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Coach: Not a big deal that Cam Newton isn't throwing yet

May. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's not concerned that Cam Newton still isn't throwing a football nearly four months after his starting quarterback had surgery on his right shoulder. Rivera says Newton sitting out of passing drills is "a really big not-that-big-of-a-deal." Newton...

NFL committee to decide whether to tweak interference rule

May. 22, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners have given the competition committee the go-ahead to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of the hands of...

Buffalo Bills have player wearing OJ Simpson's former No. 32

May. 22, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — For the first time in 42 years, the Bills have a player wearing O.J. Simpson's former No. 32. Running back Senorise Perry wore the jersey number at Buffalo's spring practices this week. Simpson, whose name remains on the Bills Wall of Fame, served nine years for armed robbery and...

Bruins will scrimmage to stay sharp for Stanley Cup Final

May. 21, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins think they've found a way to stay sharp for the Stanley Cup Final while waiting a total of 10 days between games. The Eastern Conference champions will hold a public intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday night, and coach Bruce Cassidy said he'll try to maintain a regular game-day...

Jets sign wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson

May. 21, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed free-agent wide receiver-kick returner Deonte Thompson, who played last season for Buffalo and Dallas. The Jets also announced Tuesday they have waived wide receiver Xavier Ubosi. The 30-year-old Thompson has 94 catches for 1,193 yards and four...

First accuser testifies at ex-NFL player's rape trial

May. 21, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up testified Tuesday that she did not flee or defend herself because the muscular football star had threatened to kill her. Winslow's attorneys said the two had consensual sex and...

Josh Jones not in attendance at Packers' OTAs

May. 21, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers would love nothing better than to put an offseason of turmoil behind them. Not so fast: Safety Josh Jones reportedly wants a trade. With just about everyone on the 90-man roster present on Tuesday for the second day of the team's voluntary organized team activities, Jones...

Wagner present, but not participating in Seahawks OTAs

May. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner will be present for the Seattle Seahawks' optional offseason activities. Just don't expect him to take part. That was the message delivered by the All-Pro middle linebacker Tuesday as Seattle continued the first week of organized team activities. Wagner's contract is up...

NFL owners to consider tweaking pass interference reviews

May. 21, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners meeting Wednesday will consider a proposal to refine the new rule that allows challenges involving pass interference, and may also announce locations to host upcoming drafts. Owners voted in March to allow interference calls or non-calls to be challenged by coaches and...

Mariota's approach to final year of contract: 'Let it ride'

May. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Going into the final year of his rookie contract, Marcus Mariota hasn't changed anything about how he prepares for this season. That includes no talk of holding out or public demands for a new contract. The Titans quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner prefers to show up and...