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NFL training camps get underway as rookies start reporting this week

Jul. 15, 2024 13:59 PM EDT

The short summer vacation is over for NFL players. It’s time to begin the journey to Super Bowl 59. Coming off a disappointing finish in the AFC championship game, the Baltimore Ravens became the first team to open training camp when they welcomed rookies on Saturday. Nineteen more...

Atlanta Falcons forfeit fifth-round pick, fined for tampering with Kirk Cousins

Jun. 13, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

The Atlanta Falcons were stripped of a fifth-round pick in next year's draft on Thursday for violating the NFL’s anti-tampering rules prior to signing quarterback Kirk Cousins, wide receiver Darnell Mooney and tight end Charlie Woerner in free agency in March. The NFL also fined...

Falcons' Bijan Robinson hopes to have Christian McCaffrey-like role under new coach Raheem Morris

Jun. 11, 2024 14:42 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — As a rookie in 2023, Bijan Robinson showed he was a running back capable of lining up at wide receiver while flashing the all-around skills that prompted the Atlanta Falcons to make him the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft. Robinson hopes to fine-tune...

Vikings look to Justin Jefferson for even greater leadership role now that his new deal is done

Jun. 04, 2024 18:42 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The wide receiver position in the NFL has been home over the years to some of the most dynamic yet moody superstars in the sport. Justin Jefferson was voted a team captain for his age-24 season by his Minnesota Vikings teammates. For all the...

Falcons QB Cousins remains on track in recovery from torn right Achilles as team approaches minicamp

Jun. 03, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Kirk Cousins' recovery from a torn Achilles tendon remains on track as the team approaches next week's mandatory minicamp. Coach Raheem Morris said Monday he can't ask for Cousins to do more in the minicamp because “he’s...

Cousins shrugs off drafting of Penix, says he's ready to make it work for the Falcons

May. 14, 2024 16:54 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Kirk Cousins shrugged off any hard feelings Tuesday over the Atlanta Falcons drafting Michael Penix Jr., insisting he's ready to compete and doesn't think there will be any issues in the quarterback room. Cousins spoke after the two quarterbacks worked...

Falcons rookie QB Michael Penix Jr. says he is 'super blessed' to learn behind starter Kirk Cousins

May. 10, 2024 14:57 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Michael Penix Jr. insists he'll have no difficulty adjusting to his role as the backup to new Atlanta Falcons starting quarterback Kirk Cousins. Before taking the field on Friday for rookie minicamp, Penix was greeted by Cousins at the team's practice...

AP NFL draft grades: Bears earned highest mark after landing Caleb Williams and Rome Odunze

Apr. 28, 2024 00:44 AM EDT

Some teams see an immediate impact from an NFL draft class. Others have to wait on a return. The Houston Texans went from worst to first in their division last season after selecting quarterback C.J. Stroud and edge Will Anderson Jr. back to back with the second and...

Penix wowed Falcons' Morris, Fontenot with sound of his passes in pre-NFL draft workout

Apr. 27, 2024 18:54 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — There's a reason Atlanta Falcons coach Raheem Morris and general manager Terry Fontenot made a cross-county flight for a personal workout with Washington quarterback Michael Penix, Jr. before the NFL draft. They wanted to be able to hear Penix's passes. ...

Top 100 prospects already scooped up but Saturday still stocked with NFL difference-makers

Apr. 27, 2024 08:56 AM EDT

The top 100 prospects are off the board but plenty of playmakers remain for teams to pick through Saturday in the NFL draft 's final four rounds. Defense became the focus Friday after a record-setting 23 offensive players were selected in the first round, including the first 14...