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Vikes' Pierce had regrets about opt-out, but made most of it

Apr. 14, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Michael Pierce is 28 years old, entering what ought to be the prime of his career in the NFL as a run-stopping nose tackle. In 2020, after he signed with the Minnesota Vikings but opted out of the season because of health concerns surrounding...

Clowney signs with Browns, wants to 'dominate' with Garrett

Apr. 14, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — As he considered his next stop in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney said there was something about the Browns that made them very appealing. “They're winning,” he said. They are now, and Clowney wants to help them win it all. ...

Rockers Kings of Leon to perform on first night of NFL draft

Apr. 14, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kings of Leon will help kick off NFL draft activities on a stage close to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this month. The Grammy Award-winning band will open the festivities on April 29 with a performance as the draft returns to a more normal...

1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security

Apr. 14, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings...

NFL’s revised offseason program includes mandatory minicamp

Apr. 14, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

The NFL’s revised offseason program still includes a post-draft rookie minicamp, voluntary workouts and a mandatory minicamp next month despite the union’s objection to in-person activities due to COVID-19 concerns. A memo obtained by The Associated Press that was...

Pandemic making NFL draft's small school gems harder to find

Apr. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

Those diamonds in the rough selected in the late rounds of NFL drafts or signed as undrafted free agents are more like hidden gems this year. Fewer schools outside the Football Bowl Subdivision hosted pro days this year, meaning college players from smaller schools with...

Man accuses NFL's Aaron Donald of assault at Pittsburgh club

Apr. 14, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted the man at a nightclub last weekend, causing multiple injuries Attorney Todd J. Hollis said his client,...

Giants waive cornerback Ryan Lewis

Apr. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived cornerback Ryan Lewis. The team announced the move Wednesday, a little more than two weeks before the draft. The Giants added cornerback Adoree Jackson in free agency. The other defensive...

'The Bachelor' star Colton Underwood comes out as gay

Apr. 14, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Colton Underwood, the former football tight end who found fame on "The Bachelor,” has revealed that he is gay. “I’ve ran from myself for a long time. I’ve hated myself for a long time,” Underwood told “Good Morning America” on Wednesday. “And I’m gay....

NFL players call for virtual offseason, shun in-person work

Apr. 13, 2021 20:55 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — NFL players were locked out of team headquarters last offseason because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, their union wants them to boycott any in-person OTAs. Members of the Broncos, Seahawks and Super Bowl champion...