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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the NFL Super Bowl XLVII football game in New Orleans. Flacco was the Super Bowl MVP and the NFL's highest-paid quarterback just a few years ago. After injuries shortened his last two seasons, Flacco is now in New York with a new role: as a backup to Sam Darnold.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Jets' Flacco 'embracing' backup role but not done as starter

May. 28, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Flacco has hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and been the Super Bowl MVP. He has been the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL and one of the faces of a franchise. Now with the New York Jets, Flacco is merely a 35-year-old backup coming off an injury and tasked with helping Sam Darnold...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils right wing Kurtis Gabriel works out prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Newark, N.J. The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol, including the opening of practice facilities and allowing small group workouts, early next month.
The league, which was forced to pause its season on March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a 22-page memo detailing the plan Monday, May 25, 2020. The document stresses there's no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

The Latest: Iowa St AD sees football games with 30,000 fans

May. 26, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa State athletic director Jaime Pollard is telling Cyclones fans that football home games will be played at no more than 50% capacity at Jack Trice Stadium, pending a change in state and local health guidelines. That means no...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) stretches prior to an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Charlotte, N.C. Even with the status of the upcoming season uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams continue to tinker with their rosters by adding players they hope will help them win — whenever, or if, they actually play. Newton is 31 and five years removed from his AP NFL MVP season, but he has been posting workout videos on Instagram to show he's now healthy. Where he eventually ends up — likely as a backup, at least at first — remains one of the most intriguing storylines of the offseason. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

Some big names remain unsigned late in NFL's odd offseason

May. 26, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Offseason shopping is still in full swing in the NFL. Even with the status of the upcoming season uncertain because of the coronavirus pandemic, teams continue to tinker with their rosters by adding players they hope will help them win — whenever or if they actually play. Virtual...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco (5) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. The New York Jets and Flacco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the 2013 Super Bowl MVP's agency announced on Twitter. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Jets, QB Joe Flacco agree to terms on 1-year deal

May. 22, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and quarterback Joe Flacco have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, the 2013 Super Bowl MVP's agency announced on Twitter. The move to bring in Flacco gives third-year starter Sam Darnold a veteran backup, but one who is also coming off a herniated disk that cut short his...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Buffalo Bills' Frank Gore arrives for an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Orchard Park, N.Y. Gore just turned 37. Entering his first season with the Jets, Gore is feeling fresh and ready to help carry the load with Le'Veon Bell in New York's backfield. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Age-defying Gore still running, excited to help Jets win

May. 21, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Gore just keeps running — defying logic and Father Time with each hard-fought yard. At 37 years old, the star running back is considered ancient in football terms, playing a position at which most guys his age and with his workload would have been long retired. But Gore is...

Saints add versatile running back, returner Montgomery

May. 15, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran running back Ty Montgomery, general manager Mickey Loomis said Friday. The 6-foot, 216-pound Montgomery comes to New Orleans after spending last season in largely a reserve and special teams role with the New York Jets. Montgomery rushed 15...

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011, file photo, Betty Wold Johnson smiles on the sideline before an NFL football game between the New York Jets and the Dallas Cowboys in East Rutherford, N.J. Johnson, the mother of Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson, has died. She was 99. The Jets announced her death Friday, May 8, 2020, on their website, but did not provide details. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Betty Wold Johnson, mother of Jets owners, dies at 99

May. 8, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Wold Johnson, the mother of New York Jets owners Christopher Johnson and Woody Johnson, has died. She was 99. The Jets announced her death Friday night on their website, but didn't provide details. Betty Wold Johnson was often referred to as “The First Lady of the Jets”...

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle George Fant (74) plays against Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Fant, who is now with the New York Jets, spent most of his college days at Western Kentucky shooting basketballs and grabbing rebounds as a physical power forward with big-time hoop dreams. He had no idea then that football would ultimately be his path to stardom. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Basketball helped power Jets' Fant to football success

May. 8, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — George Fant spent most of his college days at Western Kentucky shooting basketballs and grabbing rebounds as a physical power forward with big-time hoop dreams. He had no idea then that football would ultimately be his path to stardom. Heck, Fant didn't even play the sport until his fifth...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) smiles before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. Darnold was mostly pleased with how he finished last year with the New York Jets. The young quarterback enters his third NFL season knowing he needs to be even better. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Jets' Darnold enters Year 3 with 'definitely room to grow'

May. 6, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Darnold was mostly pleased with how he finished last year with the New York Jets. The young quarterback enters his third NFL season knowing he needs to be even better. Make or break? Not really. But Darnold, who has flashed promise with his playmaking abilities, along with some...

Chargers make hiring of Hamilton as QB coach official

May. 5, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers hired Pep Hamilton as quarterbacks coach on Tuesday. Hamilton was head coach and general manager of the XFL’s DC Defenders before the league ended its season after five weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. The XFL announced a couple of weeks later...