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Jets sign former Texans tight end Ryan Griffin

Jul. 22, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Texans tight end Ryan Griffin. The move Monday adds depth to a spot at which the team will be a bit short-handed when the regular season begins. Second-year tight end Chris Herndon was suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the...

Jaguars rookie safety Woods retires instead of reporting

Jul. 22, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars safety Zedrick Woods, an undrafted rookie from Mississippi, has submitted retirement paperwork with the NFL instead of reporting to training camp. The Jaguars made the announcement Monday after rookies arrived at the facility. Woods was placed on the team's...

Jets place Maye, Bryant on PUP; Austin on NFI list

Jul. 22, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed safeties Marcus Maye and Brandon Bryant on the physically unable to perform list. The team also announced Monday rookie cornerback Bless Austin was put on the non-football injury list. Veterans report for training camp Wednesday. The first practice is...

Vikings sign rookie LS, who has 2 years of Air Force service

Jul. 22, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed rookie long snapper Austin Cutting, the seventh-round draft pick from Air Force whose two-year military service requirement needed to be scheduled around team activities before his contract could be finalized. The Vikings announced the deal on Monday,...

Jake Butt misses second straight day with sore knee

Jul. 22, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Broncos coach Vic Fangio said he didn't think Jake Butt's absence from practice for a second straight day Monday was "a major concern" even though the tight end's left knee, which has been surgically repaired twice, "just didn't feel right for him." Fangio said having to sit Butt...

Wizards name Tommy Sheppard GM, part of front office redo

Jul. 22, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard is losing his interim tag as part of an organizational restructuring that includes hires from outside the NBA. Changes announced Monday are part of the new leadership team for Monumental Basketball, a fledgling collective composed of the Wizards,...

Titans put DT Casey, TE Smith, K Succop on PUP list

Jul. 22, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have placed Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, tight end Jonnu Smith and kicker Ryan Succop on the physically unable to perform list. The Titans also placed first-round draft pick Jeffery Simmons on the non-football injury list. Simmons, a defensive...

Falcons open camp with questions about hiring of Durkin

Jul. 22, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Looking for a positive vibe after a disappointing season, the Atlanta Falcons instead faced scrutiny Monday over a coaching decision that would normally attract scant attention. Shortly after taking the field for their first practice, the Falcons announced former Maryland coach...

AP Source: Bills RB Gore has minor injury before camp opens

Jul. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Bills have placed running back Frank Gore on the non-football injury list due to what is considered a minor injury. The person did not reveal the nature of Gore's injury or how he was hurt in speaking to The AP...

New USC leader learns to listen and choose words carefully

Jul. 22, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Retired Army general Bob Caslen said Monday he has learned he needs to listen more and communicate his ideas better as he moves into the civilian world to lead the University of South Carolina. A divided Board of Trustees selected Caslen on Friday after a divisive search . A number of...