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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) is pursued by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Shelby Harris (96) during the first half of an NFL football game in Denver. The coronavirus pandemic has forced NFL teams to make free agent decisions without the benefit of meeting players face to face. That suppressed the market for plenty of lower-tier free agents such as Harris who signed a one-year deal for $2.5 million with a chance to earn another $750,000. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Shelby Harris counting his blessings, not his lost millions

Apr. 3, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Shelby Harris is counting his blessings and not his lost millions. “I’m just happy to have a job. There are millions of Americans who have lost their jobs because of this,” the sixth-year defensive tackle said of the coronavirus pandemic during a conference call...

Buccaneers re-sign backup QB Blaine Gabbert

Apr. 3, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have re-signed free agent backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract. The 10th-year veteran spent all of last season on injured reserve after hurting his shoulder during the preseason. Gabbert signed with the Bucs last year after spending the first...

49ers sign Benjamin, Compton to one-year free agent deals

Apr. 3, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Benjamin is a ninth-year pro who has caught 19 touchdown passes and returned four punts for scores in his eight NFL seasons in Cleveland (2012-15)...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe looks on during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers. After the deal fell through, Wolfe immediately contacted his agent and insisted that he get in touch with the Ravens. Not long after that, the longtime tackle with the Broncos received a one-year pact with Baltimore.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Former Denver star Wolfe finally gets to play for Ravens

Apr. 3, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Derek Wolfe figured he missed yet another chance to join the Baltimore Ravens when the team reached agreement last month on a three-year contract with free agent defensive lineman Michael Brockers. After Baltimore's deal with Brockers fell through, Wolfe immediately told his agent...

Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts

Apr. 3, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. Like many of Detroit's recent acquisitions, he also has ties to the New England Patriots. Roberts has...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Green Bay Packers' Kyler Fackrell sacks Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen during the second half of an NFL football game in Green Bay, Wis. The New York Giants are giving free agent linebacker Kyler Fackrell a chance to show that 2019 wasn't as bad as the numbers made it look. It's a one-year shot for Fackrell to prove his 10-1/2 sack season in 2018 with the Packers wasn't a fluke. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Giants LB Fackrell looking to show 2019 stats weren't him

Apr. 2, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

The New York Giants are giving free-agent linebacker Kyler Fackrell a chance to show that his 2019 season wasn't as bad as the numbers suggest. It's a one-year shot for Fackrell to prove his 10 1/2 sack season in 2018 with the Green Bay Packers wasn't a fluke. It will cost the Giants, too. General manager Dave...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, right, hands the trophy to head coach Andy Reid after the chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. It's hard enough when things are normal — only seven franchises have won back-to-back championships. But it's even more difficult when the offseason has been thrown into turmoil because of the coronavirus pandemic, affecting everything from free agency to the NFL draft to team workouts that should have begun this month, but will not. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Chiefs' Reid plotting Super Bowl defense from his basement

Apr. 2, 2020 3:38 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid is like most people these days. The Kansas City Chiefs coach is hunkered down in his basement, trying to avoid going out in public as he works from a makeshift office consisting of a computer, an iPad and an old side table. The difference, though: He's trying to build a...

Saints agree to re-sign free agent cornerback P.J. Williams

Apr. 2, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have agreed to bring back free agent cornerback P.J. Williams. General manager Mickey Loomis said Thursday the Saints were bringing Williams back, though terms of the new contract have not been released. Williams, who entered the NFL when the Saints selected him in...

FILE — In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Derrick Henry sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. The Tennessee Titans have tagged Henry as their franchise player, making sure they keep the NFL rushing leader around for at least this season. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Titans GM wants long-term deal with NFL rushing leader Henry

Apr. 1, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans don't want Derrick Henry going anywhere anytime soon, and the NFL rushing leader sounds as if he's eager to stick around, too. General manager Jon Robinson said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters that Henry is an important part of the Titans, and he...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the Jets' preseason opener last summer. The new general manager assured Mike and Chris Darnold they weren't going to have to worry about their son with him in charge. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Jets GM promised Darnold's parents protecting QB is priority

Apr. 1, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the New York Jets' preseason opener last summer. The new general manager assured Mike and Chris Darnold they weren't going to have to worry about their son with him in charge. “I promised I was going to do...