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Virus pandemic slows renovations to Superdome in New Orleans

Apr. 07, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Plans for $450 million in upgrades to New Orleans' iconic Superdome have been disrupted because of financial troubles caused by the pandemic, the stadium's manager told state lawmakers during a budget hearing Wednesday. The coronavirus outbreak...

Defensive tackle Jenkins signs for 2nd stint with Dolphins

Apr. 02, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Defensive tackle John Jenkins has signed for a second stint with the Miami Dolphins. Jenkins played in all 16 games for Miami in 2019 with five starts. He played in 11 games off the bench last year for the Chicago Bears. Jenkins, a...

Former USC star running back C.J. Gable retires from CFL

Apr. 01, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Former USC star running back C.J. Gable has ended his professional football career where it began. He signed a one-day deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Thursday, then hung up his cleats. ...

Jones, Smith, Harris reconnect at Alabama's pro day No. 2

Mar. 30, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

DeVonta Smith was there for quarterback Mac Jones once again, this time it was at Alabama's latest pro day. The Heisman Trophy-winning wide receiver seemed to have little left to prove for NFL teams on the field, but showed up Tuesday to help Jones out. Jones threw a...

What's ahead? NFL owners to meet about upcoming season

Mar. 29, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

What's ahead for the NFL in 2021? Not even the teams know. They'll begin finding out this week when the 32 team owners hold virtual meetings Tuesday and Wednesday. Two items top the agenda: increasing the regular season to 17 games and decreasing...

Lions sign LB Alex Anzalone and WR Damion Ratley

Mar. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Alex Anzalone and receiver Damion Ratley. The Lions made the moves Wednesday, reuniting first-year coach Dan Campbell with Anzalone. He played for New Orleans the past four seasons while Campbell was the...

Winston eager for chance to succeed Brees with Saints

Mar. 23, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jameis Winston describes the prospect of taking over for retired, record-setting Saints quarterback Drew Brees as something that comes with a “tremendous amount of responsibility.” It's also something Winston eager to do, albeit in his own way. ...

Bengals sign former Carolina CB Apple to one-year contract

Mar. 23, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday signed free agent cornerback Eli Apple to a one-year contract. Apple, a former Ohio State star, was a first-round pick by the New York Giants in 2016 and went to the New Orleans Saints via trade in 2018. ...

AP source: Jets agree to terms with former Saints DT Rankins

Mar. 21, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets reached an agreement with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins on a two-year deal, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal. The contract is worth up to $17 million, said the person who spoke to The...

New Orleans health care workers' heralded in 'Dear Nurses'

Mar. 20, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If the eyes of the nurses photographed for Robert Fogarty's latest project aren't expressive enough, there are always the words — emblazoned on forearms or faces or chests. Fogarty, for those unfamiliar with his previous similar projects —...