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Sam McDowell: Why this Chiefs rookie -- not their first-round pick -- is most crucial to their plans

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Chiefs are back playing football again — the Super Bowl provides the prize of a condensed offseason — but as it does every year, training camp has opened with something resembling a senior skip day.

Or a few skip days.

It’s rookies and quarterbacks only for the initial week, along with those who are rehabbing ...Read more

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Troy Renck: Vernon Davis, Super Bowl 50 champion with Broncos, discusses mental health, overcoming tragedy in new book

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DENVER — A snapshot is not a relationship.

Former San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary raged about tight end Vernon Davis in 2008 in one of the most memorable NFL postgame press conferences ever.

“Cannot play with ’em. Cannot win with ’em. Cannot coach with ’em,” Singletary roared after he sent Davis to the locker room during ...Read more

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Vahe Gregorian: For all the glamour around Chiefs, to Andy Reid it's all about the cinder blocks

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Walking to the Scanlon Hall dormitory at Missouri Western as Chiefs rookies and quarterbacks reported to training camp on Tuesday, I paused to take a picture of coach Andy Reid’s parking space when I suddenly sensed his aura.

Well, that and a Chiefs security guard was laughing since I seemed oblivious to Reid starting to ...Read more

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Giants legend Lawrence Taylor arrested again over sex offender paperwork

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NEW YORK — New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor was arrested again Wednesday in Florida, according to multiple reports.

Taylor, 65, turned himself in to Broward County jail around 5 p.m. because he was wanted on a felony charge of failing to register a change of name or address as a sex offender, TMZ reported.

He posted bail by 3 a.m. ...Read more

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Ex-Broncos RB Terrell Davis says he felt 'powerless' after being handcuffed on United Airlines flight in front of family

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DENVER — After tapping a flight attendant on the arm during beverage service, Terrell Davis said he had no idea there was a problem until his United Airlines flight landed in Southern California and federal agents unjustly handcuffed him.

“They told everyone on the plane to remain in their seats,” the former Denver Broncos star said ...Read more

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Star WR Davante Adams on Jets trade rumors: 'I'm locked in with the Raiders and I really feel good about this team'

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NEW YORK — Since Aaron Rodgers was acquired from the Packers, Jets fans have been enamored with reuniting the four-time NFL MVP with Davante Adams.

But the Raiders have no plans to trade the six-time Pro Bowler. Adams has also clarified that he is happy in Las Vegas and isn’t clamoring to be moved.

The last saga in the Adams rumors came ...Read more

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Patrick Reusse: Jordan Addison is now Vikings' No. 1 knucklehead receiver

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MINNEAPOLIS — Jordan Addison had reached 140 mph while driving a Lamborghini Urus east on Interstate 94 last July. He was pulled over by a state trooper after 3 a.m. and ticketed.

He was not taken to jail to cool for a few hours after this egregious act of driving, which was the first mistake in dealing with this knucklehead.

The trooper let...Read more

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Broncos, LG Quinn Meinerz agree to four-year, $80 million extension with $45 million in guarantees, per sources

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DENVER — Quinn Meinerz is going to be able to buy all the telescopes he wants.

The ascending offensive lineman and the Broncos agreed to a massive four-year contract extension worth up to $80 million and including $45 million in guarantees, multiple sources confirmed to The Denver Post on Tuesday evening.

Meinerz, a former third-round draft ...Read more

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Dieter Kurtenbach: Brandon Aiyuk's trade request is yet another unserious move by the 49ers star

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I think Brandon Aiyuk is a sharp guy (as well as an All-Pro receiver), so it’s been stunning to watch him comprehensively botch his contract negotiations with the 49ers this offseason.

We’re well past the point of embarrassment now. No, it’s bordering on downright incompetence.

And Tuesday provided the pièce de résistance of incompé...Read more

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Agents for Raiders star receiver Davante Adams shut down trade speculation

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LAS VEGAS — Davante Adams reiterated his home is in Las Vegas amid speculation he might soon part ways with the Raiders.

The star wide receiver’s agents, Kenny Chapman and Frank Bauer, squashed recent trade chatter in a statement issued to the Review-Journal.

“This is baseless, unfounded speculation and Davante is expected to be with the...Read more

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Bears sign Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze as rookies report for training camp

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The Chicago Bears won’t have any contract hang-ups creating an issue at the start of training camp.

The team ensured that on Tuesday, the day rookies reported to Halas Hall, when it announced the signing of quarterback Caleb Williams and wide receiver Rome Odunze — both first-round draft picks — to standard four-year rookie contracts that...Read more

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Brandon Aiyuk requests trade from 49ers amid contract dispute

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Brandon Aiyuk’s thirst for a market-rate contract extension has led to a trade request, even if the 49ers have no plan nor any obligation to fulfill it.

This comes a week before the 49ers’ top wide receiver is due to report with all others for training camp.

Aiyuk “respectfully asked out” because the 49ers have ...Read more

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Omar Kelly: Dolphins can't afford another disappointing rookie class

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MIAMI — There’s just as good a chance that some undrafted rookie reporting to the start of training camp will be as much, if not more of a significant contributor than any of the Miami Dolphins’ seven draft picks in 2024 based on this franchise’s recent history.

That was the case in 2019 when Preston Williams and Nik Needham outshined ...Read more

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Former Broncos RB Terrell Davis says he was handcuffed, removed from United Airlines flight after tapping flight attendant on arm

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DENVER — Former Denver Broncos star Terrell Davis says he was unjustly handcuffed by federal agents after lightly tapping on a flight attendant’s arm during a United Airlines flight over the weekend.

In a Monday morning post on Instagram, Davis wrote that he was flying from Denver to Orange County, Calif., on Saturday with his wife and ...Read more

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Dolphins assessing 'significant damage' to Hard Rock Stadium after Copa America final security breach

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The Miami Dolphins are assessing “significant damage” to Hard Rock Stadium as a result of Sunday’s pre-match security breach at the Copa America final between Argentina and Colombia.

The stadium was vandalized. But it’s not clear whether the stadium itself is damaged structurally, or whether any parts of the stadium essential to staging...Read more

Analyzing NFL players in recent memory coming off Achilles injuries ahead of Aaron Rodgers return

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Aaron Rodgers will look to defy the odds in 2024.

The former four-time NFL MVP is coming off an Achilles injury he suffered four plays into his Jets debut last September.

Rodgers bravely attempted to return during the same season he suffered an Achilles tear. However, once Gang Green was officially eliminated from postseason contention, ...Read more

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Lions to induct Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson into Pride of the Lions

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DETROIT — The Detroit Lions on Monday announced former wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson will be inducted into the Pride of the Lions at halftime of the team's Sept. 30 home game against the Seattle Seahawks on "Monday Night Football."

Pride of the Lions is a permanent display at Ford Field honoring the greatest ...Read more

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Vikings receiver Jordan Addison arrested in California on possible DWI

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MINNEAPOLIS — Vikings wide receiver Jordan Addison was arrested in California late Friday on suspicion of driving drunk, only days after a teammate's death in a crash that might have involved alcohol and nearly a year after Addison was arrested for driving 140 miles per hour in St. Paul.

According to a report from the California Highway ...Read more

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Omar Kelly: What happens if Dolphins don't extend Tua and Tyreek contracts before the start of training camp?

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MIAMI — Since becoming teammates in 2022 nobody in the NFL has advocated for Tua Tagovailoa as persistently and faithfully as Tyreek Hill, and the five-time All-Pro receiver recently took his campaign for the pair to receive contract extensions this summer to ESPN.

During multiple segments on the national sports network, Hill campaigned for ...Read more

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Mike Preston: Jacoby Jones is one of the best characters in Ravens history

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BALTIMORE — If you hung around current Baltimore Ravens vice president Ozzie Newsome during his 33 years as an NFL executive, he was always dropping some nuggets of wisdom.

Back in the mid-1990s, when the team was still at its old training facility in Owings Mills, Md., Newsome once said, “Every team needs its share of knuckleheads, and you...Read more