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Jul 21, 2016

NFL to appoint chief medical officer

The NFL will be hiring a full-time chief medical officer to work with team medical staffs, the players’ union and league committees. In a letter sent to the 32 team presidents and obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell said the ...

Jul 19, 2016

Bears' Tillman decides to retire after 13-season career

Longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons. The 35-year-old Tillman, known for his “peanut punch” after forcing 44 career fumbles, spent his first 12 seasons with the Bears and went to two Pro Bowls. He started 12 ...

Jul 19, 2016

Former NFL coach Campbell dies at 87

Former Eagles coach Marion Campbell, who played on Philadelphia’s last NFL championship team in 1960, has died. He was 87. The team announced late Sunday that Campbell died Wednesday in Plano, Texas. Campbell, a two-way player and two-time Pro Bowl pick, played for the ...

Dolphins sign ex-Pro Bowler Foster to contract

Jul 19, 2016

Dolphins sign ex-Pro Bowler Foster to contract

Four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster took a big step Monday in his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon, signing a $1.5 million, one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins. “I still feel like I’m a Pro Bowl-caliber player, and I intend to show ...

Jul 16, 2016

49ers' Lynch gets four-game ban

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aaron Lynch has been suspended for the first four regular-season games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. The NFL announced the suspension Friday. Lynch is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and ...

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Jul 14, 2016

Brady's 'Deflategate' appeal for new hearing gets rejected

Quarterback Tom Brady’s last best chance to avoid serving a four-game “Deflategate” suspension to start the new season was flatly rejected Wednesday by an appeals court. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a one-sentence rejection of requests by the National ...

Jul 10, 2016

Broadcaster James Brown wins Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award

CBS broadcaster James Brown has won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award presented by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The award recognizes long-time exceptional contributions to radio and television in professional football.” Brown will be presented with the award at the hall’s enshrinement ceremony ...

Colts reward Luck with $140 million, six-year contract

Jun 30, 2016

Colts reward Luck with $140 million, six-year contract

Andrew Luck has signed the richest contract in NFL history, a deal worth up to $140 million with the Indianapolis Colts that covers the next six seasons through 2021. Colts owner Jim Irsay revealed the contract’s maximum value on Wednesday for Luck, the No. ...

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan, 82, passes away

Jun 28, 2016

NFL defensive guru Buddy Ryan, 82, passes away

Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82. His death was confirmed by the Buffalo Bills, who are coached by son Rex Ryan. James ...

Jun 28, 2016

Hershel Walker says Trump friendship costly

Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he’s being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump. In an interview on the “TMZ Sports” TV show, the Heisman Trophy winner and former “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant said he’s known Trump “before he became ...