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Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Adrian Peterson, the NFL's most productive running back for much of the past decade, has decided to head into the twilight of his career as a potential backup in New Orleans' pass-happy offense....

Atlanta stadium official says new facility ready in 3 months

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Workers are racing to complete Atlanta's new $1.5 billion stadium project in the next three months after ongoing roof issues have delayed the facility's opening....

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An attorney for former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says the player denies an accusation made in a police report that he sexually assaulted a woman. No charges have been filed....

Cowboys honor Ware, ponder need with post-Romo future secure

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Jerry Jones honored DeMarcus Ware with a ceremonial signing Monday that allowed the franchise sacks leader to retire as a Dallas Cowboy on the same day the team owner discussed how the draft might help find the next dominant pass rusher....

College stars bolster draft stock through special teams

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- More and more college coaches are putting their starters and even their stars on special teams as they seek to pile up every possible point in an era of pedal-to-the-metal shootouts and never-safe leads....

Elliott effect, deep class fuel running back resurgence

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Ezekiel Elliott's immediate impact last season, along with one of the strongest classes in years, have made running backs popular again heading into this week's NFL draft....

NFL draft: Browns still searching for franchise quarterback

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Finding Bigfoot has been more productive than the Cleveland Browns' search for a franchise quarterback....

Pretrial hearing for Bengals' 'Pacman' Jones moved to May 16
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones' court case has been continued to May 16, when there will be a pretrial hearing....

Attorneys review applications for 'Las Vegas Raiders' name
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A handful of people paid up to $275 for the "Las Vegas Raiders" trademark when news of the team's potential move from Oakland surfaced in January 2016. The filings have shed light on a trademark system that gives priority to the first people to submit applications, regardless of the validity of their claims....

NFL draft: Evaluating ex-top recruits who didn't match hype

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Receivers Malachi Dupre of LSU and Travis Rudolph of Florida State are prime examples of pro prospects who left high school as five-star recruits and now enter the NFL draft trying to overcome perceptions that they never fulfilled their promise in college....