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Steelers trade up in first round to draft linebacker Bush

Apr. 26, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Steelers saw a player they liked in Michigan linebacker Devin Bush, so made a rare, aggressive move to get him in the first round of the NFL draft. Pittsburgh moved up 10 spots in the first round to select Bush with the 10th overall pick on Thursday night. "If a player is high on your...

Chiefs announce trade, signing of DE Clark to new deal

Apr. 25, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs announced their trade with the Seattle Seahawks for pass rusher Frank Clark shortly before the start of the NFL draft on Thursday night, then confirmed the club had signed him to a lucrative and controversial long-term contract. The trade was agreed upon...

Eagles sign defensive tackle Tim Jernigan

Apr. 25, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to a one-year contract. Jernigan started 18 games in 2017 when the Eagles won the Super Bowl but he only played three games last season after having back surgery in the offseason. The Eagles released Jernigan in March,...

Jaguars pick up 5th-year option on star cornerback Ramsey

Apr. 25, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised the fifth-year option in cornerback Jalen Ramsey's rookie contract. The team made the announcement Thursday, about five hours before the start of the NFL draft and nearly two months after general manager Dave Caldwell said the option would...

Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since '15

Apr. 24, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup. So they thought. Now they have a longer offseason to fix the NHL's worst power play and the issues that proved so costly in being ousted in the first round for the first time since...

Roethlisberger, 37, to remain with Steelers through 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They have handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension...

Ravens kicker Tucker signs 4-year extension through 2023

Apr. 24, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — With an eye toward the future, Baltimore Ravens first-year general manager Eric DeCosta provided contract extensions to kicker Justin Tucker and guard Marshal Yanda. Tucker signed a four-year extension through 2023, and Yanda added a year to a contract set to expire after the...

49ers pick up 5th-year option on DL DeForest Buckner

Apr. 24, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have picked up the fifth-year option on defensive lineman DeForest Buckner's rookie contract. Buckner will make about $12.5 million in 2020 under the option picked up on Wednesday. It will be guaranteed on the first day of the 2020 league year. Buckner was...

AP source: Gio González, Brewers agree to 1-year, $2M deal

Apr. 24, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that pitcher Gio González and the Milwaukee Brewers have agreed to a one-year contract guaranteeing the 33-year-old left-hander $2 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the...

Cowboys pick up 5th-year option on Ezekiel Elliott contract

Apr. 24, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott's rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the club at least through 2020. The two-time NFL rushing champion is set to make $3.9 million this season and $9.1 million in his fifth year unless Elliott...