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L.A. Chargers sign first-round pick guard Zion Johnson

May. 27, 2022 15:17 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers concluded the first week of organized team activities with first-round pick Zion Johnson signing his rookie contract. The Chargers announced the deal Firday with the guard getting a standard four-year deal with the team holding a...

Steelers GM Khan embracing expectations of new role

May. 27, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It did not take Omar Khan long to figure out he wanted to be around football. Growing up in New Orleans as an ardent Saints fan in the 1980s and 90s, he knew right away his life's mission was to be involved in the NFL. Even as he matured, even as he realized —...

McDaniels mum on Kaepernick workout for Raiders

May. 26, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders concluded organized team practices Thursday with all four quarterbacks on the roster participating but the buzz surrounding the franchise was about Colin Kaepernick, who has gotten a workout with the club. First-year coach Josh McDaniels...

Sugar Bowl moved to Dec. 31 to avoid conflict with NFL game

May. 26, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

The Sugar Bowl has been moved off its usual primetime spot to noon EST Dec. 31 to avoid a conflict with a Monday night NFL game. The bowl schedule for the upcoming season was released Thursday. The games begin on Dec. 16 with the Bahamas Bowl and the Cure Bowl in...

Defensive coordinator Martindale wants Giants to dominate

May. 26, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — When Wink Martindale was hired as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants, there was rampant speculation about his unit this season. The analytics and Martindale's reputation for being aggressive fueled the feeling the Giants were about to go...

Falcons QB Mariota willing to be mentor but hungry to start

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Marcus Mariota is saying all the right things about mentoring Atlanta Falcons rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder. Mariota would prefer to perform that mentoring role as the Falcons starter. After starting a combined six games the past three...

Ravens sign former Packers QB Brett Hundley

May. 26, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens have signed quarterback Brett Hundley. The Ravens announced the move Thursday. Hundley appeared in two preseason games with the Indianapolis Colts last season. The previous time he played in a regular-season game was in 2019, when he...

Jaguars C Luke Fortner signs 4-year, $5.5M rookie contract

May. 26, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars center Luke Fortner signed a four-year contract worth $5.5 million Thursday, becoming the last of the team's seven draft picks to sign. Fortner was a third-round selection, No. 65 overall, in the draft. The former Kentucky standout...

Highsmith returns to Hurricanes as GM of football operations

May. 26, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing Thursday that the former player and NFL executive is its new general manager of football operations. The university did not disclose hiring terms. Highsmith...

No Lamar Jackson at voluntary Ravens practice

May. 25, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Practice this week for the Baltimore Ravens looked a bit like it did at the end of last season. Several significant absences — including quarterback Lamar Jackson. Wednesday was the first day reporters were invited to observe one of the...