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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, file photo, Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith, right, celebrates with teammate Preston Smith after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins during the second half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith aren’t related, but the Packers pass rushers share the same last name and the same type of productive games. They combined for 25 ½ sacks last season after both signed with the Packers as free agents in early 2019. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King, File)

Packers' pass-rushing Smiths eager to expand their games

Aug. 7, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

Social distancing protocols will prevent Green Bay Packers outside linebackers Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith from having the side-by-side joint locker-room interviews that followed so many of their games last season. They’ll have to continue getting together while surrounding the opposing...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Aug. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger watches from the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz.  Roethlisberger is confident his surgically repaired right elbow will be fine in 2020. The two-time Super Bowl winning Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback missed most of 2019 after injuring the elbow in Week 2 against Seattle.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Elbow room: Roethlisberger confident in return from surgery

Aug. 4, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is pretty sure there isn't a technical term for what doctors did to his shredded right elbow last fall. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback is pretty sure about one thing though: no one who has ever played his position has ever recovered from it well enough to continue...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden walks on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Oakland, Calif. Dealing with an offseason move to Las Vegas, an overhaul of his defense and contending in a division with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs is a tough enough task for Gruden.  It all pales in comparison to trying to keep his players safe from COVID-19 in a city where the coronavirus is spreading.  (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Raiders balance Las Vegas move with pandemic

Jul. 30, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

Dealing with an offseason move to Las Vegas, an overhaul of his defense and contending in a division with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs is a tough enough task for Raiders coach Jon Gruden. It all pales in comparison to trying to keep his players safe from COVID-19 in a...

FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh watches an NFL football training camp practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills, Md. As Baltimore prepares to defend its AFC North title and becoming a Super Bowl contender, Harbaugh must keep his players and coaching staff safe while overseeing position battles and ultimately finalizing the roster for the Sept. 13 opener against Cleveland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Harbaugh oversees Ravens camp under ever-changing guidelines

Jul. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

Ravens coach John Harbaugh is prepared to tackle the unprecedented task of running a training camp with limited contact, no preseason games, and the ever-present threat of a player contracting COVID-19. As Baltimore prepares to defend its AFC North title and become a Super Bowl contender, Harbaugh must keep his...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Lions place five players on COVID-19 list

Jul. 29, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have placed wide receiver Kenny Golladay and tight end T.J. Hockenson on the reserve/COVID-19 list. That list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an...

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians speaks during an end of season NFL football news conference in Tampa, Fla. Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, as well as a cancer survivor who once retired because of health concerns. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Arians comfortable coaching Brady, Bucs during pandemic

Jul. 28, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians didn’t give much thought to the prospect of opting out of trying to help Tom Brady win a Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 67-year-old whose aggressive offensive philosophy is dubbed “no risk it, no biscuit” is one of the oldest head coaches...

FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws a pass during Super Bowl 54 against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Super Bowl MVP is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals.(AP Photo/Doug Benc, File)

Patrick Mahomes becoming part owner of Kansas City Royals

Jul. 28, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is joining the ownership group of the Kansas City Royals. The Royals announced the addition of Mahomes, the star quarterback who led the Kansas City Chiefs to a Super Bowl title last season, on Tuesday. Mahomes was once a baseball prospect and was...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs NFL football head coach Andy Reid speaks during a news conference in Aventura, Fla. In seven weeks, the NFL expects to kick off its 101st season with the Super Bowl champion Chiefs hosting Houston. Emphasis on expects (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Chiefs' Reid has plan in place for pandemic-altered camp

Jul. 27, 2020 1:30 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nobody really had any idea what training camp would like look until the NFL and its players' union came to an agreement late last week to dramatically alter the collective bargaining agreement to ensure football in the age of the coronavirus. Andy Reid might well have been the first...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs made sure they will have Super Bowl MVP Mahomes around as long as possible. Mahomes agreed to a 10-year extension worth $503 million, according to his agency, Steinberg Sports. The deal is worth $477 million in guarantee mechanisms and includes a no-trade clause and opt-out clauses if guarantee mechanisms are not met. It is the richest contract in professional sports history, surpassing Mike Trout’s $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Mahomes knows risk, feels safe in return to Chiefs' facility

Jul. 25, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was on every call involving the NFL Players Association and took a significant role in putting in place the return-to-play protocols for training camp. So while he acknowledges “some risk” in returning to the team facility...