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Cowboys rookies seek roles behind star RB Ezekiel Elliott

May. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tony Pollard returned kicks and caught passes while growing up admiring Reggie Bush, making it easy to believe the former Memphis running back would be a change-of-pace option behind two-time NFL rushing champion Ezekiel Elliott for the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie fourth-round pick is...

Beckham watches as Salford secures promotion at Wembley

May. 11, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — David Beckham watched his Salford team secure its Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium in the National League playoff final on Saturday. The former England captain joined some of his fellow co-owners from Manchester United's "Class of 92" players —...

Texans address need to protect Watson by drafting T Howard

Apr. 26, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans chose offensive tackle Tytus Howard of Alabama State with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, hoping he can help protect banged-up quarterback Deshaun Watson. Watson was sacked an NFL-leading 62 times as Houston won the AFC South but lost to the Colts in...

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on cover of 'Madden NFL 20'

Apr. 25, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

Patrick Mahomes has gone from playing the Madden video game with his dad to being on the cover. Electronic Arts announced Thursday that the Kansas City quarterback and reigning NFL MVP will grace the cover of "Madden NFL 20" when it is released Aug. 2. The announcement was made before the first round of the NFL...

Cowboys pick up 5th-year option on Ezekiel Elliott contract

Apr. 24, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Elliott's rookie contract, keeping the star running back with the club at least through 2020. The two-time NFL rushing champion is set to make $3.9 million this season and $9.1 million in his fifth year unless Elliott...

Analysis: The best NFL draft picks 1-32 and by round

Apr. 23, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

Mention the NFL draft, and the debate begins immediately. Who's the best player ever taken at No. 1 overall or the top player ever taken in a late round? Well, that actually might be retired, thanks to Tom Brady. Now the NFL is celebrating its 100th season, and with the league's latest draft coming up in...

Free-agent pickups ease pressure on Packers at draft

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Having signed four potential starters in free agency, the Green Bay Packers enter this week's draft looking to add the missing ingredients to a team that has missed the playoffs the last two seasons. "With some of the things that we've done, I think where our team sits today, I'm not...

Champion Patriots open vs. Steelers; 5 international games

Apr. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's 100th season will begin with its most classic rivalry and feature the Super Bowl champion Patriots hosting Pittsburgh in the first Sunday night game. As previously announced, NFL 100 will kick off with Green Bay at Chicago for the 199th meeting of a series that began in 1921. That...

Arians takes crack at turning around struggling Buccaneers

Apr. 18, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New regime, same old mission for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bruce Arians is the latest coach taking a stab at making the Bucs relevant again. The former Arizona Cardinals coach came out of retirement in January to replace Dirk Koetter, who was fired after another losing season extended...

Houston needs to improve offensive line in draft

Apr. 18, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Now that the Houston Texans believe they've finally found their franchise quarterback in Deshaun Watson, they want to do everything they can to make things easier on him. "As long as I'm here, I'm going to make every effort to put the pieces in place around him to help him, support him, and...