Latest National Football League News

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Apr. 14, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay. And...

NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

Apr. 13, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last offseason because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, their union wants them to boycott any in-person OTAs. Members of the Broncos, Seahawks and Super Bowl champion...

AP source: RB Bernard agrees to 1-year deal with Buccaneers

Apr. 13, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the move,...

Buffalo sports fans will need vaccine to attend games

Apr. 13, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills and Sabres fans will have to show proof they've been vaccinated against COVID-19 if they want to attend games, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Tuesday. “Our goal is to have a 100% full house for the Bills and the...

Arizona Cardinals sign RB Conner to one-year deal

Apr. 13, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have signed running back James Conner to a one-year contract. The Cardinals made the move after starting running back Kenyan Drake announced he was signing with the Las Vegas Raiders a few weeks ago. Conner is expected to join...

TSU hires 1st-time coach Eddie George hoping for revival

Apr. 13, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State is banking on Eddie George's name, connections and football knowledge as a former NFL running back to return the proud program with 13 Black national championships to national prominence. TSU, a historically Black college or...

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman announces retirement

Apr. 12, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For more than a decade Julian Edelman lived the ultimate NFL underdog story, going from undersized college quarterback to a favorite option of Tom Brady on three Patriots' Super Bowl-winning teams. He says he'll leave the league after giving everything he...

Tennessee State to make "major announcement" on athletics

Apr. 12, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has scheduled a Tuesday news conference for a “major announcement,” with former NFL running back Eddie George expected to be introduced as the new football coach. TSU announced Monday that coach Rod Reed’s contract is not...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI after crash

Apr. 12, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a young girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said...

QB Sam Darnold excited to be where he's 'wanted' in Carolina

Apr. 12, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Sam Darnold came to the Jets as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 draft his goal was to spend the next 20 years in New York and win a lot of Super Bowls. That made being traded to the Carolina Panthers after just three non-playoff seasons...