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Jernigan signs with Denver 2 days after being cut by Jaguars

Sep. 30, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos signed free agent defensive lineman Timmy Jernigan on Wednesday after placing five-time Pro Bowler Jurrell Casey on injured reserve along with tackle Elijah Wilkinson and linebacker Austin Calitro. The Broncos (0-3) also promoted running back LeVante Bellamy and...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers strong safety Eric Reid (25) kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Panthers last season, Reid remains unsigned like his close friend Colin Kaepernick. Washington coach Ron Rivera, Reid’s former coach in Carolina, gave him a strong endorsement Wednesday, Sept. 16. “I would tell them he’s a heckuva teammate,” Rivera said.

Eric Reid still hasn't received an offer or workout invite

Sep. 16, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

Despite setting two defensive franchise records for the Carolina Panthers last season, Eric Reid remains unsigned, like his close friend: Colin Kaepernick. Reid told The Associated Press on Wednesday he has not received any offers nor been invited for a visit by any team since the Panthers released him in March....

Tabitha, a 168-pound loggerhead turtle, crawls into the ocean in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, after being released by Sea Turtle Recovery, a volunteer group that rescues sick or injured turtles, nurses them back to health and returns them to the ocean. Tabitha was stranded in the surf in Cape May, on June 27, 2019, where she was near death weakened by pneumonia, severe anemia, and an intestinal blockage. The antenna on her back is a tracking device that should last for about 30 days. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Once near death, rescued sea turtles sent back to the ocean

Sep. 15, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — The last time she felt the ocean waves swirling around her, Tabitha was near death. She was tossed about in the surf in Cape May, weakened by pneumonia, severe anemia, and an intestinal blockage. She also was laden with parasites and covered with 15 pounds (7 kilograms) of...

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New Netflix series features an 11-year-old 'koala whisperer'

Sep. 9, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a lot of young people, 11-year-old Izzy Bee has a special bond with animals. Unlike a lot of young people, she shares it with one of the planet's most cuddly — koalas. “It’s hard to explain,” she says from her home in Australia. “When I’m with...

Cornerbacks Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas among Eagles cuts

Sep. 5, 2020 9:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles released two of their first three picks in the 2017 draft among their cuts Saturday to reach the 53-man roster limit. Cornerbacks Sidney Jones (second round) and Rasul Douglas (third round) were cut along with defensive end Shareef Miller, a fourth-round...

Muhlbach makes cut for Lions again

Sep. 5, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Long snapper Don Muhlbach appears set for a 17th season with the Detroit Lions after making it through Saturday's roster cuts. The Lions cut long snapper Steve Wirtel, paving the way for Muhlbach to keep his job. Muhlbach is second on Detroit’s career list with 244 games...

Decker agrees to new deal with Lions, agent confirms

Sep. 1, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Taylor Decker has agreed to a six-year, $85 million deal with the Detroit Lions that includes $37.5 million guaranteed, agent Jonathan Feinsod confirmed Tuesday. Decker joined the Lions as a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2016. He became the first Detroit rookie offensive tackle...

Detroit Lions safety Jalen Elliott (42) runs through a drill at the Lions NFL football camp practice, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Lions sign DE Will Clark and release OG Caleb Benenoch

Aug. 23, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Will Clarke, adding much-needed depth at the position. Clarke, who has seven career sacks in 53 NFL games, joined the team for practice on Sunday. The Lions released guard Caleb Benenoch to clear a spot on the roster for Clarke. Clarke is...

In this aerial drone photo, provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, staff from the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital and U.S. Coast Guard release

2 rescued sea turtles released in Florida after recovery

Aug. 7, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — Two rehabilitated sea turtles, rescued at different times and locations by the U.S. Coast Guard, have been released off the Florida Keys. “Emma,” a 150-pound (68-kilogram) female loggerhead sea turtle, was recovered in June after she was found floating in the Atlantic...

FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night, Aug. 2, 2020, saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson has been notified and will be tested daily. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Eagles coach Doug Pederson tests positive for COVID-19

Aug. 2, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson has tested positive for COVID-19. The Eagles released a statement Sunday night saying Pederson hasn’t experienced any symptoms, is feeling well and under self-quarantine. The team also said any person who was in close contact with Pederson...