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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates after scoring with wide receiver Justin Jefferson during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson in New Orleans. There are more bowl games scheduled for the coming season than ever before in major college football: 42, not including the College Football Playoff championship. College football leaders are in the process of piecing together plans to attempt to play a regular season during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it is even possible, everyone anticipates there will be disruptions, added expenses and loads of stress just to get through it. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Vikings get entire 15-player draft class under contract

Jul. 23, 2020 8:36 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will begin training camp with their entire 15-player draft class under contract after finalizing rookie deals Thursday, including first-round picks Justin Jefferson and Jeff Gladney. The Vikings announced they signed Jefferson, the wide receiver from LSU taken 22nd...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017, file photo, Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) dives short of the goal line as Philadelphia Eagles' Patrick Robinson (21) and Rodney McLeod (23) defend in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. When the season starts, plenty of eyes will be focused on the New England Patriots as usual. Only this time it will be to see how 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton fares replacing three-time MVP and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady at quarterback.(AP Photo/Mike McCarn, File)

NFL teams seek to replace stars like Brady, Hopkins, Yanda

Jul. 22, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

When the season starts, plenty of eyes will be focused on the New England Patriots as usual. Only this time it will be to see how 2015 NFL MVP Cam Newton fares replacing three-time MVP and six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady at quarterback. Newton is far from the only player dealing with big shoes to fill this...

Cousins, Vikings could benefit from Kubiak system continuity

Jul. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (11-7) CAMP SITE: Eagan, Minnesota LAST YEAR: Behind career-best season from QB Kirk Cousins, breakout years by RB Dalvin Cook and LB Eric Kendricks, strong pass rush and top-five turnover margin in league, Vikings earned wild-card spot and won playoff game in overtime at New Orleans. Fell flat...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone speaks with members of the media after the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from their everyday environments — creativity was the key. Marrone held weekly contests for his team, including a cooking competition last month with judging based solely on appearance and presentation. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason

Jun. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the world. Football pads were replaced by iPads. Handshakes and high-fives gave way to emojis and video chats. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from...

FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen stretches before practice at the Twin Cities Orthopedic Center in Eagan, Minn. The Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Rams all decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working. 
So did the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Turns out there's only so much that can be done virtually. (Elizabeth Flores/Star Tribune via AP, File)

Coaches, players make best of NFL's 1st virtual offseason

Jun. 16, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Turns out there’s only so much that can be done virtually. Six teams decided to end their offseason programs even with the NFL allowing two more weeks to keep working: the Bears, Titans, Rams, Texans, Cardinals and Redskins. With coaches and players scattered and team...