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Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

Apr. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At spring training, Khris Davis expressed his desire to stay with the Oakland Athletics on a long-term contract for the next several seasons. He wants to build something special in the East Bay, while keeping up his remarkable home run pace. Davis now has the new deal he so wanted,...

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...

Jaguars will use draft to add pieces for QB Nick Foles

Apr. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have done little to build around the most expensive player in franchise history. Since giving quarterback Nick Foles a four-year, $88 million contract that included $50.125 million guaranteed, the Jaguars essentially have rummaged through free-agent...

Large free-agency haul leaves Bills with many draft options

Apr. 18, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coming off a 17-player haul in free agency, Brandon Beane has plenty of options entering the NFL draft. And the Bills general manager isn't going to restrict himself to focusing on one or two positions when it comes time for Buffalo to make the No. 9 selection. Name a position...

Buccaneers Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

TAMPA BAY (5-11) LAST SEASON: Surprising 2-0 start, featuring confidence-building upsets of New Orleans and Philadelphia, dissolved into team's second straight 5-11 finish and firing of coach Dirk Koetter. Missed playoffs for 11th consecutive year and haven't won postseason game since 2002 Super Bowl run. QB...

Bills Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

9. BUFFALO BILLS (6-10) LAST SEASON: Two-year plan to purge high-priced contracts and rebuild with youth led to Buffalo taking step back one year after ending 17-season playoff drought. First-round draft picks, QB Josh Allen and LB Tremaine Edmunds, showed gradual signs of progress on team ending season starting...

Thielen deal shows Vikings' commitment to keep core together

Apr. 17, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Two years away from free agency, Adam Thielen was among the best bargains in the NFL. Facing a tight salary cap situation, the Minnesota Vikings could have waited to reward Thielen, their two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who was tied for fourth in the league with 113 receptions last...

Jones, Jarrett absent as Falcons launch offseason program

Apr. 17, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have started their offseason conditioning program without wide receiver Julio Jones for the second straight year. Defensive tackle Grady Jarrett also did not attend the launch of the offseason program, which started Monday and continued Wednesday. The Falcons...

Court nixes bid to send suit over Rams' move to arbitration

Apr. 17, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri court has turned down an effort by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the NFL to send a lawsuit over the team's relocation from St. Louis to Los Angeles into arbitration. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a three-judge panel of the Missouri Appeals Court's Eastern...

New deal with Seahawks makes Wilson highest-paid NFL player

Apr. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — With one 15-second video clip posted on social media shortly after midnight and five simple words, Russell Wilson put to rest any questions about his long-term future. No more speculation about Wilson wanting to play elsewhere. No more rumblings of a bigger market for Wilson to call...