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Super Bowl-bound Eagles are built around QB Jalen Hurts

Feb. 04, 2023 18:57 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Hurts in 2020 came with as much hand-wringing as intrigue regarding how to use the talented Heisman Trophy finalist. The Eagles already had quarterback Carson Wentz locked into a $128 million contract. They...

NFL infuses Pro Bowl with points system, flag football

Feb. 04, 2023 18:49 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL finally stopped pretending its all-star game was an actual game, and is breathing life into the exhibition with Sunday's Pro Bowl Games. There will be no tackle football played for the first time — not that there was much tackling in recent years, more...

Schottenheimer new Cowboys OC while McCarthy calls plays

Feb. 04, 2023 17:25 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Brian Schottenheimer has been named offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys after serving the past season as a consultant for the team. Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move Saturday, three days after team owner Jerry Jones said McCarthy is set to call...

Josh Jacobs expects to begin talks with Raiders next week

Feb. 04, 2023 17:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Josh Jacobs, who led the NFL in rushing yards this season, said he expects to begin speaking with Las Vegas Raiders management next week about a possible new contract. He could become a free agent after the Raiders declined last April to exercise his fifth-year...

Super Bowl-bound Chiefs are built around Patrick Mahomes

Feb. 04, 2023 16:21 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are built around their half-billion dollar All-Pro quarterback, and for the past five years, Super Bowl-bound Patrick Mahomes has made everyone else around him all the more valuable. He's taken marginal wide receivers and turned them...

Former AP sports writer Denne H. Freeman dies at 86

Feb. 04, 2023 16:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Retired longtime Associated Press sports writer Denne H. Freeman, whose 32 years with the AP included covering all five Super Bowl championships won by the Dallas Cowboys and many golf majors, has died after a series of health issues. He was 86. Freeman’s family...

Sean Payton is officially named Broncos head coach

Feb. 03, 2023 20:36 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos named Sean Payton the 20th head coach in franchise history Friday, 40 days after firing rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett. “Sean Payton is an outstanding leader and Super Bowl champion with a brilliant offensive mind. He shares our...

AP source: Alabama hiring Notre Dame OC Tommy Rees

Feb. 03, 2023 18:58 PM EST

Alabama is hiring Notre Dame assistant coach Tommy Rees to be its offensive coordinator, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was being finalized and still needed university...

Raiders hire former Commanders OC Scott Turner

Feb. 03, 2023 17:37 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Washington Commanders offensive coordinator Scott Turner is joining the Las Vegas Raiders' staff, likely helping oversee the passing game. “I’m just happy to be a part of the staff and it’s obviously coach (Josh) McDaniels' deal, and I’m just going...

Menacing charge against Bengals' Joe Mixon is dismissed

Feb. 03, 2023 17:26 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals running back Joe Mixon no longer faces a misdemeanor charge of aggravated menacing over allegations that he threatened and pointed a gun at a woman in Cincinnati. A Friday order dismissing the case in Hamilton County Municipal Court said only that the city...