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Alabama quarterback Mac Jones passes against Ohio State during the second half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Jones among 4 Alabama underclassmen declaring for NFL draft

Jan. 14, 2021 4:19 PM EST

Four stars from Alabama's national championship team, including Heisman Trophy finalist quarterback Mac Jones, are leaving early to enter the NFL draft. Jones, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle, cornerback Patrick Surtain II and defensive lineman Christian Barmore announced their intentions to leave on Thursday...

NFL amends draft eligibility due to pandemic impact

Jan. 14, 2021 1:23 PM EST

The NFL has clarified its eligibility requirements for the draft to allow college players who would’ve played a fourth season during the pandemic-altered 2020 season to be eligible. In a memo sent to teams that was obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday, the league said the 2020 college football...

Tennessee hires Kevin Steele as defensive assistant coach

Jan. 12, 2021 6:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has hired Kevin Steele as a defensive assistant coach, bringing him back to the program where the former Auburn defensive coordinator started his coaching career. Pruitt announced the hiring Tuesday. Steele was coordinator at Auburn the past five...

Seahawks agree to contract extension with GM John Schneider

Jan. 12, 2021 6:30 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with general manager John Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft. The Seahawks announced Schneider’s extension on Tuesday, three days after their season ended in a 30-20 loss to the Los...

FILE - Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) runs off the field after a win against the Tennessee Titans in an NFL football game in Cincinnati, in this Oct. 4, 2020, file photo. Burrow said Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2020, he’ll start running on his surgically repaired knee next month and will be ready to start the opening game of the 2021 season.(AP Photo/Emilee Chinn, File)

Injured Burrow says he'll be ready for opening day 2021

Jan. 12, 2021 5:22 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow expects to start running on his surgically repaired left knee next month and is confident he'll be ready to start the 2021 season. “I’ve always been a fast healer,” Burrow said Tuesday in a Zoom session with reporters....

Running back Markese Stepp #30 of the USC Trojans runs for touchdown against the Oregon Ducks in the first half of the PAC 12 Championship football game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Los Angeles on Friday, December 18, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

RB Markese Stepp lands at Nebraska after transfer from USC

Jan. 12, 2021 4:26 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Running back Markese Stepp has transferred from Southern California to Nebraska, strengthening an area of need for the Cornhuskers following the departures of Dedrick Mills and Wan'Dale Robinson. Stepp made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 235-pounder appeared in...

Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after their win against Ohio State in an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama won 52-24. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Alabama's Nick Saban already working on chasing title No. 8

Jan. 12, 2021 11:25 AM EST

Nick Saban wasn't ready to contemplate his legacy moments after capturing a record seventh national championship “because you're always looking forward.” It was time to start chasing No. 8, after all. The Crimson Tide capped off a 13-0 season with a 52-24 win over Ohio State Monday night in the...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers reacts after scoring on a 5-yard run against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

The Latest: Heinicke starts for Washington vs. Brady, Bucs

Jan. 9, 2021 8:23 PM EST

The Latest on wild-card Saturday in the NFL playoffs (all times EST): 8:20 p.m. Alex Smith is inactive with a calf injury. So Taylor Heinicke is getting his second career NFL start when Washington hosts Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wild card playoff Saturday night. Heinicke's only other start...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rodgers leads Pack to top of NFC after draft disappointment

Jan. 7, 2021 7:17 PM EST

The NFC playoff field features the usual cast of quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson. Now there’s also Tom Brady, who tormented the AFC field for two decades in New England. The six-time Super Bowl champion left the Patriots for the Buccaneers last spring and led Tampa Bay to its...

Ohio State wide receiver Chris Olave catches a touchdown pass in front of Clemson cornerback Derion Kendrick during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

NFL prospects everywhere in Alabama-Ohio State title game

Jan. 7, 2021 3:09 AM EST

Former LSU linebacker Patrick Queen is a good example of how a huge performance in a national championship game can help a player boost his NFL draft stock. Queen was a rising prospect throughout last season and capped it by being the defensive MVP of the College Football Playoff championship victory against...