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Raiders TE Darren Waller earns big new contract

Oct. 18, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When Darren Waller signed a multiyear contract extension worth a reported $9 million a season, he couldn't help but reflect on the journey he's been on since signing a deal in that same office a year ago to join the Oakland Raiders from Baltimore's practice squad. A player who nearly...

LB Shaquil Barrett proving to be bargain find for Buccaneers

Oct. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Shaquil Barrett has been much more than a nice fit in Tampa Bay's new defensive scheme, emerging as a dominant pass rusher and one of the best bargains in free agency this year. The unheralded outside linebacker who signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Buccaneers after spending...

Lakers exercise 4th-year contract option on Kyle Kuzma

Oct. 17, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on forward Kyle Kuzma for the 2020-21 season. The Lakers made the move Thursday on Kuzma, who is currently out with a foot injury suffered while playing for USA Basketball during the summer. Kuzma was the 27th overall...

Ramsey 'overjoyed' by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

Oct. 17, 2019 12:53 AM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some personality," coach Sean McVay said Wednesday while he...

Raiders sign TE Darren Waller to contract extension

Oct. 16, 2019 9:43 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed tight end Darren Waller to a multiyear contract extension. The team announced Wednesday the deal to keep Waller from becoming a restricted free agent next offseason. Waller has been one of the biggest bright spots for the Raiders this season. He leads...

Browns GM hints he's discussed Trent Williams with Redskins

Oct. 16, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey already has pulled off one blockbuster trade. He seems eager to make another. Dorsey said he's had "a few conversations" lately with Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen and hinted one of the topics discussed has been a trade for star...

Liberty not renewing Katie Smith's contract

Oct. 16, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty are not renewing the contract of head coach Katie Smith the team announced Wednesday. Smith's current contract ends this month. She was elevated to the team's head coaching position in 2018 after serving as an assistant and associate head coach since 2014. "On behalf of...

AP source: Titans to start Ryan Tannehill instead of Mariota

Oct. 15, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans are making a change at quarterback in hopes of salvaging their season. Tennessee will start Ryan Tannehill at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday night....

Rams trade CB Marcus Peters to Baltimore for LB Kenny Young

Oct. 15, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed pick in the 2020 draft. Peters has been a starting cornerback for the Rams since they acquired him from Kansas City before last season, taking...

Pistons still in the murky middle, hoping to show progress

Oct. 15, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In a league with so many teams either contending or rebuilding, the Detroit Pistons haven't been doing much of either. What they did do last season was make a playoff appearance, a rarity in recent years. Now the challenge is to build on that. "Not saying we're ready for a championship, but...