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Browns, Chiefs take budding rivalry onto softball field

Jun. 12, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — A proud Clevelander, Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce showed love to his hometown by wearing an Indians jersey and cap. He wasn't taking any chances. “I’m at home, but it’s still enemy territory,” Kelce said....

Browns WR Landry says OBJ looks "amazing" after knee surgery

Jun. 12, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s knee looks fine for football. His softball swing needs work. The Browns wide receiver, who suffered a season-ending knee injury last season, took part Saturday in teammate Jarvis Landy's charity softball event, which drew 7,000...

Jets versatile rookie WR Moore impressing with each catch

Jun. 11, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Elijah Moore has made catch after impressive catch this spring for the New York Jets, diverting some of the massive focus away from the guy throwing him the ball. That's no small feat, especially when Zach Wilson is being counted on as the new...

Jaguars S Andre Cisco, a 3rd-round pick, signs rookie deal

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars signed rookie safety Andre Cisco on Thursday, leaving four of the team's nine draft picks without contracts. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (first round), running back Travis Etienne (first), cornerback Tyson Campbell...

Jets RB Tevin Coleman healthy with 'a lot left in my tank'

Jun. 10, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tevin Coleman knows his dismal statistics from last season are hardly awe-inspiring. But the New York Jets running back is feeling healthy again and confident as ever, even if some might wonder if he can be a consistently productive playmaker...

WR Darius Slayton OK with Giants taking Toney in first round

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Darius Slayton isn't overly concerned the New York Giants took wide receiver Kadarius Toney in the first round of the NFL draft and signed receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross as free agents. The third-year wide receiver had 50 catches for...

Bills GM Beane wins football writers' Jack Horrigan Award

Jun. 10, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has won the Jack Horrigan Award from the Professional Football Writers of America for his cooperation with the media. Beane is the 49th Horrigan Award winner and second member of the Buffalo franchise to receive the honor. He...

Jones says 'stay tuned' as he proves he's still fast, strong

Jun. 10, 2021 17:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Julio Jones turned 32 in February, missed seven games with a nagging hamstring issue in his 10th year in the NFL and now finds himself with a new team in the Tennessee Titans. The seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver had a message Thursday for...

Packers' Funchess ready for comeback after long time away

Jun. 10, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devin Funchess hasn’t played a game in nearly two full seasons but remains confident he can make a successful comeback. “I’ll never doubt myself,” Funchess said this week during the Packers' mandatory...

New nickname in hand, Pats rookie Jones finding his footing

Jun. 10, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Mac Jones has his new nickname. He also is slowly getting more comfortable existing in the whirlwind that has been his first month as an NFL rookie quarterback. “Yeah, it’s been good,” the Patriots’ first-round...