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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the Jets' preseason opener last summer. The new general manager assured Mike and Chris Darnold they weren't going to have to worry about their son with him in charge. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Jets GM promised Darnold's parents protecting QB is priority

Apr. 1, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas made a vow to Sam Darnold's parents when he met them before the New York Jets' preseason opener last summer. The new general manager assured Mike and Chris Darnold they weren't going to have to worry about their son with him in charge. “I promised I was going to do...

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2017, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds a Super Bowl trophy beside others the team previously had won during a rally in Boston to celebrate the team's 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game in Houston. If Tom Brady isn't a unanimous selection to the All-Decade team, it will be a bigger upset than the Jets over the Colts in Super Bowl 3. Next Monday, April 6, 2020, the Hall of Fame and the NFL will announce the roster for the 2010-19 span. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

All-Decade Team a dicey proposition, other than a few stars

Mar. 30, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

All-Decade teams are a dicey proposition. Some all-time greats never made such a team because of, basically, bad timing. Maybe they broke into the NFL in mid-decade, such as Curtis Martin in 1995 or Fred Dean 20 years earlier. Both are Hall of Famers without ever making an All-Decade squad. Others happened to...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) motions after his fourth touchdown of the game during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Glendale, Ariz. Drake's agency said Saturday, March 21, 2020, that he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Cardinals keep RT Gilbert, officially sign RB Drake

Mar. 26, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with right tackle Marcus Gilbert and also said on Thursday that running back Kenyan Drake has officially signed his one-year transition tag. Gilbert was expected to be the Cardinals' starting right tackle last season before a...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady listens to a question at his post-game news conference after the Patriots lost to the Tennessee Titans in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass. Brady said on social media, Friday, March 20, 2020, he has signed with with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Brady to Tampa only tip of NFL's changing landscape

Mar. 23, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

Upheaval is everywhere in the NFL. It won't likely end soon. A free agency frenzy that has seen steady player movement — yes, players beyond Tom Brady have changed addresses — has been the focal point. With little to nothing else going on in sports, the NFL has grabbed headlines with business deals...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake (41) motions after his fourth touchdown of the game during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Glendale, Ariz. Drake's agency said Saturday, March 21, 2020, that he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Kenyan Drake staying with Cardinals on one-year deal

Mar. 21, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

Running back Kenyan Drake's agency says he will sign his one-year, $8.5 million tender to stay with the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals placed the transition tag on Drake earlier this week, which meant the player could negotiate a deal elsewhere but Arizona had the right to match the offer. Drake's agency,...

Texans agree to contracts with 11 players in free agency

Mar. 21, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have agreed to contracts with four free agents and re-signed seven other players. Houston agreed to a deal with receiver Randall Cobb, who spent last season with the Cowboys, in the wake of this week's trade of DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona for running back David Johnson. ...

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2019, file photo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Tampa, Fla. Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn't have to wait long at all to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. The three former No. 1 overall draft picks are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken, File)

Former No. 1 overall draft picks still available on market

Mar. 21, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

Jameis Winston, Cam Newton and Jadeveon Clowney didn't have to wait long to find homes in the NFL when they came out of college. They were No. 1 overall draft picks. Now they are finding things moving much more slowly as they search for new homes or contracts this offseason. Winston, the top pick in the 2015...

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) runs against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Arizona Cardinals have acquired three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins in a trade that will send running back David Johnson and draft picks to the Houston Texans, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Monday, March 16, 2020, because the trade hasn't been officially announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Key additions and subtractions for NFC teams in free agency

Mar. 20, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

ARIZONA WHERE TEAM IMPROVED IN FREE AGENCY: Cardinals pulled off stunner when they added WR DeAndre Hopkins in trade with Texans that sent RB David Johnson to Houston. Hopkins gives Arizona true No. 1 receiver to complement Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk. Defense added three potential starters after signing...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2011, file photo, the SpongeBob SquarePants balloon floats in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. A sense of humor and a dash of creativity, along with memes from

NFL memes business: In virus age, teams feign deal ignorance

Mar. 19, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

A sense of humor and a dash of creativity, along with memes from "Friends," "SpongeBob SquarePants" and the "Real Housewives" franchise, helped NFL teams' social-media crews tell the story of free agency in the age of the coronavirus before deals eventually were allowed to just be announced normally. It wasn't...

Free agent deals aren't yet official as NFL year begins

Mar. 18, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

Tom Brady preparing to trade the red, white and blue threads of this century's most successful franchise for one of the NFL's bottom feeders served as the highlight of a topsy-turvy start to the league's new year Wednesday. Brady, 42, will take his six rings from his unparalleled 20-year reign in New England to...