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Belichick not expecting Gilmore to attend minicamp this week

Jun. 15, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he doesn’t expect cornerback Stephon Gilmore to participate in any of the team’s remaining mandatory minicamp workouts this week. It's an indication that the former defensive player of the year could...

Vikes further bolster front by signing DT Sheldon Richardson

Jun. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson before their minicamp began Tuesday, bringing back a proven interior pass rusher in the latest part of their offseason makeover. Defensive end Danielle Hunter also made his first...

899 people got expired vaccine doses at Times Square site

Jun. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 900 people received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses at a vaccination site in Times Square this month, health officials said Tuesday. The 899 individuals who received doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the former NFL Experience building in Times Square...

Panthers agree to terms with 1st-round pick Jaycee Horn

Jun. 15, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn, a cornerback from South Carolina. The deal includes a fifth-year team option. Horn was the eighth player selected in...

Dolphins open minicamp amid Xavien Howard contract questions

Jun. 15, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — All-Pro cornerback and reigning NFL interception leader Xavien Howard wants a new contract from the Miami Dolphins, and there is no guarantee he will attend the three-day mandatory minicamp starting Tuesday. The Dolphins have had talks internally...

Marinelli, Turner win pro football writers' Zimmerman award

Jun. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

Las Vegas defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and San Francisco running backs coach Bobby Turner have been given the Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award by the Professional Football Writers of America for lifetime achievement as assistants. Marinelli is entering his 26th...

Jags taking 'cautious' approach with Lawrence's hamstring

Jun. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars expect quarterback Trevor Lawrence to be fully cleared to practice by training camp next month. Lawrence was a limited participant as the Jaguars opened a two-day, mandatory minicamp Monday that signals the end of their...

Patriots' Gilmore absent as team opens mandatory minicamp

Jun. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots opened their mandatory three-day minicamp Monday with their starting quarterback back from an injury, but one of their key cogs on defense was noticeably absent. Cam Newton participated without restriction after missing the...

AP source: WR Crowder agrees to renegotiated deal with Jets

Jun. 14, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder agreed to a renegotiated deal that will keep him with the team through this season, a person with direct knowledge of the decision said Monday. Crowder was due to make $10 million in the final year of the...

The Latest: Canadian Football League to start in August

Jun. 14, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The CFL is going ahead with its 2021 season. The league’s board of governors has voted unanimously in favor of an amended collective...