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Jones shrugs off Giants not picking up his 5th- year option

May. 19, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones has rarely given any insight into his feelings in his three seasons as the New York Giants starting quarterback. So it was no surprise Thursday when the No. 6 overall pick in the 2019 draft shrugged off how he felt after the Giants refused...

Vikings assistant Pettine leads coaching diversity workshop

May. 18, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Mike Pettine has just begun working with the Minnesota Vikings, the assistant head coach on a staff busy implementing a fresh culture and installing new schemes under the direction of first-time head coach Kevin O'Connell. The full plate didn't stop Pettine...

Chargers sign defensive lineman Morgan Fox

May. 18, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers continued the offseason rebuild of their defense by signing defensive lineman Morgan Fox on Wednesday. Fox will be entering his seventh year in the league. He spent his first five seasons with the Rams (2016-20) before going to the...

Giants sign 4 defensive players, release 4 others

May. 18, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants added four defensive players to their roster, including three who have previously worked with members of the coaching staff. The Giants announced the signings of end Jalyn Holmes, safety Henry Black and cornerbacks Maurice Canady and...

Eagles, cornerback James Bradberry agree on 1-year deal

May. 18, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles strengthened their secondary, agreeing on a one-year contract with veteran cornerback James Bradberry on Wednesday. Bradberry, who made the Pro Bowl in 2020, was released by the New York Giants on May 9 for salary reasons. He would have...

Jaguars hire longtime 49ers executive Waugh as assistant GM

May. 18, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars formally hired Ethan Waugh as the team’s assistant general manager on Wednesday. Waugh, who had been rumored to be in line for the job for more than a month, worked alongside current Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke for a...

Bears try to prove they can support QB Justin Fields

May. 17, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he is making progress. The real question facing the Bears is whether they have made enough progress supporting Fields. ...

Packers defense ready to deal with heightened expectations

May. 17, 2022 19:46 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As they chase their fourth consecutive NFC North title and first Super Bowl berth in more than a decade, the Green Bay Packers may rely on a different formula than usual. The trade of All-Pro receiver Davante Adams could force the Packers to lean more on a...

Vikings get big pass-rush boost with Hunter's healthy return

May. 17, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Danielle Hunter became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50 sacks, an athletic marvel for the Minnesota Vikings who was as durable as they come in this violent sport. About 2 1/2 years later, with his gaudy sack total stalled out from consecutive...

Former Bears RB Tarik Cohen injured during streamed workout

May. 17, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Former Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, now a free agent, apparently suffered an injury during a training session being live-streamed on his Instagram account. The hard-luck player, released in March by the Bears due to past injuries, grabbed the back of his leg after going...