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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 Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) tries to get past Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth during the first half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. If teams are unable to hold offseason team workouts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Whitworth and Austin Blythe believe continuity and experience will be valuable commodities in the NFL this fall. That's one area where the Rams' offensive line should be much stronger this season. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

LA Rams' offensive line counting on boost from continuity

Apr. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If NFL teams are unable to hold offseason workouts amid the coronavirus pandemic, Andrew Whitworth and Austin Blythe believe continuity will be a valuable commodity this fall. That's an area where the Los Angeles Rams' offensive line should be much stronger this season. Whitworth and...

Seahawks add another pass rusher, bring back Benson Mayowa

Apr. 1, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with another former pass rusher after agreeing to terms on a deal with defensive end Benson Mayowa. Mayowa's agent David Canter tweeted the sides had reached an agreement on Wednesday. NFL Network reported its a one-year deal. Mayowa is the second...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn (58) chases Detroit Lions quarterback Jeff Driskel (2) during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Quinn on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Bears finalize contracts with former All-Pro Quinn, Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with former All-Pro pass rusher Robert Quinn and a one-year deal with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The Bears were looking to boost their pass rush and blocking coming off a...

Bears finalize 1-year contract with former Seahawks OL Ifedi

Apr. 1, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears finalized a one-year contract with former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound Ifedi made 60 starts at guard and tackle over four seasons for Seattle after being drafted out of Texas A&M with the No. 31 overall...

LA Rams re-sign defensive back Donte Deayon

Mar. 31, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams re-signed defensive back Donte Deayon to a one-year contract Tuesday. Deayon appeared in three games last season for Los Angeles after he was signed from the practice squad to the active roster in November. He will have a chance to play an increased role in...

Seahawks release TE Ed Dickson, waive S Tedric Thompson

Mar. 31, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing veteran tight end Ed Dickson on Tuesday. Both moves were expected after each player seemed to fall out of favor with the Seahawks and will clear more than $5 million worth of cap...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2019, file photo, the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, left, lines up against the Los Angeles Rams' defense during the first half of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh. The NFL's decision to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams this season could have a major impact on the league based on how things have played out in the past.(AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

Mar. 31, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Lovie Smith's coaching tenure in Chicago might not have ended had the Bears made the playoffs his final three seasons instead of missing out by one spot his last two years. Playoff droughts in Cleveland and Tampa Bay wouldn't be nearly as long or painful had the Browns and Bucs sneaked their way into the...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, football fans cheer during the first half of an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore. At a time when America is trying to cope with the financial fallout created by the deadly coronavirus, the renewal of NFL season tickets is not exactly a high priority in the midst of soaring unemployment, business closures and a volatile stock market. Most teams understand this, and have acted accordingly. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Most NFL teams extend ticket payment deadlines due to virus

Mar. 31, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

At a time when America is trying to cope with the financial fallout created by the deadly coronavirus, the renewal of NFL season tickets is not exactly a high priority. Not in the midst of soaring unemployment, business closures and a volatile stock market. Most teams understand this, and have acted accordingly....