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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, former NFL player Tony Dungy is introduced before the induction ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated.  
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority candidates for coaching and executive positions.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

NFL putting stronger Rooney Rule front and center

Feb. 18, 2020 5:35 PM EST

Pro football is discovering that the spirit of the Rooney Rule is being violated. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made that a point of emphasis in his state of the league speech during Super Bowl week. So count on Goodell finding ways to more strongly implement the policy that requires teams to interview minority...

FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett leaves an office building in New York. Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Browns' Garrett reinstated by NFL from indefinite suspension

Feb. 12, 2020 12:04 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is allowed to play and chase quarterbacks again after the NFL reinstated the Browns' star defensive end from his indefinite suspension for a vicious attack on Pittsburgh QB Mason Rudolph last season. The league lifted its ban Wednesday on Garrett, who ripped off Rudolph's...

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) hits Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph (2) with a helmet during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. (Joshua Gunter/Cleveland.com via AP, File)

AP Source: Browns star Garrett meets with NFL about return

Feb. 10, 2020 3:50 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Suspended Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett met Monday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss his possible reinstatement, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press. Garrett, who was banned indefinitely for ripping off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2018, file photo, Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Joe Woods takes part in drills at the team's NFL football training camp in Englewood, Colo. Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has hired Woods as his defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Browns hire former 49ers assistant Woods to lead defense

Feb. 7, 2020 1:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski has hired former San Francisco 49ers secondary coach Joe Woods as his defensive coordinator. The addition of Woods to Stefanski's staff has been rumored for weeks, but Cleveland couldn't formally interview him until San Francisco's season ended. After the...

A photo provided by the NFL shows a letter from Danny Speski, a sixth-grader in Chicago, to the league about his experience entering a Super Bowl contest. Following the letter, Danny received an autographed football from New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and a handwritten letter from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (NFL via AP)

Chicago youth gets Super surprise from Goodell, Barkley

Feb. 6, 2020 1:04 AM EST

A sixth-grader from Chicago has turned a rejection from the NFL into a couple of extraordinary pieces of football memorabilia. Danny Speski received an autographed football from New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and a handwritten letter from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday after Speski wrote...

Cleveland Browns general manager Andrew Berry speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's training facility, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. Berry returned to the team after a one-year stint in the Philadelphia Eagles' front office. Berry was the Browns' vice president of player personnel from 2016-18. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Welcome back: Berry returns to Browns as NFL's youngest GM

Feb. 5, 2020 4:47 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Andrew Berry waited to be welcomed back as Cleveland's new general manager, his baby son, Kairo, let out a couple of cranky cries before settling down for a nap. Later, his 2-year-old son, Zion, asked Berry if he could wear a helmet. The Browns have turned to youth in their front...

FILE - This Oct. 3, 2018 file photo shows a view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London. The Jacksonville Jaguars will play two home games in London next season, strengthening the franchise’s foothold in an overseas market the NFL is eager to expand.
The Jaguars will play back-to-back games at historic Wembley Stadium, giving them a potential “home-field” advantage in the second one since they won’t have to travel that week. Specific dates were not announced.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Jaguars to play consecutive home games in London next season

Feb. 4, 2020 12:57 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have long-term plans in place to generate more revenue. They expect to break ground on an entertainment district adjacent to their aging stadium this spring and eventually hope to develop the shipyards along the St. Johns River. Both are years from...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) audibles at the line of scrimmage during an NFL wild-card playoff game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 in Foxborough, Mass. The Titans defeated the Patriots 20-13. (Margaret Bowles via AP)

NFL 101: What's ahead as next century of pro football begins

Feb. 4, 2020 9:36 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The NFL's centennial season concluded with a championship a half-century in the making. Now that the Kansas City Chiefs have ended that 50-year drought and own their second NFL championship, the focus will turn mostly elsewhere in what could be a very busy offseason. The NFL really never goes...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. The same guys who banished Kaepernick from the league for kneeling during the anthem to raise awareness about those very same issues have ruthlessly commandeered his cause. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Kaepernick's Super Bowl close call has lasting impact on NFL

Feb. 2, 2020 12:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — One play. Five yards. A flag that wasn’t thrown. Seven years ago at the Super Bowl, history was made when a 49ers receiver, unable to break free from the prying hands of a harassing cornerback, could not grab a pass on fourth-and-goal that would have given San Francisco the go-ahead...

In this undated photo, Ed Hubbard stands inside a display at the Air Force Armament Museum in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as he talks about what it was like to be a prisoner of war at the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison during the Vietnam War. With a special invitation from Commissioner Roger Goodell, the 81-year-old Hubbard will be in Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday night to watch his Kansas City Chiefs play the San Francisco 49ers in its first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)

Chiefs fan goes from POW to special Super Bowl guest

Feb. 1, 2020 6:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Edward Lee Hubbard had no idea his beloved Kansas City Chiefs were playing in the Super Bowl the previous time they made it to the big stage, nor did he learn that they had won the 1970 championship until three years after the fact. Hubbard instead was living in a 6-by-6 prison cell as a...