NFL football

In this Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Maryland head coach DJ Durkin, center, stands on the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern in College Park, Md. The Atlanta Falcons have brought in former Maryland coach DJ Durkin to serve as a guest coach during training camp, drawing immediate scrutiny over the wisdom of taking on someone who was fired from his previous job after a player's death. This is the first coaching stint for Durkin since he was dismissed by the Terrapins last October. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:07 pm
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a positive vibe after a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons instead faced scrutiny Monday over a coaching decision that would normally attract scant attention. Shortly after taking the field for their first practice, the Falcons announced former Maryland...
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July 22, 2019 - 3:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks will be without defensive lineman Jarran Reed for the first six games of the season after he was suspended by the NFL on Monday for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Reed may participate in preseason practices and games, but will not be available to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 18, 2019, file photo, NFL player Larry Fitzgerald, left, and Senior Director of Research and programs at The Women's Sports Foundation, Dr. Marjorie Snyder, serve as panelists at the DICK'S Sports Matter Panel Event in New York. Jon Gruden, Larry Fitzgerald and Alex Morgan have reached the summit of their professions. They all recognize the need for strong grass-roots sports programs, and they are doing something about it. Working with DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation, that trio announced a pledge to provide access to sports for one million youngsters over the next five years. DICK’S will match up to $1 million in donations made by customers to its foundation. (Jason DeCrow/AP Images for DICK'S Sporting Goods, File)
July 22, 2019 - 11:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 19 story about the Sports Matter initiative, The Associated Press erroneously identified the RAND Corp. as the RAND Institute. A corrected version of the story is below: NFL 2019: Camps set to open in sweltering conditions As teams settle in at sweltering...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019 file photo New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski speaks with members of the media during a news conference ahead of the NFL Super Bowl 53 football game against Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta. As teams settle in at sweltering training camps this week, playbooks are distributed (digitally, of course), rookies and other youngsters try to catch the eye of decision makers, and fans wonder what their teams will look like in early September. And beyond. Except, perhaps, in New England. We’re not likely to see much of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady until opening day. We won’t see any of his buddy and standout tight end, Rob Gronkowski, whose battered body caused him to retire. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
July 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
Until the NFL shortens its preseason, there will be one goal in late July and early August. Stay healthy. Unfortunately, nearly every team sustains significant injuries, some of which can be devastating for the regular season. Coaches and general managers will curse under their breath when they...
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith (11) injures his ankle as he is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and Houston Texans strong safety Kareem Jackson (25) during the second half of an NFL football game, in Landover, Md. Alex Smith has finally shed the massive brace on his right leg eight months after breaking his tibia and fibula in gruesome fashion. Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, posted a photo Monday, July 15, 2019, of him holding the ring external fixator in his hand. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)
July 21, 2019 - 6:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt and wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins on the physically unable to perform list. Also going on the PUP list was wide receiver DeAndre Carter. Watt, a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, reportedly had knee surgery after last...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Desmond Harrison (69) defends the line as Detroit Lions defensive end Anthony Zettel (69) rushes during the first half of an NFL football preseason game in Detroit. Arizona Cardinals' Harrison who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge. A news release from the Greensboro Police Department says Harrison turned himself in to authorities Friday, July 19, 2019. Harrison was claimed last month by the Cardinals after he was cut by the Browns. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
July 19, 2019 - 6:35 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — An offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals who was released this week has surrendered to police in North Carolina after a warrant was issued for his arrest on an assault charge. A news release from the Greensboro Police Department says Desmond Harrison turned himself in...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 3:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and...
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FILE - In this June 4, 2019, file photo, construction cranes surround the football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. Officials in Las Vegas have boosted the cost of a 65,000-seat stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football to $1.9 billion. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board on Thursday, July 18, 2019, approved $40 million in additions. They include 20 more suites and a field-level club area to be paid for by personal seat license and club seat sales not part of the original budget. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 19, 2019 - 3:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL's relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the stadium authority board on Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill talks to the media after a workout in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL will not suspend Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill under its personal conduct policy after the league investigating his involvement in a domestic violence incident involving his 3-year-old son. The league said in a statement Friday, July 19, 2019, that it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 19, 2019 - 1:27 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill has been cleared to report to Chiefs training camp next week after the NFL said Friday it would not suspend the star wide receiver under its personal conduct policy after a domestic violence case involving his 3-year-old son. The league spent eight hours...
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FILE - This 2012 file photo, shows Mitch Petrus of the New York Giants NFL football team. Officials say Petrus, a former Arkansas offensive lineman who later won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, has died in Arkansas of apparent heat stroke. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs says Petrus died Thursday, July 18, 2019, at a North Little Rock hospital. Hobbs says Petrus had worked outside all day at his family shop, and that his cause of death is listed as heat stroke. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2019 - 12:03 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the New York Giants, has died. He was 32. Pulaski County Coroner Gerone Hobbs said Petrus died of heat stroke Thursday night at a North Little...
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