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Metcalf's sprint leaves Seattle coach Pete Carroll impressed

May. 15, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — DK Metcalf impressed many around the NFL when the big Seattle Seahawks wide receiver clocked 10.37 seconds in the 100 meters at the USA Track and Field Golden Games last week in Southern California. That included Seattle coach Pete Carroll. ...

Titans' top draft pick rehabbing, working to learn playbook

May. 15, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top draft pick Caleb Farley is busy learning the Tennessee defensive playbook, then he heads off to rehabilitation as he recovers from surgery while his rookie teammates hit the practice field. Patience is the order not only of the day but the...

1st rule of Jaguars rookie camp: Don't touch QB Lawrence

May. 15, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence opened Jacksonville’s rookie minicamp on a pitch count. Coaches and teammates were essentially given an even stricter rule regarding the No. 1 pick and franchise quarterback: Don’t touch him. Lawrence is three months removed...

Panthers' 1st-round pick honors Kobe Bryant by wearing No. 8

May. 15, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — When Carolina Panthers first-round draft pick Jaycee Horn learned the NFL would let cornerbacks wear single-digit numbers this season, his jersey choice became easy. He selected No. 8 to honor his childhood hero, Kobe Bryant. ...

Sunshine State showdown: Lightning-Panthers in NHL's Round 1

May. 15, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

There used to be a thing called the Governor’s Cup, a trophy presented to whichever team won the annual regular season series between the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning. It was supposed to be a way of drumming up hockey interest around the Sunshine State. It...

AP source: Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton injures knee offsite

May. 14, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press that Broncos wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton sustained a serious knee injury Friday while working out on his own. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Hamilton is...

Seahawks looking at new role for Darrell Taylor in Year 2

May. 14, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — After the recovery from a leg surgery relegated Darrell Taylor to a spectator's role for his entire rookie season, the Seattle Seahawks are trying a different approach heading into his second year. As in a different position. ...

49ers rookie QB Trey Lance ready for work at rookie camp

May. 14, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The pomp of draft weekend when he was picked third by San Francisco and got to put on his 49ers jersey for the first time is firmly in Trey Lance's past. Now it's all about learning a new offense and making the transition to the NFL after...

From a distance, Bears' Nagy gets 1st look at rookie Fields

May. 14, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, IL (AP) — Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields is taking it one step at a time even if a large amount of the team’s fan base wants him playing on opening night against the Los Angeles Rams. For Fields, one step at a time means letting his head...

Former Titans employee sues, claims fired over positive test

May. 14, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee Titans employee is suing the NFL franchise for firing him after he was told to quarantine for a positive COVID-19 test in violation of federal law. Paul Miller says in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in...