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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Background checks on draftees take on increased importance

The pressure for the upcoming NFL Draft is as much on team decision makers as it is on the players hoping to build a career in professional football.
By Barry Wilner

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cowboys' Hardy suspended

The NFL came down harder than expected on Greg Hardy, suspending the Cowboys defensive end for 10 games without pay to start the 2015 season.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Falcons will open season on Monday Night Football

The Atlanta Falcons' Dan Quinn Era will kickoff against the Philadelphia Eagles in a nationally televised game on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14 at the Georgia Dome.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tebow back in the NFL

PHILADELPHIA - Tebowmania swept through Philly before Tim Tebow's return to the NFL even became official.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Manziel apologizes to team, fans

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has expressed remorse and asked for privacy following a 10-week stay in rehab.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Peterson reinstated by NFL

MINNEAPOLIS - Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Now all that remains to be settled is where he will play next season.
By Jon Krawczynski

Falcons' 2014 starters don't have job security

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Even the most established Falcons players are scrambling to make a good first impression with new coach Dan Quinn.
By Charles Odum

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Former Golden Hawk signs with New York Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants have signed former Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Gordy, a former Washington County High School standout.

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez convicted of murder

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
By Michelle R. Smith

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Steelers' Taylor to retire

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor is retiring, ending a 12-year career in which he helped lead the team to two Super Bowl victories.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Search for Georgia's new center still ongoing

Replacing David Andrews at center isn't exactly a snap so far for Georgia.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Manziel released from rehab

CLEVELAND - Johnny Manziel has taken the first steps in his comeback. The Browns quarterback was released from a rehab facility Saturday after more than 10 weeks.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Steelers' Polamalu retiring

Troy Polamalu, an eight-time Pro Bowler and 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, is retiring after 12 seasons, telling the only team he's ever played for that it's time for the next phase of his ...
By Will Graves

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Falcons coach lays out plan for each player

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - New Falcons coach Dan Quinn did more than just say hello to his players in the first team meeting this week.
By George Henry

Steelers' Bell suspended for three games

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is facing a three-game suspension following his arrest on DUI and marijuana charges last August.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Welker visits with Dolphins

Free agent Wes Welker, a one-time Miami Dolphins receiver who went on to break records with the New England Patriots, is the latest free agent to visit with the Dolphins, arriving at team ...

NFL hires first fulltime female official

NEW YORK - Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.
By Rachel Cohen

Monday, April 6, 2015

Brain scans could help spot concussion-related disease, study shows

NEW YORK - A brain-scanning technique might one day help identify people with a disease linked to concussions in football and other sports, an illness now diagnosed only after death, a small study ...
By Malcolm Ritter

Friday, April 3, 2015

Buffalo's Watkins had off-season surgery

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had offseason surgery in an area near his hip, according to

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Winston impresses at pro day

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jameis Winston put on quite a show for NFL coaches, general managers and scouts during Florida State's pro day on Tuesday.
By Mark Long

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