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Michigan State hires Wisconsin's Gilmore as tight ends coach

Feb. 21, 2020 4:55 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State hired Wisconsin assistant Ted Gilmore on Friday as tight ends coach. Gilmore, 52, joins the Spartans after spending the past five seasons as the Badgers' wide receivers coach. Previously, he spent three seasons as wide receivers coach for the Oakland Raiders and...

Jaguars exercise team options on WR Conley, FS Wilson

Feb. 21, 2020 3:49 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars exercised contract options on receiver Chris Conley and free safety Jarrod Wilson on Friday, potentially eliminating two areas of need heading into free agency and the draft. The Jaguars now have Conley under contract through 2020 and Wilson through 2021....

Bears sign tight end Harris to 1-year contract

Feb. 20, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears signed tight end Demetrius Harris to a one-year contract Thursday. The 6-foot-7 Harris has 72 receptions for 754 and nine touchdowns over six seasons with Kansas City (2014-18) and Cleveland (2019). He caught 15 passes for 149 yards and three touchdowns this past...

Longtime NFL, college assistant Dan Radakovich dies at 84

Feb. 20, 2020 9:39 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dan Radakovich, who starred as a linebacker at Penn State in the 1950s before winning two Super Bowls as an assistant with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, died Thursday. Radakovich was 84. Robert Morris University, where Radakovich served two stints as an assistant coach between...

Karl Dorrell promoted to assistant head coach by Dolphins

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Karl Dorrell has been promoted to assistant head coach by the Miami Dolphins, who also announced the hiring of three assistants Thursday. The Dolphins hired Gerald Alexander as defensive backs coach, Anthony Campanile as linebackers coach and Lemuel Jeanpierre as assistant offensive line coach...

NFL's Huddle initiative nears 400 million volunteer minutes

Feb. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says its Huddle for 100 initiative totaled more than 1 million volunteers donating nearly 400 million minutes to their communities. The Miami Dolphins led the way with 75.623 million minutes from 163 events. As part of its celebration of the 100th NFL season, Huddle for 100 was...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) runs after a catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, in Glendale, Ariz. Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry elected to have hip surgery after initially opting not to have the operation. Landry was bothered by his hip all last season but still finished with a team leading 83 catches for 1,1174 yards and six touchdowns.  He visited a specialist after the season and decided not to have the procedure before changing his mind after playing with pain in the Pro Bowl. The Browns said Landry's surgery was performed on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020,  in Minnesota by Dr. Christopher Larson. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Browns WR Landry has hip surgery, expected to play in 2020

Feb. 20, 2020 11:34 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry elected to have hip surgery after initially opting not to have the operation. Landry was bothered by his hip all last season, but still finished with a team-leading 83 catches for 1,1174 yards and six touchdowns. He visited a specialist after the...

Tight end Michael Roberts signs with Miami Dolphins

Feb. 19, 2020 8:25 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Tight end Michael Roberts signed with the Miami Dolphins, his fourth NFL team since he entered the league in 2017 as a fourth-round draft pick. Roberts caught 13 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns in two seasons with the Detroit Lions. He was out of the league last year. ___ More AP...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Greg Robinson smiles during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. Robinson was being held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020,  in a Texas jail on a pending drug distribution charge from a federal agency, records show. Robinson, 27, was booked Tuesday, according to El Paso County jail records.(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

Feb. 19, 2020 8:20 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and Jaquan...

Falcons sign punter Allen, kicker Koo to 1-year extensions

Feb. 18, 2020 4:12 PM EST

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Punter Ryan Allen and kicker Younghoe Koo, who joined the Atlanta Falcons midway through the 2019 season, have signed one-year contract extensions. Allen averaged 41.9 yards on 28 punts in the final eight games of the season. Allen has logged seven NFL seasons, including six with...