized team activities begin Monday in Baltimore.

Ray, 25, signed just...Read more

Receiver Dwayne Bowe latest to sign one-day deal to retire with Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dwayne Bowe is the latest player to sign a one-day contract with the Chiefs and retire from professional football.

Bowe hadn't played since finishing his career with the Cleveland Browns in 2015. He had spent his first eight NFL years with the Chiefs, and his 532 career receptions are the most by a Chiefs wide receiver. He ...Read more

Ravens reportedly reuniting with former OLB Pernell McPhee on one-year deal

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BALTIMORE -- The Ravens are reuniting with pass rusher Pernell McPhee on a one-year deal, ESPN reported Thursday. Terms of the contract were not announced.

McPhee, 30, was one of the top outside linebackers still available after not signing during the offseason's first wave of free agency. He had just 11 tackles and no sacks, as well as eight ...Read more

Browns running back Kareem Hunt details attempt to earn redemption, insists he has changed

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BEREA, Ohio -- Kareem Hunt is undergoing counseling, speaking to students throughout Northeast Ohio about his checkered past and getting baptized.

The controversial Browns running back is attempting to turn his life around, but only his actions over time will determine whether he truly earns redemption.

Hunt addressed the media Wednesday for ...Read more


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