Latest National Football League News

Chris Mortensen, an award-winning ESPN reporter who covered the NFL, dies at 72

Mar. 03, 2024 21:36 PM EST

Chris Mortensen, the award-winning journalist who covered the NFL for close to four decades, including 32 as a senior analyst at ESPN, died Sunday morning. He was 72. ESPN confirmed Mortensen’s death on Sunday. There was no immediate word on the cause or place of death. ...

Family ties link a small group of NFL combine invitees to famous football fathers

Mar. 03, 2024 10:44 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Alt had the perfect role model. He grew up in Minnesota, became a big-time recruit and joined a major college football program. He made the same seamless transition from tight end to dominant left tackle. And now, he could be eight weeks away from becoming a...

Acing drills at the NFL scouting combine can lead to riches but don't forecast football greatness

Mar. 02, 2024 22:23 PM EST

The big question surrounding former Texas wide receiver Xavier Worthy now is whether he'll star on Sundays like he crushed it at the NFL scouting combine. Worthy ran the fastest 40-yard dash in the event's history Saturday, blazing through the annual gathering's premier event in 4.21...

Andy Russell, a star outside linebacker who helped turn the Steelers into champions, dies at 82

Mar. 02, 2024 13:48 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andy Russell, the standout linebacker who was an integral part of the Pittsburgh Steelers' evolution from perennial losers to champions, has died. He was 82. The team confirmed Russell's death on Saturday. There was no immediate word on the cause or place of...

Australia's National Rugby League following NFL model in trying to expand its footprint to the US

Mar. 01, 2024 19:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Australia’s National Rugby League decided to try to expand its reach to the United States, it used a distinctly American sport as a model. The NFL annually plays regular-season games in London, is in the midst of a four-year commitment to Germany and in...

Former Alabama football players thank retired coach Nick Saban for helping them reach NFL combine

Mar. 01, 2024 19:21 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some Alabama players saw the signs of Nick Saban's impending departure from college football long before his January retirement announcement. Others were every bit as surprised as the general public. Still, the Crimson Tide players attending this...

QBs Williams, Maye and Daniels could go 1-2-3 in NFL draft. Or WR Harrison could bump them down

Mar. 01, 2024 18:13 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caleb Williams and Jayden Daniels arrived in Indianapolis as Heisman Trophy winners. Drake Maye is seeking to add to his family's impressive athletic legacy. And the only player who might prevent those three talented quarterbacks from going 1-2-3 in this year's...

Cam Newton apologizes for letting emotions get the best of him at youth football tournament fight

Mar. 01, 2024 15:19 PM EST

Former NFL quarterback Cam Newton said he’s disappointed in himself for losing control of his emotions over the weekend at a 7-on-7 youth football tournament in Atlanta, resulting in a brief fight involving several men from competing teams. A 22-second video surfaced on Sunday...

Jordan Travis happy to be wearing shoes rather than a boot at the NFL scouting combine

Mar. 01, 2024 14:01 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Jordan Travis walked to the podium Friday at the NFL's annual scouting combine in regular shoes, the next step in his recovery from the fractured left leg that ended his final college season and severely damaged Florida State’s playoff hopes. For...

NFL draft prospect Terrion Arnold takes blue-collar lessons and puts them to use on the job

Feb. 29, 2024 20:27 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cornerback Terrion Arnold grew up in a blue-collar world. Now he's taking that down-to-earth approach straight to the NFL. The soon-to-be rookie spent part of his time Thursday reflecting on how he made it to Indianapolis — by replicating the confidence he...