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NFL running backs in new places could struggle to match the production they had with original teams

Jun. 18, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

Saquon Barkley’s move from one NFC East team to another gives Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni the opportunity to deliver a stinging response whenever a rival fan shouts “Go Giants” at him. “I typically let it go,” Sirianni said. "But if the guy gets me good enough,...

The Cowboys passed on running back in the NFL draft. A reunion with Ezekiel Elliott might be next

Apr. 27, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys passed on running back in the NFL draft after moving on from their starter each of the past two seasons. There was as much talk about one of those former Cowboys — two-time rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott — as there was any of the...

A reset at running back might look different for the Cowboys 8 years after drafting Ezekiel Elliott

Apr. 18, 2024 16:16 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys had to reset at running back eight years ago, when they drafted Ezekiel Elliott fourth overall and watched him lead the NFL in rushing twice in his first three seasons. They won't be drafting a running back that high in their first reset at...

The Titans go into the NFL draft flexible at No. 7 with lots of needs to fill

Apr. 18, 2024 14:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have been among the league's biggest spenders in free agency, and they still won't be able to fill all the remaining holes with only seven selections in this NFL draft. Neither general manager Ran Carthon nor first-year head coach Brian...

Cowboys add veteran Royce Freeman, but running back remains a position of need in the draft

Apr. 16, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys signed free agent running back Royce Freeman on Tuesday, a likely incremental move at a position of need going into next week's draft. The Cowboys have lost their lead back each of the past two offseasons. Two-time rushing champion Ezekiel...

NFL owners unanimously approve a rule that bans the hip-drop tackle

Mar. 25, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The NFL is eliminating the hip-drop tackle. NFL team owners on Monday unanimously approved a rule that bans players from using a swivel technique to tackle an opponent. A violation will result in a 15-yard penalty and could ultimately result in...