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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Roger Goodell: Diversity in NFL coach/executive hirings must improve

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stopped short of saying the Rooney Rule is not working.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

AP source: Browns part ways with execs Eliot Wolf, Alonzo Highsmith

Andrew Berry has quickly gotten to work on restructuring the Browns. In a drastic way.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Hall of Fame DE Chris Doleman dies at age 58

Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, who became one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers during 15 seasons in the league, has died.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

NFL tries to dispel mystery around sideline medical tent

The NFL’s blue medical tent on each sideline is a place no player ever wants to go, and everyone else would love to sneak inside for a peek.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

AP analysis: NFL teams lost over $500M to injuries in 2019

According to an Associated Press study, NFL teams paid more than a half-billion dollars to Week 1 starters who missed games because of injuries this season and players who ended …


Super Bowl notes: NFL dealing with social media hackers

The NFL has been dealing with hackers, not someone trying to peak into the league’s records or team playbooks. The hackers apparently attacked social media accounts.


Tim Dahlberg: Super Bowl streak ends at age 89 for Jerry Izenberg

Jerry Izenberg can still write, as anyone who reads his columns in the Star-Ledger in New Jersey knows. Just the other day he wrote a good one about an aging …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

‘We’re really nobody’: San Francisco 49ers take underdog mentality to heart against high-flying Chiefs

If you thought the 49ers are seizing on an underdog mentality for Super Bowl 54, you’re right, and Jimmie Ward is more than happy to say so.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs embracing loose locker room culture on Super Bowl run

If you’re planning to walk through the Kansas City Chiefs locker room between lunch and their typical afternoon practice, you might want to grab someone’s helmet.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Pro Bowl packed with pending free agents like Drew Brees, Derrick Henry

A number of Pro Bowlers are about to get paid. And not just the relative pocket change ($35,000 or $70,000) that comes with competing in the NFL’s annual all-star game …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

Larry Stone: What’s next? Russell Wilson’s ‘goofball’ persona remains the Seahawks’ best offseason story line

Russell Wilson tweeted the other day that it “makes me sick” not to be still playing in pursuit of a Super Bowl title.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

NFL’s Saints seek to shield PR help to church in sex crisis

The New Orleans Saints are going to court to keep the public from seeing hundreds of emails that allegedly show team executives doing public relations damage control for the area’s …


NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

The NFL said on Thursday that the number of concussions players suffered increased slightly this season over 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 23, 2020

Jimmy Garoppolo gets 49ers to Super Bowl with handoffs not throws

Maybe it was fitting that Jimmy Garoppolo did his best Bob Griese impersonation in the victory that sent the San Francisco 49ers to Griese’s old stomping grounds in Miami for …


Terrell Suggs aiming for Super Bowl after joining Chiefs last month

There was a moment during practice last week, while the Kansas City Chiefs were prepping for their AFC title game against Tennessee, that caused linebackers coach Matt House to seek …


Long lines at Pro Bowl to get Lamar Jackson’s autograph, picture

Fans chanted Lamar Jackson’s name throughout two days of practice at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and clamored for his autograph before and after workouts. To get a picture, fans …


AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski’s departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns.


Brett Favre sees some of his own traits in Patrick Mahomes

Brett Favre sees some of his own traits as a football player in Patrick Mahomes. The mobility and passing outside the pocket, usually on the run. The willingness to stick …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

Authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida hom.


SoFi Stadium is 85% complete, on schedule for Rams, Bolts

In just six months, Taylor Swift is scheduled to step onto a stage inside a stadium that’s currently a dusty cement bowl filled with busy construction workers moving around a …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Green Bay Packers stay with Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Giants’ Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowl wins

Eli Manning, who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories in a 16-year career that saw him set almost every team passing record, has retired.


Tim Dahlberg: Finally, the Super Bowl might be fun again

For the first time in four years, the Patriots will be sitting at home when the NFL championship is decided. And, really, on the 100th anniversary of the NFL, that …


3 former Dolphins provide Super Bowl boost to Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs saw value in a trio of players that were essentially castoffs from what was one of the least-successful franchises in the NFL over the past 10 …


Role reversal: Pro Bowl provides chance for position swap

Pittsburgh’s Cameron Heyward jogged through the end zone, stretched out his right arm and made a one-handed catch to start Pro Bowl practice Wednesday. Not bad for a defensive lineman.


49ers coach Kyle Shanahan reflects on blown Super Bowl

Kyle Shanahan’s play calls from his first trip to the Super Bowl as an offensive coordinator have been heavily scrutinized.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Seahawks mock draft roundup: Will Seattle address its defense with its first pick?

The Seahawks are scheduled to have the 27th pick in the first round, and most observers think Seattle will lean toward improving its defense.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 22, 2020

Browns still seeking GM, meet second time with Vikings assistant

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn’t campaigning to bring a former close colleague and friend to Cleveland. At least not publicly.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

AFC Championship preview: Titans, Chiefs on verge of Super Bowl

Andy Reid rarely digs into his own past, preferring to stay in the moment or focus squarely on the future. It’s an approach that has served him well during a …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

NFC Championship preview: 49ers, Packers look to go from losing seasons to Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers are one win away from accomplishing a turnaround that’s been done only once in the Super Bowl era.