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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Dion Jordan (95) plays against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half of the NFC wild-card NFL football game in Arlington, Texas. The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The Niners announced the deal Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to add another former first-round pick to their talented line. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

49ers sign former first rounder Dion Jordan to 1-year deal

Aug. 7, 2020 10:25 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive lineman Dion Jordan to a one-year contract. The Niners announced the deal Friday to add another former first-round pick to their talented line. Jordan was the No. 3 overall pick by Miami in 2013 but has never lived up to his billing...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2019, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Derrius Guice (29) runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Landover, Md. The Washington Football Team has released Guice after he was charged in a domestic violence incident. (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

Washington releases RB Guice after domestic violence arrest

Aug. 7, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team released running back Derrius Guice on Friday after he was charged in multiple domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press that Guice was arrested on one count of strangulation, three counts of assault and battery and one count...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) sits on the bench during the first half an NFL preseason football game against the New York Jets in Atlanta. Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson says he has been in touch with Beasley and that the linebacker knows his absence from training camp is unexcused.  The Titans signed him to a one-year deal for $9.5 million in March to help bulk up their pass rush. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Linebacker Vic Beasley finally reports to Titans for camp

Aug. 7, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Linebacker Vic Beasley reported to the Tennessee Titans on Friday, and he has been activated off the Reserve/DidNot Report list. The Titans also put defensive lineman Jack Crawford on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, meaning he had either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Denver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) reacts against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y. Justin Simmons had an eventful offseason, finding his voice during peaceful protests of racial and social injustice from his hometown in Florida to downtown Denver. The fifth-year safety and first-time All-Pro also failed to reach agreement on a long-term contract with the Broncos, so he's playing under the franchise tag in 2020.(AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, File)

Simmons had enlightening offseason despite no new contract

Aug. 6, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A breakout 2019 season garnered Justin Simmons his first All-Pro nod and the Denver Broncos’ franchise tag. So, he was counting on two things in the offseason: laying low and signing a big contract. George Floyd’s fatal arrest changed Simmons’ plans to stay...

Anaheim Ducks re-sign D Larsson to 2-year, $2.4 million deal

Aug. 6, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Jacob Larsson to a two-year, $2.4 million deal. The Ducks announced the return of their restricted free agent Thursday. Larsson will make $1.1 million next season and $1.3 million in the 2021-22 campaign. The 23-year-old Swede has two goals...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeSean McCoy, left, gets a hug from quarterback Tom Brady during NFL football training camp, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Brady learning new playbook, excited to get started in Tampa

Aug. 6, 2020 4:33 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady isn’t content with making the Tampa Bay Buccaneers relevant again. The six-time Super Bowl champion is hungry to win another title. And the Bucs, who’ve missed the playoffs 12 consecutive seasons, feel they have a supporting cast talented enough to help the...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020 file photo, San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl 54  in Miami Gardens, Fla. Working out a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers wasn't the only thing Raheem Mostert had to do before deciding whether to play football this season. There was a much more important family matter to deal with as well. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Mostert weighed family issues before deciding to play

Aug. 5, 2020 6:59 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Working out a new contract with the San Francisco 49ers wasn’t the only thing Raheem Mostert had to do before deciding whether to play football this season. There was a much more important family matter to deal with as well. Mostert’s wife, Devon, is expecting the...

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward (35) drops into coverage during] Super Bowl 54 against the San Francisco 49ers in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs hope to know soon whether cornerback Bashaud Breeland will be suspended to start the season, but they are confident they'll be fine either way with Ward.  (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Chiefs eye Breeland suspension with confidence in young CBs

Aug. 5, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs hope to know soon whether cornerback Bashaud Breeland will be suspended to start the season. General manager Brett Veach thinks they will be fine either way. Even before the veteran was arrested in South Carolina on multiple charges, including resisting arrest, the Chiefs...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey watches during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Los Angeles. Ramsey remains confident he will sign a new contract with the Rams as he heads into the final season of his rookie deal.  (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

CB Jalen Ramsey confident in contract, new role with Rams

Aug. 4, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Jalen Ramsey's agent finalizes the Pro Bowl cornerback's new contract with the Los Angeles Rams, Ramsey insists it will be news to him. That's right, the player who showed up to the Jacksonville Jaguars' training camp just one year ago in an armored bank truck says he isn't paying...