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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and center Maurkice Pouncey (53) sit on the bench as they talk with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, late Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

What now? Steelers face uncertain future after quick exit

Jan. 12, 2021 7:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers left no doubt last spring. As quarterback Ben Roethlisberger healed from right elbow surgery, the organization he's helped lead for the better part of two decades dismissed the idea of finding his eventual heir following an 8-8 finish, adamant the franchise's...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers reacts with teammates after running for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

On Football: From 2020's best play to its weirdest moment

Jan. 2, 2021 11:50 AM EST

The Associated Press will hand out its individual NFL awards on the night before the Super Bowl in Tampa. Until then, here are some off-the-beaten track honors to consider. BEST GAME: In Week 9, the first professional matchup of Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray lived up to the hype. The two young quarterbacks...

FILE- In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL's chief medical officer, speaks during a news conference at the at the football league's fall meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The league is pressing forward with its goal of playing the Super Bowl as scheduled in Tampa on Feb. 7. What often seemed improbable during the COVID-10 pandemic has become quite achievable.

NFL has pulled off improbable task of playing amid pandemic

Dec. 29, 2020 2:31 PM EST

It took playing games on all seven days of the week, a wide receiver starting at quarterback, numerous schedule changes and constant revisions to health and safety protocols for the NFL to reach Week 17 on time. That’s a remarkable accomplishment during a pandemic. “Since March, the league, clubs,...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Kendall Hinton takes part in drills during an NFL football practice Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Kendall Hinton's QB moment marked in Canton, across the NFL

Dec. 22, 2020 2:18 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Wide receiver Kendall Hinton’s start at quarterback for Denver may have been forgettable, but it's memorialized in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and on practice fields across the NFL. A half dozen teams sport a quarantined quarterback this month after the Broncos were forced to play...

Broncos activate 31-year-old quarantine kicker against Bills

Dec. 19, 2020 3:19 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Former XFL kicker Taylor Russolino will make his NFL debut Saturday for the Denver Broncos with Brandon McManus sidelined because of COVID-19 concerns. The 31-year-old rookie has played in the Canadian Football League and made nine of 10 field goals in the XFL this spring, including a...

Broncos cancel practice after strength coach's COVID-19 test

Dec. 18, 2020 2:45 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos canceled their walkthrough Friday after strength and conditioning coach Loren Landow tested positive for the coronavirus. “I was surprised this morning to learn that I tested positive for COVID-19,” Landow tweeted. “I feel great w no symptoms...

Denver Broncos wide receiver Diontae Spencer, left, celebrates after scoring with safety Justin Simmons during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Broncos safety Justin Simmons piling up big plays, accolades

Dec. 16, 2020 5:25 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Justin Simmons keeps piling stops on the football field and salutes off it. The Broncos fifth-year safety is having another stellar season for a scuffling squad, and hopes to parlay it into the long-term deal with Denver that eluded him last offseason. “It would mean...

Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) in the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Broncos' A.J. Bouye suspended six games for PED violation

Dec. 9, 2020 5:27 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A.J. Bouye’s six-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances caps a disheartening first season in Denver for the eight-year veteran and leaves the Broncos without their top three cornerbacks. Bouye’s suspension is the...

FILE - In this  Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 file photo, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter stands on the field during an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Cleveland. The NFL players believe the season can be completed on time without the league moving into a version of a postseason bubble like other sports have as long as everyone follows the rules already in place meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. NFLPA President JC Tretter and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith held a virtual news conference on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 to discuss the challenges the players have felt this season while playing during a global pandemic and address how things will change in the future. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

NFL union sees no current need for bubble to slow COVID-19

Dec. 8, 2020 5:31 PM EST

The NFL players believe the season can be completed on time without the league moving into a version of a postseason bubble like other sports have as long as everyone follows the rules already in place meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. NFLPA President JC Tretter and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) talks with Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) after an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Kansas City won 22-16. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Vic Fangio's chutzpah on defense isn't matched on offense

Dec. 7, 2020 4:16 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vic Fangio had another terrific defensive game plan that added Patrick Mahomes to the growing catalog of quarterbacks befuddled by the Denver Broncos’ patchwork defense. If only Fangio were similarly aggressive on offense the Broncos might have had their signature win Sunday...