Latest National Football League News

Former NFL player Marshawn Lynch resolves Vegas DUI case without a trial or conviction

Feb. 21, 2024 17:14 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch resolved a drunken driving case without a trial or DUI conviction Wednesday, 18 months after police found him asleep in the driver’s seat of a damaged luxury sports car in Las Vegas. A city judge accepted an agreement that...

Dartmouth College to honor memory of football coach Teevens with celebration, athletic complex name

Feb. 21, 2024 16:38 PM EST

Dartmouth College will honor the memory of its winningest football coach by adding his name to its athletic complex next fall. Buddy Teevens, known nationally for his efforts to make football safer, died in September of injuries he had sustained in a bicycle accident six months...

Mississippi grand jury decides not to indict ex-NFL player Jerrell Powe on kidnapping charge

Feb. 20, 2024 17:22 PM EST

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has decided not to indict former NFL player Jerrell Powe months after he was arrested on a kidnapping charge in 2023, his attorney said. Tom Fortner told The Associated Press on Monday that he received notification from the Madison...

Why children are still playing tackle football, despite brain risks

Feb. 19, 2024 10:25 AM EST

Tackle football offers children as young as 5 the chance to make friends, learn teamwork, maybe attract a college scholarship. Growing research shows it also can cause injuries that damage developing brains. That leaves families to balance the risks against the opportunities. ...

Poll: Race a factor in how parents view youth tackle football

Feb. 19, 2024 10:19 AM EST

Most parents understand the health risks of tackle football for children, but a new poll found significant differences in how Black, Hispanic and white parents of children under 18 view the benefits of the game. Black and Hispanic parents are nearly twice as likely to see youth...

NFL suspends Raiders backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo for violating PEDs policy

Feb. 16, 2024 13:35 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was suspended by the NFL on Friday for the first two games of next season for violating the performance-enhancing drugs policy of the league and NFL Players Association. ESPN also reported the Raiders are...

‘Unicorn event’ allows Ryan Grubb to stay in Seattle as new offensive coordinator for Seahawks

Feb. 15, 2024 23:44 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Ryan Grubb said he was all-in on making the move to Alabama and being the offensive coordinator for the Crimson Tide. That was until someone Grubb connected with a year ago at the NFL combine reached out to gauge his interest in an opportunity that allowed him...

Fashionable fan apparel is in the spotlight. There's still an untapped market for the NFL

Feb. 15, 2024 14:25 PM EST

It started as a fun project. A white bodysuit, emblazoned with Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning’s number and initials. Taylor Damron had made it for her cousin, Browning’s girlfriend Stephanie Niles, to wear to the Jan. 7 game against the Cleveland Browns. Then, the...

Saints name Klint Kubiak offensive coordinator in a break from Sean Payton's legacy

Feb. 14, 2024 19:38 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints named Klint Kubiak as their offensive coordinator on Wednesday, marking a new direction for a unit that has been overseen by either former coach Sean Payton or his protege, Pete Carmichael Jr., since 2006. The 36-year-old Kubiak was the...

New Titans coach Brian Callahan leaning on diversity with first-time coordinators

Feb. 14, 2024 17:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans' new coaching staff is a mix of old and new, family, friends and even former high school teammates. First-time head coach Brian Callahan drives to work each morning with his father, the longtime NFL coach now working with his son as the...