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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

NFL backs CTE comments by Miller

The NFL is standing behind a top executive's acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football.

Monday, March 14, 2016

NFL admits to sport's link to brain disease

WASHINGTON - For the first time, the NFL is admitting a connection between football and the brain disease CTE.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Patriots beat Bills in free agency battle for Hogan too

Chalk up yet another win for the New England Patriots over the AFC East-rival Buffalo Bills.
By John Wawrow

Ware to stay with Broncos

DeMarcus Ware has restructured his contract to stay with the Denver Broncos, who have lost several key players to free agency.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Weatherspoon returns to Falcons

ATLANTA - Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said he felt nostalgic when he returned to the Atlanta Falcons, his home for the first four years of his career, on Friday.
By Charles Odum

Griffin visits with New York Jets

Free-agent quarterback Robert Griffin III was visiting with the New York Jets on Friday, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

Browns release Manziel

Less than two years after arriving armed with a Heisman Trophy, full of swagger and touted as a savior for this football-frenzied city's sagging franchise, Johnny Manziel was shown the door - a ...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Dolphins make pitch for Broncos' back

A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent running back C.J. Anderson has received an $18 million, four-year offer sheet from the Miami Dolphins.

Falcons sign Sanu

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have filled a big spot on their offense, reaching terms with former Cincinnati receiver Mohamed Sanu on a five-year contract.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Osweiler leaves Broncos, joins Texans

The Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos lost their second quarterback in less than a week. With Peyton Manning retired, his supposed successor Brock Osweiler headed to Houston as the free-agent ...

Falcons agree to deal with Mack

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons took an aggressive approach to the start of free agency Wednesday by agreeing to terms on a five-year, $47.5 million contract with three-time Pro Bowl center Alex Mack.
By Charles Odum

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Lions' Johnson retires

DETROIT - Calvin Johnson, one the most spectacular receivers in NFL history, retired from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday and rekindled memories of the way superstar running back Barry Sanders ...
By Larry Lage

Two starters still suspended for Gators

Florida will open spring practice with two key offensive players suspended indefinitely. Quarterback Treon Harris and dynamic receiver Antonio Callaway have been away from the team since January, ...

Monday, March 7, 2016

Peyton Manning officially retires after 18 years

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - His voice cracking with emotion, Peyton Man­ning said good bye to the game he loved at a news conference packed with friends, family and laughter.
By Arnie Stapleton

Washington cuts RGIII

The Redskins have released Robert Griffin III, four years after trading a bevy of draft picks to take the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the No. 2 overall choice. The NFC East champions ...

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Peyton Manning to announce his retirement Monday

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He's retiring a champion.
By Arnie Stapleton

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Falcons' gender-based line of question is under scrutiny

The Atlanta Falcons' use of gender-based questions at the NFL scouting combine might have been more extensive than just one to Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, according to a person familiar with ...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Browns linebacker suspended four games

CLEVELAND - Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Panthers release Johnson

Charles Johnson's nine-year run with the Carolina Panthers is over.

Falcons look to future after releasing White

ATLANTA - The second year of rebuilding the Falcons roster under Dan Quinn gained momentum when the release of Roddy White helped to define the team's focus on its future entering free agency and ...
By Charles Odum

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