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Jul 26, 2014

Seahawks' Lynch begins holdout

Marshawn Lynch famously said during Super Bowl week that he was “all about that action, boss.” His action on Friday was defiance. The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks opened training camp and Lynch chose to stay away because of his current contract situation. Beast ...

NFL suspends Rice for two games

Jul 25, 2014

NFL suspends Rice for two games

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension from the NFL on Thursday following his offseason arrest for domestic violence. Rice will miss the season opener against the AFC North champion Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 7 and the Sept. 11 game on ...

Chiefs give star running back Charles two-year extension

Jul 24, 2014

Chiefs give star running back Charles two-year extension

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs announced the deal Wednesday night. The two-year extension runs through the 2017 season, a person familiar with the contract said on condition of anonymity because ...

Dungy backs off latest remarks about Sam

Jul 23, 2014

Dungy backs off latest remarks about Sam

NFL television analyst and former coach Tony Dungy backed off Tuesday from comments he “wouldn’t want to deal with” the diversions arising from drafting Michael Sam, who is hoping to become the league’s first openly gay player, saying he was referring to media attention ...

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

Jul 22, 2014

49ers start training camp after tumultuous offseason

The San Francisco 49ers are eager to move forward from a forgettable offseason. They made nearly as much news off the field as in free agency and the draft, although they accomplished their top priority by re-signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick as the face of ...

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

Jul 18, 2014

49ers christen spectacular new stadium in Santa Clara

San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York got a little teary on his drive to Levi’s Stadium on Thursday. His voice cracked while talking about taking his young son to games at the stadium for years to come. Others had a different reaction upon walking ...

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Jul 17, 2014

Cowboys release backup QB Orton

Quarterback Kyle Orton was released Wednesday by the Dallas Cowboys, an expected move after Tony Romo’s backup was a no-show during offseason workouts. Orton skipped the workouts amid reports that he was considering retirement. He was subjected to about $70,000 in fines for failing ...

Saints come to terms with Graham

Jul 16, 2014

Saints come to terms with Graham

The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Jimmy Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — and challenged the NFL’s franchise tag process through arbitration. ...

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

Jul 3, 2014

Arbitrator rejects Graham's bid to be declared wide receiver

The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that Graham was ...

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Jun 28, 2014

'Johnny Football' addresses critics

Johnny’s gonna play and Johnny’s gonna party. Tired of scrutiny about how he spends his weekends away from football and drained by the spotlight that follows him, Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said he has no plans to tone down his lifestyle. “I don’t ...