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AFC Training Camp Battles

We are now just over three weeks from the opening of NFL training camps. What looms for many players around the league is a battle for playing time, or even for their job. There will be a seemingly endless amount of coverage and discussion about these “camp battles” but I

Raiders to host Rams for 2 joint practices

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders will host the Los Angeles Rams for two joint practice sessions before the teams play in their exhibition opener.The Raiders announced Monday that the practices will be held at their training camp facility in Napa on Aug. 7 and Aug. 8. The teams

Bengals’ Williams likely out for year after shoulder surgery

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals rookie offensive tackle Jonah Williams is expected to miss the season after surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The team said in a statement that Williams is expected to make a full recovery. He was injured at a practice earlier this month. The Bengals drafted

Judge approves $24 million settlement over Rams’ PSLs

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement calling for the NFL’s Rams to pay up to $24 million to personal seat license holders in St. Louis. U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. approved the settlement Monday. Several St. Louis PSL holders filed a class-action lawsuit after the team

Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins tackling mental wellness head on

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian Dawkins is tackling mental health issues the same aggressive way he took on anyone who dared cross the middle during his Hall of Fame career as a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos. Since revealing he suffered from depression and had suicidal thoughts early in

Bears sign sixth-round pick CB Duke Shelley to 4-year deal

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have signed sixth-round draft pick Duke Shelley to a four-year contract. The cornerback from Kansas State recorded 165 tackles and eight interceptions over four seasons for the Wildcats. He started the first seven games last year before suffering a season-ending toe injury. With the

No change to pass interference rule by competition committee

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL competition committee has decided against making any changes to the new rule for reviewing pass interference, the league announced Thursday. That means the rule stands as approved by NFL owners in March. Owners decided in May to let the competition committee consult with coaches and decide

How A’s first-round pick Logan Davidson evokes Dodgers’ Corey Seager

How A's first-round pick Logan Davidson evokes Dodgers' Corey Seager originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe A's signed 2019 first-round pick Logan Davidson on Monday, and introduced him to the media prior to their game against the Orioles.The Clemson shortstop was joined by his parents, sister, girlfriend and agent Scott Boras at the

Raiders sign top draftee Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders signed first-round draft pick Clelin Ferrell on Tuesday.The defensive end from Clemson was selected fourth overall by the Raiders in April. A three-year starter and two-time national champion, Ferrell started in all 44 games he played. He made 166 tackles, including 50 for

Fans arrive in droves to honor Bowlen at public tribute

DENVER (AP) — Some wore full costumes and others sported jerseys, including one Denver Broncos supporter with “P. Bowlen” on the back. Quite a few devotees stood in the rain for about an hour before making their way inside the stadium. The fans arrived in droves Tuesday to pay respect to

Well-traveled QB McCown retires, joins ESPN

Josh McCown, whose 17-year NFL career spanned 10 teams, announced his retirement Monday.His longest tenure with any franchise was four seasons, that being with the Arizona Cardinals, who drafted McCown in the third round of the 2002 draft.He started 22 games for the Cardinals, the most he had in any

Broncos to honor Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen , who died last week at 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s just two months shy of his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Renaming their stadium in his honor isn’t

Five NFL players who could become stars in 2019

By Sam Monson, PFF Senior AnalystOne of my favorite aspects of PFF data and grading is how it can spot the obvious coming when it’s still some ways off on the horizon—getting ahead of the curve and identifying talent before it becomes self-evident. Every year there are players who excel

Watch Antonio Brown mic’d up at Raiders mandatory minicamp practice

Watch Antonio Brown mic'd up at Raiders mandatory minicamp practice originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com"Let's put a show on today."Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown was chatting with quarterback Derek Carr during a recent mandatory minicamp and we were able to hear it all during an installment of "Mic'd Up."The two went out on

Jaguars fine absent linebacker Smith $88K for missing camp

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Absent linebacker Telvin Smith says the Jacksonville Jaguars fined him $88,650 for missing the team’s mandatory, three-day minicamp this week. Smith posted a picture of the fine letter on his Instagram story Saturday, adding “it’s still love!!” The letter shows the Jaguars fined him $14,775 for missing

Buffalo Bills sign 3rd-round pick, tight end Dawson Knox

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills have their entire 2019 draft class under contract after signing rookie tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year deal.The Bills announced the signing Friday, a day after completing their series of offseason mandatory practices and six weeks before the team reports to

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