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Rivera: Newton 'probably' will start vs. Browns

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton will "probably" start Sunday against the Cleveland Browns barring any physical setbacks this week....

Panthers' Newton works with first team at practice

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took all of the first-team reps during the 20-minute portion of practice Thursday that was open to the media....

Revis heads back to MetLife Stadium as Jets' enemy

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- Darrelle Revis has been back before, as an opposing player taking on the New York Jets....

Correction: Brain Injury Program-NFL story
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- In a story Dec. 16 about the Eisenhower Center, The Associated Press, based on information from the center, reported erroneously that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. According to the NFLPA, the center is one of the facilities the group uses to treat a number of health-related issues....

Pump fake still an old standby tool in QB's belt

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Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers had first-and-goal at Carolina, poised to break open that September game in the third quarter....

Painkillers lawsuit against NFL dismissed; may be appealed
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by 1,300 former players against the NFL, writing that the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the union was the appropriate forum to resolve claims that teams damaged the players' by routinely dispensing painkillers....

49ers release McDonald amid further legal trouble

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- Citing a pattern of behavior and off-field issues, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke informed defensive lineman Ray McDonald that he was released Wednesday amid a sexual assault investigation by San Jose police....

Panthers' Newton practices 8 days after crash

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Cam Newton returned to practice Wednesday eight days after a horrific-looking automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back....

Could NFL come up with worse Thursday game?

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If the NFL wanted its Thursday night prime-time package to go out with a bang, it couldn't have made a worse choice....

Panthers' Newton practicing 8 days after crash

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to practice eight days after an automobile accident left him with two fractures in his lower back....