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No KJ Wright on Seahawks roster for first time in a decade

Jun. 16, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For a decade, No. 50 was seemingly always on the field for the Seahawks. Right now, the number is going unused in Seattle, and it may remain that way if the Seahawks have decided K.J. Wright’s run as a lynchpin starter for the defense has truly...

Chargers QB Herbert getting better handle on new offense

Jun. 16, 2021 19:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers began their six-week vacation following Wednesday's final minicamp practice but the quarterback still plans to do a lot of studying leading up to the start of training camp next month. Herbert likes the...

Back from neck injury, grateful Hunter excited about Vikes D

Jun. 16, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Neck injuries are no joke for an NFL player, and Danielle Hunter's was serious enough to sideline him for the entire 2020 season. Wincing while the Minnesota Vikings struggled badly without their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end, who became the...

Steelers to lean on veterans, youth to fill secondary void

Jun. 16, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers lost Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton, two key pieces of a strong secondary, during the offseason. But the Steelers feel that the return of veteran leaders Joe Haden, Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds, and the emergence of...

Work comes 1st to make sure Jones boosts Titans' offense

Jun. 16, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The phrase “Pick your poison” has been used a lot to describe the Tennessee offense since the Titans traded for Julio Jones. That’s the effect of adding a seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to a unit already featuring a Pro Bowl receiver in...

Ngakoue hoping to spark Raiders defensive front

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prized free-agent addition Yannick Ngakoue has made his presence known during the Las Vegas Raiders’ mandatory minicamp. Ngakoue, who worked out on his own during voluntary offseason training activities this spring, impressed teammates and coaches...

A season removed from MVP, Ravens' Jackson has room to grow

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson understands how Baltimore's passing game is perceived. In particular, he realizes that big plays have been lacking at times. “People are always saying we throw short, intermediate routes and stuff like that...

NFL loosening many COVID restrictions for vaccinated players

Jun. 16, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

The NFL is almost back to business as usual — for vaccinated players. The NFL and NFL Players Association have updated COVID-19 protocols to loosen restrictions for fully vaccinated players and to encourage others to get the vaccine. Unvaccinated...

Browns QB Mayfield in 'no rush' with contract extension

Jun. 16, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Along with everything else, Baker Mayfield is practicing patience this summer. The Cleveland Browns quarterback, whose strong 2020 season seemingly ended any debate about whether he can lead the franchise over the long term, said Wednesday that he's...

Longtime Pats' assistant Ernie Adams ends 4-decade NFL run

Jun. 16, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — For most of his past two decades with the New England Patriots, assistant coach Ernie Adams’ responsibilities have been shrouded in secrecy. Sticking mostly to the periphery during practices or on game days, Adams occasionally interacted with...