Professional football

April 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los...
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Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey answers questions about the draft during a news conference at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at once." Dorsey kept things close to the vest — or...
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April 19, 2018 - 10:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will head to England's home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of four NFL international games next season. Jacksonville, which fell in the AFC title game to New England before the Eagles beat the Patriots for the...
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April 18, 2018 - 5:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has denied a law firm's request to be added as an administrator of the NFL's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody rejected an attempt from the Locks Law Firm to join the process that compensates former players for head...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson grimaces during a news conference following an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. Jackson said the team has not yet reached a decision on which quarterback it will draft with the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
April 17, 2018 - 5:48 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — As the NFL draft nears, the Cleveland Browns are still doing their homework on quarterbacks. The final exam is quickly approaching, but the No. 1 pick remains an unknown to everyone, including coach Hue Jackson. On Tuesday, Jackson dismissed reports that general manager John Dorsey...
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FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2018, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce speaks at the conclusion of the NFL team's Super Bowl victory parade in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. When Kelce and his girlfriend Kylie McDevitt tied the knot Saturday, April 14, 2018, Kelce wore a tan, three-piece suit, a toned-down look compared to the bright green, genie-like Mummers getup he donned for the parade. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:47 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce had another excuse to get dressed up this weekend— however not in outlandish sequins like he wore in the Super Bowl parade — when he and his girlfriend tied the knot. Kelce married Kylie McDevitt at the Logan Hotel on Saturday. He wore a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2011, file photo, New York Jets' Nick Mangold looks on during the fourth quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in East Rutherford, N.J. Former New York Jets center Nick Mangold has announced his retirement from playing football after 11 seasons in which he established himself as one of the NFL's best at his position. The 34-year-old Mangold announced on Twitter on Tuesday morning, April 17, 2018, that he will sign a one-day contract with the Jets to retire as a member of the team. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
April 17, 2018 - 11:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Mangold has made his final snap after 11 years of consistency, toughness and NFL-wide respect as one of the game's best centers. The former New York Jets star — with his signature blond, bushy Viking-like beard — announced his retirement in a post on Twitter on Tuesday morning...
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CORRECTS NAME IN ALL REFERENCES TO KRISTI MARTIN NOT PRESTON This photo taken April 13, 2018 by Kristi Martin, shows her daughter Lindsey Preston, next to NFL player Don Jones at Preston's prom in Moulton, Ala. Jones a defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers, took Preston, who has Down Syndrome to the county-wide event for high school students with special needs. (Kristi Martin via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 8:25 pm
MOULTON, Ala. (AP) — A special-needs student had a one-of-a-kind prom date when an NFL player returned to his home county in Alabama to take her to the dance. Don Jones is a 27-year-old defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers who is from Lawrence County. He tells WBRC-TV it was a "blessing" to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, a VICIS Zero1 helmet is displayed in New York. The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. In notifying the 32 teams Monday, April 16, 2018, the league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Laboratory testing showed that the VICIS Zero 1 models of 2017 and 2018 rate best for player safety. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 16, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players. In notifying the 32 teams Monday, the league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Some, particularly those manufactured by Rawlings, no longer are being made and don't have...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson runs against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of an NFL football game, in Denver. A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that running back C.J. Anderson has been released by the Broncos. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced Anderson's departure, which was first reported by the NFL Network. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
April 16, 2018 - 3:26 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — C.J. Anderson is leaving Denver with a million memories, a Super Bowl ring and no hard feelings. "It's business, I understand it," Anderson told The Associated Press on Monday after he was released by the Denver Broncos. "I've been here five years and it came to an end. So,...
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