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Complaint against Kellen Winslow II alleges 5 incidents including sexual assault and burglary

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SAN DIEGO -- Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II -- son of Chargers great Kellen Winslow -- pleaded not guilty Friday to multiple felonies, including accusations of kidnapping and raping two transient women.

The complaint outlining the charges against Winslow points to five alleged offenses since March, which also include a charge of indecent ...Read more

Matt Patricia bringing 'Do Your Job' Patriots motto to Lions

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DETROIT -- The phrase has become so synonymous with the New England Patriots that it was the title of the NFL Films documentary on Bill Belichick and the 2014 Super Bowl champs. Now it appears as if the Detroit Lions have co-opted the slogan, "Do Your Job."

Several Lions players and defensive line coach Bo Davis said this spring the ...Read more

Former receiver Steve Smith floats run for presidency after latest Trump volley at NFL players

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Steve Smith Sr. ran past some of the best cornerbacks in the NFL in 16 seasons. Could he make a run on a grander yet more grueling stage?

The former Ravens and Carolina Panthers wide receiver took to Twitter on Friday afternoon to suggest his candidacy to become the next U.S. president after President Donald J. Trump took another shot at NFL ...Read more

Cowboys' David Irving suspended four games for substance abuse

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FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys will begin another year with defensive tackle David Irving on the suspended list.

Irving has violated the NFL's substance-abuse policy, a league spokesman announced, and will serve a four-game suspension to open the season.

It marks the second consecutive season Irving is on the suspended list to start the ...Read more

Kellen Winslow II arrested on rape, other sex crime charges

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SAN DIEGO -- Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II was arrested Thursday on suspicion of multiple sex-crime charges, including two counts of forcible rape, according to the Sheriff's Department.

Deputies with the Major Crimes Division arrested him after a warrant was issued Thursday morning. His house was also searched.

Winslow is due to be ...Read more

Terrell Suggs not even thinking retirement as he enters 16th season with Ravens

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BALTIMORE -- Terrell Suggs knows he'll face the question at the close of each season and the start of the next.

Is this the end?

Professional football grinds up the average player in less than four seasons. Suggs is entering his 16th. But as he spoke to reporters Thursday on the last day of the Ravens' mandatory minicamp, it was hard to think ...Read more

Next stop for confident Patrick Mahomes, rest of Chiefs, is training camp

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Things went so well during the Chiefs' organized team activities that Andy Reid dismissed his players early. Well, sort of.

The Chiefs cut short their final day of mandatory minicamp because of the heat, but Reid said Thursday that enough was accomplished to sacrifice some extra snaps.

For starters, everybody showed up. That hasn't been the ...Read more

Ravens' Robert Griffin III relishes mentoring Lamar Jackson, even if rookie might cost him a job

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There are moments on the Ravens practice field when Robert Griffin III must feel he's watching a flesh-and-blood replay of his own life.

The rookie quarterback, a former Heisman Trophy winner, whips through improvised cuts faster than most players can run in a straight line. Every eye at the facility settles on him, and hardened veterans rave ...Read more

New Rams Suh, Peters, Talib and Cooks look like super additions so far

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- They have been part of the Los Angele Rams for only three months, and they have yet to play a game.

But as the team concluded a mandatory minicamp Wednesday, it is clear that defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, new cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, and receiver Brandin Cooks already have made an imprint on a team ...Read more

Live contact is next hurdle for Eagles QB Carson Wentz

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Carson Wentz's recovery has been measured in steps. It was a big deal in January when he no longer used crutches. There was excitement in March when he posted an online video passing the football. When the Eagles started organized team activities last month, Wentz took part in individual drills. He graduated to seven-on-seven drills last week.

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Ex-Dolphins receiver Landry says relationship with QB Tannehill wasn't good

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry said Wednesday he never had a good relationship with Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and he's not surprised he hasn't heard from Tannehill since Miami traded him to Cleveland.

"I'm not surprised," Landry said in reference to not hearing from Tannehill. "We didn't really have a good ...Read more

Trevor Siemian's value behind Vikings QB Kirk Cousins cannot be overstated

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Just once in Mike Zimmer's four seasons as Vikings head coach -- and just twice in this decade -- has the team had a quarterback start all 16 regular-season games. And when the Vikings opted to let all three of its veteran quarterbacks hit free agency this spring, they knew two things:

They needed to sign Kirk Cousins. And they needed to have a...Read more

Cowboys make Zack Martin highest-paid guard

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FRISCO, Texas -- As expected, Zack Martin is now the highest-paid guard in NFL history.

The Dallas Cowboys and Martin reached a six-year, $84 million extension with $40 million guaranteed, a source confirmed.

The extension kicks in after 2018, so Martin is under Cowboys control for the next seven seasons at $93.41 million. He'll receive a $20 ...Read more

Rams begin minicamp with Donald staying in Pittsburgh

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LOS ANGELES--As the Los Angeles Rams began a mandatory minicamp Tuesday, a teenage onlooker stood on the perimeter of the practice fields wearing a yellow Rams cap and a blue and yellow Aaron Donald No. 99 throwback jersey.

The jersey, with "DONALD" emblazoned on the back, qualified as the perennial Pro Bowl tackle's only presence.

Donald ...Read more

Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill studies the playbook … and gets his Fortnite fix, too

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Preparing for practices and games is great and all, but are you prepared for the game?

Tyreek Hill is.

As the Fortnite craze continues to rage, Hill, the talented Chiefs receiver and one of the fastest players in the NFL, pours whatever spare time he has into the popular multi-player video game.

For the uninitiated, Fortnite is commonly ...Read more

Eagles' Darren Sproles returns to the field, determined to go out on his terms

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Fifteen carries, seven catches, 88 offensive snaps, one punt return for 10 yards.

That was all Darren Sproles was able to contribute to the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning season before suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, a broken radius bone in his right forearm and wrist ligament damage, when Sproles was upended by New York Giants safety Darian...Read more

Will Earl Thomas be a Seahawk when the 2018 season begins? 'We'll see,' says coach Pete Carroll

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Just as he'd promised, Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas was nowhere to be seen when the team began its mandatory minicamp on Tuesday -- the only non-inured player who was absent.

And while coach Pete Carroll tried to put his typically sunny spin on the issue, he also acknowledged that he's not sure if Thomas will be with the team when the 2018 ...Read more

Panthers LB Luke Kuechly laments not being able to participate in team drills

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It would be easy to imagine Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, earnest, amiable and sporting a fresh "back-to-school" haircut, whistling the theme song to "Leave it to Beaver" as he comes off the practice field.

But after Tuesday's first minicamp session, the tune was a little more like Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here."

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Lamar Jackson to be active on game days as Ravens search for creative ways to use him

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Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson will likely be active on game days this season as the team looks for creative ways to use him, coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday on the first day of mandatory minicamp.

Incumbent starter Joe Flacco has easily thrown the best of the four quarterbacks -- the group also includes backup candidate Robert ...Read more

Greg Zuerlein aims to get back to normal as Rams' 'Mr. Automatic' at kicker

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Back pain lingered throughout the 2017 NFL season. It spiked before the Rams' Week 14 game at Seattle, and afterward knocked Greg Zuerlein facedown on the floor.

For several days, the veteran kicker known as "Legatron," "Greg the Leg" and "Mr. Automatic" could barely walk while awaiting surgery to remove part of a disk that was disturbing a ...Read more