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NFL's first female official looks ahead to second season on job

Sarah Thomas was never hit by the pressure of being the first woman to be a full-time NFL game official until after her first season on the job. It wasn’t until this past offseason that Thomas pondered what really happened after accomplishing her goal, which was to work full-time at ...

Jul 28, 2016

Warren Sapp bitten by shark while catching lobster

Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster off the Florida Keys. A photo posted by a fishing charter boat’s account on Instagram Wednesday appears to show Sapp’s arm with a ...

Jul 28, 2016

Coughlin lands NFL operations job: source

Tom Coughlin will be joining the NFL’s football operations staff, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press. The two-time Super Bowl-winning coach will work closely with Troy Vincent and with the NFL’s game-related committees in an advisory role. The person ...

Jul 27, 2016

Wide receiver Boldin joining Lions

Anquan Boldin is joining the Detroit Lions, according to messages on the free-agent receiver’s Twitter account Tuesday. “This coming season, I am excited to announce that I have chosen to play for the Lions and reunite with Coach Caldwell for another run,” Boldin tweeted. ...

Former NFL coach Green dead at 67

Jul 23, 2016

Former NFL coach Green dead at 67

Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died. He was 67. Green’s family posted a message on the Cardinals website on Friday announcing the death. “His family ...

Jul 22, 2016

Texans' Watt undergoes back surgery: source

A person familiar with J.J. Watt’s condition said the Houston Texans’ star defensive end has had back surgery and will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity ...

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 ends 'Deflategate'

Jul 16, 2016

Brady ends 'Deflategate'

Tom Brady says he will not ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block his four-game “Deflategate” suspension, ending his fight on Friday in a scandal that tested the power of the NFL commissioner and tarnished the reputation of one of the league’s greatest players. ...

Broncos offer Miller $70 million guarantee

Jul 15, 2016

Broncos offer Miller $70 million guarantee

The Denver Broncos have upped their offer to Von Miller by offering to guarantee the Super Bowl MVP a record $70 million of the six-year deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told AP. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity ...