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Chiefs' Tyreek Hill to be interviewed by NFL this week, sources say

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Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will meet with the NFL this week, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told The Star on Monday.

Hill has been suspended from team activities by the Chiefs since April. The team starts training camp July 27.

Hill and his legal team will be present for interviews with the league, the sources said. The...Read more

Former NFL QB Trevone Boykin arrested on aggravated assault, witness tampering charges

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- Former TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin was booked into jail in Tarrant County Friday on charges of aggravated assault against a family member and tampering with a witness, according to online county inmate records.

Boykin, who was signed by the Seattle Seahawks but later released, was arrested at his Mansfield home on March ...Read more

Beckham Jr. couldn't see himself reaching potential with Giants but expects to 'explode in games' for Browns

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Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has insisted he believes that landing with the Browns this offseason will be one of the best things to ever happen to him.

He continued to hammer home the point during a recent interview with Complex.com while fulfilling his duties as an ambassador for the NFL Academy in London. Beckham also took a jab at his ...Read more

'Dad, I belong. I can do this.' C.J. Conrad making noise as undrafted NFL rookie.

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Three months ago, tight end C.J. Conrad did not get to participate in the NFL draft combine because of a heart problem discovered during a physical.

Three weeks of uncertainty followed before further examination showed it to be an enlarged pulmonary artery -- an issue, but not career-threatening, as initially feared -- and Conrad was given the ...Read more

Who's the NFL's fastest man? Chad OchoCinco wants to find out — and the winner gets $1M

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Who's the NFL's fastest man?

It might be difficult to make a definitive judgment on that, but an earnest attempt will be made at 7 p.m. June 29 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., when 28 NFL players race to earn that distinction in the inaugural 40 Yards of Gold, a competition matching players in the 40-yard dash.

It's a winner-take-all event, ...Read more

Inside rookie tackle Greg Little's trial by fire with Panthers

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Even during the cloudiest portions of Carolina Panthers spring workouts, tackle Taylor Moton always had a shadow:

Greg Little.

Little signed his rookie contract this week having recently completed mandatory mini-camp. While financial terms were not disclosed, based on figures from the NFL's slotted salary structure for draft picks, at No. 37, ...Read more

Ravens and safety Earl Thomas learning how to grow together

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It took a hug and an affirmation of love, but Tony Jefferson joked last week that the Ravens now get "the lighter side" of Earl Thomas. It's still unclear what that side looks like. In practices and in news conferences, the safety has been no-nonsense, by the book, almost as restrained as he was explosive over nearly a decade in the Seattle ...Read more

Where did former Panthers player “He Hate Me” go? Police want help finding Rod Smart

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Where did "He Hate Me" go?

That is suddenly a very serious question, as the Lancaster County (S.C.) Sheriff's Office has issued a missing persons advisory for Torrold "Rod" Smart, who played for the Carolina Panthers in the early 2000s and was known widely in the football universe as "He Hate Me."

Smart, 42, was last seen six days ago at about...Read more

The eight most significant developments of Raiders' whirlwind offseason

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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Thus concludes the most important offseason in the history of a storied franchise.

When coach Jon Gruden canceled Thursday's final practice of the Raiders' mandatory mimicamp, players went their separate ways until training camp convenes on July 26 at the Napa Valley Marriott.

The roster bears little resemblance to the one ...Read more

Browns' Jarvis Landry calls Baker Mayfield's comments about Duke Johnson 'non-issue'

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SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Jarvis Landry doesn't see trouble brewing in the Browns locker room between Baker Mayfield and Duke Johnson.

"It's a non-issue," Landry, a four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, said Friday during his youth football camp at Shaker Heights High School.

On Thursday, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported several veteran players...Read more

Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt pays tribute to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, who died Thursday

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Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, whose team won three Super Bowls in seven appearances during his tenure, died Thursday night in Englewood, Colo.

Bowlen was 75 and had been battling Alzheimer's disease since 2014. In February, Bowlen was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a contributor. He will be enshrined posthumously on Aug. 3.

"We are ...Read more

Lions waive TE Michael Roberts after trade with Patriots is voided

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The Detroit Lions won't be getting a 2020 draft pick for Michael Roberts after all.

A day after they traded the third-year tight end to the New England Patriots for a conditional seventh-round pick, the Lions announced Roberts had reverted back to their roster due to conditions of the trade, and was subsequently waived.

Roberts' agent did not ...Read more

Eagles' Ertz to spend summer supporting wife and US team at Women's World Cup after standout spring

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PHILADELPHIA -- Zach Ertz watched the United States' opening game in the Women's World Cup on Tuesday at home with a jersey that said "Mr. Ertz" on the back and blue-starred shorts.

His teammates were in meetings at the team facility after their first practice of mandatory minicamp, but coach Doug Pederson sent Ertz home. Pederson excused Ertz ...Read more

Important break ahead for Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

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BALTIMORE -- Willie Snead IV has called Lamar Jackson a "rep guy," someone who needs to throw every day, a quarterback who will only get better the more he drops back. Jackson is the Ravens' starting quarterback now, and for the near future. Record-breaking running skills aside, he will be throwing a lot more this season.

His passing Thursday, ...Read more

An older, wiser Shaquem Griffin is feeling more comfortable again playing on the edge

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Shaquem Griffin will forever be known for far more than what he does on a football field, his tale of overcoming the loss of his left hand at age 4 to make it to the NFL serving as an inspiration long after his playing days are done.

But as he enters his second season with the Seahawks, football is all Griffin has on his mind.

That's something...Read more

After 12-win season, Chargers defensive end confident a Super Bowl title is next

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LOS ANGELES -- He wasn't part of the Los Angeles Chargers' offseason program until minicamp.

When he finally arrived, Melvin Ingram did so boisterously.

"We're definitely going to win the Super Bowl," he announced this week. "Still ASAP -- Any Squad Any Place. That's what we're about."

Ingram, a two-time Pro Bowl defensive end entering his ...Read more

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on looming payday: 'It happens when it happens'

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FRISCO, Texas -- Standing at locker room with a white Cowboy hat on (courtesy of Stetson not Gucci) Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was the picture image of the viral hit song "Old Town Road."

And "you can't tell him nothing" about his improved game and looming contract extension that seems to be increasing with each passing day.

The new deal...Read more

Travis Kelce is still rehabbing but says he'll be 'full go' by Chiefs training camp

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Rehabbing from an early March cleanup ankle surgery, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce spent OTAs and minicamp watching his teammates from the sideline.

But he expects that to end once training camp begins next month in St. Joseph.

"I'll be full go by the start of training camp," he told The Star. "I've been running around in ...Read more

Chiefs sign kicker Harrison Butker to contract extension

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs have signed kicker Harrison Butker to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.

The team did not disclose the terms, but NFL.com reported the deal was worth $20 million over five years.

Butker, 23, is set to begin his third season with the Chiefs. He joined the team after three games in 2017 when the ...Read more

49ers' Jordan Matthews heads to France to see wife in World Cup

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Wide receiver Jordan Matthews is heading for a storybook destination now that 49ers minicamp is complete. He's off to France, where his wife, Cheyna, is playing for Jamaica in its first Women's World Cup.

"We're in this crazy phase right now," Matthews said after Wednesday's practice. "She's watched me play on this (NFL) ...Read more

 

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