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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Michael Williams were acquitted of all counts July 27. They were indicted in February … Continue reading ENGLEWOOD, Colo. | Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

Welcome to the NFL, Baker Mayfield. And welcome back to the league, Andrew Luck. While the opening preseason game for most teams carries little intrigue as players from the back end of the roster try to strut their stuff, several story lines will be worth following Thursday night. Start in the New Jersey Meadowlands and … Continue reading Mayfield debuts, Luck returns as NFL preseason gets in gear

The Latest: Lots of jerseys, college teammates out for T.O.

The Latest on Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions Saturday in Canton, Ohio, and Terrell Owens’ separate celebration in Chattanooga, Tennessee (all times local): ___ 3:20 p.m. Terrell Owens will look out and see lots of his No. 81 jerseys in the stands at McKenzie Arena when he makes his personal induction speech for the … Continue reading The Latest: Lots of jerseys, college teammates out for T.O.

PHILADELPHIA | NFL concussion claims hit $500 million in less than 2 years

PHILADELPHIA — More than $500 million in claims were approved as of Monday under the NFL’s concussion settlement, nearly a decade earlier than league officials estimated they would reach that amount. Claims administrators in the settlement released an updated report on the concussion settlement information website saying about $502 million had been approved in less … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | NFL concussion claims hit $500 million in less than 2 years

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons’ Blank defends players’ rights in on-field protests

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank believes players should have the right to speak out on important issues even though he isn’t expecting his players to protest during the national anthem this season. Blank says just like last season, Falcons players have been asked to stand for the national anthem. He said … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. | Falcons’ Blank defends players’ rights in on-field protests

OXNARD, Calif. | Dak Prescott already using voice as new face of Cowboys

OXNARD, Calif. — Dak Prescott‘s best test yet as the new face of the Cowboys came two days after owner Jerry Jones once again declared that all Dallas players will stand for the national anthem and even said they wouldn’t be afforded the alternative of staying in the locker room. The star quarterback didn’t pause … Continue reading OXNARD, Calif. | Dak Prescott already using voice as new face of Cowboys

NASHVILLE, Tennessee | Titans sign tight end Delanie Walker through 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  — The Tennessee Titans and Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker have agreed to a two-year extension keeping him under contract through the 2020 season. The Titans announced the deal Friday, hours after signing Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan to a five-year contract. Walker has played in three straight Pro Bowls and … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tennessee | Titans sign tight end Delanie Walker through 2020

FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia | Julio Jones says status for Falcons camp was never in doubt

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Julio Jones insists his status for training camp was never in doubt. Jones, the five-time Pro Bowl receiver, was back for the start of Falcons training camp Friday after missing a mandatory minicamp in June while asking that his contract be reworked. Jones dismissed reports he wouldn’t report without a new … Continue reading FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia | Julio Jones says status for Falcons camp was never in doubt