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Fewer preseason games is another challenge for NFL coaches

Jul. 2, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

Fewer preseason games following an offseason without on-field workouts creates more challenges for new coaches, players who changed teams and rookies. The NFL is cutting the exhibition schedule in half and pushing back the start of the preseason to allow teams more time to train because the coronavirus pandemic...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to

NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

Jul. 1, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players on Tuesday,...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) celebrates a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos during the first half of an NFL football game, in Denver. The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it publicly.  (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Patriots hope winning still in fashion for new QB Newton

Jun. 29, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

One is a man of a million fedoras. The other is all about the hoodie. But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more about football than fashion. The Patriots have turned to the former Panthers quarterback to replace Tom Brady, who defected...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton looks for a receiver during the team's NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half in Charlotte, N.C. The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

AP source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

Jun. 29, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up to $7.5...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stands on the sideline during the second half of the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. The Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, June 28, 2020, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. “I personally have never viewed any video footage at all, anything that those production people have done, other than what’s shown on public television or something like that,” Belichick said in December. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Pats fined $1.1M, lose pick for filming game last season

Jun. 28, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New England Patriots have been fined $1.1 million by the NFL for inappropriately filming the Cincinnati Bengals’ sideline during a game last season. On Sunday, the league also took away a third-round pick in the 2021 draft. Also, the team's production crew will not be allowed to...

FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Houston Texans running back Karan Higdon (31) carries the ball during a joint NFL training camp football practice with the Detroit Lions in Houston.  The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday, June 25, 2020 were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

NFL training camps still on original schedule for late July

Jun. 25, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The NFL still plans to hold training camps on time beginning in late July, though contingency plans are in place. Hours after the league canceled the Hall of Fame game that kicks off the preseason, the 32 team owners on Thursday were updated on a variety of issues, many dealing with working through the...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone speaks with members of the media after the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from their everyday environments — creativity was the key. Marrone held weekly contests for his team, including a cooking competition last month with judging based solely on appearance and presentation. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason

Jun. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the world. Football pads were replaced by iPads. Handshakes and high-fives gave way to emojis and video chats. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow walks the sideline in an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Waco, Texas. Carolina Panthers new defensive coordinator Phil Snow has a monumental task ahead of him, returning the once proud Carolina defense to among the best in the league without retired linebacker Luke Kuechly. Carolina's defense is coming off a season in which they allowed 29.4 points per game, the second-most in the league.  (AP Photo/Jerry Larson, File)

Snow faces huge task restoring once-proud Panthers defense

Jun. 17, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers new defensive coordinator Phil Snow is well aware of the big challenge ahead. The energetic 64-year-old Snow is tasked with rebuilding a once-proud defense that sustained an enormous falloff last year allowing 29.4 points per game — second most in the NFL....

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen stretches before practice at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center in Eagan, Minn. The Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams all decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working. 
So did the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Turns out there's only so much that can be done virtually. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Coaches, players make best of NFL's 1st virtual offseason

Jun. 16, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and team...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference in Irving, Texas. Coaches will be allowed to return to NFL team facilities beginning Friday as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season. Commissioner Roger Goodell told the 32 clubs on Thursday, June 4, 2020, that coaching staffs may from team complexes starting Friday. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Column: Goodell's mea culpa is a good start - and no more

Jun. 9, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

Never thought we’d see the day when typing the words “Roger Goodell” and “daring” in the same sentence wasn’t the setup for a punchline. But here we are. Four years after piling on a few dozen men who were already down — on one knee — the NFL commissioner...