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Chasing Dreams: From UNC linebacker to country music star

Apr. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

Like many young football players growing up in North Carolina, Chase Rice had his sights set on the NFL. After an outstanding sophomore season with the Tar Heels, that goal seemed realistic. Then the linebacker who tore up the ACC in 2006 tore up his left ankle in the...

Chiefs great Arbanas, longtime local politician, dies at 82

Apr. 18, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs tight end Fred Arbanas, a key member of their first two Super Bowl teams in the 1960s' and '70s who later had a long career in county politics, has died. He was 82. The Jackson County Democratic Party in Missouri, for which...

Punter Pressley Harvin III is a big presence in NFL draft

Apr. 18, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

It wasn't just Pressley Harvin III's powerful right leg that NFL scouts wanted to see at Georgia Tech's pro day. They had to get a look at this plump punter's robust right arm, too. “I had a feeling it was going to come up,” said Harvin, the 2020...

Attorney apologizes for assault accusation against Donald

Apr. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The attorney for a man who accused NFL star Aaron Donald of assaulting him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend has apologized, saying it was a case of mistaken identity. Attorney Todd Hollis, who represents DeVin­cent Spriggs, told Pittsburgh...

Players on 5 more NFL teams say no to in-person work

Apr. 17, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

Players on five more NFL teams will be skipping in-person voluntary workouts because of the pandemic: the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers. The players posted through their union that they are joining 11 other...

Pro days key for NFL hopefuls with no combine this year

Apr. 17, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — As an underclassman, defensive end Mustafa Johnson always enjoyed rubbernecking at the University of Colorado’s annual pro day. He'd cheer on his older teammates as they were getting sized up by NFL scouts in preparation for that year's draft —...

Bears sign former 49ers, Bills WR Goodwin to 1-year deal

Apr. 16, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed wide receiver Marquise Goodwin to a one-year contract Friday. Goodwin has 140 receptions for 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns over seven seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16) and San Francisco 49ers (2017-19). He had a...

Jackson returning to Patriots after signing one-year tender

Apr. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed cornerback J.C. Jackson, bringing back the former undrafted free agent who finished second in the NFL in interceptions in 2020. The restricted free agent returns to New England where he will be paid $3.88 million this upcoming...

Aaron Donald's lawyer says video refutes man's assault claim

Apr. 16, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said Friday that witnesses and surveillance video refute a man's claim the player assaulted him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend. Attorney Casey White told WPXI-TV that the video...

Steelers players 10th group skipping in-person workouts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the 10th group of NFL players to say they won't be attending in-person voluntary offseason workouts. With a post through the NFL Players Association, the Steelers joined the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants,...