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Ready, Aim, Tweet; Brown fires at Roethlisberger, Tomlin

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Antonio Brown’s laundry list of issues with the Pittsburgh Steelers appears to include a problem with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s leadership style and how head coach Mike Tomlin treated the Pro Bowl wide receiver during the regular-season finale against Cincinnati. Brown, who has requested a trade, took to Twitter

Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as defensive coordinator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces.Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's defensive signals last season

Buffalo Bills cut veteran tight end Charles Clay

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have released underperforming and high-priced veteran tight end Charles Clay. The move was announced Friday, and did not come as a surprise after Clay’s playing time diminished behind Jason Croom and Logan Thomas over the final six weeks of last season. Clay had

NFL notebook: Kaepernick, Reid settle NFL grievances

Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid have decided to settle their collusion grievances with the NFL, according to a joint statement released by their attorneys and the league on Friday.According to Yahoo Sports, the final hearing in the players' joint collusion case against the NFL was scheduled for later this month.

NFL notebook: Riley dismisses concerns over Murray’s height

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray likely will be one of the most talked about -- and divisive -- prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, mixing electric Heisman-winning talent in a package that is usually considered too short by league standards.Murray, who was listed as 5-foot-10 by Oklahoma, will get an official

Place-kicker Josh Lambo signs 4-year extension with Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Place-kicker Josh Lambo has signed a four-year contract extension with the Jacksonville Jaguars, keeping him from hitting free agency next month. Lambo tweeted a photo of him signing the deal Wednesday on Twitter, adding “Doggone good news!! We’ll be in Duval for 4 more years, as I’ve

Chargers decide not to pick up option on DT Liuget

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will not pick up the option on defensive tackle Corey Liuget’s contract. General manager Tom Telesco told the team website Wednesday he is not closing the door on a possible return even though Liuget will become an unrestricted free agent on March

49ers projected $60M in salary cap space with free agency a month away

49ers projected $60M in salary cap space with free agency a month away originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.comThe 49ers are projected to have the seventh-most salary-cap space in the NFL at the beginning of the free-agent signing period on March 13.The contract and salary-cap crunching website,, lists the 49ers with $60

Maryland governor exits talks for new Redskins stadium

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan has abandoned talks to persuade the Washington Redskins to build its next stadium on a Maryland site currently owned by the federal government. Spokeswoman Amelia Chasse told news outlets Tuesday that Hogan will proceed with acquiring state control of the 300-acre tract near

Browns give Hunt second chance, hope he stays inbounds

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt’s second NFL season wasn’t him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she was defenseless on the floor. That

Cardinals sign ex-Falcons linebacker Reed to 1-year contract

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed outside linebacker Brooks Reed to a one-year contract. Reed, who grew up in Tucson and played at the University of Arizona, has played in eight NFL seasons, four with the Houston Texans and the last four with the Atlanta Falcons. The 31-year-old Reed

CBS picks up additional 12 million viewers for Super Bowl

Another 12 million has been added to CBS’ viewership totals for the Super Bowl. The network said Friday that the New England Patriots 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3 now totals 112.7 million viewers. That’s based on Nielsen’s “Out of Home” viewing metric. That includes viewers at

Vikings fill out staff, tapping Maalouf for special teams

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have completed their coaching staff for 2019, hiring Marwan Maalouf as special teams coordinator and Rick Dennison as offensive line coach. The Vikings also announced Friday the promotion of assistant quarterbacks coach Drew Petzing to wide receivers coach, where Darrell Hazell was not retained. Maalouf

NFL notebook: McVay says Gurley won’t need surgery

Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay continues to insist his game plan was the reason for Todd Gurley's inactivity in Super Bowl LIII and not the running back's ailing left knee.Gurley underwent his season-ending physical exam on Tuesday but wasn't interested in discussing any details. A team official shadowed Gurley

Colts bring back longtime offensive line coach Mudd to staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have rehired Howard Mudd as a senior offensive assistant. Coach Frank Reich also announced Thursday that Klayton Adams will be Indy’s new assistant offensive line coach and Marcus Brady has been promoted from assistant quarterbacks coach to quarterbacks coach. Mudd spent 12 seasons as the Colts

Falcons release CB Alford, possibly clearing spot for Oliver

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have released cornerback Robert Alford, a second-round pick in 2013 who had 10 career interceptions but none this season. The move, announced by the team on Tuesday night, could clear the way for Isaiah Oliver, a 2018 second-round pick, to start. As a rookie, Oliver

The Latest: Brady, Patriots take victory lap through Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a parade in Boston to celebrate the New England Patriots‘ sixth Super Bowl title (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are taking a victory lap through downtown Boston. Hundreds of thousands of fans are lining the streets, cheering wildly as

Chiefs fan banned over claims he pointed laser at Brady

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have instituted a lifetime ban against a fan accused of flashing a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during last month’s AFC championship game. The Kansas City Star reports the Chiefs say the team is also working with authorities to