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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Jason Witten (82) warms up before an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. After 16 seasons in Dallas and one in the

Witten 'invigorated' by new opportunity with Raiders

Aug. 11, 2020 2:11 AM EDT

After following Jon Gruden into the “Monday Night Football” booth didn’t work out as well as Jason Witten expected, the veteran tight end hopes playing for Gruden leads to more success. Witten made the move to Las Vegas this offseason to join the Raiders following 16 seasons with Dallas...

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back T.J. Logan (22) runs from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Cameron Smith (59) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Minneapolis. Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition. It was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

Vikings LB Cam Smith to miss season due to heart condition

Aug. 10, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scores a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. The versatile Kamara, who is entering his fourth pro season out of Tennessee, gained 1,330 yards from scrimmage last season with five touchdowns rushing and one receiving. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Saints' Kamara focused on his health and team, not contract

Aug. 10, 2020 6:34 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints running back Alvin Kamara asserts that he is focused on his health and his team — and is trying not to think about the fact that he has one season left under contract. “My main focus this offseason was getting back healthy. I had a rocky year last year dealing with...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) crouches during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. After years of playing in a dysfunctional organization in Washington, the difference in the vibe of a winning franchise hit Williams as soon as he walked into the building for the San Francisco 49ers' training camp. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

New LT Trent Williams fitting in with 49ers

Aug. 10, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — After years of playing in a dysfunctional organization in Washington, the difference in the vibe of a winning franchise hit Trent Williams as soon as he walked into the building for the San Francisco 49ers this training camp. Williams saw a culture instilled from management to...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden plays against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit. Free agency has not been good to linebacker Markus Golden. The 29-year-old pass rusher had to settle for a one-year deal from the New York Giants in 2019 because he was coming off a so-so season with the Arizona Cardinals following a major knee injury in 2017.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Golden surprised by tender, frustrated by free agency

Aug. 10, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

Free agency has not been good to linebacker Markus Golden. The 29-year-old pass rusher had to settle for a one-year deal from the New York Giants in 2019 because he was coming off a so-so season with the Arizona Cardinals following a major knee injury in 2017. This past offseason was no better. Teams didn't want...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore (12) pulls in a touchdown catch against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J, Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch. But the team feels he can be their No. 1 receiver.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Panthers looking for more out of top receiver D.J. Moore

Aug. 10, 2020 2:37 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers want more out of third-year receiver D.J. Moore. Moore is coming off a solid season a year ago with 87 receptions for 1,175 receiving yards and four touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch despite missing the last seven quarters of the season with a concussion. He was...

REMOVES REFERENCE OF AN AMPUTEE - Respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard, who was born without a left forearm, poses inside a simulation lab at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Born with 1 hand, she's an inspiration in virus fight

Aug. 10, 2020 12:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two years out of medical school, respiratory therapist Savannah Stuard is on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in New Orleans, operating ventilator equipment or manually pumping air into patients’ lungs. It's challenging work under any circumstances, involving 12-hour...

Pats trade 2022 draft pick to Lions for CB Michael Jackson

Aug. 9, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have traded an undisclosed 2022 draft pick to the Detroit Lions for cornerback Michael Jackson. New England announced the deal Sunday. Jackson was originally drafted in the fifth round in 2019 by Dallas. He began his career on the Cowboys practice squad before being...

File-Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson (91) is blocked by Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle La'el Collins (71) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Detroit. New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury, coach Sean McVay says. The Rams put Robinson on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, and McVay discussed their new signee's prognosis Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, without disclosing the nature of Robinson's condition, which isn't coronavirus-related. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

New Rams DT A'Shawn Robinson out with non-football injury

Aug. 9, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury, coach Sean McVay says. The Rams put Robinson on the active/non-football injury list Saturday, and McVay discussed their new signee's prognosis Sunday without disclosing the nature...

FILE - Washington Redskins linebacker Reuben Foster stretches during a practice at the team's NFL football practice facility, in a Reuben Foster Monday, May 20, 2019 file photo, in Ashburn, Va.The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday, Aug.9, 2020. The team made the move days ahead of the start of on-field training camp workouts.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Washington activates linebacker Reuben Foster off PUP list

Aug. 9, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

The Washington Football Team activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list Sunday ahead of the start of the first on-field training camp workouts. Foster, 26, tore the ACL in and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 and missed all of last...