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AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue

May. 24, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gerald McCoy isn't ready to commit to the Browns — or anyone else just yet. The six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle visited Cleveland's facility for several hours Friday, but left without signing a contract, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. However, the...

Judge axes 3 of 4 lawyers in NFL concussion case

May. 24, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal judge overseeing the $1 billion NFL concussion settlement has terminated three of four lawyers serving as class counsel. The surprise order Friday afternoon comes just weeks after a hearing to air complaints about new rules that limit the doctors who can evaluate retired...

Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season

May. 24, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette slipped off his sweaty cleats, signed each one and then handed them to a young fan after practice. The youngster carefully walked away with Fournette's gold-colored shoes, making sure not to touch the drying ink. After all, the memorabilia could appreciate in...

Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

May. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010...

2 Clemson players suspended for season; NCAA rejects appeal

May. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson tight end Braden Galloway and offensive lineman Zach Giella will miss next season after an NCAA panel rejected the school's appeal of their drug suspension. Clemson athletic spokesman Jeff Kallin said Friday that the school learned of the NCAA decision on Wednesday. The school...

Deaths from brain, heart problems higher for NFL than MLB

May. 24, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro football players may be more likely to die from degenerative brain diseases and heart problems than baseball players but the reasons are unclear, a new study suggests. The differences may seem obvious. Repeated head blows have been linked with a wasting brain disease in football players....

Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss

May. 24, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald again trained this offseason by dodging knives. Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real. The two-time reigning AP defensive player of the year for the Los Angeles Rams is always searching for out-of-the-box ways...

49ers S Jimmie Ward, DE Nick Bosa injured in practice

May. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two key San Francisco 49ers defensive players are sidelined from injuries during the offseason program. The 49ers said that safety Jimmie Ward broke his collarbone at practice on Thursday and that first-round defensive end Nick Bosa has been diagnosed with a grade 1 hamstring...

Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

May. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared. Petrified, in fact. Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when his team...

Free agent Pro Bowl tackle Gerald McCoy to visit Browns

May. 23, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will get to show Gerald McCoy how far they've come. The free-agent defensive tackle, released earlier this week by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will visit Cleveland on Friday. General manager John Dorsey said the meeting will be an opportunity for both sides to see if they want a...